14 Days Uganda Wildlife Adventure Safari

Uganda Wildlife Adventure Safari - 14 Days - VSU 221

Day 1: Airport Transfer
You will be met by our driver /guide at Entebbe International Airport who will drive you to Kampala the Capital City of Uganda. Check in Hotel Africana or Holiday Express Hotel in the city center dinner and overnight.

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Day 2: Kampala - city tour- Kibale Forest National Park.
Short morning tour of Kampala City, highlights including the bustling Nakasero market with a lot of fresh fruits display and the mysterious Kasubi tombs – a burial ground for Buganda Kings. Visit Uganda Museum a display of all Uganda cultures. After lunch, drive through the lush green countryside to Lake Mburo National Park stopping at Equator. Check in at Mantana Luxury Lodge or Rwonyo Camp dinner and overnight

Day 3: Lake Mburo - Kabale
Have an early morning game drive. This park was gazetted in 1982 and is situated between the towns of Masaka and Mabarara and is the only one that contains an entire lake. The attractive acacia-dotted savannah is home of huge herds of impala as well as uncommon topi, eland, klipspringer and other antelope. Zebra and buffalo also graze these peaceful acres. At the lake, there are hippo and crocodile, and a wonderful diversity of birds. Because of the different habitats of the lakeshore and the broad savannah, the variety seems endless. Catch a glimpse of water birds diving for fish, the marabou stork, bee-eaters and cheeky bronze-tailed starling as well as the majestic crowned crane. Make sure you bring your binoculars!

After game drive, proceed to Mbarara with a stop over at the Ankole long-horned cattle sighting enroute. Lunch stop at Mbarara town and continue to Kabale. Drive past beautiful hills, ridges and valleys in Ntungamo area plus the long-flat stretch of savannah before reaching Kigezi Hills (Switzerland of Africa). Arrive in Kabale and proceed to Lake Bunyonyi dinner and overnight at Lake Bunyonyi Overland Camp or Bunyonyi Safari Resort.

Day 4: Lake Bunyonyi – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Camp
After breakfast go for a boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi for a tour around the beautiful Islands on the Lake. The lake gives a sanctuary to many different species of birds and migrating birds from Europe. This is the only fresh lake in the country you can find otters. Enjoy sight seeing of Kigezi terraced hills, lunch and depart for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest passing through Mafuga forest. On clear day, view the Virunga's from a distance and the Western Rift Valley stretch as it disappears to border of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Check in Buhoma Community Bandas for overnight. Optional Clients can who would like to stay in luxury will stay at Gorilla Forest Camp or Buhoma Homestead Lodge.

Day 5: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
After breakfast, you receive a briefing from the local guides and then it’s off on the adventure. The time taken and the terrain vary according to the movements of these great primates. The thrill of meeting them face-to-face takes away the pain of the long and arduous trek. Back to the camp to recount your experiences in the forest.

Gorilla

Day 6: Bwindi – Queen Elizabeth National Park
Today a second visit to the Gorillas is an option or you may take a look at some of the creatures that share this forest with our Gorillas (forest walk). Or Explore the hidden waterfalls and marvel at the splendour of this African forest view other primates like the red tailed monkeys, blue monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys. There is also unique game like the giant forest hog, the bushbuck and wealth of bird life while you enjoy the forest flora. Or Depart for Ishasha in to look for climbing lions in morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park, and proceed to check in at Mweya Safari Lodge or Institute of Ecology (hostel).

Day7 Queen Elizabeth National Park
Rise before the sun and have a game drive. Your guided drive may last about three hours. Return to the lodge for lunch and take an afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga channel, that joins Lakes Edward and George. This waterway is filled with schools of hippos, buffaloes, and elephants, which can be seen at the banks. There are also a rich variety of birds on the channel. Return for dinner and overnight at lodge or Hostel. Evening is at leisure.

Day 8 Queen Elizabeth National Park- Kibale Forest National Park
You will carry out another game drive in the morning exploring different tracks exploiting all chances of viewing game that inhabit this beautiful part of the world. After lunch depart for Kibale Forest National Park – home of chimpanzees. Check in at Ndali Lodge or Toro Resort.

Chimp in the wild

Day 9 Kibale – Chimp tracking
After breakfast with local guide off to track chimps in their natural habitat. Kibale Forest National Park is believed to have most concentration of primates in the world. Over 10 different species of primates including chimps in this park have been recorded in this park including the very localized red colobus and L'Hoest's monkeys. Tracking the chimpanzee our 'cousin' is a very interesting experience. The way they feed, climb trees, respond to humans, caring for their young ones, is just phenomenal. A network of shady forest trails provides much to delight botanists and butterfly lovers, while birders have record over 300 species including the endemic Prirogrine's ground thrush. The elusive forest elephant, smaller and hairier than its savannah counterpart, moves seasonally into the developed part of the park, while other terrestrial mammals include buffalo, giant forest hog and a half dozen antelope species. Return to your camp and afternoon visit Bigodi Swamp bird watching and other activities that take place here and overnight.

Day 10 Kibale – Fort Portal- Murchison Falls Park
Depart for Murchison Falls National Park with lunch stop on the way. Enter through Bugungu gate. Arrive in the evening to Sambiya River Lodge or Paraa safari lodge for dinner and overnightOvernight.

Murchison Falls

Day 11 Murchison Falls National Park
Carry out a game drive in the morning with a local guide who will assist you sight the Congo Blue Mountains on clear day. Game drive is carried out in the northern Bank of River Nile where concentrations of game is common sight of elephants, giraffes, antelopes, lions leopards hyenas and many bird species are common sight. Enjoy your picnic lunch; in the afternoon go for a boat cruise on the famous River Nile up to the bottom of falls. Chances of sighting the shoe bill stork are many though not a guarantee continue up to the bottom of the falls where you will see marine animals like the crocodiles, schools of hippos and many species of birds. Overnight.

Day 12: Murchison Falls National Park
Checkout and drive to the top of the falls a spectacular sight where millions of gallons of water squeeze in 6-meter gap before it explodes into thunderous explosion of Murchison Falls then proceed to Kampala passing through Bundongo Forest. Stop to view different species of flora seeing particular species of trees – mahogany muvule etc that are characteristic of an African rainy forest dinner and overnight at Hotel Africana or Holiday Express Hotel in Kampala.

White Water Rafting

Day 13: Kampala – Jinja - Entebbe
After breakfast,you will be driven to Jinja town. This day can be dedicated for white water rafting. Alternative you will be visiting the source of the Nile River and Bujagali Falls and when time allows you can visit the Namugongo Martyrs Shrine and continue to Entebbe for overnight stay at Windsor Lake Victoria Hotel or Entebbe Flight Motel.

Day 14 Airport Transfer
If time allows, visit Botanical gardens before transfer to the airport for departure.

Please note the safari cost include:

  • Meals and accommodation while on safari,
  • Full time safari driver/guides with associated expenses
  • 1 chimp permit per person
  • 1 gorilla permit per person (1day visit)Rwanda
  • Park entry fees, all game drives, launch trips, applicable government taxes.
  • 4x4 wheel drive vehicle with gas
  • Visa to Rwanda
  • Re entry visa into Uganda
  • Other border crossing fees
  • Airport transfers.
  • Safari can be booked privately or you can opt to join a group.

Excluded are:

Drinks, bar bills and drinks, phone calls, personal insurance and any other services of a personal nature like souvenirs tips and laundry etc