ViapoAfrican Safaris

13 Day Best Uganda’s Adventure Tour

(GROUP 4-10 PEOPLE)

Day 1: Travel to Jinja Source of River Nile

After breakfast, Drive to Jinja with a stopover in Mabira forest for Birding, continue for a Boat trip to explore the source of the Nile, Visit fishing sites on Lake Victoria, and Bujagali Ancestral sites.

Accommodations:

Luxury: Jinja Nile Resort
Mid-range: 2 Friends Guest

Budget: Hotel Triangle/ Jinja Safari Lodge
  

 

Day 2: Visit Itanda falls and Travel to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

In the morning after breakfast you will visit to Itanda falls on the Nile River and Mid-morning you will start your drive to Ziwa rhino sanctuary.

Accommodations:

Mid-range: Amuka lodge/Ziwa Guest House

 

 

Day 3: Rhinos tracking and Travel to Murchison falls National Park.

After breakfast you will proceed for a briefing on the roles concerning the walking safari to see the southern white Rhinos that were re-introduced in Uganda and Mid-morning drive to Murchison falls visiting top of the falls and proceed to the lodge for lunch.

Accommodations:

Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge/ Nile Safari Lodge/ Bakers Lodge
Mid-range: Fort Murchison (in rooms)/ Murchison River Lodge
Budget: Murchison River Lodge in tents / Red Chilli Rest Camp

 

 

Day 4: Game Drive and Launch cruise on the River Nile.

After an early breakfast proceed for a game drive. This is a beautiful drive across savannah; forest and grassland down to Lake Albert where the Albert Nile heads north. In the afternoon go for a boat ride up the Nile, to Murchison falls, where the park derives its name.

Enjoy these spectacular falls by hiking to the falls where the Nile squeezes through a 7 meter gap and at the bottom you will see Huge Nile Crocodiles bask.

Accommodations:

Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge/ Nile Safari Lodge/ Bakers Lodge
Mid-range: Fort Murchison (in rooms)/ Murchison River Lodge
Budget: Murchison River Lodge in tents / Red Chilli Rest Camp

 

 

Day 5: Drive to Kibale National Park.

To day you will drive to Fort portal nearby town to kibale National Park for lunch. Along the drive we will go through big Tea plantations and later check in at our accommodation.

 

Accommodations:

Luxury: Papaya Lake/Primate Lodge/Kyaninga Lake Lodge
Mid-range: Mountains of the Moon/Kibale Forest Camp
Budget: Kibale forest camp tents/Chimpanzee Forest Guest House

 

 

Day 6: Chimpanzee trekking and Bigodi swamp walk.

After breakfast we will go for chimpanzee trekking, enjoying a wonderful forest experience. The park is 795kms and has got beautiful topical trees .Kibale also is a home to over 13 primates and given chance you may see all. In the afternoon we go for Bigodi swamp walk that gives you another opportunity to see other primates that you may have missed during the chimp trek and also know for unique birds.

Accommodations:

Luxury: Papaya Lake/Primate Lodge/Kyaninga Lake Lodge
Mid-range: Mountains of the Moon/Kibale Forest Camp
Budget: Kibale forest camp tents/Chimpanzee Forest Guest House

 

 

Day 7: Drive to Queen Elizabeth Park, Boat Cruise and Evening Game drive.

After morning breakfast we will drive to the park Named after her Majesty the Queen of England. It’s one of the Uganda’s most scenic and popular game park. Lunch, then we go for the boat trip is one that gives visitors the best opportunity to see the animals as close as possible and also best for bird life.

We shall enjoy an evening game safari after the boat trip to have another chance to see animals and birds such as lions Hippos leopard spotted hyena Elephants Giant forest hog Uganda kobs and buffaloes. And return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodations:

Luxury Lodge: Mweya Safari Lodge: Katara Lodge
Mid-range:  Bush Lodge (in rooms) / Simba Safari Camp in rooms/ Ihamba Safari Lodge
Budget: Kazinga Channel View Lodge/ Simba Safari Camp in tents/ Bush Lodge in tents  

 

Day 8: Early morning game viewing and crater experience

After early breakfast we go for yet another game safari to see wildlife active hunting and enjoying sunrise. You expected to see big cats hunting such as lions, leopard spotted hyena busy searching for the hunt. This is always a beautiful time during sunrise to take photos as the park boasts the highest bio diversity rating of game, park from open savannah to Rain forest, dense papyrus swamps and crater / soda lakes. We shall return to the lodge for lunch and go for crater experience or a relaxed afternoon.

Accommodations:

Luxury Lodge: Mweya Safari Lodge: Katara Lodge
Mid-range:  Bush Lodge (in rooms) / Simba Safari Camp in rooms/ Ihamba Safari Lodge
Budget: Kazinga Channel View Lodge/ Simba Safari Camp in tents/ Bush Lodge in tents  

 

Day 9: Morning Game Viewing and Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After breakfast you will have a game drive in Ishasha wildness discovering more spots where tree climbing lions are often found as well as other game. Mid-morning to drive to Bwindi forest and have a coffee tour to see how coffee is locally made in the local community. This is also another scenic drive that takes 2-4 hours depending on the location of our gorilla permits.

Accommodations:

Budget: Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp/Broadbill Lodge/Traveler’s Rest Camp

Midrange: Gorilla Mist Camp /Rushaga Gorilla Camp/ Mutanda Lake Resort.

Luxury: Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany Spring Lodge/Gorilla safari Lodge.

 

Day 10: Gorilla Trekking and Batwa cultural Experience

This morning we get up early to prepare for our gorilla trekking where you will be led by experienced Ranger guide who will give you interesting facts about Mountain gorillas, other Primates that live in the Forest as well. The trekking takes between 2-6 hours depending on the food availability for the gorillas.

Accommodations:

Budget: Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp/Broadbill Lodge/Traveler’s Rest Camp

Midrange: Gorilla Mist Camp /Rushaga Gorilla Camp/ Mutanda Lake Resort.

Luxury: Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany Spring Lodge/Gorilla safari Lodge.

 

Day 11: Drive to Lake Bunyonyi for Boat ride.

After a relaxed breakfast we will drive to Lake Bunyonyi one of the beautiful places in the Country. They have spectacular views of the terraces of the Ugandan mountains .It is also called the ‘’ Switzerland of Uganda’’. The drive takes about 2-3 hours from Bwindi. After lunch you will have an exciting boat trip to visit the different islands on the Lake , schools and Have chance to interact with the locals and Residents are happy for your visit and are open to explain their daily lives. We shall then return to the lodge.

Accommodations:

Budget: Bushara Island Camp/Bunyonyi View Resort
Mid-range:  Bunyonyi Over Land/Bunyonyi View Lodge
Luxury: Bird’s Nest/ Arcadia Cottages

 

Day 12: Drive to Lake Mburo National Park and Evening Game Drive.

You will enjoy a breakfast and drive to Lake Mburo Park and is another National Park that inhabits Zebras, Impalas, Elands, Topis and many more mammals. In the Evening we shall do a game drive which will give you a chance to see various animals and bird species.

Accommodations:

Luxury: Mihingo Lodge
Moderate: Lake Mburo Safari Lodge/ Rwakobo Rock
Budget: Eagles Nest Camp

 

 

Day 13:  Morning Guided Nature Walk and Transfer to Kampala/Entebbe Airport

In the early you will have a guided nature walk to have chance to see animals as much closer as possible.  The walk takes 2 hours, and then returns to the lodge for breakfast. You will then check out and drive to Kampala for shopping some traditional items and visit historical sites then check out and drive to the Airport. End of Safari.

Tour Requirements:

  • A Visa – you can apply for the visa online or very easily to get one at the point of entry into the country ( Airport )
  • Yellow fever vaccination card.
  • Chimpanzee and Uganda Gorilla trekking permits
  • Travel &Health insurance – This should be arranged by you in your home country before you travel.
  • Physical fitness

 

 

Price Includes:

  • Full board accommodation as per the itinerary
  • 4WD safari vehicle
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Game drives
  • Boat trips
  • Ferry crossing fees
  • Rhino trekking fees
  • Chimpanzee trekking permit in Kibale forest
  • Gorilla trekking permit in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • English Speaking Tour Driver.
  • Community visit fees
  • Guided nature walks
  • Pick and Return airport transfers.

 

 

Price Excludes:

  • Other drinks
  • Laundry
  • Tips to local guides
  • Telephone expenses
  • Porter fees while trekking Gorillas and chimpanzees
  • Personal insurance
  • Cigarette