13 days / 12 nights North West Uganda Safari Tour - 13 Days

Have a blissful view of the tree climbing lions, rhinos, hiking to the top of falls, launch cruise, and view the wonderful endangered Chimpanzees and Gorillas.

Tour code: SON 11

Overview

  • See the rhinos at Ziwa rhino sanctuary.
  • Early morning game drive.
  • Launch cruise on the Nile river.
  • Chimpanzee track in the Budongo forest.
  • Cultural trip to Bigodi.
  • Visit the crater lakes at Queen Elizabeth national park.
  • Evening game drive at Queen Elizabeth national park.
  • Have a boat trip on the Kazinga channel.
  • Tree climbing lions at Ishasha.
  • Gorilla track in Bwindi impenetrable forest.
  • Bush walk
Day 1
Day 1: Arrive in Uganda.

Our tour guide will pick you from Entebbe international airport and proceed with you to Kampala city where you will be accommodated at a hotel.

Day 2
Day 2: Travel to Murchison falls national park.

We will leave very early morning and head to northern Uganda to Murchison falls national park enroute we will visit a rhino sanctuary called Ziwa rhino sanctuary thereafter proceed and have lunch at a town called Masindi.

After lunch, we will continue with our journey through the park up to our lodge for an overnight.

Day 3
Day 3: Game drive and boat cruise.

Start an early morning game drive in the north of river Nile. You may be able to view animals that are unique to African savannah like Giraffe, Antelopes, Lions, Elephants and the Uganda kob.

After lunch, you will be able to go for a launch cruise on the river Nile, the cruise takes you to the bottom of the thundering falls where you may see huge crocodiles, school of Hippos, buffalo, elephants and a variety of water birds like heron, cormorants, ducks, bee eaters, hike to the top of falls (optional depending on your physical fitness) for a breathtaking sight of the raging Nile river as it forms its way through the narrow gorge and cascades down becoming on a placid river. Return to your lodge.

Day 4
Day 4: Travel to Budongo forest south of the park.

In the morning, we will proceed to Budongo forest where you will go chimpanzee tracking and have a jungle walk after which have packed lunch.

Thereafter, you will proceed south wards to a town known as Hoima where you will spend the night.

Day 5
Day 5: Travel to Kibale forest national park.

You will wake up in the morning and travel to Kibale forest national park enroute you will view the big tea plantations then arrive at a town known as Fort portal and have lunch.

In the afternoon, you will have a town tour as you proceed to your lodge.

Day 6
Day 6: Chimpanzee tracking & Bigodi swamp walk.

After an early morning breakfast, you will go for a chimpanzee tracking adventure in the forest. As you are tracking, you will expect to see other primates such as the grey checked mangabeys and be told about the secrets of the forest.

Have lunch at the lodge after which you will proceed to the Bigodi women’s group which will take you on a spectacular walk trail through a papyrus swamp called Bigodi wetland sanctuary. You will end the day with a cultural performance or a sunset drink at a nearby lodge.

Day 7
Day 7: Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park

In the morning you will travel and visit Queen Elizabeth national park and then arrive for lunch. In the afternoon, set off for a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel which connects Lake Edward and Lake George, expect to see animals which come to the water to bath or drink, these include hippos, buffaloes, elephants, crocodiles sunbathing and a wide range of attractive birds. There after go back to the lodge for an overnight.

Day 8
Day 8: Travel to the south of the park – Tree climbing lions

Wake up very early before sunrise and set off for search of wildlife and expect to see animals like Elephant, Buffalo Waterbuck, Uganda kob, Warthogs, Leopards and the Lions thereafter go for refreshments at the lodge.

There after start our journey which will lead us to the tree climbing lion area known as Ishasha. This area is famous for the four prides of lions that climb trees and expect to see other animals like Topis, have lunch after which proceed to your accommodation.

Day 9
Day 9: Game drive for the Tree climbing lions area.

On this day, we will go for a game drive, expect to see tree climbing lions escaping the head from the sun as they rest on the trees. Expect to also see other animals like the buffalo, Uganda kob and topis. Have lunch then in the afternoon relax at your lodge.

Day 10
Day 10: Travel to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.

In the morning, you will go for another game drive to watch again the tree climbing lions as you proceed to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, enroute, you will see the rural side with beautiful sceneries of Southwest Uganda and arrive in the evening at your lodge.

Day 11
Day 11: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.

We will wake up very early in the morning and have breakfast before 8:00am after which gather at the ranger stations for briefing about the Gorilla and registration. The ranger guide will then take you through the thicket of the impenetrable forest. The famous gorilla tracking activity takes between 2 to 6 hours depending on the gorilla movement.

When they are met, you can stop and relax around these endangered species for an hour and watch them play and feed. Before going for the activity, you are expected to be physically fit and free from communicable diseases like the common cold. After the tracking activity has ended, you will have packed lunch before returning back to the lodge.

Day 12
Day 12: Travel to Lake Mburo national park.

In the morning after breakfast, we will proceed eastwards to lake Mburo national park, arrive and have lunch. In the afternoon, we will have a boat trip on Lake Mburo then late in the evening have a night game drive.

Day 13
Day 13: Bush walk and travel to Entebbe airport.

In the morning, you will have a bush walk in lake Mburo national park. It is one of the parks in Uganda where bush walks are permitted with a game ranger, it will give you an opportunity to approach and see wildlife at a close range.

After lunch, we will proceed to Entebbe airport enroute we will have a stopover at the equator line for a photo shoot. Then follow the departure arrangements at the airport.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Persons Price per person (USD) Rooming
1 $ 5,141 Single
2 $ 3,589 Twin & Double
3 $ 3,191 Triple, Twin, Double & single
4 $ 2,883 Dorm, Double & Twin
5 $ 2,839 Triple & Double
6 $ 2,694 Triple, Double & Twin

Inclusions

  • Airport pickup and transfers
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Accommodation in the selected designation or available alternative.
  • Meals in the selected itinerary.
  • Entrance fees to the included itineraries
  • 4 WD Safari vehicle with a pop-up proof for good viewing of wildlife.
  • Knowledgeable tour guide.
  • Experienced tour driver.
  • Fuel for the tour.
  • Itinerary mentioned activities.
  • Chimpanzee tracking Permit (USD, $ 150)
  • Gorilla tracking permit (USD, $600)

Exclusions

  • Uganda entry Visa
  • Airline ticket.
  • Travel and Medical Insurance
  • Personal expenses like Optional activities, souvenirs, laundry.
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Beverages not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips of all nature.
  • Bar bills.
  • Chimp tracking porter.
  • Gorilla tracking porter.

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13 days / 12 nights North West Uganda Safari Tour

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