Highlights of Uganda Safari- 14 Days

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Highlights
  • Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  •  Old Fort Butiaba
  • Kibale National Park
  • Chimpanzee Habituation Experience
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Bwindi National Park
  • Lake Bunyonyi
  • Bird watching walk
  • Lake Mburo National Park
  • Safari Drives
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Overview

Journey deep into the heart of East Africa and discover the wonders of Uganda, a land where untamed wilderness and rich biodiversity converge to create an unforgettable safari experience.

Begin your adventure at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, where Uganda's only wild rhinos roam freely amidst the tranquil surroundings. Here, witness firsthand the remarkable conservation efforts aimed at preserving these magnificent creatures for generations to come.

Explore the remnants of Uganda's colonial past as you wander through the historic ruins of Old Fort Butiaba. Immerse yourself in the tales of bygone eras and marvel at the architectural remnants that stand as testaments to the region's storied history.

Venture into the emerald depths of Kibale National Park, where the lush rainforest reverberates with the enchanting melodies of nature. Embark on an immersive Chimpanzee Habituation Experience and witness the playful antics of our closest relatives in their natural habitat.

Traverse the sprawling savannahs and verdant wetlands of Queen Elizabeth National Park, a sanctuary teeming with an abundance of wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for the iconic African Big Five as they roam freely amidst the breathtaking scenery.

Embark on an unforgettable odyssey into the mist-shrouded realms of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, where ancient giants dwell in tranquil solitude. Here, amidst the dense foliage, lies a rare opportunity to encounter the endangered mountain gorillas, a moment that will forever etch itself into your memory.

Discover the tranquil allure of Lake Bunyonyi, a serene oasis nestled amidst the rolling hills of southwestern Uganda. Take in the panoramic vistas and immerse yourself in moments of blissful relaxation as you partake in a rejuvenating birding walk along the water's edge.

Journey to the picturesque landscapes of Lake Mburo National Park, where the rhythm of the wilderness beckons you to explore its hidden treasures. Set out on exhilarating safari drives in search of Uganda's diverse wildlife, from graceful antelopes to majestic zebras.

Embark on a voyage of discovery through Uganda's most iconic destinations, where every encounter is a testament to the profound beauty and raw vitality of the African wilderness. Let the spirit of adventure guide you as you immerse yourself in a safari experience unlike any other, where every moment is infused with the magic of untamed Africa.

 
 

Itinerary

Today you will arrive at Entebbe airport. You will be welcomed by your safari guide. Depending on your time of arrival, you may have an optional city tour of Entebbe town. Entebbe is one of the oldest towns in Uganda and has many buildings that date over half a century ago. It sits on the shores of 4 Victoria and here is found the only international airport in Uganda

Distance: 10km (15min drives)

Medium range accommodation: Papyrus Guesthouse / Lake Victoria Guesthouse (BB)

High range accommodation: Boma Guesthouse / Karibu Guesthouse (BB)

 

Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. On our way we visit the rhinos in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. In Murchison Falls we visit the top of the falls.Dinner and overnight at the lodge

 

Distance:  390 km (about 6 hours)

Medium range accommodation: Pakuba lodge / Fort Murchison/ M. River (FB)

High range accommodation: Paraa safari/ backer’s lodge/ Nile safari lodge   (FB

Today, experience the morning game drive in these savannah national park  and expect some of the animals like elephants, buffalos, giraffes, waterbucks, oribis, bushbucks, among other if lucky lions, spotted hyenas and leopards. In the afternoon, take a 3 hours boat cruise on Victoria Nile to the base of the Murchison Falls. Expect to encounter some of the animal like hippos, crocodiles, variety of water birds species.

 

 

Medium range accommodation: Pakuba lodge / Fort Murchison/ M. River lodge (FB)

High range accommodation: Paraa safari/ Backer’s / Niles Safari lodge (FB)

After breakfast, depart the National Park heading southwest along the Lake Albert and Rift Valley escarpment, with breathtaking panoramic sceneries; visit the Old Fort Butiaba and arrive Hoima the capital town of Bunyoro kingdom, one of the oldest in Uganda.

 

Distance:  150 km (about 3 hours)

Medium range accommodation: Konticki Hotel / Hoima cultural Hotel (FB)

After your breakfast, depart in direction of Kibale National Park, have a stopover in Fort Portal, the capital town of Tooro kingdom which lies on the shadow of Rwenzori Mountains, the biggest mountain range in Africa. Dinner and overnight at your lodge on Full Board

 

Distance: 280 km (about 5hours)

Medium range accommodation: Kibale cottage guesthouse/Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse (FB)

High range accommodation: Kyaninga lodge/ Ndale lodge/ Papaya lodge (FB)

 

Today after your very early, depart for Chimpanzee Habituation Experience, this is a lifetime experience that allows accompany Kibale’s researchers and habituation at chimpanzee during their daily activities, thereby getting used to human presence without changing their natural. During your tour, expect coming across the chimps de-nesting (in their nocturnal nests) between 05:30 to 6:30, before them throughout the day till they make new nests and the night around 19.00. Dinner and overnight at hotel on Full Board

 

Medium range accommodation: Kibale cottage guesthouse/Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse (FB)

High range accommodation: Kyaninga lodge / Ndale lodge/ Papaya lodge (FB)

 

Transfer to the Queen Elizabeth National Park. On our way we pass the equator. Drive to Katwe fishing village, visit the local mining and arrive your lodge in the afternoon.

 

Distance:  157 km (about 3hours)

Medium range accommodation: Bush lodge / Kasenyi game lodge (FB)

High range accommodation: Mweya safari Lodge/ Kyambura game lodge (FB)

Early morning game drives experience in  the national park, with aim of seeing animal like  elephants, buffaloes, spotted hyenas, waterbucks, Ugandan kobs, and if lucky  lion and leopard . In the afternoon, take the most exciting 2 hours boat cruise on Kazinga channel, one of the most popular sites in Uganda for its concentration of wildlife and bird.

 

Medium range accommodation: Bush lodge / Kasenyi game lodge (FB)

High range accommodation: Mweya safari Lodge/ Kyambura game lodge (FB)

 

After breakfast, drive through the National Park to the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, famous for tree climbing lions; have a game drive in search of the tree climbing lions and afterwards, we drive to Bwindi national park, the home of the mountain Gorillas.

 

Note: Today transfer will depend on the location of the gorilla permits and road conditions. Accommodation will depend on the group of gorillas you will be tracking

 

Distance:  190 km to Buhoma sector (about 6hours)/ 260 km to NKuringo sector (about 8hours)

Medium range accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla / Ichumbi lodge / Nkuringo camp (FB)

High range accommodation: / Gorilla safaris lodge / Buhoma lodge/ Chameleon Hill (FB)

Top end accommodation:  Gorilla Forest Camp/Gorilla Heights / Cloud lodge (on request)

Today, the activity starts at 8am and you will follow the ranger guides in a group of maximum 8 people as you search for the habituated family of mountain gorillas, which was allocated according to the permits. Bwindi forest in Uganda has a population of about 370 gorillas, which is half the world population according to 2007 gorilla population surveys. It is not predictable the time you will spend to encounter the gorillas.

 

Medium range accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla / Ichumbi lodge / Nkuringo camp (FB)

High range accommodation: / Gorilla safaris lodge / Buhoma lodge/ Chameleon Hill (FB)

Top end accommodation:  Gorilla Forest Camp/Gorilla Heights / Cloud lodge (on request)

 

Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi; the deepest and most beautiful lake in Uganda. On the way, visit the Grace Child home for village and agro tourism; later proceed to your hotel for relaxation

 

Distance:  110 km (about 3hours)

Medium range accommodation: Bunyonyi overland resort/ Bunyonyi Eco resort (FB)

High range accommodation: Bird nest / Arcadia cottage (FB)

Today, you can make optional activity: nature walk or go for a birding walk, go for canoeing, take a swim or visit the local community.

 

Medium range accommodation: Bunyonyi overland resort/ Nature’s Prime Island (FB)

High range accommodation: Bird nest / Arcadia cottage (FB)

After breakfast, proceed to Lake Mburo National Park, the smallest of Ugandan National Parks. lunch stop in Mbarara where your samples shall be taken for covid19 test and later go for game drive in search for animal like impalas, zebras, elands and many other antelopes.

 

Distance:  210 km (about 3hours)

Medium range accommodation: Rwackobo Rock / Mburo safari lodge /Arcadia cottage (FB)

High range accommodation: Mihingo lodge / Mantana Tented camp / (FB)

Today, early morning game walk to get face to face with animal or horseback in the morning, after your lunch and return to Kampala or Entebbe with stopover at Equator for photo and experiment. Depending on your flight schedule, transfer to Entebbe for your departure flight.

 

Distance:  350 km (about 5hours)

End of the safari

Price Includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Full board accommodation with meals mentioned
  • Ground transportation in modified safari car
  • English speaking Driver/Guide
  • Gorilla tracking and chimpanzee habituation experience permits per person
  • Entrance fees to the national park and other sites on the itinerary
  • Local government taxes

Price Excludes

  • Tips for services
  • Lunch and dinners not mentioned
  • All other expenses in the hotel must be paid by the client when check-out
  • Anything else not listed in the itinerary
  • Optional excursions

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