Exclusive Uganda Holiday Safari

Endowed with almost all the nature found on the continent, Uganda deserves the name “Pearl of Africa” and on this 14 Day Exclusive Uganda Holiday Safari, we’ll take you to all the gems the country has to showcase.

the Exclusive Uganda Holiday Safari will take you gorilla trekking in the Impenetrable Forest of Bwindi, hiking the African jungle. this is a major highlight of the trip.

In task to fully experience the African savanna wildlife, the trip takes you to the top savanna gem taking game drives and boat safaris that will bring you as close as a single meter next to the BIG Five African wild game.

Birding, culture, people, sounds and some of the most beautiful African scenery will highlight this iconic African holiday. So talk to our consultants to customise the Uganda Holiday Safari for you.

Hiking in Kibale - Uganda Holiday Safari

Overview

The Exclusive Uganda Holiday Safari is an express tour covering the highlights of the Beautiful Pearl of Africa.

Have you ever dreamed of touring the pearl of Africa in a fortnight! This is a perfect safari for you.

On this Uganda holiday you will be able to track the white rhinos at Ziwa sanctuary, game drives, launch cruises trek chimps and the closest relatives to human, the gorillas and the beautiful sceneries the pearl of Africa has on the menu.

This African safari adventure will leave you wondering how beautiful Uganda is! And indeed The Pearl of Africa!

Safari Highlights

  • Airport transfers and destination transfers included in the tour
  • You’ll track the White Rhino in Ziwa Sanctuary enroute to Murchison Falls
  • African savanna game drives and launch cruise in Murchison Falls National Park
  • Kibale Chimpanzee trekking at Kanyancu and Bigodi Swamp Walk
  • Queen Elizabeth park game drives and launches cruise on Kazinga Channel
  • Tracking the Mountain Gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Visit with the Batwa pygmies of the forest and experience their culture 
  • Lake Bunyonyi canoe ride 

Day 1: Arrival

Arrive Entebbe international airport, you will meet and greet with your Exclusive Uganda Holiday Safari driver/guide who will then transfer to your hotel for overnight. 

Day 2: Entebbe to Murchison Falls National Park

Start the Exclusive Uganda Holiday Safari with a transfer to Murchison Falls National Park with Rhino tracking at Ziwa and lunch en-route.

The drive northwards will take you via Luweero to Nakasongola and after tracking the rhinos you will continue to Murchison Falls National park on of the oldest parks in Uganda. First gazetted as a game reserve in 1926 Murchison Falls Park is located in the northern end of the Albertine Rift Valley Hosting over 76 species of mammals and 451 species of birds.

It is also bisected by the Victoria Nile which 45m over the remnant rift valley wall, creating the spectacular Murchison Falls. The river offers a great opportunity for a game drive and the regular visitors to the riverbanks include elephants, giraffes and buffaloes, while hippos, Nile crocodiles and aquatic birds are permanent residents.

Meal Plan: B, L, D

Day 3: Game drive and launch cruise

Early morning Exclusive Uganda Holiday Safari game drive in the park searching for the animals, major species likely to be sited on the game drive includes elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, Kobs, and on a lucky day, even a lion can be sited.

After lunch goes for an afternoon boat cruise to the bottom of falls where you will disembark and take a hike to the top of falls, this is a rewarding adventure as the hike is relatives and takes you along the waterfall through a forested hill with great views of the waterfalls.

Meal Plan: B, L, D

Day 4: Murchison Falls National Park to Hoima

After morning breakfast at your lodge, drive to the ferry point and cross to Bomu women village, this is a community initiative by the women leaving near the park. Experience their livelihood through activities including farming, harvesting and preparations of meals, you may also participate in a community walk.

Continue the Exclusive Uganda Holiday Safari drive to Hoima town where you will spend the night.

Meal Plan: B, L, D

Day 5: Hoima to Kibale National Park

This Exclusive Uganda Holiday Safari day starts with a morning breakfast and drives to Kibale, picnic stops en-route, stunning views of the scenery will spice up the drive, tea plantations are one of the friendliest to your sight en-route, arriving in time for lunch at your lodge. Afternoon visits the crater lakes region of Kibale.

Meal Plan: B, L, D

Day 6: Chimpanzee Tracking and Bigodi Swamp

Kibale forest has over 1,450 individuals (Chimpanzees) protected within the park. At Kanyanchu, a community of chimpanzees has been habituated since 1991, allowing visitors an outstanding opportunity to Track these apes in their natural Habitat.

The Exclusive Uganda Holiday Safari tracking starts at 7 am with a briefing at Kanyanchu Park headquarter where you will be allocated rangers to take you to the forest. An advance team already in the forest keep tracking the chimps and communicates with your ranger on the radio call. Tracking can last for 2 to 4 hours depending on how far the chimps could be feeding.

In the afternoon visit to Bigodi swamp, a swamp walk will reward you a great experience hence contributing to the community in the end.

This is a community project aimed at improving the livelihoods of the local people, a local guide will lead you on a developed 4.5km trail through the swamp for approximately 3 hours where you can find several bird species including the great blue Turraccos, Hornbills Kingfishers and also Black and White Colobus, Red Colobus, Red Tailed Monkey, Grey Cheeked Mangabey, Olive Baboon, L’hoest Monkey, Vervet Monkeys can be spotted.

Meal Plan: B, L, D

Day 7: Kibale forest to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Morning relaxed drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park through the crater lakes with lunch en-route, and afternoon launch cruise on the Kazinga channel will give you great views of several game including Hippos, Buffaloes, elephants and birdlife that Queen Elizabeth National Park has to offer, off the boat cruise and continue with an evening game drive in the park before returning to your lodge for an overnight.

Meal Plan: B, L, D.

Day 8: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Morning game drives in the Kasenyi plains through to Katwe Kob mating grounds. Most of the animals you are likely to find here include impalas, sitatungas and lions when lucky enough. Transfer to Ishasha Sector arriving for lunch and an evening game drive searching for tree climbing lions.

Meal Plan: B, L, D.

Day 9: Queen Elizabeth to Bwindi Gorilla Park

Morning game drive in the Ishasha plains to increase your chances of seeing the endangered lions and a leopard depending on how lucky you are you may come in sight with the big cats, before transferring the Exclusive Uganda Holiday Safari party to Bwindi Gorilla Park arriving for lunch relax at the lodge contemplating on the Gorilla Trekking adventure the next morning.

Meal Plan: B, L, D.

Day 10: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi forest

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park located in south-western Uganda edge at the edge of the great East African Rift Valley. It is home to over 400 species of mountain gorillas about half of the world’s population. Many of these are habituated in families that are daily visited by tourists. The forest is also home to over 350 species of birds and 400 flora species.

Gorilla trekking starts at 8 am after a briefing at the park headquarters, you will trek through the dense steep forest searching for the gorillas depending on where they were seen making nests the previous evening.

The trekking can last 2-7 hours depending on how soon you find the gorillas; this is influenced by the location they stayed overnight. Trekking can be a tasking adventure, but coming to a facial close-up with these close relatives to human is a reward worthy to earn

Meal Plan: B, L, D.

Day 11: Batwa Experience

Start the Exclusive Uganda Holiday Safari with a morning breakfast, set out for the Batwa Cultural walking experience. This will give you a glance of how the Batwa previously lived in the forest before they were evicted when the forest was gazetted into a national park in 1991. In the afternoon relax at the lodge.

Meal Plan: B, L, D.

Day 12: Bwindi Gorilla Park to Lake Bunyonyi

Morning breakfast and drive through Bwindi forest to Southwards to Lake Bunyonyi.

Lake Bunyonyi located in south-west Uganda is believed to be the second deepest lake in  Africa, at 1,962 metres above sea level it receives moderate temperature throughout the with cool waters in the morning and in the evening.

The lake has 29 islands which give a beautiful scenery that you will never afford missing on your safari to Uganda, the lake and its surroundings are habitats to several species of birds hence its name Lake Bunyonyi, Meaning a lake of small birds. This makes the lake a hotspot for birders.         

Canoe rides on the lake and visit the local village, afternoon relaxation at the lake swimming and enjoying the stunning views of the lake, islands and the surroundings, Lake Bunyonyi is safe and Bilharzia free. 

Meal Plan: B, L, D.

Day 13: Lake Bunyonyi to Lake Mburo National Park

After morning breakfast transfer to Lake Mburo National Park, a stopover at Mbarara the city of milk for lunch will be a refreshing moment before heading to Lake Mburo Rwonyo peninsular for a late afternoon boat cruise.

The park is the smallest of Uganda’s protected savannah parks with lots of metamorphic rocks and home to over 350 species of birdlife, zebras and buffaloes are the faces of the game in this savannah land. Elands, Oribi, Waterbucks, Hippos, Reedbucks, Topi and a Leopard can also be spotted on a lucky day.

Meal Plan: B, L, D

Day 14: Lake Mburo to Entebbe and Departure

The last day of your Exclusive Uganda Holiday Safari starts with a short game drive out of the park with the last chances of enjoying the view of the beautiful game in Lake Mburo National Park. Drive back to Entebbe with lunch en-route and a stop at the Equator arriving in time to check in for your flight back home.

Meal Plan: B, L.

We believe you have enjoyed your African holiday in the most hospitable country, the Pearl of Africa!

Inclusions

  • Accommodation at lodges and hotels mentioned in the itinerary or equivalent based on availability
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary, (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)
  • Transfers and transport in a 4X4 vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking driver-guide (other language guides available on request)
  • Park entry fees
  • Game drives
  • Ziwa Rhino tracking
  • Launch cruise to the bottom of falls
  • Launch Cruise on Kazinga channel
  • Boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi and Lake Mburo
  • 1 Chimpanzee trekking at Kanyancu
  • 1 Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi
  • Bigodi Swamp walk
  • Batwa walk
  • Cultural visits were available
  • 1 litre of mineral drinking water per person per day in the vehicle.

Exclusions

  • Meals in Entebbe
  • Drinks
  • Visas 
  • Air ticket
  • Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal Expenditures,
  • And any other services not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Papyrus Guest House
  • Pakuba safari Lodge
  • Hoima Kolping Hotel
  • Isunga Lodge
  • Baboon Safari Lodge
  • At The River Ishasha Camp
  • Ride 4 a Woman Homestead
  • Crater bay Cottage
  • Leopard Rest Camp
  • Boma Guest House
  • Twiga Safari Lodge
  • Hoima Cultural Lodge
  • Primate Lodge
  • Parkview Safari Lodge
  • Ishasha Jungle Lodge
  • Mahogany Springs Lodge
  • Bunyonyi Eco Resort
  • Rwakobo Rock Lodge
  • Lake Victoria Serena Resort
  • Bakers Lodge
  • Hoima Cultural Lodge
  • Ndali Lodge
  • Kyambura Gorge Lodge
  • Ishasha Wilderness Camp
  • Gorilla Forest Camp
  • Birdnest Bunyonyi Resort.
  • Mihingo Lodge

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