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18 days ultimate Uganda experience

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Duration

18 days

Cancellation

No Cancellation

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

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Overview

This 18 day Uganda Safari will take you to travel from Central to Northern and Western regions of Uganda and see the diversity of Uganda’s flora and fauna. The savannas of Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls, Lake Mburo National Park and Kidepo Valley National park and the rain-forests of Kibale National Park, Mt Elgon National Park and Bwindi National Park. This tour through Uganda is the perfect combination of nature, culture & wildlife and you will be spending your nights at the best mid-range accommodations in Uganda while listening to the beautiful sounds of the wildlife.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • City around Kampala
  • Ugandan snack called “Rolex”
  • Gorilla tracking
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Climbing lions game drive
  • Close encounter with the wildlife
  • Crossing the Equator
  • Visiting 7 National Parks
  • Source of River Nile
  • Ssezibwa waterfalls
  • Mabira forest
  • Lake Bunyonyi
  • Sipi falls
  • Crater lakes and Hot springs

What you will do

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DAY 1: WELCOME TO UGANDA

Our experienced drivers/guides will be waiting for you at the airport to transfer you to the hotel where you’re going to spend a night while enjoying the weather of Uganda

DAY 2: KAMPALA CITY TOUR

In the morning after breakfast, Our guide will be picking you up from the hotel take you for the tour around Kampala and in this tour, you will be visiting the some places like Gadafi mosque, Uganda Museum, King’s palace, Bahai temple, Kasubi tombs and many others to see, after seeing some of them, we will then go for a local dish as our lunch then transferred back to the hotel to get ready for the next day journey.

DAY 3: JINJA CITY TOUR

Our experienced driver/ guide will pick you up from the hotel in the morning and then drive to the first point and this is Ssezibwa Falls, which is a cultural site also people go for cleansing and for blessings. After Ssezibwa falls, we will then drive to Mabira Forest for Nature walk and bird watching.
After Mabira forest, we shall then head to Jinja town, on the way, we shall be enjoying the sugar plantations, and we shall have local dish for lunch in Jinja Town.
After lunch, we shall head to the Source of River Nile, the second longest river in the world; there is also an Optional boat that can take you to the main point (zero point) of the source of River Nile.
After the source of R. Nile, we shall drive around Jinja town as our guide explains to you how the town is and the people as we head to the hotel to rest and get ready for the next day.

DAY 4: DRIVE TO MT ELGON NATIONAL PARK

Our experienced driver/ guide will pick you up from the hotel in the morning and then drive to Mt Elgon National Park in Mbale district, only for Sipi falls, since on this day is quite a long journey, we shall have no activity, we shall drive to the hotel for a night.

DAY 5: EXPLORING SIPI FALLS ON MT ELGON

Our experienced driver/ guide will pick you up from the hotel in the morning and then we shall explore Sipi falls, see mountain ranges on mountain Elgon, after this, we shall set off our journey to Kidepo Valley National Park but on the way, we shall see the karamojong’s culture, and interesting traditional homesteads. We shall have our packed lunch with us.

DAY 6: ACTIVITIES IN KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

Our experienced driver/ guide will pick you up from the hotel in the morning and take you for a morning game drive where you will see wild animals like Lions, Elephants and bird species. After game drive. We shall do the community walk as we will be interacting with the local community while they are carrying out traditional dances for us, visiting the homesteads.

DAY 7: TRANSFER TO MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK

In the morning after breakfast; we shall start our journey to Murchison Falls National Park where we plan to have our lunch in Gulu town since this quite a long journey. After lunch, we drive direct to Murchison Falls National Park as we will be seeing some wild animals on the way. There will not be any activity to do that day since we might get to the hotel a bit late.

DAY 8: ACTIVITIES IN THE MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK

Very early in the morning around 4 am; we wake up, get ready for the ferry to take us for the morning game drive.
after the morning game drive, we shall come back to the hotel for lunch, as we also get ready for the afternoon boat cruise, where you will be able to see birds like king fishers and so many beautiful bird species, animals like hippos, crocodiles and many others.
after the boat cruise, we shall come back to the hotel for dinner and also have a small briefing about the next long journey to fort portal.

DAY 9: TRANSFER TO FORT PORTAL

In the morning, our guide will pick you up from the hotel and you will be transferred to fort portal in the western Uganda region, we shall have our packed lunch from a hotel in Masindi town and then we proceed with our journey to fort portal. We shall then have a stop and have our packed lunch in a shade. We shall spend a night in fort portal town.

DAY 10: TRANSFER TO HOT SPRINGS AND CRATER LAKES,

In the morning, after the breakfast, the guide will pick you up and drive to the hot springs, after the hot springs, we come back for lunch, and rest as we are also getting ready for the evening or afternoon crater lake walk.

DAY 11: TRANSFER TO KIBALE NATIONAL PARK FOR CHIMPANZEE TRACKING

In the morning after breakfast, we will do a short drive to get to Kibale National park for Chimpanzee tracking, where we will also have a chance to see bird species and reptiles. After Chimpanzee tracking, we come back and we do an evening simple activity like swamp walk or community walk.
After the activities, we go back to the hotel and prepare for the next day.

DAY 12: TRANSFER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

In the morning after breakfast, we shall start our journey to Queen Elizabeth N.P, we shall be able to see the Equator, a cement factory, Mountain Rwenzori on the way, as our plan is to have lunch from the park. When we get to the park, we can decide to do any possible activity that is either a boat cruise or evening game drive. We shall spend a night in the park while interacting with the animals.

DAY 13: GAME DRIVE/ BOAT CRUISE IN QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

Early in the morning after breakfast we will go for a morning activity (game drive/ boat cruise). After the activity done, we drive to another destination (Ishasha) where we are going to spend another night as the guide goes through the activity to get ready for the next day (game drive for the climbing lions) and other species.

DAY 14: CLIMBING LIONS GAME DRIVE IN ISHASHA

In the morning after breakfast, we will go for the game drive where we expect to see the climbing lions and also see other wild animals as well. After the game drive, we will immediately drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National park so that we get ready for the next activity, which is gorilla tracking. We shall spend the night at Bwindi.

DAY 15: GORILLA TRACKING

Early in the morning, the guide will pick you up and take you to the tracking point for Gorilla tracking, there will be briefing as you’re also given groups/tracking team, gorilla tracking might take like 8 hours to come back, you will be provided packed lunch.
After the gorilla tracking, the guide will be waiting to take you back to the hotel to freshen up, as we also prepare to plan for departure the next day.

DAY 16: TRANSFER TO LAKE BUNYONYI

In the morning after breakfast, we drive to Lake Bunyonyi, the second deepest lake in Africa. We will be able to interact with the local people, have lunch on the hotels on the shore of the lake. After lunch, we shall get on the boat and visit some of the islands on the lake and also visit some villages like the Batwa villages, the short people as well, as we head to the hotel for the night.

DAY 17: TRANSFER TO LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK

In the morning, after breakfast, we set off to Lake Mburo National Park and we decide to go for either an evening or morning game drive depending on the preferences. We shall spend a night at one of the hotels near or in the park.

DAY 18: DRIVE BACK TO KAMPALA

Early in the morning, we can decide either to go for a morning game drive or to drive back to Kampala. We shall have lunch on the way preferably at the equator, and then continue with our journey to Kampala either to the hotel or Airport.

Included/Excluded

  • English speaking guide
  • Gorilla tracking permit
  • Chimpanzee tracking permit
  • All Park entry fees
  • All Entrances
  • Hotel/airport Pick up and drop off
  • 17x Lunch and 17x dinner
  • 17x Breakfast
  • Snacks/Rolex
  • 17x Accommodation
  • Tips for the guides
  • Souvenirs
  • Flight tickets
  • Visa processing
  • Drinks during and after the meals
  • Personal health/third party/travel insurance

Duration

15 Days

Activity Types

Budget camping safari (outside of parks)
Budget hotel
Guided tours
Lodge Safari
Overland Safari
Safari Day-trip

Activity's Location

Uganda

FAQs

DOS AND DON’TS DURING GORILLA AND CHIMPANZEE TRACKING
Water: Gorilla and chimpanzee trekking can be very tiresome and you need to refill your tank as the trek goes on. It is advisable to park a few water filtration tablets before you come for the trek.

Boots: You will need good waterproof comfortable shoes. Sometimes it rains during the trek, so skid proof shoes can come in handy.

Rain Jacket: You are advised to carry rain jacket because if rains very often in Bwindi Impenetrable forest

Snack: You can carry a light snack to give you some energy during the walk in the forest
Trouser and Shirts Bwindi forest is covered with thick undergrowth, therefore light trousers and long sleeved shirts are advised.

Socks: You will have to tuck in the trousers into the socks to avoid insects crawling inside.

Gloves: You will need Gardening gloves because you will be grabbing tree branches, leaves, name it, and some can be thorny.

Camera: Carry a good camera (no flash ) to capture this lifetime experience
WHAT TO BE CONSIDERED WHEN BOOKING THIS SAFARI?
1. Tour can start any day

2. Solo travelers can join this tour

3. Tour is done under the post covid 19 SOPs

4. Age limit: 15 years and above

5. Suitable for single travelers as well

6. When tracking the gorillas and chimpanzees, you should be having some level of fitness because it involves some hiking while tracking the gorillas

7. No sandals, open shoes allowed during the tracking of the gorillas, only covered shoes, hiking shoes

8. Additional accommodation on the last day can be arranged at an extra cost

9. The official currency in Uganda is Ugandan shillings. US Dollars are widely accepted which are printed after 2006.

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