Uganda is a dream destination wrapped in a tiny beautiful bundle. It has near-perfect weather year round, wide variety of birds and wildlife, one of the friendliest and most ethnically diverse populations in Africa, the biggest population of Mountain Gorilla, and the most magnificent natural scenery in Africa.
This 12 days safari brings you the major highlights of what Uganda has to offer starting from east to western Uganda with mid-range accommodation in order to create a comforting course of your safari.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kampala /Entebbe
DEPARTURE TIME 09:00am
INCLUDED
One gorilla and chimpanzee fees per person Accommodations
Ground transport Professional guide
NOT INCLUDED
Air fares
Guide gratuity

 

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Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport

When you arrive at Entebbe International Airport, a Safari Specialist will be waiting to pick you up and take you to your hotel. At 1700hrs we shall have a welcome meeting brief from the safari specialist. In case you need help on anything, our Safari Specialist is on call to attend to you. Depending on what time your flight arrives, you may try out an optional activity or relax at your hotel.

Optional activities

  • Kampala city tour
  • Ngamba Island chimpanzee sanctuary
  • Uganda Wildlife Education Center
  • Botanical gardens (nature walk & birding)
  • Bicycle tour around Entebbe
  • City walk
  • Boda boda tours

No meals included on this day

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Day 2: Transfer to Jinja


You will be transferred to Jinja and upon arrival; you prepare yourself for some adventure.
Jinja town is one of Uganda’s largest towns and lies about 80 km east of Kampala overlooking the point where the Nile flows out of Lake Victoria and probably it is the Nile that is attracting more people other than the town itself.
It was initially the most industrialized town in Uganda with European and Asian settlers who had boosted up the economy but with the rise of some turbulent leaders like Idi Amin, the town’s economy collapsed with the expulsion of the mainly Asian foreign investors. However the town is gradually resurrecting to its former glory with the population increasing and so many suburban mansions coming up, good infrastructure and now the town provides some of the most popular and attractive tourist activities.

Optional activities

  • Sunset cruise
  • Village walk
  • Spa activities

Meals: Breakfast /Dinner

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Day 3: Free day in Jinja (optional activities)


Enjoy a free day in Jinja with a couple of optional activities to do.

Optional activities

  • Sunset cruise
  • Village walk
  • Spa activities
  • White water rafting
  • Kayaking
  • Quad biking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Fishing
  • Horseback riding
  • Bird watching
  • River boarding

Meals: Breakfast /Dinner

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Day 4: Transfer to kibale Forest


You will embark on a long drive with incredibly scenic views, passing through tea plantations and the lush green countryside which all characterize so much about Uganda. You will have lunch en route. On arrival, you will enjoy the rest of the evening relaxing at your hotel.
Kibale National Park contains one of the loveliest and most varied tracts of tropical forest in Uganda. Forest cover, interspersed with patches of grassland and swamp, dominates the northern and central parts of the park on an elevated plateau. The park is home to a total of 70 mammal species, most famously 13 species of primate including the chimpanzee and over 375 species of birds.
Meals: Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner
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Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking


Today you are to track Chimpanzees, over 5000 chimpanzees live in the wild here in Uganda and this makes Kibale forest the best place to track chimpanzees in the whole world.
You will embark on chimpanzee tracking with an experienced guide and along you may come cross some of the monkey species that live in this forest. No matter the time you locate the chimpanzees, you will only be allowed one hour of eye-to-eye contact with them as you watch their way of life in the wild and after trek back to the lodge.
If you don’t feel tired after the chimpanzee tracking, you can have a swamp walk in the Bigodi that can take you 2-3 hours. The walk takes you through small communities where locals may greet you with enthusiastic waves, grassland and then swamp where you have chance to spot different types of monkeys that live in this area.
Meals: Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner
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Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park


Enjoy the morning relaxing at the lodge and later you will be transferred to Queen Elizabeth national park.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is understandably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. The park’s ecosystem which includes sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands make it the ideal habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 bird species. Set against the backdrop of the jagged Rwenzori Mountains, the park’s magnificent vistas include dozens of enormous craters carved dramatically into rolling green hills, panoramic views of the Kazinga channel with its banks lined with hippos, buffalos, elephants, and the endless Ishasha plains, whose fig trees hide lions ready to pounce on unsuspecting Uganda Kobs.
You will then have an evening game drive where you will enjoy the prolific wildlife of Queen Elizabeth national park.
Meals: Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner
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Day 7: Wildlife safari drive & Launch cruise


After an early morning breakfast, embark on a wildlife safari drive and catch the morning sun-rays in search for wildlife. Keep eyes peeled for lions, leopards, jackals, hyenas, elephants, buffalos, antelopes and birds.
In the afternoon, you will take a boat safari on the kazinga channel that joins Lakes Albert and George. You will see lots of hippos and many more animals that may have come to the channel to drink water and bathe. You may see heads of buffalos, elephants, lots of crocodiles, and beautiful birds perched in marshes and dead plants. You will then drive back to the lodge for an overnight.
Meals: Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner
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Day 8: Transfer to Lake Mutanda


Embark on a drive further south west into Kisoro – Lake mutanda. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and relax for the rest of the evening.
Meals: Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner
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Day 9: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi forest


After a short drive to the gorilla briefing point in Bwindi forest, you will embark on the trek which can vary in length and difficulty, depending on the location of the gorilla family you will visit. Spend one hour observing these beautiful and endangered creatures, a truly privileged experience. Trek back to the start point and then drive to the lodge with the rest of the day at leisure or opt to do a community walk around the park.
Approximately 1000 Mountain Gorillas today exist in the world in the wild. They are found in three different locations in DRC, Rwanda & Uganda. In DRC and Rwanda, Gorillas live in similar eco systems / areas. The Gorilla species found in these three areas are called the “Highland Gorillas”, the Latin name is “Gorilla Berengei” named after the first European person to see and encounter a Mountain Gorilla.
In Uganda, there are about fifteen (15) habituated gorilla groups that are open to visit – the visit to a gorilla family is done once per day and the duration to visit is limited to only one hour with the gorilla family. The time spent with them is limited due to conservation considerations and to minimize impact the day-to-day life of the gorilla family you are visiting.
It is important to be well prepared to trek – you never know if your total trek will be “short” or “long”. The total duration of trek can vary and be anything between 3 & 9 hours in length depending on the location of the gorillas, who are constantly moving. Proper hiking attire must be worn – you will be trekking in rain forest with lots of vegetation, undergrowth, nestles and normally a rather muddy terrain. You mainly walk where there are no paths apart from the occasional buffalo or elephant trails. After the trek, drive back to your lodge for late lunch and probably a much appreciated shower.
Caution: Proper hiking attire must be worn – you will be trekking in a rain forest with lots of vegetation, undergrowth, nettles and normally a rather muddy terrain. Only 1 hour is spent with the Gorillas to ensure their protection and conservation. Please note that if you are unwell with anything contagious, even a common cold, you may be denied any of the treks to ensure the safety of these creatures. The park regulation and trekking permit regulations will not be refunded if you are denied entrance due to illness.
You will later return back to your lodge.

Meals: Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner

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Day 10: Free day in Lake Mutanda


Enjoy a free day and enjoy the beauty that surrounds Lake Mutanda. Opt for golden monkey tracking, volcano hike, sunset cruise, village walk or the visit the garama cave and experience the life of the Batwa – the indigenous tribe in Uganda.

Optional activities

  • Golden monkey tracking
  • Volcano hike
  • Sunset cruise
  • Village walk
  • Garama cave & Batwa experience

Meals: Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner

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Day 11: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Today you will embark on a drive to Lake Mburo National Park; understandably Uganda’s smallest of all the national parks but not to be under estimated. It is the only park (apart from Kidepo valley) where you can see the zebras, elands and Impala. The lake itself has lots of hippos that team up with abundant wildlife in the savannah. Upon entry in the park, you will drive along trucks in search for these animals.
Meals: Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner

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Day 12: Bush walk – Transfer to Kampala/Entebbe


Lake Mburo national park is one of the two parks where bush walks are allowed lead by an experienced ranger guide. You will enjoy the scenery and have a memorable experience of getting up close and walking with the wild animals in the same area range. After the walk, you will embark on a journey back to Kampala or to Entebbe airport. There will be a stop at the equator for snapshots and also buy souvenirs if interested.
Accommodation for tonight is not inclusive on this program.
Meals: Breakfast /Lunch

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