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15 Days, 14 Nights

15 Day Best of Uganda Safari and Cultural Adventure Safari

In other words, this 15-Day Best of Uganda Safari and cultural adventure safari will give you an opportunity to Explore and appreciate Uganda as the Pearl of Africa. However, from the thunderous Murchison falls in the North, tracking the chimpanzees in the south and to the most visited National Park. While Queen Elizabeth National Park is for wildlife viewing. Meanwhile, the encounter with the gentle giant, the mountain Gorilla should be the highlight of your adventure safari.
It further takes you to the most adventurous town of Uganda, Jinja home to the source of the River Nile, the longest River in Africa.

Trip highlights 15 Day Best of Uganda Safari:

Tracking the Rhino in the Zziwa Rhino sanctuary.
Hike to the top of the falls.
Game drives in Murchison and Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Boat cruises in Murchison and Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest National Park.
Gorilla tracking.
Bigodi swamp walk.
Visit the Source of the Nile.
Boat ride in Lake Mburo National Park.

Summary Itinerary 15 Day Best of Uganda Safari:

Arrival at Entebbe International Airport.
Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park via the Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
Game drive and Boat cruise to the bottom of the falls.
Move to Kibale National Park.
Chimpanzee tracking and the Bigodi Swamp walk.
Relocate to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Game drive and a Boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel.
Shift to Bwindi Impenetrable National park.
Gorilla tracking.
Cultural experience with the Batwa community.
Change to Lake Bunyonyi.
Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park.
Boat ride and Game drive.
Move to Jinja with a stopover at the Equator.

Visit the source of the Nile and be dropped in time to catch your flight back home.

Detailed Itinerary:

Arrival at Entebbe-Kampala:

Nevertheless, you will be met by a representative from Bonobos African Safari Holidays who will warmly welcome you to Uganda “the Pearl of Africa”. Once done with exchanging greetings, you will be transferred to your rooms.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Serena Hotel.
Mid-range: Cassia lodge.
Budget: Red chili Hideaway.
Meal plan: Bed and Breakfast:

Kampala-Murchison Falls:

Afterward an early breakfast, you will be picked up by your safari guide and embark on your safari adventure. In the same way, you will head northwards to Murchison falls National Park. Similarly, you will have a stopover in Nakasongola at Zziwa Rhinos sanctuary for rhino tracking. A lunch break will be in Masindi then proceed to the Park.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Parra Safari Lodge / Chobe Safari Lodge.
Mid-Range: Murchison River Lodge / Pakuba Safari Lodge.
Budget: Red chili Hideaway.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Game drive and boat cruise to the bottom of the fall:

Afterward an early breakfast, you will start the day with an interesting game drive in the northern bank of the Nile whereby Standing high chances of seeing elephants, lions, giraffes, hartebeest and diverse bird species. Return to the lodge for lunch, then go for thrilling boat cruise in the afternoon as part of your safari. similarly, it will offer you an opportunity to view herds of hippos, Nile crocodiles and a variety of bird species. Meanwhile, you will spend the whole day in Murchison falls.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Parra Safari Lodge / Chobe Safari Lodge.
Mid-Range: Murchison River Lodge / Pakuba Safari Lodge.
Budget: Red chili Hideaway.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Murchison Falls National Park-Kibale Forest National Park:

Transfer to Kibale forest national park that is famously known to have the greatest variety of Chimpanzees. Meanwhile, you will go through the Green country side. The lunch break will be in Hoima then proceed arriving early evening.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Crater safari lodge / Kyaninga safari lodge.
Mid-range: Chimpanzee Guest house/ Turaco tree tops.
Budget: Rweteera Safari Park.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Chimpanzee Tracking And Bigodi Swamp Walk:

Have breakfast at the lodge before going for chimpanzee tracking. However, the forest is sound for having the greatest number of chimpanzees in the country and East Africa as whole. While tracking these habituated chimpanzees, you will be able to see them feed, swing in the trees, and groom each other. Meanwhile, in the afternoon you will move to Bigodi swamp well-known for its unique bird species. During the walk you will also interact with the local community as they go about their daily way of life.

Accommodations:

Luxury: Crater safari lodge / Kyaninga safari lodge.
Mid-range: Chimpanzee Guest house/ Turaco tree tops.
Budget: Rweteera Safari Park.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Kibale National Park – Queen Elizabeth:

Afterward a relaxed breakfast, you will be transferred to Queen Elizabeth National park where you will peacefully be driven to the park towards the south passing via the Crater Lake area. And also appreciate the beautiful landscape with hills. Once done ,you will then continue with a game drive on arrival within the park.

Accommodations:

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge / Katara lodge.
Mid-Range: Irungu Forest Lodge/ Elephant hub Lodge.
Budget: Bush lodge / Pumba safari cottages.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Game drive and boat cruise on the Kazinga channel:

Furthermore, you will rise up to go for an early morning game drive in Kasenyi area where you may spot elephants, buffaloes, lions and other fauna in their natural habitat. You will then return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, you will also go for an exciting boat cruise along the Kazinga channel that links Lake Edward and Lake George. While here, you will spot herds of Hippotamus, buffaloes taking a heart drink and a variety of bird species.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge / Katara lodge.
Mid-Range: Irungu Forest Lodge/ Elephant hub Lodge.
Budget: Bush lodge / Pumba safari cottages.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Queen Elizabeth- Bwindi Forest:

Early morning transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via the Ishasha Sector that is famous for its tree climbing lions. While as, the scenic beauty enroute is breathtaking as it is famously referred to the “Switzerland of Africa”

Accommodations:

Luxury: Gorilla Safari Lodge /Buhoma lodge.
Mid-Range: Silver back lodge / Gorilla Mist Camp.
Budget: Buhoma Community Rest camp.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Gorilla tracking:

Meanwhile, you will head out early this morning to the park base where you will be briefed about your Gorilla tracking experience. However, this is the most anticipated and interesting part of your safari. It is a very special and memorable walk, through the muddy and steep environments within the park before you meet any gorilla. It is a very tough walk but when you meet these great apes it is time worth spent. Lastly, you will get to spend 1 hour with them and head back to the lodge.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Gorilla Safari Lodge /Buhoma lodge.
Mid-Range: Silver back lodge / Gorilla Mist Camp.
Budget: Buhoma Community Rest camp.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Batwa cultural experience:

Therefore, today you will get an experience with some of the most ancient tribes in Uganda. Who will demonstrate to you how to make fire in the traditional way, how to make local meal, how to attend to their plantations and how to make traditional art and crafts as well as their way of life. You may also take a ride on a wooden bicycle and a lot more interesting activities.

Accommodations:

Luxury: Gorilla Safari Lodge /Buhoma lodge.
Mid-Range: Silver back lodge / Gorilla Mist Camp.
Budget: Buhoma Community Rest camp.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Bwindi – Lake Bunyonyi:

Nevertheless, you will move to Lake Bunyonyi the 2nd deepest Lake in Africa. Meanwhile. the terraced hills and the islands that dot the lake, make it amazing and breathtaking scenic beauty. It is also an ideal place to relax after the tough gorilla tracing. You may either go for the island tour in the traditional canoes or sun bathe, or even just swim among others.

Accommodations:

Luxury: Bird Nest/ Arcadia cottages.
Mid-range: Hawks lodge.
Budget: Bunyonyi Overland Camp / Crater bay cottages.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Lake Bunyonyi- lake Mburo:

Furthermore, you will drive to Lake Mburo the smallest national park through Mbarara town where you will meet with the long horned cattle, rugged hill slopes, small village towns and natives selling their products to by-passers along the road. Similarly, you will Check in for the lodge and wait for an evening boat ride.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Mihingo Lodge.
Mid-Range: Mburo Safari Lodge.
Budget: Rwakobo Rock.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Lake Mburo-Jinja:

Meanwhile, early in the morning you will enjoy a walking safari with the guidance of a ranger guide where you will spot a variety of bird types and animals like zebras, warthogs and many more. Afterward, you will have relaxation at the lodge and in the evening go for a game drive.

Accommodations:

Luxury: Mihingo Lodge.
Mid-Range: Mburo Safari Lodge.
Budget: Rwakobo Rock.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Lake Mburo-Jinja:

However, you will be moved to Jinja. However, You may use the same route. This allows you to have a second pause at the Uganda Equator. While here you will be able to stand in both the southern and Northern part at the same time. You will take pictures and buy some gifts and then continue to Kampala for lunch. You will then proceed to most daring town of Uganda which is a Home to the source of the Longest River in Africa, River Nile.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Nile Village / Hotel Paradise.
Mid-Range: Kingfisher Resort / Source of the Nile Hotel.
Budget: Base camp / Living waters.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Jinja-Entebbe:

Meanwhile, you will enjoy a boat ride to the source of the Nile and move back to Kampala. If time allows, you may pass by the Sezibwa falls as well as a cultural site in the Buganda Kingdom. The falls are also an amazing attraction. You will then be dropped.

Price Includes 15 Day Best of Uganda Safari:

A 4×4 Land cruiser/ Minibus with an English-speaking safari guide.
Fuel.
All park entrance fees.
Full board room as per the guide.
Game drives.
Boat cruises.
Tracking the Rhinos.
Hike to the top of the falls.
Visit the source the Nile.
Chimpanzee tracking.

Price Excludes 15 Day Best of Uganda Safari:

Gorilla permit.
Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
International flights.
Tips.