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The Best of Uganda 18 Days Safari

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 18 day(s)
Group Size: 3 - 15 people
Destination(s): Uganda  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1900 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2800 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive at Entebbe Air port.

Arrive at Entebbe International Airport where you will be met by our representative from M21093 who will transfer you to Kampala, Fairway Hotel or similar (C) or Ivys Hotel (B). BB

Day 2: The Source of the river Nile

After breakfast drive to Jinja, this is the second largest town in Uganda. It is characterized by the Asian quarters, the brewery industries and the colorful gardens. Visit the Source of the Nile on Lake Victoria, the monument of Gandhi, and then proceed to the “Bujagali Falls”, to view the spectacular rapids on the river Nile a few kilometers from the source. Optional: try the unforgettable emotion of the white water rafting, which is one of the main attractions in Jinja. Lunch at Bujagali, where fresh fish and local food is served. Afternoon drive to Mbale for dinner and overnight at Mount Elgon Hotel (C, B). FB

Day 3: The Sippi Falls

After early breakfast go for nature walk to the Sippi Falls, four spectacular waterfalls on the river Sippi, which originates from Mount Elgon. The starting point is from Crow’s Nest, a camping and lodging site which organizes community projects and training of local guides. You will see the caves and the plantations of coffee, matooke and sugar cane. We ensure that you have packed lunch for the day. In the evening return to Mbale, for dinner and overnight at Mount Elgon Hotel (C, B). FB

Day 4: The rhinos of Ziwa sanctuary

After breakfast leave Mbale for Murchison Falls National Park via Kampala. On a panoramic drive Northwest you stop at Ziwa Rhinos sanctuary for a nature walk to see rhinos in their wild, a unique experience of Uganda. The journey is long but enjoyable as you go through the typical Ugandan homestead and farms. Dinner and overnight at Masindi Hotel (C) or Court View Hotel (B). FB

Day 5: The marvelous Murchison Falls

After breakfast proceed to Murchison Falls National Park, the largest protected area in Uganda, with 3.840 Kms, which is named after the falls on the Victoria Nile. Relax a bit at a situated site on the top of the spectacular falls, where you can see the Nile’s perfected beauty, and marvel as it compresses and squeezes itself from over 1 kilometer wide down through an 8 meter canyon. The 43 meter drop of the falls creates a thunderous roar and a beautiful rainbow in a plume of spray – the best thing to ever happen to the Nile.

Lunch at Paraa Safari Lodge with unique view on the Nile. In the evening embark on a game drive on the Northern bank where you will be able to spot elephants, lions, cape buffalos, Rothschild’s giraffes, hartebeests, waterbucks, oribi, bushbucks, spotted hyenas and, if you are lucky, leopards. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge (C) or Red Chilli Rest Camp (B). FB

Day 6: The boat cruise on the river Nile

After a cup of tea, embark on an early morning game drive in the park. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Relax at the swimming pool side. After lunch, you will safari upstream by boat to the calm Victoria Nile and the base of the falls just ten meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron.” There you can marvel at toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over the 17-kilometer stretch you may also see elephants, waterbucks and Uganda kobs. This is also the habitat of many bird species including goliath herons, Egyptian geese, pelican bee-eaters, kingfishers, Hornbills, cormorants and the rare shoebill stork. Return to Paraa Safari Lodge (C) or Red Chilli Rest Camp (B) for dinner and overnight. FB

Day 7: Fort Portal at the foothills of the Mountains of the Moon

After breakfast drive from Murchison Falls Southwest via the Albertine Escarpment of the Western Rift Valley. We ensure that you have packed lunch, drive through Hoima, the town of the Bunyoro kingdom, passing through verdant countryside, tea plantations and traditional homesteads. You arrive at the colorful and pretty town of Fort Portal, the capital of the Tooro kingdom, in the shadow of the fabled “Mountains of the Moon” (Rwenzori). Dinner and overnight at Fort Motel or Nynabulitwa Crater Resort. FB

Day 8: The boat cruise on Kazinga Channel

After early breakfast, proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park, following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain Range most of the journey. On the way do not miss the beauty of the Kasenda Crater Lakes, which dominates all the surrounding areas with incredible panoramic views, arriving early for lunch at Mweya Safari Lodge, with its wonderful location on top of the Mweya peninsula. Enjoy the unique two hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. This trip goes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos and many other animals may be seen drinking at the water's edge. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge (C) or Mweya Hostel (B). FB

Day 9: Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura

After a cup of coffee embark on an early morning game drive along Kasenyi tracks and Queens mile in the park and expect to see lions, elephants, cape buffalos, warthogs, spotted hyenas, mangoose, waterbucks, kobs and, if lucky, the leopard, plus a lot of small animals and birds. Drive back to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge. Proceed for dinner and overnight at Savannah Hotel. FB

Day 10: The tree climbing lions of Ishasha sector.

After breakfast have a game drive on a search for the rare tree climbing lions which you can see only in this area of Uganda. Here lives a population of lions who enjoy resting on the fig trees when the day is warm. The landscape is open savannah with a variety of acacia trees. Proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for dinner and overnight at Bwindi Gorilla Resort or Nkuringo Lodge (C) or Buhoma Community – Kisoro Tourist Hotel (B). FB

Day 11: The encounter with mountains gorillas

After breakfast, there is an early morning entry into the gorilla sanctuary of Bwindi Forest. The rainforest is spectacular as it offers a dramatic, heavily forested and dense landscape crisscrossed by numerous animal trails, allowing access for tourists. This park is best known for the fascinating mountain gorillas, where the time taken and terrain varies according to the movements of these marvelous primates. The thrill of spending time with and observing the gorillas is a rare, moving, awesome and exciting adventure. The gorillas are shy and peaceful animals and it is an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they interact with each other. Dinner and overnight at Bwindi Gorilla Resort or Nkuringo Lodge (C) or Buhoma Community – Kisoro Tourist Hotel (B). FB

Day 12: The wonderful Lake Bunyonyi

Take breakfast before making a scenic journey to Kabale through the beautiful terrain of the rolling hills with terraced landscape. An area referred as the "Switzerland of Africa”. Stopover at the Bakiga Museum in Kabale to discover the culture of the people living in the area. Lunch at Arcadia Cottages, with unique and amazing panoramic view of the Lake Bunyonyi, the deepest in Uganda. Afternoon boat ride inside the lake to various islands for bird viewing and sight seeing. Return to Arcadia Cottages for dinner and overnight. FB

Day 13: Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast, you will drive to Lake Mburo National Park, the smallest in Uganda in size. Lunch in Mbarara at Lake View Regency Hotel. Afternoon game drive in search of the beautiful impalas, zebras, cape buffalos, elands, oribi and topi. Along with the game drive, many visitors also enjoy a boat trip on Lake Mburo. The park is very good opportunities for bird watchers, who will enjoy more than 250 species of birds are found here, including Papyrus gonoleks, Brown-faced lapwings, Carruther’s cisticolas, the extraordinary White winged Warbler and Bare-faced Go-away bird. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Brovad in Masaka. FB

Day 14: The Ssese Islands of Lake Victoria

After breakfast drive to Entebbe to board the ferry boat which will take you to Ssese Islands, an archipelago of 84 islands on Lake Victoria. Meantime you can visit the wonders of the botanical garden in Entebbe. After lunch enjoy the navigation on the lake, which looks like an immense and peaceful sea. You reach the beautiful bay of Lutoboka, in Bugala Island, for dinner and overnight at Mirembe Resort Beach, with a magic location directly on the beach. FB

Day 15: The wild of Bukasa Island

Early morning take a boat to Bukasa Island, the second largest. You will journey through the Ssese Islands and enjoy the beauty of the lake and forested islands. Explore Bukasa Island and have lunch at Victoria View Guest House. Return to Bugala by evening. Dinner overnight at Mirembe Resort Beach. In alternative: spend the night at Bukasa Island and return to Bugala in the morning. FB

Day 16: On the beach at Bugala Island

Spend the day relaxing in the uncontaminated and transparent water. You will be surprise by such pleasant atmosphere. Optional activities: sport fishing; hire a bicycle to explore the island and the forest. Full board at Mirembe Resort Beach. FB

Day 17: Kampala City Tour

After breakfast board the ferry boat to return to Entebbe. Spend the day at leisure and for your own shopping in Kampala. The city tour of the capital town can be arranged, to see the most relevant cultural and traditional sites of Buganda. Dinner and overnight at Humura Hotel or similar (C) or Ivys Hotel (B). Alternatively, reserved for afternoon and evening departure. FB

Day 18

Reserved for the transfer to Entebbe International Airport. BB

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer.  Request a free gift certificate.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Airport transfers
- Full board accommodation
- Entrance fees, taxes
- Ground transportation by 4x4 Land Cruiser or minibus
- English-speaking Driver/Guide, “gorilla permit” and chimpanzee permit
- Transportation to Ssese Islands with ferry boat.

Price Excludes:
- Air ticket
- Tourist insurance
- Rafting
- Extra drinks and tips.

Notes:
- Entrance visas: 60 USD directly from Entebbe Int. Airport.
- Everything not directly mentioned in the programmed itinerary.

Supplier Information
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Location: Uganda
Joined InfoHub: Oct 2011
Client Request Served: 7

M21093 is a local managed ground handling Safari and Tour Company based in Kampala Uganda established to serve the increasing demands of the tourism and the travel industry in Uganda. Providing tailor made safaris within the East Africa region. Through several years of extensive experience in providing unusual and...

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