21 DAYS UGANDA ADVENTURE SAFARI

21 Days

Overview

This tour will take you to all the best places of a wonderful country Uganda. You will visit Entebbe town and the famous Ngamba Island, tour Kampala city, go to Jinja and visit the source of Nile, Sipi falls and also visit the famous Nyero rock paintings, Karamoja region, Murchison falls, kidepo valley national park, Kibale Park, Bigodi Swamp, Queen Elizabeth, Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park making your journey to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation and Lake Mburo National Park.

Safari highlights

  • Gorillas and Game parks
  • Boat cruisers
  • Cultural and hiking experience
  • Primate safaris

Itinerary

On arrival at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda and after finalizing the formalities, you shall be welcomed your guide, who will then drive you to your accommodation. Depending on your time of arrival, you may have an optional city tour of Entebbe or visit Entebbe Botanical gardens.

After breakfast you will head to Mabamba Swamp located on Lake Victoria. It is a large tract of marshlands with various channels through it which provides the perfect habitat for countless water birds. Keep your eyes open for the Shoebill Stork and web toed Sitatunga Antelopes. You will proceed to Kampala for a brief city Tour and lunch. Later you will drive to Jinja and camp overnight at The Haven lodge overlooking the rapids on River Nile.

In the morning after breakfast you will transfer to Jinja with your guide who will drive you upto the starting point for water rafting were you will meet your guide for water rafting who will brief you about how the activity will take place. Water rafting takes 4 to 5 hours, after water rafting we shall go and have a boat cruise on river nile so that we can discover the source of the nile then after transfer back to our lodge.

You shall have a nature walk to the Sipi falls. These are a series of 3 waterfalls. You shall walk to the base of the falls and relax while taking a dip in the cool water of the falls, located at the base of Mt Elgon. In the afternoon you will go for a coffee community walk. The Sipi Falls area, found at the base of Mount Elgon is particularly famous for Bugisu Arabica Coffee produced and grown the Local farmers. Bugisu Arabica only grows at an altitude of between 1,600 and 1,900 metres; it is the main cash crop in the area and genuinely one of the finest coffee's in the world.

Today after breakfast you will drive to Moroto town. Along the way you will visit the Nyero rock paintings. They comprise of a three-tiered rock shelter with primitive paintings on the inner surface that dates back to the Iron Age.

You will drive to Kidepo National Park with a packed lunch. Upon arrival you will set up camp inside the park and thereafter embark on an evening Game drive. The Park lies in the rugged, semi arid valleys between Uganda’s borders with Sudan and Kenya, some 700km from Kampala. It has a profusion of big game and hosts over 77 mammal species as well as around 475 bird species. Kidepo is Uganda’s most isolated national park, but the few who make the long journey north agree that it is also the most magnificent, and ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses.

After your breakfast, start your drive through the Narus Valley where you will have a nature walk to the Hot springs. In the afternoon, you will enjoy another game drive Kidepo National Park is a savannah landscape that extends in all directions. It is home to elephant, zebra, giraffe, huge herds of buffalo, warthog, duiker, Jackson’s Hartebeest, lion, leopard, cheetah and hundreds of bird species. Afterwards you will retire to your Lodge

After an early morning breakfast, embark on a morning game that will take you through the park to see herds of buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, zebras and hopefully some lions, leopard and the elusive cheetah. This will also enable you to be in full sight of varieties of birds as well. You will rest until evening where you will go for a cultural tour in the Karimojong community. Here you will spend a wonderful evening with Karamajong people and have an insight of their way of life and beliefs. At the end of the tour you will be able to understand why their pride makes them slow to adapt to globalization.

After breakfast you shall drive south west to Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda’s biggest National Park. You shall have a stop in Gulu town to purchase some items then proceed to the national Park. The Nile Delta has the biggest concentration of wildlife in the park. After identifying your camping ground and setting up camp you will go for an evening Game drive in the park.

After an early breakfast, proceed for a game drive. This is a beautiful drive across savannah, Borassus Palm Forest and grassland down to Lake Albert where the Albert Nile heads north. Drive in the open African savanna in search for Lions, Leopard, Hyena, Buffalo, Elephant, Jackson Hartebeest. Oribi, Waterbucks, Uganda Kobs, and enjoy spotting various Bird species such as the Secretary Bird, Black Chested Snake Eagle, Tawny and Marshal Eagles Carmine and Swallow Tailed Bee-Eaters and many more. In the evening, you will have another game drive to catch another glimpse of the animals.

After an early breakfast, you will have boat ride to the Nile delta; keep a look out for a variety of bird species especially the Shoebill Stork. After lunch you will go for a boat ride up the Nile, to Murchison falls, where the park derives its name. You will hike to the top where you will experience the deafening roar of the falls. You will set camp at the Top of the Falls’ Campsite.

Today you will drive to Fort Portal to Kibale National Park. Along the way you will stop a tea plantation if time permits. You will stop in Fort portal town to do shopping and there after proceed to Kibale Forest national park.

Today you will track the most famous inhabitants of Kibale National Park, the chimpanzees. With over 1,450 individuals protected within the park, Kibale forest is home to the largest number of the endangered chimpanzees in Uganda, as well as the threatened red colobus monkey and the rare L’Hoest’s monkey. The forest has one of the highest diversity and density of primates in Africa totaling 13 species. In the afternoon after tracking, you have the opportunity for a guided walk through the swamps of Bigodi swamps.

Today you will drive to the world-famous Queen Elizabeth National Park, passing the equator along the way. You will visit the Katwe salt lake and see how the lacal extract rock salt. This is a major economic activity in this area. You will proceed to the park and have an evening game drive. You will also camp overnight inside the park.

Have an Early Morning Game Drive. There are over 100 mammal species that include Lions, Hippos, Buffaloes, Leopard, Spotted Hyena, Elephants and the elusive Giant Forest Hog in this park. The Primates include Chimps, Black and White Colobus Monkeys, Blue, Black faced Red Colobus, and Red tailed monkeys and Olive Baboons. In the afternoon, you shall have a boat ride on Kazinga Channel. Queen Elizabeth boasts one of the highest bio diversity ratings of any game park, from the open Savannah to Rain Forest, dense Papyrus Swamps and Crater Lakes to the vastness of Lake Edward.

After breakfast you will drive to Ishasha, the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park. In Ishasha you will have a game drive in search of the unique tree-climbing lions. Only here the lions have the habit of climbing the trees.

After breakfast you will have a morning game drive in Ishasha discovering other hiding spots that the tree climbing lions enjoy. Afterwards you will proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National park. The park is home to the endangered mountain gorillas. This fascinating mountain forest hosts chimpanzees and spectacular birds.

This morning you will get up very early for gorilla trekking. Trekking the Mountain Gorilla is one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. The trek will take between 2 and 6 hours, but is well worth the effort. You will be led an experienced ranger who will tell you interesting facts about flora and fauna and the lifestyle of the Gorillas.

You shall have an exciting boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi. In the afternoon you may have optional activities; a Canoe boat ride, a swim in the Bilharzia free lake, you may also explore a near village. Residents are happy for your visit and are open to explain their daily lives.

After breakfast you shall drive to Lake Mburo National Park. Even at the entrance to the park you can watch impalas and zebras. Have a game drive as you enter the park. The Lake Mburo National Park forms a mosaic-like habitat with rocks, dry slopes, open and wooded savannas, forests, and swamps increases. This diversity of habitats has the diversity of bird life with 313 bird species recorded in the park, including flame head Barbet, Long-tailed Zitting Cisticola (Tabora), African Bins Rail, Collared Barbet, binding Bush singer among others.

After breakfast you shall drive to Lake Mburo National Park. Even at the entrance to the park you can watch impalas and zebras. Have a game drive as you enter the park. The Lake Mburo National Park forms a mosaic-like habitat with rocks, dry slopes, open and wooded savannas, forests, and swamps increases. This diversity of habitats has the diversity of bird life with 313 bird species recorded in the park, including flame head Barbet, Long-tailed Zitting Cisticola (Tabora), African Bins Rail, Collared Barbet, binding Bush singer among others.

Early in the morning have a guided nature walk, return to the camp for a hearty breakfast. After, you will start your journey back to Entebbe. Cross the equator and have time to take photos at the equator. Buy a few souvenirs and have a quick picnic lunch. Later you depart for the Airport and take your flight back home.

Safaris Inclusions

  • 21 Day transportation
  • English speaking driver guide
  • 20 Nights’ accommodation ON BB and FB
  • Activities as mentioned in the program
  • Boat cruises
  • Park entry Fees
  • Whitewater Rafting on the Nile
  • Gorilla trekking permits
  • Chimps trekking permits
  • community and Cultural tours
  • All guided fees
  • rangers’ fees
  • Complementary bottled mineral water per day

Exclusion

  • All Covid Tests within the country
  • Tips / gratuities
  • Additional extra activities
  • International flights

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21 DAYS UGANDA ADVENTURE SAFARI