Day 1, Arrival in Uganda
On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to your accommodation in Kampala, Cassia Lodge /Sheraton/ Holiday Express Hotel /Tourist Hotel or any of your choice.
Day 2, Transfer to Jinja
Today you depart for the east of Uganda via Jinja town. Visit the Source of the Nile on Lake Victoria, the monument of Gandhi, and then proceed to the spectacular “Bujagali Falls” on the river Nile a few kilometers from the source. Try the unforgettable emotion of white water rafting, which is one of the main attractions in Jinja. Lunch at Bujagali, where local food is served. In the afternoon drive to Mbale for dinner and overnight at Mount Elgon Hotel/Elgon Hotel
Day 3, Sipi Falls tour-Uganda
Start with the nature walk to the spectacular waterfalls on the river Sipi, which originates from Mount Elgon. The starting point is at Crow’s Nest, a camping and lodging site. You will see the caves, plantations of coffee, matooke and sugar cane along the way. Ensure that you have packed lunch for the day. Return to Jinja in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Jinja Nile Resort / Sunset Hotel International/Hotel Triangle.
Day 4, transfer to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary
Leave Jinja early in the morning for Masindi via Kampala. You will stop at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary where you will enjoy a nature walk to see rhinos in the wild. The journey is long but enjoyable as you go through a green countryside with typical Ugandan villages and farms. Dinner and overnight at Masindi Hotel / Court View Hotel ?
Day 5, Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
After a relaxed breakfast, proceed to Murchison Falls National Park, the largest protected area in Uganda, which was named after the falls on the Victoria Nile. Reach in time for lunch at Paraa Safari Lodge. Enjoy an afternoon game drive through the northern part of the Uganda park where you will be able to spot elephants, lions, cape buffalos, Rothschild’s giraffes, hartebeests, waterbucks, oribi, bushbucks, spotted hyenas and, if you are lucky, leopards. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge / Red Chilli Rest Camp /Nile safari camp/Sambiya River lodge
Day 6, Boat cruise on the river Nile, Top of the Falls
Start with an early morning game drive in the park. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Relax at the lodge/safari camp waiting for lunch. After lunch, you will go for a launch cruise to the calm bottom of the falls on Victoria Nile. There you can see hippos, crocodiles and over the 17-kilometer stretch you may also see elephants, waterbucks and Uganda kobs. This is also the habitat of many Uganda bird species including goliath herons, Egyptian geese, pelicans, bee-eaters, kingfishers, Hombills, cormorants and the rare shoebill stork. The boat leaves you near the falls and you will hike to the top. It is an exciting experience that brings you very close to the rushing white water as it squeezes itself through the narrow crevice below. Relax a bit at the top where you can enjoy the Uganda Nile’s beauty. The ground can be felt trembling from the 43 meter drop of the falls and the resulting mist from the turbulence often produces rainbows. Your guide will be waiting for you here and return to Paraa Safari Lodge / Red Chilli Rest Camp /Nile/Sambiya river lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 7, Transfer to Fort Portal-Uganda mountain rwenzori
You will have an early breakfast and leave the park heading Southwest via the Albertine Escarpment of the Western Rift Valley. Drive through Hoima, the capital of the Bunyoro kingdom, passing though countryside, tea plantations and traditional homesteads. You arrive in the colorful and pretty town of Fort Portal, the capital of the Toro kingdom, in the shadow of the fabled “Mountains of the Moon” (Rwenzori). Dinner and overnight at Mountains of the Moon Hotel/Fort Motel/ Nyinabulitwa Crater Resort
Day 8, Visit the Semliki Hot Springs
Today visit the Semliki Valley National Park for a game drive and visit the male and female hot springs a Sempaya. Have lunch and visit the Kasenda Crater Lakes, which dominate all the areas with incredible panoramic views. Return for dinner and overnight at Mountains of the Moon Hotel/Fort Motel/ Nyinabulitwa Crater Resort
Day 9, Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park-Uganda
Take a relaxed breakfast, and depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain Range most of the journey arriving in time for lunch. After lunch, enjoy the unique two hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing in Uganda. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species. You will then take ride through the fascinating Crater Lake region. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/Jacana/Simba safari/ Mweya hostel
Day 10, Game drive, Chimp Trekking in Kyambura gorge
After a cup of coffee embark on an early morning game drive along Kasenyi tracks and Queens mile in the park and expect to see lions, elephants, cape buffalos, warthogs, spotted hyenas, mongooses, waterbucks, kobs, the leopard if lucky, plus a lot of small animals and birds. Drive back to the lodge for lunch. After lunch, drive to Kyambura gorge for a forest walk in search of the habituated chimpanzees and other primates. The rangers will provide you with a walking stick for this trekking Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/Jacana/Simba safari/ Mweya hostel
Day 11, game drive in Ishasha, Transfer to Bwindi national park-Uganda
With your packed lunch drive to the Ishasha sector of the park for a game drive in search of the rare tree climbing lions found only in this part of Uganda. The landscape is open savannah with acacia trees. Proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for dinner and overnight at Bwindi Gorilla Resort / Nkuringo Lodge/Buhoma Community Bandas/Gorilla forest camp
Day 12 -The encounter with Uganda mountains gorillas
After the briefing from the rangers, set off for the mountain gorilla tracking inside the Bwindi forest. You need to carry drinking water, packed lunch, rain jacket and jungle boots while the rangers will provide you with a walking stick. Gorilla tracking is one of the unique activities you will enjoy. Take photograph while observing the gorillas in their natural habitat. After tracking, depart for Lake Bunyonyi via Kabale and through the beautiful, hills and terraced landscape. This region is referred to as the "Switzerland of Africa”. Dinner and overnight at Arcadia Cottages/Bunyonyi Overland Resort
Day 13, Boat ride to the Islands and transfer to Lake Mburo
Start with a boat ride on the lake, around the various islands for bird viewing and sight seeing. Visit the Bakiga Museum. Have lunch and after depart for Lake Mburo National Park, the smallest in size but fascinating. Dinner and overnight at Mihingo Lodge / Mantana/Rwoyo campsite
Day 14, Game drive and transfer back to Kampala
Go for a morning game drive in search of the beautiful impalas, zebras, cape buffalos, elands, oribi and topi. Return for a late break fast and go for a short boat trip on Lake Mburo. The park is a very good opportunity for bird watchers, who will enjoy more than 250 species of birds found here. Return to Kampala for dinner and overnight at Cassia Lodge/Sheraton /holiday inn /Tourist Hotel
Day 15, The Ssese Islands of Lake Victoria-Uganda
After breakfast, drive to Entebbe to board the ferry boat which will take you to Ssese Islands, an archipelago of 84 islands on Lake Victoria. After lunch enjoy the navigation on the lake, which looks like an immense and peaceful sea. You reach the beautiful bay of Lutoboka, on Bugala Island in time for dinner and overnight at Mirembe Resort Beach,
Day 16, Boat trip to Bukasa Island
After a relaxed breakfast, take a boat to Bukasa Island. You will pass through the Ssese Islands and enjoy the beauty of the lake and forested islands. Explore Bukasa Island and have lunch at Victoria View Guest House. Return to Bugala by evening. Dinner and overnight at Mirembe Resort Beach
Day 17, beach at Bugala Island
Spend the day relaxing in the uncontaminated and transparent water. You will be fascinated by the pleasant atmosphere and participate in optional activities like sport fishing, hire a bicycle to explore the island, over night at Mirembe Resort Beach.
Day 18, Kampala shopping
After breakfast board the ferry boat and return to Entebbe. Spend the afternoon at leisure or craft and souvenir shopping . Transfer to your Hotel for dinner and overnight stay
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