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16-Day Uganda Highlights Adventure

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Duration

16days

Cancellation

No Cancellation

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

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Overview

During this safari adventure you will experience all that Uganda has to offer. From the famous Murchison Falls and chimpanzees in Kibale National Forest, to the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable forest, this adventure gives you to the best of Uganda in just 16 days!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Gorilla tracking
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Rhino tracking
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Game drives
  • Boat cruises
  • Relaxation on lake bunyonyi

What you will do

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Arrival at Entebbe Airport and transfer to hotel
Arrival at Entebbe Airport and transfer to hotel
Your adventure begins as soon as you arrive at Entebbe International Airport. Here you will be picked up by a driver who will then transport you to the guesthouse (a fifteen-minute drive from the airport). Here you can relax or, depending on your arrival time, spend some time exploring before settling in for a good night’s sleep.

Main Destination:

Entebbe

Accommodation:

Entebbe Airport Guesthouse

• Mid-range guest house located in or near Entebbe

Meals & Drinks:

• Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
2 Days - 4 Days: Rhino tracking and Murchison Falls National Park
2 Days - 4 Days: Rhino tracking and Murchison Falls National Park
After your first night in Uganda it is time to begin your journey. Your first stop today will be at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. This is the only place in Uganda where you will be able to see the white rhino. The drive from Entebbe to Ziwa takes about three hours. After rhino tracking it is time for lunch and then continuing on to Murchison Falls National Park. You will stay in a very nice tented camp here on the shores of the Nile.

The next day starts early (around 0600hrs) in order for you to catch your ferry going to the Delta, an area with an abundance of wildlife. On your way to the Delta, you will have the chance to see many animals, including elephants and giraffes. After the game drive and lunch at the lodge you will go on a boat ride to the foot of the Murchison Falls. This is a breathtaking experience and you will see countless hippos, buffalos and crocodiles along the way. The next day there will be time to relax and enjoy the pool or go for another game drive.

Main Destination:

Murchison Falls National Park

Best Time to Visit December to February (Easier to spot animals)

High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda)

Best Weather June and July (Less rain and lower temperatures)

Accommodation:

Murchison River Lodge

• Mid-range tented camp located just outside Murchison Falls NP

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
5 Days - 6 Days: Murchison to Kibale Forest National Park
5 Days - 6 Days: Murchison to Kibale Forest National Park
The journey from Murchison Falls to Kibale is long but beautiful. The road meanders through the greenest hills you have ever seen with truly breathtaking views. After checking in at the resort you will have time to relax and prepare for your early morning hike to the see the chimpanzees.

The tracking will start early and takes about two to three hours, depending on the location of the chimps. After the trek you will go back to the resort for lunch and then visit Bigodi Swamp. This is a beautiful area in the rain forest with an abundance of animals: monkeys, birds and maybe forest elephants.

After this intensive day in the forest you will go back to the resort.

Main Destination:

Kibale National Park

Best Time to Visit December to February and June to July

High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda)

Best Weather June to July and December to February (Least rain)

Accommodation:

Kibale Forest Camp

• Mid-range tented camp located just outside Kibale NP

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
To Queen Elizabeth National Park and afternoon boat safari
To Queen Elizabeth National Park and afternoon boat safari
Queen Elizabeth National park is your next destination. This is a huge park where wildlife and people coexist in harmony. In the afternoon you will go for a boat ride on the Kazinga Channel, which connects Lake Edward and Lake George. Here you will see very many different bird species and large mammals. After the boat ride, you will have a night at the Bush Lodge, which sits on the shores of the Kazinga Channel.

Main Destination:

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Best Time to Visit January to February and June to July (Dry seasons)

High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda)

Best Weather June to July and January to February (Less rainfall)

The Bush Lodge

• Mid-range tented camp located just outside Queen Elizabeth NP

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Ishasha Sector and tree climbing lions
Ishasha Sector and tree climbing lions
After an early morning game drive spent looking for lions on the Kasenyi Plains, it is time to go to the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth: Ishasha. This area is famous for its tree climbing lions. When you arrive in Ishasha you will first try to spot the lions in one of the huge trees. You will spend the night next to Kigezi Game Reserve.

Main Destination:

Ishasha Sector (Queen Elizabeth NP)

Accommodation:

Enjojo Lodge

• Mid-range cottage located in or near Ishasha

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day-9 - Day-10: Morning game drive and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Day-9 - Day-10: Morning game drive and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
After another game drive in Ishasha it is time to move to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home of the famous mountain gorillas. Check in at Ruhija Gorilla Lodge and prepare for yet another highlight of this amazing trip: tracking mountain gorillas!

Today starts early. First you will be briefed by the rangers, after which you will be appointed a group for tracking. The tracking can take several hours, depending on the location of the gorillas. The hike itself is spectacular and takes you through dense rain forest and up steep hills. Once you have found the gorillas you will get to spend one hour with them. Then it is time to go back to the lodge and share the experience with your friends!

Main Destination:

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Best Time to Visit June to August and December to February

High Season June to September (Gorilla permits are scarce)

Best Weather June to July and December to February (Less rainfall)

Accommodation:

Ruhija Gorilla Lodge

• Mid-range lodge located just outside Bwindi Impenetrable NP

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day-11 - Day-12: Lake Bunyonyi
Day-11 - Day-12: Lake Bunyonyi
Lake Bunyonyi is one of the highest lakes in Africa. It is also one of the only lakes around where you can swim safely. Here you will have time to relax, swim, go for a ride in a dugout canoe or just sit by the side of the pool and read a book! For those who would like to do a village walk or visit one of the indigenous tribe, it is possible to organize a visit with the local Batwa people.

Main Destination:

Lake Bunyonyi

Accommodation:

Birds Nest at Bunyonyi

• Mid-range lodge located in or near Lake Bunyonyi

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day-13 - Day-14: Lake Mburo National Park
Day-13 - Day-14: Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo is the smallest park in Uganda but is still full of charm! It has a very large number of zebras and a family of Rothschild’s giraffe. After a night at Rwakobo rock you will go for a walking safari, where you will have the chance to get up close and personal with the wildlife.

Main Destination:

Lake Mburo National Park

Best Time to Visit June to August and December to February

High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda)

Best Weather June, July and January to February (Little rainfall)

Accommodation:

Rwakobo Rock

• Mid-range lodge located just outside Lake Mburo NP

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Entebbe
Entebbe
Your last day in Uganda will end in Entebbe, where it all began! On your way back from Lake Mburo you will stop at the equator and participate in your last activity of the trip: looking for the Shoebill stork in Mabamba Swamp. After the boat ride it is time to drive to Entebbe and check in at the guesthouse.

Main Destination:

Entebbe

Accommodation:

Entebbe Airport Guesthouse

• Mid-range guest house located in or near Entebbe

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Included/Excluded

  • • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • • Gorilla permits (One per person, non-resident)
  • • Chimp permits (One per person, non-resident)
  • • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • • A professional driver/guide
  • • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • • All Taxes/VAT
  • • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • • Drinking water (On all days)
  • • International flights (From/to home)
  • • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • • Some meals (As specified in the day-by-day section

Duration

16 Days

Activity Types

Lodge Safari

Activity's Location

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