All in one, Uganda undiscovered, safari. (24 days)

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Description:

Explore seven most attractive National Parks, two wildlife reserves off the beaten path. You will witness the true nature and culture of Uganda as shown to you by the local people. Tour around Kampala and Jinja, Visit the largest herds of wildlife animals in their natural habitat, the primates, Rhinos, gorillas and other savannah mammals. Travel to Jinja over the Nile, Mount Elgon, Kidepo valley, the escarpment, Rwenzori Mountains, the crater lakes area, Bwindi and lake Bunyonyi, the Mgahing volcanoes and Lake Mburo National Park. Bird lovers have a great opportunity as we have added the richest bird locations where you will have un limited chances to find the endemics, migrants and other enchanting species like shoebill stock.

Price per person:

  • 1 person – 8377 USD
  • 2-3 persons – 6600 USD
  • 4-5 persons – 5836 USD
  • 6 persons – 5485 USD

Included

  • Transport: The private 4WD safari van with popup roof, fuel English speaking experienced driver-guide, two airport transfers
  • Accommodation: Twin or double rooms/ tents shared by two each,
  • Meals: 24 breakfasts, 21 lunches, 21 dinners (BB in Entebbe, Kampala and Jinja, FB in upcountry lodges.)
  • Activities: All park entrance and activity fees, specified community activities, Chimp, gorilla and golden monkey tickets

Excluded;

  • Visa fees
  • Meals in the hotels in Entebbe, Kampala and Jinja
  • Air tickets
  • Insurance cover (can be arranged on request)
  • Extras in the hotels
  • Tips and gratuities
  • All bar drinks
  • All activities mentioned as optional in the itinerary

Upgrade available on demand:

  • Single supplement
  • Arrival and departure transport
  • Accommodation hotel
  • Number of group participants

Booking Code: UGtrip-19

  • Day 1 – Arrival in Entebbe
    You will be picked by our driver guide and transferred to Kampala, for dinner and Overnight Forest cottages
  • Day 2 Kampala
    After breakfast, we will participate in a full day boda-boda tour.  Highlights of the city tour include the religious, social, and cultural background of Uganda. The tour will go to; Namirembe Cathedral, Owino and Nakasero markets, Lubiri Palace, Rugaga Cathedral, Gadaffi Mosque, Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, Bahai Temple, Amin’s torture chamber, Buganda’s kingdom parliament. Midway, lunch will be at one of Kampala’s restaurants of choice and we continue with the tour until we retire to dinner and overnight. Forest cottages
  • Day 3 – Kampala to Jinja
    After breakfast, transfer to Jinja to visit the source of the Nile; gardens with Mahatma Gandhi Monument, taking a boat cruise on the Nile, Speke Monument, war cemetery, and Owen Falls dam.<br /> Optional; Time allowing in the afternoon, we will be driving along the Nile to see the waterfalls and rapids towards the former Bujagali. Do a three-hour bike tour and a stop by the Kilombera weavers to share the fabric weaving experience.at the end of the day, retire to dinner and overnight. Paradise on the Nile BB
  • Day 4 – Jinja to Kumi
    Early breakfast and drive to Kumi to visit Nyero rock paintings. Check-in the hotel and proceed to Nyero rocks. After spending time at the rock painting, explore the surrounding landscape with a local guide to visit the historical and cultural attractions of this area. Optional: This afternoon, we may go for a birding tour on the shores of Lake Kyoga looking for the endemics of this area, before returning to dinner and overnight. Akalabai Village stay FB
  • Day 5 – Kumi-Sipi
    Early morning transfer to Sipi area to participate in the waterfalls walk visiting the villages and caves taking the scenery and afterward abseiling next to the 100m high, Sipi falls. In the afternoon, do coffee experiences in one of the village homes then return to Sipi Falls to do a Sundowner hike before dark. Sipi River Lodge FB
  • Day 6 – Sipi to Moroto
    After an early breakfast, we drive from sipi to Moroto, this afternoon. We will hike Mt Moroto to visit Tepeth tribe communities of Mount Mroto & get exposed to the scenery the area has to offer. Dinner and overnight at Karatunga guesthouse
  • Day 7 – Moroto to Kotido
    After breakfast, we visit the Bokora and Matheniko Communities on the way to Kotido with packed lunch. We will then take a midmorning, drive to Kotido District. In the afternoon, we visit the Wednesday cattle market, the largest Manyata (village) in East Africa, and the Kalokuruk sliding Rock. Later check in to the hotel for dinner and overnight, Karamoja arts lodge FB
  • Day 8 – Kotido to Kidepo
    After breakfast, take an excursion to the Ik community and then a short hike towards the summit of Mt. Morungole. On return, drive to Kidepo savanna lodge in the afternoon Kidepo Savannah Lodge FB<br />
  • Day 9 – Kidepo
    After an early breakfast, take a morning Game Drive via Narus valley, Rionomde rock, and Kanangorok hot spring. In the afternoon, take the evening game drive looking for more wildlife including the cats, ostrich, herds of buffalos, and others. Kidepo Savannah Lodge or buffalo base FB
  • Day 10 – Kidepo to Murchison falls
    We will take an early breakfast and start the drive to Murchison Falls as we explore the visible cultural artifacts and ways of life in rural Uganda. Lunch in Gulu town and proceed to Fort Murchison n the Pakwach side, for dinner and overnight.  Fort Murchison FB
  • Day 11 – Murchison
    We will take an early breakfast at 6:30am then head to the morning game drive on the northern bank of the river Nile (including Belugi circuit & queen’s track, hippo point) visit Nyamisika Cliffs. Game in this area includes Giraffe, Elephant, Hartebeest, Lion, Uganda Kob, Oribi, and a variety of savannah and woodland birds. A boat cruise (sundowner) to the falls, disembark & walk to the top of the falls. We will then be picked up by the driver (after watching the sunset) to head for dinner and overnight. Fort Murchison FB
  • Day 12 – Murchison to Ziwa and Hoima
    Very early drive to Ziwa (with a quick stop at Karuma Falls) to make sure to arrive between 8:00 & 10:00am. We will arrive in Ziwa for a Rhino tracking experience tour, an experience that takes around 2 hours. After the tour, take lunch at Kabalega diner before driving to Hoima where we will have an option of visiting the historical/ royal sites of Bunyoro kingdom; (Mparo tombs & Karuzika palace) on our way to the hotel for dinner and overnight Kontiki hotel FB<br />
  • Day 13 – Hoima to crater lakes area
    After an early breakfast, transfer to the crater lakes areas near Kibale national park via Fort Portal.  Lunch in Fort portal and arrive at a relaxed crater lakes tour then retire to dinner and overnight. Isunga Lodge FB
  • Day 14 – Crater lakes / Kyambura escarpment
    Early morning, participate in the vanilla tour. After the tour, grab packed lunch and transfer to the Kyambura escarpment area, near Queen Elizabeth National Park. We will stop at Rubona basket weaver for a natural dye making experience. After our packed lunch at Rubona, head to Kyambura escarpment stopping at the equator in Queen Elizabeth National Park, and check-in at our lodge located close to Kyambura viewpoint. If time allows, this evening, we will have a short excursion to Katara Women’s Poverty Alleviation Group and return to dinner and overnight Twin Lakes Safari FB
  • Day 15 – Kalinzu forest
    Early morning transfer to Kalinzu forest for Chimp tracking. After chimp tracking, return to lunch and then visit Lake Katwe for a traditional salt mining tour and the salt lake community experiences before retiring to dinner and overnight. Stop by the Kyambura viewpoint again as we take an opportunity to view the sunset before dinner and overnight. Twin Lakes Safari Lodge or Dave the cave (Nyanziibiri) FB
  • Day 16 – Queen Elizabeth National park
    Early morning breakfast at 6:30 am then proceed to the game drive on the Kaseny plains, Janet track, Kaguta track, and other tracks basing on the distribution of wildlife on the day. After the game drive, retire to lunch before we do the Kazinga channel boat cruise to see herds of Buffalo, Hippo, and other animals at the edge of the channel as they cool off. Depending on the season European migrant birds like the terns and gulls congregate here in large flocks. This evening, we participate in the Leopard night game drive then retire to dinner and overnight. Bush Lodge or The Elephant Home FB
  • Day 17 – Ishasha
    Early morning drive to Ishasha sector, in time for a game drive to look for tree-climbing lions. Option for another game drive in the afternoon or visit river Ntungwe with chances of viewing the fishing eagle in action (fishing)and Kameme Village to learn the local life, before dinner and overnight. Enjojo lodge FB
  • Day 18 – Ishasha to Bwindi
    Drive to the Bwindi Rushaga sector it is a relatively long and hilly drive. We will have several stopovers as we take the views and appreciating the local life (nature, social and cultural heritage) of the Bakiga and Bafumbira people living around Bwindi and Mghinga National Parks. Gorilla Valley Lodge
  • Day 19 – Gorilla tracking in Bwindi
    Basing on the availability of gorilla tickets, we shall drive one of the gorilla tracking starting points. These include Buhoma, Rushaga, Ruhija, and others.  After gorilla tracking, we will make a visit to the Shozi ancestral caves used by the ancient Rwandese kings, then transfer to our hotel for dinner and overnight.  Lake Chahafi resort FB
  • Day 20 – Kisoro to Lake Bunyonyi
    After breakfast embark on the golden monkey habituation experience. After lunch, we will transfer to lake Bunyoni for dinner and overnight. Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort or Byonamagaga FB
  • Day 21 – Lake Bunyonyi
    Today, we have options of visiting the Batwa community, Rutinda market to get local market experience, dugout canoe visiting lakes’ islands & local communities in different aspects and then dinner and overnight. Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort or Byonamagaga FB
  • Day 22 – Lake Bunyonyi to Lake Mburo
    After enjoying the sunrise at the lake, drive to Lake Mburo, having lunch at Igongo cultural center. After lunch, check-in at the hotel, embark on the long waited mountain bike game ride before dinner, and overnight. Rwakobo Rock FB
  • Day 23 – Lake Mburo
    After breakfast embark on the morning game drive/ walk including hyena den & then up Kazuma hill to take the beautiful views of Lake Mburo landscape before retiring to lunch. This afternoon, we will participate in horse riding or possibly another game drive looking for more wildlife. Rwakobo rock FB
  • Day 24 – Lake Mburo to Entebbe
    After a relaxed breakfast, drive to Entebbe via Mabamba swamp looking for the elusive shoebill. We will stop at the equator, drum factory to take a coffee, pictures, and purchase of gifts Depending on departure time flight, take a plane or stay one more night 2 friends Hotel BB    (END OF TRIP)

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