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20 Days 19 Nights
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Entebbe Airport
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Min Age : 11+
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20 Days Uganda Classic Safari Tours & Holiday

20 days Uganda Classic Safari Tours takes you for not only a truly unique but also unforgettable adventure through Uganda’s top safari destinations of the country. In order to 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. However you are privileged to have an hour watching the rare mountain gorillas, the world’s most amazing creatures interacting in mere yards away!

Proposed itinerary for 20 Days 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

Day 5;    Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park

Day 6;    Game drives in Kidepo

Day 7;    Transfer to Murchison falls

Day 8;    Game drives and boat trip in Murchison Falls

Day 9;    Transfer to Kibale forest via Zziwa rhino sanctuary

Day 10;   Chimp tracking and Bigodi swamp walk

Day 11; Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park for the evening game drive

Day 12;  Morning game drive and then boat trip along Kazinga channel

Day 13;  Transfer straightaway to Ishasha for tree climbing lions

Day 14;  Transfer to Bwindi forest and evening community walk

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

Day 16;  Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Day 17;  Lake Bunyonyi experience

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

Day 19;  game drive and nature walk

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

 

Detailed itinerary for 20 Days Uganda Classic Safari Tours & Holiday

Day 1: Arrival and pickup in Entebbe International Airport

On your arrival at Entebbe airport, you will straightaway be picked up by Paradise Adventure Vacations guide. Who will then brief you about your safari. And certainly transfer you to your place of accommodation. Additionally do a city tour in the afternoon and visit local sights depending on your time.

Location: Entebbe International Airport

Accommodation Option:

                      Luxury         | Latitude 0 Degrees
                      Comfort          Serena Kigo Hotel
                      Standard          Via Via Entebbe

 Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout

 

Day 2: Transfer to Jinja

In the morning after your breakfast, you will straightaway be driven to Jinja by our professional guide. The guide will then take you through Mabira tropical forest which is a natural forest with a variety of primates and birds. You will surely proceed to Jinja with a stopover at Owen Fall Dam where the hydroelectric power for Uganda is generated then after to Nile Ripon falls. Furthermore continue to Bujagali falls where you will spend some time there watching the beautiful sceneries and the divers 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.

Location: Jinja Uganda

Accommodation Option:

                      Luxury         Wild Water Lodge Jinja
                      Comfort          Heaven Lodge Jinja
                      Standard          King Fisher Resort

 Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout

 

Day 3: Transfer to sipi Falls

After your morning breakfast you will shortly be transferred to Sipi Falls, cross the mighty Nile in Jinja and then continue through a landscape of farmland. The aim is to reach Rafiki Lodge Sipi in Sipi Falls in order to have lunch. While here, enjoy lunch with a stunning view. Additionally in the afternoon, go for a guided village walk and see how the locally grown Arabica coffee is processed.

Location: Sipi Falls Uganda

Accommodation Option:

                      Luxury         Sipi River Lodge
                      Comfort          Rafiki Lodge Sipi
                      Standard         Lacam Lodge Sipi Falls

 Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout

 

Day 4: Transfer to Moroto via piun upe

Early in the morning after your breakfast, certainly  depart for Pian Upe Game Reserve. The reserve is evidently covered by wooded grassland. The wildlife attractions here are for instance Uganda Classic Safari Tours, 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, Oribi, Dik-Dik and Uganda’s last population of roam antelope. Later you will check in at the lodge for a relaxed evening.

Location: pain Upe Game Reserve

Accommodation Option:

                      Luxury          Hotel Africana Moroto
                      Comfort          Kara-Tunga, Karamoja Safari Camp
                      Standard          Kara-Tunga, Karamoja Safari Camp

 Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout

 

Day 5: Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park

After breakfast drive specifically northwards through North eastern Uganda in a landscape of vast plains and semi-arid savannah framed by jagged mountains and wooded hills. Kidepo is not only one of the wildest but also most spectacular reserves in Africa. The landscape throughout the park is studded with small hills, rocky outcrops and inselbergs from which one can also obtain stunning views in all directions enjoy panoramic views of the Narus River Valley and photographic opportunities of wildlife from all corners.

Have an afternoon game drive along the Narus River Valley especially for game Viewing and photography of animals for example Elephants, herds of Buffaloes, Jackals, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Klipspringer and possibly Lions. Later get back to the lodge, check in for a relaxed evening.

Location: Kidepo Valley National Park

Accommodation Option:

                      Luxury          Apoka Safari Lodge
                      Comfort          Kidepo Savannah Lodge
                      Standard          Nga’Moru Wilderness Camp

 Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout

 

Day 6: Game drives in Kidepo

Firstly depart in the morning after breakfast and carry with you packed lunch for game drive to the hot springs via the palm trees lined along Kidepo River. Furthrmore in search for Ostriches and leopards, tortoises along the way. After having our packed lunch we will also stretch our legs on a guided nature walk through Karamoja villages. For an exciting community encounter with the Karamajong pastoralists, relax and finally have time to enjoy the wildernesses overstay. Later get back to the lodge for a relaxed evening

Location: Kidepo Valley National Park

Accommodation Option:

                      Luxury          Apoka Safari Lodge
                      Comfort          Kidepo Savannah Lodge
                      Standard          Nga’Moru Wilderness Camp

 Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout

 

Day 7: Transfer to Murchison falls

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

Location: Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation Option:

                      Luxury         Paraa Safari Lodge
                      Comfort          Pakuba Safari Lodge
                      Standard          Hornbill Safari Lodge

 Meals Plan: Breakfast and  Lunch as well as Dinner.

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout

 

 Day 8: Game drives and boat trip in Murchison Falls

Firstly, after an early breakfast, tour the Northern section of Murchison with a high concentration of savannah wildlife. Enjoy game viewing and photography of especially elephants, buffalos, waterbucks, giraffes, Uganda kobs and lions, the leopards (if you are lucky) plus a variety of bird species. Later return to your accommodation for lunch.

Secondly, in the afternoon, you will head out for the river cruise. This trip is said to be the highlight of the safari in Murchison falls since it also allows you to get up close to the animal species within the water. Cruise past animals for example huge hippo pods, crocodiles, bathing buffalos and numerous aquatic birds adorning the north bank on the way to the mighty waterfalls. You will then 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. Lastly return to your accommodation.

Location: Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation Option:

                      Luxury         Paraa Safari Lodge
                      Comfort          Pakuba Safari Lodge
                      Standard          Hornbill Safari Lodge

 Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout

 

Day 9: Transfer to Kibale forest via Zziwa rhino sanctuary

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

Location: Kibale Forest National Park

Accommodation Option:

                      Luxury         Ndali Lodge
                      Comfort          Chimpanzee Forest Lodge
                      Standard          Kibale Forest Camp

 Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout

 

Day 10: Chimp tracking and Bigodi swamp walk

After your breakfast, drive 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 therefore guide you to the park 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 basically have one hour to watch the creatures carry on with the daily activities uninterrupted. Drive to the lodge for lunch after which you will then proceed to Bigodi swamp. Watch out for primates such as baboons and identifiable monkeys, plus birds and the locals carrying on with their daily activities such as farming among others.

Location: Kibale Forest National Park

Accommodation Option:

                      Luxury         Ndali Lodge
                      Comfort          Chimpanzee Forest Lodge
                      Standard          Kibale Forest Camp

 Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout

 

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

Have Breakfast, and then you 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 furthermore proceeds through a smooth drive accompanied by snacks and an amazing conversation with your driver-guide. Arrive and check into your room for some refreshment then lunch. Finally you can choose to either relax or have a brief guided nature walk in the evening before dinner and overnight

Location: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation Option:

                      Luxury         Katara Lodge
                      Comfort          Twin Lake Safari Lodge
                      Standard          Irungu Forest Safari Lodge

 Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout

 

Day 12: Morning game drive and then 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, Uganda Classic Safari Tours, 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. Later you will return to your lodge for lunch.

Additionally in the afternoon, you will go for a boat cruise at Kazinga channel a 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. Finally return to your lodge and relax.

Location: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation Option:

                      Luxury         Katara Lodge
                      Comfort          Twin Lake Safari Lodge
                      Standard          Irungu Forest Safari Lodge

 Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout

 

Day 13: Transfer straightaway to Ishasha for tree climbing lions

After a relaxed breakfast, you will certainly start the adventurous journey through the park to the southern Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth NP. We can see animals such as elephants, monkeys, beautiful birds and even big cats along the road-side. Later we arrive at the lodge for lunch and check in.

In the afternoon then head out for a game-drive to search for tree-climbing lions. The Ishasha sector is one of only two locations in Africa where the lions specifically 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.

Location: Queen Elizabeth National Park (Ishasha Sector)

Accommodation Option:

                      Luxury         Ishasha Wilderness Camp
                      Comfort          Ishasha Jungle Lodge
                      Standard          Topi Lodge

 Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout

 

Day 14: Transfer to Bwindi forest and evening community walk

In the early morning you will once 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, you then head to the lodge for lunch and check out. Straightaway 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 also have the great highlight of this 20-days Uganda Safari the next day. Later check in to your lodge and relax.

Location: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Accommodation Option:

                      Luxury         Gorilla Safari Lodge
                      Comfort          Gorilla Mist Camp
                      Standard          Bakiga Lodge

 Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Drinking Water and Fruits 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. 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 in order 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.

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 before getting back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Location: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Accommodation Option:

                      Luxury         Gorilla Safari Lodge
                      Comfort          Gorilla Mist Camp
                      Standard          Bakiga Lodge

 Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout

 

Day 16: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

After your breakfast, you will certainly transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. Have a free day in order to relax by beautiful Lake Bunyonyi. There is a short list of activities for instance canoeing, swimming (safe in this lake), hiking along the lake-shores, canoe ride along Lake Bunyonyi with small resident and exotic bird species singing. Finally have dinner and an Overnight

Location: Lake Bunyonyi

Accommodation Option:

                      Luxury         Bird nest @ Bunyonyi Resort
                      Comfort          Arcadia Cottages Bunyonyi
                      Standard          Hawks Eye Lodge

 Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout

 

Day 17: Lake Bunyonyi experience

Have an early breakfast and then you continue to visit the Abaheesi and Batwa communities, interact with them. It is surely a good time spent here with these natives, enjoy various cultural performances. Have lunch at the resort and in the evening have a boat cruise on the lake where you will also get chance to view various birds, beautiful landscape including some of the 29 islands. If you don’t go for a boat cruise then you could opt for cycling around the area.Lastly return to the lodge, have dinner and have an overnight.

Location: Lake Bunyonyi

Accommodation Option:

                      Luxury         Bird nest @ Bunyonyi Resort
                      Comfort          Arcadia Cottages Bunyonyi
                      Standard          Hawks Eye Lodge

 Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout

 

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

Have breakfast and set off to Lake Mburo NP with a stopover in Mbarara town in order to have  lunch. You will arrive in the early afternoon and take some rest before proceeding out for the late afternoon (evening) game viewing. While on the game drive, expect to see for example the gigantic eland antelopes, zebras, Topi, impalas, Uganda Kob and Cape buffalos among others. Later after the drive, Uganda Classic Safari Tours, 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.

Location: Lake Mburo National Park

Accommodation Option:

                      Luxury         Mihingo Lodge
                      Comfort          Rwakobo Rock Lodge
                      Standard          Mburo Eagle’s Nest

 Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout

 

Day 19: game drive and nature walk

Wake up 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 a heavy 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 then return to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Location: Lake Mburo National Park

Accommodation Option:

                      Luxury         Mihingo Lodge
                      Comfort          Rwakobo Rock Lodge
                      Standard          Mburo Eagle’s Nest

 Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Drinking Water and Fruits throughout

 

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

Firstly 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 also have the opportunity to encounter (at close range) Zebras, Giraffes and Eland, Topi and other antelope, Cape buffaloes among others.

Secondly, take the Trail to the top of the hills and see Lake Mburo and beyond. From this vantage point, you will then 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. Thus the End of 20 Days Uganda Classic Safari Tours.

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Location: Kampala (City)

Accommodation Option: No (End of tour)

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch

Drinking Water and fruits throughout

 

Tour Includes:

  • Airport transfers
  • 4×4 transport with English speaking local guide/driver for all road transport
  • Accommodation and certainly all meals above
  • All park entrances fees
  • Drinking water in the vehicle
  • Mentioned activities
  • Rhino, Chimp permits and gorilla permits

 

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 specifically required
  • COVID19 certificate

Officials have a right to surely refuse entry if you are found to have or show any signs of communicable diseases

Visas

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

Flights

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