12 Days Uganda Safari Africa – planet and fascinating wild places of Africa
In this Express, the 12 Days Uganda Safari Africa involves exposure to the very best Wildlife Uganda Parks that including Murchison Falls NP, Kibale Forest NP, Queen Elizabeth NP, Bwindi Impenetrable Gorilla NP, Lake Mburo NP, and various activities like Chimpanzee Tracking & Bigodi Walk, Gorilla Tracking, Game Drive View Safaris among others.
Day 1: Arrival Entebbe Airport – Transfer to Kampala
You’ll be personally met by our company representative upon arrival at Entebbe airport, and transfer to Cassia Lodge (Lodge facility) Overlooking Lake Victoria or Red Chili Tourist Backpackers Meal plan: Dinner
Day 2: Kampala- Murchison Falls
Begin the 12 Days Uganda Wilderness Discovery driving to the Ziwa Rhino Project. A visit to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino trekking. After having lunch and drive to Murchison at the spectacularly situated site at the top of the fall where you can see the Nile’s beauty perfected!!
Marvel at the Nile, compressing from up to 1 km squeeze through a 7-meter canyon dropping 45 meters with a thunderous roar creating a beautiful rainbow, a plume of spray, and the best thing that happened to the Nile…” the Murchison Falls “.
Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge, Fort Murchison. Meal Plan B-L-D
Day 3: Murchison Falls
Begin the day with a cup of African Coffee. Then go for the Morning Safari game drive so as to see Elephant, Lion, Cape buffaloes, Rothschild’s giraffe, hartebeest, Waterbuck, Oribi, Bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, hyena, and if you are lucky, the leopard.
Return for lunch and later go for a boat safari upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the bottom of the falls; to see the toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over this 17km stretch you may see elephants, waterbucks, Uganda Kobs and crocodiles, and many bird species
Day 4: Murchison Falls – Kibale Forests
All-day drive south via Hoima to Fort Portal through verdant countryside and past traditional homesteads and farms along Albertine Rift escarpments.
Fort Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon Meals. A stunning location overlooking a dramatic Crater Lake and the fabled “Mountains of the Moon”.
Accommodation: Mountains of the moon, Chimp Nest. Meal plan: (B, L, D)
Day 5: Kibale Chimpanzee Trekking & Bigodi Walk
After early breakfast, report at Kanyanchu Centre to begin and set out to track chimpanzees in the forest. The chances of viewing the chimps are over 90% but not a guarantee. Also see the threatened Red colobus monkey and the rare L’Hoest’s monkey, Black and white colobus, Blue monkey, Grey-cheeked mangabey, Red-tailed monkey, and Bushbabies and Pottos.
After lunch visit, Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary for guided nature walks around the Swamp which will provide you with the opportunity to see a wide range of flora and fauna, lots of butterflies, birds, and other insects.
Day 6: Kibale -Queen Elizabeth NP
After breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park viewing the mystical Rwenzori Mountain range for much of the journey. Check-in at the lodge, waiting for your lunch.
Afterward take an afternoon Launch cruise along Kazinga Channel to see hippo, buffalo, kob, and the occasional Nile crocodile, and a spectacular bird watching on the water bank. Return for dinner
Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge, Ihamba Safari Lodge. Meal plan: (B, L, D)
Day 7: Queen Elizabeth NP
Take on a morning game drive to catch up with grazing Hippos, Elephants, and Lions, spotted Hyenas, bushbuck, waterbuck, stripped jackal, comical warthogs, and the elusive leopard. Get back for lunch and that evening, head to the Katwe Salt Lakes. Return for dinner and overnight.
Day 8: Queen Elizabeth NP-Bwindi
Wake up early for a guided Chimpanzee/primate walk along Kyambura Gorge or Kalinzu to look for the habituated chimps through the gorge. Then, proceed to Ishasha for the Tree climbing lions on another game drive in search of tree climbing lions.
After the afternoon search of the lions in the trees, continue to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Arrive in Bwindi Forests in the evening for the rare mountain gorillas.
Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge, Buhoma Community Banda, Meal plan: B, L D
Day 9: Bwindi Gorilla Tracking
After breakfast set off early with guides to track the gorillas. The thrill of your encounter will erase the difficulties of the potentially strenuous trek. Bring jungle boots and rain jackets because the park is often wet. Spend time in awe watching the gorillas go about their activities.
Each gorilla safari encounter is different and has its own rewards, but you are likely to enjoy the close view of adults feeding, grooming, and resting as the youngster’s frolic and swing from vines in a delightfully playful display.
If Time permits, spend the afternoon on a community foot safari to explore the lifestyle of the people living and surrounding the park.
Day 10: Bwindi -Lake Mburo
After breakfast, drive to Lake Mburo National park for a game drive. The park is renowned for zebras, impalas, buffaloes, hippos, topi, and elands including the rare shoebill, crested crane, pelicans, fish eagle, heron, and many water birds. Evening boat cruise amidst the Hippos is amazing.
Accommodation: Mihingo Safari Lodge, Mburo Tents. Meal plan: B, L D.
Day 11: Lake Mburo
Morning game drive in the Park which is is an extension of the Tanzanian Plains with big herds of Zebra, Impala, Eland, Warthogs, buffalo, and other savannah species. For birders, this is one of the best places to find African Finfoot, Papyrus, Bush Shrike, etc.
The evening is spent on an evening boat cruise amidst the Hippos is amazing and relaxing at the Lodge observing game moving in the park.
Day 12: Lake Mburo-Entebbe Departure
After early breakfast, visit Igongo Cultural village to explore and learn the Bahima and Ankole culture. Then Continue your drive to the Equator crossing with your lunch en-route before you drive back to Kampala/Entebbe to catch up on your evening flight back home.
End of 12 Days Uganda Safari Africa
The above safari package includes 12 Days Uganda Safari Africa
- Airport transfers – Transportation by a 4wd vehicle
- Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
- Igongo cultural village visit
- Boat trips
- One Gorilla permit per person to be secured and paid for in advance
- Park fees
- Kibale Chimpanzee
- Kyambura Gorge chimp Permits
- Community visits
- Ziwa sanctuary Rhino Tour
- Services of English-speaking driver/guide.
- Enroute lunches
- Game drives
- Bigodi Guided Nature Walk.
However, the package excludes expenses of personal nature like Visa, air tickets to Uganda drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, and tobacco.