Safari highlights: chimp tracking, boat cruise, wildlife viewing/watching, birding,scenic viewing, nature walks and cultural visits.
DAY ONE:Arrival and transfer to Kampala for overnight at Cassia Lodge overlooking Lake Victoria.MealPlan/Nateete Bandas. Meal Plan:Dinner
DAY TWO:Begin the panoramic drive north-west through the famous Luwero Triangle and, travel to Masindi via Ziwa Rhino Project. Excursion of the ranch with our guide. After lunch, drive to Murchison at the spectacularly situated site at the top of the Falls where you can see the Nile’s beauty perfected!! Marvel at the Nile, compressing from up to 1 km squeeze through a 7 meter canyon dropping 45 meters with a thunderous roar creating a beautiful rainbow, a plume of spray and the best thing that happened to the Nile…”the Murchison Falls “. Enjoy the sunset as you drive to Paraa safari Lodge /Red Chilli . Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
DAY THREE: Begin the day with a cup of African Coffee. After your cup of coffee, drive to the nothern bank of the park. Your guide will help you spot Elephant, Lion, Cape buffalo, Rothschild’s giraffe, hartebeest, Waterbuck, Oribi, Bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard. Return to the hotel for breakfast and lunch.After lunch, go for a boat safari upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls stopping just tens of meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron”. En-route, marvel at the toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over this 17 km stretch you may see elephant, waterbuck and Uganda Kob crocodile. This is also a zone of many bird species like Goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater,kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. Overnight at Paraa safari Lodge/Red Chilli. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
DAY FOUR: : All day drive south via Hoima to Fort Portal through verdant countryside and past traditional homesteads and farms along Albertine Rift escarpments. Fort-Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon Meals and overnight at Ndali Lodge/ Chimps Nest . a stunning location overlooking a dramatic Crater Lake and the fabled “Mountains of the Moon”. Evening cultural visit around the crates is amazing. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
DAY FIVE: :Half day search of chimpanzee and 10 other primate including phoestes, red colobus, blues, red tailed and grey cheeked mangabey. The guide will provide detailed explanations, not only on primates, but also on all the forest fauna and flora and will ensure that your walk is both informative and enjoyable. This walk is excellent for viewing bird life and seeing primates at close quarters. After lunch, proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park following the mystical Ruwenzori Mt. Range via the crater lake region and baboon cliffs. A game drive en route to view lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, hyena and a variety of antelope species. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Lodge. Or Katara Lodge /Mweya Hostel. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
DAY SIX: Dawn game drives today. Queen Elizabeth National Park ‘s diverse eco-system of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. Game drives in this park, with the massive Rwenzoris as a backdrop provides excellent opportunities to see lion, leopard, giant forest hog, cape buffalo, elephants, defassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, Topi and bush buck. These game drives and the boat trip are a memorable method of discovering a vast array of wildlife. In the afternoon, enjoy the unique 2 hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colourful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species.Dinner and overnight at Mweya orKatara Lodge/Mweya Hostel .Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
DAY SEVEN: After breakfast visit Kyambura gorge for a chimp trek along the 16km long gorge. Here expect to see the chimps, giant forest hog and baboons. Later, drive to Ishasha sector. This is the lushest highland rain forest on earth, filled with primates and exotic birds. The afternoon is spent on a game drive around the Ishasha Sector looking for the rare tree African climbing lions. Dinner and over night at Ishasha Wilderness Camp/Savannah Resort. (Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
DAY EIGHT: In the morning, go for another game drive to look for the rare tree African climbing lions. The afternoon is spent on a walk along Ishasha River to watch the hippos and other game. Return to the camp for Dinner and over night at Ishasha Wilderness Camp/Savannah Resort. (Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
DAY NINE: Today’s drive is through what is probably East Africa’s most spectacular scenery, the highland rain forests and tea plantations which reach to the volcanoes in which live the mountain gorillas. Dinner and over night at Engagi Lodge/Buhoma Bandas. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
DAY TEN: Begin the day with breakfast ready for trekking, which begins at 8:00am with a briefing from the UWA staff. Ensure to carry along with you rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots etc The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been booked for. You may see the gorillas eating, sucking ants from a tree, swinging on vines, playing and sleeping. Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. It is most rewarding animal-based experience that clients get and others would definitely do it again if given the opportunity. There are now only 650 left in the world! The tracking may take between 2 and 6 hours but its well worth the effort. There is always an option to hire a local porter (highly recommended as it supports the local economy) who will carry your bag and literally, push you up the hills if necessary! Dinner and over night at Engagi Lodge/Buhoma Bandas. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
DAY ELEVEN: Begin your day with a drive to Lake Bunyonyi via Kabale a region popularly known by many tourists as the ‘Switzerland of Africa’. You will be taken by the scenery of winding road, hills and valleys, terraced landscape and friendly people. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
DAY TWELVE: The day begins with a boat trip for sight seeing and birding along Lake Bunyonyi. Experience Uganda’s breathtaking sceneryand feel the wonders of nature as you will see big terraced hills, big valleys, big everything including nice people and forests! Return to the camp for lunch.An option of free swimming in the lake. Dinner and overnight at Heritage Lodge/Arcadia cottages. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
DAY THIRTEEN: After breakfast, drive to Lake Mburo National park for a game drive.The park is renowned for zebras, impalas, buffaloes, hippos, topi and elands including the rare shoebill, crested crane, pelicans, fish eagle, heron and many water birds. Evening boat cruise amidst the Hippos is amazing.Dinner and overnight at Mihingo Lodge/Arcardia Cottages.Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
DAY FOURTEEN: Morning game drive in the Park which is an is an extension of the Tanzanian Plains with big herds of Zebra, Impala, Eland , Warthogs ,buffalo and other savannah species. For birders, this is one of the best place to find African Fin foot, Papyrus, Bush Shrike, etc. The evening is spent on relaxing at the Lodge observing game moving in the park. Dinner and overnight at Mihingo Lodge/Arcardia Cottages. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
DAY FIFTEEN: : After an early breakfast, you will take an interesting safari walk, this park boosts of the best Nature walks in all parks and it’s only this park that you can see Game/wild life on a walk. Return to Kampala after lunch with stop over at Equator Uganda crossing and Mpambire drum makers for a brief photo opportunity and to shop souvenirs. Transfer to Entebbe. Dinner and overnight at Lake Victoria Hotel Entebbe/Entebbe Airport Guest House (Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
DAY SIXTEEN: Transfer to the Airport for your flight back home or to the next destination. (Meal plan: Breakfast)End of services.
Note: Budget accommodation here is mixed with mid range accommodation to enable the clients get the real feel of different accommodations Uganda can offer
The safari package to include:
- Transportation by a 4wd safari vehicle
- Boat trips.
- Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
- Primate Walk in Kibale
- Boat trip in Queen
- One Gorilla permits per person to be secured and paid for in advance
- Park fees
- Ziwa sanctuary Rhino Tour
- Enroute lunches
- Airport transfers
- Game drives
- Kyambura Chimp trek
- Ziwa sanctuary Rhino Tour
- Services on an English speaking Driver/guide
The package excludes expenses of personal nature like: Air fare, Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills and tobacco,Any tours not mentioned from the itinerary above. etc Please inquire our tariffs and departures for this tour.
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