24 DAY UGANDA CLASSIC SAFARI (INS014)

24 DAY UGANDA CLASSIC SAFARI (INS014)

24 DAY UGANDA CLASSIC SAFARI

Tour Code: INS014

NGAMBA ISLANDS, SSESE ISLANDS, CIY TOUR, RAFTING, MURCHISON FALLS, KIBALE FOREST,SEMILIKI,QUEEN ELIZABETH, BWIND IMPENETRABLE,LAKE BUNYONYI, LAKE MBURO AND MOUNT ELGON NATIONAL PARK.


 

Day One: Arrival.

One of our company representatives will pick you from your hotel and transfer you to your place of accommodation. Dinner and overnight stay at Imperial resort Beach hotel BB –top range and Gately Inn Entebbe for midrange-FB and Budget-BB.

Day Two: Entebbe-Ngamba Islands

Have an early breakfast and transfer to Ngamba Islands for a short           excursion to Ngamba islands for a chimp habituation experience. After a pleasant boat ride you will reach Ngamba Island, where you will be directed to the visitors centre to learn more about the chimps and their lifestyle. You will be able to view and photograph these fascinating apes in their natural environment. In the afternoon you will take a boat ride back to Entebbe. Dinner and overnight stay at Imperial resort Beach hotel BB –top range and Gately Inn Entebbe for midrange-FB and Budget-BB.

Day Three: Transfer to Ssese Island.

After breakfast, relax for a while and have an early lunch at the hotel. Drive to Nakiwogo for your transfer to Ssese Islands at 2.00pm. The island will give you the Caribbean experience with their white sand beaches and sky blue waters. You will also encounter the vervet and colobus monkey, a variety of bird species and scores of butterflies. Dinner and overnight at Ssese Island beach hotel FB.

Day four: Ssese Islands.

After an early breakfast, you will take part in an optional activity of your choice a forest walk, half day fishing or an island tour. Dinner and overnight stay at Ssese Islands beach hotel.

Day Five: Ssese Islands –Kampala

Have an early breakfast and board the ferry at 8.00 o’clock for your transfer to Kampala and arrive just in time for lunch at your hotel. We shall visit some interesting places around the city. These include Kasubi tombs (a burial ground for the Buganda Kings.), the Uganda Museum and Uganda Maytrs Shrine. Depending on the week day, we could also go for some cultural entertainment at Ndere Cultural centre. (Optional activities).Overnight stay at Emin Pasha hotel-top range, Caccia lodge-Midrange and Banda Inns-Budget.

Day six: Kampala- Murchison Falls.

  After an early breakfast, drive to Murchison Falls National Park, the most beautiful protected area in Uganda with a lunch stop at Masindi . You will visit the magnificent Falls (top of the falls) where you will enjoy and marvel at the mighty Nile being forced in a seven meter crevice to thunder 45 meters below in a series of cascades that can be viewed at different points at the summit. Dinner and Overnight at Nile safari Lodge –Top Range FB, Sambiya river Lodge-Midrange HB and Red Chilli Rest Camp – budget,BB.

Day Seven: Murchison Falls National Park.

Start the day with an early morning Game Drive on the Buligi, Albert or Queens tracks north of river Nile escorted with a ranger,  View a variety of wild game  like Giraffe, Antelope, Lion, Elephant , the Uganda Kob Oribis, Waterbucks, and a variety of savannah woodland birds. At 14.00hrs after lunch, you go on a Nile cruise for game viewing at close quarters; this is a paradise for hippos and crocodiles. There are also a variety of birds like Herons, King Fishers, Skimmers, Fish eagle and the rare shoe bill. Dinner and Overnight at Nile safari Lodge –Top Range FB, Sambiya river Lodge-Midrange HB and Red Chilli Rest Camp – budget,BB.

Day Eight: Murchison Falls- Kibale National Park.

After an early breakfast, set off to fort portal and arrive in time for lunch in a town restaurant then continue to Kibale forest National Park -35kms from fort portal. Dinner and Overnight at Primate Lodge Kibale (Luxury safari tents FB) top range / Cottages – Budget,BB and midrange at the mountains of the moon hotel,BB.

Day Nine: Kibale National Park.

After breakfast, report to Kanyanchu Tourist centre where tourist activities begin and set out to track Chimpanzee in the forest. The National Park is a home of the endangered Chimpanzee and boosts of having one of the highest concentrations of primates in East Africa. Primate Species includes endangered chimpanzee, threatened red colobus monkey, Black and White colobus, Blue monkey bush babies and the Nocturnal Potto. After lunch, have an optional nature walk to the Bigodi Wetland. This is a community based activity that was set up to enable tourists give back to the community and yet enjoy the nature offered by the swamp like many colorful butterflies, birds and other plant species. Dinner and overnight at Mountains of the moons hotel-BB.

Day Ten: Fort Portal-Bundibugyo.

Have an early breakfast and transfer to Semiliki National Park in Bundigyo with a packed Lunch. You can visit the Sempaya Hot springs. After Lunch, Visit the Pygmies just adjacent to Ntandi park gate. These comprise of the Bamba and Bakonjo. Take note of their ways of Living. Return to fort portal for dinner and overnight at mountains of the moon hotel-BB

Day Ten: Eleven- Queen Elizabeth National Park.

After Breakfast, depart northwards to Queen Elizabeth National Park and arrive in the Afternoon. Have lunch at the lodge and relax for a while. After lunch, go for a nature walk to Maramagambo forest (Optional activity). View a variety of plant and tree species. With the same nature walk, you can view a variety of birds, butterflies and primates. Visit the bat cave and take a closer look at the bats. If lucky, you will spot the rock pythons that occasionally feed on the Bats. Dinner and overnight at Mweya safari lodge-top range FB, King fisher lodge kichwamba-midrange HB and Mweya hostel-budget,BB.

Day Twelve: Queen Elizabeth National Park.

After an early morning breakfast, go for a game drive heading for the mating grounds of the Uganda Kobs. Also view other animals like lions, Elephants, Topi, Bushbucks and Buffaloes. After Lunch, we will go for a launch cruise along the Kazinga channel at 15.00hrs.This is a natural channel that joins Lake Edward to Lake George. Actually this is one of your highlights for the Safari. On this cruise you will view abundant birdlife, buffaloes, Elephants and perhaps the highest concentration of Hippos in Africa. Dinner and overnight at Mweya safari lodge-top range,FB King fisher lodge kichwamba-midrange HB and Mweya hostel-budget,BB

Day Thirteen: Queen Elizabeth-Bwindi.

After an early breakfast, transfer to Bwindi through Ishasha sector famous for the tree climbing lions, if lucky you will spot some. Bwindi is famous for the rare Mountain gorillas. The Park also harbors at least 120 animal species including chimpanzees, L’Hoest’s monkeys, red and blue tailed monkeys. Dinner and Overnight at Gorilla resort, top- range, Buhoma community camps- midrange, HB and Bwindi view bandas –budget,BB.

Day fourteen: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

 After an early breakfast, Set off for gorilla trekking. hikers will love it Gorilla trekking is unpredictable, it is difficult to foresee how many hours you will hike, the gorilla trekking may take 2-8hours , expect to walk long distances in steep muddy conditions sometimes with rain overhead before you encounter any gorillas. Your efforts will be rewarded when you have an encounter with the humble giants. For conservation purposes, the time spent with gorillas is one hour.  Dinner and Overnight at Gorilla resort, top- range, Buhoma community Camps- midrange, HB and Bwindi view bandas –budget,BB.

Day Fifteen: Bwindi- Lake Bunyonyi.

Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. Drive through Kigezi terraces. This gives spectacular scenery. Arrive at Lake Bunyonyi in the afternoon and have lunch at the Lodge, you can have a boat ride or go for a Nature walk or any activity of your choice. (0ptional activity.) Dinner and overnight at Natures Prime Island-FB

 

Day sixteen: Lake Bunyonyi.

After an early breakfast, you can involve yourself in other optional activities like Bird Watching, Swimming and a village walk to the Batwa and Bakiga communities. Take note of their local livelihoods. Return to the lodge for Lunch. You can relax this afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Natures Prime Island-FB

Day Seventeen: Lake Bunyonyi- Lake Mburo National Park.

After an early breakfast, drive to Lake Mburo with a lunch stop in Mbarara town. Arrive in the afternoon, relax for a while and go for an optional evening game drive through the fringing swamp area.  View a variety of Zebras, rare and shy sitatunga, antelope, topi and the gigantic eland. Dinner and Overnight at Mihingo Lodge –top range FB, Mantana tented camps-midrange FB and  Rwonyo camp – budget Bed only.

Day eighteen: Lake Mburo National Park.

 After an early breakfast, you will take an interesting safari walk, this park boosts the best Nature walks in all parks and it’s only this park that you can see Game/wild life on a walk. After lunch, have an afternoon boat trip to cool off and also to enable us spot more water species like hippos, birds and occasional Nile Crocodiles. Dinner and Overnight at Mihingo Lodge –top range FB, Mantana tented camps-midrange FB and   Rwonyo camp - budget.

 

Day Nineteen: Lake Mburo- Kampala.

On this Day have an early morning Breakfast and transfer to Kampala. Stop at some interesting places like the equator. Have lunch, you can take some photographs or buy some souvenirs at one of our craft shops, Classic African Art Kayabwe.  Arrive in Kampala Late in the Afternoon. This evening, we can have an optional tour around town. We will go for dinner in a nice restaurant, there after, visit some nice hang out places like discotheques.  Dinner and overnight stay at Emin Pasha hotel-top range, Caccia lodge-Midrange and Banda Inns-Budget. (BB)

Day Twenty: Kampala-Mount Elgon National Park

Depart for Sipi Falls on the slopes of Mt. Elgon at 8.00 a.m., have a lunch stop in Jinja town, there after continue to Mount Elgon.. After checking in your hotel, go for an optional village walk in the afternoon through the local Sabinyi shambas. Dinner and overnight stay at Budget-Crow’s Nest and Lacam Lodge-Midrange.

Day Twenty One: Mount Elgon National Park             

Have breakfast, thereafter, go for a hike to the Mt Elgon forest Exploration Center for guided walks. The same nature walk will provide a view of regenerating forests, fields of colorful flowers, extensive stands of Bamboo, and birds like chested bee –eater. Black and white colubus and blue Monkey can be spotted. In the afternoon you will take a walk to the bottom of the falls and have a picnic lunch. Enjoy the serene atmosphere at the falls, returning for dinner and overnight at Budget-Crow’s Nest bed only, Midrange-Lacam Lodge FB.

Day Twenty two: Mount Elgon-Jinja

Depart Sipi after breakfast with your packed lunch. Arrive in Jinja in the afternoon and have an optional visit to some interesting places like the source of the Nile for a boat ride and the scenic bujagali falls. Dinner and Overnight Stay at the Haven.

Day Twenty three: Jinja-Rafting

After an early breakfast, you can go for rafting in the exciting waters of the Nile .enjoy this thrilling water adventure. You can either go for a half day rafting or full day rafting. Alternatively, you could go for quad biking (optional activities) Dinner and overnight at the Haven.

Day Twenty four: Jinja-Kampala (departure.)

Have an early breakfast and transfer to Kampala. Arrive just in time for your departure flights. Depart with beautiful memories of your safari

Note: Prices apply are subject to change without notice. For more details and tailor-made safaris please contact us.

 

Included in the package

  • 23 nights’ accommodation  and meals as stated
  • Transport (4WD) and Fuel for the whole trip plus a full time safari guide
  • 3Game drives and 2 launch cruises
  • Park entrance charges
  • Gorilla and chimp permits
  • Water throughout the trip
  • Boat and ferry transfers.
  • Lunch enroute on your 1st and last day of your safari.
  • Safari walk
  • Nature walk at Bigodi Swamp

 Excluded from the package:

  • Phone calls, bar bills, laundry bills, extra meals and any other personal expense not included on the itinerary.

Tips

  • Fees for extra activities not included in the itinerary as well as optional activities on Lake Bunyonyi, Kampala, Jinja and Ssese Islands

 Note:

  • All Gorilla trips must be booked three months in advance and can only be confirmed depending on availability of gorilla permit.
  • Gorilla permit cost USD 500 per person. please note, due to high demand you are advised to book  for your gorilla safari at least 4 (four) months.  
  • Prices apply till are subject to change without notice. For more details and tailor-made safaris please contact us.

 

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