8 DAYS BEST OF UGANDA SAFARI
Uganda has fast become a top draw destination for travellers from all over the world that are looking for the perfect and complete African safari. The ultimate variety that Uganda has can be seen in the landscapes, topography, plant life, wildlife, birdlife, culture and peoples – is mind-boggling, and guaranteed to captivate all types of travellers, whatever their interest. Uganda has it all, Wildlife, Culture, Heritage and Tradition, isn’t it time you discovered Uganda with us?
1st Day: Arrival to Entebbe
Arrive in Entebbe, meet your guide and transfer to the hotel. A charming town, Entebbe is situated on the shore of Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure, relaxing or exploring the town for a chance to experience the local culture. Overnight stay in Entebbe.
2nd Day: Entebbe – Kibale Forest
Breakfast at the hotel. Set off to Kibale Forest National Park, enjoying the changing landscapes as you leave the town behind. Arrive in the afternoon and check in at your lodge. Kibale is a huge protected rainforest, known for being the home of a large number of primates such as chimpanzees red-tailed monkeys and grey-cheeked mangabey. Overnight stay in Kibale.
3rd Day: Kibale Forest – Queen Elizabeth National Park
Breakfast at the lodge. Spend the morning at your leisure, relaxing at the lodge or exploring the area at your own pace. Nature lovers cannot miss out on an exciting optional Chimpanzee Tracking Excursion. * In the afternoon head to Queen Elizabeth National Park, enjoying the captivating natural landscapes along the way. Arrive in Queen Elizabeth National Park, known for its brilliant game viewing and home to many large mammals. Get comfortable at the lodge and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
* Optional Chimpanzee Tracking Excursion:
Go in search of man’s most genetically similar animal, and begin with a trek through the rainforest until you make the first sightings of the Chimpanzees. Watch as the group go about their daily activities such as feeding, climbing, raising their young and noisily interacting with each other while enjoying informative insights from your expert guide.
4th Day: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Set off early for a sunrise game drive in Uganda’s most popular national park for the best chance of spotting the abundant wildlife of the region including lions, buffalo, elephants and nocturnal animals such as hyenas and leopards, with the beautiful soundtrack of morning bird song to accompany you. Return to the lodge for a late breakfast and relax at your leisure. Later, set off for an afternoon Launch Cruise on the Kanziga Channel, famous for its hippos, Nile crocodiles and buffalo. Overnight stay in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
5th Day: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Breakfast at the lodge. Drive south through the Ishasha area, famed for its tree-climbing lions, towards Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Spend the journey admiring the spectacular natural landscape. Continue to the southern sector of Bwindi, the iconic national park home to the elusive and endangered mountain gorillas. Arrive at the lodge and spend the rest of the day relaxing at your leisure. Overnight stay in Bwindi.
6th Day: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Early breakfast at the lodge and set off to the Park Offices to register for your exciting Gorilla Tracking Excursion. Be assigned a particular family of Gorillas and head into the magical rainforest, abundant with colourful birds, butterfly and animals species, until you finally reach the group of Gorillas. Watch in awe as these majestic animals go about their daily lives, grooming, feeding and interacting with each other. It is an unforgettable experience to see Gorillas in the wild. Trek back to base and return to the lodge. Overnight stay in Bwindi.
7th Day: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Lake Mburo National Park
Breakfast at the lodge. Leave Bwindi and drive towards Lake Mburo National Park, situated on the border of Tanzania and home to various species of savannah animals including lions, hyenas, zebras and giraffes, as well as water-loving animals such as hippos and crocodiles who can be found by the lake. Enjoy fantastic game-viewing as you make your way towards the lodge. Arrive and overnight stay in Lake Mburo.
8th Day: Lake Mburo – Entebbe – Night on board
Breakfast at the lodge. This morning, enjoy either a game drive or a fascinating guided forest-walk to get up close to the local wildlife. Afterwards, head back to Entebbe, stopping at the Equator, where you can stand in both hemispheres at once, and visit the Royal Drum Makers of Mpambire, masters of making hand-made drums. Arrive in Entebbe and transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
End of Trip
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