18 Days Exclusive Classic Uganda Safari ( All The Prime Uganda’s Safari Parks, Jinja, Lake Bunyonyi, Moroto, Sipi hike and Kampala Tour)
This 18 days Exclusive Uganda Safari is a round roadtrip that that takes you to experience the best of Uganda’s prime safari parks, groove on the fascinating rich Ugandan cultures where you get chance to meet and greet with the local community blessed with welcoming people, delight in an epic primate adventure experience, catch glimpse of the eye catching landscapes along the road and explore lots of the stunning hidden gem of her motherland. This tour takes you to explore Jinja – famously known as the Adventure Capital of East Africa, Lake bunyonyi- Uganda’s most beautiful and deepest lake dotted with mesmerizing 29 islands, allows enjoy Sipi hiking tour and visit the Karamojong thus giving you long lasting memories that shall always remind you about your visit in Uganda.
- Visit Murchison Falls
- Ziwa Rhino trekking
- Gorilla and chimpanzee trekking
- Sipi Tour
- Jinja Tour
- Kampala city Tour
- Visit Moroto
- Karamojong experience
- Batwa Experience
- Lake bunyonyi visit
- Tree climbing lions in Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Boat cruise safaris
- Game drive Safaris, Etc.
Day1: Arrive and Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
After an early morning breakfast, transfer to Lake Mburo National Park with your stopover at the Uganda Equator for photography, stretch and continue to the park. On arrival, you shall check-in at your lodge and head out for a short game drive to explore the park. Later for dinner and overnight stay. Accommodation options: Mihingo Lodge or Hyena hill lodge or Eagle Nest lodge
Day 2 : Full day in Lake Mburo National Park
Wake up very early and go for a morning game drive in lake Mburo National Park where you will spot some of the residents in the park including Zebras, Giraffes, Elands, Kobs, Bushbucks, Buffaloes, Impala, oribi, waterbucks, leopard, hyena, topi, reedbuck, etc. The park is also home to over 350 bird species, some of which you will spot during your game drive. You shall return to the lodge for lunch then later go for an afternoon boat trip on Lake Mburo its self where you will see several Wildlife including the hippos, buffaloes and waterbucks, plant species and water birds such as the Lesser and Greater swamp warblers, White winged warbler, papyrus Gonolek, and the elusive shoebill stock among others. Accommodation options: Mihingo Lodge or Hyena hill lodge or Hyena lodge or Eagle’s nest lodge
Day3: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
Today wake up for a cup breakfast in the park, check out of the lodge and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi one of the most beautiful and deepest lakes in Uganda dotted with several islands. Enjoying lunch enroute , you arrive in the late evening and check-in at your booked lodge. Accommodation Options: Bunyonyi Rock Resort or BirdNest Resort Bunyonyi.
Day 4: Canoe Ride on Lake Bunyonyi, Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park
After an early morning breakfast, you shall go for a boat ride on lake bunyonyi in which you shall visit several islands including the punishment island. After the awesome experience check out of the lodge and drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. You shall have lunch enroute and proceed with your journey to the park, on arrival check in, relax at the lodge and overnight stay. Accommodation Option: Eco Paradise Lodge or Overland lodge bunyonyi.
Day5: Explore Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Wake up early, have breakfast and at 7:00am transfer to the national park headquarters for briefing. At around 8:00am, you transfer to the trekking starting point and follow various trails in the forest in search of the gorillas. This may take you between 2-6 hours but the experience is surely memorable. On reaching the gorillas, you shall spend an hour observing their behaviors and taking photographs after which you shall descend back to the lodge. If time allows you shall head out for a community tour in which you visit the Batwa pygmies to learn about their culture, and also to see their performances. Return to your lodge, check out and set off your journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park. It takes you about 5 hours to arrive in Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth, on arrival here, check in at your booked lodge for dinner and overnight stay. Accommodation Options: Bush lodge or Enjojo lodge
Day6: Experience Queen Elizabeth National Park
Today wake early for breakfast, check out of the lodge and join your driver guide for a game drive through the Ishasha sector on a lucky day, you shall have chance to see the tree climbing lions resting lazily in the fig tree branches, you as well encounter other stunning wildlife species like herds of Uganda Kobs which is a favorite prey to the lions in Ishasha sector.
Enjoy your picnic lunch in the bush and continue with the drive to Kasenyi plain for a more rewarding game drive. Enjoy sighting thousands of thrilling wildlife species namely; leopards, and lions, different antelope species, buffaloes, elephants, hippos, warthogs, waterbucks, etc. For birders, QE national park is a birders’ paradise with over 606 species including a variety of migratory and Albertine Rift Endemics. After the awesome epic experience, head to your booked lodge in Mweya for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 7: Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel and transfer to kibale forest National Park.
After your leisure breakfast at the lodge, transfer to Kazinga channel for a 2 hours breath taking boat cruise to takes to explore of the parks beauty via kazinga channel between lakes Edward and George. This is the best place to see a cross section of all the wildlife in this park. Expect to close encounter with hippos wallowing, thousands crocodiles, experience the fishing villages among other aquatic life and an array of birds on the bay.
Later after the unbeatable adventure, transfer to Kibale Forest National Park through Fortportal town.Kibale forest is also known as the primate capital of East Africa hosting about 13 exciting primates although the chimpanzees take up the biggest population. That’s why the park is famous for offering the best chimpanzee trekking experience.
On Arrival check in at your booked lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 8: Full day adventure in Kibale Forest National Park
After breakfast, head to the park headquarters for briefing about the chimpanzees and the forest as well, after the briefing you shall be allocated in groups with a park guide and then enter into the forest to look for the primates and when you meet them take photos and videos. The experience takes 4-5 hours in the forest and then return to lodge for lunch After lunch, you shall visit the Kasenda Crater Lake area or take the Bigodi community initiative swamp walk. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at your booked lodge.
Day9: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
Enjoy your breakfast, check out of the lodge and begin your journey to Murchison Falls National Park. The roadtrip take spectacular views of the rift valley, great Lake Albert, the Rwenzori ranges, the beautiful Lakes George and Edward, generally the western Albertine rift valley environment, then connect to Hioma town for an enroute lunch. Proceed to the park through Masindi town, along the way enjoy seeing exciting primates in the Budongo forest area before proceeding to your lodge where you will unwind for the rest of the evening. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.
Day10 : Experience Murchison Falls park
Wake up early for your cup of coffee and head out for an early morning game drive around the Buligi game tracks on the northern bank with a trained ranger guide to see several animals in the Nile valley like: jackals, Lions, herds of buffaloes, waterbuck, Jackson’s hartebeest, Rothschild’s giraffe, elephant, oribi and baboons and so many other early risers. After the awesome adventure drive back to you lodge for lunch and rest for a while. Later in the afternoon you head out for thrilling launch cruise on the Victoria Nile to the bottom of Murchison falls. Spot the bank residents which include: the largest hippos and crocodiles, small herds of buffalo. There is rich birdlife on the papyrus banks, encounter shoebill stork, the most sought after bird in Africa. There after you will go back to your hotel for dinner, some drinks and an overnight.
Day 11:Transfer to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Wake up early for breakfast, and head out for your last game drive through Murchison falls National park as you drive out of the park to visit the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. While here grab chance to enjoy a Rhino trekking experience ranch rangers, you shall have an opportunity to groove other intriguing wildlife species as well as exciting bird species that are found in the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. After the walking safari, have lunch and transfer to Soroti for dinner and an overnight stay there.
Day 12: Drive to Moroto for a cultural encounter
On this day, enjoy breakfast and join your driver guide for a drive to Moroto area which is one of the northeast area of Uganda graced with the fascinating Karamojong cultures. On arrival you can choose to spend a night in one of the Karamojong kraal so that you an opportunity to experience the true African cultural trip. Check in at booked lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 13: Half experience in Moroto and transfer to Sipi Falls in Mbale
Today, enjoy your morning breakfast, later join your local guide who takes you to experience the Karamojong community, expect to meet and greet with the wonderful Karamojong people, learn more about their interesting lifestyle and cultural beliefs. This true authentic cultural experience with the Karamojong is one in a million that offers you epic long lasting memories. Later have lunch and drive to Sipi falls for an exceptional hiking adventure that takes you to experience the stunning beauty of Mt Elgon. On arrival check in at your booked lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 14: Hiking to Sipi falls
Today wake up early, have breakfast and head out for the hike to the beautiful Sipi falls which offer stunning views of the surrounding landscape and perfect background for photos. You’ll enjoy the sound of the hissing water at the falls and thereafter set off for Jinja City. Arriving jinja in the late evening, check in at your booked lodge, relax, enjoy dinner and overnight stay.
Day 15: Full day Experience in Jinja
On enjoy a leisure sunrise breakfast and head out for a boat cruise tour to the Source of Nile, as you explore more of the Nile scenic beauty. There is a diversity of thrilling activities you can delight in besides a boat tour to the source of the Nile. Namely; White water rafting, Bungee jumping, Nile Tubing, Horseback, Quad biking safaris among others. Later, return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay
Day 16: Transfer to Kampala via Mabira Forest
Wake up for a leisure breakfast at your hotel in Jinja and set off your journey to Kampala that takes you through scenic landscapes allowing you chance to see Mabira forest Uganda’s largest rain forest. Mabira has a lot of birds and some primates. You shall take a walking safari in Mabira forest and get an opportunity Zip-ling adventure that takes you to experience the griffin falls in Mabira Forest. And before you connect to Kampala, you shall delight in a drive through huge sugar and tea plantations along the road. Arriving Kampala in the evening, check at your booked hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 17: Kampala City Tour and transfer to Entebbe
Enjoy a delicious early breakfast and set off for Kampala city tour , that takes you to visit the (King) Kabaka’s Palace – one of the most famous sites in the history of the Buganda kingdom strategically situated in the suburb of the Kampala City – Heart of Uganda. After the unforgettable experience at this cultural site, proceed with a drive to UWEC (Uganda Wildlife Education Centre) – this give you an insight about the diversity of wildlife species found in the 10 National Parks of Uganda including a birding experience incase you a bird lover. Later take a visit to the Entebbe Botanical Gardens to experience the different flora and fauna, and if you are birders, this is one of the birding safari paradise in Uganda where you spot many colorful bird species plus some exciting primates. After the epic adventure, transfer to Two Friends Beach Hotel Entebbe for Lunch and relaxing. You shall have dinner at the hotel and an overnight stay.
Day 18: Departure back home
Today you choose to have a late check out of the lodge, enjoy your late breakfast as you leisure at the hotel, later after a bundle of long lasting memories and drive to Entebbe Airport to catch up with your scheduled flight back home or to next safari destination.
End of the Tour
The tour includes:
- Park entry fees
- Boat cruises
- Culture experiences
- Ziwa Rhino sanctuary
- Hike to Sipi falls
- Jinja adventures
- Kampala city tour
- Walking safaris
- Community visits
- Transport in private 4×4 safari van with pop up for game viewing
- Gorilla and chimpanzee trekking permits
- All activities included on the itinerary
- English speaking driver guide
- Bottled drinking Water
- Free WiFi internet