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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

SAVE USD 1,022 per person and explore Uganda’s most famous parks and lush tropical forest. Experience memorable adventures including chimpanzee and gorilla trekking, game drives and boat cruises. Destinations include Kibale National Park, the primate capital of the world, Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda’s largest nature reserve, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home of mountain gorillas, Queen Elizabeth National Park, one of the most popular national parks, Lake Mburo National Park, an extensive area of wetland, and the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi.

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General Information

  • Safari types:
    Big Five Safari, 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, Lake Bunyonyi
  • Wildlife:
    Birds, Mountain Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Zebra, Hyena, Antelope, Hartebeest, De Brazza’s Monkey, Red-tailed Monkey, Grey Mangabey, L'Hoest Monkey, Blue Monkey, Black-faced Vervet Monkey, Golden Monkey, Forest Pig, Ugandan Kob, Hippo, Crocodile, Jackal, Oribi, Giraffe, Waterbuck, Warthog, Big Five
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Trekking, Hiking, Boat Cruise, Nature Walk
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Safari Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Entebbe
  • Minimum age:
    15

Safari Highlights

  • Bigodi nature walk
  • Visit “Top of the World” along the crater lakes
  • Visit the top of Murchison Falls
  • Game drives
  • Boat ride to the bottom of the Falls, along the Kazinga Channel, on Lake Mburo
  • Tree climbing lions in Ishasha
  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale
  • Canoe excursion on Lake Bunyonyi

Price Per Person – USD

SPECIAL OFFER from USD 4,699 per person, two people travelling

SAVE USD 1,022 per person – normal price USD 5,721 per person, two people travelling

What's Included

  • Accommodation & meals
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Transportation throughout
  • Services of an English-speaking guide
  • All activities
  • Park entrance fees
  • All taxes/VAT
  • Covid-19 test arrangements

What's Excluded

  • Flights & visas
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips and gratuities
  • 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

A Ganyana safari driver/guide will pick you from the hotel for the drive to Murchison Falls. Stopover at Nakasongola where you will have lunch then transfer to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where you enjoy a glimpse of the white rhino alongside many birds. Later continue on the road to Murchison Falls National Park.

Accommodation: Pakuba Safari Lodge

After an early morning breakfast, embark on a half-day game drive on the northern bank of the River Nile. Escorted by a game ranger you may opt for a game walk while tracking animals and studying animal spoors. Game in this area includes giraffe, elephant, hartebeest, lion, Uganda kob, oribi and a variety of savannah and woodland birds. After lunch, take a Nile Cruise to the bottom of Murchison Falls for game viewing at close quarters.

Accommodation: Pakuba Safari Lodge

After an early breakfast, start your road journey to Kibale Forest National Park enjoying the beautiful countryside landscape. Located 6-7 hours from Kampala, Kibale Forest National Park is found in Fort Portal, a town on the south-western side of Uganda where you will enjoy views of tea plantation and banana plantations.

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 as well as spot other primate species such as the red colobus, black and white colobus, grey-cheeked mangabey, olive baboon, red-tailed Monkey and L’Hoest’s monkey, together with many bird species. You will spend one hour with the chimpanzees as you watch them play, feed and groom each other. 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. In addition, there are 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 with its crater lakes view and the mountains of the moon.

Accommodation: Primate Lodge

Today, after a relaxed breakfast, transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will have a leisurely drive to the park towards the south passing via the Crater Lake area as you enjoy the beautiful hilly landscape. Relax as you appreciate the breathtaking atmosphere at the park before going for an evening game drive.

Accommodation: Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge

Enjoy an early breakfast before heading out for a morning game drive to the kob mating area in Kasenyi. Expect to see elephants, buffaloes, lions and other fauna in their natural habitat. Return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, go for an exciting boat cruise along the Kazinga channel where a good percentage of wildlife is found including buffalos, hippos and elephants.

Accommodation: Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge

Early in the morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Here you may spot many wildlife species including the famous tree climbing lions, elephants and buffaloes. Bwindi Forest is the lushest highland rain forest on earth, filled with primates and exotic birds, valleys, hilltops and papyrus swamps. Arrive in the evening and overnight as you prepare for gorilla tracking the next day.

Accommodation: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge

After breakfast, you will proceed to UWA visitor’s reception where a briefing is done before tracking. It takes a few minutes but you leave with gorilla etiquette. Walk and hike this steep and slippery terrain until you meet the gorilla family. Enjoy the one hour allowed in the company of these brilliant giants! Looking into the eyes of one of the magnificent creatures brings home the distressing fact that they are on the edge of extinction, and that your presence contributes to ensuring their continual survival. Depending on the duration of the track you can either head for Batwa cultural experience, relax at the lodge or enjoy another walk around the village with the breathtaking views of the Virunga mountains.

Accommodation: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge

Enjoy an early breakfast then embark on your journey across the beautiful landscape, rolling hills, cultivated terraces and tropical rainforest. Lake Bunyonyi is one of the only lakes where you can swim safely and here you will have time to relax, swim, go for a ride in a dugout canoe or just sit by the side of the pool and read a book.

Accommodation: Bunyonyi Safari Resort

After breakfast, we set out on a 4-hour drive to Lake Mburo National Park where we will go on a game drive in search of eland antelopes, zebras, impalas and many acacia- associated birds. We will also visit some of the lakes within the park where hippos, crocodiles and variety of water birds will be seen. After lunch, we top off the afternoon with a boat ride on the lake.

Accommodation: Mburo Safari Resort

After an early breakfast, you will go for a walking safari when you have the chance to get up close and personal with the wildlife. Then leave for the journey back to Entebbe, stopping for lunch en route then proceeding to the Equator to buy some souvenirs to take back home. Continue to Entebbe airport for your flight home.

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