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  • Kenya
  • Rwanda
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zimbabwe
Destinations

Destinations

Uganda,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Luxury, Mid Range

Tour Overview

This safari takes you into the heart of the ‘Pearl of Africa’. Experience Uganda’s lush forest, search for chimpanzees and other primates in Kibale Forest National Park, hike in Rwenzori Mountains National Park with its unique biomes and breathtaking scenery, look for mammals and wonderful bird life in Queen Elizabeth National Park and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Lake Bunyonyi.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Birding Safari, Chimpanzee Safari, Guided Safari, Jungle Safari, Primate Safari
  • You will visit:
    Queen Elizabeth, Kibale National Park
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Trekking, Boat Cruise
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Entebbe (or Kampala)

Highlights

  • Kibale Forest National Park – chimpanze tracking
  • Rwenzori Mountain National Park – UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park – wildlife viewing boat cruise on Kazinga Channel
  • Lake Bunyoni – beautiful scenary

About Uganda

Uganda is a land of contrasts. In half a day you can drive from mist-shrouded volcanic mountains to hot hazy savannah, dappled with wildlife.  Serene undulating hills of tea plantations, lush but ordered, give way to tangled jungle and rainforest with the musical accompaniment of chaotic, cacophonous birdlife. Uganda is alive with these contrasts: The tiniest sunbirds, iridescent in the morning light, the massive lumbering yet silent elephant, disappearing like a vapor behind the trees, the chimpanzees crashing about the forest canopy, the lugubrious gorilla, chewing thoughtfully in the bamboo thicket.

There’s the Nile, twisting its way north like a shimmering ribbon, through arid semi-desert scattered about with rocky kopjes. Snow capped peaks, tropical, sandy, freshwater beaches, and smiling faces everywhere. It’s all here, a feast for all the senses.

Note:

Safari classes are classified according to accommodation type. Budget is a simple camping sight with basic facilities and in most cases tents for camping. Medium is banda or cottage accomodation. Luxury consists of travel in high end comfortable safari vehicle, usually a Land Cruiser, five star accommodation with a swimming pool, no less than three course meals.

RATES – PER PERSON USD

Mid-range budget

  • From USD 4,667 per person, based on 2 people sharing
  • From USD 3,890 per person, based on 4 people sharing
  • From USD 3,576 per person, based on 6-18 people sharing

Luxury budget

  • From USD 10,723 per person, based on 2 people sharing
  • From USD 9,890 per person, based on 4 people sharing
  • From USD 7,825 per person, based on 6 people sharing

What's Included

  • Full board accommodation as per itinerary
  • All meals /meals en route
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable 4×4 vehicle plus fuel
  • Park entrance fees
  • Services of a full time English speaking driver/guide
  • Complimentary bottled drinking water
  • Driver’s expenses, accommodation and meals
  • Boat tripsand game drives as per itinerary
  • All activities as per itinerary
  • Chimpanzee trekking permits
  • Government taxes/levies

What's Excluded

  • Flights
  • Bar bills and snacks
  • Phone calls/internet
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Personal shopping
  • Porters fee/guiding carriers
  • Laundry
  • Tips
  • Any other personal expense outside the above

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘About Africa
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • About Africa‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

Arrive at Entebbe International Airport or at a hotel/residence in Entebbe or Kampala.

Depart your accommodations in Kampala or Entebbe at 6.30am for Kibale Forest National Park, a tropical rainforest with lush jungle vegetation and many great surprises. The journey is pleasant through various regions of Uganda with lunch along the way. The Rwenzori Mountains can be seen in the distance as you approach Kibale Forest. Check into your chosen accommodation.

Overnight in one of the lodges, Kibale Forest National Park

Early morning breakfast then head to the briefing center for your chimpanzee tracking, with a packed lunch. Track through the beautiful rugged forest in search of chimpanzees and other primates, an amazing experience. Butterflies and exotic birds abound in this park too. After the activity head back to the lodge and relax.

vernight in one of the lodges, Kibale Forest National Park

This morning after breakfast, take a scenic drive through crater lakes and beautiful rural villages to Rwenzori Mountains National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site noted for its ourstanding natural beauty. Arrive in time for lunch, relax and prepare for the next day’s activity.

Overnight in one of the lodges, Rwenzori Mountains National Park

Early morning hike to Mahoma Lake, a relatively easy walk climbing steadily through the montana forest. There is a steepish climb along the way which requires some level of fitness, however the unique biomes and vegetation is breathtaking and it will be a unique experience. That’s why this place is a RAMSAR site, a Wetland of Internatioal Importance.

Overnight in one of the lodges, Rwenzori Mountains National Park

After breakfast head to Queen Elizabeth National Park, which covers 1,978 sq km and lies north and south of the equator in south-western Uganda. The landscapes range from open savannah, rainforest and dense papyrus swamps to brooding crater lakes and the vastness of Lake Edward. It’s little wonder that Queen Elizabeth boasts one of the highest bio diversity ratings of any game park or reserve in the world.

Almost 100 mammal species live here including lion, hippo, buffalo, leopard, spotted hyena, elephant, Uganda kob, giant forest hog as well as 606 bird species such as black chested eagle, swallow tailed bee eaters, Verreaux’s eagle owl, African skimmer to name but a few. The wildlife is regularly sighted around the tourist village on the Mweya Peninsula, which also boasts a marvellous waterfront setting in the shadow of the Rwenzori Mountains.

Overnight in one of the lodges, Queen Elizabeth National Park

This morning starts with a game drive to the Kasenyi area to look for lion prides and other wildlife. Uganda kobs mate around this area, giving you a chance to see their breeding behaviors. Many animals will cross your path; elephants, antelopes and with a bit of luck also lions or hyenas.

Head back to the lodge for lunch and later in the afternoon embark on a boat trip to experience wildlife up close; hippos huff and spray mere feet away, buffalo linger in the shallows and a tremendous variety of birds grace the grasses on the river’s edge. Among these are malachite and pied kingfishers, great white and pink-backed pelicans and open-billed stork. With some luck you will even spot elephants on the river banks coming for a drink and a bath. Spend the early evening at the lodge, enjoy the pool which overlooks the Kazinga Channel and observe animals from the pool deck.

Overnight in one of the lodges, Queen Elizabeth National Park

Transfer to the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth Naitional Park with another game drive en route showing your the  scenic diversity of the park.

Overnight in one of the lodges, Ishasha sector, Queen Elizabeth National Park

Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi in south-western Uganda, close to the border with Rwanda. One of Uganda’s most beautiful lakes, it’s believed to be the second deepest lake in Africa after Lake Tanganyika and it’s name means ‘place of many little birds’. Arrive in time to enjoy the beautiful scenery and have lunch.

Overnight in one of the lodges, Lake Bunyonyi

Depart for Kampala/Entebbe with a stop over at the Equator for breaks and some craft shopping.

Relax and fly out depending on the time of your flight.

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