15 Days Best of Uganda Safari

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
After breakfast at your Hotel in Kampala or Entebbe, your driver guide will meet you up and brief you shortly about your tour. Later you will transfer to Murchison Falls National Park via Luweero-Nakasongola and Masindi. En route, you can have a stop over at the Luweero Triangle and also at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for Rhino tracking. You will reach Masindi town in time for lunch. After lunch, proceed to the park where upon arrival, you will go and visit the top of the falls. This is the most interesting area with in the park. At the top of the falls you will experience the beauty of the mighty river Nile where its waters squeezes its self into a 7 meter gorge deep down over 45metres and hence making a thunderous roar. Transfer to your assigned place of accommodation for dinner and overnight stay at Paraa safari Lodge for up market/ Sambiya river lodge for mid range and Red chill camp for budget

Day 2: Game drive and launch cruise
After breakfast early morning, you will go for the game drive in the northern part of the park. The game drive will reward with beautiful and a variety of wildlife in the park such as Elephants, Lions, leopards, buffaloes, Antelopes like bush bucks and water bucks, Kobs, warthogs and so on. Later on you will return to your lodge for lunch as you wait for the afternoon launch cruise along the Albert Nile. During the afternoon launch cruise, look out for water loving animals like crocodile along the river banks, elephants taking water, hippos and many bird species. Return back to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Paraa safari Lodge for up market/ Sambiya river lodge for mid range and Red chill camp for budget.

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale forest National Park
After breakfast, you will set out and transfer to Kibale Forest National Park. En route to the park, the journey will reward you with beautiful scenery especially of the great Rwenzori Mountains in Kasese. You will also pass by different homesteads of local people in Hoima, plantations of tea and bananas and so on. You will have lunch in Hoima town and later proceed to fort portal reaching in the evening. Transfer to the park for dinner and overnight stay at Kibale safari Lodge or Primates Lodge or Ndali Lodge for up market/ Chimps nest for mid range and Chimpanzee guest house for budget.

Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest and Bigodi swamp walk
Breakfast will be served in the morning after which, you will set out for the short chimpanzee briefing from the Uganda Wildlife Authority officials. The rangers will guide you on how to walk while in the forest and also how to behave. After this, you will get into the forest to start your search for the chimpanzees. These great apes are known as mans closest friends because of different characteristics that they have in common with man. Look out in the trees for chimpanzees, other primates such as white colobus monkeys, grey-checked mangabey, red colobus, black-and-white colobus, Baboons and different bird species like the great blue turacco, Africa pied king fisher , malkites and so on. Return back to the lodge after the trek for lunch after which you will go for the Bigodi swamp walk to search for the water loving bird species. The forest is not only known for its 13 species of primates, but this swamp area with in it, is a bird watchers paradise. Return for dinner and overnight stay at Kibale safari Lodge or Primates Lodge or Ndali Lodge for up market/ Chimps nest for mid range and Chimpanzee guest house for budget.

Day 5: Transfer to Semliki National Park
Early in the morning, you will depart for Semliki National park. This morning drive will take you on the shores of Lake Albert located in the basin of the great western Rift valley. The Park is famous for its habitats such as the Riparian forests, rain forests and short/ high grass savannah. More still in Uganda, its only in this park where a night game drive can be taken from and spots of different nocturnal animals like the white tailed mongoose and slender mongoose, winged nightjars, cats, hyenas, leopards and so on. Dinner and overnight at Semliki Safari Lodge or at the Campsite

Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park
After a fully served breakfast, you will leave Semliki National Park and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park. En route, the journey will provide with different scenic views of the great mountains of the moon. You will reach the park with a game drive en route which will offer you with sights of different animals and how they behave at different times. Look out for animals like Elephants, Leopards, Lions and Kobs. You will reach the park headquarters at Mweya in the late afternoon where you will have lunch. Relax while having a small tour around the area. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge for up market/Hippo hill camp or Ihamba for mid range/Simba Safari camp for budget.

Day 7: Game drive and Launch cruise
After breakfast early morning, you will go for the game drive in Kasenyi area with in the Park. The game drive will reward with beautiful and a variety of wildlife in the park such as Elephants, Lions, leopards, buffaloes, Antelopes like bush bucks and water bucks, Kobs, warthogs and so on. Later on you will return to your lodge for lunch as you wait for the afternoon launch cruise along the Kazinga commonly known as the area with the highest concentration of hippos in Africa. The launch cruise will reward you with views of the most famous water loving animals like crocodile along the river banks, elephants taking water, hippos and many bird species. Return back to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge for up market/Hippo hill camp or Ihamba for mid range/Simba Safari camp for budget.

Day 8: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park
You will set out for the early morning game drive with in the park to search for the early risers and animals you missed out in the previous game drives. Alternatively, you can go for chimpanzee tracking in the Kyambura gorge. Later on have lunch and after transfer to Bwindi Park via the Ishasha sector commonly known for its rare tree climbing lions. As you pass the area, look out for the rare tree climbing lions in fig trees. Proceed and reach Buhoma in the evening where you will rest a bit, have dinner and an overnight stay at Gorilla Forest Camp/Gorilla resort for up market, Buhoma lodge or Lake Kitandara camp for mid range or Buhoma community Bandas for budget.

Day 9: Gorilla trekking experience
After breakfast at the lodge, you will go to the park headquarters for briefing from the Uganda wildlife Authority ranger guides. After the briefing, the ranger will lead you into the thick impenetrable forest to start your search for the endangered rare species of Mountain Gorillas. The gorilla search always continues from the place where they were last seen the previous day. Upon reaching the area where these famous species are, you will only be allowed to interact with them for only one hour and you should always keep maximum silence while with these Gorillas. You are allowed to take photographs and so one. To find the Gorillas, it’s such a tiresome experience since it can take you almost 3-8 hours to find them. However, once you meet these gorillas, you will easily forget the hatches you have gone through to find them and instead save the good memories you will experience with them. After the interaction, you will return late to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay as above.

Day 10: Transfer to Kabale and Lake Bunyonyi
After breakfast, you will leave Bwindi and transfer to Kabale a district commonly known as the Switzerland of Africa because of its beautiful scenic areas and weather. You will have lunch in Kabale town after which you will transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay at Arcadia cottages for up Market/Bushara Island camp for mid range or Bunyonyi overland camp for budget.

Day 11: Full day at Lake Bunyonyi
Breakfast will be served early morning and after you will go for the full day boat tour on the lake to different small islands. The lake has almost 38 small islands and each was named according to the bird species that reside on the island. You will have lunch on one of the Islands and later visit the Pygmy villages for entertainment. Return for dinner and overnight stay at Arcadia cottages for up Market/Bushara Island camp for mid range or Bunyonyi overland camp for budget.

Day 12: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
After breakfast, you will leave the Cold Kabale district and transfer to Lake Mburo National Park. You will have lunch in Mbarara town and later enter into the park with a game drive en route through the Nshara gate. Look out for Zebras, Impalas, bush and water bucks, Kobs and so on. Dinner and overnight at Mihingo Lodge for up market or Mantana Luxury camp and Acadia cottages for mid range or Rwonyo campsite for total Budget.

Day 13: Game drive and boat ride on Lake Mburo
After breakfast early in the morning, set out for the game drive and search for early risers with in the park. Look out for animals like Zebras, Elephants, impalas, bushbucks and bush duikers, waterbucks, warthogs, and the topis. Return to the lodge for relaxation, and later go for the afternoon boat ride to search for water loving animals such as crocodiles and Hippos. The lake is also rich with a variety of bird species like the rare shoe bill stork. Return back to the Lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Mihingo Lodge for up market or Mantana Luxury camp and Acadia cottages for mid range or Rwonyo campsite for total Budget.

Day 14: Transfer back to Kampala
After breakfast, you set out for a morning nature walk in Rubanga forest after which you will transfer back to Kampala. En route you will have a brief stop over at the Equator for water experiments and also get a chance to stand at a point where the two hemispheres start from. Continue with the journey and have another stopover at Mpambire drum village basically known as drum making village. Reach Kampala in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at your Hotel in Kampala. Sheraton Hotel/Kampala Serena Hotel for up market or Imperial royale/Cassia Lodge for mid range or Holiday Express Hotel/Excellent Hotel for budget.

Day 15: Kampala city tour and departure
After breakfast at your Hotel, you will go for a short Kampala city tour and visit places like the Bahai Temple (The only one of its Kind in Africa), Uganda Kings were buried. You will then be transferred to Entebbe Airport for your flight back home depending.

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