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18 Days Best of Uganda Safari

Best of Uganda Safari

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4.47 by 3 reviews
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Uganda has 60 protected areas, including ten national parks: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Rwenzori Mountains National Park (both UNESCO World Heritage Sites[38]), Kibale National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Mount Elgon National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Semuliki National Park.

Uganda is home to a vast number of species, including a population of mountain gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, gorillas and golden monkeys in the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, and hippos in the Murchison Falls National Park.

SAFARI OVERVIEW

Uganda has a very strong culture heritage. Many regions in Uganda have kingdoms including Buganda, Busoga, Bunyoro, Ankole, Toro, etc. Ugandans are remarkable hospitable and hail from a diversity of rich cultures and life styles each tribe has its own traditional dance.

Visit Kabarole and enjoy this delightful scenic area called “The Best in the West”. Here you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the Rwenzori Mountains, the legendary “Mountains of the Moon”. You’ll trek in the Kibale Forest National Park – an outstanding tropical rainforest environment, you’ll see sensationally beautiful crater lakes, you marvel at the magnificent kindness and hospitality that you’ll be offered – elsewhere, the Ankole culture and lastly the Baganda!

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  • Bird watching
  • Chimp tracking
  • Sport fishing
  • Forest walk
It’s advisable to spend extra day(s) if need arises to enable you accomplish the above optional activities.
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  • Food & Drinks
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Tour Plan

On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to Hotel. BB

After breakfast drive to Jinja, which is the second largest town in Uganda. It is characterized by the Asian squatters, the brewery industries and the colorful gardens. Visit the Source of the Nile on Lake Victoria, the monument of Gandhi, and then proceed to the “Bujagali Falls”, to view the spectacular rapids on the river Nile a few kilometers from the source. Optional: try the unforgettable emotion of the white water rafting, which is one of the main attractions in Jinja. Lunch at Bujagali, where fresh fish and local food is served. Afternoon drive to Mbale for dinner and overnight at Hotel. FB

After early breakfast go for nature walk to the Sipi Falls, four spectacular waterfalls on the river Sipi, which originates from Mount Elgon. The starting point is from Crow’s Nest, a camping and lodging site which organizes community projects and training of local guides. You will see the caves and the plantations of coffee, matooke and sugar cane. We ensure that you have packed lunch for the day. In the evening return to Mbale, for dinner and overnight at Hotel. FB

After breakfast, leave Mbale for Murchison Falls National Park via Kampala. On a panoramic drive northwest you stop at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for a nature walk to see rhinos in their wild, a unique experience of Uganda. The journey is long but enjoyable as you go through the typical Ugandan homestead and farms. Dinner and overnight at Hotel. FB

After breakfast proceed to Murchison Falls National Park, the largest protected area in Uganda, with 3.840 Kms, which is named after the falls on the Victoria Nile. Relax a bit at a situated site on the top of the spectacular falls, where you can see the Nile’s perfected beauty, and marvel as it compresses and squeezes itself from over 1 kilometer wide down through an 8-meter canyon. The 43-meter drop of the falls creates a thunderous roar and a beautiful rainbow in a plume of spray – the best thing to ever happen to the Nile. In the evening embark on a game drive on the Northern bank where you will be able to spot elephants, lions, cape buffalos, Rothschild’s giraffes, hartebeests, waterbucks, oribi, bushbucks, spotted hyenas and, if you are lucky, leopards. Dinner and overnight at Lodge or Rest Camp. FB

After a cup of tea, embark on an early morning game drive in the park. Return to the lodge. Relax at the swimming pool side. After lunch, you will safari upstream by boat to the calm Victoria Nile and the base of the falls just ten meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron.” There you can marvel at toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over the 17-kilometer stretch you may also see elephants, waterbucks and Uganda kobs. This is also the habitat of many bird species including goliath herons, Egyptian geese, pelican bee-eaters, kingfishers, Hombills, cormorants and the rare shoebill stork. Return to Lodge or Camp for dinner and overnight. FB

After breakfast drive from Murchison Falls Southwest via the Albertine Escarpment of the Western Rift Valley. We ensure that you have packed lunch, drive through Hoima, the town of the Bunyoro kingdom, passing though verdant countryside, tea plantations and traditional homesteads. You arrive at the colorful and pretty town of Fort Portal, the capital of the Toro kingdom, in the shadow of the fabled “Mountains of the Moon” (Rwenzori). Dinner and overnight at Motel or Resort. FB

After early breakfast, proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park, following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain Range most of the journey. On the way do not miss the beauty of the Kasenda Crater Lakes, which dominates all the surrounding areas with incredible panoramic views, arriving early for lunch at Lodge, with its wonderful location on top of the Mweya peninsula. Enjoy the unique two-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. This trip goes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos and many other animals may be seen drinking at the water’s edge. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species. Dinner and overnight at Lodge or Hostel. FB

After a cup of coffee embark on an early morning game drive along Kasenyi tracks and Queens mile in the park and expect to see lions, elephants, cape buffalos, warthogs, spotted hyenas, mongoose, waterbucks, kobs and, if lucky, the leopard, plus a lot of small animals and birds. Drive back to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge. Proceed for dinner and overnight at Hotel. FB

After breakfast have a game drive on a search for the rare tree climbing lions which you can see only in this area of Uganda. Here lives a population of lions who enjoy resting on the fig trees when the day is warm. The landscape is open savannah with a variety of acacia trees. Proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for dinner and overnight at Resort or Lodge or Buhoma Community or Hotel. FB

After breakfast, there is an early morning entry into Bwindi Forest. The rainforest is spectacular as it offers a dramatic, heavily forested and dense landscape crisscrossed by numerous animal trails, allowing access for tourists. This park is best known for the fascinating mountain gorillas, where the time taken and terrain varies according to the movements of these marvelous primates. The thrill of spending time with and observing the gorillas is a rare, moving, awesome and exciting adventure. The gorillas are shy and peaceful animals and it is an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they interact with each other. Dinner and overnight at Resort or Lodge or Buhoma Community or Hotel. FB

Take breakfast before making a scenic journey to Kabale through the beautiful terrain of the rolling hills with terraced landscape. An area referred as the “Switzerland of Africa”. Stopover at the Bakiga Museum in Kabale to discover the culture of the people living in the area. Lunch at Arcadia Cottages, with unique and amazing panoramic view of the Lake Bunyonyi, the deepest in Uganda. Afternoon boat rides inside the lake to various islands for bird viewing and sight seeing. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight. FB

After breakfast, you will drive to Lake Mburo National Park, the smallest in Uganda in size. Lunch in Mbarara at Hotel. Afternoon game drives in search of the beautiful impalas, zebras, cape buffalos, elands, oribi and topi. Along with the game drive, many visitors also enjoy a boat trip on Lake Mburo. The park is a very good opportunity for bird watchers, who will enjoy more than 250 species of birds, found here, including Papyrus gonoleks, Brown-faced lapwings, Carruther’s cisticolas, the extraordinary White winged Warbler and Bare-faced Go-away bird. Dinner and overnight at Hotel. FB

After breakfast, drive to bukakata to board the ferry boat which will take you to Ssese Islands, an archipelago of 84 islands on Lake Victoria. After lunch enjoy the navigation on the lake, which looks like an immense and peaceful sea. You reach the beautiful bay of Lutoboka, on Bugala Island, for dinner and overnight at Resort, with a magic location directly on the beach. FB

Early morning take a boat to Bukasa Island, the second largest. You will journey through the Ssese Islands and enjoy the beauty of the lake and forested islands. Explore Bukasa Island and have lunch at a Guest House. Return to Bugala by evening. Dinner overnight at Resort. In alternative: spend the night at Bukasa Island and return to Bugala in the morning. FB. After breakfast board the ferryboat to return to Entebbe. Spend the day at leisure and for your own shopping in Kampala. The city tour of the capital town can be arranged, to see the most relevant cultural and traditional sites of Buganda. Dinner and overnight at Hotel. Alternatively, reserved for afternoon and evening departure. FB

Spend the day relaxing in the uncontaminated and transparent water to see chimpanzees. You will be surprise by such pleasant atmosphere. Optional activities: sport fishing, bird watching in the botanical gardens. Full board at hotel.

After breakfast, Spend the day at leisure and for your own shopping in Kampala. The city tour of the capital town can be arranged, to see the most relevant cultural and traditional sites of Buganda. Dinner and overnight at Hotel. FB

Reserved for the transfer to Entebbe International Airport. BB

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