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Uganda Deluxe Safari - 21 Days

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Elephant - Uganda Deluxe SafariDay 01 : Kampala - Murchison Falls National Park

Begin the panoramic drive north-west through the famous Luwero Triangle and Masindi Town to Murchison Falls National Park arriving in time for lunch. After lunch, proceed to spectacularly situated site at the top of the Falls where you can see the Nile's beauty perfected! Marvel at the Nile, compressing from 50 meters to squeeze through a 6 metre canyon dropping 40 metres with a thunderous roar creating a beautiful rainbow, a plume of spray and the best thing that happened to the Nile..."the Murchison Falls".

Dinner and overnight stay at Sambiya River Lodge

Day 02 : Murchison Falls National Park

Giraffes - Murchison Falls National ParkProceed for a forest walk in Pabidi Forest. Primates resident in this forest include l' hoestes, red colobus, blues, red tailed monkeys and gray cheeked mangabeys. The guide will provide detailed explanations, not only about primates, but also on all the forest flora and fauna and will ensure that our walk is both informative and enjoyable.

This walk is excellent for birdwatching and for seeing primates at close quarters. After a picnic lunch, proceed to cross over the northern bank. Spend the rest of the day relaxing by the beautiful free-form swimming pool.

The temperature cools towards the end of that afternoon and this is the ideal time to go for another game drive.

Return in time for a refreshing sundowner as you unwind and watch the sun slip slowly below the Blue Mountains of Congo.

Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge – B,L,D

Day 03 : Murchison Falls National Park

Early morning game drive on the northern Bank. Your guide will help you spot Elephant, Lion, Cape buffalo, Rothschild's giraffe, hartebeest, Waterbuck, Oribi, Bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard. After a packed lunch picnic, go for a boat safari upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls stopping just tens of metres from the "Devil's Cauldron". En-route, marvel at the toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over this 17 km stretch you may see elephant, waterbuck and Uganda Kob. This is also a zone of many bird species like Goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. After taking shots of photogenic Murchison Falls, return to Paraa Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 04 : Kibale National Park

All day drive south via Hoima to Fort Portal through verdant countryside and past traditional homesteads and farms. Fort-Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon.

Dinner and overnight stay at Kibale Tented Camp – B,L,D

Day 05 : Kibale National Park

All day search of chimpanzee and 10 other primate including l' hoestes, red colobus, blues, red tailed and gray-cheeked mangabey. The guide will provide detailed explanations, not only on primates, but on all the forest fauna and flora and will ensure that your walk is both informative and enjoyable.

This walk is excellent for viewing bird life and seeing primates at close quarters.

Dinner and overnight stay at Kibale Tented Camp – B,L,D

Day 06 : Kibale Nat. Park - Queen Elizabeth Nat Park

Proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park following the mystical Ruwenzori Mountain range for much of the journey. A game drive en route may be rewarded with views of lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, hyena and a variety of antelope species. Enjoy the unique 2 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 colourful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species. Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge, a 5 star lodge beautifully situated on a bluff overlooking the Kazinga Channel .

Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge – B,L,D

Day 07 : Queen Elizabeth National Park

Two game drives today. Queen Elizabeth National Park 's diverse eco-system of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. Game drives in this park, with the massive Rwenzoris as a backdrop provides excellent opportunities to see lion, leopard, giant forest hog, cape buffalo, elephants, defassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, Topi and bush buck. These two game drives and the boat trip (taken prior) are a memorable method of discovering a vast array of Ugandan wildlife.

Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge – B,L,D

Day 08 : Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park's diverse Eco-system of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. An early morning walk in the spectacular Kyambura Gorge provides excellent opportunities to see chimpanzees, l'hoestes, red colobus, black and white colobus and more. After a picnic lunch, return to the Mweya Area for another exciting and scintillating game drive.

Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge – B,L,D

Day 09 : Queen Elizabeth Nat. Park - Bwindi Nat. Park

Drive through the "Switzerland of Africa" area known as the Kigezi Highlands with its terraced hillside and winding roads to Bwindi.

Dinner and overnight stay at Volcano Tented Camp – B,L,D

Day 10 : Bwindi National Park

Early morning entry into Gorilla sanctuary. This rainforest is spectacular. It offers a dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but criss-crossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. Mammals recorded include the endangered mountain gorilla, rare golden monkey, buffalo, elephant, black-fronted duiker, bushbuck, leopard, giant forest log and others.

This park is best known for the fascinating gorillas. The time taken and the terrain varies according to the movements of this marvelous primates. The thrill of spending time and observing the gorillas is a rare, moving, awesome and exciting adventure. The gorilla is a shy and peaceful animal and it is unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they interact.

Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Homestead – B,L,D

Day 11 : Bwindi National Park

After breakfast, you will proceed on a forest walk to see more of what Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is all about. It is the richest East African forest in bio diversity. Almost without comparison! You will see the picturesque triple waterfalls, lots and lots of birds, butterflies and beautiful trees. Look over the panoramas of Congo and down south to Rwanda. Late afternoon transfer to Kihihi.

Dinner and overnight stay at Savannah Resort Hotel – B,L,D

Day 12 : Bwindi Nat. Park - Queen Elizabeth Nat. Park

Early morning transfer to Ishasha Area of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Ishasha is home to the famous tree-climbing lions and the large herds of game. The scenic beauty, the size of the euphorbias and combination of riverine forest, Savannah plain and equatorial forest makes this a memorable day, only found in Africa.

Dinner and overnight stay at Savannah Resort Hotel – B,L,D

Day 13 : Queen Elizabeth National Park

Drive through the "Switzerland of Africa" area known as the Kigezi Highlands with its terraced hillside and winding roads to Bwindi.

Dinner and overnight stay at Volcano Tented Camp – B,L,D

Days 14 - 15 : Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

More Gorilla tracking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Parc du Vulcans in Rwanda. Two amazing chances to see the fascinating, but seriously endangered gorillas.

Dinner and overnight stay at Travellers Rest Camp – B,L,D

Days 16 - 17 : Lake Bunyonyi

Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. This mountain tarn is surrounded by terraced hills. The setting is truly beautiful. Enjoy Bilharzia- free swimming, dug out canoeing, sunbathing, hilly walks or mountain bike riding and cray fishing.

Dinner and overnight at Swedish Far Out Island Camp – B,L,D

Day 18 : Lake Mburo National Park

After an early breakfast, you will drive to Lake Mburo National Park. Enter the Park through the Nshara Gate. Afternoon game drive along the Lakeshore track. With its own system of game trails and cleared walkways the "Kigambara Loop" offers interesting guided lakeside walks. Find here herds of zebra, Cape buffalo and eland. Oribi and topi are easily approached. Along with a game drive, many visitors enjoy a boat trip on Lake Mburo. Self-guided nature trails are also available. Birdwatchers, will enjoy the more than 250 species of birds found in Lake Mburo including Papyrus Gonolek, Brown faced Lapwing. Carruther's Cisticola, the extraordinary White winged Warbler and Bare-Faced-Go-Away bird. Return to Lake Mburo Tented Camp for candlelit dinners and first class service, all under canvas in the heart of the African Bush under the starry African sky.

Day 19 : Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast, proceed for a game drive or a safari walk under the escort of an armed ranger. The Kopjes are particularly interesting and camouflage kilpspringers and topis. Due to cattle herding in the area it is amusing to see zebra grazing alongside the long horned Ankore Cattle peaceably. Return for lunch which should be taken leisurely enjoying the view of the lakes in this park. Enjoy the boat ride on Lake Mburo and get quite close to crocs and hippos. This is the only park where you are not entirely imprisoned in a vehicle. Rather refreshing!

Dinner and overnight stay at lake Mburo Tented Camp – B,L,D

Day 20 : Lake Mburo National Park – Kampala

After breakfast, off you go for one more game drive. After lunch, drive back to Kampala stopping at the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers en route where you will able to watch the ceremonial drums being crafted using methods passed down through generations. There will also be time to stop at the equator for photographs.

Overnight stay at a hotel of your choice

Day 21 : Kampala

Your day of leisure enjoy personalized options. You could go for a tour of Kampala City. This vibrant African city has quite a number of attractions. This trip culminates at the Uganda Craft Village where you can buy curios, souvenirs and mementos to remind you of your Uganda tour and also as gifts for your family and friends back home.

You could go either white water rafting, or a tour of Jinja which is home to the source of the Nile, Bujagali Falls and Samuka Island or take an boat ride to Ngamba Island to see chimpanzees that have been rescued from unscrupulous wildlife dealers and from urban captivity.

Not Included in the Package

  • Some alcoholic beverages and other personal expenses
  • Lunch and dinner while in Kampala on departure day (account direct)
  • Gratuities to drivers - guides and staff members - $7-$10 per person per day
  • Intra-Uganda Airport departure taxes ($2 per flight payable at departures)
  • Uganda International departure tax ($40 payable at departure)
  • Pre-trip inoculations
  • International Airfares
  • Uganda visa fees (estimate $75 per person)
  • Travel Insurance

Please Note:

All private charter flights are subject to weight limits that can not be exceeded for safety reasons. If these weight limits are exceeded then the travelers will be held responsible for the extra costs incurred to upgrade the charter flight.

Sometimes these flights cannot be upgraded due to all charter planes being booked - this could result in a delay in travel time and pose problems for the travelers. Your luggage weight should not exceed 33 lbs. per traveler.

Please advise us on the weight for your travel. Most charter flights are booked on single engine aircraft. In the event of bad weather prevailing, it may be necessary to upgrade to a twin engine plane which is approved for instrument flight conditions. If this occurs, the extra cost of the twin engine plane will be your responsibility.

Uganda Deluxe  Safari - 21 Days

 

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