16 Days Uganda Tour
Day 1 : Arrival and Transfer to Kampala
A representative from our company will meet you on arrival at the airport and drive you to the hotel booked for you in Kampala. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2- Transfer to Murchison falls national park
Enjoy an early breakfast before being picked up by our tour guide/ driver from your hotel to begin your journey northwards to Murchison falls park. En route visit to the Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary , the only place you’ll see black & white rhinos in Uganda. Proceed to Masindi town and stop for lunch at Masindi Hotel. Continue your journey to the park arriving in the evening , you’ll proceed to the top of Murchison falls for a chance to feel the power of the strongest water falls on the Nile. Dinner and overnight at the lodge
Day 3- Game Drive & Boat Cruise on Albert Nile
After an early breakfast, embark on an exciting guided game drive in the unspoilt grasslands of the Nile delta which has the highest concentration of wildlife species or along the Buligi game track which offers superb views of animals down in the Nile valley. At 20 s km long, the Delta circuit track offers the longest game drives in Uganda though other tracks like Queen’s track, Victoria & Albert nile tracks pass through woodlands and forests opening you to a variety of species in their differing habitats. Animals you may spot include giant giraffes, large herds of elephants and buffalos, Uganda kobs, duikers, bushbucks, warthogs, lions and if lucky, you may spot the leopard. Dinner and overnight at the lodge or camp
Day 4 – Transfer from Murchison falls park to Fort Portal
Depart for Kibale forest national park in Fort Portal. Dinner and overnight at the lodge
Day 5 – Chimpanzee tracking & Birding
After an early breakfast, the tour guide will drive to Kibale park headquarters for briefing. Kibale forest is home to up 13 species of primate including the infamous chimpanzee and over 370 bird species recorded making it a Uganda tour destination worth exploring for nature lovers and avid birders. During the trekking, you will spot lots of chimpanzees, black, white & red colobus monkeys, white cheeked mangabey, olive baboons, blue monkeys and red tailed monkeys to mention but few. Notable birds to watch out for include the African Pitta, Blue-breasted kingfisher, African Grey parrot, Purple breasted Sunbird, Black-capped Apalis, Balck bee-eater, Crowned Eagle and so many more beautifully colored birds .
Day 6 – Transfer to Semuliki park (Night game drives)
Depart Kibale national park and head to Bundibugyo district to Semuliki national park. Along the way , enjoy scenic views of Rwenzori mountains towering behind Fort Portal town. Check in at the lodge and have a little rest to prepare you for the much admired game drive in the night. Watch out for nocturnal animals like leopards, serval cats, hyenas, mongoose and many others. Dinner and overnight at the lodge or camp.
Day 7 – Day game Drive & Transfer to Queen Elizabeth Park
Embark on a early morning game drive in Semliki park before being transferred to Queen Elizabeth national park. Dinner and overnight at the lodge
Day 8 – Game Drive & Launch cruise on Kazinga channel
After an early breakfast, embark on an early morning game drive along the Kasenyi track and the north Kazinga plains tracking game . For a vintage Uganda tour experience, Queen Elizabeth game drives offer guaranteed sightings of large elephant and buffalo herds, antelopes, lions, small cats, impalas, baboons as well as a variety of bird species.
Return at the lodge for lunch after the game drive and later in the afternoon, enjoy a 2 hour launch cruise along Kazinga channel for a chance to spot hippos, buffaloes and elephants as they rest on the shoreline in the basking sun. You may spot 30 bird species on an average day. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 9 – Chimpanzee Tracking & Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable forest
Early morning breakfast then transfer to Kyambura gorge for a primate tracking expedition. You are likey to see lots of chimpanzees and monkeys. Transfer to Bwindi passing through Ishasha sector for chance to see the rare tree climbing lions. Proceed to Bwindi , Dinner and overnight at the lodge
Day 10 – Gorilla Tracking
After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred as a group to UWA headquarters for briefingand further preparations. Coming face to face with the endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda is regarded by many the most thrilling wildlife encounter in Africa. Gorilla tracking is limited to 9 individuals including UWA guides and porters to assist you along the long tiring trek down and up the slopes of Bwindi impenetrable forest. You are likely to spot various birds and different plant species. After a log day in the jungles, you’ll be transferred back to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 11- Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi Islands
Transfer to Kabale district to visit Lake Bunyonyi- Africa’s second deepest lake and a popular spot for relaxation, swimming and dugout canoe rides around the islands. Check in at the lodge and head out to the Batwa community for a chance to interact with the pygmies. Return to the lodge for lunch, relax and enjoy the superb scenery of the sunset behind the islands of Bunyonyi lake. Dinner and overnight at Bunyonyi overland resort.
Day 12: Boating & Bird Watching
Enjoy an early morning dugout boat ride to explore some of the 29 islands found on Lake Bunyonyi. Enjoy nature walks though communities on these small islands as you do some bird watching along the way, Bunyonyi locally translates as little birds and so you’ll be blown away by the variety of bird species you will spot along the way. Enjoy the rest of the day chilling or swimming in the shallow ends. Dinner and overnight at lodge.
Day 13 – Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
Have your breakfast and then transfer to Mbarara , stopover in the town to have some lunch. On arrival embark on a guidedgame drive where you are likey to spot large herds of zebras, roaming elephants, impalas, Uganda kobs, elands, bushbucks as well as lions at dusk. In the evening you’ll go for a boat ride on Lake mburo for a chance to spot giant crocodiles, hippos and hundreds of different bird species. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 14 – Transfer to Ssese Islands
After an early breakfast, go for game viewing before check out and transfer to Bukakata landing site. Cross with a ferry to one of the 84 Ssese islands and check in at the lodge or guest house you booked.
Day 15 – Game fishing & Leisure
Have an early breakfast and set out for game fishing , you may catch the might nile perch on a luck day. After fishing, you can use the rest of the day to try out some leisure activities like swimming, sunbathing, mountain biking and hiking.
Day 16 – Transfer back to Kampala & Departure
After breakfast, board the ferry back to Entebbe’s Bukakata landing site arriving around mid day. Or use the Masaka road. Proceed to Kampala city and check in your hotel OR transfer to Entebbe airport for your flight.