DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN ENTEBBE
Welcome for your tour into Uganda, gorilla trekking safari into Uganda and safari to explore and and discover a Uganda destination that is more talked about but is still chaste and less trampled upon. Our staff will pick you on arrival at Entebbe International Airport and the excitement of tour into Uganda begins there and then.
DAY 2: Travel to JINJA; Uganda tour city
Jinja is a colonial Uganda industrial city sitting on the edge of northern tip of Lake Victoria and has outstanding attractions that make it an ideal Uganda tour destination. Travel early morning and traverse the Mabira rainforest with thick trees with touching canopy; a big Uganda tour destination for travelers seeking nature and wilderness in their original natural form. Large sugar cane and tea estates are so attractive to travelers on tour of Uganda and the sweet scents of plants and raw earth bring unique Uganda safari senses that will travel all along with you. From the The Source of the Nile’ at Jinja, the White Nile begins her 6,300 kilometer journey to the Mediterranean Sea traversing a dozen of countries. There are maximum opportunities for water rafting, boat cruise, bungee jumping, quad biking, sport hunting, horseback riding, picnic and other unique water sports in Lake Victoria and on the shores of the Nile.
DAY 3: DEPART FOR MBALE AND HIKE SIPI FALLS
Uganda safari shifts away from the urban environment and further into the cuntryside to explore and discover unique attraction that make safaris into Uganda unique in many ways. We tour the Sipi falls and hike into the highlands ascending into the wilderness with unique plant and vegetation, sceneries and features that every traveler on tour into Uganda holds dear at heart. The unique hike traverses household arabica coffee plantations, food crop plantations and we visit a select homestead in which we get rare coffee growing, harvesting, storage, preserving and processing into an aromatic cup of coffee beverage ready to drink there and then. Of paramount interest on safari into Uganda is the lifestyle of the indigenous Ugandan people and listen attentively to the resident guide as he narrates unique cultural bonds that tie them together. Accommodation; Kumi Hotel
DAY 4: TRAVEL TO RHINO SANCTUARY
On tour into Uganda, travelers discover that each sunrise is unique in its own way depending on the terrain, vegetation cover, weather and cloud cover. You will take an early breakfast and your Uganda safari guide will lead you to a unique Uganda tour destination; ancient Nyero Rock. The rocks have caves and unique rock paintings that archaelogists and all travelers on safari into Uganda find very interesting. They are a testimony of human habitat and the resident guide will interpret the writings to your amusement. Shortly, your safari into Uganda resumes traversing indigenus communities with unique homesteads and lifestyles. You will visit the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and trek rhinos with ranger escorts to maximise your opportunities of sighting the Big 6 wildlife species on the safari into Africa
DAY 5: TRAVEL TO MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
Murchison Falls National Park is one of Uganda safari tour destinations with high number of mammal species; in excess of 76 mammal species and high in population desnity, more than 451 bird species, vegetation cover and land features that make tour into Uganda on of the best destinations for adventurers. You will set off after an early breakfast and make a detour to the top of the falls for a brief selfguided sightseeing walk. You will check into your hotel in time for lunch. A late afternoon game viewing drive is so ideal and gives you an exciting introduction into the nature and wilderness of tour into Uganda.
DAY 6: GAME VIEWING DRIVE, BOAT TRIP ON THE NILE
Rise up before sunlight and after a hot cup of coffee descend onto the Albertine rift to explore and discover what lies underneath the beautiful savannahs. Predating animals are on the hunt before the scotching sun sets in while herbivores graze on short vegetation freshened overnight by chilling temperatures. The excitement of tour into Uganda wilderness resumes shortly after lunch with a one of its only kind boat cruise sailing on the Nile to observe aquatic wildlife and the Murchison Falls from a bottom elevation. Relax rest of the evening by the poolside and make use of luxuries of Uganda safari.
DAY 7: BOAT CRUISE, SUNSET GAME VIEWING DRIVE
Enjoy your morning sleep before taking breakfast in a cosy and serene set up listening to loud grunts of hippos in the Nile. You will shortly sail on the Nile onto the Nile-Albert delta to maximise opportunities of wildlife sightings. Travelers on tour of Uganda with much love for bird watching, have an extra opportunity to spot rare bird species only sighted by the few lucky Uganda tour travelers. Climax your tour into Uganda sightings with a sunset game viewing drive traversing the calm savannas in search of more unique sightings.
DAY 8: DEPART FOR KIBALE NATIONAL PARK
The drive to Kibale Forest National Park starts early morning and is top up of more rare Uganda safari countryside sightings. You will traverse the rift and ascend steep escarpment onto plateaus tilled on all corners with agricultural crops. Travel through the countryside on Uganda safari brings to the front the unwritten relationship between homestead set up in relation to socio-economic activities of a particular community.
DAY 9: CHIMPANZEE TRACKING IN KIBALE NATIONAL PARK
We travel into, explore and discover Kibale rainforest with an ubandant and vibrant wildlife; more than 330 bird species (some rare or endemic), dozen primate species, large and small mammal species, a variety of reptile, insects and butterfly species. Travel through the Kibale forests always brings travelers into close encounters with wildlife and with the help of ranger escorts who have everyday forest experiences, each traveler is assured of safety and appropriate explanation of each attraction. Our major interest of travel into Kibale is tracking families of habituated chimpanzee and the rest of accompanying attractions are a bonus. A resident guide will lead us to explore a community wildlife sanctuary on the edges of the park to interact with indigenous community, support their household incomes, share and compare everyday lifestyles.
DAY 10: TRAVEL TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
You will set off after breakfast to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The travel to Queen Elizabeth traverses through an environment with scenic landforms and land features that are unique in many ways. You will ascend steep craters and travel in the foothills of the iconic Rwenzori Mountains; so close to the equator line but with permanent glaciers on its summit. The landscape of northern Queen Elizabeth comprises dozens of ancient craters carved into gentle rolling hills. The Uganda tour into Queen Elizabeth begins with a brief visit to the Lake Katwe salt mining industry using traditional methods. You will then traverse the savannas on the bed of Edward rift, very often encountering and sighting beautiful bird species and mammals making full use of the natural habitat.
DAY 11: GAME DRIVE & BOAT TRIP IN QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
Rise up with the first light and the safari guide will lead you out into the wilderness ascending the esacrpment into the savannas. You will traverse popular spots and follow all the leads that yield maximum willdife spotting. Explore all the corners in the limited time available and discover the secrets of the game of survival in the wilderness. A 2-hour afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga channel brings out unique sightings of tour into Uganda with large herds of mammals cooling in the channel. This is an opportunity to spot rare aquatic wildlife species notably birds, hippos, crocodiles, monitor lizards, reptiles and fish. Climax this exciting tour into Uganda opting for a sunset game viewing drive or relax at your hotel and live your tour into Uganda wilderness dreams.
DAY 12: CHIMPANZEE TRACKING
Most Uganda tour activities start early morning for wildlife is active in cool temperatures before retreating their dens with the burning sun. The safari driver will lead you to the Fig Tree tourism centre in time for briefing before descending steep gorge onto the riverline forest. You will hike while traveling in the footsteps of unique families of habituated chimpanzees. Their habitat is a riverline forest on the bed of the gorge and this unique habitat in many ways leads to their unique behaviours often traversing the grasslands in search of means of survival. You will travel to Ishasha sector and explore an eye-watering habitat teeming with large herds of buffalos, elephnats and several antelope species and unique prides of lions that are accustomed to climbing in the trees.
DAY 13: DEPART FOR BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK
This day on Uganda safari calendar begins with an early morning game viewing drive that traverses through a uniquely flat rift with beautiful vegetation. Major attractions on the safari; elephants, buffalos, hippos, leopards, waterbucks, topis and other antelopes and unique prides of tree climbing lions. You will enjoy a picnic lunch and shortly ascend steep highlands on travel to your hotel on the edges of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in a very different natural setting from the rest of the places you toured on Uganda safari. You will take a community walk, interact and share life experiences with the indigenous people.
DAY 14: GORILLA TREKKING
Tours into Uganda are given more attention on the mention of gorilla trekking for its one of those very incidence that brings travelers on Uganda safari into close encounters at close quarters with wildlife more than any other. The gorilla trekking teams set out early morning from the hotels in time for briefing about the gorilla trek regulations, introduction to other trekking members and to check the health fitness of the individual members. Shortly, rangers lead the gorilla trekking teams into the rainforests, to traverse, explore and discover the secrets so hidden in the rainforests. Pay heed to the rangers to grasp as much as possible and to enjoy the gorilla trek experiences. Once families of feeding gorillas are sighted, you are allowed an hour of interaction, observing their behaviours, learning their habits but keeping in safe distance. The gorilla trekking team leader then leads you out to a meet up point to reunite with the driver. You will then travel out of the gorilla ranges to your hotel on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi, relax and shake off gorilla trekking fatigue.
DAY 15: TRAVEL TO ENTEBBE
After breakfast, the resident cox wine will pick you to explore the Lake Bunyonyi on an exciting body soothing boat cruise. Be attentive and give the guide an audience as he shares the tales and cultural beliefs about the lake. You will start the journey back Kampala shortly, ascending the steep Kigezi hills, traverse the Ankole plateaus and cross the equator line into the Victoria basin and arrive in Kampala at sunset. You may venture out and explore the Uganda urban nightlife.
DAY 16: TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT
The departure flight schedule determines the activities of the day. The safari guide will be on hand to help you plan events of the day appropriately. You may do brief Kampala city tour to purchase souvenir items and take last safari into Uganda last memorial photos. The safari guide will then escort you to Entebbe International Airport in time for your departure flight.