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11 Days Uganda Special

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Edris Kisambira

Uzuri Uganda Safaris Ltd.

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11 Days Uganda Special

This 11-day Uganda safari starts in Entebbe from where you transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. Murchison Falls National Park is crossed by the Nile and it is the river that lends it one of the most spectacular nature boat launches to the bottom of the powerful falls. From Murchison Falls National Park, your safari will continue to Kibale Forest National Park across woodland and forested landscape. Kibale forest harbours the greatest variety and concentration of primates found anywhere in East Africa. Not less than 13 different species are living in this small area of 560 sq km, including Black-and-White Colobus Monkeys, Blue Monkeys and Grey-cheeked Mangabeys. More important, the dense forest hosts a population of more than 1,000 chimpanzees, allowing visitors the unique opportunity to view these great apes in their natural environment. You will then continue to Queen Elizabeth N.P – the second largest national park in Uganda. From here you proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – the home of the famed Mountain Gorillas. Your safari finished in Lake Mburo National Park where you can view game on foot, horse-back or on a bicycle.

DAY 1

Arrival in Uganda

You arrive at Entebbe International Airport where you are received by a guide or representative from Uzuri Uganda Safaris and are transferred to Cassia Lodge in Kampala for your overnight stay.

Cassia Lodge, 1 night
DAY 2

Drive to Murchison Falls N.P

This morning, you enjoy breakfast and commence your 4-5 hour transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. The drive to the ferry-crossing should take you some 4-5 hours. After the ferry-crossing on the southern bank, you will check-in at your chosen accommodation and enjoy lunch. After lunch, at 3.00pm, you will head out for the boat launch to the bottom of the powerful Murchison Falls. This three-hour boat cruise climaxes at the edge of the rift valley escarpment at which point you will get off the boat and trek to the top of the falls (wear sports shoes while on the boat for ease of trekking to the top). Having worked up a sweat, once at the top, get bathed in the misty spray that the Nile creates as it forces itself into the 7-metre cleft to create the famous Murchison Falls. Your guides will be waiting up top to transfer you back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay. Read more

Murchison River Lodge, 2 nig
DAY 3

Morning & evening game drive

Up at 6.00am and enjoy your breakfast. After breakfast, you will head out for a game drive for a chance to view the glorious day-break from across the open savannah. As you explore Uganda’s biggest national park and a major favourite for many, look out for the abundant bird-life, marvel at the dotted woodland as well as reverine vegetation along the Nile. You explore the park in search for game ranging from lion, buffalo, elephant, Rothschild giraffes, and antelope and if you are in luck the elusive leopard and a lot more. At between 10-11am, you will return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. Later in the evening, you will go back for an evening game drive for a chance to explore the park on another game track as each game drive is different. Later, you return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at your lodge. Read more

Murchison River Lodge
DAY 4

Drive to Kibale Forest Natio

Depart Murchison Falls after an early breakfast, headed for Fort Portal. This is the area where Semliki & Kibale Forest National Parks are situated; the drive is almost 8 hours over a dirt road that is under construction in some parts – so be ready to experience what we call ‘the African massage’. You will make a stop in Fort Portal for a hot lunch before completing your transfer to Kibale Forest National Park. Dinner and overnight at Kibale Forest Camp. Read more

Kibale Forest Camp, 1 night
DAY 5

Chimpanzee trekking and visi

Today you are in for some real monkey business! After breakfast, we visit Kibale Forest National Park, reputed for having the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. You will go on a guided nature walk in the tropical rain forest in search of the wild chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys and many others. Once you locate the chimpanzees, you will have a full hour with them at close quarters. After the mandatory 1-hour is finished, your guides/rangers will lead you back to the park headquarters where you will commence your transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park with lunch enroute. After lunch, you continue to Queen Elizabeth National Park with the Rwenzori Mountains in the backdrop as you lose altitude to arrive in or around the park. You arrive and check-in at your chosen accommodation. Once you have checked in, head to the Katwe Crater Lake where locals have mined salt through the ages. This lake – situated just north of the impressive Mweya peninsula, is far too salty to support any wildlife. However, since the 16th Century, it has ensured the survival of the Katwe residents, who spend their days under the equatorial sun, harvesting salt from its milky waters. Enjoy the spectacular drive to Katwe as you look out for wildlife including buffalos and elephants. Watch out for Lake Kitagata – fed by salty hot-springs with no wildlife around but the spectacular views. Once you arrive at the salt mines, marvel at the network of paths and huts that have been built across the lake to support hundreds of workers. The salt is sold to traders from across Uganda, and as far as Congo and Rwanda. This tour gives visitors a unique insight into the fascinating yet tough process of salt mining, as well as providing an alternative income for Katwe. During the tour of the lake you will see community members at work, cross the mud walkways. Later, return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay. Read more

The Bush Lodge, 1 night
DAY 6

Game drive & boat safari alo

After your breakfast at 6.30am, your day begins early, heading for the mating grounds of the Uganda Kobs. We search for the lions in their natural habitat, elephants, buffaloes etc. before returning for lunch. After your lunch, at 3.00pm, you will embark on a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel – a major highlight of the safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park. On the boat cruise, you will have the opportunity to view great numbers of wildlife including elephants, crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes and large numbers of birds like eagles, kingfishers, sparrows, doves, weaver birds, eaglets and sun birds converging at the channel waters to enjoy a sip of the natural waters. On the cruise abundant bird life is sighted and perhaps the highest concentration of hippos in Africa – there are 1500 hippos found along the channel. Elephant herds that can number 50 in the dry season, buffalos, and crocodiles can all be seen during the boat cruise. Dinner and overnight at your lodge. Read more

The Bush Lodge, 1 night
DAY 7

Ishasha game drive & drive t

Up early, enjoy your breakfast. At 7.00am, we leave the Mweya (north) part of the park and head south to the Ishasha area. The drive, which will serve as our morning game drive will last between 2-3 hours. Have your eyes peeled for more game. On arrival in the Ishasha area, we search for the famous and unique tree-climbing lions. If it is a hot day, which December largely is, be sure to find them atop the sycamore fig trees or the acacia trees that dominate this part of the park. There are about 4 Prides of lions in the area numbering more than 40 in total. Look out for the males with their black mane, which is a notable attribute. Also, there are about 1000+ elephants present in the area and you normally see large numbers. There are Topi and Uganda Kob antelopes in large numbers. The drive is a fantastic opportunity to take lots of pictures. Once you get to Ishasha, be on the lookout for the famous residents of the area atop the fig trees that populate this part of the park. You complete this game drive and exit the park headed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. We arrive in the late afternoon or early evening and check-in at Buhoma Community Camp for Budget, Silverback Lodge for Mid-range and Buhoma Lodge for Luxury. Read more

Gorilla Valley Lodge, 1 nigh
DAY 8

Gorilla tracking & transfer

Up early (6.00am) and enjoy your breakfast to give you the energy you will need to track the famed Mountain Gorilla in the Bwindi mists. With your packed lunch in your rucksack, your guide will take you to the ranger station before 8:00 am for registration and briefing by one of the rangers. Once the formalities of what to do and not do while tracking the gentle giants are communicated, the guides will then take you through the bush, pushing your way through the undergrowth, to track the gorillas. (the trek can take from half an hour to 5 hours – a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes). Once you encounter the Mountain Gorillas, sit in the forest among the gorillas, listening to them grumble, and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male; the Silverback. It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rainforest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining Mountain Gorillas. It’s important to note that there are only about 800 of these beautiful creatures left in the wild. Once back at the starting point, your guide will be waiting to transfer you to Lake Bunyonyi for overnight. Dinner and overnight at your chosen accommodation. Read more

Birdnest Bunyonyi, 1 night
DAY 9

Explore Lake Bunyonyi & driv

After breakfast, you will go on a boat tour of some of the 25 islets that poke-mark the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi. Other activities are hiking, biking, birding, nature walks and interactive cultural visits. At about 11am, you will begin the 4-hour drive to Lake Mburo National Park. On arrival, you will check-in at Rwakobo Rock Lodge. After lunch, you can relax in and around the lodge. Read more

Rwakobo Rock Lodge
DAY 10

See game on foot or on horse

Visitors can choose two optional activities including a mountain-bike safari ($15 p.p extra) or a horseback safari ($60 p.p etra) for 2 hours. Otherwise, you can choose to go on a game walk – accompanied by an armed ranger while you spot buffalo, zebra, gazelles etc. Should you choose to ride on horseback or cycle, you will equally enjoy the wonderful scenery along the way. After this morning’s activity, you will return to the lodge for lunch. For those who love to bird, you can choose to go for a boat ride on the lake to see some of the major birds of the park. Otherwise, relax and have the rest of the day to yourself or you can head out in the vehicle for an evening game drive. Return later for dinner and overnight stay. Read more

Rwakobo Rock Lodge
DAY 11

Drive to Entebbe and departure

This morning, after your breakfast, you commence your transfer to Entebbe with a stop at the Equator Crossing. At the Equator crossing, you can take some fun pictures and purchase souvenirs and crafts from your Uganda safari. After your lunch, you will continue onto Entebbe International Airport where you will be dropped off in time for you to check-in for your departure flight home. Read more

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Kampala
Hotel Cassia Lodge
Day 2
Location Murchison Falls National Park
Day 4
Location Kibale Forest National Park
Day 5
Location Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 7
Location Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 8
Location Lake Bunyonyi
Day 9
Location Lake Mburo National Park

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

REVIEWS

8 Reviews

Stephen , United States

A Magical Uganda experience with Africa Uzuri Safaris” Our family safari holiday to Uganda was handled professionally by Africa Uzuri Safaris and I would recommend them highly. We were met at Entebbe airport by our driver/guide who transferred us to Cassia Lodge in Kampala for an overnight stay. Our safari started in Jinja where we visited the Source of the Nile and later participated in adrenaline-raising activities. The whole experience was indeed magical as the experience of riding quad bikes on dirt trails beside the Nile, to the game safari in the Murchison Falls National Park were all wonderful. We would never have included these attractions on our itinerary if we had chosen to do it ourselves – we would have missed out on some of the fun. Rummaging through Kibale Forest National Park in search of chimpanzees and learning about the other 12 primates that live in this forest, the birdlife and plants was very refreshing. However, nothing prepares you for an encounter with the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi. We tracked gorillas in Buhoma – the northern sector because of its gentler terrain (on recommendation from Edris) but all I have to say is that the mandatory 1-hour we spent in the presence of the gentle gorillas was the most magical. The accommodations were perfect all the way. Our driver/guide Twaha was very professional and knowledgeable. If you are planning travel to Uganda, don’t hesitate, book with them. Read more

Moses, United Kingdom

Thank you for arranging a wonderful safari holiday for my family We contacted Uzuri Safaris to arrange our 8 days safari holiday to Uganda and from the get go, Edris, who we were in communication with at the office throughout the arrangement of the trip was very professional; responding to emails quickly and answering all our queries regarding the trip. Once we got to Uganda, we fell in love with everything – the people, food, wildlife and the scenery and a lot more. Our driver/guide who spoke perfect English and knew all the places we visited like the back of his hand did a wonderful job and we are very grateful to him for making our trip enjoyable. The highlight was the 1-hour we spent with the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi – what an experience! The accommodations that were selected from the hotel in Kampala, the lodge in Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park and in Bwindi were clean and comfortable. To sum it all up, we had a wonderful time in Uganda and we recommend them for anyone intending to travel to Uganda. Read more

Hannah, United Kingdom

Amazing week in Uganda We had an incredible time in Uganda this summer, it was very well organised and we felt in safe hands the whole time. We went gorilla trekking in the Bwindi National Park, and on safari in the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Gorilla Trekking was the highlight, definitely something to tick off the bucket list. Overall, i couldn't fault our trip, and would recommend it to anyone and everyone! Read more

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