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10 Days Uganda Savannah Classic Safari



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Edris Kisambira

Uzuri Uganda Safaris Ltd.

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10 Days Uganda Savannah Classic Safari

This 10-day special combines Uganda's biggest national park, Murchison Falls National Park and the remote Kidepo Valley National Park, which was named by CNN in 2011 as Africa's 3rd best national park. You get to see all the 'so called' Big Five on this safari and more! During your time in Murchison Falls, you go nature walking in Budongo forest in search for the resident chimpanzees - our closes relatives! In Kidepo, you view great scenery and meet the Karamajong people - a cattle keeping community that has preserved its traditional way of life.


Arrival in Uganda

You arrive at Entebbe airport, located on a peninsula that juts out into the largest fresh-water lake in Africa, where a representative/guide from Uzuri Uganda Safaris will welcome you and transfer you to either Eureka Place Hotel for Budget, Cassia Lodge for Mid-range/Luxury in Kampala for overnight stay. Read more

Cassia Lodge, 1 night

Drive to Murchison Falls National Park

After breakfast, at 8.00am, you depart Kampala headed to Murchison Falls National Park via the Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary where rhinos that got wiped out in the Ugandan wild are being bred before they are re-introduced back in the Uganda national parks. When you arrive at the Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary, a guide and armed rangers will guide you to where the rhinos are. Once you have spotted the rhinos, you will stay in their presence for a while. You will enjoy lunch within the Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary after, which you will return to your vehicle to complete your transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. On arrival, you will check-in at either Red Chilli Rest Camp for Budget, Murchison River Lodge for Mid-range and Paara Safari Lodge for Luxury. Read more

Murchison River Lodge, 1 nig

Game drive & boat safari to bottom of fa

Up at 6.00am, enjoy breakfast and head out for a game drive for a chance to view the glorious day-break from across the open savannah, birds and dotted woodland as well as riverine vegetation along the Nile. As you explore the park, you will also be able to see game ranging from lion, buffalo, elephant, the endangered Rothschild giraffes, antelope and a lot more. At between 10 -11 am, you will return to the lodge for relaxation. After lunch, at 2.00pm, you will head out for the boat launch to the bottom of the powerful Murchison Falls. This three-hour boat cruise where you get to see huge numbers of Nile crocodiles, hippos, birds and other animals that come to the river for a drink climaxes at the edge of the rift valley escarpment at which point you will get off the boat and trek (there are steps that lead up to the top) to the top of the falls (wear sports shoes while on the boat for ease of trekking to the top). Having worked up a sweat, once at the top, get bathed in the misty spray that the Nile creates as it forces itself into the 7-metre cleft to create the famous Murchison Falls. Your guide will be waiting up top to transfer you back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay. Read more

Murchison River Lodge, 1 nig

Chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest &

After your breakfast this morning, head to Budongo Forest Reserve, part of the Murchison Falls National Park conservation area, for chimpanzee tracking/trekking. Wear your light hiking shoes/boots and long trousers/shirts/blouses. You will be taken on a guided walk in search of the habituated chimpanzee family. Carry your binoculars and also look out for some birds as Budongo is a critical birding place for the Uganda birding safaris. After your chimpanzee trek, you commence your transfer to Gulu town for an overnight stay with lunch en route. Dinner and overnight at Gulu Churchill Courts Hotel. Read more

Churchill Courts Hotel, Gulu

Drive to Kidepo Valley National Park

After breakfast you will head to Kidepo Valley National park via Kitgum town. On arrival you will check into the new Kidepo Savannah Lodge. After check-in, you will have lunch and rest. At about 5pm, you will head out on an evening game drive along the Narus River Valley. The valley is a rolling grassland plain enclosed by distant mountains. The valley has permanent water, and for much of the year the park’s wildlife drinks here. On this drive, you will view Elephants, herds of Buffaloes, Jackals, and Jackson’s Hartebeest, Klipspringer and Lions plus many other mammals. Later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Read more

Kidepo Savannah Lodge, 1 nig

Morning and Evening Game drives

You will wake up to nature’s sounds and given the remoteness of the park, count on hearing the sounds of an authentic African morning. You will take a sunrise game-drive in and around Apoka Valley. You will then return to the lodge for breakfast after which you will embark on a mid-morning game-adventure that will take you to the Kanangorok hot springs. Here, the so-called Big Five can be seen wandering around including Ostrich. The semi-arid section of the park is home to hot springs and the majestic Ostriches. This section also commands amazing scenery with savannah grassland and mountains from across the South Sudan border in the distance. Return to the lodge for lunch. After lunch, you can relax and wait for the sun to go down. In the evening, you can opt for a walk with an armed ranger guide near your accommodation or stay-in and see the sun set across the mountainous backdrop. Dinner and overnight at Kidepo Savannah Lodge. Read more

Kidepo Savannah Lodge, 1 nig

Community visit with the Karamojong peop

After breakfast, with your packed lunch, you will visit the Lorokul Cultural Group and explore the fascinating, ancient culture of the Karamojong. You will also visit the traditional homesteads (Manyaata) of the Karamojong to sample local dishes and hear stories of this remote tribe that has just started accepting traits of modernism. After interacting with the locals and learning a few things about this cattle-keeper people, you will return to your lodge where you have the rest of the day to yourself. In the evening, you can choose to stay relaxed at the lodge or go out for an evening game drive. Dinner and overnight at Kidepo Savannah Lodge. Read more

Kidepo Savannah Lodge, 1 nig

Drive to Gulu town

This morning, after your breakfast you bid farewell to Kidepo Valley National Park and drive to Gulu. You arrive in Gulu in the middle of the day and check-in at Churchill Courts Hotel Gulu. Once you have checked-in at the hotel, you will enjoy lunch and have the rest of the day to yourself.

Churchill Courts Hotel Gulu

Visit Fort Patiko ruins

Also known as explorer Sir Samuel Baker’s fort, Fort Patiko is located about 40 kilometres north of Gulu town. Patiko is a beauty – mountains and hills grace the place that was born out of slave trade in the 1800s by Arab slave traders. Take a tour of the place and listen to the Fort’s gruesome past. Slaves were a key trading item for the Arabs and were captured from northern Uganda, Gondokoro in Sudan and other areas. Ocecu Hill, where the fort is located became a sorting ground for slaves. Healthy-looking ones were forced to trek from Patiko, through Sudan across the Red Sea and sold in Egypt. Later, return to Gulu Churchill Courts Hotel for dinner and overnight. Read more

Churchill Courts Hotel Gulu,
DAY 10

Drive to Entebbe & Departure

Wake up at leisure and enjoy your breakfast. After breakfast, check-out and commence your drive to Entebbe via Kampala. You will have lunch en-route. Depending on the time of your flight out of Uganda, you can make a stop at the African Crafts Village in Kampala for a chance to buy some crafts, coffee and a souvenir. After, you will continue to Entebbe – arriving in time for you to check-in for your flight home. Read more


Day in trip
Day 1
Location Kampala
Day 2
Location Murchison Falls National Park
Day 4
Location Gulu town
Day 5
Location Kidepo Valley National Park
Day 8
Location Gulu town


Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Park entrances and activities
  • Chimpanzee permits in Budongo Forest
  • Karamojong cultural visit
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers


8 Reviews

Stephen , United States

A Magical Uganda experience with Africa Uzuri Safaris” Our family safari holiday to Uganda was handled professionally by Africa Uzuri Safaris and I would recommend them highly. We were met at Entebbe airport by our driver/guide who transferred us to Cassia Lodge in Kampala for an overnight stay. Our safari started in Jinja where we visited the Source of the Nile and later participated in adrenaline-raising activities. The whole experience was indeed magical as the experience of riding quad bikes on dirt trails beside the Nile, to the game safari in the Murchison Falls National Park were all wonderful. We would never have included these attractions on our itinerary if we had chosen to do it ourselves – we would have missed out on some of the fun. Rummaging through Kibale Forest National Park in search of chimpanzees and learning about the other 12 primates that live in this forest, the birdlife and plants was very refreshing. However, nothing prepares you for an encounter with the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi. We tracked gorillas in Buhoma – the northern sector because of its gentler terrain (on recommendation from Edris) but all I have to say is that the mandatory 1-hour we spent in the presence of the gentle gorillas was the most magical. The accommodations were perfect all the way. Our driver/guide Twaha was very professional and knowledgeable. If you are planning travel to Uganda, don’t hesitate, book with them. Read more

Moses, United Kingdom

Thank you for arranging a wonderful safari holiday for my family We contacted Uzuri Safaris to arrange our 8 days safari holiday to Uganda and from the get go, Edris, who we were in communication with at the office throughout the arrangement of the trip was very professional; responding to emails quickly and answering all our queries regarding the trip. Once we got to Uganda, we fell in love with everything – the people, food, wildlife and the scenery and a lot more. Our driver/guide who spoke perfect English and knew all the places we visited like the back of his hand did a wonderful job and we are very grateful to him for making our trip enjoyable. The highlight was the 1-hour we spent with the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi – what an experience! The accommodations that were selected from the hotel in Kampala, the lodge in Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park and in Bwindi were clean and comfortable. To sum it all up, we had a wonderful time in Uganda and we recommend them for anyone intending to travel to Uganda. Read more

Hannah, United Kingdom

Amazing week in Uganda We had an incredible time in Uganda this summer, it was very well organised and we felt in safe hands the whole time. We went gorilla trekking in the Bwindi National Park, and on safari in the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Gorilla Trekking was the highlight, definitely something to tick off the bucket list. Overall, i couldn't fault our trip, and would recommend it to anyone and everyone! Read more



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