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17 Days nature, wildlife, gorillas and primates at its best

Safari Overview – 17 Days/ 16 Nights

Discover Uganda’s most beautiful national parks on this long Uganda safari. Spend 17 Days on a Safari in Uganda and get an opportunity to visit all different sites and places that make Uganda the Pearl of Africa. This safari takes you to all the most exciting safari destinations in Uganda including; Lake Bunyonyi, Bwindi Impenetrable National park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Semliki National Park, Kibale National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley national park, Matheniko, Pian Upe Game Reserve, Sipi Falls ( MT Elgon) and Jinja.

 

Arrival:


  • Complementally pick up from Airport/ hotel
  • Accommodation before/end of trip can be arranged at an extra cost

Day 1: Arrive – Entebbe


On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, Ganyana safari driver/guide will meet and greet then transfer you to your accommodation in Entebbe.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Lake Victoria Hotel
Midrange: Admas Grand Hotel
Meal plan: Full board

Day 2: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, Boat cruise


Start on a long journey to Lake Bunyonyi. As we drive along Mpigi- Masaka highway, we shall make a stopover at the Equator, take pictures and buy some souvenirs. Go for a boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi. You will enjoy seeing the African sun set on Lake Bunyonyi.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Bunyonyi Safari Resort
Midrange: Bunyonyi Safari Resort
Meal plan: Full board

Day 3: Nature walk and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.


Head out for nature walk, a guide will be with you so that you do not get lost and tell you the amazing history of Lake Bunyonyi. Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and visit the Batwa community.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury:  Mahogany Springs Lodge
Midrange: Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Full board

Day 4: Gorilla Trekking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP


The long-awaited day is here when we shall encounter the Gorilla forest to meet and greet with the world’s most gentle primates in one of the dense tropical rainforests of the world that will reward you with once in a lifetime unending smiles and memories after setting eyes on the massive ‘Mountain Gorillas’. Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park through the Ishasha Plains in the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park for another epic game drive.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Kyangabi Crater Resort
Midrange: Kyangabi Crater Resort
Meal plan: Full board

Day 5: Game drive and Boat Safari on the Kanziga Channel


Enjoy the game drive and view different species of birds and variety of wildlife. After lunch embark on a boat safari along the Kazinga channel.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Kyangabi Crater Resort
Midrange: Kyangabi Crater Resort
Meal plan: Full board

Day 6: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park


Drive through the undulating highlands of Southwestern Uganda on our way to the greener and beautiful Fort Portal area.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Chimpundu Lodge
Midrange:  Kibale Forest Camp
Meal plan: Full board

Day 7: Chimp trekking and transfer to Semliki National Park


Then head off on foot to track the chimpanzees of Kibale national park, home of an impressive 500 chimpanzees. The dense jungles are considered the best place to view chimpanzees in Africa. Later Transfer to Semliki national Park. Head to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Semliki Safari Lodge
Midrange: Nyaika Hotel
Meal plan: Full board

Day 8: Explore Sempaya Hot Springs and transfer to Murchison Falls NP


Transfer to the northern part Semliki National park. Get a chance to visit the amazing and wonderful Sempaya hot springs the most attention-grabbing attraction in in this park, at the springs, you will witness water boiling it’s self-using the natural forces. Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury:  Paraa Safari Lodge
Midrange: Fort Murchison Lodge
Meal plan: Full board

Day 9: Morning cruise and Game drive in Murchison Falls


Enjoy a boat cruise on the placid Victoria Nile to the bottom of the magnificent Murchison Falls where the Nile plunges through a narrow crevice. After lunch go for the evening game drive in the Northern sector of the park.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury:  Paraa Safari Lodge
Midrange: Fort Murchison Lodge
Meal plan: Full board

Day 10: Drive to Kidepo valley national park.


Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park. During the dry season, the only permanent water in the park is found in wetlands and remnant pools in the broad Narus Valley near Apoka. Spend the evening at leisure admiring the wilderness. Dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Adere Safari Lodge
Midrange: Kidepo Savannah Lodge
Meal plan: Full board

Day 11: Full day Kidepo Valley National Park


Head for a Game drive and a cultural walk. Drive extensively up to Kanangorok Hot Springs and brace yourself for photo opportunities and chances of catching sight of more wildlife especially lions sitting on the rocks as they scan the park for possible prey. In the afternoon, head out for a cultural tour to the Karamojong people for a truly unique experience.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Adere Safari Lodge
Midrange: Kidepo Savannah Lodge
Meal plan: Full board

Day 12: Game drive and Cultural Visit in Matheniko


Early morning game drive, head to Matheniko Game reserve which is a home to a respectable collection of wildlife including large cats and antelopes. Later you visit the community and the rock paintings. .

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Mount Moroto Hotel
Midrange: Mount Moroto Hotel
Meal plan: Full board

Day 13: Game drive in Pian Upe and Transfer to Sipi falls


Transfer to Pian Upe Game Reserve and enjoy a game drive which presents an opportunity to spot rare animals like cheetahs, ostriches and roan antelopes and other animals. Later transfer to Sipi Falls.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Sipi River Lodge
Midrange: Rafiki Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Full board

Day 14: Explore the Sipi falls


You will encounter the Sipi falls – a series of three raging waterfalls. After exploring the falls, you will go for a hike up Mount Elgon.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Sipi River Lodge
Midrange: Rafiki Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Full board

Day 15:Transfer to Jinja


Drive to Jinja located in southern Uganda. At the source of the Nile enjoy a boat ride also get a chance to see the mighty River Nile (longest river in Africa)

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Jinja Nile Resort
Midrange: 2Friends Jinja
Meal plan: Full board

Day 16: Explore the Source of the Nile and Transfer to Entebbe

At the source of the Nile enjoy various activities like whitewater rafting, speed boat e.t.c. Later enjoy a city tour in Jinja and head to Entebbe

Accommodation Options:

Luxury: Lake Victoria Hotel
Midrange: Admas Grand Hotel
Meal plan: Full board

Day 17: Departure

Transfer back to the Entebbe in time for your flight back home.

Persons Date Price per person
2 pax Any Date $7,500
4 pax Any Date $7,350

Includes


  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Park Entrance fees
  • Car hire in 4×4 safari Vehicle
  • Services of an English-speaking guide
  • Refreshments like water
  • All accommodation & Meals
  • All activities
  • All Taxes /VAT
  • A professional driver /guide
  • Fuel
  • Chimpanzee Tracking permits
  • Gorilla permit
  • Covid-19 Test arrangements

Excludes


  • Tips and gratuities
  • All items of personal nature
  • International flights
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Covid- 19 Test

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