11 day Uganda wildlife adventure safari

This 11 days Uganda Adventure Safari starts and ends in Entebbe International Airport. Meet eye to eye with the amazing gorillas and chimpanzees of Uganda in their natural habitat, one of Africa’s major highlights. This close encounter with these amazing apes is simply breathtaking. Also get a close encounter with other diverse African wildlife, beautiful landscapes, and amazing culture and if you are a keen Birder, this is the place to be.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport

Meet and greet at Entebbe International Airport where your Uganda Adventure Safari starts by our representative who will warmly welcome you and facilitate seamless arrival formalities. Your will then be transferred to your hotel where you will be briefed about your adventure safari.

Accommodation: Boma Hotel
Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast

Day 2: Mabamba Swamp for Shoe Bill Viewing

After breakfast in your hotel, we will drive west of Entebbe to Mabamba Swamp which is one of the best and most convenient places to see the elusive Shoebill. You will meet with the Local guides who will take you through the briefing and later you will enjoy a canoe ride to the papyrus reeds that opens up into a flat grassy wetland where a number of Shoebills can regularly be seen.
This bird is easily spotted in the morning hence you may have a chance a make a great photo while it stalks its prey of mudfish or frogs, enjoy their hunting tricks as they stand absolutely still for long periods awaiting the movements of their prey and then suddenly strike with a marvelous speed. Finally, after this activity, You will drive to your accommodation.

Accommodation: Lapetit Village Hotel
Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale National Park

After your morning breakfast, begin your journey to Kibale Forest National Park. Drive south via Hoima to Fort Portal through verdant countryside passing through traditional homesteads, farms, and Tea Estates. You will arrive at your lodge in the late afternoon. Check in at your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation: Turacco Tree Tops
Meal Plan: Full board

Day 4: Morning Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi swamp walk in the afternoon

After breakfast at your lodge, transfer to the starting point of your Chimpanzee tracking experience in Kibale Forest National Park which is reputed to have the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. The most famous of its 13 species is the Chimpanzee, man’s closest relative. Kibale’s 1450 Chimpanzee represent Uganda’s largest population of this endangered primate. Kibale is also a home to the rare I’Hoest’s monkey. Other primates include the black and white Colobus, Blue monkey, Grey cheeked mangabey, Red tailed monkey, Olive baboon to mention but a few. So you will enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys and many others. Although chimp sightings are not guaranteed, visitors stand a good chance of hearing and seeing our distant cousins as they gloom and bond with one another.

After lunch, head to Bigodi for a swamp walk, Bigodi was established by a local development organization to protect the 4sq-km Magombe Swamp that’s home to around 200 species of birds (highlights include papyrus gonolek, white-winged warbler and great blue turaco). The highlight of this tour is catching a glimpse of the great blue turaco. The swamp is also good for spotting butterflies and primates, with 8 different species here, including grey-cheeked mangabey. The 2-3 hour guided walk is led by experienced local guides who interact with the guests and make the trip both enjoyable and exciting.

Accommodation: Turacco Tree Tops
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National NP

Have a relaxed breakfast at your lodge before you proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain Range. Your expert driver guide will take you through the Countryside viewing beautiful Scenery -Arrive at the lodge for dinner and relaxation, or have an optional Nature walk.

Accommodation: Elephant Hab Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 6: Game drive and Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel

Queen Elizabeth National Park’s diverse eco-system of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. Have an early morning game drive where you have an opportunity to view the massive Rwenzori as backdrop, which provides excellent opportunities to spot lion, leopards, giant forest hogs, Cape buffalo, elephants, defassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, topi and bushbuck. The game drives and the boat trip are memorable methods of discovering a vast array of Ugandan wildlife. Be sure to have your camera ready for these amazing sightings!

You will enjoy lunch and later in the afternoon take a unique 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos and this launch/cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous, with well over 550 resident species.

Accommodation: Elephant Hab Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 7:Transfer to Ishasha Sector – Tree Climbing Lions Search

After your early morning breakfast, pack up your bags and transfer to IshashaPlains, a Sector in Queen Elizabeth, Enjoy the wilderness and its inhabitants that are highlighted by Uganda’s Tree Climbing Lions as well as numerous Birds and more Mammals.

Have Lunch and Proceed with another afternoon Search for More mammals or relax at the Lodge.

Accommodation: Enjojo Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 8:Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After your early morning breakfast, drive through Ishasha plains for your final visit with the tree-climbing lions and other wildlife before heading out of the Queen Elizabeth National Park and on to Bwindi. The drive takes you through the Switzerland of Africa area known as the Kigezi Highlands with its terraced hillside and winding roads to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, arriving in the evening. Check into the lodge for dinner and your overnight stay.

Accommodation: Mutanda Lake Resort
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 9: Ultimate Gorilla Trekking

After an early breakfast depart to the starting point for briefing about your gorilla trekking adventure after which you will be led by experienced gorilla trackers on the slopes of the volcanoes. You will start from the site where the gorillas were encountered the day before and from here the gorilla tracking begins. Although the hike can be physically demanding, the anticipation of the exciting experience ahead is amazing, and the beauty of the gorilla forest and its inhabitants are fascinating. One of Africa’s major highlights is when you encounter these gentle apes. It is a humbling experience to stand just meters from man’s distant cousins as they eat rest, play and bond with their young ones. Follow the mountain gorillas as they range freely in the impenetrable forest, and discover their gorgeous natural habitual and the many species they share it with. You are allowed an hour with the gorillas before finally sloping down back to your lodge. If your trek was relatively short, you may have a guided nature walk around the lodge and the surrounding communities in the evening. Return to the lodge where you will enjoy dinner with your fellow travelers before getting a good night’s rest for tomorrow’s safari adventure.

Don’t forget to carry your rain gear, packed lunch, plenty of water, gloves, hat, and waterproof bag for protection of your camera in case of rain

Accommodation: Mutanda Lake Resort
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 10: Bwindi to Lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast drive to Lake Bunyonyi which has breathtaking scenery. Spend the night overlooking Uganda deepest lake, where you may try your hand at paddling at dugout canoe, or eating fresh water crayfish.

Accommodation: Birds Nest
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day11: Transfer Back to Entebbe

After Breakfast, Drive to Entebbe Airport with a stopover at the Equator for a water experience, here you will too have an opportunity to stand in 2 hemispheres at the same time. Take some photos, then Proceed to Entebbe, Your Driver will Drop you at the Airport for your Outbound Flight.

Tour Includes
  • All ground transportation in A 4×4 safari vehicle with all fuel
  • Full-time driver/guide with all his associated expenses
  • Tour Leader
  • Accommodation based on per-person sharing
  • Meals are on Full Board apart from in Cities or Towns.
  • Park entrance fees
  • Boat cruises
  • Game drives
  • 1 Chimpanzee permit per person
  • 1 Gorilla permit per person
  • Well bottled mineral water
  • Any other items included in the above itinerary
Tour Excludes
  • International Air tickets
  • Visas
  • Personal insurance
  • All meal enroute an in Cities/town where Accommodation is on Bed and Breakfast
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, telephone calls, etc
  • Any other items which are not included in the above itinerary
  • All optional activities

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