12 Day Explore Uganda Safari Adventure

Send Us An Enquiry
Send Us An Enquiry
Full Name*
Email Address*
Your Enquiry*
Save To Wish List

Adding item to wishlist requires an account

49
Tour Details

12 DAY EXPLORE UGANDA SAFARI ADVENTURE

Uganda is renown as ‘ the Pearl of Africa’ the country is gifted by Nature and is home to half the population of the World’s remaining endangered Mountain Gorillas. A safari in Uganda is the true definition of Adventure and you will leave most likely in love with the country’s nature and Wildlife.

Included

  • Airport transfers
  • Ground transport in a private 4WD safari vehicle
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Accommodation as described in the itinerary, based on a double room sharing
  • Meals as described in the itinerary(B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Bottled mineral water in the car
  • Entrance and ranger fees for the national parks
  • Activities mentioned in the program
  • VAT for upcountry hotel and lodge accommodations
  • AMREF Flying Doctors insurance

Excluded

  • International flight
  • Visa (USD $50)
  • Optional activities in the Park
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Items of personal nature
  • Laundry service
  • Tips
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Entebbe International Airport

Arrival at Entebbe International Airport, pick up by your drive/ guide to then transfer to your accommodation.
Overnight at Papyrus Guesthouse Entebbe (B&B)

Day 2Kibale National Park

After breakfast with driver/guide travel to Kibale forest National Park in western Uganda.
This lively town is the base for activities around Kibale Forest National Park. The national park offers one of the most varied tracts of tropical forest in Uganda, 70 mammal species and 13 primate species.
The drive takes 6 hours. After lunch we will shake off the drive with a walk to the “top of the world” along crater lakes which this area is also famous for.
Overnight at Primate Lodge (FB)

Day 3Chimpanzee trekking (Kanyanchu)

Proceed early morning at 6:30 Am for a half day chimpanzee experience; you will spend the half day with Chimpanzees following them around. While tracking, you will be able to spot different animal species like the Red Colobus, Black and white Colobus, Grey-cheeked Mangabey, Olive Baboon, Red-tailed Monkey, and L’Hoest’s Monkey among others and different bird species.
After lunch travel to Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary for a nature walk, Rich in biodiversity and beautiful scenery, the wetland is a birder’s paradise with about 138 species. Located outside the park in Magombe Swamp, it also hosts eight species of primates including the black-and-white colobus, grey-cheeked mangabey, red-tailed, l’Hoest’s and blue monkeys, and olive baboons. Bushbucks and mongooses can also be found here. The sanctuary was set up to preserve the exclusive environmental features along with the wetland and is managed by the local community.
Overnight at Primate Lodge (FB)

Day 4Kibale to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Depart Kibale Forest to Queen Elizabeth National Park, lying 1978 sq. km west of Uganda. It harbours a diverse eco-system with a lovely savannah, fertile wetlands making it home for the big game, 10 primate species and a large number of bird species.
After checking in, you will enjoy an afternoon Launch cruise along the Kazinga channel. The channel is 40 wide andoffers beautiful scenery of hundreds of hippos along the banks as well as different bird species seen when cruising west towards Lake Edward.
Overnight at kasenyi safari Camp (FB)

Day 5Kasenyi – Ishasha- Game drive

After breakfast you will head for a game drive through Kasenyi sector, watch out for the Albert endemic birds and Rothschild giraffes, buffalos, elephants and different bird species.
With packed lunch proceed to Ishasha sector, very famous for the tree climbing lions. The Ishasha sector is the only other place in the entire world where you will find tree climbing lions apart from Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania.
Overnight at Ishasha Jungle Lodge (FB)

Day 6Buhoma Sector-Nkuringo

After breakfast travel further south to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda´s oldest, largest, magnificent and most diverse rainforests. This “impenetrable” forest is also home to more than 320 mountain gorillas, 400 species of plants, 120 species of mammals and over 350 species of birds. Continue to the lodge, check in, and after lunch a ranger guide will escort you on a nature walk.
Overnight at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge in the en-suite private cottages (FB)

Day 7Gorilla tracking- Tracking the Nkuringo Gorilla Family

This is the climax of this safari, briefing is done before tracking. It takes a few minutes but you leave with gorilla etiquette. Comfortable shoes and clothes are advised along with packed lunch and a walking stick. Walk and hike this steep and slippery terrain until you meet the family gorilla. Enjoy this one hour allowed in the company of the brilliant giants! Looking into the eyes of one of the magnificent creature brings home the distressing fact that they are on the edge of extinction, and that your presence contributes to ensuring their continual survival
Depending on the duration of the track you can either relax in the afternoon at the lodge or enjoy another walk around the village or hike up to the highest football field with the breath taking view ever!
Overnight at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge in the en-suite private cottages (FB)

Day 8Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge –Walk – Canoe excursion on Lake Mutanda

This morning after your hearty breakfast, proceed to Rubuguri junction with the vehicle. This is a 10km drive to the junction. Drop off at Rubuguri junction for a 9km walk. This walk through farm lands takes about 3 hours or more depending on your speed. Pass through villages and local community; this gives you an opportunity to experience village life. Meet your canoeing team at Rwenjeje landing site to embark on canoe excursion for 2 ½ hours across Lake Mutanda to the other side. Sit back and relax and then later transfer to Mount Mgahinga National Park.
Accommodation at Gahinga lodge (FB)

Day 9Golden Monkey trekking

Have an early breakfast and continue to the park for golden monkey trekking. Enjoy the slippery and steep gigantic forest of Mgahinga National Park. A glimpse of any of these beautiful creatures is a worthy every penny!
Accommodation at Gahinga lodge (FB)

Day 10Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast depart Kisoro through the mountainous hillside of Kigezi region, with glimpse sighting of Lake Bunyonyi famous crate Lake onwards to Lake Mburo National Park. You will have lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Centre, learn about the Bantu cultural, the Ankole horned cattle and the Ankole Kingdom, after lunch proceed to Lake Mburo National.

Evening game drive in search of Zebras, Impalas, elands, warthogs and waterbucks, return to the Lodge to enjoy swim. In the afternoon, proceed to conduct boat trip on Lake Mburo; you will see lots of birds, hippos, learn more about the people and history of Lake Mburo.
In the night you will have chance to see resident Bush babies come for feed.
Optional activity safari horse riding.
Overnight at Rwakobo Rock Lodge (FB)

Day 11Lake Mburo National Park

Return to Entebbe after a late breakfast anticipated driving time 6 hours on the road. En route you will pass the equator where a coffee break can be taken and possibly the picnic lunch provided by the lodge.
Overnight: Papyrus Guesthouse (B&B)

Day 11Transfer to Entebbe International Flight