On this safari to Uganda you will meet the Great Apes- Chimps & Gorillas and several rare primates of Uganda during the jungle hikes, with great sites of the beautiful Savannah in Queen Elizabeth NP transpassing the Great Ishasha plains and Lake Mburo NP. During a community walk you will mix with the locals and along the roads see Uganda’s dramatic landscape.
Learn more about Uganda’s national parks.
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Day by day itinerary:
Be met by your safari guide at Entebbe international airport for the start your safari to Uganda. This first day you are taken to our guest home in Kampala to relax after the flight and be ready for an early start tomorrow.
Overnight Mamaland Guest home
Early transfer – Swift out of the city, it’s around a 5hrs drive with our target to have lunch in Fortportal town and proceed for an evening around the crater area with pressure and fatigue lessened during punctuation of stopovers at sceneries, typical African village setup in the far countryside and tea plantations along the drive offer us chances of stretching. There is an amazing display of primates in this area over the craters, monkey species that can be seen are for example black and white colobus, red colobus, red tailed monkey and grey cheeked mangabeys.
Overnight Isunga Lodge
Kibale forest N.P is a rainy forest and a home to over 1500 Chimpanzees. During your morning chimps trekking you have the chance to see them close and capture shots of our closet cousins in the Jungle in there frenzy exciting moods grooming! In the forest canopy you can see colored aviation creatures-butterflies and various bird species like the native Great blue Turaco, joyful greenbul, olive long tailed cuckoo and the superb black bee eater. After the trek transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park after lunch and drive further southwards with the Rwenzori ranges (Longest in Africa) in view or drive through the Crater lakes in the Hills through to sample out the surprising diversity of Savannah trees and wildlife! Arrive at the lodge in the afternoon to enjoy a community walk to see the life in the village close by and a beautiful crater lake.
Overnight in Pumba safari cottages
Experience Queen Elizabeth National Park in the cool morning as we continue your safari to Uganda, an early game drive that exposes us to diverse animals, Big 5 members Elephants, Buffalos, big cats- Lions, Leopards more times in the evening, warthogs- Hunchback carnivals like Hyenas and many more species that are residents to this park are spotted along the Circuits as we drive along. There is a rich bird life especially our version of storks in the wetland spots as we reach the Flamingoes in the salt lakes. After lunch get ready for the Classic highlights on the 2hrs Boat cruise starting at 3pm on the famous Kazinga channel, this 36kms channel links Lake George – Lake Edward. Here you can see land and water Adapted Hippopotamuses Yawning and some slashing canines to each other, the National Geographical society Killing machine the Nile Crocodile gaping along the Banks and Savannah version of Pigs the Warthog- Pumba of the award winning Lion King are a hallmark sign in this Animal home of Mamaland Uganda. With your Binoculars along the peninsula you have a magnificent view of Birds and animals like the ever playing African Elephants in Waters as we sigh and reset Fatigue and stress, to point zero.
Overnight in Pumba safari cottages
After breakfast we start off towards the Ishasha part of Queen Elizabeth National Park, where the tree-climbing lions can be found. We will drive off in this adventurous vast savannah area with topis and the southern version of Elephants to get the Lions high in the Fig tree branches, game view drive under the thorny savannah trees. After hopefully spotting the lions continue on to Bwindi mountains. (If we reach early we can do the walk and mix with the locals or relax with the Orphans group performers)
Overnight Gorilla Mist Camp
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is the home to the forest giants that are cousins to human beings, the gorillas, and here you will have the highlight of your safari to Uganda the gorilla trekking. This Impenetrable Forest is full of birds, butterfly and plant species plus forest hog, forest Elephants, Statungas and Dikers. After the trek transfer to beautiful Lake Bunyonyi through cultivated hills, we check in to a lake 1840m above sea level. It is deservedly nice after trotting from Kampala since day 1 and some early starts – without any rest!
Overnight Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort. Lake Bunyonyi this night will depend on which group or time registered back after trekking.
Have a free day with a short list of possible activities such as canoeing and visiting village islands. Option- hiking along the lake-shores, return to the hotel and relax, afternoon canoe ride along the lake, visit Pygmies. A birder can enjoy Lake Bunyonyi with its small resident and exotic bird species singing. (note that activities this day are optional and not included in the price)
Overnight Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort
After breakfast leave the peaceful island and continue driving thru the Hilly areas. Stop for lunch in the town of Mbarara before entering Lake Mburo National Park. Head in to the park and game drive for view of Zebras, Topis, Warthogs, cape buffaloes and impalas.
Overnight in Rwakobo Rock
Get early up for a safari walk to visit the hyenas den, chance to see Leopards, zebras, waterbucks, birds, buffaloes in there day break jungle life! Go back to the lodge for breakfast before starting the transfer towards Entebbe. Make a stop along the way at the famous Mabamba Swamp for the Pre historic Great Shoe bill Stork (this is the most sought after bird in Uganda) the swamp is also a host of many water birds! Uganda has 13% of the World’s Bird population with more birds per square kilometer seen! Connect to Entebbe in time for an evening flight as we have finalized your safari to Uganda (if your flight is next day you can add an extra night in Entebbe).
Price: The price depends on number of people and accommodation level. Contact us with your inquiry to get the best price for your safari.
Included: Accommodation, meals, safari car, fuel, guide, park entries, gorilla permits (if applicable) and activities mentioned in the itinerary. Plus water in the car and a couple of fruits along the way.
Excluded: International flights, visas, drinks, tips and personal expenses.
Accommodation: In general accommodation mentioned in the itinerary is good places on budget to mid-range level (with the exception of luxury safaris). The accommodation can be adapted to your price range of budget, mid-range or luxury. Of course a mix is also possible. Take a look here for links to the website’s of the lodges we regularly work with.
Payment options: We accept international bank transfer, card payment through PesaPal (adds 3,5% charge) and cash payment if you are in Uganda.
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