On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to Kampala for overnight at Imperial royale or Metro pole Hotel or The Lodge BB
Day 2: The Source of the river Nile
Depart Kampala by 8.00am; drive to Jinja the second largest town in Uganda. It is characterised by the Asian quarters, the brewery industries and the colourful gardens. Visit the Source of the Nile on Lake Victoria, the monument of Gandhi, and then proceed to the “Bujagali 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. After lunch drive to Mbale. Dinner and overnight at Mbale Resort or Mount Elgon Hotel FB
Day 3: The 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 or Sunset Hotel (B).FB
Day 4: The Ssese Islands of Lake Victoria
After breakfast, drive to Entebbe and visit the Botanical Gardens. After lunch board the ferryboat and enjoy the navigation on the lake on your way to Ssese Islands. You reach the beautiful bay of Lutoboka, in Bugala Island, for dinner and overnight at Ssese Habitat Hotel with a magic location directly on the beach.
Day 5:The wild of Bukasa Island
Early morning take a boat to Bukasa Island, the second largest. You will journey through the Ssese Islands and enjoy the beauty of the lake and forested islands. Explore Bukasa Island. Return to Bugala by evening.Dinner overnight at Ssese Habitat Hotel.
Day 6: On the beach at Bugala Island
Spend the day relaxing in the uncontaminated and transparent water. You will be surprise by such pleasant atmosphere. Optional activities: sport fishing; hire a bicycle to explore the island and the forest. Full board at Ssese Habitat Hotel.
Day 7: The marvelous Murchison Falls
After breakfast board the ferry boat to return to Entebbe. Later, leave Kampala driving northwest to Murchision falls national park. Optional: If time permits visit the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for a nature walk to see the rare rhinos in the wild. Lunch in Masindi Hotel. Proceed to Murchison Falls National Park, the largest protected area in Uganda, with 3.840 Kms, named after the falls on the Victoria Nile. Dinner and overnight at Pakuba game lodge.
Day 8: 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 9: 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 Ataco country resort.FB
Day 10: 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 Ataco country resort.FB
Day 11: 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 12: 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 13: 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 14: 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 Bunyonyi overland ( C )
Day 15: 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 Agip Motel (B). FB
Day 16: Flight from Entebbe airport to Zanzibar
Have an early game drive in search of the beautiful impalas, zebras, cape buffalos, elands, oribi and topi. Later return to Entebbe for your transfer to Arusha and later to Zanzibar. On your arrival, you will be transferred to your proposed hotel the Chwaka Bay Hotel, Sau Inn Hotel, or Baobab Beach Bungalows. En route and do the Spice Tour. Overnight at the beach hotel of your choice. (BD)
Day 17-18: Beaches of Zanzibar
Relax and take pleasure from the beaches of Zanzibar. There is a wide range of water sport activities you can do, like snorkeling, scuba diving, boat trips and more. (BD)
Day 19: Transfer to Stone Town.
You will see Zanzibar’s bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques! Overnight Tembo Hotel.
Here we will show you this ancient town on our Historical Stone Town Tour, where history appears to stand still. With visits to the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum (People’s Palace), Dr Livingston’s House and the Arab Fort amongst others, it is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar.
Transfer to the airport or harbor Zanzibar