14 Day Classic African Luxury Safari in Uganda
Gorillas - Chimpanzees - Gorillas - the
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Day 1 to
Murchison Falls National Park : The 14 day Classic
African Safari begins. The beginning of your safari
begins either from airport -depending on your arrival time
or if you have an evening arrival time. If you arrive in the
afternoon or evening we put you into
outside of Kampala-on one of the highest hills
around-overlooking Lake Victoria and Islands and all of
Kampala. A lovely hotel with best view - swimming
pool, sauna, nicely furnished, tasty food to delight your
If you arrive
before sunset - you are in for a treat from your Lodge on
the Hill and there is nothing like an African Sunset but
especially here with a backdrop of Kampala and its many
hills and the serenity of Lake Victoria before you.
Breakfast and an
early departure for Murchison Falls National Park in the
north of Uganda. The verdant countryside will surprise, the
color green is so dominant in Uganda.
Much to see along the way and of course you can stop the
vehicle at any time to take some fantastic pictures for you
We reach the
Masindi Hotel for lunch, the oldest hotel in Uganda, built
in 1923 and among its guests have been Kathryn Hepburn,
Humphrey Bogart and Ernest Hemingway. He actually
crashed twice in two different airplanes near Masindi and in
the USA it was presumed he had died. Enjoy your lunch.
Back on the road
again towards our destination of Murchison Falls National
Park where we then proceed to one of its fabulous wonders,
the tops of the falls. The English discover Samuel
Baker named the falls when he came through here with his
wife Florence in 1864. Idi Amin renamed them Kabalega
Falls or Kabarega Falls,
but after his fall Murchison Falls National Park came back
in vogue and is known as such by most.
falls are most fabulous and you will be on top of them, the ground
shaking by the power of Nile - 50 meters wide dropping down 46 meters through
a 7 meter gorge and flowing peacefully into the distance
toward Lake Albert. Simply fabulous - Lonely Planet
calls it the most powerful fall in the world.
We proceed onward
Nile Safari Lodge where we check in and you will spend
your first in a classic African Safari Tented Camp along the
shores of the Nile. It has been carefully built to be
in harmony with nature and to provide you with a place of
rest and relaxation in the Wilderness. There is a
swimming pool for your pleasure, while dining
you overlook the Nile and see some of the wildlife of
Murchison Falls National Park
that evening we cross the Nile for our first game drive on
the Safari. The Nile crossing alone can be a treat as
you hear and see the Hippos in the water and along the
shore, the birds overhead and simply the savannah and
picturesque scenery before you.
On the other side
there are Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Giraffe, African Buffaloes,
Antelopes of all varieties including the national symbol,
the Uganda Kob, Warthogs , birds in
abundance, the especially equipped safari vehicle makes it
easy to take great pictures of what is around you and the
driver will respond to your wishes and linger whenever you
want in order to get those best shots via your camera.
At the end of the
drive we return back to the ferry crossing and return to the
Nile Safari Loge
for the evening as you dinner in the wild and go to sleep to
sounds that will be different from wherever you call home.
Murchison Falls National Park: Breakfast at the
scenic Nile Safari Lodge and off once again across the
Nile by ferry and off for our Morning Game Drive seeing
hippos, elephants, lions, leopards, antelopes, birds of all
kinds including migratory ones from Europe. The
wilderness of Uganda alive with it multitude of mammals,
primates and you are here in the midst of it. Relaxation and
Lunch back Nile Safari Lodge and then it is the afternoon
boat ride on the River Nile up to the bottom of the falls.
Lots animals as they come to water, Hippos thrashing
in the river, crocodiles along the shore, herds of
Elephants, Buffaloes, Antelopes, birds, monkeys, a three
hour boat ride with great photo opportunities.
Day 3 Murchison
Falls to Kibale Forest: Breakfast at Nile Safari
Loge and check-out, off to Kibale Forest National Park and our adventure in
Primates. (There are 13 species of primates in the Park
which is a rainforest jungle-the only of its kind in East
Africa.) Pleasant drive through the Ugandan
countryside, lots of different things, the scenery will
change several times along the way in dramatic fashion and
the Rwenzori Snowcapped Mountains will be in the distance.
Stop for Lunch at
a hotel in the town of Hoima
We reach Kibale
Rainforest Jungle in the late afternoon and check into
Primate Lodge in the Jungle
- a large Tent, nicely furnished, self-contained, a lovely
verandah overlooking the Rainforest Jungles with exotic
birds. You will enjoy your stay at this quality Safari
Dinner in the
Jungle at Primate Lodge
That evening a
special Treat - a nocturnal walk in the Jungle in search of
animals such as Bush Babies, and Potto with spotlights to
see them better and other of the wildlife that roam the
forest at night.
A well deserved rest
at Primate Lodge
Day 4 Kibale
A lovely morning breakfast to get you ready for a full day.
Back to Kibale Forest for Primate chimpanzee tracking (trekking) experience
and of course there are other primates there such as Grey Cheeked Mangabey, Red Tailed monkey and Red Colobus Monkeys, Blue Monkeys,
Black and White Colobus Monkeys, L'Hoest's Monkeys, Baboons
and then there is wildlife, the forest and its beauty and the
abundant birdlife that is in the park. Kibale Forest is
filled with beauty, the mystery of the rainforest, the butterflies.
Back to your lodging for lunch and some rest.
In the afternoon
it is a visit to nearby Bigodi Swamp Wetland, a 135 plus kinds
of birds can be found here amidst the papyrus, wild palms and
polita figs. You will also observe many monkeys here and
even spot the rare sitatunga antelope. You might even
find some chimpanzees
After the walk return
to Primate Lodge for dinner and relaxation.
Day 5 Queen
We move on to Queen Elizabeth National Park where we arrive for an
early lunch after a four hour drive. Check into the
Katara Lodge, where from your veranda you can see the
wildlife all around you. A fabulous place to celebrate
Day 5 of your Safari. The lodge consists of 5 unique
cottages, handcrafted from local material with a touch of
deluxe elegance. Though not a tented camp - it is the
best facility in the area and comes with the highest
Lunchtime it is and
afterwards it is a boat ride on Kazinga Channel a short ride
away, home of the
largest concentration of Hippos in Africa, Uganda wildlife such as
Elephants, Buffaloes, Giraffes, and a multitude of birds, a
fantastic introduction to the Park. Then it is
back to Katara Lodge, relaxation.
take a nocturnal Wildlife Game Drive which is truly an adventure to see
the animals prowling around at night. A Uganda Wildlife Authority
Guide Ranger will be along to point out what you otherwise would
miss such as Lions, Leopards, Hyenas, nocturnal birds and anything
else you might find on a daytime game drive.
Afterwards it is
enjoyable African Tea with milk and Ginger, or a cool drink
as you take in the sounds of the night coming from afar and
Day 6 Queen
Early breakfast and off for a morning of Chimpanzee Tracking
and other primates at Kyambura Gorge for chimpanzee tracking.
A large population of chimpanzee exists in Maramagambo Forest
in Queen Elizabeth Park, but the only habituated (being used
to humans) is found at Kyambura Gorge. Besides Chimpanzees
one can find Black and White Colobus Monkeys, Vervet Monkeys,
Olive Baboons, you might even find the red tailed Monkeys.
Kyambura is also a great place for birdwatchers and you can
spot the Black Bee Eater and Blue Bellied Kingfisher along with
many forest birds.
After our chimpanzee
tracking venture we drive on back to Katara Lodge where you
can enjoy a bit of leisure until our late afternoon game
You never know
what you will discover on game drive at Queen Elizabeth
National Park, there are some
of the fabulous crater lakes, you encounter lions, elephants, buffaloes,
giraffes and many other mammals and birds and some monkeys.
We return to
Katara Lodge for dinner and rest.
Day 7 Queen
Elizabeth Park: This morning we check out from
Katara Lodge after leisurely breakfast and shift to
the Ishasha plains of the Park. Same park but
different scenery...we check into the
Tented Camp, located in the midst of the wilderness, from
your tent veranda you can see the wildlife coming to a
nearby creek, Elephants at your doorstep, an awesome
experience. Before lunch we take a midday game drive
in search of the tree climbing lions who escape the heat of
the day in the trees avoiding the bugs below.
Back to Ishasha
Wilderness Tented Camp for a fantastic lunch, a little
siesta perhaps, then a late afternoon game drive across the
plains of Ishasha. Lions, Antelopes in herds, buffalos,
leopards, the list is endless.
Day 8 Bwindi
Another relaxing morning breakfast and a last drive in
search of Tree Climbing Lions and other wildlife in the
Ishasha region of Queen Elizabeth Park. Take a last journey
around this magnificent savannah.
Then it is off
for a short drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and one of
the highlights of your Safari in Uganda -Mountain Gorilla
Tracking. AT Buhoma we check into the up-market
Buhoma Lodge - it is not a
Tented Camp - a bit cold here for that but delightful
cottages that will give you the comfort and rest needed for
your Gorilla Tracking Experience.
Buhoma Lodge and some rest it is off for a hike on the three hour
guided Munyaga Waterfall trail where you encounter lots of primates
and birds and butterflies on the lovely trail which moves
along the river.
Evening dinner and
rest at Buhoma Lodge.
Day 9 Bwindi
This is one of the biggest days of your life, Tracking (Trekking)
the endangered Mountain Gorillas, an early breakfast at
Buhoma Lodge, a packed
lunch and off it is to an orientation and then a long hike up
to a full day tracking your group of Mountain Gorillas.
It can take up to 8 hours, but is usually shorter. All
well worth it, the cost of the Mountain Gorilla fades into the
distance as you view these magnificent creatures up close.
In the afternoon
it is a village walk, time permitting to see the practices and
ways of the Bagika and Batwa people...a most rewarding time
of activities all done in the traditional ways.
Dinner back at
Buhoma and another night in the African
Rainforest as our Classic African Safari in Uganda
Breakfast and then comes the time to check out move to
one of the most beautiful Lakes in the world. It is
the 2nd deepest in Africa - but the setting is like a
picture postcard - Lonely Planet calls is a scene out of
Lord of the Rings. We check into The
Bird Nest Resort at Bunyonyi - Belgian Managed
and Ugandan staffed - you will find it a delight for you
both for comfort and for the Food for which many come from
near and far. Simply delightful.
Enjoy your lunch
overlooking the lake and partake in one of the choice of
activities, canoeing, swimming in the lake or swimming pool,
a nature walk along the shore, island exploring and bird
watching, it all awaits you.
Birdnest - enjoy a peaceful day on the lake.
Day 11 - Lake
Bunyonyi and Mgahinga Gorilla Park: Breakfast at
Lake Bunyonyi and a morning walk along the lake. Check
out and depart for Mgahinga Gorilla Park where we check in
Mount Gahinga Lodge in the
shadows of the volcanoes and have a delightful lunch. Lonely
Planet calls it a stunning location at the foot of the
or take a hike nearby with guide
Day 12 - Mgahinga Gorilla National Park: After breakfast it is off to Mgahinga Gorilla Park, a region
that is dotted with active and inactive volcanoes. In
Mgahinga Gorilla Park they are all inactive. There
are times when Mountain Gorillas can be found in Mgahinga Gorilla
Park depending on their movement from and to Rwanda which is
choices - Golden Monkey Tracking - Golden Monkeys are a rare
and endangered species found in this park and in Rwanda. You
can also climb one of three volcanoes up to 8 hours for the
longest hike - Batwa Trail which goes up to cave that is
said to venture into Rwanda.
Dinner at Mount
Day 13 - Lake
Early Morning Breakfast and off for Lake Mburo National
Park where we check in at Mihingo Safari Lodge where you
stay in beautifully furnished African Safari Tents.
Overlooking Lake Mburo, a salt lick nearby where animals
gather - simply fabulous, all the comforts in style and our
last National Park. Enjoy the lunch a bit on the late
Mihingo Lodge. If
conditions on the road to Mihingo Lodge prevent us from
reaching there by lunch time - Lunch will be had at hotel
restaurant along the way.
Afternoon boat ride
to view Hippos, Crocodiles, Impala, Eland, Buffaloes Zebras
on the shore, birds in abundance such as African Fin foot, Papyrus,
Bush Shrike and many other (315 kinds of birds).
Lake Mburo is a continuance
of the Tanzanian Plains into Uganda and it is savannah beauty
dotted with acacia trees is simply lovely to behold and it is
one of only two parks with Zebras and a must for Zebra lovers.
There are only two kinds of primates here the Vervet Monkey
Mihingo Safari Lodge and rest.
Day 14 Lake
Breakfast and a most special treat - a horseback riding
Safari across the rolling hills and plains of Lake Mburo.
This is something rather unique in Uganda and Lake Mburo is
the only game park where you can go on an escorted horse
back riding safari. Amazing as zebras, buffaloes, antelopes
are around you while you are riding horseback across the
Enjoy an early
lunch a shower and we leave the savannahs, jungles,
rainforests and volcanoes behind as we move toward Kampala
or Entebbe. We stop off at the Equator for a picture taking
opportunity and arrive at Entebbe by late afternoon.
Dinner at a
beachside restaurant at Entebbe - enjoy and get a glimpse of
Uganda for the last time on this safari.
Drop off at
Entebbe Airport for Departure.
Depending on Departure: If your flight departs the
following morning we stop back in Kampala. Stay at Cassia
Lodge - Dinner at Cassia Lodge. Enjoy a quiet evening
or take a tour of the nightlife of Kampala.
Nightlife is the most vibrant in all of Africa-In most big
cities the night comes alive on weekends - here in Kampala
the night never ends and bars might close well into the next
morning. Music from live to recorded, dancing,
atmosphere such as you have never experienced - people come
here from all over Africa to enjoy the night-you would be
escorted by our non-drinking driver guide. This is an
option that many have enjoyed.
Morning Breakfast and departure to airport and drop off
at Entebbe. It is time to say goodbye to the Pearl of
Africa - Uganda.