Safari Over View

These 10 nights 11 days will take you to Bwindi Impenetrable forest for gorilla tracking, then to Queen Elizabeth N.P for a game drive and launch cruise, after proceed to kibale forest national park for chimp tracking, continue to Murchison falls national park for game drive and spectacular boat cruise on the Nile river, continue to Kampala Uganda’s capital and its largest city and enjoy a city tour.

Detailed itinerary

Day1: Arrival at Entebbe international airport

Upon your arrival at Entebbe international airport, you will be met and get greeted by our elephant safari guide/driver who will later transfer you to your booked accommodation for leisure and latter dinner and an overnight at (Budget)Elephant safari village, (Mid- range)Cassia lodge, (luxury) Sheraton Hotel, Hotel Africana

Day2: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

This morning after breakfast, you will be picked up from your accommodation after breakfast and later you will be transferred to the south western part of Uganda in a drive of about 9-10 hours on the road up to the park. The first stopover will be made at equator crossing for photography and snacks and later at Mbarara for lunch at Agip Motel. After this one hour stopover, you will proceed with a fantastic views throughout up to the park, arrive at the park in the evening, check into your booked accommodation for dinner and an overnight at Buhoma Lodge, Chameleon Hill lodge, Lake Mutanda Lodge, mahogany lodge (luxury), Silverback lodge, Gorilla safari Lodge, Gorilla Mist Camp (mid-range), Engazi Lodge, Ruhija Gorilla Friend camp, Gorilla Valley Lodge, Buhoma Community Camp Ground, Wagtail (budget)

 Day 3: Gorilla tracking

Early morning breakfast and then after the guide will transfer you to the park headquarters for a briefing about gorilla tracking and also gets you assigned to a gorilla group. After follow the ranger guide to the forest to begin the activity which is regarded as the most fascinating activity on earth. Gorilla tracking is fabulous fan to watch in their natural habitat, however reaching the gorillas is unpredictable as it can take a half or full day in the jungle looking for our close relatives, and since tracking is done in the rainy forest, it can rain at any time so a reasonable degree of fitness is recommended as well as tracking gears like long sleeved shirts and blouse, strong shoes/ boots, jacket, bottled water and sometimes packed lunch. However ounce you land on these giants you will forget all the hardness you’ve passed through and utilize the one hour you are permitted to be with gorillas. You will meet them while doing their daily activities such as feeding, playing, making nest, mothers breast feeding among others, take as many photos as you can, although you are not allowed to us a flash camera. Other forest dwellers like black and white colobus monkeys, baboons, chimpanzees will also entertain you during gorilla tracking activity, after the activity come back at the lodge for relaxation. If you have energy this evening go for a community walk to meet the local people around the park. Dinner and an overnight at Buhoma Lodge, Chameleon Hill lodge, Lake Mutanda Lodge, mahogany lodge (luxury), Silverback lodge, Gorilla safari Lodge, Gorilla Mist Camp (mid-range), Engazi Lodge, Ruhija Gorilla Friend camp, Gorilla Valley Lodge, Buhoma community camp ground, wagtail (budge)

Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Wake up leisurely for a hearty breakfast after you will embark on a 5-6 hours’ drive to queen Elizabeth national park one of the most Uganda’s bio diversity parks. We shall pass via the southern sector of the park Ishasha sector famously known for its tree climbing lions and if lucky we shall spot them, enjoy lunch en -route (Ishasha river camp) after we shall head to the park, game drive on the way is superb games expected to see include, water bucks, warthogs, elephant, buffaloes among others. Arrive in the evening, check in to your booked accommodation for dinner and an overnight at, Mweya safari lodge, Katara Lodge, Jacana safari lodge (luxury) Kyambura game lodge, Ihamba lake side lodge, Simba safari lodge (mid-range), Hippo hill lodge (budget)

Day 5: Game drive and launch cruise

Wake up early for a cup of tea or coffee and then after drive to the kasenyi area of the park to catch up with various species of animals that rush out from their hideouts, animals expected to see include elephant, leopard, lion, buffaloes, waterbucks, warthogs, primate species like baboons alongside various species of birds such as the martial eagle, black rumped buttonquail, verreaux’s eagle owl and African skimmer to name but a few. The guide is readily available to give you relative information on any flora and fauna you meet on the way in order to make your safari is interesting. After the activity you will be driven back to the lodge for full breakfast and lunch. After lunch you will embark on a two hours launch cruise on the kazinga channel that connects lakes Edward and Gorge for more opportunity to view various species of animals and birds that live and feed on the lake, view a thousand of Hippos, crocodiles, birds like the fish eagle, egrets, lucky visitors may also get chance to see the rare shoe bills, buffaloes and elephants may also be seen along the shorelines. Come back for dinner and an overnight at Mweya safari lodge, Katara Lodge, Jacana safari lodge (luxury) Kyambura game lodge, Ihamba Lake side Lodge, Simba Safari Lodge (mid-range), Hippo Hill lodge (budget)

Day 6: Transfer to kibale Forest National Park

This morning after breakfast you will be transferred to kibale forest national park a Uganda protected park that hosts over 13 species of primates most of them are difficult to see in other parks. These 3-4 hours’ drive will give you an opportunity to view the Rwenzori Mountain sometimes referred to as the mountains of the moon. Arrive in time at the park for lunch, after lunch enjoy a nature walk where you get chance the view the crater lakes around the park, don’t forget to ask your guide to take you to the necked Adam and Eva tree. Come back for dinner and an overnight at (luxury) Kyaninga Lodge, Primate Lodge Kibale, Ndali Lodge, (mid-range) Kibale forest Camp, Rwenzori View Guest House, and Chimps Nest Lodge (budget) Chimpanzee Forest Guest House.

Day 7: Chimp tracking and bigodi swamp sanctuary

Wake up early for breakfast at the lodge, then after you will follow the guide to the park headquarters at Kanyacha to receive a short briefing about the chimp tracking, then after the ranger guide will lead you to the forest to begin the activity possibly the most interesting activity at the park. Chimps are so interesting to watch when playing in fruitful trees and on tree branches. Meeting chimps is unpredictable it can go from 1-6 hours in the jungle searching for them, so a reasonable degree of fitness is needed, ounce they are met you strictly allowed to stay with them for only one hour while observing their behaviors and also taking their photos. Other primates will also be seen during chimp tracking such as the black and white colobus monkey, baboons, civet monkey, grey checked mangbay, Lheast monkey among various species of birds. After head back to the lodge for lunch and relaxation, then in the evening we shall go for another activity that bigodi swamp sanctuary this place is a good viewing position for various species of primates, birds, butterflies among other species. Dinner and an overnight at (luxury) kyaninga lodge, Primate Lodge Kibale, Ndali Lodge, (mid-range) Kibale Forest Camp, Rwenzori View Guest House, and Chimps Nest lodge (budget) Chimpanzee Forest Guest House.

Day8: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Following your breakfast you will be transferred from kibale to Murchison Falls national park Uganda’s largest park with very many species of wildlife; you will pass via the mountain Rwenzori sometimes known as the mountains of the moon. You will arrive at the spectacular view at the top of the fall where you will enjoy your picnic lunch as you marvel at mighty Nile being forced into a seven meter crevice to thunder 45 metres below in a series of cascades. The Nile River can be viewed at different points up to Bakers Summit from here you will be transferred to your booked accommodation for dinner and an overnight at, (luxury) Paraa safari lodge, Pakuba game lodge, Nile safari Lodge, (mid-range) Sambiya River Lodge, Bwana Temba safari lodge, (budget) Budongo Eco lodge, Red Chill Rest Camp, Fort Murchison Lodge

Day 9: Game drive and launch cruise

This day you will take a ferry crossing to the northern part of the park to enjoy game drives to catch up with a number of species that reside at the park, games expected to see include giraffe, elephant, warthogs, antelope species, lion, leopard, buffaloes, waterbuck, and baboons among many others. After take a slow drive back to the lodge for full breakfast and lunch, after lunch go for a two –three launch cruise on the Nile river for more opportunity to come up with more animal species like schools of hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes and elephants may be spotted along the shores plus various species of birds that feed on the lake like the fish eagle, lucky visitors may also spot the rare bird shoebills. After the activity you will be driven back to the lodge for dinner and an overnight at Paraa safari lodge, Pakuba Game Lodge, Nile Safari Lodge, (mid-range) Sambiya River Lodge, Bwana Temba Safari Lodge, (budget) Budongo Eco Lodge, Red Chill Rest Camp, Fort Murchison Lodge.

 

Day 10: depart to Kampala

Wake up early for breakfast and then after you will be driven back to Kampala, the evening is spent at leisure. Dinner and an overnight at Cassia lodge, Boma lodge, Hotel Africana, Serena hotel

Day 11: City tour and departure

This morning after breakfast at the lodge, you will enjoy a city tour to various places of interest, visit the Kasubi tombs a burial places for traditional kings of Buganda, visit the Bahai temple, visit the National museum to get a clear history of Uganda, visit the Namugongo shrine where the Uganda martyrs where killed for failing to denounce their religion, visit market  places and many other interesting places around Kampala if time allows, lunch en route and then in the evening you will be transferred to the airport to meet your departure flight back home and say farewell to Uganda.

 

End of the safari

  • 4x4 transportation and fuel
  • Full board accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • Full time English speaking guide plus all his expenses
  • Park entry fees and all government taxes
  • 1 gorilla permit per person
  • 1 chimp permit per person
  • Game drives
  • launch cruise
  • And all Activities included above

Not included. Flights, visa fees, items of personal nature like shopping, laundry, bar bills, Beverages, tipping, and any extra expenses not included in the