National Parks to Raging Rivers
ACROSS UGANDA ITINERARY
Day-1: Arrive Kampala
Arrival at Entebbe airport, meet and greet and transfer to Kampala. Briefing. Time allowing we will do a city tour around Kampala we will visit the Kasubi (Royal) Tombs in the event they are open. No meals included.
Day-2: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
After an early breakfast, we depart to Nakitoma to the recently opened Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary (170 Kms northwest from Kampala and half way to Murchison Falls National Park). Game drive and track the white rhinos that are spending the hot hours in the swampy areas . Then we proceed to Masindi, where we will have lunch. We continue our journey to Murchison Falls National Park. We drive through a beautiful landscape, where the land flattens towards the north as you head to the bottom of the Victoria Nile. As we enter the national park, we will do a game drive on the way to our lodge. Check in and relax for the rest of the evening. Dinner and overnight
Day-3: Murchison Falls National Park
Morning game drive in the northern bank of river Nile as we look out for the elephant, lion, cape buffalo, Rhothschild giraffe, hartebeest, oribi, bushbuck, bohor reedbuck, spotted hyena and if lucky you could even spot the leopard. In the afternoon we take a boat cruise upstream to the 'bottom of the falls'. The Nile here gets calm at the base of the falls, we stop a few metres from the 'Devil's Cauldron's where it compresses 47 meters to squeeze through a 6-meter canyon dropping 40 metres with a thunderous roar. En-route, marvel at the, hippos, crocodiles and over this 17 km stretch you may see elephants as well as many bird species like goliath heron, pelican bee - eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. Dinner and overnight
Day-4: Fort Portal via Hoima
Today we drive to Fort Portal via Hoima, in a breathtaking landscape that forms the Albertine western Rift Valley. It is a long drive (8 to 9 hours) but we will have several stop overs to relax, and sightseeing as we pass verdant countryside, traditional homesteads and farms. We will have our packed/picnic lunch on the way. Check in and relax for the rest of the evening. Dinner and overnight
Day-5: Kibale Forest NP Chimpanzees
We head to Kibale Forest NP, where all morning is dedicated to search for chimpanzees and other primate including: red colobus, blues, red tailed and gray - cheeked mangabey. In the afternoon we will do an afternoon nature walk at Bigodi wetland located in Magombe swamp. This area is recognized for a extensive array of biodiversity among which are several primates species like the red colobus monkey, baboon, black & white colobus monkey, blue monkey grey cheeked, mangabey, vervet monkey, red tailed monkey and the L’Hoest monkey Dinner and overnight
Day-6: Morning visit the crater lakes area, then transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP
This morning we will go to visit the crater lakes. Many of these crater lakes are found in the Western part of Uganda, near and around the two areas of Kibale and Queen Elizabeth National Park. Although some might be saline with a strong smell, there is a good number with freshwater lakes.
Day-7: Day in park, morning game drive and afternoon boat ride on Kazinga Channel
In the early morning we do a game drive in the Kasenyi area, within QENP, on a look out for the lions, buffalos, elephants, and large numbers of Uganda Kobs and other antelopes.
After lunch at our lodge, we will go for a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel, to look out for the hippos, great herds of buffaloes, and lots of water birds.
Day-8: Morning drive to Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park
In the early morning we do another game drive in the Kasenyi area, within QENP. Afterwards, we will go back to the lodge for breakfast and then we drive to Ishasha, which is in the southern sector of Queen Elisabeth National Park.
We will arrive in time for lunch at Wilderness Camp, before going for a game drive looking for the tree climbing lions and other game.
Day-9: Morning drive to Lake Mburo National Park, afternoon boat ride
This morning we drive to Lake Mburo National Park, located in Kiruhura District in the Western Region of Uganda . Once in the park, we embark on a 3-hour game drive in search of the many species the park has to offer. The park has a variety of animals such as zebra, hippopotamus, impala, warthog, common eland, African buffalo, jackal, lion, African leopard, and over 300 bird species.
Later, we will head to the lakeshore to enjoy a 2-hour boat trip. During the cruise, spot hippos, hornbills, and papyrus gonaleks.
Day-10: Morning game drive and transfer back to Entebbe, evening departure
This morning we will do one last game drive, before heading back to Entebbe for your onward flight home.
End of services
Prices are quoted in USD per person sharing and are subject to change until paid in full.
Price per person sharing for 2 - 4 people: $4398.00
Airport transfers by private vehicle
Ziwa Rhino Trek
Accommodation in Entebbe on BB
Accommodation upcountry on Full Board in midrange lodges
Ground transportation by 4x4 tourist vehicle with an English Speaking Guide
Visit to the top of the falls
Private Game drives
Shared boat rides in Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo
Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale $200
Nature walk in Bigodi
Visit to the crater lakes area
Water on board
Departure taxes and any excess baggage charges.
Entry Visa where required
Expenses of a personal nature such as bottled drinks, mineral water, laundry, showers etc.
Extra expenses and/of additional days caused due to unexpected events (such as land slides and other natural events.)
Personal medical and travel insurance
Tips and Gratitude
Tour must be paid in full at time of booking
Price excludes single supplements where they apply.
Price applies to tours taken during 15 - 30 November 2023, subject to availability E&OE
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