12 Days Uganda Safari Experience
All our safaris are “tailor-made”, however here are some examples of itineraries, knowing that we always favor an exchange of information with our customers, before developing a program as close as possible to their expectations.
Uganda 11 nights
DAY 1. ENTEBBE – KAMPALA
Reception at the airport in the evening after a day flight, transfer to N ° 5 Boutique Hotel or Boma Hotel Entebbe or 2 Friends Beach Hotel .
DAY 2. KAMPALA – MURCHISON FALLS NP
Departure around 7:30 am for Murschison Falls National Park which is a 5:30 am drive north west of Kampala. Picnic on the way. Arrival in the park in the early afternoon. Safari then transfer to Paraa Safari Lodge located inside the park .
DAY 3. MURCHISON FALLS NP
A full day on safari through the park. Unlimited mileage. Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge.
DAY 4. KIBALE NATIONAL PARK.
Departure around 7:00 am towards Kibale via Masindi. Arrival in the park around 4:00 p.m.
Accommodation at Kibale Primate Lodge Luxury Cottages.
We can also plan a flight in a small Cessna type bush plane (6, 8, 10 or 12 places) to reach Kibale National Park, in order to avoid the 4 × 4 journey.
DAY 5. KIBALE NP
A day in the forest with the chimpanzees ” Chimp Habituation Experience ” in collaboration with the Jane Goodall Institute. Departure with a ranger, before sunrise to reach the chimpanzee nests before they leave them. This activity will allow you to follow a day in the life of chimpanzees in total freedom in their natural environment (getting up, hunting, resting, playing then sleeping). It is a particularly exciting and instructive experience. Accommodation at Kibale Primate Lodge Luxury Cottages.
DAY 6. QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK SOUTH ZONE.
Depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park via a very scenic route (3:30) .
Accommodation at Ishasha Wilderness Camp on the banks of the Ntungwe River, the other bank of which is in the Congo. The camp is very well located and it is an ideal place to stop over. It consists of 10 large tents with furniture, bush shower in each tent and chemical WC. The river is home to hippos, lions, hyenas, crocodiles and cobs.
In the afternoon in this magnificent park, boat trip on the Kazinga canal and 4 × 4 safaris.
DAY 7. QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
Morning and afternoon safari, boat trip on the Kazinga Canal. Unlimited Safari.
Accommodation at Ishasha Wilderness Camp
DAY 8 . BWINDI
Departure around 8:00 am for 4 hours drive to reach Bwindi National Park . Walk in the forest that day.
Accommodation at Gorilla Forest Camp.
Gorilla Forest Camp is a permanent camp which is located inside Bwindi National Park, a short distance from the starting point for hikes to see the gorillas. It is made up of 8 large tents on wooden platforms, equipped with every comfort with EC / EF shower, toilet, large beds and a terrace from which you can observe the forest.
Marches in Bwindi (no meeting with the gorillas that day)
The discovery of the waterfalls
Rushura , which makes you discover superb views towards the Rift Valley and further west, towards the Virungas national park in Congo and views towards the Rwenzori-the mountains of the moon-and Lake Edward.
Muzabajiro : breathtaking views of the Bwindi forest, the rift valley and the Virungas national park in Congo
DAYS 9 & 10. BWINDI
Meet the Gorillas (Gorilla Trek)
Meet the Gorillas (2 meetings over 2 days)
Accommodation at Gorilla Forest Camp.
We walk to discover gorillas with trackers and Rangers. The group includes a maximum of 6 people. This Walk can be trying because the trails and slopes are steep and slippery and the trek can last from 2 hours to a whole day. This walk is not technical but requires good physical condition.
When a family of gorillas is spotted by the trackers, we approach calmly and without making unwanted noises. Gorillas are not aggressive animals, they are peaceful and fearful. It is a moving moment, an encounter that we remember forever , to be a few meters from these distant cousins, many of whose attitudes are close to ours. There are two groups of mountain gorillas accustomed to the presence of man, the ‘Mubare’ and the ‘Katendegyere’. The ‘Mubare’ are the most sociable.
DAY 11. LAKE MBURO
6:00 am journey to reach Lake Mburo, a really pleasant stopover on the way back.
A boat trip is planned or Safari in the afternoon. Possibility to go for a walk with a ranger or a bike safari.
Accommodation at Rwakobo Rock Lodge or Mantana’s Lake Mburo Camp
We can also plan a flight in a small Cessna type bush plane (6, 8, 10 or 12 places) to reach Lake Mburo, in order to avoid the 4 × 4 journey.
DAY 12. ENTEBBE
Safari in the morning. Lunch at the lodge then departure to Entebbe by road. The journey takes 04:00.
Arrival in Entebbe and transfer at the end of the afternoon to the international airport for boarding of your return flight to Europe.
We can also plan a flight in a small Cessna type bush plane (6, 8, 10 or 12 places) to reach Entebbe, in order to avoid the 4 × 4 journey