Best of Uganda Tour
Best of Uganda Tour
TK
Highlights: Jinja - Murchison Falls - Kibale NP - Queen Elizabeth NP - Lake Bunyoni - Lake Mburo

Other departures: Glasgow - £4949, Edinburgh - £4675, Birmingham - £4675, Manchester - £4675, Belfast - £4775, Bristol - £4919, Norwich - £4775, Exeter - £4975, Southampton - £4765, Newcastle - £4889

Itinerary:

Day 1: Flight from London

Day 2: Arrival Entebbe
On arrival at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda and after finalizing the formalities, you shall be welcomed by your guide, who will then drive you to your hotel.

Accommodation: Serena Lake Victoria
Meal: B,-,-

Day 3: Drive to Jinja, Boat Ride on source of The Nile & City Tour
After an early breakfast, you will start your journey to Jinja. Established in 1907 Jinja is a former Industrial as well as the second largest town in Uganda and also home to the Source of the River Nile. You will enjoy a boat ride on the source of the Nile. The Nile is a major north-flowing river in north eastern Africa, regarded as the longest river in the world (6,853 km long). After the boat ride you will have a city tour of Jinja, visit a local market and then retire to your accommodation.

Accommodation: The Haven Lodge
Meal: B,L,D

Day 4: Rhinos and Murchison Falls National Park
After breakfast you shall start your tour, you will proceed to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Here you shall have a walking Safari to the Southern Park to trek White Rhinos that have been re-introduced in Uganda. In the afternoon you will drive to the legendary Murchison Falls, from which the National park derives its name.

Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge
Meal: B,L,D

Day 5: Game Drive and Launch Cruise on the river Nile
After an early breakfast, proceed for a game drive. This is a beautiful drive across savannah, Borassus Palm Forest and grassland down to Lake Albert where the Albert Nile heads north. Drive in the open African savanna in search for Lions, Leopard, Hyena, Buffalo, Elephant, Jackson Hartebeest. Oribi, Waterbucks, Uganda Kobs, and enjoy spotting various Bird species such as the Secretary Bird, Black Chested Snake Eagle, Tawny and Marshal Eagles Carmine and Swallow Tailed Bee-Eaters and many more. In the afternoon, go for a boat ride up the Nile, to Murchison falls, whence the park derives its name.Enjoy these spectacular falls where the Nile squeezes through a 7 meter gap and at the bottom you will see huge Nile Crocodiles basking.

Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge
Meal: B,L,D

Day 6: Drive to Kibale National Park
After breakfast, you will drive to Kibale National Park, along the way you will pass many tea plantations. You have the opportunity to visit a tea plantation. On the way you stop in Fort Portal. In the afternoon you will arrive at your accommodation.

Accommodation: Crater Safari Lodge
Meal: B,L,D

Day 7: Chimpanzee Tracking, Bigodi Swamp Walk
Today you will track the most famous inhabitants of Kibale National Park, the chimpanzees. With over 1,450 individuals protected within the park, Kibale forest is home to the largest number of the endangered chimpanzees in Uganda, as well as the threatened red colobus monkey and the rare L’Hoest’s monkey. The forest has one of the highest diversity and density of primates in Africa totaling 13 species including the black and white colobus, blue monkey and grey-cheeked mangabey, red tailed monkey, bush babies and pottos.  In the afternoon after tracking, you have the opportunity for a guided walk through the swamps of Bigodi. After the fascinating walk you have the choice of relaxing in the accommodation or community walk in a village nearby. Alternatively, you can visit a school in the local community, talk to the students and teachers and participate in the lessons.

Accommodation: Crater Safari Lodge
Meal: B,L,D

Day 8: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast you will drive today to the world-famous Queen Elizabeth National Park, crossing the equator along the way. You shall have an evening game drive.

Accommodation: Katara Lodge
Meal: B,L,D

Day 9: Game Drive, Boat Ride on the Kazinga Channel
Have an Early Morning Game Drive. There are over 100 mammal species that include Lions, Hippos, Buffaloes, Leopard, Spotted Hyena, Elephants and the elusive Giant Forest Hog in this park. The Primates include Chimps, Black and White Colobus Monkeys, Blue, Black faced Red Colobus, and Red tailed monkeys and Olive Baboons. Return to the Lodge. In the afternoon, you shall have a boat ride on Kazinga Channel. Queen Elizabeth boasts one of the highest bio diversity ratings of any game park, from the open Savannah to Rain Forest, dense Papyrus Swamps and Crater Lakes to the vastness of Lake Edward.

Accommodation: Katara Lodge
Meal: B,L,D

Day 10: Game Drive in Ishasha Proceed to Bwindi National Park
Depart for Bwindi National park in the morning on your way; you will have a chance to have a game drive in Ishasha sector where the tree climbing lions are found, then continue to the home of the Mountain Gorillas. Of Uganda’s Forested Parks, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is best known for gorilla tracking, but it also provides refuge to elephants, chimpanzees, monkeys and various small antelopes, as well as 23 bird species restricted to the Albertine.

Accommodation: Mahogany Springs Lodge
Meal: B,L,D

Day 11: Gorilla Trekking, Drive to Lake Bunyonyi
This morning you will get up early and go for gorilla trekking. Trekking the Mountain Gorilla is one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. The trek will take between 2 and 6 hours, but is well worth the effort. You will be led by an experienced ranger who will tell you interesting facts about flora and fauna and the lifestyle of the Gorillas. As an alternative to gorilla trekking, there are several walks that can take you. The Mubwindi Swamp Trail takes about 3 hours and goes through parts of the park where there are elephants. Another 6-hour hike leads up to the peak in Rwamunyoni to 2.607m. Afterwards you will drive to Lake Bunyonyi.

Accommodation: Birds Nest Lodge
Meal: B,L,D

Day 12: Drive to Lake Mburo National Park
Today, drive to Lake Mburo National Park. Even at the entrance to the park you can watch impalas and zebras. You will have a game drive as you enter the park. The Lake Mburo National Park forms a mosaic-like habitat with rocks, dry slopes, open and wooded savannas, forests, and swamps increases. This diversity of habitats has the diversity of bird life with 313 bird species recorded in the park, including flame head Barbet, Long-tailed Zitting Cisticola(Tabora), African Bins Rail, Collared Barbet, binding Bush singer among others.

Accommodation: Mihingo Lodge
Meal: B,L,D

Day 13: Nature Walk, Drive to Kampala
You will get up early morning for a guided nature walk, return to the hotel for a hearty breakfast. You will then start your journey back to Kampala. Cross the equator and have time to take photos at the equator. Buy a few souvenirs and have a quick picnic lunch. Later you depart for the Airport and take your flight back home.


Offer Includes

  • Flights from London with Turkish Airlines
  • Airports taxes
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • A professional and experienced English speaking guide.
  • Fuel and Transportation in 4*4 Landcruiser Jeep with pop up roof
  • All Activities listed in the program apart from Optional Activities
  • Ferry crossing Fees
  • All Entrance fees and game drive fees, all relevant government tax
  • Mineral Water while on the tour

Meal Plans

  • As per Itinerary