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20 Days 19 Nights
Availability : 20
Entebbe Airport
Entebbe Airport
Min Age : 11+
Max People : 200

20 Days Uganda Classic Safari Tours & Holiday

20 days Uganda Classic Safari Tours taking you for a truly unique and unforgettable adventure safari through Uganda’s top safari destinations of the country! Enjoy game viewing in national parks, most powerful cultures of Uganda, trek through the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) to search for the mountain gorilla, have quality time with wild chimpanzees of Kibale Forest; lions that climb trees in the Ishasha Sector, most beautiful lakes like Bunyonyi and many more during a unique, personalized journey through Uganda’s ever-changing landscapes and parks flush with endemic, colorful wildlife. You are privileged to have an hour watching the rare mountain gorillas, the world’s most amazing creatures interacting in mere yards away!

 Highlights of Uganda Classic Safari Tours & Holiday

Day 1: Arrival and pickup

Day 2: Transfer to Jinja

Day 3: Transfer to sipi Falls

Day 4: Transfer to Moroto via piun upe

Day5: Transfer to kidepo

Day6: Game drives in Kidepo

Day7: Transfer to Murchison falls

Day 8: Game drives and boat trip in Murchison Falls

Day9: Transfer to Kibale forest via Ziwa rhino sanctuary

Day10: Chimp tracking and Bigodi swamp walk

Day11: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park for the evening game drive

Day 12: Morning game drive and boat trip along Kazinga channel

Day13: Transfer to Ishasha for tree climbing lions.

Day14; Transfer to Bwindi forest and evening community walk

Day15: Gorilla trekking

Day16; transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Day 17: Lake Bunyonyi experience

Day18: transfer to Lake Mburo and the evening game drive

Day 19; morning nature walk and afternoon boat trip

Day20: transfer back to Kampala

 

Day 1: Arrival and pickup

On your arrival at Entebbe airport, you will be picked up by Paradise Adventure Vacations representative, your driver/guide, who will brief you about your safari and transfer you to your place of accommodation. Do a city tour in the afternoon and visit local sights depending on your time.

Destination: Kampala Uganda

Accommodation Option:

Budget: K Hotel Entebbe | Acactus Hotel

Mid-Range: Via Via Entebbe | Maries Royale Hotel, Kampala

Luxury: Latitude 0 Degrees | Serena Hotel Kigo

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water throughout

 

Day 2: Transfer to Jinja

 You will be driven to Jinja by our professional guide. The guide will take you through Mabira tropical forest which is a natural forest with a variety of primates and birds. You will proceed to Jinja with a stopover at Owen Fall Dam where the hydroelectric power for Uganda is generated then after to Nile Ripon falls. Whitewater Rafting in Jinja continue to Bujagali falls where you will spend some time there watching the beautiful sceneries and the drivers as they swim through those rapids. Have lunch then in the afternoon you will go for rafting which is one of the most exciting activities done on the source of the Nile. Dinner and overnight at the lodge in Jinja. Dinner and Overnight in Kingfisher resort

Destination: Jinja Uganda

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Nile Village Hotel & Spa | Hotel paradise on the Nile

Mid-Range: King Fisher Resort | Source of the Smile Hotel & Guesthouse

Budget: Jinja Basecamp | Living Waters Resort

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water Throughout

 

Day 3: Transfer to sipi Falls

 After your morning breakfast you will be transferred to Sipi Falls, Cross the mighty Nile in Jinja and continue on through a landscape of farmland. The aim is to reach Rafiki Lodge Sipi in Sipi Falls for lunch. Enjoy lunch in their restaurant with a stunning view. In the afternoon go for a guided village walk and see how the locally grown Arabica coffee is processed. Dinner and Overnight Rafiki Lodge Sipi

Destination: Sipi Falls Uganda

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range: Rafiki Lodge Sipi

Luxury: Sipi River Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water throughout

 

Day 4: Transfer to Moroto via piun upe

 In the early morning depart for Pian Upe Game Reserve. The reserve is covered by wooded grassland. The wildlife Uganda Classic Safari Tours attractions here include; leopards, Cheetahs, spotted hyenas, lions, Roan antelope, Mountain Red buck, the errand, bush bucks, water bucks, ostriches and birds like the rare shoe bill, clip springer and many other birds, vervet monkeys, olive baboons bur hell’s Zebra, buffalo, eland, Hartebeest, greater Kudu, Topi, Orib, Dik-dik and Uganda’s last population of roam antelope. Later get check in at the lodge for a relaxed evening plus dinner and overnight.

Destination: pain Upe Game Reserve

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range: Kara-Tunga, Karamoja Safari Camp

Luxury: Hotel Africana Moroto

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water throughout

 

Day 5: Transfer to kidepo Valley National Park

 After breakfast drive northwards through North eastern Uganda in a landscape of vast plains and semi-arid savannah framed by jagged mountains and wooded hills, Kidepo is one of the wildest and most spectacular reserves in Africa. The landscape throughout the park is studded with small hills, rocky outcrops and inselbergs from which one can obtain stunning views in all directions enjoy panoramic views of the Narus River Valley and photographic opportunities of wildlife from all corners, An afternoon game drive along the Narus River Valley for game Viewing and photography of Elephants, herds of Buffaloes, Jackals, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Klipspringer and possibly Lions. Later get back to the lodge for a relaxed evening plus dinner and overnight.

Destination: Kidepo Valley National Park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Adere Safari Lodge | Apoka Safari Lodge

Mid-Range: Savannah Safari Lodge 

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water throughout

 

Day 6: Game drives in Kidepo

 Depart in the morning after break and carry with you packed lunch for game drive to the hot springs via the palm trees lined Kidepo River, in search for Ostriches and leopards, tortoises along the way. After having our packed lunch we will stench our legs on guided nature walk through the Uganda Classic Safari Tours  parks and return to hotel Karamoja villages for an exciting community encounter with the Karamajong pastoralists, relax and have time to enjoy the wildernesses night overstay. Later get back to the lodge for a relaxed evening plus dinner and overnight.

Destination: Kidepo Valley National Park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Adere Safari Lodge | Apoka Safari Lodge

Mid-Range: Savannah Safari Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water throughout

 

Day 7: Transfer to Murchison falls

 After having breakfast, check out of your lodge and drive southwards to Murchison Falls National park reaching late in afternoon in Northern part of Murchison falls. After lunch, you can depart for a game drive across the savannah in the northern part of the park. You will see abundant wildlife as the sun rises as Murchison Falls National Park is a home of game including Elephants, Lions, Leopards, Buffaloes, Hartebeests, Giraffes and a heaven of antelopes. Later check in at the lodge for a relaxed evening plus dinner and overnight.

Destination: Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge | Chobe Safari Lodge

Mid-Range: Pakuba Safari Lodge | Murchison River Lodge

Budget: Hornbill Safari Lodge | Heritage Safari Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water throughout

 

Day 8: Game drives and boat trip in Murchison Falls

 After an early breakfast, tour the Northern section of Murchison with a high concentration of savannah wildlife. Enjoy game viewing and photography of elephants, buffalos, waterbucks, giraffes, Uganda kobs and lions, the leopards (if you are lucky) plus a variety of bird species. Return to your accommodation for lunch then go for the boat trip to the base of the falls, experience the best Uganda Classic Safari Tours.

This trip is said to be the highlight of the safari in Murchison falls since it allows you to get up close to the animal species within the water. Cruise past huge hippo pods, crocodiles, bathing buffalo, and numerous aquatic birds adorning the north bank on the way to the mighty waterfalls. You will have an opportunity to take thousands of pictures (and so carry your camera with you if you like). Also, proceed for a hike (if you like) to the top of the falls. The hike is a strenuous one but the thrill on reaching the top is unforgettable. Miss it only if you must! Return to your accommodation thereafter.

Destination: Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge | Chobe Safari Lodge

Mid-Range: Pakuba Safari Lodge | Murchison River Lodge

Budget: Hornbill Safari Lodge | Heritage Safari Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water throughout

 

Day 9: Transfer to Kibale forest via Ziwa rhino sanctuary

 Enjoy an early breakfast at the lodge, you will be transferred to Ziwa rhino sanctuary for Rhino Trekking and you stay with rhino one hour then from there, you drive to Kibale Forest; you will take pleasure in the gorgeous scenery of this countryside which makes the journey more exciting. Have your lunch en route in Fort portal town and continue as you will have great vies of the Rwenzori ranges. Check in at your lodge. You could go for a guided nature walk in Bigodi wetland which is home to various birds and primate species. Later have dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Destination: Kibale National Park

Accommodation Option: 

Mid-Range: Turaco Treetops Lodge | Chimpanzee Guest House

Luxury: Kyaninga Lodge | Crater Safari Lodge

Budget: Lake Nkuruba Camp Site | Rweteera Safari Park

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water throughout

 

Day 10: Chimp tracking and Bigodi swamp walk

 After your breakfast before driving to the park’s headquarters for an early morning briefing where the experienced park rangers will tell you an elaborate benefit of tracking chimpanzees, the dos and don’ts, as well as verifying the tracking documents. After this assembly, a professional park ranger will guide you to the park for roughly 1-6 hours as you search for the giant apes that are busy feeding, playing and the mothers nursing their young ones.

The trek is simple and upon finding the creatures, you will have one hour to watch the creatures carry on with the daily activities uninterrupted. Drive to the lodge for lunch after which you will go to Bigodi swamp, we see sites in the park to watch some primates such as baboons and identifiable monkeys, plus birds and the locals carrying on with their daily activities such as farming among others. Dinner and overnight follow the entire experience.

Destination: Kibale National Park

Accommodation Option: 

Mid-Range: Turaco Treetops Lodge | Chimpanzee Guest House

Luxury: Kyaninga Lodge | Crater Safari Lodge

Budget: Lake Nkuruba Camp Site | Rweteera Safari Park

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water throughout

 

Day11: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park for the evening game drive

 Have Breakfast, and then we transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park, the most visited in Uganda with plenty of unlimited treasures hidden in all its corners. The drive leaves behind the fascinating snow-capped mountain and proceeds through a smooth drive accompanied by snacks and an amazing conversation with your driver-guide. Arrive after approximately 4 hours later and check into your room for some refreshment, then lunch and choose to either relax from the hiking or have a brief guided nature walk in the evening before dinner and overnight

Location: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation Option:

Budget: Pumba Safari Cottages | Bush Lodge

Mid-range: Irungu Forest Safari Lodge | Elephant Hub Lodge

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge | Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water throughout

 

Day 12: Morning game drive and boat trip along Kazinga channel

As the sun rises, so do you but first with breakfast that will give you energy to carry on with the game drive activity in the wilderness, followed by the actual 3-4-hour game drive opportunity as you search for the different mammals such as hippos, elephants, leopards, giraffes, Antelopes and many more not forgetting to glance at several tree and bird species roaming around the area as though they have a deadline to meet. You will have a picnic lunch after which you will go for a boat cruise opportunity at Kazinga channel also on this Uganda Classic Safari Tours  and home to huge schools of hippos and a large selection of crocodiles yarning and feeding by the lakeshore. Together with mammals and birds having a rest and relaxing giving you an open chance of taking as many photos as possible.

Location: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation Option:

Budget: Pumba Safari Cottages | Bush Lodge

Mid-range: Irungu Forest Safari Lodge | Elephant Hub Lodge

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge | Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water throughout

 

Day 13: Transfer to Ishasha for tree climbing lions

 After a relaxed breakfast we start the adventurous journey through the park to the southern Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth NP. If we are lucky we can see elephants, monkeys, beautiful birds and even big cats along the road-side. We arrive at the lodge for lunch and then in the afternoon head out for a game-drive to search for tree-climbing lions during our 16 days Uganda safari. The Ishasha sector is one of only two locations in Africa where the lions have the habit of regularly climbing the trees to rest. During the game-drive we also have chance to see topis, buffaloes and lovely scenery. Dinner and Overnight Topi Lodge

Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Mid-Range: Topi Lodge

Budget: Ishasha Jungle Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water Throughout

 

Day 14: Transfer to Bwindi forest and evening community walk

 In the early morning we will ones again drive off in the adventurous vast savannah of the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth NP to search for interesting sights. After the game-drive we head to the lodge for lunch and then start the drive to Bwindi Mountains the home of the mountain gorillas. The journey takes us from the savanna via cultivated hills to the jungle covered mountains of Bwindi where you will have the great highlight of this 20-days Uganda Safari the next day.

Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Accommodation Option: 

Luxury: Buhoma Lodge | Gorilla Safari Lodge

Mid-Range: Silverback  Lodge | Gorilla Mist Camp

Budget: Bakiga Lodge | Ride 4 A Woman

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water Throughout

 

Day 15: Mountain gorilla trekking and nature walk to the Batwa villages

 Very early in the morning, you will pack all the tracking documents, put good hiking boots and full tracking combat then head to the park for a pre-trekking briefing that starts at 8:00 am, when you join other colleagues in the same venture. The briefing session lasts for approximately 30 minutes after which you are allocated a gorilla family and a park ranger to lead you to the Jungle, where you will have either a lengthy or short tracking period depending on how far the apes have moved. This can be roughly 4 or more hours, with one separate hour given to you upon finding the creatures, to watch the giant silverback, mothers feeding their young ones, and the entire family play, fight and grumble with each other, only waiting for a silverback to come and settle the dispute. Gorilla Uganda Classic Safari Tours.

Thereafter, you will have lunch, and then you will visit the Ruhija Batwa community where you will visit the native villages and many more interesting places in the community as well as engaging in different dances, traditional songs, etc. before getting back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Accommodation Option: 

Luxury: Buhoma Lodge | Gorilla Safari Lodge

Mid-Range: Silverback  Lodge | Gorilla Mist Camp

Budget: Bakiga Lodge | Ride 4 A Woman

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water Throughout

 

Day 16: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Have a free day to relax by beautiful Lake Bunyonyi. There is a short list of activities: canoeing, swimming (safe in this lake), hiking along the lake-shores, return to the hotel and relax / canoe ride along Lake Bunyonyi with small resident and exotic bird species singing. Dinner and Overnight Bunyonyi Eco Resort

Location: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Accommodation Option:

Budget: Hawks Eye Lodge Bunyonyi  | Bunyonyi View Resort

Mid-range: Arcadia Lodges Lake Bunyonyi | Bunyonyi Overland Resort

Luxury: Birdnest @ Bunyonyi resort | Bunyonyi Safaris Resort

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water throughout

 

Day 17: Lake Bunyonyi experience

Have an early breakfast, and you continue to 20 days Uganda Classic Safari Tours then visit the Abaheesi and Batwa communities, interact with them; it is surely a good time spent here. Have lunch at the resort and in the evening have a boat cruise on the lake where you will get chance to view various birds, beautiful landscape including some of the 29 islands. If you don’t go for a boat cruise you could opt for cycling around the area. Return to the lodge, have dinner and have an overnight.

Destination: Lake Bunyonyi

Accommodation Options

Mid-Range: Hawks Eye Lodge Bunyonyi

Luxury: Birdnest @ Bunyonyi Resort

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water Throughout

 

Day 18: transfer to Lake Mburo and the evening game drive

Have breakfast and set off to Lake Mburo NP via Mbarara town. You will arrive in the early afternoon and take some rest before proceeding out for the late afternoon (evening) game viewing. On the game drive, expect to see the gigantic eland antelopes, zebras, topi, impalas, Uganda kob and Cape buffalos among others. Uganda Classic Safari Tours, Later, relax at the accommodation where you will spend the night. Optional: In case you are interested, you may go out for the breathtaking Mburo night game drive (at an extra cost on the ground). During the night game drive, expect to sight nocturnal creatures including snakes, hyena, owls and the elusive leopard (on a lucky day) among others.

Destination: Lake Mburo National Park

Accommodation Option:

Budget: Eagle’s Nest Lodge | Leopard Rest Camp

Mid-Range: Rwakobo Rock Lodge | arcadia lodge lake mburo

Luxury: Mihingo Lodge | Mburo Safari Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water throughout

 

Day 19: morning nature walk and afternoon boat trip

Wake early and have time to take a warm cup of tea before you head for a game drive through the park in search of game like the zebras, hippos, crocodiles, elands, antelopes, impalas and a variety of bird species. After you will return to your lodge for breakfast and then head for a nature walk with an experienced guide as you walk to the salt lick area which offers a chance to see at least four different species of animals. You will return to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Destination: Lake Mburo National Park

Accommodation Option:

Budget: Eagle’s Nest Lodge | Leopard Rest Camp

Mid-Range: Rwakobo Rock Lodge | arcadia lodge lake mburo

Luxury: Mihingo Lodge | Mburo Safari Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinking Water throughout

 

Day 20: Mburo park (bush) walk and transfer to Kampala or Entebbe Airport for your flight out

 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): Zebras, Giraffes and Eland, Topi and other antelope, Cape buffaloes among others.

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 for your flight out (recommended for 18:00 onward). We hope to see you (or any referral) when next, you visit and thanks for choosing Paradise Adventure Vacations

Destination: Entebbe International Airport

Accommodation: No accommodation

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & lunch,

Drinking water throughout

 

Things included

Park fees

Gorilla permits

Rhino Tracking Permit

Chimpanzee permits

White Water Rafting Jinja

All activities

All accommodation

A professional driver/guide

All transportation

All Taxes/VAT

Roundtrip airport transfer

Meals plan on full-board

Drinking water throughout the trip

Fruits, Hiking, WIFI throughout the safari

 

Things Excluded

International flights

Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

Tips

Personal items

Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

 

Things to carry

  • Gorilla permit

Chimpanzee Permit

  • E-ticket and passport.
  • Long-sleeved shirts to protect your arms from being scratched by tree branches or being bitten by insects.
  • Waterproof backpack for carrying all the things you need during trekking.
  • Long trousers to protect your legs.
  • Waterproof hiking boots for hiking through the muddy forest floors.
  • Rain jacket.
  • Shorts for game drives.
  • Pair of binoculars.
  • Non-flash camera for taking photos of mountain gorillas.
  • Wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses to protect the head and eyes from the scorching sunshine.
  • Flip-flops.
  • Swimsuit.
  • First Aid kit.
  • Toiletries.

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