Day 1. Arrival
On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to Kampala for overnight. Dinner and overnight at Imperial royale (C) or Metropole Hotel (M) or The Lodge (B)
Day 2. Kampala city tour
After meeting our representative in the morning, you will be guided to explore the treasures of Kampala and Buganda Kingdom. Visit Bulange and Royal Palace in Mengo, proceed to the Kasubi Tombs the burial grounds for the Kabakas (kings) of Buganda kingdom. This original, traditional Ugandan hut is perhaps the biggest found in Africa. See Namirembe Saint Paul Cathedral for a panoramic overview of Kampala city centre. Have lunch in Kampala. The Bahai Temple is the only one in Africa of this recent, universal religion and philosophy. In the late afternoon transfer to Jinja for dinner and overnight at Jinja. Dinner and overnight at Jinja Nile resort (C) or 2 Friends guesthouse (M) or Sunset international (B)
Day 3. Jinja activities
In the morning optional: try out the wonderful experience of the white water rafting along river Nile a few kilometers from the Source from Lake Victoria. This water and its rapids make the rafting amongst the best in the world and a very safe one. The team of professionals will organize you with proper equipment and you will have packed lunch. Visit the Source of the Nile and Jinja town as well, with its colorful gardens and Asian colonial style. After noon drive to Mbale. Dinner and overnight Mbale resort (C) or Mt. Elgon hotel (M) or Lacam lodge (B).
Day 4. Trekking Sipi falls
Go for nature walk to the Sipi Falls there are four spectacular waterfalls on the river Sipi, which originates from Mount Elgon. The starting point is from Crow’s Nest, a camping and lodging site which organizes community projects and training of local guides. You will see the caves and the plantations of coffee, matooke and sugar cane. We ensure that you have packed lunch for the day. In the afternoon return to Jinja, for dinner and overnight at Jinja Nile resort (C) or 2 Friends guesthouse (M) or Sunset international (B)
Day 5. Transfer to Mt. Rwenzori
From Jinja the visitors reach Rwenzori late in the evening. Lunch en route. Dinner and overnight at Margherita hotel or Sandton hotel.
Day 6. Rwenzori hike
The trek starts at 8:30am from Kyanjiki 12 kilometers from Kasese town. It’s from here that you will meet your guides for briefing. You will walk up the Nsuranja Valley towards Kalalama Camp to a rock shelter called Musenge Rock Shelter at 2,240 metres a distance of 6,2 kilometres from the Rangers post. This walk is a steady climb through presitine forest with a multitude of birds and maybe the chance of seeing a wild chimpanzee scampering off through the forest. For sure you will see their nests high up in the trees made of branches interwoven to form a nest, The chimps will use these nests for several weeks then more on when the season for fruiting trees is over. Occasionally you may see a blue monkey, however it is the forest and the wide variety of plant species which is the main attraction. This hike ends by 3 pm, from where you will return to your hotel for refreshment. Dinner and overnight as above.
Day 7. Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park after breakfast. Have a game drive en –route to the lodge.After lunch, enjoy the two hours launch trip on Kazinga Channel for amazing bird life and a variety of wild life. An evening drive to the crater lakes region is rewarding. Dinner & overnight at Mweya safari lodge (C) or Ihamba safari lodge (M) or Bush lodge (B).
Day 8. Chimp tracking in Kyambura
Take an early morning cup of coffee before setting off for a game drive along Kasenyi track and Queen’s mile in the park and expect to see lions, elephants, buffalos, warthogs and lots of animals and birds. Get back to the lodge for breakfast. After lunch, drive to Kyambura gorge for a forest walk to look for the habituated chimpanzees and other primates. This gorge is 16 km long on the Rift Valley and 100 meter deep. The rangers will provide you with a walking stick for this spectacular trekking. Dinner & overnight as above.
Day 9. Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest
Early breakfast and drive to the Ishasha sector of the park for a game drive in search of the tree climbing lions. Today you will have packed lunch. After the game drive proceed to Bwindi for dinner and overnight Mahongany Springs/ Chameleon hill Lake Mutanda lodge (C) or Silver back lodge (M) or Buhooma community lodge (B). FB
Day 10. Gorilla tracking
Early morning transfer to the park headquarters for briefing before you enter into the gorilla sanctuary of Bwindi Forest . The rainforest is spectacular as it offers a dramatic, heavily forested and dense landscape crisscrossed by numerous animal trails, allowing access for tourists. This park is best known for the fascinating mountains gorillas, where the time taken and terrain varies according to the movements of these marvelous primates. The thrill of spending time with and observing the gorillas is a rare, moving, awesome and exciting adventure. The gorillas are shy and peaceful animals and it is an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they interact with each other. Dinner and overnight as above.
Day 11. Transfer to lake Bunyonyi
Take breakfast before making a scenic journey to Kabale through the beautiful terrain of the rolling hills with terraced landscape. An area referred as the “Switzerland of Africa”. Stop over at the Bakiga Museum(optional) in Kabale to discover the culture of the people living in the area. Lunch at Birdnest, with unique and amazing panoramic view of the Lake Bunyonyi, the deepest in Uganda. Afternoon boats ride inside the lake to various islands for bird viewing and sight seeing. Return to Birdnest for dinner and overnight, or Heritage lodge or Bunyonyi overland resort.
Day 12. Departure
Reserved for departure.
PRICE PER PERSON:
|Each of 2 people||3948||3236||2819|
|Each of 4 people||3409||2697||2280|
|Each of 6 people||3229||2518||2100|
- Airport transfer
- Full board accommodation excluding drinks
- Ground transportation by 4×4 Land Cruiser or minibus
- Gorilla and chimp permits
- English speaking Driver/Guide
- Hiking fees, Sipi falls and Rwenzori
- Entrance fees, taxes
- All activities that has been mentioned directly on the itinerary
Services not included
- International flights
- Visas (visa for Uganda 100$).
- Tips in hotels, drivers, guides, etc.
- Drinks in general, extras in hotels, expenses of personal type.
- Other optional activities that can be made during the tour and not included in the itinerary.
A visa is needed for Uganda. Passport with a minimum validity of 6 months is needed. The price is $50 (valid for one month and a unique entrance). The visa is issued at the airport on arrival.
We use 4×4 land cruisers or minibus vehicles. The vehicles have a pop–up roof and each client will have window access..
The meals will be provided with mineral water for the clients. Other drinks taken are at the expense of the client.