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13 DAYS BEST OF UGANDA

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Barbara Baruka

Crystal Safaris

GORILLAS, WILDLIFE, ADVENTUR

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13 DAYS BEST OF UGANDA

Trip highlights: • Game drives in Murchison falls, Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo National parks • Boat cruises in Murchison falls and Queen Elizabeth National parks • Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National park • Nature walks in the Bigodi swamp • Visiting the crater lake area • Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest • Cultural experience of the Batwa trail in Mgahinga • Boat ride in Lake Mburo National park

DAY 1

ENTEBBE - KAMPALA

ENTEBBE - KAMPALA (37 KMS) Meet and greet at Entebbe International Airport by Crystal Guide who will warmly welcome you and facilitate seamless arrival formalities. Transfer to your hotel after which you will be briefed about your safari. Depending on the time of arrival you are advised to have your money changed this day. Overnight at, Serena Hotel Kampala (Luxury) Read more

Serena Hotel Kampala
DAY 2

Rhino Tracking and Game Driv

KAMPALA - MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK (311 KMS) Early morning you head north to Murchison Falls National park via the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where you will have the opportunity to trek the Rhinos. The sanctuary houses Uganda's Rhino reintroduction project. There are 9 white rhinos and tracking is done on foot and takes about 1 and half hours. Drive to Masindi Town for lunch and later drive to Murchison Falls National Park. Overnight at paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury). FB Read more

Paara Safari Lodge -2 nights
DAY 3

GAME DRIVES AND BOAT TRIP

MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK Early morning head for a game drive on the northern bank of the River Nile. Your guide will help you spot elephant, lion, cape buffalo, Roth child's giraffe, hartebeest, waterbuck, oribi, bushbuck, bohor reed buck, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard. After lunch, go for a boat safari upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls stopping just tens of meters from the 'Devil's Cauldron where you will see the River Nile said to be the 2nd longest river in the world crush through a narrow gorge and forming the magnificent Murchison falls!! Marvel at the schools of hippos, crocodiles and over the 17km stretch you may see elephant, waterbuck and Uganda Kob. This is also the zone of many birds, species like goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. After taking shorts of the photogenic Murchison Falls return to your lodge. Overnight at and paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury). FB Read more

Paara Safari Lodge
DAY 4

MURCHISON FALLS NP

MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK - KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK (441KMS) After your morning breakfast drive south via Hoima to Fort Portal through verdant countryside passing through traditional homesteads and farms. Fort Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon. The drive takes approximately 8 hours. Dinner and Overnight at Crater Safari Lodge FB Read more

Crater Safari Lodge-2 nights
DAY 5

CHIMP TREK AT KIBALE FOREST

KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK After breakfast we visit Kibale Forest National Park, where the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa is exceptionally represented. The most famous of its 13 species is the Chimpanzee known to be a delightful ape. It is also a home of species like the rare I'Hoest's monkey, the black and white Colobus, Blue monkey, Grey cheeked mangabey, Red tailed monkey, Olive baboon among others. The walk takes 2-3 hours. After lunch go for Bigodi swamp walk where you may see a variety of bird species and other smaller mammals. Overnight at Crater Safari Lodge. FB Read more

Crater Safari Lodge
DAY 6

KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK - QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONALPARK (157) KMS After your morning breakfast, you will proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain Range. As you go through the game park you might spot some animals like the Elephant, Buffaloes, bushbucks, and Uganda Kob, Antelopes, Warthogs, among others. After lunch enjoy the unique 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. It is a 42kms channel that joins Lake Edward and Lake George. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos. It offers and excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colourful and stupendous, with well over 550 resident species. Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge(Luxury) FB Read more

Mweya Safari Lodge-1 night
DAY 7

QUEEN ELIZABETH NP

QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK Have an early morning Game drive where you may have an opportunity to see the lion, leopard, giant forest hog, Cape buffalo, elephant, defassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, topi and bushbuck among others. Later transfer to Ishasha sector where you will go for another game drive in the evening in search of tree climbing lions. Overnight at lodge. Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge(Luxury) FB Read more

Mweya Safari Lodge(Luxury)
DAY 8

QUEEN ELIZABETH NP

QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK - BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONALPARK (150KMS) Have another morning game drive before proceeding to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest passing through the Switzerland of Africa area known as the Kigezi Highlands with its terraced hillside and winding roads. With all the volcanic activity in this area the scenic beauty is breathtaking. Overnight Gorilla Safari Lodge. FB Read more

Gorilla Safari Lodge-2 night
DAY 9

GORILLA TRACKING

BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK After an early morning breakfast proceed to the starting point to embark on your Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in such of the awesome Gorillas – an unforgettable experience of your lifetime. Don't forget to carry your rain gear, packed lunch and plenty of water. Once you find the gorillas, you will spend with them an hour before returning to your lodge. Time allowing; take a community walk around the lodge. Overnight at Gorilla Safari Lodge. FB Read more

Gorilla Safari Lodge
DAY 10

BWINDI IMPENETRABLE

BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK- LAKE BUNYONYI (115 KMS) Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, the 2nd deepest lake in Africa. Dotted with small islands with steep sided and terraced shores, the scenery is breathtaking. It is the perfect spot for you to relax after the strenuous gorilla tracking. You can go canoeing in the locally made canoes, swim or just sun bath. Overnight at Birds nest (Luxury) Read more

Birds nest (Luxury)
DAY 11

LAKE BUNYONYI - LAKE MBURO N

LAKE BUNYONYI - LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK (170 KMS) After breakfast transfer to Lake Mburo National Park. Centered on a series of swamp-fringed lakes its bird life is very rich. The green acacia woodland harbors wildlife like the Zebra, warthog, Elands, Impala among others. These can be seen even as you enter the park. After lunch go for an evening boat cruise on L. Mburo and get quite close to the croc and hippos. Overnight at Mihingo Lodge(Luxury) FB Read more

Mihingo Lodge - 1 night
DAY 12

Driving back to Kampala

LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK - KAMPALA After breakfast, have a game drive before driving back to Kampala. You will have a stopover at the Equator where you will have an opportunity to stand in 2 hemispheres at the same time and take some photos, then another stops over at the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers where you will be able to watch the ceremonial drums being crafted using methods passed down through the generations. You will arrive in Kampala in the afternoon. Overnight. Overnight at Serena Hotel Kampala (Luxury) BB Read more

Serena Hotel Kampala
DAY 13

DEPARTURE

Depending on the departure time you may go for the following excursions on payment of a supplement: Half day white water rafting on River Nile, half day trip to Ngamba Island in L. Victoria to see the orphaned chimpanzees or city tour and visit to the craft villages. Transfer to the airport in time to catch your flight Read more

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Entebbe
Hotel Boma Guest House
Day 2
Location Murchison Falls National Park
Hotel Paara Safari Lodge
Day 4
Location Kibale National Park
Hotel Crater Safari Lodge
Day 6
Location Queen Elizabeth NP
Hotel Mweya Lodge
Day 8
Location Bwindi
Hotel Gorilla Safari Lodge
Day 10
Location Lake Bunyonyi
Hotel Birds Nest
Day 11
Location Lake Mburo
Hotel Mihingo Lodge
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Kampala
Hotel Serena Hotel
Day 2
Location Murchison Falls National park
Hotel paraa Safari Lodge
Day 4
Location KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK
Hotel Crater Safari Lodge
Day 6
Location Queen Elizabeth National Park
Hotel Mweya Safari Lodge
Day 8
Location Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Hotel Gorilla Safari Lodge
Day 10
Location LAKE BUNYONYI
Hotel Birds nest
Day 11
Location Lake Mburo National Park
Hotel Mihingo Lodge
Day 12
Location Kampala
Hotel Serena Hotel

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • All ground transportation in A 4x4 safari vehicle with all fuel
  • Full time driver/guide with all his associated expenses
  • Full board accommodation as per above itinerary a part from Kampala or Entebbe where it Bed and breakfast only.
  • Boat cruise where applicable
  • Game drive where applicable
  • Chimpanzee permit where applicable
  • Bigodi swamp walk
  • Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Ferry crossing
  • Top of the Falls
  • Gorilla permit
  • Chimpanzee permit
  • Any other items included in the above itinerary

Package excludes

  • International Air tickets
  • Visas
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, telephone calls, etc
  • Any other items which are not included in the above itinerary
  • All Items that are rendered optional

More information

  • Accommodation facilities vary including upmarket accommodation, medium range accommodation and Low budget accommodation. Please contact us at crystalsafarisuganda@gmail.com with your choice of accommodation so that we can send you our best quotation for this safari

REVIEWS

3 Reviews

Wendy, United States

Dear Barbara, I just wanted to thank you for help through the whole time and amazing experience! ​ ​ Your staff was lovely, kind, helpful beyond their job description and my expectations. George was wonderful! He is patient, hard working and very funny, I recommend him highly. It was a good match! Joanne was super helpful trying to get me a Congolese visa...and making me feel comfortable being the only guest. Your staff Wuinnie (especially her), Denis and the Chef, were amazingly accommodating and professional.​ ​ Again, your immediate response to emails and arranging the full itinerary made the somewhat untraditional booking process (you know are westerners are used to everything credit card nowadays) made this process a bit less nerve wrecking and my experience amazing. So thank you for everything! Read more

Mandy, United States

Hi Barbara! I just wanted to thank you for arranging the most amazing trip for us! We had the best time ever and loved every minute of it! We definitely hope to return again someday! Thanks again!

Brenda, Germany

for one have used crystal safaris 3 times of which the latest was when I went for gorilla tracking in Bwindi. The lady by the name Christine has always been helpful the times I have interacted with her. In June this year, i went for gorilla tracking under crystal safaris with Jona as our guide. My friends and I had a fab time and I would recommend Jona to u and the lodge we slept in was in Bwindi Gorilla safari lodge was in point with those water bottles to keep us warm the beds were on point and jeez the food was delicious (try there onion soup). Anyway I would recommend u trust them with your trip I dont think u will have any issue and I do wish you the best during your safari Read more

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