12 Days Uganda Safari
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Spanning over 12 days, this Uganda tour is a spectacular choice to cover almost everything that the country has to offer. The glorious Bwindi National Park which Is renowned for its gorilla tracking, gives you an experience of a lifetime as you watch these majestic beasts at close range. The second largest park in Uganda is the Queen Elizabeth National Park. With plenty of wildlife, birds and an enchanting scenery of the snow capped Rwenzori mountains, it is bound to leave you in awe. At Murchison Falls National Park, lose yourself as you watch the dauntless white Nile explode through a narrow gorge from an outlet of the Lake Victoria and collapse into a mystifying wall of mist, blushing with the hues of the rainbow and drenching you with awe The Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary allows you to witness the magnificent rhinos in the wilderness for a couple of hours. Consisting of game drives and boat cruises along the Kazinga channel, the adventure wraps up at Kibale National Park after a chimpanzee tracking activity.
Full Safari Itinerary
Day 1: – 23rd Dec 2018: Transfer from the Entebbe International Airport to Kampala:
Arrival Our tour guide will transfer you from the airport to your hotel in Kampala and brief you on your tour. Dinner and overnight at:
Mid-range – Forrest Cottages
Day 2: – 24th Dec 2018: Travel to Lake Mburo National Park :
You will depart Entebbe after breakfast for Lake Mburo National Park. The drive takes 4-5 hours with stopovers at areas of tourist attraction such as the Royal Drum makers’ centre and at the Equator for an opportunity to stand in both the northern and southern hemispheres at the same time. You will continue through the Savannah grasslands dotted with human homesteads, banana plantations and several herds of local long horned Ankole cattle endemic to this part of the country. You will have lunch at the lodge reserved for you after which you will go for a boat trip on Lake Mburo, rich with a variety of water animals such as hippos and crocodiles and bird species. Dinner and overnight at:
Mid-range – Eagle’s Nest.
Day 3: – 25th Dec 2018: Game drive and nature walk :
After breakfast, you will have an early morning game drive through the park in search of plain game like zebra, hippos, crocodiles, eland, antelope, impala and a variety of birds. You will return to your lodge for breakfast and then take a guided nature walk. This walk takes you to the salt lick area which offers a chance to see at least four different species of animals at any one point while they lick the salty soil. Dinner and overnight at :
Mid-range – Eagle’s Nest
Day 4: – 26th Dec 2018: Transfer from Lake Mburo National Park to Lake Bunyonyi :
After an early breakfast, you will set off for the south western part of the country. Heading to Lake Bunyonyi. This lake is said to be one of the most beautiful places in western Uganda. It is the second deepest lake in Africa [900 meters deep] and also one of the few places in the country where it is considered safe to swim as it is bilharzias free. The landscape around the lake is made up of terraced hills protruding from the water’s edge. Bunyonyi means “place of little birds” and as the name suggests, there is plenty of bird life around the lake. Check in you’ room before taking a canoe ride. Dinner and overnight at :
Mid-range – Bunyonyi Safari Resort
Day 5: – 27th Dec 2018: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park :
After an early breakfast, you will set out for a Boat ride at Lake Bunyonyi. This lake is said to be one of the most beautiful places in western Uganda. It is the second deepest lake in Africa [900 meters deep] and also one of the few places in the country where it is considered safe to swim as it is bilharzias free this takes 2 hours, The landscape around the lake is made up of terraced hills protruding from the water’s edge. Bunyonyi means “place of little birds” and as the name suggests, there is plenty of bird life around the lake. You will in the afternoon go for a canoe ride touring different islands in this beautiful lake, swim on the lake or hike to the view point on the hills to see the exceedingly beautiful scenery of this part of the country. In the afternoon transfer to Bwindi where you will do some nature walk or Batwa cultural experience, You will go through their villages to have an experience of how they go about their daily routine activities and be amazed by the way they skillfully cultivate the hill sides and how they care for their animals (cows) that are a prime source of pride later return for Dinner and overnight at :
Mid-range – Broadbill Forest Camp
Day 6: – 28th Dec 2018: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable and transfer to Queen Elizabeth :
After an early breakfast, you will head to the park headquarters where you will be briefed by the guides before you begin the search in the thick Bwindi forest for the giant gorillas. Bwindi National Park is renowned for its impressive mountain gorillas, although it is unpredictable for how long you will track before finding them since it all depends on their movement. Though the time spent to track down these Gorillas is unpredictable, the thrill of spending time and observing these gentle giant gorillas is a rare, moving, awesome and exciting adventure that will leave you with long lasting memories of a truly unique experience. Return for lunch and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will reach late evening. Dinner and overnight at :
Mid-range – Baboon Safari Resort
Day 7: – 29th Dec 2018: Game drive and boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park :
After your breakfast you will be taken to Ishasha, famous for the tree climbing lions lounging in the tree branches while keeping a close eye on herds of Uganda kob, their favorite prey. You could have a chance to spot some tree climbing lions after proceed to you’ lodge, In the afternoon you will take a launch cruise along the amazing Kazinga channel to see, at close range, the water animals to include Hippos, Buffalos, Crocodiles and elephants bathing on the channel banks. There is also a variety of bird species on the water banks especially the famous Shoebill, pelican and Jacana. Dinner and overnight at :
Mid-range – Baboon Safari Resort
Day 8: – 30th Dec 2018: Morning game drive and transfer to Kibale National Park :
After breakfast you will go for a brief morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth then head to the scenic Explosion Craters and Explosion Crater Lakes along the Western Ugandan Explosion Crater Lake Trail are one of the Pearls in the Pearl of Africa, have you’ lunch en-routes after transfer to Kibale National Park check in at your lodge for some rest in the evening go for the nature walks at Bigodi swamp where you will do birding there you will spot some bird species, butterflies are abundant and some women cultural group’s activities which are also adventurous to attend it can take you 2/3 hours, after get back to your respective hotel for dinner and overnight at :
– Kibale Primate Lodge.
Day 9: – 31th Dec 2018: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale National Park :
You will, after breakfast, head to Kibale Forest with our packed lunch to view the primates. The activity begins at 8.00am with a briefing of the rule for trekking the chimpanzees after which you set off to search for them in the forest. The exercise takes half a day and along the way you will see other primates such as Grey cheeked Mangabeys, Phoestes, Red-Colobus and the Blue tailed and the Red-tailed monkeys swinging in the braches of this thick forest. Your guide will give you informative briefings on the lifestyles of the primates you will be coming across and on the plants as well as on the insects and butterflies in this forest to ensure that the trek is not only enjoyable but informative as well, Kibale Forest National Park, it boasts the highest number of primate species in the world, including the chimpanzees. Approximately 5,000 chimpanzees live in the wild in Uganda, which makes it a perfect place to spot them! An experienced ranger will take you chimp tracking in the morning. Once you locate the chimpanzees, you will have almost a full day with them learning their behaviors, after get back to your respective hotel for dinner and an overnight at :
Mid Range – Kibale Guest Cottages
Day 10: – 1st Dec 2018: Transfer to Murchison falls National Park :
After breakfast you will be transferred to Murchison Falls National Park which will take around 7/8 hours of drive, Head straight to tour the Top and bottom of majestic falls, where the Nile crashes through a 7 metres gorge to the falls 45 metres. Numerous scenic viewpoints are a photographers’ delight, The most impressive view of the foaming waters rushing into the gorge with a deafening roar, You will have dinner and overnight at :
Mid-range – Fort Murchison Lodge
Day 11: – 2nd Dec 2018: Game drive and Launch cruise in Murchison falls National Park :
You will set off at 6:30 am cross to the northern bank of river Nile head for a sunrise game drive in the Nyamsika plateau to see the Cape buffaloes, Rothschild’s giraffes, Uganda kob, hartebeest and waterbucks. You may also spot oribi, bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, shy sitatunga, bush duiker, warthog and bush pig plus large carnivores including lions, leopards and spotted hyenas. Chimpanzees and olive baboons head the list of six species of primates found in the park. Crocodiles and hippos will be seen along the banks of the Nile. Some of the more common birds that can be seen include goliath heron, Egyptian geese, pelican, bee- eaters, kingfishers, hornbill, cormorant, saddle-bill stork and the rare shoebill stork. You will return to your lodge for a late breakfast and some relaxation before setting off in the afternoon for a boat cruise on the placid Victoria Nile, upstream, to the base of the falls. En route you will see hippos, crocodiles, water buck and a wide variety of birds including the unusual shoebill stork. The boat stops just tens of meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron” for pictures to be taken of the photogenic and majestic Murchison Falls. You will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at :
Mid-range – Parkside Safari Lodge / Fort Murchison Lodge .
Day 12: – 3rd Dec 2018: Rhino tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and transfer to Entebbe/Kampala :
After an early morning breakfast, depart with great memories of the moments spent at Murchison falls, You will be driven to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, after a briefing from the ranger you trek the sanctuary for close to two hours. Transfer back to Kampala/Entebbe with lunch en-route.
Flights are on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. (timings vary depending on aircraft routing) enquiry page.
Prices are subject to change based upon accommodation availability, your tour alterations and other parameters until time of full and final confirmation.
QUICK TOUR DETAILS
- Airport transfer on Day 1 and Day 11
- Transportation Charges
- Boat ride and Nature Walk at Lake Mburo NP
- Game drive at Lake Mburo NP
- Canoe ride at Lake Bunyonyi
- Batwa Cultural Visit
- Gorilla tracking permit (600$ pp)
- Game drive in Ishasha Sector
- Boat cruise in Kazinga Channel
- Game drives in Queen Elizabeth
- Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest NP
- Bigodi Swamp Walk in Kibale Forest NP
- Game drive and Launch Cruise in Murchison Falls National Park
- Ziwa Rhino Tracking
- Park entry fees
- Guide fees
- Full board accommodation
- English speaking driver/guide
- All meals
- International / Domestic Flights
- Additional accommodation before or after the tour
- Personnel items ( souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fee)