Jumbo Game Viewing & Human Culture Tour in Uganda- Africa 18 Days
This is what you can refer to as a once in a-life-time experience. On an eighteen day tour and in the company of a professional tourist guide, view the best of Africa’s wildlife. From wilde beasts, avian life, water bodies, scenery, reptiles, butterflies and insects to Africa’ most hospitable people, the Ugandans.
Day 1: Game Watching Tour to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Uganda
This morning, our driver guide picks you from either Entebbe or Kampala for the drive to Murchison Falls National Park. We pass by the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary in Uganda for an hour to two experience with the Rhinos before proceeding to Masindi. You will visit the top of the magnificent falls this evening, this is where the world’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Great Rift escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below. Lunch enroute.
Day 2: Murchison Falls Uganda Game Viewing Tour
Have breakfast in the morning then go for your first Game drive in Uganda. We game watch north of River Nile on the Buligi, Albert and Queens in the company of a trained ranger guide. View a variety of Savannah wildlife; Giraffes, Antelope species, Lions, African Elephants, Leopards, several cats species, Reptiles and a variety of Savannah woodland birds. After lunch, you go for the spectacular launch cruise on the a Nile for more game viewing at close quarters. This is a paradise for Hippos and Nile Crocodiles. Here is also a prolific birdlife, watch Herons, Kingfishers, Bee-eaters, Eagles.
Day 3: Transfer from Murchison Falls to Kibale National Park for Chimpanzees
We have a half day drive from Murchison Falls National Park via Hoima, through verdant countryside, traditional homesteads and farms to Kibale National Park for the Chimpanzee Trekking experience.
Day 4: Chimpanzee Trekking in Uganda Tour
You have breakfast, report to Kanyanchu Tourist centre where tourist activities begin. A ranger guide briefs Chimp trackers on the tracking and forest conduct before setting off for this memorable experience.
Kibale National Park is a home to the endangered Chimpanzees and the best place to track them in Uganda. Kibale National Park boosts of the highest concentrations of primates in Africa, namely; Man’s closest relatives, the Chimpanzees, the threatened Red Colobus monkey, Black-and-White Colobus (Mantled Guereza), Blue monkey, Pottos, Red-tailed Monkeys, Uganda Mangabey, Varvet Monkeys, Baboons name it. After lunch, there will be an optional nature walk to the Bigodi Wetland. The walk is a community based activity set up to enable tourists give back to the community and yet enjoy the nature offered by the swamp like the many colorful butterflies, birds and a variety of plant species.
Day 5: Crater Lakes Tour on a Uganda Safari
Today we explore the craters. Enjoy the beauty of the numerous small lakes, surrounded by gentle hills, and the stunning views. Take a hike at Lake Nkuruba to encounter different species of primates and birds, and visit the Mahoma Falls. Meet the local people as you walk through their villages.
Day 6: Hot Springs Visit at Semliki – Uganda Tour
Today we head to Semliki National Park in Bundigyo with packed Lunch. Spend time enjoying the Sempaya Hot springs, have lunch then visit the Pygmies’ village just adjacent to Ntandi park gate. The Pygmies comprise of the Bamba and Bakonjo tribes, take note of their ways of Living.
Day 7: Game Watching Safari in Uganda to Queen Elizabeth National Park
We have breakfast then embark on the tour to Queen Elizabeth National Park of Uganda. On the way, look out for Waterbucks, Elephants, Leopards, Buffaloes, Hyenas and a variety Savannah Birds. We have lunch on arrival and in the afternoon, enjoy the unique Launch cruise on Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. This trip sails through possibly the highest concentration of Hippos, a congregation of Pelicans, Cormorants, Gulls, Terns, Sand Pipers, Lapwings and other species of water birds. Expect to see more game on this cruise. In simple words, this cruise is an excellent platform for photography, birding and Game viewing.
Day 8: Queen Elizabeth National Park Game Viewing Tour in Uganda
The day begins early as we head for the mating ground of the Uganda kobs. We search for the famous tree climbing Lions of Ishasha, Elephants, Buffaloes and several other wild animals in their natural habitats. On return, we have lunch then rest during the heat of the day and in the evening an optional leisurely walk around the Mweya peninsular for Warthogs, Birds, Banded Mongoose just to mention but a few will be a productive alternative.
Day 9: Uganda Wildlife Tour to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
This morning we shall have another game drive, we hope to see more Savannah Wildlife possibly missed the previous day, besides, it is more exciting watching the famous tree Climbing Lions of Uganda for another time. Therefore we have our breakfast served early and with our luggage we board our Safari vehicle. We carry packed lunch as it is our plan to head to Bwindi the home of the endangered Mountain Morillas for Gorilla Trekking.
Day 10: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi of Uganda
Have Breakfast and with packed Lunch report to the ranger station for registration and a briefing by the a ranger guide on matters regarding Gorilla tracking and forest conduct, then you will be taken into the sanctuary to enjoy the beauty and freshness of the forest yet the home to over a half of the world’s Mountain Gorillas for your tracking experience.
Gorilla tracking takes 1– 8 hours, it depends on how long it takes to meet these wild gentle giants, some fitness is required. On meeting the Gorillas, you are allowed to spend one hour with them. Imagine an experience, sitting among the gorillas amidst the forest, listening to them grumble to each other! An optional guided village walk to the local Batwa community will be available in the evening for the interested members.
Day 11: Scenic Tour to Lake Bunyonyi – Uganda Safari
After breakfast, we transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. We drive through Kigezi terraces while you look at the magnificent – looking scenery, arrive at Lake Bunyonyi in the afternoon and have lunch.
You can spend the evening in rest or have a boat ride or a Nature walk or any activity of your choice. All cost part of the safari cost.
Day12: Touring Lake Bunyonyi of Uganda
Today, you will do leisurely activities, namely; Bird Watching, Swimming, a village walk to the Batwa and Bakiga communities. All cost part of the safari cost.
Day13: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park – Safaris Uganda
After an early breakfast, we drive to Lake Mburo National Park with a lunch stop in Mbarara town. We arrive in the Afternoon, relax for a while then go for an optional game drive through the fringing swamp area. View Zebras, the rare and shy Sitatunga Antelope, Topi and the gigantic Eland.
Day 14: Lake Mburo National Park Game Watching Uganda
After breakfast, you will take an interesting nature walk in the guidance of a game range. This park boosts of the best Nature walks and it’s only here that you can view Game on a walk.
After the walk, we embark on the journey back to Kampala then Jinja. There will be a stop at the equator for photographic opportunities and the Equator experience.
Day 15: White Water Rafting Tour in Uganda
Have an early morning breakfast will pick you from your accommodation and drive you to Jinja for your Source of the Nile. A Variety of options will be available for you to choose.
You could choose visiting Mabira Forest for an interesting forest walk, White water rafting (Grade 5), Cultural dances by a local dance, swimming, boat riding, Horse Riding, Quad biking, floating on the Great River Nile.
Day 16: Tour to Ssese Islands on Lake Victoria – Uganda Safaris
Toady we depart for Ssese Islands on Lake Victoria in Uganda
Day 17: Ssese Islands To Kampala Tour Uganda
84 islands are found in this north-western section of Lake Victoria.
White sand beaches and sky blue waters are a perfect experience in this section of the country.
On your Islands tour, you will encounter the Vervet and Colobus Monkey, a variety of bird species and scores of butterflies.
In the afternoon, your choice experience will be done after which you will return to Entebbe.
Day 18: Departure
Depending on your departure time, you can visit the Botanical gardens for a variety of Faunas, birds and other lives.