24 Days Best of Uganda Wildness Adventure Safari

24 Days Best of Uganda Wildness Adventure Safari

These 24 Days Best of Uganda Wildness Adventure Safari Starts & Ends in Entebbe, Uganda begins with a visit to Jinja the Source of the Nile for Water Rafting then proceed to Kidepo via Sipi Falls with the best guide from Tubale Safaris, It continues to Murchison falls national park and the rest of the national parks in Uganda as listed in the itinerary below.

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  • MEAL PLAN: Mid-Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
  • Drinking Water throughout.

Mid-Range: $7,000pp

Luxury: $9,700pp

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    Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe Airport and Transfer to Kampala

    On arrival, you will be transferred to your Lodge for breakfast. After you have enjoyed your breakfast, you will be picked up by a Tubale Safaris driver and start your tour of Kampala city. You will visit the Kasubi Tombs. The Kasubi Tombs are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. They serve as a burial ground for some of the kings of Buganda. In Buganda, it is believed that the King does not die but rather disappears.

    You will hear more tales from your guide and see some of the Buganda regalia at the tombs. You will visit the Gadhafi Mosque. This is the national mosque in Uganda and it was built with support from the late Libyan leader, Muammar Gadhafi. It has a rich history with its location on the original colonial capital and one of the original ‘seven hills’ of Kampala. Climb up the many steps of the mosque to see Kampala through a bird’s eye view. You will visit the Uganda Museum.

    The Uganda Museum is a one-stop place for a historic tour of Uganda over the years. Different sections in the museum introduce you to nature, culture, technology, tools used by Ugandans over the years, and traditional musical instruments. Go to the Baha’i Temple Located on Kikaya Hill in the suburbs of Kampala, this is the only Baha’i temple on the African continent. Enjoy the sight of the magnificent building and learn about the Baha’i faith in Uganda. Apart from the religious aspect of the temple, it sits on a vast piece of land with beautiful gardens with bird-watching opportunities.

    • Main Destination: Kampala
    • Accommodation: Cassia Lodge, a Midrange hotel located in or near the park
    • Meals & Drinks: All meals included, Drinking water

    Day 2 of 24 Days Best of Uganda Wildness Adventure Safari: Transfer to Jinja (Source of the Nile)

    You will be picked up very early in the morning and start your journey to Jinja. Along the way, you will see Mabira Forest, Sugar plantations in Lugazi, and finally the World’s longest river Nile. Jinja lies on the shore of Lake Victoria, about 3 hours East of Kampala. This town is famous as the historic source of the river Nile and at the same time the adrenaline capital of East Africa.

    Besides enjoying peaceful sunsets, birdlife, and tranquility, this is also where visitors get their adventurous fix. Enjoy activities such as white-water rafting, kayaking, tubing, quad biking, mountain biking, and horse riding. Jinja has a gorgeous natural setting with crumbling colonial architecture. It also has a vibrant downtown and broad leafy residential streets set next to the Nile River that you will also enjoy.

    • Main Destination: Jinja
    • Accommodation 2 Friends Lodge, Midrange lodge located in Jinja
    • Meals & Drinks: All meals included, Drinking water

    Day 3 – Transfer to Sipi Falls

    You will start your journey to Kumi District to the sipi falls on this day. A drive through the northeastern part of Uganda, to the foothills of Mt Elgon you reach a plateau 1800m above sea level where the beautiful Sipi Falls is located. This green area has a spectacular series of waterfalls (some nearly 100m high), surrounded by village walking trails and lush green coffee-producing hills.

    There are three falls separated by steep hillsides. It is quite cool here compared to the other parts of Uganda with temperate weather conditions. You will relax and enjoy the fresh air and the calm environment away from city hustles and traffic. Later in the day, a coffee tour and community visits are some of the activities you can enjoy besides the hikes.

    Day 4 of 24 Days Best of Uganda Wildness Adventure Safari: Nature Hikes and Visit the Traditional Kraal

    Tubale safaris strive to be innovative and take responsibility by bringing you to places where no one else will go. One of these examples is Karamoja; an area in North-Eastern Uganda where you can learn about the traditional life of the Karamojong, the most traditional tribe still living in Uganda. In the early morning breakfast, you will leave for Moroto the area occupied by the Karamajongs.

    On reaching, you will have a scenic nature walk through the highest mountain of Karamoja. During the walk, we will set camp at a traditional village of the So Tepeth mountain people. After this, you’ll meet the Karamajong living in a Kraal, better known as Manyatta or Boma in Swahili. A Kraal is basically a village made out of huts surrounded by fences made of wood and thorns. These are put up to keep the cattle in and to protect them against rival tribes and wild animals. Some of the Kraals are permanent and others are temporary.

    • Main Destination: Karamoja
    • Accommodation Karatunga, Moroto
    • Meals & Drinks: All meals included, Drinking water

    Day 5 – Transfer to Kidepo National Park

    Wake up to the sights, sounds, and smells of pastoral life and after breakfast, we will continue our journey north through the rugged Karamoja scenery towards Kidepo Valley. In the morning you can still enjoy this unique opportunity to spend more time with the Karamojong tribe. After this thrilling experience, it is time to travel to the most remote and pristine national park in the country: Kidepo Valley National Park.

    In the rugged semi-arid valleys in the extreme northeast of Uganda, Kidepo Valley National Park lies hidden away in a lost and not frequently visited corner between Uganda’s borders with Sudan and Kenya. It is a long but very rewarding journey to get to this area with some of the most beautiful scenery in Uganda. You’ll experience an afternoon game drive in the wild Narus valley where herds of elephants & buffalos as well as beautiful sights of lions and leopards sitting on various valley rocks can be spotted.

    • Main Destination: Kidepo National Park
    • Accommodation: Kidepo Savannah Lodge, Midrange Lodge Located in Kidepo Valley National Park.
    • Meals & Drinks: All meals included, Drinking water

    Day 6 of 24 Days Best of Uganda Wildness Adventure Safari: Game drive in Kidepo Valley National Park

    Kidepo Valley national park is one of the few parks in Uganda where you can do a walking safari. An armed ranger is joining you for your safety and you will explore the wilderness on foot. During this activity, you get the chance to experience the wildlife up close, a totally different experience than game-viewing by car. Buffalo, waterbuck, giraffe, warthog, zebra, bush-buck, and of course the naughty baboons can be seen all year round as well as many different bird species.

    The guide stops regularly, not merely searching for a game, but telling you about birds, insects, trees, animal droppings, the medicinal use of plants, and which animals eat which plants. This game park has a profusion of big game and hosts 475 bird species and over 80 mammal species, of which 28 were not known to occur (or very rarely) in any other Ugandan park. For example; ostriches, zebras, bat-eared foxes, aardwolves, caracals, cheetahs, and greater and lesser kudus.

    • Main Destination: Kidepo Valley National Park.
    • Accommodation Kidepo Savannah Lodge, Midrange Lodge located in Kidepo
    • Meals & Drinks: All meals included, Drinking water

    Day 7 – Transfer from Kidepo to Murchison falls National Park

    After an early breakfast, we’ll leave the camp and have one last chance to enjoy the beauty of Kidepo and maybe get a sight of any animals we missed. From the park gates, it is a two-hour drive through the rugged landscape (and roads!) of northern Uganda to Kitgum and then a further hour to Gulu where we will stop for lunch.

    From Gulu, we’ll head south on good roads to the northern gates of Murchison Falls NP, Uganda’s best-known and biggest nature reserve. With the impressive and powerful Murchison waterfall and its remarkable animal populations, this is a must-visit in the Pearl of Africa. We’ll have the opportunity to take a slow drive in the late afternoon through the park before setting up camp in the delta area of the park.

    • Main Destination: Murchison Falls National Park.
    • Accommodation: Fort Murchison (Room), Mid-range lodge located just outside Murchison Falls NP.
    • Meals & Drinks: All meals included, Drinking water

    Day 8 of 24 Days Best of Uganda Wildness Adventure Safari: Game Drive and the Mighty Falls

    After an early breakfast, it is time to explore the park. On the Game drive, you will spot as many animals as possible. While driving through the park you can come eye-to-eye with the African animal kingdom. Hopefully, you see them all; elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, lions, leopards, different species of antelope, and many tropical birds.

    They are all there! A professional ranger with extensive knowledge of the park and its inhabitants will join you in your car. The park is especially known for its massive elephant population, a huge array of bird species, and big herds of buffalo. The afternoon boat safari towards the Murchison Falls is a very special activity, it takes approximately 3 hours and goes along the Victoria Nile to the base of the falls. If you like hiking, the boat can drop you near the waterfalls and you can hike up to the top (this takes around 1 or 1.5 hours). The views are amazing!

    • Main Destination: Murchison Falls National Park.
    • Accommodation: Fort Murchison (Room), Mid-range lodge located just outside Murchison Falls NP
    • Meals & Drinks: Breakfast dinner (Lunch not included), Non-alcoholic drinks

    Day 9 – Visit the Top of the fall and Transfer to Semliki National Park

    After breakfast at your accommodation you will depart right away (after breakfast) for an early breakfast and travel to Semuliki National Park approximately 7 to 8 hours on the road from Murchison falls national park. Have lunch along the way; later reach the park and check in at the lodge.

    • Main Destination: Murchison Falls National Park.
    • Accommodation: Semiliki Safari Lodge
    • Meals & Drinks: All meals included, non-alcoholic drinks

    Day 10 of 24 Days Best of Uganda Wildness Adventure Safari: Sempaya hot springs, Hiking | Crater Lakes Tour | Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru Caves then transfer to Kibale National Park

    After your delicious breakfast, set out and visit the Sempaya hot springs which are the most attention-grabbing attractions in Semuliki. These springs have a geyser that shoots up from the 8 meters hole, and the water is at a high temperature. The most interesting part about the springs is that one can boil matooke and eggs in the springs and they can get ready for eating in a few minutes. In fact, this is the largest hot spring in Uganda.

    Still, along the trail where the hot springs are located, you will be in line to see a number of birds such as the Blue breasted Kingfisher, and various primates such as the red-tailed monkeys, and the grey-cheeked mangabey. You will visit the Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru Caves and the three surrounding Explosion Crater Lakes and this will be a time of hiking, and learning about the local culture and legends. Then after you will transfer to Kibale National Park.

    • Main Destination: Kibale Forest National Park.
    • Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp
    • Meals & Drinks: All meals included, non-alcoholic drink

    Day 11 – Chimps Tracking and Bigodi Swamp Walk in Kibale.

    Today you will track the most famous inhabitants of Kibale National Park, the chimpanzees. Chimpanzees share 98% of human genes making them our closest living relatives. They are found in 21 countries throughout Africa but are most easily sighted in Uganda due to their dense populations. There is also a wonderfully diverse concentration of other primates, more than any other forest in East Africa, in fact. Besides our delightful cousins, the chimpanzees, you can find red colobus, red-tailed guenon, white-nosed monkey, gray-cheeked mangabey, blue monkey, L’Hoest’s monkey, and the black and white colobus monkey. In addition, you may see olive baboons, bush babies, and nocturnal pottos. You will have a Bigodi swamp walk in the afternoon.

    Day 12 of 24 Days Best of Uganda Wildness Adventure Safari: Mahoma Trail (Mt. Rwenzori)

    The three days trek takes you through the pristine rainforest of Kyambogho ridge with a view of the Mubuku Valley then climb the heavily forested ridge which is home to many primates, such as the black and white Colobus monkey, blue monkey, and occasionally the L’hoest monkey up the Omu’ka Kizza Rest Camp at 2,977metres. Here you will enjoy the magnificent views over the Rwenzori foothills and Kasese town 2,160 meters below.

    • Accommodation: in the hut, The hike takes an average of 5 -8 hours
    • Meals & Drinks: All meals included, non-alcoholic drinks

    Day 14 – Queen’s Morning game drive and the afternoon explosion crater drive.

    Be up early and have your breakfast. Proceed for a morning game drive in the park, along the Kasenyi plains, and be on the look for Lions, Elephants, Leopards (though hard to spot), Bushbucks, Cape Buffaloes, Waterbucks, Giant Forest Hogs, Uganda kob among others. Return to your accommodation for some rest time and lunch. In the afternoon you will go for the explosion crater drive.

    The drive is basically sightseeing with a very spectacular view of the breathtaking scenery in and around Queen. There is also plenty of wildlife to see along the drive although the commonest are sights of Cape Buffaloes plus Elephants. Return to the accommodation for relaxation, dinner, and an overnight stay.

    • Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park.
    • Accommodation: The Bush Lodge
    • Meals & Drinks: All meals included, Drinking Water

    Day 15 of 24 Days Best of Uganda Wildness Adventure Safari: Morning Game Drive and Boat Cruise

    After you have enjoyed your breakfast you will be taken for a morning game drive in time to see the sunrise. The morning is the best time for a game drive as the African animal kingdom tends to be most active when during the golden hours of the first sunlight touching the savannah. You will continue the search for all the wildlife; elephant, buffalo, lion, waterbuck, leopard, Uganda kob, warthog, and do not forget about the birds and the primates.

    After lunch, you will take a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel. Here, you will see a lot of hippos (more than you can possibly imagine), as well as a variety of other animals which come to the waterhole to drink or bathe. You can expect to see: Buffalo, crocodiles, bathing elephants, and a range of beautiful birds. This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your tour.

    Day 16 – Proceed to the southern part of Queen – to the Ishasha area

    Have breakfast then set off for a breathtaking game-viewing experience in the Ishasha area of Queen Elizabeth National Park – famously known for its resident tree-climbing lions. The chance of spotting these lions is about 70% though sometimes they are really hard to spot (most especially when they’re down in the grassland looking for prey). Hoping you get the chance to spot them, the sight will be spectacular! You will also be able to see other wildlife such as the Uganda kob, Cape buffalos, elephants, and warthogs in addition to the tree-climbing lions. Thereafter, head to the accommodation for relaxation, dinner, and later overnight.

    • Main Destination: Isasha National Park.
    • Accommodation: Topi Lodge
    • Meals & Drinks: All meals included, Drinking Water

    Day 17 of 24 Days Best of Uganda Wildness Adventure Safari: More Ishasha game viewing and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable NP.

    Be up and have your breakfast served. Go for more tree-climbing lion sightings and thereafter transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi is a big habitat for mountain gorillas in Uganda (harboring an estimated 400 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population), including several habituated groups, which can be tracked. With a strenuous day ahead, you will do less on arrival but just check in your accommodation, and relax as you prepare for the Bwindi gorilla trekking experience the following day.

    • Main Destination: Ishasha National Park.
    • Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Camp
    • Meals & Drinks: All meals included, Drinking Water

    Day 18 – Gorilla trekking and Transfer to Mgahinga National Park

    Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a highlight for many visitors as this is where they will be visiting the home of the gentle giants. The park lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests lie on the mist-covered hillsides. This magnificent forest dates back over 25,000 years, even surviving the last Ice Age (most forests disappeared).

    Bwindi forest has an incredible diversity of flora and fauna and is the only forest in Africa that can make a claim to hosting both mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. In fact, half the world’s population of gorillas live here divided over nine habituated family groups. Also, 5 other primate species, 120 species of mammal, over 220 butterflies, and 360 bird species call Bwindi home. This is the place to see the critically endangered mountain gorillas up close for your very own ‘Gorillas in the Mist’ moment. After Gorilla Tracking you will transfer to Mgahinga National Park.

    • Main Destination: Mgahinga National Park.
    • Accommodation: Travellers Rest Hotel
    • Meals & Drinks: All meals included, non-alcoholic drinks

    Day 19 of 24 Days Best of Uganda Wildness Adventure Safari: Golden Monkey Trekking and Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation

    Today you will leave your lodge after an early breakfast and your driver guide will transfer you to the briefing point where the golden monkey trekking starts. A ranger guide will receive you and offer you a briefing with information on what to expect while in the park as you search for the golden monkeys. After this short brief, you will then start your hike up in search of the golden monkeys, which are only in the Virunga Volcanoes. You are encouraged to take with you a porter because the hike can be steep in some areas and they will be helpful.

    You will be joined by enforcement officers to help in case you meet the wild buffaloes and Elephants which can be dangerous. The golden monkeys are generally more active than the gorillas and you will follow them as they move all over the place and feed. Just like gorilla trekking, you are only allowed to spend 1 hour with the golden monkey before you start your descent back to the starting point and your lodge. They love feeding on bamboo shoots among other foods like fruits, vegetation, and sometimes ants. Thereafter, Start the Batwa experience including the Nature walk then transfer to Lake Bunyonyi.

    • Main Destination: Lake Bunyonyi
    • Accommodation: Heritage Lodge
    • Meals & Drinks:
    • All meals included Drinking Water

    Day 20 – Explore Lake Bunyonyi: enjoy canoe rides, interact with the community, and sight birds.

    After breakfast, you will have the option of visiting the Oregano rain Forest which has diverse plants and animals or spending some time interacting with the Batwa (pygmies) community who inhabit parts of the forest and its surrounding areas. Birders will treat themselves to well over 300 bird species recorded. Alternatively, you could opt for a canoe trek on Lake Bunyonyi which will introduce you to the major islands and their rich history but also there will be some great time spent in a traditional dugout canoe. Return to your accommodation for lunch and relaxation probably reflecting on your trip so far.

    • Main Destination: Lake Bunyonyi
    • Accommodation: Heritage Lodge
    • Meals & Drinks: All meals included, non-alcoholic drinks

    Day 21 of 24 Days Best of Uganda Wildness Adventure Safari: Transfer to Lake Mburo NP and enjoy an afternoon (evening) game viewing.

    Have breakfast and set off to Lake Mburo NP. Drive past the intensely terraced Kigezi hill slopes into Mbarara town and finally Lake Mburo NP. Arrive in the park in the early afternoon and take some rest before proceeding out for the late afternoon (evening) game viewing. On the game drive, expect to see the gigantic eland antelopes, zebras in big numbers, topis, impalas, warthogs, Uganda kob, and Cape buffalos among others. Later, relax at the accommodation where you will spend the night.

    • Main Destination: Lake Mburo National Park.
    • Accommodation: Rwakobo Rock
    • Meals & Drinks: All meals included, Drinking Water

    Day 22 – Mburo park (nature) walk and Boat cruise

    Enjoy your early breakfast and proceed for the Mburo morning park/nature walk in the presence of an armed Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger/guide. On this early morning guided walk, you often encounter hyenas that are returning to their dens after a night of being on the prowl. Also, you will have the opportunity to encounter (at close range): Zebras, Giraffes and Eland, Topi and other antelopes, and Cape buffaloes among others. Take the Trail to the top of the hills and see Lake Mburo and beyond. From this vantage point, you will have a great view of 9 of the twelve lakes surrounding Lake Mburo NP. Thereafter, return to the accommodation for lunch and drive back to the Boat for the afternoon boat cruise.

    • Main Destination: Lake Mburo National Park.
    • Accommodation: Rwakobo Rock
    • Meals & Drinks: All meals included, non-alcoholic drinks

    Day 23 of 24 Days Best of Uganda Wildness Adventure Safari: Safari walk in Lake Mburo National Park and transfer to Kampala

    Early morning safari walk, get early up to visit the hyena’s den, chance to see Leopards, zebras, water-bucks, birds buffaloes in their day break jungle life! Get back for breakfast and start the drive to Kampala. Have early lunch in Masaka and a stopover at the Equator. we continue to Kampala and have accommodation there.

    • Main Destination: Kampala
    • Accommodation: Speke Resort Munyonyo
    • Meals & Drinks: All meals included, Drinking Water

    Day 24- Transfer to Entebbe Airport (Flight Back)

    This day will mark the last day of your safari. After Breakfast, you expect to relax and enjoy the Environment with a cool Breeze from Lake Victoria then after transfer to the airport for your flight

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    24 Days Best of Uganda Wildness Adventure Safari Inclusions and Exclusions

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    Price Included:

    • Park fees (For non-residents).
    • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
    • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade).
    • A professional driver/guide
    • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional).
    • All Taxes/VAT
    • Roundtrip airport transfer
    • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section).
    • Drinking water (On all days).

    Price Excluded:

    • International flights (From/to home).
    • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour.
    • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
    • The government imposed an increase in taxes and/or park fees.
    • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

    Terms & Conditions

    • Rates are per person and exclude international flights from/to your home country.
    • This tour is not available to groups larger than 2 people.
    • This tour must be paid in US Dollars (USD).

    Tour Quotation

    • MEAL PLAN: Mid-Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Drinking Water throughout.

    Mid-Range: $7,000pp

    Luxury: $9,700pp

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