12 Days Best of Uganda Safaris

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Overview

12 Days Best of Uganda safaris will take to Lake Mburo National Park for a game drive, amazing mountain gorillas tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, tree climbing lions in Ishasha sector Queen Elizabeth National Park, primates in Kibale Forest, Murchison Falls for the wildlife game and exciting boat safari on the mighty river Nile.


Highlights

  • Game drive
  • Gorilla Tracking
  • Boat Cruise
  • Chimpanzee Tracking
  • Bigodi Community Walk
  • Morning Delta Cruise

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport and transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

12 Days Best of Uganda Safaris, arrive and have your morning breakfast, then drive to Lake Mburo National Park through the small towns of Uganda. Make a stopover at the Equator line for a photograph and some informative talks and experiments. Enjoy an en-route game drive as you drive to your lodge/ hotel for check-in and have lunch. After lunch, you will have a game drive as you drive to the lake for a boat cruise in search of hippos, crocodiles, and water birds among others.

Accommodation: Rwakobo Rock, Mantana Tented Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Drive time: 3-4 hours

Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Morning breakfast checks out, enjoy an en-route game drive through Lake Mburo National Park, and then proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park located in South Western Uganda. This journey takes you through the green rolling hills of Uganda with banana and tea plantations and good scenic views. Lunch en route and you will arrive in Bwindi at your lodge in the evening.

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Camp, Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge, Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Drive time: 5-6 hours

Day 3: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi

On this day you will have your breakfast with your packed lunch ready, drive to the Park headquarters for registration and join other trackers in a briefing about the dos and the don’ts while on your Gorilla Tracking You will trek through thick creepers and undergrowth with your ranger guides to find the Gorillas, which can take you half an hour to three-quarters of the day. The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but accessible to tourists. It is an extraordinary feeling being with these beautiful yet endangered Creatures. Once you find them you will spend one hour with them before hiking back to the Park offices where you will be awarded a certificate as a souvenir after contributing to conserving for these great apes

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Camp, Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge, Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 4: Scenic drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park

This morning after your breakfast you will depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park, be prepared for some incredible scenery along the way. You will arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and then after you will go an evening game drive in the plains of Kasenyi area the Northern bank of Queen Elizabeth National Park in search for savannah wildlife that may include herds of buffaloes, antelopes, elephants and if lucky, some wild cats such as lions and leopards.

Accommodation: Elephant Hub Safari Lodge, Buffalo Safari Resort

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Drive time: 5-6 hours

Day 5: Morning Game drive and afternoon Boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel

This morning you will head back to the plains of Kasenyi for a morning game drive and try to find what you could have missed the previous evening. Lunch will be served at the lodge and after you will drive to the jetty along the Kazinga channel for the afternoon boat cruise. This cruise offers you chances of viewing animals like hippos, water birds, elephants, buffaloes, crocodiles, and much other wildlife that flop the channel for drinking water.

Accommodation: Elephant Hub Safari Lodge, Buffalo Safari Resort

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 6: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

After early morning breakfast, check out of your lodge, drive to the Northern bank of Queen Elizabeth National Park (Kasenyi) area for an en-route game drive in searches the wild animals which include: Elephants, Buffalos, and the wild cats, Savanna birds and deferent species of antelopes such waterbuck Uganda kobs among others. You will have lunch en-route and then drive to Kibale Forest National Park arriving at your lodge in the late afternoon.

Accommodation: Kibale Home Stay, Chimpanzee Guest House, Kibale Forest Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Drive time: 3-4 hours

Day 7: Chimpanzee Tracking and Bigodi Community walk in Kibale National Park

This morning after breakfast you will drive to the park headquarters to join other trackers for a briefing about the dos and the don’ts while in the forest and after you will be taken for your chimpanzee tracking, through Kibale Forest National Park. During this walk, you may have chances of seeing some of the 13 different primate species native to Kibale Forest National Park. After lunch, you will drive to Bigodi for a community walk where you interact directly with the people neighboring the National park.

Accommodation: Kibale Home Stay, Chimpanzee Guest House, Kibale Forest Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 8: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Drive to Murchison Falls National Park with lunch en-route through small towns, villages and great scenery and views of the escarpment of the rift valley arriving late evening.

Accommodation: Pakuba Safari Lodge, Kabalega Safari Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Drive time: 9-10 hours

Day 9: Morning Game drive and afternoon Boat cruise to the bottom of the falls

After early morning breakfast, drive to the northern sector of Murchison falls National park popularly known as Paraa for your morning game drive that will provide you an opportunity of spotting wild game that may include, giraffes, buffaloes, elephants, different antelopes, hippos and if lucky cats such as lions and leopards. Return to the lodge for a lunch break and then after driving to the pier for your two-hour boat cruise to the bottom of the falls to witness how river Nile squeezes itself in a narrow gorge of six meters before exploding out producing an experience of a lifetime. After your boat cruise return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Pakuba Safari Lodge, Kabalega Safari Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 10: Morning Delta Cruise and Game drives.

Today in the morning, you will enjoy the boat cruise to delta and after you will enjoy game drives to look for them would-be missed out wildlife.

Accommodation: Pakuba Safari Lodge, Kabalega Safari Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 12: Drive back to Kampala/Entebbe for your flight out.

This morning after your breakfast you will be transferred back to Kampala/Entebbe International Airport for your next flight out and this marks the end of our ten days gorilla Tour.

End of 12 Days Best of Uganda Safaris

  • Accommodation is Inclusive
  • Small-Group Safari: Max 6 People per group
  • Tour Can Depart any day
  • Tour can be customized
  • Solo travelers can join this tour
  • Age Limit: 15 years and above
  • Gorilla permit at USD600.00 per person per trek
  • Kibale Chimp permit at USD150.00 per person per trek
Start date1 Pax2 Pax3 Pax4 Px5 Pax6 Pax
Any date$4650$3375$2950$2738$2610$2525

 

Single room Supplement is USD 45.00 per person willing to stay alone in a single room.

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