16 days Wild Uganda Safari

Nature & Outdoor

Dan T.

Kampala
English, Swahili (Kiswahili) (Native)
12 days
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 15 people

This journey will take you to Queen Elizabeth Park set against the backdrop of the jagged Rwenzori’s with dozens of enormous craters, Panoramic views of the Kazinga Channel & endless Ishasha plains. You will get to enjoy a number of activities including game drives & launch trips before heading to Bwindi passing through the Ishasha sector. Gorilla tracking is the most commonly enjoyed activity in this impenetrable forest and most visitors have rated it as an excellent activity.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

at your hotel in kampala or Entebbe International airport

14:00

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe Airport

You’ll be welcomed upon arrival at Entebbe international airport, then drive you to your reserved hotel for overnight stay and dinner.

Accommodation at 2 Friends Hotel

Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

08:30

Day 2:visiting Ngamba Island for Orphaned chimpanzees.

Your Wild Uganda Safari starts with breakfast and after transfer to the Waterfront club with your guide for a boat ride to Ngamba Island. This is either a half day of Full day activity where you watch and feed Orphaned Chimps, birding in the Forest and Learn more about these primates and their way of life. You will return to Entebbe then check in to your Lodge/ hotel.

Accommodation at Cassia Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

3:Visiting Mabamba Swamp for sheo bill stock and Entebbe town

Early morning to transfer to Mabamba swamp on the shores of Lake Victoria where you go Birding and this is also the home of the Rare Shoebill Stock. In the Afternoon, visit the Entebbe Town and later transfer to Kampala at your accommodation.

Accommodation at Cassia Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

07:00

Day 4: transfer from Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park

Begin the panoramic drive north-west through the famous Luwero Triangle and, travel to Masindi via Ziwa Rhino Project. A visit to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino trekking is a must. After lunch, drive to Murchison falls national park at the spectacularly situated site at the top of the fall where you will 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.”

Accommodation at Fort Murchison lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

07:00

Day 5: Explore Murchison Falls National Park

Begin the day with a cup of African Coffee. Thereafter, cross the Nile by ferry to the northern bank of the park. Your guide will help you spot Elephants, Lions, Cape buffaloes, Rothschild’s giraffes, 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. There you leave the boat and start your – quite heavy – hike to the Top of the Falls (approx. 1 hour). See where the world’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below. Your driver/guide will be waiting for you to bring you back to the lodge.

Accommodation at Fort Murchison lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

08:00

Day 6: Transfer to Murchison Falls – Kibale forest

Your Wild Uganda Safari is about to get exciting while we drive south via Hoima town to the tourism city Fort Portal. We will pass 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. Overnight stay at your lodge with a stunning location overlooking a dramatic Crater Lake and the fabled “Mountains of the Moon”.

Accommodation at Kibale Forest Camp

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

08:30

Day 7: Kibale Chimpanzee Trekking & Bigodi Swamp Walk

After early breakfast, report at Kanyanchu Tourist Centre where tourist activities begin and set out to track chimpanzee in the forest. Chances of viewing the chimps are over 90% but not a guarantee. Kibale forest national park is one of the beautiful and stunning forests in the Uganda. It is home to our closest living relatives the endangered Chimpanzee, the threatened Red Columbus monkey and the rare L’Hoest’s monkey. The forest also boasts of having one of the highest diversity and density of primates in Africa totaling 13 species including the Black and white Colobus, Blue monkey, Grey-cheeked Mangabey, Red tailed monkey and Bush babies and Pottos.

After lunch visit Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary from where you will take on a guided walk around the Swamp which will provide you with the opportunity to see a wide range of flora and fauna. View a variety of butterflies, birds and other insects. Have a tour of the crater region around Ndali lodge. You may also stop over at any tea plantation along the road if you wish. Return to your accommodation for dinner and overnight. Have an evening tour of the crater region, visit “top of the world’’, the natural bridge. On a clear day you will be able to have a view of the snow cap on the Rwenzori.

Accommodation at Kibale Forest Camp

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

09:30

Day 8: Transfer from Kibale – Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park viewing the mystical Rwenzori Mountain range for much of the journey. Check in at your accommodation facility as you wait for your lunch. After lunch, take on an afternoon Launch cruise along Kazinga Channel – one that joins Lakes Edward and George. The cruise is a wonderful way to see hippo, buffalo, kob and the occasional Nile crocodile (which up until recently did not inhabit this area) and a spectacular bird watching on the water bank. Many who experience the launch cruise consider it the high light of their entire African safari.

Accommodation at Bush Lodge.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

07:00

Day 9: Explore Queen Elizabeth National Park

Rise very early with your packed lunch take on a morning game drive to catch-up with the early risers and predators returning to their hideouts. You will most likely meet grazing Hippos, Elephants, and Lions, spotted Hyenas, bush buck, water buck, stripped jackal, comical warthogs and the elusive leopard. Proceed to Maramagambo forest. Many surprises await you here for example pythons are often observed in the crevices of the bat cave floor using the bats as a source of food. The cave is near a picturesque formerly Blue lake and Hunters cave. You may also see forest birds such as bat hawks, brown eared woodpecker and other primates.

Accommodation at Bush Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinne

08:00

Day 10:Transfer from Queen Elizabeth NP – Bwindi forest

With previous day’s memories, enjoy your breakfast ready for guided Chimpanzee/primate walk along Kyambura Gorge to look for habituated chimps through the gorge. After the primate walk, proceed to Ishasha sector. You will drive along the deep and wide dry craters that are occupied by savanna grasses and acacia. The drive takes you through the unique western rift valley escarpment and the (southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park) Ishasha sector where you will take on yet another game drive in search of the tree climbing lions before proceeding to Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park. The journey takes about 4 hours but driving through interesting features. Arrive in Bwindi Impenetrable forest in the evening. The forest itself is lush and green and there are streams running through it.

Accommodation at Rushaga Gorilla Camp

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

06:30

Day 11: Bwindi forest Gorilla Trekking experience

After early breakfast, set off with guides to for Gorilla Trekking. The thrill of your encounter will erase the difficulties of the potentially strenuous trek. Bring jungle boots and rain jackets because the park is often wet. Spend time in awe watching the gorillas go about their activities. Each gorilla safari encounter is different and has its own rewards, but you are likely to enjoy the close view of adults feeding, grooming and resting as the youngster’s frolic and swing from vines in a delightfully playful display. Time permitting, spend the afternoon on a community foot safari to explore the life style of the people living and surrounding the park. Return to camp exhilarated to relieve the encounter with friends over a drink.

Accommodation at Rushaga Gorilla Camp

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

09:30

Day 12: transfer from Bwindi forest park – Lake Bunyonyi

After an early breakfast transfer to Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale. Lunch break is made in Kabale. The afternoon is spent on relaxation and sightseeing around the Lake.

Accommodation at the Bunyonyi Overland Camp

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

09:00

Day 13: Relax at Lake Bunyonyi

Whole day dedicated for relaxation and after Lunch break then take on an afternoon boat ride to some of the islands on the lake.

Accommodation at the Bunyonyi Overland Camp

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

08:30

Day 14: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi – Lake Mburo

After breakfast, drive to Lake Mburo National park. This time a visit to Igongo cultural center to learn and experience the life style and culture of the Ankole and the Bahima. It is only at Igongo where the future meets the past.

Accommodation at the Rwakobo rock lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

08:10

Day 15: Explore Lake Mburo national park.

Morning 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. Afternoon boat cruise amidst the Hippos is amazing.

Accommodation at the Rwakobo rock lodge.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

08:30

Day 16: transfer from Lake Mburo – Kampala

After early breakfast, take on a morning Bush walk. Lake Mburo National Park is a very special place; every part of it is alive with variety, interest and color. It contains an extensive wetland. You are likely to see elands, impalas, water-bucks, warthogs, and zebras. There-after drive back to Kampala with a stop-over at the Equator monument and later transfer back to Kampala or Entebbe airport.

No accommodation

Meal plan: Breakfast & lunch

END OF TOUR

Ending Point

at your hotel in kampala or Airport in Entebbe

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Transport in a 4WD vehicle with pop-up roof.

All fuel for the tour

English speaking Ugandan driver/guide.

Accommodation and Meals on Full Board (Breakfast Lunch and Dinner)

Park-entrance fees for all National parks

1 gorilla permit per person$700

1 chimp permit per person $200

All activities described in the itinerary

Drinking water throughout the safari.

What‘s not included

International air fares

Entry visa Uganda

Meals that are not part of your accommodation.

A porter for during the gorilla tracking’s (someone who carries your daypack).

Personal (medical/travel) insurance

Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc.

All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.)

Important Information

You can ask me for any kind of arrangement, I'm happy to customize your tour to suit your budget and desire. The tour can start anytime you want through out the year

This tour can be customised to suit your style and budget.

This tour can depart anytime of the year

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time
$8,000/ per person

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