12 Days Classic Uganda

12 Days Classic Uganda Safari

Tour overview

This tour takes you to the most popular National Parks in Uganda where you will enjoy the most beautiful and unique attractions ever. You will experience the beauty of Uganda by Trekking Gorilla & Chimp in Bwindi Impenetrable and Kibale National park & game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls.

Tour Highlights

Day 1: Airport Meet

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison falls via Ziwa Rhino sanctuary

Day 3: Game Drive and boat Trip

Day 4: Transfer to Kibale National Park

Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking

Day 6: Transfer to Rwenzori National Park

Day 7: Mountain Hiking and Nature walk

Day 8: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 9: Game drive and afternoon Boa trip

Day 10: Game drive in Ishasha sector and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 11: Gorilla Tracking

Day 12: Drive back to Kampala via Masaka and the Equator

Detailed Itinerary

 

Day 1: Airport Meet

Join tour Kampala and transfer to the hotel. Time at leisure to relax by the pool or visit the capital city

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison falls via Ziwa Rhino sanctuary

A Uganda Safari Guide will pick early morning and drive north-west through the famous Luwero triangle.

Stop over at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary which was created by the Rhino Fund Uganda for the breeding of Rhinos which will later be re-introduced into Uganda’s protected Areas. Enjoy Rhino tracking in beautiful surroundings and other wildlife present on the ranch including bushbuck, leopard and Uganda Kob. Have lunch then continue to Murchison falls national park. Diner and overnight at Budget (Red Chili Camp) Luxury (Paraa safari Lodge).

Day 3: Game Drive and boat Trip

You will be picked by our Tour Guide after an early morning breakfast you to take for a game drive within the park.  Expect to see the big four animals including Buffalo, lion and Elephant leopard. You will also spot the giraffe, antelopes and a number of bird species. Return to the lodge after the early morning game drive until lunch. In the afternoon, you will go and participate in a launch trip up the Nile. Here you will get a chance to see water animals like the Nile crocodiles, Hippos and a number of water birds. Diner and overnight at Budget (Red Chili Camp) Luxury (Paraa safari Lodge).

Day 4: Transfer to Kibale National Park

This Morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to Kibale forest national park for chimpanzee trekking. You will have a lunch stopover before continuing to your lodge at the park where you will have dinner and overnight at Mountain of the Moon (Up Market) and Chimpanzee Guest House and Campsite (Budget)

Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking

Today the forest opens its doors for sensational chimp tracking. Kibale Forest is reputable for having the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. Enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild chimpanzee, red tailed monkey, black and white colobus monkey and many others. After lunch we transfer to Bigodi for a complete different walk. Here you will have the choice to join a guided Swamp Walk through the Wetland Sanctuary, which is famous for the many birds and primates that live in this area. Alternatively, you may decide to go for a Village Walk. Accompanied by a guide who can tell you everything about the traditional customs and lifestyle of the inhabitants, you will follow the village path and visit a primary school, Catholic Church, traditional homesteads, learn about the crops and listen to the story telling of the locals. Both activities are an initiative of the inhabitants of Bigodi Village and the revenues are shared by the local community.

Day 6: Transfer to Rwenzori National Park

After breakfast proceed to Rwenzori National Park,enjoy the majestic Rwenzori Mountains in their full glory on a guided walk in the foothills of the ‘Mountains of the Moon’. As well as enjoying the scenic views, we will get a glimpse into local village life and meet some of the locals and visit a waterfall. And stay at one of the lodging options around while enjoying the cold breeze of Rwenzori spiced by the roar of the boulder filled River Mubuku Overnight at Ruboni community Camp Budget or Margeritah Hotel in Kasese.

Day 7: Mountain Hiking and Nature walk

Depart early in the morning to hike up Ruboni Hill. Enjoy scenic views of the River Mubuku as well as Baker and Portal Peaks as you ascend. Reaching the top of the 2300 meter hill, you will be rewarded with a panoramic view of the Mountains of the Moon and the glorious snow-capped Margherita Peak. The park is home to 217 bird species including several Albertine Rift endemics.  Among these are 17 species that are endemic to the park making Rwenzori an important birding area (IBA). The forest zone at 1800m contains a diversity of birds including the Rwenzori Turaco, Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo, Long-eared Owl, Handsome Francolin, Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater, Archers’ Robin-chat, White-starred Robin, Rwenzori Batis, Montane Sooty Boubou, Lag den’s Bush Shrike, etc. Return to your accommodation for dinner and relaxation at Ruboni community Camp Budget or Margeritah Hotel in Kasese.

Day 8: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Have a cup of coffee in the morning and after drive to Queen Elizabeth national park, this journey will take you through the historical Kasese town with the clear view of the mountains of the moon. You will also enjoy a game drive on your way to the accommodation facility in the middle of the park which provides a chance to spot many animals like waterbucks, warthogs and other wildlife. Evening is at your own leisure Dinner and overnight at luxury Mweya safari lodge or budget Simba Safari Camp.

Day 9: Game drive and afternoon Boat trip

You will begin with a game drive in the morning towards the mating grounds of the Kobs, we look for the great residents of the park, and these include the lions, elephants, buffaloes and early risers, before transferring at the lodge for lunch.  After having your lunch, you will proceed to Kazinga channel to take a boat cruise. Its shores attract a large number of birdlife, mammals and reptiles year around. The boat cruise on Kazinga channel is a must visit for all tourists visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park. Dinner and overnight at luxury Mweya safari lodge or budget Simba Safari Camp.

Day 10: Game drive in Ishasha sector and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After breakfast we head towards the south, passing the southern sector of the National Park. This part is called Ishasha and is famous for the tree climbing lions. After a short game drive in this area we continue to Bwindi. While driving through a verdant countryside, you will pass traditional homesteads and enjoy panoramic views. In the afternoon we will arrive in Bwindi National Park, the home of the endangered mountain gorillas. Arrive Bwindi and overnight stay is at Silver back Lodge (Up market) or Buhoma community Rest Camp (Budget).

Day 11: Gorilla Tracking

Today you’ll experience what some people define a life changing event: a meeting with the gentle giants of Bwindi! Expect to walk a long distance in steep and muddy conditions,sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas. But it will definitely be worthwhile as you observe them closely while they eat, play and rest, a unique and unforgettable experience! Unfortunately, Mountain gorillas (as opposed to Lowland gorillas) are one of the world’s most endangered species so the entrance and gorilla tracking fees revenue generated from tourism in protected parks such as Bwindi, offer them their only chance of survival. Distinct from their cousins who live in the open spaces and lowland forests of West

Africa, Mountain gorillas are found at an altitude of between 1520m and 3650m. Gentle giants and vegetarians, they are normally peaceful unless provoked. Our groups have been rewarded with the thrill of very close encounters.

Day 12: Drive back to Kampala via Masaka and the Equator

After breakfast we depart the protected area and drive to Entebbe Airport where the trip ends.

***End of Safari***

 

Tour Inclusions are:

  • Chimpanzee Permit pp
  • Gorilla permit pp
  • Accommodation as prescribed,
  • Full time English speaking professional driver/guide,
  • All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary,
  • Adventure activities like boat rides, Game drives and Nature walks
  • Bottled water while on safari,
  • Photographing and touring,
  • Car hire and a driver plus fuel/gas

Tour Exclusions

  • Laundry services,
  • Beverages/ drinks,
  • International flights, Visas,
  • Items of a personal nature,