Day 1:

On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to Kampala for overnight at Imperial royale(C) or Metro pole Hotel(M) or The Lodge(B) BB

Day 2: Kidepo National Park
You will be transferred to Kajjansi to board a chartered light aircraft to Kidepo. Arrive at Nga’moru on time for lunch, enjoy panoramic views of the Narus River Valley and photographic opportunities of wildlife from the verandah of the lodge. An evening game drive along the Narus River Valley for game Viewing and photography of Elephants, herds of Buffaloes, Jackals, Jackson ‘s Hartebeest, Klipspringer and possibly Lions. Dinner and overnight at Nga’moru wilderness

 Day 3: Game drive s and cultural Visit
Embark on a morning game drive to Kanangorok hot spring. A variety of animals can be seen roaming around including Ostrich. In the afternoon have a cultural experience that will bring you into contact with Karamjong peoples at Karenna and Kapedo. Meet the local elders and have an opportunity to interact with them. They will show you the kraals, the grinding stones and many more interesting items. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: The Marvelous Murchison Falls

After an early breakfast, you shall head out to Gulu and then to Murchison falls national park through the northern sector with lunch along the way. The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile, which plunges 45m over the remnant rift valley wall, creating the dramatic Murchison Falls, the centerpiece of the park and the final event in an 80km stretch of rapids. The mighty cascade drains the last of the river’s energy, transforming it into a broad, placid stream that flows quietly across the rift valley floor into Lake Albert. There are a lot of animals to see on your way to the lodge through the park such as elephants, giraffes and buffaloes; while hippos, Nile crocodiles and aquatic birds are permanent residents. Dinner and overnight at Pakuba safari lodge or Red chilli rest camp.FB

 

 

 

Day 5: The boat cruise on the river Nile

Embark on an early morning game drive in the park. Return to the lodge for breakfast. After lunch, you will safari upstream by boat on the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls just ten meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron.” There you can marvel at toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over the 17-kilometer stretch you may also see elephants, waterbucks and Uganda kobs. This is also the habitat of many bird species including goliath herons, Egyptian geese, pelican bee-eaters, kingfishers, Hombills, cormorants and the rare shoebill stork. Return to your Lodge for dinner and overnight as above.

 

Day 6: Fort Portal at the foothills of the Mountains of the Moon

Transfer from Murchison Falls driving Southwest through the Albertine Escarpment of the Western Rift Valley. We ensure that you have packed lunch, drive through Hoima, the town of the Bunyoro kindgom, passing though verdant countryside, tea plantations and traditional homesteads. You arrive in the colorful and pretty town of Fort Portal, the capital of the Tooro kingdom, in the shadow of the fabled “Mountains of the Moon” (Rwenzori).Dinner and overnight at Mountains of the Moon Hotel or Fortmotel or Ataco country resort.FB

 

Day 7: Batwa pygmies and Semliki National park

Drive to Bundibujo. The road is winding with breathtaking views. You will stop at Ntandi to visit the Pygmies and learn about their culture and way of living. Proceed to Semliki National Park where you will visit the Sempaya hot springs. Return to Fort Portal. Dinner and overnight at Mountains of the Moon Hotel or Fortmotel or Ataco country resort.FB

 

Day 8: Queen Elizabeth National Park and Crater Lake Region

Visit the Kasenda crater region for a trekking experience. Have lunch then proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park, following the mystical Ruwenzori Mountain Range most of the journey.  Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge or Ihamba or Mweya Hostel.FB

Day 9: The boat cruise on Kazinga Channel

Take an early cup of  cup coffee before you embark on an early morning game drive along Kasenyi tracks and Queens mile in the park and expect to see lions, elephants, cape buffalos, warthogs, spotted hyenas, mangoose, waterbucks, kobs and, if lucky, the leopard, plus a lot of small animals and birds. Drive back to the lodge for breakfast. After Lunch enjoy the unique two hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel in the afternoon. This trip goes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos and many other animals may be seen drinking at the water’s edge. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species. Enjoy a ride through the fascinating Crater Lake region. Return for dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge or Ihamba or Mweya Hostel (B). FB

Day 10: The Kyambura Chimp Trekking

Early morning drive to Kyambura forest reserve for chimpanzee trekking in the dense rain forest the activity starts at 8.00am. Lunch and proceed to the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth via Maramagambo Forest. Proceed to Bwindi for dinner and overnight at Mahongany springs or Silverback Lodge or Buhoma Community. FB

 

Day 11: The encounter with mountains gorillas

Morning briefing from the rangers at 8.00 am before you enter the gorilla sanctuary. The thrill of your encounter will erase the difficulties of the potentially strenuous trek. Bring jungle boots and rain jackets because the park is often wet. Spend time in awe watching the gorillas go about their activities. Each encounter is different and has its own rewards, but you are likely to enjoy the close view of adults feeding, grooming and resting as the youngsters frolic and swing from vines in a delightfully playful display. A recently proclaimed World Heritage site, it’s one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth and its unique, precious flora sustains roughly half of the world population of mountain gorillas – believed to number just 600. There’s also a substantial chimpanzee population and research shows that Bwindi is the only forest in Africa in which these two apes live together. After trekking, transfer to Kabale  for dinner and overnight at Birdnest or Heritage lodge or Jajama panaroma

 

Day 12: The wonderful Lake Bunyonyi

Take breakfast before going for a boat ride on the lake to various islands for bird viewing and sightseeing. Have lunch and proceed to Lake Mburo National Park. Dinner and overnight at Lake Mburo Safari Lodge or Mpongo lodge or Acacia hotel. FB

 

Day 13: Lake Mburo National Park   

Have an early game drive in search of the beautiful impalas, zebras, cape buffalos, elands, oribi and topi. Along with the game drive, many visitors also enjoy a boat trip on Lake Mburo. The park is a very good opportunity for bird watchers, who will enjoy more than 250 species of birds found here, including Papyrus gonoleks, Brown-faced lapwings, Carruther’s cisticolas, the extraordinary White winged Warbler and Bare-faced Go-away bird. Late transfer to Jinja for dinner and overnight at Jinja nile resort or Sunset international hotel BB

 

Day 14: The Source of the river Nile

After breakfast, there are a number of optional activities in Jinja. Visit the Source of the Nile on Lake Victoria, the monument of Gandhi, and then proceed to the “Itanda Falls”, to view the spectacular rapids on the river Nile a few kilometres from the source. OPTIONAL: Try the unforgettable emotion of the white water rafting, which is one of the main attraction in Jinja. This town is characterised by the Asian quarters, the brewery industries and the colourful gardens. Return to Kampala for dinner and overnight at Imperial royale or Metro pole Hotel or The Lodge BB

 

Day 15:

Reserved for departure. BB

 

 

TARIFFS 2014:

 

PRICE PER PERSON:

 

CLASSIC$ MIDRANGE$ BUDGET$
Each of 2 people 5337 4820 4484

 

 

 

 

Services included

 

  • Airport transfer
  • Full board accommodation excluding drinks
  • Ground transportation by 4×4 Land Cruiser or minibus
  • Gorilla permits to booked and paid for way in advance
  • Chimp permits
  • English speaking Driver/Guide
  • Entrance fees, taxes
  • All that has been mentioned directly on the itinerary

 

 

Services not included

 

  • Air ticket.
  • Tourist insurance
  • Entrance visas: 50 USD directly from Entebbe Int. Airport.
  • Drinks and tips.
  • Everything not directly mentioned in the programme itinerary.

 

 

 

VISA

 

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.

 

 TRANSPORT

 

We use 4×4 land cruisers or minibus vehicles. The vehicles have a pop–up roof and each client will have window access.

 

DRINKS

 

The meals will be provided with mineral water for the clients. Other drinks taken are at the expense of the client.