Day 1: Arrival
Day 2: Kampala City Tour
Day 3: Jinja Tour
Day 4: Jinja– Mt. Elgon National Park
Day 5: Mt. Elgon National Park – Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Day 6: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – Murchison Falls National Park
Day 7: Murchison Falls National Park – Game drives/Boat Cruise
Day 8: Murchison Falls National Park – Kibale Forest National Park
Day 9: Kibale Forest National Park – Chimp walk/ Bigodi swamp.
Day 10: Kibale Forest National Park – Semuliki National Park
Day 11: Semuliki National Park – Hot Spring
Day 12: Semuliki National Park – Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Day 13: Queen Elizabeth National Park– Game drives/Boat cruise
Day 14: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Nature walk – Bwindi
Day 15: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Gorilla Tracking
Day 16: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Lake Bunyonyi
Day 17: Lake Bunyonyi
Day 18: Lake Bunyonyi – Lake Mburo National Park
Day 19: Lake Mburo to Kampala
Day 20: Kampala to Entebbe.
Day One: Airport Transfer Meet and greet our guide who will transfer you for dinner and overnight at Fairway Hotel.
Day Two: Kampala City Tour.
After breakfast, your tour guide will brief you on the day’s program then take you around Kampala City to some of the important tourist sites such as The Uganda Museum, the Baha’i Temple and many others.
Kampala is basically referred to as “a city on the hills” derived from its original location on 7 hills that offered the key points of direction and distinctiveness; some of these hills are closely linked to colonial history. Rubaga hill is the catholic center; it is where the Rubaga Cathedral is found.
Namirembe hill the protestant center where Namirembe Cathedral is found. Makerere hill which houses the impressive and historic Makerere University, Kampala is the oldest university campus in Uganda. Kololo hill which is a diplomatic area and provides administrative offices for diplomatic missions, Kibuli is the Islamic center, Mengo hill which houses the Kabaka’s palace and is a center for Buganda’s Central government and Mbuya hill where we find the biggest army barracks and hospital closest to the city center.
We have two optional for a Kampala city tour that is; SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF KAMPALA Trail This track captures you to the Uganda Museum, markets in town, imaginative local arts and crafts markets, Bahai temple, Makerere University, the National Theater, Namugongo Uganda Martyrs Shrine, the Ndere Center, shopping in some of the Kampala Shopping centres. THE KABAKA’S TRAIL This trail takes you to Nagalabi coronation site, Kasubi tombs a palace turned burial place for three of Buganda’s Kabaka’s, Wamala tombs, Katereke prison ditch, Ssezibwa falls, Kabaka’s manmade Lake, Kabaka’s palace Mengo.
Have a dinner and overnight at Fairway Hotel.
Day Three: Kampala to Jinja Tour After breakfast, drive to Jinja; take a stopover at Mabira forest for a forest walk and then you will be transferred to Bujagali Falls. The cultural performances in this area are awesome. Visit the source of the Nile- take a boat ride to the actual source of the Nile. You can choose to go for white water rafting. Dinner and overnight at 2Friends Hotel (FB).
Day Four: Jinja to Mountain Elgon National Park After breakfast, you will transfer to Mt. Elgon at Sipi Falls. Spend the whole afternoon visiting the various caves and the surrounding villages as you interact with this friendly community.
Their diverse cultural value – including the Female Genital Mutilation, is quite charming! Have a dinner and an overnight at Sipi Falls Rest Camp (FB).
Day Five: Mountain Elgon National Park to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. After breakfast you will be transferred to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Have a breakthrough on the way for Lunch in Kampala then proceed to Rhino Guesthouse for Dinner and overnight.
Day Six: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to Murchison Falls National Park. Early in the morning after breakfast, our tour guide will transfer you to the Rhino Fund Centre and track the rhinos in the conservation reserve.
Thereafter as you are heading to the Murchison Falls, stop over for lunch in Masindi town. Continue to the top of the falls and enjoy the magnificent panoramic view and the vast animal species such as the buffaloes, black- and-white colobus monkeys as well as some magnificent birdlife at close quarters. Have a dinner and an overnight at Murchison River Lodge (FB).
Day Seven: Murchison Falls National Park – Game drive/Boat cruise.
After breakfast go for a game-drive. This will expose you to a wide range of the Rothschild Giraffe you will be fascinated by the vast Hippo population at the banks of the Nile River. Most of the animals earlier mentioned will be spotted as well. Take a launch cruise along the Victoria Nile then dinner and an overnight at Murchison River Lodge (FB).
Day Eight: Murchison Falls National Park to Kibale Forest National Park.
After breakfast, have your packed lunch and then transfer to Kibale Forest National Park arriving late in the afternoon for dinner and overnight at Rwenzori View Guest House.
Day Nine: Kibale Forest National Park – Chimps walk and Bigodi swamp walk. Early in the morning, after breakfast, have a nature walk in Bigodi Swamp. After lunch in the Forest in the same breath, you will then embark on trekking chimpanzees. Dinner and overnight at Rwenzori View Guest House. Day Ten: Kibale Forest National Park to Semliki National Park.
After breakfast, have a walk in the tropical rain forest of Semliki National park. The panoramic view of River Semliki is so attractive. A picnic lunch at the hot springs and a visit to the local community can make the day. Dinner and overnight at Semliki Safari lodge.
Day Eleven: Semliki National Park – Hot Springs After breakfast, you will be transferred to Semliki Wildlife reserve. Take a game drive through Semliki National Park to Lake Albert where you will enjoy a boat cruise. In evening visit the local communities for some interaction and entertainment. Have a dinner and overnight at Semliki Safari Lodge.
Day Twelve: Semliki National Park to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
After breakfast, our tour guide will transfer you to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Have an evening game drive in the Park. A dinner and an overnight at Hippo Hill Camp.
Day Thirteen: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Game drive/Boat cruise
Take breakfast and go for a morning game drive. Pay a visit to the crater lakes region and visit the Katwe salt witness the extraction of salt from the lake. In the afternoon enjoy a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel as you view the vast numbers of birds and animals such as the hippos, buffaloes, elephants, etc. A dinner and an overnight at Hippo Hill Camp.
Day Fourteen: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After breakfast the tour guide will take you to the Maramagambo forest; visit the bats and pythons’ cave. Then proceed to Ishasha for tree-climbing lion where you will calmly eat your packed lunch. From there, we continued to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Have a dinner and an overnight at Lake Kitandara Camp.
Day Fifteen: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Gorilla Tracking.
Today is the big day… After breakfast with packed lunch, prepare yourself for an encounter with one of Bwindi’s gentle giants: the rare Mountain Gorilla. For most people this is the absolute highlight of their tour in Uganda. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest boasts both Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees – the only forest in Africa which can make this claim, in fact. It also hosts five other species of primate, 113 species of mammal, over 200 butterflies and 360 birds. Once the Gorillas have been located, your group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Coming face-to-face with a Mountain Gorilla is a truly humbling and emotional experience. This is a fantastic and privileged opportunity to get up close and personal with Uganda’s very own ‘Gorillas in the Mist’. Dinner and overnight at Lake Kitandara Camp (F/B).
Day Sixteen: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Lake Bunyonyi.
After breakfast, transfer to lake Bunyonyi named locally after the various species of small birds that it has. Visit the Bakiga Musuem in Kabale. You will get detailed explanations of the bakiga culture then have dinner and an overnight at Bunyonyi Safari Resort.
Day Seventeen: Lake Bunyonyi – Canoeing/Community Nature walk.
After breakfast enjoy a boat cruise /canoeing on the lake. Return and have a visit to the local community for traditional entertainment. Return to your Lodge for dinner and overnight at Bunyonyi Safari Resort.
Day Eighteen: Lake Bunyonyi to lake Mburo National Park.
After breakfast, you will drive to Lake Mburo National Park, one of Uganda’s smallest parks, but certainly not to be underestimated. It is the only Ugandan national park (besides Kidepo Valley NP) which is home to Zebra, Eland and Impala, as well as an abundance of other wildlife – not to mention the lake itself, which is teeming with Hippos and Crocodiles! You will stay just outside the park boundaries, but it will feel like being in the middle of the park. From your verandah and restaurant you have a great view over the park and its wildlife. Dinner and overnight at Rwakobo Rock (F/B).
Day Nineteen: Lake Mburo National Park.
Lake Mburo N.P. is one of the two parks in Uganda where it is acceptable to go for a safari walk with a knowledgeable ranger. Of course you are going to do this!! Footsteps and animal droppings enlighten which animal has been here and how long ago. It is exciting to draw near the wildlife at such close range. In the afternoon, you can either plan for another activity; game-drive inclusive, boat safari or horseback riding. Dinner and overnight at Rwakobo Rock (F/B).
Day Twenty: Lake Mburo – Kampala.
After breakfast the last part of the journey will bring us back to Kampala. On the way back, you will have lunch in Mbarara town and there will be an opportunity to a stop at the Equator for photo shoots and buying souvenirs and have tea or coffee. We will then bring you to a guesthouse, campsite or hotel of your choice in Kampala or Entebbe – or, if you continue your holiday somewhere else or back home, we will bring you directly to Entebbe airport for an on wards flight.