Our 15-Days ROTARIANS trip brings you the highlights of Uganda: where the savannah meets the rainforest. Expect to see the animals of the savannahs (lions, elephants, buffalos, giraffes, hippos, leopards) and up to 15 primate species, including gorillas and chimpanzee, culture, nature and meet Rotarians of Uganda as part of your international family.
This trip specifically includes the most important and well known national parks of Uganda: Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi National Park, Lake Bunyonyi and Lake Mburo National Park.
Game drives (safaris) on the savannahs of Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth National Park, with chances of seeing the wildlife from close quarters.
Boat trip on the Nile to the Murchison Falls, where the Nile is forced through a gorge and drops 60 meters
See the chimpanzees and 12 other monkey species in Kibale Forest Boat trip on the Kazinga Channel with the biggest concentration of hippos and spectacular birds.
Search for the tree climbing lions in the Ishasha sector of the Queen Elizabeth National Park Meet the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi National Park
Enjoy the silence and beautiful landscape in Uganda’s most beautiful lake, Lake Bunyonyi.
Visit the local people and experience their way of life they live.
Tour Guide: One Village Tours
Duration 15 days
Arrive at Entebbe Airport in the evening. Your guide/driver will be there waiting for you. Pick up and proceed to your hotel accommodation. Mboma guest house (bb).
Spend time with Rhinos one of Uganda’s big five at the sanctuary Overnight masindi kolping Hotel(BB).
Afternoon boat ride on the Victoria Nile up to the bottom of the falls, take a simple hike to the top of the fall. The boat is the perfect platform to see and photograph many different bird species. Medium budget: Pakuba Lodge (HB). High budget: Paraa Safari Lodge (FB).
Early morning game drive. In the afternoon we drive to masindi town for an evening relaxation.
After an early morning relaxed break faster, drive a long route full of interesting cultures, scenery farming and stay in Fortportal town ( hotel optional BB.
Kibale forest National Park Chimpanzee tracking in the morning or in the afternoon. For people interested in primates and birds and willing to make another walk we can make a community walk in the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary as well. It is also possible to visit the local people or the crater lakes (all 3 activities optional). medium budget: Chimps’ Nest (BB) high budget: Primate Lodge (FB).
Transfer to the Queen Elizabeth National Park. On our way we pass the equator where we will make a stover at the Equator. Afternoon boatcruise on Kazinga channel the longest channel in the whole world. Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the best places in Uganda to see lions. Expect to see elephants, leopards, many hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes among other wildlife species. medium budget: Enganzi Lodge / Hippo Hill Camp / Buffalo Lodge (BB) high budget: Mweya Safari Lodge (FB).
Early morning game drive. Enroute to Ishasha the southern part of queen elizaberth national park. Overnight Ishasha wildness camp ( FB).
Morning game drive: In Ishasha there are 3 prides of lions that climb the trees daily. Unique in the world! The other attraction of Ishasha are the Topis, not found anywhere else in Uganda. TRANSFER to Bwind impenetrable national park. Overnight Buhoma community Camp ( FB).
Overnight Buhoma community Campa (BB).
Transfer to Nyabushabi (Herbert’s village) Experience culture in its reality with agritourism village, interact with a child in school, experience local prepared meals, pick a fruit in the garden and eat and nature walks. Overnight WHITE HORSE INN (BB).
After an early morning Breakfast, transfer to Nyarushanje village. On your way, you will pass through great sceneries, Kisizi falls, Banana plantations and other eye catching sights. Overnight WHITE HORSE INN (BB).
After early morning Breakfast, enjoy a hill drive through Black smith experience, beautiful scenery to the most beautiful lake in the whole world with 29 islands with their history. Make a boat cruise where by seeing Uganda on water is so fascinating.
After breakfast, drive through Kabale town and continue to lake mburo national park for an evening game drive. Lake mburo national park is the home of Zebras in Uganda, other wildlife species among other things. Mantana lodge.(BB).
After breakfast, have an early morning game drive enroute Masaka – Kampala road and have a stopover at the equator and lunch in the city. Relax and transfer to Entebbe airport an evening flight.
Cost of the Trip
This seven day trip will cost each person $1,289.
I thoroughly enjoyed myself and thought it was one of the best vacations I’ve ever had.