22 Days Best of Uganda Tour

This trip or travel plan specifically introduces you to the most important and well know national parks of Uganda; Murchison falls national park, kibale national park semuliki national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Bwindi impenetrable national park, mgahinga national park, Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mburo national park and Jinja, the source of the mighty river Nile.

SOME HIGHLIGHTS

  • Spectacular wildlife viewing from boat trips
  • See the chimpanzee and 12 other monkey species
  • Boat trips on the mighty Nile river to the Murchison falls where river nile is forced through a gorge and drops water 60  meters.
  • Game drives (safaris) on savannahs of Murchson falls and Queen Elizabeth national park.
  • Spectaqcular wildlife viewing from the Nile where it reaches the delta into lake albert.
  • Experience the spectacular hot spring in semuliki national park.
  • Have a chance of seeing tree climbing lions of ishasha sector of queen Elisabeth national park.
  • Meet and rub shoulders with Gorillas in bwindi national park, an experience you will never for get.
  • Visit the golden monkeys on the slopes of the volcanoes in mgahinga national park.
  • Enjoy the silence and beautiful land scape in Uganda’s most beautiful lake, L. Bunyonyi.
  • Visit the local people or the pygmies and experience their local way of living.
  • See the source of the mighty Nile in Jinja; if you dare you can go for water rafting on the nile.

TOUR OPERATOR: HERBERT.
OFFER : OFFER VALID 2014
DURATION:10DAYS
ESCORTED: ESCORTED YES


DAY

DESTINATION

DESCRIPTION

1

Entebbe - kampala

Arrival at entebbe airport, your guide is waiting for you. Proceed to your accommodation.
Medium budget: hotel sajovalo (BB)
High budget: Cassia lodge (BB)

2

Kampala – murchson falls national park.

Transfer to Murchison falls national park. In your way pass at ziwa rhino sanctuary. In Murchison falls, visit the top of the falls if time allows. Murchison falls is one of the most beautiful national park of Uganda, one of the main attraction is the mighty river Nile with the spectacular Murchison falls, where the whole nile is forced through a narrow gorge and falls 60 meters. Expect to see wildlife.
Medium budget: Pakuba lodge (HB)
High budget    Parra lodge          (FB)

3

Murchison falls

Early morning game drive and after noon boat ride on the Victoria Nile up to the bottom of the falls.
Medium budget: Pakuba lodge (HB)
High budget:   Paraa lodge (FB)

4

Murchison falls

Early morning boat trip on the nile to the delta. Game drive in the afternoon. The delta area has the highest concentration of animals in Murchison and the boat performs a perfect platform to see them. This is also the area where the elusive shoebill stork can be seen.
Medium budget: Pakuba lodge  (HB)
High budget: Paraa lodge (FB)

5

Murchison falls - Hoima

Early morning game drive, in the afternoon drive to hoima town. It  is also  possible to make a visit to Bundongo forest for a jungle walk (optional)
Medium budget: Kontiki Hotel  (BB)
High budget:  Kontiki hotel (FB)

6

Hoima – kibale forest national park

After breakfast, drive to kibale forest. You can make a walk through the forest around the lodge I the afternoon (optional)
Kibale forest is a spectacular jungle. With 15 primate species! Inclunding chimps, baboons, black and white colobus, red colobus, grey cheeked mangabey and L’hoest monkey.
Medium budget: chimp’s nest (BB)
High budget:   Primate lodge (FB)

7

Kibale forest national park.

Chimpanzee tracking in the morning. For people interested in primates and birds and willing to make a nother walk you can make a community walk in the Bigodi wetlands sanctuary as well. It is also possible to visit the local people or the crater lakes ( all the 3 activities are optional)
Medium budget: chimps nest (BB)
High budget: PRIMATE LODGE (FB)

8

Kibale forest – Semuliki national park

On your way to semuliki, visit the crater lake. Afterwards transfer to semuliki national park. Visit the sempaya hot springs in the afternoon.
Semuliki is a unique place and the only lowland jungle in east Africa, part of the congo eco system.
Medium budget: Rwenzori view guest house (BB)
High budget: mountains of the moon hotel (FB)

9

Semuliki national park – queen Elizabeth national park

Transfer to queen Elizabeth national park on your way, you will pass the equator where you will make a stop. And do the game drive in the afternoon.
Queen Elizabeth national park is one of the best places in Uganda to see lions. Expect to see elephants, lions, many hippos, crocodiles buffolos and may be leopards.
Medium budget Enganzi lodge (BB)
High budget Mweya safari lodge( FB)

10

Queen Elizabeth national park.

Do the early morning game drive and evening boat trip on the kazinga channel.
The kazinga channel is one of the highlights of Uganda and has the highest concentration of hippos in the world.
Medium budget: Enganzi lodge (BB )
High budget: Mweya lodge (FB)

11

Queen Elizabeth national park.

Early morning game drive in this beautiful national park or go for chimps tracking in the kyambura gorge or to make a nature walk in maramagambo forest or visit lake katwe a salt mining lake. (optional activities) game drive in the afternoon.
Medium budget: Enganzi lodge  (BB)
High budget: Mweyaa lodge (FB)                     

12

Queen Elizabeth national park – ishasha.

After breakfast, drive through queen Elizabeth national park to ishasha sector in the south. Game drive in the afternoon in search of the tree climbing lions.
In ishasha, there are 3 prides that climb the trees daily. Unique in the world! The other attraction  of ishasha are the Topis, not found any where else in Uganda.
Medium budget: savannah resort (BB)
HIGH BUDGET  :ISHASHA wildness camp (FB)

13

Ishasha -  Bwindi impenetrable national park.

This day, you drive to Bwindi impenetrable national park. On your way, you will pass through interesting villages, tea plantations and have some breathtaking views of  culture and mountains.
Bwindi impenetrable is a unique jungle, with many monkey species, Bwindi is one of the two places in the world, where you can find mountain Gorillas!
Medium budget: depending on the family to track (BB)
High budget: depending on the family to track (FB)

14

Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.

Gorilla Tracking!!! After an early morning cup of coffee, arrange for a packed lunch and enough water and ready for gorilla tracking briefing. Then departure with your ranger to search for one of the world’s most interesting and endangered animals, the mountain gorilla! You will spend one hour with one of our closest relatives (me and you). An experience you will never forget or die to remember.
Medium budget: depending on the family of gorillas to track (BB)
High budget: depending on the family of Gorillas to track (FB)

15

Bwindi impenetrable natonal park

A day for relaxation, depending on energy level (optional) acitivities make a nature walk through the national park, go for a primate or bird watching walk, or visit the local people. It is also possible to do a second gorilla tracking on this day as every minute with the gorilla is so exciting and adds on another experience.
Medium budget: as above
High budget:

16

Bwindi impenetrable – Kisoro

 Transfer to kisoro. Relax at the lodge or visit the pygmies or make a walk to lake Muntanda if time allows.( driving time to kisoro depends on the area in bwindi we stay)
Medium budget and High budget: travelers rest hotel (BB) or (FB)

17

Kisoro – mgahinga national park - kisoro

Visit mgahinga national park . choose one of the activities. Make a nature walk, go for a birding or primate walk, visit the golden monkeys or climb one of the volcanoes. Out of these, one activity per person is included,
Mgahinga national park is  part of the Virunga volcanoes and borders Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park A part from mountain Gorillas the stars of mgahinga are the golden monkeys. A sub-specie of the blue monkey.
Medium and high budget: travellersrest hotel (BB) AND (FB)

18

Kisoro – lake Bunyonyi

Transfer to lake Bunyonyi, the deepest and most beautiful lake in uganda. Sleep on one of the beautiful islands, possible activities make a nature walk, go for a birding walk, go for canoeing, take a swim or visit the local community (all activities optional)
Medium budget: Nature’s prime  (BB)
HIGH BUDGET : BIRD NEST (FB)

19

Kabale town

Kabale form the headquarters of former kigezi, is the most populated areas in the southwestern Uganda, it is nick named the swertizland of Uganda by the nature of the hills? Experience and walk the feel of the town, visit the market, colonial execution, cultural heritages and bakiga museum.
MEDIUM budget: WHITE HORSE INN  (BB)
HIGH BUDGE: CE WHITE HORSE  IN (FB)

20

Kabale

Visit one village community, volunteer in one of the activities, teach a skill, agriculture, health education, learn how to prepare African meals and have time to interact with school children.
Medium and high budget CEPHAS IN (BB) AND (FB)

21

Kabale -  Lake mburo national park.

After breakfast drive to lake Mburo national park. A game drive in the afternoon. It is also possible to make a boat trip on the lake ( optional)
Lake mburo national park is one of the two national parks with zebras and the only national park with impalas in Uganda, there are no elephants and lions so walking safaris is possible.
Medium and high budget Mantan lodge (BB) AND (FB)

22

Lake mburo national park

After  breakfast, do an early morning game drive depending on the success of the previous one enroute masaka – kampala, have a stop over again at the equator and lunch in the city to Entebbe airport for your flight.

 

 

 

PRICES : 2014
USD 4084 P.P (DOUBLE/TWIN SHARING) BASED ON A PRIVATE GROUP OF 4-6 PERSONS.

Includes
-airport transfers.
- accommodation with meals mentioned.
- Water, 3liters per person per day.
-Private 4x4 custom built safari vehicle with a knowledgeable driver/guide and fuel.
- Entrance fees to the included national park.
-The  following activities; bird watching, game drive, boat trips on NILE  and kazinga channel, chimpanzee tracking, Gorilla tracking, one mgahinga activity.

Excludes
-Flights
-Visa for Uganda
-Tips  
-alcoholic drinks of your choice.
-Donations or buying something on the way that is of your interest.
NB: The trip above is fixed and all activities are paid for you, come, enjoy and relax. The trip can be as cheap as you can reduce the number of activities, days and pay for your own meals while in Uganda. As our goal is to design trips that will give our clients the most possible experience according to budget and time frame, contact us for any inquiry. Thank you.