12 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari

12 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari
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12 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari

12 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari involves mountain gorilla trekking, white Rhino tracking, wildlife tours, and chimpanzee tracking. You will be transferred to Murchison Falls National Park by road via Ziwa Rhino sanctuary to track rhinos, and then proceed to Murchison Falls National Park. You will enjoy a game drive and a boat safari to the base of the falls plus a hike to the top of the falls.

You will be transferred to Kibale for chimpanzee tracking. You will visit Queen Elizabeth National Park for a game drive and a boat ride on the Kazinga channel. You will visit Bwindi for gorilla trekking and you will visit Lake Bunyonyi for a boat ride and canoeing. You will be returned to Kampala.

Safari Details of the 12 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari

  • Day 1 of the 12 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari: Arrival and airport Pick up

You will receive a warm welcome by a representative from Mega Wild safaris and be transferred to your hotel after which you will be briefed about your safari. Depending on the time of arrival you are advised to have your money changed this day. You will enjoy your dinner and overnight stay at Meley Impala Hotel (Budget), Cassia Lodge (Midrange), Lake Victoria Serena (Luxury)

  • Day 2 of the 12 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Murchison Falls en-route Rhino sanctuary

Depart early morning for Murchison Falls National park via the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where you will have the opportunity to trek the Rhinos. There are 26 rhinos and tracking is done on foot and takes about 1 and a half hours. Continue to Masindi Town for lunch and later drive to Murchison Falls National Park.

You will enjoy dinner and overnight stay at Twiga Safari Lodge (Budget), Pakuba Safari Lodge (Midrange), Chobe Safari Lodge(Luxury)

  • Day 3 of the 12 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari: Morning game drive, Boat safari & Hike to the top of falls

Embark on a game drive early morning on the northern bank of the River Nile. Expect to view elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, lions, leopards, different species of antelope, and many tropical birds during the game drive.

The guide will help you spot elephant, lion, cape buffalo, Roth child’s giraffe, hartebeest, waterbuck, oribi, bushbuck, boho reedbuck, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard. After lunch, go for a boat ride upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls where you will see the River Nile said to be the 2nd longest river in the world, crushing through a narrow gorge and forming the magnificent Murchison falls.

You will also view hippos and crocodiles. You may also spot many birds like goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant, and the rare shoebill stork. After the boat safari, you will hike to the top of the falls. From here you will have a wonderful view and fantastic photo opportunities.

You will enjoy dinner and overnight stay at Twiga Safari Lodge (Budget),  Pakuba Safari Lodge (Midrange), Chobe Safari Lodge(Luxury)

Day 4 of the 12 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Departure for Kibale Forest National Park after your morning breakfast driving south via Hoima.

You will enjoy the scenic features of tea plantations in Fort Portal. You will have a stopover in Fort Portal for lunch en-route. Then you drive one more hour to the lodge after lunch.

You will enjoy dinner and Overnight stay at Rwetera Safari Lodge (budget), Kibaale Forest Camp, (Midrange), Ndali Safari Lodge(Luxury)

Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking

After breakfast, we visit Kibale Forest, National Park. The park boasts the highest number of primate species in the world, including the chimpanzees with approximately 5,000 chimpanzees living in the wild in Uganda. The park is the most famous of its 13 species of primates is the Chimpanzee.

It is also a home of species like the rare I’Hoest’s monkey, the black and white Colobus, Blue monkey, Grey-cheeked mangabey, Red-tailed monkey, and the Olive baboon among others. The walk takes 2-3 hours. After lunch go for Bigodi swamp walk where you may see a variety of bird species and other smaller mammals.

You will enjoy dinner and Overnight stay at Rwetera Safari Lodge (Budget), Kibale Forest Camp Midrange, Ndali Safari Lodge(Luxury)

Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Departure for Queen Elizabeth National Park in the morning where you’ll spot the ranges of Mt. Rwenzori en-route. As you go through the game park you may spot some animals like the Elephant, Buffaloes, bushbucks, and Uganda Kob, Antelopes, Warthogs, among others. After lunch enjoys the unique 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel.

It is a 42kms channel that joins Lake Edward and Lake George. The boat ride offers an excellent platform for photography along which you will encounter several hippos, crocodiles, elephants, and over 500 bird species.

You will have dinner and overnight stay at Pumba Safari Cottages (Budget), Parkview Safari Lodge (Midrange), Mweya Safari Lodge(Luxury)

  • Day 7: Full Day at Queen Elizabeth National Park

Have an early morning Game drive where you may have an opportunity to see the lion, leopard, giant forest hog, Cape buffalo, elephant, defassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, topi, and bushbuck among others. In the afternoon you will be transferred to the Ishasha sector in search of tree climbing lions.

You will have dinner and overnight stay at Pumba Safari Cottages (Budget), Parkview Safari Lodge (Midrange), Mweya Safari Lodge(Luxury)

  • Day 8:    Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Have another morning game drive through the park and thereafter proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest passing through the Kigezi Highlands with its terraced hillside and winding roads. You will enjoy the beautiful scenery of Kigezi terraced hills en-route.

You will have dinner and overnight stay at Buhoma Community Rest Camp (Budget), Gorilla Mist Lodge (Midrange), Mahogany Springs (Luxury)

  • Day 9: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After breakfast, transfer to the Park Headquarters in which you will be briefed about gorilla trekking. Bwindi National Park is renowned for its impressive mountain gorillas, although it is unpredictable for how long you will track before finding them since it all depends on their movement.

You will set out with a packed lunch and enough drinking water, and you are advised to wear strong comfortable boots plus a light rain-jacket since the weather in Bwindi Impenetrable forest is highly unpredictable.

You will be availed with Walking sticks by the park rangers. Visitors are allowed to spend only one hour with the gorillas for the purpose of conservation. The ranger guide will brief you on how to conduct yourself while in the presence of the gentle giants.

In the evening, proceed to the village for a cultural walk to interact with the local people and participate in captivating traditional performances.

You will have dinner and overnight stay at Buhoma Community Rest Camp (Budget), Gorilla Mist Lodge (midrange), Mahogany Springs(Luxury)

  • Day 10: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Depart for Lake Bunyonyi after breakfast, the 2nd deepest lake in Africa. Dotted with small islands with steep-sided and terraced shores. You can go canoeing in the locally made canoes, swim, or just sunbathe. It’s a favorite stop for birders.

You will check out several islands like Bwama Island good for birders or you could take a nature walk along the shore on one of the islands helping you to appreciate a variety of small birds or just relax.

Dinner and overnight stay at Riverside resort Hotel (Budget), Bunyonyi Overland Resort (Midrange), Bunyonyi Safaris Resort (Luxury)

  • Day 11: Transfer to Lake Mburo National park

You will be transferred to Lake Mburo National park after your breakfast. You will embark on nature walks to the different areas of interest like the Nakivale wetland which is associated with freshwater and plains of seasonal floods which are permanent.

This also presents an opportunity to see some animals as they graze and go back to their hiding places including the Hippopotamus, Buffalos, and many more. You will return back to the hotel for lunch then take a boat ride on the lake where different species of plants, animals in waterbucks crocodiles, birds, and many more are seen clearly when on boat trips.

Dinner and overnight stay at Arcadia Lodge (Midrange), Lake Mburo Safari Lodge(Luxury)

  • Day 12:    Departure for Kampala

You will depart for Kampala after breakfast and have an opportunity to take pictures at the equator en-route. You will have lunch and a visit to the crafts shop. You will be transferred to the Airport after.

End of the 12 Days Uganda Adventure Safaris Tour

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