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19 Days
Availability : Jan 1' - Dec 31'
Uganda
Uganda
Min Age : 15+
Max People : 100
Tour Details

Uganda your prime destination for an ultimate group travel safari adventure experience. The country has an innumerable number of attractions found in its various national parks and safari destinations. Your 19 days group travel tour across Uganda is the ideal encounter for the avid adventurer and insatiable nature lover. This epic safari experience is your chance to encounter the wealth of nature’s marvels spread throughout Uganda’s parks and tourist destinations. Uganda has a population of over; 1062 notable bird species, 364 mammal species, 13 primate species including a noteworthy population of more than 5000 chimpanzees and 400 mountain gorillas (almost half of the world’s population of these endangered species). As you explore the various game parks, you will encounter a numerous number of lakes, rivers, hot springs, waterfalls, forests and mountains.

Departure & Return Location

Entebbe International Airport

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Relevant government taxes
  • Full board accommodation (18 nights)
  • An English – speaking driver/guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location

Price Excludes

  • Guide Service Fee
  • Driver Service Fee
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees
  • Air tickets, visa fees and personal travel expenses
What to Expect

Your 19 days Uganda group travel safari package will include:

  • Traveling to Kidepo Valley National Park - Game drive in Narus Valley
  • Transferring to Murchison Falls National Park
  • Transfer to and Chimpanzee trekking excursion at Kibale National Park
  • Game drive in Queen Elizabeth – boat cruise on Kazinga channel
  • Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Visiting the source of the Nile in Jinja
  • Kampala city tour
  • Visiting UWEC – end of safari
Itinerary

Day 1Travel to Kidepo Valley National Park

Your 19 days Uganda group travel safari adventure will begin when a professional driver and guide pick you and the rest of the group from Entebbe airport or any suitable location in Kampala. You will set out on a drive to Uganda’s remotest National Park – the prized Kidepo, situated in the far North-eastern region. The location of the park at Uganda’s border with Kenya and South Sudan is a 7 – 8 hours’ drive from Kampala – Uganda’s capital. As you close in on Kidepo Valley National Park, rugged semi-arid valleys will spring into view. You will enjoy the sight of the open savannas, the seasonal oases and the distant mountain ranges. A safari to Kidepo is a chance to encounter one of Africa’s finest wildernesses.

Day 2Game drive in Narus Valley – encountering the nomadic Karamojong community

The second day of your group travel safari adventure will begin with a breakfast before the group heads out for a game drive in the park’s famous Narus valley. The valley attracts a high concentration of wildlife because of its water sources. A guided game drive through this prized area is your chance to see the; bat-eared Fox, striped hyena, the African elephant, Rothschild’s giraffe, cape buffalo, bushbucks, zebras, cheetah, greater and lesser duku, among other carnivores species unique to Kidepo. You will also have a chance to sight the Kidepo and Narus rivers.

After having lunch, the group will embark on a cultural trail to the native Karamojong community. A group travel safari to Kidepo is incomplete without encountering the nomadic Karamojongs. Cattle keeping and pastoralism is their life. You will be inspired by their culture and way of life. You will head back to your lodge for dinner and overnight in the late evening.

Day 3Birding excursion & guided nature walk – visit the hot springs

On the third day of your group travel safari adventure, you will embark on a birding excursion after breakfast. Birding is done in any of the park’s famous bird watching spots; Apoka rest camp, the fringes of the Narus or in Namamkweny valleys. After having lunch, your group travel expedition will proceed as hike up the Lomej Mountains or have a guided walk through the Narus valley. Later in the evening, you will visit the park’s Kanangarok hot springs located at the extreme north of the park.

Day 4Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Your day’s group travel expedition will begin with a nice breakfast, after which you will depart from Kidepo and drive to Murchison Falls National Park – Uganda’s largest national park and the location of the prized Murchison Falls. The park is located in North-western Uganda and is a habitat to over 76 mammal species and 450 bird species. Once there, your guide will drive you to the top of falls. You can later on embark on a nature walk before retiring to your accommodation to unwind, enjoy dinner and have a good night’s rest to be fit for the next day’s fun-filled group travel adventures.

Day 5Game drive in the park – boat cruise on the Victoria Nile

Your day’s group travel excursions in Murchison Falls National Park will begin with a game drive at 6:30 am, after having a breakfast. You will embark on a game drive in one of the park’s famous game viewing tracks; the Albert track, Buligi track or the Victoria track. You will see various animals including four of the big fives; lions, elephants, leopards, and the cape buffaloes. You will continue your group travel adventure with a boat cruise on the Victoria Nile. As you sail upstream to the bottom of the falls, you will spot herds of hippos and crocodiles along the river banks. Murchison Falls National Park is nature’s hub.

Day 6Birding excursions and guided nature walks

The day’s group travel experiences will include birding and nature walks through the park. Places to be explored include trails through Kaniyo Pabidi, the area around the Nile and the Lake Albert delta, Mubako junction, the Southern and Northern banks along the Nile, Nyamusika cliffs, the various thickets and woodlands. While trailing through these areas, you will see many of primate and bird species. You will spot a variety of water birds, Savannah forest birds, and Albertine rift endemics. The attractions in Murchison falls National Park offer a satiating safari experience.

Day 7Chimpanzee tracking in Kaniyo-Pabidi – transfer to Kibale National Park

Your group travel safari in Murchison Falls National Park will be concluded with a trip to Kaniyo – pabidi eco-tourism site for a chimp trekking excursion. Chimpanzees live in communities of about 100 individuals each and tracking them can take between 2 – 6 hours. Once you encounter a community, you will spend an hour observing its members undertake their daily routine. After the excursion, you will then embark on a drive to Kibale National Park – the ideal safari destination for the primate lover. Kibale has about thirteen primate species, including a population of more 1450 individual chimpanzees.

Day 8Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park

Your day’s group travel safari excursions in Kibale will begin with the park’s major highlight – chimpanzee trekking. After having breakfast, you will head out to Kanyanchu Visitor Center for a briefing from the park authorities after which you will be allocated a chimp community to track. Kibale National Park has the highest concentration of chimpanzees in Uganda.

After the chimp tracking experience, the group will embark on a guided nature walk in Bigodi wetland sanctuary in the late afternoon. The swamp is a habitat to over 200 bird species, and a variety of primate and mammal species including. You will spend the entire evening enjoying Kibale’s bountiful wildlife, bird species and plant life. After the day’s adventures, you will have a group dinner before retiring to bed.

Day 9Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park – visit the Katwe salt lake enroute

After having breakfast, you will depart from Kibale, journeying to Queen Elizabeth National Park for another series of exciting adventures suitable for a group travel safari tour. On your way, you will make a brief stop in the crater lakes region to specifically explore the famous Katwe Crater Lake – Uganda’s largest salt mine. After exploring the lake, you will proceed to Queen Elizabeth and arrive at the park in the early evening, just in time for a game drive. You will check in at an accommodation of your choice for dinner and overnight. A group travel tour offers the ultimate safari experience.

Day 10Game drive in Queen Elizabeth – boat cruise on Kazinga channel

Your day’s group travel safari excursion will begin with a game drive at 6:30 am after an early breakfast. You will head out to the renowned Kasenyi plains with an experienced game ranger. The plains are a mass of African savanna known for harboring the largest concentration of game as compared to any other section in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Besides being a habitat to big game and predators, the plains harbor various species of wetland birds.

You will head back to your lodge in the early afternoon to have lunch and a brief rest before going for a boat cruise on Kazinga channel. The launch cruise along the channel is one of the most popular group travel safari activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park. You get to sit back and enjoy the sight of elephants, buffalo, bushbucks, kobs and large herds of hippos on the riverbanks. Occasionally, visitors are able to spot leopards, lions and forest hogs.

Day 11Chimp tracking in Kyambura gorge – game drive in ishasha

Your day’s group travel safari adventure will include chimpanzee trekking Kyambura gorge. After having breakfast you will have a briefing and begin your quest for an encounter with a chimp community. Besides seeing the chimpanzees, the gorge is a habitat to many other primate species and an inexhaustible number of bird life. After the experience in Kyambura gorge, you will head out to the park’s famous Ishasha region for another safari tour excursion. You will spot them languidly stretched out in the tree branches. The region is dominated by acacia woodlands, scrubland and riparian forest at the banks of the meandering Ishasha river.

Day 12Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After having breakfast, you will depart from Queen Elizabeth, embarking on a drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to continue with your ultimate group travel safari expedition in uganda. When you reach Bwindi, you will embark on a Batwa trail experience. This includes visiting the community where the Batwa – native forest dwellers live. After the Batwa community visit, you can go for a guided nature walk in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest where you will encounter a variety of wildlife and bird species.

Day 13Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

A group travel safari tour in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is incomplete without a mountain gorilla trekking excursion. After having breakfast, you will report at the park headquarters at around 7:30am. You will be briefed about the ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ while on a gorilla trekking excursion. You will then hit the trails with a team of professional guides and trackers. Hiking through the beaten trails in search of the potent giants is exerting but greatly rewarding. Once you encounter a gorilla family, you will spend an hour observing its members. You will be allowed to take photos and video recording of the experience. Bwindi harbors more than half of the world’s population of the endangered mountain gorillas.

Day 14Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

After having breakfast, you will embark on a transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for another gratifying group travel safari experience. Lake Bunyonyi translated ‘the place of many little birds’ is a lake situated in South-western Uganda between Kisoro and Kabale. The lake is famous for birding and for its 29 islands. Once you arrive at the Lake, you will embark on a boat cruise to tour the islands that are spread across it. Lake Bunyonyi and its surroundings are a habitat to over 200 bird species.

In the late afternoon, the group will embark on a community tour to encounter the pygmy Batwa and the Abaheesi – a black smith community that have inhabited the area for many years. You will learn about their way of life and enjoy a series of performances from them. As the day wanes you can choose to go fishing, canoeing or cycling. Lake Bunyonyi is the ideal group travel safari destination for the nature lover and avid birder.

Day 15Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park – afternoon game drive

After having breakfast, you will transfer to Lake Mburo National Park to continue with your group travel safari excursion. As you drive to the park, you will sight the famous long-horned cattle which are endemic to the Western region. You will also see the rolling hills and the savanna grasslands dotted with the humble homesteads of the countryside dwellers. Upon reaching the park, you will embark on a game viewing drive. With the guide of a park ranger, you will drive through the demarcated trails spotting various game along the way. A group travel game drive in Lake Mburo is incomplete without seeing the; impalas, burchell’s zebras, elands, bushbucks, warthogs, reedbucks and topis. It is also very likely that you will see the elusive leopards, hyenas and jackals. You will check in at your booked lodge later in the evening.

Day 16Boat cruise on Lake Mburo – birding / nature walk in the park

You will have a very early breakfast and then embark on a group travel boat cruise experience on Lake Mburo. As you sail on the lake, you will spot; herds of hippos, buffaloes, and crocodiles at the banks. The area around the lake is also a habitat to many bird species including the rare shoebill stork. After the boat cruise, you will go for a guided nature walk through the salt lick area where you will find various wildlife licking the salty soil found there. The UWA erected a raised platform where you can stand and have a splendid view of the animals. The group will retire for dinner in the late evening.

Day 17Visit the source of the Nile

Your group travel safari will continue as you depart from Lake Mburo in the early morning, embarking on a drive to Eastern Uganda, to encounter the source of the Nile. Exploring the beginning of the world’s longest river is both an exciting and satiating group travel safari experience. Besides seeing the source of river Nile, there is a wealth of activities to engage in; you can go bungee jumping, kayaking, white water rafting, horseback riding, quad biking and visiting the Itanda falls.

Day 18Birding excursion in Mabamba bay – Kampala city tour

At the climax of your 19 days group travel ultimate adventure safari, you depart from Jinja and transfer to Mabamba bay for a birding excursion. A renowned birding destination, Mabamba bay is a wetland situated on the edge of Lake Victoria, Northwest of the Entebbe peninsula. You will see bird species like; the shoebill stork, blue swallow, papyrus gonolek, yellow warbler, kingfisher, lap wines, herons and egrets. After the birding excursion, you will continue your group travel adventure with a tour through Kampala city’s most notable attractions. Your informative guide will point out for you areas of interest all through the tour. The group will retire to a comfortable lodging in the late evening.

Day 19Visiting Entebbe zoo – return to Kampala – end of safari

On the last day of your group travel ultimate safari tour, the group will have breakfast and then embark on their last excursion. The final adventure will be at the celebrated Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC), famously known as the ‘Entebbe zoo’. Only a few minutes’ drive from the airport, the Entebbe zoo is a remarkable place to end a safari adventure across the pearl of Africa. You will spend the entire afternoon exploring the place and its tamed wildlife residents. The driver will drop you at the airport if you have a flight to catch. This will mark the end of your 19 days group travel ultimate adventure.

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