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12 Days Wildlife Safari In Uganda

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12 Days Wildlife Safari In Uganda

12 days wildlife safari in Uganda entails exploration of the western national parks including beautiful Murchison Falls National Park famous for its incredible and strongest waterfalls. You also experience the “Primate capital” Kibale Forest National Park prominent for harboring 13 primate species including the chimpanzees, the “Medley wonders” of Queen Elizabeth national park for wildlife game drives, the tree climbing lions, and the Kazinga channel. Wrap up your safari with a visit to the mist Bwindi impenetrable national park harboring the highest number of Mountain gorillas in the world in addition to grabbing most of the gorilla-related vacations in Uganda and a variety of endemic Bird species.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL AT ENTEBBE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – 12 Days Wildlife Safari In Uganda

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be welcomed by our meet-and-greet lounge host who helps you through fast-track assistance with VISA and luggage collection. Please look for a white signboard with your name. After immigration and bag collection, you will then be handed over to our driver guide, who will transfer you to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Dinner and overnight at Lake Victoria Serena Hotel (Luxury), Lake Victoria Granada Hotel (Midrange), or Pineapple Guest House (Budget)

DAY 2: ZIWA RHINOS – TRANSFER TO MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK – 12 Days Wildlife Safari In Uganda

Following breakfast at 07h00, you will be picked up by the driver guide who will drive you for a 7hrs to Murchison Falls national park. En route, you will engage in rhino tracking at Ziwa rhino sanctuary. After lunch at 13h00, you will then continue with your journey to Murchison Falls. Upon arrival, you will drive to the top of the falls for a tour around the falls. Sounds of the roaring thunder of the river Nile welcome you as you feel the force of the water under your feet as the half-a-kilometer-wide river narrows through just 7m wide and cascades down through a 45m drop. Murchison Falls National Park has 76 mammal species and 451 bird species. Reptiles like the Nile crocodile, hippo, and the rare semi-aquatic Sitatunga antelope. The big game mammals that you may have a glimpse at include; Lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, Rothschild’s giraffes, warthogs, giant forest hog, Uganda Kob, topi, and waterbuck to mention but a few.

Dinner and overnight: Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury) Pakuba Safari Lodge (Midrange) Red Chili (Budget)

DAY 3: GAME DRIVE AND LAUNCH CRUISE – OPTIONAL HIKE TO THE TOP OF THE FALLS – 12 Days Wildlife Safari In Uganda

After a cup of coffee at 06h00, your guide will lead you to an early morning game drive. The morning drive will take you through different habitats offering you a great opportunity to watch some of Africa’s unspoiled Savana and the BIG 5 game including lions, elephants, buffaloes, and leopards. Other wildlife to see includes giraffes, Hartebeest, Bushbucks, Jackal, hyenas, oribis, Uganda kobs, and many others. After this rewarding game drive, you will return to the lodge for a late breakfast followed by lunch and a little relaxation. In the afternoon at 14h00, you will enjoy a 3hours boat ride sailing to the bottom of the falls along the river Nile. The Nile hosts large concentrations of Hippos and crocodiles as well as a number of bird species including the rare shoebill stork, Fish Eagle, African Skimmer, Grey-crowned Crane, Black-headed Gonolek, Goliath Heron, Green-winged, Long-toed Plover, Saddle-billed Stork.

Optional Activity: Upon reaching the bottom of the falls using a boat cruise. You will undertake the exhilarating hike to the falls activity. The hike to the top of Murchison Falls offers an unparalleled adventure and a chance to witness the raw power of nature up close. As you navigate the trail, you’ll be surrounded by lush greenery, the sounds of chirping birds, and the occasional rustle of wildlife in the distance. (Own Account: US$15 per person)

Dinner and overnight: Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury) Pakuba Safari Lodge (Midrange) Red Chili (Budget)

DAY 4: TRANSFER TO KIBALE NATIONAL PARK – 12 Days Wildlife Safari In Uganda

Today after breakfast at 06h00, your guide will take you through a 7 hours scenic drive from Murchison falls national park to Kibale. Upon reaching Kibale forest, you will transfer to your lodge fully surrounded by the mystical calls of the monkeys followed by an evening at leisure whilst utilizing complementary activities offered by the lodge. Over a dozen primates inhabit this national park, and various types of monkeys grace the trees around your verandah. Close your eyes, and the soundtrack will provide an incredible appreciation for how remote you are.

Dinner and overnight at Kyaninga Lodge (Luxury), Turaco Tree Tops (Midrange), Chimpanzee guest house (Budget)

DAY 5: CHIMPANZEE TREKKING – COMMUNITY WALK AT BIGODI WETLAND SANCTUARY – 12 Days Wildlife Safari In Uganda

After a paradisiac breakfast at 06h30, you will transfer to the Kanyancu visitor center and report to the ranger station at 07h00 for a briefing followed by searching through the trees as you set off for chimpanzee trekking. After an interesting and memorable search for the chimpanzees in the forest, you are privileged to spend 1 hour with them taking photographs and videos, and return to the lodge for lunch. After lunch at 14h00, you will visit Bigodi wetland sanctuary a community-based conserved effort for a village walk to immerse you into the interesting cultures of the community.

Dinner and overnight at Kyaninga Lodge (Luxury), Turaco Tree Tops (Midrange), Chimpanzee guest house (Budget)

DAY 6: QUEEN ELIZABETH PARK – AFTERNOON BOAT CRUISE ON KAZINGA CHANNEL

Following a relaxed breakfast at 09h00, you will board your Safari vehicle and drive for 4 hours to Queen Elizabeth national park. Upon arrival, you will check in to your lodge followed by lunch. After lunch at 15h00, you will enjoy the afternoon boat cruise along the Kazinga channel which will reveal a succession of giants. Elephant herds squirt water on the banks as large hippo pods roll on sandbanks, and crocodiles bathe in the sun. Some hippos escape the water to wander across the savannah and barge past a series of ungulates also in search of water. This astonishing extraordinary boat ride will make a gentle meditation from the exhilarating walk of the previous day in Kibale national park. Later that evening, you will have a community hike to the crater lakes in the community including the famous twin lakes. After this breathtaking activity, you will then be transferred to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury), Twin lakes lodge (Midrange), Bush Lodge (Budget)

DAY 7: FULL-DAY GAME DRIVE IN QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK – 12 Days Wildlife Safari In Uganda

After breakfast at 06h00, you will head out for an all-day game drive. Your guide will ensure to take you to every corner of the park to give you all the opportunity to site almost all the game in the park watch some of Africa’s unspoiled Savana and the BIG 5 game including lions, elephants, buffaloes, and leopards, giraffes, Hartebeest, Bushbucks, Jackal, hyena, oribis, Uganda kobs and many others. After this rewarding game drive in the main parkland, you will have lunch at Mweya safari lodge. After lunch, you will continue with the game drive as you head to the Ishasha sector to search for tree-climbing lions highlight of Queen Elizabeth national park. You will then return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury), Twin lakes lodge (Midrange), Bush Lodge (Budget)

DAY 8: TRANSFER TO BWINDI – COMMUNITY WALK AND BASKET WEAVING EXPERIENCE – 12 Days Wildlife Safari In Uganda

At 06h00, you will head out for a 4-hour scenic drive to Bwindi impenetrable national park. You will enjoy the beautiful views of the green vegetation as you ascend and rise into the mountains on a remote road around Bwindi Forest. Upon arrival at the park, check in at the lodge, followed by lunch. later after lunch at 14h00, you will enjoy a community walk experience that involves interacting with the local community people and learning about their day-to-day activities including local banana bear making, Basket weaving, and crop-to-cup coffee tour experience. You will have the opportunity to taste the local banana juice and bear as well as coffee.

Dinner and overnight Four Gorillas Lodge (Luxury), Rushaga gorilla lodge (Midrange) Rushaga gorilla havens lodge (Budget)

DAY 9: ULTIMATE GORILLA TREKKING OR GORILLA HABITUATION EXPERIENCE – 12 Days Wildlife Safari In Uganda

Your day begins with breakfast at 06h30, then head to the park reception for briefing at 07h00.  Thereafter, you will be guided through the Bwindi Forest jungle to search for the shy mountain gorillas. You will have 1 hour after meeting the gorilla family. You will get a full briefing of their family formations, and background, and observe their lifestyle in their own habitat and family setting. After this mind-blowing activity, you Will return to the lodge for lunch followed by a relaxed evening and dinner whilst utilizing the complementary offers at the hotel.

OR GORILLA HABITUATION EXPERIENCE

Your day begins with breakfast at 05h30, then head to the park reception for briefing at 06h00.  Thereafter, you will be guided through the Bwindi Forest jungle to search for the shy mountain gorillas. You will have 4 hours after meeting the gorilla family. You will get a full briefing of their family formations, and background, and observe their lifestyle in their own habitat and family setting. After this mind-blowing activity, you Will return to the lodge for lunch followed by a relaxed evening and dinner whilst utilizing the complementary offers at the hotel.

Dinner and overnight Four Gorillas Lodge (Luxury), Rushaga gorilla lodge (Midrange) Rushaga gorilla havens lodge (Budget)

DAY 10: TRANSFER TO LAKE BUNYONYI – AFTERNOON BOAT RIDE – 12 Days Wildlife Safari In Uganda

Following breakfast at 8h00, you will take a 2-hour scenic drive to Lake Bunyonyi (2hrs drive). You’ll have lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon, you’ll undertake a boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi as you enjoy beautiful views of the rolling hills.

Dinner and overnight Birdnest resort lodge/ Arcadia lodges (Midrange) Bunyonyi overland resort (Budget)

DAY 11: TRANSFER TO LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK – GAME DRIVE – BOAT RIDE

On this beautiful day, wake up early and grab a cup of coffee before heading out and transferring to Lake Mburo national park. This is a rewarding drive as the park is endowed with a variety of wildlife and abundant birdlife. Upon arrival at the park, you will enjoy a boat ride. You are guaranteed to spot amazing flora and fauna alongside crocodiles, hippos, and numerous bird species including African fish eagles, pelicans, kingfishers, herons, cormorants, rare shoe bills, and hammer kobs. You will check in at the lodge followed by lunch. In the late afternoon, you head out for the Game drive. You are an advantage to spot Elands, antelopes, buffaloes, giraffes, topis, warthogs, zebras, waterbucks, and impalas. The park is endowed with alluring beautiful sceneries, parent rocks, and a savanna. On a lucky day, you will spot leopards, bush babies, and porcupines.

Dinner and overnight stay at Mihingo Lodge (Luxury), or Lake Mburo Safari Lodge (Mid-range)

DAY 12: HORSE RIDING SAFARI – TRANSFER TO ENTEBBE – DEPARTURE – 12 Days Wildlife Safari In Uganda

On this exciting day after breakfast, you will embark on a 2-hours horse riding through the park. This is a unique and unforgettable yet exhilarating opportunity to explore the wilderness and witness incredible wildlife from the saddle of a horse. You will return to the lodge for lunch. Thereafter, you will hit on the road for your journey to Entebbe (5hrs drive) making a stopover at the Equator in Kayabwe for amazing memorable photographic scenes. Enriched with unforgettable memories you will say goodbye to the pearl of Africa. Depending on the time of departure you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.

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Included

  1. All Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking permits
  2. All ground transportation in a 4WD Vehicle with a pop-up roof for easy game viewing and photography
  3. All game drives and Boat cruises
  4. Rhino trekking
  5. All other activities indicated in the itinerary
  6. All Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
  7. English-speaking Experienced Safari-guide
  8. Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  9. Refreshments and snacks in the vehicle

Excluded

  1. All Tips to Hotels/Lodges/Camps staff and Safari Guide
  2. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks that are not accompanying meals.
  3. All flight/s and departure taxes and other taxes.
  4. Visa fees. Visas are available online or upon arrival at all Entry points.