13 Days Uganda Safari Experience

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Day 1: Welcome to Uganda!

Your driver/guide will pick you up from Entebbe International Airport and transfer you to your accommodation for the night. This is where he will find you tomorrow morning for the start of your tour around our beautiful Pearl of Africa.

(Kindly share your expected time of arrival in Uganda Depending on the time of your arrival, you might be able to explore the area.

There are many options in Entebbe that can be easily organized before your arrival in Uganda. For example a visit to the Botanical gardens or the Ugandan Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) commonly known as the national Zoo. Please ask if you would like us to book any of these trips for you.

Lodge: Hotel Number 5

Meal Plan: No meals today (kindly let us know if you would like us to include them for you)

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Day 2: Travel To Murchison Falls national park (3 – 4 hrs drive)

After a hearty breakfast at the lodge, your driver and guide will pick you up at 8:00 am to  transfer you to Murchison Falls National Park, one of the oldest conservation areas in Uganda. Enroute you will have a stopover for lunch and then proceed to the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for Rhino trekking. 

After this, proceed to your accommodation for the night in time for dinner and over night . This is where your guide will find you tomorrow morning for the start of your tour around Murchison Falls National Park

Lodge: Sambiya River Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are Included

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Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park

After an early breakfast, it is time to explore the park. On your Game Drives you of course need a fair share of luck and very good eyes to try and spot as many animals as possible.

Hopefully you see them all; elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, lions, leopards, different species of antelope and many tropical birds. They are all there! The park is especially known for its massive elephant population, huge array of bird species and big herds of buffalo. As this is a private game drive you can ask your guide to tailor your trip towards specific birdlife and/or wildlife if you like.

After your game drive, return to the lodge for some rest, refreshment and lunch.

After lunch, you will be taken to the docking station in time for the boat safari towards the Murchison Falls. Cold drinks are for sale on board for when you get thirsty for a local beer or a soda. Carefully watched by crocodiles, hundreds of hippos, buffaloes, water birds, monkeys and all the other (also thirsty) wildlife that the Nile attracts, you go to the bottom of the powerful Murchison Falls. 

Return to the lodge in time for dinner and overnight.

Lodge: Sambiya River Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are Included

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Day 4: Travel To Kibale Forest National Park (6 – 8 hrs drive)

Today, you will undertake the journey to green Kibale Forest. The drive is incredibly scenic, passing through tea plantations and the lush green countryside which characterizes so much of Uganda. On arrival at the forest, you will enter a completely different world… get ready for some serious monkey business!

Kibale forest national park lies just outside the colonial town of Fort Portal and is made up of dense tropical rainforest. A big number of primates including chimpanzees can be found here. Its the true Planet of the Apes

Check in on time for dinner and overnight.

Budget: Primate Lodge Kibale

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are Included

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Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking

The Chimpanzee trekking experience here is done on several well maintained walking trails. There is also a wonderfully diverse concentration of other primates, more than any other forest in East Africa, in fact. Besides our delightful cousins, the chimpanzees, you can find red colobus, red-tailed guenon, white-nosed monkey, gray-cheeked mangabey, blue monkey, L'Hoest's monkey, the black and white colobus monkey, olive baboons, bush babies and nocturnal pottos.

The aim for your trekking through the jungle under the care of professional guide, is 1 hour of eye to eye contact with the chimpanzees. Although we cannot guarantee 100%  to see them as they are still wild animals, your chances are EXTREMELY good.

Return to your Lodge in time for dinner. If you’re still energetic, you can also use this afternoon to visit the local village and surrounding communities.

Budget: Primate Lodge Kibale

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are Included

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Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

 

After breakfast, your driver will now transfer you to Queen Elizabeth National park with a scenic drive through extinct volcanic lakes and vast savannah plains. Be sure to ask the driver to stop for pictures or just to take the moment in. Check in to your Lodge in time for lunch.

After lunch, you will visit the neighboring Kichwamba Twin lakes just a few mins drive/hike away from your lodge or go for an afternoon game drive. This is one of the most beautiful escarpments in the entire park so carry along your digital camera or phone to capture the moment. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Lodge: Elephant Plains Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are Included

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Day 7: Park Game Drive & Boat Safari

After an early breakfast, you go for a long game drive in time to see the sun rise. On your first game drive, it is time to explore the Queen Elizabeth National Park with her 200 kilometers of well-maintained game viewing tracks. We advise for you to be alert and proactive on your game drive to help the ranger

spot as many animals as possible.

The morning is the best time for a game drive as the African animal kingdom tends to be most active during the golden hours of the first sunlight touching the savannah. You will search for all the wildlife; elephant, buffalo, lion, waterbuck, leopard, Uganda kob, warthog and do not forget about the birds and the primates.

After lunch, you will take a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel. Here, you will see a lot of hippos (more than you can possibly imagine), as well as a variety of other animals which come to the waterhole to drink or bathe. You can expect to see: Buffalo, Crocodile, bathing Elephant, and a range of beautiful birds. This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your tour. After the boat-safari you game drive back to the lodge and arrive in time for dinner and overnight. Take advantage of the Lodge's campfire where you will meet other travellers and share stories of wildlife sightings of the day over a cold beer or cup of tea!

Lodge: Elephant Plains Lodge
Meal
 Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are Included

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Day 8: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest with game drive in Ishasha (3 - 4 Hrs drive)


Today you drive to Kisoro in the southwestern part of Uganda; close to the borders with Rwanda and Congo. Here you will cross a beautiful part of the country often referred to as ‘the Switzerland of Africa’. You will seea great country-side, bamboo forest and have great views over the Virunga Mountains.

Enroute you will take a game drive through the Ishasha sector in search of its world famous lions. After your game drive, you will have lunch and proceed to your lodge for check in.


Lodge: Mahogany Springs Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 9: Gorilla Trekking

Today is the big day… Prepare yourself for an encounter with one of Bwindi’s gentle giants: the rare Mountain Gorilla. For most people this is the absolute highlight of their tour in Uganda. 

The gorillas you will trek belong to one of nine family groups who can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day. Your trek will be an exciting (for some also challenging) journey along forested (sometimes slippery) slopes, entwined vines, bushes and bamboo before you eventually reach the gentle giants. En-route, your guide will point out signs of previous gorilla activity. Think of dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots. The time to complete the gorilla trekking can be as little as 2 hours to as much as 7 hours! 

Once the family of gorillas has been located, you will be allowed a maximum of one hour observing them. Coming face-to-face with the mountain gorillas is a truly humbling and emotional experience. This is a fantastic part of your tour you will definitely remember for the rest of your life.  

After your trek, you will be transferred to Lake Mburo National Park, about 4 – 5 hrs drive away. Check in to your lodge in time for dinner and overnight. 

Overnight: Mahogany Springs

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

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Day 10: Travel to Lake Bunyonyi (2 - 3 hrs drive)

After breakfast your driver will pick you up and Transfer you to Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi is the second deepest lake in Africa with over 20 islands on this lake and it is one of the most beautiful and relaxation site in the south western part of Uganda.

It is also considered safe to swim as it it is Bilharzia and crocodile free. It takes about 2-3 hours’ drive from Kisoro town to Lake Bunyonyi with beautiful sites of the Kigezi hilly region. Check in to your lodge in time for lunch and spend your afternoon relaxing at the lodge with great sights of the lake and several islands and other attractions surrounding the lake. Dinner and overnight stay.

Lodge: Birdnest Resort

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

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Day 11: Lake Bunyonyi

Today you will have the chance to tour the islands on Lake Bunyonyi.

Canoeing/boat riding is one of the interesting things to do at lake Bunyonyi. After breakfast, take a canoe to any of the 29 islands on lake Bunyonyi . Each island has a different interesting story about its formation hence worth visiting. You will also visit the punishment island where pregnant un married Bakiga girls would be taken and left to die in isolation.

After your island hopping adventure, you will enjoy a picnic lunch at the Top of the world where you will have gorgeous views of the lake and all its islands! Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.


Lodge: Birdnest Resort

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

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Day 12: Travel To Lake Mburo National park (3 4 hrs drive)

After breakfast, transfer to Lake

Mburo National park, one of Uganda’s smallest national reserves.

Despite its size, Lake Mburo has rich animal life with more than 315 different bird species and 68 different mammals (including impala, buffalo, leopards, hyenas, jackals, and so

many more). It is also the only park in Uganda where you can find zebras. Once you arrive at the park, you can decide to take an afternoon game drive though the park or continue on to the lodge for lunch and check in.

Lodge: Kigambira Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are Included

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After an early breakfast, go for an early morning game drive after which your driver will head back to Entebbe International Airport in time for your flight. We hope you enjoyed your safari with Safari Hunters UG and hope to see you again soon. Jambo!

PS: Expected arrival at Entebbe International Airport will be between 4 – 6 pm

Meal Plan: Breakfast Included




This tour package includes:

  • Airport Meet and greet services
  • All on ground transportation and transfers as mentioned in the itinerary in

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  • Accommodation on Full board unless specified in the itinerary
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Park entrances and guiding fees

Tour exclusions:

  • International Flights
  • Visa Fees
  • Insurance
  • Gratitude & tips
  • Personal expenses (like laundry, drinks, calls, etc)


When you book your trip with Safari Hunters, you donate 5$ per person towards underpriviledged communities that live in the destinations in which we operate.

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