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Best of Uganda Tour

Highlights

  • Trek into the forest in search of chimpanzees in their natural habitat
  • Penetrate the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to the world's largest population of mountain gorillas
  • Take a river cruise through the Kazinga Channel, a renowned hippo habitat
  • Discover Lake Mburo, the country's top destination for zebra spotting
  • Explore Queen Elizabeth National Park, home to nine primate species

What to see:

GorillaChimpanzeeLionLeopardCrocodileHippoGiraffeKingfisher
12 Days
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Day-by-Day Programme


Glimpse gorillas, cheer for chimps, and hurrah for hippos on this spectacular trek through Uganda's dense forests and scenic lakes.
You'll also spot four of the famed Big Five: buffalo, elephants, leopards and lions!

 

 

 

Day 1: Kampala - Murchison Falls National Park

Pick up in the morning from Kampala by your driver guide and drive to Murchison Falls National Park via Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary. While you track the rhinos, you will also visit the information centre and craft shop. Look out for bush buck, leopard, Uganda
kob, oribi, crocodiles, hippo and other wildlife and birds which is abundant in the Lugogo Swamps. Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary offers peace and tranquility in beautiful surroundings.

 

In the afternoon, you will visit the "top of the falls" for your chance to view the spectacular of the Nile. The park is cut into half by the famous River Nile where it has to squeeze itself through the legendary Murchison Falls, an impossibly narrow 7m gap in a cleft rock creating a powerful explosion of white water. The Falls are believed to be the most powerful natural flow of water anywhere on earth.

 

Dinner and overnight Paraa Safari Lodge.

 

 

Day 2: Murchison Falls National Park

After an early breakfast, enjoy a morning game drive within the park with an opportunity to see: Elephant, Cape buffalo, hartebeest, Rothschild's giraffe, Uganda kob and waterbuck.Other animals include oribi, bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, bush duiker, warthog, bushpig, lion, leopard and spotted hyena.
 
After lunch, enjoy a boat ride upstream the calm Victoria Nile. En-route, marvel at the toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over this 17 km stretch you may see elephant, waterbuck and Uganda Kob. This is also a zone of many bird like Goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. The boat will stop just tens of metres from the sinister, frothing and bubbling base of the falls.

 

Dinner and overnight Paraa Safari Lodge.

 

 

Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park - Kibale Forest National Park

Full day drive south via Hoima to Fort Portal through verdant countryside and past traditional homesteads and farms. Fort-Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon.

 
Dinner and overnight Ndali Lodge.

 

 

Day 4: Kibale Forest, Chimpanzee Trek

It's early morning and we're already geared up, ready for our day's trek into the forest. We're on a full-day search of the Kibale Forest for Uganda's renowned primates – at least 10 species, including hoestes, red colobus, blues, red tailed and grey-cheeked mangabey, and chimpanzees, the closest relatives to humans. Tread quietly and sharpen your vision: primates are among the world's most intelligent and mischievous animals.

 

Dinner and overnight at Ndali Lodge.

 

 

Day 5: Kibale Forest - Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast you shall visit Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary to search for smaller mammals and primates. Look out for the rare red colobus monkey and the sitatunga. The guided 4.5km trail through the swamp is one of the best guided bird trails in East Africa and also offers a realistic opportunity to see up to six different primate species in a space of a few hours. Then take a three-hour drive that follows the gentle curves of the mystical Ruwenzori Mountain Range, the landscapes growing ever more exotic as we progress. Civilization fades as we near Queen Elizabeth National Park, the country's most visited and home to some of Uganda's biggest game – keep your eyes on the scenery to spot hyenas, African buffalos, leopards, bush elephants, lions, and antelope!

 

After lunch, it's all aboard a two-hour cruise through the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. We've chosen this serene stretch of water for one reason: hippos! In many areas, the tell tale grey bumps are so thick through the channel that our boat must evade, avoid and zigzag through a toothsome sea of hippopotami. But it's not just hippos we watch for: this scenic area is home to more than 550 bird species!

 

Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge.

 

 

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Today we ride into the wilds of Queen Elizabeth National Park – twice! Two game drives, morning and evening, honour and celebrate the diversity of this incredible national park. The massive and majestic Rwenzoris play backdrop to our explorations, as we delve ever deeper into the native habitat of lions, leopards, elephants, cape buffalo, bush buck, and other fascinating wildlife.

 

Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge.

 

 

Day 7: Ishasha Sector Queen Elizabeth

Early morning transfer to Ishasha Area of Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will do Game drives in Ishasha sector which is a home to the famous for tree-climbing lions and large herds of game.The scenic beauty, the size of the euphorbias and combination of riverine forest, Savannah plain and equatorial forest makes this a memorable day, only found in Africa.

 

Overnight Ishasha Wilderness Tented Camp.

 

 

Day 8: Ishasha Sector Queen Elizabeth

Enjoy game drives in Ishasha sector which is home to the famous tree-climbing lions and variety of game. The scenic beauty, the size of the euphorbias and combination of riverine forest, Savannah plain and equatorial forest makes this a memorable day, only found in Africa.

 

Overnight Ishasha Wilderness Tented Camp.

 

 

Day 9: Bwindi National Park

Today's sojourn takes us through the "Switzerland of Africa" – the terraced Kigezi Highlands, where winding roads ascend to mountainous heights and traditional settlements appear alongside dusty roadsides. By late afternoon, the rolling mountains have
faded into a dense swath of exotic flora and lush trees; we've reached Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to approximately half of all wild mountain gorillas.

 
Dinner and overnight at Volcano Bwindi Lodge.

 

 

Day 10: Bwindi National Park, Gorilla Tracking

Awaken to a forest of jade, emerald and malachite – a rainforest where epiphytes, moss and lichens drip from the trees. This Ugandan jewel, the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, is home to half of the world's largest primate population – 300 of the world's
remaining 600 mountain gorillas call this forest home.

 

Today we set out on a search for primates. Our primary goal is the famed mountain gorilla, so our guides lead us scrambling over mossy stones and through dense forest, in search of last night's gorilla nests. We're also on the lookout for another nine primate species, including chimpanzees, blue monkeys, black and white colobuses, and the needle-clawed galago. The going gets tough on occasion, but when you come face-to-face with your very first gorilla, the experience proves worth the effort!

 

Dinner and overnight Buhoma Lodge.

 

 

Day 11: Bwindi National Park - Lake Mburo National Park

Our leisurely drive meanders over Ugandan landscapes, traipsing through bush and kicking up dust. We finally wind our way to Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda's top spot for spotting zebras. Open savannah hugs the park's five lakes, and we'll watch
in awe as zebra herds wind and weave and wind en masse through the grassy plains. Joining them are reedbucks, roan antelopes, elands, impalas, klipspringers and topis, as well as buffalos and hippos. An afternoon boat ride cosies up to the park's boundaries, where the Bahima tribe is best known for herding Uganda's famed long-horned Ankole cattle.
 
Take an afternoon boat ride.

 

Overnight Mihingo Safari Lodge.

 

 

Day 12: Return to  Kampala

Grab your species list for one last chance to tick off some sightings. This morning's early morning game drive heads into Lake Mburo National Park for another opportunity at zebra, antelope and eland. Due to cattle herding in the area it is amusing to see zebra grazing alongside the long horned Ankore Cattle peaceably. Return for lunch which should be taken leisurely enjoying the view of the lakes in this park.


After lunch, return to Kampala with a stop at the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers where you will able to watch the ceremonial drums being crafted using methods passed down through generations. There will also be time to stop at the equator for photographs. You arrive Kampala early evening for airport drop off for your return flight or an overnight in the city.

 

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Notes

A price reduction is available for larger parties with groups of six enjoying up to 30% savings on the per person rate!

 

Includes

  • Park entrance and gorilla permit fees
  • Full board accommodation
  • Service of an English speaking driver guide
  • Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
  • Game drives and gorilla tracking as per the Itinerary
  • Government taxes

Excludes

  • Extras at the lodges i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
  • International flight
  • Departure tax
  • Tips to porters and drivers

 

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Photo Gallery


Elephants in Queen Elizabeth National Park Spotted hyena in Luangwa National Park Hyena Elephants at the waterhole Lion in the Savanna Chimpanzees in Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Red Colobus monkey Three Lions in the Savanna African cape buffalo relaxes in a mud wallow Red Colobus monkey Grey-Cheeked Mangabey in Uganda A Chimpanzee in an Uganda Chimpanzee Sanctuary African Jacana African antelope Kob in the Murchison Falls National Park ]- Uganda Red Colobus monkey Leopard lying on branch Antelope reedbuck in the Murchison Falls National Park - Uganda Leopard and cub Lake in the Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda A male African elephant in Kazinga Channel Uganda

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