Over View18 day Safari Uganda
This 18 Day Safari with an extension of 2 or 3 days Starts and ends in Entebbe, it grants you a chance to see the big five animals of Africa. It will give you an opportunity to encounter with the white Rhinos at Zziwa Rhino sanctuary. You will as well experience different culture of Uganda along the way on your safari.
It will also give you a chance to encounter with different primates that include the chimpanzee and later alone the mountain gorillas.
You will also be able to relax on various water bodies in Uganda. The entire experience will give you a different picture of the pearl.
Brief Itinerary-18 day safari Uganda
Day1: Kampala City tour-Jinja.
Day2: Boat Cruise on the Nile-transfer to Sipi
Day3: Sipi hiking transfer to Moroto
Day4: Culture experience in Moroto
Day5: Transfer to Kidepo
Day6: Game drive in Kidepo
Day7: Transfer to Murchison Falls NP
Day8: Boat and game drive and transfer to Ziwa
Day9: Rhino tracking and transfer to Kibale NP
Day10: Chimp tracking and Bigodi later transfer to QNP
Day11: Boat cruise and game drive
Day12: Transfer to Bwindi
Day13: Gorilla tracking and transfer to Mgahinga
Day14: Batwa trail & golden monkey tracking
Day15: Transfer to L.Bunyonyi
Day16: Transfer to LMNP
Day17: Game drive and transfer to back to Kampala
Day18: Shoebill experience & drive to the airport
Upon your arrival at Entebbe, you will be welcomed and briefed by our company representative and safari driver guide for a transfer to Kampala for a city tour around Kampala. You will explore the historical places of Uganda such as Kabaka’s palace and Amin’s torture chambers, Ghadafi mosque, Namugongo Martyr’s shrine, Uganda National museum, Kasubi tombs, Bahai temple etc. You will later proceed to Jinja for an overnight
DAY2: BOAT CRUISE ON THE NILE TRANSFER TO SIPI.
After an early breakfast depart for the boat cruise on the Nile. You will get a chance to encounter with different water bird’s species. You will get to know the history of the Nile and you will as well see the source of the Nile. You will later proceed to Sipi falls
Have breakfast and later you will trek through the sipi falls. These involve four spectacular falls along river Sipi. These flow down the Mountain Elgon. The area is particularly panoramic with the view of the Karamoja valley. This activity will take you through the daily life of a typical African village. You will later proceed to Moroto for an overnight.
DAY4: CULTURAL EXPERIENCE-18 day safari Uganda
After breakfast, you will head to the community for the community experience activity. This will give you a chance to experience the culture of the Karamojong people. These will entertain you and you will later head back to your lodge and spend your leisure time and an overnight.
Today, you will take your heavy breakfast and embark on your journey to Kidepo Valley Park. This park is named after the river traversing this region at the boarder between Sudan and Kenya. This park is one of the most un-spoilt, pure wild places remaining in Africa. You will arrive later in the evening at the park and check in at your lodge for an overnight.
DAY6: GAME DRIVE AT KIDEPO NP-18 day safari Uganda
After your breakfast, you will head to the park for your game drive. Located in the rugged semi-arid valleys along the border of Uganda, Kenya and South Sudan, Kidepo Valley national park are one of the best tourist destinations in East Africa. Hosting over 475 species of birds and over 77 mammal species, Kidepo Valley national park was officially gazette in 1962. It is about 700km away from Kampala–the capital of Uganda.
Irrespective of the isolated nature of Kidepo Valley national park, it ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses. A few visitors drive through the long journey north wards via the wild frontier of the Karamoja region. This will definitely give you a memorable time of your life.
Today you will wake up and have your breakfast and later start your journey to Murchison falls NP. The park lies at the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley, where the sweeping Bunyoro escarpment tumbles into vast, palm-dotted savanna. First gazette as a game reserve in 1926, it is Uganda’s largest and oldest conservation area, hosting about 76 species of mammals and 451birds.Here you will have a lunch stop en route then proceed to the park as you spot some animals like baboons, black and white colobus monkey, Jackson heart beast in antelope family among the many others.
DAY8: GAME DRIVE&BOAT DRIVE TO ZIWA.
After breakfast, start an early morning game drive before dawn to catch up with the early risers. This exciting game drive will enable you spot animals like the Hartebeests, the Uganda Kobe Jackals, Oribi, water bucks, Hyenas, Giraffes, Lions, Elephants, buffalos etc. You will return to your Accommodation for rest from the game drive and later on have Lunch. In the afternoon, you go for a Boat ride on the World’s longest river–The River Nile. The Boat trip will take you to the bottom of the Murchison Falls where animals like Buffaloes, Hippos, Crocodiles, Elephants and plenty of water birds like Herons, Cormorants, Ducks, Bee-Eaters, King fisher’s, Skimmers, Fish Eagles, etc.
DAY9: RHINO TRACKING & TRANSFER TO KIBALE.
After your breakfast, you will head to the reception for briefing about the Rhinos. You will later do the tracking and after you will embark on your journey to Kibale Park for chimps.
DAY10: CHIMPANZEE TRACKING-18 day safari Uganda
Kibale National Park is a national park in western Uganda, protecting moist ever green rain forest. It is 766 square kilometers in size and ranges between 1,100 meters and 1,600 meters in elevation. Despite encompassing primarily moist evergreen forest, it contains a diversity of landscape. This park is known as the capital of primates due to its huge and various kinds of primates it has. These range from various kinds of monkeys such as red tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, grey checked mangabies, the olive baboons, the chimps etc. After tracking, you will have lunch and transfer to Queen Elizabeth Park.
DAY11: GAME DRIVE & BOAT CRUISE-18 day safari Uganda
Queen Elizabeth National Park is located in the South Western park of Uganda. It shelters over 95 species of mammals scattered throughout the different areas of its landscape. Expect views of spotted hyenas, duikers, Banded mongoose, the elusive leopards, Topis, Defassa waterbucks, black and white colobus monkeys, serial cats, Caped Buffaloes, velvet monkeys, common warthogs, lions, elephants, Hippos, Olive baboons, Uganda Kobe’s, common elands, bush bucks, chimpanzees and many others. This Park is one of the few places in Africa where you will see the highest concentrations of Hippos and this is possible during the boat cruise along Kazinga Channel.
DAY12: TRANSFER TO BWINDI IMPENATRABLE PARK.
Bwindi impenetrable national park is one of Uganda’s major national parks and habitat to over five hundred (500) mountain gorillas, comprising of nineteen (19) habituated gorilla families available for gorilla trekking expeditions.
The park is situated in the mountainous areas of south western Uganda close to the border of Rwanda. It sits on an area of three hundred and thirty-one (331) square kilometers and is famous for harboring mountain gorillas and other mammal and bird species. The tropical forest of the park is spread over a series of steep ridges and valleys and they are some of the largest areas in the region of East Africa that still have Afro-montage low land forests that extend well within the mountain forest belt.
DAY13: GORILLA TRACKING & TRANSFER TO MGAHINGA.
Today you got to track the rare Mountain Gorillas! After briefing from your Ranger Guide, begin tracking the Mountain gorillas through the ancient Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This can take a couple of hours or whole days depending on the location of the Apes, therefore, don’t forget to carry your packed Lunch.
Keep an eye out for forest species as you track the Gorillas. When you finally come face to face with humans’ distant cousins as the yet, rest, play and bond with their young ones. Follow the Mountain Gorillas as they range freely in the impenetrable forest and discover their gorgeous natural habitat plus the many species, they share it with. It is a humbling and once in a life time experience to stand just meters from these Apes that genetically the closest to human beings. After a well-earned trip to the Gorillas, you will drive to Mgahinga Park.
DAY14: GOLDEN MONKEY TRACKING & BATWA EXPERIENCE.
Today you will wake up and have your breakfast. You will later drive to the park headquarter for briefing about your day’s activities. You will then get a chance to track the golden monkey, a little-known bamboo-associated primate listed as ‘Endangered’ by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Endemic to the Albertine Rift, the golden monkey is characterized by a bright to range-gold body, cheeks and tail, contrasting with its black limbs, crown and tail end. Once quite wide spread in the forests of south west Uganda and north west Rwanda, it is now near-endemic to the Virunga volcanoes, though a small number still inhabit there licit forests protected within Rwanda’s recently gazette Gishwati-Mukura National Park. Within this constrained range, however, it is the numerically leading primate indeed a 2003 survey estimated a population of 3,000 to 4,000 in MGNP alone.
Visitors to Mgahinga might luck a glimpse of this charismatic monkey on any hike that passes through the park’s bamboo zone, but to be sure of seeing them close-up, it is best to do the golden monkey tracking excursion that leaves from Ntebeko at 08.30 to 09.00 daily. You will later do the Batwa trail.
DAY15: TRANSFER TO L.BUNYONYI-18 day safari Uganda
Lake Bunyonyi is located in south-western Uganda between Kisoro and Kabale, and it is close to the border with Rwanda. The lake appeared from 2004 to 2009 on the USh5, 000 note under the title” Lake Bunyonyi and terraces”. After breakfast, we will make our scenic journey through the beautiful terrain of the rolling hills with terraced landscape to Lake Bunyonyi. Given the inevitable rigorous day at Bwindi and Mgahinga, most clients will cherish some relaxing moments on the shores of this peaceful lake. You will enjoy an evening canoe ride on the lake. Dinner and relaxed over night stay at the lodge besides lake Bunyonyi.
DAY16: TRANSFER TO L.MBURO NATIONAL PARK
Located in the south western region of the pearl of Africa, Lake Mburo national park sits on an area spanning 260 square kilometers. It is famous for being the only place in southern Uganda with zebras. Lake Mburo is one of the few national parks in Uganda with giant bush rats, impalas and mongoose. The park is continuously becoming a destination for almost all tourists on the western safari
DAY17: DRIVE BACK TO KAMPALA & OPTIONAL NIGHT EXPERIENCE-18 day safari Uganda
Today wake up at your convenient time and drive back to Kampala. You can opt to have a night experience in Kampala
DAY18: OPTIONAL SHOEBILL STOCK EXPERIENCE& DRIVE TO ENTEBBE FOR YOUR FLIGHT-18 day safari Uganda
Today you can opt to go for a morning shoebill experience at Mabamba and later drive to Entebbe before your flight.
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TOUR INCLUSIONS-18 day safari Uganda
- Vehicle and Fuel for all Days
- Driver/Guide with all his associated expenses
- Accommodation and meals as per itinerary, our team will guide you during reservation
- Gorilla Permits
- Well bottled water for drinking
- Park Entrance Fees
TOUR EXCLUSIONS-18 day safari Uganda
- International Air tickets
- Personal insurances
- Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, telephone calls, etc
- Any other items which are not included in the above itinerary
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