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19 days Uganda Total Experience
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19 days Uganda Total Experience
19 days Uganda Total Experience
Overview

Looking for a once in a lifetime experience? Stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to visit the reintroduced white rhino. A life time experience to Kidepo Valley National Park, besides the expected wild game drive across the park where you shall see lions and other animals, you can enjoy activities include hiking trips, sightseeing tours, bird watching, and the rich culture of the Karamojongs. Have game drives on the large savannah at Murchison Falls National Park and boat trips to the Murchison Falls and the Victoria Nile delta. In the delta there is a fair chance to see the strange shoebill. Meet a close relative in Kibale Forest during a chimp walk and see lots of birds and smaller primate species when walking through Bigodi Swamp. Look for lion, leopard and the unique Uganda Kob during game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park. See lots of African buffalo, hippo, bush elephant and other mammals when sailing the Kazinga Channel, but don’t forget to look for birds and large Nile crocodiles. Meet a small group of chimpanzees in the untouched Kyambura Gorge and look for tree-climbing lions in the Ishasha Sector.
Enjoy one of the highlights of this tour: gorilla tracking. Visit the last mountain gorillas in the afromontane forest of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and spend an hour amongst these gentle giants. Have an extra day to explore Kisoro and surroundings. Spend time at a coffee tour or climb for example Mount Gahinga. Have to complete this great tour several game drives in Lake Mburo and watch for impala, plains zebra, eland antelope and topi, but don’t forget the wide variety of birds. Have a relaxing boat trip on Lake Mburo and look for the elusive African finfoot and wonder yourself about the large numbers of African fish eagle.

Detailed Itinerary

  1. Day 1:To Kidepo Valley National Park
  2. Early morning after breakfast, we will leave Entebbe for Kidepo Valley National Park which is in the northern part of Uganda. We will stop at Ziwa Rhinos Sanctuary for tracking the Rhinos. You will have a quick lunch and then proceed Kidepo via Kitgum staying overnight at Kidepo Savannah Lodge.

  3. Day 2:In Kidepo Valley National Park
  4. After an early breakfast you will head inside the Kidepo Valley National Park for a game drive where you will have chance to see zebras, elephants, giraffes etc.Kidepo ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses. From Apoka, in the heart of the national park, a savanna landscape extends in all directions, far beyond the gazetted area of 1442km2, towards horizons outlined by distant mountain ranges. In the afternoon you will go for a cultural visit of the Karimajong tribe.

  5. Day 3:In kidepo valley national park
  6. day 2Start with an early breakfast and then go for a game drive along the trails of Kidepo Valley. The park inhabits one of the most exciting faunas of any Ugandan parks, with over 80 species of mammals several of which are endermic to Kidepo National Park like the cheetah, the striped hyena the caracal and over 465 bird species including the ostriches. In the afternoon visit the Karamojong village to learn more about their culture, music and dance Karamoja has a cattle culture and the Karamojong are notorious as cattle raiders. Unlike most other Ugandans, many Karamojong shun western-style clothes and instead wear “traditional” dress of a blanket -like shawl, often in red and black. The women wear elaborate beadwork.

  7. Day 4:To Murchison falls National Park
  8. Early in the morning after breakfast, and then leave for Murchison falls national park the northern sector with lunch along the way. The park is bisected by the Victoria Nile, which plunges 45m over the remnant rift valley wall, creating the dramatic Murchison Falls, the centerpiece of the park and the final event in an 80km stretch of rapids. The mighty cascade drains the last of the river’s energy, transforming it into a broad, placid stream that flows quietly across the rift valley floor into Lake Albert. There are a lot of animals to see on your way to the hotel through the park such as elephants, giraffes and buffaloes; while hippos, Nile crocodiles and aquatic birds are permanent residents. We reach Fort Murchison just outside the park boundaries later in the afternoon. Here we will stay and with a cool drink and a fabulous view over the river Nile the evening will come with all the noise of an African night.
    Driving time: ± 5,5 hours

  9. Day 5:In Murchison Falls National Park
  10. day 5In the morning we will go for the game drive, special are here the lions, giraffes, Elephants, Leopards, Uganda Kobs and many more animals… In the afternoon we have the impressive launch trip on the Nile to the Fal ls. Hippos, crocodiles, buffalo, elephants and many birds will be seen the after hike for 2 hours to the top of the falls.

  11. Day 6:In Murchison Falls National Park
  12. Early morning the boat will take us downstream to the delta. The place where the Nile enters Lake Albert. This trip of 5-6 hours will show us all the beauty of this national park especially the delta with all the different birds. Here is a good chance to see the elusive Shoebill stork! In the afternoon is a visit to the top of the Falls, a wonderful view.

  13. Day 7:To Kibaale National Park
  14. Early morning departure for the journey to Kibale Forest. We will pass close to Lake Albert, on a clear day the view from the top of the Albert rift is spectacular. In the afternoon we will arrive at Kibale Forest, sleeping with the noises of the tropical rainforest.
    Driving time: ± 8 hours

  15. Day 8:In Kibaale Chimp Walk and Swamp Walk
  16. At 08.00 we will start with the 4 hours chimp walk. Also 10 other primates can be seen!! The park is also known for all the butterflies and birds. In the afternoon a walk through Bigodi Swamp (community based project)

  17. Day 9:to queen Elizabeth national park
  18. Early morning departure for Queen Elizabeth. Via Fort Portal we reach at midday Mweya in Queen Elizabeth NP with a stunningly beautiful view over Kazinga Channel. In the late afternoon we will make a game drive.
    Driving time: ± 5,5 hours

  19. Day 10:In Queen Elizabeth National Park
  20. This day is for a game drive on the plains of Queen Elizabeth with thousands of Ugandan kobs, lions, elephants etc. Also on the program is a two hours launch trip on the Kazinga channel where we will see all the animals from the waterside.

  21. Day 11:In Quueen Elizabeth National Park
  22. Our second day in this beautiful park! Very early in the morning breakfast we go to Kyambura Gorge. Here you can go for a 3-4 hour walk in to the Gorge for meeting the chimpanzees. After the Gorge will drive to Ishasha Sector and have an evening game-drive in search of the tree climbing lions.

  23. Day 12:To Bwindi national park
  24. day 12In the morning we leave to Bwindi the journey will take us us through a beautiful landscape called the “Switzerland of Africa”. We pass mountains, hills and lakes with cultivated terraces and tropical rainforest and bamboo forest. We will have lunch along the way and reach later in the afternoon at the lodge
    Driving time: ± 2 hours

  25. Day 13:Gorilla tracking
  26. day 13This is the day of Gorilla tracking. From ruhijja gorilla friends resort is just 10minutes drive to the ruhijaheadquaters. At 7:45 A:M you will be at the Offices of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for pre-briefing and at 8:30 you will start the trek after finding the Gorillas you will spend with maximum 1 hour. All visitors are expected back to the starti.ng point by 7:00 P:M. Being physically fit is recommended.

  27. Day 14:Gorilla tracking
  28. This is the day of Gorilla tracking. From Traveller’s Rest Hotel Kisoro it is 1 hour by car to Nkuringo/Nshongi/Mishaya/Kahungye group in South Bwindi. At 7:45 A:M you will be at the Offices of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for pre-briefing and at 8:30 you will start the trek after finding the Gorillas you will spend with maximum 1 hour. All visitors are expected back to the starting point by 7:00 P:M. Being physically fit is recommended.

  29. Day 15:To lake Bunyonyi
  30. Early in the morning after breakfast at 09:00am we will head to Lake Bunyonyi. A stunningly beautiful place with bilharzia free water, suitable for swimming. We will have lunch at the lodge and later in the evening relax on the beautiful waters
    Driving time; 1 hr

  31. Day 16:in lake Bunyonyi
  32. Early in the morning after breakfast at 0900am we will go for a 2hour boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi to visit the Batwa pygmies. The pygmies Batwa were forest-dwelling hunter-gatherers based and are widely accepted as the original inhabitants in Africa. The establishment of the Bwindi and Mgahinga National Parks for Mountain Gorilla in 1991 enabled the authorities to evict the Batwa definitely from the forest. The Batwa continued moving to different areas and Lake bunyonyi was one of there settlements.
    Driving time: ± 5,5 hours

  33. Day 17:To Lake Mburo National Park
  34. Early in the morning we will leave for Lake Mburo National Park. You will have lunch in Mbarara before you continue to Lake Mburo, a smaller but unique park, and the only one in the Western part of Uganda with impalas and zebras. If staying in budget accommodation this afternoon will be for the village/cultural walk
    Driving time: ± 5,5 hours

  35. Day 18:In Lake Mburo National Park
  36. Early morning we will go for a game drive. In the afternoon a boat trip on Lake Mburo followed by another game drive in the afternoon / early evening. This little park hosts a variety of animals, that is to say 68 mammal species, including a large number of impalas (the antelope from which “Kampala” is named after), zebras Uganda kobs, duikers bushbucks, Ankole cattle topis, buffaloes, leopards, spotted hyenas, waterbucks, warthogs, oribi, giraffe. There are 315 bird species including; shoebill stork, red faced barbet, crested crane, papyrus yellow warbler etc.
    Driving time: ± 5,5 hours

  37. Day 19:To Entebbe
  38. After breakfast the last part of the journey will bring us back to Kampala. On the way back you will have lunch in Mbarara town, and after Masaka there will be an opportunity to a stop at the Equator for photo shoots and buying souvenirs and have tea or coffee. We will then bring you back to wherever we picked you up from.
    Driving time: ± 5,5 hours

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