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10 Days Best of Uganda Safari
Uganda
Starting from
KES 3520
per person

 

Overview
Entebbe 1Nts, Murchison Falls 2Nts, Kibale 2Nts, Queen Elizabeth 2Nts, Bwindi 2Nts

There is no other better way to experience Uganda than this safari. In this 10 Days Safari to Murchison Falls, Kibale, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi and Lake Mburo, you can trek with two primates; visit a waterfall, a river channel connecting two lakes and two forests. Apart from that you can enjoy the incredible scenery, culture and warmth of people you will hardly find anywhere else.

 

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Itinerary

Day 1: Entebbe Welcome to Uganda!
On arrival you will be met at the Airport by our representative who will escort you to your safari vehicle and will introduce you to your Driver who will also be your Guide. The first stop will be a short drive to your accommodation where you will be able to relax and contemplate the adventure that lies ahead.Your guide will be with you for the entire safari and will be more than willing to help you with any questions or needs you might have
Overnight at Boma Guest House | Bed and Breakfast Standard room

Day 2:  Entebbe -Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary - Murchison Falls N.P
An early morning rise will enable you to begin your journey to Murchison Falls National Park. The Safari will proceed north towards Masindi and onward to the park via the southern entrance. The journey to entrance gate will take you through the beautiful Kaniyo Pabidi Forest until the Kichumbanyobo Gate. This journey sees you leave the traditional Buganda Kingdom and move into the area the Bunyoro Kingdom call home.Any trip towards northeast Uganda just wouldn't be complete with out a visit to the Rhino Sanctuary at Ziwa. They provide trained rangers who will guide you through a Rhino Trekking expedition.You will have the opportunity to observe the rhinos at a very close and safe distance. While at the sanctuary you will also encounter a range of other wildlife species including   Uganda kobs, reed bucks, oribis, rich bucks, hippos and crocodiles.After the Rhino Sanctuary you will pass through Masindi Town and onward to the Murchison Falls area characterized of the forests in the area which are home to an incredible number of plant, bird and animal life. Driving through this part of Uganda is like driving through the land that time forgot! When your boat reaches the bottom of falls, you will disembark and hike through a lightly steep forest to the top of the falls. This is a rewarding hike to the launch cruise as yo view the beauty of the majestic Nile as it moves down a 7 meters Chasm. Your guide and vehicle will be waiting for you at the top.

Murchison Falls National Park is split in to the its northern and southern sectors by The Nile that runs east to west through the Park. The majority of visitors access the park from the south and have to cross over to the north at the Paraa Ferry Crossing point using a regular vehicle ferry. On the north bank of the river, networks of game tracks explore the Buligi sector in the west and Chobe in the east.Overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge | Full board Standard room

Day 3: Murchison Falls N.P
Your first activity of the day will be a game drive! The park is home to all of the Big 5 with the exception of the rhino. Also resident are hippo,buffalo, giraffe as well as several antelope and monkey species.Most of the the game viewing is done around the Buligi Game tracks in the northern sector of the park. The park also boasts the Nile - Lake Albert Delta which is home to a a large number of birds including African fish eagles and the rare shoe bill storks. After lunch it will be time for a boat ride along the Nile to the foot of Murchison Falls,be sure to have your cameras ready for this one. Expect to see birds perched on tree branches ready to hunt, mammals drinking or cooling down in the river and reptiles basking in the sun on the river banks.One of the highlights of the boat ride is getting up close to Murchison Falls itself, allowing you to feel the awesome power and beauty that comes when the worlds longest river is forced through a 7 meter gap before dropping 40 meters as is continues its journey to the Mediterranean Sea. This trip on the River Nile really harks back to the days of the intrepid explorers of days gone by and the best time to do the trip is at sundown.
Overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge | Full board Standard room

Day 4: Murchison Falls N.P
After breakfast you will head south westwards to Hoima Town which acts as a midway stopping point between Murchison Falls National Park and Kibale Forest National Park. There is an interesting blend of rural and town life which you will not get to see anywhere else in Uganda. This particular drive is a long and bumpy one but it is made worth while once you arrive in Kibale,whether is it Chimpanzee Trekking or exploring the natural landscape formed of rolling hills and breathtaking crater lakes, the long drive will soon be a distant memory. Overnight at Crater Safari Lodge| Full board Standard room

Day 5:  Kibale N.P
Your Chimpanzee Trekking experience has finally arrived! It begins at the Uganda Wildlife Authority HQ at Kayanchu Gate where your trekking group will head into the forest with a guide after a short briefing. About 1 hour before your group sets off an advance party of guides will have entered the forest to locate where the Chimpanzees spent the night. Once located the advance party send a radio message back to your trekking group so that you can navigate through the forest.During the trek you will also get to see the different birds, animals and plant species within the forest. Once you locate the Chimpanzees you can only spend one hour with them this ensures that the Chimpanzees don't become accustomed to human contact.The Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary is a part of the Magombe Swamp just south of Kibale National Park. Rare mammals and birds like the webbed feet sitatunga as the great blue turaco call this place home. However if you aren't lucky enough to see them there are still plenty of other animals, including bush pigs,black and white colobus monkeys and over 200 species of birds that inhabit the swamp. The Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary is a community based programme that supports local residents and encourages a healthy link between tourism and the community it affects.
Overnight at Crater Safari Lodge| Full board Standard room

Day 6:  Kibale N.P - Queen Elizabeth N.P
A crater lake tour of the Fort Portal region around Kibale Forest National Park allows you to experience the incredible scenic views of the circa 9 crater lakes in the area. All the craters were created by volcanic activity. The tour will also take you to the lava pipe. The lava pipe, called "Mwitampungu" which means "a place that kills eagles", is a volcanic hole that automatically sucks birds in flight and later releases the min-an upward curve.The excitement of Chimpanzee Trekking will probably still be with you as the safari continues to Queen Elizabeth National Park in the afternoon.Entry will be via the northern sector famous for the Kasenyi Plains and Kazinga Chanel. This part of the safari is all contained within the Tooro Kingdom and you will notice a distinct change in scenery as the lush green crater lake region of surrounding Kibale Forest gives way to the open savannah lands of Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge  |Full board Standard room

Day 7:  Queen Elizabeth N.P
A game drive in Kasenyi sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park is a great place to see view the differing landscape and ecosystems in Uganda. The park is the oldest and the most visited in Uganda. This game drive will take place on the Kasenyi Plains which are in the northeast section of the park and but west of Lake George. There are large numbers of buffalo, antelope, elephant, warthogs, baboons as well and lions and the odd leopard if you are lucky.
One of the highlights of visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park is the boat ride along the Kazinga Channel. The boat ride is around trip beginning at the Mweya Peninsula and lasting around 3 hours. The Channel is a 32-kilometre long natural channel that links Lake Edward and Lake George. The channel has one of the world's largest concentration of hippos, numerous Nile crocodiles, buffalo, elephants and a whole host of birds. including  African fish eagles, kingfishers, Herons, storks and skimmers.
Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge | Full board Standard room

Day 8:  Queen Elizabeth N.P - Bwindi N.P
With the Kazinga Channel and the Game drives in the northern part of the park experiences ticked off your list, Queen Elizabeth National Park has a parting gift as you head south towards Bwindi and the Gorillas. The Southern Sector of the park is called the Ishsasha Sector and it is famous for the fig tree climbing lions that inhabit this area. Driving this way towards Bwindi will give you a opportunity to catch a glimpse of the lions which make a great photo.A game drive in the Ishasha sector gives you a chance to see the famous tree climbing lions that can been seen hanging out of large fig trees. No one really knows why lions inthisareaclimbtreesbuttherearemanytheoriessurroundingthisbehaviour.Howeverlionsarenthe only animals to be found in the park. Large herds of Uganda Kob,Hippos, elephant and antelope also roam this part of the park making it an ideal place to view the capture wildlife at its best.Overnight at Mahogany Springs Lodge | Full board

Day 9:  Bwindi N.P
Your Gorilla Trekking experience is finally here,hope your camera is charges and you are ready for what lies ahead. An early start will see you transfer to the Park Headquarters for a briefing with the Uganda Wildlife Authority guides. An advance party of guides will have gone ahead into the forest to locate where the gorillas slept the previous night and will have began to track their movements. These guides will communicate with your team via a walkie talkie and the trek into the forest will begin.Locating the Gorillas can take afew hours or the whole day depending on how far they have moved from the place they spent the previous night. For conservation purposes, time allowed with the Gorillas is 1 hour. As you trek in the forest you will appreciate why the forest is called impenetrable. There are also a multitude of other animals that you might encounter including antelopes and rare monkeys not to mention the beauty of the forest itself. Once you have completed the trek you will return to the lodge, for a well earned rest and time to reflect on a truly magical experience. Overnight at Mahogany Springs Lodge | Full board

Day 10:  Bwindi N.P Entebbe
The end of your incredible safari is now upon you! During this final leg of the trip you will leave Bwindi and the Kigezi Kingdom and head back towards the Buganda Kingdom. There are not many places in the world that have the wide range of wildlife, nature beauty and culture. We hope you took loads of great photos and had a wonderful experience that will live with you for a long time.

 

Tour Cost
SGL - SINGLE TRAVELLER  , DBL/TWIN - PER PERSON IN DOUBLE/TWIN SHARING  , TPL - PER PRESON IN TRIPLE SHARING  , -  , CWB - CHILD WITH BED  , CWOB - CHILD WITHOUT BED    
01/06/2018 - 31/10/2018
Package Type : 5 Star - Entebbe (Boma Guest House) , Bwindi (Mahogany Springs Lodge ) , Queen Elizabeth (Mweya Safari Lodge ) , Kibale (Crater Safari lodge ) , Murchison Falls (Paraa Safari Lodge) -

  Pax Range DOUBLE / TWIN SHARING  
2 Pax KES 4930
  Pax Range DOUBLE / TWIN SHARING  
4 Pax KES 4120
  Pax Range DOUBLE / TWIN SHARING  
6 Pax KES 3850

 

01/11/2018 - 30/11/2018
Package Type : 5 Star - Entebbe (Boma Guest House) , Bwindi (Mahogany Springs Lodge ) , Queen Elizabeth (Mweya Safari Lodge ) , Kibale (Crater Safari lodge ) , Murchison Falls (Paraa Safari Lodge) -

  Pax Range DOUBLE / TWIN SHARING  
2 Pax KES 4600
  Pax Range DOUBLE / TWIN SHARING  
4 Pax KES 3790
  Pax Range DOUBLE / TWIN SHARING  
6 Pax KES 3520

 

01/12/2018 - 31/12/2018
Package Type : 5 Star - Entebbe (Boma Guest House) , Bwindi (Mahogany Springs Lodge ) , Queen Elizabeth (Mweya Safari Lodge ) , Kibale (Crater Safari lodge ) , Murchison Falls (Paraa Safari Lodge) -

  Pax Range DOUBLE / TWIN SHARING  
2 Pax KES 4930
  Pax Range DOUBLE / TWIN SHARING  
4 Pax KES 4120
  Pax Range DOUBLE / TWIN SHARING  
6 Pax KES 3850

 

Inclusions

    Accommodation on safari on Full board
    Park and vehicle entrance fees, ferry crossing
    Bigodi swamp walk
    Game drives
    Launch cruises along the Kazinga channel and onto the bottom of the falls
    1x Chimp permit per person
    1x Gorilla Permit per person
    All transport in a 4x4 with an English speaking guide
  • Accommodation on safari on Full board
    Park and vehicle entrance fees, ferry crossing
    Bigodi swamp walk
    Game drives
    Launch cruises along the Kazinga channel and onto the bottom of the falls
    1x Chimp permit per person
    1x Gorilla Permit per person
    All transport in a 4x4 with an English speaking guide

Exclusions

  • Visa charges
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal items such as laundry, telephone or mobile service charges, all beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)and other personal expenses
  • Other services not listed in includes listed above
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Airfares and Airport taxes
  • Entrance permits unless mentioned in the includes to sites according as per the itinerary
  • Photo and Video Camera permits (if applicable) at the sites

 

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