Uganda holiday safari / Vacations(13 days)

Uganda is Africa condesed with the best of everything the continent has to offer it's the home of the longest river Nile river in the world, the tallest mountain range in Africa , the glacier capped Rwenzoris,Lake Victoria the largest fresh water in Africa, highest concentration of the primates in the world including more than half of the remaining mountain gorillas roams it's forests, the birds in the western, eastern northern,free flowing waters, dense vegetations with huge tropical forested trees forested trees.

Day 1: Murchison Falls National Park Uganda.
 

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After an early breakfast, set out for Murchison Falls national park via Masindi town arrive at the park. It is named because of the spectacular Murchison Falls, where the world’s longest river detonates fervently through a tapered crevice in the Rift Valley escarpment to thrust into a foaming pool 43m below. Along the way , you will visit the Zziwa rhino sanctuary . This sanctuary was set up to reintroduce rhinoceros to Uganda which had become extinct in 1982. This 70 square kilometer sanctuary in an immaculate bush country is currently home to the only wild rhinos in Uganda. The long term goal is to build a sustainable rhino population and move rhinos back to their original habitat in Uganda’s protected areas. Wildlife populations have largely recovered from the poaching of the 1980s; in the lush borassus grassland to the north of the Nile, elephant, buffalo, giraffe and a variety of antelope are regularly encountered on game drives, while lion are seen with increasing incidence. Visit the top of the falls. You will have an opportunity to see the Nile’s beauty perfected as you watch the Nile water fall into a 45 meter plunge, forming a rainbow. And then later your will retire for dinner and over night at.

Budget- Reds Chillis Banda
Moderate -Sambiya River lodge
Up Market – Paraa Lodge / Nile Safari Lodge
Day 2: Game drive and Launch cruise
Early in the morning, you will take a cup of coffee and then go for a game drive where you will encounter Giraffes, Lions, Elephants, baboons, and a number of different antelopes. Return to the lodge for mid morning breakfast and then later in the after noon , In the after lunch go for a launch cruise on the Victoria Nile upstream to the base of the Murchison falls. Expected are Hippos, crocodiles, Water bucks, and a wide variety of bird species. Reach the “Devils Cauldron” where you will take a clear view of the majestic falls. Return for dinner and over

night at your lodge
Budget- Reds Chillis Banda
Moderate -Sambiya River lodge
Up Market – Paraa Lodge / Nile Safari Lodge
Day 3: Kibale National Park Uganda ( 7-8 hours)
Travel to Kibale Forest national park from Murchison Falls national Park. The drive takes you through the verdant country side of the Albertine Escarpment . The drive will take you through the village of Kagadi and Hoima with lunch en route. Budget – Chimps nest Moderate – Primates Lodge Kanyankyu Cottages / Rwenzori View Guest House Up Market - Ndali Lodge Day 4 Chimpanzee tracking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth Np. Early morning breakfast and then trek the Kibale Forest to search for Man’s closet cousins the Chimpanzees .(persons must be of a minimum age of 15 years). The forest is also home to other primates like grey cheeked mangabeys, baboons and vervet monkeys. . In the after noon, you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth Np . You will visit the crater lakes region and then transfer for dinner and over night at
Budget – Albertine Camp

Moderate – Hippo Hill Camp
Luxury – Mweya Safari lodge/ Jacana safari lodge
Day5: Game drive and launch cruise.
Wake up early in the mornings and take cup of tea or coffee. Go for a game drive along Kasenyi track to see the herds of Buffalo, Elephant, Warthog and Lion. Return to the lodge for mid morning break fast. After lunch, a two-hour launch cruise along the Kazinga channel proffers visitors a unique opportunity to encounter at close quarters hippo and a variety of bird species common to the park. The prolific bird life is colorful and astonishing with well over 550 resident species. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.

DAY 6: PROCEED TO THE JUNGLE OF BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST

After breakfast drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park through picturesque panorama where the overriding topography is of terraced farmland and deep valleys. Lunch, dinner and overnight at
Gorilla Resort Camp or Lake Kitandara tented camp(Luxury) or Buhoma Rest camp.
DAY 7: GORILLA TRACKING IN THE BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST

At the Buhoma Headquaters of the Uganda Wildlife Authority a ranger guide will brief you about Gorilla trekking protocol. You should carry a packed lunch and water for this activity. The time taken to track gorillas is erratic for it can take 2- 10 hours. This is the one of the unique tour activities that Uganda has. And onencounter of these gorillas, one may be forced to say; it is a worthwhile!!!! Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Day 8 :To Kisoro

After breakfast depart for kisoro, stopping at the Kanaba gap to view the Virunga volcanoes and terraced hills, visit Lake Mutanda and take a wake at its shores. Stay in Kisoro for a night and relax your tiered legs.

Dinner and over night at Budget – Nkuringo safari Centre
Moderate – Travelers Rest Kisoro / Nkuringo Safari LodgeUp Market – Clouds Lodge
Day 9:Another day of Gorilla Tracking (optional at US$600-subject to booking in Advance)
Track gorillas (subject to the availability of gorilla permits at the time of booking). Alternatively, go for birding, caving. Hill walking, caldera climb, and pygmy (Batwa) visit or simply relax at the hotel. Day 10: To Lake Mburo National Park Very early in the morning, given the little time, take breakfast, then have a drive of 4 hours to Lake Mburo National Park. A game drive today will enable us to see the zebras, topes, elephants, elands, impalas, buffaloes antelopes , etc. Dinner and overnight at
Budget- Rwonyo BandasModerate- Arcadia Lake Mburo Camp
Up market – Mantana Luxury tented Camp
Day 11: To Ssese Island.

After breakfast set off to the Ssese Islands via Masaka and arrive on time at the Bukakata ferry destined for Bugala Island.
Stay overnight and enjoy the Lake breeze at Ssese Palm Beach Resort/ Ssese habitat Resort / Mirembe Resort.

Day 12: At Ssese Island.
Enjoy the stunning sunrise and after breakfast go bird watching and morning forest walk. Look out for primates like monkeys , a prolific variety of water and forest birds including; Hornbill, Turaco, Flycatcher, weaver, Fish Eagle, and colorful butterflies. In the afternoon that is after lunch set for Busaka on a motorized boat for bird watching by the water fall. Relax on the white sand beaches the tour the Island.

Day 13: Transfer to Entebbe

In the morning set for Entebbe by the early morning ferry . Have lunch and then later you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.
Please note that we also provide tailor made safaris and tours or expeditions to Africa involving cruises, visiting primates, sightseeing tours, adventure trails , mount trekking and trips to various safari journeys in Africa.

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