17 Days Uganda holiday tours

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17 Days Uganda holiday tours

17 Days Uganda holiday tours is one of the dream gorilla trekking safari in Uganda and Rwanda offers you the opportunity to see the gorillas twice with one trek in Rwanda and another one in Uganda then extending to Uganda most wildlife viewing destination in Africa. Our 17 Days Uganda holiday tours will leave you in wonders.

Day 1: Arrival And Transfer To Kampala For City Tour

Our 17 Days Uganda holiday tours will start with pick up by our representative and transfer to your hotel in Kampala for relaxing after a long trip. If you arrive early and you are not very tired, you will be taken for a city tour around Kampala to places like the Kasubi tombs, Namugongo martyrs shrine, the Baha’i temple and many other tourist attractions you might be interested in.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Protea Hotel Entebbe | Lake Victoria Serena Hotel

Mid-range: 2 friend Hotel Entebbe | Mission Guest House

Best Budget: African Root Guest House

Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls Via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary


After having breakfast, you will embark on the journey to the Zziwa Rhino sanctuary located in Nakasongola district. The sanctuary is the only place in Uganda with white rhinos and definitely the only place where rhinos can be tracked. The sanctuary has 15 white rhinos however their number is expected to increase with time. The journey from Kampala will take about 3 hours and after arriving at the sanctuary, you will head for Rhino tracking.
After rhino tracking, you will head to Murchison Falls National Park viewing waterfalls, vegetation as well as a number of birds.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Bakers Lodge | Nile safari Lodge | Paraa Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Murchison River Lodge | Pakuba Safari Lodge

Best Budget: Red chili Rest Camp | Fort Murchison

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Transfer To Murchison Falls National Park

You will wake up in the morning, have breakfast and head to Murchison falls National Park and directly head to the top of Murchison falls one of the great points where the magnificent falls can be viewed from. Murchison falls form a permanent rain ball that can be clearly seen. You have photographs and have some good time, proceed to your hotel for lunch, relax a little and head for the afternoon game drive viewing a number of wild animals in the national park.
Accommodation:

Luxury: Bakers Lodge | Nile safari Lodge | Paraa Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Murchison River Lodge | Pakuba Safari Lodge

Best Budget: Red chili Rest Camp | Fort Murchison

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: visit local and Transfer To Hoima

After breakfast, 17 Days Uganda holiday tours will head for morning game drives viewing a number of animals like hartebeests, elephants, giraffes, Oribi, and many others. After the game drive, you head for boat trips along the great river Nile first to the Nile delta where you will view a number of animals including the Nile crocodiles and then drive to the bottom of Murchison falls where you have a clear view of the falls. You will head to your lodge for lunch and then exit the national park for Hoima via Butiaba where you will view the escarpment and lake Albert, as you will be coming out of the Great Rift Valley.
Accommodation:

Luxury: Hoima hotel | Lake Albert Safaris Lodge

Mid-range: Kontiki hotel

Best Budget: Kontiki hotel

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: A Visit To The King’s Palace And Transfer To Fort Portal

After an early breakfast, you will be taken to the king’s palace where you learn about the Bunyoro kingdom another powerful kingdom in Uganda plus the major traditional cultural practices of the local people. After the touring around, you will then start your journey to the fort portal in western Uganda taking about 3 to hours on the way. This journey is not boring at all as it will introduce you to the typical Ugandan lifestyle and you will also be able to view a number of plantations especially tea plantations when you get to Kyenjojo district. You will arrive in fort portal in the evening and directly head to your lodge
Accommodation:

Luxury: Kyaninga Hotel | Crater Safari Lodge |Ndali Lodge

Mid-range: Isunga Lodge | Turaco lodge

Best Budget: Kibale Forest Camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 6: Chimpanzee Tracking And Bigodi wetland Sanctuary

You will wake very early in the morning have breakfast and get your packed lunch and then head to Kanyanchu park headquarters in Kibale forest national park where you will be allocated a guide who will brief you and you then head for chimpanzee tracking in the forest. Kibale forest national park is called the primate capital of east Africa because of the high primate population it has. It’s the only national park in east Africa where one can have the best primate tracking viewing the chimpanzee man’s closest primate and many other primates like monkeys plus a number of bird species.

You will get a chance to have your lunch in the wild as you listen to the sights and sounds of the forest. After tracking, you will return to the park headquarters, relax a bit and head to the Bigodi wetlands if you are interested in birding or visit the Bigodi community for community tourism and later return to your lodge
Accommodation:

Luxury: Kyaninga Hotel | Crater Safari Lodge |Ndali Lodge

Mid-range: Isunga Lodge | Turaco lodge

Best Budget: Kibale Forest Camp | Chimpanzee forest Guest House

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Transfer To Semuliki Valley National Park

After breakfast, you will proceed to Semuliki valley national park, situated in the extreme west of Uganda, in Bundibugyo District. The Park is the only lowland tropical Forest in East Africa classified as moist and semi-deciduous. There are 336 tree species recorded of which24 are restricted to Semuliki National Park. 63 species of mammals, 9 species of which are diurnal forest primates including Chimpanzees, blue monkey, vervet monkeys, and olive baboons. You will arrive early because it’s just about 30 kilometers from the fort portal to Semuliki valley national park.
You will, therefore, get to visit the hot springs, go for game drives.
Accommodation:

Luxury: Kyaninga Hotel | Crater Safari Lodge |Ndali Lodge

Mid-range: Isunga Lodge | Turaco lodge

Best Budget: Kibale Forest Camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Transfer To Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast this morning, you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park taking about 3 to 4 hours. You will arrive during lunchtime, have your meals and head for afternoon game drives to view the major wildlife species in this part of Uganda. This national park has a number of wild animals like elephants, warthogs, waterbucks plus a number of antelopes.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge | Katara Lodge | Kyambura Gorge Lodge

Mid-range: Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge | Enganzi Game Lodge | Parkview

Best Budget: Bush Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Game Drive And Boat Trips

17 Days Uganda holiday tours will start very early in the morning have breakfast and head to the Ishasha sector to track the tree-climbing lions. While on the search for lions, you will also view a number of wild animals like the elephants, baboons, Topi as well as a number of bird species. From the game drives you will head for afternoon boat tips along the Kazinga channel where you will see a number of the hippopotamus. The Kazinga channel has the highest number of hippopotamus in east Africa therefore while here, viewing them is a guarantee. Other animals that can be viewed along the Kazinga channel include crocodiles, elephants among others.
Accommodation:

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge | Katara Lodge | Kyambura Gorge Lodge

Mid-range: Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge | Enganzi Game Lodge | Parkview

Best Budget: Bush Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Forest Walks And Transfer To Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After breakfast, you will head straight for forest walks in Kyambura Gorge at exactly 8:00 am. While here, you may get a chance to view other primate species like monkeys. The gorge also has many bird species. After the hike, you will then transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park located in southwestern Uganda a home to the mountain gorillas some of the most endangered species on the planet.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Buhoma Lodge | Gorilla Forest Camp | Chameleon hill

Mid-range: Engagi Lodge | haven Lodge | Ichumbi Gorilla lodge

Best Budget: Rushaga Gorilla Lodge | Buhoma community Rest Camp | Ruhija Gorilla friend Camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Mountain Gorilla Trekking

On this day, you will be expected to wake up early in the morning, take breakfast and head to the park headquarters for briefing about the gorillas and immediately head for the thick jungles of Bwindi as you trek searching for the gorillas. This can take you half a day or more. After getting to the mountain gorillas, you will spend an hour with them observing and taking photographs after which you will be directed back to the park headquarters and given certificates of participation.
In the evening you can take a village walk around Buhoma and find out about the Batwa pygmy natives.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Buhoma Lodge | Gorilla Forest Camp | Chameleon hill

Mid-range: Engagi Lodge | haven Lodge | Ichumbi Gorilla lodge

Best Budget: Rushaga Gorilla Lodge | Buhoma community Rest Camp | Ruhija Gorilla friend Camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast, you will transfer to Lake Bunyonyi with beautiful sceneries en-route. Enjoy one of the most extraordinary wildlife and birding experience by boat as you cross the Lake Bunyonyi. The forested green islands on the lake are home to different species of endemic birds, which the guide will help you to spot.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Arcadia Cottages | Bird nest

Mid-range: Bunyonyi Overland Resort

Best Budget: Bunyonyi Overland Resort

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Transfer To Kinigi Rwanda, Visit To The Iby‘Iwacu Cultural Village

You will wake up in the morning, have breakfast and drive through the Kisoro highlands while having great scenic views and directly head to the Kyanika border and then cross over to Rwanda where you will directly head to Kinigi. You will arrive at your lodge, have lunch, relax a little and later visit the Iby‘Iwacu cultural village where you will be entertained by local Rwandese and get to learn about the Rwandese people after which you will head back to your lodge for dinner and rest.
Accommodation:

Luxury: Silverback Sabyinyo Lodge | Five Volcanoes | Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Mid-range: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge

Best Budget: Kinigi Guest House | Hotel Muhabura | Hotel Lapalme

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14: Mountain Gorilla Trekking

After early morning breakfast, you will head to the Kinigi park headquarters where you will be divided into groups of eight allocated to a particular gorilla family and head to the jungle for the highly anticipated trek.

The guides are well informed and will, therefore, provide the necessary information needed. Trekking mountain gorillas in volcanoes national parks offers a very unique experience giving you a chance to get up close to one of the human’s closest primate species. The trek takes several hours depending on how quickly you get to your allocated mountain gorilla family. You will strictly be given an hour to interact with the mountain gorillas and after it elapses, you will be directed back to the headquarters and given certificates of participation.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Silverback Sabyinyo Lodge | Five Volcanoes | Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Mid-range: Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge

Best Budget: Kinigi Guest House | Hotel Muhabura | Hotel Lapalme

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15: Transfer to Nyungwe Forest National Park

This is located in the southwestern part of Rwanda and it’s home to the primates of Rwanda. Nyungwe forest is among the oldest forests in the east and central Africa with a variety of tree species as well as birds. It takes about 5 to 6 hours to get to Nyungwe forest national park from Kigali meaning you will arrive in the late afternoon. You will relax a little and head for the canopy walks getting a chance to view the real jungle of Nyungwe while standing on the canopy walkway.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Mid-range: Nyungwe top view lodge

Best Budget: Gisakura Guest House

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16: Chimpanzee Tracking

After an early breakfast, you will head to the Uwinka center where you will be briefed, allocated to a guide and then head to the jungle to track chimpanzees. Our 17 Days Uganda holiday tours will introduce you to yet another wild experience walking below tree canopies viewing other wildlife species in the forest especially the birds. While here you might feel some jungle fever but you do not need to worry as the guide and rangers are always very mindful of your safety. After hiking the forest, you will be taken back to your accommodation facility for relaxing.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Nyungwe Forest Lodge

Mid-range: Nyungwe top view lodge

Best Budget: Gisakura Guest House

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17: Transfer Back To Kigali And Departure

Today we mark the end of our 17 Days Uganda holiday tours, wake up early, have breakfast and drive back to Kigali where you will head to the airport and depart.

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