Jungle Uganda Safari Tour, 12 days 11 nights Tour Code ASU02 Where do you go?this safari gives you the opportunity to visit Murchison Falls, Kibale, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi and Lake Mburo National Parks. Furthermore you can see Bigodi Sanctuary, Kasenda Crater Lakes and enjoy the scenery of Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale. What activities & attractions: during the safari expect to take the Gorilla tracking walk, the chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest. You will do a lot of birding like at Bigodi Sanctuary and game drives in private vehicles along the parks trials. The boat cruise is organized in Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo. Who should take this Safari: anybody can join this tour itinerary, though the gorilla tracking can be generally the most demanding activity in terms of readiness to walk many hours in the rain tropical forest. When? generally all the year long is possible to undertake gorilla tracking and game drives in Uganda. The dry seasons are most likely to guarantee a better road conditions in the parks. ITINERARY Day 1 On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to Kampala, Fairway Hotel or similar (C) or Ivys Hotel (B). BB Day 2 - The marvelous Murchison Falls After breakfast, leave Kampala driving northwest. Visit the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for a nature walk to see the rare rhinos in the wild. Lunch in Masindi. Proceed to Murchison Falls National Park, the largest protected area in Uganda, with 3.840 Kms, named after the falls on the Victoria Nile. Relax a bit at a situated site on the top of the spectacular falls, where you can see the Nile’s perfected beauty and marvel as it compresses and squeezes itself from over 1 kilometer wide down through a seven meter canyon. The 43 meter drop of the falls creates a thunderous roar and a beautiful rainbow in a plume of spray – the best of the Nile River. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge (C) with a unique view of the River or Red Chilli Rest Camp (B). FB Day 3 - The boat cruise on the river Nile After a cup of tea, embark on an early morning game drive on the Northern bank where your guide will help you spot elephants, lions, cape buffalos, Rothschild’s giraffes, hartebeests, waterbucks, oribis, bushbucks, spotted hyenas and, if you are lucky, leopards. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Relax at the swimming pool side. After lunch, you will safari upstream by boat to the calm Victoria Nile and the base of the falls just tens of meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron.” There you can marvel at toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over the 17-kilometer stretch you may also see elephants, waterbucks and Uganda kobs. This is also the habitat for many bird species including goliath herons, Egyptian geese, pelican bee-eaters, kingfishers, Hombills, cormorants and the rare shoebill stork. After taking photographs of the Murchison Falls you will return for dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge (C) or Red Chilli Rest Camp (B). FB Day 4 - Fort Portal on the shadow of the Mountains of the Moon After breakfast drive from Murchison Falls Southwest via the Albertine Escarpment of the Western Rift Valley. You drive through Hoima, the town of the Bunyoro kindgom, passing though verdant countryside, tea plantations and traditional homesteads. You reach the colorful and pretty town of Fort Portal, the capital of the Tooro kingdom, in the shadow of the fabled “Mountains of the Moon,” the Rwenzori. Dinner and overnight at Nynabulitwa Crater Resort or Fort Motel. FB Day 5 - Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park After Breakfast, we shall drive to Kibale Forest National Park, for primate viewing. The activity starts at 8.00 am in the morning. A half day search for chimpanzees and other primates including phoestes, Red-colobuses, Blues, Red-tailed and grey cheeked mangabeys swinging through the dense forest and birds, butterflies and many small insects. The guide will provide detailed explanations on not only primates, but also on all the forest’s fauna and flora. After lunch a visit to Bigodi swamp eco -tourism site is amazing, as we shall encounter rare and beautiful flora and fauna. On the way back do not miss the beauty of the Kasenda Crater Lakes, which dominates all the surrounding areas with the possibility of amazing panoramic views. Dinner and overnight at Nynabulitwa Crater Resort or Fort Motel. FB
Day 6 - The boat cruise on Kazinga Channel After early breakfast, proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park, following the mystical Ruwenzori Mountain Range most of the journey. A game drive enroute may be rewarded with view of waterbucks, elephants, leopards, buffaloes, spotted hyenas and a variety of antelope species. Arrive early for lunch at Mweya Safari Lodge, with its wonderful location on top of the Mweya peninsula. Enjoy the unique two hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos and many animals may be seen drinking at the water's edge. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge (C) or Mweya Hostel (B). FB Day 7 - Queen Elizabeth National Park After a cup of coffee embark on an early morning game drive along Kasenyi tracks and Queens mile in the park and expect to see lions, elephants, cape buffalos, warthogs, spotted hyenas, mangoose, waterbucks, kobs and, if lucky, the leopard, plus a lot of small animals and birds. You will reach the Lake George. Drive back to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon drive to the splendid Crater Lakes region for sightseeing’s. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge (C) or Mweya Hostel (B). FB Day 8 - The tree climbing lions of Ishasha sector After breakfast proceed to the Ishasha sector of the Park via Maramagambo Forest. Have a midday game drive on a search for the rare tree climbing lions which you can see only in this area of Uganda. Here lives a population of lions which enjoy resting on the fig trees when the day is warm. The landscape is an open savannah with a variety of acacia trees. Lunch at Savannah Hotel. Proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for dinner and overnight at Bwindi Gorilla Resort or Nkuringo Lodge (C) or Buhoma Community – Kisoro Tourist Hotel (B). FB Day 9 - The encounter with mountains gorillas Early morning entry into the gorilla sanctuary of Bwindi Forest. The rainforest is spectacular as it offers a dramatic, heavily forested and dense landscape crisscrossed by numerous animal trails, allowing access for tourists. This park is best known for the fascinating mountains gorillas, where the time taken and terrain varies according to the movements of these marvelous primates. The thrill of spending time with and observing the gorillas is a rare, moving, awesome and exciting adventure. The gorillas are shy and peaceful animals and it is an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they interact with each other. Dinner and overnight at Bwindi Gorilla Resort or Nkuringo Lodge (C) or Buhoma Community – Kisoro Tourist Hotel (B). FB Day 10 - The wonderful Lake Bunyonyi Take breakfast before making a scenic journey to Kabale through the beautiful terrain of the rolling hills with terraced landscape. An area referred as the "Switzerland of Africa”. Stopover at the Bakiga Museum in Kabale to discover the culture of the people living in the area. Lunch at Arcadia Cottages, with unique and amazing panoramic view of the Lake Bunyonyi, the deepest in Uganda. Afternoon boat ride inside the lake to various islands for bird viewing and sight seeing. Return to Arcadia Cottages for dinner and overnight. FB Day 11 - Lake Mburo National Park After breakfast, you will drive to Lake Mburo National Park, the smallest in Uganda in size. Take a game drive in search for the beautiful impalas, zebras, cape buffalos, elands, oribi and topi. Along with the game drive, many visitors also enjoy a boat trip on Lake Mburo. The park is a very good opportunity for bird watchers, who will enjoy more than 250 species of birds found here, including Papyrus gonoleks, Brown-faced lapwings, Carruther’s cisticolas. Stop over at the Equator on the way back to Kampala for dinner and overnight at Hotel Africana or similar (C) or Ivys Hotel (B). FB Day 12 Reserved for departure. BB CHOOSE BETWEEN CLASSIC (C) OR BUDGET TARIFF (B) The tariff includes: -Airport transfer - Full board accommodation - Ground transportation 4x4 Land Cruiser or minibus -English speaking Driver/Guide - Entrance fees, taxes and “gorilla permit”
The tariff does not include: - Air ticket. - Tourist insurance - Entrance visas: USD 30 directly from Entebbe Int. Airport. - Extra drinks and tips.