Uganda Safari Sixteen Days

Uganda Safari Sixteen Days

Uganda Safari sixteen days - chimp tracking, game safaris, boat cruises and gorilla tracking

Uganda Safari sixteen days itinerary:

Day 1: Drive to Kitgum to break your journey to Kidepo
We will pick you up from your hotel or from the agreed point of departure. The journey to Kidepo Valley National Park is approximately 650kms from Kampala takes about 11hours you will have an overnight stop in Kitgum
Overnight Fuglys.
Meal Plan: Lunch and dinner

Day 2: Drive to Kidepo Valley Game Park
Early breakfast, then continue on your journey Kidepo Valley National Park.  This journey will take approximately 4 hours, check in your accommodation.  In the afternoon a game drive in the park.  
Dinner and overnight Nga’moru Wilderness Camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3: Game Drives in Kidepo
Breakfast, game drive round this beautiful remote park. Wildlife is most active in the Narus Valley during early mornings.  The wildlife in this park includes lions, Elephants, Leopards, Bush Duiker, Jackals, Bushbucks, Bush Pigs, Kavirondo Bush Babies, Buffalos, Cheetahs, and much more, game drive back to the lodge for lunch.  
In the afternoon another game drive.
Dinner and overnight Nga’moru Wilderness Camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4: Guided nature walk and Hotsprings visit
This morning enjoy a guided nature walk, return to the lodge for lunch.
In the afternoon you will visit the Kanangorok Hot springs. The drive passes through some magnificent landscapes. North of Apoka Safaris Lodge beyond the river crossing, the road passes between rock outcrops and hills before descending into the Kidepo Valley, crossing the Kidepo Sand River and traversing open plains that extend past Kanangorok Hot Springs towards mountains across the Sudanese border. This is the part of the park where Ostriches are most commonly seen.
Dinner and overnight Nga’moru Wilderness Camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5: Drive to Murchison Falls Game Park
After breakfast and a final game drive, you will drive to Murchison Falls National Park arriving late afternoon, game drive on your way to to the lodge.
Overnight Murchison River Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6: Game Drive and Boat cruise to the bottom of falls
Morning game drive, lunch, afternoon lunch cruise to the bottom of the falls, hike to the top of the falls where your guide and vehicle will be waiting to drive you back to the lodge.  
Overnight Murchison River Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7: Drive to Kibale Forest
After breakfast, you will drive to Kibale National Park with lunch enroute. Kibale National Park contains what is probably the most accessible of Uganda’s large forests and is the best place in Uganda for chimpanzee viewing. Your arrival in Kibale will be late in the afternoon.
Overnight Chimpanzee Forest Guest House
Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest
Today you will search for families of chimpanzees and other primates.The chimp’s strong social order and behavior is fascinating to watch.  They are noisy, communicative, and often confrontational with each other.  
Once you have encountered the Chimps, you will continue hiking through the forest, looking for birds and lesser primates, which may include red-tailed monkey, red colobus monkey, black-and-white colobus monkey, gray cheeked mangabey, olive baboon and vervet monkey. Expert national park guides will accompany you and will reveal some of the botanical secrets of the forest
After lunch, spend the afternoon visiting Bigodi Wetlands.
Overnight Chimpanzee Forest Guest House
Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 9: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After an early morning breakfast, you will drive past the Rwenzori mountains to Queen Elizabeth National Park dominated on its northern border by the snow-capped 16,000-foot Rwenzori Mountains—the famed “Mountains of the Moon”.  This 767-square-mile conservation area is bordered on the North East by Lake George and on the South West by Lake Edward; its western border adjoins the Zaire Parc Du Virunga

You will expect to see teeming herds of impala-like Uganda Kob, as well as topi, elephant and lion,giant forest hog, Cape buffalo.  There are also several soda lakes filling ancient volcanic calderas where flamingos reside seasonally
Overnight Kingfisher Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 10: Explore Queen Elizabeth Game Park
Today’s exploration of Queen Elizabeth National Park begins with an early morning game drive in the Kasenyi grounds in a more traditional manner.  Uganda Kob occur in the thousands, and you will expect to see Waterbuck, Bushbuck, Cape Buffalo, Hartebeest, Giant Forest Hog, Warthhog, Elepant, and potentially if lucky Leopard and Lions.

In the afternoon after lunch you will go for launch trip on the Kazinga Channel.  This fresh water system, joining Lake Edward and Lake George, boasts of the highest concentration of Nile Hippos in the world.  In addition to these semi-aquatic mammals, the launch affords unique opportunities to view other mammals, and birds as they come to the waters edge to drink or bathe.  Birding is excellent and you expect to see species ranging in size from the tiny and brilliant Malachite Kingfisher to the Giant Goliath Heron.  You leave the water and re-unite with your driver/guide to explore the park further, time permitting.
Overnight Kingfisher Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 11: Ishasha Sector for tree climbing lion
After having breakfast at the lodge you will drive to the southern part of Queen Elizabeth Game for more game drives and this one in particular will be in search of the famous tree climbing lions found mostly in this area of the park.  If you are lucky you may spot them.
Overnight Enjojo Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 12: Drive to Bwindi Forest
You are up early this morning for a game drive in the Ishasha area of the park hoping to see the tree climbing lions.  Continue on to Bwindi impenetrable forest to prepare for you gorilla trek the next day.
Overnight Engagi Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 13: Gorilla trekking day in Bwindi Forest
After an early breakfast you will report at the park office at 7.30am for the gorilla trekking.  Carry a picnic lunch and plenty of water.  
Sometimes finding the gorillas can be easy, as they may have remained close to the area where they had been feeding the previous day. Sometimes they require constant tracking, which can be arduous. Some of the difficulties to be encountered can include steep, muddy slopes, stinging nettles, safari ants, and rain. The reward is an extraordinary opportunity to observe the gorillas at close range.

The mountain gorillas are not tame, but they have been scientifically habituated to accept the presence of quiet and non-threatening observers.
The park rangers will brief you on appropriate behaviour. You can expect to stay with the animals for about an hour after first encountering them. However we can‘t guarantee you’ll see them but chances are 98%.
Overnight Engagi Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 14: Drive to Lake Bunyonyi
After breakfast at the lodge you will depart for Lake Bunyonyi and then check into the Lake Bunyoni Eco Resort, lunch, afternoon free to explore the area.
Dinner and overnight Lake Bunyonyi eco Resort
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 15: Drive to Lake Mburo
Today you will be driven to Lake Mburo National Park. En route, you pass through Uganda’s Ankole District where the people keep massively horned cattle, which have been bred in this region for centuries and are used as an indicator of personal wealth. The horns of these domestic beasts may measure well in excess of four feet each. Small children tend their herds, making sure that the cattle don’t invade the fertile fields and banana plantations that dot the countryside.

We continue to Lake Mburo National Park, a small park surrounding a lovely system of lakes and papyrus swamps. As you drive to your accommodation you will be rewarded with a large variety of ungulate species, including African Buffalo, Topi, Uganda Kob, Oribi, Reedbuck, Klipspringer, Defassa Waterbuck, Common Zebra and Eland and plenty of Impalas.
Overnight Mantana tented camp
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 16: Drive to Entebbe for Departure
Morning game drive, leisurely breakfast, game drive leaving Lake Mburo national park and returning to Entebbe, lunch, transfer to the Entebbe airport for the flight out.

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