Uganda Safaris

10 Days Kampala/Murchison/Kibale/Queen Elizabeth/Bwindi/Lake Mburo/Kampala-Entebbe

Day 1: Kampala
On arrival at the Entebbe airport you will go through the immigration formalities then you will be met and transferred to Kampala for overnight. Optional city tour depending on your flight timings

Day 2: Kampala/Murchison Falls National Park
After breakfast you will be picked from and drive through the famous Luwero Triangle with a stopover at Masindi hotel for lunch and later proceed to Murchison Falls National Park where the world’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43metres below. Dinner and overnight at lodge/tented camp or camp

Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park
Tea/coffee will be served then depart for an early morning game drive on the northern bank where you will have a chance of seeing buffalo, bush buck, elephant, hartebeest, hyena, lion,
Oribi, Rothschild’s giraffe, waterbuck among other wild. Return to lodge/camp for breakfast. After lunch, proceed for the launch cruise on the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls. This will give you a chance of seeing elephant, hippo, water buck among other wild not forgetting crocodile, different species of birds which will include cormorant, Egyptian geese, goliath heron, King fisher later return to lodge/camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Murchison/ Kibale National park
After breakfast depart for Kibale National Park via the Albertine escarpment of the Western Rift Valley on the Masindi-Hoima-Fort Portal road arriving in time for lunch at Fort Portal town. This will be a long drive South passing through the country side while viewing traditional homesteads and farms. Dinner and overnight at lodge/guest house.

Day 5: Kibale National Park
After breakfast proceed of chimpanzee tracking where you will first have a morning briefing by the park ranger then head for a network of shady forest trails in search of the Chimps not forgetting a chance of seeing other primates which include blue-red tailed monkey, gray cheeked mangabey, l'hoestes and red colobus. Lunch will be served and in the afternoon there is an optional visit to Bigodi swamp for bird walking, nature walk not forgetting the primate viewing. Dinner will be served followed by overnight at lodge/motel or guest house.

Day 6: Kibale/Queen Elizabeth National Park
After an early breakfast, depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will have a chance of seeing antelope, buffalo, elephant, hyena, leopard, warthog, water buck not forgetting the different species of birds. After lunch proceed for a 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. You will have a chance of seeing hippos and different species of wild animals drinking at the water's edge. The launch cruise offers an excellent opportunity for bird watching, game viewing and photography. Dinner and overnight at lodge/hostel.

Day 7: Queen Elizabeth/Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After breakfast we shall set off for an early morning game drive along Kasenyi track and Queen’s mile in the park where you will have a chance of seeing buffalo, elephant, hyena, kobs, Leopard, lion, mangoose, waterbuck, warthog not forgetting the different species of birds. Later continue with your journey with lunch en route to Bwindi via Maramagambo and Ishasha with chances of seeing antelope, buffalo, elephant, kobs, waterbuck, tree climbing lions along the road. Dinner and overnight at tented camp/homestead/camp

Day 8: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After an early morning breakfast and with picnic lunch you will proceed for briefing by park ranger. You will explore this spectacular rainforest which offers dramatic, heavily forested and dense landscape crisscrossed by numerous animal trails, allowing access. Recorded mammals here include the endangered mountain gorilla, the rare golden monkey, buffaloes, elephants, duikers, bush bucks, leopards, giant forest hogs among other wild. This park is best known for the fascinating gorillas, where the time taken to see the gorillas and terrain varies according to the movements of these marvelous primates. The thrill of spending time with and observing these gentle giant gorillas is a rare and exciting adventure that will leave you with long lasting memories of a truly unique experience. Return to the tented camp/homestead/camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 9: Bwindi/ Lake Mburo National Park
After breakfast proceed to Mbarara town where we will arrive in time for lunch and later contine with our safari to Lake Mburo which is home to Sitatunga & eland Antelopes, impala, Topi, zebras among other wild. You will arrive early evening for dinner and overnight at tented camp/lodge/camp

Day 10: Lake Mburo/ Kampala-Entebbe
After an early morning breakfast proceed for a morning game drive later pass via Lake Mburo which is rich with a diverse animal and plant species before you return to camp/lodge for lunch. Later depart for Kampala or Entebbe.

6 Days Kibale and Bwindi National Parks

Day 1: Kampala.
On arrival at the airport you will go through the immigration formalities then you will be met by our representative and transferred to Kampala for overnight with an optional city tour depending on your arrival time.

Day 2: Kampala/Kibale National Park.
After breakfast you will be picked and depart for Kibale National Park with a stopover at Fort Portal town for lunch. Kibale National Park is home to over 340 different species of birds, more than 1,000 Chimpanzees, 27 species of Frogs & toads and 14 species of snakes. Dinner and overnight at lodge/motel or guest house

Day 3: Kibale National Park
After breakfast proceed of chimpanzee tracking where you will first have a morning briefing by the park ranger then head for a network of shady forest trails in search of the Chimps not forgetting a chance of seeing other primates which include blue-red tailed monkey, gray cheeked mangabey, l'hoestes and red colobus. Lunch will be served and in the afternoon there is an optional visit to Bigodi swamp for bird walking, nature walk not forgetting the primate viewing. Dinner will be served followed by overnight at lodge/motel or guest house.

Day 4: Kibale/ Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After an early breakfast with lunch en route depart for Ishasha where you will have a chance of seeing tree climbing lions before you will proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which hosts the third largest forest in Uganda and offers some of the best opportunities for viewing Mountain Gorillas and a variety of primates not forgetting the different species of birds. Dinner and overnight at tented camp/homestead/camp

Day 5: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After an early breakfast with picnic lunch proceed for a briefing on Gorillas by the Park Ranger. Afterwards the park ranger will lead you into the impenetrable rain forest while giving you lectures on the Flora and Fauna. Looking deep into the brown eyes of the gentle giants is surely to give you one of the most amazing wildlife encounters of your life. We shall spend an hour with the Gorillas and later return to the tented camp/homestead or camp for dinner and overnight

Day 6: Bwindi/Kampala-Entebbe
After breakfast depart for the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers where we will be able to watch the ceremonial drums being crafted using methods passed down through the generations. With lunch en route, and crossing the equator where you will have a stopover for photography, before you proceed to Kampala or Entebbe where you will arrive in the evening.

5 Days Gorilla Trekking/Semliki National Park-Pygmies

Day 1: Kampala/Bwindi
After breakfast you will be picked from your hotel and depart south with stops at the craft village at the Equator for pictures and shopping. After lunch in Mbarara, proceed through the beautiful evergreen mountain country referred to as the “Little Switzerland”. Arrive late evening for dinner and overnight at Bohama Bwindi

Day 2: Bwindi
After breakfast depart with picnic lunch arriving in time for briefing by park ranger guides before you commence 30 minutes - 8 hours trek to find the Mountain gorillas. The tracking starts at the area where the gorillas were the previous day. After a full hour with the gorillas, return to your accommodations for dinner and overnight

Day 3: Bwindi/Semliki
After breakfast depart through Ishasha with picnic Lunch and travel to Fort Portal. Proceed to Bundibugyo and transfer to Semliki National Park for dinner and overnight
 
Day 4: Semliki/Fort Portal
Wake up early, have breakfast and then proceed to Semliki National Park. You visit the Hot Springs at Sempaya. You will also have a chance to see the Pygmies at Ntoroko (fees payable to them directly). Later, depart in the afternoon and travel to Fort Portal for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Fort Portal/Entebbe-Home
After a very earl breakfast depart for Kampala arriving in time for lunch before proceeding to Entebbe airport where you will arrive in time to catch your flight to other destinations.

5 Days Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo National Parks

Day 1: Kampala/Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast leave Kampala with a stopover at the Equator for photography, and proceed to Mbarara town arriving in time for lunch before you continue with your journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will arrive in time for dinner and overnight at your lodge/hostel.

Day 2: Queen Elizabeth National Park
An early morning mini-breakfast proceed for early morning game drive where you will have a chance of seeing Buffalo, Bush Bucks, Defassa Waterbucks, elephants, Giant Forest Hog, leopard, lion, Semi-aquatic Sitatunga, Side Stripped Jackal then return to lodge/hostel for breakfast. After lunch you will enjoy a 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward where you will have a chance of seeing the highest concentration of yawning hippos surrounded by different species of birds. Many buffaloes rest in water, with crocodiles being a common site along the shore. Other animals may be seen drinking at the water's edge. This boat cruise will offer an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing before returning to the lodge/hostel for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Early morning breakfast, followed by either optional excursion to the Kyambura gorge, for chimpanzee tracking with the possibility of seeing a variety of primates or proceed for another game drive before returning to lodge/hostel for breakfast. After lunch you will visit the crater lakes region, Baboon cliffs and Katwe Salt works for a glimpse into traditional salt mining. This is one of the oldest salt mines in Uganda established in the 14th Century. Return to lodge/hostel for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Queen Elizabeth/Lake Mburo National Park
After breakfast depart for Lake Mburo National Park with lunch stop at Mbarara town before we proceed to the park where you will arrive in time for dinner and overnight at tented camp-lodge/camp.

Day 5: Lake Mburo/Kampala.
After breakfast proceed for a morning game drive where you will have a chance of seeing antelope, buffalo, eland, elephant, zebra among other wild. You will also pass via Lake Mburo before returning for lunch and later proceed to Kampala or Entebbe.

2 Days Lake Mburo National Park

Day 1: Kampala/Lake Mburo
Early departure from Kampala arriving in time for lunch at park followed by an afternoon boat trip on Lake Mburo where you will have a chance of seeing Hippos, different species of birds not forgetting the Buffalo before returning to the lodge/camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Lake Mburo/Kampala
After breakfast you will have a morning game drive where you will have a chance of seeing Impala, zebra, waterbuck among other wild. Later return to lodge/camp for lunch and later depart for Kampala-Entebbe where you will be dropped off.

6 Days Chimpanzee Safaris in Uganda

Set at an altitude of 1200m, Kibale Forest National Park is home to chimpanzee, baboon, red and white colobus monkeys and other large mammals like the bushbuck, Sitatunga, duicker, buffalo and forest elephant. It holds around 600 chimpanzees and a large population of elephants.

Day 1: Kampala - Maramagambo Forest
Pick up from your hotel early morning and drive to Mbarara where you will have lunch. Later, head for the Rift Valley to arrive at the edge of Maramagambo Forest for an evening forest walk around the Blue Lake and the Bat Caves in the Maramagambo forest in search of chimpanzee and other forest dwellers. Dinner and overnight in a lodge.

Day 2 Maramagambo Forest - Kibale Forest National Park
Early morning breakfast before descending into the Chambura Gorge on a forest for a walk in search of the primates. Your half day will be spent in the gorge with picnic lunches there after, transfer to Kibale Forest National Park for dinner and overnight either at a lodge.
TRANSIT TIME 5 HOURS

Day 3 Kibale Forest National Park
Breakfast early then start a morning chimp walks in the Kibale Forest while you trek the Chimpanzees. On the walk you may see gray cheeked mangabeys, Red tailed monkey, Black and white colobus monkey, Red colobus and other wildlife. Lunch will be had at the Camp. In the evening, take a nocturnal primate walk in the forest to see the pottos and the galagos. Later return for dinner and overnight at a lodge
ALL DAY ACTIVITIES.

Kibale Forest National Park
This National Park covers 766 sq. kms and runs contiguous with the northern end of Queen Elizabeth National Park, but Kibale is much wetter with a unique moist forest habitat and an extremely high diversity of animals and plants. This mature tropical rainforest supports the highest number of primate species in Uganda, and one of the highest primate densities and diversities in the world. There are 13 species of primates located here which include red colobus monkey, black-and white colobus monkey, redtail monkey, L’hoest’s monkey, mangabey, pottos, olive baboons and several communities of chimpanzee. About 400 species of birds have been reported in Kibale. A number of these species are found only in this park. In addition, over 150 species of butterflies and a large number of moths can be discovered here.

Day 4 Kibale Forest National Park - Entebbe
Early morning breakfast before driving to Kampala for lunch. Thereafter, travel to Entebbe for dinner and overnight at a lodge. TRANSIT TIME 7 HOURS

Day 5 Entebbe - Lake Victoria - Kampala
After breakfast, take a boat on Lake Victoria for a morning visit of the Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Return later in the day and transfer to your hotel in Kampala.

Please note the safari cost include:

    Meals and accommodation
    Full time experienced safari guides with all their associated expenses

Gorilla Tracking - 4 Days

Day 1: Bwindi or Mugahinga Departing Kampala early in the morning we drive west towards the impenetrable forests of the South West corner o f Uganda on the borders of Rwanda and Zaire.

Day 2 & 3: Bwindi or Mugahinga Tracking Gorillas in the forest. Depending on the availability of viewing permits, it is important for the clients to realize that there are only 2 places that we can view Gorillas in Uganda i.e. Bwindi and Mugahinga. NOTE: It is important to Book early to avoid disappointment. Only a f ew licenses are issued per day.

Day 4: Kampala Departing early in the morning, we travel directly back to Kampala arriving before 5.00 p.m

Bwindi Gorilla Safaris - 5 Days

Uganda Gorilla Adventures, Gorilla Safaris in East Africa

This park found in the South western part of the country has always been referred as Impenetrable forest, it has always been conceived as the Gorilla sanctuary even though it has more than ten other species of primates e.g. chipanzees, colubus monkeys, baboons e.t.a. Bwindi also encompass one of the richest areas in Africa for flora and fauna. Clients need to be patient and prepared to scramble through more bushes than would be necessary since the gorillas are not habituated to human contact.

Day 1 Kampala - Bwindi
An early start from Kampala takes you southwest and cross the Equator. You drive through Savannah grasslands seeing banana plantations and heads of Ankole cattle with their incredibly long Curving horns. Descend into Kigezi Highlands known as the Switzerland of Africa with terraced farming and Mountain Scenery Drive through to nearby gorilla Sanctuary. Overnight at tented camp or best available accommodation.

Day 2 Bwindi
Enter the forest at dawn and enjoy the beauty and freshness of the forest,Home of the mountain gorillas. After a short briefing by the guides proceed through the dance bush to track for these Endangered annals. Other primates also live in the forest including the black and white Colobus monkey and the red tailed monkey return to the Camp for diner and overnight.

Day 3 Bwindi
Re-enter the forest for a second existing day of gorilla trekking returns to camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 4 Bwindi – Lake Bunyonyi - Mbarara
Depart from the forest for Lake Bunyonyi, the lake of little birds removed for its variety of abundance of aviance. Enjoy a canoe ride on the beautiful narrow lake Surrounded by green hills. Proceed to Mbarara for overnight at Lake View Hotel.

Day 5 Mbarara – Kampala
Return to Kampala. Afternoon tour of the city or Shopping.

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