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15 Days Safari in Uganda, Adventure & Wildlife - 15 Days

15 Days Safari in Uganda, Adventure & Wildlife

This 15 days safari in Uganda will take you to Murchison Falls for hiking to the top of the falls and wildlife viewing, Kibale forest for Chimp tracking anda Bigodi walk, Queen Elizabeth where you will enjoy game viewing and also Climbing lions in Ishasha, Bwindi Impenetrableforestto trek Mountain Gorillas, Lake Bunyonyi for sightseeing, Lake Mburo National park, and end with Jinja for rafting.

NoteThe gorilla permit goes for $600 per person and a Chimpanzee permit at $150 per person, so early bookings are advised

Safari Price includes: Lodging, Food, Chimpanzee permits, Park Entrance Fees, Gorilla Permits, English Speaking Driver, 4wheel Drive Safari Vehicle, Rhino tracking, Ranger guide during game drives, Ranger for trekking, water rafting, Bottled Drinking Water, Boat trips, Transport and all mentioned activities apart from the extra/optional ones.

Not included in price: Air Travel fare, Uganda Visa charges, Alcoholic drinks, Laundry and Tips given to staff and guides, Insurance, and Extra activities.

 

Day 1
Travel to Murchison Falls National Park

Pick up by your guide from the Hotel in Kampala in the morning after breakfast and transfer you to Murchison falls through the Luwero triangle. On the way, visit Ziwa rhino sanctuary where you will track rhinos and have lunch at the restaurant. Proceed to the park, visit the falls at the top where you will see the magnificent falls passing through the 7 m gap with rocks and form the Victoria Nile. After head to the lodge, have super and an overnight.

Accommodation Options; Red Chilli(Budget), Fort Murchison Lodge(Mid range), Paraa Safari Lodge(Luxury)

Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 2
Murchison Falls National Park – Game drives & Boat cruises

On this day, enjoy breakfast at the lodge and set out for a 2 hours game drive in Ugandas largest park with a variety of wildlife such as leopards, hippos, lions, warthogs, buffaloes, elephants, antelopes, giraffes, waterbucks as well as different bird species. After the drive, drive to the lodge and have lunch, then have a 3 hours boat cruise on the Nile where you will see a number of animals along the banks such as elephants, hippos, crocodile, antelopes, and also monkeys and birds will be spotted along to, sail to the bottom of the falls where you will hike for about 1hour and 30 minutes after which you will return to your lodge for dinner and Overnight stay.

Accommodation Options; Red Chilli(Budget), Fort Murchison Lodge(Mid range), Paraa Safari Lodge(Luxury)

Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 3
Transfer to Kibale Forest

Wake up early and after breakfast checkout from your lodge and have a game drive out of the park to Kibale Forest via Fortportal. Kibale Forest is one of Africas beautiful rain forests and home to 13 primates and most common ones are Chimpanzees, it is also a great place for birders since it harbors over 325 bird species. Driving to this park great scenic views are spotted along the way. Have a nature walk in the evening in the park, dinner and an Overnight stay at the lodge.

Accommodation Options; Rwenzori View Guesthouse (Budget), Chimp Nest Lodge(Mid range), Primate lodge/Ndali lodge(Luxury)

Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 4
Kibale Forest Chimpanzee tracking Uganda safari

Breakfast, head to the park head offices for briefing and after set out for Chimpanzee tracking through the forest. Remember that only 1 hour is given to trackers when they meet with the chimpanzees. On seeing chimpanzees, other primates can be spotted such as the Red Tailed Monkeys, LHoest’s Monkeys, Blue Monkeys, Black & White colobus Monkeys among others and also elephants, antelopes, buffaloes can be spotted in the forest.

Go back to the lodge for lunch. In the evening go for a walk through the Bigodi wetland where you will see birds, baboons, bush babies among other wildlife species. Have dinner and Overnight.

Accommodation Options; Rwenzori View Guesthouse (Budget), Chimp Nest Lodge(Mid range), Primate lodge/Ndali lodge(Luxury)

Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 5
Queen Elizabeth National Park

Immediately after breakfast set off for a 4 hours drive to Queen Elizabeth which is one of Ugandas outstanding wildlife National parks such as over 600 bird species, mammals like elephants, buffaloes among others. During the journey you will enjoy great views including the Rwenzori ranges. On reaching the park go for a game drive in the evening where you will see a number of animals. Dine and sleep at the lodge.

Accommodation Options; Mweya Hostel(Budget), Bush Lodge(Mid range), Katara Lodge(Luxury)

Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 6
Game drive & Boat cruise – Queen Elizabeth Park

Today after breakfast go for an early morning game drive through the park where you will see different wildlife species like waterbucks, lions, elephants, hartebeests, giraffes, antelopes, buffaloes, leopards, warthogs, also view different crater lakes. After the 3 hour drive, head back for lunch as you prepare for the afternoon 2 hour boat cruise on Kazinga channel which is home to over 550 hippos; also you will birds and other animals like crocodiles, elephants, antelopes among others. Return and have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options; Mweya Hostel(Budget), Bush Lodge(Mid range), Katara Lodge(Luxury)

Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 7
Game drive & transfer to Ishasha sector

Waking up so early and set out to again see these animals in their distinctive clans, families and groups, this game drive can be taken through the Kasenyi plains looking out for elephants, leopards, buffaloes, waterbucks, and various colorful birds.

Later, take a 2 hours drive to Ishasha which is a home to tree-climbing lions. With the help of skilled park rangers you will also such out for these lions and imagine how amazing it is to watch the lions in trees. Have lunch at the lodge or in form of a picnic.

Accommodation Options; Enjojo lodge(Budget), Bwindi Jungle lodge(Mid range), Ishasha Wilderness camp(Luxury)

Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 8
Transfer to Bwindi Forest

On this day, you begin your journey to Bwindi the habitat of gentle giants Mountain gorillas. This journey will take you through Kigezi highlands and its various terraced hills. Have Lunch on your way or from the lodge; it will be dependent on your arrival time. Have dinner and take a rest at your lodge.

Accommodation Options; Buhoma Rest Camp/Bwindi view bandas(Budget), Gift of Nature Lodge/Haven lodge(Mid range), Gorilla safari lodge/Buhoma lodge(Luxury)

Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 9
Mountain Gorilla tracking safari

Talk of gentle giants with a 98% DNA close to that of humans, its the Mountain gorillas which made Bwindi Forest their home. Also other species like butterflies, plants, primates, mammals, butterflies, frogs, among others are also found here. After briefing at the headquarters, you will be led by the rangers into the jungle to track gorillas. This experience usually takes 1 hour to about 8 hours since gorillas move differently also and only 1 hour is granted to capture your greatest moments with the gorillas.

Just in case some of you are not interested in tracking gorillas, you can go for a short guided forest walk or Village walk to the Batwa community. Retire at the lodge.

Accommodation Options; Buhoma Rest Camp/Bwindi view bandas(Budget), Gift of Nature Lodge/Haven lodge(Mid range), Gorilla safari lodge/Buhoma lodge(Luxury)

Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 10
Drive to Lake Bunyonyi

Today after breakfast while still in the mood of reminiscing about the previous days gorilla experiences, you will drive to Lake Bunyonyi, which is Africas second deepest lake and a birders spot. Enjoy the eye-catching landscapes such as the locally terraced interlocking hills where most locals carryout their farming. Also while here you are in the base that was named by Britishs great diplomat Winston Churchill as the Switzerland of Africa.

Accommodation options; Crater Bay cottages(Budget), Bunyonyi Overland Camp(Mid range), Birdnest @ Bunyonyi Resort(Luxury)

Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 11
Lake Bunyonyi

Take your breakfast having amazing views from surrounding hills, forests and the beautiful rays of the morning sun. After head out for a canoe ride on the lake which harbors 29 islands and almost every island with a history such as the Punishment Island – enjoy the stories from the guides on this boat ride.

Return to the lodge, have lunch and in the afternoon, take a walk, or hike up the hills to enjoy more spectacular views of forests and lakes, or watch birds, or read a book while relaxing by the lake shores, or swim in the lake which is Bilharzia free and safe for swimming.

Accommodation options; Crater Bay cottages(Budget), Bunyonyi Overland Camp(Mid range), Birdnest @ Bunyonyi Resort(Luxury)

Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 12
Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park- Home of Zebras

After breakfast, embark to the 4 hours and 30 minutes drive to Lake Mburo National Park- among Ugandas smallest parks with lunch en route you will be passing through stunning sceneries, farms, and plantations. The park is home to a big number of Zebras, also impalas, oribis, buffaloes, warthogs, waterbucks and also over 332 bird species made it their home.

When you arrive in the park- in the afternoon go on a boat cruise along Lake Mburo, take enough photographs.

Accommodation Options; Rwonyo camp/Eagles Nest(Budget), Rwakobo Rock/Arcadia cottages(Mid range), Mihingo lodge/Mantana tented camp(Luxury)

Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 13
Drive to Kampala

Enjoy an early breakfast, after do a game drive as you continue toKampala, have a stop at the Equator line; take photos and also buy some souvenirs from craft shop. Enjoy lunch still at the Equator or in Kampala depending on the time you arrive there.

After lunch drive to Jinja located in the East of Uganda and the home of the source of the Nile River. Arrive in the evening and have dinner and take a rest at the lodge/hotel of your choice.

Accommodation Options; Nile cottages(Budget), Haven Lodge(Midrange), Wild waters lodge(Luxury)

Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 14
White water rafting & discovering the Nile

Have an early breakfast and head out for todays activities. The Nile River finds its source in Jinja where it starts the 4000 km through different African countries. So your driver will take you to where the beginning point is as you go for discovering the Source of the Nile; you will go for a guided boat cruise on the Nile.

After the boat, go for half day rafting on the rapids which is an adventure and an unforgettable experience. Have lunch and after you could choose to rest at the lodge on the swimming pool or go for optional activities like bungee jumping or kayaking or quad biking or Horse riding

Day 15
Return to Kampala the Entebbe International Airport

Take breakfast leave Jinja for Kampala buy some souvenirs to take home with you. If you have a flight on the same day your guide will transfer you to Entebbe as you bid farewell to Uganda

We believe you had a great time in this 12 days Uganda safari with both different people and also in the wild.

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