8 DAYS UGANDA CULTURAL AND WILDLIFE EXPERIENCE SAFARI

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Uganda Cultural and Wildlife Experience Safari

Safari Overview – 8 Days/ 7 Nights

Uganda is very rich in culture in its respective regions. On this safari your culture tours will include visiting the royal palace of Buganda the largest of the traditional kingdoms in Uganda, comprising all of Uganda’s Central Region, including the Ugandan capital city Kampala, Toro palace, Busoga palace, Batwa cultural experience and other palaces across numerous chief doms and kingdoms as well as enjoying life in the wilderness.

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Arrival:


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

Day 1: Arrival and Hotel Transfer


As we welcome you to the pearl of Africa.  Ganyana safaris’ driver guide will pick you up from Entebbe International airport and transfer to your overnight accommodation in Kampala

Accommodation Options:

Midrange: Lake Victoria Hotel
Meal plan: Full board                                                                     

Day 2: Visit the Buganda Kingdom & Kampala Cultural sites


Right after your Breakfast, our guide-driver will collect you from your hotel to visit the various cultural sites in Kampala such as the Cultural Market, Kasubi tombs in which the kings and royals of the Buganda kingdom are buried, Naggalaabi the Buganda kingdom coronation site, Bahai temple, the Kabaka’s lake and the Palace of the Buganda king, Nakasero Green Market and Uganda Museum, in addition to many other fascinating sites, where you will learn about the true history of Uganda, its kingdoms and its rich varied culture. Later In the evening, head to the Ndere Cultural center where you will enjoy lots of entertainment including traditional cultural dances.

Accommodation Options:

Midrange: Silver Springs Hotel
Meal plan: Full board

Day 3: Tranfer to Jinja


Early breakfast and head for jinja tour, along the way you will visit Sezibwa falls to see a cultural site related to the Buganda Kingdom. On arrival at Jinja, you will explore the White Nile which is 7 times the volume of the great Zambezi and yet the longest river in the whole of Africa. Visit the impressive Bujagali falls and have an opportunity to see the dazzling white water of the River Nile squeezing its way through the rocks. In addition, you will see the true source of the River Nile, the exact point where this river starts its long journey across the African continent. Drive back to Kampala later in the day.

Accommodation Options:

Midrange: Silver Springs Hotel
Meal plan: Full board

Day 4: Visit the Nakayima Witch Tree & Transfer to Fort portal


After breakfast, drive to Fort Portal and along the way visit the Nakayima tree found in Mubende. This tree has existed for over 400 years since the ancient times and it is considered as a witch tree which was named after the first wife of the Bachwezi king Ndahura whose wife was known as Nakayima. You will be narrated the fascinating tales about the history of this impressive tree. Continue to Fort Portal where you will dine and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Midrange: Tooro Fairway Hotel
Meal plan: Full board

Day 5: Full day Cultural tour


Today visit the “Amabeere ga Nyinamwiru” (translated as Breasts of Nyinamwiru), which is a cultural site and there you’ll learn about history of this wonderful site, visit the Karambi tombs and the Toro kings’ palace, and later in the day go for a community walk to the neighbouring villages. After you will be transferred to Kibale forest national park, the distance is 41km (53 minutes).

Accommodation Options:

Midrange: Kibale Forest Camp
Meal plan: Full board

Day 6: Chimpanzee Tracking and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park


After an early breakfast you will be transferred to the Uganda Wildlife Authority park headquarters where you will be briefed before embarking on your trek of the exciting chimps in Kibale Forest. Once you’ve found your group of chimpanzees, you will spend one hour with them, observing their humorous hand gestures and facial expressions, their ear-piercing squeals and their death-defying leaps through the trees. After you will drive to queen Elizabeth national park arriving in the afternoon for a launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel. This boat ride will reward you with sights of elephants, hippos, buffalos and crocodile plus numerous water birds.

Accommodation Options:

Midrange: Elephant Hab Lodge
Meal plan: Full board

Day 7: Morning Game Drive and drive to Mbarara.


Today, you will have an early morning game drive to see lions, hyenas, elephants, leopards, bush bucks and water hogs plus many more. Later in the day drive to Mbarara, where you will dine and overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Midrange: Lkae View Resort Hotel
Meal plan: Full board

Day 8: Visit the Banyankole Cultural sites and return to Kampala


After an early breakfast you will visit some cultural sites within Mbarara like the Banyankole Kingdom shrines, visit some Banyankole homesteads to further learn about their fascinating culture, lifestyle and their general practices, and then visit orphanage homes plus women groups. Following lunch, drive back to the capital stopping by the Equator to stand in 2 hemispheres at the same time and take some photographs, and also stop at the Mpambire drum village for by some crafts as souvenirs. On arrival in Kampala you will be transferred to the airport or taken to your hotel for dinner and the overnight basing on your travel arrangements. This will be the end of our 7 Days cultural experience in Uganda.

Persons Date Price per person
1 pax Any Date $3,871
2 pax Any Date $2,374
3 pax Any Date $2,068
4 pax Any Date $1,770
5 pax Any Date $1,708
6 pax Any Date $1,569

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
  • Entry fees to cultural centres
  • Drinking water

Excludes


  • Tips and gratuities
  • All items of personal nature
  • International flights
  • Alcoholic drinks

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