14 Days Best of Uganda Wildlife Safari

Duration

Overview

This 14 days safari will take you to the best and top tourism destinations in Uganda. On this safari you go to Murchison falls national park the largest national park in Uganda that is well known for its abundant wildlife and mighty Murchison waterfalls. You will head to Kibale forest national park for the chimpanzee trekking adventure, this park has the biggest population of chimpanzees in Uganda. You will then visit Queen Elizabeth national park which is popular for its wildlife safari experiences and then head to Bwindi impenetrable national park for the gorilla trekking adventure. The safari will end at the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi which is the deepest lake in Africa.

Included/Exclude

  • Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking Permits
  • Safari car and fuel
  • English speaking tour and driver guide
  • Drinking water in the car
  • Full Board Accommodation as mentioned in the package
  • Game drives and Boat rides
  • Rhino Trekking
  • Park Entrance fees
  • Optional Activities
  • International Flights
  • Insurance
  • Tips and Laundry services at the lodge
  • Entry Visa charges
  • Other personal expenses while on tour

Tour Plan

You arrive in Uganda today through Entebbe International airport. Your driver guide will be waiting for you at the airport to welcome you to Uganda. Your guide will then transfer you to your hotel in Entebbe for overnight. Journey time: 15 minutes Accommodation: Hotel No.5 (Luxury), The Boma Hotel (Mid-range), African Roots Guest House (Budget) Meal Plan: Dinner
You will have an early breakfast at the hotel after which you start the journey to Murchison falls national park. You will set off from the hotel at 7am so as to hit the road early enough. The drive to the park takes you through the beautiful scenery and landscape of Uganda. Lunch will be along the way in Masindi town. You will have a stopover for rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary. The sanctuary currently has 32 white rhinos. After you receive a briefing from your ranger guide you will start your trek on foot to meet the rhinos. You have opportunities to take photos of the rhinos and watch them as they feed. After the trek you proceed with your journey. On arrival at the park you check in at the lodge and have dinner. Journey time: 6 hours Accommodation: Nile Safari Lodge (Luxury), Pakuba Safari Lodge (Mid-range), Fort Murchison (Budget) Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
You will leave the lodge as early as 6am for the morning game drive which will take place in the northern section of the park. Murchison falls national park has a large concentration wildlife and the animals to look out for while on this game drive include elephants, giraffes, lion, warthogs, buffaloes, patas monkey, olive baboons, Uganda kobs, water bucks, hyenas and bush bucks. On a lucky day you might have a chance of spotting the leopard however this is a rare sighting. In the afternoon you will head for a boat ride on River Nile at 2:00pm. Animals that can be seen while on the boat cruise include crocodiles, hippos, monitor lizards, elephants, antelope species and water birds. The animals usually come to the river to drink water and cool off under the afternoon scorching sun. The boat continues to the base of the water falls where you get off the boat and start the hike to the top of the falls.. The top of the falls offer breathtaking views and opportunities to take great photos of the water falls and the vast landscape of the national park. The hike takes about 45 minutes – 1 hour. Your driver guide will be waiting for you to take you back to the lodge after this experience. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Today you check out of your lodge and continue with your safari as you travel to Kibale forest national park which is also referred to as primate capital of East Africa. The drive to the park offers scenic views of Uganda’s landscape and vegetation. Arrive at the lodge in Kibale where you will have lunch. After lunch your driver guide will take you to visit the Fort Portal crater lakes located near the park, here you will capture great photos and return to the lodge later for dinner. Journey time: 5 hours Accommodation: Ndali Lodge (Luxury), Turaco Treetops (Mid-range), Chimpanzee Guest House (Budget) Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Have breakfast at the lodge early in the morning and then your driver guide will transfer you to the park headquarters for a briefing from your ranger guide. After the briefing you start the journey in to the rain forest as you look out for the chimpanzee, man’s closest relatives. Once you locate the chimps you will spend one hour with them as you watch then hop around the tree branches, feed,play and feed their young ones. You will also be able to capture great shots of the chimpanzee during this time. After this you trek back to the starting point. In the afternoon you go on the Bigodi swamp walk. The Bigodi wetland walk is a community run initiative outside the park boundary adjacent to Bigodi trading center. The wetland is home to several species of monkeys including the black-and-white colobus, red-tailed, vervet and olive baboons. The wetland hosts several bird species that you can look out for along the trail. The wetland walk ends with visiting the community to get a look in to the culture and life of the locals that live on the edge of Kibale forest. The revenue from this ecotourism site is put back in to the community through different projects. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Today you will check out of your lodge in Kibale national park and then travel to Queen Elizabeth national park. Once you arrive at the park you can spend the rest of the day relaxing at the lodge. Optional Activity:Community Walk and Tour Journey time: 2 hours Accommodation: Kyambura Gorge Lodge (Luxury), Kikorongo Safari Lodge (Mid-range), Bush Lodge (Budget) Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
You will go on an early morning game drive in the park after having breakfast at the lodge. The game drive will take place in Kasenyi plains as this is where you get the best game viewing opportunities. Wildlife to look out for includes hyenas, lions, elephants, buffaloes, hyenas, leopard and antelope species among other animals. Your afternoon will be spent on a boat cruise on Kazinga channel. The boat ride offers great opportunities to look out for water birds, hippos, huge monitor lizards, crocodiles that like to sunbathe on the shores, elephants that like to play in the water and antelopes as they come to the shores to drink water in the afternoon. The boat cruise takes 2 hours and offers you a relaxing afternoon on water. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After breakfast you check out of the lodge and then travel to Ishasha. Ishasha is in the south western part of Queen Elizabeth national park and the main attraction in this area is the tree climbing lions. You will go on a game drive in search of the tree climbing lions in Ishasha with your ranger guides. The lions can be seen hanging and relaxing in the fig trees while they escape the afternoon scorching sun and the biting flies. Other animals to be spotted include topis, buffaloes, and elephants. Journey time: 2 hours Accommodation: Ishasha Wilderness Camp (Luxury Camp), Ishasha Jungle Lodge (Mid-range), Enjojo Lodge (Budget) Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After breakfast you check out of your lodge and then travel to Bwindi national park the home of mountain gorillas in Uganda. The journey furthers offers stunning views of Uganda’s beautiful landscape. Optional Activity – Community Tour Journey time: 5 hours Accommodation: Chameleon Hill Lodge (High End), Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge (Mid – range), Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Budget) Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Today morning you will have breakfast at the lodge and then you will be taken to the park headquarters which is the starting point for your mountain gorilla trekking adventure. You will receive a briefing from your ranger guide with guidelines on the trek and how to behave around the gorillas. After this you will be given walking sticks for support as you trek in the forest and you will also be able to get porters who can be hired at a fee of 15 US dollars to carry your luggage for the day. We advise that you hire a porter because the gorilla trek can be strenuous and hectic hence the need for extra help. The park guides will lead you through the rain forest in search of these endangered species, once you locate the mountain gorillas you are allowed to spend one hour with them. The gorilla trek is an exciting adventure and watching the gorillas as they feed, move around and play with their young ones is a rewarding experience. You will have an opportunity to capture your great shot of the mountain gorillas and you are advised to turn off your camera flashlight when taking pictures. Optional Activity: Gorilla Habituation Experience
You will have an early breakfast at the lodge and then head to Mgahinga gorilla national park which is home to the unique golden monkeys and is the only place in Uganda to trek these monkeys. You will receive a briefing from your guide and then begin your trek. The Golden Monkey trek is a rewarding experience offering an opportunity to view the golden monkeys in their natural habitat as they hop around the trees in the bamboo forest and feed on bamboo shoots. Watching the golden monkeys is exciting as they are more active and offer great photo moments. The trek is less strenuous than the mountain gorilla trek and takes a shorter time to locate these monkeys. In addition while on the trek you look out for bird life, small predators and wildlife in the park. After the trek your driver guide will transfer you back to the lodge Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
You will have breakfast at the lodge and after that you start the journey to Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi referred to as “the place of many little birds” is a stunning lake in southwestern Uganda. Journey time: 2 ½ hours Accommodation: Bird’s Nest@Bunyonyi (Mid-range), Crater Bay Cottages (Budget) Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Today you will go on a canoe ride on Lake Bunyonyi. The motorized canoe ride on offers you spectacular views of the scenery and landscape of Uganda. Lake Bunyonyi is the deepest lake in Africa and has 29 islands, while on the canoe ride the site guide will tell you traditional stories about the different islands with the most common story being about the punishment island. After this you head to the lodge and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Today marks the end of your safari as you travel back to Kampala or Entebbe airport for your flight. Journey time: 8 hours Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Long sleeved shirt and long pants
  • Hiking boots
  • Sunscreen and Insect repellent
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Drinking water
  • Hat
  • Rain jacket

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