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Your 14 days mind-blowing Uganda safaris adventure takes you to Uganda’s prime safari destinations. Uganda – the Pearl of Africa, is the ultimate getaway for an unforgettable safari experience. This package offers you the opportunity to explore the country’s prime attractions and safari destinations. You will get to explore; the source of the world’s longest river – the legendary river Nile, the remote Kidepo Valley National Park – one of Africa’s finest wildernesses, the ancient Nyero rock paintings dating back to the stone age, Murchison Falls National Park – the home of the raging Murchison Falls, Kibale National Park – a habitat to 13 primate species including a noteworthy population of over 1450 individual chimpanzees, Queen Elizabeth National Park – the home of the notorious tree-climbing lions found in its Ishasha region, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – the habitat of more than half of the world’s population of the endangered mountain gorillas, and Lake Mburo National Park.
While on this 14 days mind-blowing Uganda safaris experience, you will enjoy; a series of game viewing drives through the different national parks, boat cruises on the Nile and lake Mburo, nature walks and birding excursions, mountain gorilla trekking excursions, and chimpanzee tracking expeditions. Also, you will encounter the pastoral Karamojong people, the Batwa pygmy forest dwellers, among other local tribes and native people. While on this African safari tour, you will access the best accommodation facilities and social amenities. Uganda’s abundant wildlife and natural wonders guarantee a sating holiday experience, even for the insatiable adventurer.
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Your 14 days Mind-blowing Uganda safari package will include:
Your 14 days mind-blowing Uganda safaris tour will begin when a guide picks you from a suitable location in Kampala. After a briefing on how your trip will go, you will embark on a drive to Mabamba bay for a birding excursion. Mabamba bay is a wetland is 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 Uganda safaris excursion with a tour of Kampala city. You will visit the capital’s most notable attractions – the Uganda Museum, Kasubi tombs, Kabaka’s palace, Rubaga Hill, Baha’I temple, Gadaffi Mosque and the Namugongo Martyrs’ shrine. As the evening wanes, you will retreat from your adventures and check in at a comfortable lodging for dinner and overnight.
On the second day of your mind-blowing Uganda safaris tour, you will embark on transfer to Jinja after having breakfast. Jinja is situated in the Eastern Uganda and is Uganda’s second-largest industrial capital. You will pass through the eminent Mabira forest and make your first stop in Jinja town for a lunch break. You will then head out to explore the source of the world’s longest river – the legendary river Nile. Besides boat riding, there are many safari activities to engage in while at the Nile; you can go bungee jumping, kayaking, white water rafting, horseback riding, quad biking and visiting the Itanda falls.
After the excursions at the Nile, you will embark on a Jinja town tour. Jinja town was once regarded as Uganda’s most thriving industrial capital. The town had been predominantly occupied by the Asians who set up and ran massive business and industrial ventures until their expulsion from Uganda in 1979 by Idi Amin, the then reigning president of the republic of Uganda. When the Asians left, the businesses which had then been transferred to the management of the inexperienced natives collapsed and the town lost it’s glory. Left behind is the old colonial – Asian architecture, the mild traces of the once vibrant industrial community and booming business capital. You will be able to visit the curio shops and crafts centers where you can purchase souvenirs to take home – a reminder of your visit to Eastern Uganda. As the night sets in, your day’s Uganda safaris adventures will end when you retire to a comfortable lodging for dinner and overnight.
After having breakfast, your Uganda safaris adventure will continue as you embark on a drive to Kapchorwa district located in the far Eastern region of the country. You will visit Kapchwora’s most outstanding tourist attraction – the Sipi falls, situated on the edge of Mount Elgon National Park near the Kenyan boarder. The Sipi falls are a series of 3 waterfalls and are a starting point for many hikes up Mount Elgon.
Later in the early evening, you will embark on a community tour. The area around Sipi is a home to the Gishu people – a tribe of indigenous coffee growers. You will tour the coffee plantations and the guides will share with you amusing facts on how coffee is grown, processed and roasted. You will also have the opportunity to interact with the locals and see how they go through the daily routine of living – they make the most out of life with the little they have. Your day’s Uganda safaris adventure will end when your guide takes you to your choice lodging.
After having breakfast, your Uganda safaris excursion will continue as you embark on a drive to Uganda’s celebrated Kidepo Valley National Park situated in Karamoja region in the North-eastern Uganda. On your way to the park, you will make a brief stop in Kumi district to explore the famous Nyero rock paintings. These peculiar paintings date back to the stoneage and are believed to have been in existence before 1250 CE. The intriguing art work is arched in a three-tiered rock shelter. After exploring the shelter, you will continue your drive to Kipedo, enjoying the breath-taking beauty of a rustic countryside. Although it is Uganda’s most remote national park, Kidepo Valley ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses. It is a habitat to an innumerable number of mammals and wildlife species. When you arrive at the park, you will check in at your choice lodging for the night. Kidepo is a major Uganda safaris destinations.
You will begin your day’s Uganda safaris adventure with an early breakfast before heading 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, aardwolf, striped hyena, caracal, klipspringer, cheetah, hunting dog, greater and lesser duku, among other carnivores species unique to Kidepo. The other great mammals to see on your safari experience in Kidepo include; the African elephant, Rothschild’s giraffe, cape buffalo, bushbucks, zebras, oribi, Jackson’s hartebeest and Bush babies. You will also have a chance to sight the Kidepo and Narus rivers.
After having lunch, you will embark on a cultural trail to the native Karamojong community. A safari excursion in Kidepo is incomplete without encountering the nomadic Karamojong community. Cattle keeping and pastoralism is the life of the Karamojong people. You will see their manyattas – kraals, the grinding stones, the local defence fences, and their cultural dance – edonga, among other things. You will be inspired by their culture and way of life. Your day’s Uganda safaris activities will end as you drive back to your lodging in the late evening.
Your day’s Uganda safaris activities 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 will see the breath-taking sight of the surging waters squeezing through the rocks and pressing through an 8 meter gorge, before plunging into the great depths below. You can later embark on a guided 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 Uganda safaris adventures.
Your day’s Uganda safaris excursions in Murchison Falls National Park will begin with a game drive at 6:30 am, after having a light breakfast. Depending on the location of your lodging, 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. Also, the area around Nyamsika gorge and its cliffs has a high concentration of game. You will see various animals including four of the big fives; lions, elephants, leopards, and the cape buffaloes. A safari game drive in Murchison falls is also your chance to spot; the Uganda kobs, Jackson’s hartebeest, oribis, grey duikers, Bush bucks, among other wildlife that make their abode in the park.
After having lunch, you will continue your Uganda safaris adventure with a boat cruise along the Victoria Nile. The sight and sound of the gushing and rushing waterfalls is soothing and breath-taking. As you sail upstream to the bottom of the falls, you will spot herds of hippos and crocodiles along the river banks. The boat cruise is also the ideal adventure for the avid birder. The area around the Nile and the Murchison falls is a habitat to the shoe bill stork, bee-eater, pelican, Egyptian geese, goliath heron, horn bill, kingfisher, saddle-bill stork, among other bird species. Murchison Falls National Park is nature’s hub; you will enjoy the sight and sound of the abundant wildlife before retiring to your accommodation for dinner and overnight in the late evening.
The day’s Uganda safaris experiences will include birding and nature walks through the park. Places to be explored include trails through Kaniyo Pabidi and Rabongo forests, the area around the Nille, 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 primate and bird species. You will spot a variety of water birds, savannah forest birds, and Albertine rift endemics. The species you will see include; flycatchers, woodpeckers, cuckoos, herons, hornbills, bee-eaters, Secretary birds, black-bellied bustards and Marabou storks.
After the excursion, you will report back to your lodging, have lunch and then embark on a drive to Kibale National Park – the ideal safari getaway for the primate lover. Kibale has about 13 primate species, including a population of about 1450 individual chimpanzees. Once you arrive at Kibale, you will check in at your choice accommodation for the night. This will mark the end of the day’s Uganda safaris excursions.
Your day’s Uganda 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. Chimpanzees live in large communities of about 100 individuals, and a typical tracking experience lasts between 2-6 hours. You will have the opportunity to watch the chimps go about their daily routine; feeding, patrolling, hunting, copulating, as well as playing and breastfeeding for the little ones. Kibale National Park has the highest concentration of chimp population in Uganda.
After your chimpanzee tracking experience, you will go for 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; the various kinds of monkeys, otters, bush pigs, bushbucks, sitatungas, and mongooses. You will spend the entire evening enjoying Kibale’s bountiful wildlife, bird species and plant life. You will drive back to your lodge in time for dinner. The park has everything in place to guarantee an unforgettable Uganda safaris experience.
After having breakfast, you will depart from Kibale and drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park to encounter another series of awaiting Uganda safaris adventures. On your way, you will make a brief stop in the crater lakes region – a mass of 10 lakes formed as a result of violent volcanic explosions. You will specifically explore the famous Katwe crater lake – Uganda’s largest salt mine. The salt miners extract 3 main products; blocks of rock salt, high quality salt crystals that are normally sold as table salt and salty mud which is commonly used as salt licks for cattle. After exploring the lake, you will proceed to Queen Elizabeth and arrive there in the early evening. You can then check in at an accommodation of your choice, take some time to relax and then embark on a nocturnal game drive as the night sets in. A nocturnal game drive is your chance to sight elusive creatures like; leopards, hyenas, civets, genets, bush babies, porcupines and night jars.
Your day’s Uganda safaris 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 Savannah 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 Uganda safaris activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park. You get to sit back and enjoy the sight of elephants, buffalo, bush bucks, kobs and large herds of hippos on the riverbanks. Occasionally, visitors are able to spot leopards, lions and forest hogs. Besides the various mammals, the channel is a habitat for various species of water birds. After the boat cruise, you can embark on a nature walk before returning to your lodge for the night.
Your day’s Uganda safaris adventure will begin with a game drive in Ishasha region. Ishasha is situated in the Southern part of the park and the region is most known for its resident tree-climbing lions. As your guide drives through the region, you will spot the notorious lions 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. The wildlife animals in Queen Elizabeth include the various antelope species; kobs, Bushbucks and topis. Hippos, buffaloes, chimps, monkeys and elephants are some of the other animals you will see.
After having lunch, you will embark on a transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – the home of almost half of the world’s population of the endangered mountain gorillas. Once you arrive at the park, you will check in at your desired accommodation and retire to an early dinner and overnight. You can however choose to embark on a guided nature walk in the park. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a great Uganda safaris destination.
A Uganda safari trip to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is incomplete without a gorilla trekking excursion. After having breakfast, you will report at the park headquarters at around 7:30 am. 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. A typical gorilla trekking excursion lasts between 2 – 8 hours. Hiking through the beaten trails in search of the potent giants is exerting but greatly rewarding. The hours you spend searching through the vast forest are not boring; you get to encounter a variety of mammal, primate and bird species as well as noteworthy floral and plant life.
Once you encounter a gorilla family, you will spend an hour observing its members; how the domineering male silver-back (head of the family) displays his authority and ability. He huffs, grunts, roars and walks about his territory with an air of authority. Besides the males, you will also see the fascinating females – caring mothers tending their little ones; feeding some, rubbing a few, carrying others and keeping a watchful eye on those playing in the trees. You will be allowed to take photos and recordings of the experience. Bwindi harbors more than half of the world’s population of the endangered mountain gorillas. Bwindi is the place to go for a satiating Uganda safari experience.
After the gorilla trekking expedition, you will have lunch and then embark on a Batwa trail experience. The excursion includes visiting the community where the Batwa – native forest dwellers live. You will observe and get a chance to engage in their daily routine; brewing local beers, preparing medicinal herbs, cooking the evening meals, as well as their song and dance performances. After the experience, you will embark on a drive to Lake Mburo National Park.
Your day’s Uganda safaris adventure will begin with an early breakfast before embarking on a boat cruise along 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 shoe bill stork. The other birds to see during this Uganda safaris adventure include; the red, yellow and black papyrus gonaleks, African fishing eagle, African finfoot, Abyssinian ground horn bill, saddle billed stork, red-faced barbet, grey-crowned crane, papyrus yellow warbler, and the brown-chested wattled plover.
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. You will embark on your return journey after the excursion. If you have time, your guide will make a brief stop at equator for you to do some experiments, take photos and visit the curio shops in the area. Once you arrive in Kampala, your guide will drop you at a suitable location or drive you to the airport if you have a flight to catch. This will mark the end of your 14 days mind-blowing Uganda safaris adventure tour across the pearl of Africa.