16 days uganda wildlife safari

wildlife safaris

DAY 1: ENTEBBE

On arrival at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda and after finalizing the formalities, you shall be welcomed by your guide, who will then drive you to your hotel. Accommodation: Santa Maria Health Club (B, -, -)

DAY 2: ENTEBBE – RHINO SANCTUARY

Today you will have morning visit to Mabamba swamp where most of the birding is done by canoeing, as you look out for the rare Shoebill Stork, African Water rail, Allen’s and Purple Gallinule, Squacco, Goliath, Purple, Grey Herons, a variety of Egrets, ducks. After the tour you proceed to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Here you shall have a walking Safari to the Southern White Rhinos that have been re-introduced in Uganda. Accommodation: Amuka Lodge (B, L, D)

DAY 3: RHINO SANCTURAY – MURCHISON FALLS

After breakfast, proceed to Murchison Falls National Park. Murchison covers 3,840-sq km and has recorded 76 mammal species and over 450 bird species. It lies 619m at the delta and 1,292 at Rabongo Hill. Game Drive at afternoon. Accommodation: Murchison River Lodge (B, L, D)

DAY 4 MURCHISON FALLS

After a rather early breakfast, morning games drive. Afternoon, we’ll cruise to the bottom of the falls. The falls are rare and magnificent, they are one of Africa’s wonders and a must see for everyone. We of course cannot fail to mention that it’s from these falls that Murchison derives its name. Catch up with pods of Hippos, crocodiles and a vast number of water birds. There are high chances of seeing the Shoebill stock from which our company derives its name. Enjoy these spectacular falls with an hike to the top of the falls where the Nile squeezes through a 7-meter gap and at the bottom bask Huge Nile Crocodiles. Accommodation: Murchison River Lodge (B, L, D)

DAY 5: MURCHISON FALLS – HOIMA

After breakfast, you begin our journey to Hoima. On the way you can visit a school if its not weekend.
Accommodation: Kontiki Hotel (B, L, D)

DAY 6: HOIMA – KIBALE

After breakfast we begin our journey to Kibale Forest National Park for yet another exciting adventure. Picnic lunch enroute. On the way you visit a tea plantation. Accommodation: Chimpanzee Guesthouse (B, L, D)

DAY 7: KIBALE

After breakfast, chimp tracking and meet the rather real cousins of humans’ beings. There is a rich bird life in this forest. If you are a keen birder you will record a reasonably high number of different bird species. Notable are various monkeys that keep tossing from one tree to another as you walk along. Lunch at the lodge. At afternoon we have a Swamp Tour. The Bigodi swamps are home to about 137 species of birds, and they are rich in lus vegetation such as wild palms, figs and the dominant Polita Papyrus. The Bigodi Wetland Reserve is managed by the Kibale Association for rural development and environmental protection
Accommodation: Chimpanzee Guesthouse (B, L, D)

DAY 8: KIBALE – QUEEN ELIZABETH

After breakfast you will drive today to the world-famous Queen Elizabeth National Park, crossing the equator along the way. In the afternoon, you have a game drive and visit Lake Katwe a salt lake. Accommodation :Parkview Lodge (B, L, D)

DAY 9: QUEEN ELIZABETH

After a early cup of tea or coffee morning game drive with Lion Tracking to the vast park for any chances of the early hunting cats, herds of elephants, antelopes, buffalos and many more. Return to the camp for a full breakfast, free time, after lunch go for the launch cruise on the famous Kazinga channel where you get to the schools of Hippos, buffalos and a variety of beautiful water bird species like jacanas, fish eagles, Shoebill and pelicans along the channel. Yes, get to see the feared crocodiles as they sunbath away. Accommodation: Parkview Safari Lodge (B, L, D)

DAY 10: QUEEN ELIZABETH – KISORO

In the Morning on your way; you will have a chance to have a game drive in Ishasha Wilderness where the Tree Climbing Lions are found, then continue to Kisoro. Accommodation :Travellers Rest (B, L, D)

DAY 11: KISORO – LAKE BUNYONYI

After early breakfast proceed to Mahinga National Park where you can do Golden Monkey Tracking. Later you will proceed to Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi is the deepest Lake and a perfect place for relaxation. If you are looking for a rather private, lonely and romantic place, then Lake Bunyonyi Is the number one stop in Uganda. Optional canoe trip around the lake. Accommodation: Arcadia Lodge Lake Bunyonyi (B, L, D)

DAY 12: LAKE BUNYONYI

Relax at Lake Bunyonyi or optional visit Batwa people Accommodation: Arcadia Lodge Lake Bunyonyi (B, L, D)

DAY 13: LAKE BUNYONYI –LAKE MBURO

After breakfast begin our journey to Lake Mburo National Park for yet another exciting game like. Lake Mburo boosts of a variety of game including zebra, eland, and impala, which are not found in most other National Parks in Uganda. Additionally Lake Mburo has big numbers of waterbuck, topi, buffalo, hippo, duiker, bushbuck, klipspringer and on a good lucky day you will see oribi, reedbuck, leopard and crocodiles. Accommodation: Arcadia Lodge Lake Mburo (B, L, D)

DAY 14: LAKE MBURO

You will wake up early and go for a nature walk. You will return to your accommodation for a hearty breakfast, have a have a boat ride on the lake and in the afternoon have a cultural visit with the herdsmen who live in the park. You will visit their homes experience their cattle keeping lifestyle and see how they churn milk into butter locally. Accommodation: Arcadia Lodge Lake Mburo (B, L, D)

DAY 15: LAKE MBURO – ENTEBBE

After an early cup of tea, you will start your journey back to Kampala. Enjoy the green along the route plus the famous Ankole longhorn cattle. Stop over at the equator for snapshots of a lifetime. Have a chance to be in the South and Northern hemispheres at the same time. Buy a few souvenirs and have a quick picnic lunch. Accommodation: Santa Maria Health Club (B, -, -)

DAY 16: DEPARTURE

Later you will drive to Entebbe Airport, catch your flight and head back home.

Included Services:

  • In cases where warm lunches are not provided, you shall have packed lunch
  • A professional and experienced German speaking Guide
  • Transportation in 4*4 Vehicle with pop up roof, Fuel on entire tour
  • Ferry crossing
  • All Entrance fees and game drive fees, all relevant government tax.
  • Permit for Chimp-, Golden Monkey-, Lion- and Rhino Tracking
  • Water while on the Tour

Excluded services:

  • Flight and visa fees to Uganda and back home
  • Tips, souvenirs, any soft drinks and any personal purchases
  • Any optional activities or those not included in the program.