Highlights of Uganda

The Details

Type: Accommodated Accommodated
Start: Entebbe Uganda
Length: 7 - 14 Days
End: Entebbe Uganda
Comfort: Standard
Vehicle: Overland Vehicle
Group Size: Small (<12 People)
Countries: Uganda

Tour Dates

2021
  • 2021
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From USD 4715 pp
(Excl. local payment USD 850)
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Overview

Highlights of Uganda Safari

Spend your vacation exploring the highlights of Uganda and discover the very best the country has to offer. Interact and work with the women of the Buhoma community to weave baskets from grass collected from Bwindi Impenetrable forest. These baskets serve as an income for the women of this community and a hand made souvenir for you to take home. Help play your part in contributing to a sustainable cause!

HIGHLIGHTS

Murchison Falls boat cruise:  Game viewing and boat cruise
Kibale National Park: Chimp trekking in one of the loveliest and most varied tracts of tropical forest in Uganda
Queen Elizabeth National Park: Game Drive and Kazinga Boat Cruise
Gorilla trekking: Search for Gorilla’s at the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

TOUR PRICE INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary or of similar standard
  • All transport in fully kitted vehicle*
  • Game drives and activities as mentioned
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Park entrance fees**
  • Experienced local guide
  • Airport transfers on day of arrival and departure of tour***

*Kindly note vehicle type as indicated on tour itinerary.

 ** Kindly note that on certain guided group tours an additional Park Fees and Activities supplement will apply as per below.

**Should you require transfers on preceding or subsequent days, these can be arranged at an additional cost. For transfers to different points or alternative accommodation, please contact our reservation office who will gladly assist you.

EXCLUDED FROM TOUR PRICE

  • Flights
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Optional activities
  • All drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, curios etc.
  • Travel insurance

*** NOTE prices are subject to change.

**Price is per person sharing, excludes single supplement and any additional meals or activities not set out in the itinerary.

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Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: ENTEBBE

Meet and Greet at the Airport, transfer to your hotel

Accommodation

Accommodation:

2 Friends Beach Hotel or similar

Meals

Meals:

No Meals

DAY 2: ENTEBBE TO MURCHISON FALLS

Approx. distance: 370 km
Approx. driving time: 8-9 hours (including game drives & game drive speed)

You will be met and collected from your hotel in Entebbe and driven to Murchison Falls. Visit the
Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch en route, which has the honour of hosting the only wild rhinos in
Uganda. Presently the sanctuary is home to nineteen southern white rhinos. The ranch has become
increasingly popular with tourists for rhino trekking, bird watching, nature walks and relaxation.
We will enjoy a picnic lunch before continuing the drive to the spectacular Murchison Falls,
located within one of Uganda’s oldest conservation areas. Excluding the stop, the journey will take
approximately 7-8 hours. Murchison National Park is suited in the northern part of Albertine Rift
Valley, where the massive Bunyoro escarpment amalgamates into the enormous plains of land
traditionally inhabited by the Acholi people.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Paraa Safari Lodge or similar

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch: Picnic lunch at Rhino Sanctuary , Dinner

DAY 3: MURCHISON FALLS

After an early breakfast, you will be taken on a morning game drive in Murchison Falls National Park in search of wildlife such as elephant, buffalo, giraffe, hartebeest and oribi. Continue to the launch site for a boat ride combined with a cheese and wine cruise.

A highlight of any visit to Murchison Falls Conservation Area is the launch trip to view the magnificent Murchison Falls. The scheduled boat trip normally departs in the morning and afternoon. Hippos and crocodiles are abundant and you will see plenty of game and bird life. The voyage takes about three hours.

Return to the lodge for lunch, followed by an evening game drive.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Paraa Safari Lodge or similar

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: MURCHISON FALLS - HOIMA

Approx. distance: 150 km
Approx. driving time: 5 hours (including visit to the top of the falls)

Trek man’s closet genetic relative, the cheeky chimpanzee on a trekking excursion in the Budongo
Forest. In the afternoon you will drive via the Albertine Escarpment of the western Rift Valley on
Masindi-Hoima-Fort portal road. This will be a fairly long drive south to Hoima.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Hoima Cultural Lodge or similar

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5: HOIMA - KIBALE

Approx. distance: 250 km
Approx. driving time: 5 hours (including game drives & game drive speed)

After an early breakfast, you will depart for Kibale National Park via Fort Portal, passing through
verdant countryside and traditional homesteads and farms. Picnic lunch will be provided. Kibale
National Park contains one of the loveliest and most varied tracts of tropical forest in Uganda.
Forest cover, interspersed with patches of grassland and swamp, dominates the northern and
central parts of the park on an elevated plateau.
In the afternoon you will go for a guided walk in Bigodi Swamp to look for different bird species like
the Shining Blue Kingfisher, Blue Throated Roller and other rare specifies and also find the fruiting
trees, which attract Narina Trogon, Pied Hornbill, Yellow Spotted, HairBreasted and Yellow-Billed
Barbets.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Primate Lodge or similar

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6: KIBALE – QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

Approx. distance: 170 km
Approx. driving time: 5 Hours (Including stop in Kasese, Equator and Queen’s
Pavillion)

After an early breakfast, beautiful morning drive through the dramatic landsape of the Crater
Lakes. In the afternoon transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. This National Park is
understandably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. The Park has diverse ecosystems, which
include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands.

 

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Park View Safari Lodge or similar

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, we continue our journey to observe chimpanzees on a morning chimp trek in
Kalinzu forest. In the afternoon go on a boat excursion on the Kazinga Channel which has the
world’s largest concentration of hippos and Nile crocodiles.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Park View Safari Lodge or similar

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK – BWINDI

Approx. distance: 220 km
Approx. driving time: 6-7 hours (including game drives & game drive speed)

After breakfast, enjoy game viewing via Ishasha to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park (the
drive is approximately 4 – 5 hours). Afternoon at leisure or enjoy one of the various optional
activities available in the area (time permitting).

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Mahogany Lodge or similar

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9: GORILLA TREKKING – BWINDI

After an early breakfast, you will be taken to the Park Headquarters for a short briefing after which
you will enter the forest and start your Gorilla trek (please note that a drive may be required to your
trekking starting point). The trekking can be quite strenuous, so a good walking fitness is essential!
You then will have the opportunity to Interact and work with the women of the Buhoma
community to weave baskets from grass collected from Bwindi Impenetrable forest. These baskets
serve as an income for the women of this community. Sit and relax in the gardens as the women
will get you started showing you the skills needed to weave. Enjoy lovely home-made doughnuts
and cinnamon bread during a tea break

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Mahogany Lodge or similar

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10: BWINDI – LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK

Approx. distance: 300 km
Approx. driving time: 5-6 hours (including game drives & game drive speed)

After breakfast, you will depart Bwindi and drive to Lake Mburo National Park (approximately 4-5 hours’ drive). Enjoy a late afternoon boat cruise.

Accommodation

Accommodation:

Mihingo Lodge

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11: LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK TO ENTEBBE/KAMPALA

Approx. distance: 260 km
Approx. driving time: 4-5 hours (including game drives & game drive speed)

After breakfast, you will depart Lake Mburo and drive to Kampala/Entebbe. Time permitting you can stop for curio shopping and a photo opportunity at the Equator  (approximately a 5-6 hour drive).

Meals

Meals:

Breakfast & Lunch

Optional Extras

Optional Extras:

Please note: Departure flights to be booked for late evening, alternatively we will be happy to assist you with additional pre and post tour accommodation.

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