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21 Days Wildlife Safari In Uganda

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21 Days Wildlife Safari In Uganda

21 day 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, Visitor Kidepo valley national park. 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

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 Entebbe Protea Hotel or Lake Victoria Serena Hotel (Luxury), Lake Victoria Granada Hotel or Mestil Hotel (Midrange), Eureka Place Hotel and Suites or Pineapple Guest House (Budget)

DAY 2: BIRDING EXCURSION TO MABAMBA SWAMP

After breakfast at 6:30 Am, you will be transferred to Mambamba Swamp for an all-day shoe bill trucking and sightseeing tour on a motorized traditional canoe as we search for the Shoebill wading through the overgrown papyrus. A site guide from the Mabamba area will join the team to advise on the possible location of the different special bird species in this area. Thereafter, you return to the hotel in Entebbe for dinner and overnight

Dinner and overnight at Entebbe Protea Hotel or Lake Victoria Serena Hotel (Luxury), Lake Victoria Granada Hotel or Mestil Hotel (Midrange), Eureka Place Hotel and Suites or Pineapple Guest House (Budget)

DAY 3: TRANSFER TO SIPI FALLS VIA THE SOURCE OF THE NILE

Following breakfast at 6:00 Am, you will set off for a + 6-hour drive with a stopover in Jinja. visit the source of the longest river in Africa. You will take a boat ride to go to the actual point where the waters of river Nile spills from Lake Victoria and then run at a terrible speed flowing northwards to the Mediterranean Sea, here you have a great opportunity of tasting waters from two different largest and famous water sources in the world. You will then embark on your journey to Sipi Falls with en-route lunch in Mbale town. Upon arrival, you will check in at your lodge followed by an evening at leisure.

Dinner and overnight at Sipi Rafiki Lodge (Midrange), Sipi Falls Resort (Budget)

DAY 4: MORNING HIKE TO SIPI FALLS – TRANSFER TO PIAN UPE GAME RESERVE

After breakfast, you’ll head out for a waterfall hike. The waterfalls consist of three prominent layers of waterfalls where the longest drops with a height of 100m. You will enjoy the alluring view of the waterfall on the charming beauty of nature. After an early lunch at 12:00 Pm, you will check out of the lodge and drive approximately 4 hours to Pian Upe game reserve.

Dinner and overnight at Uganda Wildlife Bandas

DAY 5: SUNRISE GAME DRIVE – TRANSFER TO MOROTO

Wake up early and grab a cup of coffee before heading out for a sunrise game drive to spot more wild game including the Roan antelope endemic to this place in Uganda. Other wild game to look out for include the black and backed and side-stripped jackals, Elands, hart beasts, Zebras, and cheetahs to mention but a few. After this amazing game drive, you return to the lodge for a proper breakfast. Thereafter, you will drive for about 5 hours to Moroto. Upon arrival, you will check in at the lodge followed by dinner and overnight.

Dinner and overnight at Kara Tunga Safari Camp or Hotel Africana Moroto

DAY 6: TEPETH-TRIBE CULTURAL TOUR – TRANSFER TO KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

Start your day with an African breakfast. Thereafter, you will explore the Tepeth-tribe’s rich and authentic culture. This amazing cultural experiential tour offers you great opportunities to learn how to prepare traditional meals, sing and dance to traditional folklore, craft traditional Karimojong bead accessories, experience the ancient traditions of foreseers, listen to the wonderful stories of elders as well as undertake the traditional Karimojong games. Thereafter, your guide will transfer you to kidepo valley national park. This is about a 4-hour drive passing through flat plains. Upon arrival, you will check in at the lodge followed by dinner and overnight.

Dinner and overnight at Apoka Safari Lodge (Luxury) Kidepo Savannah Lodge (Midrange) Apoka Rest Camp (Budget) (Full Board)

DAY 7: FULL-DAY GAME DRIVE IN KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

After an early morning cup of coffee, you head out for a morning game drive in the savanna plains of Kidepo Valley and Naurus Valley. This will reward you with amazing sightings of Elephants, Elands, hart beasts, Zebras, cheetahs, lions, leopards, antelopes, oribis, Uganda kob ostriches, and numerous birding life. After this amazing game drive, you return to the lodge for a proper breakfast. After lunch, you will head back to the vast savanna plains for a sunset game drive.

Dinner and overnight at Apoka Safari Lodge (Luxury) Kidepo Savannah Lodge (Midrange) Apoka Rest Camp (Budget) (Full Board)

DAY 8: TRANSFER TO ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY – AFTERNOON RHINO TRACKING

Following your luscious breakfast at the lodge, you will transfer for about 5.5 hours to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Upon arrival, you will check in at your lodge followed by lunch. Later after lunch, you will transfer to the briefing area for an afternoon rhino tracking experience. After this breathtaking experience, you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Dinner and overnight at Amuka Safari Lodge

DAY 9: TRANSFER TO MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK – 21 Days Wildlife Safari In Uganda

Relaxed breakfast at 97h00, you will be picked up by the driver guide who will drive you for a 4hrs to Murchison Falls national park. 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: Nile Safari Lodge or Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury) Pakuba Safari Lodge or Murchison River Lodge (Midrange) Red Chili Camp or Heritage Safari Lodge (Budget)

DAY 10: GAME DRIVE AND LAUNCH CRUISE – OPTIONAL HIKE TO THE TOP OF THE FALLS

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. Upon reaching the bottom of the falls using a boat cruise. You will undertake the exhilarating hike to the top of 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

Dinner and overnight: Nile Safari Lodge or Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury) Pakuba Safari Lodge or Murchison River Lodge (Midrange) Red Chili Camp or Heritage Safari Lodge (Budget)

DAY 11: FULL DAY GAME DRIVE – NIGHT GAME DRIVE – 21 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 afternoon relaxation whilst utilizing the lodge amenities including the swimming pool as you await the commencement of the incredible night game drive at around 17h00. The night game drive will occupy 2-4 hours depending on the client’s interests and our mission is to search and find the nocturnal animals which among others include hyenas, civets, leopards, bush babies, and several cats. Your will later return to the lodge for a late hot dinner followed by a slumber.

Dinner and overnight: Nile Safari Lodge or Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury) Pakuba Safari Lodge or Murchison River Lodge (Midrange) Red Chili Camp or Heritage Safari Lodge (Budget)

DAY 12: TRANSFER TO KIBALE NATIONAL PARK – 21 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 or Crater Safri Lodge or Primate Lodge (Luxury), Turaco Treetops or Isunga Lodge (Midrange), Chimpanzee guest house (Budget)

DAY 13: CHIMPANZEE TREKKING – COMMUNITY WALK AT BIGODI WETLAND SANCTUARY

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 or Crater Safri Lodge or Primate Lodge (Luxury), Turaco Treetops or Isunga Lodge (Midrange), Chimpanzee guest house (Budget)

DAY 14: 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 or Elephant Plains Lodge or Kyambura Gorge Lodge (Luxury), Katara Lodge or Elephant Hab Lodge or Twin lakes lodge (Midrange), Bush Lodge (Budget)

DAY 15: FULL-DAY GAME DRIVE IN QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

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 Ishasha Wilderness Camp (Luxury), Enjojo Lodge (Midrange), Ishasha Pride Lodge (Budget)

DAY 16: TRANSFER TO BWINDI – COMMUNITY WALK AND BASKET WEAVING EXPERIENCE

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 at Gorilla Safari Lodge or Gorilla Heights Lodge or Four Gorillas Lodge (Luxury), Rushaga gorilla lodge or Gorilla Leisure Lodge (Midrange) Bweza Gorilla Lodge or Rushaga gorilla havens lodge (Budget)

DAY 17: ULTIMATE GORILLA TREKKING OR GORILLA HABITUATION EXPERIENCE

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 – 21 Days Wildlife Safari In Uganda

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 at Gorilla Safari Lodge or Gorilla Heights Lodge or Four Gorillas Lodge (Luxury), Rushaga gorilla lodge or Gorilla Leisure Lodge (Midrange) Bweza Gorilla Lodge or Rushaga gorilla havens lodge (Budget)

DAY 18: TRANSFER TO LAKE BUNYONYI – AFTERNOON BOAT RIDE – 21 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 or Arcadia lodges (Midrange) Bunyonyi overland resort (Budget)

DAY 19: 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 Kigambira Safari Lodge or Mihingo Lodge (Luxury), Rwakobo Lodge or Lake Mburo Safari Lodge (Mid-range)

DAY 20: HORSE RIDING SAFARI – TRANSFER TO ENTEBBE – 21 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.

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

DAY 21: MORNING AT LEISURE – DEPARTURE – 21 Days Wildlife Safari In Uganda

Following breakfast, you will enjoy a relaxed day exploring the beaches in Entebbe. 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.