13 Days Uganda Wildlife

Highlights

– Kampala
– Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary (Safari-hike)
– Murchison Falls N.P. (Safari)
– Kibale Forest (Chimpanzee tracking)
– Queen Elizabeth N.P. (Safari)
– Bwindi (Gorilla tracking)
– Lake Bunyonyi

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival in Uganda

Your arrival at Entebbe international airport. Meet, greet and transfer to Kampala. Dinner and Overnight on your Kampala hotel

Day 2: Kampala-Murchison falls NP

After breakfast, depart for Murchison Falls National park passing through Uganda’s historical War-Zone-the famous Luweero Triangle. The journey is a seven hours drive towards the northern part of the country. Have a stop over for lunch at Masindi town and then proceed to the Murchison Falls national park. Relax and refreshment from the journey. Dinner and overnight Masindi Hotel/Red Chilli Rest Camp

Day 3: Murchison Falls NP Wildlife Tour

Wake up earlier for an early morning game drive to see the early risers in the park as well as predators returning to their hideouts. A drive at the Delta may probably yield facial encounters with the Rothschild Giraffe, Leopards, Lions, Hartebeests, Elephants, Oribis, among others. Go back to the lodge for lunch. After lunch proceed to the Mighty Nile for a launch cruise to the bottom of the falls. On the cruise you may view and take photos of the game at close quarters. Amongst the game are schools of Crocodiles and Hippos basking along the banks of the lake and if lucky, the whale headed (Shoe billed) Stork can also be seen. Go to Paraa for a scenic view of the magnificent top of the falls where the Nile is crammed into a cleft in the rift valley falling below in a series of cascades. Get back for Dinner & Overnight at Masindi Hotel/Red Chilli Rest Camp/

Day 4: Murchison Falls-Kibaale NP

After breakfast, take the Western scenic route to Kibaale National Park. This journey will take you through the Albertine rift found in the Western arm of Great East African rift valley. Connect to Fort portal town which is located 34 Kms from the Main Park. Arrive early evening in Fort portal. Relax. Dinner and overnight  Crater Valley Kibale/ Mantana Tented Camp

Day 5: Kibale Forest NP

After morning Breakfast, drive to Kibale Forest National park. Go to the forest for Chimpanzee tracking. While tracking, you may also see other primates such as the Black and white Colobus monkeys, the blues, Red tailed monkeys, Grey cheeked Mangabeys, among others. The guide will also guide you through tree identification in the forest. After lunch, take a swamp walk in Bigodi wetland sanctuary for closer encounter with nature. While on the trail a number of birds can be seen as well as abundant plant life. Return to the camp for overnight at Crater Valley Kibale

Day 6: Kibaale-Queen Elizabeth NP

After breakfast, have a transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park which is mostly a savanna park. While en route, take scenic photos of the great Mountains of the Moon natively called Mount Rwenzori. Have a stopover in Kasese town for lunch. Connect downwards to Queen Elizabeth physically cross the Equator. Take memorable photos and then enter the park through the main gates. While on the drive you may see a number of evening grazers summing up their day most especially antelopes. Relax at the lodge. Dinner and Overnight at Mweya hostel

Day 7: Queen Elizabeth NP

After breakfast take an early morning game drive to see the early risers as well as predators returning to their hide outs. A drive to the Ishasha region may reward you with a sight of the tree climbing lions hanging on fig trees in wait for their prey which usually relax in the shadows. Have lunch and then descend to the Kazinga channel for a launch cruise. The Kazinga channel connects Lake George to Lake Edward and it is blessed with a number of solitary Buffaloes, Hippos, and a various number of other animals that come for a drink for instance elephants. The channel is also a haven for bird watchers given there are a number of birds that can be seen. These include the European migrant birds like the terns and gulls congregating there in large flocks. Relax, Dinner and overnight at Mweya hostel.

Day 8: Queen Elizabeth – Bwindi NP

After breakfast, have a transfer to the Bwindi Impenetrable forest, a home to the Endangered Mountain gorillas. The journey will take you through the beautiful land overlooking the Mountains of the moon. Together with the existence of other volcanic mountains in the region this region has come to be commonly referred to as the ‘Little Switzerland of Africa’. Dinner and over night at the Silverback Gorilla Resort

Day 9: Bwindi Impenetrable NP

After breakfast go for a short briefing from the destination guides. Enter the tropical moist forest for a thrilling adventure and memorable encounter with the great apes. Have our packed lunch. Since gorilla tracking may take a whole day time permitting, you may go a visit to the local community of the Bambuti (pygmies) Dinner and Overnight at the Silverback Gorilla resort

Day 10: Bwindi-Lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast, set off for Lake Bunyonyi, one of the deepest craters lakes in Africa. In the afternoon take a canoe ride to different islands in the lake including the Akampene Island where many unmarried pregnant girls from the Bakiga community were punished by dropping them to the island to meet their death through starvation. Overnight and dinner at Nature Prime Island

Day 11: Lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast, go to the lake for bird watching. The lake shores attract a number of birds. Its from these birds that this second deepest lake in Africa derives its name “Bunyonyi” literally meaning birds.. Canoeing, fishing and relaxation from this beautiful ever green environment. Dinner and overnight at Bunyonyi Overland resort/Crater bay cottages

Day 12: Lake Bunyonyi Boat Ride – Lake Mburo NP

After breakfast, transfer to Lake Mburo National Park getting there in time for lunch. Have a boat cruise on the lake to refresh you from the journey. From this park it is a guarantee to see Impalas, Topis, Elands, the Beautiful Uganda Kob, Zebras, and other game. Meals and Overnight at Rwonyo Camp/Bandas/Camping.

Day 13: Drive to Kampala

Start your day with an early morning game drive and later have breakfast. After having lunch, depart for Kampala arriving late in the evening. Overnight at your hotel. Check out urban night life in Kampala

END OF UGANDA TOUR

Rates

1 person 4,290 $ US Dollar p.p.

2 persons 2,820 $ US Dollar p.p.

3 persons 2,430 $ US Dollar p.p.

4 persons 2,160 $ US Dollar p.p.

5 persons 2,060 $ US Dollar p.p.

6 persons 1,940 $ US Dollar p.p.

Accommodation

Accommodation is based on standard twin/double rooms (shared) and 4 nights camping.

Inclusions / Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Transport in a 4wd mini bus with pop-up roof for excellent safari view viewing All fuel for the tour.
  • English speaking Ugandan driver/guide.
  • Accommodation in double/twin rooms (shared) and camping.
  • Use of an igloo-tent and a mattress.
  • Meals as indicated.
  • Entrance fees for Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Murchison Falls N.P., Kibale Forest N.P., Queen Elizabeth N.P. and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
  • All activities described in the itinerary.
  • 1 Chimpanzee permit per person (à USD 150)
  • 1 Gorilla permit per person (à USD 500)

Exclusions

  • International air fares.
  • Entry visa Uganda
  • Personal (medical/travel) insurance.
  • All drinks
  • Meals and snacks which are not inclusive in the accommodation.
  • A porter for during the gorilla trackings (someone who carries your daypack).
  • All activities that are not mentioned in the program or activities that are mentioned in the program as optional activity.
  • Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc.
  • All expenses of a personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, souvenirs etc.).

Meals

The cost of the tour includes quite some meals,

Bed and BreakFast : Day 1, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10

Meals not included : Day 2, 3, 7, 8, 11, 12