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  • 10 Day Uganda Safari

    This itinerary combines visits to 4 National Parks in Uganda, these include, Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Lake Mburo National Park. Queen Elizabeth National Park resides in a fertile, equatorial area and has beautiful scenery with two lakes connected by a channel over-looking a high peaninsula. It is Uganda’s most popular and accessible savannah reserve. Whilst in QENP, activities include game drives in the rolling savannah plains, home to 95 recorded mammal species and more then 610 species of birds. A boat trip on the Kazinga channel is not to be missed and provides excellent photographic opportunities of both water birds and mammals such as elephants, lions and antelope species who come down to the water to drink. Kazinga channel also has one of the largest populations of hippos. These activities combined with the chimp trekking in Kibale Forest NP and gorilla trekking in BINP make this safari a complete African adventure.

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    Day 1:

    Arrive Entebbe, meet and greet and transfer to Hotel for the reserved accommodation. If time permits visit the famous Entebbe Botanical Gardens.

    Overnight at; Lake Victoria hotel or Hotel No.5 (Luxury) or Bestwestern Premier Hotel (BB) (Budget).

    Day 2:

    Drive to Kibale Forest area, the drive is a full day of approximately seven hours. After leaving the Lake Victoria Basin pass through beautiful agricultural countryside where every type of fruit and vegetable imaginable is grown. Upon reaching Kyanjojo, in the lower foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains {Mountains of the Moon}, we drive through beautiful tea plantations and into Kibale tropical rain forest. Beautiful Ndali Lodge is situated on a high saddle between two crater lakes.

    Overnight at; Papaya Lake Lodge (FB) (Luxury) or Isunga Lodge (FB) or Kibale Forest Camp (Budget).

    Day 3:

    This morning we get the opportunity to explore Kibale Forest National Park. Kibale Forest is home to 13 primate species and a guided forest trek can be taken in search of one of the most popular primate species in the world – the chimpanzee. There are 9 diurnal primates, these include, vervet, red‐tailed, L’Hoest’s, blue monkeys, grey‐cheeked manabey, red colobus, black and white colobus, olive baboon and the most famous of all, the chimpanzee. Although chimp sightings are not guaranteed, the odds are good with the chance of encountering them standing at higher then 90%. This morning you will go on a forest walk in search of primates. Whilst trekking in the depths of the lush green forest, you will be surrounded by bird song and can expect to see at least 5 or 6 other types of primate, most probably the grey‐cheeked managebey and the red‐tailed monkey and of course the chimpanzee. The walking is fairly easy due to the well‐maintained trails and reasonably flat terrain. This afternoon we have a swamp walk.

    Overnight at; Kibale Forest Camp or Papaya Lake Lodge (FB) (Luxury) or Isunga Lodge (FB) (Budget).

    Day 4:

    Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The drive passes through Fort Portal and then south along the eastern length of The Rwenzori Mountains, with the hope of viewing the glaciated peaks. We gently descend into The Great African Rift Valley and Queen Elizabeth National Park and Elephant Plains Lodge, situated on a peninsula overlooking Lake Edward and Kasinga Channel, offering beautiful views of the park with the Rwenzori Mountains in the background. Queen Elizabeth National Park resides in a fertile, equatorial area and has beautiful scenery. It is Uganda’s most popular and accessible savannah reserve, with a total area of 1978km². It is primarily associated with grassy savannah plains, but this impressive park also includes within its boundaries, leafy rainforests, dense papyrus swamps and natural volcanic crater lakes. As a result it has one of the highest biodiversity ratings of any game reserve in the world, including a total of 95 recorded mammal species and more then 610 species of birds. In the afternoon, we will explore the park and its wonders on a game drive.

    Overnight will be at Elephant Plains Lodge (FB) (Luxury) or Kasenyi Safari Camp (FB)  or Kyambura Lodge (Budget) (BLD)

    Day 5:

    Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park including a launch trip of about two hours on the Kasinga Channel to view some of the largest concentration of hippo in the world {reported to be about 30,000} and other game with excellent birding. Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of best birding parks in Africa, with 560 + recorded species and a record of 296 bird species seen in one 24 hour period.

    Overnight will be at Elephant Plains Lodge (FB) (Luxury) or Kasenyi Safari Camp (FB)  or Kyambura Lodge (Budget) (BLD)

    Day 6:

    Today we drive through the park to the Ishasha region. Game drive in search of tree climbing lion (75% success rate) and other game. Afternoon drive to Bwindi Impenetrable (a World Heritage Sight) passing through the scenic area known as The Switzerland of East Africa. The driving today is about 5 1/2 hours (not including game drives).

    Check in hotel for Overnight at; Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (FB) or Mahogany Springs Lodge (FB) or Gorilla Lodges or Buhoma Haven Lodge (FB) or Broadbill Forest Camp-Ruhiija (Budget).

    Day 7:

    Gorilla tracking day.
    After breakfast take a short drive to Park Headquarters and meet with excellent local guides and trackers who will give a talk on the etiquette of gorilla trekking. We then hike into the forest where the gorillas were seen the night before and track from that point. The trekking can take from 1 to 6 hours and climb to altitudes in excess of 7,500 feet. The terrain is rough and at times muddy. Although the Hike is physically demanding the beauty of the forest and surrounding scenery make the trekking worthwhile. Once the gorillas are located all fatigue is forgotten, as the experience is often described as being the most profound natural history experience in the world. Picnic lunches are provided and it is important to take plenty of water. Cameras and plenty of fast speed film is recommended. It can rain at a few minutes notice; hence waterproof clothing is a good essential including zip lock bags for cameras and film. N.B. We cannot guarantee seeing Gorillas.

    Check in hotel for Overnight at; Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (FB) or Mahogany Springs Lodge (FB) or Gorilla Lodges or Buhoma Haven Lodge (FB) or Broadbill Forest Camp-Ruhiija (Budget).

    Day 8:

    Second gorilla tracking day.

    Check in hotel for Overnight at; Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (FB) or Mahogany Springs Lodge (FB) or Gorilla Lodges or Buhoma Haven Lodge (FB) or Broadbill Forest Camp-Ruhiija (Budget).

    Day 9:

    Drive to Mbarara passing through the Switzerland of East Africa area and eventually into Ankole Cattle country around Mbarara. These cattle are incredible with horns larger than one can imagine. Continue to Lake Mburo National Park, game drive. The drive today is 6 to 7 hours. Lake Mburo National Park is a small park, excellent for birding, antelope and other grazers, one of the only places to easily see Impala and zebra in Uganda. Game drives offer particularly picturesque game viewing with the Parkʹs mixture of savannah, acacia woodlands, grassy valleys, rocky outcrops, swamps, lakes and rolling hills. Herds of impala (found nowhere else in Uganda), buffalo and zebra, plus waterbuck and eland are amongst the variety of wildlife to be seen. Birders will enjoy the Parkʹs 310 recorded water and dry land species. In this valley we can operate night drives and walks. This is the only park where we will see Impala and Burchellʹs Zebra. It is an excellent place for walking and exploring a nearby Khopji to perhaps see Klipspringer. Game drive to the lodge.

    Overnight at Mihingo Lodge (BLD)

    Day 10:


    This morning we have an early morning game drive before heading back to Entebbe, this takes approximately 5 hours – road and weather dependent. If time permits it is possible to stop in Kampala for shopping and lunch and a visit to the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers. You are then transferred to Entebbe International airport to connect with your departure flight.
    Please note the departure flight must be in the late afternoon or evening, alternatively we can arrange another overnight in Entebbe.
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  • 13 Day Uganda Safari

    This itinerary combines visits to 5 National Parks in Uganda, including Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Lake Mburo National Park.

    Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s largest park and protects a chuck of untamed African savannah bisected by the mighty River Nile. One of the attractions of Murchison Falls NP is its namesake. The dramatic Murchison falls is where the world’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below. Murchison Falls NP is occupied mainly by lush and unrefined grasslands. The diversity of wildlife in the park is astonishing and includes 4 of the Big Five – elephants, lions, buffalo and leopards. It is also the most accessible park in Uganda for seeing hundreds of giraffe. A boat trip on the Nile is a must as the Nile boosts one of the densest hippo and crocodile populations in the world. The boat trip will also provide an opportunity for an encounter with a wild population of the rare shoebill.

    This 13 day itinerary gives you a taste of everything Uganda has to offer. The variety of different habitats and environments in Uganda is nearly unbelievable and this itinerary offers them all. From wild, open savannahs to rich, refreshing rainforests and also the shimmering freshwater crater lakes.

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    Day 1:

    Arrive Entebbe, meet and greet and transfer to the hotel for the reserved accommodation. If time permits visit the famous Entebbe Botanical Gardens.

    Overnight at; Lake Victoria hotel or Hotel No.5 (Luxury) or Bestwestern Premier Hotel (BB) (Budget)

    Day 2:

    This morning we start our journey in Uganda and drive to Murchison Falls National Park. Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s largest national park, with an area of 3840km². It lies in the core of the Murchison Falls Conservation Area. This impressive park protects a chunk of untamed African savannah bisected by the mighty river Nile. The dramatic Murchison Falls, where the world’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below strikes an exhilarating impression on all 5 senses. Murchison Falls is occupied mainly by lush grasslands. The highest diversity of wildlife is found on the open plains north of the Nile, where elephant, buffalo, giraffe and a huge variety of antelope are regularly encountered. The Nile itself boasts one of Africa’s densest hippo and crocodile populations, and a dazzling variety of water birds including the world’s most accessible wild population of the rare shoebill.
    Your accommodation for the next three nights is Nile Safari Lodge.

    Overnight at Baker safaris Lodge (Luxury) or Pakuba Lodge or Nile Safari Lodge (BLD) (Budget)

    Day 3:

    Today we get to explore the wonders of this magnificent park, by safari vehicle and private boat. The launch trip takes you along the Nile to the bottom of the falls. Murchison Falls National Park is said to be the best game park in Uganda. During a typical game drive you can be expected to see a large number of antelope species, including the bush buck, the water buck, Thomson’s gazelle and the dik dik to name but a few. Larger herbivores, such as giraffe and elephant are present in the park in great numbers and often the lumbering giraffe will cross the roads right in front of you. MFNP is the most accessible park in Uganda to see the giraffe. Huge groups of buffalo are a common sight whilst exploring the park on a game drive. Primates, such as the baboon and the patas monkey, stare at you as you pass by and if you are a bird lover then Murchison Falls National Park will not disappoint.

    Overnight at Baker safaris Lodge (Luxury) or Pakuba Lodge or Nile Safari Lodge (BLD) (Budget)

    Day 4:

    Drive and take a ferry across the Nile to game drive in the northern sector of the park, most of the game is to be found in the area north of the Victoria Nile River and East of the Albert Nile and Lake Albert. This is where part of the movie The African Queen was filmed. Game is now returning quite rapidly and game drives can be very exciting. Game often seen includes elephant, oribi, giraffe, waterbuck, hartebeest, topi, buffalo, sitatunga, bushbuck, warthog, bush pig, lion, leopard, mongoose, genet, hyena, jackal and bat eared fox.

    Overnight at Baker safaris Lodge (Luxury) or Pakuba Lodge or Nile Safari Lodge (BLD) (Budget)

    Day 5:

    Drive to Kibale Forest area, the drive is a full day of approximately eight hours. After leaving the Rift Valley pass through beautiful agricultural countryside where every type of fruit and vegetable imaginable is grown. Upon reaching Kyanjojo, in the lower foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains {Mountains of the Moon}, we drive through beautiful tea plantations and into Kibale tropical rain forest. Beautiful Ndali Lodge is situated on a high saddle between two crater lakes. The breathtaking views and cooler climate at Ndali are just some of its best features.

    Overnight at; Kibale Forest Camp or Papaya Lake Lodge (FB) (Luxury) or Isunga Lodge (FB) (Budget).

    Day 6:

    This morning we get the opportunity to explore Kibale Forest National Park. Kibale Forest is home to 13 primate species and a guided forest trek can be taken in search of one of the most popular primate species in the world – the chimpanzee. There are 9 diurnal primates, these include, vervet, red‐tailed, L’Hoest’s, blue monkeys, grey‐cheeked manabey, red colobus, black and white colobus, olive baboon and the most famous of all, the chimpanzee. Although chimp sightings are not guaranteed, the odds are good with the chance of encountering them standing at higher then 90%. This morning you will go on a forest walk in search of primates. Whilst trekking in the depths of the lush green forest, you will be surrounded by bird song and can expect to see at least 5 or 6 other types of primate, most probably the grey‐cheeked managebey and the red‐tailed monkey and of course the chimpanzee. The walking is fairly easy due to the well‐maintained trails and reasonably flat terrain. This afternoon we have a swamp walk.

    Overnight at; Kibale Forest Camp or Papaya Lake Lodge (FB) (Luxury) or Isunga Lodge (FB) (Budget).

    Day 7:

    Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The drive passes through Fort Portal and then south along the eastern length of The Rwenzori Mountains, with the hope of viewing the glaciated peaks. We again gently descend into The Great African Rift Valley and Queen Elizabeth National Park and Elephant Plains Lodge, situated on a peninsula overlooking Lake Edward and Kazinga Channel, offering beautiful views of the park with the Rwenzori Mountains in the background.

    Overnight will be at Elephant Plains Lodge (FB) (Luxury) or Kasenyi Safari Camp (FB)  or Kyambura Lodge (Budget) (BLD)

    Day 8:

    Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park in the morning and after lunch, we will drive down to the Kazinga Channel and take a boat ride along the river. The launch trip along the Kazinga Channel is one of the most popular activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park. It provides an amazing chance to sit back, relax and enjoy the fresh river breeze whilst observing a large selection of animals. Those species commonly seen along the riverbank are elephants, buffalo, waterbuck and Ugandan Kob. Large breeding pods of hippos are also seen on a daily basis. On occasion visitors will also see giant forest hog, leopard and lion. The waterbirds in the area are plentiful; in particular, water thick knee, yellow‐billed stork, various plovers, white pink‐backed Pelicans and white‐bellied cormorants.

    Overnight will be at Elephant Plains Lodge (FB) (Luxury) or Kasenyi Safari Camp (FB)  or Kyambura Lodge (Budget) (BLD)

    Day 9:


    Today we drive through the park to the Ishasha region. Game drive in search of tree climbing lion (75% success rate) and other game. Afternoon drive to Bwindi Impenetrable (a World Heritage Sight) passing through the scenic area known as The Switzerland of East Africa. The driving today is about 5 1/2 hours (not including game drives).

    Overnight at; Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (FB) or Mahogany Springs Lodge (FB) or Gorilla Lodges or Buhoma Haven Lodge (FB) or Broadbill Forest Camp-Ruhiija (Budget).

    Day 10:

    Gorilla tracking day.
    After breakfast take a short drive to Park Headquarters and meet with excellent local guides and trackers who will give a talk on the etiquette of gorilla trekking. We then hike into the forest where the gorillas were seen the night before and track from that point. The trekking can take from 1 to 6 hours and climb to altitudes in excess of 7,500 feet. The terrain is rough and at times muddy. Although the hike is physically demanding the beauty of the forest and surrounding scenery make the trekking worthwhile. Once the gorillas are located all fatigue is forgotten, as the experience is often described as being the most profound natural history experience in the world. Picnic lunches are provided and it is important to take plenty of water. Cameras and plenty of fast speed film are recommended. It can rain at a few minutes notice; hence waterproof clothing is a good essential including zip lock bags for cameras and film.

    Overnight at; Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (FB) or Mahogany Springs Lodge (FB) or Gorilla Lodges or Buhoma Haven Lodge (FB) or Broadbill Forest Camp-Ruhiija (Budget).

    Day 11:

    Second gorilla tracking day.

    Overnight at; Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (FB) or Mahogany Springs Lodge (FB) or Gorilla Lodges or Buhoma Haven Lodge (FB) or Broadbill Forest Camp-Ruhiija (Budget).

    Day 12:

    Drive to Mbarara passing through the Switzerland of East Africa area and eventually into Ankole Cattle country around Mbarara. These cattle are incredible with horns larger than one can imagine. Continue to Lake Mburo National Park, game drive. The drive today is 6 to 7 hours. Lake Mburo National Park is a small park, excellent for birding, antelope and other grazers, one of the only places to easily see Impala and zebra in Uganda. Game drives offer particularly picturesque game viewing with the Parkʹs mixture of savannah, acacia woodlands, grassy valleys, rocky outcrops, swamps, lakes and rolling hills. Herds of impala (found nowhere else in Uganda), buffalo and zebra, plus waterbuck and eland are amongst the variety of wildlife to be seen. Birders will enjoy the Parkʹs 310 recorded water and dry land species. In this valley we can operate night drives and walks. This is the only park where we will see Impala and Burchellʹs Zebra. It is an excellent place for walking and exploring a nearby Khopji to perhaps see Klipspringer. Game drive to the lodge.

    Overnight at Mihingo Lodge (BLD)

    Day 13:
    This morning we have an early morning game drive before heading back to Entebbe, this takes approximately 5 hours – road and weather dependent. If time permits it is possible to stop in Kampala for shopping and lunch and a visit to the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers. You are then transferred to Entebbe International airport to connect with your departure flight. Please note the departure flight must be in the late afternoon or evening, alternatively we can arrange another overnight in Entebbe.
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  • 3 DAYS LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK

    DAY 1: Kampala - Lake Mburo National Park

    Our safari guide will pick you from your hotel and depart by road to Lake Mburo National Park. Lake Mburo is one of Uganda's smaller national parks extending over 260 Km of undulating territory. Have a stopover at the Equator for photography, and at Royal Drum makers to see the ceremonial drums of the Buganda Kingdom. Have Lunch Enroute. Proceed to Lake Mburo National Park. The drive will give you the chance to view different animals harbored in the park. These include Burchell’s zebras, Oribis, Defassa waterbucks, Bohor reedbuck, impalas, elands and other ungulates. There are also bird viewing opportunities since the park is blessed with a number of birds such as African fin foot, papyrus bush shrike. After checking in, you will take an evening game drive. Dinner and Overnight in Mihingo Lodge / Mantana Tented Camp / Arcadia Cottages, Eagle's Nest .

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     DAY 2: Game drive, Nature walk

    Take a morning game drive to catch up with the early risers. Return to the lodge for breakfast. A ranger guide takes you for a nature walk to the Salt Lick Area which is a strategically located wooden platform (Observation point). You will have the chance to see at least four different species of animals at any one point while they lick the salty soil. Lake Mburo is the only place in this part of Uganda where you can see zebras and Impalas licking salt. It's also the best place to see the African Eland, Africa's largest antelope! After lunch visit the Nkokonjeru tombs belonging to the last two Kings of Ankole kingdom and later go farm tourism adventure at the local people's farms to see the Ankole long horned cattle. Return to the Hotel/lodge for dinner and overnight as above.

    DAY 3:Return for Kampala

    After breakfast we shall drive back  to Kampala or transfer to airport for flight.

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  • 4 DAYS GORILLAS WILDLIFE & RIVER NILE

     DAY 1: ARRIVAL ENTEBBE AIRPORT AND TRANSFER TO BWINDI

    Arrival at Entebbe Airport, Our guide will pick you up and transfer you to Entebbe to the hotel booked for an early morning breakfast. That same morning, you will set off for your road travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park famous for the endangered mountain gorillas trekking. The travel to Bwindi may last for over eight (8) hours and thus will get to arrive later tin the afternoon/evening.

    Overnight at hotel; Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (FB) or Mahogany Springs Lodge (FB) or Gorilla Lodges or Buhoma Haven Lodge (FB) or Broadbill Forest Camp-Ruhiija (Budget).

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    DAY 2: ENTEBBE TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FALLS NATIONAL PARK​(There is an optional to track Gorillas from Ruhijja).

    After breakfast take a short drive to Park Headquarters and meet with excellent local guides and trackers who will give a talk on the etiquette of gorilla trekking. We then hike into the forest where the gorillas were seen the night before and track from that point. The trekking can take from 2 to 8 hours (depends on luck and how far the gorillas travelled the night before) and climb to altitudes in excess of 7,500 feet. The terrain is rough and at times muddy. Although the Hike is physically demanding, once the gorillas are located all fatigue is forgotten, as the experience is often described as being the most profound natural history experience.

    Picnic lunches are provided and it is important to take plenty of water. Cameras and plenty of fast speed film is recommended. You will spend one hour with one of our closest relatives. It can rain at a few minutes notice; hence waterproof clothing is a good essential including zip lock bags for cameras and film. N.B. We cannot guarantee seeing Gorillas. In the later afternoon, optional to go for a village walk that include visiting the Batwa homes for their livelihood historical experience or Traditional entertainment and performance.

    Overnight at hotel; Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (FB) or Mahogany Springs Lodge (FB) or Gorilla Lodges or Buhoma Haven Lodge (FB) or Broadbill Forest Camp-Ruhiija (Budget).

    DAY 3: TRAVEL FROM BWINDI TO ENTEBBE

    Early morning breakfast and later travel back via Mpigi famous for Equator line and then to Entebbe for an Overnight at; Lake Victoria hotel or Hotel No.5 (Luxury) or Bestwestern Premier Hotel (BB) (Budget).

    DAY 4: TRAVEL FROM ENTEBBE TO JINJA (SOURCE OF RIVER NILE)

    Early morning breakfast and later travel to Jinja,discover the source of the Nile,indulge in White Water rafting, bungee jumping, quad biking, zip lining. Later in the afternoon, transfer to the Airport for the scheduled flight.

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  • 5 DAYS KIDEPO NATIONAL PARK 

    Safari highlights.
    *Game drives
    *Rhino trekking
    *Community/cultural excursions.

     

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    Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe and transfer to kitgum.

    Our driver will pick you from the airport/hotel and brief you before setting off to Kitgum which is in the northern part of Uganda. You will have a quick lunch enroute and then get back on the road to Kitgum. Reach late in the evening and check in at your lodge for dinner and overnight.

    Day 2: Transfer to Kidepo.


    After your breakfast you will start  your journey to Kidepo valley national park. This park is still undiscovered. You will pass by local villages and probably run into other tourists. The scenery and the views are very impressive! Kidepo is Uganda's most isolated national park but few who make the long journey north through the wild frontier region of Karamoja would agree that it is also the most magnificent, kidepo ranks among Africa's wilderness park. From Apoka in the heart of the park, a savannah landscape extends far beyond the gazetted area, towards horizons outlined by distant mountain ranges. Dinner and Overnight at Kidepo savana Lodge

    Day 3 Game drives in Kidepo


    We will have our breakfast early in the morning and go on a morning game drive along the trails of kidepo valley. The park inhabits one of the most exciting faunas of any Ugandan parks, with over 80 species of mammals. Several of which are endemic to kidepo national park like the cheetah, the striped hyena the caracal and over 460 bird species including ostriches.

    Day 4: Cultural excursions.


    After a late breakfast, you will drive to a Karamojong village to learn more about their culture, music and dance. After lunch, you will proceed to Gulu town. Karamoja has a cattle culture and the Karamojong are notorious as cattle raiders. Unlike most other Ugandans, many Karamojong shun western-style clothes and instead wear “traditional” dress of a blanket -like shawl, often in red and black. The women wear elaborate beadwork.

    Day 5.

    After breakfast, you will set off for Kampala with an option of rhino trekking and lunch enroute and continue driving to Kampala. On the arrival Transfer to your hotel/ the airport depending on your flight schedules.

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  • 6 Day Uganda Safari

    Arrive in Entebbe in the morning (or the day before). Meet and greet on arrival at the airport and take an early lunch at Lake Victoria Hotel or Hotel No.5 (Luxury) or Bestwestern Premier Hotel (Budget). We then drive to Lake Mburo National Park on sealed roads passing through papyrus swamps close to Lake Victoria and tracts of tropical rain forest and the rolling plains of Ankole cattle country. Lake Mburo National Park is a small park, excellent for birding, antelope and other grazers, one of the only places to easily see Impala and zebra in Uganda. Game drives offer particularly picturesque game viewing with the Parkʹs mixture of savannah, acacia woodlands, grassy valleys, rocky outcrops, swamps, lakes and rolling hills. Herds of impala (found nowhere else in Uganda), buffalo and zebra, plus waterbuck and eland are amongst the variety of wildlife to be seen. Birders will enjoy the Parkʹs 310 recorded water and dry land species. In this valley we can operate night drives and walks. This is the only park where we will see Impala and Burchellʹs Zebra. It is an excellent place for walking and exploring a nearby Khopji to perhaps see Klipspringer. Game drive to the lodge.

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    Overnight at Mihingo Lodge (LD)

    Day 2:

    This morning we explore the park with a short games drive, and then continue southwest into the area known as The Switzerland of East Africa; the road is sealed for half the drive, turning into an all weather dirt road. The route passes through areas of breathtaking scenery, high hills and low valleys that are for the most part cultivated. We arrive at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, famous for gorilla trekking and now a World Heritage Site.

    Overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp (BLD)

    Day 3:
    Gorilla tracking day.


    After breakfast take a short drive to Park Headquarters and meet with excellent local guides and trackers who will give a talk on the etiquette of gorilla trekking. We then hike into the forest where the gorillas were seen the night before and track from that point. The trekking can take from 1 to 6 hours and climb to altitudes in excess of 7,500 feet. The terrain is rough and at times muddy. Although the hike is physically demanding the beauty of the forest and surrounding scenery make the trekking worthwhile. Once the gorillas are located all fatigue is forgotten, as the experience is often described as being the most profound natural history experience in the world. Picnic lunches are provided and it is important to take plenty of water. Cameras and plenty of fast speed film are recommended. It can rain at a few minutes notice; hence waterproof clothing is a good essential including zip lock bags for cameras and film. N.B. We cannot guarantee seeing Gorillas.

    Overnight at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp or Mahogany Springs Lodge or Buhoma Haven Lodge (BLD)

    Day 4:
    Second gorilla tracking day.

    Overnight at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp or Mahogany Springs Lodge or Buhoma Haven Lodge (BLD)

    Day 5:


    We drive back to Lake Mburo National Park and the luxury of Mihingo Lodge.

    Overnight at Mihingo Lodge (BLD)

    Day 6:


    This morning we drive back to Entebbe, this takes approximately 5 hours – road and weather dependent. If time permits it is possible to stop in Kampala for shopping and lunch and a visit to the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers. You are then transferred to Entebbe International airport to connect with your departure flight. Please note the departure flight must be in the late afternoon or evening, alternatively we can arrange another overnight in Entebbe.

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  • 7 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari experience

    Day 1: Arrival in Uganda

    You will be met at the airport by our safari driver/safari guide who will transfer you to a hotel; Lake Victoria Hotel. In the afternoon visit the beautiful Botanical Gardens (Optional).

    Overnight at; Lake Victoria hotel or Hotel No.5 (Luxury) or Bestwestern Premier Hotel (BB) (Budget).

    Day 2: Travel to Kibale National Park

    Travel to Kibale Forest National Park via Fort Portal, The drive is through a beautiful countryside dotted with traditional homesteads, crop gardens and huge Tea plantations as well as trading center and towns. You will have lunch en-route and arrive in the late afternoon

    Overnight at; Papaya Lake Lodge (FB) (Luxury) or Isunga Lodge (FB) or Kibale Forest Camp (Budget).

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    Day 3: Chimp tracking in Kibale Forest

    Report at the Kanyanchu Tourist Centre at 08.00 am for a briefing on the rules of chimpanzee habituation. Kibale National Park has the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. The most famous of its 13 species being the Chimpanzee, baboons, black and white colobus, red colobus, grey cheeked mangabey and L’Hoest monkey. In the afternoon, you may go (optional) for a community walk or cultural/traditional dance performances.

    Overnight at; Kibale Forest Camp or Papaya Lake Lodge (FB) (Luxury) or Isunga Lodge (FB) (Budget).

    Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth & Boat Cruise on Kazinga channel

    Then, you will be transfered to Queen Elizabeth National Park and have lunch at the lodge booked. In the afternoon go for a 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. This is a 42km channel that joins Lake Edward and Lake George. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos and offers an excellent opportunity for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful, with well over 550 resident species.

    Overnight will be at Elephant Plains Lodge (FB) (Luxury) or Kasenyi Safari Camp (FB) (Budget).  

    Day 5: Transfer to Ishasha Sector still in Queen Elizabeth National Park famous for the climbing lions and later transfer to Bwindi National Park or Ruhiija

    You will after breakfast move to the Ishasha sector of the Queen Elizabeth National Park famous for the tree climbing lions lounging in the tree branches while keeping a close eye on herds of Uganda Kob, their favorite prey. It is also home to many buffaloes, elephants as well as the rare shoebill and later in the evening transfer to Bwindi or Ruhiija.

    Check in hotel for Overnight at; Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (FB) or Mahogany Springs Lodge (FB) or Gorilla Lodges or Buhoma Haven Lodge (FB) or Broadbill Forest Camp-Ruhiija (Budget).

    Day 6: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (There is an optional to track Gorillas from Ruhijja).

    The height of Uganda Tour Safari is at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where we meet our cousins; the Mountain Gorillas. After breakfast take a short drive to Park Headquarters and meet with excellent local guides and trackers who will give a talk on the etiquette of gorilla trekking. We then hike into the forest where the gorillas were seen the night before and track from that point. The trekking can take from 2 to 8 hours and climb to altitudes in excess of 7,500 feet. The terrain is rough and at times muddy. Although the Hike is physically demanding the beauty of the forest and surrounding scenery make the trekking worthwhile. Once the gorillas are located all fatigue is forgotten, as the experience is often described as being the most profound natural history experience in the world.

    Picnic lunches are provided and it is important to take plenty of water. Cameras and plenty of fast speed film is recommended. You will spend one hour with one of our closest relatives. It can rain at a few minutes notice; hence waterproof clothing is a good essential including zip lock bags for cameras and film. N.B. We cannot guarantee seeing Gorillas. In the later afternoon, optional to go for a village walk that include visiting the Batwa homes for their livelihood experience or Traditional entertainment and performance.

    Overnight at hotel; Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (FB) or Mahogany Springs Lodge (FB) or Gorilla Lodges or Buhoma Haven Lodge (FB) or Broadbill Forest Camp-Ruhiija (Budget).

    Day 7:

    Early morning breakfast and later travel back via Mpigi famous for Equator line and then to Entebbe for your outbound flight in the evening.

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  • 8 Day Uganda Safari

    This itinerary combines visits to three national parks in Uganda, Kibale Forest National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Lake Mburo National Park. Kibale Forest is an enchanting and exotic environment home to at least 60 mammal species, remarkably 13 of which are primates. It also has a rich diversity of birds. An exploration under the shady green canopy will brim with discoveries to delight botanists and butterfly lovers alike. The most alluring and rewarding activity in Kibale Forest is tracking for habituated chimps. The opportunity to gain a privileged insight into the daily lives of man’s closest relative is one which will be cherished and remembered for a number of years. It is then onto Bwindi Forest – a magnificent luxuriant swathe of rainforest across the ridges of the Albertine rife valley. It is in this ancient rainforest that we encounter a famous and endangered resident, the mountain gorilla. All of the tiredness of the hike is magically lifted away as we first hear the mutterings and feeding noises of these mighty primates. We are allowed to venture closer to the gorilla family with our trained guide giving directions and advice. The chance to be so close to them and share in their moments will never be forgotten.

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    Day 1:

    Arrive at Entebbe International airport, meet and greet and transfer to hotel for your accommodation. If time permits we can visit the famous Entebbe Botanical Gardens.

    Overnight at; Lake Victoria hotel or Hotel No.5 (Luxury) or Bestwestern Premier Hotel (BB) (Budget).

    Day 2:

    Drive to Kibale Forest area, the drive is a full day of approximately seven hours. After leaving the Lake Victoria Basin pass through beautiful agricultural countryside where every type of fruit and vegetable imaginable is grown. Upon reaching Kyenjojo, in the lower foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains {Mountains of the Moon}, we drive through beautiful tea plantations and into Kibale tropical rain forest. Beautiful Ndali Lodge is situated on a high saddle between two crater lakes.

    Overnight at; Papaya Lake Lodge (FB) (Luxury) or Isunga Lodge (FB) or Kibale Forest Camp (Budget).

    Day 3:

    This morning we get the opportunity to explore Kibale Forest National Park. Kibale Forest is home to 13 primate species and a guided forest trek can be taken in search of one of the most popular primate species in the world – the chimpanzee. There are 9 diurnal primates, these include, vervet, red‐tailed, L’Hoest’s, blue monkeys, grey‐cheeked manabey, red colobus, black and white colobus, olive baboon and the most famous of all, the chimpanzee. Although chimp sightings are not guaranteed, the odds are good with the chance of encountering them standing at higher then 90%. This morning you will go on a forest walk in search of primates. Whilst trekking in the depths of the lush green forest, you will be surrounded by bird song and can expect to see at least 5 or 6 other types of primate, most probably the grey‐cheeked managebey and the red‐tailed monkey and of course the chimpanzee. The walking is fairly easy due to the well‐maintained trails and reasonably flat terrain. This afternoon we have a swamp walk.

    Overnight at; Papaya Lake Lodge (FB) (Luxury) or Isunga Lodge (FB) or Kibale Forest Camp (BLD) (Budget)

    Day 4:

    Drive to Bwindi via Queen Elizabeth National Park. The drive passes through Fort Portal and then south along the eastern length of the Rwenzori Mountains {Mountains of the Moon} with the hope of seeing the glaciated peaks. The drive is a full day gently descending into The Great African Rift Valley to Queen Elizabeth National Park and continuing to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, passing through the scenic area known as The Switzerland of East Africa. The drive today is about 7 ½ hours.

    Overnight at; Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (FB) or Mahogany Springs Lodge (FB) or Gorilla Lodges or Buhoma Haven Lodge (FB) or Broadbill Forest Camp-Ruhiija (Budget).

    Day 5:

    Gorilla tracking day.
    After breakfast take a short drive to Park Headquarters and meet with excellent local guides and trackers who will give a talk on the etiquette of gorilla trekking. We then hike into the forest where the gorillas were seen the night before and track from that point. The trekking can take from 1 to 6 hours and climb to altitudes in excess of 7,500 feet. The terrain is rough and at times muddy. Although the hike is physically demanding the beauty of the forest and surrounding scenery make the trekking worthwhile. Once the gorillas are located all fatigue is forgotten, as the experience is often described as being the most profound natural history experience in the world. Picnic lunches are provided and it is important to take plenty of water. Cameras and plenty of fast speed film are recommended. It can rain at a few minutes notice; hence waterproof clothing is a good essential including zip lock bags for cameras and film. N.B. We cannot guarantee seeing Gorillas.

    Overnight at; Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (FB) or Mahogany Springs Lodge (FB) or Gorilla Lodges or Buhoma Haven Lodge (FB) or Broadbill Forest Camp-Ruhiija (Budget).

    Day 6:

    Second gorilla tracking day.

    Overnight at; Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (FB) or Mahogany Springs Lodge (FB) or Gorilla Lodges or Buhoma Haven Lodge (FB) or Broadbill Forest Camp-Ruhiija (Budget).Overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp (BLD)

    Day 7:

    Drive to Mbarara passing through the Switzerland of East Africa area and eventually into Ankole Cattle country around Mbarara. These cattle are incredible with horns larger than one can imagine. Continue to Lake Mburo National Park, game drive. The drive today is 6 to 7 hours. Lake Mburo National Park is a small park, excellent for birding, antelope and other grazers, one of the only places to easily see Impala and zebra in Uganda. Game drives offer particularly picturesque game viewing with the Parkʹs mixture of savannah, acacia woodlands, grassy valleys, rocky outcrops, swamps, lakes and rolling hills. Herds of impala (found nowhere else in Uganda), buffalo and zebra, plus waterbuck and eland are amongst the variety of wildlife to be seen. Birders will enjoy the Parkʹs 310 recorded water and dry land species. In this valley we can operate night drives and walks. This is the only park where we will see Impala and Burchellʹs Zebra. It is an excellent place for walking and exploring a nearby Khopji to perhaps see Klipspringer. Game drive to the lodge.

    Overnight at Mihingo Lodge (BLD)

    Day 8:

    This morning we drive back to Entebbe, this takes approximately 5 hours – road and weather dependent. If time permits it is possible to stop in Kampala for shopping and lunch and a visit to the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers. You are then transferred to Entebbe International airport to connect with your departure flight. Please note the departure flight must be in the late afternoon or evening, alternatively we can arrange another overnight in Entebbe.
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  • 8 DAYS UGANDA WILDLIFE & PRIMATE TOURS

    Tour Highlights: Game drives, Launch trips, Chimp Trekking.

     

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    Day 1: Arrival Airport and Transfer to Kampala for Overnight

    Arrival at Entebbe Airport, Our guide will pick you up and transfer you to Kampala. Dinner and Overnight at; Lake Victoria hotel or Hotel No.5 (Luxury) or Bestwestern Premier Hotel (BB) (Budget).

    Day 2: Kampala  Murchison Falls National Park

    After Breakfast, We drive to Murchison Falls National Park. You will go through the famous Luwero triangle, Budongo forest on the western arm of the Great Rift Valley.
    The journey will offer you with great sceneries that are picturesque to reach the park in the afternoon. You will drive to the top of the falls where the Nile perfects its beauty. Here you will see the calm Nile forcing its self through a narrow gorge to fall a distance of about 150 ft down producing a thunderous roar of white water- incredible scenery!  You will then be transferred to board the Ferry to Baker safaris Lodge (Luxury) or Pakuba Lodge for dinner and overnight at Baker safaris Lodge or Pakuba Lodge-
    (With option of visiting Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary)

    Day 3: Game Drive Launch Cruise on the Nile Delta

    After an early breakfast, we enjoy our first game drive through the park. Watch the parade of Elephants, Giraffe, Buffalo, and many species of Antelope pass you by and try to spot a Lion or Leopard relaxing in the sunshine. Return to the Lodge for lunch.

    In the afternoon, we will take a relaxing boat trip along the Nile to the bottom of the mighty Murchison Falls. Here, we will spot Hippos, a dazzling array of birdlife along the banks like kingfisher, cormorants, bee-eater and the rare shoebill stork and of course, those Nile Crocodiles! Listen out for the thunderous and electrifying sound of the famous waterfall as you approach its base. We disembark from the boat and return to the Lodge for Dinner and Overnight.

    Day 4: Murchison Falls - Kibale Forest National Park

    An early start depart from Murchison Falls National Park and transfer to Kibale National Park late in the afternoon through Hoima to Kyenjojo Fort portal Road.You can have an evening walk around the lodge or a night walk to see the night animals of the forest. Dinner and Overnight at; Papaya Lake Lodge (FB) (Luxury) or Isunga Lodge (FB) or Kibale Forest Camp (Budget).

    Day 5: Chimpanzee Trekking – Bigodi walk, wetland

    Up early,have early breakfast and report to the ranger station to start tracking chimpanzees in the forest and this will enable you view other primates like the colobus monkeys, Mangabeys, baboons, Bushbabies and many more. You will move with a guide who will make your walk informative and productive making it interesting. He will provide information on both flora and fauna.   Have lunch and then in the afternoon you will go for a walk to Bigodi (Known for bird watching) sanctuary for plenty of birds and rare fauna and flora. Dinner and Overnight at; Papaya Lake Lodge (FB) (Luxury) or Isunga Lodge (FB) or Kibale Forest Camp (Budget).

    Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

    Enjoy your Breakfast, later check out of your Hotel and have a tour of Fortporal Town,

    Later in the Afternoon transfer to queen Elizabeth National Park, Have Lunch and later in the  Afternoon Visit to the Fishing Villages and Salt Lakes of Katwe, Later return to your Lodge for Dinner and Overnight will be at Elephant Plains Lodge (FB) (Luxury) or Kasenyi Safari Camp (FB)  or Kyambura Lodge (Budget) (BLD)

    Day 7: Game drive, Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel

    A morning wake up call for an early morning cup of tea/coffee with pastries. Our morning safari of Queen Elizabeth National park starts around 7:0am. We depart for a sunrise game drive on the northerly parts of the park along the Kasenyi track. It is at this time that the Big Cats are active on their daily hunts. We will drive around the crater Lakes in search of Leopards, Lions, Hyenas, Uganda Kobs and other wildlife Later, return for breakfast and relax by the pool. In the afternoon, take a boat cruise on the Kazinga for solitary Buffalo, Hippo and other animals at the edge of the channel as they cool off. European migrant birds like the terns and gulls congregate here in large flocks. Dinner and Overnight as above.

    Day 8: Transfer Back to Kampala with a Lunch stop in Mbarara

    we Proceed to Kampala stopping enroute at the Equator and the Drum Makers.

    Arrival on time for your Transfer to Airport to Catch your Flight Home.Night sleep at Green Valley hotel and transfer to Airport.According to the scheduled flight.

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As wholesalers to the Tourism Industry, we maintain Ministry of Tourism and Trading Licenses. Snowea Wildlife Safaris is a member of ATTA, UTA and AUTO which are travel authenticated.We customize the provision and delivery of safaris to our clients whether individuals or groups, from one client to groups of 12 or more plus many zoological societies worldwide. We thus, endeavour to cater for every special requirement and have hosted a wide variety of requests – whether a trip down memory lane, gatherings, journeys of discovery into family history, alumni groups, birthdays, anniversaries, specialist trips such as cultural, photographic, primate or ornithological focused and educational research travels.