15 Days Classic Uganda SafariStarts/Ends: Kampala | Ziwa Rhinos, Murchison Falls, Kibale, QENP, Bwindi, Lake Mburo National Parks
15 Days Classic Uganda Safari
15 Days Start/End: Kampala Ziwa Rhinos, Murchison Falls, Kibale, QENP, Bwindi, Lake Mburo
The 15 Days classic Uganda Safari tour will start in Entebbe / Kampala and will end in Kampala or Entebbe in Uganda. This will bring you to the best of Uganda’s national parks and other important tourism places. These will include Murchison falls national park, Kibale forest national park, Semliki national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mburo national park, Ziwa rhino sanctuary. Here you will be open to both wildlife of the Savannah and tropical forest species including rare mountain gorilla and our closest relative the Chimpanzee
- Rhino tracking in Ziwa Sanctuary
- Visit top of Murchison Falls national park
- Boat Cruise up stream to bottom of the Murchison falls, and on Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth national park and on Lake Bunyonyi
- Community walks
- Game drives to the northern bank of Nile River in Murchison falls national park, in Kasenyi plains and Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park that is famous for tree climbing lion sighting, and in savannah of Lake Mburo national park
- Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest national park
- Gorilla tracking in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park
- Game drive in Lake Mburo national park
Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to the hotel
On arrival at Entebbe international Airport, our experienced Classic Uganda safari guide will meet and transfer you to your Hotel for an overnight stay.
Accommodation - CASSIA LODGE / LE PETITE VILLAGE BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Day 2: Early morning transfer to Murchison falls national park, En-route Rhino tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
An early morning start Classic Uganda safari after breakfast, depart to Murchison falls national park with en route visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhinoceros tracking , take pictures of the Rhinos which is one of the member of big five animals, thereafter continue to Murchison falls national park have lunch along the way before proceeding. Murchison falls national park is Uganda’ largest savannah park with largest concentration of animals, so expect to see a lot of Giraffes, Elephants, Jacksons hartebeests, Oribi Uganda kob, buffalos, birds, crocodiles in water or basking on sand hippos warthogs if lucky lions and leopards, Jackals and hyenas.
You will continue and make it to the top of the falls for photography before reaching your lodge for overnight stay at PARAA SAFARI LODGE/ PAKUBA SAFARI LODGE/ FORT MURCHISON
Day 3: Full day in Murchison, game drive in the morning and boat cruise in afternoon
On this Classic Uganda safari day, you will have you breakfast then go for morning game drive where you stand chances to see and take pictures of savannah game such as Elephants, giraffes, buffalos, hartebeests, Uganda kobs, warthogs, oribi as well as birds of different species then later you will return back to your lodge for lunch break. After lunch the guide will take you to the jetty where you will board the boat to the bottom of the falls that will reward you with hippos, crocodiles, possibly Elephants and water bucks coming to drink water at a closer view. On the falls, you will be allowed enough time take pictures and thereafter return back to the lodge for your dinner and overnight stay at DAY 2.
Day 4: Early morning game drive & transfer to Hoima town
A relatively early morning start, after your breakfast your Classic Uganda safari guide will pick you and take you to the game drive for more chance to try early raisers like lions leopards, elephants, hyenas, jackals, Buffaloes, Giraffes, warthogs, Hartebeests, Uganda Kob, waterbucks among other animals then later you will transfer to Hoima town where the seat of the bunyoro kitara kingdom is found to shorten the journey to Kibale national park the next day, you will check in to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay AT HOIMA CULTURAL LODGE/ HOTEL KONTIK
Day 5: Transfer to Kibale forest national park
After your relaxed breakfast, you will start your journey heading to Kibale forest national park for around 6 hours, the home to our closest relative chimpanzee. Here over 13 primate species are recorded including the red colobus and the chimpanzee, besides these, there are around 350 bird species recorded making it the best place for primates and bird watching in Uganda.
You will then proceed and check in to your lodge in preparation for your chimpanzee trek the next day. Stay at KYANINGA LODGE / PRIMATE LODGE KIBALE / CHIMPANZEE FOREST GUEST HOUSE.
Day 6: Chimpanzee tracking experience & Bigodi nature walk
On this Classic Uganda safari day after your breakfast you will assemble at the ranger station ready for your chimpanzee tracking, you will then be briefed about the do’s and don’ts while with chimpanzee thereafter proceed your trek which will take you 3 to 4 hours. After tracking you will go for lunch break, later go for Bigodi wetland sanctuary for more primate and bird watching walk that will take approximately 3 hours. You will then return back to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at KYANINGA LODGE / PRIMATES LODGE KIBALE / CHIMPANZEE FOREST GUEST HOUSE
Day 7: Drive to Semuliki national park, Nature walk in Semuliki national park & explore the crater region
After your breakfast, you will be driven to a scenic route to Semuliki national park where you will do morning nature walk to see variety of monkey, Sempaya hot springs and forest birds.
On your return, you will have lunch and thereafter explore the crater region for scenery view later return to the lodge for your dinner and overnight stay AT MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON / RWENZORI VIEW GUEST HOUSE
Day 8: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park & visit salt Lake Katwe.
After morning breakfast, you will be transferred to Queen Elizabeth national park the second largest protected area, with huge number of animal species and bird species than any other park in Uganda, its location within the floor of the rift valley gives it great scenery for photography, and has two rift valley fresh water lakes connected together by kazinga channel that hosts huge number of hippopotamus. Expect to see them on close views.
Once you enter the park, you will visit salt lake katwe game viewing en route thereafter proceed to the lodge for your dinner and overnight stay at MWEYA SAFARI LODGE/ ENGANZI LODGE/ BUSH LODGE
Day 9: Game drive in the morning & boat trip on Kazinga channel in afternoon
On this Classic Uganda safari day after early morning breakfast or cup of tea or coffee, you will set off to kasenyi plains for your early morning game drive. Here you stand chances to see animals of the Savannah like Elephants, Buffaloes, waterbucks, warthogs, Uganda Kobs, lions, leopard on lucky occasions, hyenas and a lot of birds associated with grassland, on return you will have full breakfast lunch break and later in the afternoon take a boat cruise on Kazinga channel . The boat acts as a platform where you can easily view hippos, birds, Nile crocodiles and sometimes Buffaloes and elephants coming to drink this will take you two hours and later game viewing on the way back to the lodge for your dinner and overnight stay Day 8.
Day: 10: Transfer to Ishasha & game drive in the afternoon
After your relaxed breakfast, you will transfer to Ishasha the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth national park which is famous for tree climbing lion that are seen clinging between the fig trees. On arrival there, you will do afternoon game drive in search of them and other Savannah animals such as elephants, Uganda Kobs, waterbucks, topi which are only found here in this park later check in to your lodge for your dinner and overnight stay at ISHASHA JUNGLE LODGE/ ENJOJO LODGE
Day 11: Game drive and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park
On this day after your breakfast, you will go on for a game drive to try more chances for tree climbing lions and other game animal, take a visit to Ishasha River to see more hippopotamus later you will be driven to Bwindi impenetrable national park, the home to the worlds few remaining mountain gorillas, this will take 2 to 5 hours depending on the where your gorilla permits reads as Bwindi has four gorilla tracking zones.
You will later check in to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at MAHOGANY SPRING LODGE / BUHOMA HAVEN LODGE / BAKIGA LODGE
Day 12: Gorilla tracking & Community walk.
An early morning start, you will wake up have your breakfast and then report to the ranger station together with your packed lunch and drinking water and in tracking attire for a briefing about gorilla tracking where you will be split into small groups of 8 people per gorilla family and then ascend to the forest for your gorilla adventure that will take a few hour to a full day. Once you come across the gorillas, you will be allowed a maximum of 1 hour with these gentle giants as you take pictures then after return back to the lodge. Depending on the time and how strong you will be, you can later go for community walk to meet and be entertained by the local people as you learn about their culture then have dinner overnight stay at your lodge, MAHOGANY SPRING LODGE / BUHOMA HAVEN LODGE / BAKIGA LODGE.
Day 13: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi & Boat ride / Canoeing
After b your breakfast, you will transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda’s deepest and the most beautiful lake located between the rolling hills of Kigezi, which are commonly known as Switzerland of Uganda. Upon arrival you will go for the boat ride to visit historical islands including Punishment Island where girls who could get pregnant before their marriage was punished from, you will the return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at BIRDNEST RESORT LAKE BUNYONYI / ARCADIA COTTAGES / BUNYONYI OVERLAND RESORT
Day 14: Depart Lake Bunyonyi for Lake Mburo national park
After your morning breakfast, the guide will transfer you to Lake Mburo national park, lunch on the way then proceed to the park as you view animals along the way. This is Uganda’s smallest Savannah park where you stand chance to see impalas besides there are plain Zebras, buffaloes, hyenas, dwarf mangoes, giraffes, topi and leopards on lucky occasions. Proceed and check in to the lodge for relaxation.
Later in the evening go for night game drive in search of nocturnal like leopards bush babies thereafter head back to the lodge for overnight stay at MIHINGO SAFARI LODGE/ RWAKOBO ROCK / LAKE MBURO SAFARI LODGE
Day 15: Game drive & transfer to Kampala / Entebbe
On this day you will wake up, take your morning breakfast thereafter go out for the game drive in search of game animals such as Impalas, giraffes, Plain zebra, Elands, Topi, buffalos among other animals then after you will drive to Kampala with a stopover at the equator for photography and craft shopping. Proceed to Kampala or Entebbe if it’s your scheduled departure time as you end your safari with us.
End of Tour.
Included on above are:-
- Airport transfers
- Kampala city tour
- Rhinoceros tracking in Ziwa sanctuary
- Chimpanzee Tracking permit
- Park entry fees
- Nature walks
- Visit to the crater lakes region
- Game drives
- Bigodi wetland sanctuary walk
- Boat cruises on the Nile to Murchison fall, Kazinga Channel, and on Lake Bunyonyi
- Cultural visit fees
- Transport costs in a 4wd vehicle with pop up roof
- Full time English speaking knowledgeable guide/driver and his allowance
- Accommodation and meals
- Drinking water during the tour
- Government local tax on Accommodation
However the tour excludes:-
- Any domestic or International flights
- Visa fees
- All optional activities
- Medical and travel Insurance
- Tips and gratuities to the guide/driver and hotel staffs.
- Any item not mentioned in the itinerary of personal nature like laundry and beverages, souvenirs and telephone bills.