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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

Luxury

Tour Overview

This safari to Uganda, known as ‘The Pearl of Africa’, is designed for those who have more time to explore this fascinating country. Explore Uganda’s savanna national parks; Murchison Falls, the largest national park found in northern Uganda with big game viewing, private boat excursions on the Nile and a hike to bottom of the magnificent falls. Enjoy a boat cruise on Kazinga channel in Queen Elizabeth National Park, see habituated chimpanzees as well as gorillas. One of the many highlights of this safari, you will have a chance to spend up four hours with both mountain gorillas and chimpanzees, compared to traditional trekking where you are only allowed to spend one hour with mountain gorillas in Bwindi Forest and chimpanzees in Kibale Forest.

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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, Murchison Falls National Park, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Wildlife:
    Birds, Mountain Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Zebra, Hyena, Antelope, Hartebeest, Sitatunga, Red-tailed Monkey, Grey Mangabey, L'Hoest Monkey, Blue Monkey, Black-faced Vervet Monkey, Ugandan Kob, Hippo, Crocodile, Jackal, Oribi, Black & White Colobus, Giraffe, Waterbuck, Warthog, Big Five, Red Colobus, Olive Baboon
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Walking Safari, Trekking, Boat Cruise, Nature Walk
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Safari Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start in Entebbe, end in Entebbe
  • Minimum age:
    15

Safari Highlights

  • Scenic drive to Murchison Falls National Park
  • Rhino tracking at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Game drives
  • Tree climbing lions of Ishasha
  • Boat trip to bottom of Murchison Falls
  • Hike to the top of Murchison Falls.
  • Gorilla habituation trekking
  • Chimpanzee habituation tracking
  • Boat trips
  • Bigodi nature walk

Price Per Person – USD

From USD 8,472 per person, two people travelling

What's Included

  • Accommodation & meals
  • Return airport transfers
  • Aerolink ticket (one way)
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Professional driver/guide
  • All activities
  • Gorilla habituation permit
  • 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

Our Uganda tour begins in Entebbe, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Entebbe for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Best Western Premier Garden Hotel/ Admas Grand Hotel

A Ganyana safari driver/guide will pick you from your hotel very early in the morning for the drive to Murchison Falls, Uganda’s largest and oldest national park, where four of the big five can be spotted – lion, buffalo, elephant, leopard, along with many other animals. Stopover at Nakasongola where you will have lunch then transfer to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, an asylum to the rhinos where you can enjoy a glimpse of the white rhino alongside birds in the vicinity. Later continue on the road to Murchison Falls National Park.

Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge

After an early breakfast, set off for a morning game drive on the northern delta Nile – lions, buffalos, waterbucks, Jackson’s hartebeest, Rothschild’s giraffe, oribi and baboons are some of the animals to expect to see. At 11:00 am, you will embark on a three-hour boat cruise on the Nile, which offers an amazing view of Murchison Falls from the bottom angle. Hippos, crocodiles, antelopes and aquatic birds can be seen along the shores of the river. Immediately after the boat launch, you will go for an evening game drive and later head back to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge

Wake up early for a morning drive game. The main areas are the Delta where there are great chances of seeing the Lions in wait for prey as they go to drink. Return back to the lodge for breakfast and lunch. After lunch head to the southern sector famously known as the heart of Murchison falls to view the top of the falls. You will also enjoy an evening game drive and spot different mammals and bird species. Later head to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge

After an early breakfast, you will begin your Gorillas and Savannah Safari as you are transferred west through tea plantations and rolling hills to reach fort Portal town where you will have an en-route lunch before proceeding to Kibale National Park. After checking into the hotel, you will embark on a guided nature walk through the dense papyrus at Magombe Swamp which is part of Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary situated on the edge of Kibale Forest National Park. On your nature walk, you have the chance to spot up to 138 bird species including the Great Blue Turaco, a variety of butterflies and perhaps the real draw card of this swamp; its seven species of monkeys including red colobus, grey-cheeked Mangabey, L’Hoest, vervet, black and white colobus, blue monkeys and baboons.

Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp

After an early breakfast you will be transferred to the Uganda Wildlife Authority park headquarters where you will be briefed before embarking on your trek of the exciting chimps in Kibale Forest the primate capital of the world. A limited number of people spend time with a team of trackers, researchers and the chimpanzees in their natural setting. The Habituation Experience uses a process that takes up to two years to habituate the chimpanzees to human presence and with your visit you become part of the experiment.

Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp

Rise up early in the morning, and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda’s most popular and accessible savannah reserve. The area has one of the highest biodiversity ratings of any game reserve in the world, including a total of 95 recorded mammal species and more than 610 species of birds. After checking in your accommodation, you will have a short relaxation and lunch later enjoy an evening game drive where you will enjoy many wildlife sightings.

Accommodation: Kyangabi Crater Resort

Depart for a morning game drive in the Kasenyi Plains aiming to spot lions hunting in the morning. The Kasenyi plains are a prime location to track prides of lions, which hunt the game herds found here. Expect to spot elephants, buffalo, warthogs, bushbuck, waterbuck and vast herds of Uganda kobs as you be joined on this game drive by a guide from Uganda Wildlife Authority who is an expert in tracking the lions.

After lunch, you will explore Kazinga Channel on a water safari as the river flows through the heart of the park and connects Lake Edward and Lake George. On your boat cruise, expect to spot elephants, buffalo, warthogs and waterbucks as they cool off along the river banks in the heat of the day.

Accommodation:Kyangabi Crater Resort

Transferring to the remote Ishasha Wilderness Camp in the idyllic Southern Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park on the Ntungwe River. An exclusive camp with superb accommodations for people who enjoy the retreat of a true wilderness, Ishasha is also one of only two places in the world where you can see tree-climbing lions. Enjoy a morning game drive and later head back to the lodge.

Accommodation: Ishasha Jungle 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. Reaching Bwindi and head out for the Batwa trail visit, and learn more about how they live and there culture. Later head to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Lake Mulehe Safari 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 8:00 am. You will then be guided into the jungle to track the shy primates. Gorilla Habituation is done in southern Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in the Rushaga section. Only four participants are allowed to join the habituation experiment every day. Visitors have a golden opportunity to spend four hours with the gorillas as they go about their daily life of feeding, playing, grooming and bonding

Accommodation: Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge

With a sumptuous African breakfast, you will transfer from the lodge to the Kisoro airstrip for your short flight back to Entebbe. Meet with your driver and transfer to Entebbe International Airport in time for you to check in and catch your outbound flight back home.

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