HIGHLIGHTS

Map Besides Uganda being the home to the happiest and most hospitable people as it is known, the diversity of the cultures form the different 66 speaking languages makes this country a dream destination for travelers seeking a real adventure that is exclusive about the serenity and wildlife. You will enjoy the variety of primate species while on a chimpanzee trek in the primate capital of the world after which you will visit Uganda’s most visited national park known as the park for the queens as well as home to the Kazinga channel that is Africa’s haven for the Hippopotamus and other water habitants.

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Itinerary

  • Duration: 10 days & 9 nights
  • Places: Kibale Forest National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Experiences: 7
  • Ages: 12 years and above
  • Starting Point: Entebbe
  • Ending Point: Entebbe
Introduction

Queen Elizabeth National Park is the park with most of chances of viewing the 4 of the big 5 of the game as you with the exception of the Rhinoceros. This 3840 square meters big is also home to the famous and the strongest water falls in the world at Murchison Falls where the mighty River Nile explodes through a 6-metre gorge falling 43 meters to form the most dramatic and hardest waterfalls along its 6650km journey to the Mediterranean.

Day

You will be met on arrival by your driver / guide who will warmly receive and welcome you and will transfer you to your accommodation.

  • Dinner and overnight stay at A) Airport Guest House (B&B) or Upgrade to B) Boma Guest House, C) Serena Lake Victoria Hotel.
  • 8am - 4:30pm

Your driver/guide will pick you up and drive you to Fort Portal the land of the craters. En route, you will see beautiful green landscapes and tea plantations. You will have lunch in Fort Portal town with views of the famous Rwenzori Mountains. Fort Portal is Uganda’s most clean town and home to the country’s youngest king.

  • Dinner and overnight A) Kibale Forest Camp (B, L, D) or Upgrade to B) Primate Lodge standard, C) Primate Lodge Luxury.
  • 8am - 4:30pm

Today you will spend the morning tracking the exuberant chimp families in the Kibale forest. Tracking chimpanzees in their natural habitat, as they swing from the branches in the canopy high above the forest floor, is a thrilling experience. Though they can be difficult to spot, you will be in no doubt of their presence as the forest is alive with their noisy calls. In the afternoon, explore the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. The reserve is abundant with butterflies, plants, animals and, in particular, birds. Spectacular birds like Great Blue Turaco and rare Papyrus Gonolek will be of great interest to birders. The swamp is also home to more elusive animals such as Red Colobus monkeys and Sitatunga antelope.

  • Dinner and over at A) Kibale Forest Camp (B, L, D) or Upgrade to B) Primate Lodge Standard, C) Primate Lodge Luxury.
  • 8am - 4:30pm

Today, your driver/guide will take you to Queen Elizabeth National Park – Uganda’s second largest national park. You will enjoy journey as you pass through scenic crater lakes. In the afternoon, you will have a game drive for your first introduction to the hidden gems in the park.

  • Dinner and overnight at A) Simba Safari Camp (B, L, D) or Upgrade to B) Ihamba safari Lodge, C) Mweya safari Lodge.
  • 8am - 4:30pm

After an early morning cup of tea, transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park 135km about 2 – 3 hours’ drive to catch up with a game drive along Kasenyi track and Queen’s Mile in the park. In sight you have possibilities of encountering gigantic elephants, lions, buffalos, warthogs and antelopes. return to the lodge for lunch, after which you enjoy the two hours launch cruise on Kazinga Channel and have an amazing variety of birds and wildlife that majorly include; hippos, crocodiles and the wild game drinking on the channel side like elephants, water backs, buffaloes just to mention but a few. From the boat, do another game drive along the channel track in search of more game as head back to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

  • Dinner and overnight at A) Simba Safari Camp (B, L, D) or Upgrade to B) Ihamba safari Lodge, C) Mweya safari Lodge.
  • 8am - 4:30pm

After breakfast, you will head to the Southern part of the park, the Ishasha sector famous for its tree climbing lions. You will have a game drive as you look out for the kings of the jungle resting in the trees. You are likely to see other animals like the elephants, Buffaloes, antelopes and a variety of bird species.

  • Dinner and overnight at Savanna resort (B, L, D) or Upgrade to B) Ishasha Jungle Lodge C) Ishasha Wilderness.
  • 8am - 4:30pm

Today, your driver/guide will take you to Bwindi National Park –The home of the endangered mountain Gorillas. En route, you may have a game drive once again as you leave the Ishasha area or visit community projects and learn how the neighboring communities leave alongside the park.

  • Dinner and overnight at A) Buhoma Community Bandas, (B, L, D) or Upgrade to B) Engagi Lodge, C) Mahogany Springs.
  • 8am - 4:30pm

After enjoying an early breakfast, you set off gorilla tracking. Trekking through the steep, densely forested hills and then finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation is an inspiring and privileged moment. Tracking in the Bwindi forest requires stamina and can often take most of the day. After an hours encounter with these gentle giants, you will graduate and join the rest of the tourists who describe this as the greatest highlight of an adventure in Uganda. Guests are always given a certificate of encountering the Gentle Giants.

  • Dinner and overnight at A) Buhoma Community Bandas, (B, L, D) Upgrade to B) Engagi Lodge, C) Mahogany Springs.
  • 8am - 4:30pm

You will transfer to Lake Mburo National park. It’s the only national park in Uganda where you can have a safari on foot. There has been an addition of tallest savanna animal (the giraffe) added to its endemic impalas. You will have a game drive as you enter the park.

  • Dinner and overnight at Eagles Nest, (B, L, D) or Upgrade to B) Mantana Tented Camp, C) Mihingo Lodge
  • 8am - 4:30pm

You will walk up early and have a guided safari walk with a ranger, return to the lodge for breakfast before you return to Entebbe International Airport for your onward flight back home.

  • End of Advanced Adventures services
  • 8am - 4:30pm

What's included

  • English speaking driver/guide

  • Ground transport per private 4WD safari vehicle

  • Accommodation in places mentioned in the itinerary, based on a twin/double room

  • Meals as described in the itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

  • Bottled mineral water in the safari vehicle

  • Entrance fees and ranger fees for national parks

  • Activities and excursions mentioned in the program

  • AMREF Flying Doctor Insurance

  • VAT for upcountry hotels and lodges

Exclusions
  • International flight

  • Gorilla Trekking permits in Bwindi Np

  • Chimpanzee Trekking permits in Kibale Np

  • Visa (USD $50)

  • Meals and drinks not mentioned above

  • Items of personal nature

  • Tips and personal gratuity

  • The price for the trip

    Note: The given rates are subject to change. Accommodation and activities can only be guaranteed after confirmation and payment of the requested deposit. The final price will be dependent on the facilities available at the time of booking. We can always offer suitable alternatives should any of the facilities not be available. Please refer to our booking terms and conditions for more information and our website. www.advanced-adventures.com

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