HIGHLIGHTS

Map Besides the abundancy of attractions, the Pearl of Africa, as a traveler will enjoy the country’s top attractions in the country’s biggest national park which is also home to the big 4 of the game. Expect to experience the thrust the river forms but also you get to experience a life time experience on the world’s longest river and get educated on the predators of the Nile as well as glance at some bird species of the Nile. The experience of the boat cruise on the famous Kazinga channel not only does it introduce you to the variety of water bids but also the highest concentration of hippos on the continent. Get educated on some of the offers to enjoy on your next trip.

GALLERY

Itinerary

  • Duration: 10 days & 9 nights
  • Places: Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo National Park
  • Experiences: 3
  • Ages: 12 AND ABOVE
  • Starting Point: ENTEBBE AIRPORT
  • Ending Point: ENTEBBE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Introduction

Queen Elizabeth National park is also the home of the legendary tree climbing lions of Ishasha. The resident lions have taken to a curious habit, climbing into giant fig trees and acacia trees.

Day

You will be met on arrival by your driver guide who will warmly receive and welcome you. Transfer to your hotel in Entebbe.

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

After breakfast we start the day with a city tour through the bustling capital of Uganda. Immerse yourself in the traditions of the Kings of the Buganda tribe at the Kasubi Tombs, visit the Namirembe Cathedral and explore the African Craft Village for the most authentic crafts and arts. You will enjoy a local cuisine and visit the museum where you will learn the history of Uganda.

  • Dinner and overnight at A) Hotel New Madagascar (B&B) Upgrade to B) Cassia Lodge C) Kampala Serena Hotel.
  • 8am - 4:30pm

You will be picked from your hotel and transferred to Jinja for a full day of adventure as you raft the white waters of the Nile starting at the Source of the Nile. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and thundering rapids of the White Nile and do not forget to watch the incredible birdlife as you drift quietly between the rapids of this mighty river. If you prefer a more peaceful experience can also decide to go for a wonderful river journey instead of choosing the wildest rapids, we drift swiftly between beautiful forested islands, bounce down smaller rapids and explore the least known channels.

  • Dinner and overnight stay at A) 2friends Guest House (B, L, D) Upgrade to B) The Haven, C) Wild Waters Lodge
  • 8am - 4:30pm

Your driver guide will pick you up early from your accommodation in Kampala and head north to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for white rhino tracking. Founded in 1998, Rhino Fund Uganda works to reintroduce black and white rhinos into Uganda. They run a breeding program, as well as working to educate communities on these endangered giants, the problem of poaching and the need for environmental conservation. In the Rhino Sanctuary you will have a safari-hike to the rhinos which will give you the opportunity to view them at close range. After having lunch, continue to Uganda's largest national park, Visit the top of the falls and later relax in the afternoon.

  • Dinner and overnight at A) Fort Murchison (B, L, D) Upgrade to B) Budongo Eco Lodge C) Paraa Safari Lodge.
  • 8am - 4:30pm

After an early morning breakfast, you will set out for an early morning game drive while the animals are the most active. In the early morning hours animals are the most active, the sun is not yet so bright and temperatures are cooler. A drive through the park up close with the African animal kingdom: You are likely to spot elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, lions, leopards, different species of antelope and a variety of tropical birds. In the afternoon, you will enjoy a boat safari to the bottom of Murchison Falls. You are likely to see Nile crocodiles, hundreds of hippos, buffaloes, water birds and a variety of animals that come to the drink water at the banks of the river Nile.

  • Dinner and overnight at A) Fort Murchison (B, L, D) Upgrade to B) Budongo Eco Lodge C) Paraa Safari Lodge.
  • 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) 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) Upgrade to B) Ihamba safari Lodge, C) Mweya safari Lodge.
  • 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) Upgrade to B) Mantana Tented Camp, C) Mihingo Lodge
  • 8am - 4:30pm

You will an early morning game drive after having a delicious breakfast at your lodge with chances of seeing the beautiful colors of a rainbow spectrum from the beautiful sun rises and many more surprises of nature like song birds. Embark on a spectacular game drive having a view of numerous animals.<br /> After a hearty lunch, you will have a boat ride on Lake Mburo for at least 2 hours on the waters. View the water birds such as the Papyrus gonoleks, Brown-faced lapwings, Carruther’s, cisticolas, the extraordinary White winged Warbler and Bare-faced Go-away bird. You will later relax and unwind at your lodge.

  • Dinner and overnight at A) Eagles Nest, 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 Services with Advanced Adventures.
  • 8am - 4:30pm

What's included

  • Ground transport per private 4WD safari vehicle

  • English speaking driver/guide

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

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

  • 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

    • Visa (USD $50)

    • Meals and drinks not mentioned above

    • Items of personal nature

    • Tips

    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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