Holidays to Africa Safari includes this 12 Days Uganda Safari experience.It is a typical African adventure holiday to experience in Uganda,the Pearl of Africa.This safari will start with your airport pick up and it will give you the opportunity to visit Four Ugandas national parks that is Lake mburo national park, Queen Elizabeth Np, Kibale forest Np, Bwindi Impenetrable Np and Murchison falls National park. You will also visit Ziwa Rhino sanctuary in Nakasongola.
Day 1: Arrival in Uganda
Welcome to Uganda! You will arrive at Entebbe International airport where you will be picked by our waiting guide/driver and transfer to the Hotel.
Over night at Metropole hotel
Day 2: Transfer to Lake Mburo and stop-over at the Equator
After your breakfast, you will embark on your journey to Lake Mburo and cross the Equator a journey that will take approximately 4 -5 hours. At the Equator, you can do a water experiment to see the difference between the southern hemisphere and the northern hemisphere. You will also visit the crafts shops and have lunch at Lake Mburo. Lake Mburo National Park is located in Western Uganda. The park is situated approximately 240 kilometres (150 mi), by road, west of Kampala, Uganda’s capital and largest city. The park has a variety of animals such as zebras, impala, buffaloes, and over three hundred (300) bird species. At 260 square kilometres (100 sq mi), the park is the smallest of Uganda’s Savannah national parks. Late afternoon you will have a boat cruise along lake Mburo.
Overnght at Mburo safari lodge (FB)
Day3: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxing
After breakfast, you will have a morning game drive, after you will drive for around 3 hours to Lake Bunyonyi for lunch and relaxation. Lake Bunyonyi is referred to as a Place of “many little birds” and lies in south western Uganda between Kisoro and Kabale close to the border with Rwanda. It is one of the few lakes in the region that is rumored to be free of bilharzia and safe for swimming, however, you can verify this before attempting to dive in! overnight
Overnight at Accadia Lodge . (FB)
Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi
Today after your breakfast, you will embark on your journey to the famous Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This park is mostly famous for the rare mountain gorillas and the drive to the park is incredibly scenic, passing through various local villages and the lush green countryside & hills which characterize so much of south western Uganda.
Once you are in the forest park, it is one of the richest ecosystems in Africa and the diversity of species is a feature of the park. It provides habitat for some 120 species of mammals, 348 species of birds, 220 species of butterflies, 27 species of frogs, chameleons, geckos and many endangered species. Floristically Bwindi is amongst the most diverse forests in East Africa, with more than 1,000 flowering plant species including 163 species of trees and 104 species of ferns.
Overnight at gorilla safari lodge (FB)
Day 5: Gorilla experience
Today you go to track the rare mountain gorillas. After a briefing from your ranger guide, begin tracking the mountain gorillas through the ancient Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This can take a couple of hours or a whole day depending on the location of the apes. Keep an eye out for forest species such as buffaloes, elephants, black fronted duikers and bush bucks. NB; don’t forget to carry your packed lunches. It is a humbling experience to stand just meters from man’s distant cousins as they eat rest, play and bond with their young. Follow the mountain gorillas as they range freely in the impenetrable forest and discover their gorgeous natural habitat and the many species they share it with.
Overnight at Gorilla safari lodge
Day 6: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National park
Today you will start your journey to the famous Queen Elizabeth National park. The Park covers an area of about 1978 km2; its position provides a magnificent view of the rift valley floor that occupies Lake Edward and lake Gorge. The park has one of the highest bio diversity ratings of any National park in the world as its well known to be habitat of about 95 mammals along with 612 species of birds. You will stay in one of the lodges depending on your scale of preference for 2 nights.
Overnight at Ihamba Lake side resort.
Day 7: Safari/Game drive and boat trip afternoon
After an early morning breakfast, you go for your first game drive through the park. Your guide will help you spot the plethora of wildlife found in the Park, You will be able to spot a lot of the African animal wildlife for example: elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards, different species of antelope and many tropical birds. After lunch, you will take a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel. Here, you will see a lot of hippos more than you can possibly imagine as well as a variety of other animals which come to the waterhole to drink or bathe. You can expect to see: Buffalo, Crocodile, bathing Elephant, and a range of beautiful birds. This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your tour.
Overnight at Ihamba lakeside resort.
Day 8: Game drive and transfer to Kibale Forest National park
After an early morning breakfast, you go for your second game drive through the park. Your guide will help you spot the plethora of wildlife found in the Park, You will be able to spot a lot of the African animal wildlife for example: elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards, different species of antelope and many tropical birds. They are all there! After lunch, you will start your journey to Kibale Forest National Park and this journey takes about 4 hours to the home of the primates.
Overnight at Primates Lodge kibale
Day 9: Chimpanzee walk
Today you will visit your cousins in Kibale National Park. This park has one of the most lovely and varied tracts of tropical forest in Uganda. The Forest is interspersed with patches of grassland and swamp, dominant in the northern and central parts of the park on an elevated plateau. The park is home to a total of 70 mammal species, mostly 13 species of primate which includes the chimpanzee. It also has over 375 species of birds. Kibale neighbors Queen Elizabeth National Park to the south to create a 180km-long corridor for wildlife between Ishasha, the remote southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Sebitoli in the north of Kibale National Park.
The Kibale-Fort Portal area is one of Uganda’s most appealing destinations to explore. The park lies close to the quiet Ndali-Kasenda crater area and within half a day’s drive of the Queen Elizabeth, Rwenzori Mountains and Semuliki National Parks, as well as the Toro-Semliki Wildlife Reserve.
Overnight at primates lodge kibale (FB)
Day 10: Drive to Murchison Falls park
After a refreshing breakfast, you start your journey to Uganda’s biggest National Park – Murchison Falls National Park and it is a long day depending on the stops. On your way to Murchison Falls, you will pass through small villages where you can be able to interact with local people and see the tea plantations. You will have lunch en route. While at the park, you will experience the uniqueness of the Park because of the rich diversity of the wild animals such as Elephants, the largest Antelope i.e. Water buck, Giraffes, The Uganda Kob which is National Antelope, Lions and many others .
Overnight stay at Murchison river lodge (FB)
Day 11: Safari & boat trip and hike to the waterfall
This morning you will have your early breakfast and go for your game drive that will involve eye-to-eye with the African animal Kingdom; buffalo, giraffes, lions, leopards, elephants and a vast number of tropical birds. In the afternoon, you will take a boat trip towards the bottom of Murchison Falls that takes up to 2 to 3 hours on the Victoria Nile. You will then have a chance to spot hippos, buffalo, water birds, apes, crocodiles and many other wild life that are home to the Nile. You will then drive back to Hotel for Dinner.
Overnight stay at Murchison river lodge
Day 12: Visit Top of the Falls and drive to Masindi.
After breakfast, you will visit or hike to the top of Murchison falls and after you will travel to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola for the game walk to search for the Rhinos with an experienced Ranger guide. Uganda used to have a wide range of Rhinos in the 1960s but the poaching during Amin’s era resulted in the disappearance of these beautiful animals. Rhino Fund Uganda was founded in 1998 to re-introduce both black and white Rhinos in the country and this objective has been fulfilled.
After the trekking, you will have lunch and then travel back to Kampala.
Dinner and overnight stay at Metropole hotel.