19 Days UGANDA SAFARI ADVENTURE
This tour covers all the major tourism sites in Uganda such as ngamba chimpanzee sanctuary ,the Source of the Nile and Itanda Falls in jinja, Murchison Falls National Park, Semilki National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Lake Mburo National Park, and Kampala City and Uganda Wildlife Education Center.
Day 1: Arrival and Ngamba Island
Meet and greet with your guide at the Airport and you will be guided to Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary by boat from where You will leave the mainland and carry out the afternoon chimpanzee feeding and then you will have your Dinner and overnight at Gately Inn Entebbe
Day 2: Jinja and Source of the Nile Tour
You will be transported to Jinja along the way,you will stop briefly at Mabira Forest,were you will be able to enjoy this magnificent forest with its birds, butterflies, fauna and flora, trees and small mammals .We later will continue to jinja and embark on a sundowner cruise to the Source of the Nile and then have your Dinner and Overnight at Samuka Island Retreat.
Day 3: White water rafting on the Nile
In the morning, head down to the Adrift base for white water rafting in order to relax and as You spend the morning bouncing over, through and under the water you can have your lunch mid-way as you enjoy a full day rafting experience. Dinner and an Overnight at Gately On the Nile
Day 4: Murchison Falls national park and Ziwa Rhino sanctuary
Depart Jinja very early in the morning and head north to the Murchison Falls National Park. We stop over at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, have lunch and a track Rhinos before proceeding to the top of the falls for the magnificent sights and sounds. Dinner and and overnight Paraa Lodge or Red Chillie camp.
Day 5: Game drives and Boat ride
After an early morning cup of coffee we head for the game drive and while you are on the game drive you will see the sun rise over the savanna and enjoy the lions, antelopes, elephants, giraffes, buffalos, birds and more along the way. Return for lunch and later in the afternoon go for a boat cruise on the Nile, where you meet hippos, buffalos, crocodiles, birds, monkeys, elephants and of course the fabulous falls themselves and later on in the evening you can have your Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge or Red Chilli Rest Camp
Day 6: Transfer to Semuliki National Park
At the semiliki, we recommend an evening game drive because this is the only national park in Uganda where you can go for a night drive to view several cats, minuscule genet, white tailed mongoose and slim mongoose.. This game drive will yield the nightjars which are very rare to see during the day and much nocturnal wildlife.and then come back for your Overnight at Semliki Safari Lodge
Day 7: Birding and Lake Albert boat ride
Have a boat trip on Lake Albert with your packed lunch. You will observe the colonies of Red-throated bee-eaters dart, Spot-breasted Ibis, Hartlaubs’s Duck, Chestnut-flanked Goshawk, Red-thighed Sparrowhawk, Long-tailed Hawk, Forest Francolin, Nkulengu Rail, Western Bronze-napped Pigeon, Black-collared Lovebird, and many others. Have lunch at the waterfalls which provide a great picnic spot. Have views of several fishing villages along the way, and a visit at the tribal community at the foothills of the Rwenzoris, where the locals look forward to welcoming and entertaining visitors. Return to the lodge for dinner and relaxation.
Day 8: Semliki to Kibale
After breakfast, we depart for Fortportal. We drive through traditional homesteads and farms and this will enable you enjoy the beautiful scenery across that part of the country .On arrival in Fort-portal we can embark on a brief city tour. Dinner and overnight at Ndali lodge /Primates Lodge/Rwenzori View guest house.
Day 9: Chimpanzee Tracking and Nature walk in Bigodi Swamp
After breakfast, meeting up the briefing point in the park before the tracking commences. In the park, you may have a view of all the primates such as: Chimps, Black and White Colobus Monkeys, Blue, Black faced Red Colobus, Red Tailed Monkeys, Olive Baboons and an incredible array of bird life, including the Great Blue Turaco. In the afternoon, have a Bigodi Swamp walk in bid to view the birds and monkeys that inhabit the swamp. Dinner and overnight at Ndali lodge or Primates Lodge
Day 10: Kibale – Queen Elizabeth
After breakfast, we depart for Queen Elizabeth National park. We arrive in time for the launch trip along the Kazinga Channel and while on the cruise you will scrutinize the concentration of water birds, hippos and crocodiles which is amazing. After your cruise. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/ Simba Safari camp.
Day 11: Game drive And Chimpanzee Tracking
After an early morning coffee we head out to the Kasenyi Track for the game drive, to see wildlife like elephants, lions, Uganda Kobs, spotted hyenas and the leopard plus many others. In the afternoon, head to Kyambura gorge for the chimpanzee trekking. The walk takes 3 – 4 hours depending on the weather and is also a great opportunity to spot black-and-white colobus monkeys and a few more of those 600 bird species that have been registered in the park after which you will have your Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/Simba Safari Camp
Day 12: Game drive in Ishasha, Enroute to Bwindi
Depart for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest via Queen Elizabeth’s southern Ishasha sector in the morning with hope of seeing the tree climbing lions and the elusive leopards iny this dry and wild savannah region, much less developed than the Mweya peninsula. The game viewing is very good due to the fact that the region is famous for the tree climbing lions your dinner and an overnight stay will be provided at the Mahogany springs/Bwindi View Bandas
Day 13: Gorilla trekking in bwindi
After an early breakfast, we head to the briefing point. After a short briefing by the guides, start trekking these endangered gorillas , while in the forest you may come across other animals which include the black-and-white colobus monkey, red tail monkey and chimpanzee. This trek can be very tiring due to the fact that the ground is steep and densely forested but it really is worth it. After the trek , return for lunch and relaxtion. Later on in the afternoon, we embark on a community walk within the park. Dinner and overnight at the Mahogany Springs/Bwindi View Bandas .
Day 14: Second gorilla trekking.
On the second day of your trek, you might see what you missed the previous day .the Treks can take an hour or they can take four. And so the time remaining after visiting the gorillas can either be spent relaxing. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Resort or Buhoma Community Bandas.
Day 15: Bwindi to Lake Mburo
After breakfast, drive to Lake Mburo National Park with a stop over the Igongo Cultural centre for lunch. .Arrive at lake mburo in the afternoon in time for a boat ride on Lake Mburo. The lake is rich with a diversity of animal and plant species which will be viewed clearly as you are on the boat trip. Expect to see hippopotami and birds like African Fin foot, Pelicans, Black crake, Heron, cormorant, fish eagle, you may also sight the rare Shoebill Stork and all these will furnish your visit with pride.as you return from the boat trip your Dinner and an over night stay at Mantana Tented Camp or Rwonyo camp.
Day 16: Depart to Kampala
After breakfast, we take a morning game drive through the humid and haunting acacia forests and see yet another aspect to Uganda’s beauty, before embarking on the two hour trip back to Kampala with an Overnight at Sheraton Hotel, Cassia Lodge or Holiday Express Hotel
Day 17: Kampala City Tour
After a hearty breakfast, start your city tour by walking through the city centre, the Uganda Parliament, the National Theatre,then drive to Namirembe Cathedral, visit the Kasubi Tombs, and Bahai Temple and then end the tour with a look at the culture and history that make up this incredible country after which you will return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 18: Entebbe Tour, UWEC and Botanical gardens
We continue to Entebbe for wildlife viewing at Uganda Wildlife Education Center like antelope, beautiful birds and butterflies and the indigenous plant species, after which you will visit the botanical gardens to appreciate different plant species. Overnight at Windsor Lake Victoria Hotel or Central Inn Entebbe
Day 19: Departure
Transfer to the Entebbe International Airport for departure
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