Day 1: Entebbe – Kampala
On your arrival at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred the hotel for overnight.
Accommodation at Cassia Lodge (comfort) or The Emin Pasha Hotel (deluxe)
Bed and Breakfast
Day 2: Murchison Falls National Park
After breakfast your adventure in Uganda begins by driving northwest towards Masindi and Murchison Falls conservation area, the largest conservation area in Uganda, which offers beautiful sceneries of grassland acacia savannah in the north and tropical forests in the south.
You will stop over for a nature walk at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, the breeding project which saw the rebirth of the endangered white rhinos in Uganda. You can see them closely while walking freely in the reserve which is their natural habitat. Lunch at the restaurant. Proceed to the national park; Check in to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation at Pakuba Lodge or Bwana Tembo Lodge (comfort), Murchison River Lodge or Paraa Safari Lodge (deluxe)
Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park
After breakfast, you will embark on an early morning game drive to explore the savannah in the Northern bank of the Nile. You might see elephants, lions, buffalos, giraffes, waterbucks, oribis, bushbucks, spotted hyenas and leopards. Drive back to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, take another fascinating safari by boat along the magnificent river Nile to the base of the Murchison Falls. It is amazing the concentration of wildlife along the banks of the river Nile, including hippos and many crocodiles, plus a huge variety of birds species. The trip will end with the trekking to the “top of the falls”, where the river Nile creates a narrow canyon of thunderous water large only 7 meters and it drops for over 43 meters. Enjoy this magnificent nature and the rainbow from the water. Dinner and overnight at lodge.
Accommodation at Murchison River Lodge or Paraa Safari Lodge or Pakuba Lodge or Bwana Tembo Lodge
Day 4: Albertine Rift Valley and Fort Portal
After breakfast you leave the National Park heading southwest along the Lake Albert and Rift Valley escarpment, with breathtaking panoramic sceneries. Pass via Hoima the capital town of Bunyoro kingdom, one of the oldest in Uganda. Stop over for a cup of coffee and lunch en route. Drive to Fort Portal the capital town of Tooro kingdom which lies on the shadow of Rwenzori Mountains, the biggest mountain range in Africa. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Primate Lodge (comfort) or Papaya Lake Lodge (deluxe)
Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast, today you go for a nature walk in the Kibale National Park to discover one of the most beautiful and the most varying tracts of tropical forest in the whole of Uganda. You will admire the tropical forest, and luckily meet the chimpanzees in their natural environment. Other primates you might see include black and white colobus, red tailed monkey and velvet monkey. After lunch, the journey through Uganda proceeds to the “pearl” of the national parks, Queen Elizabeth, which lies between Lake George on the East, Lake Edward on the West and the Rwenzori Mountains on the North. Have a game drive in the evening as you enter the park. Dinner and overnight.
Accommodation at Ihamba Safari Lodge or Enganzi Lodge (comfort), Kyambura Game Lodge or Mweya Safari Lodge or Katara Lodge (deluxe)
Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park
In the early morning, take a game drive along the tracks of the national park, in the Northern sectors and towards Lake George and Kasenyi village. This vast park covers about 2.000 square kilometres that run along the Congolese border and Lake Edward, which was named so after a visit of the British Monarch in 1954. The lake is considered “the pearl of Uganda”, and is connected to Lake George via the natural Kazinga Channel. The Ishasha River in the south forms the southern border of the park. The park’s diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savannah, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, make it the ideal habitat for the classic big game including elephant, lion, leopard, Ugandan kob, buffalo, spotted hyena, waterbuck, bushbuck, warthog and ten primate species including chimpanzees, velvet monkey, blue monkey, red-tailed monkey, black and white colobus and olive baboons as well as over 600 species of birds.
In the afternoon, take the most exciting safari by boat from Mweya peninsula along Kazinga channel, one of the most popular sites in Uganda for its concentration of wildlife, bird’s life and opportunities for good photographs. Moreover, you will see plenty of hippos, buffaloes and elephants while drinking from the channel. In the evening you go for another short game drive and try out your luck. Return at lush to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation at Ihamba Safari Lodge or Enganzi Lodge (comfort), Kyambura Game Lodge or Mweya Safari Lodge ora Katara Lodge (deluxe)
Day 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park (Ishasha sector)
After a cup of coffee, go for a game drive experience along the tracks of the national park, in the Northern side towards Lake George and Kasenyi village. You might see lions, elephants, buffaloes, spotted hyenas, waterbucks, Ugandan kobs, perhaps the leopard though it is shy and rare to be seen. Lunch. In the afternoon, take the most exciting safari by boat from Mweya peninsula along the Kazinga channel, one of the most popular sites in Uganda for its concentration of wildlife, bird’s life and opportunities for good photographs. Moreover, you will see plenty of hippos, buffaloes and elephants while drinking from the channel. In the evening short transfer to the Ishasha sector of the park. Dinner and overnight at hotel
Accommodation at Ishasha Jungle Lodge (comfort) or Ishasha Wilderness Camp (deluxe)
Day 8: Queen Elizabeth National Park (Ishasha sector) – Bwindi National Park
After breakfast the exploration of the park continues to the Southern sector of Queen Elizabeth, called Ishasha. Take a game drive in search of “tree climbing lions” that can sometimes be spotted resting in the branches of the large fig trees in the area. See also herds of buffaloes, elephants, topi antelopes and more. Lunch. Proceed heading to the rain tropical forest of Bwindi which is the natural habitat for the endangered mountain gorillas. You will reach an altitude of up to 2300 m above sea level. The choice of the area for the “gorilla safari” depends on the availability and allocation of the permits. Arrive in Bwindi National Park for dinner and overnight.
Note: Today transfer is variable, according to the location of the gorilla permits and road conditions.
Bwindi Engagi Lodge, Bwindi Jungle Lodge or Chameleon Hill Lodge (comfort) or Gorilla Forest Camp, Clouds Lodge (deluxe)
Day 9: Mountain gorilla safari
In the morning you enter the rain tropical forest of Bwindi for the gorilla safari. The activity starts at about 8am and you will follow the ranger guides in a group of maximum 8 people. Bwindi forest in Uganda has a population of about 370 gorillas, which is half the world population according to 2007 gorilla population surveys. It is not possible to predict ahead of time just how long you’ll be hiking before you encounter a gorilla family. Some people spend as little as 40 minutes hiking before they come across gorillas, while others can spend up to several hours. For this reason, it is recommended that all gorilla trekkers be in good physical and mental condition. You’ll be allowed an hour of close contact with the gorillas once you have found them and you’ll be privileged enough to come within mere meters of a family of these rare and beautiful animals, observing their family dynamics and getting to learn a bit about each gorilla’s distinct personality in serene silence. The guide will organize a packet lunch. Once your time with the gorillas is done, you’ll return to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Accommodation at Bwindi Engagi Lodge, Bwindi Jungle Lodge or Chameleon Hill Lodge (comfort) or Gorilla Forest Camp, Clouds Lodge (deluxe)
Day 10: Bwindi – Lake Bunyonyi
After breakfast, drive to Lake Bunyonyi near Kabale in the Kigezi region. Lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon you have a wonderful experience going on a guided canoeing safari along the Lake. In the evening relax at the lodge, dinner and overnight.
Accommodation at Bird Nest Hotel
Day 11: Lake Bunyonyi – Lake Mburo National Park
After breakfast enjoy one of the most extraordinary wildlife and birding experience by boat as you cross the lake. The forested green islands on the lake are home to different species of endemic birds which the guide will help you to spot. Lunch. In the afternoon proceed to Lake Mburo National Park, the smallest of Ugandan National Parks. As you enter, go for a game drive searching for beautiful impalas, elands, topi and many antelopes, buffaloes, zebras. Dinner and overnight at lodge.
Accommodation at Rwakobo Rock Lodge or Mantana Mburo Tented Camp or Mburo Safari Lodge
Day 12: Lake Mburo – Entebbe
After the last game drive in the park (or optional nature walk in the park), the journey ends back to Entebbe. Lunch en route. Departure with your international flight back home or to your next destination.ENQUIRY ABOUT PRICES
Suggestions and extensions
3 days to Ssese Island Bugala Island – see detailed program below
1 day Ngamba Island and Entebbe (first or last day) – detailed program available upon request
1 day Semliki National Park (after day 8 or 9) – detailed program available upon request
4 to 7 days trekking in Rwenzori Mountains – detailed program available upon request
1 day trekking Muhavura mountain Virunga – detailed program available upon request
EXTENSION to Ssese Islands Lake Victoria 3 nights:
Day 13: Ssese Islands in Lake Victoria
After breakfast, drive to Entebbe and board the ferry boat to the Ssese Islands on Lake Victoria. On arrival at Bugala Island and Lutoboka bay, the representative of the selected hotel will be there to welcome you. Late snack and dinner at lodge.
Accommodation at Brovad Sands Lodge.
Day 14: Explore Ssese Islands
After breakfast and briefing from the guide, the resort will organize for you a full day trip by boat to explore other islands of the archipelago. You will stop over to see birds and forested islands. Ensure you have packed lunch with you as well as sun cream protection, hat and repellent. Return to Bugala for dinner and overnight at lodge.
Accommodation at Brovad Sands Lodge.
Day 15: On the beach at Bugala Island
This day you can relax on the sandy beach and swim on the lake. However, you can also choose among many optional activities offered by the resort, like sport fishing, cycling and nature walk to explore other areas of the islands and the rock caves.
Accommodation at Mirembe Resort Beach or Brovad Sands Lodge.
Day 16: Entebbe
After breakfast you board the ferry boat back to Entebbe. Reserved to the transfer to the International Airport.
Optional: if you have still the time, drive to Kampala for visiting handicraft markets, as well as visiting the cultural sites like Kasubi royal tombs or the art galleries.
Questo perché alcune destinazioni offrono tariffe molto variabili e offerte speciali in alcuni periodi dell’anno. Preferiamo pertanto offrire la tariffa più competitiva disponibile in fase di richiesta informazioni.
Ognuno potrà valutare la soluzione più adatta alle proprie esigenze.
Riepilogo: il tuo viaggio in Uganda
- Tipo di pernottamento: Hotel, Lodge
- Spostamenti: Vehicle 4x4, With guide/ driver
The country offers several fine national parks and wildlife reserves with open savanna and forests, where to search for the “big five” and many other animals but it is one of the most interesting destination for birdwatchers in Africa. One of the best attractions in Uganda is the mountain gorilla safari, these primates can only be found in few rain tropical forests in these areas of Africa. More »
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