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12 Days - Best of Uganda

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East African Discovery

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12 Days - Best of Uganda

This fantastic, well planned tour allows you to see the best Uganda has to offer, staying in quality loges just outside the national parks. Track the majestic mountain Gorilla and mans closest relative, the chimpanzee, as well as getting the chance to see the 'Big 5' and take in some of the most spectacular scenery in the whole of Africa. Remember though, this is just an idea and can be fully tailor made to you with the help of our safari specialists.

DAY 1

Arrive in Entebbe

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport You will be met by your guide, briefed about your upcoming journey and transferred to your lodge. We feel it's best to stay in Entebbe after your flight, the last thing you want to do after a long flight is go on another long car journey. If you arrive early there are many excursions available and great places to eat. Ask your regional expert for more information. Read more

Boma Guest House
DAY 2

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and Mur

You'll set off in the morning heading towards the magnificent Murchison Falls National Park. On the way, you'll stop off at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, where you'll get to walk alongside the endangered and awe-inspiring Southern White Rhino. After grabbing some lunch at Ziwa you will set off again towards Murchison. If you have time in the evening, you will go for a game drive, or visit the top of the falls before checking into your lodge. Read more

Murchison River Lodge
DAY 3

Game Drive and Nile Boat Saf

Spend the morning on a game drive taking in Murchison's breath-taking wildlife and scenery, including 4 of the 'Big 5', with only rhino missing. In the afternoon you will embark on a boat cruise to see one of the planets great sights, Murchison Falls themselves, where the mighty Nile river squeezes through an 7m wide gorge creating the worlds most powerful water flow and the trademark rainbow. During this three hour cruise you will also get to see the fantastic array of wildlife on the river bank, and get the opportunity to take a walk to the top of the falls themselves. Read more

Murchison River Lodge
DAY 4

Transfer to Kibale

Today you will take the long drive down from Murchison to the National Park rich south, starting at Kibale Forest NP. Although the drive is long (approx 8 hours) the views are spectacular! It is possible to split the journey over two days if you prefer, stopping at Lake Albert or Hoima town, our regional experts can talk you through your options. Read more

Kibale Forest Camp
DAY 5

Chimp Tracking

Today you get the chance to get up close and personal with man's closest relative, the Chimpanzee. These special Apes are a joy to watch as they go about their daily lives, squabbling and playing in the fruit trees. Upon sighting the Chimps, you will stay with them for one hour. In the afternoon you have the option of going on the Bigodi swamp walk, searching for rare and exciting primates and birds, and taking in more of the African Jungle. Read more

Kibale Forest Camp
DAY 6

Queen Elizabeth National Par

In the morning you will make the two and a half hour drive to Queen Elizabeth NP. Before heading out in the afternoon to see the excellent game and bird life on offer there. Queen boasts 4 of the 'Big 5' along with plenty of other big game and Uganda's longest bird list, standing at an impressive 600 different species. Read more

Bush Lodge
DAY 7

Game Drive and Kazinga Chann

Head out in the morning to enjoy the magnificent game on offer in Queen, including 4 of the 'Big 5', many other big game animals and the vast array of birds that live within the park. In the afternoon, you will enjoy one of Uganda's great wildlife experiences, the Kazinga Channel boat cruise, where you can see a vast array of wildlife playing and taking a water break along the shore. Read more

Bush Lodge
DAY 8

Game Drive and Bwindi

Grab a packed lunch from your lodge and spend the day winding south through Queen, where you will get the chance to see the tree climbing lions that have made this national park so famous. Your eventual destination is Bwindi Impenetrable park, you should arrive in the evening just in time to take in the breathtaking views of the mountains and the dense forest. Read more

Haven Lodge
DAY 9

Gorilla Tracking

After an early breakfast you will set off towards what will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your safari, the unforgettable experience that is Mountain Gorilla tracking. After trekking through the dense forest to where the Gorillas were found the day before, you begin your tracking, searching for the largest primate in the world. Upon sighting, you will stay with them for one hour as they eat, rest and bond with their young. To reach them it can take anywhere between 30 mins to 4 hours, so be prepared for a long trek through the humid rain-forest. Afterwards you will spend the afternoon relaxing and taking in your beautiful surroundings. Read more

Haven Lodge
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DAY 10

Lake Bunyonyi

After enjoying your lunch overlooking Bwindi, you will then transfer to Lake Bunyonyi which offers beautiful views and is the perfect place to slow down the pace and relax after your Gorilla tracking. Your lodge boasts an excellent menu for you to choose from in the evening.

Bird's Nest
DAY 11

Lake Mburo

Spend the morning relaxing at the beautiful lake Bunyonyi before transferring to Lake Mburo National, stopping for lunch on the way, arriving at the park just in time for an evening game drive. Lake Mburo has a much more relaxed feel than the other parks in Uganda and there are far fewer tourists, which makes it the perfect place to end your safari. Read more

Rwakobo Rock
DAY 12

Boat Safari/Nature Walk and Back to Entebbe

On your last day in Uganda you have the option of whether you would like to go for a boat cruise on the lake itself or go for a bush walk to see the wildlife at no extra cost. If it's your kind of thing then you can even go horse riding alongside the grazing zebra and buffalo but for an additional cost ($30). In the afternoon transfer back to Entebbe for your evening flight home. Read more

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Entebbe
Day 2
Location Murchison Falls National Park
Day 4
Location Kibale Forest National Park
Day 6
Location Queen Elizabeth National Park
Hotel Bush Lodge
Day 8
Location Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Hotel Haven Lodge
Day 10
Location Lake Bunyonyi
Hotel Bird's Nest
Day 11
Location Lake Mburo National Park

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Majority of Meals
  • Gorilla and chimp tracking permits
  • All activities stated in itinerary
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

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

REVIEWS

4 Reviews

Olly , United Kingdom

East African Discovery organised an excellent trip away for the 5 of us, they were able to sort everything we wanted for the duration of the holiday. We had a superb trip away and would recommend booking with them. Our trip was tailor made from the start, with communication over email being a stress-free experience. Hopefully we will use you again, to return to the excellent gorilla trek. Thanks East African Discovery. Read more

Monique , France

I would like to congratulate you for the very good trip you organized for the five of us. The driver, Herbert, was excellent, careful and full of attention, very punctual and always ready to satisfy us. He was always the first one to see the animals. We have been very lucky - leopard (2) - a female lion with 3 little ones - 6 sleepy lions - lions in the trees, gorillas after a walk of only 20 minutes, elephants, hippos etc.... The lodges were all excellent and full of charm; we enjoyed them very much. I shall not fail to recommend your company. Read more

Jocelyn , Canada

We had a 6-day safari in Uganda arranged by Ben Tinsley at East African Discovery in late November 2016. It exceeded all expectations for value for money, accommodation, variety of scenery and sights, and quality of the driver/guide. We have travelled extensively including in other parts of East Africa. Uganda is truly special. We appreciated that the company is locally owned, with excellent local intelligence and experience in the tourism and game tracking fields in Uganda. We liked that the company is small, offering bespoke safaris rather than off-the-shelf itineraries. Ben responded to all queries and requests promptly during the planning stage and no question was too silly to ask. Our driver/guide was prompt, organised, informative, and friendly - he had grown up in a part of the country that we visited so his local knowledge was particularly good. The chimpanzee and gorilla tracking were experiences of a lifetime. Everything went off without a hitch. The pricing of EAD was considerably better than that offered for similar safaris by the larger outfits. We would recommend EAD without reservation. Read more

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