Safari Overview: Uganda Wildlife Safari Tour 18 Days

Uganda attractions are  spectacular,  scenery of undulating hills, the legendary mountains of the  moon- Rwenzoris that provide challenging climbing expeditions and the Nile  offering challenging white water rafting. The warmth of Equator and the  cool  breezes of Natural forests  forming endless Savannah grasslands providing habitat for mighty wildlife of big five in big numbers and mist mountains generate a tender climate throughout  the year not to be enjoyed anywhere else in Africa.  Throughout the year and adversely supporting a variety of vegetation covering  range of short Savannah grassland, tall Woodland Savannah grasslands, tropical rainy forests forming habitat for Mountain Gorilla trekking safaris at Bwindi   to  high altitude moorland vegetation.   It has been quite unbelievable to find  ice caped tips on the mountains of the moon at the same time lying along the  Equator.. This 18 day Uganda safari will allow you test almost all major Uganda safari attractions . The safari can be booked  tailored to your budget   be it luxury, upmarket , mid-range or budget , Travel Hemispheres will  give you the best reasonable cost and affordable to your budget line be it luxury, upmarket ,middle  or lower budget cost package to suit your needs.

Safari Outline
Day 1: Airport Transfer
Day 2: Kampala-Murchison Falls National Park
Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park- Game viewing and wildlife spoting
Day 4: Murchison Falls National Park to Kabwoya game reserve – game viewing
Day 5: Murchison Falls – Kabwoya Game Reserve Park
Day 6: Kabwoya Game Reserve Park – Hoima
Day 7: Kibale Forest National Park – chimpanzee tour viewing
Day 8: Kibale to Semuliki National Park
Day 9: Semuliki National Park – Sight seeing and hot springs tasting
Day 10: Semuliki -Fort Portal – Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 11: Queen Elizabeth National Park  –wildlife safari in Uganda
Day 12: Queen Elizabeth – Ishasha Climbing lions viewing
Day 13: Ishasha to Bwindi Forest National Park
Day 14: Gorilla tracking Bwindi forest national park
Day 15: Bwindi to Lake Mburo National park
Day 16: Lake Mburo – Kampala
Day 17: Jinja White water rafting – Kampala
Day 18: Airport Transfer

Day 1 : Airport Transfer
On arrival at Entebbe International Airport at will be met by Travel Hemispheres representative who doubles as your driver and guide, will drive you to Kampala city. To your hotel for overnight at Hotel of your choice- an upmarket end facility or Hotel Africana for middle end accommodation facility or Tall Cottages for budget. (We have grouped 2 accommodation facilities of Luxury/upmarket and Middle/ budget option for you to choose Hotel option of your choice).

Day 2: Kampala-Murchison Falls National Park
After breakfast drive to Murchison falls. Visit Rhino Farm at Nakasongora for Rhino viewing and proceed, stop for lunch at Masindi town. After lunch proceed to Murchison falls. Visit the top of the falls an exciting point where millions of gallons of water squeeze in 6-7 meter gap with thunderous sound before falling down 40 meters forming placid river. Dinner and overnight at lodge of your choice. (Paraa safari lodge for Upmarket or Nile Safari Camp or Red chili for budget facility )

Day 3 : Murchison Falls National Park
Early morning take game drive looking for wildlife. Murchison Falls is the largest national park in the country and harbors different flora and fauna. Your game drive in the morning with a local guide who will assist you to sight wild game in the northern bank of River Nile where concentrations of game are in common sight of elephants, giraffes, antelopes, lions leopards hyenas and many bird species are a common sight. After lunch in the afternoon go for a boat cruise on the famous River Nile up to the bottom of falls viewing variety of game that throng along banks of the river. Chances of sighting the shoe bill stork are many though not a guarantee and many more bird species continue up to the bottom of the falls where you will see animals like schools of hippos, crocodiles and many species of birds dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Murchison Falls National Park to Kabwoya game reserve
Drive to Kabwoya game reserve near Lake Albert for sight seeing of the escarpments of western Rift Valley. Morning, after breakfast will drive to Kabwoya Game Reserve a pleasant place in the Rift valley . Enjoy a lot of sight seeing as you overlook the mountains of Congo ,Rwenzori mountains and the Western Rift Valley Escarpment. Check in at Lake Albert Safari Lodge. Walking safari is possible here. Dinner and overnight. Diverting to this game reserve cuts short day’s of long drive from Murchison falls to Kibale national park.

Day 5: Murchison Falls – Kabwoya Game Reserve Park
Morning take game drive and visit fishing villages proceed on Lake Albert. Drive in one of the remotest parts of this country enjoying different forest environment and other savannah woodland vegetation plus communities along the road stop where you find local market to mix briefly with local people. Enjoy nice views of the mountains of the moon on clear days. Also to cut short long drive will overnight in Hoima at Kolping Hotel

Day 6: Kabwoya Game Reserve Park – Hoima
After breakfast will drive to Fort Portal or Kibale. Continue to Kibale National Park where you will settle in at Ndali Lodge for luxury or Primate lodge or Fort motel in Fort Portal. Dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Kibale Forest National Park : Chimpanzee Tracking tour
After breakfast visit Kanyanchu the park headquarter offices for your chimpanzee tracking where you will see other primates like the colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys plus other primates that share this forest with chimpanzees. The park also hosts over 320 species of birds including the yellow spotted nectar, yellow rumped tinker birds etc. It also has colorful butterflies; over 250 species have been spotted. For nature lovers, the dense forest is still intact you can see trees of different species. Track chimps in their natural habitat. Kibale Forest National Park is believed to have most concentration of primates in the world. Over 12 different species of primates including chimps in this park have been recorded. Enjoy a lot plant life with tall tropical tree species.
Afternoon visit Bigodi swamp for natural walk. Visit the surrounding villages interacting with locals exploring the eco-tourism activities in the area like tea estates.

Day 8: Kibale to Semuliki National Park
Morning after breakfast or lunch proceed to Semuliki National park. Check in at Semuliki Luxury Lodge. You will do a night game drive this evening. Dinner and overnight Or will return to Fort Portal for mid range and budget accommodation facilities for Overnight.

Day 9: Semuliki National Park
Morning take a half day boat ride of on Lake Albert exploring different fishing villages while enjoying bird watching and visiting communities. Evening will be at leisure and relaxing. Dinner and overnight.

Day 10: Semuliki -Fort Portal – Queen Elizabeth National Park
Morning take game drive visiting the Sempaya hot springs and if possible visit the pygmies community – still forest gatherers that came from one of the Ituri forest inside congo. After lunch drive to Queen Elizabeth national park. Lunch packed or will be on the way in Kasese town. Drive along the foot of Mountain Rwenzori and on clear days enjoys its nice ice peaks that remain wonder on equator line. Stop for communities along the road stop where you find local market to mix briefly with local people. Dinner and overnight at Mweya safari Lodge up end lodge

Day 11: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Early Breakfast in the morning, carryout game drive to catch-up with the early risers and predators returning to their hideouts. You are likely to meet grazing hippos, elephants, lions, spotted hyenas and leopards, bushbuck, waterbuck and stripped jackal, and of-course the several warthogs.
After lunch take boat cruise on Kazinga channel connecting lake George and Lake Edward viewing different game lion, elephant, buffalo and many more plus plenty of birdlife. Dinner and overnight.

Day 12: Queen Elizabeth – Ishasha: Climbing lions wildlife safari
After breakfast you will drive Kyambura gorge to track chimpanzees or visit Maragambo Forest for nature walk. After picnic lunch drive to Ishasha in to the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth national park. Take an evening game drive looking for climbing lions. Dinner and overnight at Luxury Camp of Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Day 13: Ishasha to Bwindi Forest National Park
After morning game drive looking for climbing lions, will depart this interesting part of the country to Another fascinating one of Bwindi the home of gorillas. Dinner and overnight Lake Kitandara Camp /.Or cross to track in Rwanda

Day 14: Gorilla tracking Bwindi forest national park
This will be day for gorilla tracking. After breakfast with packed lunch, you will be escorted to the starting point of tracking for briefing. Set off early with your guides to track the gorillas. The thrill of your encounter will erase the difficulties of the potentially strenuous track. Bring jungle boots and rain jackets because the park
is often wet. Spend time in awe, watching the gorillas go about their activities. Each encounter is different and has it’s own rewards, but you are likely to enjoy the close view of adults feeding, grooming and resting as the youngsters frolic and swing from vines in a delightfully playful display. Return to camp exhilarated to relive the encounter with friends over a drink. Enjoy your dinner and spend the night Lake Kitandara Camp

Day 15: Bwindi to Lake Mburo National park
Morning transfer to Lake Mburo National Park after breakfast. Afternoon will be at leisure/ do boat ride on lake Mburo. Dinner and overnight at Mantana Safari Lodge/ Mihingo luxury Lodge .

Day 16: Lake Mburo – Kampala
After Breakfast take a game drive or carryout a walking safari. After lunch drive to Kampala dinner and overnight at Sheraton hotel or Hotel Africana.

Day 17: Jinja White water rafting – Kampala
This day will be for white water rafting – grade 5 rapids) Overnight will be Kampala hotel or Hotel Africana in Kampala or Tal cottages

Day 18 : Airport Transfer
Morning can be at leisure or visit Kampala highlights depending on your time of flight before proceeding to Entebbe, transfer to the airport for your homebound flight. End of Safari.

Please note the safari cost will include:
1. all meals and accommodation- accommodation will be either be based on Luxury, upmarket, middle or budget faacilities as per your request
2. gorilla permit 1 per person
3. full time safari driver/guides,
4. visit to Kabwoya game reserve, Semuliki and Lake Mburo national parks
5. boat cruises on in Murchison and Queen Elizabeth
6. all park entry fees, all game drives, boat/ launch trips,
7. all the applicable Government Taxes.
8. 4×4 wheel drive vehicle with gas
9. Airport transfers.
10. 2 chimp permits per person – Kyambura and Kibale
11. Drinking bottled water

Excluded are:
1. Drinks, your bar bills, phone calls, personal insurance and any other services of a personal nature like souvenirs tips and laundry etc.
Tipping: Is done at ones description depending on ones satisfaction

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1 Day Birding Tour for Shoebill stork at Mabamba Swamp
2 Days Chimpanzee Primates Tour at Kibale Forest National Park
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