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12-Day Safari Holiday in Uganda

12Day Safari Holiday in Uganda Fly into Entebbe and overnight at the booked accommodation. On the next day, transfer to Murchison Falls NP with en-route rhino tracking in Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary.12 Day Safari Holiday Proceed to Kibale, the primates’ capital then go to Queen Elizabeth NP. Afterward, transfer to Bwindi via the Ishasha area, famously known for its tree-climbing lions’ population. Enjoy gorilla trekking in Bwindi before relaxing at Lake Bunyonyi and finally visiting Lake Mburo NP. Lastly, you’ll return to Entebbe Airport.

 highlights 12Day Safari Holiday in Uganda

1day; Arrival at Entebbe

2day; Move to Zziwa for rhino tracking – Murchison falls

3day; Murchison game drive and boat trip

4day; Move to Kibale

5day; Morning chimp trek and afternoon Bigodi wetlands trip

6day; transfer to Queen Elizabeth

7day; Morning game drive and afternoon boat trip on Kazinga means

8day; Drive to Ishasha to search for tree climbing lions

9day; Gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest

10day; Move to Lake Bunyonyi

11day; Transfer to Lake Mburo

12day; Move back to Entebbe Airport

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, a Home to Africa assigned English-speaking Professional Tour Driver-guide will receive and welcome you to Uganda – the Pearl of Africa. Thereafter, 12 Day Safari Holiday you will move to the booked room. You will check in and take your rest – recovering from jet lag, adjusting to time difference.

#Optional (extra cost): Just in case you reached early and interested in some activity, you may consider; a). trip to the Entebbe Botanical Gardens to sight a few primates and birds, b). trip to Mabamba wetland in search of shoebill stork, c). the Lake Victoria Sunset cruise to local islands and bays. Otherwise, check in and just take your rest.

Main Destination: Entebbe International Airport

Accommodation Option:

Airport Guest House

Mid-range guest house located in or near Entebbe

Meals & Drinks:

  • Dinner (Breakfast & lunch not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2: Move to Zziwa for rhino tracking – Murchison NP

However,12Day Safari Holiday in Uganda be up early to have breakfast, and then drive off to Zziwa Rhino home. Once there, you will proceed for an hour of on-foot rhino tracking. meanwhile, from the rhino tracking, head to Masindi where you will have a lunch stop. After lunch, embark on the move to Murchison Falls NP.

In the same way,12Day Safari Holiday in Uganda the highlights of this park include the roaring rapids of the Murchison, the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest National Park where you will have the chance of viewing lions, giraffes, hartebeest,12 Day Safari Holiday buffalo, and elephants. Then surely, the mass of hippos and the Nile crocodiles here will allure you. If interested and time allows, you can proceed for a late afternoon-evening game drive.

Furthermore, the main Destination will be at Murchison Falls National Park

However, the best Time to Visit is in the months of;

December to February (Easier to spot animals)

Similarly, the high Season is as well in the months of;

June to September (Peak time for Uganda)

While, the best Weather is also in the months of;

June as well as July (Less rain and lower temperatures)

Wildlife in Murchison Falls NP

  • Chimpanzee
  • Elephant
  • Giraffe
  • Buffalo
  • Hippo
  • Lion

Accommodation Option:

Hornbill Bush Lodge

Budget lodge located just outside Murchison Falls NP

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3: Murchison game drive and boat trip

Afterward your breakfast,12Day Safari Holiday in Uganda depart for an early morning game drive across the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest National Park and be on the look for wildlife including lions, leopards (though hard to spot) among others. meanwhile, for any birder, there are quite a number of birds to sight too during the drive.

later, return to the room for some rest and to have lunch. After lunch, you will head out for the boat trip to the base of Murchison Falls where you will also be able to catch sight of more animals including Hippos and Crocodiles and several water birds.

#Optional (extra cost) If interested, continue with a hike to the top of the falls. Lastly, 12 Day Safari Holidaythe hike may be a hard one but the thrill on reaching the top is unforgettable. Return to your room and relax.

Main Destination: Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation option:

Hornbill Bush Lodge

 Budget lodge located just outside Murchison Falls NP

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drinks: Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4: Move to Kibale NP

Furthermore,12Day Safari Holiday in Uganda today you will have breakfast and then, depart right away for Kibale Forest National Park – liked for its animals like the chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, I’Hoest’s monkey, Uganda mangabey (Lophocebus Uganda). Meanwhile, the drive is quite long but amazingly scenic–passing through villages, lush green countryside and hills dotted with tea plantations that define this part of Uganda. In addition to, the beautiful view will amaze you all the way. Upon arrival at the room, check in and just relax.

However,12Day Safari Holiday in Uganda the main Destination will be at Kibale National Park

Meanwhile, the best Time to Visit is in the months of;

December to February as well as June to July

Furthermore, the high Season is also in the months of;

June to September (Peak time for Uganda)

While, the best Weather is as well in the months of;

June to July as well as December to February (Least rain)

Wildlife in Kibale NP#12Day Safari Holiday in Uganda

  • Chimpanzee
  • Elephant
  • Buffalo
  • Leopard
  • Hippo
  • Lion

12Day Safari Holiday in Uganda Accommodation Option:

Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse

Mid-range guest house located just outside Kibale NP

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5:  Chimp trekking and, afternoon Bigodi wetlands

Have breakfast and head to the rangers’ post where you will receive some briefing on the dos and don’ts during chimp trekking. Thereafter, you will proceed to trek the chimps in the Kibale Forest. An experienced ranger guide will take you chimp tracking (Kibale Forest) and the presence of primates here will surely amaze you.

Once you locate the chimpanzees,12Day Safari Holiday in Uganda you will have a full hour in their presence. Later (after lunch), move out for the Bigodi Wetland excursion. The Bigodi boasts of an extensive array of bio-diversity including a number of primates and birds. Thereafter, you will return to the accommodation and rest.

Main Destination: Kibale National Park (Chimps)

Accommodation Option:

Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse

Mid-range guest house located just outside Kibale NP

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP#12Day Safari Holiday in Uganda

Furthermore,12Day Safari Holiday in Uganda have breakfast at the lodge and then drive off to Queen Elizabeth NP. Meanwhile, you will reach Queen early enough to relax, have lunch and in the afternoon proceed out for game viewing. During the game drive, look out for wild animals like reedbuck, bushbuck, Kobs, warthogs, elephants, lions and buffaloes to mention but a few.

Alternatively, you could choose to go for the Queen’s breathtaking explosion crater drive (instead). The drive is sightseeing with very amazing view of the breathtaking view in and around Queen. There is also some wildlife to see along the drive although commonest are sights of Cape Buffaloes plus Elephants. Return to the room for relaxation, dinner and the overnight stay.

However,12Day Safari Holiday in Uganda the main Destination will be at Queen Elizabeth National Park

Furthermore, the best Time to Visit is in the months of;

January to February as well as June to July (Dry seasons)

While, the high Season is also in the months of;

June to September (Peak time for Uganda)

Similarly, the best Weather is as well in the months of;

June to July as well as January to February (Less rainfall)

Wildlife in Queen Elizabeth NP#12Day Safari Holiday in Uganda

  • Chimpanzee
  • Elephant
  • Lion
  • Buffalo
  • Hippo
  • Leopard

12Day Safari Holiday in Uganda Accommodation Option:

Irungu Forest Safari Lodge

Mid-range lodge located just outside Queen Elizabeth NP

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 7: Morning game drive and afternoon boat trip

Proceed for a morning game drive in the Kasenyi plains and be on the look for Cape buffalos, 12 Day Safari Holiday herds of elephants plus lions, leopards (though hard to spot) among others. Later, return to the room for some rest and lunch.

Afterward your lunch, you will go for a 2-hour boat trip on the Kazinga means that connects Lakes George and Edward. During the trip, the sight of wildlife including giant hippos,12 Day Safari Holiday elephants and crocodiles among others will fascinate you.

You will also see many varieties of birds at the water shores. While dinner and overnight will be at your rooms.

Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation Option:#12Day Safari Holiday in Uganda

Irungu Safari Lodge-Budget Level

Mid-range lodge located just outside Queen Elizabeth NP

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 8: Drive to Ishasha in search of tree-climbing lions#12Day Safari Holiday in Uganda

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast and then travel to the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park is known for its resident tree-climbing lions. The chance of seeing these lions is about 70% though sometimes they are hard to see.

However,12Day Safari Holiday in Uganda should you get to spot them, the sight is pretty and memorable. Meanwhile, from Ishasha, you will continue to Bwindi Impenetrable forest. With a hard day ahead, you will do less on arrival but just check in your room,12 Day Safari Holiday relax as you prepare for the Bwindi gorilla walking meeting the following day.

While, 12Day Safari Holiday in Uganda the main Destination is going to be at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Furthermore, the best Time to Visit is in the months of;

June to August as well as December to February

However, the high Season is also in the months of;                                                                                                                                                                                  June September (Gorilla permits are scarce)

Meanwhile, the best Weather is also in the months of;

June to July as well as December to February (Less rainfall)

Wildlife in Bwindi NP#12Day Safari Holiday in Uganda

  • Gorilla
  • Chimpanzee
  • Elephant

Accommodation Option:

Broadbill Forest Camp

Budget tented camp located just outside Bwindi NP

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 9: Gorilla trekking

Furthermore,12Day Safari Holiday in Uganda  you’ll have breakfast and then move to the rangers’ post where you will receive some briefing on the dos and don’ts during walking. Thereafter, you will enter the Bwindi Forest for your tour. Meanwhile, the area offers dramatic steeply forested view and is amazingly think but marked by many animal trails allowing access to tourists.

However, the time taken and the terrain, vary with the movements of these great animals. Once you have located a gorilla group, you will be allowed an hour in their presence. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle but risky giants is unforgettable.

Lastly, return to the rooms, check out and move to Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi is framed by lush, green-terraced hills that reach a height of (2,200 – 2,478m) but it’s the 29 islands of various shapes and sizes scattered across the water that make it most magical — you could admire them all day.

Meanwhile, 12Day Safari Holiday in Uganda the main Destination is going to be Lake Bunyonyi

Accommodation option:

Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort

Mid-range resort located in or near Lake Bunyonyi

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 10: Lake Bunyonyi#12Day Safari Holiday in Uganda

After days of long drives and of course the hard gorilla walking the previous day in Bwindi, this day is at your disposal for relaxation. However, all meals will be served at the rooms. Optional (at extra cost): Should you wish to go out for an activity,12 Day Safari Holiday you may consider the following the Historical Islands’ tour, visit the Batwa/pygmies’ people, Nyombe swamp trip, Mountain Bike cycling, Zip lining, canoeing or kayaking on the lake. Furthermore, the activity can be arranged onsite with the help of your driver-guide. Lastly, enjoy your stay.

Meanwhile, the main Destination is gonna be Lake Bunyonyi

12Day Safari Holiday in Uganda Accommodation Option:

Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort

Mid-range resort located in or near Lake Bunyonyi

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 11: Transfer to Lake Mburo#12Day Safari Holiday in Uganda

Meanwhile,12Day Safari Holiday in Uganda you’ll have breakfast and then set off to Lake Mburo via Mbarara City arriving at the lodge in time for lunch. Later (at 7pm), you will move out for the breathtaking Mburo night game drive. Finally, during the night game drive, expect to sight nocturnal creatures including snakes, hyena, owls and the elusive leopard (on a lucky day) among others.

Furthermore, 12Day Safari Holiday in Uganda the main Destination will be at Lake Mburo National Park

However, the best Time to Visit is in the months of;

June to August as well as December to February

Meanwhile, the high Season is as well in the months of;

June to September (Peak time for Uganda)

Similarly, the best Weather is also in the months of;

June, July as well as January to February (Little rainfall)

Wildlife in Lake Mburo NP#12Day Safari Holiday in Uganda

  • Buffalo
  • Zebra
  • Hippo
  • Giraffe
  • Leopard
  • Hyena

Accommodation Option:

Eagle’s Nest

Budget tented bush camp bordering Lake Mburo NP without fences

Meals and Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 12: Return to Entebbe to catch flight#12Day Safari Holiday in Uganda

Meanwhile,12 Day Safari Holiday you’ll enjoy your early breakfast and then proceed for the Mburo morning park (bush) walk in the presence of an armed Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger-guide. In the same way,12 Day Safari Holiday you will have the chance to meet Zebras, Giraffes and Eland, Topi and other antelope, Cape buffaloes among others.

Furthermore, you’ll take the Trail to the top of the hills and see Lake Mburo and beyond. However, from this best point, you will have a great view of 9 of the twelve lakes surrounding Lake Mburo. Thereafter, return to the room for checkout and then hit the road to Entebbe airport to catch flight.

However, the main Destination will be at Entebbe International Airport

12Day Safari Holiday in Uganda Accommodation option:

However, there no rooms since its end of tour

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Furthermore, additional room can be arranged for an extra cost.

Meanwhile, you’ll be dropped off at the airport for flight back home.

Tour Details

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Departure & Return Location

John F.K. International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Air fares
  • 3 Nights Hotel Accomodation
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location

Price Excludes

  • Guide Service Fee
  • Driver Service Fee
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Zürich, Switzerland

We’ll meet at 4 p.m. at our hotel in Luzern (Lucerne) for a “Welcome to Switzerland” meeting. Then we’ll take a meandering evening walk through Switzerland’s most charming lakeside town, and get acquainted with one another over dinner together. Sleep in Luzern (2 nights). No bus. Walking: light.

Day 2Zürich–Biel/Bienne–Neuchâtel–Geneva

Enjoy an orientation walk of Zurich’s OLD TOWN, Switzerland’s center of banking and commerce. Then, leave Zurich and start your Swiss adventure. You’ll quickly discover that Switzerland isn’t just home to the Alps, but also to some of the most beautiful lakes. First, stop at the foot of the Jura Mountains in the picturesque town of Biel, known as Bienne by French-speaking Swiss, famous for watch-making, and explore the historical center. Next, enjoy a scenic drive to lakeside Neuchâtel, dominated by the medieval cathedral and castle. Time to stroll along the lake promenade before continuing to stunning Geneva, the second-largest city in Switzerland, with its fantastic lakeside location and breathtaking panoramas of the Alps.

Day 3Enchanting Engelberg

Our morning drive takes us from Swiss lakes to Swiss Army. At the once-secret Swiss army bunker at Fortress Fürigen, we’ll see part of the massive defense system designed to keep Switzerland strong and neutral. Afterward, a short drive into the countryside brings us to the charming Alpine village of Engelberg, our picturesque home for the next two days. We’ll settle into our lodge then head out for an orientation walk. Our stroll through the village will end at the Engelberg Abbey, a Benedictine monastery with its own cheese-making operation. You’ll have free time to wander back before dinner together. Sleep in Engelberg (2 nights). Bus: 1 hr. Walking: light.

Day 4Interlaken Area. Excursion to The Jungfrau Massif

An unforgettable trip to the high Alpine wonderland of ice and snow is the true highlight of a visit to Switzerland. Globus Local Favorite At an amazing 11,332 feet, the JUNGFRAUJOCH is Europe’s highest railway station. Jungfrau’s 13,642-foot summit was first ascended in 1811 and in 1912 the rack railway was opened. There are lots of things to do here: enjoy the ALPINE SENSATION, THE PANORAMA 360° EXPERIENCE, and the ICE PALACE. Also receive your JUNGFRAU PASSPORT as a souvenir to take home with you. The round trip to the “Top of Europe” by MOUNTAIN TRAIN will take most of the day.

Day 5Lake Geneva and Château de Chillon

It’s market day in Lausanne! Enjoy browsing and packing a picnic lunch for our 11 a.m. boat cruise on Lake Geneva. A few miles down-shore we’ll dock at Château de Chillon, where we’ll have a guided tour of this delightfully medieval castle on the water. On our way back we’ll take time to peek into the vineyards surrounding Lutry before returning to Lausanne. Boat: 2 hrs. Bus: 1 hr. Walking: moderate.

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