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16 Days Uganda Wildife Gold

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 16 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 15 people
Destination(s): Uganda  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1800 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3500 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: To Murchison Falls NP

Early morning we will pick you from the hotel or guesthouse of your choice and take you to Murchison Falls National Park. We will stop for lunch in Masindi and then drive for 80 kms through the park, aiming for Paraa. On the way we will visit the Top of the Falls, with a wonderful view over Murchison Falls and the Nile. We will reach Paraa late in the afternoon, and Luxury Tour participants will cross the Nile by ferry to reach Paraa Safari Lodge. The day will close with a cool drink and a fabulous view over the river Nile, and the evening coming with all the noise of an African night.

Driving time: ± 7,5 hours
Simple accommodation: Red Chilli, Paraa Bandas
Luxury tour: Paraa Safari Lodge or Nile Safari Lodge

Day 2: In Murchison Falls NP

The day will be spent viewing game around the park and along the Nile. We will leave early in the morning (if staying at Nile Safari Lodge or Red Chilli, we will cross the Nile with the ferry at 7.00am) and go on a game drive from 8.00am to 10.30am, seeing several animals including lions and giraffes. In the afternoon (2.00pm to 5.00 pm) we will go on the impressive launch trip on the Nile, up to the Falls, giving you a chance to spot hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, elephants and many different bird spicies!

Simple accommodation: Red Chilli, Paraa Bandas
Luxury Tour: Paraa Safari Lodge, Chobe Safari Lodge or Nile Safari Lodge

Day 3: In Murchison Falls NP

Early in the morning the boat will take us downstream to the Delta, where the Nile enters Lake Albert. This trip of 5-6 hours will show us all the beauty of this national park especially the delta with all the different birds. This is a good chance to see the elusive Shoebill Stork! In the afternoon you can relax, and if you are on the Luxury Tour you can swim at your respective Lodges.

Simple accommodation: Red Chilli Paraa Bandas
Luxury Tour: Paraa Safari Lodge, Chobe Safari Lodge or Nile Safari Lodge

Day 4: Murchison To Kibale Forest

Early in the morning we will leave for Kibale Forest. We will pass close to Lake Albert: on a clear day the view from the top of the Albert rift is spectacular. In the afternoon we will arrive at Kibale Forest Camp, where we will stay sleeping with the noises of the tropical rainforest. Sometimes we stay at Chimpanzee Guesthouse, overlooking Nyabikere Crater Lake, where we will stay. The lake is famous for the frogs: at night they always give a beautiful concert.

Driving time: ± 9 hours
Budget Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp (self-contained tents) or Chimpanzee Guesthouse/Bandas (self-contained Banda's) - Both outside the forest)
Luxury Tour: Ndali Lodge or Primate Lodge in Luxury Tents

Day 5: Chimp walk

At 8.00am we will start with the 4 hour chimp walk - during which you may also get to see 10 other primates! Kibale park is also known for all the butterflies and birds. In the afternoon we will walk through Bigodi Swamp (home to a community based project).

Budget Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp (self-contained tents) or Chimpanzee Guesthouse/Bandas (self-contained Banda's) - Both outside the forest)
Luxury Tour: Ndali Lodge or Primate Lodge in Luxury Tents

Day 6: To Queen Elizabeth NP

Early morning we will leave for Queen Elizabeth NP. We will travel through Fort Portal and reach Mweya in Queen Elizabeth NP at midday, with a stunningly beautiful view over Kazinga Channel. You will check in at your accommodation and have lunch, and in the late afternoon (4.00-7.00pm) we will go on a game drive.

Driving time: ± 4,5 hours
Budget Accommodation: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge (eco friendly self-conatined tents)
Luxury Tour: Mweya Safari Lodge or Jacana safari Lodge

Day 7: In Queen Elizabeth NP

This day is for a game drive on the plains of Queen Elizabeth NP, with thousands of Ugandan kobs, lions, elephants etc. Also on the programme is a two hours launch trip on the Kazinga channel where we will see all the animals from the waterside.

Budget Accommodation: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge (eco friendly self-conatined tents)
Luxury Tour: Mweya Safari Lodge or Jacana safari Lodge

Day 8: In Queen Elizabeth NP

Our second day in this beautiful park. Very early in the morning after breakfast we will go to Kyambura Gorge. Here people can go for a 3-4 hour walk into the Gorge to meet the chimpanzees. After Lunch at Jacana Safari Lodge, we will drive for 2 hours to the Southern sector of Queen Elizabeth called Ishasha Sector, famous for its tree climbing lions. Game drive in the afternoon to search for the tree climbing lions.

Simple Accommodation: Ishasha Bandas (toilet and showers are shared)
Luxury Tour: Ishasha Wilderness Camp or Ishasha Ntungwe River Camp

Day 9: To Bwindi

In the morning we will go on a game drive looking for the unique tree climbing lions in the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth NP, and in the afternoon we will continue to Bwindi. On the trip we will pass Kihihi and journey through mountains, hills and lakes with cultivated terraces and tropical rainforest.

Driving time: ± 4,5 hours
Simple accommodation: Buhoma Community Bandas (toilet and showers are shared)
Luxury Tour: Buhoma Lodge or Silverback Lodge

Day 10: To Bwindi - the day of gorilla tracking!

Buhoma is only 5 minutes' walk from the offices of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP, where at 7.45am you will receive a pre-briefing and at 8.30am you will start the gorilla trek. Once you have found the gorillas, you will be able to spend up to one hour with them! You will be expected back to the starting point by 7.00pm at the latest.

Simple accommodation: Buhoma Community Bandas (toilet and showers are shared)
Luxury Tour: Buhoma Lodge or Silverback Lodge

Day 11: To Lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast we will drive to Lake Bunyonyi, a beautiful place surrounded by the hills of Western Uganda. Lake Bunyonyi is famous for birds, otters and delicious crayfish. We will spend the rest of the day here, have a swim if you want, try a canoe, or simply relax looking at the over 300 birds species you can sometimes see from the veranda (bring your binoculars)!

Driving time: ± 4,5 hours
Simple accommodation: Overland Campsite and Bandas (self contained and breakfast inclusive)
Luxury Tour: Bushara Island Luxury Tented Camp or Bunyonyi Safari Resort

Day 12: To Kisoro

Early in the morning we will leave for Kisoro, travelling through a beautiful landscape also defined as the "Switzerland of Africa": mountains, lakes, hills with cultivated terraces, tropical rainforest and bamboo forest. On the last hill the landscape unfolds beneath us, taking in the vast planes between Uganda, Rwanda and Congo, with the Virunga volcanoes dominating the view. At the bottom of the valley is Kisoro, where we will stay at the famous Travellers Rest Hotel.

In the sixties the famous American ‘gorilla-woman’ Dian Fossey visited the Travellers Rest Hotel many, many times to do paperwork, relax or meet people. Fossey said about the hotel: "It was my second home". Travellers Rest Hotel is just outside Kisoro and offers a cozy stay for the tourists coming to see the endangered mountain gorilla. The hotel, built in a somewhat colonial style, and entirely renovated in 1999, has a comfortable ambiance.

Driving time: ± 3,5 hours
Simple accommodation: Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro
Travellers Rest Hotel Kisoro (Suite Room)

Days 13-14: In Kisoro

Days 13 and 14 will be spent in and around Kisoro, with Travellers Rest Hotel as the home base.

In Kisoro you can undertake several very interesting activities, all of which can be done individually or in groups. They include:
1. Gorilla tracking in Nkuringo, South Bwindi (1 day - this could be either day 13 or 14, depending on the availability of permits).
2. Gorilla tracking in Rwanda (requires staying in Rwanda the night before, so for example if you decide to trek gorillas in Rwanda on day 14 you will spend the night of day 13 there). After the trekking you will cross back to Kisoro.
3. Climbing Muhavura Volcano (± 8 hrs; distance 12km; height 4127m; elevation gain 1700m).
4. Climbing Gahinga Volcano (± 6 hrs; distance 8km; height 3474m; elevation gain 1100m).
5. Visit to Sabinyo Gorge (± 4 hrs; distance 6km, no elevation gain).
6. Climbing Sabinyo Volcano (Sabinyo has three peaks, you can climb all three in the same walk, but you need to be fit!! ± 8 hrs; distance 14 km; height 3669m, elevation gain 1300 m).
7. Hiking in Mgahinga to the viewpoint and Garama Cave (pygmy cave) (± 4 hrs; distance 1 and 4 km).
8. Bird walk in Mgahinga (start at 10am, it can last until 4-5pm).
9. Several bicycle rides on mountain bikes. From 25km to 50km. The hills can be steep and tough!
10. Cultural village walk (with a local guide walking through the land of the Bufumbira tribe)
11. Walk to Lake Mutanda. Visit Python island and go canoeing on this beautiful lake.

Day 15: To Lake Mburo

Early in the morning we will leave for Lake Mburo National Park. You will have lunch in Mbarara before you continue to Lake Mburo, a smaller but unique park, and the only one in the Western part of Uganda with impalas and zebras. In the park we will go on an evening game-viewing drive.

Driving time: ± 5,5 hours
Simple accommodation: Uganda Wildlife Authority Bandas (Shower and toilets are shared)
Luxury Tour: Mihingo Lodge or Mantana Luxury Tented Camp

Day 16: To Kampala

First thing in the morning we will go for a game drive/walk, and after a late breakfast the last part of the journey will bring us back to Kampala. On the way back you will have an opportunity to have a stop at the Equator for photo shoots and buying souvenirs and have tea or coffee. Drop to your hotel in Kampala late in the evening with lots of memories and experiences.

Driving time: ± 3-4 hours

NB: Standard tours have simple accommodation. Luxury Tours provide you with the best accommodation available.

End of Safari

NB:
We are able to offer this itinerary as an Upmarket, Mid range or budget tour by utilising alternative accommodation options at the places to be visited. Accommodations outlined in this tour proposal are purely examples.

Tariff Per Person 2-3 Pax 4-6 pax 7-15 Pax Up market (Luxurious Accommodation)

3,500USD (2-3 persons)
3,150USD (4-6 persons)
2,800USD (7-15 persons)
950USD Single Supplement fee for the whole trip

Mid-range (Medium-Class Accommodation)
USD2,800(2-3 person)
USD2,450 (4-6 persons)
USD2,100(7-15 persons)
USD900 Single supplement fee for the whole trip

Budget (Basic Accommodation)
USD2,200 (2-3 persons)
USD 2000(4-6persons)
USD 1800(7-15 persons)
USD 850 Single Supplement fee for the whole trip

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

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Prices are in US dollars on a sharing basis. Prices include ground transportation with driver/guide, accommodation in Kampala, all activities mentioned in the itinerary, gorilla permits, park fees, applicable taxes, accommodation and meals. Prices exclude tips, souvenirs, all beverages and items of a personal nature

About This Supplier
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Location: Uganda
Joined InfoHub: Oct 2011
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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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