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Safaris to Western Uganda,Hippopotamuses

Uganda Tours and Safaris exclusively bring you the 10 days Safari to Western Uganda for an ideal African wildlife safari tours experience.

10 DAYS SAFARI TO WESTERN UGANDA

DAY 1

Following your flight from the place of origin, you land in Uganda at the famous Entebbe International Airport located on the shores of Lake Victoria on the magical Entebbe peninsular. The brightening tropical sun and the fresh air emerging from the second largest fresh water lake in the world – Lake Victoria offers you a natural welcome to the Pearl of Africa! From the immigration to secure your entry visa, you find company representative at the arrival waiting area who will brief you about Uganda and the safari in particular before transferring to Murchison falls National Park that is if you arrive early in Uganda.

Overnight stay;

Luxury; Serena hotel / Paraa safari lodge

Midrange; Hotel Africana/ Pakuba lodge

Budget; Forest cottages / bwana Tembo safari camp

DAY 2

Wake up very early in the morning and have breakfast. After you will go on an early morning game drive to catch up with the wild animals while on their way to hunt for what to eat. This game drive will give you an insight of various animals which include herds of elephants, schools of buffaloes, kobs, bush bucks, hyenas, waterbucks, giraffes, lions, jackals and many more.

After lunch, you will have an afternoon boat cruise along the Nile to the bottom of Murchison falls. This 3 hours boat cruise will also give you an opportunity to view aquatic animals and many bird species.  Animals likely to be viewed include,   bathing hippos, crocodiles, antelopes and elephants wondering on the banks of the Nile and many other animals coming to drink the Nile River. This will be one of the highlights of your safari.

Dinner and overnight;

Luxury; Paara safari lodge

Midrange; Pakuba lodge

Budget; Bwana tembo tented camp

DAY 3

After breakfast, you will have a second game drive in search for animals which were missed while on the previous game drive and after depart Murchison falls National Park for Kibale National park which is the primate capital of the world. The diversity and density of primates in Kibale is the highest in Africa. The most famous of its 13 species is the chimpanzee, our closest relative. Kibale’s 1450 chimpanzees represent Uganda’s largest population of this endangered primate. The forest is also home to East Africa’s largest population of the threatened red colobus and the rare I’Hoest’s monkey. Other primates include the black-and-white colobus, red-tailed and blue monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabey, olive baboon, bush baby and potto.

Lunch will be enroute.

Dinner and overnight stay;

Luxury; Kyaninga lodge

Midrange; Primate Lodge

Budget; Primate Lodge (Sky tree)

DAY 4

After breakfast, you will head to the information centre at 8:00AM  and after you will start your journey in  Kibale forest to trek for our distant cousins the chimpanzees a walk that will also give you a chance to see other primates like monkeys, baboons , a variety of birds, butterflies and many plants.

After you will have lunch and in the late afternoon you will have bird watching in the Bigodi wetland a home to a variety of bird species and monkeys.

Dinner and overnight;

Luxury;  Kyaninga lodge

Midrange; Primate Lodge

Budget; Primate Lodge. (Sky tree)

DAY 5         

After breakfast, depart Kibale forest National Park for Queen Elizabeth National park the most famous park in Uganda arriving just in time for lunch. After lunch, have a unique boat cruise along the Kazinga channel which joins Lake Edward and Lake George. While on the boat cruise, expect to see hippos, crocodiles, birds elephants wondering on the shores and many more. This boat cruise is an excellent platform for photography. You can opt to go for a night game drive to look for nocturnal or animals which are active at night and these include grazing hippos, leopards and many more.

Dinner and overnight;

Luxury; Mweya safari lodge

Midrange; Park view safari lodge

Budget; Simba safari camp

DAY 6

After breakfast, depart for a morning game drive in the Northern part of the park on the Kasenyi track. This is the best time to see a variety of animals in the park as many of them can be going to hunt for the day’s meal. Animals to be viewed include lions, leopards, giant forest hog, cape buffaloes, elephants, Defenssa, Water bucks, Uganda cob, bush bucks, topis and many more. You will also visit the Ishasha sector to search for the tree climbing lions.

After, you will have the whole afternoon at leisure.

Dinner and overnight;

Luxury; Mweya safari lodge

Midrange; Park view safari lodge

Budget; Simba safari camp

DAY 7

After breakfast depart Queen Elizabeth National Park for Bwindi Impenetrable national park. This park is a biodiversity, mountainous area found in South West Uganda. Its home to many of the worlds mountain gorillas who feed on roots leaves and fruits from this parks many trees and fern species.

This is also the Uganda’s national park where you can find the two big Apes ie the Mountain Gorillas and the chimpanzees. ( PERMITS NOT INCLUDED IN THE COST)

The journey will take you around 5 to 6 hours.

Dinner and overnight;

Luxury; Mahogany springs hotel

Midrange; Silver back lodge

Budget; Buhoma community rest camp.

DAY 8

Wake up early in the Morning and at 7:45AM, you will be at the information centre for a brief briefing and at around 8:30AM, start the trekking for Mountain Gorillas. The walking can take you 1-9 hours depending on where you find the gorillas. Have a full hour with the Mountain gorillas while they feed, play, associate with their young ones which is un forgettable experience. In the evening you will depart Bwindi for Lake Mburo national park. This is a 5 to 6 hours journey via Mbarara.

Dinner and overnight stay;

Luxury; Mihingo Safari lodge

Midrange; Rwakobo Rock

Budget; Mantana tented camp

Day 10

Wake up early in the morning for a morning game drive in this park. While on the safari, expect to see groups of Zebras, giraffes, Eland which is the biggest antelope, Uganda cobs, topis Duikers, giraffes and many more. After lunch, you will go for a boat cruise along Lake Mburo. Here you will see different aquatic wild life and birds.

After, you will depart Lake Mburo national park for Kampala for an overnight stay or for Entebbe to catch up with your flight.

Dinner and overnight stay; (Payable by client)

TRANSPORTATION

 

Standard: 4×4 Safari Van

Our standard mode of transport is by road and we use 4×4 Safari Vans customized for game viewing and photography. Each safari van comes with a professionally trained driver guide and fuel for the whole safari. Our Safari vans have viewing hatches and each client is entitled to a window seat. Our Vans can take up to eight people.

 

Upgrade: 4×4 Luxury Safari lancruiser

We have luxury latest Land cruisers each driven by professionally trained driver guides and fuel. They have pop up roofs for proper game viewing and photography. They come with a small fridge for cooling your drinking water while on safari (which is always included while IN THE VEHICLE). They have inverters for charging small gadgets such as your smart phones and cameras. They can seat five to a maximum of seven people and each client is guaranteed of a window seat.

 

 

END OF THE SAFARI

TOTAL COST PER PERSON SHARING

NUMBER OF PEOPLE BUDGET MID RANGE LUXURY
2 pax USD 2015 USD 2505 USD 2935
4 pax USD 1665 USD 2155 USD 2585
6  pax USD 1545 USD 2035 USD 2465
 

 

 

 

Cost includes,

  • All entrance fees
  • Mentioned activities
  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Ground transport
  • Applicable taxes
  • Airport transfers
  • Chimpanzee tracking permit.
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