Uganda: 16Days 15 Nights - Culture, safari , Apes primate combo , hiking , Forest ,Lakes & Rivers

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Day one

Arrive at Entebbe International airport and transfer to Mestil hotel Kampala,(1-2hdrive),Best Western or  Boma Hotel Entebbe .Check in for overnight (5 min drive)Bed & Bfst

Day two Source of The Nile

0:830 After  breakfast check out and visit the  UNESCO World heritage Kasubi Tombs the largest thatched Mausoleum inEast Africa or   Wamala Tombs , city markets or craft shops.  Enroute to Jinja you pass through  tea and sugar plantations and the luxuriant Mabira Forest. Check in at The Haven or  EdenResort  or similar lodge  for Lunch  .After lunch, , visit main street Jinja,markets and The  Source of The Nile  where the world’s longest river begins her  tempestuous 4000 mile westward  journey  to the Mediterranean . Return   for Dinner and  Overnight.  Full Board

Day three  Rhino Sanctuary

After breakfast ,depart for Rhino Sanctuary in Ziwa Ranchers Nakasongola for Rhino tracking .Other wild game at the sanctuary include bushbuck, Uganda Kob, crocodile, hippo and 15 mammalian specie. There is also prolific birdlife including habitat to the rare Shoebill Stork in  Lugogo wetlands.   After lunch head for Gulu  past the cascading KarumaFalls. Visit the local market before you retire for (6hrs with stops)Dinner & overnight at Churchill Courts. Half Board

Day four  Apoka -Kidepo Valley National Park

After early an morning breakfast transfer to Kidepo via amazing bluff and rocky mountain plains.  Check in at N’gamoru or Savannah  Camp for lunch. (3-5 hrs)

After lunch make your entry into thepark isolated from the Ugandan mainstream. Take an afternoonGame drive in an open roofed vehicle and virtually touch the wild. Return  for dinner & overnight Full Board

Day  five Game drive visit Karenga Village,  Cave exploration

   Wake up early for a cup of tea and quick snack as the sun rises. Game drive through the park to one of the tributaries of the Narus River before returning to the lodge for lunch.  After lunch visit the nomadic karimojong  tribe and learn about their culture in the village of Karenga. Options include a climb up the caves and visit the hot springs. Dinner &overnight . Full Board

 Day  six  Head for Murchison Falls National Park

After an early morning breakfast, head for Murchison Falls National Park with a lunch stopover in Gulu   arriving late evening.  Check in at Paraa Safari or a traditional hut at Heritage lodge for Dinner & Overnight with a chance to spot game enroute.The country’s largest protected area, Murchison Falls National Park is studded with Borasus palm and grassland supporting birdlife, lion, buffalo, elephant and Uganda kob, Rothschild’s giraffe , abysinian ground hornbill, grey kestrel, martial eagle, duiker and Patas monkey.(6-7hrs) Half Board

Day  seven Game drive, encounter ,shoebill , launch Cruise

07:00 After breakfast at leisure, arrange a Gamedrive and boat to the delta in search for the elusive shoe bill stork.  2:00PMLaunch cruise- After lunch head for an afternoon Nile cruise (3hrs to the bottom).Ernest Hemingway the famous 20th century writer survived wild animals when he crash landed in the canyon. At  the  top of the falls,the most powerful force of water on earth is forced through a 7m crevice into a plume of rainbow smoke 40M below.  Sail back downstream and return to your lodge for Dinner &Overnight. Full Board

Day eight  primate walk in Budongo forest , Albertine Rift, Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve

08:30 After breakfast at leisure you have another option for a gamedrive before you checkout and depart  South Westward for  Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve   via the Albertine rift arriving  early  afternoon. Visit   historical and cultural sites including Royal Mparo Tombs in Hoima.  King Kabalega's tomb, covered with white spotted brown cowhide, fixed around the vault with nine traditional hoes.Proceed  on the Butiaba route past tea estates and Kyehoro fishing village . Check in at Lake Albert  Safari Lodge in   your grass thatched cottage for lunch. Overlooking the lake. with magnificent views of the Blue Congo Mountains across the lake. After lunch  Families can relax at the pool or enjoy various walking and cycling routes to suit their levels of fitness and will be sure to get up close and personal with our varied bird species and wildlife.Dinner & Overnight   .(3hr drive) Full Board

 Day nine  Kibale Forest   Nocturnal walk

08:00 After  a hearty breakfast,checkout as you head for game spotting drive for  kobs, hartebeests and waterbucks . 

Depart for  Kibale forest National Park  through verdant country and the rift valley escarpment with via Hoima town . Check in at your Primate Lodge  on time for lunch. Afternoon at leisure.Take an optional  Nocturnal walk ;sight bush baby,Pottos& Thomas Galagos.Dinner & Overnight Full Board

 Day  ten   Primate Walk and diurnals ,Mt.Ruwenzori  N.P

After breakfast track chimpanzee and ten other diurnal primates including, L’hoestes, red-colobus, blues, red-tailed and grey checked mangabey.This walk is excellent for viewing bird life and seeing primates at close quarters.   

After lunch, depart for  the snowcapped 5109M Mt. Rwenzori UNESCO World Heritage site ,        (1hr drive)Check in at Equator Snow located on the foothills of the fabled   .‘Mountains of the moon’. You are warmly welcomed by the Bakonzo community who have inhabited the foothills of the Mountains for over 300 years. You may take the short walk down to the river bank where  you may  find natural hot springs.Dinner & overnight . Full Board

  Day  eleven  hike ‘ Mountains of The Moon’ , Queen Elizabeth N. Park

 08:00After early morning breakfast, Start your  guided hike at base camp  Nyakalengijo  and set off   through a maze of dense forest canopy , bird  and monkey chirps across Mobuku river, climbing over rocks and bluff . After packed lunch at Nyabitaba camp. Return to base. After refreshing check out and head for Queen Elizabeth N. Park .Stopover at the Equator for photographs before proceeding. Game drive enroute  .(1.5hrs)

1 1:00 Drive to Mweya Peninsular to for a launch cruise. Game drive enroute. 2: 00   Begin your cruise along the Kazinga   Channel up close to a variety of  hippo,elephant,buffalo. fish eagle, goliath heron, African Jacana and   Egyptian geese. ‘U’  turn and  head  to base (2 hour cruise). Return  to your Lodge  for  Dinner and  Overnight . Full Board

Day twelve    Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Wake up at leisure. After breakfast   check out and take an early morning  game drive.Look out for lions , Elephants, Buffalos, Hyenas, the Rare Giant Forest hog, Warthogs,  Kobs  and teeming birdlife.  Visit the saltmines as you  for depart  Buhoma ,Bwindi  Impenetrable Forest N.P via the Southern sector .Have a lunch stop at Ishasha river  Camp or Savannah Resort.As you drive through Ishasha there is a chance of spotting  tree climbing lions elephants ,buffalo and other angulates. Check in at your camp or Lodge   in Buhoma or Ruhija for Dinner and Overnight: (drive-4hrs) Full Board

Day thirteen  Gorilla tracking Bwindi ,Lake Bunyonyi or Lake Mutanda

06:30 Have an early morning wakeup call on time for breakfast .  Head for briefing by the ranger/guide at 8:00am before tracking . Don’t forget your packed lunch as you never know  what time you shall return !  The gorillas are tracked, located and after approximately one hour with them, return to base to freshen up and checkout .Depart for Lake Bunyonyi or Lake Mutanda as you drive through the misty slopes of Bwindi   through Echuya Forest Reserve renown for endemic birdlife . (4-5hrs)Checkin at Birds Nest or Arcadia Cottages on L.Bunyonyi  Chameleon Hill or Mutanda Lake Resort on Lake Mutanda   for dinner  & overnight . Half  Board

Day  fourteen  Lake Bunyonyi or Lake Mutanda

After an early morning breakfast activities include: If staying at LAKE BUNYONYI:  Island hoping boat ride, visit to Kyevu market & volcanic gas emissions,Bukora cave and abaheshi blacksmiths, local market , hiking and bird watching.

If staying at  LAKE MUTANDA . Take an island trip  (boat); 3-4h; 2h motorboatYour ride to the burial place of Kyangushu will be followed by Mutanda Island, the biggest and the only inhabited one. On a clear day it offers views of Bunagana (Congo border), Lake Mulehe and Bwindi NP.There are also other trails including the village trail and the Batwa tribal trail available on request. Return late evening for a campfire evening and reminisce the events of the day before you retire Dinner & Overnight  Full Board

 Day fifteen  Lake MburoN.P

 09:00After breakfast at leisure  head for Lake Mburo National Park  with a brief  stopover at Igongo Cultural Museum. Lake Mburo is the only park in Uganda that hosts Impala and the only one in the region with Burchell’s Zebra and Eland. Other species include topi, watthog, buffalo, Oribi, Waterbuck Defasa , Reedback .Game drive enroute Check in at  Mihingo,Rwakobo Rock or L.Mburo Safari  lodge for dinner & overnight   . (3-4hr drive) Full Board

Day   sixteen    Departure

08:00After breakfast check out  and depart for   Entebbe Intl Aitport to catch your onward flight. Depending on flight time, game drive  or take a walking safari .Spot  Zebra, Cape buffalo, eland, topi, or a guided walk  or a visit to the local herdsmen in the surrounding  villages. Stopover at the Equator and take photos astride the Centre of The World enroute to the airport. (4-5hrs). 

Includes: Accommodation mainly on Full Board basis outside Kampala,transfers, 4WD transportation with driver guide & fuel,Park Entrances ,community visits, ferry crossings,launch cruise,chimp tracking, nocturnal walk, applicable taxes Game drives  1 box of mineral waterExcludes: Visa Fees ($50),nocturnal walk, evacuation cover ($25)Tips, gratuities, laundry, personal expenses,items not mentioned, transaction charges    

 

 

  

SAFARI TERMS            

Based on a minimum of 4 persos ,Prices include airport transfers; accommodation; meals as stated; the services of an English-speaking driver/guide and a safari vehicle; porterage of two items of baggage per person;rescue cover on request, trips; park fees; gorilla and chimpanzee permits where appropriate. Prices exclude all items of a personal nature such as entry visas, tips , telephone calls, laundry, gifts, airport taxes and all drinks. .( Any  private dealings with our staff beyond  professional engagement are on the clients own accord ) .The company reserves the right to vary the safari services agreed with the client in the event of unforeseen circumstances, such as road closures, bad weather, problems with national parks or hotels, security considerations. In such cases alternative arrangements will be made as circumstances permit 

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Fred Lobos

4 months ago

It was a good trip