16 DAYS UGANDA ADVENTURE
Uganda, the “Pearl of Africa,” is one of the most beautiful countries on the continent. Its tremendous diversity of wildlife is owed to its unique geographic location at the junction of the East African savannahs, the West African rainforests and the semiarid Sahelian zone of North Africa. Gorilla trekking and chimpanzee trekking are the country’s major attractions, along with the friendliness of its people. Lion, leopard and elephant inhabit the savannahs, whereas the wetlands are home to large numbers of hippo and crocodile. Moreover, over 1000 species of bird reside in the country.
- Rhino trekking
- Gorilla trekking
- Chimpanzee trekking
- Game drive
- Bird watching
- Boat cruise
- Nature walk
- Cultural experience
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe Airport
Upon the arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be welcomed by the representatives from Prime Tours and Adventures, they will then drive you to your hotel in Kampala for dinner and overnight stay Avesta hotel/Rochester hotel/Forest Cottages.
Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National park
Very early in the morning after your breakfast, you will be picked from your hotel in Kampala and embark on the journey to Murchison Falls National park in Masindi. Stopover at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for Rhino trekking, after the Rhino trekking, you will have lunch in Nakasongola town at WamRelax restaurant/Tesus restaurant. You ill proceed to Murchison Falls National park, upon reaching the park, check in at the lodge for dinner and overnight stay Murchison Backpackers/Fort Murchison lodge/Parkside Safari lodge.
Day 3: Game drive and Boat cruise
After your early morning breakfast, you will go for a guided game drive into the park, expect to see species of mammals like Elephant, Lion, Cape buffalo, Rothschild’s giraffe, hartebeest, Waterbuck, Oribis, Bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard. Return to the lodge for lunch.
In the afternoon, go for a boat cruise upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls stopping just tens of meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron”. En-route, marvel at the toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over this you may see elephant, waterbuck and Uganda Kob crocodile. This is also a zone of many bird species like Goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. There you leave the boat and start your “quite heavy” hike to the Top of the falls. See where the world’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below. Dinner and overnight stay Murchison Backpackers/Fort Murchison lodge/Parkside Safari lodge.
Day 4: Transfer to Lake Mburo National park
After your morning breakfast, you will embark on the journey to Lake Mburo National park with a lunch stopover en-route. Proceed to the park and check in for dinner and overnight stay Hyena Hill lodge/Mihingo lodge/Eagle’s Nest.
Day 5: Game drive and Horseback riding
After your morning breakfast, head for morning game drive in the great features and landscapes such as the rocky plains, the forested gorges, shrubs, thicket, the 14 lakes of which 5 of them are within the boundaries. These harbor a number of animal species such as the bush baby, leopards, zebra, impala, warthog, Waterbuck, and large herds of over 100 eland. But these are quite shy and recently Lake Mburo national park has just introduced giraffes. Return to the lodge and have lunch.
In the afternoon, go for a horseback riding. The horseback ride in Lake Mburo National park can take 1-3 hours as you explore the beauty of the national park Savannah coupled by the view of the wild game. Dinner and overnight stay Hyena Hill lodge/Mihingo lodge/Eagle’s Nest.
Day 6: Transfer to Kibale National park
Take your early morning breakfast. Start the journey to Kibale National park, upon reaching the park, check in at the lodge and after go for a game drive. Return to the lodge for lunch.
In the afternoon, go for a guided nature walk, and this will reward you with primates like Grey cheeked Mangabeys, Colobus monkeys, Red-tailed monkeys, Phoestes, among others. Proceed to Bigodi swamp to see unique butterflies, flora and fauna. Retire in the evening at the lodge for dinner and overnight stay Kibale Forest camp/Chimpundu lodge/Primate lodge Kibale
Day 7: Chimpanzee trekking
After your morning breakfast, go into Kibale forest. This is an opportunity for you to track the chimpanzees at Kanyanchu as you also look out for other primates like monkeys and baboons. Turn back at the lodge for lunch and after check out of the lodge.
In the afternoon, transfer to Semliki national park. Upon the arrival in Semliki National park, check in at the lodge, you will go for an evening game drive. Retire at the lodge for dinner and overnight stay Semuliki Safari lodge/Muramia motel/Kirimia guest lodge.
Day 8: Hot springs and nature walk
After you early morning breakfast, go for a visit to Sempaya hot springs which are the most attention-grabbing attractions in Semuliki. These springs have a geyser that shoots up from the 8 meters hole, and the water is at a high temperature. There are female and the male hot springs with very high temperatures of over 100 degrees celcius. In fact this is the largest hot spring in Uganda. Still along the trail where the hot springs are located, there are a number of birds such as the Blue breasted Kingfisher and various primates such as the red tailed monkeys, and the grey cheeked mangabey. Return to the lodge for lunch and relax a bit.
In the afternoon, go for a nature walk into the park. The 11km Red Monkey Track follows the park’s eastern border – a stronghold of the rare deBrazza’s monkey – to the Semliki River. Retire in the evening at the lodge for dinner and overnight stay Semuliki Safari lodge/Muramia motel/Kirimia guest lodge.
Day 9: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Take your early morning breakfast. Start the journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park, upon reaching the park, you will check in at the lodge, Pack your lunch, and then drive to visit the crater lakes of the park. You will drive along the deep and wide dry craters that are occupied by savannah grasses and acacia. The drive takes you through the unique western rift valley escarpment and the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Ishasha sector where you will take on yet another game drive in search of tree climbing lions. Afternoon guided nature walk in the Ishasha for Wildlife viewing. Dinner and overnight stay Ishasha Jungle lodge/Pumba Safari lodge/Simba Safari lodge.
Day 10: Game drive and Boat cruise
Rise very early for your morning breakfast. With your packed lunch, take on a morning game drive to catch-up with the early risers and predators returning to their hideouts. You will most likely meet grazing Hippos, Elephants, and Lions, spotted Hyenas, bush buck, water buck, stripped jackal, comical warthogs and the elusive leopard.
Proceed After lunch, take on an afternoon Launch cruise along Kazinga Channel one that joins Lakes Edward and George. The cruise is a wonderful way to see hippo, buffalo, kob and the occasional Nile crocodile (which up until recently did not inhabit this area) and a spectacular bird watching on the water bank. Later, retire at the lodge for dinner and overnight stay Ishasha Jungle lodge/Pumba Safari lodge/Simba Safari lodge.
Day 11: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After your morning breakfast, drive south to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Kisoro district through interesting features.This park is home of the rare mountain gorillas. Apart from gorillas, there are a wide variety of primates to see including the blue and red tailed monkeys. The forest itself is lush and green and there are streams running through it. Arrive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the afternoon, check in at the lodge, have your lunch and relax. In the afternoon, go for a guided nature walk into the park. Retire in the evening at the lodge for dinner and overnight stay Sanctuary Gorilla Forest camp/Rushaga Gorilla lodge/Karungi camp
Day 12: Gorilla Trekking
After your breakfast, head to the park’s headquarters with your packed lunch for briefing about gorilla trekking adventure, the thrill of your encounter will erase the difficulties of the potentially strenuous trek. Bring jungle boots and rain jackets because the park is often wet. Spend time in awe watching the gorillas go about their activities. Each gorilla safari encounter is different and has its own rewards, but you are likely to enjoy the close view of adults feeding, grooming and resting as the youngsters frolic and swing from vines in a delightfully playful display.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a magnificent green swathe of dense rainforest, so ancient that survived the last ice age. A recently proclaimed World Heritage site, it’s one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth and its unique, precious flora sustains roughly half of the world population of mountain gorillas believed to number just 720. There’s also a substantial chimpanzee population and research shows that Bwindi is the only forest in Africa in which these two apes live together. Dinner and overnight stay Sanctuary Gorilla Forest camp/Rushaga Gorilla lodge/Karungi camp
Day 13: Batwa Cultural Experience
Have your early morning breakfast. The day is dedicated for a Batwa experience, you will take packed lunch through this cultural experience. The Batwa demonstrate hunting techniques, gather honey, point out medicinal plants and demonstrate how to make bamboo cups. Women of the community perform a sorrowful song which echoes and leaves guests with a moving sense of the richness of this fading culture. Later, retire for dinner and overnight stay Sanctuary Gorilla Forest camp/Rushaga Gorilla lodge/Karungi camp
Day 14: Lake Bunyonyi excursion
After an early morning breakfast, check out of the lodge and then transfer to Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale. Lunch break is made in Kabale. The afternoon is spent for relaxation and sightseeing around the Lake. Dinner and overnight stay Sugarcane lodge and campsite/Paradise Echo-Hub/Rushaga Gorilla lodge.
Day 15: Boat trip at Lake Bunyonyi
Take your breakfast, and begin with a boat trip for sightseeing and birding along Lake Bunyonyi. Feel the wonders of nature as you will see big terraced hills, big valleys, big everything including big people and forests. You will have your lunch at your lodge. After lunch, you will go for a nature walk and cultural visit to the Pygmies community to explore their life style. Dinner and overnight stay Sugarcane lodge and campsite/Paradise Echo-Hub/Rushaga Gorilla lodge.
Day 16: Departure
Enjoy your early morning breakfast and check out of the lodge. Embark on the journey back to Kampala, drive to the Equator crossing with your lunch en route before you drive to back to Kampala where you will be dropped off to the location of your choice or be dropped off to Entebbe International Airport for your flight back home.
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|NO. OF PAX
- A 4×4 Safari vehicle
- Full board accommodation
- Park entrance fees
- Gorilla permit
- Chimpanzee permit
- Launch cruise
- Tour activities as per the itinerary
- Meals as per the itinerary
- Bottled drinking water
- Professional English speaking guide
- Visa costs
- Insurance costs
- Personal expenses
- Laundry costs
- Extra food and drinks
- Extra activities per the itinerary