This 17-day trip takes you through various stunning scenery, especially in the western rift valley of Uganda where we visit the Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls, Kibaale, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Lake Mburo National Park and Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
In addition, visit the very beautiful Lake Bunyonyi and the source of Nile, the place where the Victorian Sea crosses the Nile, where the ash of Mahatma Gandhi was spread later.
The trip also includes a tour of Kampala and hiking in Entebbe, a boat trip on Lake Victoria and the wetland Mabamba where we are looking for the very special wooden monkey.
Traveling is more than watching places, and during these days you will also come closer to local people’s lives.
A study visit to an HIV / AID clinic usually involves, as is the school. Strongest impressions often give home a home to a Ugandan family.
It will be possible for those who want to sleep over and participate in everyday chores, something that for the most part is often one of the best experiences.
You will be picked up at the airport and checked in at Sunset Entebbe. A simple lunch is included for those arriving before 15hrs and dinner for those arriving before 22hrs including accommodation.
In the morning, we continue with the schedule and lunch such as banking, visit the market and more. In the evening welcome dinner with invited guests and we shall still spend the night at sunset.
We head to Murchison Falls National Park. The journey goes through Kampala and further north to Nakasongola where we visit the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to see the only “wild” rhinos in Uganda.
Then there will be lunch before the trip goes on to the national park through a varied landscape. Accommodation: Red Chilly Camp
Early in the morning we get out of the national park when the animals begin to move. We make a longer “game drive” with a guide to try and see as much different wildlife and birds as possible.
We return for lunch and in the afternoon we make a boat trip along the Nile upstream to Murchison Falls and then back to the camp.
Departure from Murchison Falls National Park to the village of Kitonozi located a mile southwest of Masindi. We arrive just before lunch. There we will stay until morning the following day.
After lunch there will be city walk, after dinner and overnight. Accommodation: Family in Kitonozi (alternatively in Masindi).
This day we make a long drive through a changing landscape, first to Hoima then Kagadi and Fort Portal to a place near Kibaale National Park. Accommodation: Chimps Forest View Guest House.
In the morning, chimpanzee tracking in Kibaale National Park. The national park is mainly rainforest and often occurring in nature programs.
It has 13 different primates, including chimpanzees, and the rather unusual and shady forest elephant. After lunch, we continue to Queen Elisabeth National Park and in just a few hours we have moved from rainforest to savannah. Accommodation: Bush Lodge
In the morning, game-drive in the Kasenyi area of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Lunch will be at Tembo Canteen before the boat trip on the Kazinga canal, usually one of the most memorable parts.
After breakfast, we set off to Ishasha Wilderness where we are looking for tree-lined lions. Lunch is served along the way before traveling on to Bwindi. Accommodation: Buhoma Community Rest Camp.
Early gathering for those who chose gorilla tracking for briefing, group breakdown and match to the respective gorilla group. It takes a few hours to find the gorillas and then an hour to be with them.
If you come back in time you can stop by visiting Batwa (pygmées – the fee will be added). Accommodation: Buhoma Community Rest Camp.
After breakfast we travel through a very high and hilly landscape overlooking some of the really large, long-extinct volcanoes to the southwest, to Kabale and Lake Bunyonyi, arriving shortly after lunch.
Here, it is time to rest, swim in the lake, which is crocodile-free, or activate in any other way. Accommodation: Bunyonyi Eco resort
We head for Lake Mburo where we go hiking with a tour guide. Accommodation: Eagles Nest
Visit to Viagro forestry, a Swedish organization that works with rural development. It is one of the most successful and positive rural development projects that Swedish aid works with.
We continue on to Entebbe but before we reach, we stop at the Equator for photography and the opportunity to buy crafts. Then rest or own program in Entebbe. Accommodation Sunset Entebbe.
Travel to Jinja and Nile’s source where we take a boat trip on the Nile and Victoria Lake with stops at various monuments of great importance to Uganda, and historical to the whole of East Africa.
We also visit Jinja city center and look at old colonial architecture. The journey goes partly through the Mabira rainforest, one of the largest in Eastern Africa, as well as through tea and sugar crops.
We make a city trip in Kampala and visit the Gadaffi Mosque, Central Kampala, Independence Monument, Namugongo (where the Pope visited several times), and a magnificent culture cabaret.
It will also be time for shopping. Accommodation at Sunset Entebbe.
In the morning a boat trip on Lake Victoria to a wetland, Mabamba. There we look for the unique wooden monkey, one of the very special sights of the Central African fauna.
The afternoon is left unscheduled until further notice. Accommodation at Sunset Entebbe.
Travel day, breakfast and lunch are included during the day awaiting the flight. If your flight is later in the day, there is the opportunity to attend the morning service at St Johns Church in Entebbe. .
Please note that the scheme of program items may change depending on factors such as access to gorilla permissions, hotel rooms.
We have chosen Buhoma in this program but there are several other equivalent starting points for gorilla tracking within Bwindi.
The following is included in the fee
- Accommodation under 16 nights in mid-range (relatively simple but good standard). All accommodation has its own toilet and shower.
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner (full board) including non-alcoholic meal drinks.
- All transportation including driver and guide
- Entrance fee and guide in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary (value US $ 45)
- All park fees in Queen Elisabeth, Murchison Falls National Park and Lake Mburo (value US $ 200)
- Chimpanzee tracking fee (value US $ 150)
- Boat trip on the Nile and Kazinga Channel (value US $ 60)
- Guided hiking to the top of Murchison Falls (value US $ 15)
- Guided nature walks in Lake Mburo National Park (value US $ 30)
- National Parks guide under game drives (if available)
- All entries at Ndere Troupe Center, Kampala Mosque, Nile Source, etc.
The following is not included in the fee.
- Flight tickets
- Visa as easiest paid upon arrival to Uganda
- Gorilla Trekking Permit
- Drinks not included in meals
- Drinks to drivers and others where appropriate.
- Personal equipment
- Personal insurance
- Vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis