This is a grand wildlife safari in Uganda; the Pearl of Africa, this wildlife and adventure Uganda safari will let you discover some of best Uganda safari spots and premier wildlife sites. Uganda is not an ordinary safari destination, it offers sublime tourist experiences ranging from the great Gorilla trekking adventures, Game viewing in the striking savanna plains, awe-inspiring scenery that trigger you to show case your photography skills as well as adventurous activities like rafting on the Nile.
On this adventure Uganda safari and wildlife safari in Uganda, you will go Gorilla trekking in Bwindi, Golden monkey tracking and hiking in Mgahinga, game viewing in the yellow-golden savanna plains of Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls.
Note: On the day of arrival at Entebbe International Airport for this Uganda safari, you will be warmly received by the company guide, who will transfer you to your overnight accommodation in Kampala. Optional: Depending on time of arrival, you may do a Kampala city tour visiting sites like Mengo [Buganda] palace, Uganda Martyrs shrine and the East African crafts and Art Gallery for Souvenir shopping. This maybe time/day to change your money. Overnight: Sheraton Hotel (premium) /Imperial Royale (luxury) or Cassia lodge (midrange) or Speke Hotel (Basic); Bed & Breakfast
Day 01: Transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla trekking Park [Approximately 9hours drive].
Start off this Uganda safari with an early breakfast at the hotel, your Uganda safari guide will meet you here and transfer southwest of the country to Mgahinga National Park. You will break off twice; at the Equator for some simple tour and Kodak moments, and for lunch. Later continue to Kisoro onward to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight. Meal Plan: Half Board: Overnight: Mount Gahinga lodge (Premium-Luxury) or Traveler’s Rest Kisoro (Midrange) or Kisoro Tourist Hotel (Basic).
Day 02: Hiking the volcanoes
Begin with an early breakfast at the lodge, with your packed lunch boxes, transfer to the park headquarters where hiking will proceed from. Hiking starts from Ntebeko, you will climb one of the 3 volcanos in the park that is; Muhavura at 4127m, or Sabinyo at 3669m or Gahinga at 3474m, depending on your fitness and strength, the activity lasts through the entire day and therefore a picnic lunch will be enjoyed. Trails to the summit reward you with forest species like birds, primates, glorious views of lakes and agricultural villages. The summits of the volcanos command views within neighboring Rwanda and DR Congo.
Meal Plan: Full Board Overnight: Mount Gahinga lodge (Premium-Luxury) or Traveler’s Rest Kisoro (Midrange) or Kisoro Tourist Hotel (Basic).
Day 03: Golden monkey tracking and head to Bunyonyi.
Start this Uganda safari day with an early breakfast, transfer to Ntebeko visitor center from where you will start off the Golden monkey tracking experience. These are some of the most endangered species and can be traced in the beautiful Bamboo forests of the Virunga ranges, once you find them, you spend an hour watching them and later retreat to the start point. Head to the lodge, have lunch and transfer to Bunyonyi, a lake known for its glittering beauty.
Meal Plan: Full Board [FB] Overnight: Bird Nest @ Bunyonyi Resort (Premium) or Bunyonyi Safari Resort (Luxury) or Arcadia lodge (Midrange) or Crater Bay Cottages (Basic).
Day 04: Canoe ride on Bunyonyi and transfer to Bwindi.
After breakfast at the lodge, transfer for a morning breathtaking canoe ride along the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi. The 2-3 hours boat experience rewards you with stunning views of the terraced Kigezi Highlands and will let you explore some of the 29 Islands that the lake harbors. You will return to the lodge in the afternoon for lunch, check-out and head northwards to your booked accommodation at Bwindi.
Meal Plan: Full Board [FB] Overnight: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp/ Bwindi lodge (Premium) or Buhoma lodge (luxury) or Silverback lodge (midrange) or Buhoma Community Rest Camp (basic).
Day 05: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Start off this gorilla trekking day with an early breakfast and then transfer to the park headquarters with your packed lunch boxes, you will receive briefing from the ranger and then enter the forest for the day’s ultimate gorilla trekking adventure. Gorilla trekking is such a challenging activity, characterized by steep and slippery terrain as well as tangled vegetation, it’s a park where “only the brave can penetrate”. Look out for the Mountain Gorillas and once you find them, an hour will be allowed in their presence. Tracking can last just for a few hours or through the whole day depending on where these Apes are located and their movements, return to the lodge where dinner and overnight will be. Meal Pan: Full Board [FB].
Day 06: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Leave for Queen Elizabeth after breakfast, entering through the Southern section of Ishasha known for its tree climbing Lions. You will participate in a Uganda safari game drive looking out for these elusive species lying in tree branches stalking their prey or as they move through the grasses planning their hunt. Head to the lodge where your dinner will be.
Meal Plan: Full Board [FB] Overnight: Kyambura Gorge lodge/Mweya Safari lodge (Premium) or Elephant Plains/ Ishasha Wilderness camp (Luxury) or Buffalo Safari lodge/ Ishasha Jungle lodge (Midrange)] or Bush lodge/ Simba safari camp (Basic).
Day 07: Game drive and launch trip in Queen Elizabeth.
After breakfast go for a morning game drive around Mweya or Kasenyi where you will see lots of wildlife such as; Uganda Kobs, Warthogs, the giant African Elephants and Buffalos among others striding across a huge expanse of savanna.
After your lunch break, you will go for a luxurious way of enjoying the wilderness, on a launch trip along the Kazinga channel, and this is an opportune moment to spot Caimans, Monitor lizards, Buffalos, Hippos and birds like Marabou Storks along the shores. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Meal Plan: Full board [FB] Overnight: Kyambura Gorge lodge (Premium) or Elephant Plains lodge (Luxury) or Buffalo Safari lodge (Midrange) or Simba safari camp (Basic).
Day 08: Game drive and head to Kibale Forest National Park.
Begin with a hearty breakfast, proceed for yet another game drive, to explore the park diversity. This is an opportune moment to add on your game count and later in the afternoon, proceed to Kibale Forest National Park. Check-in at your lodge on arrival where you will relax for the next day Uganda safari adventure, dinner and overnight.
Meal Plan: Full board [FB] Overnight: Ndali lodge (Premium) or Crater Safari lodge /Primate lodge (Luxury) Primate lodge (Midrange) or Kibale Forest Camp (Basic).
Day 09: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest and Ndali Crater Field Exploration
Leave the lodge after breakfast and transfer to the park headquarters at Kanyancu for an interesting Chimpanzee tracking expedition. You will receive briefing from the ranger and at 08:00hours, you will set into the forest to track these delightful Apes. The forest is diverse, therefore, expect to see a number of creatures. Once you meet the Chimps, you are allowed an hour to watch them and later retreat to the start point, from here, head back to the lodge. After lunch head to Fort Portal to explore the Ndali crater field, the summits reward you with striking views of the crater lakes.
Meal Plan: Full Board [FB] Overnight. Kyaninga lodge (Premium -Luxury) or Mountains of the moon (Midrange) or Koi Koi Cultural village (Basic).
Day 10: Transfer to Murchison Falls, visit top of the falls
After an early breakfast, leave for Murchisons- northwards through the greater Bunyoro region, you will have a lunch break in Masindi and continue to the park arriving in the early evening hours, proceed to the top of the falls for stunning photographic moments, and feel of the power of Nature at the roaring falls; transfer to the lodge where dinner and overnight will be.
Meal Plan: Full Board [FB], Overnight. Nile Safari lodge (Premium) or Paraa safari lodge (Luxury) or Pakuba safari lodge (Midrange) or Heritage safari lodge (Basic).
Day 11: Launch trip and savannah game drive.
Start with an early breakfast, transfer for a launch trip along the majestic river Nile, culminating into a frontal display of the astonishing water falls. The trip rewards you with views of the Nile Crocodiles, and Hippopotamuses among other game, as well as birds that linger along the banks and in trees nearby. Have lunch in the afternoon and later go for a game drive on the northern bank where you will see variety of game.
Meal Plan: Full board [FB] Overnight: Nile Safari lodge (Premium) or Paraa safari lodge (Luxury) or Pakuba Safari lodge (Midrange) or Heritage Safari lodge (Basic).
Day 12: Morning game drive and travel back to Kampala.
Sign off this wildlife and adventure Uganda safari with breakfast and another game viewing experience on the northern bank. You will do a morning game drive to view more wildlife to add on your safari check list, anticipate to see the early grazers. Later drive out of the park and head back to Kampala, onward to the airport for your flight. En-route break off for lunch. [Optional; branch to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary to track another member of the African big five; the white Rhinos]. Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch. End of Safari
*Park entrance fees *All activity fees unless labeled as optional *Gorilla trekking permit, Chimpanzee and Golden monkey tracking Permits per person *Professional English Speaking guide/driver*Ground Transportation in 4X4 safari vehicle (Van for Basic or Midrange & Land cruiser for Luxury or Premium) *Round trip Airport or Hotel transfers *Drinking mineral water in the car.
*Tourist Visa fees (visa can be arranged on request) *Pre & Post Tour Accommodation [can be arranged on request] *Airline tickets [arranged on request] *Tips, Gratuities and expenses of personal nature *Travel insurance *Meals outside the itinerary.
|Rates are Per Person (P/P) in USD
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