UGANDA CLASSIC SAFARI-10 DAYS

Ugandais aland of contrasts. In half a day you can drive from mist shrouded volcanic mountains to hot hazy savannah, dappled with wildlife. Serene undulating hills of tea plantations, lush but ordered, give way to tangled jungle and rainforest with musical accompaniment of chaotic, cacophonous birdlife and a rich Cultural history and Institutions. Uganda is alive with these contrasts: the tiniest sunbirds, iridescent in the morning light, the massive lumbering yet silent elephant, disappearing like a vapor behind the trees, the chimpanzees crashing about the forest canopy, the lugubrious gorilla, chewing thoughtfully in the bamboo thicket. There’s the Nile, twisting its way north like a shimmering ribbon, through arid semi-desert scattered about with rocky kopjes. Snow-capped mountain peaks, tropical, sandy, freshwater beaches, and smiling faces everywhere. It’s all here, a feast for all the senses.

Let us show you the Uganda we know and cherish. This is Africa the way it should be!

This is a 10days/ 09 nights Safari Itinerary for - Uganda

DAY 01: Upon arrival at the Entebbe International Airport you will be met by our guide this morning. Having passed immigration and luggage collection, please exit the arrival hall and look out for your guide who will be holding up a signboard mentioning your name. Transfer to Kampala with overnight at the Serena Kampala Hotel (Bed &Breakfast)

DAY 2: Excursion to Jinja: Transfer to Jinja this morning; after the sunrise breakfast greeted with the serene and calm River Nile, we head off to the day’s adventures. Alternative activities include white water rafting, Quad bike riding, Bungee Jumping, Speed boat ride, or simply enjoy the History of this once busy Industrial Town in Uganda. Later after lunch a visit to the source of the Nile is worthwhile. Return to Kampala this evening with overnight at the Kampala Serena Hotel.
Meal plan: Bed & Breakfast
Accommodation: Serena Kampala Hotel


Day 3: Transfer to Murchison Falls (Approximate driving time: 8 hours); Leave Kampala driving northwest towards Murchison Falls National Park with a detour at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for a nature walk to see the rare rhinos in the wild. Lunch break in Masindi town then continue to Murchison falls and after a long day’s drive relax at your lodge this evening.
Meal plan: Bed & Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge for 2nights


Day 4: Game drives, boat cruise in Murchison Falls: Start today relaxed starting with a game drive to view and take photographs of elephants, buffalos, waterbucks, giraffes, Uganda kobs, lions, if you are lucky the leopards, plus a variety of bird species. Lunch break at the lodge then proceed for a boat cruise along the Nile to the bottom of the mighty Murchison falls. This is an opportunity to see hippos, crocodiles along the riverbanks and many water birds including the rare Shoe bill tock. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Transfer to Kibale Forest
Today we will drive 7-8hours to Kibale Forest National Park via Fort Portal. You will see "Everyday Life" East African style. At Fort Portal we will stop for a roadside lunch before continuing to the lodge that lay beautifully nestled in the mountains with a beautiful array of craters.
Kibale Forest National Park is an incredibly diverse forest in the Westernpart of Uganda and is home to over 12 species of primates including the rare L’Hoest, red colobus monkeys, grey mangabey, pottos, black faced vervet monkeys, baboons and also bush-babies.
A network of shady forest trails provides much to delight botanists and butterfly lovers, while birders are in for a treat with over 330 species recorded including the endemic prirogrine’s ground thrush. The elusive forest elephant, smaller and hairier than its counterpart in the savannah, roams seasonally into the developed part of the park, while other terrestrial mammals include buffalo; giant forest hog and half dozen antelope species. Check in to dinner and overnight time permitting an evening walk may be done.
Overnight at Kyaninga Lodge for 1 night (Bed &Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

DAY 6: Chimpanzee tracking today;
After an early breakfast we will drive to Kibale Forest for the morning session of Chimp tracking. At the park headquarters after briefing, head for Chimpanzee tracking and also look out for forest birds. Enjoy the lunch break and after a swamp walk, for birders this is another paradise whereby it’s blessed with unique birds that are picturesque. Laterthen check out and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park for overnight stay.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & dinner
Accommodation: Overnight at Katara or Mweya Safari Lodge for 2 nights (Bed &Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

DAY 7: In the morning we start with a morning game drive for Lions, Elephants, Antelopes and buffaloes. Either head to Kalinzu Forest or Kyambura George for some Chimp Trekking (request on booking). All the trekking does not have detailed distances – depending on WHERE the chimps ARE. After lunch we will drive down the escarpment for an afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. Later drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 8: Transfer to Bwindi-approx-(5-6hrs drive):
Today we exit the park via the southern sector-Ishasha. This beautiful extension of Queen Elizabeth National Park is famous for its tree climbing lions. It is a fantastic sight to see the lions draped from the tree and nowhere in Africa do you stand a better chance of seeing this than in the large low limbed fig trees of Ishasha. We will have an optional bush picnic lunch before continuing to Bwindi weather allowing, where arrival will be early afternoon.This is a LONG but beautiful driving day. Overnight at Mahogany Springs Lodge or Gorilla Safari Lodge for 2nights (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

DAY 9: Gorilla trekking today;
Early start, go gorilla trekking. You will have your packed lunch before departure. Today will be a very early morning start and drive is about 2-3hrs to the start point.Walking up steep densely forested hills before finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation offers an exciting and inspiring moment! Trekking in Bwindi requires stamina and can often take most of the day. Alternatively for those that don't go to the Gorillas we will hike to Munyago Falls. Return to lodge late evening to dinner and overnight.

DAY 10: Departure: Early morning departure for Entebbe (approx 8-9hrs drive) lunch will be enroute at any point of convenience in Mbarara Town. Later drive to Kampala with a stop at the Equator for souvenirs and photography then to Entebbe Airport through Kampala. Our Adventure representative will be there to say good bye and to wish you on our company’s behalf a pleasant flight home, taking back unforgettable experience memories of “The Pearl of Africa”- Uganda


Safari Rates
2pax $4750pp
4pax $4090
6pax $3765
Tour Leader from 6pax $2380
Single Room Supp. $1175

The package includes:
• Ground transportation in 4x4 Land Cruiser.
• Airport transfers & transfers to & from Airstrips where applicable
• All meals except in Kampala (Bed & Breakfast only) in mixed shared double/Twin accommodation (hotels and safari lodges)
• A window seat for easy game viewing
• Fulltime English speaking Driver/Guide
• Activities in the package as agreed
• Park entry fees and Government taxes

The package excludes any cost of personal nature like:
• Visa fees to Uganda only Single Entry is given ($50)
• Gorilla ($600 in Uganda) and Chimpanzee trekking permit ($150 in Kibale forest & $50 in Kyambura gorge)
• Park entry fees for those not doing Gorilla& Chimp trekking in Bwindi &Kibale (USD40pp per day)
• White water rafting and other water activities
• Any Additional activities not agreed upon and not in Itinerary
• Optional Chimp tracking in Murchison Falls Np-Budongo Forest
• Tips
• Laundry
• Souvenirs
• Personal drinks and cigarettes
• International/ domestic Air ticket and related costs
• Personal Comprehensive Insurance


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