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18 Days, 17 Nights
Tour Details

UGANDA ADVENTURE VACATION SAFARI

Uganda Safari Adventure Vacation is an interesting trip that includes gorilla & chimpanzee trekking, wildlife viewing and other interesting activities. The main destinations in this safari are;

Murchison fall national park, Kibaale forest national park, queen Elizabeth national park, Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park and lake Mburo national park which sits on an area of 371 sq. km with a big number of Zebras and other animals such as antelopes, warthogs, buffaloes, oribi and others seen along the lake shores like the hippos, crocodiles as well as birds (park has over 332 bird species).

Brief itinerary

DAY 1

Travel to Murchison Falls National Park, Top of the falls experience

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DAY 2

Game Drive and Nile Cruise

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DAY 3

Transfer to Kibaale Forest National Park

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DAY 4

Chimpanzee trekking and transfer to queen Elizabeth National Park

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DAY 5

Game drive and Kazinga channel Boat cruise

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DAY 6

Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

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DAY 7

Gorilla Trekking and Cultural Walk

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DAY 8

Transfer to Lake Mburo and afternoon boat cruise

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DAY 9

Morning Bush walk and transfer to Kampala

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Itinerary

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Drive to Murchison Falls National Park 

After an early breakfast in the morning, you will be picked up to start off your journey to the world’s most powerful water fall in Uganda’s Murchison Falls National Park. En route, you will have a stopover at Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary on Kampala-Gulu highway to track some of the surviving white Rhino population. After this rewarding experience, you will have lunch and embark on your journey to the largest national park in the pearl of Africa. On arrival at the park, you will drive to the top of the falls and hike to the top of the falls. This is a strenuous activity however rewarding as you embrace the adventurous spirit in you. After the hike, you will head to your lodge and check in. 

Location: Murchison Falls National Park

Meal plan: half board 

Accommodation Option: 

  • Luxury: Chobe Safari Lodge | Paraa Safari Lodge
  • Mid-Range: Fort Murchison Lodge | Pakuba Safari Lodge
  • Budget: Parkside Safari Lodge | Fort Murchison Safari Camping

  

Day 2: Game drive and launch trip 

Have an early morning breakfast and set off for the morning game drive. Here you will have a chance to see some of the interesting wildlife species that call the Park home including elephants, buffaloes, Uganda kobs, bushbucks, waterbucks, elands, giraffes and warthogs among others. This rewarding experience of seeing the animals in the wild can go as far as 3 hours which after you will return to the lodge for lunch and freshening up. 

In the afternoon after lunch, you will set off for the main highlight of the Park the Nile boat cruise to spot the Nile crocodiles, hippos as well as unique bird species that will take your breath away. Also, the phenomenal appearance of the waterfalls will blow your mind and make you wish to spend more time in the Park. After the cruise, you will then head back to the lodge and relax as you enjoy the lodge facilities. 

Location: Murchison Falls National Park Meal plan: full board 

Accommodation Option: 

  • Luxury: Chobe Safari Lodge | Paraa Safari Lodge
  • Mid-Range: Fort Murchison Lodge | Pakuba Safari Lodge
  • Budget: Parkside Safari Lodge | Fort Murchison Safari Camping  

Day 3: Transfer to Kibaale Forest National Park 

After your breakfast, you will check out of the Safari Lodge and embark on your drive to KFNP. Your journey will involve trans-versing through the magnificent Albertine Escarpments and enjoying the views of the cool countryside. Lunch will be within Hoima Town and arrival to Kibaale Forest National Park in the late afternoon. You shall refresh, wait for dinner and overnight stay.

Location: Kibaale National Park 

Meal plan: full board 

Accommodation Option: 

  • Luxury: Kyaninga Lodge | Papaya Lake Lodge
  • Midrange: Chimpanzee Guesthouse | Forest Cottages
  • Budget: Rweteera Safari Park | Lake Nkuruba & Camp Site

Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park 

After your breakfast in the morning. You will be transferred to the park headquarters at Kanyanchu Visitor Centre at 7:00 am for a pre-tracking briefing before entering the jungles of Kibaale Forest to search for mankind’s closest relatives. After 2-5 hours of tracking, you will hear them hooting or see them feeding, playing and grooming, and that’s when your cameras start rolling.  Besides the chimpanzees, expect to see several primate species including the red-tailed monkeys, L’Hoest’s monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys and olive baboons among others as well as birds, butterflies and tree species of interest. You will then return to the Lodge for lunch and checkout before starting your journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park in the afternoon. Enroute, you will be able to view the glamorous ranges of the mountains of the moon. Pass through Kasese town and enjoy the smiles from the local residents of the town. On arrival at the park, you will check in to your lodge. 

Location: Queen Elizabeth National Park 

Meal plan: full board 

Accommodation Option

  • Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge | Katara Safari Lodge
  • Mid-Range: Irungu Forest Safari Lodge | Elephant Hub Lodge
  • Budget: Simba Safari Camp| Pumba Safari Cottages

  

Day 5: Game drive and Kazinga Channel launch trip 

Wake up to an early morning breakfast before heading for a game drive through the Kasenyi plains where you are likely to spot the African tree climbing lions and the elusive leopards, Uganda kobs, Elephants, buffaloes, bushbucks, Defassa waterbucks and warthogs in addition to at least 600 bird species. After this amazing 2-3 hours’ activity, head back to the Lodge for lunch and relaxation as you prepare to go for the boat cruise 

In the afternoon, you will go for the famous launch trip on the Kazinga Channel where Hippos, Nile crocodiles, elephants, buffaloes and Uganda Kobs, as well as bird species like Kingfishers and shoebill storks, can be spotted. The cruise is a rewarding experience which will surpass your expectations. 

Location: Queen Elizabeth National Park 

Meal plan: full board 

Accommodation Option: 

  • Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge | Katara Safari Lodge
  • Mid-Range: Irungu Forest Safari Lodge | Elephant Hub Lodge
  • Budget: Simba Safari Camp| Pumba Safari Cottages

Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 

Have breakfast at leisure then check out of the Lodge before heading to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Uganda’s mountain gorillas’ capital) through the spectacular savannah grasslands of Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will pass through Ishasha sector to see the tree climbing lions as well as the buffaloes, elephants and Uganda Kobs. Have a lunch stop at Savannah Resort Hotel (Kihihi) and arrive at the park in the evening and check in. 

Location: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 

Meal plan: full board 

Accommodation Option: 

  • Luxury: Buhoma Lodge | Gorilla Safari Lodge
  • Mid-Range: Gorilla Mist Camp Lodge | Agandi Lodge
  • Budget: Buhoma Community Rest Camp| Bakiga Lodge

Day 7: Gorilla trekking and cultural walk 

Due to the physical demands of gorilla trekking, you will need a hefty breakfast before proceeding to the Park Headquarters for a pre-tracking briefing at 7:00 am. Continue to the jungles at 8:00 am to track the adorable mountain gorillas in their natural habitat characterized by thick forest covered by mist. Trekking lasts 2-6 hours and once sighted, you will be required to spend only one hour with the allocated gorilla family to study their behaviour and take photos then proceed to the Lodge to relax. 

If time allows or in case you are still energetic, you will continue for a cultural walk to Batwa villages to be immersed in their ancient lifestyles and be entertained in their traditional dances. 

Location: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 

Meal plan: full board 

Accommodation Option: 

  • Luxury: Buhoma Lodge| Gorilla Safari Lodge
  • Mid-Range: Gorilla Mist Camp Lodge | Agandi Lodge
  • Budget: Buhoma Community Rest Camp| Bakiga Lodge

Day 8: Transfer to Lake Mburo and afternoon launch trip 

On this day you will have your breakfast and transfer to Lake Mburo National Park with a lunch stopover in the land of milk and honey being at Igongo Cultural Centre to have a taste of their signature traditional dishes. After lunch you will embark on your journey to the Park. 

In the afternoon, you head out for the sunset launch trip to spot the hippos, as well as aquatic bird species. Zebras and among many wild animals relaxing at the lake. Take as many photos to make your adventure remarkable. 

Location: Lake Mburo National Park Meal plan: full board 

Accommodation Option: 

  • Luxury: Mihingo Lodge| Mburo Safari Lodge
  • Mid-Range: Rwakobo Rock | Arcadia Lodge Lake Mburo    
  • Budget: Mburo Eagle’s Nest | Leopard Rest Camp  

Day 9: Ankole culture experience and departure 

Wake up to a cup of coffee or tea and head out for a bush walk in Lake Mburo National Park That comes along with Ankole cultural experience where you shall be taken through the ways of life of the Banyankole people. You will engage in cow ghee production, milking of cows, grazing and get to visit there homesteads. After the walk and experience, you will return to the lodge, freshen up and checkout then Depart for Kampala.

 That is the End of nine days Uganda Safari Adventure Vacation, thank you for choosing Calsaar safaris Uganda.

 

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