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6 Days Ultimate Uganda Safari

6 Days Ultimate Uganda Safari

Uganda

Duration

6 days

Max People

50

Min Age

10+

Destinations

Overview

PRICE :

$5475.00 (Sharing) | $5950.00(Single)

Included/Excluded

  • Accommodation in the mentioned lodges.
  • An experienced English-speaking Safari Guide .
  • 1 Gorilla trekking permit per person in Bwindi impenetrable national park.
  • Transportation and fuel in 4*4 safari Vehicle.
  • All meals as indicated on respective days.
  • All Entrance Fees and relevant government Tax.
  • Mineral Water on the entire Safari..
  • AMREF flying doctors emergency evacuation fees. .
  • Administration fees.
  • Drinks, Tips, Souvenirs, any personal purchases.
  • All activities indicated as optional in the itinerary. .
  • Visa fees and international flight costs
  • COVID-19 testing fees

Tour Plan

DAY 1- ARRIVAL IN UGANDA.

Today you will arrive at Entebbe airport and you will be welcomed by your safari guide. Depending on your time of arrival, you may have an optional city tour of Entebbe town. Entebbe is one of the oldest towns in Uganda and has many buildings that date over half a century ago. It sits on the shores of Lake Victoria and here is found the only international airport in Uganda.

DAY 2- DRIVE TO MURCHISON FALLS

Arrival In Uganda.

This morning you will start your safari by driving to Murchison Falls National Park. This journey through the beautiful green countryside is filled with numerous photography opportunities and you may be able to stop along the way. En-route, you will visit Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary, the home to the only remaining rhinos in the country after the animals were extinct in the wilderness. You have a guided walk to see the rhinos and learn about the history and motives of the sanctuary. Upon completion, you will have lunch at the sanctuary and later proceed to Murchison falls national where you will arrive in the evening. Your accommodation is located inside the park besides the great River Nile. In the night you can hear the calls and roars of the wilderness.

DAY 3 - MORNING GAME DRIVE

Arrival In Uganda.

After an early breakfast, proceed for a game drive. Murchison falls National Park is the largest in Uganda and boasts of 76 mammals’ species and 451 birds’ species. Elephant, Cape buffalo, Rothschild's giraffe, Uganda kob, hartebeest and waterbuck are commonly seen. You may also spot oribi, bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, bush duiker, warthog and bushpig. Large carnivores include lion, leopard and spotted hyena. After lunch, you will go for a boat safari upstream the calm Victoria Nile. En-route, marvel at the toothsome hippos and crocodiles and over this 17 km stretch where you may also see elephant, waterbuck and Uganda Kob besides the Nile. This is also a zone of many bird species. You will then leave the boat and take a guided hike to the top of the thunderous Murchison falls and enjoy spectacular photography moments.

DAY 4 - MORNING GAME DRIVE

Drive To Kibale Forest National Park.

After breakfast you will depart Murchison falls national park and drive southwards to Fort Portal town. This long drive will last 5 – 6.5 hours. It will lead you through the green countryside with some rough road surfaces. Along the way you will enjoy spectacular views of tea plantations. You may stop at any of them for photo moments and also to interact with the tea pickers. You will stop in Fort Portal town for lunch. Later you will proceed to your accommodation near Kibale Forest national park. Kibale National park covers an area of about 795km and it is acknowledged to have one of Uganda’s most gorgeous tropical forest. It is a habitat to many forest wildlife and among these include the primates along with chimpanzees. The park has a recorded 10 primate species as native which include blue monkeys, red tailed monkeys, red colobus, grey-cheeked mangabey and L’Hoest monkeys. The park is also home for a recorded 138 birds species which makes it an important birding destination in the country.

DAY 5 - CHIMPANZEE TREKKING

Chimpanzee Trekking And Visit Bigodi Swamp

After breakfast you will embark on the search for chimpanzees inside Kibale Forest national park. You will be led by experienced ranger guides who will provide detailed information, not only about primates, but on all the forest fauna and flora and will ensure that your walk is both informative and enjoyable. The tracking lasts approximately 3 hours. You will spend an hour photographing the chimps before concluding and returning to the lodge. In the afternoon you will visit Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary to search for smaller mammals and primates. Look out for the rare red colobus monkey and the sitatunga. The guided 4.5km circular trail through the swamp is also one of the best guided bird trails in East Africa as well as offering a realistic opportunity to see up to six different primate species in a space of a few hours. This walk is excellent for viewing bird life and seeing primates at close quarters.

Bigodi wetland sanctuary is a community-based tourism initiative to enable communities around Kibale Forest national park appreciate the importance of tourism and natural resource conservation. The birding walk in the swamp is led by local birding guides who also lead community cultural tours. Tourists are able to visit a local school and homes where cultural practices are exhibited.

DAY 6 - DRIVE TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

Morning Proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park following the mystical Ruwenzori Mountain range for much of the journey. Along the way you will have a stop at Rubona Trading centre where you will visit a group of women who make and sell colorful baskets. This association of women was started to support families affected by HIV in the area. The women will demonstrate how they use local herbs to dye materials that they use into different colors. You may also purchase some baskets as souvenirs to support them. Upon arrival into the park, you may choose to do an evening game drive which might be rewarded with spotting of antelopes, elephants, buffaloes and sometimes lions.

Queen Elizabeth spans the equator line; monuments on either side of the road mark the exact spot where it crosses latitude 00. The park was founded in 1952 as Kazinga National Park, and renamed two years later to commemorate a visit by Queen Elizabeth II. The park is home to over 95 mammal species and over 600 bird species. The Katwe explosion craters mark the park's highest point at 1,350m above sea level, while the lowest point is at 910m, at Lake Edward.

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