21 DAYS AROUND UGANDA

Uganda
ROOMING AND FLIGHT DETAILS:
Number of Pax: 2-6
Validity: 30TH JUNE, 2020
Arrival at Entebbe international Airport:
Departure at Entebbe international Airport:
SUMMARY OF THE TRIP
DAYS
ACTIVITIES
LODGE
 
Day 1
Arrival at Entebbe, transfer to accommodation in Jinja (preferably early morning  flight arrival)
Jinja Nile Resort or similar
 
Day 2
Transfer to Sipi Falls in KAPCHORWA.
Sipi River Lodge or Similar
 
Day 3
Transfer to Pian Upe Game reserve, do a game drive and have a bird watching experience
Karamoja Safari camp-Pian Upe or similar
 
Day 4
Brief Game drive then transfer to Moroto
Karamoja Kara-tunga Safari camp or similar
 
Day 5
Visit the Karamojong villages in Moroto for a cultural experience
Karamoja Kara-tunga Safari camp or similar
 
Day 6
Transfer to Kidepo Valley national park, visit iks tribe, proceed to Kidepo do an evening game drive
Kidepo Savannah Lodge
 
Day 7
Do morning and evening game drives in Kidepo in search for wildlife
Kidepo Savannah Lodge or similar
 
Day 8
Transfer to Murchison Falls national park
Pakuba Safari Lodge or similar
 
Day 9
Morning game drive and boat cruise to the bottom of the falls and hike top of the falls
Pakuba safari Lodge or similar
 
Day 10
Transfer to Kibale forest national park,
Village stopovers, tea plantations stops to take pictures.
Isunga Lodge, Kibale Forest Camp or similar
 
Day 11
Chimpanzee Trekking experience
Isunga Lodge, Kibale Forest Camp or similar
 
Day 12
Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park, morning boat cruise and an evening game drive
Bush Lodge, Buffalo Lodge or Similar
 
Day 13
Transfer to Ishasha sector in search of tree climbing lions
Enjojo Lodge (cottages) or Ishasha Jungle Lodgeor similar
 
Day 14
Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park, community visit to the pygmies
Ichumbi Gorilla safari Lodge or Similar
 
Day 15
Gorilla trekking experience
Ichumbi Gorilla safari Lodge or Similar
 
Day 16
Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi,  do a canoe ride to the different islands
Bird nest Bunyonyi or Similar
 
Day 17
Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park, evening game drive within the park
Arcadia Lodge, Rwakobo rock lodge or similar
 
Day 18
Morning Game walk within the park, community visit to see the Ankole Longed Horned cattle and have a milking experience
Arcadia Lodge, Rwakobo rock lodge or similar
 
Day 19
Transfer to Ssese islands to relax and enjoy the cool breeze of Lake Victoria
Mirembe Resort Beach-Kalangala (Ssese Island)or similar
 
Day 20
Do any of the optional activities at the island like community visit, canoeing on Lake Victoria
Mirembe Resort Beach-Kalangala (Ssese Island)or similar
 
Day 21
Transfer to Entebbe international airport for departure
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On arrival at the Entebbe International Airport(morning flight arrival), you will be warmly welcomed by our guide from SIMA SAFARI and then transfer to your accommodation in Jinja. Return to your lodge for lunch and in the evening you will go for an evening boat cruise at the source of the Nile. 
Accommodation: Jinja Nile resort or similar http://jinjanileresort.com-uganda.com/
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Driving Time: approximately 3-4 hours
Have an early morning breakfast and then transfer to your lodge in Kapchorwa. Enroute, you will have a stopover in Mbale to visit the Jewish community and thereafter, proceed to your lodge. In the evening, you will do mini hike to the falls in Sipi and also a community visit plus a coffee making experience. Later return to your lodge for an overnight.
Accommodation: Sipi River Lodge or similarhttps://www.sipiriverlodge.com/
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Driving Time: approximately 3-5 hours
Have an early morning breakfast, transfer to pian Upe game reserve, where you will arrive late in the afternoon, do a game drive and bird watching experience within the game reserve. On the game drive, you will have a chance to see some carnivores like the Jackals, Civets, Spotted hyenas, Serval, Leopards, Cheetahs, and Wildcats.  Primates that you might come across include Vervet monkeys, Patas monkeys and the Olive baboons. And during the game drive, you will have a lunch break.  Later drive back to your lodge for an overnight.
Accommodation: Karamoja safari camp (safari tents) Pian Upe or similarhttp://www.kara-tunga.com/camp/
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Driving Time: approximately 1-2 hours
Have an early morning breakfast, you will do another morning game drive within the park, on the game drive, and you will have a chance to see some animals that you may have missed seeing on the previous day. Later after the game drive, you will proceed to Moroto district for your overnight.
Accommodation: Karamoja safari camp (safari tents) Moroto or similarhttp://www.kara-tunga.com/camp/
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Driving Time: approximately 2-3 hours
Today after breakfast, you will visit the Karimojong village where you will interact with the local communities of the normad warriors, Involve yourself in Karimojong culture. You will spend the afternoon participating in traditional games, daily activities as preparing staple foods, harvesting, beading, learning, dance, how to shoot bow and arrow and traditional friendly wrestling.
Accommodation: Karamoja safari camp (safari tents) Pian Upe or similarhttp://www.kara-tunga.com/camp/
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Driving Time: approximately 1-2 hours
After enjoying your early breakfast, we shall visit the Ike tribe and thereafter you will proceed to Kidepo where you will arrive later on in the afternoon/evening. In the evening you will do a game drive within the park to look out for the animals like leopards, lions, jackals, etc.
Accommodation: Kidepo Savannah Lodge (safari tents) or similar https://naturelodgesuganda.com/kidepo-savannah-lodge/
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Driving Time: approximately 4-5 hours
After early breakfast, we shall do a morning game drive within the park to look out for animals such as Cape buffalo, lesser kudu, Bright’s gazelle, ostriches, eland, Roan antelope,
Later in the evening you do another evening game drive within the park.
After the amazing experience, you will descend to your vehicle and drive back to your lodge.
Accommodation: Kidepo Savannah Lodge (safari tents) or similar https://naturelodgesuganda.com/kidepo-savannah-lodge/
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Driving Time: approximately 3-5 hours game drive in the park
After early breakfast, we will transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. You will have a lunch stop along the route. Arrival at the lodge in the evening and relax.
Accommodation: Pakuba Safari Lodge or similarhttp://pakubasafarilodge.com/
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Driving Time: approximately 9-10 hours
Early morning, we will go for a game drive. On the game drive, you will view and take pictures of herds of Cape buffalos, elephants, warthogs, towering Rhodschild giraffes, bushbucks, kobs, oribis, hartebeests, spotted hyenas and if lucky you will spot the leopard. Your guide will have a better idea where to find the lions.
You will have early lunch and then transfer to Paraa landing site for your afternoon boat ride. You will take a boat cruise upstream to the “bottom of the falls”. On-route you will marvel at large schools of hippos, crocodiles, elephants as well as lots of bird species like Goliath herons, pelicans, bee– eaters, kingfishers, hornbills, cormorants, etc. The 3 hour boat cruise departs daily at 2pm from Paraa to the bottom of the falls. Once at the end point, you will get off and hike to the “top of the falls” to catch a close view of the beauty that forms the Murchison Falls. You will then walk to the parking space, meet your driver and transfer to the lodge.
Accommodation: Pakuba Safari Lodge or similarhttp://pakubasafarilodge.com/
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Driving Time: approximately 3-6 hours on game drive and lunch break.
After early breakfast, we will transfer to Kibale Forest National Park; through very beautiful villages and trading centres, cross tea plantations, gardens, farms, rivers and swamps filled with papyrus plants. We shall have several stopovers for taking photos; interact with the local people and even for lunch.
Accommodation: IsungaLodge,Kibale Forest Lodge or similarhttps://isungalodge.com/ , https://www.kibaleforestlodge.com/
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Driving Time: approximately 5-6 hours
Early morning breakfast at 06:00am, you will drive to the park head quarters in Kanyanchu before setting off for chimpanzee experience there are 4950 chimpanzees within Uganda, Kibale Forest alone has the most with almost 1500 Chimpanzees. After trekking you will return the lodge and have lunch. In the evening, you will go for a community visit to Bigodi.
Accommodation: IsungaLodge,Kibale Forest lodge or similarhttps://isungalodge.com/ , https://www.kibaleforestlodge.com/
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Driving Time: 10-20 minutes drive to park headquarters
Today after breakfast at 06:00am you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will arrive at around 8am and later go for a boat cruise Along Kazinga Channel. During the boat ride, you will come across Hippopotamus, Crocodiles, spot large herds of Elephants, Buffaloes among others. The Kazinga Channel is not only a wonderful place to only  bird lovers, but as well to those who may actually not be passionate birds as they will definitely love what they see with a wide array of colorful beautiful birds soaring near to the water surface. Among the common species to look out for are the Martial Eagles, African spoonbills, Cormorants, African Skimmers, Pelicans, Papyrus Gonolek, in addition to the occasional hard to pin down Shoebill Stork.  After that experience, you will return to the lodge for your lunch and later in the evening go for an evening game drive within the park to look out for animals such as elephants, Buffaloes, Lions among others.
Accommodation: Bush Lodge, Park View safari Lodge or similarhttps://naturelodgesuganda.com/the-bush-lodge/ , https://parkviewsafarilodge.com/
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Driving Time: approximately 2-3 hours game drive in the park and 2 hrs boat cruise on Kazinga channel
Early breakfast and then transfer to Ishasha sector, in the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will do a game drive in search of the tree climbing lions of Kigezi. You will also have chances of sighting herds of antelopes, cape buffalos, large African elephants, olive baboons, topis, lots of bird species, etc. You will also explore the hippo pool and if conditions are favorable in the Albertine flat, you will also include it to the game drive. You will then drive to the lodge for an overnight.
Accommodation: Enjojo Lodge (thatched cottages)/Ishasha Jungle Lodgeor similarhttp://www.enjojolodge.com/, http://www.ugandajunglelodges.com/
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Driving Time: approximately 2-3 hours
Early morning after breakfast, you will continue to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will have several stopovers for sight viewing and lunch at a restaurant. Arrival at the lodge later on in the afternoon/evening, check in and relax for the rest of the afternoon/evening.
Accommodation: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge or Similar http://ichumbigorillalodge.com/
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Driving Time: approximately 6-7 hours with a lunch break
After Breakfast, you will take a short drive to the Park headquarters for a briefing before setting off for mountain gorilla trekking. You will have a general briefing on the behaviours of the mountain gorillas as well as the strict rules that you are supposed to obey. Thereafter, you will be allocated to one of the habituated groups (& a guide) in the sector, which only welcomes 8 visitors a day to minimize behavioural disturbance and the risk of exposure to human-borne diseases. You will hike into the forest and once you have located them, you only have one hour to take photos, film, selfies, etc. Thereafter, you will walk back to the starting point.
The hike can take from 2hr to 8hr in altitudes exceeding 7.600 feet.
Accommodation: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge or Similarhttp://ichumbigorillalodge.com/
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Driving Time: approximately 5-6 hours in the forest trekking
After breakfast, you will transfer to Lake Bunyonyi where you will do an optional activity
Accommodation: Arcadia Lodge, Rwakobo rock lodge or similarhttps://www.arcadialodges.com/, https://www.rwakoborock.com/
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Driving Time: 3-4 hours
Optional activities:
  • Guided nature walk in the Volcanic Gorge.
  • Jet-Skiing
  • Quad-Biking
  • Zip-Line cable crossing
  • High ropes course
Enjoy your breakfast at leisure and then transfer to Lake Mburo National Park, where you will arrive in time for lunch. Relax for some time and at sundowners go for a game drive or a night game drive (optional).
Accommodation: Acadia Lodge, Rwakobo rock lodge or similarhttps://www.arcadialodges.com/, https://www.rwakoborock.com/
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Driving Time: 2-3 hours
In the early morning, you will go for a guided game walk within the national park. It’s the best way to limit vehicle noise and contamination of the environment. It is also healthy to walk and the best way of getting close to the animals without scaring them off.
Thereafter, you will return to the lodge for breakfast and relax until lunch time. In the evening, you will go for a milk experience where you have a chance to milk the long horned Ankole cows; they will also show you how local ghee is made and the different stories about their culture.
Accommodation: Arcadia Lodge, Rwakobo rock lodge or similarhttps://www.arcadialodges.com/, https://www.rwakoborock.com/
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Driving Time: 3-4 hours game drive within the park and 2 hours community visit.
Optional activity:
You can do a 2 or 3 hours horseback ride within the park. (Cost per pax: US$110 for 2 hours; US$130 for 3 hours)
 In the early morning after breakfast, you will drive to Masaka town where you will board a ferry to Ssese Island. Arrive in time for lunch, check in and you can relax at your facilities by the shores of Lake Victoria.
Accommodation: Mirembe Resort Beach-Kalangala, Brovad sands beach Kalangala or similarhttps://www.miremberesort.co.ug/, http://www.brovadsandslodge.com/
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Driving Time: 3-4 hours drive to landing site and 45 minutes on the ferry to ssesse island
 Enjoy breakfast at leisure and do any of the optional activities at the island like community visit, canoeing on Lake Victoria among others.
Accommodation: Mirembe Resort Beach-Kalangala, Brovad sands beach kalangala similarhttps://www.miremberesort.co.ug/http://www.brovadsandslodge.com/
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Have breakfast early in the morning; check out and later you will be driven to the port where you will board a ferry to Entebbe at around 09:00am. You will arrive in Entebbe at around midday and your guide will drive you back to Entebbe where you will have a day room use as you prepare for flight back home.
PRICE FOR THIS SAFARI
Number of people
Amount in USD per person
1 person
On request
2 pax
$7400
3 pax
$6850
4 pax
$6100
5 pax
$6000
6 pax
$5600
SERVICES INCLUDED:
  • Park entrance fee as indicated in the itinerary
  • Mountain gorilla & chimpanzee permits as indicated in the itinerary
  • A LAND CRUISER driven by an English speaking driver/guide. Exclusive use of vehicle.
  • Mineral water on route except during meals.
  • Pick up and drop off at the airport.
  • All transfers as per the itinerary
  • All the accommodation on bed and breakfast.
  • All park fees
SERVICES NOT INCLUDED:
  • Meals are not included in the price (clients can pay for their meals).
  • International flights in and out of the country.
  • All services not indicated in the itinerary (any of the optional activities).
  • Drinks: sodas, wines, whiskies, brandies, beers, etc.
  • Ugandan visas: single entry visa costs US$50 and it is required for all countries that require visas for Uganda (principle of reciprocity). Under the new application process, all visas must be applied online at least two weeks prior to travel: https://visas.immigration.go.ug
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Tips, telephone expenses, etc.
Recommended flight: Ethiopian airlines arriving 10:20 am to Entebbe
Departure from Entebbe 18:20
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Note: Yellow fever card require to present at the entrance on arrival

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