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Classic Uganda

Overview

Uganda packs a lot into one small country. It is home to Africa's art mountain range -- the Rwenzoris -- and residence to the source of the Nile. This location that is beautiful is loomed over by nature. To get the most out of Uganda in 16 days, this itinerary lets you experience the famous Murchison Falls, the chimpanzees in Kibale National Forest and the gorillas at Bwindi Impenetrable forest!



Trip Highlights

  • An opportunity to unwind and relax in nature's lap near the bewitching waterfalls.
  • Rare chance of spotting a white rhino, tree-climbing lions and a variety of animals who live in the sanctuaries and parks
  • Dose for adventure seekers through canoeing and swimming in one of the deepest lakes of Uganda.



ITINERARY - 11 Days

Your adventure begins the moment you arrive at Entebbe International Airport. Here you will be picked up by a driver who will then transfer you to the guest house (a fifteen-minute drive from the airport). Here you can unwind or, depending on your arrival time, spend some time exploring before settling for a good night's sleep.

Following your first night in Uganda, it is time to start your journey. Your first stop today will be at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. This is the only place in Uganda in whichyou will have the ability to see the white rhino. The drive from Entebbe into Ziwa requires about three hours. After stopping for lunch, we will continue on to Murchison Falls National Park. You'll stay in a camp that is really beautiful on the shores of the Nile.

The following day begins early so for you to grab your ferry going into the Delta, an area with an abundance of wildlife. On your way into the Delta, you will have the chance to view many animals, such as elephants and giraffes. You will go on a boat ride into the foot of the Murchison Falls. This is a breath-taking experience and you will see innumerable hippos, buffalos and crocodiles along the way.

In the morning you continue to Lake Albert and Kabwoya Wildlife book and then will do a final game drive. After checking in at the lodge you can choose to do a game drive or walk in the game reserve. In the evening you may enjoy a bush dinner.

The journey from Murchison Falls to Kibale is long but beautiful. The road meanders through the greenest hills you've ever seen with truly breathtaking views. You'll have the time to relax and prepare to see the chimpanzees to your morning hike after checking in at the hotel. The monitoring requires about two to three hours and will start, depending on the location of the chimps. After the trek, you may go back to the hotel for lunch and visit Bigodi Swamp. This is a gorgeous area from the rain forest with an abundance of animals: perhaps forest elephants, birds and monkeys. Following this intensive day in the woods, you may go back to the hotel.

The journey from Murchison Falls to Kibale is long but beautiful. The road meanders through the greenest hills you've ever seen with truly breathtaking views. You'll have the time to relax and prepare to see the chimpanzees to your morning hike after checking in at the hotel. The monitoring requires about two to three hours and will start, depending on the location of the chimps. After the trek, you may go back to the hotel for lunch and visit Bigodi Swamp. This is a gorgeous area from the rain forest with an abundance of animals: perhaps forest elephants, birds and monkeys. Following this intensive day in the woods, you may go back to the hotel.

Queen Elizabeth National park is your next destination. This is an enormous park in which wildlife and people coexist in harmony. In the afternoon you will go around the Kazinga Channel, which joins Lake George and Lake Edward. Here you'll see massive mammals and quite many bird species. After the boat ride, you'll have a good dinner before sleeping.

After an early morning game drive, it's time to go to Queen Elizabeth: Ishasha's southern sector. This region is renowned for its tree-climbing lions. When you arrive at Ishasha you will attempt to spot the lions in a few of the immense trees. You will spend the night next to Kigezi Game Reserve.

It is time to proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home of the mountain gorillas. Check at Gorilla Valley Lodge and prepare yourself for yet another highlight of the wonderful trip! Today starts. First, you will be briefed from the rangers. The tracking can take several hours, depending on the location of the gorillas. The growth itself is magnificent and takes one through dense rain forests and up hills. When you've found the gorillas you will be able to spend 1 hour interacting and engaging with them.

It is time to proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home of the mountain gorillas. Check at Gorilla Valley Lodge and prepare yourself for yet another highlight of the wonderful trip! Today starts. First, you will be briefed from the rangers. The tracking can take several hours, depending on the location of the gorillas. The growth itself is magnificent and takes one through dense rain forests and up hills. When you've found the gorillas you will be able to spend 1 hour interacting and engaging with them.

Lake Bunyonyi is one of the deepest lakes in Africa. It is also one of the lakes around where you can swim. Here you will have enough time to relax, swim, go for a ride in a canoe or simply sit by the side of the pool and read a novel! For those who'd like to do a village walk or see with one of the tribe, it's possible to arrange a trip with the Batwa people that are regional.

Lake Bunyonyi is one of the deepest lakes in Africa. It is also one of the lakes around where you can swim. Here you will have enough time to relax, swim, go for a ride in a canoe or simply sit by the side of the pool and read a novel! For those who'd like to do a village walk or see with one of the tribe, it's possible to arrange a trip with the Batwa people that are regional.

Lake Mburo is the smallest park in Uganda but remains filled with charm! It has a family of Rothschild's giraffe and a number of zebras. After a night at Rwakobo stone, you'll go for a safari, where you'll have the opportunity to get up close and personal with wildlife.

Lake Mburo is the smallest park in Uganda but remains filled with charm! It has a family of Rothschild's giraffe and a number of zebras. After a night at Rwakobo stone, you'll go for a safari, where you'll have the opportunity to get up close and personal with wildlife.

Your day at Uganda will end in Entebbe! In the equator, you'll stop on your way back from Lake Mburo and participate in your last activity of the trip: looking for the Shoebill stork in Mabamba Swamp. After the boat ride, it is the right time to drive to Entebbe and check in at the guesthouse.

The majority of your day will probably be spent preparing for your journey time. Based upon the time of your return flight, however, you may have some time to visit the Botanical Gardens or even have dinner on the beach of Lake Victoria.



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