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12 Days Ultimate Uganda Discovery Safari

This 12 days Ultimate Uganda Discovery exceptional safari showcases the natural wonders of the Pearl of Africa. You will encounter the world’s most powerful Falls in Murchison Falls National Park. Hike through mahogany forests in Kibale National Park, home to chimpanzees, over 250 butterfly species, and more than 360 bird species. Witness the rare tree-climbing lions of the Ishasha sector in renowned Queen Elizabeth National Park and experience the intimate encounters with mountain gorillas in their natural habitat; a profound experience you are sure to never forget!

PROGRAM

Day 1: Arrival and pickup

Upon arrival at Entebbe Airport, probably the friendliest in Africa, you will be welcomed by our representative, your guide who will briefly take you through your safari program and check in to the service of our accommodation for dinner and overnight or you can even do City tour in Entebbe if time allows.

ACCOMODATION LODGE/ HOTEL
Luxury Hotel No: No.5
Mid Luxury Boma Hotel
Standard Airport guest House
Meal Plan  Dinner

 

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Entebbe, head for Murchison Falls National Park with a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and lunch stop at Masindi. We enter the Park and visit the magnificent Falls where you will enjoy and marvel at the mighty Nile being forced into a seven-meter crevice to thunder 45 meters below and this can be viewed at different points up to the summit. Dine and Slumber at the lodge.

ACCOMODATION LODGE/ HOTEL
Luxury Paara safari Lodge
Mid Luxury Twiga Safari Lodge
Standard Fort Murchison Lodge
Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 3: Game drive and Boat Cruise

After an early morning breakfast, you cross the Nile by the Ferry and go for game drive on the northern bank. The game found in this part of the park includes Elephants, 12 days Uganda safari,  Rothschild Giraffe, Jackson Hartebeest, Leopard, Lions, Kobs and a variety of woodland and Savannah birds among others. Then in the afternoon after lunch, you go for a boat cruise on the Nile for game viewing at a close range. On this cruise you expect to see many schools of Hippos and Crocodiles and some water birds at a close range.

ACCOMODATION LODGE/ HOTEL
Luxury Paara safari Lodge
Mid Luxury Twiga Safari Lodge
Standard Fort Murchison Lodge
Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 4: Transfer to Kibale National Park

Depart Murchison Falls after an early breakfast and head for Kibale National Park with lunch enroute. This drive can take you about 10 hours but it mostly depends on nature of the road but you need not worry there will be plenty of stop-overs to take in beautiful views and also interaction with the communities leaving along the roads.

On arrival at Kibale Forest, we shall check into the accommodation for dinner and the night stay.

ACCOMODATION LODGE/ HOTEL
Luxury Ndali Lodge
Mid Luxury Isunga Lodge
Standard Kibale forest camp
Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 5: Chimpanzee Trekking and Bigodi Swamp Walk

After early morning breakfast and briefing at the park offices, you go to this great forest which is said to have the greatest variety of primates in East Africa, for Chimpanzee trekking. Among the primates found in this forest are the black and white colobus monkeys, grey cheeked mangabey, and red-tailed monkeys. Then in the afternoon after lunch, go for a nature walk in the Bigodi swamp which has many interesting birds.

ACCOMODATION LODGE/ HOTEL
Luxury Ndali Lodge
Mid Luxury Isunga Lodge
Standard Kibale forest camp
Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After your morning breakfast drive through the great western Rift Valley’s Albertine escarpment to the southwest Uganda. Arrive at the Tooro kingdom’s capital, 12 days Uganda safari,  Fort Portal located in the shadows of the magical “mountains of the moon” -Rwenzori. In the afternoon after lunch continue to Queen Elizabeth National Park and on your way to the lodge for dinner and overnight, enjoy the stunning scenery and seeing the wonderful sights as you drive to your lodge.

ACCOMODATION LODGE/ HOTEL
Luxury Elephant Plains Lodge
Mid Luxury Marafiki Lodge
Standard Bush Lodge
Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 7: Game drive and boat cruise

The day begins with an early breakfast and we go for a game drive in the Kasenyi Kobs mating ground which is in the northern sector of this park. We are more likely to see waterbucks, buffaloes, elephants, lions and warthogs in their nature habitat. The game drive normally takes 2-3hours. After lunch we go for a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel, a natural channel that connects Lake George and Lake Edward. This is a very interesting cruise because of the big numbers of animals and birds it offers. It also takes 2hours.

ACCOMODATION LODGE/ HOTEL
Luxury Elephant Plains Lodge
Mid Luxury Marafiki Lodge
Standard Bush Lodge
Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

 Day 8: Queen Elizabeth – Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest

After an early breakfast, embark on a game drive to the Ishasha plains for the resident tree climbing lions plus a diversity of wildlife. The landscape in this sector is unique compared to that in other parts of Queen Elizabeth national park. It’s breathtaking seeing these lions lazily resting on tree branches targeting their prey. In the afternoon, we then transfer to Bwindi National Park with lunch en- route.

ACCOMODATION LODGE/ HOTEL
Luxury Chameleon Hill Lodge
Mid Luxury Ichumbi Gorilla lodge
Standard Rushaga gorilla havens lodge
Meal Plan  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 9: Gorilla Trekking Experience

After an early morning breakfast, with our packed lunch, we go to the park offices for the briefing at around 8:00am and later start the trekking entering the forest, the natural habitat of the gorillas. Your gorilla trekking adventure has just begun. It may take 3-8 hours under muddy and strenuous conditions, 12 days Uganda safari,  sometimes with rain overhead. But all these conditions cease to be a challenge the moment you come face to face with the amazing mountain gorilla. The feeling is one unlike any other felt before, only you can find the fitting word, mine, awestruck. You?

ACCOMODATION LODGE/ HOTEL
Luxury Chameleon Hill Lodge
Mid Luxury Ichumbi Gorilla lodge
Standard Rushaga gorilla havens lodge
Meal Plan  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 10: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

After a relaxed breakfast, we transfer to Lake Bunyonyi with lunch en-route. Believed to be the second deepest lake in Africa, Lake Bunyonyi is a body of water in southwestern Uganda near the Rwandan border, and one of the country’s top natural treasures. And, at 1,962m above sea level, the lake enjoys moderate temperatures year-round, cool in both the mornings and evenings. This is a perfect place for relaxation and photography. Other optional activities include: swimming, canoeing, boat ride, Birdwatching and visiting the pygmies

ACCOMODATION LODGE/ HOTEL
Luxury Arcadia cottages
Mid Luxury Birdnest resort Bunyonyi
Standard Bunyonyi overland cottages
Meal Plan  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 11 Lake Bunyonyi – Lake Mburo National Park

After an early morning breakfast, we transfer to Lake Mburo National Park with lunch en-route arriving in the afternoon for a boat cruise on Lake Mburo. It is the only place in Uganda that supports massive herds of “impalas” …. Kampala city derives its name from here. Other antelopes easily seen are topi, bushbuck, common duiker, oribi, Defassa waterbuck and Bofor reedbuck. Buffalos, warthogs, bush-pigs and hippopotamus and many others.

ACCOMODATION LODGE/ HOTEL
Luxury Mihingo Lodge
Mid Luxury Arcadia cottages
Standard Eagles nest lodge
Meal Plan  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 12: Nature Walk – Departure

After an early morning breakfast, we go for a nature walk escorted by a ranger guide in search for wildlife. In this walk we are more likely to see a number of mammals including the Eland (the biggest antelope in East Africa), Bush buck, Zebra, Buffalo, Bush pig, 12 days Uganda safari, Hyena, Impala, Reedbuck and a variety of bird species like the Papyrus gonolake, Lyrac breasted roller, and kockie flancorine among others.

After the walk, check out and drive back to Entebbe with lunch en-route and stop at the Equator for photos, arriving in the afternoon and drive straight to the airport for your flight home.

No Accommodation on the last day  
Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch

 

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