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10 Days Uganda Safari Of Big Apes And Big Cats

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  • Natural Wonders of Africa: We strive to make your experience in Africa memorable as we carefully and strategically add leisure and relaxation to an already exciting package of activities around Africa. The breathtaking views also add to the enhancements of the adventure we offer to this experience of a lifetime.
  • Incentives: To boost your successful Safari experience, we have included the provision of capable, trusted, caring, experienced and courteous guides to mobilize your adventures. Our team is disposed to your care during this exploration. Their knowledge of domestic and international tourism has resulted in several re-visits at higher than expected rates.
  • Safety: Our primary objective is to keep our safari guests as close to the animals as possible while simultaneously exposing you to safe interactions with the wide varieties of our land animals. Observing these animals interacting in close proximity of our adventurers is simply breathtaking!
  • Personal Approach to Each Client: We understand that there is no unique way to make a perfect journey that everyone will like because each person has his special needs and desires. We always listen to you first and then suggest the travel solution that is the best for you.
  • Giving Back to our Communities: Through your visit to our great land, a 5% donation from all proceeds go to surrounding communities in our efforts to foster progress with local organizations.
  • Teamwork: We partner with each guest to map out key points of interest for their explorations, broadening the scope of their unique experience for this adventure of a lifetime. With each agenda, we enhance your experience and provide services that are unmatched and unique to your standard of living.
  • Plan Your Trip: We tailor make safari package that suits your budget and we give for individual, family, and group the adventure of a lifetime by sharing the natural wonders Africa has to offer. We help you design your own individualized holiday. Explore at your own pace, choose your own style of accommodation, and include your own choice of sightseeing

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10 Days 9 Nights
Availability : Jan-Dec
Min Age : 8+
Max People : 100
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Do you want to see big apes and big cats in one Safari? This safari gives you the opportunity to have the experience of a life time as you visit Murchison Falls National, Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Bwindi National Park in Uganda.

A wildlife viewing experience in Uganda is definitely worth the time and money and will leave strong memories in your mind. Unspoiled and raw, Uganda presents a real sense of off-the-beaten-track adventure.

Uganda is gifted by so many natural and cultural attractions yet undiscovered by many. Uganda still remains virgin and most tourist interviewed say that this was their first visit and promised to return with their friends. With an astonishing number of hippos, elephants and buffalos that are thriving in Uganda’s national Parks, Surely Uganda is well endowed.

Uganda has over 350 species of mammals in all sizes. They range from large mammals like Gorillas, Rhinos, Hippos, Chimpanzee, Buffaloes, Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Zebra, Giraffes, and Warthogs to small ones, like Bats, moles and shrews. These mammals can be grouped into three categories: Primates (gorillas, chimpanzees, monkeys and more), Carnivores (Leopards, African wildcats, Cheetahs and more) and Herbivores (Buffalos, elephants, Giraffes and more).


  • Uganda National parks

  • Gorilla tracking

  • Chimpanzee trekking

  • Game drive in the parks

  • Tree climbing lions

  • Boat launch cruise

  • Delicious local food


  • Black and White Rhinoceros,
  • Lions,
  • Zebra,
  • Cheetahs,
  • Hippos,
  • Elephants,
  • Cape buffalo
  • Sable
  • Giraffe,
  • Eland
  • Gemsbok,
  • Roan,
  • Warthog
  • Impalas
  • Leopards,
  • Wildebeest
  • Kudu,
  • Sable,
  • Klipspringer,

Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s largest protected area; home to a wide range of savannah wildlife such as leopards, elephants, buffalos, lions, giraffes, antelopes, crocodiles, hippos, and more. Enjoy the views of these magnificent falls where the Nile forces its way through a gorge in the rocks and tumbles 43m below flowing westwards into Lake Albert. Did you know that Murchison Falls is one the most waterfalls in the whole world?

Top Birding Destination

Basing on its great biodiversity, Uganda is definitely a heaven for birdwatchers. Uganda has over 1,000 species of birds including some of the very rarest, such as the shoebill, the great blue turaco, Shelley’s crimson wing, and many more with a percentage of 68% of the continent and 12% of the total population in the world. Uganda’s wetlands and savannah are great habitats for some of the world’s most spectacular birds and wildlife.

Gorilla Trekking In Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Uganda has the highest percentage of Mountain Gorillas in the world: There is currently less than 1200 mountain gorillas left in the world and almost half of the population resides in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to more than 1,000 flowering plant species and 200 different trees, many of which are endemic. Keep a lookout for African green broadbill, colourful butterflies and countless rare mammals on your travels.

Chimpanzee Tracking In Kibale National Park

Uganda in total has 5000 chimpanzees and Kibale National Park has holds over 1500 chimpanzees. Although the gorilla trek has to be the main highlight, when it comes to outstanding moments, chimpanzee tracking is some fun that you wouldn’t want to do without in your ultimate Uganda safari. You can find these in Kibale National Park which has the biggest population on earth and is the best place to observe them.

Kibale National Park is not the only place to see chimpanzees in Uganda; there are also opportunities around Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls National Park and in some smaller forest reserves.  But thanks to Kibale’s large population the chance of seeing them is said to be around 90%, which is why it’s become known as Uganda’s premier chimpanzee tracking destination.

Tree Climbing Lions

Tree climbing lions in Uganda can be only found in Queen Elizabeth national part in the Ishasha sector. Uganda is considered to have the highest number of tree climbing lions, with over 100 tree climbing lions.

The other population of the elusive tree-climbing lions can be spotted around Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara National Park in Southern Tanzania. Uganda is considered to have the highest number of tree climbing lions, with over 100 tree climbing lions.

Visitors on Uganda safaris generally end up visiting the Ishasha region primarily to see the population of the resident tree climbing lions although they are also rewarded with views of other wildlife species.

The Ishasha Sector is actually today very famously because of its mystifying population of the tree climbing lions that are a very exceptional attraction and as well one of the major highlights for which most guests visit this park.

Ishasha’s Tree climbing lions are normally seen lazily lying up within the branches of the huge fig trees staring down at the numerous  Uganda Kobs that are graze in the open Ishasha plains –  and these are actually the main prey to these lions.

Wildlife In Uganda

Uganda has one of the best wildernesses on the continent. Uganda undoubtedly has one of the best and most attractive wildlife in the world. Uganda is very rich in wildlife and is one of the countries that harbors the big five game animals.

Gift of Nature (Mountains, Lakes and Rivers)

Uganda is a natural beauty, with an abundance of gifts bestowed to her: the snowcapped Rwenzori mountains, named one of the best hikes in the world by the National Geographic; Mountain Elgon, with the largest volcanic caldera in the world; and Africa’s largest lake, Lake Victoria; the mighty River Nile, the longest river in the world, whose largest source is in Lake Victoria.

Uganda boasts of numerous Lakes, waterfalls, channels; the water element is prevalent in the Ugandan landscape which even features the source of the mighty Nile.



 4×4 Safari Landcruiser / Minivan (up to eight passengers) with pop-up tops and seven window seats for game viewing. Groups of twelve or more people who would like to travel in one vehicle are offered 25-28 seat coasters that have about 16 window seats. Our Safari vehicles are well maintained to provide maximum level of comfort and safety.

Drivers and guides

We recognize this for a fact! The success of your safari will largely depend on your driver/guide.  It is because of this that we have a great team of carefully selected drivers /guides, well trained.


Kubwa Five Safaris is a specialist in personalized, tailor-made travel and your holiday will be custom-designed to suit your requirements. They are all individuals, so why be tied to a set group tour or a set itinerary? Kubwa Five Safaris’ experienced staff can help you design your own individualized holiday. Explore at your own pace, choose your own style of accommodation, and include your own choice of sightseeing and activities.




Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park sits on the shore of Lake Albert, in northwest Uganda. It’s known for Murchison Falls, where the Victoria Nile River surges through a narrow gap over a massive drop. Park wildlife includes elephants and hippos, and there are chimpanzees in the Kaniyo Pabidi mahogany forest. The Lake Albert Delta is home to rare shoebill storks. There are game fish in the cascades of Karuma Falls.

Kibale National Park

Kibale National Park is a national park in Western Uganda, protecting moist evergreen rain forest. It is 766 square kilometres in size and is located between 1,100 metres to 1,600 metres in elevation. Despite encompassing primarily moist evergreen forest, it contains a diverse array of landscapes

Queen National Park

Queen Elizabeth national parks is undoubtedly Uganda’s most famous national park and traveler’s destination. The presence of varied bionetwork to mention the beautiful lakes, extensive savanna,the natural forests and fertile swamps hence making it the best place the big games,  ten primate species  of course including chimps , 600 bird species.

Situated close to mountain Rwenzori, the park’s sites include several beautiful crates lakes that winding through the rolling hills, the panoramic display of the Kazinga channel with an awesome view of the hippos, buffaloes, elephants and several bird species lined up at the shores. With a continuation towards ishasha sector plains, another surprise of tree climbing lions resting on trees waiting to pounce on the Uganda Kobs and other preys will blow one a way.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a large primeval forest located in south-western Uganda in the Kanungu District. The forest is on the edge of the Albertine Rift, the western branch of the East African Rift, at elevations ranging from 1,160 to 2,607 metres


The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it’s a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Price Includes

  • Ground transportation
  • Full board accommodation and enroute meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Park fees and relevant government taxes
  • Services of an expert guide
  • Airport transfer.

Price Excludes

  • Airfares
  • Visa fees
  • Personal insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks
  • tips
  • laundry
  • telephone
  • cigarettes
  • accommodation and meals not indicated in the itinerary.


What to Expect
10  activity days in English
Spoken languages: English

Airport transfer included: Entebbe International Airport


How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Entebbe International Airport (EBB). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Kubwa Five Safaris will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Entebbe International Airport Airport transfer included: Entebbe International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
  • A reservation requires a deposit of 35% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 42 days before arrival.
Group Price Breakdown

Starting from: USD $3,000 (Budget Accommodation) | USD $3,600 (Mid-range Accommodation) | USD $4,300 (Luxury Accommodation) per person based on two travelers sharing.

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Single Supplement: USD 100

Single Room Supplement: Most of the hotels have double rooms (A room with one big bed for 2 people or a room with 2 single beds occupied by 2 people) this means the 3rd person will be left without a room to stay and the alternative would be to occupy the single room (a room with one bed ). SRS apply for non-event (3, 5, 7, 9,11…) travellers. Therefore the SRS fee is being paid by the person occupying a room alone.


 It is valid and will greatly depend on your budget. We can and will help you choose from the list when planning your trip. At whatever level, we provide the very best for our guests. Kubwa Five Safaris reserves the right to substitute equivalent or superior hotels. If a hotel of equivalent standard is not available Kubwa Five Safaris may substitute the next best quality hotel or suggest a superior at an extra charge.There is free wi-fi in hotels

Sky hotel in Kampala

Sky hotel in Kampala located 10 Km from the city center towards Naalya Housing Estate, it has a capacity of 29 Rooms with twin beds taking up 58 guests, there is one restaurant, which is open from 7-10 am for breakfast. However, it is open for the rest of the day for meals

Red Chili Hideaway

Red Chilli is superbly located to explore Murchison falls. It offers the only low to mid budget accommodation in the park, in furnished safari tents and bandas (small individual houses) with public or private bathrooms, as well as the only camping facilities with modern showers, toilets, cooking area and security lighting.

Kibale Foret Camp

Away from the main accommodation, Kibale Forest Camp offers a more budget option in the form of non-self-contained tents.

Marafiki Safari Lodge

Marafiki Safari Lodge is located in a unique location and has been designed and handcrafted using local materials, fitted by artisans from the local community. Overlooking Lake George in the Queen Elizabeth National Park, it offers private safari tents on raised wooden floors and canvas walls that can be rolled up to allow you to sit comfortably watching the Savannah Plains with breathtaking views across the Park and the Rwenzori Mountains. Watch wildlife from your verandah and fall asleep to the roaring of Lions on the distant savannah. This truly is Africa!

Mutanda Lake Resort

it offers most likely the best view in Uganda! Perched on a peninsula in Lake Mutanda (see photo), in the shadow of the Virunga Mountain Range, Mutanda Lake Resort offers comfortable accommodation combined with the most beautiful views on planet earth. Situated between Kisoro town, Mgahinga and Bwindi National Parks the Resort makes a perfect base for gorilla trackers, volcano hikers, bird lovers as well as those looking for a secluded place in nature. The cuisine is among the best in Uganda.

Activities on the lake are organized by the lodge and the lake is safe to swim as it’s Bilharzia free.


Day 1:Welcome To Uganda

On your arrival, Kubwa Five Safaris representative with your name printed on an A4 paper will welcome you to Uganda at Entebbe airport and transfer you to Sky hotel in Kampala located 10 Km from the city center towards Naalya Housing Estate, it has a capacity of 29 Rooms with twin beds taking up 58 guests, there is one restaurant, which is open from 7-10 am for breakfast. However, it is open for the rest of the day for meals.
Depending on your arrival time, relax in your already-booked hotel after a long flight while you are dreaming of your safari tomorrow morning at 7:00 am and head towards North-Western Uganda with a lunch break enroute at Masindi.

Day 2:The marvelous Murchison Falls

After an early breakfast, leave Kampala heading northwest. Optional: Visit the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for a nature walk to see the rare rhinos in the wild. Lunch enroute.
Proceed to Murchison Falls National Park, with a brief stop on the top of the falls, where you can see the Nile’s perfected beauty and marvel as it squeezes through a seven-meter canyon. The 43-meter drop of the falls creates a thunderous roar and a beautiful rainbow in the spray. Dinner and overnight stay at Red Chili Hideaway.

Day 3:The boat cruise on the river Nile

Embark on an early morning game drive on the Northern bank where your guide will help you spot a great number of animals and birds.
Return to the lodge for breakfast. Relax at the swimming pool side.
After lunch, you will safari upstream by boat to the calm Victoria Nile and the base of the falls” There you can marvel at toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over the 17-kilometer stretch, you may also see elephants, waterbucks and Uganda Kobs. This is also the habitat for many bird species. The boat leaves you near the falls and you can hike to the top of the falls (optional). It is an exciting experience that brings you very close to the rushing whitewater as it squeezes itself through the narrow crevice below. The resulting mist from the turbulence often produces rainbows. Your driver will be waiting for you here and return for dinner and overnight stay at Red Chili Hideaway.

Day 4:Fort Portal in the shadow of the Mountains of the Moon

Transfer from Murchison Falls NP driving Southwest through the Albertine Escarpment of the great Western Rift Valley. Lunch enroute. Drive through Hoima and reach the colorful and beautiful town of Fort Portal, the capital of the Tooro kingdom, situated in the shadow of the fabled “Mountains of the Moon,” the Rwenzori.
You will be staying at a wonderful lodge, just outside the town of Fort Portal. You can spend the late afternoon relaxing at the lodge, from which there is a lovely view of the forest and its wildlife.
Dinner and overnight at Kibale Forest Camp. The Kibale Foret Camp offers an affordable classic canvas experience in the form of 10 African safari-style tents tucked away in a lush forest. Kibale Foret Camp is located in a patch of evergreen forest, just outside the southern part of the National Park. It borders the Magombe swamp, known for the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary and is a mere It is a 10 min drive to Kanyanchu Visitor Center, the place from where your chimp track will start.

Day 5: Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park  

You will spend most of the morning in the forest in search of chimpanzees. These primates are very mobile and viewing them is unpredictable but the forest walk is enriching, The activity starts at 8.00 am in the morning and takes about 4 to 5 hours. This forest is home to large numbers of chimpanzees and other primates including photos, Red-colobus, Blue, Red-tailed, grey-cheeked monkeys, birds, and butterflies. The guide will provide detailed explanations on not only primates but also on all the forest’s fauna and flora. After lunch, visit either the Kasenda Crater Lake region or Bigodi community initiative swamp and enjoy the amazing panoramic views. Dinner and overnight at Kibale Forest Camp

Day 6:The boat cruise on Kazinga Channel 

After a relaxed breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain Range most of the journey. Have a game drive en-route, lunch at the Lodge, with its wonderful location on top of the Mweya peninsula. Enjoy the unique two-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel.  This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos and many animals may be seen drinking at the water’s edge. This launch cruise gives you a great opportunity for photography, bird watching, and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful and impressive with well over 550 resident species. Dinner and overnight at Marafiki Safari Lodge

Day 7:Queen Elizabeth National Park

The day starts with an early morning game drive along Kasenyi tracks and Queen’s mile in the park and expects to see lions, elephants, cape buffalos, warthogs, spotted hyenas, mongoose, waterbucks, kobs and, if lucky, the leopard, plus a lot of small animals and birds. You will go as far as Lake George. Drive back to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon drive to the splendid Crater Lakes region for sightseeing.
Dinner and overnight at Marafiki Safari Lodge are located on a unique location and has been designed and handcrafted using local materials, fitted by artisans from the local community.
Overlooking Lake George in the Queen Elizabeth National Park offers private safari tents on raised wooden floors and canvas walls that can be rolled up to allow you to sit comfortably watching the Savannah Plains with breathtaking views across the Park and the Rwenzori Mountains. Watch wildlife from your verandah and fall asleep to the roaring of lions on the distant savannah. This truly is Africa! 

Day 8:The tree climbing lions of Ishasha 

With your packed lunch drive to Bwindi via the Ishasha sector of the Park in search of the tree-climbing lions found only in this area of Uganda. The landscape is open savannah with acacia trees. Have a packed lunch. Proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for dinner and overnight at Mutanda Lake Resort

Day 9:The encounter with mountain gorillas

After an early breakfast, you will be briefed by the park rangers before entering the gorilla sanctuary. The rainforest is dense and crisscrossed by numerous animal trails, The thrill of spending time and observing the gorillas is a memorable experience.  Gorillas are shy and peaceful animals and it is an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they interact with one another. Dinner and overnight at Mutanda Lake Resort

Day 10: Departure

After breakfast, you will drive back to Kampala with a stopover for lunch in Mbarara town and proceed to Kampala arriving late afternoon. Drop off at your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe in time for your flight.


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John Pates

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We had the best time in Uganda with competent and professional tour guides. We really appreciate Kubwa Five Safaris for Exposure the gave us and good relationship and we highly recommend to rest who are interested to have the best time

January 13, 2019
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