15 Days Uganda Wildlife and Rafting Safari

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Tour Highlights

15 days Murchison Falls game viewing and launch cruise, Kibaale Forest Chimpanzee tracking, Semliki nature walk and night game drive, Queen Elizabeth wild life viewing and launch cruise, Bwindi Mountain gorillas, Lake Bunyonyi boat ride, Lake Mburo boat ride and game drive, Ssese Island relaxation, Kampala city tour and Jinja Tour/Rafting.

Day 1: Kampala, Top of Murchison Falls
Day 2: Game Drive and Nile River Boat Cruise.
Day 3: Fort Portal Crater Lake Region
Day 4: Forest Chimpanzee Tracking, Swamp Walk.
Day 7: Gorge Chimp Trek and Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise
Day 8: Game Drive – Bwindi Gorilla Forest National Park
Day 9: Mountain Gorilla Tracking
Day 10: Relax at the Scenic Lake Bunyonyi
Day 11: Boat Ride
Day 12: Jinja Town
Day 13: White Water Rafting
Day 14: Ssese Islands
Day 15: Ssese Island
Day 16: Transfer to Airport

Day 1: Kampala, Top of Murchison Falls
Meet and greet with your guide at 8:00 am before driving off to Murchison Falls National Park with a lunch break enroute.
Upon arrival at Murchison Falls National Park, visit “Top of the falls” for a breathtaking sight of the raging Nile. Check in at your Lodge/ Camp for dinner and overnight stay.
Activities: Top of the falls scenic viewing.
Meals: Lunch and Dinner.

Day 2: Game Drive and Nile River Boat Cruise.
After early breakfast, take on an early morning game drive on the northern bank of River Nile in the Park’s palm studded grassland which support dense populations of wild life. Return to your accommodation unit for a lunch break.
After lunch, take on a scheduled afternoon launch cruise along the Nile River up to the bottom of the thundering falls where you will see huge crocodiles, schools of hippos, buffalo, elephants and a variety of water birds. Retire at Lodge/ Camp for dinner and overnight stay.
Activities: Game drive, boat cruise on the Nile River.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 3: Fort Portal Crater Lake Region
After early breakfast, check out of your lodge and drive southward down the western edge of Uganda through winding agricultural lands. Proceed and enter the beautiful crater-lake region of Fort portal located underneath the magnificent Rwenzori Mountains where you will spend the night. This region offers a scenic retreat and is easy to explore on foot, the friendly people are always ready to help and willing to give you directions. The picturesque lakes are worth photo shots, some surrounded by forests, inhabited by birds and yet others surrounded by cultivation land where you get to meet and interact with the Locals.
Dinner and overnight stay.
Activities: Full day drive
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Forest Chimpanzee Tracking, Swamp Walk.
After enjoying an early delicious breakfast, prepare yourself for an exciting meeting with the chimpanzees in this mainly forested park – Kibaale Forest National Park. View the chimpanzee for an hour upon location.  The chimpanzee trek may also yield sighting of uncommon L’Hoest’s Monkey and East Africa’s largest population of the threatened Red Colobus Monkey. Other primates likely to be viewed include the black and white Colobus monkey, blue Monkey, Grey–Cheeked Mangabey (Uganda Mangabey), red tailed monkey, bush baby and Potto. Break off for lunch.
After lunch, visit the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary for a guided swamp walk, the wetland offers birders an impressive bird list of 335 species. All proceedings from this swamp walk activity go back to the community a conservation project worth supporting. Dinner and overnight stay.
Activities: Chimpanzee tracking, swamp walk (optional)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 5: Semliki Hotsprings and Nocturnal Wildlife
After breakfast, drive to Semliki Valley Wild Life Reserve going through unique landscape, marvelous and breathtaking views. Upon arrival, check in at your lodge for lunch.
Later go for a nature walk to the hot springs and a night game drive to catch up with the nocturnal animals. Dinner and overnight stay.
Activities: Nature walk and Night game drive.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park- the most popular national park in Uganda because of its varying habitants ranging from crater lakes, forested gorges, Savannah plains, swamps, rivers and the beautiful Kazinga channel that are all home to a variety of wild Game. Our journey takes us along the Rwenzori ranges and Savanna grasslands leading us to this park famous for its tree climbing lions.
Upon arrival, check in at your lodge and either have the rest of the day at leisure or take on an evening game drive to the northern crater area.
Dinner and overnight stay.
Activities: Evening game drive
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 7: Gorge Chimp Trek and Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise
In the morning, Track Chimps in Kyambura Gorge a natural habitat for these Apes, the trek will yield sighting of other wildlife. Do not forget to park your binoculars as the chimps can sometimes foliage in tree canopies. The trek in the deep gorge also requires one to be physically fit. Lunch break.
After lunch, drive to the dock on Kazinga channel for a relaxing launch cruise.  The cruise is an excellent way to view a wide variety of water birds and other wild life coming to water at the channel. Retire to your lodge for a relaxing evening as you watch the spectacular sunset. Dinner and overnight stay.
Activities: Gorge Chimpanzee tracking, Wild life Boat cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 8: Game Drive – Bwindi Gorilla Forest National Park
Rise very early for a pre-breakfast morning game drive that will enable you catch up with the early risers and predators returning to their hideouts.
Later, with your packed lunch drive to Bwindi Forest National Park through Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park famous for tree climbing lions. Drive further southwards to Bwindi Arriving in the evening.
Check in at your accommodation unit for dinner and overnight stay.
Activities: Game drive
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 9: Mountain Gorilla Tracking
After breakfast, prepare for a meeting with the great apes – the Mountain Gorillas. You will be allowed to spend one hour with these gentle giants upon location.
Do not forget to pack your hiking boots, rain coats, water proof bags and of course your cameras for memorable photo shots. On return from the forest, meet with colleagues exhilarated to relive the encounter with friends over a drink. Dinner and overnight stay.
Activities: Gorilla tracking
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 10: Relax at the Scenic Lake Bunyonyi.
After breakfast, check out of your lodge and drive leisurely to the scenic Lake Bunyonyi a young volcanic lake surrounded by intensively cultivated terraces and is bilharzias free making it safe for swimming. Spend the evening watching the spectacular sunset and sharing a drink with friends.
Dinner and overnight stay.
Activities: Scenic lake Bunyonyi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 11: Boat Ride
Take on a boat ride to some of the islands on the lake which will yield sightings of rare bird species.  The guide will explain the meaning of different names given to the different islands making your ride enjoyable.
Later drive to Lake Mburo National Park and carry out a boat ride. Look out for hippos, water birds and some crocodiles. Later retire to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Activities: Boat rides
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 12: Jinja Town
After early breakfast, drive through this beautiful part of south western Uganda, journey through the Ankole land famed for its long horned cattle, past the equator line crossing and other interesting features where you may make brief stops for photo shots. Continue to Kampala where you will then connect to Jinja for overnight stay.
Activities: full day drive
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 13: White Water Rafting.
After early breakfast, report at the starting point for the white water rafting encounter, kayaking or for a Bungee Jump. Get your adrenalin rushing as you jump off high cliffs above the rapids or as you speed down the longest river in the world in a helter of white water. Later depart for Kampala and proceed to Entebbe where you will spend a night.
Activities: White water rafting.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 14: Ssese Islands
After early breakfast, drive to the ferry crossing point to Ssesse Islands. Ssese Island is the emerging jewel in the crown of Uganda’s tourism that provides a quiet and refreshing gateway from the noise and pollution of the city. While on the Islands, take a swim, or a boat ride, or go for a nature walk, stroll through the neighboring village or just relax by the fresh water lake Victoria. Dinner and overnight stay.
Activities: Ferry Crossing to Ssese Island
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 15: Ssese Island
Have the day at leisure as you relax by the beach or take a swim. Alternatively, arrange for a boat ride, quad biking or go fishing or just take on a nature walk. Dinner and overnight stay.
Activities: optional at additional costs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 16: Transfer to Airport
Board the ferry for three hours from Lutoboka site and cross over to Nakiwogo Landing site in Entebbe.  On arrival at Entebbe, have Lunch and then proceed to the airport for your onward flight should be evening flight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

 

Costs Include:

  • Meals on Full board basis while on safari,
  • Accommodation in either budget or up market rooms as will be booked
  • 4 x4 WD Vehicle
  • Fuel/gas for the entire journey agreed upon
  • Park Entrance fees
  • Ferry crossing fees,
  • 2 Chimpanzee permits per person (one in Kibale and another in Kyambura gorge)
  • 1 Gorilla permit per person
  • Launch cruise along the Nile River in Murchison Falls and along Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth
  • Nature walks,
  • Game drives
  • Boat rides,
  • Visit to Ssese Island
  • White water rafting tour
  • Bottled mineral water in the vehicle,
  • An English speaking Driver/Guide

Excluded are:

  • Personal Travel Insurance (Highly recommended and can be arranged upon request)
  • Airport transfers (arranged on request)
  • Pre and post safari accommodation in Kampala (arranged on request)
  • Souvenirs
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Personal clothing and any other items of personal nature.