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14 Days Around Uganda Safari

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Duration

14 days

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

Unlimited

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Languages

English, Francais

Overview

Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park – Kibale Forest National Park – Southern Queen Elizabeth National Park – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – Lake Bunyonyi – Lake Mburo National Park
14 Days / 13 Nights
Group Size: 1-5

Safari Highlights.

This tour will offer you a great opportunity to visit one of the world’s strongest waterfalls (Murchison Falls) game drives, track chimps in Kibale, among others. On trip, you take it slow and see what Uganda has to offer with no rush.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Launch & boat cruises
  • Canoe rides
  • Multiple Game drives
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Gorilla tracking experience
  • Cultural encounters
  • Optional Batwa trail & Bigodi
  • Visit Lake Bunyonyi
  • Track the tree climbing lions
  • Visit Lake Mburo National Park
  • Visit Murchison Falls
  • Optional Rhino tracking
  • Stunning sunset views

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival & Transfer to the Hotel

Journey time: 45mins-1hr
Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be received by a member of our team who will transfer you to your hotel in Kampala.
Overnight: Fairway Hotel & Spa / Cassia Lodge/ Speke Resort Munyonyo
Basis
Bed and Breakfast

Day 2: Road Trip Murchison falls N. P Via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Journey time: 5–6 Hrs.
Depart Kampala very early for Murchison Falls National Park:
Optional Activity
• En-route to Masindi 3 hours’ drive out of Kampala, take a stop at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to track Rhinos before proceeding to the National Park.
Upon entrance into the park, visit the top of the falls; here you will spot a permanent rainbow right from the top .The view is rewarding as it explains why Murchison Falls features on many travellers’ bucket lists.
Overnight: Pakuba Safari Lodge / Paraa Safari Lodge/ Bakers Lodge.
Meal Plan
Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3: Game Drive and Launch Cruise on The Nile

After an early breakfast, you will have a game drive through the delta circuit, reputably known for high concentrations of wildlife. This 4-5 hour game drive will reward you with stunning views of the savannah and other plant vegetation of the acacia and borassus palm trees propagated by elephants all the way from Congo.
Later on, drive back to the lodge and enjoy your lunch.
In the afternoon go for a launch cruise on the Nile; offering you a chance to experience a variety of wildlife as you enjoy the stunning views along the world’s longest river. In addition to taking you close to the base of the waterfall, the 3 hour launch trip follows a stretch of the Nile with a compelling African atmosphere. Game viewing is excellent where you will expect;
• Hippos in their hundreds
• The Nile crocodiles
• Small herds of buffalo, waterbuck, and kob
• Elephants
The birdlife on the banks is so captivating and the birds to be seen include the African fish Eagle, Goliath heron, saddle-billed stork, African Jacana, Pied and malachite kingfishers, African skimmer, Piacpiac, rock prantincole kingfishers, bee-eaters and many more. After the launch cruise, return to your lodge and stay at leisure with dinner in progress.
Meal Plan
Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4: Murchison Falls to Kibale National Park

Journey time: 6 - 7 Hrs
Depart early for Kibale National Park with your lunch stopover (optional) in Hoima.
Kibale National Park has one of the loveliest and most varied tracts of tropical rain forest in Uganda. Forest cover, interspersed with patches of grassland and swamp, dominates the northern and central parts of the park on an elevated plateau. Upon your arrival you will drive straight to your Lodge and recuperate from the long journey.
Overnight: Primate Lodge Kibale / Kyaninga Lodge/ Papaya Lake Lodge

Day 5: Explore Kibale National Park

On this day you will take part in Chimpanzee tracking where you will have an exclusive experience of the chimps plus many more primates which include but not limited to the following; Ugandan Mangabey, red-tailed monkeys, de brazza’s monkey, red colobus monkey, black & white colobus monkey, blue monkeys, baboons and many more varied types of primates Thereafter, return to your lodge for lunch
In the afternoon,
• Visiting a local church & Bigodi Trading Centre
• Bigodi village trail
• Guided nature walks in Bigodi wetland sanctuary (Birding)
• Experience a Ugandan school system
• Visit elders’ homes for story telling
• Get engaged in local community interactions.
• Be entertained with cultural songs, dances & plays plus souvenir purchases.
• Visiting homesteads
Later on, after this memorable experience, return to you lodge and enjoy your leisure in a quiet environment with sounds of fauna.
Meal Plan:
Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6: Kibale to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Journey time: 2-3 Hrs
After your breakfast enjoy a leisurely morning, and later at about 10:30 am start off your journey to ‘’a medley of wonders’’. On arrival after a stopover at the equator, you will check into your lodge for lunch and refreshments.
In the evening have a sun downer in the wilderness and a game drive.
Overnight: Buffalo Safari Lodge/ Mweya Safari Lodge/ Mazike Valley Lodge
Meal Plan:
Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7: Explore Queen Elizabeth National Park

Start off the day with a tasty breakfast and then get deeper into the highlights of this amazing park. Dawn Game Drive; explore the park’s flora and fauna to include elusive bird species and a wide variety of animals like elephants, buffaloes, hippos, impalas, waterbucks, Kobs, warthogs and many more. Don’t miss out the scenic views of the crater lakes like Nyamunuka which is medicinal to the animals.
Katwe Community; Interact with the people and share cultural experiences where you will learn about salt mining by the local means from Lake Katwe. After here, return to your lodge for lunch.
Launch cruise; this is the main activity after lunch where you will spot a number of birds like; the African fish eagle, pelicans, flamingos, Hammerkop, egrets, the African fin foot, pied kingfishers, marabou storks, vultures, kites and many more, together with animals like hippos, buffalos, warthogs, crocodiles, waterbucks and more as most of them visit to water and cool off.
Meal Plan
Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

Day 8: Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Via Ishasha Sector

Journey time: 4 - 5 Hrs
After breakfast and a leisurely morning, you will have a transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park through the Southerly Ishasha Sector.
Tree climbing lions; this is the most captivating experience in Ishasha, thus its popularity in the entire national park. Tree climbing lions that reside up in the acacia and fig trees are spotted hanging up in the trees, as they try avoid tsetse fly and other ground insects’ bites, and they usually enjoy their prey high up in the trees.
You will have a picnic lunch near R. Ishasha and thereafter proceed with your journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, arriving in the afternoon.
Overnight at Mahogany Springs/ Trackers Safari Lodge
Basis
Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

Day 9: Gorilla Tracking Day With Optional Activities

After an early breakfast, head to the park headquarters for briefing at exactly 8:00 am and tracking will commence in the next 30 min after registration and briefing by the ranger guides.
Gorilla tracking is a very captivating and unforgettable experience which more than repays the effort needed to reach Bwindi. This starts at 8:30 am and can last a few hours to a whole day depending on where the gorillas were left the previous day. After gorilla tracking, return to your lodge and have your lunch.
In the afternoon you may opt for a community tour (optional) where you will meet and interact with the indigenous mountain people (BATWA) ; learn about their way of life such as; hunting skills, medicinal knowledge, child upbringing, cuisines, art and crafts and many more interesting aspects.
Meal Plan
Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
Drinks Included

Day 10: Scenic Journey To The Magical Lake Bunyonyi

Journey time: 2 - 3 Hrs
After checking out of your Lodge, start off your journey to the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi. Upon arrival get to your lodge, check in and enjoy your lunch.
Then after lunch enjoy a community/nature walk with visits to;
• The terraced gardens at Lake Bunyonyi as you hike.
• Birding is awesome here, explore the unique birds of this pristine area.
• Bakora cave & the Abaheesi (traditional Blacksmiths)
• Visit a local market, homesteads & local schools around Lake Bunyonyi.
• Crafts are also there to purchase as souvenirs in support of the community’s development programs.
Overnight: Bunyonyi Eco Resort/ Arcadia Cottages

Day 11: Explore Bunyonyi To Lake Mburo N. Park

Journey time: 3 - 4 Hrs
After breakfast, you will get involved in a yet another adventurous experience which includes:
• Dug-out canoeing; explore the 29 Islands of Lake Bunyonyi together with guided nature walks.
• Visit the historical Islands of Akampene (punishment Island), Bwama & Njubeera Island (Sharp’s Island)
Return to your lodge for lunch and refreshment followed by a check out. Then immediately start off your journey to Lake Mburo National Park.
Overnight at Rwakobo Rock/ Mihingo Lodge/ Mantana Tented Camp

Day 12: Game Drive and Boat Cruise in Lake Mburo

Early in the morning after breakfast, you will go for your game drive in the woodland acacia. Expect a variety of flora and fauna which includes zebras, Roth’s child giraffes, elephants, elands, wart hogs, topis, Kobs and by chance some leopards. Visit the salt licks and watch animals licking natural salt to supplement their diet while at a viewing platform.
After lunch take a boat cruise will take you close to the rich flora and fauna of Lake Mburo. And along the shores, you will spot a variety of animals that come to water and cool off, thus suitable during the afternoon.
Optional activities. Horse riding, cycling, walking safari among others
Overnight at Rwakobo Rock/ Mihingo Lodge/ Mantana Tented Camp
Meal Plan.

Day 13: Travel To Kampala City.

Journey time: 4hrs: -5 hours

Spend a leisurely day with lunch at the lodge, and after lunch depart Lake Mburo for Kampala. Have a stopover at the equator or a photo opportunity and then proceed to Kampala city. Spend the evening at leisure.

Overnight at Fairway Hotel & Spa/ Cassia Lodge/ Speke Resort Munyonyo

Basis
Bed and Breakfast

Day 14: Kampala Half Day City Tour & Departure

Journey time: 45mins – 1hr

On this final day of your safari, enjoy a brief tour of Kampala city with visits to; the highlights of the city such as the Buganda palace, Uganda museum, Nakasero market, all the historical monuments, the largest craft village, and temples. You will later be transferred to Entebbe International Airport to check in for your flight.

END OF SAFARI

Included/Exclude

  • Full Board Meals & mineral water on safari
  • 13 nights’ accommodation
  • Kampala City tour
  • All park entry fees
  • Gorilla & Chimp permits
  • Game drives in Lake Mburo & QENP
  • AMREF Medical evacuation cover
  • All ground transfers + airport 2 way
  • Services of an English–speaking driver guide
  • Fuel for the round trip
  • 4X4 land cruiser (Window seat guaranteed)
  • Meals and snacks not inclusive in accommodation
  • En Route–lunches
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • All drinks alcoholic & non-alcoholic
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Flight tickets & visas
  • Tips & gratuities

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