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UGANDA BIG-FIVE SAFARI

DETAILED ITINERARY:

Destination: Uganda

Meals included: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

11 Days from $4,800 per person

* Prices are in US dollars, based on double.Twin occupancy.

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2 Night Entebbe 2 Nights Murchison National Park 1 Nights Kibale National Park 3 Nights Queen Elizabeth National Park 2 Nights Lake Mburo National Park

HIGHLIGHTS

Endangered mountain gorillas are the star attractions in this adventurous safari to Uganda. Venture to the lush Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to track and observe the habituated primates.

Explore Welocme to the Pearl of Africa, as it;s know, enjoy the landscape incluing Kigezi Region known as the Switzeland of Africa..

Discover the coveted hour with Uganda’s rare and endangered mountain gorillas. Watch the family — its dominant male silverback leader and protector, their attentive mothers and playful juveniles — move through their forest home.

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Experience the magical setting of your stunning eco-lodge, overlooking the primeval Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

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Enjoy emersing yourslef with the village dwellers, the Batwa and enjoy some dancing and hunting technics.

ITINERARY
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Arrive Entebbe, Uganda

Upon arrival in Entebbe, Uganda, our representative will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel—a transfer of about 30 minutes. When you arrive at the hotel, you will check in and receive your room assignment. Best western hotel located in the close to the shores of Lake Victoria. Typical hotel amenities include a restaurant, bar, an outdoor swimming pool, and a fitness centre; rooms are likely to feature air conditioning, satellite TV, wireless Internet, and private bath with hair dryer.

Protea Hotel Entebbe: Retire early to rest up for start of the safari tomorrow.

Explore Kampala • Gadaffi Mosque • Uganda Museum • Ndere Troupe

Activity Note: Today we spend the entire day traversing through the city of Kampala for some site seeing and leaning about the Buganda culture.

 

Morning: After breakfast and briefing, start your urban circuit which will include; Bahaii temple the one of its kind in the whole of Africa, drive to Namugongo Martyrs shrine, Uganda museum.

Lunch: Around noon at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: We finish the city tour and head back to the hotel to relax before our evening cultural event. The Ndere troupe for performing arts and experience in totality, Ugandan cultures through music and dance.

Protea Hotel Entebbe: Retire early to rest up for start of the safari tomorrow.

Ziwa Rhino and Murchison Falls National Park

Activity Note: Today we take a depart for Murchison Falls with enroute stop at Ziwa Rhino santuary for some tracking adventure.

Morning: Depart very early and transfer to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for Rhino trekking. The trek can take anything from a few minutes to an hour depending on where the Rhinos are located within the sanctuary. You will receive a briefing from the ranger guide and start on your Rhino trek thereafter. After the experience, you will break for lunch.

Lunch: Around 1:30pm in Masindi Town.

Afternoon: : You will proceed to Masindi town, after which you will enter the Park via the Kichumbanyobo gate and visit the Top of the falls, the spot from which the park gets its name. At the top of the waterfalls, you will observe the River Nile squeezing itself in a 7 meter gorge before tumbling 40 meters down in a thunderous explosion and then flows down into a very peaceful river whose water banks are swarmed with a profusion of water and land animals as well as birds.

Paraa Safari Lodge

Game Drive • Boat Cruise on River Nile

Morning: Today early morning after your breakfast, the driver guide will pick you from the Lodge and start your game drive exploring Murchison falls national park. The park has different tracks where you are able to drive and enjoy both the vegetation and the variety of animals.

The highlight of this trip is game viewing in our custom made vehicles where you are able to capture your favorite moments in pictures of Giraffes as they move through the grasslands, buffaloes, Jacksons Hartebeast, Uganda Kobs, Lions, herds of Buffaloes, fishermen on Lake Albert, Waterbucks, etc. You will be looking for the remaining Big 4 having seen the Rhinos the previous day at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Lunch: Around 1:30pm at our lodge.

Afternoon: In the afternoon take the famed boat Safari on River Nile from where you shall watch different animals along the shore and continue to about ten meters from the bottom of Murchison falls – also known as ‘Devils cauldron”. This 2 hour boat journey is a great way to spend the afternoon enjoying the Victoria Nile and the several Hippos and Crocodiles..

Dinner: Around 6:30pm, in the restaurant of our lodge..

Paraa Safari Lodge

Murchison Falls Nat Park to Kibale Forest

Morning: We'll check out of the lodge first thing this morning. Then, around 8:15am, we’ll depart by safari vehicle for 4 hour-long drive to Kibale Forest. Arrive in time in the beautiful town of Fort Portal. Marvel at the stunning palace of Toro Kingdom, the Royal tombs, the numerous shops and the mosque before driving on to Kibale forest, only a couple of kilometers ahead. .

On arrival, you will check into Primates Lodge Kibale. Actually, Kibale national park hosts the highest number of primates in the whole of East Africa including chimpanzees, baboons, black & white colobus monkeys and the blue monkey.

Lunch: Around noon at a local restaurant.

Have a primate walk in the afternoon to Kanyanchu river camp; this is the most popular of all walks inside the park. It takes you through a diversity of flora zones and unveils a number of wild animals along the way living inside the forest. Head back to the lodge for dinner and Overnight.

Primate Lodge: After dinner, you have the freedom to spend the evening as you wish, whether you’d like to enjoy a beverage at the bar area, or retire to your room to relax before we head to the Queen Elizabeth in the morning.

Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Morning: After our breakfast will drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park (following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain range for most of the journey and we arrive in time for an en-route game drive as we head to our lodge within the park.

Lunch: Served buffet-style at the lodge around 1.30pm, featuring cold salads, soups, and hot dish options.

We'll get back in our safari vehicle around 3pm and will go for a game drive to view predators returning f from their hideout along Kasenyi tracks and Queens Mile. This evening drive offers you an opportunity to see Lions, Leopards, Giant Forest Hogs, Cape Buffaloes, Elephants, Defassa Waterbucks, spotted hyenas, Uganda Kobs, Topi, Bush bucks and bird species.

Mweya Safari Lodge: Retire early to rest up for start of the safari tomorrow.

Queen Elizabeth Nat Park • Game drive • Kazinga Boat Cruise

Morning: Today, we depart early after your breakfast at the lodge be in for the morning game drive around the Park searching for different Wildlife Species including Buffaloes, Elephants, Defassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, Topi, Bush bucks, spotted hyenas and more. After the exciting game drive return to the lodge for lunch.

 

Lunch: Lunch is served at the main dining area, featuring hot and cold options..

At around 3:00pm, we’ll head out for the exciting launch trip cruise along the Kazinga Channel. Launch trip cruise along Kazinga Channel exposes you to different aquatic species including hippopotamus, crocodiles, water birds and more.

Dinner: At the main dining tent at around 7pm, where you can choose from a selection of hot menu items. Bottled water, soft drinks, beer, or wine are included.

mweya Safari Lodge: Retire early to rest up for start of the safari tomorrow.

Drive to Ishasha • Tree Climbing Lions

Morning: After your morning Breakfast, you drive to Ishasha region of Queen Elizabeth National Park, for your morning game drive in search of the most popular tree climbing lions and chances of seeing them climbing the trees will depend on the luck of the day. Ishasha has also other population of animals such as antelpos, Elephants, Bufallos and many others to see. Break for lunch..

Lunch: At the lodge featuring a soup or a salad, a hot main course, plus wine, beer, and soft drinks.

Afternoon: After lunch, we head back for the reminder of our game drive before returning to our lodge for relaxation and dinner.

Ishasha Jungle Lodge

Travel to Lake Mburo National Park

Morning: After our breakfast will drive to Lake Mburo National Park. It lies between the towns of Masaka and Mbarara in Western Uganda. Lake Mburo Park is a very special place with a medley of habitats ranging from dry hillsides, rocky outcrops, and bushy thickets, open and wooded savannas to forest, lakes and swamps. The drive will offer a chance to view its sculpture landscape, rolling hills and idyllic lake shores, forest galleries, seasonal and permanent swamps and grassy valleys all support a wealth of wildlife in a tropical setting. On arrival, you will visit some local communities or optional go for horse riding after checking in. .

Lunch: Served buffet-style at the lodge around 1pm, featuring cold salads, soups, and hot dish options.

Afternoon: You free to relax or undertake a few activities within the park such as horse riding or quad-biking..

Mburo Safari Lodge

Lake Mburo Nat Park • Game drive

Morning: Today, Wake up early for a cup of tea and embark on a morning game drive to catch up with early raisers and predators returning to their hideouts. Inside the park, you may spot animals like impala, Zebras, buffalo, hyena, leopards, antelope, vervet monkeys and olive baboon. Different birds can also be spotted like the shoebill, saddle billed stork, chested wattled plover, Carrutter’s cisticola and many more.

Lunch: Lunch is served at the main dining area, featuring hot and cold options..

Afternoon: At around 3:00pm proceed for a nature walk to the salt lick area

Mburo Safari Lodge

Transfer back to Entebbe

Activity Note: Today we take our return flight Back to Entebbe and connect to the main airport for your departure flight.

Morning: After your morning Breakfast, bid our host goodbye ad travel back to Entebbe International airport. En-route stop over at the Equator for photographs and as well as to perform a simple experiment and experience a tropical balance before proceeding to Entebbe for your flight back home. Lunch: En-route at a local restaurant. Evening: Bid Uganda bye and fly back to your home country.

End of Adventure

PRICING

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