12 DAYS UGANDA SAFARI.
Uganda has a lot to discover and spot while on your safari and this 12days safari will take you to the most prominent national parks with an abundance of wildlife such as primates, the big five animals, big cats, antelopes and cultures of Bakiga, Batooro and Batwa.
These will be covered in activities like gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee trekking, rhino trekking, cultural encounter, community tours, game drives and boat cruises. Also, other attractions visited are the Uganda Equator, Uganda museum, local markets like Owino and Nakasero markets among others. This safari is more memorable and enjoyable with the best experience ever.
Day 1: arrival ad transfer to a hotel in Kampala.
Ugandan is well known for their hospitality, you will be welcomed by our tour representative at Entebbe international airport and quickly brief you about this safari. They make a transfer to a booked accommodation facility depending on the type of the safari
Day 2: transfer to L. Mburo national park with an evening Boat cruise.
Have a leisurely breakfast at the hotel balcony as you enjoy the beautiful scene of Kampala. Later on, transfer to Lake Mburo national park in Kiruhura district western Uganda. This is known as the smallest savannah national park in Uganda and at the same time the nearest to the capital city of the country taking just 3 hours’ drive. It has diverse wildlife both water and land mammals and you will be welcomed with a good sight of Ankole cattle grazing with zebras and other antelopes.
The journey to the park through Masaka rewards you with a sightseeing of the renowned Uganda Equator at Kayabwe where you can take memorable photos and do some experience. At this point, you can also buy some crafts as souvenirs for friends, relatives and other loved ones back home. You will embark on the evening boat cruise where you will spot crocodiles and hippos and then warthogs, antelopes and buffalos on the banks. Then check-in the accommodation facility for your overnight stay
Day 3: Morning game drive and transfer to Bwindi national park.
Take a morning game drive after breakfast where you will spot different animals such as zebras, impalas, kobs, buffalos, warthogs, oribis among others and then in the mid-morning time, transfer to Bwindi national park in southwestern Uganda. This is a UNESCO-world heritage site and this means it’s having unique features or attractions that cannot be found elsewhere such as bird species, primates like endangered mountain gorillas among others.
You will pass through the rewarding terraced Kigezi highlands and find your way to Bwindi where you will be welcomed with a glass of juice at the booked safari lodge.
Day 4: Gorilla trekking and cultural encounter
The activity of gorilla tracking will begin after taking a cup of tea or coffee and then the guide-driver will make a drive to the park offices where you will be able to attend the briefing exercise. This will guide you to make this exercise so fun after knowing the rules and regulations while trekking these endangered mountain gorillas in their natural home. Then, the park ranger will lead a group of 8 visitors into the forest and trek these beautiful cousins.
While in the forest, spot other mammals like buffalos, elephants, monkeys and different bird and butterfly species. Then after 2-3 hours of adventuring in the forest including an hour while in the presence of these gentle giants, you will head out of the forest and meet the driver guide at the park offices who will drive back to the lodge after being rewarded with a certificate.
Enjoy lunch and then visit the Batwa community and encounter their unique culture. This will be through the traditional dances, music and dishes then you may support the community by purchasing some different hand-made crafts. Later return to the lodge.
Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park via Ishasha sector.
Make a transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park immediately after breakfast where you encounter tree climbing lions. These can be spotted at Ishasha sector and again the park is the most visited conservation area in Uganda and this is because of its diverse wildlife that can be spotted even when you are just passing through its premises.
Among the animals that can be sighted include elephants, buffalos, warthogs, crocodiles and hippos in Kazinga channel, different antelopes like the bushbucks, oribis, waterbucks, Uganda kobs among others. You will check in the accommodation facility for dinner.
Day 6: Full day Queen Elizabeth park exploration.
Explore the beautiful Queen Elizabeth national park as you take a morning game drive at baboon cliff or Kasenyi plains where you will spot different wildlife such as mammals, birds and butterflies and if you are lucky enough, you will spot some snakes crossing from one side of the road to another or climbing in some trees.
After lunch, take a launch trip on the Kazinga channel where you will be able to spot crocodiles, hippos, and migratory birds. Elephants, antelopes, buffalos and warthogs can also be spotted at the banks of the Kazinga channel. Then after a great experience, we will head back to the lodge to make the night fun.
Day 7: Transfer to Kibale national park and visit Isunga cultural community.
Immediately after early morning breakfast, transfer to the home of the primates-Kibale national park which on the record to host over 13 primates including chimpanzees our beautiful cousins. Other primates here the grey-cheeked mangabey, red colobus monkeys, white and black colobus monkeys, olive baboons, vervet monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, L’Hoest’s monkeys among others. It is home to big mammals such as forest elephants, buffalos among others.
On arrival in Kibale, you will be served lunch and a visit to the mighty Isunga Cultural community and adventure in Batooro and Bakiga cultures. This can be done through traditional dances, ceremonies and languages.
You have an option of visiting the cultural site of Isunga cold springs that rewards you with the best adventure of discovering water bubbling from the ground while cold traditionally believed that the traditional healer left his powers on this spot. Then check in the accommodation site booked.
Day 8: Chimpanzee trekking and visit Amabere caves in Fort portal.
Drive to Kanyanchu information centre to be briefed about the chimpanzee trekking and Kibale forest at large. Then you will be head to the forest after a 30 minutes exercise of being told the truth and start the search of these gentle giants. Then on finding them for the first time, you will be granted an hour where you will take photos and recorded memorable videos. Note that the trek can even take between 2-3 hours of adventure and then head out of the forest accompanied with a certificate and then drive to the lodge for lunch.
Afterwards, visit Amabere caves in Fortportal tourism city where the geographical stalactite and stalagmites that form caves have traditional beliefs and story concerned about Bacwezi culture and also, have a view of Nyakasura falls. Then after a hike, Mwegenywa hill will give you a better view of the city, 3 crater lakes and the Rwenzori ranges hence good for photographic moments and after drive back to the lodge.
Day 9: Transfer to Murchison falls national park and view top of the falls.
Transfer to Murchison falls national park the largest conservation area in Uganda hence known for its world’s strongest water falls-Murchison falls and it was called Kabalega falls. The River Nile where these falls are located divides the park into two parts forming the northern and southern parts. The southern park is forested areas joining Budongo forest and the northern part is savannah vegetation good for game drives. The journey rewards you with the best adventure of viewing tea plantations, natural forest, rocks and hills among others.
On arrival, visit the top of Murchison falls and witness how the rainbow is formed after powerful water squeezes its self in a small tunnel. Then cross to the northern part using a ferry and check in the accommodation for dinner and overnight.
Day 10: Game drive and boat cruise.
Take a morning game drive in the northern part and be able to spot different wildlife such as tree species like whistling acacia, animals like zebras, kobs, buffalos, warthogs, oribis, elephants, leopards, lions, among other and also different bird-like lovebirds, Abyssinian ground hornbill among others.
Take an afternoon boat or launch cruise on Albert Nile where you will be able to spot crocodiles, schools of hippo and elephants on the banks. On this day you have an option of switching the game drive to a ballooning safari.
Day 11: Transfer to Kampala and a stopover at the Ziwa for rhino trekking.
Transfer back to Kampala after breakfast and make the first stopover at Ziwa rhino sanctuary where you will have a chance to trek the rhinos and making a complete of the big five animals. After the trek, you will be served lunch and then continue to Kampala and check in the accommodation for dinner.
Day 12: Short Kampala city tour and transfer to Entebbe international airport
Have a short city tour in Kampala where you will be able to visit the local markets of Owino and the Nakasero. Also, have a chance to visit the Uganda national museum which is the oldest museum in East Africa and this means that it is full of history and culture.
You will transfer and be dropped at Entebbe international airport for your flight back home and this will be the end of 12 days Uganda safari.