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22 Day Best Of Uganda Safari,  trip takes you to the best of Uganda 22 days, where the savannah meets the tropical rainforest. Expect to see the unique animals of the savannahs: like lions, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, hippo, and leopard  and up to 16 primate species, including gorillas and chimps

The safari also gives you an idea of historical, cultural and religious among others! This takes you to most of the interesting places, day to day program: Buganda (Kampala City Tour), Busoga, Bunyoro, Bugisu and whilst the Karamojong can be visited too especially the IK group of people Near Kidepo National park. You can also combine this trip with visiting the National parks of your choice near these cultural sites. Take your memory with what you have seen back home and tell your story.

The safari brings you to the most important and well-known places and national parks of Uganda including the home of the rare mountain gorillas: Jinja, the source of the Nile. Sipi Falls, Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Semuliki National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi National Park, Mgahinga National Park, Lake Bunyonyi and Lake Mburo National Park.

Day 1: Entebbe – Kampala (depending on flight and request)

On your arrival at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda, you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred for an overnight in Kampala.

Distance: 40km (1-hour drive)

Medium range accommodation: Shangri- La Hotel /Cassia Lodge (BB)

High range accommodation: Serena Lake Victoria / Commonwealth Resort (BB)

Day 2: Kampala – Jinja (Source of the River Nile)

Today, after your breakfast, you will drive eastwards to the source of the River Nile, on the way visit Ssezibwa Falls (Ssezibwa Falls, where the legend narrates of the presence of the spirits of the traditional religion, including spirit of water (Mukasa), of hunting (Ddungu), of the rainbow (Musone) and fertility), Mabira tropical rain forest and later proceed to Jinja, town on the shores of Lake Victoria, discovered by J. Speke in 1864. Dinner and overnight your hotel/lodge on Full Board (FB)

 

Distance:  80 km (about 2 hours)

Medium range accommodation: 2Friends Jinja (FB)

High range accommodation: lodge/ Haven Jinja (FB)

Top-end accommodation: Whitewater (on request)

Day 3: Jinja (Source of the River Nile)

Today, after your breakfast, optional activities: For the water sports and nature lovers, not to miss the opportunity of the white water rafting along river Nile which is one of the most exciting and safest experience. For those not interested in white water experience can choose among other activities like horse riding, "quad" riding, boat trips on the Nile, mountain bike cycling …. Dinner and overnight at your hotel/lodge on Full Board (FB)

Reminder:  for some of the optional activities like white water rafting, horse riding, “quad” riding, boat trips on the Nile, mountain bike cycling, we advise to book in advance the optional activities above mentioned.

 

Medium range accommodation: 2Friends Jinja (FB)

High range accommodation: lodge/ Haven Jinja (FB)

Top-end accommodation: White-water (on request only)

Day 4: Jinja (Source of the River Nile) – Sipi Falls (Mount Elgon)

After your breakfast, proceed to Sipi Falls; arrive in time for the trek through the Sipi Falls, characterized by spectacular falls along river Sipi. The region is predominantly panoramic with the view of the unique Karamoja valley. The trek experience   will take you through the daily life of a typical African village and later return for dinner and overnight at your lodge on Full Board (FB)

 

Distance:  282 km (about 4 hours)

Medium range accommodation: Lacam / Sipi resort (FB)

High range accommodation: Sipi River lodge / Mount Elgon Hotel / Protea Hotel (FB)

Day 5: The Sipi Falls –Kitgum

After breakfast, visit Nyero rock painting and proceed with the journey via Lira, one of the capital towns of the Acholi land, in the direction to Kidepo National Park. Due to the long distance to Kidepo Valley, arrive for dinner and overnight at Bomah Hotel on Full Board

 

Distance:  350 km (about 5 hours)

Medium range accommodation: Bomah Hote (FB)

Day 6:  Kitgum - Kidepo Valley National Park

After breakfast, drive to Kidepo Valley National Park, the park named after the river traversing this region at the border between Sudan and Kenya; arrive for your evening game drive. Dinner and overnight at your lodge or camp on Full Board

Distance:  142 km (about 2 hours)

Medium range accommodation: Kidepo Savannah Lodge (FB)

Top-end Accommodation: Apoka Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 7: Kidepo Valley National Park

After breakfast experience, the exclusive game drives in the park and expects to explore the region of the river Narus valley.  For additional experience, visit to the local Karamojong homestead or “manyattas” can be organized on request. Dinner and overnight at your lodge or camp on Full Board

 

Medium range accommodation: Kidepo Savannah Lodge (FB)(FB)

Top-end Accommodation: Apoka Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 8: Kidepo Valley National Park – Kitgum

After breakfast, have a morning game drive in the park and later proceed Kitgum, dinner, and overnight at your Hotel.

 

Distance:  142km (about 2 hours)

Medium range accommodation: Bomah Hotel (FB)

Day 9: Kitgum - Murchison Falls National Park

After your breakfast, drive to Murchison Falls national park one of the country’s biggest national park. Arrive in time for dinner and overnight at your Lodge or camp on full board.

 Distance:  332 km (about 5 hours)

Medium range accommodation: Pakuba Lodge / Fort Murchison (FB)

High range accommodation: Paraa safari/ Baker’s lodge (FB)

Day 10:  Murchison Falls National Park

Today, experience the morning game drive in these savannah national parks and expect some of the animals like elephants, buffalos, giraffes, waterbucks, oribis, bushbucks, among others if lucky lions, spotted hyenas and leopards. In the afternoon, take a 3 hours boat cruise on Victoria Nile to the base of the Murchison Falls. Expect to encounter some of the animals like hippos, crocodiles, variety of waterbird species.

 

Medium range accommodation: Pakuba Lodge / Fort Murchison (FB)

High range accommodation: Paraa safari/ Baker’s lodge(FB)

Day 11: Murchison Falls National Park - Hoima

After breakfast, depart the National Park heading southwest along the Lake Albert and Rift Valley escarpment, with breathtakingly panoramic sceneries, visit the Old Fort Butiaba and arrive at Hoima the capital town of Bunyoro kingdom, one of the oldest in Uganda. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

 

Distance:  150 km (about 3 hours)

Medium range accommodation: Hoima Cultural Hotel (FB)

Day 12: Hoima Town – Kibale Forest National Park 

After your breakfast, depart in direction of Kibale National Park, have a stopover in Fort Portal, the capital town of Tooro kingdom that lies on the shadow of the Rwenzori Mountains, the biggest mountain range in Africa. Dinner and overnight at hotel on Full Board.

 

Distance:  280 km (about 5 hours)

Medium range accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp/ Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse (FB)

High range accommodation: Kyaninga lodge / Ndali Lodge / Papaya Lodge  (FB)

Day 13:  Kibale National Park

Today after your very early, depart for Chimpanzee Habituation Experience, this is a lifetime experience that allows accompanying Kibale's researchers and habituation at chimpanzee during their daily activities, thereby getting used to human presence without changing their nature. During your tour, expect to come across the chimps de-nesting (in their nocturnal nests) between 05:30 to 6:30, before them throughout the day until they make new nests and the night around 19.00. Dinner and overnight at hotel on Full Board

 

Medium range accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp/ Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse (FB)

High range accommodation: Kyaninga lodge / Ndali Lodge / Papaya Lodge  (FB)

Day 14: Fort Portal - Queen Elizabeth National Park

Transfer to the Queen Elizabeth National Park. On our way, we pass the equator. Drive to Katwe fishing village, visit the local mining and arrive at your lodge in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at your lodge on Full Board Dinner and overnight at hotel on Full Board

 

Distance:  160 km (about 3 hours)

Medium range accommodation: Kasenyi game lodge/Bush lodge (FB)

High range accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge / Kyambura Game Lodge (FB)

Day 15: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Early morning game drives experience in the national park, intending to see animals like elephants, buffaloes, spotted hyenas, waterbucks, Ugandan kobs, and if lucky lion and leopard. In the afternoon, take the most exciting 2 hours boat cruise on the Kazinga channel, one of the most popular sites in Uganda for its concentration of wildlife and bird. Dinner and overnight at hotel on Full Board

 

Medium range accommodation: Kasenyi game lodge/ Bush lodge (FB)

High range accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge / Kyambura Game Lodge  (FB)

Day 16: Queen Elizabeth National Park Mweya – Ishasha Sector

After breakfast, drive through the National Park to the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, famous for tree-climbing lions. After lunch, game drive in search of the tree-climbing lions. Dinner and overnight at hotel on Full Board

 

Distance:  120 km (about 3 hours)

Medium range accommodation: Ishasha Jungle lodge or Savannah Resort (FB)

High range accommodation: Ishasha Wilderness (FB)

Day 17: Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth- Bwindi National Park 

Early morning game drives in search of the tree-climbing lions; afterward, we drive to Bwindi Impenetrable. Today transfer will depend on the location of the gorilla permits and road conditions. Accommodation will depend on the group of gorillas you will be tracking on Full Board 

 

Distance:  90 km to Buhoma sector (about 2hours)/ 180 km to NKuringo sector (about 4hours)

 

Medium range accommodation: Buhoma Bandas/ Gorilla Mist/ Nkuringo camp (FB)

High range accommodation: / Mahogany spring / Buhoma lodge/ Chameleon Hill (FB)

Top-end accommodation:  Gorilla Forest Camp/ Cloud lodge (on request)

Day 18: Bwindi National Park 

Today, the activity starts at 8 am and you will follow the ranger guides in a group of maximum eight people as you search for the habituated family of mountain gorillas, which was allocated according to the permits. Bwindi forest in Uganda has a population of about 459 gorillas, which is half the world population according to 2018 gorilla population surveys. It is not predictable the time you will spend to encounter the gorillas. Accommodation will depend on the group of gorillas you will be tracking on Full Board

 

Medium range accommodation: Buhoma Bandas/ Gorilla Mist/ Nkuringo camp (FB)

High range accommodation: / Mahogany spring / Buhoma lodge/ Chameleon Hill (FB)

Top-end accommodation:  Gorilla Forest Camp/ Cloud lodge (on request)

Day 19: Bwindi National Park - Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast, proceed to Lake Mburo National Park, the smallest of Ugandan National Parks. As you enter, go for a game drive in search of animals like impalas, zebras, elands, and many other antelopes. Dinner and overnight at your lodge on Full Board

Distance:  210 km (about 3hours)

Medium range accommodation: Rwackobo Rock / Mburo safari lodge /Arcadia cottage (FB)

Luxury accommodation: Mihingo lodge / Mantana Tented camp / (FB)

Day 20: Lake Mburo National Park – Entebbe

Today, early morning guided game walk in the park for the unique wildlife experience and later, depending on your flight schedule, transfer to the airport for your flight departure

Distance:  350 km (about 5hours)

Note: Accommodations shall be based on client selection (top end, high range, Medium or low budget. All lodges have self-contained rooms and are selected as per the interest of the client.

The tariff includes:
Airport transfers
Full board accommodation with meals mentioned    

Ground transportation in a modified safari car
English speaking Driver/Guide

Gorilla and chimpanzee habituation experience permits per person per tracking
Entrance fees to the national park and other sites on the itinerary

Local government taxes

The tariff does not include
Air ticket.
Tourist insurance health insurance
Entrance visas: Uganda 50 USD directly from Entebbe International Airport

Optional activities,

Personal natures and tips

 

 

 

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