Uganda, Africa
Location
9 Days
Duration

Extreme Wild Adventure Uganda Discovery

Welcome to Uganda, Africa!

ROUTE: Entebbe, Kampala, Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi, Kampala/Entebbe

DURATION: 9 Days

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Visit to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino trekking
  • Ferry ride to the northern bank of the Murchison Falls National park
  • Boat safari upstream the calm Victoria Nile
  • Hike to the Top of the Falls
  • Kibale Chimpanzee Trekking
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park, sightseeing and game viewing enroute
  • Game drive along Kasenyi and Queens Mile
  • Boat trip along the famous Kazinga channel
  • Guided Chimpanzee/primate walk along Kyambura Gorge
  • Ishasha sector game drive in search of tree climbing lions
  • Bwindi Gorilla tracking
  • Time permitting, afternoon community foot safari
  • Visit to Igongo Cultural village
  • Stop at the Equator crossing
AIRFARE: International Airfare Upon Request
ACCOMMODATIONS:  Hotels used (or similar)
FIRST:
  • Entebbe/Kampala – Cassia Lodge (Mid range) Cassia Lodge (Mid range)
  • Murchison Falls National Park – Murchison River Lodge (Mid Lodge facility)
  • Kibale – Primate Lodge-Forest Cottages (Mid Lodge)
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park – Enganzi Lodge (Mid Lodge)

Bwindi – Sliver back Lodge/Chameleon Hill Lodge (Mid range)

DELUXE:
  • Entebbe/Kampala – Serena Kampala Hotel (High end)
  • Murchison Falls National Park – Parra Safari Lodge (Lodge facility) Parra Safari Lodge (Lodge facility)
  • Kibale – Kyaninga Lodge (Lodge facility)
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park – Mweya Safari Lodge/Jacana Safari Lodge (Lodge Facility)
  • Bwindi – Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany Springs/Gorilla Safari Lodge (high end lodge)
LUXURY:
  • Please inquire

 Included: 

Accommodations Per Person Sharing, including hotel taxes

Arrival & departure transfers where applicable

Local guides / safari guides where applicable

Meals per itinerary

Park entrance fees and sightseeing fees where applicable

Applicable transportation

Not Included:

Airfare and air taxes

Cancellation, baggage, travel and medical insurance

Items of a personal nature such as baggage porterage, gratuities/tips, laundry, telephone calls, bottled water, etc.

Visa and visa fees

Optional sightseeing and activities

Meals, beverages and services not mentioned in itinerary

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Day 1 Arrival Entebbe Airport - Kampala (Travel Time +1hr)

Upon arrival at airport in Uganda, you will be warmly met by a representative, who will provide assistance and transfer to your accommodation to check-in.

Overnight: Kampala – (D)

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Day 2 Kampala - Murchison Falls (Travel Time +5hrs)

Activities:

  • Begin the panoramic drive north-west through the famous Luwero Triangle and travel to Masindi via Ziwa Rhino Project.
  • A visit to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino trekking is a must.
  • After lunch, drive to Murchison Falls.

Overnight: Murchison Falls – (B, L, D)

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Day 3 Murchison Falls National Park

Activities:

  • Begin the day with a cup of African Coffee. After your cup of coffee, cross the Nile by ferry to the northern bank of the park. Your guide will help you spot Elephant, Lion, Cape buffalo, Rothschild’s giraffe, hartebeest, Waterbuck, Oribi, Bushbuck,  Bohor reedbuck, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard.
  • Return to the hotel for breakfast and lunch.
  • 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”.
  • En route, marvel at the toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over this 17 km stretch you may see elephant, waterbuck and Uganda Kob crocodile.  This is also a zone of many bird species like Goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork.
  • There you leave the boat and start your – quite heavy – hike to the Top of the Falls (approx. 1 hour). See where the world’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below.
  • Your driver/guide will be waiting for you to bring you back to the lodge.

Overnight: Murchison Falls – (B, L, D)

4

Day 4 Murchison Falls - Kibale

Activities:

  • All day drive south via Hoima to Fort Portal through verdant countryside and past traditional homesteads and farms along Albertine Rift escarpments. Fort-Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon.

Overnight: Kibale – (B, L, D)

5

Day 5 Kibale Chimpanzee Trekking - Queen Elizabeth National Park

Activities:

  • Early morning trek for chimpanzees. Kibale is the best reserve in Africa to view chimps, a thick jungle with a towering canopy.
  • In the afternoon, drive to the south into Queen Elizabeth National Park, sightseeing and game viewing en route.

Overnight: Queen Elizabeth – (B, L, D)

6

Day 6 Queen Elizabeth National Park

Activities:

  • Begin your day with a cup of coffee. Early morning game drive along Kasenyi and Queens Mile makes visitors encounter elephants, buffalo, water bucks, warthogs, lions, Uganda Kobs and a variety of birds.
  • Return to the lodge for breakfast and lunch.
  • After lunch, a two hour boat trip along the famous Kazinga channel a worthwhile opportunity to see Hippo, Buffalo, Kobs, Elephants, warthogs etc.
  • This trip also enables visitor chance to see spectacular birds.

Overnight: Queen Elizabeth – (B, L, D)

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Day 7 Queen Elizabeth National Park - Bwindi

Activities:

  • With previous day’s memories, enjoy your breakfast ready for guided Chimpanzee/primate walk along Kyambura Gorge to look for habituated chimps through the gorge.
  • After primate walk, proceed to Ishasha. You will drive along the deep and wide dry craters that are occupied by savanna grasses and acacia.
  • The drive takes you through the unique western rift valley escarpment and the (southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park) Ishasha sector where you will take on yet another game drive in search of tree climbing lions before proceeding to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
  • The journey takes about 4 hours but driving through interesting features. Arrive at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the evening. This park is home of the rare mountain gorillas. Apart from gorillas, there are a wide variety of primates to see including the blue and red tailed monkeys. The forest itself is lush and green and there are streams running through it.

Overnight: Bwindi – (B, L, D)

8

Day 8 Bwindi Gorilla tracking

Activities:

  • After breakfast set off early with guides to track the gorillas. The thrill of your encounter will erase the difficulties of the potentially strenuous trek. Bring jungle boots and rain jackets because the park is often wet. Spend time in awe watching the gorillas go about their activities. Each gorilla safari encounter is different and has its own rewards, but you are likely to enjoy the close view of adults feeding, grooming and resting as the youngsters frolic and swing from vines in a delightfully playful display.
  • Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a magnificent green swathe of dense rainforest, so ancient that survived the last ice age. A recently proclaimed World Heritage site, it’s one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth and its unique, precious flora sustain roughly half of the world population of mountain gorillas – believed to number just 720. There’s also a substantial chimpanzee population and research shows that Bwindi is the only forest in Africa in which these two apes live together.
  • Time permitting, spend the afternoon on a community foot safari to explore the life style of the people living and surrounding the park.
  • Return to camp exhilarated to relive the encounter with friends over a drink.

Overnight: Bwindi – (B, L, D)

9

Day 9 Bwindi - Kampala/Entebbe

Activities:

  • After early breakfast, Drive back to Kampala with a visit to Igongo Cultural village to explore and learn the Bahima and Ankole culture. This is the place where the future meets the past.
  • Continue your drive to the Equator crossing with your lunch en route.

Departure: Drive back to Kampala/Entebbe to catch up your evening flight back home. – (B, L, D)


Meals as per itinerary: (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)


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Location Name: Uganda, Africa
Area: 241,038
Population: 37,101,745
Capital: Kampala
Language(s): English (official), Ganda or Luganda, other Niger-Congo languages, Nilo-Saharan languages, Swahili, Arabic
Religion: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Islam, indigenous beliefs
Currency: Ugandan shilling - UGX
Time Zone: UTC + 03 (East Africa Time)
Electricity: 240 V
Country Code to Call (Uganda, Africa): 256


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