Uganda Wilderness Safari

15 Days- Uganda Wilderness Safari

Lake Mburo National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Mgahinga Gorilla National park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Semuliki National Park, Murchison Falls National Park. …

Highlights:
– Game drives
– Boat and launch cruises

  • - Nature walks
  • - Batwa Trail
  • - Gorilla trekking
  • - Chimpanzee tracking
  • - Hot springs
  • - Community walk
  • - Equator visit

 Pre-tour: Arrival
Our welcome staff will pick you from the airport to your accommodation in Kampala.
Meal plan: Bed & Breakfast

Day 1: Kampala- Lake Mburo 
A glass of freshly squeezed tropical fruit juice will usher you to a new day in Kampala. Your guide will
be waiting to take you for a delightful jungle drive at 8.00am. Stop at the Equator leaving you enough time to participate in some of the activities here as you capture your photographic moments at the equator.
We drive on to the park and enroute to the lodge; we shall be welcomed by the Uganda Kobs, the
majestic zebras just to mention as we head to the lodge. After our lunch, we shall go for boat ride in search for the shy sitatunga found in the wetlands of Mburo we shall also see Hippos and a few crocodiles in the waters. The Shoebill Stork and other bird species will also be seen on this boat ride.
Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Accommodations:
– Upper Range: Mihingo Lodge
– Medium Range: Arcadia Cottages
– Budget: Rwonyo Rest Camp
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 2: Lake Mburo 

Wake up as early as 6.00am for a 2 hr morning safari walk in the wilds of the park with a ranger.
Walk right into the wilderness and see at closest range the animals’ resident to the park. Not missing
the zebras and impalas. Return to the lodge for lunch. A game drive in the afternoon only makes us appreciate Lake Mburo National Park even better. Back to the lodge for dinner and overnight
Accommodations:
– Upper Range: Mihingo Lodge
– Medium Range: Arcadia Cottages
– Budget: Rwonyo Rest Camp
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 3: Lake Mburo – Bwindi impenetrable forest 
Have breakfast and we drive to Mbarara town, for an early lunch break and continue to the beautifully
terraced hills of the Kigezi Highlands and finally to the territory of the Gorillas. Have an early dinner and pre briefing from your guide about your Gorilla Trek.
Accomodations:
– Upper range: Gorilla Forest Camp
– Medium range: Engagi Lodge
– Budget: Buhoma community/camping or dorm at the Buhoma Community Rest Camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Gorilla Trekking – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest 
Arise early to the great forest sounds of the African Jungle for you breakfast. With our packed lunch,
we go for the pre- trek update from the rangers who will tell you what to expect in the Jungle. Your trek could last anything from three to eight hours. Therefore, your physical stamina is greatly required and this trek will definitely keep you fit. After your highly experiential Gorilla trek, we believe in giving back to the community. We shall participate in a village walk with all proceeds of this walk going directly to the locals.
During your dinner, you will openly talk about your experiences in the jungle with other travelers. In all,
Gorilla trekking in Bwindi is a memory to last your life time.
Accomodations:
– Upper range: Gorilla Forest Camp
– Medium range: Engagi Lodge
– Budget: Buhoma community/camping or dorm at the Buhoma Community Rest Camp.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Bwindi – Mgahinga
Today we take time appreciating the works of the communities that surround the Park and participate
in some of the activities. After Lunch we move on to Mgahinga. Great scenic moments as you travel
Dinner and overnight
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Batwa trail – Mt.Mgahinga 
After breakfast, we shall go for a cultural walk with the People of the rain forest the Batwa. Walk
through with the Mutwa Guide, as they tress back their old cherished days when they lived in comfortable co existence with the Forest hunting, gathering fruit and medicinal plants as their normal day to day lives. Today this has changed as the Batwa where evicted from the forest in 1991 and have been reduced to a marginalized group of people without much to do without their forest. Support The Batwa with this walk with 50% going back to the Batwa.
Dinner and Overnight
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: Mt.Mgahinga – Queen Elizabeth National Park 

Today we unwind the Rolling hills of the Kigezi highlands to the flat savannah plains in Queen Elizabeth
National Park. Awesome scenery as we travel. Later in the evening Have your afternoon meal and later in the evening we are off for an evening drive to the Katwe area for beautiful scenery and on our way back we may be able to see little creatures like the civet not commonly seen on our morning game drives.
Dinner and overnight
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Dinner.

Day 8: Queen Elizabeth National Park 
Wake up early to a warm up tea and head out in the wilds in a 3-4hrs search for the Jungle predators.
With the proficiency of your guide you will see the Lions, elephants, buffaloes, Uganda Kobs, various
species of Antelopes and an array of beautiful birds. Have your midday meal with superior views of the Mweya peninsula, and then ready yourself for a luxurious boat trip on the Kazinga channel. This natural channel connecting Lake Edward and Lake George comes with an astounding population of Hippos considered the highest in the world with buffalo, elephants just to mention beating off the afternoon heat at the channel Banks with a striking variety and number of bird species that will make your day complete.
Dinner and overnight
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Dinner.

Day 9: Queen Elizabeth- Kibale Forest National Park 
Following your breakfast, we drive out of Queen Elizabeth National with spectacular views of the rift
valley and the “mountains of the moon” the Rwenzori Mountain. After our lunch break in fort portal town, we drive on to Nyakasura, to the legendary “Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru” literally to mean the breasts of Mwiru’s mother. The known stalagmites and stalactites here come with great history and culture that defines the graceful Tooro Kingdom.
Dinner and overnight
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10: Chimpanzee Tracking – Kibaale Forest 
A nice breakfast makes an energetic start for your search for the forest habitants. Spend half the day in this well adorned forest with great sights of the various species of Colobus monkeys, Baboons, flowing through the melodies of the lovely forest birds as we search for our closest family relation the endangered chimpanzees. Your senses are all called for here as we see, feel, hear and smell the forest. Not missing out on the little forest dwellers the beetles doing their thing and the beautifully patterned butterflies. In the afternoon, go to Bigodi swamp for a community walk that makes a great day for birders and helps alleviate the locals in the conservation of their environment.
Dinner and overnight
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11: Kibaale – Semiliki Valley National Park – Fort Portal 
Drive early to Semliki National park a park with wonderful scenery of the Rwenzori Mountains, Scenic
views of the meandering Semliki River, fuming hot springs and the extension of the Ituri tropical rain
forest in the Democratic Republic of Congo with an awesome population of forest birds endemic to
Central Africa. Drive back to Fort Portal town for our Dinner and Overnight

Day 12: Kibaale Forest – Hoima 
Today we have an early start out of Kibale forest National forest heading to Hoima, passing through
large tea and banana plantations. See the lovely homesteads with beautifully crafted thatched huts.
We shall pass optically catching views of the Albertine rift area as we take our lunch break.
Dinner and overnight
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13: Hoima – Murchison Falls National Park 
After breakfast, we tour the beautiful wilderness of Hoima with great sight of the Lake Albert as we in
hale the most purified air in the jungles of western Uganda. We head to Murchison falls National Park
where we have lunch. Have the afternoon to yourselves.
Dinner and overnight
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 14: Murchison Falls 

We are out in the jungle early before the crack of dawn in search for the big elusive cats in an open
safari vehicle. With the skilful eyes of your guide, you are likely to spot the Lion, Leopard, Buffalo,
Giraffe, Elephant, oribi, hartebeest to mention but a few. Following your lunch at the lodge, we shall go for a cruise on the Nile waters to view the gigantic Nile crocodiles the hugest in the world, Hippos beating off the heat, Buffaloes, Elephants will be seen at the river banks and a stunning array of charming birds dotting our skies as we sail to the base of the Murchison falls. For greater action, we stop at the base of the falls and take a guided 30 minutes hike to the top of the falls great scenery here as another yet gorgeous falls Uhuru will be seen. At the top, you are at the most outstanding and glorious falls with the most powerful water surge in the world.
Back at the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 15: Murchison – Rhino Walk – Kampala
After your sumptuous breakfast, we drive out of Murchison falls to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary where the Rhino are breed after their extinction in Uganda. This walk in search for the Rhinos will take us 1-2 hours depending on the location of the Rhinos.
Drive to Kampala to your accommodation OR drive straight to the airport for your late evening flight.