THE ULTIMATE SAFARI OF UGANDA– 17 DAYS / 16 NIGHTS

Uganda
 
ROOMING & FLIGHT DETAILS:
Number of Pax: 2-6 pax
Validity: 30TH JUNE, 2020
Arrival at Entebbe Airport:
Departure at Kigali 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
Today you will for another game drive experience and bird watching
Karamoja Safari camp-Pian Upe or similar
 
Day 5
Brief Game drive then transfer to Moroto
Karamoja Kara-tunga Safari camp or similar
 
Day 6
Visit the Karamojong villages in Moroto for a cultural experience
Karamoja Kara-tunga Safari camp or similar
 
Day 7
Transfer to Kidepo Valley national park, morning  and an evening game drive
Kidepo Savannah Lodge
 
Day 8
Do morning and evening game drives in Kidepo in search for wildlife
Kidepo Savannah Lodgeor similar
 
Day 9
Transfer to Murchison Falls with a hike to the top of the falls
Pakuba Safari Lodge or similar
 
Day 10
Morning game drive and boat cruise to the bottom of the falls
Pakuba safari Lodge or similar
 
Day 11
Transfer to Kibale forest national park,
Village stopovers, tea plantations stops to take pictures.
Isunga Lodge, Kibale Forest Camp or similar
 
Day 12
Chimpanzee Trekking experience
Isunga Lodge, Kibale Forest Camp or similar
 
Day 13
Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park, morning boat cruise and an evening game drive
Bush Lodge, Buffalo Lodge or 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 Kigali through Cyanika border, Do a Kigali city tour and genocide memorial sites visits
Gorilla city centre or similar
 
Day 17
After breakfast, drive to Kigali for your departure flight
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On arrival at the Entebbe International Airport (probably a morning flight arrival), you will be warmly welcomed by our guide from Sima Safari and then transfer to your accommodation in Jinja. Have 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 Moroto. Enroute, you will have a stopover in Mbale to visit the Jewish community and thereafter, proceed to your lodge in Moroto. 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 2-3 hours
Have an early morning breakfast, transfer to pianUpe game reserve, where you will 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 also come across the following animals: Topis, Cape buffalo, lesser kudu, Bright’s gazelle, ostriches, eland, Roan antelope, Blue and common duiker, Günther’sdik-dik, Klipspringer, among others.
 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 4-5 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 exhausting all options within the game reserve, you will return to your lodge for lunch, relax and in the evening, you can do a an evening game walk (optional) within the reserve
Accommodation: Karamoja safari camp (safari tents) pianupe or similarhttp://www.kara-tunga.com/camp/
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Driving Time: approximately 4-6 hours doing game drives
Have an early morning breakfast; you will transfer to your lodge in Moroto. You will make several stopovers to take pictures, interact with local people and later you will arrive at the lodge in time for lunch. Check in and enjoy your lunch and relax for the rest of the evening.
Accommodation: Karamoja safari camp (safari tents) Moroto or similarhttp://www.kara-tunga.com/camp/
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Driving Time: approximately 4-6 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) moroto 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 thereafteryou 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 9-10 hours
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 5-6 hours
Early morning, we will drive towards Paraa and cross by ferry to the northern bank of river Nile for a game drive. On the game drive, you will view and photograph herds of Cape buffalos, dozens of 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 4-6 hours within the game drive with lunch stop.
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 trekking 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, visit local women groups and see their different projects such as weaving baskets, brewing local gin among others.
Accommodation: IsungaLodge,Kibale Forest lodge or similarhttps://isungalodge.com/ , https://www.kibaleforestlodge.com/
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Driving Time: 20 minutes to park headquarters and 3- 4 hours trekking
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
Early morning after breakfast at 07:00am, you will transfer to the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will have several stopovers for sight viewing and lunch at a restaurant. Arrival at the lodge, 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 5-7 hours
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 Similar http://ichumbigorillalodge.com/
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Driving Time: approximately 20 minutes
Have an early morning breakfast at 06:00am and transfer to Rwanda. You will cross the border of Uganda and Rwanda through Cyanika. In the afternoon you can do a city tour around Kigali or visit one of the genocide memorial sites around Kigali.
Accommodation: Gorilla City Center Hotel or Similar http://www.gorillashotels.com/
Meal Plan: FULL BOARD
Driving Time: approximately 3-4 hours
Have an early morning breakfast at 06:00am visit one of the genocide memorial sites around Kigali (only if time allows). After the visit, return to the lodge, check out and your guide will drive to the airport for your departure flight. 
PRICES FOR THIS SAFARI
Number of people
Amount in USD per person
1 person
On request
2 pax
$5990
3 pax
$5600
4 pax
$4950
5 pax
$4900
6 pax
$4700
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.
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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