11 Day Uganda Safari Adventure

11 Day Uganda Safari Adventure - 11 Days

11 Day Uganda Safari Adventure
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11 Day Uganda Safari Adventure

This 11 day Uganda Safari Adventure itinerary combines trips to Uganda’s top National Parks, including Murchison Falls National park, Queen Elizabeth National park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Lake Mburo National Park and Lake Bunyonyi a place for nature and bird lovers. All activities that are done in these destinations can be enjoyed throughout the year.

Activities

  • Game drives
  • Boat cruises
  • Ziwa Rhino tracking
  • Gorilla trekking
  • Chimpanzee tracking

Day 1
Entebbe -Kampala

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will have a pick up from your tour guide who will later transfer you to your hotel where you will have dinner and an overnight.

Accommodation Options; Lake Victoria Hotel/Anderita Beach Hotel

Meal Plan; on Bed and Breakfast

Day 2
Transfer to Murchison Falls

Have an early breakfast and transfer for the 6 to 7 hours journey to Murchison Falls, along the way pass visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary which is home to rhinos, tracking them is for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Have lunch in Masindi and embark on your journey to the park which is home to over 451 bird species and 76 mammal species covering an area of 3,840 Sq km. Relax at the lodge in the evening with a delicious dinner and an overnight.

Accommodation Options; Murchison River lodge(in Tents)/Fort Murchison/Nile safari lodge

Meal Plan; Dinner

Day 3
Game drives & Launch cruise along the Nile

After a cup of coffee, set out at 6:30 am for a game drive through the park especially the Nyamisika plateau where a lot of early risers will be seen such as Giraffes, leopards, lions, Cape buffaloes, Uganda Kobs, waterbucks, warthogs, bushbucks, among others. Return to the lodge for lunch and a rest as you get ready for the afternoon boat cruise along the Nile, the Victoria Nile divides the park into the northern and southern banks. On the boat you will spot other animals like Hippos, Crocodiles and different bird like the Pelican, Goliath Heroin, Kingfishers, and the rare shoebill.

The boat will leave you at the bottom of the magnificent falls a few meters from the Devils Cauldron here you will take enough photographs as continue with a hike to the top of these falls, enjoy the thunderous roars of the magnificent falls as they make their way through an 8m gorge and falling at 43m to meet again the Victoria Nile. Its a great time spent there watching the formed rainbows in the clouds of falling waters. Later meet your guide who will transfer you again to the lodge. Enjoy dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options; Murchison River lodge(in Tents)/Fort Murchison/Nile safari lodge

Meal Plan; Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4
To Queen Elizabeth

On this day after breakfast, get on the road for a 9 hours drive to Queen Elizabeth national park passing through Fortportal town and having lunch there. Continue with beautiful sceneries of the Rwenzori mountains. Queen Elizabeth National Park has over 600 species of birds and amazing for game viewing since a number of wild animals made it their home like elephants, lions, waterbucks, warthogs, buffaloes among others. Upon arrival in Queen drive through and reach your lodge, refresh and have an overnight after dinner.

Accommodation Options; Simba Safari camp(in tents)/Bush lodge/Katara lodge

Meal Plan; Dinner

Day 5
Game dive & Launch cruise -Queen Elizabeth

Have an early tasty breakfast and by 6:30 am set out for a game drive to look for wild animals such as lions, waterbucks, cape buffaloes, leopards, forest hogs, topis, warthogs, antelopes and others. Head back to the lodge freshen up and have lunch after which in the afternoon you will embark on the 2 hour launch cruise on the 42 km channel called the Kazinga channel which joins lakes Edward and George. On the boat enjoy watching large schools of hippos and crocodiles among other animals and birds.

Accommodation Options; Simba Safari camp(in tents)/Bush lodge/Katara lodge

Meal Plan; Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner

Day 6
Chimpanzee Tracking in Ishasha sector to Bwindi Forest

After breakfast drive to the Ishasha region still part of the park for Chimpanzee tracking, while still in Ishasha it will be an added experience as you will see tree-climbing lions. Drive to Bwindi through scenic region also referred to as The Switzerland of Africa. With lunch along the way arrive at the park late afternoon. Dine and overnight at the lodge.

Accommodation Options; Gorillas forest camp/Buhoma lodge/Buhoma community camp

,Meal Plan; Dinner

Day 7
Gorilla Trekking Day - Bwindi

Today be up early enough and take breakfast, have a short drive to the headquarters of the park where you will meet experienced park guides/rangers who will take you through a briefing about gorilla trekking. After start the hike in the mist forest to look for the gentle giants, it normally takes from 1 hour to 8 hours to trek hence requires the trackers to be physically fit since over 7,500 ft in altitude can be climbed. You are advised to carry enough water, packed lunch, sun glasses, hats, rain coats, water proof cameras without flashes. On meeting the gorillas what felt like fatigue during the hike will cease to exist as you will have a great time watching the mountain gorillas in this thick forest with only 1 hour is permitted to be with them. After, drive back to the lodge for a rest and dinner.

Accommodation Options; Gorillas forest camp/Buhoma lodge/Buhoma community camp

Meal Plan; Dinner

Day 8
Lake Bunyonyi

Enjoy breakfast and drive to Lake Bunyonyi, one of Africas deepest lakes and famous for its beautiful scenery such as the terraced hills and 29 islands in water, it is also safe for swimming since it is Bilharzia free. Its name Bunyonyi means young birds in the local language and hence is a great place for bird watching. Upon arrival you could go for canoeing on the lake and have lunch. After lunch take a community walk where you will enjoy traditional dances from the Bakiga people, also buy yourself handicrafts from there.

Accommodation Options; Lake Bunyonyi Overland camp/Bunyonyi Overland resort/Birdnest @ Bunyonyi resort

Meal plan; Lunch & Dinner

Day 9
To Lake Mburo

Early morning after breakfast transfer to Lake Mburo, a small but rich National park seated on an area of 371 sq km. Lake Mburo National Park is home to a big number of Zebras, antelopes, warthogs, reed bucks, oribis and a number of bird species. On your way, you will go through the rolling terraced hills of Kabale, having a stop in Mbarara for lunch -The land of milk and honey. After, continue reaching the park in the late afternoon. Have a 2 hour boat cruise on the lake and later have dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Accommodation Options; Eagles Nest camp/Rwakobo rock/Mihingo lodge

Meal plan; Dinner

Day 10
Transfer to Kampala with a Game drive

After breakfast set out for a game drive through the park and feed your eyes as you watch amazing animal species and birds and also amazing savannah grasslands. After drive out of the park with stopovers in Masaka for lunch and at the Equator to take photographs and purchase some souvenirs. Arrive in Kampala in the evening. Rest and dine at the hotel.

Accommodation Options; Eureka hotel/Tourist hotel

Meal plan; Dinner

Day 11
Kampala City tour and transfer to Entebbe

In the morning after breakfast, go for a city tour, visit the Uganda museum and also some craft shops to buy some crafts and souvenirs to take back home with you. After your driver will take you to Entebbe have lunch and proceed to the Airport for your flight back home as you bid farewell to Uganda.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.
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Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Trip Facts

  • 1-12 people
  • Moderate