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Best of Uganda Safari

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 15 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 50 people
Destination(s): Uganda  
Specialty Categories: Multi-activity  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2998 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3448 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival to Jinja. Pick up from your overnight accommodation in Kampala and transfer to Jinja. Visit the Source of the River Nile (The world’s longest river) and then transfer to Bujagali falls site seeing. Meals and overnight at Jinja Nile Resort or Gately on the Nile. Meal Plan – Lunch and Dinner. Transit time 1.5 hrs.

Day 2: To Lake Mburo Transfer westward to Lake Mburo Park, along the way, stop over a t the Uganda Equator and the craft village at Mpambire and shop for a souvenir. Take pictures of the Ankole long horned cattle before arrival for lunch at Mantana Luxury Tented Camp or Mi hingo Lodge. Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Transit time 4 hours

Day 3: Game Drive and Boat Trip. Morning game drive in the park. With its unique characteristic of acacia woodland, it is the only national park where you can see the beautiful gigantic Eland. Sorrounding the Lake Mburo are swamps where there hide secretive papyrus specialists such as the sitatunga, antelope, red, black and yellow papyrus gonalek; Return to camp for lunch and in the evening, take a boat ride on Lake Mburo for a closer view of the Hippos, crocodiles and other wildlife. Return for dinner and overnight at the Mantana Luxury Tented Camp or Mihingo Lodge. Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 4: To Bwindi Gorilla Sanctuary. After breakfast, depart for the Gorilla Sanctuary of Bwindi through the beautiful terraced mountain country referred to as the “Switzerland of Africa”. Meals and overnight either at Sanctuary Lodges - GFC or Buhoma Homestead. Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Transit time 4-5 hours.

Day 5: Gorilla trekking. Early morning breakfast and ranger allocation, adventure through the forest tracking the Mountain Gorillas. You will find a Gorilla family within 30 mins – 8hrs. After a picnic lunch in the forest, an hour with the Gorillas, return to base for dinner and overnight at Sanctuary Lodges - GFC or Buhoma Homestead. Meal Plan - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 6: To Queen Elizabeth Park. Depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park through the bottom of the East African Rift Valley through Ishasha, the area famous for its tree climbing Lions. Final transfer to Jacana or Mweya Safari Lodge. Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Transit time 3-4 hours.

Day 7: Game Drive, Launch Trip. After a morning cup of tea at about 6:30am, depart for a game drive along the Kasenyi track. You may find Lions, leopard, buffalo, Elephant, Hyena, Warthog, etc. Later, return for breakfast. In the afternoon, take a launch cruise on the Kazinga channel. This is believed to have the largest concentration of Hippo in Africa, a paradise of local and rare migrant birds from Europe and Asia. Dinner and overnight either at Jacana or Mweya Safari Lodge. Meal Plan - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 8: Chimpanzee Tracking. Morning after breakfast, transfer to the Chambura gorge for a nature walk, escorted by a ranger guide, you will track the chimpanzees resident in the gorge. Lunch at the Lodge and in the evening; you may opt for another nature walk this time in the Maramagambo Forest on the Shores of the Lake Nyamusingiri. Visit the Bat Caves where a resident rock python feeds on the bats and the mysterious gray lake. Thereafter, return for dinner and overnight at the Jacana Lodge or Mweya Safari Lodge.

Day 9: To Semuliki Park. Depart for Semuliki National Park, take an optional visit to the healing hot springs at Sempaya and thereafter, experience the thrilling meandering Bundibugyo road through the Rwenzori escarpments. While in the mountains, the road offers scenic views of the meandering Semuliki River and the tropical rain forest extending to Ituri forest of the Congo. Arrive in time for lunch at the Semuliki Safari Lodge. Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch and dinner. Transit time 3-4 hours.

Day 10: Game Drive. Morning game drive in the park. Jungle life in Semuliki National Park is breath taking especially for birders, primate, butterfly and plant lovers. You may see Uganda Kob, buffaloes and elephants, sitatungas, leopards, crocodiles, and a wide range of birds. In the afternoon, take a boat trip on the River Semuliki for a more closer to nature encounter. Meals and overnight at the Semuliki Safari Lodge. Meal Plan – Breakfast, Lunch and dinner.

Day 11: To Murchison Falls Park. After breakfast, transfer to Murchison falls National Park via the Budongo forest. A picnic lunch will be enjoyed enroute. Arrive at the Lodge for a refreshing drink, dinner and overnight at Nile Safari Camp or Paraa Safari Lodge. Meal Plan - Lunch and Dinner. Transit time 6-7 hours.

Day 12: Game Drive, Launch Trip. After breakfast, take a guiged game drive; Game in this area includes Giraffe, Elephant, Lion, Uganda Kob, warthog and a variety of woodland birds. After lunch, take a magical Launch Cruise to the bottom of the Murchison falls. You may find herds of game on the shores of the river as they cool off – Elephant, Olive baboons, waterbuck, etc. the shores are also a paradise of hundreds of Hippos and Crocodiles. Dinner and Overnight at Nile Safari Camp or Paraa Safari Lodge. Meal Plan - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 13: Game Drives. Breakfast early, then take another guided game drive. Return to the lodge for Lunch. In the afternoon you may have a restful dip in the pool or a take a self – guided bird walk in the viscinity of the Lodge. Meals and overnight at either Nile Safari Camp or Paraa Safari Lodge.

Day 14: Top of the Falls, Rabongo Forest. After breakfast, transfer to the spectacular top of the falls. Here you can feel the rock literally tremble as the whole Nile River is forced into a seven Metre crevice. Thereafter, continue to the Rabongo forest for a half-day primate eco-walk in search of primates. You are welcomed by the delightful chattering of Black and white colobus monkey; Red tailed monkey, Baboon, Grey cheeked mangabeys or the chimpanzee. Transfer to Masindi Hotel for lunch, dinner and overnight. Meal Plan - Breakfast and Lunch. Transit time: 3 hours.

Day 15: Return to Kampala. After breakfast transfer via Luweero to back to Kampala. Transit time 4-5 hours.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Accommodation
- Meals
- Park entry fees
- Game drives
- Launch cruises and boat rides
- Gorilla and chimpanzee permits
- Gorilla Permit and private 4x4 ground transportation in a 4x4 Safari Vehicle with an English speaking driver guide.

Price Excludes:
- (Alcoholic) beverages
- Tips
- Personal expenses.

Supplier Information
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Location: Uganda
Joined InfoHub: Mar 2009
Client Request Served: 9

M19282 is a medium sized family business specializing in adventure ecotourism. We offer personalized services to our clients and as we say, you come as a guest and leave as a friend. Incorporated in Uganda, we employ the most knowledgeable and experienced guides in order to ensure that our visitors become intimately...

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