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15 Day Uganda Safari Tour

This 15 Day Uganda Safari Tour gives you an encounter with Gorillas and   Batwa Community Visit Experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Chimpanzee Trekking and Bigodi Swamp Walk Experience in Kibale National Park, Game drives and Boat Cruise in Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth, Katwe Salt Mining Experience in Queen Elizabeth, tree-climbing lions of Ishasha, Rhino tracking at Zziwa, and a City Tour. A Boat Cruise to the source of River Nile Optional (White Water Rafting) sums up the beautiful experiences and Stay in the pearl of Africa.

Highlights on 15 Day Uganda Safari Tour

Day 1: Airport pick up from Entebbe International Airport and drive to the Lodge

Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via the Equator

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking and Batwa Community Visit Experience

Day 4: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park Ishasha Sector.

Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth with Boat cruise along Kazinga Channel

Day 6: Morning Game Drive in Kasenyi Sector and Transfer to Fort Portal (Kibale Forest National Park)

Day 7: Chimpanzee Trekking and Bigodi community walk Experience

Day 8: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park.

Day 9: Morning Game Drive and Boat Cruise to the bottom of the Falls

Day 10: Another game drive and Optional of Hot Air Balloon Murchison Falls

Day 11: Transfer to Kampala, stop at Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino tracking.

Day 12: Transfer to Jinja – Via Ssezibwa Falls.

Day 13: Full day at Wild waters Lodge

Day 14: Travel to Kampala to get a PCR test. Head back to Entebbe

Day 15:   Drive to the Aiport for Your International Flight.

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Airport pick up from Entebbe International Airport and drive to the Lodge

Pickup from the Airport by Alive Africa Adventures Guide who will brief you about the 15 days adventure in Uganda and transfer you to the lodge for relaxation and prepare for the following day.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Serena Hotel Kigo

Midrange: 2 friends Beach Hotel.

Budget: Via via guest house.

 

Day 2: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via the Equator.

After an early breakfast, the guide will pick you up and drive to Bwindi Forests the home of the mountain Gorillas. You will have a stop over at Equator for Photography and a lunch break in Mbarara at Igongo country Hotel and procced through the winding roads and rolling hills of Kigezi to   Bwindi. Reaching the Park in the Evening, Check in the Lodge for relaxation and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury:  Buhoma Lodge

Midrange: Engagi Lodge

Budget: Broadbill forest Camp

 

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking and Batwa Community Visit Experience

This is the major highlight of your safari. Prepare yourself for an encounter with one of Bwindi’s gentle giants: the rare Mountain Gorilla. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a highlight for many visitors as this is where they will be visiting the home of the gentle giants. The park lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley.

Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests lies on the mist-covered hillsides. This magnificent forest dates back over 25,000 years, even surviving the last Ice Age (most forests disappeared). The bwindi forest has an incredible diversity of flora and fauna and is the only forest in Africa that can make claim to host both mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. In fact, half the worlds’ population of gorillas live here divided over nine habituated family groups. Also 5 other primate species, 120 species of mammal, over 220 butterflies and 360 bird’s species call Bwindi home

Accommodation Options:

Luxury:  Buhoma Lodge

Midrange: Engagi Lodge

Budget: Broadbill forest Camp

 

Day 4: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park Ishasha Sector.

After breakfast, you will head out to Queen Elizabeth National Park Famous Ishasha Sector for the tree climbing lions. You will have a game drive and drive to the Lodge for Lunch and relaxation and prepare for another game drive in the evening. This sector is also well known for Large concentrations of animals like Topis, water bucks, antelopes and beautiful landscapes. Spend a night in the whispering jungle soothing the mind.

Accommodation options

Luxury: Ishasha Jungle Lodge

Midrange: Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Budget: Topi Safari Lodge

 

Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth with Boat cruise along Kazinga Channel

After breakfast, drive to the northern Part of the Park and under take a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel. In the afternoon you will take a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel. Here, you will see a lot of hippos more than you can imagine as well as a variety of other animals which come to the waterhole to drink or bathe. You can expect to see: Buffalo, Crocodile, bathing elephants, and a range of beautiful birds.

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Elephant Plains Lodge

Midrange: Elephant Hab Lodge

Budget: Pumba Safari Cottages.

 

Day 6: Morning Game Drive in Kasenyi Sector and Transfer to Fort Portal (Kibale Forest National Park)

The morning is the best time for a game drive as the African animal kingdom tends to me most active when during the golden hours of the first sunlight touching the savannah. You will continue the search for all the wildlife; elephant, buffalo, lion, waterbuck, leopard, Uganda kob, warthog and do not forget about the birds and the primates.

After the game drive, you will head to the lodge for Lunch and then Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury:  primate Lodge

Midrange: Isunga Lodge

Budget: Kibale Forest Camp.

 

Day 7: Chimpanzee Trekking and Bigodi community walk Experience

Chimpanzees share 98% of human genes making them our closest living relatives. They are found in 21 countries throughout Africa but are most easily sighted in Uganda due to their dense populations. Today, in Uganda, there are approximately 5,000 chimpanzees left in the wild. The Chimpanzee Trekking experience here is done on several well-maintained walking trails. There is also a wonderfully diverse concentration of other primates, more than any other forest in East Africa, in fact. Besides our delightful cousins, the chimpanzees, you can find red colobus, red-tailed guenon, white-nosed monkey, gray-cheeked mangabey, blue monkey, L’Hoest’s monkey, and the black and white colobus monkey. In addition, you may see olive baboons, bush babies and nocturnal pottos.

In the afternoon, you will go for a walk in Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary which features 8 primate species, over 200 bird species and many reptiles. During the walk – which takes 2 to 3 hours – you have a chance to many animals, but the highlight is catching a glimpse of a famous bird; the Great Blue Turaco.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury:  primate Lodge

Midrange: Isunga Lodge

Budget: Kibale Forest Camp.

 

Day 8: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park.

After a morning breakfast, Transfer to Murchison falls National Park. It is a relatively long drive of about 6 to hours. Having a lunch break in Kagadi and proceeding to the park checking in Late and drive to the top of the falls to see how the Nile fixes into a narrow gorge of 7m falling 43 m forming the world’s strongest falls. Drive to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options.

Luxury: Paara Safari lodge

Midrange: Pakuba Safari Lodge

Budget: Heritage Safari Lodge.

 

Day 9: Morning Game Drive and Boat Cruise to the bottom of the Falls

After an early breakfast, it is time to explore the park. On your Game Drives, you of course need a fair share of luck and very good eyes to try and spot as many animals as possible. While driving through the park you can come eye-to-eye with the African animal kingdom animals such as elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, lions, leopards, different species of antelope, and many tropical birds. They are all there! A professional ranger with extensive knowledge of the park and its inhabitants will join you in your car. The park is especially known for its massive elephant population, a huge array of bird species, and big herds of buffalo. You will discover some of the park’s ecosystems and different scenery with dense woodland, extensive savannahs, and rolling grasslands. As this is a private game drive you can ask your guide to tailor your trip towards specific birdlife and/or wildlife if you like.

The afternoon boat safari towards the Murchison Falls is a very special activity, it takes approximately 3 hours and goes along the Victoria Nile to the base of the fall. You can imagine; this boat safari will show you breath-taking scenery. Cold drinks are for sale onboard for when you get thirsty for a local beer or a soda. Carefully watched by crocodiles, hundreds of hippos, buffaloes, water birds, monkeys, and all the other (also thirsty) wildlife that the Nile attracts you go to the bottom of the powerful Murchison Falls. If you like hiking, the boat can drop you near the waterfalls and you can hike up to the top (this takes around 1 or 1, 5 hours). The views are amazing!

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Paara Safari Lodge

Midrange: Pakuba Safari Lodge

Budget: Heritage Safari Lodge.

 

Day 10: Another game drive and Optional of Hot Air Balloon Murchison Falls

After breakfast at your own pace, you will once again drive through the open savannah in search of the previously missed animals on the previous game drives.  You can also opt to explore the Park through a hot air balloon which is an Optional Activity. Drive back to the lodge for relaxation and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Paara Safari Lodge

Midrange: Pakuba Safari Lodge

Budget: Heritage Safari Lodge.

 

Day 11: Transfer to Kampala, stop at Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino tracking.

After breakfast, exit the Park via the Southern gate in Masindi and drive to Zziwa for Rhino tracking in Nakasongola.  You will have a chance to get closer to rhinos in the wild and take as many shots as you can. This gives you a chance to explore the big five in the country. Have a lunch break in Nakasongola and proceed to Kampala for relaxation and overnight.

Accommodation Options.

Luxury: Kampala Serena Hotel

Midrange: Acacia Lodge

Budget: Dolphin suites.

 

Day 12: Transfer to Jinja – Via Ssezibwa Falls.

After an early breakfast, head out to the Eastern side of the Country to Jinja city the Adventure capital of Uganda having a stop at Ssezibwa falls for photography and proceed to Jinja. Reaching in Lunchtime and after have a boat ride to the Source of the Nile.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Wildwaters Lodge

Midrange: King Fisher

Budget: Bilkon hotel Jinja

 

Day 13: Full day at Wild waters Lodge

This day you will spend the entire day having fun with adventurous sports on the Nile, you can opt to tube down the Nile, Go for Bungee jumping or white-water rafting. Spend an entire day and drive back to the Lodge for relaxation and Overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Wildwaters Lodge

Midrange: King Fisher

Budget: Bilkon hotel Jinja

 

Day 14: Travel to Kampala to get a PCR test. Head back to Entebbe  

After morning breakfast, transfer back to Kampala to get your PCR test and go for a city tour. It will take you around to the Gadafi Mosque for beautiful aerial view of the city and to Namirembe and Rubaga Cathedrals the oldest Centres of Christianity and takes you around to Markets near the city centre. And drive back to Entebbe to Prepare for departure.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Serena Hotel Kigo

Midrange: 2 friends Beach Hotel.

Budget: Via via guest house.

 

Day 15:  Drive to the Aiport for Your International Flight.

Check out of the Hotel to the airport for your International Flight to end the Safari.

 

Tour Includes on 15 Day Uganda Safari Tour

  • All accommodation
  • ALL permits (Chimpanzee, Rhino, and Gorilla Trekking)
  • All Meals Plan on full board
  • Park Entrance Fees
  • English Speaking Guide/Driver
  • 4wheel Drive Safari Vehicle
  • Ranger guide during game drives
  • Water Rafting, Drinking Water and Fresh Fruits throughout
  • Boat Trips, Laundry
  • Transportation
  • All mentioned activities apart from the extra/optional ones.

 

EXCLUSIONS

  • International Flights
  • Uganda Visa Charges
  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • Tips to Guides and Staff, Insurance
  • Extra activities not mentioned in the Itinerary

Best of This 15 Day Uganda Safari Tour

 

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