Uganda

Uganda , is a landlocked country in East Africa. It is bordered on the east by Kenya, on the north by South Sudan, on the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on the southwest by Rwanda, and on the south by Tanzania. Uganda is the second most populous landlocked country. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, shared with Kenya and Tanzania, situating the country in the African Great Lakes region. Uganda also lies within the Nile basin, and has a varied but generally equatorial climate

Uganda takes its name from the Buganda kingdom, which encompasses a large portion of the south of the country including the capital Kampala. The people of Uganda were hunter-gatherers until 1,700 to 2,300 years ago, when Bantu-speaking populations migrated to the southern parts of the country.

Beginning in the late 1800s, the area was ruled as a colony by the British, who established administrative law across the territory. Uganda gained independence from Britain on 9 October 1962. The period since then has been marked by intermittent conflicts, most recently a lengthy civil war against the Lord’s Resistance Army, which has caused tens of thousands of casualties and displaced more than a million people.

The official language is English. Luganda, a central language, is widely spoken across the country, and multiple other languages are also spoken including Swahili. The current President of Uganda is YoweriKagutaMuseveni, who came to power in a coup in 1986.

UGANDA NATIONAL PARKS

LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK

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Location
Lake Mburo National Park is located in Kiruhura District in Western Uganda. The park is situated about 30 kilometres (19 mi), by road, east of Mbarara, the largest city in the sub-region. This location is approximately 240 kilometres (150 mi), by road, west of Kampala, Uganda’s capital and largest city.
Overview
The park has a variety of animals such as zebras, impala, buffaloes, and over three hundred (300) bird species. At 260 square kilometres (100 sq mi), the park is the smallest of Uganda’s Savannah national parks. The park has camp grounds and permanent tent facilities for visitors. KimblaMantanaAfrican Safaris operate the only luxury tented camp inside the national park – Lake Mburo Tented Camp. In 2009, the Uganda Wildlife Authority, which manages the park announced plans to introduce balloon tourism in the park.

BWINDI NATIONAL PARK

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in southwestern Uganda in East Africa. The park is part of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, and is situated along the Democratic Republic of Congo border next to the Virunga National Park and on the edge of the Albertine Rift. It comprises 331 square kilometres (128 sq mi) of jungle forests and contains both montane and lowland forest and is accessible only on foot. The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site.

KIBALE NATIONAL PARK

Kibale National Park is a national park in South Uganda protecting moist evergreen rain forest. It is 766 km2 (296 sq mi) in size and is located between 1,100–1,600 meters (3,600–5,200 ft) in elevation. Despite encompassing primarily moist evergreen forest, it contains a diverse array of landscapes.Kibale is one of the last remaining expanses to contain both lowland and montane forests. In East Africa, it sustains the last significant expanse of pre-moutain forest.

MGAHINGA GORILLA NATIONAL PARK

The park is located in the Virunga Mountains and is contiguous with the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Mgahinga is situated about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi), by road, south of the town of Kisoro and approximately 55 kilometres (34 mi), by road, west of Kabale, the largest city in the sub-region. The entire park is located in Bufumbira County, in Kisoro District.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is the smallest national park in Uganda (about 33.7 km). It is very important, as it is one of the only two parks in Uganda that offer habitat for the endangered Mountain gorilla.

QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

The national park is located in western Uganda, spanning the districts of Kasese, Kamwenge, Bushenyi and Rukungiri. Its location is approximately 376 kilometres (234 mi), by road, southwest of Kampala, Uganda’s capital and largest city.
The town of Kasese lies just outside the northeastern edge of the park, while the town of Bushenyi, is situated just outside the park’s southeastern boundaries.
Hippopotamuses in the Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park occupies an estimated 1,978 square kilometres (764 sq mi), of which, about 17% lies in Kasese District, 50% in Bushenyi District and an estimated 33% lies in Rukungiri District. The area of the park extends from Lake George in the northeast to Lake Edward in the southwest, and includes the Kazinga Channel that connects the two lakes.

MURCHISON NATIONAL PARK

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Murchison Falls National Park is a national park in Uganda managed by Ugandan Wildlife Authority. The park lies in north western Uganda, spreading inland from the shore of Lake Albert around the Victoria Nile. It is named for the Murchison Falls waterfall, itself named for a president of the Royal Geographical Society. The park is known for its wildlife which has partly recovered from a massacre by poachers and troops under Idi Amin. Together with the adjacent 748 square kilometres (289 sq mi) Bugungu Wildlife Reserve and the 720 square kilometres (280 sq mi) Karuma Wildlife Reserve, the park forms the Murchison Falls Conservation Area.

SEMULIKI NATIONAL PARK

County, a remote part of the Bundibugyo District in western Uganda. It was made a national park in October 1993, and is one of Uganda’s newest national parks. 194 km2 (75 sq mi) of East Africa’s only lowland tropical rainforest is found in the park. It is one of the richest areas of floral and faunal diversity in Africa, with bird species being especially diverse. The park is managed by the Uganda Wildlife Authority.
Semuliki National Park lies on Uganda’s border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Rwenzori Mountains are to the south-east of the park, while Lake Albert is to the park’s north.
The park lies within the Albertine Rift, the western arm of the East African Rift.The park is located on a flat to gently undulating landform that ranges from 670 to 760 m (2,200 to 2,490 ft) above sea level.
The park experiences an average rainfall of 1,250 mm (49 in), with peaks in rainfall from March to May and from September to December. Many areas of the park experience flooding during the wet season. The temperature at the park varies from 18 to 30 °C (64 to 86 °F), with relatively small daily variations.
The Park borders the Semuliki and Lamia rivers, which are watering places for many animals.The park has two hot springs in a hot mineral encrusted swamp.

8 DAYS IN UGANDA

This 8-day tour gives us great opportunity of  visiting three National parks all found in the western Part of Uganda with smooth road drive from the Airport/kampla and less than 2hrs of drive from one park to another.
The most amazing of all on this tour are the long horned Ankole cattle that you will see while approaching and within Lake Mburo National Park,get close to turns of Zebras-“I call it The Zebra Migration” moving from the grazing areas to lake Mburo for water especially during hot seasons.

The shy and solitary beautiful elands,leopards,topis waterbucks and thousands of Impalas.travel to Queen Elizabeth  National Park for other great wildlife sightings like Elephants,lions,Hippos on the great boat ride on the Kazinga Channel,Crocodiles,Uganda Kobs finally visit Kibale National Park for the greatest chance of geting close to the closest Human cousins the Chimpanzees in the wild Kibale National Park.
Your Travel Itinerary for this great Adventure trip:

Day 1-Arrive at Entebbe International Hotel.

Depending on your flight arrival time,your driver/guide will be ready by to welcome you to the Pearl of Africa at Entebbe International Airport.You will get some briefing and then transfer to your Hotel for relaxation,refreshments and dinner/lunch.If you arrive during the day,you will have a chance to drive around Kampala for a brief City tour and visit the Bank or forex bureau to exchange some Money to use during your stay with African Adventure Travellers for your Safari.
Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight. Get a briefing from your driver/guide about the time you will depart for the next days journey.

Day 2-Travel to Lake Mburo National Park.

After your breakfast,start your drive through the Kampala-Masaka high way.the road is very smooth,have a stop over at the Equator for photo shooting at the Uganda Equator,have some coffee,smoke a cigaratte if you do,stretch your muscles and continue your drive.
At this moment,you will realize change in the vegatation and landscape as you cross from the flat and dry atmosphere of the Central Buganda region to the Western Ankole region which becomes hilly and greener.
Check into Lake Mburo National Park.you will definately start seeing lots of Game (animals).drive to your lodge for lunch and afternoon relaxation by the swimming pool with an Ice Cold beer.If you feel you are not too tired,you can have an afternoon  Safari.or keep swimming.
Over night at Mihingo Lodge

Day 3-Nature Walk & Afternoon Boat ride on Lake Mburo.

We shall have an early coffee,drive to the park headquarters and  meet your armed ranger guide with an AK-47, start the walk in search of the norcturnal wildlife like the Owls,the wobling Hyenas,Tree Hyrax, Porcupines, Aadvark, serval cats, Bush pigs and many more.return later at 8:30am and drive back to Mihingo Lodge for a full Breakfast.
Have your lunch at 1-pm with a wonderful view of the park seen from Mihingo lodge at the top of the Hill into the valley.relax and drive to the Lake for an afternoon Boat ride at 4/5pm,great chances of seeing many Hippos,Crocodiles, fish eagles,and many kingfishers.
Return to the lodge for dinner and Over Night at Mihingo lodge.

Day 4-Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Have your early breakfast,drive out of the Park and continue through the Ankole farm lands of big plantations of Matooke,through Mbarara and later to the big tea plantations at Igara.drive through Karinzu forest,get to the great view point of Queen Elizabeth.stop for a photo taking moment of the Park and Kyambura Gorge.
Continue to Mweya safari Lodge for lunch and relaxation by the Swimming Pool.We can drive to Kasenyi for an afternoon visit of the local fishing village and Lake Munyanyange for a great chance of seeing Flamingos.
Return later,Dinner and Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge.

Day 5-Game drive & Afternoon Boat ride on the Kazinga Channel.

We shall have an early coffee,meet our driver,get an armed ranger guide and continue for the Morning Game drive with great chances of sightings like lions,Hippos getting back to the water after a night grazing in the park,leopards,hyenas,Uganda kobs,Elephants and many more.
Return to the lodge for a full breakfast,relax,lunch and get ready for the afternoon boat ride on the kazinga Channel at 3/4pm.
Dinner and overnight at the beautiful Mweya Safari lodge Over looking the Kazinga Channel

Day 6-Travel to Kibale National Park.

The drive to Kibale National Park is very beautiful with great scenic views,Chance of seeing the Rwenzori Mountain ranges,great hills along and big plantations.drive along the Crater lakes and
Check into Primates Lodge for lunch,dinner and Overnight.

Day 7-Chimpanzee tracking/Habituation.

The great day is here,you will have an early breakfast,park some bottled water and get to the briefing area for thr days great trek in Kibale forest.with the guidance of an armed ranger,trail the Chimps in their Natural habitat or even spend a full day with them.
Return later to your lodge.dinner and Overnight at the Primates lodge

Day 8-Travel back to Kampala/Airport.

Travel day back to kampala,after our breakfast,we drive out of the forest,to fortportal town and continue our journey back to kampala-lunch enroute,continue to the Airport for your evening flight.If we arrive early, we may have a shopping of local crafts at Buganda road,Jua kaali in Nsambya or at the National theatre all in Kampala.

10 DAYS IN UGANDA

Day 01: ENTEBBE

On arrival at Entebbe Airport, met and transferred to Lake Victoria Hotel. If time permits visit the famous Entebbe Botanical Gardens.

Overnight at LAICO LAKE VICTORIA HOTEL.

(Lunch and dinner are excluded)

The Lake Victoria Hotel is a colonial hotel with beautiful gardens and a swimming pool. It is a four star hotel with 99 rooms.

Day 02: ENTEBBE – LAKE ALBERT – MURCHISON FALLS PARK

Breafast at the Hotel.

Drive for about 7 hours to Murchison Falls National Park via Masindi and Biso. From Biso drop down the escarpment of The Great African Rift Valley {the Western Corridor} with spectacular views of Lake Albert. Drive along the valley floor to the southern banks of the Victoria Nile River.

Lunch, dinner and overnight at NILE SAFARI LODGE.

Nile Safari Lodge is located on the banks of the Victoria Nile with each tented room overlooking the river. Each room has en suite shower and toilet at the rear, in front a deck to relax. The bar and restaurant also overlook the river with beautiful views of the sun setting over the river. A pool is also available.

Day 03: MURCHISON FALLS PARK

Drive to Paraa, take launch trip on the Victoria Nile to the base of Murchison Falls, viewing game and birds en route. Nile crocodile are in abundance as are hippo and aquatic birds including a good chance of seeing Shoebills. The launch trip is about three hours. Then drive to top of the falls for lunch and walk in the area to obtain excellent views of the falls where the Nile is forced through a 20-foot wide gap in the rocks and drops 145 feet over the escarpment. This is said to be the largest natural force of water in the world creating what appears to be a boiling caldron of water.

All meals and overnight at NILE SAFARI LODGE.

(Lunch may be taken as a picnic)

Day 04: MURCHISON FALLS PARK

Drive and take a ferry across the Nile to game drive in the northern sector of the park, most of the game is to be found in the area north of the Victoria Nile River and East of the Albert Nile and Lake Albert. This is where part of the movie The African Queen was filmed. Game is now returning quite rapidly and game drives can be very exciting. Game often seen includes elephant, oribi, giraffe, waterbuck, hartebeest, topi, buffalo, sitatunga, bushbuck, warthog, bush pig, lion, leopard, mongoose, genet, hyena, jackal and bat eared fox.

All meals and overnight at NILE SAFARI LODGE.

(Lunch may be taken as a picnic)

Day 05: MURCHISON FALLS PARK – KIBALE FOREST

Breakfast at the Camp.

Drive to Kibale Forest area, the drive is a full day of approximately eight hours. After leaving the Rift Valley pass through beautiful agricultural countryside where every type of fruit and vegetable imaginable is grown. Upon reaching Kyanjojo, in the lower foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains {Mountains of the Moon}, we drive through beautiful tea plantations and into Kibale tropical rain forest.

Lunch will be a picnic.

Arrive at the beautiful Ndali Lodge, situated on a high saddle between two crater lakes. Dinner and overnight at NDALI LODGE.

The breathtaking views and cooler climate at Ndali are just some of its best features. The lodge was built by the late Captain Mark Price, a British tea farmer, and is managed as a working farm by his family today. The rooms are decorated in local crafts and materials, and feature high ceilings and four-poster beds with mosquito netting. The en suite baths have hot and cold running water and flush toilets. There is no electricity at this lodge, but ample candle and oil lamps are provided in the evening, creating a romantic feel of “old Africa”.

Day 06: KIBALE FOREST

Today we take forest and swamp walks to see the rain forest and view birds and primates, including chimpanzees. Walking is not difficult, paths have been made in the forest and all walks are with excellent local guides.

All meals and overnight at NDALI LODGE.

(Lunch may be taken as a picnic)

Day 07: KIBALE FOREST – QUEEN ELIZABETH PARK

Breakfast at the Lodge

Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, taking about 3½ hours. The drive passes through Fort Portal and then south along the eastern length of The Rwenzori Mountains, with the hope of viewing the glaciated peaks, weather permitting. We again gently descend into The Great African Rift Valley and Queen Elizabeth National Park and Mweya Lodge, situated on a peninsula overlooking Lake Edward and Kasinga Channel, offering beautiful views of the park with the Rwenzori Mountains in the background.

Lunch, dinner and overnight at MWEYA SAFARI LODGE.

The lodge has been completely renovated to a high standard with excellent rooms, en suite facilities, restaurant, bar area, outside dining and a swimming pool. The drive today takes about 3 1/2 hours.

Day 08: QUEEN ELIZABETH PARK

Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park including a launch trip of about two hours on the Kasinga Channel to view some of the largest concentration of hippo in the world {reported to be about 30,000} and other game with excellent birding. Queen Elizabeth National Par is one of best birding parks in Africa, with 560 + recorded species and a record of 296 bird species seen in one 24 hour period.

All meals and overnight at MWEYA SAFARI LODGE.

(Lunch may be taken as a picnic)

Day 09: QUEEN ELIZABETH PARK – ENTEBBE

Breakfast at the Lodge.

Drive to Entebbe, which takes about 7 hours, with lunch en route.

If time permits it’s possible to stop in Kampala for shopping and lunch

Dinner and overnight at LAICO LAKE VICTORIA HOTEL.

Day 10: ENTEBBE – DEPART

Breakfast at the hotel. Use of room until 10.00hrs only. Transfer to Entebbe airport for departure flight.

14 DAYS IN UGANDA

Day 1-Arrival day at Entebbe International Airport

You will be received by your driver/guide at the Airport. transfer to the Hotel, check in and get a little briefing of the next day’s programme of your 14 days Uganda Safari.

Day 2Travel to Murchison falls, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Top of the falls

The driver will be at your Hotel by 6:45 to pack the bags into the safari van.we set off from kampala at 7am after our morning breafast for our murchison falls, Rhino tracking, and top of the falls tour of the days activities driving through Luwero where we pick a couple of fruits, oranges, passion fruits and pineaples to the Nakasongola district with a long stretch filled with Acaccia plants to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino Tracking, the tracking may take us up to 2hrs depending on where the Rhinos are feeding from. Continue to Masindi town for lunch and continue to the park  for a Top of the Murchison falls visit.

Day 3-Game drive and Boat ride on the Victoria Nile

Early morning breakfast and continue for a 4hr Game drive in Murchison falls National Park. it is another great morning yet to get only a few meters away from the Giraffes, jacksons heartbeasts, Warthogs, Jackals, Elephants, Lions and the Hippo Pool for breakfast.
Return at 11am and continue to our lodge for freshening up and lunch.
At 2pm,we get onto a boat and start  a 3hr ride on the Victoria Nile with sightings of the great Nile Crocodiles, Buffalos, Hippos, and lots of birds, you will be shown the crash point of Ernest Hemingway

Day 4-Travel to Fort portal town

We wake up at 6:10,pack our bags, have our breakfast and get ready for our journey to fortportal town. if we spend our night at Paraa Lodge or had a camping safari,we have to be ready to cross the Nile River at 7am.drive along the rift valley Lake, Albert with a great view point at the escarpment lying at an altitude of 615m between two parallel escarpments-the western side rising abruptly to nearly 2000m above sea level.
Continue the drive through Hoima town for lunch at Kolping Hotel, arrive in Kyenjonjo on a tarmac road later arriving in Fortpotal town for dinner and overnight.

Day 5-Semulki National Park and Kibale National Park

Early morning drive to Semuliki for 1hrs and 30mins to 2hrs.enter the park and start the nature walk activities, walking through the pygmy families, visit the hot springs, walk along the Semuliki river with lots of birds species, hippos and many more.
Return later and drive to Kibale National Park for an overnight.

Day 6-Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park

Morning breakfast,and get to the briefing area at 7:45am as you get ready for the Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest.Return later in time for lunch.Evening Nature walk at Bigodi wetland for yet another chance of seeing Monkeys,and lots of Birds.

Day 7-Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Drive to Queen Elizabeth National park along the crater lakes and on to the main road.check in on time at Kingfisher lodge for lunch and get ready for an evening visit to lake Katwe for a local salt mining tour and a visit to the local fishing village.

Day 8-Game drive and boat ride on the Kazinga Channel

Morning game drive, and later on a 2-hr biat ride on the Kazinga Channel

Day 9-Travel Ishasha and Bwindi National Park

Drive for 1:30hrs to Isahsha the Tree Climbing section for a game drive.it is a great chance to search for the tree lions and get along the Ntungwe river separating Congo and Uganda.
We may drive a littlebit into congo for a photo taking moment into congo.continue driving to Bwindi  for an overnight as you get ready for the next days Gorilla trekking adventure.

Day 10-Gorilla tracking day

We shall have early morning breakfast and report to the park headquarters by 7.30 for a briefing on gorilla tracking etiquette.After the briefing which is at the entrance of the park and starting point for gorilla tracking you shall penetrate the Impenetrable Forest to look for these gentle giants under the guidance of a knowledgeable guide.
The time taken tracking highly depends on how fast you will locate a gorilla community. It can take from a few minutes to an entire day.You shall return from this thrilling but highly tiresome adventure to a relaxation in your lodge.

Day 11-Nature/Community walk to visit the Batwa people in Bwindi

The Batwa  people in Bwindi, or the twa as called by the locals, are one of the last pygmie people found in Uganda. they leave in Bwindi forest and still leave the stone age life style in the Bwindi area.our tour to the community of the pygmies will takes deep into their daily life style,old farming techniques,and their unique fire making in wood and long jumps and it is said the batwa people have lived in thick forest for more than 4000 years.

Day 12-Travel to Lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast,drive to lake bunyonyi through Bwindi forest and along Lake bunyonyi.we shall relax by the beautifull lake as we take a couple of drinks.

Day 13-Travel to Lake Mburo National Park

Drive to lake Lake Mburo National Park for evening boat ride.lake mburo is a small park and we shall mainly see lots of Zebras,Topis,watetrbucks,the beautiful Elands even before we enter deep into the park.continue to the lake for an evening boat ride.
Return later for an overnight in your chosen accommodation

Day 14-Morning game drive travel back to kampala for evening flight.

We shall take an early morning Nature walk mainly in search of the nocturnal park creatures like owls,hyenas,leopards etc,check out,breakfast and continue back to kampala for an evening/latenight flight.

12 DAYS IN UGANDA

NOTE: The accommodation indicated in the itinerary can be changed depending on your budget and wishes. it is not a must to use the mentioned lodges. 

12 Days Wildlife, Gorilla/Chimpanzee Tracking, and Lake Bunyonyi

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport 
You will be received by your driver/guide at the Airport. Depending on your arrival time, if you arrive night time, we check into Imperial Resort Beach Hotel for a relaxation moment after the long flight.

Day 2-Drive to Murchison Falls National Park.
After a cup of tea/coffee, drive to Murchison falls National park-Uganda’s biggest Park which is over 5000sqkm. Drive through Luwero Triangle famous with Ugandan civil war of 1980, Nakasongola long stretch to Masindi town. advance into the park.check into Nile Safari lodge for lunch. Dinner and overnight Nile Safari Lodge relaxation.

Day 3-Game Drive in Murchison Falls. 
An early cup of tea/coffee at 6:00am Ferry crossing, to the Game drive Nile river Bank to the broad savannah for the most likelihood Big cats hunting, Elephants, Giraffes, Buffalos, plus more as the checklist of mammals reaches 76 we continue browsing the Drive circuits to the Delta point for a cocktail of Birds and mammals. If you are a keen birder this might be your magnet to catch them.
Afternoon-2-5pm for a 3hours Boat ride to the base of Falls where you get to see the Hippos, Grooming in there Pods ,Nile crocodiles, elephants and a variety of beautiful bird species along the falls. Elephants quenching their thirst for the afternoon sun. Dinner and over night Nile Safari Lodge, relaxation.

Day 4-Murchison falls-Kibale National Park .
Morning breakfast, check out of the park and drive along lake Albert, to the escarpment area for a great view of the great rift valley, continue to Hoima town for lunch at the kolping Hotel, continue through Mabale, kagadi towns with great views the local community, thatched houses, school kids and finally to Kyenjojo town. remember its a dirt road from Murchison falls to Kyenjonjo town. drive 55km to fortportal town and continue through the tea plantations for your evening. Check into primates lodge in Kibaale forest for the night.

Day 5-Chimp trekking and Bigodi walk
Early morning breakfast, continue to Kibale park headquarters for a morning briefing and start the chimpanzee tracking experience, expect loads of monkeys, birds and lots tree species. Return for lunch at the Primates lodge. Evening relaxation or Bigodi Nature walk with lots of monkey species. Overnight at Primates lodge.

Day 6: Kibale National Park-Queen Elizabeth National Park
Drive to Queen Elizabeth National park through the crater lakes and on to the main road. check in on time at Kingfisher lodge for lunch and get ready for an evening boat ride on the Kazinga channel.

Day 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Drive through ishasha the southern section of Queen Elizabeth National Park for great chances of the tree climbing lions in ishasha, herds of buffallos, elephants, hippos in Ntungwe river, check out and lunch at Savannah Resort hotel.

Day 8: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable forest
Drive through Ishasha, chances of tree climbing lions, buffallos, hippos and many more. lunch at Savannah Resort, and continue to Bwindi and check into Buhoma Lodge.

Day 9: Gorilla Trekkng Experience.
Gorilla trekking experience. get close to the gentle giants atleast 2meters to the Gorillas.
Return at your lodge for an overnight,

Day 10: Lake Bunyonyi
After breakfast, drive to lake bunyonyi through Bwindi forest and along Lake bunyonyi. check into crater bay cottages for lunch and evening canoeing overnight.

Day 11: Lake Mburo
Drive to lake Lake Mburo National Park for evening boat ride.

Day 12: Departure Day
Morning breakfast, Nature walk and drive back to kampala for an evening flight.
For detailed and more tailor made itineraries,

18 DAYS IN UGANDA

18 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari.
NOTE: The accommodation indicated in the itinerary can be changed depending on your budget and wishes.it is not a must to use the mentioned lodges.

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport
You will be received by your driver/guide at the Airport. Depending on your arrival time, if you arrive night time, we check into Anderita Beach Hotel for a relaxation moment after the long flight.

Day 2: Kampala –Sezibwa falls-Mabira forest-Jinja town-Source of the Nile-Bujagali falls
After breakfast, meet with your driver for a briefing of your safari itinerary and continue to the eastearn part of Uganda through sugar cane and tea plantations.stop over at the Sezibwa falls,nature walk and birding in Mabira forest,continue to Jinja for lunch at the Sunset Hotel.after lunch,take a tour of Jinja town,source of the Nile with a boat cruise to the starting point of the Nile River,drive to Bujagali falls to see the entertaining local boys kayaking and check into the Nile Porch for an over night.

Day 3: Jinja-Mbale-Sipi falls-Mt. Elgon National Park
After breakfast,drive to mbale trough tirinyi road with spectacular views from the rocky hills overlooking the community villages and Mountain Elgon-check into Sipi river Lodge,lunch and continue for a trek through the rocks as you advance to the sipi falls and caves.this is a wonderful experience as you go through villages and familys below Mountain Elgon and several farms.Return in the evening for an over night at Sipi river Lodge.

Day 4: Mt. Elgon – Kidepo Valley National Park
With an early breakfast and the cold winds around, we drive towards kitgum town for lunch-we continue to to Kidepo valley National park which is a long bumpy/dirt road-journey and finally check into the park in the evening at Apoka Safari Lodge for an overnight.

Day 5: Game drive in Kidepo Valley Natioanl Park
After a cup of coffee/tea at the lodge,we drive through the Game trails for loads of chances to see the game. expect ostriches,hyenas,lions on rocks,jackals,buffallos,zebras,elephants,lots of antelopes,dik diks,giraffes,drive along river Narus,lots of birds and get back to the lodge for lunch. Return for another evening/Night game drive,return to Apoka Safari lodge for an overnight

Day 6: Kidepo National Park- Murchison Falls National Park
After a cup of tea/coffee,drive to Murchison falls National park-Uganda’s biggest Park which is over 5000sqkm.check into Global Village in Pakwach for lunch/Red Chilli rest Camp,relaxation.
Dinner and over night- Global Village in Pakwach for lunch/Red Chilli rest Camp,relaxation.

Day 7: Game drive-Murchison Falls National Park
An early cup of tea/coffee at 6:00am Ferry crossing, to the Game drive Nile river Bank to the broad savannah for the most likelihood Big cats hunting, Elephants, Giraffes, Buffalos, plus more as the checklist of mammals reaches 76 we continue browsing the Drive circuits to the Delta point for a cocktail of Birds and mammals .banks. If you are a keen birder this might be your magnet to catch them. Afternoon-2-5pm for a 3hours Boat ride to the base of Falls where you get to see the Hippos, Grooming in there Pods ,Nile crocodiles, elephants and a variety of beautiful bird species along the falls. Elephants quenching their thirst for the afternoon sun.

Day 8: Murchison Falls – Albertine Rift Valley – Hoima-Kagadi-Kyenjonjo-Fort Portal
Morning breakfast,check out of the park and drive along lake Albert,to the escarpment area for a great view of the great rift valley,continue to Hoima town for lunch at the kolping Hotel,continue through Mabale,kagadi towns with great views the local community,thatched houses,school kids and finally to Kyenjojo town.remember it a dirt road from Murchison falls to Kyenjonjo town.drive 55km to fortportal town and continue through the tea plantations for your evening.
Check into chimps nest and relax in the tree house for the night.

Day 9: Chimpanzee trekking .
Early morning breakfast,continue to Kibaale park headquarters for a morning briefing and start the chimpanzee tracking experience.expect loads of monkeys,birds and lots tree species.
Return for lunch at the chimps nest lodge.
Evening relaxation or Bigodi Nature walk with lots of monkey species.
Overnight at Chimps Nest.

Day 10: Kibaale Natioanl park-Semuliki National park
Early morning breakfast and drive to semuliki national park which will take us about 2:30 minutes from Kibaale forest.check into our lodge for lunch, get ready for an afternoon game drive with chances of sightings of lots of antelopes.
Overnight at semuliki safari lodge

Day 11: Semuliki Park- Queen Elizabeth National Park
Morning breakfast,drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park,with great views of Rwenzori Mountain,drive through kasese town to Katara lodge for your lunch.get ready for an evening boat ride on the Kazinga channel with chances of many bird’s species,hippos,elephants,crocodiles,leopards.
Overnight at Katara lodge

Day 12: Game drive in Queen Elizabeth.

Morning game drive,in the park lots of game to see,Uganda kobs,lions,elephants,buffallos,and the pumbas(warthogs),giant forest hogs. Evening relaxation at the lodge as you look at the flat plains of the park with chances of viewing elephants in the acacia tree plants.
Overnight at Katara lodge

Day 13: Lake Katwe salt mining area-Bwindi Impenetrable Park
Early breakfast,Continue to lake katwe tourism center for a traditional salt mining experience and a visit to lake Munyanyange for great chance of flamingos. Check out and continue to Bwindi through the Ishasha plains with chances of seeing the tree climbing lions on the way.lunch at Savannah Resort Hotel, continue to Bwindi and check into Buhoma Community for an over night.

Day 14: Gorilla Trekkng experience.
Gorilla trekking experience. get close to the gentle giants atleast 2meters to the Gorillas.
Return at your lodge for an overnight,

Day 15: Bwindi Forest – Lake Bunyonyi kabale.
After breakfast, continue through Bwindi forest to the open hilly areas over looking kabale town.drive through the potatoe cultivations and along lake bunyonyi.
Check into Overland Camp for lunch.
Relax at lake Bunyonyi and over night at Over Land Camp.

Day 16: Full day on Lake Bunyonyi
After all the long days on dirt roads,we relax on Lake Bunyonyi,with optional canoeing,and village walks.
Over night Overland Camp for lunch.

Day 17: Lake Bunyonyi-lake Mburo – Kampala
Morning breakfast,drive to lake Mburo National park,check into the park as you drive through the game trails with chances of zebras,elands,topis,waterbucks.lunch at Mihingo lodge,
Evening boat ride on lake Bunyonyi with chances of fish eagles,hippos crocodiles.
Over night at wildlife safari tents at Rwonyo.

Day 18: Departure Day.
Morning Nature walk and drive back to kampala for your evening flight at Entebbe International Airport.