15 Days/ 14 Nights Uganda Safari tour package.

Experience fabulous wildlife, scenery, and cultural experiences on this 15 days Uganda Safari. For most people mountain gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tracking are the highlight of this safari. There are amazing opportunities of seeing wonderful animals like Rhinos, lions, hippos, buffaloes, leopard, elephants, and several species of birds enjoy the thundering Murchison Falls and the crater lakes is the western and southwestern of the country.

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Tour NO:K045

Minimum Rate Per Traveller:Easy Package Start from US$ 4,327.5 

Best time: All year around

Duration:15Days/14nights

Departures: Daily

Departing From: Kampala

Departure Time: 0800 Hrs (possible to leave earlier than)

Minimum Travelers: 3

Day 1 : Arrival

Entebe International Airport on arrival in Uganda you will meet by one of Giraffe Safari representative who will welcome you and who will transfer you from the airport to Kampala city. You will spend the night in this busy tourist town where you will get short briefing from our representative at hotel and leave you to relax for while and have dinner at  LUXURY: Kampala Serena Hotel COMFORT: Grand Imperial Hotel EASY: Elizabeth Homestay Hotel or another accommodation of the same category. 

Day 2: Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park.

After your breakfast in morning  you will be taken from your hotel and get drive to Murchison Falls National Park which is about 4 hours by drive. The journey is a miracle adventure with a stopover at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary route to track Rhinos. Your ranger guide will give you short brief. Then you will proceed to trek Rhinos in the sanctuary.Depending on the location of your lodge after this fulfilling experience and photo session you will proceed to the ‘top of the falls’ where River Nile is forced through a 7-meter gorge with a thunderous fall. Then after this amazing adventure you will be taken to have dinner and overnight stay at  LUXURY: Nile Safari Lodge .COMFORT: Fort Murchison Lodge EASY: Shoebill Campsite or another accommodation of the same category. 

Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park.

After your breakfast you will start your Game drive. Murchison Falls National park is the biggest in Uganda and offers fulfilling game viewing. The game drives start early morning right after breakfast which increases the chances of sighting different animals especially the predators that tend to go into hiding during the heat of the day. The game drive happen in the northern bank of River Nile, where you look out for giraffes, elephants, hartebeest, Buffaloes, Leopards, Lions and different bird species. In the after-noon continue with safari to River Nile – Nile boat safari towards the mighty Murchison falls. The relaxed boat safari provides more opportunities for spotting a variety of animals and birds and falls. You have an opportunity to watch the falls from below then you will go back for having dinner and overnight stay at the accommodation selected on day 2.

Day 4: Murchison Falls Np – Kibale Np.

After your breakfast in the morning you will drive about 7 hours to Kibale National Park. Today you will depart for the home of Chimpanzee in Kibale National Park. Kibale forest is home to 13 species of primates with the main attraction being chimpanzee tracking and bird watching. The journey to this tropical forest passes villages and colorful road markets. Lunch will be saved en route or packed and you will be go to have dinner and overnight stay at LUXURY: Papaya Lake Lodge COMFORT: Primate Lodge EASY: Chimpanzee guest house or another accommodation of the same category. 

 Day 5: Kibale National Park. 

After your breakfast in morning to you will go for Chimpanzee tracking which is fulfilling adventure that takes you deep in the tropical forests with streams of water and abundant wildlife. You will start with a briefing from the ranger guide about your chimp trek. On your trek you might have sightings of red-tailed monkeys, black-and white Columbus monkeys,butterflies, and birds calling from the canopies with the help of your ranger guide you will locate the chimps and enjoy picture moments and watch them as they play, groom, and feed then after lunch visit Bigodi swamp  a community project known for its rich diversity of birds and primates depending on the availability of time then you will have dinner and overnight stay at  LUXURY: Crater Safari Lodge .COMFORT: Tembo Safari EASY: Kibale Forest Camp or another accommodation of the same category. 

Day 6: Kibale Np – Queen Elizabeth Np

After your breakfast you will continue with wildlife tour to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Enjoy views of several crater lakes and the mystical Rwenzori Mountain ranges. On arrival in the park you will have lunch and take a boat safari on Kazinga channel. The boat safari is a great way to enjoy water, animals, birds and photography then you will have dinner and overnight at  LUXURY: Mweya safari lodge COMFORT: Park View Safari EASY: Bush Lodge  or another accommodation of the same category. 

Day 7: Queen Elizabeth Np – Inshasha Sector

After your breakfast you will enjoy half day game drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park . The animals in their different families, clans, and groups are out starting on their day. Watch the animals in their natural habitat and notice the difference with those caged in zoos. You will do this mostly from the Kasenyi plains where there is the large Kob mating ground. Look out for Elephants, Lions, Leopard, Water bucks, Buffaloes, and several colorful birds after this experience you will continue to Ishasha the famed for the tree-climbing lions. It is not easy to sight these but we shall mount a search with the help of rangers. You will have overnight stay at LUXURY: Ishasha wilderness camp COMFORT: Bwindi Jungle lodge EASY: Enjojo Lodge  or another accommodation of the same category. 

Day 8: Inshasha Sector – Bwindi Forest

After your breakfast in the morning you will drive about 2 hours to the home of the gentle giants of Bwindi Mountain gorillas. The journey takes you through the terraced hills of Kigezi highlands. You will enjoy the beauty of landscape on the way then you will have lunch, dinner and overnight stay at LUXURY: Buhoma Lodge COMFORT: Haven lodge EASY: Rest Camp or another accommodation of the same category.

Day 9: Bwindi Forest Np

Mountain gorillas are true gentle giants found in Bwindi impenetrable forest and Mgahinga gorilla national park in Uganda. Bwindi impenetrable forest is abounding with life hosting species of birds, butterflies, primates, mammals, and trees. Your ranger guide will guide you to in conjunction with early trackers to the enormous and rare mountain gorillas deep in the jungles of Bwindi. The trekking experience takes anything from on hour (rarely) to about 8 hours to accomplish  you will only have one hour with gorillas to capture your finest moment. For those not interested in gorilla tracking can take a community village walk or short guided forest walk then you will have dinner with overnight stay at accommodation selected on day 8.

Day 10: Bwindi Forest Np – Lake Bunyonyi

After your breakfast in the morning you will get drive for 2 hours to Lake Bunyonyi the second deepest lake in Africa. Enjoy stunning scenery  interlocking hills terraced by the locals as they practice farming named the “Switzerland of Africa” by Churchill, the great British diplomat. You will have lunch, dinner and overnight stay at LUXURY: Trackers Safari Lodge COMFORT: Volcano Bwindi Lodge EASY: Haw’s Eye Campsite or another accommodation of the same category.

Day 11: Lake Bunyonyi Islands

Today after wake up and you will enjoy the rays of the sun over Lake Bunyonyi. It is surrounded by beautiful hills terraced by the locals as they grow potatoes and other crops for their food and excess for sale. Take a canoe ride to some of the 29 Islands that will give you an overview of the cultural and history of the area. Most notable is the story of the ‘punishment island’ your guide will share this story while on your  boat ride. In the afternoon you can dive in the lake for a swim, go bird watching, or hike up a steep hill for more views of the lake and its islands. Alternatively you can set by the lake shores and enjoy reading a book and you will have dinner and overnight stay on the accommodation selected on day 10. 

Day 12: Lake Bunyonyi – Lake Mburo NP.

After your breakfast you will drive for 4 hours Lake Mburo National Park is a small gem in south western of Uganda en route to you pass through beautiful landscapes, plantations, and farms. You will have lunch  at Igongo cultural Museum- exhibiting the life of the native people of the area. You will reach in the park later that afternoon and take a boat trip on Lake Mburo and you will have overnight stay at LUXURY: Mburo Safari Lodge COMFORT: Rwakobo Rock Safari Lodge EASY: UWA Campsite or another accommodation of the same category.

Day 13: Lake Mburo Np – Jinja via Equator Monument

After an early breakfast you will take a game drive and then you will drive to Kampala with a stopover at the famous Equator line. You will have lunch in the city or Equator depending on arrival time and proceed to Jinja where you will have dinner and overnight stay at LUXURY: Wild Waters Lodge COMFORT: Heaven Lodge EASY: Nile Cottages or another accommodation of the same category.

Day 14: Jinja discover river Nile & White water rafting

In Jinja the Nile finds its origin visit the Source of River Nile where it starts its 4000 km journey through Africa.  Your driver guide will transfer you to the starting point of the water rafting where you will find other people waiting for an adventure filled day.

You will have a whole days rafting experience on River Nile. You will go through half the rapids before lunch and the other half after lunch. There is an option for half day rafting and you choose to rest in the afternoon or choose any of the optional activities.Including Quad bike safari, bungee jumping, horseback safari, kayaking and you will have overnight stay to the accommodation selected on day 13.

Day 15: Jinja – Entebbe Airport.

After your breakfast you will be drive from your hotel in Jinja to Entebbe airport  depend on your flight schedule or to Kampala city where you can proceed with your plan.

Included

  • Ground transport
  • Gorilla permit fees
  • Chimpanzee permit
  • Park entrance
  • Boat trips
  • Water rafting
  • Bottled water in the safari vehicle
  • Full board accommodation for two nights
  • Service of an English-speaking driver guide
  • All mentioned activities except for the optional ones

Excluded

  • Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
  • Tips to porters and driver/ guide
  • Insurance
  • Optional Tours

Gorilla Trekking tips

Bwindi impenetrable national park requires hiking,  you should pace yourself and drink plenty of water.

Eating, drinking and smoking near the gorillas is forbidden. Your ranger guide will communicate designated time and place for such.

  • We encourage you to carry a rain poncho
  • Waterproof walking shoes or hiking boots are essential.
  • Gardening gloves for protection against stinging plants
  • Long trousers and long sleeved sweaters or shirts while in the forest to avoid insect stings.
  • Photography is permitted, although you must not use flash
  • Porters are available to help you carry your day pack for a minimum fee of $20 or 50,000 Ugx