Uganda is not only a country richly blessed with lots of wildlife, birds, great weather, breath taking landscapes, but also with a rich diversity of untapped culture and heritage. With 30 plus tribes, Uganda safaris is definitely the ultimate place to experience the diverse cultural immersion. From the assorted cultural mosaic of music, art, food and hand crafts to the cultural norms, the rituals, and royal regalia the experience is unmatched. With three distinct linguistic groups namely the Bantu, nilotics, and the central Sudanese people. Each encounter, presents you with a different set of practices and beliefs.
The central region is mostly inhabited by the Bantu specifically the Baganda whose history is mostly synonymous with that of Uganda. Other Bantu tribes include the Banyankole, Bakiga, Batooro in western Uganda, Busoga, Bagisu Bagwere among others, then the northern and eastern area of the country are mostly the nilotics who include the Acholis, Itesots, langis, Alur Karamojongs, Iks to mention but these, they were the first cattle herding people in the area, but later relied on cultivation to supplement their livestock. The central sudanic people most of whom live in the north western part of the country include the lugbaras, Alurus, madis, among others speak a similar language and have strong cultural similarities.
Although there are numerous languages spoken across the country there are two official languages which are English and Swahili, however not the entire population is fluent in either languages. Like it is in many countries dance is one of the most important part of most of the cultural ceremonies along with songs something you can experience on your cultural safari in Uganda. Other rites of passage such as marriage, birth rites, initiation are very important in the different cultures and may vary significantly. There is also a great wealth of Archeological, historical and religious sites that offer a great experience and in-depth understanding of Uganda. Join us at Journeys Uganda to explore the cultural diversity of Uganda tailoring a package of your dreams based on your needs and enjoy the warmth and friendliness of the Ugandan people on this uganda safari.
  • Jinja Cultural Adventure
  • 10 Days Uganda Cultural Safari
  • 12 Days Uganda Rwanda Primates & Culture
  • 13 Days Primate, Culture & Wildlife
  • 16 Days Uganda Primates & Culture

Uganda Safari Tours

Jinja was once the most industrialist city you will meet on you Uganda Safari but today is fast growing into an adventure capital in East Africa. with the source of the Nile and a number of rapids and falls it is a perfect place for both water and land based adventure. step out your comfort zone today and explore the adventure there is in the adventure capital from the forest walks in Mabira to the bungee jumps, boat rides oat the source of the Nile, to the rugged tracks for a quad bike ride, Kayaking the Nile and the visit to the mythical ssezibwa falls and so much more. this days excursion calls out to you to step out of your busy schedule and your comfort zone to have a taste of the Nile. Come  lets interact with the Nile in whichever way you choose.   

THE UN TAPPED EASTERN CULTURAL ADVENTURE: Jinja

Sezibwa Falls

Mabira Forest

Bujagali falls

Source of the Nile

 

THE UN TAPPED EASTERN CULTURAL ADVENTURE: Jinja

A visit to the lovely and at one time the most industrialized town of Jinja. The highlights of this uganda Safari are:

Sezibwa Falls

– a traditional site known for its spectacular falls that subsides into two small rivers that were borne by a lady (Nakangu) and they smartly split. One heading northeast to Lake Kyoga and the other northwest to the Nile. Not surprisingly they are called the Twin Rivers.

Mabira Forest

– a walk in the lush green forest, which is one of the biggest forests in Central Uganda and hosts a variety of birdlife like the White Spotted Fluftail, Red Headed Malimbe, Jamesons Wattle Eye, Western and African Black Headed Orioles, Narinas Tragon plus many other species and monkeys birding in uganda is another supplimentary to this safari.

• The sugar cane plantations and tea estates.

Bujagali falls

– spectacular falls on the Nile, a grade five rapid for the rafters. Most likely have a chance of seeing a man heroically sail through the rapids with the aid of only a plastic Jeri can.

Source of the Nile

– see how the longest river of the world starts its journey through Africa. Then drive back to Kampala, end of our excursion.

 

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Not only the natural beauty and matchless wildlife, Uganda has a very rich and diverse cultural heritage as well. Many regions that you will ecounter on a Uganda safari still have Kingdoms and other chiefdoms, like Buganda, Toro, Busoga, Bunyoro, Teso Japadhola, Acholi, etc. Ugandan people are remarkably generous and the country hails from diversity of rich cultural and life styles. Each tribe has its own traditional dance, artifacts, cuisine, mask and rituals that are of its own kind, we have referred to his as a melting pot of cultures. Come share this rich heritage with us.

We visit Kabarole to enjoy the view of a delightful scenic area called “The Best in the West”, while observing the fabled Rwenzori Mountains, the legendary “Mountains of the Moon”. We’ll trek in the Kibale Forest National Park – an outstanding tropical rainforest, and see sensational crater lakes, and we’ll be amazed by the kindness and hospitality that will be offered everywhere. Experience the Toro Culture and lastly the Buganda! only miss it if you must. 

DAY 1: ARRIVE KAMPALA
DAY 2: TRANSFER TO FORTPORTAL
DAY 3: LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE CULTURES OF THE BATORO & BAKOJO

DAY 4: SEMLIKI / KIBALE
DAY 5: KIBALE CHIMP TRACKING
DAY 6: KIBALE / LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK (DRIVE)
DAY 7: LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK
DAY 8: MBURO / KAMPALA (DRIVE)
DAY 9: KAMPALA
DAY 10: ENTEBBE / HOMEBOUND

 

Day 1: Arrive Kampala

On arrival at the Entebbe International Airport, you will be warmly welcome by a Journeys Uganda guide, who will assist in transferring you to the hotel in Kampala. The rest of the day will be spent at leisure
with an overnight stay at either cassia lodge or the lodge.BB

Day 2: TRANSFER TO FORTPORTAL

Very early morning transfer to Fort Portal with a branch off to Nakayima Tree in Mubende then continue to Fort Portal which lies close to the fabled mountains of the moon where we shall check in at our respective hotel for dinner and overnight stay overnight at either mountains of the moon hotel or attaco country resort.FB

Day 3: Learning more about the cultures of the Batoro & Bakojo

After breakfast, we will start our full-day tour filled with real discoveries. We will first visit a tribal community at the foothills of the Rwenzoris, where the locals look forward to welcoming and entertaining us. From here we will tour the area and then have lunch. Where we will enjoy a small entertainment show, provided by the Bakonjo and Batoro people. This event will be followed by a visit to the local women’s group to observe the process of making artifacts for their community. For Dinner and our overnight stay, we return to either mountains of the moon Hotel or attaco counntry resort. F

Day 4: Semliki National Park/ Kibale

After an early breakfast we’ll leave for Fort Portal to visit the Kings Royal Tombs and various ethnic groups and Villages around. A memorable visit will be to the Burungu community, which is rooted in the traditional Toro Culture, and where they will entertain us with music, dancing and storytelling. We’ll spend the whole day within these local communities and walk & tour these villages, experiencing and observing their life-style, their rituals, habits and customs, later we drive back to our lodge for dinner and overnight stay at either Mountains of the moon Hotel or Attaco country resort.Fb

Day 5: Kibale Chimp Tracking

After a good rest and breakfast, we are off to Kibale Forest National Park, famous for its families of habituated Chimpanzees. The Park it is home to an astonishing number of 12 species of Primates, the highest you can meet on a uganda primates safari the highest Primate density in the World! Here, on a guided walk, we’ll encounter families of Chimps and Red Colobus monkeys, all superb photographic opportunities. In the afternoon we will have another guided walk through the Bigodi Swamps. The Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary it is managed by the Kibale Association for Rural and Environmental Organisation, formed in 1992 with the aim of achieving social and economic development for local communities. While on our guided walk around the swamps, we can distinguish many from the approximately 137 bird species found here, including the Snowy Headed Robin Cat, Black and White Casqued Hornbill, Emerald Cuckoo and a variety of Weavers, Warblers, Greenbuls and Sunbirds. There is also an abundance of butterflies, and rich in vegetation, such as wild palms, polita figs and the dominant papyrus. For our Dinner and overnight stay, we return to either mountains of the moon Hotel or attaco counntry resort. FB (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 6: Kibale / Lake Mburo National Park (drive)

This morning we will drive towards Lake Mburo National Park, passing by villages where we will first experience the Ankole Culture. The Lake Mburo National Park has a markedly different fauna to other Parks and reserves, and it’s the best place in the country to see the gigantic eland antelope, as well as Zebra, topi, impala, and several acacia-associated birds. The five lakes within the park attract hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of water birds, while the fringing swamps hide secretive papyrus specialists, such as the sitatunga antelope and red, black and yellow papyrus Gonalek. When entering the park, we will spot the Ankole long horned cattle their enormous horns. After mingling a bit with the local people we’ll have an evening game drive. Overnight: Rwakobo rock. FB

Day 7: Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast we’ll spend the whole morning in the park, visiting the local community and see how they process ghee, get a chance to milk a cow, observe how they prepare their staple food (matooke), how they manage their families and rural community. We will return to the Camp for Lunch and later in the afternoon we’ll have a boat trip on the Lake, to better observe the wildlife and fauna. Overnight: Rwakobo rock (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8: Mburo / Kampala (drive)

After an early morning game drive in the Park, we will return for breakfast at our Lodge, followed by our drive to Kampala. On our way to Kampala we will be able to stop and stand right on the Equator mark, be on both hemispheres at once! We then proceed to Kampala, arriving in the evening to our hotel for dinner and overnight stay at either Cassia lodge or The lodge Lweza.BB

Day 9: Kampala

This morning our guide will drive us through Uganda’s capital city Kampala to Nakawuka, a small village in Mpigi District. This is a unique journey into the history of Uganda. Here we will meet the local people and experience a rich and authentic culture, learn about the forgotten times and come face to face with the ancient traditions. More than just sightseeing, the local people will entertain us with cultural dancing, music, craft making and storytelling. We’ll have lunch here and thereafter continue to another village to see a different lifestyle of the Ugandan community. In the afternoon, we will drive to Kasubi Tombs, the King’s burial place; visit the National Museum. overnight stay at either Cassia lodge or The lodge Lweza.BB.

Day 10: Entebbe / Homebound

After breakfast, we will be transferred to the Entebbe International Airport in time to reach our flight back home or to our next African destination.

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Who said that small landlocked countries have no beauty locked within! experience first hand the spectacular diversity within these landlocked boundaries of Uganda and Rwanda. Enjoy the services of our guide who will give you detailed information on primates, forest flora and fauna alongside lots of wildlife and scenery not to mention our culture that we are so proud of. This African primate safari with both chimp and gorilla tracking will also let you see other primates including l’hoeste’s monkey, red colobus, blue red tailed, baboons and gray cheeked mangabey among others. The wildlife is diverse with a chance to catch the big five of Africa walking through the savanna plains. Birding in Uganda is  incomparable when its primates you are looking for Uganda and Rwanda will never disappoint you. lets explore the pearl of Africa and the land of a thousand hills.

DAY 4: TRANSFER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL

DAY 5: KYAMBURA GORGE IN QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK VISIT THE NEARBY KYAMBURA GORGE

DAY 6: BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST START FOR BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST

DAY 7 & 8 : GORILLA TRACKING IN BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK

DAY 9: TRANSFER TO RWANDA VIA CYANIKA BORDER

DAY 10 & 11 GORILLA AND GOLDEN MONKEY TRACKING GORILLA TRACKING IN THE PARC NATIONAL DES VOLCANS

DAY 12 DEPATURE AFTER BREAKFAST

Day 1:Arrival for the Uganda Rwanda Safari 

Arrival Today at Enteebe international airport where you will be met by your guide. depending on the time of arrival you could have some money changed on this day and also briefed about your safari. Cassia Lodge for dinner and over night stay.BB

Day 2: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

After breakfast, transfer to Fort Portal with a stop over for lunch en-route. Relax at your hotel in the afternoon. As we transfer there will be numerous stopovers in search for various African primate species like the Black and white plus the red collobus, Uganda Red tailed, Valvet, Blue and L’hoests monkey, grey cheeked mangabey among others. Overnight at Mountains Of The Moon or Attacco country resort. FB 

Day 3 – Chimp Tracking in Kibale Uganda

After Breakfast go for chimpanzee tracking. This African primate safari with both chimp and gorilla tracking will also let you see other primates including l’hoestes, red colobus, blue red tailed and gray cheeked mangabey. Enjoy the services of our guide who will give you detailed information on primates, forest, flora and fauna. Afternoon visit to Bigodi swamp, see other mammals and primates including the rare red Columbus monkey and the sitatunga. Dinner and overnight at mountains of the moon Hotel or Attaco country resort.FB

Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Depart Fort Portal in the morning after breakfast and go through Uganda’s beautiful scenic areas which will produce the scenic views of the Mountains of the moon- among the highest in Africa and the highest in Uganda. Have a stop over at the Equator en-route. Proceed to the Queen Elizabeth National Park arriving in time for lunch. After lunch proceed for an optional evening game drive where you will also see the crater Lakes In the afternoon, enjoy a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel, which is especially rewarding for viewing a variety of game especially hippo, buffalo. (B,L,D). Overnight at Parkview Safari Lodge or Marafiki safari lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Visit the nearby Kyambura Gorge to track the fast moving and elusive chimpanzees, one of man’s closest relatives. The chimp population is quite mobile and viewing is so interesting once found, however the walk in this “lost world” is nevertheless enchanting Go for an early morning game drive to seek out wildlife. Take a rest during the heat of the day, before going on your evening game drive. The game drives in the park depend on the season. The Kasenyi plains support large concentrations of game, especially lion. The area around the seven crater lakes in the northern hills is very scenic but game viewing is erratic. The Mweya peninsula is usually good to see the large mammals, bushbuck, water buck, and elephant, as well as the unusual giant forest hog. Leopard may also be seen in this area. Dinner and overnight at Jacana lodge or Marafiki safari lodge(B,L,D)

Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Either drive via Ishasha, home of the tree climbing lions, roads permitting, or take the alternative route through cultivated expanses. Time permitting, go for a guided nature walk. Overnight at Gorilla mist camp or Buhoma community camp(B,L,D)

Day 7 & 8 : Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Today you will have the option to go gorilla tracking (subject to permit availability at time of booking), walking up steep densely forested hills. In this thick and humid forest you almost have to cut your way through the undergrowth but finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation is an inspiring moment. Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi requires stamina and can often take most of the day. Alternatively go for a leisurely walk on one of the different trails that meanders through the Impenetrable Forest. Overnight at Gorilla mist camp or Buhoma community camp (B,L,D)

Day 9: Transfer to Rwanda via Cyanika Border.

We have many chance of seeing the I’heost’s, Blue, Red Tailed and the Black and White Colobus Monkey. There are so many special birds at these elevations that we do not want to rush through, we continue with our drive through the kanaba gap a good swamp slightly ahead providing chances for the Common and Lesser Moorhen, Hotentot Teal, African Rail and many more as we ascend into Rwanda. We stay at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge or Gorilla Hotel for three nights.FB

Day 10 & 11 Gorilla and Golden Monkey Tracking Gorilla tracking in the Parc National des Volcans.

Tracking gorillas through the lush forested slopes of the Virungas is a magical experience. If you are lucky you can get to the gorillas, spend an hour with them, and be back at the base in time for a late lunch! Some gorilla families however are more elusive, and tracking can take a full day, especially when it is wet and muddy. Overnight at mountain gorilla view lodge. FB

Day 12 Depature

After breakfast, leave for Kigali and go for a tour of the city including a visit to the market, a pottery project, handicraft shops, the Franco-Rwandan cultural Centre and a genocide memorial. Transfer to the airport for your flight onward.

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I do not know what your definition of adventure is but i would say come lets redefine adventure for you on this epic trip. Come with us to the adventure capital of East Africa where we will get your adrenaline surging as you experience the source of the magical Nile, Kayaking,bungee jumping, white water rafting, sunset cruise, whichever way you choose to get in tough with the Nile we will be there with you. Continue to the mystical foot hills of Mountain Elgon famous for the aromatic coffee and the beautiful adventurous hike to the sipi falls. encounter the big five of Africa in golden savannas of western Uganda and crown the trip with an encounter with the endangered mountain Gorillas oh how humbling!

DAY 1: ARRIVE ENTEBBE UGANDA

DAY 2: TRANSFER TO MBALE WITH A VISIT TO THE SOURCE OF THE NILE AND BUJJAGALI FALLS.

DAY 3: VISIT THE SIPI FALLS

DAY 4:TRANSFER TO KAMPALA VIA SSEZZIBWA FALLS 

DAY 5: KAMPALA, UGANDA/QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL

DAY 6: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

DAY 7: KYAMBURA GORGE/MARAMAGAMBO FOREST/KAZING (CHIMP TRACKING)

DAY 8: BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST

DAY 9: GORILLA TRACKING IN BWINDI

DAY 10 UGANDA RWANDA VIA CYANIKA BORDER

DAY 12: PARC NATIONAL DES VOLCANS GORILLA TREKKING IN PNV

DAY 13: KIGALI/ONWARD


Day 1:

Arrive Entebbe Uganda and be met by a Journeys Uganda safari guide who will transfer you to Cassia Lodge or the lodge lweza  for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2: Transfer to Mbale with a visit to the source of the Nile and Bujjagali falls.

Start early morning and drive to Mbale via the source of the Nile lunch will be in Jinja before our lunch stop we drive through Mabira forest which extends more than 300km2, which is primarily composed of moist semi-deciduous forest in which more than 200 tree spp have been identified and the best birding spot within central Uganda, continue to the Nile as it forces its way through the stones to the Mediterranean sea, on lucky days we receive entertainment by the Budondo cultural group, and later continue with our journey to Mbale where we stay at Mount Elgon Hotel the oldest and best Hotel in Mbale for two nights. (BLD)

Day 3: Visit the Sipi falls

Early morning breakfast then drive to Sipi Falls which is a stunner and arguably the most beautiful waterfall in Uganda. The falls are about 55km north of Mbale, at the foothills of Mt Elgon and not far from the town of Kapchorwa.

Not only are the falls spectacular, so too are the views of Mt Elgon above them, and the wide plains of eastern and northern Uganda disappearing into the distance below. There are three levels of falls, but the two upper levels are fairly small compared with the main drop. It is well worth doing a hike to visit these falls as they seem appealing to visitors. The walk is on a network of well-maintained local trails, and beautiful scenery in every direction which will be done this day. Later we drive back to Mount Elgon hotel for dinner and overnight stay. (BLD)

Day 4:Transfer to Kampala via ssezzibwa falls 

Today we transfer to Kampala with an optional bird walk at Ssezibwa falls a traditional site known for its spectacular falls that subsides into two small rivers that were borne by a lady (Nakangu) and they smartly split. One heading northeast to Lake Kyoga and the other northwest to the Nile. Not surprisingly they are called the Twin Rivers. Later we continue and check in at Cassia Lodge or the lodge Lweza. (BLD)

Day 5: Kampala, Uganda/Queen Elizabeth National

Today we set off westwards on a great Uganda Safari. On the way, you will have the opportunity to see the royal drum makers, stand on the Equator and be in both hemispheres at once, as well as bargain at the roadside markets bursting with fruit and vegetables. Continue on to the escarpment overlooking the Great Rift Valley, an unforgettable sight. Time permitting, visit the Tropical Bee Care Centre to look at their range of community projects from bee keeping and honey making, to the community nursery for children. Descend to the Queen Elizabeth National Park, keeping an eye out for game. Dinner and overnight at Jacana lodge or Marafiki lodge (B,L,D)

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Go for an early morning game drive to seek out wildlife. Take a rest during the heat of the day, before going on your evening game drive. The game drives in the park depend on the season. The Kasenyi plains support large concentrations of game, especially lion. The area around the seven crater lakes in the northern hills is very scenic but game viewing is erratic. The Mweya peninsula is usually good to see the large mammals, bushbuck, waterbuck, and elephant, as well as the unusual giant forest hog. Leopard may also be seen in this area. Dinner and overnight at Jacana lodge or Marafiki lodge (B,L,D)

Day 7: Kyambura Gorge/Maramagambo Forest/Kazinga (Chimp Tracking)

Visit the nearby Kyambura Gorge to track the fast moving and elusive chimpanzees, one of man’s closest relatives. The chimp population is quite mobile and viewing is unpredictable, however the walk in this “lost world” is nevertheless enchanting. Alternatively, time allowing go for a nature walk in the Maramagambo Forest. This forest harbors some unusual species -red-tailed and L’Hoest’s Monkey, potto, giant forest hog, pygmy antelope, and giant elephant shrew. You can also visit the bat caves and the blue lake. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel, which is especially rewarding for viewing a variety of game especially hippo, buffalo. Dinner and overnight at either Jacana lodge or Marafiki  lodge (B,L,D)

Day 8: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Start for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Either drive via Ishasha, home of the tree climbing lions, roads permitting, or take the alternative route through cultivated expanses. Time permitting, go for a guided nature walk. Overnight at Gorilla mist camp or Buhoma Community Bandas. (B,L,D)

Day 9: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi

Today you will have the option to go gorilla tracking (subject to permit availability at time of booking), walking up steep densely forested hills. In this thick and humid forest you almost have to cut your way through the undergrowth but finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation is an inspiring moment. Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi requires stamina and can often take most of the day. Alternatively go for a leisurely walk on one of the different trails that meanders through the Impenetrable Forest. Overnight at Gorilla mist camp or Buhoma community camp (B,L,D)

Day 10 Uganda Rwanda via Cyanika border

After breakfast, you will leave Rwanda. Make brief stops along the way, including the Kanaba Gap to view the dramatic Virunga volcanoes and beautiful terraced hills. We shall have a picnic lunch, then cross to Rwanda. [Clocks go backward one hour]. Visit some of the local communities around the Gorilla Nest or simply take in the panoramic sunset over the volcanoes. Overnight at Gorilla Hotel or Mountain Gorilla View Lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 12: Parc National des Volcans Gorilla Trekking in PNV

Go gorilla tracking in the Parc National des Volcans (on payment of supplement at time of booking). Tracking the gorillas through the lush forested slopes of the Virungas is a magical experience. If you are lucky you can get to the gorillas, spend an hour with them, and be back at the base in time for a late lunch! Some gorilla families however are more elusive, and tracking can take a full day, especially when it is wet and muddy. Overnight at Gorilla Hotel or Mountain Gorilla View Lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 13: Kigali/Onward

After breakfast, leave for Kigali. Time permitting, go for a tour of the city including a visit to the market, a pottery project, a widow’s project selling quilts, handicraft shops, the Franco-Rwandan cultural centre and a genocide memorial. Transfer to the airport for your flight onward. (B,L). 

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Departs 18th June and October 25th privately or as a group.

We shall be enjoying the hospitality of many Uganda people who are so friendly in our uganda safaris, these people will be our hosts. Expect early morning starts, opportunities to explore on foot, the biggest highlight are the mountain gorillas and the chimps as we stay in small comfortable hotels and lodges located close to interesting natural areas in Uganda. Journeys Uganda and Rwanda signature trips have all of the attention you desire because they are mostly led by our Director Paul Tamwenya who is a naturalist guide, nature lover, nature History,  teacher and trainer of safari guides and he is saying ‘I cannot guarantee that any tour will always be successful for any particular tour or location(s), or that I will have the right “chemistry” with your personality to make your tour 100% successful. I can only say come we lets do it together!’ we shall explore, learn, view and understand Uganda with its diverse cultures and eco-systems in two weeks.

DAY 1 : ARRIVAL FOR OUR UGANDA SCHEDULED SAFARI

DAY 2 : TRANSFER TO MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK

DAY 3 : GAME DRIVE AND BOAT SAFARI TO THE BOTTOM OF THE FALLS

DAY 4: OUR SCHEDULED SAFARI TAKES US TO FORT PORTAL

DAY 5: CULTURAL VISIT TO THE PYGMIES

DAY 6 : TRANSFER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH

DAY 7: CHIMP TRACKING AND EVENING GAME DRIVE

DAY 9: TREE CLIMBING LIONS SAFARI

DAY 10 AND 11: GORILLA TRACKING DAY

DAY 12: LOCAL COMMUNITY SAFARI

DAY 13: TRANSFER TO JINJA

DAY 14 START EARLY MORNING AND DRIVE TO MBALE

DAY 15 EARLY MORNING BREAKFAST THEN HIKE TO SIPI

DAY 16 TRANSFER TO ENTEBBE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Day 1 : Arrival for our Uganda Scheduled Safari

Meet and greet at Entebbe International Airport by our Guide who will warmly welcome you and facilitate seamless arrival formalities. After a short transfer to your hotel you will be briefed about your uganda safari. Depending on the time of arrival e.g if your flight arrives in the morning, you are advised to have money changed this day. To get to know Kampala, you can visit some of the historical and cultural sites in Kampala one of the greenest cities in Africa. overnight at Cassia lodge or the lodge lweza BB

Day 2 : Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Drive northwest early morning through the famous Luwero Triangle and Masindi Town to Murchison Falls National Park, arriving Masindi town in time for lunch. In the afternoon visit the top of the Falls where the park derives its name where you can see the Nile’s beauty perfected! Marvel at the Nile, compressing from up to one km squeezed through a 7-metre canyon dropping 150 metres with a thunderous roar, creating a beautiful rainbow. Marvel at ‘The Murchison Falls’ and enjoy the sunset as you return to the lodge. Overnight at Nile safari lodge or Kabalega wilderness camp. FB for two nights.

Day 3 : Game drive and boat safari to the bottom of the falls

Early morning game safari on the northern bank. This being the largest park in Uganda, it give the best of the morning game safaris as it has a variety of mammals including the elephant, lion, cape buffalo, Roth child’s giraffe, hartebeest, waterbuck, oribi, bushbuck, bohor reed buck, Uganda Kob, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard. After lunch, go for a boat safari upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls stopping just tens of meters from the ‘Devil’s Cauldron’, marvel at the toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over the 17km stretch you may see elephant, waterbuck and Uganda Kob. This is a big congragating are for bird species like goliath heron, Egyptian goose, Storks, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and many other water spp. Diner and overnight at Nile safari lodge or Kabalega wilderness resort FB

Day 4: Our Scheduled Safari takes us to Fort Portal

All day drive south via Hoima to Fort Portal through the countryside and pass traditional homesteads and farms. Fort Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled ‘Mountains of the Moon’. The drive takes approximately 8 hours. Dinner and overnight at mountains of the moon hotel Ataco Country Resort. For two nights FB

Day 5: Cultural visit to the pygmies

Depart early after breakfast for the natural male and female hot springs and crown the day in the pygmy villages located near the Ituri Rainforest. The visit to the villages has proven to be an interesting cultural experience. The guide will have lunch arranged for you to be served as a picnic while you experience the “real Africa”. Back to our lodge for dinner and overnight stay at mountains of the moon or Attaco country resort. FB

Day 6 : Transfer to Queen Elizabeth

After breakfast, we visit the Toro palace as we proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain Range. A game safari enroute as we enter the park may be rewarding. In the afternoon we enjoy the unique 2-hour boat safari on the Kazinga Channel into Lake Edward. This is second largest park in Uganda has the biggest list of bird species recorded in comparison to other protected areas world over. Dinner and overnight at  Jacana Safari Lodge or Marafiki safari lodge. FB

Day 7: Chimp tracking and evening game drive

Early morning chimp tracking in the kyambura gorge the later enjoy Queen Elizabeth National Park’s diverse eco-system of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters which is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. Have an early evening Game drive where you have an opportunity to view the massive Rwenzori as a backdrop, which provides excellent opportunities to see lion, leopard, giant forest hog, Cape buffalo, elephant, defassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, and bushbuck. These two game drives and the boat trip (taken prior) are memorable ways of discovering a vast array of Ugandan wildlife. Dinner and overnight at  Jacana Safari Lodge or Marafiki safari lodge. FB

Day 9: Transfer to Bwindi via the Ishasha sector for the Tree Climbing Lions 

Drive through the ‘Switzerland of Africa area known as the Kigezi Highlands with its terraced hillside and winding roads to Bwindi through the Ishasha sector where you may have a chance to see the tree climbing lions. Dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla mist camp or Buhoma ccommunity camp FB

Day 10 and 11: Gorilla Tracking day

Early morning entry into the gorilla sanctuary. The rainforest is spectacular. It offers a dramatic, steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but crisscrossed by numerous animal’s trails allowing access to tourists. Mammals recorded include the endangered Mt. Gorilla, rare golden monkey, buffalo, elephant, black-fronted duiker, bushbuck, leopard, giant forest hog and others. This park is best known for the fascinating gorillas. The time taken and the terrain varies according to the movements of the marvelous primates. The thrill of spending time and observing the gorillas is a rare moving, awesome and exciting adventure. The gorilla is a shy and peaceful animal and it is an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they interact. Dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla mist camp or Buhoma communty camp FB

Day 12: Local community safari

As an option, we can have a guided nature or village walk in Bwindi visiting the pygmy community and learning more about the local cultures of the people around the park, later we transfer to lake Bunyonyi for some relaxing moments on the shores of this peaceful lava dammed lake. The options here are birding, cycling, swimming or canoeing depending on the time we arrive, a boat ride to visit the local communities and the different historical islands is worthy while. Dinner and overnight at birdnest hotel or arcardia. FB

Day 13: Transfer to Jinja

After an early morning breakfast, we transfer to Kampala, then to Jinja where we shall have our Dinner and overnight at Two Friends or Gatley .

Day 14: Transfer to Mbale via The source of the Nile

Start early morning and drive to Mbale via the source of the Nile and a visit to the Bujjagali falls, lunch will be in Jinja before our lunch stop we drive through Mabira forest which extends more than 300km2, which is primarily composed of moist semi-deciduous forest in which more than 200 tree spp have been identified and the best birding spot within central Uganda, continue to Bujagali falls, watch the real sparkling white water of the Nile as it forces its way through the stones to the Mediterranean sea, on lucky days we receive entertainment by the Budondo cultural group, learn the mysteries that surrounds Bujjagali falls by your cultural tourism guide after here we proceed to the Source of the Nile and later continue with our journey to Mbale where we stay at Sipi Falls Resort or lacam lodge for for dinner and an overnight stays. (BLD)

Day 15: Sipi Falls

Early morning breakfast then hike to Sipi Falls which is a stunner and arguably the most beautiful waterfall in Uganda. The falls are about 55km north of Mbale, at the foothills of Mt Elgon and not far from the town of Kapchorwe.

Not only are the falls spectacular, so too are the views of Mt Elgon above them, and the wide plains of eastern and northern Uganda disappearing into the distance below. There are three levels of falls, but the two upper levels are fairly small compared with the main drop. It is well worth doing a hike to visit these falls as they seem appealing to visitors. The walk is on a network of well-maintained local trails, and beautiful scenery in every direction which will be done this day. Later we drive back to Mbale for dinner and overnight stay at mount Elgon Hotel. (BLD)

Day 16:Departure

Transfer to Entebbe International Airport to catch your flight back home. Travel with us again.

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