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 or Lacam 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 2 Friends or Sunset Hotel (B).FB
Day 4: The rhinos of Ziwa sanctuary
Early morning depart Jinja on a panoramic drive Northwest of Uganda through the famous Luwero Triangle to the Ziwa White Rhinos sanctuary for a nature walk to see rhinos in their wild environment. Dinner and overnight at Masindi Hotel or Kabalega Resort .FB The journey is long but enjoyable as you go through the typical Ugandan homestead and farms.
Day 5: The Marvelous Murchison Falls
Early start today as you proceeds to Murchison Falls National Park, the largest protected area in Uganda, with 3.840 Kms, which is named after the falls on the Victoria Nile, it divides the park in two sectors. Relax a bit at a situated site on the top of the spectacular falls, where you can see the Nile’s perfected beauty, and marvel as it compresses and squeezes itself from over 1 kilometer wide down through 8 meter canyon. The 43 meter drop of the falls creates a thunderous roar and a beautiful rainbow in a plume of spray – the best thing to ever happen to the Nile. Lunch. In the afternoon, embark on a game drive on the Northern bank where you will be able to spot elephants, lions, cape buffalos, Rothschild’s giraffes, hartebeests, waterbucks, oribi, bushbucks, spotted hyenas and, if you are lucky, leopards. Dinner and overnight at Pakuba safari lodge.FB
Day 6: 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 7: 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 8: Chimpanzee trekking
Go for an early morning chimpanzee viewing in Kibale National Park. After lunch have an early afternoon nature walk to view the butterflies and other insects. Visit the tropical swamps and their vegetation. Have a chance of seeing some water birds. Have an evening tour of the crater region, visit “top of the world’’, the natural bridge and a view of the snow cap on the Rwenzori on a clear day. Dinner and overnight at Mountains of the Moon Hotel or Fortmotel or Ataco country resort.FB
Day 9: 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 10: 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 11: 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 12: 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 13: 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 or Bunyonyi overland . FB
Day 14: 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 Mburo Safari Lodge or Mpongo lodge. FB
Day 15: 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. Return to Kampala for dinner and overnight at Imperial royale or Metro pole Hotel or The Lodge BB
Day 16: Departure (Kampala City Tour)
Spend the day at leisure and for your own shopping in Kampala, and if time allows a city tour of the capital town can be arranged, to see the most relevant cultural and traditional sites of Buganda. Evening reserved for transfer to airport and departure.(BB)
PRICE PER PERSON:
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- Airport transfer
- Full board accommodation excluding drinks
- Ground transportation by 4×4 Land Cruiser or minibus
- Gorilla permits to be 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: 100 USD directly from Entebbe Int. Airport.
- Drinks and tips.
- Everything not directly mentioned in the programme itinerary.
A visa is needed for Uganda. Passport with a minimum validity of 6 months is needed. The price is $100 (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.