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    $5644 p/p in USD
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Ganyana Safaris Uganda

  • Rwanda
  • Uganda
Destinations

Destinations

Uganda,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Mid Range

Tour Overview

On this Uganda adventure safari visit the major national parks of the ‘Pearl of Africa’, see a wealth of wildlife, track gorillas and chimpanzees, and experience the fascinating culture. Explore Kidepo Valley in the Karamoja region, Murchison Falls where the Victoria Nile River surges through a narrow gap over a massive drop, Kibale Forest, the primate capital of the world, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s most popular tourist destination, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for the incredible lifetime experience of trekking gorilla and Lake Mburo National Park, the closest park to Kampala, the capital city of Uganda.

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General Information

  • Safari types:
    Chimpanzee Safari, Gorilla Safari, Guided Safari, Primate Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Bwindi Impenetrable NP, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale National Park, Lake Mburo, Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park
  • Wildlife:
    Birds, Mountain Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo, Cheetah, Zebra, Hyena, Antelope, Sitatunga, Red-tailed Monkey, L'Hoest Monkey, Blue Monkey, Golden Monkey, Ugandan Kob, Hippo, Crocodile, Oribi, Black & White Colobus, Giraffe, Waterbuck
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Trekking, Hiking, Canoe, Boat Cruise, Nature Walk, Birding, Cultural Experience
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Safari Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start in Entebbe, end in Kampala (or Entebbe)
  • Minimum age:
    15

Safari Highlights

  • Wildlife game drives
  • Cultural tours
  • Scenic drives
  • Launch trips
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Gorilla trekking
  • Tree climbing lion tracking
  • Canoe on Lake Bunyonyi

Price Per Person – USD

From USD 5,644 per person, two people travelling

What's Included

  • Accommodation & meals
  • Drinking water
  • Transport in 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Services of an English-speaking guide
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • Gorilla & chimpanzee permits
  • Park entrance fees
  • Birding fees
  • Airport transfers
  • Covid-19 Test Arrangements

What's Excluded

  • Flights & visas
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Laundry services
  • All items of personal nature
  • Covid-19 Test

Disclaimer

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

Day by Day Overview

On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, your Ganyana safari driver/guide will meet and greet you then transfer you to your overnight accommodation in Entebbe. You will be briefed about your 15 days Uganda safari.

Accommodation: Lake Victoria Hotel

Wake up early in the morning at 5 am, meet your driver guide and start the long drive to Kidepo Valley National Park located in north-eastern Uganda Kaabong district. You will have stopovers to stretch your legs and have lunch in Kitgum town. Arrive late night in the park, check in to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Kidepo Savannah Lodge

Enjoy breakfast as you admire the true wilderness around you then head off for a full day’s rewarding game drive through the open savannah, rocky outcrops, forests and rings of mountains. Drive up to Kanangorok Hot Springs and brace yourself for photo opportunities and chances of catching sight of more wildlife especially lions sitting on the rocks as they scan the park for possible prey. Drive back to the lodge to relax and have lunch. In the afternoon, head out for another game drive in this true wilderness; no game drive is the same in Kidepo. Every day presents a different sight so you can expect to increase your game count. Return to the lodge for overnight and dinner.

Accommodation: Kidepo Savannah Lodge

In the morning after breakfast, head out for a cultural tour to the Karamajong people for a truly unique experience. The Karamajong culture is still pure and totally unique from most other tribes in Uganda; they have rejected civilization and still live like in the ancient times. The Karamajong are predominantly pastoralists and live purposely to fight for their cattle as it is in their belief that every cattle in the world belongs to them. As such, fierce cattle raids still occur in the region and at times stretch to neighbouring Kenya! They are a very interesting group of people with a unique culture visible in their way of dressing, cooking, dancing and other daily life activities. A visit to the Karamajong is a truly rewarding experience.

Accommodation: Kidepo Savannah Lodge

After breakfast you will drive from Kidepo Valley National Park to Murchison Falls National Park, which takes 6-7 hours. You will enjoy an en route game drive through the northern section of the park popularly known as Para where you will have chances of spotting many mammals, big cats hunting and a lot of bird species. Cross the ferry and overnight in the park.

Accommodation: Pakuba Safari Lodge

After an early breakfast, set off for a morning game drive on the Northern Delta Nile with sightings of lion, buffalo, waterbuck, Jackson’s hartebeest, Rothschild’s giraffe, oribi and baboon are some of the animals to expect. After lunch, you will embark on a three-hour boat cruise on the Nile, which offers an amazing view of the Falls from the bottom angle. Hippos, crocodiles, antelopes and aquatic birds can be seen along the shores of the river. Hike up to the top of the Falls and enjoy the magnificent view as the Falls squeeze their way through a gorge in the rocks and tumble 43m below flowing westwards into Lake Albert.

Accommodation: Pakuba Safari Lodge

After an early morning breakfast drive to Kibale Forest National Park, commonly known as the primate capital of the world and one of East Africa’s major tropical rain forests. The drive is about 8-9 hours through papyrus swamps and the thick jungle of the Nile Delta. Check in to your lodge and relax. In the afternoon visit the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary for a nature walk. Rich in biodiversity and beautiful scenery, the wetland is a birder’s paradise with about 138 species as well as eight species of primates including the black-and-white colobus, grey-cheeked mangabey, red-tailed, L’Hoest’s and blue monkeys and olive baboons. Later you can enjoy a walk to the “top of the world” along crater lakes which this area is also famous for. Enjoy the crater lakes view and the mountains of the moon.

Accommodation: Primate Lodge

After an early breakfast, head over to Kibale Forest Headquarters for a briefing on the day’s activity. With a ranger guide you will venture into the jungle in search of the chimpanzees and while tracking look out for other primate species such as red colobus, black and white colobus, grey-cheeked mangabey, olive baboon, red-tailed and L’Hoest’s monkey among others as well as many different bird species. You will spend one hour with the chimpanzees as you watch them play, feed and groom each other, a fantastic experience.

Accommodation: Primate Lodge

With an early breakfast depart from Kibale to Queen Elizabeth National Park. After checking in, you will enjoy an afternoon game drive where you will enjoy many wildlife sightings.

Accommodation: Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge

After breakfast, enjoy a game drive with a view of giraffes, elephants, lions, hartebeest and different species of birds, Look out for mammals like the graceful Rothchild giraffe, Jackson’s hartebeest, Uganda kob, defassa waterbuck, buffaloes, elephants, warthog, hippos, oribi and, if lucky a leopard or lion. After lunch embark on a boat safari along the Kazinga channel with beautiful views of birds as Lake George connects to Lake Edward.

Accommodation: Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge

You will exit Queen Elizabeth National Park through the Ishasha Plains in the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park for another epic game drive. Ishasha is famous for its iconic tree- climbing lions that climb trees to catch the cool breezes. After your game drive, you will leave Queen Elizabeth National Park and head to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Accommodation: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge

With an early breakfast and a packed lunch, you will be transferred to the Uganda Wildlife Authority park headquarters where you’ll be briefed on the gorilla tracking which begins at 8:00am. You will then be guided into the jungle to track these shy primates. The trek length varies depending on where the gorillas spent the night, ranging from 30 minutes to 7 hours. Once you find a gorilla family you will spend one hour with them, observing them feed, socialize and display their prowess.

Accommodation: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge

After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to Lake Bunyonyi. After gorilla trekking Lake Bunyonyi is a magical, stunningly beautiful lake in Uganda to relax and chill out. Check-in to your lodge and you can decide to go swimming at the lodge. After lunch you will go for nature walks and hike with a guide so you don’t get lost. Meet some locals who will tell you the amazing history of Lake Bunyonyi and how they live around the lake. Enjoy seeing a beautiful African sunset on Lake Bunyonyi.

Accommodation: Bunyonyi Safari Resort

After breakfast, you will then transfer to Lake Mburo National Park, driving through winding roads, farmlands and forests. Lake Mburo National Park boasts beautiful acacia savannah terrain and woodlands. On arrival you will embark on a game drive expecting to spot warthog, impala, zebras, oribi, leopard and several savannah bird species some of which include lapwings, hornbills and cocqui francolin. This park is also home to the eland, Africa’s largest antelope species only found here and Kidepo Valley National Park. After dinner, you will set out to explore this park on a nocturnal game drive guided a by a ranger, you will be scanning the savannah with a spotlight to search for a variety of species including the genet cat, warthog, hippos, spotted hyena and the elusive leopard.

Accommodation: Mburo Safari Lodge

Have an early breakfast, check out and start your journey back to Kampala. Pass through rolling hills with terraces and view the lush vegetation of the different areas you go through. Have a stopover at the Equator and Mpambire drum makers point. After buying some souvenirs, continue to Kampala arriving late afternoon. Alternatively, the guide will drop you off Entebbe Airport for your outbound flight.

 

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