15 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari
Uganda Wildlife Safari Highlight
We rate this Uganda Wildlife Safari not only as Uganda’s most popular safari but also the most preferred Uganda program that clients with much time in Uganda explore the untapped wildness ever in the most spectacular and magnificent Wildlife National Parks in Uganda. It combines local cultural experience, Wildlife discoveries and the most thrilling Gorilla experience on Earth. Give us the opportunity to take to the Apex of Uganda’s best ever safari memories, you could an individual, couple, group or even for families
Day 1: Arrival Entebbe International Airport
You’ll be personally met by our company representative upon arrival at Entebbe airport, and transfer to Kampala Serena Hotel (High end facility) or Cassia Lodge (Mid Facility) for overnight and Dinner Meal plan: Dinner
Day 2: Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park
The Uganda Wildlife Safari begins with a panoramic drive north-west through the famous Luwero Triangle and, travel to Masindi via Ziwa Rhino Project. A visit to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino trekking is a must. After lunch, drive to Murchison Falls. Overnight and dinner at Paraa Safari Lodge (High end facility) or Sambiya River Lodge Mid facility) Meal Plan B-L-D
Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park
Begin the day with a cup of African Coffee. After your cup of coffee, cross the Nile by ferry to the northern bank of the park.Your guide will help you spot Elephant, Lion, Cape buffalo, Rothschild’s giraffe, hartebeest, Waterbuck, Oribi, Bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard. Return to the hotel for breakfast and lunch. After lunch, go for a boat safari upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls stopping just tens of meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron”. En route, marvel at the toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over this 17 km stretch you may see elephant, waterbuck and Uganda Kob crocodile. This is also a zone of many bird species like Goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. There you leave the boat and start your quite heavy hike to the Top of the Falls (approx. 1 hour). See where the world’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below. Your driver/guide will be waiting for you to bring you back to the lodge. Paraa Safari Lodge (High end facility) or Sambiya River Lodge Mid facility) Meal Plan B-L-D
Day 4: Murchison Falls National Park – Kibale
All day drive south via Hoima to Fort Portal through verdant countryside and past traditional homesteads and farms along Albertine Rift escarpments. Fort-Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon. Meals and overnight at Kyaninga Lodge (High end facility) or Primate Lodge (Mid Lodge facility). A stunning location overlooking a dramatic Crater Lake and the fabled “Mountains of the Moon”. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5: Kibale Chimpanzee & Monkey Trekking & Bigodi Walk
After early breakfast, report at Kanyanchu Tourist Centre where tourist activities begin and set out to track chimpanzee in the forest. Chances of viewing the chimps are over 90% but not a guarantee. Kibale National Park is one of the beautiful and stunning forests in the Uganda. It is home to our closest living relatives the endangered Chimpanzee, the threatened Red colobus monkey and the rare L’hoest’s monkey. The forest also boasts of having one of the highest diversity and density of primates in Africa totaling 13 species including the Black and white Columbus, Blue monkey, Grey-cheeked mangabey, Red tailed monkey and Bush babies and Pottos.
After lunch visit Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary from where you will take on aguided walk around the Swamp which will provide you with the opportunity to see a wide range of flora and fauna. View a variety of butterflies, birds and other insects. Have a tour of the crater region around Ndali lodge. You may also stop over at any tea plantation along the road if you wish. Have an evening tour of the crater region, visit “top of the world”, the natural bridge. On a clear day you will be able to have a view of the snow cap on the Rwenzori. Meals and overnight at Kyaninga Lodge (High end facility) or Primate Lodge (Mid Lodge facility). A stunning location overlooking a dramatic Crater Lake and the fabled “Mountains of the Moon”. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6: Kibale – Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park viewing the mystical Rwenzori Mountain range for much of the journey. Check in at your accommodation facility as you wait for your lunch. After lunch, take on an afternoon Launch cruise along Kazinga Channel one that joins Lakes Edward and George. The cruise is a wonderful way to see hippo, buffalo, kob and the occasional Nile crocodile (which up until recently did not inhabit this area) and a spectacular bird watching on the water bank. Many who experience the launch cruise consider it the high light of their entire African safari. Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge (High end facility) or Enganzi Lodge (Mid Lodge facility) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Rise very early with your packed lunch take on a morning game drive to catch-up with the early risers and predators returning to their hideouts. You will most likely meet grazing Hippos, Elephants, and Lions, spotted Hyenas, bush buck, water buck, stripped jackal, comical warthogs and the elusive leopard. Proceed to Maramagambo forest. Many surprises await you here for example pythons are often observed in the crevices of the bat cave floor using the bats as a source of food. The cave is near a picturesque formerly Blue lake and Hunters cave. You may also see forest birds such as bat hawks, brown eared woodpecker and other primates. Dinner and overnight stay Mweya Safari Lodge (High end facility) or Enganzi Lodge (Mid Lodge facility) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Ishasha
With previous day’s memories proceed to Ishasha. Drive along the deep and wide dry craters that are occupied by savanna grasses and acacia. The drive takes you through the unique western rift valley escarpment and the (southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park) Ishasha sector where you will take on yet another game drive in search of tree climbing lions in the afternoon and evening. Overnight stay and dinner at Ishasha Wildness Camp (High end facility) or (Savannah Resort Hotel (Mid facility) Meal plan: (B, L, and D)
Day 9: Ishasha – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Early morning guided bush walk for a closer interaction with nature. The mid morning will be spent on a game drive for the tree climbing lions, thereafter proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
The journey takes about 2 hours but driving through interesting features. Arrive Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the evening. This park is home of the rare mountain gorillas. Apart from gorillas, there are a wide variety of primates to see including the blue and red tailed monkeys. The forest itself is lush and green and there are streams running through it. Dinner and overnight stay at Mahogany Springs (High end facility) or Sliver back Lodge (Mid facility) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 10: Bwindi Gorilla Tracking
After breakfast set off early with guides to track the gorillas. The thrill of your encounter will erase the difficulties of the potentially strenuous trek. Bring jungle boots and rain jackets because the park is often wet. Spend time in awe watching the gorillas go about their activities. Each gorilla safari encounter is different and has its own rewards, but you are likely to enjoy the close view of adults feeding, grooming and resting as the youngsters frolic and swing from vines in a delightfully playful display.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a magnificent green swathe of dense rain forest, so ancient that survived the last ice age. A recently proclaimed World Heritage site, it’s one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth and its unique, precious flora sustains roughly half of the world population of mountain gorillas believed to number just 720. There’s also a substantial chimpanzee population and research shows that Bwindi is the only forest in Africa in which these two apes live together.
Time permitting, spend the afternoon on a community foot safari to explore the life style of the people living and surrounding the park. Return to camp exhilarated to relieve the encounter with friends over a drink. Dinner and overnight stay at Mahogany Springs (High end facility) or Sliver back Lodge (Mid facility) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 11: Bwindi Batwa Cultural Experience
Begin the day with an early breakfast, ready for a Batwa experience where the Batwa demonstrate hunting techniques, gather honey, point out medicinal plants. The Batwa women of the community perform a sorrowful song and leaves guests with a moving sense of the richness of this fading culture. Dinner and overnight stay at Mahogany Springs (High end facility) or Silver back Lodge (Mid facility) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 12: Bwindi – Lake Mburo
After breakfast, drive to Lake Mburo National park for an evening game drive. The park is renowned for zebras, impalas, buffaloes, hippos, topi and elands including the rare shoebill, crested crane, pelicans, fish eagle, heron and many water birds. Dinner and overnight at Mihingo Safari Lodge (High end) or Mantana Tented camp (Mid facility). Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 13: Lake Mburo
Morning game drive in the Park which is an is an extension of the Tanzanian Plains with big herds of Zebra, Impala, Eland , Warthogs ,buffalo and other Savannah species. For birders, this is one of the best place to find African Fin foot, Papyrus, Bush Shrike, etc. Afternoon boat cruise amidst the Hippos is amazing. Dinner and overnight at Mihingo Safari Lodge (High end) or Mantana Tented camp (Mid facility). Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 14: Lake Mburo – Entebbe
After early breakfast, go morning Bush walk. Lake Mburo National Park is a very special place; every part of it is alive with variety, interest and colour. It contains an extensive wetland. You are likely to see elands, impalas, waterbucks, warthogs, and zebras. Return to Entebbe for overnight stay at Lake Victoria Serena Resort or at The Boma Hotel (Mid Facility)with stopover at the Equator Uganda crossing a brief photo opportunity and to shop souvenirs. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 15: Transfers to Airport
Depending on your flight time, you will be transferred to the Airport for your out bond flight back home. Meal plan: (B) End of Service
The Uganda Wildlife Safari package includes:-
Transportation by a 4wd vehicle
Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
Ziwa Rhino trekking
Hike to the Top of the Falls
One Gorilla permit per person to be secured and paid for in advance
Batwa cultural experience
Kibale Chimpanzee chimp Permits
Bigodi guided Nature walk
Bat cave visit
Guided nature walk
Services of English speaking Driver/guide.
AMREF Emergency Medical Evacuation Insurance
However, the package excludes: expenses of personal nature like: Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, and tobacco