13 Days Family_Together Uganda Safari

13 Days Family_Together Uganda Safari:

Uganda is a land of contrasts, still virgin & lush green famously known for its undulating and extraordinally experience. Proudly being the Primate capital of the world and unending savannah plains with vibrant wildlife to spectate & marvel. Uganda is home to human closest relatives, the endangered mountain Gorillas and the chimpanzees silently living in peace and in one of Africa’s oldest rain forests. On This Journey Dubbed “family_Together Uganda Safari” Will take you through the vast savannah & wildlife scenic treasures_Uganda’s pride and absolutely get you up-close and personal with the mountain Gorilla and Chimpanzees doubled with spectacular Wildlife encounters while slumbering in some of Uganda’s Top-notch_ fine Lodges.

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Trip Overview

Safari Starts: Entebbe _Murchison

Safari Ends: Lake Mburo_Entebbe

Destinations: Entebbe | Kampala | Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary | Murchison Falls | Kibale Forest | Queen Elizabeth & Ishasha | Bwindi Forest | Lake Bunyonyi | Lake Mburo

 

What To Expect & Impressions: Trekking Rhinos on Foot |The Murchison Falls & Gem | Kazinga Channel Safari | Tree Climbing Lions | Beautiful nature Walks | Authentic Local meal_ Luwombo experience | Dugout Canoe |Batwa Cultural tour | Traditional Coffee Tour | Bush Breakfasts & Sundowners| Chimpanzees | Mountain Gorillas | Top-Notch Beautiful Lodges & Insightful Karamojong Driver Guides.

 

Day_To_Day Itinarary

Day 1: International Flight to Uganda/Entebbe

Overnight: Papyrus guest House

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison chobe Karuma & Rhino Trekking.

Overnight: Chobe Safari Lodge

Day 3: Transfer to Murchison falls National Park & Rhino Trekking.

Overnight Twiga safari Lodge

Day 4: Morning Game drive, Nile Boat Cruise & Hike Falls.

Overnight Twiga safari Lodge

Day 5: Transfer Drive through the Albertine Rift to Kibale Forest National Park

Overnight: Chimpanzee forest lodge

Day 6: Bigodi Swamp Walk & Chimpanzee Trekking.

Overnight : Chimpanzee forest lodge

Day 7: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park & Kazinga Boat Cruise.

Overnight: Mazike lodge

Day 8: Transfer to Ishasha Sector & Sundowner gamedrive.

Overnight: Enjojo Lodge

Day 9: Transfer to Bwindi N.P/Nkuringo/Nature walk.

Overnight: Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla lodge

Day 10: Gorilla trekking – The ultimate Wildlife Encounter.

Overnight: Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla lodge

Day 11: Coffee tour and Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi.

Overnight: Arcadia Cottages

Day 12: Authentic Local meal experience & Lake Mburo Sundowner Gamedrive.

Overnight: Rwakobo Rock

Day 13: Drive back to Entebbe, Equator Break, Dinner & Transfer for connecting flight

Day 1: International Flight to Uganda/Entebbe

Welcome to Uganda _ The Pearl Of Africa. Meet & Greet: You will be met by Our Representative at the airport and transferred to your Hotel for an overnight stay as we prepare for our Journey through these beautiful lands.

Overnight Papyrus Guest house Entebbe

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison chobe Karuma & Rhino Trekking.

Today, We will start our journey to Murchison falls national park, chobe Karuma. Enroute after 3 hours of drive, we will have a brief stop for the Rhino trekking at ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. The drive to ziwa takes about 3hours from Kampala while rhino trekking takes roughly 2 hours. We plan lunch enroute after rhino trekking and later embark on a 2 Hours drive to chobe Karuma at a very beautiful lodge

Overnight: Chobe Safari Lodge

Day 3: Transfer to Murchison falls National park.

Our Journey out of chobe in Karuma reserve will start later on in the afternoon. We will have our lazy morning today and have our lunch at the same lodge. We will begin with the morning transfer to Paara side of Murchison Falls. Along The way is a game drive to the para side while we drive to the lodge.

Overnight at Twiga Safari Lodge

Day 4: Morning Game drive & Nile Boat Cruise

After an early Breakfast, We will embark on an early morning game drive that takes us next to the lake albert. For an early morning drive there is a lot of wildlife to see and spectate at. Murchison falls is endowed with spectacular wildlife with lots to see in abundance. The Wildlife feed while getting closer to the water sources and these include Elephants, Giraffes, Heartbeasts, antelopes, buffalos, lions, leopards, oribis and so much more. Later we will drive to Paraa restaurant for lunch while getting ready for the afternoon boat cruise to the bottom of the falls with so much water life animals like hippos, crocks, elephants, buffalos quenching their thirst with many birds’ species. While at the bottom of the falls, you shall embark off the boat and hike to the top of the falls with spectacular Scenic views. Drivers shall tranverse till the top to meet you and drive back to the lodge for a cold beer winding off the day.

Overnight at Twiga Safari Lodge

Day 5: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Today, We will start with a relaxed Breakfast and embark on a journey to the home of the chimpanzees_Kibale National park. This is quite a long drive and should take about 7 – 8 hours drive that includes lunch breaks. There is a lot of nature, local life and great scenery to spectate at as we drive but definitely an interesting drive through the lush green and still virgin tea plantations of western Uganda.

Overnight at Chimpanzee Forest Lodge.

Day 6: Bigodi Swamp Walk & Chimpanzee Trekking.

After a relaxed breakfast, We will embark on a 10 minutes drive to bigodi swamp nearby – an eco-community site famous for the nice swamp walk. Expect to see different kinds of monkeys and many endemic bird species and plants. The guided nature walk takes about 2-3 hours depending on sightings and walking pace. After the walk, you will then have a hot lunch at the lodge and prepare for the chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park in the afternoon. The chimpanzee trekking involves walking in search of chimpanzees with a ranger guide in the rainforest, an activity that takes between 3-4 hours. You shall be allowed an hour with The Chimpanzees_ Humans closest Relatives while your ranger guide will give you vast information about these great apes. After the Trek you will then Head back to the lodge and wind off the day’s Memory to a cold beer while you watch the sun set or on a camp fire.

Overnight at Chimpanzee Forest Lodge.

Day 7: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park & Kazinga Boat Cruise.

Today after a relaxed Breakfast, We will embark on slow scenic drive through the beautiful crater lakes of fortportal as we proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The Drive is refreshing and rewarding in the same way. Later, we will embark to mweya peninsula for the afternoon kazinga boat cruise. The Kazinga channel is a 40km connecting water body for lake George and lake Edward populated with vibrant wildlife encountered on a close range. Expect to see lots and lots of schools of hippos, elephants, buffalos, crocodiles, bird species, lions or more so leopards. This cruise takes about 2 hours and takes you to the mouth of lake Edward. Upon your return, we will then drive to the lodge for our overnight.

Overnight at Mazike Lodge

Day 8: Transfer to Ishasha Sector

On this Morning after a relaxed breakfast and pool overlooking the savannah plains, We will today start a lazy drive to Ishasha, The southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park. This area is known for its vibrant wildlife and the famous tree climbing lions. We shall arrive in time for lunch and later head for a sundowner game drive in the ishasha plains. We expect to see elephants, buffalos, antelopes, hogs, hippos, lions, leopards and much more. Later relax for a sundowner before we retire to our lodge.

Overnight at Enjojo Lodge

Day 9: Transfer to Bwindi N.P/Nkuringo

On this morning after a relaxed breakfast, we will Depart for Bwindi impenetrable National park and in Nkuringo to be specific. The drive takes about 5 traversing through the forest and a section of a possibility to walk through the forest for those that would like to walk through the forest to Nkuringo while others can drive with the jeeps to traverse. Driving presents very good scenic drives with spectacular rolling hills and calm forest sounds. Its quit bumpy but very rewarding. Our Lodge is Nkuringo Lodge set on the backdrop of Nteko Ridge overlooking the Bwindi Forest and the famous Virunga Volcanoes.

Overnight Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge

Day 10: Gorilla trekking – The ultimate Wildlife Encounter

The Day for the mountain Gorilla trekking is here: After having an early breakfast, we will proceed to the briefing point of the Gorillas. And later embark on Mountain Gorilla trekking, the ultimate wildlife encounter – Uganda’s pride: Mountain Gorilla. The gorillas are gentle, they are sweet, they are helpful to each other with the young ones. A moment with them defines no distinction that exists between human and man and yes a one on one with the great apes is a rewarding experience and a lifetime adventure. The Whole experience lies on the effort put in to find the great giants. You shall have a one hour with them and then embark on a journey back to the starting point.

Overnight Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge

Day 11: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi.

After a relaxed Breakfast, we will transfer to Lake bunyonyi _ The second deepest lake in Africa estimated at 900m deep and snakes around 29 islands. We will also enjoy a dugout canoe ride and coffee tour on the surroundings of Lake Mutanda. We will learn how local coffee is planted, harvested, prepared, roasted and later have a cup of local Mountain Gorilla Coffee. Later, We will take on a 2.5hours drive and arrive in time for lunch. We can later embark on a canoe/boat cruise on the lake bunyonyi and arrive back to the lodge in time for a barbeque Dinner on campfire overlooking the beautiful lake.

Overnight Acardia Cottages

Day 12: Transfer to lake Mburo.

Today we will plan a relaxed breakfast and transfer to Lake Mburo National Park. Descending down the rolling hills of Uganda past jaw-dropping landscapes and villages. Along the way, we plan to have a local Ugandan meal, prepared to you in a typical African Home and in a typical African/Ugandan Surrounding. We will be sharing on a Luwombo meal, a Healthy and typical Ugandan delicacy. We will later proceed to our next detination and be able to arrive in time at lake Mburo for relax. Rwakobo rock is a great lodge located on the Outscarts of Lake Mburo amidst rock kopges with a swimming pool overlooking the lake Mburo. We shall embark on a game drive later in the evening with lots to see. Lake Mburo is one of the smallest national parks in Uganda but with the highest density of animals per square kilometer. Lion, leopards, giraffes, home to zebras, hippos, buffalos, elands, topi’s and much more. Later return to lodge

Overnight at Rwakobo Rock Lodge

Day 13: Drive back to Entebbe

Today morning after a relaxed breakfast… we will embark on activities in the morning as we plan to drive back to Entebbe. You shall embark on a guided & rewarding walking Safari, a wildlife encounter that brings you closer to the wildlife with a ranger guide in the wildlife rich but calm Lake Mburo National park. Later, We will all checkout of the lodge and head to Entebbe with a stop at the equator for photo moments and souvenirs. With time, we will arrive in time for dinner, De-Briefing and later the international airport for your connection flight back home

From US $ 4321 Per person


Included in The package/Price:

  • Transfers in a 4×4 Customized Safari land cruiser
  • Full Board Accommodations 13 Nights
  • All Activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • 1 Gorilla permit per person
  • 1 Chimpanzee Permit per person
  • Bottled water on safari
  • Planned Bush Breakfasts & Sundowners

Excluded in the Package

  • Personal International flight
  • Visa (USD $50 or $100 for east African tourist visa
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Items of personal nature
  • Laundry service
  • Tips

What to Bring for Nature walks, Treks and Gorillas:

  • Nice Gripped Walking/hiking shoes
  • Warm Clothing for the Bwindi sector
  • Light safari clothing for warm areas
  • Insect repelants
  • Sun Screen
  • Hats/caps
  • Rain Jacket and/or ponchos
  • Long light pants
  • Head lamp/touch
  • Binoculars
  • Backpack for carrying small luggage
  • Gloves if you want( But Not necessary)
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