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Safari Holiday in Uganda Wildlife Tour – 12-Days

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12-Day Safari Holiday in Uganda Wildlife Tour

For this12-Day Safari Holiday in Uganda Wildlife Tour fly into Entebbe and overnight at the booked accommodation. On the next day, transfer to Murchison Falls NP with en-route rhino tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Proceed to Kibale, the primates’ capital then go to Queen Elizabeth NP. Afterward, transfer to Bwindi via the Ishasha area, famously known for its tree-climbing lions’ population. Enjoy gorilla trekking in Bwindi before relaxing at Lake Bunyonyi and finally visiting Lake Mburo NP. Lastly, you’ll return to Entebbe Airport.

 

Day 1: Arrive Entebbe, pick up and overnight at the booked accommodation

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, a  Professional Tour Driver-guide will receive and welcome you to Uganda – the Pearl of Africa. Thereafter, you will transfer to the booked accommodation. You will check in and take your rest – recovering from jet lag, adjusting to time difference. #Optional (extra cost): Just in case you reached early and interested in some activity, you may consider; a). excursion to the Entebbe Botanical Gardens to sight a few primates and birds, b). excursion to Mabamba wetland in search of shoebill stork, c). the Lake Victoria Sunset cruise to local islands and bays. Otherwise, check-in and just take your rest.

 Accommodation:

Luxury Lake Victoria Hotel
Midrange Via Via guesthouse
Budget Airport Guesthouse

Meals: Dinner

 

Day 2: Travel to Zziwa for an hour of rhino tracking, Proceed to Murchison NP

Be up early, have breakfast and drive off to Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Once there, you will proceed for an hour of on-foot rhino tracking. From the rhino tracking, head to Masindi where you will have a lunch stop. After lunch, embark on the transfer to Murchison Falls NP. The highlights of this park include the roaring rapids of the Murchison, the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest National Park where you will have the chance of viewing lions, a Safari Holiday in Uganda, giraffes, hartebeest, buffalo, and elephants. Then surely, the concentration of hippos and the Nile crocodiles here will fascinate you. If interested and time allows, you can proceed for a late afternoon-evening game drive.

Accommodation:

Luxury Budongo Eco Lodge
Midrange Twiga Safari Lodge
Budget Hornbill Bush Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Drive Time: 6-7 hours exclude time in Zziwa.

 

Day 3: Murchison game drive and afternoon boat trip to the base of the falls,Safari Holiday in Uganda

Have your breakfast, depart for an early morning game drive across the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest National Park and be on the look for wildlife including lions, Safari Holiday in Uganda, and leopards (though hard to spot) among others. For any birder, there are quite a number of birds to sight too during the drive. Return to the accommodation for some rest time and lunch. After lunch, you will head out for the boat trip to the base of Murchison Falls where you will also be able to catch sight of more animals including Hippos and Crocodiles and several water birds. #Optional (extra cost): If interested, continue with a hike to the top of the falls. The hike may be a strenuous one but the thrill on reaching the top is unforgettable. Return to your accommodation and relax

Accommodation:

Luxury Budongo Eco Lodge
Midrange Twiga Safari Lodge
Budget Hornbill Bush Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Drive Time: 6-7 hours exclude time in Zziwa.

 

Day 4: Transfer from Murchison to Kibale NP, Check in and have good rest/Safari Holiday in Uganda

Today, you will have breakfast and then, depart right away for Kibale Forest National Park – popular for its primates like the chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys, Safari Holiday in Uganda, red-tailed monkeys, L’Hoest’s monkey, Uganda mangabey (Lophocebus ugandae). The drive is quite long but incredibly scenic – passing through villages, lush green countryside and hills dotted with tea plantations that characterize this part of Uganda. The beautiful scenery will surely amaze you all the way. Upon arrival at the accommodation, check in and just relax.

Accommodation:

Luxury Kyaninga Lodge
Midrange Chimpanzee Forest Lodge
Budget Chimpundu Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP, Rest and move out for a game drive/Safari Holiday in Uganda

Have a relaxed breakfast at the accommodation and drive off to Queen Elizabeth NP. You will reach Queen early enough to relax, have lunch and in the afternoon proceed out for game viewing. During the game drive, look out for wild animals like reedbuck, bushbuck, kob, warthogs, elephants, lions and buffaloes to mention but a few. Alternatively, you could choose to go for the Queen’s breathtaking explosion crater drive (instead). The drive is sightseeing with very spectacular view of the breathtaking scenery in and around Queen. There is also some wildlife to see along the drive although commonest are sights of Cape Buffaloes plus Elephants. Return to the accommodation for relaxation, dinner and the overnight stay.

 Accommodation:

Luxury Mweya Safari Lodge
Midrange Elephant Plains
Budget Irungu safari lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking water and fruits throughout the journey

 

Day 7: Morning game drive and afternoon boat trip on the Kazinga Channel

Be up early and have your breakfast. Proceed for a morning game drive in the Kasenyi plains and be on the look for Cape buffalos, herds of elephants plus lions, leopards (though hard to spot) among others. Return to the accommodation for some rest time and lunch. After lunch, you will go for a 2-hour boat trip on the Kazinga Channel that connects Lakes George and Edward. During the trip, the sight of wildlife including giant hippos, elephants and crocodiles among others will fascinate you. You will also see many varieties of birds at the water shores. You will have dinner and overnight at your accommodation. Optional: If interested, you may go for twin lakes hike after the boat trip.

Accommodation:

Luxury Mweya Safari Lodge
Midrange Elephant Plains
Budget Irungu safari lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking water and fruits throughout the journey

 

 

Day 8: Drive to Ishasha in search of tree-climbing lions, Proceed to Bwindi

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast and then travel to the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park – famously known for its resident tree-climbing lions. The chance of spotting these lions is about 70% though sometimes they are hard to spot (most especially when they are down in the grassland looking for prey). Should you get to spot them, the sight is picturesque and memorable. From Ishasha, then  continue to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. With a strenuous day ahead, you will do less on arrival but just check in your accommodation, relax as you prepare for the Bwindi gorilla trekking experience the following day.

Accommodation:

Luxury Mweya Safari Lodge
Midrange Marafiki Safari Lodge
Budget Broadhill Forest Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking water and fruits throughout the journey

 

Day 9: Gorilla trekking Bwindi Forest and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation

Have breakfast and move to the rangers’ post. You will receive some briefing on the dos and don’ts during trekking. Thereafter, you will enter the Bwindi Forest for your adventure. The area offers dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. Meanwhile the time taken and the terrain vary with the movements of these great primates. Once you have located a gorilla group, you will be allowed an hour in their presence. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle but endangered giants is unforgettable. Later return to the accommodation, check out and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi is framed by lush, green-terraced hills that reach a height of (2,200 – 2,478m) but it’s the 29 islands of various shapes and sizes scattered across the water that make it most magical — you could admire them all day.

Accommodation:

Luxury Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort
Midrange Hawk’s Eye Lodge Bunyonyi
Budget Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking water and fruits throughout the journey

 

 

Day 10: Relaxation while enjoying the stunning beauty of Lake Bunyonyi

After days of long drives and of course the strenuous gorilla trekking (previous day) in Bwindi, this day is at your disposal for relaxation. However all meals will be served at the accommodation. Optional (at extra cost): Should you wish to go out for an activity, you may consider the following; Historical Islands’ tour, visit to the Batwa/pygmies’ community, Nyombe swamp excursion, Safari Holiday in Uganda, Mountain Bike cycling, Zip lining, canoeing or kayaking on the lake. The activity can be arranged onsite with the help of your driver-guide. Finally enjoy your stay.

Accommodation:

Luxury Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort
Midrange Hawk’s Eye Lodge Bunyonyi
Budget Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking water and fruits throughout the journey

 

Day 11: Transfer to Lake Mburo NP, Rest and later move out for night game drive

Have breakfast and set off directly to Lake Mburo NP via Mbarara City. You will arrive at the accommodation in Lake Mburo in time for lunch and take the afternoon-evening relaxing. Later (at 7pm), you will move out for the breathtaking Mburo night game drive. During the night game drive, expect to sight nocturnal creatures including snakes, hyena, owls and the elusive leopard (on a lucky day) among others.

Accommodation:

Luxury Mweya Safari Lodge
Midrange Rwakobo Rock
Budget Eagles’ Nest

 

 

Day 12: Morning walking safari in the park Return to Entebbe to catch flight

Enjoy your early breakfast and proceed for the Mburo morning park (bush) walk in the presence of an armed Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger-guide. On this early morning guided walk, you will have the opportunity to encounter (at close range) for example  Zebras, Giraffes and Eland, Topi and other antelope, Cape buffaloes among others.

Meanwhile take the Trail to the top of the hills and see Lake Mburo and beyond. From this vantage point, you will have a great view of 9 of the twelve lakes surrounding Lake Mburo NP. Thereafter, return to the accommodation for checkout and then hit the road to Entebbe airport to catch flight (1800hrs or later). Thus the end of the tour.

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Accommodation: Recommended on request | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch | Drive Time: Approx. 4 hours.

Main Destination: Entebbe International Airport (Airport/Airstrip)

Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Tour Includes:

Airport transfers

4×4 transport with English speaking local guide/driver for all road transport

Accommodation & all meals above

All park entrances fees

Drinking water in the vehicle

Mentioned activities

 

Tour Excludes:

International visas

Accommodation facilities while in Kampala

All expenses of personal nature such as tips and drinks

Health:

Yellow fever and malaria prophylactics are required

COVID19 certificate

Visas:

Most nationalities require a visa to enter Uganda which can be obtained on arrival at USD 50 per person, single entry. A passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months

Flights:

It is imperative that you confirm your onward /return flights.

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