Uganda Itineraries


4 Days Murchison Falls Safari

  • Overview
  • Highlights
  • Trip Details
  • Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park via Ziwa Rhino sanctuary.
  • Day 2: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise.
  • Day 3: Cultural tour and evening game drive.
  • Day 4: Depart -Murchison falls National park then Entebbe

Day 1: Entebbe  – Ziwa – Murchison Falls National Park

Depart Entebbe after breakfast. Your driver guide will brief you on the day’s program shortly before the start of a 6hours’ drive to Murchison Falls National Park. Branch off from ziwa rhino sanctuary for Rhino tracking experience. Enter the territory of the southern white rhinos on foot. Well-trained rangers will guide you through the bush to where the rhinos are on the day of your visit. You will have the opportunity to watch these endangered, magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. As these rhinos are free to move around on 7000 hectares of land, it is often necessary to drive to the areas where the rhinos are, before taking the bush trek. This activity will take you about one and a half to two and a half hours depending on where the Rhinos were last seen After continue to Murchison Falls National Park via Masindi town where you will have lunch then drive out of town to a marram road and get to Murchison Falls National Park while on the way you will pass through thick Budongo forest and view some of the primates such olive baboons,monkeys and some bird species. After clearance at the park gate,then proceed to the top of the falls a fantastic sight. Here the Nile, the longest river in the world, is forced through a narrow gap in the rock (only 7 meters wide), before ferociously plunging down into a frothing pool 43m below, later continue with the drive to the Lodge of your choice arriving in the evening, relax, have. dinner and overnight.

DAY 2: Morning Game drive and Boat cruise  – Murchison Falls National Park

Arise very early in the morning and have breakfast and depart for your game drive on the northern bank of the River Nile in your open-roof vehicle which will give you an excellent opportunity to view and photograph the diverse wildlife. Expect to see elephants, lions, cape buffalos, roth child’s giraffes, hartebeests, water bucks, oribis, bush bucks, Uganda kobs, hyenas, monkeys etc and if you are lucky enough, you will be able to see the leopards. Return to the lodge for lunch.

After lunch, go for a boat cruise that starts in the afternoon, upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls stopping just few meters from the ‘Devil’s Cauldron’, marvel at the schools of hippos, crocodiles and over the 17km stretch you may see elephants, waterbuck and Uganda Kobs. This is also the zone of many bird species like goliath herons, Egyptian geese, pelican bee-eaters, kingfisher, hornbills, cormorants and the rare shoebill storks. Later, return to your lodge and relax in the evening, have dinner and overnight at the lodge of your choice.

DAY 3: Cultural tour and an evening game drive – Murchison Falls National Park

After breakfast you will go for a cultural tour to the near by community to have a life time experience as you get to see new people with different ways of life like cultural food, music and dance, dressing code, way of living and others later return to the lodge to have lunch as you relax and prepare to go for an evening game drive in the north part of the park were you will expect to see the buffaloes, lions, antelopes, hyenas, water bucks, giraffes, nocturnals like the night jars, owls, and others and if luck enough you will be able to see the leopards. Then return back to the lodge, have dinner and over night at the lodge.

DAY 4: Departure from Murchison falls National Park – Entebbe.

Arise early in the morning and have breakfast then check out from the lodge and depart for Entebbe with a stop over for lunch after proceed with your journey arriving in the afternoon and the driver guide will drop you at your place of abode or at the airport for your next flight.  

End of Safari

INCLUSIVE:

  • All ground transportation in a safari vehicle with all fuel per day with all associated expenses.
  • Full time driver/guide with all his associated expenses per day.
  • Park Entry fees.
  • Accommodation
  • Full board meals apart from the first day of your arrival at the air port and the last day at the air port.
  • Rhino Tracking at Ziwa.
  • Game drives.
  • Boat cruise on the Nile.
  • Complimentary drinking water on Day 1.
  • Any other items included in the above itinerary.
  • Cultural tour.
  • Viewing the water falls.

EXCLUSIVE:

  • International Air tickets.
  • Visas.
  • Personal insurance.
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, extra meals, tips, telephone calls, etc.
  • Any other items which are not included in the above itinerary.

Please Note

  • The rates are in US dollars per person.
  • Availability of accommodation, permits and activities
    is not guaranteed until confirmation by 25% deposit payment. 
  • The estimated traveling hours are based on the actual
    hours of driving; stops overs for lunch, breakfast and photos.

Please find below a check list, it is rather elaborate but you could get what is relevant for you.

  • Travel Documents
  • Insurance information
  • Flight information
  • Cash, credit and debit cards
  • Vouchers and pre-departure information
  • Required visas.
  • Yellow Fever certificate​
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Fleece or wool jumper/jacket
  • Windproof/waterproof jacket
  • Small towel and swimwear
  • shirts/t-shirts, cool and breathable
  • Long-sleeved shirt or sweater for evenings and hike into the forests
  • pair of shorts
  • pairs of long trousers
  • pair hiking pants/track pants
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sport sandals.
  • Watch or alarm clock
  • Toiletries (biodegradable).
  • Sun hat, Bandana
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Watch or alarm clock
  • Toiletries (biodegradable)
  • Camera with extra memory cards and batteries.
  • Personal Entertainment
  • Binoculars
  • Waterproof backpack cover
  • Flashlight/Torch
  • Universal outlet adapter
  • Insect Repellent
  • Moneybelt
  • Antibacterial wipes/gel
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Sun hat, Bandana
  • Sunblock
  • Camera with extra memory cards and batteries
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera with extra memory cards and batteries

5 Days Queen Elizabeth & Lake Bunyonyi Safari

  • Overview
  • Highlights
  • Trip Details
  • Inclusions & Exclusions

This 5 Days Queen Elizabeth & Lake Bunyonyi safari includes visiting Queen Elizabeth which shelters a high number of wild animals and birds. It shelters numerous crater lakes (Katwe, Munyanyange, Bunyampaka, and Nyamunuka) Lake Bunyonyi Uganda’s deepest Lake and second deepest in Africa comprises of different islands, habitats to very many little birds thus the name Bunyonyi.

Trip Summary

  • Day 1: Pick up & transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park then evening game drive
  • Day 2: Game drive and boat cruise
  • Day 3: Chimpanzee trekking in kyambura gorge & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
  • Day 4: Island tour, zip lining & community visits
  • Day 5: Boat cruise & Departure.

Day 1: Pick Up & Transfer To Queen Elizabeth National Park

Meet, greet and briefly go through the itinerary. You will then set off for a drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park in southwestern Uganda. Make a stop over at the equator before proceeding for lunch in Mbarara. Arrive at the lodge later in the evening.

Day 2: Game viewing & launch cruise

Early morning game drive after break fast will give you lasting experience that will leave you amazed, excited. Ishasha sector south of Queen Elizabeth National Park is well known for sheltering the rare tree-climbing lions seen in the acacia trees. Expect to see Buffalo, Kobs, Elephants, warthogs etc. This trip also enables gives you a chance to see spectacular birds.

Day 3: Ishasha sector & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi.

After breakfast, You will drive out of the park and with lunch en route transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. If you reach early, you can do any optional activity, swimming and canoeing among others.

 Day 4: Island tour, zip lining & community visits.

Today you will take part in different activities on Lake Bunyonyi. After sunrise breakfast, go for an island tour by boat. Explore different islands, which make up Lake Bunyonyi such as Bushara, Akampene, Bucuraniko, Bwama, and the punishment island. Different activities such as farming and grazing are done on these islands. Thereafter, go for the adventurous zip-lining experience. Swing above the waters crossing from one side of the lake to the other. The experience offers you scenic views of the Lake and the beautiful rolling hills of Kigezi. In the evening, you will go for a community tour to the Batwa and Bakiga communities near Lake Bunyonyi. You will interact with local people to learn about their traditions, norms, customs, and beliefs.

 Day 5: Boat cruise & Departure.

Following a relaxed breakfast, go for a boat cruise experience as you enjoy the sunrise. Having enjoyed Lake Bunyonyi to the fullest, embark on a drive back to Kampala with a stop over at Igongo for lunch and later proceed to Kampala.

End of Safari

Tour inclusions

  • Full-time English-speaking guide
  • Par entrance fees
  • Boat cruise
  • Accommodation & meals
  • Ground transport
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Government taxes
  • Miscellaneous
  • All activities included in the itinerary.

Tour exclusions

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips
  • Porter’s fee
  • Extra activities not included in the itinerary

Please Note

* The rates are in US dollars per person.

* Availability of accommodation, permits and activities is not guaranteed until confirmation by 25% deposit payment.

* The estimated travelling hours are based on the actual hours of driving; stops for lunch or photos not included.

Please find below a check list, it is rather elaborate but you could get what is relevant for you.

Checklist

  • Travel Documents
  • Insurance info
  • Flight info
  • Cash, credit and debit cards
  • Vouchers and pre-departure information
  • Required visas or vaccination certificates
  • Yellow Fever certificate​
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Fleece or wool jumper/jacket
  • Windproof/waterproof jacket
  • Small towel and swimwear
  • shirts/t-shirts, cool and breathable
  • Long-sleeved shirt or sweater for evenings and hike into the forests
  • pair of shorts
  • pairs of long trousers
  • pair hiking pants/track pants
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sport sandals.
  • Sun hat, Bandana
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Watch or alarm clock
  • Toiletries (biodegradable)
  • Camera with extra memory cards and batteries.
  • Personal Entertainment
  • Binoculars
  • Waterproof backpack cover
  • Flashlight/Torch
  • Universal outlet adapter
  • Insect Repellent
  • Moneybelt
  • Antibacterial wipes/gel
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Sun hat, Bandana
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses

12 Days Best of Uganda Safari

  • Overview
  • Highlights
  • Trip Details
  • Inclusions & Exclusions

This 12 days Uganda Adventure Safari starts and ends in Entebbe International Airport. Meet eye to eye with the amazing gorillas and chimpanzees of Uganda in their natural habitat, one of Africa’s major highlights. This close encounter with these amazing apes is simply breathtaking. 

Also get a close encounter with other diverse African wildlife, beautiful landscapes, and amazing culture and if you are a keen Birder, this is the place to be. Experience the wonder of the World’s reknown Murchison Falls as it squeezes through the narrow gorge.

  • Day 1:        Arrival at Entebbe International Airport
  • Day 2:        Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park via the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Day 3:        Morning game drives and afternoon boat cruise on the Nile
  • Day 4:        Transfer to Kibale National Park with a Lunch stop on the way                   
  • Day 5:        Morning Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi swamp walk in the afternoon
  • Day 6:        Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National NP
  • Day 7:        Game drive a and Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel.
  • Day 8:        Transfer to Ishasha for Tree climbing lions.
  • Day 9:        Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Gorilla National Park.
  • Day 10:      Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest.
  • Day 11:      Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park, boat cruise and game drive.
  • Day 12:      Bush walk, mountain biking or horse riding and transfer to Kampala/Entebbe for departure flight

Day 1: ­Entebbe – Kampala

Meet and greet at Entebbe International Airport. our representatives will warmly welcome you and facilitate seamless arrival formalities. Transfer to your hotel where you will be briefed about your adventure safari.

Day 2: Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park.

Today your long awaited adventure in the pearl of Africa begins!! drive northwest to Murchison Falls National Park via the Rhino Sanctuary where you will have an opportunity to trek Rhinos.  There are 15 Rhinos which were reintroduced after their extinction in the 1970s through poaching.  A local ranger guide will lead you on foot to an up-close encounter with the rhinos and it may take about 1 and half hours. Proceed to Masindi Town for lunch and later continue to Murchison Falls National Park arriving at your lodge late afternoon. 


Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park – Game Drives And Boat Trip.

Arise very early in the morning for your game drive on the northern bank of the River Nile in your open-roof vehicle which will give you an excellent opportunity to view and photograph the diverse wildlife. Your guide will help you spot elephant, lion, cape buffalo, Roth child’s giraffe, hartebeest, waterbuck, oribi, bushbuck, bohor reed buck, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard. 

After lunch, go for a boat cruise upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls stopping just few of meters from the ‘Devil’s Cauldron’, marvel at the schools of hippos, crocodiles and over the 17km stretch you may see elephant, waterbuck and Uganda Kob. This is also the zone of many birds, species like goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork.  After taking shorts of the photogenic Murchison Falls, you may choose to continue to the top of the falls, where you will have the amazing view of the falls! See where the Nile -world’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft  in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below. Later, return to your lodge and relax in the evening.

Accommodation:

Day 4: Murchison Falls National Park – Kibale Forest National Park


After your morning breakfast, begin your journey to Kibale Forest National Park. Drive south via Hoima to Fort Portal through verdant countryside passing through traditional homesteads, farms and Tea Estates. You will have a stopover for lunch en-route. You will arrive at you lodge in the late afternoon. Check in at your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 5: Chimp Trek Kibale Forest National Park.

After breakfast at your lodge, transfer to the starting point of your Chimpanzee tracking experience in Kibale Forest National Park which is reputed to have the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. The most famous of its 13 species is the Chimpanzee, man’s closest relative. Kibale’s 1450 Chimpanzee represent Uganda’s largest population of this endangered primate. Kibale is also a home to the rare I’Hoest’s monkey. Other primates include the black and white Colobus, Blue monkey, Grey cheeked mangabey, Red tailed monkey, Olive baboon to mention but a few. So you will enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys and many others.  Although chimp sightings are not guaranteed, visitors stand a good chance of hearing and seeing our distant cousins as they gloom and bond with one another.

After lunch, head to Bigodi for an afternoon swamp walk. Bigodi was established by a local development organization to protect the 4sq-km Magombe Swamp that’s home to around 200 species of birds (highlights include papyrus gonolek, white-winged warbler and great blue turaco). The highlight of this tour is catching a glimpse of the great blue turaco. The swamp is also good for spotting butterflies and primates, with 8 different species here, including grey-cheeked mangabey. The 2-3 hour guided walk is led by experienced local guides who interact with the guests and make the trip both enjoyable and exciting.

Day 6:  Kibale Forest National Park -­ Queen Elizabeth Nationalpark

After breakfast at your lodge before you proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain Range. Your driver guide will take you through the game park where you might spot some animals. Upon arriving at your lodge, you will enjoy a hot lunch and later in the afternoon take a unique 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos and this launch/cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing.  The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous, with well over 550 resident species.

Day 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Game Drive And Boat Safari

Queen Elizabeth National Park’s diverse eco-system of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife.  Have an early morning game drive where you have an opportunity to view the massive Rwenzori as backdrop, which provides excellent opportunities to spot lion, leopard, giant forest hog, Cape buffalo, elephant, defassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, topi and bushbuck. The game drives and the boat trip (taken prior) are memorable methods of discovering a vast array of Ugandan wildlife. Be sure to have your camera ready for these amazing sightings!

Afternoon visit the bat and hunters cave where we take a close look at the bats, rock python and forest cobras. The same walk will provide a chance of seeing birds, primates, tree species etc. Return to the lodge for dinner and your last overnight stay.

Day 8: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Ishasha Sector.

After your breakfast, pack-up your bags and take a morning game driveto the Ishasha plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park for your final visit with the lions and other wildlife. After a successful game drive you will check in to you r lodge for lunch and relaxation. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 9:   Queen Elizabeth National Park – Bwindi Impenetrable Nationalpark

After your breakfast, pack-up your bags and take a morning game drive through the Ishasha plains for your final visit with the lions and other wildlife before heading out of the Queen Elizabeth National Park and on to Bwindi.  The drive takes you through the Switzerland of Africa area known as the Kigezi Highlands with its terraced hillside and winding roads to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, arriving in the evening. Check into the lodge for dinner and your overnight stay.

 DAY 10: GORILLA TRACKING IN BWINDI FOREST

After an early breakfast depart to the starting point for briefing about your gorilla trekking adventure after which you will be led by experienced gorilla trackers on the slopes of the volcanoes. You will start from the site where the gorillas were encountered the day before and from here the gorilla tracking begins. Although the hike can be physically demanding, the anticipation of the exciting experience ahead is amazing, and the beauty of the gorilla forest and its inhabitants are fascinating. One of Africa’s major highlights is when you encounter these gentle apes. It is a humbling experience to stand just meters from man’s distant cousins as they eat rest, play and bond with their young ones. Follow the mountain gorillas as they range freely in the impenetrable forest, and discover their gorgeous natural habitual and the many species they share it with. You are allowed an hour with the gorillas before finally sloping down back to your lodge. If your trek was relatively short, you may have a guided nature walk around the lodge and the surrounding communities in the evening. Return to the lodge where you will enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers before getting a good night’s rest for tomorrow’s safari adventure.

Don’t forget to carry your rain gear, packed lunch, plenty of water, gloves, hat, and water proof bag for protection of your camera in case of rain

Day 11: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Lake Mburo National Park


After breakfast drive to Lake Mburo National Park while viewing the breathtaking sceneries of the Kigezi highliands. Lake Mburo National Park, the smallest National Park of Uganda. Though being small, it has a lot offer!!  Centered on a series of swamp-fringed lakes its birdlife is very rich.  The green acacia woodland harbors wildlife like Zebra, warthog, Eland, Impala, not to mention the lake itself, which is home to schools of hippos and crocodiles! Furthermore, Uganda Wildlife Authority recently translocated 15 giraffes from Murchison falls National Park to Lake Mburo National Park.

You will arrive at the lodge in time for lunch.  Later in the afternoon at 16:00 enjoy the boat ride on Lake   Mburo and get quite close to the croc and hippos. As you return to your Lodge, you may have an evening game drive as you return to your lodge.


 
Day 12:               Lake Mburo National Park – Kampala (Departure)

After breakfast have a safari walk with the help of an armed ranger. The Kopjes are particularly interesting with the camouflage kilspringers and topis. Due to cattle herding in the area it is amusing to see zebra grazing alongside the long horned Ankole cattle peaceably.  It is exciting to approach wildlife at such close range.

Alternatively, you may choose to go for mountain bike safari (on payment of a supplement of $15 per person for 2 hours) or horseback riding safari in the park (on payment of $60 person for 2 hours).

Later Leisurely drive back to Kampala with a stopover at the Equator where you will have an opportunity to stand in 2 hemispheres at the same time.  Take some photos, then another stop over at the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers where you will be able to watch the ceremonial drums being crafted using methods passed down through the generations arriving in the afternoon. Depending on the departure time, go for a city tour and visit the craft markets before transferring to airport to catch your flight back home.

End of Safari

INCLUSIVE:

  • All ground transportation in A 4×4 safari vehicle with all fuel
  • Full time driver/guide with all his associated expenses
  • Full board accommodation as per above itinerary a part from Kampala where it is Bed and breakfast only.
  • Boat cruises.
  • Game drives.
  • 1 Chimpanzee permit per person.
  • Tracking Rhinos at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
  • Top of the Falls.
  • 1 Gorilla permit per person.
  • Any other items included in the above itinerary.

EXCLUSIVE:

  • International Air tickets
  • Visas
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, telephone calls, etc
  • Any other items which are not included in the above itinerary

Please Note

* The rates are in US dollars per person.

* Availability of accommodation, permits and activities is not guaranteed until confirmation by 25% deposit payment.

* The estimated travelling hours are based on the actual hours of driving; stops for lunch or photos not included.

Please find below a check list, it is rather elaborate but you could get what is relevant for you.

Checklist

  • Travel Documents
  • Insurance info
  • Flight info
  • Cash, credit and debit cards
  • Vouchers and pre-departure information
  • Required visas or vaccination certificates
  • Yellow Fever certificate​
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Fleece or wool jumper/jacket
  • Windproof/waterproof jacket
  • Small towel and swimwear
  • shirts/t-shirts, cool and breathable
  • Long-sleeved shirt or sweater for evenings and hike into the forests
  • pair of shorts
  • pairs of long trousers
  • pair hiking pants/track pants
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sport sandals.
  • Sun hat, Bandana
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Watch or alarm clock
  • Toiletries (biodegradable)
  • Camera with extra memory cards and batteries.
  • Personal Entertainment
  • Binoculars
  • Waterproof backpack cover
  • Flashlight/Torch
  • Universal outlet adapter
  • Insect Repellent
  • Moneybelt
  • Antibacterial wipes/gel
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Sun hat, Bandana
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses

Impressive Gorilla Country

  • Overview
  • Highlights
  • Trip Details
  • Inclusions & Exclusions

There is a wealth of adventure to be had in the Gorilla Country, especially now that tourists are beginning to rediscover our region. This Gorilla trek will be intimate and comfortable; you will stay in mid-range accommodation, interact with different people, we will visit the museum for a closer look at the recent history of the region. Trust me; this trip will stay in your memory for a very long time.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a true rainforest thought to be the most biologically diverse forest in all of Africa, owing to its antiquity. Located at the edge of the Albertine Rift in western Uganda, Bwindi is best known for Gorilla Tracking: an estimated population of over 500 individuals, more than half the total population of Mountain Gorilla in the world, live in Bwindi.  But there’s more to Bwindi than just Gorillas; it hosts a total of 11 primate types and 120 mammal species, rivaling the wildlife count in other national parks. The highlight of this safari is the up close experience with Uganda’s biggest wildlife treasure— the Mountain Gorilla— but there is so much more to do in Bwindi. (UWA: 2010).

Trip Highlights

  • Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe
  • Day 2: Entebbe / Kihihi
  • Day 3: Gorilla tracking
  • Day 4: Kihihi/ Entebbe. Departure

Day 1:                 Arrival

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be received and welcomed by our tourist driver guide from Orogu Tours and Travel. You will then be transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 2 :               Kampala/ Bwindi N. P/ Rushaga

Early morning breakfast and transfer to Entebbe Airport for a scheduled flight to Kisoro (0700 – 0810). You will be welcomed by our guide and will transfer you to the lodge in Bwindi National Park Rushaga / Nkuringo Sector. The one and half hour drive is scenic in this part of the world.

OR

Depart Kampala and head South West after your early morning after breakfast with your driver guide. Make a stopover in Mbarara for lunch before proceeding to Kisoro. Arrive late in the evening and check in at your hotel. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Activity: Flight from Entebbe to Kisoro and the drive to your Lodge,

Opt for a walk or relax at the Lodge.

Drive from Kampala to Rushaga

Meals: B / L / D

Day 2:                Nature Walk.

Arise for breakfast after a long siesta enjoy a sumptuous breakfast while relaxing at the lodge. You may opt to go for a nature walk on one of the developed trails in the park or doing Batwa cultural visit learn about the Batwa community who were originally the forest inhabitants. Later return to the lodge to relax as you prepare for Gorilla Trekking on the next day.

Activity: guided community walks, Forest/ nature walk, Mountain Biking, Batwa experience

Day 3:                Gorilla Tracking.

Today is the most awaited day. Gorilla Tracking is a once in a lifetime experience. Only 1,063 of this Mountain Gorillas species are alive today and over 500 of them—more than half—live in Bwindi. The tracking is an adventure that can take anywhere between 1-9 hours. You trek through some of the densest jungle in Africa looking for signs of their presence until you find them. Because park authorities are keen on protecting these gentle giants, you are allowed only one hour with the gorillas once you find them. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Activity: Gorilla tracking.

Day 4:                Lake Bunyonyi.

Depart Rushaga and head for Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi is Uganda’s deepest lake with a varying depth between 44m and 900m, a width of 7km and 25km long and the second deepest lake in Africa lying on an altitude of about 1962meters above sea level. The name Bunyonyi means “place of many little birds”. Commonly known for its fresh waters, moderate temperatures and ever-changing climate that is mostly cool in the mornings and evenings. Upon arrival you will either choose to relax at the lodge or do adventure activities like zip lining, canoeing, boat rides, nature walks etc.

Activities: Canoeing, Nature walk, Challenge course, Mountain biking, Zip Lining etc

Day 5:                Return to Entebbe.

Early morning breakfast Transfer to Kisoro, for your scheduled flight to Entebbe (0825 – 1135). Upon arrival you will be transferred to your preferred place of abode by our driver guide. Or depending on your departure date you will be dropped at the airport.

OR

Depart Lake bunyonyi for Entebbe after an early morning breakfast. Have a stopover in Mbarara for Lunch and later proceed to Entebbe with a stop over at the Equator for photography moments and water experiment. Later proceed to Entebbe arriving later in the evening.  Don’t hesitate to book another safari should you feel like going back.

End of Safari

INCLUSIVE

  • All ground transportation in A 4×4 safari vehicle with all fuel
  • Full time driver/guide with all his associated expenses.
  • 1 Gorilla permit per person.
  • Full board accommodation as per above itinerary apart from Kampala / Entebbe where it is Bed and breakfast only.
  • Any other items included in the above itinerary

EXCLUSIVE:

  • International Air tickets
  • Visas
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, telephone calls, etc.
  • Any other items which are not included in the above itinerary

Please Note

* The rates are in US dollars per person.

* Availability of accommodation, permits and activities is not guaranteed until confirmation by 25% deposit payment.

* The estimated travelling hours are based on the actual hours of driving; stops for lunch or photos not included.

Please find below a check list, it is rather elaborate but you could get what is relevant for you.

Checklist

  • Travel Documents
  • Insurance info
  • Flight info
  • Cash, credit and debit cards
  • Vouchers and pre-departure information
  • Required visas or vaccination certificates
  • Yellow Fever certificate​
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Fleece or wool jumper/jacket
  • Windproof/waterproof jacket
  • Small towel and swimwear
  • shirts/t-shirts, cool and breathable
  • Long-sleeved shirt or sweater for evenings and hike into the forests
  • pair of shorts
  • pairs of long trousers
  • pair hiking pants/track pants
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sport sandals.
  • Sun hat, Bandana
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Watch or alarm clock
  • Toiletries (biodegradable)
  • Camera with extra memory cards and batteries.
  • Personal Entertainment
  • Binoculars
  • Waterproof backpack cover
  • Flashlight/Torch
  • Universal outlet adapter
  • Insect Repellent
  • Moneybelt
  • Antibacterial wipes/gel
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Sun hat, Bandana
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses

 15 Days Wildlife Culture and Beach Safari.

  • Overview
  • Highlights
  • Trip Details
  • Inclusions & Exclusions

This 15 days Uganda wildlife, beach and cultural Safari starts and ends in Entebbe International Airport. Meet eye to eye with the amazing gorillas and chimpanzees of Uganda in their natural habitat, one of Africa’s major highlights. This close encounter with these amazing apes is simply breathtaking. Also get a close encounter with other diverse African wildlife, beautiful landscapes, and amazing culture and if you are a keen Birder, this is the place to be.

Trip Highlights

  • Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport
  • Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park via the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Day 3: Morning game drives and afternoon boat cruise on the Nile
  • Day 4: Transfer to Kibale National Park with a Lunch stop on the way
  • Day 5: Morning Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi swamp walk in the afternoon
  • Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National NP
  • Day 7: Game drive and Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel.
  • Day 8: Transfer to Ishasha for Tree climbing lions.
  • Day 9: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Gorilla National Park.
  • Day 10: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest.
  • Day 11: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park, boat cruise and game drive.
  • Day 12: Lake Mburo / Kalangala Island.
  • Day 13: Ssese Island tour
  • Day 14: Nature Walk and Relaxation Around the Beach.
  • Day 15: Kalangala / Entebbe.

Day 1:                 Entebbe – Kampala

Meet and greet at Entebbe International Airport. our representatives will warmly welcome you and facilitate seamless arrival formalities. Transfer to your hotel where you will be briefed about your adventure safari.

Day 2:                 Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park.

Today your long-awaited adventure in the pearl of Africa begins!! drive northwest to Murchison Falls National Park via the Rhino Sanctuary where you will have an opportunity to trek Rhinos. There are 15 Rhinos which were reintroduced after their extinction in the 1970s through poaching. A local ranger guide will lead you on foot to an up-close encounter with the rhinos and it may take about 1 and half hours. Proceed to Masindi Town for lunch and later continue to Murchison Falls National Park arriving at your lodge late afternoon.

Day 3:                 Murchison Falls National Park – Game Drives and Boat Trip.

Arise very early in the morning for your game drive on the northern bank of the River Nile in your open-roof vehicle which will give you an excellent opportunity to view and photograph the diverse wildlife. Your guide will help you spot elephant, lion, cape buffalo, Roth child’s giraffe, hartebeest, waterbuck, oribi, bushbuck, bohor reed buck, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard.

After lunch, go for a boat cruise upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls stopping just few of meters from the ‘Devil’s Cauldron’, marvel at the schools of hippos, crocodiles and over the 17km stretch you may see elephant, waterbuck and Uganda Kob. This is also the zone of many birds, species like goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. After taking shorts of the photogenic Murchison Falls, you may choose to continue to the top of the falls, where you will have the amazing view of the falls! See where the Nile -world’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cliff in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below. Later, return to your lodge and relax in the evening.

Accommodation:

Day 4:                 Murchison Falls National Park – Kibale Forest National Park

After your morning breakfast, begin your journey to Kibale Forest National Park. Drive south via Hoima to Fort Portal through verdant countryside passing through traditional homesteads, farms and Tea Estates. You will have a stopover for lunch en-route. You will arrive at you lodge in the late afternoon. Check in at your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 5:                 Chimp Trekking Kibale Forest National Park.

After breakfast at your lodge, transfer to the starting point of your Chimpanzee tracking experience in Kibale Forest National Park which is reputed to have the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. The most famous of its 13 species is the Chimpanzee, man’s closest relative. Kibale’s 1450 Chimpanzee represent Uganda’s largest population of this endangered primate. Kibale is also a home to the rare I’Hoest’s monkey. Other primates include the black and white Colobus, Blue monkey, Grey cheeked mangabey, Red tailed monkey, Olive baboon to mention but a few. So you will enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys and many others. Although chimp sightings are not guaranteed, visitors stand a good chance of hearing and seeing our distant cousins as they gloom and bond with one another.

After lunch, head to Bigodi for an afternoon swamp walk. Bigodi was established by a local development organization to protect the 4sq-km Magombe Swamp that’s home to around 200 species of birds (highlights include papyrus gonolek, white-winged warbler and great blue turaco). The highlight of this tour is catching a glimpse of the great blue turaco. The swamp is also good for spotting butterflies and primates, with 8 different species here, including grey-cheeked mangabey. The 2-3 hour guided walk is led by experienced local guides who interact with the guests and make the trip both enjoyable and exciting.

Day 6:                  Kibale Forest National Park – Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast at your lodge before you proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain Range. Your driver guide will take you through the game park where you might spot some animals. Upon arriving at your lodge, you will enjoy a hot lunch and later in the afternoon take a unique 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos and this launch/cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous, with well over 550 resident species.

Day 7:                 Queen Elizabeth National Park – Game Drive and Boat Safari.

Queen Elizabeth National Park’s diverse eco-system of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. Have an early morning game drive where you have an opportunity to view the massive Rwenzori as backdrop, which provides excellent opportunities to spot lions, leopards, giant forest hogs, Cape buffalos, elephants, waterbucks, Uganda Kobs, topis and bushbucks. The game drives and the boat trip (taken prior) are memorable methods of discovering a vast array of Ugandan wildlife. Be sure to have your camera ready for these amazing sightings!

Afternoon visit the bat and hunters cave where we take a close look at the bats, rock python and forest cobras. The same walk will provide a chance of seeing birds, primates, tree species etc. Return to the lodge for dinner and your last overnight stay.

Day 8:                 Queen Elizabeth National Park – Ishasha Sector.

After your breakfast, pack-up your bags and take a morning game drive to the Ishasha plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park for your final visit with the lions and other wildlife. After a successful game drive, you will check in to you r lodge for lunch and relaxation. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 9:                 Queen Elizabeth National Park – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After your breakfast, pack-up your bags and take a morning game drive through the Ishasha plains for your final visit with the lions and other wildlife before heading out of the Queen Elizabeth National Park and on to Bwindi. The drive takes you through the Switzerland of Africa area known as the Kigezi Highlands with its terraced hillside and winding roads to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, arriving in the evening. Check into the lodge for dinner and your overnight stay.

Day 10:               Gorilla Tracking.

After an early breakfast depart to the starting point for briefing about your gorilla trekking adventure after which you will be led by experienced gorilla trackers on the slopes of the volcanoes. You will start from the site where the gorillas were encountered the day before and from here the gorilla tracking begins. Although the hike can be physically demanding, the anticipation of the exciting experience ahead is amazing, and the beauty of the gorilla forest and its inhabitants are fascinating. One of Africa’s major highlights is when you encounter these gentle apes. It is a humbling experience to stand just meters from man’s distant cousins as they eat rest, play and bond with their young ones. Follow the mountain gorillas as they range freely in the impenetrable forest, and discover their gorgeous natural habitual and the many species they share it with. You are allowed an hour with the gorillas before finally sloping down back to your lodge. If your trek was relatively short, you may have a guided nature walk around the lodge and the surrounding communities in the evening. Return to the lodge where you will enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers before getting a good night’s rest for tomorrow’s safari adventure.

Don’t forget to carry your rain gear, packed lunch, plenty of water, gloves, hat, and water proof bag for protection of your camera in case of rain

Day 11:               Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast drive to Lake Mburo National Park while viewing the breathtaking sceneries of the Kigezi highliands. Lake Mburo National Park, the smallest National Park of Uganda. Though being small, it has a lot offer!! Centered on a series of swamp-fringed lakes its birdlife is very rich. The green acacia woodland harbors wildlife like Zebra, warthog, Eland, Impala, not to mention the lake itself, which is home to schools of hippos and crocodiles! Furthermore, Uganda Wildlife Authority recently translocated 15 giraffes from Murchison falls National Park to Lake Mburo National Park.

You will arrive at the lodge in time for lunch. Later in the afternoon at 16:00 enjoy the boat ride on Lake Mburo and get quite close to the croc and hippos. As you return to your Lodge, you may have an evening game drive as you return to your lodge.

Day 12:               Lake Mburo National Park – Kalangala Island

After breakfast have a safari walk with the help of an armed ranger. The Kopjes are particularly interesting with the camouflage klipspringers and Topis. Due to cattle herding in the area it is amusing to see zebra grazing alongside the long horned Ankole cattle peaceably. It is exciting to approach wildlife at such close range.

Alternatively, you may choose to go for mountain bike safari (on payment of a supplement of $15 per person for 2 hours) or horseback riding safari in the park (on payment of $60 person for 2 hours).

After checkout and transfer to Kalangala Island with lunch at Masaka before heading to board a ferry at Bukakata which crosses to Kalangala Island. Kalangala, also known as Ssesse, is a district in Central Uganda. The district is coterminous with the Ssese Islands in Lake Victoria and does not have territory on mainland Uganda.

The district is made up of eighty-four widely scattered islands in the northwestern part of Lake Victoria of which only forty three are inhabited. The biggest island is Bugala Island which covers 296 square kilometers (114 sq mi) or 63.2% of the district land mass. After ferry crossing drive to the lodge.

Upon arrival you will check in at the lodge and relax at the beach. Dinner and overnight.

Day 13:                             Ssese Island tour

After a sumptuous breakfast, depart the lodge and head for a half day island tour. you will visit the three Ssese islands, a fishing village, a settlement village and one empty island that has no occupants. Take a break in the island before returning to the lodge for lunch and relaxation at the beach.

when the sun is setting you can choose to go for a sun downer cruise and later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 14:                             Nature Walk and Relaxation Around the Beach.

Arise to a beautiful morning at the island, have breakfast and take a nature walk in the forest, you will have an opportunity to enjoy a birding experience, Get to identify different bird species on the island with your guide and take plenty of pictures. have lunch and alternatively you could go for a cultural experience the local communities or choose to remain at the lodge and relax at the beach. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day 15:                             Kalangala / Entebbe.

after a wonderful 15 day enchanting experience, you will depart Kalangala by ferry to Nakiwogo upon docking at Nakiwogo, your driver guide will drive you to the airport for your flight back home or drop you at you at your preferred location.

End of Safari

INCLUSIVE

  • All ground transportation in A 4×4 safari vehicle with all fuel
  • Full time driver/guide with all his associated expenses.
  • 1 Gorilla permit per person.
  • Full board accommodation as per above itinerary apart from Kampala / Entebbe where it is Bed and breakfast only.
  • Any other items included in the above itinerary

EXCLUSIVE:

  • International Air tickets
  • Visas
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, telephone calls, etc.
  • Any other items which are not included in the above itinerary

Please Note

* The rates are in US dollars per person.

* Availability of accommodation, permits and activities is not guaranteed until confirmation by 25% deposit payment.

* The estimated travelling hours are based on the actual hours of driving; stops for lunch or photos not included.

Please find below a check list, it is rather elaborate but you could get what is relevant for you.

Checklist

  • Travel Documents
  • Insurance info
  • Flight info
  • Cash, credit and debit cards
  • Vouchers and pre-departure information
  • Required visas or vaccination certificates
  • Yellow Fever certificate​
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Fleece or wool jumper/jacket
  • Windproof/waterproof jacket
  • Small towel and swimwear
  • shirts/t-shirts, cool and breathable
  • Long-sleeved shirt or sweater for evenings and hike into the forests
  • pair of shorts
  • pairs of long trousers
  • pair hiking pants/track pants
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sport sandals.
  • Sun hat, Bandana
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Watch or alarm clock
  • Toiletries (biodegradable)
  • Camera with extra memory cards and batteries.
  • Personal Entertainment
  • Binoculars
  • Waterproof backpack cover
  • Flashlight/Torch
  • Universal outlet adapter
  • Insect Repellent
  • Moneybelt
  • Antibacterial wipes/gel
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Sun hat, Bandana
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses

16 Day Primate and Hiking Adventure

  • Overview
  • Highlights
  • Trip Details
  • Inclusions & Exclusions

This 16 days Uganda Safari starts and ends in Entebbe International Airport. Meet eye to eye with the amazing gorillas and chimpanzees of Uganda in their natural habitat, one of Africa’s major highlights. This close encounter with these amazing apes is simply breathtaking. Also get a close encounter with other diverse African wildlife, beautiful landscapes, and amazing culture and if you are a keen Birder, this is the place to be. The Rwenzoris are a world-class hiking and mountaineering destination.

Trip Highlights

  • Day 1.       Arrival at Entebbe International Airport
  • Day 2.       Transfer to Kibale National Chimpanzee tracking.
  • Day 3.       Transfer to Kasese
  • Day 4.       Brief and start the trek. Hike to Sine camp 2596metres
  • Day 5.       Hike to Mutinda 3588m
  • Day 6.       Hike to Bugata Camp 4100m
  • Day 7.       Hike to Hunwicks Camp 3974m.
  • Day 8.       Hike to Margherita Camp 4485m
  • Day 9.       Summit Margherita peak 5109m.
  • Day 10.      Descend down to Kiharo camp 3430m.
  • Day 11.     Descend down to the basecamp 1450m.
  • Day 12.     Kasese – Queen Elizabeth National park.
  • Day 13.     Queen Elizabeth – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park .
  • Day 14      Game drive to Ishasha and Transfer to Bwindi
  • Day 15.     Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest.
  • Day 16:     Depart for Entebbe or Kigali Airport.

Day 1: Entebbe – Kampala

Meet and greet at Entebbe International Airport. our representatives will warmly welcome you and facilitate seamless arrival formalities. Transfer to your hotel where you will be briefed about your safari. Overnight

Accommodation:

Meal Plan:

Papyrus Guest house https://papyrusguesthouse.com/ Breakfast

Day 2: Kampala – Kibale Forest National Park

Embark on a 5-hour drive to fort portal after an early morning breakfast. As you drive through the countryside, enjoy the remarkable landscapes, traditional homes and catch glimpses of the different striking bird species along the countryside. Upon arrival at the lodge, you will have a lunch.

After Lunch depart for the 2:30pm Chimpanzee tracking at Kibale forest National Park at the starting point of your Chimpanzee tracking experience in Kibale Forest National Park which is reputed to have the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. The most famous of its 13 species is the Chimpanzee, man’s closest relative. Kibale’s 1450 Chimpanzee represent Uganda’s largest population of this endangered primate. Kibale is also a home to the rare I’Hoest’s monkey. Other primates include the black and white Colobus, Blue monkey, Grey cheeked mangabey, Red tailed monkey, Olive baboon to mention but a few. So you will enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys and many others. Although chimp sightings are not guaranteed, visitors stand a good chance of hearing and seeing our distant cousins as they gloom and bond with one another

Dinner and overnight at Turacco Tree Tops.

Accommodation:

Meal Plan:

Turacco Tree Tops https://www.turacotreetops.com/ Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3: Kibale Forest National Park – Kilembe

Wake for an early morning breakfast before proceeding to Kilembe for the mountain trek.

Day 4. Brief and start the trek. Hike to Sine camp 2596metres.

Have briefing and kit check will commence. Start the trek, hike to Sine Camp at 2596 metres, the hike will take you through the tall forest trees of the Afro montane forest zone. This is a steady climb for about 6 kilometers then along a steep climb towards Sine hut. The hike will offer you lots of plant and flower species to view, birds and a chance of seeing some animal species like Columbus monkeys. Covering 9.5km approximately 5 to 6 hours of walking. (Meals included: Lunch, Dinner).

Day 5. Hike to Mutinda 3588m.

covered in green moss with old man beards (Usnea lichen) hanging from the branches, approaching Mutinda camp which is set near a small river and waterfall. In the afternoon, one has an option of summiting Mutinda lookout at 3975 metres. Covering 6.1km, approximately 6 to 8 hrs of walking to Mutinda camp (Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 6. Hike to Bugata Camp 4100m.

The third day takes you through the valley of amazingly unique beautiful plant species, streams and waterfalls while we head to Bugata camp at 4062 meters. the trek gets tougher and exhausting with the steep ridges, mud and boggy sections, and high steps but the rewards are enormously beautiful. (Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)..

Day 7. Hike to Hunwicks Camp 3974m.

Trek to Hunwick’s Camp via Bamwanjara pass. As you leave Bugata Camp you pass up a ridge then drop down slightly before ascending to Bamwanjara Pass at 4,450 meters where we have a hut should the weather turn bad. From the pass on a clear day you get excellent views of the three main peaks. The trail passes down the valley and around the edge of some bogs and thick ever green vegetation, moss. giant groundsel and lobelia. Here is possibly the best place in all the Rwenzori to observe the Malachite Sunbird as it feeds on the many lobelia flowers and a known breeding site. Further on there is some steep sections before a steady climb up and over a ridge to Hunwick’s Camp which is situated on the top of a deep valley and has good views of Mt Stanley, Mt Baker, Weismann’s Peak and McConnell’s Prong. (Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8. Hike to Margherita Camp 4485m

From Hunwick’s we pass down and across the valley floor to Lake Kitandara which is very stunning with deep water and beautiful vegetation. From here you climb up Scott Elliott pass then up the ridge to Margherita Camp 4,485 metres which is situated between some huge rocks and offering some shelter from the strong winds. This is the very spot where the Duke of Abruzzi camped when making his climb to Margherita Peak in 1906. (Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 9. Summit Margherita peak 5109m.

Wake up at 2am and catch an early breakfast before heading off to climb Mt Stanley at 2.30am. This is necessary as the weather has changed a lot and often even during the dryer season the mountain is closed in with heavy clouds and snow falls from 1 pm to 4pm and this happens within a short period of

February 2017 clients were closed in and unable to walk during heavy snow storms which previously were not heard of during the dryer season and arrived back at Margherita camp well after dark with one group arriving back at 11pm totally exhausted. Due to this change in weather we have set a strict turnaround time of 10am so if you do not reach the peak before then you must turn around regardless

of the disappointment in the interests of safety. Margherita glacier has also suffered with global warming and as the outer edges of the glacier recede the ice is becoming steeper with one section of about 200 meters more than 60% grade. Combined with this much of the blacker has melted underneath causing caves under the ice and as it get thinner eventually caves in. So is necessary that clients understand and take advice of where the guides suggest to pass. For those clients with less mountaineering experience, we suggest that you stay on Stanley glacier and climb up to a good vantage point on a rocky outcrop on the southern edge of Alexandra Peak to enjoy fantastic views over Congo and the lower mountain ridges After ascending the peak at 5,109 metres you then pass directly down to Hunwick’s Camp at 3.874 metres. (Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10. Descend down to Kiharo camp 3430m.

Distance to Kiharo Camp 11km Time taken to walk 4 to 7 hours

From Hunwick’s Camp we start the day by climbing up a ridge towards McConnell’s Prong where you get the best views of all three peaks and Scott Elliott’s Pass before reaching Oliver’s Pass at 4,505 metres. The distance from Hunwick’s Camp to the top of Olivers Pass is 3km The trail then cuts across below Weismann’s Peak to the confluence of the Nyamwamba River which flows down thought Kilembe and Kasese to Lake George in Queen Elisabeth National Park. If you wish to climb Weismanns Peak 4,620 metres from Olivers pass you may do so at an extra cost of $20 each. On a clear day, you get fantastic views of Margherita and Mt Stanley, Mt Speke and Mt Baker. After crossing the confluence, the trail meanders down the valley to Kiharo Camp at which is situated in a deep valley with high cliffs and dense vegetation. On the way down the valley after each bog you will climb over a ridge of stones and earth which seems out of place but actually was pushed there by slow moving glaciers which eventually stopped moving, melted and left apile of rocks and debris in front of where the glacier once stood. (Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 10. Descend down to Kiharo camp 3430m.

Distance to Kiharo Camp 11km Time taken to walk 4 to 7 hours

From Hunwick’s Camp we start the day by climbing up a ridge towards McConnell’s Prong where you get the best views of all three peaks and Scott Elliott’s Pass before reaching Oliver’s Pass at 4,505 metres. The distance from Hunwick’s Camp to the top of Olivers Pass is 3km The trail then cuts across below Weismann’s Peak to the confluence of the Nyamwamba River which flows down thought Kilembe and Kasese to Lake George in Queen Elisabeth National Park. If you wish to climb Weismanns Peak 4,620 metres from Olivers pass you may do so at an extra cost of $20 each. On a clear day, you get fantastic views of Margherita and Mt Stanley, Mt Speke and Mt Baker. After crossing the confluence, the trail meanders down the valley to Kiharo Camp at which is situated in a deep valley with high cliffs and dense vegetation. On the way down the valley after each bog you will climb over a ridge of stones and earth which seems out of place but actually was pushed there by slow moving glaciers which eventually stopped moving, melted and left apile of rocks and debris in front of where the glacier once stood. (Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 11. Descend down to the basecamp 1450m.

Distance from Kiharo Camp to the park gate 12.2km and another 2.8km down to Trekkers Hostel Time to walk 5 to 8 hours. The trail down the Nyamwamba Valley is mostly downhill and absolutely stunning with beautiful views, moss covered rocks along the river, cascading waterfalls, deep valleys and forests are possibly the best in the Rwenzori Mountains. This part of the trail took us six years to find a way through and a route which is easy enough for tourists to use. In 1937 the explorer and geologist

up the mountain but now you can experience this truly beautiful valley.

Day 12: Kasese – Bwindi Impenetrable National park

After your breakfast, depart for Bwindi. The drive takes you through the Switzerland of Africa area known as the Kigezi Highlands with its terraced hillside and winding roads to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, arriving in the evening. Check into the lodge for dinner and your overnight stay.

Accommodation:

Meal Plan:

Gorilla Closeup Lodge https://www.gorillacloseuplodge.com/ Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 13:                            Gorilla Tracking In Bwindi Forest

After an early breakfast depart to the starting point for briefing about your gorilla trekking adventure after which you will be led by experienced gorilla trackers on the slopes of the volcanoes. You will start from the site where the gorillas were encountered the day before and from here the gorilla tracking begins. Although the hike can be physically demanding, the anticipation of the exciting experience ahead is amazing, and the beauty of the gorilla forest and its inhabitants are fascinating. One of Africa’s major highlights is when you encounter these gentle apes. It is a humbling experience to stand just meters from man’s distant cousins as they eat rest, play and bond with their young ones. Follow the mountain gorillas as they range freely in the impenetrable forest, and discover their gorgeous natural habitat and the many species they share it with. You are allowed an hour with the gorillas before finally sloping down back to your lodge. If your trek was relatively short, you may have a guided nature walk around the lodge and the surrounding communities in the evening. Return to the lodge where you will enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers before getting a good night’s rest for tomorrow’s safari adventure.

Don’t forget to carry your rain gear, packed lunch, plenty of water, gloves, hat, and water proof bag for protection of your camera in case of rain

Accommodation:

Meal Plan:

Gorilla Closeup Lodge https://www.gorillacloseuplodge.com/.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 14:             Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Entebbe / Kigali

After breakfast enjoy a long and relaxing drive back to Entebbe through the rolling hills of Kabale

proceeding to Entebbe for your flight back home.

Alternatively, you could opt for a shorter drive to Kigali which is about 4hours drive as compared to a 9 hours drive to Entebbe.

END OF SAFARI

INCLUSIVE

  • All ground transportation in A 4×4 safari vehicle with all fuel
  • Full time driver/guide with all his associated expenses.
  • 1 Gorilla permit per person.
  • Full board accommodation as per above itinerary apart from Kampala / Entebbe where it is Bed and breakfast only.
  • Any other items included in the above itinerary

EXCLUSIVE:

  • International Air tickets
  • Visas
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, telephone calls, etc.
  • Any other items which are not included in the above itinerary

Please Note

* The rates are in US dollars per person.

* Availability of accommodation, permits and activities is not guaranteed until confirmation by 25% deposit payment.

* The estimated travelling hours are based on the actual hours of driving; stops for lunch or photos not included.

Please find below a check list, it is rather elaborate but you could get what is relevant for you.

Checklist

  • Travel Documents
  • Insurance info
  • Flight info
  • Cash, credit and debit cards
  • Vouchers and pre-departure information
  • Required visas or vaccination certificates
  • Yellow Fever certificate​
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Fleece or wool jumper/jacket
  • Windproof/waterproof jacket
  • Small towel and swimwear
  • shirts/t-shirts, cool and breathable
  • Long-sleeved shirt or sweater for evenings and hike into the forests
  • pair of shorts
  • pairs of long trousers
  • pair hiking pants/track pants
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sport sandals.
  • Sun hat, Bandana
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Watch or alarm clock
  • Toiletries (biodegradable)
  • Camera with extra memory cards and batteries.
  • Personal Entertainment
  • Binoculars
  • Waterproof backpack cover
  • Flashlight/Torch
  • Universal outlet adapter
  • Insect Repellent
  • Moneybelt
  • Antibacterial wipes/gel
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Sun hat, Bandana
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses

7 Days Primates and Wildlife Safari.

  • Overview
  • Highlights
  • Trip Details
  • Inclusions & Exclusions

This 7days Uganda Adventure Safari starts and ends in Entebbe International Airport. Meet eye to eye with the amazing gorillas and chimpanzees of Uganda in their natural habitat, one of Africa’s major highlights. This close encounter with these amazing apes is simply breathtaking.  Also get a close encounter with other diverse African wildlife, beautiful landscapes, and amazing culture and if you are a keen Birder, this is the place to be.

Trip Highlights

  • Day 1:        Arrival at Entebbe International Airport
  • Day 2:         Transfer to Kibale National Park with a Lunch stop on the way                   
  • Day 3:         Morning Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi swamp walk in the afternoon
  • Day 4:         Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National NP Boat Cruise
  • Day 5:         Game drive to Ishasha and Transfer to Bwindi
  • Day 6:         Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest.
  • Day 7:         Depart for Entebbe or Kigali Airport.

Day 1: ­  Entebbe – Kampala

Meet and greet at Entebbe International Airport. our representatives will warmly welcome you and facilitate seamless arrival formalities. Transfer to your hotel where you will be briefed about your adventure safari.

Day 2:   Kampala – Kibale Forest National Park


After your morning breakfast, begin your journey to Kibale Forest National Park. Drive south via Hoima to Fort Portal through verdant countryside passing through traditional homesteads, farms and Tea Estates. You will have a stopover for lunch en-route. You will arrive at you lodge in the late afternoon. Check in at your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 3: Chimp Trek Kibale Forest National Park.

After breakfast at your lodge, transfer to the starting point of your Chimpanzee tracking experience in Kibale Forest National Park which is reputed to have the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. The most famous of its 13 species is the Chimpanzee, man’s closest relative. Kibale’s 1450 Chimpanzee represent Uganda’s largest population of this endangered primate. Kibale is also a home to the rare I’Hoest’s monkey. Other primates include the black and white Colobus, Blue monkey, Grey cheeked mangabey, Red tailed monkey, Olive baboon to mention but a few. So you will enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys and many others.  Although chimp sightings are not guaranteed, visitors stand a good chance of hearing and seeing our distant cousins as they gloom and bond with one another.

After lunch, head to Bigodi for an afternoon swamp walk. Bigodi was established by a local development organization to protect the 4sq-km Magombe Swamp that’s home to around 200 species of birds (highlights include papyrus gonolek, white-winged warbler and great blue turaco). The highlight of this tour is catching a glimpse of the great blue turaco. The swamp is also good for spotting butterflies and primates, with 8 different species here, including grey-cheeked mangabey. The 2-3 hour guided walk is led by experienced local guides who interact with the guests and make the trip both enjoyable and exciting.

Day 4:  Kibale Forest National Park -­ Queen Elizabeth Nationalpark

After breakfast at your lodge before you proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain Range. Your expert driver guide will take you through the game park where you might spot some animals. Upon arriving at your lodge, you will enjoy a hot lunch and later in the afternoon take a unique 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos and this launch/cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing.  The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous, with well over 550 resident species.

Day 5:   Queen Elizabeth National Park – Bwindi Impenetrable Nationalpark

After your breakfast, pack-up your bags and take a morning game drive through the Ishasha plains for your final visit with the lions and other wildlife before heading out of the Queen Elizabeth National Park and on to Bwindi.  The drive takes you through the Switzerland of Africa area known as the Kigezi Highlands with its terraced hillside and winding roads to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, arriving in the evening. Check into the lodge for dinner and your overnight stay.

 DAY 6: GORILLA TRACKING IN BWINDI FOREST

After an early breakfast depart to the starting point for briefing about your gorilla trekking adventure after which you will be led by experienced gorilla trackers on the slopes of the volcanoes. You will start from the site where the gorillas were encountered the day before and from here the gorilla tracking begins. Although the hike can be physically demanding, the anticipation of the exciting experience ahead is amazing, and the beauty of the gorilla forest and its inhabitants are fascinating. One of Africa’s major highlights is when you encounter these gentle apes. It is a humbling experience to stand just meters from man’s distant cousins as they eat rest, play and bond with their young ones. Follow the mountain gorillas as they range freely in the impenetrable forest, and discover their gorgeous natural habitual and the many species they share it with. You are allowed an hour with the gorillas before finally sloping down back to your lodge. If your trek was relatively short, you may have a guided nature walk around the lodge and the surrounding communities in the evening. Return to the lodge where you will enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers before getting a good night’s rest for tomorrow’s safari adventure.

Don’t forget to carry your rain gear, packed lunch, plenty of water, gloves, hat, and water proof bag for protection of your camera in case of rain

Day 7: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Entebbe / Kigali


After breakfast  enjoy a long and relaxing drive back to Entebbe through the rolling hills of Kabale (Switzerlad of Africa). Have a stop over in Mbarara for lunch then a brief stop over at the equator before proceeding to Entebbe for your flight back home.

Alternatively you could opt for a shorter drive to Kigali which is about 4hours drive as compared to a 9 hours drive to Entebbe.

END OF SAFARI

INCLUSIVE

  • All ground transportation in A 4×4 safari vehicle with all fuel
  • Full time driver/guide with all his associated expenses.
  • 1 Gorilla permit per person.
  • Full board accommodation as per above itinerary apart from Kampala / Entebbe where it is Bed and breakfast only.
  • Any other items included in the above itinerary

EXCLUSIVE:

  • International Air tickets
  • Visas
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, telephone calls, etc.
  • Any other items which are not included in the above itinerary

Please Note

* The rates are in US dollars per person.

* Availability of accommodation, permits and activities is not guaranteed until confirmation by 25% deposit payment.

* The estimated travelling hours are based on the actual hours of driving; stops for lunch or photos not included.

Please find below a check list, it is rather elaborate but you could get what is relevant for you.

Checklist

  • Travel Documents
  • Insurance info
  • Flight info
  • Cash, credit and debit cards
  • Vouchers and pre-departure information
  • Required visas or vaccination certificates
  • Yellow Fever certificate​
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Fleece or wool jumper/jacket
  • Windproof/waterproof jacket
  • Small towel and swimwear
  • shirts/t-shirts, cool and breathable
  • Long-sleeved shirt or sweater for evenings and hike into the forests
  • pair of shorts
  • pairs of long trousers
  • pair hiking pants/track pants
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sport sandals.
  • Sun hat, Bandana
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Watch or alarm clock
  • Toiletries (biodegradable)
  • Camera with extra memory cards and batteries.
  • Personal Entertainment
  • Binoculars
  • Waterproof backpack cover
  • Flashlight/Torch
  • Universal outlet adapter
  • Insect Repellent
  • Moneybelt
  • Antibacterial wipes/gel
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Sun hat, Bandana
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses

Orogu Translated »

Reach out: orogutours@gmail.com |+256-4341-21228

X
Scroll to Top