11 DAYS UGANDA SAFARI.

This safari takes you to different national parks in Uganda like Murchison falls, Kibale forest, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Impenetrable and lake Mburo national park as well as Lake Bnyonyi.

Activities.

Game drives

Boat cruise

Ziwa Rhino trekking

Gorilla and chimp trekking

Hiking/nature walk

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Kampala.

Upon arrival at Entebbe airport, you will be picked up by our tour guide and be transferred to Kampala to the hotel. You will then tour around the busy city of Kampala and visit the historical places like Uganda Martyrs Namugongo Shrine, the Bahati Temple among other. Drive back to hotel for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation:  Sheraton hotel/ Forest cottages.

Meal plan: Bed and breakfast.

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls.

Wake up as early as 6:00am and have breakfast as you prepare for the 5-6 hours journey to Murchison Falls national park. you will have  a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino trekking and only one and a half hours is given for this activity. Another stopover will be in Masindi town for lunch and then embark on your journey to the park. on arrival, check in your lodge, freshen up and have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Murchison River lodge/Paraa safari lodge/ Nile safari lodge.

Meal plan: Full board.

Drive hours: 5-6 hours.

Day 3: Game drives & Launch Cruise along the Nile.

After breakfast, embark on an interesting morning game drive in the Nyamsika plateau to see cape buffaloes, Hartebeest, waterbucks, Rothschild’s giraffes among others. Return to the lodge for lunch and rest as you get ready for the afternoon boat cruise along the Nile. On the boat, you will see water animals like hippos and crocodiles as well as other animals that come at the water source to quench their thirst and bathe in the evening. Water birds such as the Pelican, Kingfishers, the rare shoebill and the Goliath Heroin are also seen. You can either go at the top of the falls and perfectly view the magnificent waters and then drive back to the lodge.

Accommodation: Murchison River lodge/ Paraa Safari lodge, Nile Safari lodge.

Meal plan: Full board.

Day 4: Drive to Queen Elizabeth

An early morning  breakfast will mark the beginning of the day, you will drive to Queen Elizabeth through Fort Portal from where you will have lunch and later drive and view the beautiful sceneries of the Rwenzori mountains. With sprawling grassy hills dotted with sparkling lakes set deep into the crater valley, Queen Elizabeth offers one of the most breathtaking scenery in Uganda. You will see a variety of wildlife. Check In your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Meal plan: Full board.

Accommodation: Mweya safari lodge/ Bush lodge/ Katara Lodge.

Drive hours: 8-9 hours.

Day 5: Game drive and Launch cruise- Queen Elizabeth.

Prepare and half an early morning breakfast and then set of f for the morning game drive by 6:30 am . you will see different animal species including  cape buffaloes, waterbucks, lions, antelopes, topis and warthogs among others. Head back to the lodge for lunch and relax. In the afternoon, prepare for a game drive on the Kazinga Channel which joins Lake Edward and George. You will enjoy watching large groups of hippos and crocodiles as well as water birds.

Accommodation: Mweya safari lodge/ Bush lodge/ Katara Lodge

Meal plan: Full board.

Day 6: Drive to Bwindi via the Ishasha and drive to Bwindi.

After breakfast, drive to Ishasha region which is part of Queen Elizabeth national park for viewing the tree climbing lions. Later drive to Bwindi Impenetrable national park with lunch en route. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Accommodation: Buhoma lodge/ Buhoma community Camp.

Meal plan: Full board.

Drive hours: 4-5 hours.

Day 7: Gorilla trekking day.

Have an early morning breakfast and prepare for the day with a packed lunch. You will be picked up and transferred to the park Headquarters to join other trekkers. Here, you will be briefed and grouped accordingly and then assigned to trek a particular gorilla family. You are advised to carry enough drinking water, sun glasses, hats, rain coats and water proof cameras without flash.The trek can take from one to eight hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. You will spend one hour with the apes and hen trek back to the lodge for Dinner and overnight.

Meal plan: Full board.

Accommodation: Buhoma lodge/ Buhoma Community Camp.

Day 8: Lake Bunyonyi.

After breakfast, start off the journey to lake Bunyonyi- a birders paradise the name Bunyonyi means young birds in local language.. This lake is also free from Bilharzia and so you can swim. You can go for canoeing on the lake and then have lunch. In the afternoon, take a community walk where you will eb entertained by the Bakiga dancers, buy crafts and then drive to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Lake Bunyonyo Overland Camp/ Birdnest @ Bunyonyi resort.

Meal plan: Full board.

Day 9: drive to Lake Mburo national park.

After breakfast, you will drive to Lake Mburo national park-the smallest park in Uganda. The park sits on an area of 371sq.km and a home to numerous numbers of zebras, antelopes, reedbucks, oribis and very many bird species. You will have a stopover in Mbarara for lunch. On arrival, have an afternoon boat cruise and then go back for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Eagles Nest camp/ Mihingo lodge.

Meal plan: Full board.

Day 10: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise.

Enjoy your tasty breakfast and participate in the morning game drive through the park. you will spot various bird species as well as animals like elephants, buffaloes, waterbucks and oribis among others. Go back for a delicious lunch and then prepare for the afternoon boat cruise. On the boat, you will see water animals like crocodiles and hippos and water birds. Get back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Eagles Nest Camp/ Mihingo lodge

Meal plan: Full board.

Day 11: Game drive and transfer to Kampala.

After breakfast and then join in the morning  game drive through the park and then drive back to Kampala passing through Masaka for lunch and then the Equator for photography. Arrive in Kampala in the evening and proceed to the airport if at all you have a flight on this day. You can chose to over an overnight in Kampala/Entebbe at an extra cost

Meal plan: Breakfast.