Uganda is located along the Western arm of the Rift Valley, characterized by different landscapes, but unified by the presence of the green colors and green hills. A wide and different experience of the African landscape and culture. This tour is a full immersion in the true nature, the forests and biodiversity. You will encounter cultures and traditions of the East African region. You will follow the river Nile at Murchison Falls in Uganda, descending along the Albertine rift escarpment down to the “Gorillas in the mist” Bwindi.
Safari highlights include:
– Encounter with the Gorillas in Bwind National Park
– Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest
– Wildlife viewing with a lot more.
Safari itinerary can be as follows;
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Kampala.36kms from Entebbe
On the arrival at Entebbe International Airport you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to hotel at Cassia Lodge Kampala, if there is time you will visit a market on the shores of Lake Victoria. Bed and Breakfast.
Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls (Approximate driving time: 8 hours-305kms)
Leave Kampala driving northwest towards Murchison Falls National Park with and tour at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for a nature walk to see the rare rhinos in the wild. Lunch break in Kabalega Diner then continue to Murchison falls and proceed to the top of the falls and after a long day’s drive relax at your lodge this evening. Pakuba Safari Lodge (Full board)
Day 3: Game drives, boat cruise in Murchison Falls
Wake up for early game drive to view and take photographs of elephants, buffalos, waterbucks, giraffes, Uganda kobs, lions, if you are lucky the leopards, plus a variety of bird species, it takes 2-3 hours then come back for breakfast relax at swimming pool. After Lunch break at the lodge then proceed for a boat cruise along the Nile to the bottom of the mighty Murchison falls. This is an opportunity to see hippos, crocodiles along the riverbanks and many water birds. Pakuba Safari Lodge (Full board)
Day 4: Departure from Murchison Falls National Park to Kibale
Leave Murchison falls N.P for Kibale Forest N.P via the Lake Albert escarpment,
having a good view of the lake. Stopover at Kolping Hotel in Hoima for lunch and
after drive across the interesting river Nkusi (flowing from the southern end of L.
Albert, through the villages of Kagadi, joining Victoria Nile). Both rivers join
L.Kyoga and flow through the Murchison Falls continue to L. Albert and north to the
Traveling on both asphalt and unpaved roads, you pass through traditional
Ugandan Villages where you see people at work tending their traditional crops of
millet, sorghum, beans and maize. The lush rolling hills of this region provide good
“photo opportunities”. As you approach Fort Portal in the foothills of the Rwenzori
Mountains, you enter Uganda’s famous tea plantation region. A carpet of green
spreads before you, as far as the eye can see, and seems an unusual contrast to
the countryside through which you have just passed. You arrive at Fort Portal, then,
continue toward Kibale Forest, one of the great African rainforest research
reserves. Years of study by scientists (who have cut a grid through the forest) have
habituated many of its animals to human observers. This forest is famed for the
variety of primates found here and it is a terrific area for birds. This rural Ugandan
town (Fort Portal) is locally famous for its weaving and basketry, and we can spend
sometime briefly to examine some of this local art.
Fort Portal is a small and attractive city. The fort was built between 1891 and 1893
and named after Sir Gerald Portal, the British Consul General of Zanzibar who
arrived in Uganda in 1892 to formalize the protectorate of Uganda. He died of
malaria a few months after the fort was completed.
During the afternoon we have time to checking out the superbly terraced tea
estates. There’s plenty to do in this area and we can also take an hour’s walk
around Lake Nyinambuga but all this depends on the time we have.
Accommodation: Kibale forest camp
(breakfast, lunch, dinner).
Day 5: Chimpanzees in Kibale forest (Approximate driving time: 2 hours-113kms)
After early breakfast, head to Kibale forest for Chimpanzee trekking and after lunch go for Bigodi swamp natural walk where you will see a variety of different species of bird and what nature has, transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park as you view crater lakes, 75% of this transfer gives a lot of opportunity to view wildlife, Mountain Rwenzori sceneries and also a stop at the Equator.
Bush Safari Lodge 2 nights (Full board)
Day 6: Game in Queen-
After early morning game drive, for looking out for kobs, lions,elephants, hynes ,buffallos, warthogs, among others. After game drive you will have your lunch then after you go a boat cruise on Kazinga channel. Bush Safari Lodge 2 nights (Full board)
Day 7: Bwindi National park (Approximate driving time: 3 hours-133kms)
After breakfast you will be Transfer to Bwindi national park through the rolling savannahs of Ishasha. Look out for the tree climbing lions checking in at your accommodation for overnight at Buhoma Haven lodge (Full board)
Day 8: Gorilla experience today
After the routine briefing by the wardens in Bwindi National Park the adventure starts. The trekking is a demanding but rewarding experience. We ensure you bring with you enough drinking water and packed lunch which is included in this itinerary. Enjoy the whole hour with these gentle apes alternatively if not trekking, if there is time when you are from Trek engage a nature guided walk in nearby community for a village walk. When you are back in the evening you can engage in nature guided walk in the near community and visit the pigmies. accommodation for overnight at Buhoma Haven lodge (Full board)
Day 9: Transfer to Mburo (Approximate driving time: 8 hours-256kms)
After breakfast you will be transferred to Lake Mburo Np having lunch in Mbarara town as you watch long horned cattle. Check in later and may be engage into a brief evening game drive time. -Accommodation: Arcadia Lodge (Full board)
Day 10: (224kms) Wake up early morning to engage in nature walk which gives you the opportunity to view animals on foot after which you come back to the lodge for breakfast and then transfer to Kampala. Lunch at the Equator and engaging in shopping with crafts, then after transfer via Kampala to the Airport.
END OF SAFARI
Price for this 10-days safari (net, 2018-2019):
|High season||Low season|
|When 2 People travelling||3950$||3900$|
|When 4 people travelling||3750$||3600$|
|When 6 people Travelling||3650$||3400$|
|When 8 people travelling||3450$||3300$|
|High season:||January – March, June – October, December 2018|
|Low season||April, May & November 2018|
Included in the price: