13 days Big five Animals & Uganda Safari Experience

When you visit the pearl of Africa for Uganda safari, there will be a lot to discover and explore, you will surely be amazed at the gifts endowed by this amazing tourism destination. This 13 days Uganda safari is one of the most thrilling packages as you will get to fully explore Uganda’s endless beauty with this Uganda safari. Get to explore the most visited national parks of Uganda to enjoy the various activities offered by these national parks.

Bask in the adventurous game drives, Chimpanzee trekking and Gorilla tracking, among others. This kind of package will have you close to a lot of various animals that may have only been a dream.

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HIGHLIGHTS FOR Big five & UGANDA SAFARI EXPERIENCE

  • En - route Rhino Tracking and Murchison Falls National Park
  • Game drive & boat cruise along the River Nile
  • Chimpanzee Tracking and Cultural Walk in Kibale forest National Park
  • Big Game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Exciting afternoon Launch Trip on Kazinga Channel
  • Great Ishasha Game drive to view Tree Climbing Lions
  • Enthralling Mountain Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest National Park
  • Amazing Canoeing with Bird watching on Lake Bunyonyi
  • Another Nature Walk & Game drive in Lake Mburo with afternoon Boat Ride
  • En - route stopover at Uganda Equator
  • Airport Transfers

DETAIL ITINERARY for Uganda Safari

Day 1 : Airport Pickup and transfer Kampala

Upon your arrival at Entebbe international airport, you will be welcomed by your driver/guide who will give you a little briefing about the country and give you more details about your itinerary and the activities you will be doing for the given number of days on this safari. You will proceed to your booked accommodation for the night and check in for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

  • Up Market : Sheraton Hotel Kampala
  • Mid - range : Cassia lodge
  • Budget : Apricot Guest House
  • Meal plan : Dinner

Day 2 : Transfer with Rhino Tracking and Murchison Falls National Park

Your driver will pick you up after your breakfast and you will drive from Kampala to Murchison falls national park. You will stop at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for Rhino tracking and as well as view the very rare shoe-bill stock. After your tracking, you will have lunch and proceed to Murchison Falls National Park. You will stop at the top of the spectacular falls to see the magnificent falls as they stretch and squeeze into a narrow gorge making a thunderous roar with a beautiful rainbow in the plume’s spray. Enjoy lots of pictures here before proceeding to your lodge to check in for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

  • Up Market : Paraa Safari Lodge
  • Mid - Range : Fort Murchison Lodge - Rooms
  • Budget : Fort Murchison Lodge - Tents
  • Meal plan : Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 : Game drive & boat cruise along the River Nile

After your breakfast, we will drive through the Northern part of the park for an adventurous game drive wildlife game drive. You may get to see lots of wildlife as they get up to begin the day and maybe even get a chance to see the cats in action looking for early morning breakfast. Return to your lodge for lunch and after proceed for a two – hour boat cruise to the bottom of the mighty Murchison falls. This will be a great chance to see the Nile crocodiles, lots of hippos along the riverbanks and you can expect to see lots of birds as well. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

  • Up Market : Paraa Safari Lodge
  • Mid - Range : Fort Murchison Lodge-Rooms
  • Budget : Fort Murchison Lodge - Tents
  • Meal plan : Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 : Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

You will be leaving Murchison Falls National Park very early in the morning as the journey to Kibale is quite long and tiresome. So, you will have an early morning, have your breakfast or pack it if you prefer and embark on your journey driving Southwest through the Albertine Escarpment of the great Western Rift Valley. You will arrive in the late evening and just check in into your booked hotel/ lodge and wait for your dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

  • Up Market : Kyaninga Lodge
  • Mid - Range : Primates Lodge
  • Budget : Chimpanzee Forest Guest House
  • Meal plan : Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 : Chimpanzee Tracking and Cultural Walk Kibale forest Naitonal Park

Today you will kick off the day with your early morning breakfast as you should be ready and at the starting point of tracking (Kanyanchu) by 7:30am for your briefing about chimpanzee tracking and what your expectations should be when you come near the Chimpanzee. You will then start your tracking and spend some time with man’s closest relative, the chimpanzee.

After you have finished your morning tracking, you will return to your lodge for lunch and later set out for a cultural walk, enjoy discovering the various communities in this area and experiencing various ways they do things. Retire to your safari lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

  • Up Market : Kyaninga Lodge
  • Mid - Range : Primates Lodge
  • Budget : Chimpanzee Forest Guest House
  • Meal plan : Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 : Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park with a Game Drive

Wake up to an early breakfast and after checking out of your safari lodge, we will set off for Queen Elizabeth National Park. Get some rest on your way to queen Elizabeth if you like and when you get there, you will have your lunch at Mweya Safari Lodge, proceed to your booked safari lodge and check in. later, you will head out for an evening game drive in the Kasenyi sector, be ready for an amazing adventure in the wild as you get to see various animal species.

Accommodation Options

  • Up Market : Mweya Safari Lodge
  • Mid - range : Kingfisher Lodge
  • Budget : Bush Lodge
  • Meal Plan : Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 : Morning Game drive combined with afternoon Launch Trip

Wake up early to a fresh cup of tea/ coffee and set out for an early morning game drive, a good chance to catch up with most animals as they arise from their slumber and start feeding or some looking for the perfect prey. Return to your lodge for breakfast after an adventurous time in the wild and get some time of relaxation. Set out for a boat cruise on Kazinga Channel for a spectacular bird watching session as well as viewing other aquatic wild like the Hippos and Nile crocodile. You will head back to the lodge / Hotel for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

  • Up Market : Mweya Safari Lodge
  • Mid - Range : Kingfisher Lodge
  • Budget : Bush Lodge
  • Meal Plan : Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 : Ishasha Game drive with transfer to Bwindi National Park

Wake up quite early, have your breakfast and check out of your safari lodge. On your way out of the park, enjoy a morning game drive within the Ishasha Sector, a good chance to see the tree climbing lions which is a rare breed that can only be found in Queen Elizabeth and more specifically in this part. Continue on your drive out of the park to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park where you will arrive in the late evening and check in to your booked safari lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

  • Up Market : Buhoma Lodge / Gorilla Forest Camp
  • Mid - range : Silverback Lodge
  • Budget : Buhoma Rest Camp
  • Meal plan : Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner

Day 9 : Mountain Gorilla Tracking Bwindi forest

You will set out for briefing after your breakfast. This briefing is meant to help you get a little acquainted with the animals you will be about to track, what to expect and some things you will not be expected to do. You will then be ready to set off into the forest with a guide for your Gorilla tracking. You set off for the mountains gorilla tracking inside the Bwindi forest. Don’t forget to have your packed lunch and lots of drinking water for this activity that may get tiresome. Return to your lodge after the Gorilla tracking activity and have dinner, getting your rest in for the next day that we will be transferring to Bunyonyi.

Accommodation Options

  • Up Market : Buhoma Lodge / Gorilla Forest Camp
  • Mid - range : Silverback Lodge
  • Budget : Buhoma Rest Camp
  • Meal plan : Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner

Day 10 : Transfer from Bwindi forest to Lake Bunyonyi

You will wake up to a delicious breakfast at your safari lodge and check out after breakfast to get ready to transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, also known as “the Switzerland of Africa”, this place is full of life as so many people like yourself run off to this place for some adventurous days and to experience swimming in Uganda’s deepest lake. You will arrive in time for lunch and later in the afternoon you can set out for canoeing on this Beautiful Lake most definitely a good chance to see lots of birds flying up in the air around you, almost like a magical little place of its own. Return to your safari lodge for dinner and Overnight together.

Accommodation Options

  • Up Market : Birdnest at Bunyonyi Resort
  • Mid - Range : Heritage Lodge
  • Budget : Bunyonyi Overland Camp
  • Meal plan : Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner

Day 11 : Nature Walk - drive to Lake Mburo with afternoon Boat Ride

Early in the morning embark on an approximately 3hours journey to Lake Mburo National Park. Have your lunch on the way and upon your arrival, you will have a quick game drive on the way to your lodge. You will check into your lodge and may decide to freshen up before your afternoon boat ride, a good chance to see hippos and various bird species. Set out for an evening game drive to view lots of antelopes and Zebras. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B

Accommodation Option

  • Up Market : Mihingo lodge
  • Mid - Range : Mantana Tented Camp
  • Budget : Mburo safari lodge
  • Meal plan : Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner

Day 12 : Departure with Equator stop and Straight to Kampala

After breakfast, you will drive back to Kampala with a stop at the Uganda Equator where you will take lots of photos, have lunch and continue on your way to Kampala. Upon your arrival, you will check into your booked hotel for sinner and overnight.

Accommodation Option

  • Up Market : Sheraton Hotel Kampala
  • Mid - range : Cassia lodge
  • Budget : Apricot Guest House
  • Meal plan : Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner

Day 13 : Airport Drop off

Depending on the departure time, you may choose to have a city tour around Kampala as well as do your last minute shopping for souvenirs to take with you back home. You will then set out to the airport to catch your flight back home. end of your Uganda safari

Package for Big five & Uganda Safari Experience includes :

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
  • Gorilla tracking permit
  • Chimpanzee trekking permit
  • Transportation by safari vehicle
  • Bird watching at Bunyonyi islands
  • Community walks
  • Game drives
  • Boat ride
  • Kampala city tour
  • Driver allowances

Package for Big five & Uganda Safari Experience Exclusions :

The expenses of personal nature like :

  • Airfare
  • Uganda Visa
  • Luxury drinks
  • Laundry
  • Tips to local
  • Telephone and porter fee while trekking
  • Personal shopping bills and cigarettes
  • Any other item not mentioned above

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