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14 DAYS BEST OF UGANDA

14 days of best of Uganda safari takes you to Uganda’s best wildlife destinations which will include Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, Murchison falls national park, Kibale national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, and Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mburo national park and back to Kampala. You will also have a chance to go for shoebill birding in Mabamba bay swamp on Lake Victoria and later transfer to Entebbe International airport for departure. As you travel around the Pearl of Africa for the 14days adventure, you get the chance to spot different animals as well as plant species within the country. The rolling hills create beautiful scenery as well as beautiful views for unique photography.

Day 1: Arrival and transfer

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National park

Day 3: Game drive, Boat cruise on the Nile

Day 4: Transfer to Kibale national park

Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking

Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth

Day 7: Game drive to Kasenyi plains

Day 8: Tree climbing lions-Ishasha sector

Day 9: Gorilla Trekking

Day 10: Drive to Lake Bunyonyi

Day 11: Transfer to Lake Mburo national park

Day 12: Horseback rides and afternoon game drive

Day 13: Transfer to Kampala

Day 14: Mabamba shoebill birding and transfer to the airport

Itineraries

Day 1

Arrival and transfer

You will be picked by a Pamoja Safaris representative who will transfer you to your booked hotel for dinner and overnight stay at

2Friends Beach hotel
Meal plan: Bed & Breakfast

Day 2

Transfer to Murchison Falls National park

Early morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to Murchison falls national park. En route stop in Nakasongola at Zziwa Rhino sanctuary for rhino tracking. Have lunch en route before proceeding to Murchison falls national park. Stop at the top of the falls where you will be able to see water squeezing out of the 7metre canyon. The 43-metre drop creates a thunderous roar as well as a beautiful lining by the rainbow. Later proceed to the booked accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation
Luxury: Nile safari lodge | Bakers Lodge
Midrange: Pakuba safari lodge | Murchison River lodge| Twigga safari lodge
Best Budget: Elephant View Lodge | Red Chilli Rest camp| Fort Murchison
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Game drive & Boat cruise on the Nile

Wake up very early and go for a game drive on the Northern bank of the river and expect to see lots of animals as well as birds. Return to the lodge for breakfast. In the afternoon, go for the hike to the top of the falls and expect to see animals like hippos, elephants and waterbucks among others. Later return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay
Accommodation
Luxury: Nile Safari Lodge|Bakers lodge
Midrange: Pakuba safari lodge|Murchison River lodge|Twigga safari lodge
Best Budget: Elephant View Lodge | Red Chilli Rest camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Transfer to Kibale national park

After early served breakfast, embark on the journey to Kibale national park. Drive South West through the Albertine Escarpment of the great rift valley and have lunch en route. Drive through Hoima and Fort Portal as you arrive at the booked facility in time for dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation
Luxury: Kyaninga lodge| Crater safari lodge | Primate lodge
Midrange: Isunga lodge | Turaco Tree Top Lodge
Best Budget: Chimpanzee guesthouse | Rweteera Safari Park
Meal Pan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Chimpanzee Tracking & Bigodi Swamp Walk

Early morning after breakfast, drive to Kanyanchu visitor information centre for briefing before entering the forest to look for the chimpanzees. After the briefing, you will be led by an experienced ranger guide in the search for the chimpanzees. Remember the activity starts at 08:00 am. During the search for the chimps, expect to see other primates like the Red-tailed monkeys, Grey cheeked mangabeys, Red colobus monkeys and L’hoest monkeys among others.
In the afternoon, go for a swamp walk in Bigodi, home to the Great Blue Turaco the swamp as well boasts of over 200 bird species which include papyrus gonolek, purple-breasted sunbird, green-breasted pitta and black-capped applies among others. Expect to see different primates as well for example grey checked mangabey, blue-tailed monkey and red colobus monkeys among others.
Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Accommodation
Luxury: Kyaninga lodge|Crater safari lodge|Primate lodge
Midrange: Isunga lodge|Turaco Tree Top Lodge
Best Budget: Chimpanzee guesthouse | Rweteera Safari Park
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth

After early served breakfast, embark on the journey to Queen Elizabeth national park and arrive in time for the game drive and later arrive at the hotel in time for lunch. Enjoy a 2hour boat cruise on the Kazinga channel as you get a chance to spot different animals like hippos lying on the water's edge. This launch cruise gives you the opportunity to spot bird species here as the channel boasts of over 550 resident species as well as offers panoramic views for photography.
Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay
Accommodation
Luxury: Mweya safari lodge |Kyambura Gorge lodge
Midrange: Ihamba Lakeside | Bush Lodge |Enganzi lodge
Best Budget: Bush lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

Game drive to Kasenyi plains

After serving breakfast, go for a game drive along the Kasenyi plains and expect to see different animals like the warthogs, elephants, mongoose, spotted hyenas and on lucky days you can spot a leopard. Kasenyi plains have a large number of antelopes, lions as well as other cats. Arrive in the afternoon in time for lunch and in the afternoon drive to the crater lakes for sightseeing.
Return to the accommodation facility for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation
Luxury: Mweya safari lodge | Kyambura Gorge lodge
Midrange: Ihamba Lakeside | Bush Lodge | Enganzi lodge
Best Budget: Bush lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8

Tree climbing lions-Ishasha sector

After serving breakfast, check out of the hotel with your packed lunch and drive to Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park via the Ishasha sector. En route stop at Ishasha in search of the tree climbing lions. This is the only place in Uganda where you find the tree climbing lions. These normally climb acacia and fig trees and rest on the branches as they also spot animals moving around of which some fall off their prey like the kobs. This is very exciting and unique as visitors look out for their cameras to take good photographs. Relax and have your packed lunch and later proceed to Bwindi forest arriving in time for dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation
Luxury: Buhoma lodge | Gorilla Heights | Nkuringo Gorillas Lodge
Midrange: Engagi lodge| Ichumbi lodge
Best Budget: Ride for a woman| Gorilla Friends camp Ruhija|Rushaga Gorilla lodge| Shongi Camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9

Gorilla trekking

After serving breakfast, go for a briefing before entering the forest in search of these giants. This is one of the greatest and most memorable experiences as you get to encounter these gentle giants moving in the jungle as they interact. Remember, Bwindi has 12 gorilla-habituated families so visitors can visit any gorilla group depending on which sector they have come through.
Return to the hotel for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation
Luxury: Buhoma lodge| Gorilla Heights|Gorilla Forest
Midrange: Engagi lodge| Ichumbi lodge
Best Budget: Ride for a woman| Gorilla Friends Ruhija| Rushaga gorilla lodge | Shongi Camp

Day 10

Drive to Lake Bunyonyi

After early served breakfast, check out of the accommodation facility and drive to Kabale as you pass through the rolling hills, terraces and round road corners of Kanaaba. Arrive at the hotel relax and have lunch. In the afternoon, go for a boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi as you enjoy the cool breeze of the lake with the sounds of birds nearby.
Return back to the booked facility for dinner and overnight stay
Accommodation
Luxury: Arcadia cottages| Bird Nest
Midrange: Bird nest|Buyonyi Overland Resort
Best Budget: Bunyonyi Overland Resort
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11

Transfer to Lake Mburo national park

Early morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and embark on the journey to Lake Mburo national park and arrive in time for lunch. Later go for a game drive in search of zebras, impalas, elands, oribi and elephants. Return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay
Accommodation
Luxury: Mihingo Lodge | Kimbla Mantana Camp | Arcadia Cottages
Midrange: Rwakobo Rock | Mubro Safari Lodge
Best Budget: Eagles Nest

Day 12

Horse back rides and afternoon game drive

This is one of the most interesting activities in lake Mburo national park. Mihingo Lodge has seven horses so six participants can take part in this adventure. Return back to the lodge for lunch and later go for a game drive to the salt leak area. On this game drive, you are able to spot different animals such as impalas, topi, elands, giraffes and crocodiles among others. In the evening, return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay
Accommodation
Luxury: Mihingo Lodge | Kimbla Mantana Camp | Arcadia Cottages
Midrange: Rwakobo Rock | Mburo Safari Lodge
Best Budget: Eagles Nest
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13

Transfer to Kampala

Early after served breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to Kampala. En route stops at the equator for lunch and participates in the water experiment in Kayabwe. This has become a large stopover spot for most tourists to Uganda. At the equator line, a famous water flow experiment shows water spinning in different directions as it drains hence attracting most tourists. It is also a good spot for photography. Later proceed to Kampala and arrive in time for dinner and overnight stay at 2Friends Beach hotel
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14

Mabamba shoebill birding and transfer to the airport

After early served breakfast, go birding in Mabamba swamp on LLake Victoria and later transfer to Entebbe International airport for your International flight back home.
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  • Meals as specified in the itinerary Full Board (FB)
  • Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
  • Water in the vehicle for overland sectors
  • All ground transportation and transfer as indicated
  • English speaking guide
  • Activities as indicated in the itinerary
  • Park entrance, Ranger guides, conservation fees
  • All applicable tax, administration and parking fee
  • Gorilla and chimpanzee permits are included in the itinerary cost
  • All passport and visa fee
  • All health vaccination and medication including the covid-19
  • International flights associated with airport departure tax
  • Meals not specified(including lunch and another meal stops between properties on the overland sector)
  • Drinks that are not included in the itinerary
  • Items of personal nature
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  • Any extra additional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays or cancellations and all other inconveniences beyond our control
  • Trip cancellations travel delays or baggage insurance
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  • Travel|medical insurance is not included
  1. Uta:

    Fascinating trip !!!!!

  2. Uta and Mine:

    We had such a great time with Charles . He is a handsome and very nice guide with a huge knowledge about plants, animals and regions. He had the best eyes ever for spotting lions and we appreciate having him around us like a family member. We will never forget these days and always remember magic moments of Uganda. Thanks to the safari company in any way – we loved it ❤️❤️❤️

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