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Uganda Wildlife Viewing Tour (18 Days)

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 18 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 8 people
Destination(s): Uganda  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing   National Parks  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 3468 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 5462 US Dollar (USD)

Murchison Falls National Park of Uganda got its name from the dramatic Murchison Falls which are found within the park. These falls are spectacular and are formed at a point where the world's longest river explodes through a narrow gorge and flows down to become a river. Its banks are thronged with plenty of wild life from Mammals to birds and Reptiles. The vegetation is characterised by Savannah, riverine forest and woodland. A large number of mammals are found in this area: include Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Giraffes, Cape buffaloes, Hartebeests, Oribis, Uganda kobs, name it. Rabongo Forest which is situated in the South-east of the park is home to a number of primates such as Chimpanzees and other rainforest creatures.

Day 1: Kampala - Rhino Ranch.
This morning, our driver guide picks you from your hotel or airport for the drive to Murchison Falls National Park. We pass by the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for an hour or two experience with the Rhinos then proceed to Masindi where you will have lunch. You will visit the top of the magnificent falls this evening, this is where the world's longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Albertine Rift escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below. Overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge, Red Chilli Rest camp (Full Board).

Day 2: Murchison Falls National Park.
Start the day with an early morning Game Drive on the Buligi, Albert or Queens tracks, north of river Nile, escorted with a ranger. View a variety of game such as; Giraffe, Antelope, Lion, Elephant , the Uganda Kob, Oribis, Waterbucks, and a variety of Savannah woodland birds. At 14.00 after lunch, A launch cruise will bet there for you to catch, view more game at close quarters; this is a paradise for hippos and crocodiles. There are also a variety of birds like Herons, King Fishers, Skimmers, Raptor species and the elsusive shoe bill. Overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge/Red Chilli Rest Camp (Full Board).

Day 3: Murchison Falls - Kibale National Park.
Half day drive from Murchison Falls via Hoima, through verdant countryside and past traditional homesteads and farms to Kibale National Park. Overnight at Ndali Safari Lodge/Kibale Forest Camp (Full board).

Day 4: Kibale National Park - Chimp trekking.
After breakfast, report to Kanyanchu tourist centre where tourist activities begin and set out to trek Chimpanzees in the forest. The National Park is a home to man's closest relatives the Chimpanzee and boosts of having one of the highest concentrations of primates in East Africa. Primate Species include; the endangered Chimpanzee, threatened Red Colobus Monkey, Black and White Colobus, Blue Monkey, Bush Babies and the Nocturnal Potto. After lunch, have an optional nature walk to the Bigodi Wetland. This is a community based activity that was set up to enable tourists give back to the community and yet enjoy the nature offered by the swamp such as; colourful Butterflies, Birds and plenty of plant life. Overnight at Ndali Safari Lodge/Kibale Forest Camp (Full board).

Day 5: Crater Lakes.
You will have breakfast before proceeding for an exploration of the crater lakes. Enjoy the beauty of the numerous small lakes, surrounded by gentle hills, and the stunning views. Take a hike at Lake Nkuruba to encounter different species of primates and birds, and visit the Mahoma Falls. Meet the local people as you walk through their villages.
Overnight at Ndali Safari Lodge/Kibale Forest Camp (Full board).

Day 6: Fort Portal - Bundibugyo.
Have an early breakfast and transfer to Semiliki National Park in Bundigyo with packed Lunch. You can visit the Sempaya Hot springs and then the Pygmies just adjacent to Ntandi park gate after lunch. These comprise of the Bamba and Bakonjo, take note of their ways of Living. Overnight at Ndali Safari Lodge/Kibale Forest Camp (Full board).

Day 7: Kibale Forest National Park - Queen Elizabeth National Park.
After breakfast, we set off for Queen Elizabeth National Park. On the way, you might view waterbucks, Elephants, Leopards, Buffaloes, Hyenas and a variety of Antelope species. After lunch, enjoy the unique boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. This trip, possibly passes through a very high concentration of Hippos and many animals may be seen drinking at the water's edge. The cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/Simba Safari Camp (Full Board).

Day 8: Queen Elizabeth National Park.
The day begins early as we head for the mating ground of the Uganda kobs. We search for Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes and other wild animals in their natural habitat, before returning for lunch. After lunch, you will rest during the heat of the day and in the evening a leisurely walk on the Mweya peninsular will be taken. The walk shall take you into encounter with Warthogs, Banded Mongoose, Birds and so on. Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/Simba Safari Camp (Full Board).

Day 9: Queen Elizabeth - Bwindi Impetrable National Park.
We go for a morning game drive to catch the early raisers, have breakfast on return before continuing for the journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home of the endangered majestic mountain Gorillas. Overnight at Buhoma Lodge/Buhoma Community Rest Camp (Full board).

Day 10: Mountain Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi.
At 08:00, report to the ranger station for registration and a short briefing by the ranger guide. Then you will be taken into the sanctuary to enjoy the beauty and freshness of the forest yet the home to over a half of the world’s mountain gorillas for your tracking experience. The tracking activity takes 2–8 hours, some fitness is required. A guided village walk to the Local Batwa Community in the evening, will be available should you be left with energy. Overnight at Buhoma Lodge/Buhoma Community Rest Camp (Full board)

Day 11: Bwindi Gorilla Forest - Lake Bunyonyi.
Have breakfast, transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. We drive through Kigezi terraces and experience very beautiful scenery, arrive at Lake Bunyonyi in the afternoon and have lunch. You can spend the whole evening in rest or have a boat ride or a Nature walk or any activity of your choice (Any at an extra cost). Overnight at: Nature’s Prime Island/Overland resort/Bushara island (Full Board).

Day 12: Lake Bunyonyi.
After breakfast, you will have a variety of activitie from which to choose for example, Bird Watching, Swimming, a village walk to the Batwa and Bakiga communities, (Any at no extra cost). Overnight at Natures Prime Island/Bunyonyi Safari Resort (Full Board).

Day 13: Lake Bunyonyi - Lake Mburo National Park.
After an early breakfast, we drive to Lake Mburo National Park with a lunch stop in Mbarara town. We arrive in the Afternoon, relax for a while then go for an optional game drive through the fringing swamp area. View Zebras, the rare and shy Sitatunga Antelope, Topi and the gigantic Eland. Overnight at Mihingo Lodge/Acadia Cottages (Full Board).

Day 14: Lake Mburo National Park.
After breakfast, you will take an interesting nature walk in the guidance of a game range. This park boosts of the best Nature walks and it’s only here that you can view Game on a walk. After the walk, we embark on the journey back to Kampala then Jinja. There will be a stop at the equator for photographic opportunities and the Equator experience. Overnight at Kingfisher Lodge (Full Board).

Day 15: Source of the Nile Rafting and Bujagali Falls.
Have an early morning breakfast will pick you from your accomodation and drive you to Jinja for your Source of the Nile and Bujagali Falls Tour. A variety of options will be available for you to choose. You could choose visiting Mabira Forest for an interesting forest walk, a picnic, and also take lunch then traditional dances by a local dance group or go swimming, boat riding, Horse Riding, Bungee Jumping, floating on the Great River Nile.

Options and Extras:
- Rafting on Nile - Grade 5 (1 day) US $95
- Quad Bike (ATV) 4 hours US $66
- Horse Riding 2 hours US $40
- Horse Riding 3 hours: US $50
- Bungee Jumping US $55
- Overnight at Kingfisher Lodge (Full Board).

Day 16: Jinja - Ssese Islands.
After breakfast, we you prepare for departure to the Ssese Islands
Overnight at Ssese Island club (Full board).

Day 17: Ssese Islands - Kampala.
84 islands are found in this north-western section of Lake Victoria. White sand beaches and sky blue waters are a perfect experience here. On your Island tour and forest walk, you will encounter the Vervet and Colobus Monkey, a variety of bird species and scores of butterflies. In the afternoon, your choice experience will be done after which you will return to Entebbe. Overnight at Boma Guest House/Entebbe Travellers Inn (Full Board).

Day 18: Departure.
Depending on your departure time, you can visit the Botanical gardens for a variety of Faunas, birds and other lives.

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

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Transport and Fuel Costs
- English-speaking Driver Guide
- Gorilla Tracking Permit
- Chimpanzee Tracking Permit
- Park entrance fees
- Boat trip
- Game drive
- Accommodation and meals
- Drinking water throughout
- Launch cruises.

Price Excludes:
- Laundry fees
- Drinks in Bars
- Tips
- Entry visas
- Airport taxes
- Telephone calls
- Airfares to Uganda
- Rafting on Nile - Grade 5 (1 day)
- Quad Bike (ATV) 4 hours
- Horse Riding 2 hours
- Horse Riding 3 hours
- Bungee Jumping.

Please note: The given prices are based on shared occupancy in standard accommodation.

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Location: Uganda
Joined InfoHub: Jan 2012

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