UGANDA DELUXE SAFARI

Every step of this safari reveals awe-inspiring scenery and unrivaled adventure. Immerse yourself in experiences that become tales you tell for years. From the depths of Bwindi Forest to the edge of the breathtaking crater lakes; enjoy the experience of a lifetime in two incredible weeks.

11 DAYS | 10 NIGHTS

Safari Highlights

  • Track rare rhinos at Ziwa
  • Take a boat cruise in Murchison Falls
  • Track chimps in Kibale Forest
  • Explore the picturesque crater lakes
  • Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Track Gorillas in Bwindi Forest

Itinerary

Day One: Karibu

Drop into Entebbe International Airport and in minutes, find yourself at your hotel. Put down your bags and relax. Tomorrow, the adventure begins.

Meal Plan: Breakfast

Day Two: The Journey is the Adventure

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 wild rhinos were first reintroduced into Uganda. With a seasoned guide, we track and observe one of the most rare and powerful creatures. Only after this appetizer for adventure do we continue to Murchison Falls where we dine and turn in at Fort Murchison.

Accommodation: Fort Murchison

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day Three: The Majesty of Murchison Falls

Before the dew dries, we have our best chances of spotting giraffes, elephants, lions, hartebeests and a diverse assembly of birds. We unwind in the afternoon 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 reveals magnificent views of the Nile winding through the sprawling park in the light of the setting sun. We return to a sumptuous meal and rest at Murchison River Lodge.

Accommodation: Murchison River Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day Four: Into the Shadow of the Mountains of the Moon

The stunning views we glimpse on the road only hint at the beauty of our next destination. Today, we arrive 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. Night falls at the intimate cottages of Kibale Forest Camp.

Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day Five:  The Best of Birds and Primates

We plunge into Kibale Forest in search of wild chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, black and-white colobus monkeys and the diversity of primates that call this forest home. We continue the trek with the Bigodi Swamp Walk, a creation of the local community and a chance for keen bird watchers to spot a few surprises.  We return to the restful cottages of Kibale Forest Camp.

Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day six: In the Land of the Batooro

Today, we 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 Kibale Forest Camp.

Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day Seven: En-Route to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Our lessons in local culture and history continue on a guided walk along the foothills of the impressive, snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains. We travel on and the mountains fall to the backdrop as we arrive at Queen Elizabeth National Park. Tonight we dine and slumber at Bush Lodge.

Accommodation: Bush Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day Eight:  Cruising Kazinga Channel

Dawn breaks on Queen Elizabeth National Park, where diverse, thriving habitats host elephants, lions, hyenas, bushbuck, and other roving antelope. 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: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day Nine: Into the Impenetrable Forest

Our final morning in Queen Elizabeth presents an opportunity to traverse Kyambura Wildlife Reserve, a fertile gorge blanketed with tropical rainforest, in search of chimpanzees. From there we set a course to Bwindi National Park, home of the endangered mountain gorillas, where we settle in for the night at Cuckooland Forest Lodge.

Accommodation: Cuckooland Forest Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day Ten:  In the Presence of Gorillas

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.

Those that don’t take on gorilla tracking set out to explore the lush ecosystem on a guided forest walk or take pleasure in the serene Buhoma Village Walk. We return to rest at Cuckooland Forest Lodge.

Accommodation: Cuckooland Forest Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day Eleven:  Return To Entebbe

After ten days on the road we return to Entebbe international airport loaded with souvenirs, stories and the irreplaceable experience of Uganda’s highlights. .

Meal Plan: Breakfast

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)

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.