UGANDA DELUXE SAFARI

This eleven-day journey will lead you on an unrivaled adventure to some of the most interesting destinations in Uganda. Brace yourself for the memorable journey to come, from the edge of Bwindi forest to the depths of the breathtaking crater lakes. Enjoy the experience of a lifetime!

11 DAYS | 10 NIGHTS

Safari Highlights

  • Rhino Tracking
  • Game Drive
  • Boat Cruises
  • Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale forest
  • Explore the picturesque crater lakes
  • Gorilla Tracking/ Trekking

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival/Pickup from the Airport

Upon your arrival at Entebbe international airport, you will be warmly welcomed by your safari guide/driver who will transfer you to your booked accommodation for the night.

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park – Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Our first destination is the marvelous game reserve, Murchison Falls National Park. On the journey to the park, we can’t resist stopping by Ziwa rhino sanctuary where the endangered wild rhinos were first reintroduced into Uganda. With a seasoned guide, we will track and observe these beautiful creatures that are a part of the “big five” family. After this appetizer for adventure, we continue to Murchison falls for an evening game drive and later check into our booked safari lodge in time for dinner.

Accommodation: Fort murchison 

Meal Plan: Full-Board

Day 3: Morning Game Drive – Afternoon Boat Cruise – Hike to the top of the falls

Wake up to an early morning breakfast and set out before the dew dries for a morning game drive. This is a good chance to spot lots of wild game as they arise to get on with their day. We return to the lodge for lunch and later in the afternoon, unwind with a boat cruise on the Nile while observing hippos and crocodiles at close quarters until we disembark at the base of Murchison falls. A scenic climb to the peak of the waterfalls will reveal magnificent views of the Nile winding through the sprawling park in the light of the setting sun. We then return to a sumptuous meal and rest at Murchison River Lodge.

Accommodation: Fort murchison 

Meal Plan: Full-Board

Day 4: Into the dense Kibale Forest National Park

After breakfast, we embark on our journey to Kibale national park. The stunning views we glimpse on the road only hint at the beauty of our next destination. We will get a lunch stop in Fort Portal, a divine land nested in the shadow of the fabled “Mountains of the Moon.” We press on to the dense forest of Kibale National Park, arriving at the lodge in time for dinner.

Accommodation: Kibale Forest camp 

Meal Plan: Full-Board

Day 5:  Chimpanzee Tracking – Bigodi Swamp Walk

We will set out to the park headquarters for a briefing on the chimpanzee tracking activity that will also bring us up-close with other primates of the forest. We return to the lodge for a warm lunch and a few minutes of relaxation before setting out to Bigodi swamp for a scenic nature walk and birding.

Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp

Meal Plan: Full-Board

Day 6: Hike to Lake Nkuruba – Mahoma Falls

We will emerge from the depths of the forest to the lush green hills that cradle the picturesque crater lakes under a crisp blue sky. After gorging on the incredible scenery, we hike along Lake Nkuruba to meet Mahoma Falls. We journey through the villages and delve deeper into the culture and customs of our hosts, the Batooro, before returning to our lodge for dinner.

Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp

Meal Plan: Full-Board

Day 7: En-Route to Queen Elizabeth National Park

We begin our journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park, arriving at the tranquil Bush Lodge in time for lunch. After a few hours of relaxation, we will set out on an evening game drive.

Accommodation: Bush Lodge

Meal Plan: Full-Board

Day 8:  Cruising Kazinga Channel

Dawn breaks with an exciting game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park, where diverse, thriving habitats host elephants, lions, hyenas, bushbuck, and roving antelope. After an hour of relaxation, we dip into the afternoon with a boat cruise along Kazinga Channel, the winding oasis that joins Lake Edward to Lake George. Its shores teem with buffalo, hippos, warthogs, and a multitude of birds; a taste of the 600 species found in the park. The day closes as we return to our base at Bush Lodge.

Accommodation: Bush Lodge

Meal Plan: Full-Board

Day 9: A drive through Ishaha and Into the Impenetrable Forest

Our final morning in Queen Elizabeth presents an opportunity to traverse the grasslands of Ishasha, while on the look-out for the unique tree-climbing lions. From there we set a course to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, home of the endangered mountain gorillas, where we settle in for the night at our booked Safari Lodge.

Accommodation: Broadbill forest Camp

Meal Plan: Full-Board

Day 10:  In the Presence of the Gentle Giants

This morning we set out in anticipation of the most challenging and rewarding journey so far. Gorilla tracking may mean a brief hike or hours of burrowing into thick forests behind a seasoned tracker. But the difficulty of the hike fades into awe when we finally enter the presence of these indomitable primates as they hug, tussle, and play in the intimacy of their home.

Return from this incredible adventure and set out for another with the Pygmies of Ituri forest called the Batwa people. Get a close encounter with this unique group of people.

Accommodation: Broad bill forest Camp

Meal Plan: Full-Board

Day 11:  Return To Entebbe/Kampala

After a fun filled adventure of ten days, we check out of the lodge and begin our journey to a preferred drop off point in Kampala/Entebbe. Our first stop will be in Mbarara for lunch and last stop at the Uganda equator for pictures and shopping for various souvenirs or gifts for friends and family.

Meal Plan: Half-Board

Inclusive

  • Transfer to/from Entebbe International Airport
  • Ground transport on a private 4WD safari vehicle
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Accommodation as included in the itinerary (twin/double room)
  • Meals included in the itinerary
  • Bottled mineral water in the safari vehicle
  • Entrance fees and ranger fees for national parks
  • Permit for chimp tracking in Kibale Forest
  • Gorilla permit ($600 per permit)
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park.
  • Detailed map of Uganda (1 map per person)
  • A pair of Binoculars

Exclusive

  • International flight
  • Visa (USD $50, available upon arrival)
  • Meals and drinks outside the itinerary
  • Items and services of a personal nature
  • Tips

Terms and conditions

* The mentioned rates are in US dollars and subject to change.

* The high season period includes January, February, June, July, August, September and December.

* The low season period includes March, April, May, October and November.

* Availability of accommodation, permits and activities is not guaranteed until confirmation by your contact person at Bushman Safaris. Permits are sold on ‘first come first serve’ basis.

* Gorilla permits can only be secured after receiving the requested deposit.

* The chimp tracking in Kibale Forest may take place either in the morning or afternoon, depending on the availability of the permits for chimp tracking.