11 Days Uganda Safari

This is the complete Ugandan Safari Package. You will be sure to see and experience all what Uganda has to offer. From the wildlife, to the amazing sights, to discovering local culture and tasting the local food, this package is especially designed with the most enthusiastic safari holidays makers in mind, those who are seeking a thrilling, full and complete experience of what a Ugandan safari has to offer.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Welcome to Uganda! Upon arrival at Entebbe Airport, you will be met and transferred into Kampala for overnight accommodation.

Day 2: Kampala – Murchinson Falls National Park

A morning departure from Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park. Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s biggest conservation area and boasts varied habitats, including rolling grasslands, bushy hills, papyrus swamps and tropical forests. The Nile divides the park into the southern section, which is mostly forests and the northern section, which is home to most of the game, including a rich variety of large mammals and four of the “Big Five”. This evening you can enjoy a Sunset boat trip on the Nile River with a glass of champagne and snacks. Hippos and crocodiles are abundant and you will likely see elephants, buffaloes, waterbuck and a variety of water birds.

***Approx 6-7 hours driving distance today*** Overnight Murchinson Falls National Park

Day 3: Murchinson Falls National Park

At sunrise, you will start the day with a game drive of this naturalist’s paradise. Your guide will help you spot Elephant, Lion, Cape Buffalo, Rothschild Giraffe, Hartebeest, Water buck, Oribi, Bush buck, Bohor Reedbuck, Hyena and if you are lucky, the Leopard. After lunch, go for a boat safari upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls, stopping just tens of meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron”. You will get off the boat and take a walk to the top of the waterfalls, then returning to your overnight accommodation. Overnight Murchinson Falls National Park.

Day 4: Murchinson Falls National Park – Kibale Forest National Park

Today you will travel along the Albertine Escarpment of the Great Rift Valley on route to Kibale Forest National Park. Arrive in Fort Portal, at the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains for your lunch before proceeding to Kibale Forest National Park.

 

***Full day drive today*** Overnight Kibale Forest National Park

Day 5: Kibale Forest National Park (Chimp Tracking)

Kibale National Park is best known for its primate population. With 1450 chimpanzee and 13 other primate species, Kibale has the most Chimpanzees in Uganda and Africa as a whole. Today you will have the chance to observe human’s closest relatives in the wild. After a short introduction you will go to the forest with trackers and a guide who will find the chimpanzees for you. Once you reach the chimpanzee family you can spend one hour with them. The shady trails among the sometimes 50m high trees are a delight to bird and butterfly lovers. During the tour you will be explained about this ecosystem, the birds, monkeys and plants. Overnight Kibale Forest National Park

Day 6: Kibale Forest National Park – Queen Elisabeth National Park

In the morning you will travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park and after lunch, go for a boat trip along the hippo-crowded Kazinga Channel. This channel connects Lake Edward in the West and Lake George in the East. The two hours boat trip gives an opportunity to see some of the 550 registered species of birds, the highest concentration of hippos in Africa, many elephants, buffalos and antelopes passing along the channel. Sunset game drive after the boat trip (if time allows it).

 

***Approx 2-3 hours driving distance today*** Overnight Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 7: Queen Elisabeth National Park – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

We will start the day with a sunrise game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park, with a lion expert. The doctor has been working on big cats for the last 40 years in Africa and although this activity is optional, it’s highly recommended. This famous researcher has an array of information to share about lion behaviours and conservation, particularly in Uganda. Queen Elizabeth National Park’s diverse ecosystem of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. Game drives in this park, with the massive Rwenzoris as a backdrop provides excellent opportunities to see lion, leopard, giant forest hog, cape buffalo, elephants, defassa water back, Uganda Kob, Topi and bush buck. This afternoon you will travel from Queen Elisabeth National Park to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

 

***Approx 6 hours driving distance today*** Overnight Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 8: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorilla Tracking)

Today is a once in a lifetime experience. After an early breakfast and a briefing by a ranger guide, you will begin your gorilla tracking adventure. The area offers dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails, allowing access to tourists. There are less than 800 mountain gorillas left in the world and the beauty of this rain forest is spectacular. The tracking time varies with the movements of these great primates and can be anywhere from 30 minutes to 6-7 hours. Once you reach the gorilla family, you can spend one hour with them. The feeling of being in the middle of the rainforest surrounded by these peaceful creatures is indescribable and one you will never forget. If your gorilla tracking is short, there are other activities, which can be enjoyed during the afternoon. These may include bike riding or a community walk to a local school and hospital. During the community walk you will be taken to the home of pygmies (forest people) who were relocated from the forest when Bwindi became a national park. You will learn the process of making local brew and a traditional healer will explain some of the medicinal plants used for different diseases. Overnight Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 9: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Kampala

This morning you will depart with great memories of the moments spent with the fascinating Mountain Gorillas. On route, you will stop at the Equator to take photos. If you arrive into Kampala on time, you will have the opportunity to watch Uganda’s most famous troupe dancing at Ndere Cultural Centre.

***Approx 7-8 hours driving distance today*** Overnight in Kampala

Day 10: Kampala - Jinja

This morning you will travel to the pleasant town of Jinja, located on the banks of the Nile River. Here you will have the chance to immerse yourself in town lifestyle. Do some shopping for crafts as well as taste local food and drink local coffee. For those wanting some adventure, enjoy a full day white water rafting experience on the Nile River. This evening you can relax at the hotel or enjoy a sunset boat river on the Nile River.

 

***Approx 1-2 hours driving distance today*** Overnight in Jinja.

Day 11: Departure

Today you will be transferred back to Entebbe airport in time for your flight.

***Approx 2-4 hours driving distance today, depending on traffic

Possible extensions: a whole day adventurous rafting on the Nile. * 2 extra nights to include a visit to the Virunga Mountains.

Includes:
  • accommodation: staying in tents/lodges as described above.
  • meals will be as per itinerary above breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • professional english speaking driver guide.
  • park fee: all park entry fees, crater service fees.
  • transport: all clients on window seat in an open roof car.
  • 1 bottle of mineral water of 1.5 Ltr per personp per day.
Excludes:
  • tips, laundry, sleeping bags, hard drinks
  • international flights and taxes
  • visas
  • items of a personal nature and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary.

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