This 12 Day Margical Uganda Safari Tour offers you the ultimate safari tour across the Pearl of Africa of exploring, discovering and relishing the beauty of Uganda. From the urban attractions in the country’s capital – Kampala to nature’s wonders and mesmerizing beauty to be discovered in the distant forests, mountains, lakes, reserves and game parks. Uganda has over 364 mammal species, 1062 bird species, over 300 butterfly species amnong others.
Your 12 days magical safari holidays experience will begin when a driver guide picks you from the airport or your hotel/residence in Kampala, the adventure will begin with you touring Kampala’s prime attractions; you will visit the Uganda museum – the place where artefacts, antiques and items of historical significance are kept, Kasubi tombs – the regal tombs of the fallen Buganda kingdom kings, Kabaka’s palace – home to the king of the biggest kingdom in Uganda, Ndere centre – Kampala’s cultural epicentre, Uganda martyrs shrine Namugongo, the independence monument, Rubaga Cathedral – the centre of the Catholic faith in Uganda.
After an early morning breakfast at your hotel, you will leave Kampala and head towards the north-western Uganda, driving to Murchison Falls National Park for the ultimate safari holidays experience.
You will make a brief stop at the historical Luweero Triangle – the place where the brutal massacres that brought the ruling government into power occurred. You will stop at this place to purchase an assortment of fresh fruits and refreshments. The next stop you will make will be at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – a place which was set up to restore the depleted rhino population.
You will awake to the strangely beautiful noise of the vibrant wildlife in the park; the chirping of crickets, the twittering of the birds and the sound of the waterfalls. After an early morning breakfast, you will set out for your first safari holidays adventure in the park – a game drive accompanied by a professional ranger.
A game drive on the Northern bank around Buligi game tracks will allow you to spot elephants grazing, herds of buffalos , the graceful giraffes, duikers, warthogs, reedbucks, bushbucks, the strange-looking hartebeest and the cherished Uganda Kob. Lions maybe seen occasionally and leopards are usually spotted at dusk.
After having breakfast in the morning, you will leave Murchison Falls and depart for Kibale National Park, to have more safari holidays excursions. You will stop at Hoima in the afternoon to have lunch and continue with your journey. You will then reach Kibale National Park and check in at your choice accommodation.
You can then launch out on a bird watching excursion in the famous Bigodi wetland sanctuary or you can go out on a nocturnal walk to spot the strange night creatures that leave their hideouts at dusk; the nightjar, potto, bush baby, cricket, tree hyrax, the occasional civet and serval cat. You will have an innumerable number of safari holidays excursions at the park.
After your breakfast you will set out to the park headquarters for instructions before setting out on your chimpanzee trekking excursions. Kibale National Park has the largest number of chimpanzees and a number of families have been habituated to make trekking easier.
With the aid a professional guide you won’t take long before encountering the endangered species; you will be able to watch them go about their daily tasks from a short range – mother’s nursing their infants, the little ones playing and swinging in the trees, the proud males making rounds and keeping a keen eye on their families.
After breakfast, you drive to the park headquarters where you will have a briefing and then set out for a morning game drive to explore the wildlife in the Queen Elizabeth National Park. The most famous game drive trails in the park include; the channel drive circuit and the Kasenyi plains drive.
In the afternoon after your lunch, you will set out for a boat cruise on Kazinga channel, a 40 km water channel that links Lake Edward and Lake George where you will be able to spot a large number hippos and Nile crocodiles plus a number of water birds.
After your breakfast, you will head out to the Mweya Peninsula for a game drive, an opportunity for you to see its wealth of wildlife and enjoy the beautiful view over the waters and Rwenzori mountains. After Mweya Peninsula, you will tour the famous Ishasha region where you will have a chance to see the tree-climbing lions.
You will be amazed to spot lions stretched out languidly between tree trunks and branches. In addition to the fascinating lions, you will see herds of buffalos, antelopes, elephants and hippos. After having a late lunch you can head out for another game drive or nature walk through the enormous Queen Elizabeth – a remarkable safari holidays destination.
After your breakfast, your safari holidays excursions will continue when you set out further south to the formidable Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
Once in Bwindi, you will have your lunch and then go out on a community – social encounter to meet the Batwa pygmy people. The Batwa were the initial forest dwellers who co-existed with the mountain gorillas and other wildlife.
After breakfast, your day’s gorilla trekking tours excursion will begin when you report at the park headquarters for a briefing on the gorilla tracking etiquette. It is after this meeting that you will transfer to the Impenetrable forest with your picnic lunchbox to commence a 30 minutes – 8 hours hike in quest for the prized mountain gorillas.
On the 10th day of your magical safari holidays experience, you will leave Bwindi very early in the morning and arrive at Lake Bunyonyi at around midday. After having lunch, you will head out for a boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi.For the rest of the afternoon until the late evening, you will sail to the various islands on the lake. Lake Bunyonyi has 29 islands among which is the famous Akampene (Punishment Island) and Bwama and Njuyeera (sharp’s island). A tour to the islands will give you a chance to see over 200 bird species.
After your breakfast, you will leave Lake Bunyonyo and drive to Lake Mburo National Park in Mbarara to continue with your safari holidays adventure. You will head out on a game drive upon arriving at the park and you will be thrilled to see animals like; the defassa waterbuck, buffalos, hippos, Impalas, hyenas, topis, eland, zebras and reedbucks. Besides the mammals the park has over 350 bird species.
This is the last day of your 12 days magical Uganda safari tour. After your breakfast you will go for a final game drive through Lake Mburo National Park. You will then set off for Kampala.