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    $8000 p/p in USD
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Worthwhile Africa Safaris

  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Kenya
  • Rwanda
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
Destinations

Destinations

Uganda,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Mid Range

Tour Overview

This is probably one of the most popular safaris taking you to Murchison Falls National Park; the ‘Primate Capital of the World’ – Kibale Forest – habitat to chimpanzees plus 13 other primate species; Queen Elizabeth Park set against the backdrop of the jagged Rwenzori’s with dozens of enormous craters, panoramic views of the Kazinga Channel and endless Ishasha plains where you enjoy game drives and boat trips; Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for memorable gorilla tracking; Lake Bunyonyi for relaxing; Lake Mburo, one of Uganda’s most breathtaking and spectacular game parkslocated in the middle of an extensive rich acacia woodland.

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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, Murchison Falls National Park, Lake Bunyonyi, Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Ngamba Island
  • Wildlife:
    Birds, Mountain Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Hyena, Antelope, Red-tailed Monkey, Grey Mangabey, Blue Monkey, Ugandan Kob, Hippo, Crocodile, Bush Buck, Oribi, Black & White Colobus, Giraffe, Topi, Waterbuck, Big Five, Red Colobus
  • Activities:
    Game Viewing, Trekking, Boat Cruise, Nature Walk, Village Visit, Birding, Cultural Experience
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Safari Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start in Entebbe, end in Entebbe
  • Minimum age:
    15

Note:

This safari can be customised to suit your budget and needs.

Price Per Person – USD

From USD 8,000 per person

What's Included

  • Accommodation and meals on full board basis
  • Transport in a 4WD vehicle with pop-up roof & fuel
  • English speaking Ugandan driver/guide
  • 1 gorilla permit & 1 chimp permit per person
  • All activities described in the itinerary
  • Drinking water throughout the safari
  • Park entrance fees

What's Excluded

  • Flights & visas
  • Meals that are not part of your accommodation
  • A porter for the gorilla tracking (who carries your daypack)
  • Personal (medical/travel) insurance
  • Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc.
  • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.)

Disclaimer

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

Day by Day Overview

You’ll be personally welcomed by a Worthwhile Africa safari representative upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, then transfer to Kampala for overnight stay and dinner.

Accommodation at Viavia Guest House
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Your Wild Uganda Safari starts with breakfast and afterwards transfer to the Waterfront Club with your guide for a boat ride to Ngamba Island. This is either a half day or full day activity where you watch and feed orphaned chimps, enjoy birding in the forest and learn more about these primates and their way of life. You will return to Kampala and check in to your lodge/hotel.

Accommodation at Cassia Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

1 Day Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Tour
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Early morning transfer to Mabamba swamp on the shores of Lake Victoria where you go birding – this is the home of the rare shoebill stork. In the afternoon, visit Entebbe town and later transfer to Kampala to your accommodation.

Accommodation at Cassia Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Begin the panoramic drive north-west through the famous Luwero Triangle and travel to Masindi via Ziwa Rhino Project. A visit to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and track rhinos to support the initiative that wants to reintroduce them back into the wild. After lunch, drive to Murchison Falls National park at the spectacularly situated site at the top of the fall where you will see the Nile’s beauty perfected. Marvel at the Nile, compressing from up to 1 km squeeze through a 7-meter canyon dropping 45 meters with a thunderous roar creating a beautiful rainbow, a plume of spray and the best thing that happened to the Nile “- the Murchison Falls.

Accommodation at Fort Murchison
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Matooke Hawker

Begin the day with a cup of African Coffee then cross the Nile by ferry to the northern bank of the park. Your guide will help you spot elephants, lions, Cape buffaloes, Rothschild’s giraffes, hartebeest, waterbuck, oribi, bushbuck, bohor reedbuck, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard. Return to the hotel for breakfast and lunch. After lunch, go for a boat safari upstream along the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls stopping just tens of meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron”. En-route, marvel at the toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over this 17 km stretch you may see elephant, waterbuck, Uganda kob and crocodile. This is also a zone of many bird species like goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. After you leave the boat, start your – quite heavy – hike to the top of the Falls (approx. 1 hour). See where the world’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below. Your driver/guide will be waiting for you to bring you back to the lodge.

Accommodation at Fort Murchison
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Your Wild Uganda Safari is about to get exciting while we drive south via Hoima town to the tourism city of Fort Portal. We will pass through verdant countryside and past traditional homesteads and farms along Albertine Rift escarpments. Fort-Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled ‘Mountains of the Moon’Overnight stay at your lodge with a stunning location overlooking a dramatic Crater Lake and the ‘Mountains of the Moon’.

Accommodation at Mountains of the Moon Hotel
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After an early breakfast, report at Kanyanchu Tourist Centre where tourist activities begin and set out to track chimpanzee in the forest. Chances of viewing the chimps are over 90% but not guaranteed. Kibale Forest National Park is one of the most beautiful and stunning forests in the Uganda, home to our closest living relatives: the endangered chimpanzee, the threatened red colobus monkey and the rare L’Hoest’s monkey. The forest also boasts of having one of the highest diversity and density of primates in Africa totaling 13 species including the black and white colobus, blue monkey, grey-cheeked mangabey, red tailed monkey, bush babies and pottos.

After lunch visit Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary where you will take a guided walk around the swamp to see a wide range of flora and fauna including a wide variety of butterflies, birds and other insects. Have a tour of the crater region around Ndali Lodge. You may also stop over at any tea plantation along the road if you wish. Return to your accommodation for dinner and overnight. Have an evening tour of the crater region, visit “top of the world’’, the natural bridge where on a clear day you will be able to have a view of the snow cap on the Rwenzori.

Accommodation at  Mountains of the Moon Hotel
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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After breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park viewing the mystical Rwenzori Mountain range for much of the journey. Check in at your accommodation facility as you wait for your lunch. After lunch, take an afternoon launch cruise along Kazinga Channel, that joins Lakes Edward and George. The cruise is a wonderful way to see hippo, buffalo, kob and the occasional Nile crocodile (which up until recently did not inhabit this area) as well as spectacular bird watching on the water bank. Many who experience the launch cruise consider it the highlight of their African safari.

Accommodation at Bush Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Rise very early with your packed lunch and head out on a morning game drive to catch-up with the early risers and predators returning to their hideouts. You will most likely meet grazing hippos, elephants, lions, spotted hyenas, bush buck, water buck, striped jackal, warthogs and the elusive leopard. Proceed to Maramagambo forest where many surprises await you, for example pythons are often observed in the crevices of the bat cave floor using the bats as a source of food. The cave is near a picturesque formerly Blue Lake and Hunters Cave. You may also see forest birds such as bat hawks, brown eared woodpecker and other primates.

Accommodation at Bush Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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Enjoy your breakfast ready for your guided chimpanzee/primate walk along Kyambura Gorge to look for habituated chimps through the gorge. After the primate walk, proceed to the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will drive along the deep and wide dry craters that are occupied by savanna grasses and acacia. The drive takes you through the unique western rift valley escarpment and the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park, the Ishasha sector where you will take on another game drive in search of the tree climbing lions before proceeding to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The journey takes about 4 hours but driving through interesting features. Arrive in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, which is lush and green with streams running through it, in the evening.

Accommodation at Rushaga Gorilla Camp
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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After an early breakfast, set off with your guides for gorilla Ttrekking. The thrill of your encounter will erase the difficulties of the potentially strenuous trek. Bring jungle boots and rain jackets because the park is often wet. Once you find the gorilla family, spend time in awe watching the gorillas go about their activities. Each gorilla safari encounter is different and has its own rewards, but you are likely to enjoy the close view of adults feeding, grooming and resting as the youngsters frolic and swing from vines in a delightfully playful display. Time permitting, spend the afternoon on a community foot safari to explore the lifestyle of the people living and surrounding the park. Return to camp exhilarated to relieve the encounter with friends over a drink.

Accommodationat Rushaga Gorilla Camp
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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After an early breakfast transfer to Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale with a lunch break in Kabale. The afternoon is spent relaxing and sightseeing around the Lake.

Accommodation at the Bunyonyi Overland Camp
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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The whole day is dedicated to relaxation with an afternoon boat ride to some of the islands on the lake after lunch.

Accommodation at the Bunyonyi Overland Camp
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, drive to Lake Mburo National Park. Visit Igongo Cultural Center to learn and experience the lifestyle and culture of the Ankole and the Bahima. It is only at Igongo where the future meets the past.

Accommodation at the Rwakobo Rock Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Morning game drive in the park, which is renowned for zebras, impalas, buffaloes, hippos, topi and elands as well as many bird species including the rare shoebill, crested crane, pelicans, fish eagle, heron and many water birds. An afternoon boat cruise amidst the hippos is amazing.

Accommodation at the Rwakobo Rock Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After early breakfast, head out on a morning bush walk. Lake Mburo National Park is a very special place, every part of it is alive with variety, interest and color. It contains an extensive wetland where you are likely to see elands, impalas, waterbucks, warthogs and zebras. Thereafter drive back to Kampala with a stop-over at the Equator monument and later transfer back to Kampala or Entebbe airport.

Meal plan: Breakfast & lunch

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