20 days Uganda Cultural trails & Adventure

Cultural trails

DAY 1: Pick up from entebbe airport

Arrival, meet your local Shoebill safaris smiling guide at Entebbe international Airport. Transfer to your Hotel for a dinner and overnight.
Medium Budget: Entebbe Guest House (FB)
High End:J and M Airport Road Hotel (FB)

DAY 2: ENTEBBE-MURCHISON FALLS

After breakfast drive North West from Kampala to Masindi Hotel for lunch. 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. The mean temperature is 0C- high and 21 0C- low. Evening hike, top of the falls and view falls from above, this is a spectacular sight seeing falls from above.
Medium Budget: Sambiya River Lodge (FB)
High End: Paara Safari Lodge (FB)

DAY 3: MURCHISON FALLS

After a rather early breakfast, morning games drive. There are chances of spotting unique African savannah animals like giraffes, Lions, Elephants and several antelopes. 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.
Medium range:Sambiya River lodge(FB).
High end: Paara Safari Lodge(FB).

DAY 4:MURCHISON FALLS – KIBALE

After breakfast on our way out another possible drive to the top of the falls for a breathtaking sight and we’ll have the opportunity to experience this massive rush of water at close range as it splashes and forces its way through and above the rocks taking the pathway to the base of the falls and back. Drive to Kibale National Park for yet another exciting adventure.
Medium range: Chimp nest lodge (FB).
High end:NdaliLodge(FB)

DAY 5: 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, Afternoon visit Tooro palace located just on the outskirts of Fort portal town. Learn the Tooro culture and if possible meet the youngest king in the world.
Medium range: Chimp nest Lodge(FB).
High end: Ndali Lodge (FB)

DAY 6: KIBALE

Fortportal boost of rich cultural sites and beautiful crater lakes that tell of the past history. After breakfast visit the Famous Mabereganyinamwiru and see what the locals call milk that flows from the breasts of a said woman who was thrown in that valley. Visit the various crater lakes and the valleys and hear the stories surrounding these areas.
Medium Range: Chimp Nest Lodge (FB).
High end: Ndali Lodge (FB).

DAY 7: KIBALE-QUEEN ELIZABETH

After breakfast transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, possible visit to the local community living in the Park. Learn how these people co-exist with the animals in the Park.
Medium Range: Simba Safari Camp (FB).
High end: Hippo Lodge (FB)

DAY 8: QUEEN ELIZABETH

After breakfast whole day with the locals, have a chance of participating, organizing and attending a typical kind of an African wedding. Learn how food is prepared locally and generally what are the dos and don’ts in a local African wedding. Return to your lodge for an overnight.
Medium Range: Simba Safari Camp(FB).
High end: Hippo Lodge(FB).

DAY 9: QUEEN ELIZABETH

After a cup of tea or coffee, morning game drive 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 sun bath away.
Medium Range: Simba Safari Camp.(FB)
High end: Hippo Lodge(FB)

DAY 10: QUEEN ELIZABETH-BWINDI IMPENATRABLE

After breakfast transfer southwards to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park through the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth N.P in Ishasha where there are chances of seeing the tree-climbing lions. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is home to the forest giants that are cousins to human beings, the gorillas. This Impenetrable Forest is still one of the best virgin tropical rain forests in East Africa. Keen birders will love this Park too.
Medium Range: Depends on the group of gorillas you will be tracking (FB).
High end: Depends on the group of gorillas you will be tracking(FB)

DAY 11:BWINDI IMPENETRABLE

After breakfast, briefing, gorilla tracking and if time allows, evening community walk and entertainment around the fire place by the locals. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is the home to the forest giants that are cousins to human beings, the gorillas. This Impenetrable Forest is still one of the best virgin tropical rain forests in East Africa.
Medium Range: Depends on the group of gorillas you will be tracking.
High End: Depends on the group of gorillas you will be tracking.

DAY 12: BWINDI IMPENETRABLE- KISORO

After breakfast begin the journey to Kisoro. Beautiful scenery along the way. Evening relaxation and enjoy the cool breeze from the hills or if possible visit Lake Mutanda.
Medium Range: Travellers Rest Hotel(FB).
High end: Wagtail Eco Camp(FB)

DAY 13: KISORO

After breakfast begin the tracking the beautiful Mgahinga National Park in search for the Golden Monkey. Optional hiking to the volcanic area Mt. Sabinyo. This is a bit tiresome but manageable.
Medium Range: Travellers Rest Hotel (FB).
High End: Wagtail Eco Camp(FB).

DAY 14: KISORO-LAKE BUNYONYI

After breakfast transfer to Kabale also known as the Switzerland of Africa. Enjoy the scenery along the route. Learn how the locals amazingly dig through terraces on the steep hills. Proceed to Lake Bunyonyi for dinner and overnight. 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.
Medium Range: JajamaPanorama(FB).
High end: Birds nest Lodge(FB).

DAY 15: LAKE BUNYONYI

Wake up to the sweet songs of the birds as they wake you up to the cool morning breeze blowing from Lake Bunyonyi, Optional canoe boat trip or take a hike around the island for both exercise and visit the locals who stay on these mountains. Free time in the evening and enjoy the cool breeze or have an optional deep in the Lake.
Medium range: Jajama Panorama (FB).
High end: Birds Nest Lodge (FB)

DAY 16: LAKE BUNYONYI

Whole day stay with the local community learn the day to day lives of the Batwa (pygmies of Uganda ) These people are excellent story tellers, they are delighted to meet different people and always have a lot to share. If you are a keen birder there is a rich bird life here including the pelicans, Uganda’s crowned cranes and the kingfishers.
Medium range: JajamaPanorama(FB).
High end: Birds Nest Lodge(FB)

DAY 17: 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.
Medium Range: Mburo Safari Lodge(FB).
High end: Mburo SafariLodge(FB)

DAY 18: LAKE MBURO – KAMPALA

After breakfast, with our luggage morning game drive and proceed to Kampala Lunch enroute, enjoy the green vegetation along the route plus the famous Ankole long horned cattle. Stop over at the equator for snap shots of a lifetime. Have a chance to be in the South and Northern hemispheres at the same time.
Medium Range: City Sanctuary(FB)
High End: Hotel Africana (FB)

DAY 19: KAMPALA-ENTEBBE

Morning visit the various cultural sites of Buganda located around Kampala among which include the Kabaka’s Palace in Mengo, Kasubi tombs and many more. Evening shopping African arts and crafts. If departing late, departure or overnight.
Medium Range: Entebbe Guest House(FB)
High End: J & M Hotel(FB)

DAY 20: DEPARTURE