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HIGHLIGHTS OF UGANDA TOUR


Tour Ref: TOU\BLS006

No. of days: 13

Departure: Daily

No. of Participants: Minimum of 1 pax

Transport: 4-wheel-drive Safari Toyota Land Cruiser/Super custom/Vans

Driver/Guide: English Speaking

 Trip Summary

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi-Lake Bunyonyi.

Day 2: Gorilla tracking & Hiking in the forest.

Day 3: To Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 4; Queen Elizabeth National Park-Game Drive & Boat Ride

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park-Kibale NP

Day 6: Chimpanzee tracking

Day 7: Kibale-Murchison Falls

Day 8: Murchison Falls National Park-Game Drive and Boat ride

Day 9: Top of the falls-Jinja

Day 10: Full Day Rafting on the Nile

DAY 11: Mbale, Sipi Falls

DAY 12: Day Elgon Hike-to Jinja

Day 13: To Kampala-Departure

 Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi-Lake Bunyonyi

7.30am Transfer by private car from Kampala/Entebbe to Lake Bunyonyi near the Gorilla Sanctuary of Bwindi. Lunch will be en-route in Mbarara at Igongo cultural center. Depending on the arrival time, you may opt for a guided village walk to the hilltop bar to get a panoramic view of the lake and the surrounding hills. Games such as pool table and table tennis as well as board games are available. Depending on the time available you can take a walk further up the hills, along village paths to get the view of the beautiful sunset if the weather allows.  Other activities you can enjoy are: bicycle around the village, ride a canoe on the lake, take a boat ride to the islands, hire a fishing rod and fish in the lake, swim in the lake but with caution as thermal shock is a real danger (at your risk).  Look out for the rich bird life.  Transit Time: 5-6 hours. Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Overnight at Bunyonyi Safaris Resort (BB)

Day 2: Gorilla tracking & Hiking in the forest.

5 30am:  Breakfast.

6 00am: Transfer to Bwindi Park for briefing from park ranger guides.

8:00am: Start the gorilla tracking. This may take between 2 hours to 8 hours and picnic lunch will be enjoyed in the forest

Return to Bunyonyi Safaris Resort for overnight. If the weather allows, you will have a campfire dinner by the lakeside.  Our local harpist will entertain you to song and traditional harp music.

Day 3: To Queen Elizabeth National Park

8 00 am: Depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park via the Southern part of Ishasha.  This is home to the tree climbing lion and hopefully you will see them.  Arrive at the park accommodation and after check in, enjoy a relaxed guided walk at the Mweya Peninsular for the rest of the Evening. Lunch Dinner and overnight at your hotel. Transit Time 3-4 Hours

Meal Plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Overnight at Mweya Hostel (BB)

 Day 4; Queen Elizabeth National Park-Game Drive & Boat Ride

6.00 am: Take an early game drive in the park.  The animals will still be hunting for prey.  This park is home to the famous African wildlife such as lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and hippos, hyenas, hogs antelopes etc.  Return to your accommodation for breakfast and rest.

  1. 30pm: Take the boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel, a channel that connects Lake Edward to Lake George. Believed to be the biggest Hippo concentration in Africa, this area is also great for bird viewing as well as viewing many other wildlife as they come to take a drink of water. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography.  Over 550 species have been spotted here. Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner.

Overnight at Mweya Hostel (BB)

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park-Kibale NP

After breakfast, transfer to Kibale National Park, through interesting landscape.  In the evening, you may take an optional visit to the Bigodi swamp for bird watching or relax for tomorrow’s half day tracking. Transit Time 1-2 Hours Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Overnight at Chimp Nest (BB

 Day 6: Chimpanzee tracking

8 00am:  A walk through the jungle of Kibble forest to track the chimpanzees.  The park is home to 12 species of primates including chimpanzees; Olive Baboons, Blue Monkeys, Black faced Red Colobus, Black and White Colobus Monkeys; Red Tailed Monkeys; and an incredible array of bird life, including the Great Blue Turaco. Lunch at the Lodge and in the afternoon you can take an optional nature walk around the park or relax by the lodge.  Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Overnight at Chimp Nest (BB)

 Day 7: Kibale-Murchison Falls

8 30am: Breakfast and proceed to Murchison Falls National Park.  Lunch will be enjoyed en-route in Hoima.  Transit Time 4-5 Hours. Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Overnight at Red Chili Camp (BB)

 Day 8: Murchison Falls National Park-Game Drive and Boat ride

6 00 am: An early morning game drive to look for the big five and their prey.  Before sunrise, they hunt as we hunt for them.  The lion, the elusive leopard, the laughing hyena, the silent elephant, the aggressive buffalos all share this park and struggle for survival.  It’s survival of the fittest.  If we are lucky we shall see them all.  The warthogs and antelopes, as well as the giraffes are all out hiding in the tall savanna grass.  Return to the lodge for breakfast.

2:00pm, you will take a boat ride up the river to the bottom of Murchison Falls.  Hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes and other animals in search of water will be your hosts.  This cruise is also great for bird viewing and photography. Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Overnight at Red Chili Camp (BB)

Day 9: Top of the falls-Jinja

8:00am:  A trip to the top of the falls at Murchison Falls.  The view is breath taking.  Proceed to Jinja.  Lunch will be en-route. Transit Time 5-6 Hours. Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Overnight at Hotel Triangle Jinja (B&B)

Day 10: Full Day Rafting on the Nile

After Breakfast, depart for Jinja and start the ultimate Nile rafting experience. Thunder through legendary rapids, drift quietly through deep green pools and revel in the thrill of river surfing. In the evening, return to the lodge for your overnight stay. Transit Time 2 Hours. Meal plan: Breakfast & lunch. Overnight at Hotel Triangle Jinja (B&B)

DAY 11: Mbale, Sipi Falls

After early breakfast transfer to Sipi Falls. We shall have lunch in Mbale town prior to our arrival at Savanna Guest House (BB). Spend the afternoon enjoying panoramic view across the forest exploration center. Meal Plan: Breakfast. TRANSIT TIME 4 – 5 HRS

 DAY 12: Day Elgon Hike-to Jinja

Take breakfast and then transfer to the Forest Exploration center to start your half day hike to the bottom of falls along Mt. Elgon, you will enjoy the cool mist at Chebonet falls, Kapkwai cave and the spectacular viewpoint lying just beyond. Return to the Savanna Guest House for Lunch and after depart for Jinja and on arrival check in at Hotel Triangle Jinja (B&B) for dinner and overnight. Meal Plan: Breakfast. TRANSIT TIME 4 – 5 HRS

Day 13: To Kampala-Departure

After breakfast, you are transferred back to Kampala/Entebbe for your return flight or to your next destination. Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast. TRANSIT TIME 2 – 3 HRS

*******END OF TOUR*******

 The price quoted will include:

 Cost excludes: Personal expenses, air ticket, visas, tips and alcoholic beverages

 Note: Gorilla & Chimp permits are subject to availability at the time of booking.

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