15 days Eco Safari Uganda with Chimpanzee and Gorilla tracking
Enjoy 15 days Eco Safari Uganda package with Simba Africa Expeditions. This will be an amazing journey through some of the remarkable sceneries and a visit to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale National park, Queen Elizabeth National park, Bwindi impenetrable National Park, Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mburo National Park, Ssese islands and city tour. Activities during your 15 days Eco Safari Uganda venture to be encountered include game drives, Boat ride, Gorilla tracking and Bird watching, white water rafting, bungee jumping, kayaking and visit the Ngamba island chimpanzee sanctuary
HIGHLIGHTS FOR 15 days ECO SAFARI UGANDA
- Game viewing in Murchison Falls National Park
- Amazing Boat Cruise On The River Nile
- Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge & Kibale Forest National Park
- Thrilling Tree climbing view in Ishasha Sector
- Memorable Mountains Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi forest National Park
- Canoeing and Bird watching on the Lake Bunyonyi
- Game drive and boat ride on Lake Mburo National Park
- Service of English speaking guide / driver
- Rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary
- Chimpanzee feeding at Ngamba Island Sanctuary
- Travel in Customized 4WD safari Vehicles
- Airport transfers
DETAILED ITINERARY FOR 15 days ECO SAFARI UGANDA
Day 1 : Transfer to booked accommodation in Entebbe / Kampala
Upon your arrival at Entebbe International Airport, meet your driver / guide who will transfer you to Kampala for dinner and overnight at Serena Hotel / Emin pasha / Cassia lodge / Holiday Express. Meal plan: H/B
Day 2 : Transfer from Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park
After you have had your delicious breakfast, you will start your journey to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for Rhino tracking and also start your search for the shoe billed stork while enjoying a cruise in a traditional canoe. After your lunch, you will proceed to Murchison Falls National Park, the largest protected area in Uganda, visit to the top of the spectacular falls, where you can see the Nile’s perfected beauty and the strength of water as it squeezes through the narrow gorge and feeding its water in the Victoria Nile.
The 43 meter drop of the falls creates a thunderous roar and a beautiful rainbow in a plume of spray – the best of the Nile River. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge / Chobe lodge/Nile safari lodge / Sambiya river lodge / Murchison River lodge / Red Chilli Rest Camp. Meal plan: F/B
Day 3 : Game Drive and Boat Cruise On The River Nile
After your breakfast, you will set out for a morning game drive to view big game animals and later return to your lodge after lunch, proceed for a two – hour cruise to the bottom of the mighty Murchison falls from where the rushing water escapes through a narrow gorge forming a great thunder. This is an opportunity to see the amazing hippos, crocodiles along the riverbanks, Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B.
Day 4 : Murchison falls – Kibale Forest National Park
Transfer to Kibale national park after your breakfast and checking out of your safari lodge. Begin your journey driving southwards through the Albertine Escarpment of the great Western Rift Valley, you will have your lunch before you reach Kibale forest National Park. Continue your drive through Hoima and reach the colorful and beautiful town of Fort Portal, the capital of the Toro kingdom, situated in the shadow of the fabled “Mountains of the Moon” the Rwenzori.
Upon your arrival, you will check into your safari lodge and have an evening nature walk at Bigodi to spot variety of birds like loveliest rare shoebill stork, White and black Colobus, Vervet monkey and much more. When you get to Kibale, you will check into your safari lodge and have Dinner and overnight at Ndali lodge / Kyaninga lodge / Kibale safari lodge / Mountains of the Moon Hotel / Chimp Nest. Meal plan: F/B.
Day 5 : Kibale Forest National Park
After breakfast you will transfer to the park headquarters with your packed lunch to be briefed about the chimpanzee tracking and thereafter you will begin your tracking to have an awesome one on one with man’s closest relative that can only be found in large numbers in Kibale, reputed to have the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. Kibale has a total of 13 primate species and of course the Chimpanzees are the most popular of them all. Other Primate monkeys include the black and white Colobus, Blue monkey, Grey cheeked mangabey, Red tailed monkey, Olive baboon to mention but a few.
You will later in the afternoon set out for a guided nature walk in the tropical rain forest in search of the wild chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys and many others and continue for a hike to Lake Nkuruba to view the crater lakes. Return to lodge for Dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B.
Day 6 : Kibale Forest-Queen Elizabeth National Park
After your morning breakfast and checking out of your safari lodge, you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain Range. You might get to spot various wildlife as you go through your safari Uganda National Park. You will check into your safari lodge and have lunch and later enjoy the unique 2 hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel, Lake Edward.
This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos. This launch / cruise offers an excellent platform for beautiful pictures of various bird species for the bird lovers watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species. Dinner and Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge / Katara lodge, Meal plan: F/B
Day 7 : Game Drive and Boat Ride
After your early morning cup of coffee, you will set off for a game drive along Kasenyi track and Queen’s mile in the Park. Expect to see lots of wildlife and birds, enjoy taking pictures and later you will get back to your lodge for breakfast. After lunch, later in the afternoon you will enjoy the two hour launch trip on Kazinga Channel for great chance to see the aquatic wildlife and birds. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B
Day 8 : Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge to Ishasha Sector then Bwindi
After breakfast, drive to Kyambura gorge with your packed lunch for a forest walk to look for the habituated chimpanzees and other Primates. The chimpanzees are quite mobile and viewing them is unpredictable but the walk is a big adventure. This gorge is 16 km long on the Rift Valley and 100 meter deep.
Continue to Ishasha sector of the park in search of the tree climbing lions and spend a few minutes observing them and taking pictures before proceeding to Bwindi forest National Park for dinner and overnight at Buhoma lodge / Engagi lodge / Buhoma Camp / Bwindi view. Meal plan: F/B.
Day 9 : Mountains Gorilla Tracking Bwindi forest National Park
Wake up to an early breakfast and continue to the park headquarters for a briefing from the guides before you set off for the mountain gorilla tracking inside the Bwindi forest. You will need to carry drinking water and your packed lunch as well as other essentials that will be provided for the tracking experience. You will have a stop for lunch during the Gorilla tracking.
After tracking, you will return to your lodge for some refreshments, check out and embark on a scenic journey to Lake Bunyonyi through and let the beauty of the, Switzerland of Africa” engulf you. Upon your arrival, you will check into your safari lodge, have some time of relaxation as you wait for your dinner and overnight. Accommodation options: Bunyonyi resort / Heritage lodge / Arcadia Cottages, Meal plan: F/B.
Day 10 : Transfer from Bwindi Forest National Park to Lake Bunyonyi Canoeing
After a delicious morning breakfast, you will carry your packed lunch, have a few hours of canoeing, birding, a lunch break then you will continue for nature walk. Later in the afternoon, you will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B.
Day 11 : Lake Bunyonyi / Lake Mburo National Park Game drive
After your breakfast, you will embark on a journey to Lake Mburo National Park and have lunch upon your arrival at your booked safari lodge for the night. After lunch, you will have an afternoon boat cruise on Lake Mburo to see some aquatic wildlife and birds. Later on after your adventurous boat cruise, you will have an evening game drive, a good chance to spot different wildlife especially Zebras, antelopes, various bird species and so much more. You will then retire to your lodge, check in for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: F/B.
Day 12 : Lake Mburo National Park / Kampala
After your breakfast, check out of your safari lodge and start your journey back to Kampala, have a stopover at the Equator where you will have an opportunity to stand in 2 hemispheres at the same time and take some photos. You will then continue your journey to Kampala and check into your hotel for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: H / B
Day 13 : Transfer from Kampala to Jinja tour
After your breakfast, you will set out for a city tour, visit the craft markets, Makerere University, Uganda’s most prominent university, Uganda museum, Bahai temple and Namugongo shrine. You will stop to have Lunch and after transfer to Jinja and check into your safari lodge for dinner and overnight. Accommodation options: Jinja Nile Resort / Holland Park. Meal plan: F/B
Day 14 : Jinja Eco Safari Uganda
Start your day with a worm delicious breakfast and kick it off with some hard adventure of bungee jumping and then proceed to the source of the Nile, have lunch and drive for an eco Safari Uganda to Mabira, Uganda’s largest natural forest, continue with your day’s adventure to Sezibwa to enjoy pictures and get some facts about the falls. You will continue your drive to Kampala/Entebbe for dinner and overnight at Entebbe airport view. Meal plan: F/B
Day 15 : Entebbe – Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary
Today after breakfast, we proceed to Entebbe waterfront club and board a speed boat to Ngamba island chimpanzee sanctuary. You will be welcomed by the day caregiver and you will rest at the resource center for briefing about the rules of chimpanzee tracking and the island itself.
Later you will experience the midday feeding session, have lunch at the island and after, you will prepare to return to Entebbe and if your flight is late in the evening, you will also visit the Uganda wildlife Education center to see some animals that were rescued and domesticated in the zoo. Your driver will be waiting to transfer you to the airport and you may have a stop for dinner depending on the time you have to be at the airport to check. End of you’r Safari Uganda
15 days Eco Safari Uganda Includes:
- Airport transfers
- Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
- En – route meals
- Gorilla tracking permit
- Chimpanzee trekking permit
- Bird watching at Bunyonyi islands
- White water rafting, bungee jumping and Kayaking
- Visit Ngamba island Chimpanzee Sanctuary
- Driver allowances
15 days Eco Safari Uganda Exclusions:
- Uganda Visa
- Luxury drinks
- Tips to local guides
- Porter fee while trekking
- Personal insurance
- Personal shopping bills and any other item not mentioned above