Uganda the pearl of Africa “For magnificence, for variety of form and color for profusion of brilliant life, -birds, insect,reptiles,beasts-for vast scale- Uganda is truly the pearl of Africa” said Winston Churchill when he visited Uganda and was quite impressed. Other travelers have experienced the vast beauty of this flourishing land. You too can be a part of the experience and you will surely understand the justification of the Pearl of Africa slogan the moment you lay your feet on the red fertile soils and experience the wall to wall Technicolor blue skies, radiant endless green fields and plantation where the staple foods grow almost effortlessly, the crystal clear lakes and river that draw form the numerous small springs and the even more vibrant warm loving people.  You will be amazed at how much a small country of just over 240sqkms can dish out to its visitors; from the crystal clear lakes among which I s the world’s largest fresh water body plus the wild Nile and its source, to the misty ice aged impenetrable forests breeding with abundance of nature, up to the snow capped glacier mountains including the Africa’s tallest mountain Rwenzori, and on to emerald hills and the  vibrant numerous yet diverse wild life that grace the golden savanna plains and some forests. And ohhh the highly sought after cousins of man the gorillas and chimpanzees that decorate the daunting mountain slopes of the Bwindi impenetrable forest and Kibale. More than half of the world’s population of the Mountain Gorillas can only be encountered here in the jungles of Uganda.  And for the twichers, with the biggest number of bird species in Africa and two top birding destinations in Africa Uganda is truly a birding haven with over 1000 bird species. 25 Albertine rift endemics and 1 endemic to Uganda -the fox’s weaver.  Discover Uganda first hand before the massive flows of tourism discover this barely tapped destination. You will surely find out that you can explore the whole of Africa in one country yet on so little a budget as it is Uganda is Africa condensed _ the pearl of Africa

We know that you have several choices available from which to book your safari to Uganda or Rwanda. We believe that we offer a truly unique and highly customized adventure. Our customers define us and our dedicated staff strives to exceed your expectations by overwhelming you with prompt attention, enthusiasm, accurate information, and expertise. No matter where you are on the path to planning your own dream safari, it is our pleasure and honor to assist you along the way in making that dream safari a reality. Your interests and your search for integrity and authenticity have, perhaps, led you to JOURNEYS. Your travel satisfaction is our goal. JOURNEYS is the company you keep. We are just for you so it’s about us and you!!

  • 3 Days Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari
  • 3 Days Lake Mburo National Park Safari
  • 3 Days Murchison Falls National Park Safari
  • 3 Days Kibaale Forest National Park Safari
  • 5 Days Kidepo By Road Safari
  • 7 Days Uganda Big Five Safari
  • 9 Days Discovering North Eastern Uganda
  • 12 Days Best Of Uganda Safari
  • Uganda Classic Primates Safari
  • 13 Days Uganda Primates & Volunteering Safari
  • 16 Days Best Of Uganda-Rwanda Safari

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A get away to Uganda’s most popular national park in Uganda also home to 4 of the big five. The park has the highest number of species diversity.  Enjoy a scenic transfer passing through the quiet terraced hills dotted with tea plantations. The early morning game drive can be highly rewarding and the boat cruise is the highlight of the trip with spectacular views of the largest hippos schools you have ever seen and the bird  life is spectacular.

Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

DAY 2: Game drive and Boat cruise on the Kazinga channel

Day 3: Departure and return to Kampala onwards.

 

Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park which is one of the outstanding treasures of Uganda and named after Queen Elizabeth II visit in 1954. En route we shall stop at the equator which divides the earth into the Northern and southern hemisphere. We shall have lunch in Mbarara at Igongo cultural village, taste an African buffet with a lot of variety, and thereafter proceed with our journey to the park. You may spot a few animals as you make your way through the park. Overnight at either Jacana lodge or Marafiki Lodge. Fb

DAY 2: Game drive and Boat cruise on the Kazinga channel
After breakfast at 6.30am depart for the early Morning Game drive. The park has a net work of many game tracks which end at the Kasenyi fishing village, you may be treated to a sight of elephants, Waterbucks, Warthogs, the Uganda Kob, herds of Cape Buffaloes. Return to the lodge and after lunch enjoy a 2 hours boat trip on the Kazinga channel, where you may spot a variety of  bird species such as Egyptian geese, the yellow billed stork, Great white and Pink Backed Pelicans; Hippos and Crocodiles swimming while others bask in the sun. Return for dinner and overnight. Overnight at either Jacana lodge or Marafiki Lodge. Fb

Day 3: Departure and return to Kampala onwards.
you may have a another game drive in the morning before leaving for Kampala or you may go for chimpanzee trekking in the Kyambura gorge or go for nature walk in Maramagambo forest where we find bat caves. During your journey back to Kampala you may stopover at Mpigi royal drum makers and have an experience of how the royal drums are crafted using methods that have been passed on from one generation to another

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The second smallest park in Uganda but loaded with lots of attractions and activities. From the glorious magical transfer from Kampala  through the lush green country sides along with friendly people waving at tourist cars and little children calling out Mzungu (meaning white people) to the thrilling boat ride on Lake Mburo that to offers a spectacular display of wildlife like hippos, crocodiles, zebra antelopes and recently the Roth’s child Giraffe.  the amazing game drives though the acacia trees scattered in the savanna and the awesome quiet nature walks to the salt licking area are greatly rewarding. book now to experience the whispers of the wild.

DAY 1: TRANSFER TO LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK

Day 2: Explore Lake Mburo National Park

DAY 3: TRANSFER TO KAMPALA ONWARDS

DAY 1: TRANSFER TO LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK

Early morning you will meet your driver Guide from Journeys Uganda who will shortly brief you about your safari before heating the road west of Uganda to Lake Mburo National Park. The approximately 4 hours drive has a lot of scenery lined up for you with a stopover at the Equator where you can take photos standing in two hemispheres at the same time as well as buy some artifacts. Enjoy the warmth of the local people who constantly wave at you from the roadsides before finally arriving in Lake Mburo National park check into the hotel and depending on the time of arrival you could relax at the lodge before taking on an evening nature walk to the salt lick area where animals spend a lot of time licking the ground because its salty. For birder watch out for lots of colorful birds that color the skies and tree of this savanna area. Overnight at either Mantana Tented camp or Rwakobo Rock or eagles nest Safaris lodge FB

Day 2: Explore Lake Mburo National Park

Rise to the sweet melodies of the birds and have breakfast before setting off for an early morning game drive. Take on the rugged tracks that snake through the park as we watch out for large herds of Burchell’s Zebras, impalas, topis, buffalos, elands and the recently introduced Roth’s child Giraffes. Birds are plentiful for the twichers with about 313 bird species recorded here including White-winged Warbler, Crested Francolin, Red-Faced Barbet, Tabora Cisticola, and the Brown Chested Intra African migrating Plover among others. Retire for Lunch and possibly a little rest before taking on the afternoon boat ride on Lake Mburo. On a lucky day you may catch the highly sought after yet rare shoebill , large hippos and crocodiles basking in the sun along with other animals that come to quench their afternoon thirst. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight, dinner and overnight Mantana Tented camp or Rwakobo Rock or Mburo Safari lodge FB

DAY 3: TRANSFER TO KAMPALA ONWARDS

After a goodnights rest we hope you had a great safari and it is now time to return. enjoy your morning breakfast with nature’s entertainment from the sweet melodies of birds before checking out of the lodge and transfer back to Kampala and on wards. Depending on your flight time of program we could also stopover in Mpambire at the royal drum makers, who craft the royal drums using methods that have been passed on from generation to generation. And if you are a lover of natural fruits, depending the season local farmers have plenty of them for sale as you drive along.

African Darter drying wings below Murchison Falls on Victoria Nile

 


Murchison falls national park named after the dramatic and powerful falls, it is Uganda’s largest national park and by far the most beautiful. From the magnificent falls formed as River Nile crashes through the narrow gorge, to its untouched wilderness that is well reserved. The highlight of the safari is the magical boat cruise to the bottom of the falls;  large crocodiles that lie agape line the shores along with other numerous wildlife sometimes even four of the big five including the lions, leopards, elephant, buffaloes, safari is surely an unforgettable experience.

DAY 1: KAMPALA – MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK (311 KMS) (Time DRIVE: APPROX. 6-7 HOURS)

DAY 2: EARLY MORNING GAME DRIVE AND AFTERNOON BOAT RIDE ON THE NILE

DAY 3: MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK- KAMPALA (311 KMS)

DAY 1: KAMPALA – MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK (311 KM) (Time DRIVE: APPROX. 6-7 HOURS)

Our guide will pick you up from your place of convenience, and brief you about the trip and drive to Murchison falls. Calm transfer from Kampala bound for Murchison falls without a doubt the most beautiful protected national park in Uganda: You may stopover at the Ziwa rhino sanctuary home of the wild rhinos, trekking is done on foot, you may also spot some birds as well depending on the time you may have your lunch here. Later continue to Murchison falls, time allowing you may stop over at the top of the falls. Take in the beauty of the Nile as it plunges its self through a narrow gorge to fall a gap of about 150 ft down churning out a deafening roar of white water- far-fetched scenery! Amazing! Dinner and overnight at Nile safari Lodge or Kabalega Wild Lodge .FB

DAY 2: EARLY MORNING GAME DRIVE AND AFTERNOON BOAT RIDE ON THE NILE

Early mornng, head off for an early morning game drive in the northern part of Murchison falls National Park with your guide who will help you spot lots of wildlife like the, hyenas, leopards, jackals, lions, buffaloes, Uganda Kob , elephants, several savannah wild life species. You will return to the lodge for your mid morning breakfast which on paying a supplement you could enjoy it in the wilderness as a bush breakfast. In the afternoon, enjoy  a launch cruise along the Victora Nile which will take you to the bottom of the falls where you will have an opportunity to see those huge water animals like the hippos, the crocodiles, the buffaloes and plenty of birds including the famous Shoebill. Dinner and overnight at Nile safari Lodge or Kabalega wilderness lodge .FB

DAY 3: MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK- KAMPALA (311 KMS)

After breakfast return to Kampala with a stopover for lunch enroute, arriving early evening.

Chimps-grooming-each-other

 

Explore the rich biodiversity in the moist ever green tropical forest of Kibale also known as the primates capital of the world. the diversity of this undisputedly varied tract of tropical forest is unmentionable. From the high concentration of primates among which is the multitude of species of monkeys, baboons, and the popular  playful chimpanzees to the rich plant cover and trees, bird species and butterflies. Tired of your usual office desk come lets reconnect with nature and cool off the office stress for a few days you will be impressed at what Kibale has in store for you

Day 1: KAMPALA–KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK.

Day 2: CHIMPANZEE TREKKING

Day 3: KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK – KAMPALA

Day 1: KAMPALA–KIBALE FOREST NATiONAL PARK.

After and early morning breakfast, we transfer to Kibale forest National Park popularly known for the highest concentration of primates in East Africa with one of them being the Chimpanzee. We shall check in at Chimpanzee Guest House or mountains of the moon hotel or Attaco country resort for our dinner and overnight stay. FB

Day 2: CHIMPANZEE TREKKING

Early morning assemble at the park headquarters where you will be briefed about the long awaited chimpanzee trekking before entry into the forest in search of man’s closest cousins. Enjoy the sight of these playful primates as they do their day to day activities, depending on the luck of the day at times you fine a group of 70 members together. Chimps live in communities and the habituated community here is about 120 members, however, they have close family ties where you will find mother and daughter in the search for food. While at it you may also encounter the l’hoest’s monkey, Grey Cheeked mangebeys, black and white colobus, Red Tailed Collobus monkeys, and the olive baboon among others.  In the afternoon you will take a nature walk in the bigodi swamp home of a wide range of birds and reptiles it is a true haven for birders and nature lovers.Chimpanzee Guest House or mountains of the moon hotel or Attaco country resort for our dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK – KAMPALA

This morning you may visit the nyakasura hills also famous for the mabere ganyinamwiru in the local language (scientifically known as the stalactites and stalagmites, the place poses a rich cultural history of the Tooro kingdom. Or you may visit the Crater Lake area and hike all the way to the top of the world which offers a spectacular and rewarding view. Later transfer to Back to Kampala.

Uganda Safaris

A true African wilderness Safari experience

Many people have described it as the most epic and rewarding journey. By road seems long but is very scenic and beautiful. Experiencing the diversity of wildlife and birds in this semi arid valley is the most rewarding experience of  an African safari. The game drives on the ragged tracks through the open savanna with the jagged mountain peaks in the background give you a true feel of the true African Safaris wilderness Experience. The beautiful sunsets and sunrise are surely something to watch out for. Take on this road adventure with  a couple of  friends or family in company of our expert and naturalist guide and you will not regret it.  

 

DAY1: ENTEBBE/KAMPALA-KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

DAY 2: ARRIVAL IN KIDEPO VALLEY AND GAME DRIVE

DAY 3: GAME DRIVE-KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

DAY 4: EXPLORING KIDEPO FURTHER – KIDEPO.

DAY 5: DEPARTURE KAMPALA ON WARDS

 DAY1: ENTEBBE/KAMPALA-KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

Early morning you will be picked up from the agreed point and start off on the long journey to Uganda’s most isolated park yet the most magnificent. From the arid savanna that spreads out far into the horizons to the seasonal Naurus River make the valley an amazing view point. Make a few stopovers before arriving in Gulu where you will spend the night. Overnight at Acholi inn. BB

DAY 2: ARRIVAL IN KIDEPO VALLEY AND GAME DRIVE

Early morning after breakfast continue our drive before finally arriving into the park. Check into your accommodation and relax a bit before taking on an evening game drive where you may catch a glimpse of buffalo, giraffes, zebras, elands, oribis and elephants along the Naurus Valley– and even the odd jackal. You may even be able to locate lions, sunbathing on rocks. Drive back tom the lodge as you take in the views of the open savanna enhanced by the sunset Overnight at either Apoka Safari lodge or Nga’moru wilderness camp FB

 DAY 3: GAME DRIVE-KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

Depart on a morning game drive to the Kanangorok hot springs via the palm tree lined Kidepo River. Here you may be lucky enough to encounter ostriches and leopard tortoises along the way. On payment of a supplement you may enjoy your breakfast in the wilderness as you marvel at the awesome sunrise. In the afternoon after lunch you may take on a nature walk in the semi arid valleys of the park; this is very rewarding especially for the bird lovers. Overnight at either Apoka Safari lodge or Nga’moru wilderness camp FB

 DAY 4: EXPLORING KIDEPO FURTHER – KIDEPO.

Every day is a new day in the Kidepo valley with every game drive seemingly different from the previous one even if you take the same track over and over. Enjoy another game drive as you drive to Visit the Lorokul Cultural Group and explore the fascinating, ancient culture of the Karamajong. Visit traditional homesteads, sample local dishes and hear stories of the folklore of this remote tribe. Share and learn with them as you interact. If time allows you may also visit the ik tribe as well. Overnight at either Apoka Safari lodge or Nga’moru wilderness camp FB

DAY 5: DEPARTURE KAMPALA ONWARDS

Very early in the morning we will have a good breakfast before driving back to Kampala.

 

Uganda big five

Is seeing the big five of Africa in their natural home part of your bucket list? Well Journeys Uganda is here to make your dream come true and leave you with memories for a life time. this trip is designed to to track down  fo r you the big five that is the Lion, Leopards, Elephant, Cape Buffalo, and Rhino, much as Uganda is more popular for primates, Journeys Uganda is giving you the best of a Uganda Wildlife Safari with a focus on the Big 5 that were established by the Big Game Hunters of times back, the big 5 were not just the size of the animals but the difficulty of hunting the today, it is used by Safari companies and many tourists to Africa and rather than killing, the camera does the shooting. This is just a one of the many offers we have, please note Uganda offers you not only the Big Five, but is is home to vast wildlife and holding most of the Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Forest Elephants and Forest Buffalo, if you want a primate safari in Uganda , do not even think twice, it is the home of monkeys and apes.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL

DAY 2: TRANSFER TO MURCHISON FALLS VIA ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY

DAY 3: MORNING GAME SAFARI

DAY 4: MORNING GAME SAFARI AND TRANSFER TO HOIMA

DAY 5: TRANSFER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH

DAY 6: MORNING GAME SAFARI AND AFTERNOON LAUNCH CRUISE

DAY 7: DEPARTURE

Day 1: Arrival for our Uganda big five safari

On this arrival day you will be picked by our safari guide at Entebbe international airport at exactly the scheduled time of your flight to take you to your hotel of stay. Overnight at Cassia lodge or the lodge lweza. BB

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Early this morning after breakfast we shall transfer to the largest conservation area of Uganda however stopping at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for rhino tracking, this will reduce our number of the targeted ‘big 5’ to 4 we shall continue to Murchison falls National Park which is Uganda’s largest national park with different ecosystems dominated by tropical rain forests in the south and studded grassland on the northern back that supports the other big 4 – lion, Leopard, Buffalo and Elephant, lots of antelope species like the Uganda Kob, Oribi, Jackson’s Heartbeast, Bohor Reedbuck, Water and Bushbuck, dwarf duikers together with the localized Rothschild’s giraffe, with the unique and fastest Patas monkeys loiter the savannas. Enormous concentrations of hippos and birds will all be observed from morning / afternoon launch trip along the Victoria Nile placed below the magnificent Murchison falls the following day on the drive. Have lunch en route and then drive to the top of the falls . Dinner and overnight stay at Sambiya or Nile Safari Camp

Day 3: Morning game safari and afternoon boat cruise along the Victoria Nile

This morning after breakfast we go for a game drive searching for savannah mammals, birds and primates as mentioned on day 2, just a few like hartebeests, oribis, elephants, buffaloes, Uganda kob. On lucky days cats like lions, leopards, hyenas, and jackals are encountered. We get back to the hotel for a hot lunch or have a picnic lunch as we prepare for a boat cruise to the bottom of the falls. Dinner and overnight at Nile safari lodge or Sambiya river lodge. FB

Day 4: Morning game Safari and Transfer to Hoima

After breakfast we check out of our hotel, head for a morning game drive before crossing to drive to Hoima all will depend on the success and luck we had on the previous drive. we shall drive to Hoima one of the colonial towns of Uganda where we find the kingdom and burial site of the kings of Bunyoro. Here we only have a night to relax as we also break the distance to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Overnight at Kontick Hotel FB

Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth Via Fort Portal

We shall have our breakfast then continue to the second largest park of Uganda stopping in Fortportal town for lunch.

We reach Queen Elizabeth later in the evening, and depending on time we shall opt to do a game drive or check in our hotel Depending on the energy level and at will, we can try our a late evening game safari to the Kasenyi plains and many a time, we have great chances of seeing nocturnal game and birds, just seeing how these animals set of to their night havens is another wildlife encounter, lets give it a shot with Journeys best natural history guides, learning and understanding more about wildlife and most especially the big 5.overnight stay at Jacana lodge or Marafiki safari lodge.FB

Day 6: Game viewing and afternoon launch cruise along the Kazinga Channel

Early morning we go a game drive searching majorly what we might have missed in Murchison Falls National Park like elephants, buffaloes, lions , leopards, hyeanas, among others, this extension was to increase our chances of the big 5 othersie the tour would have ended in Murchison Falls National Park, we shall top up and learn more about the famous big five and other mammals like the Giant forest hog, Bush bucks, Kobs, Hyenas and waterbucks. In the afternoon hours a launch cruise along Kazinga channel awaits you. You will appreciate the high scores of Elephants, Hippos, Buffalos and crocodiles. After this we shall head back to our lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Jacana lodge or Marafiki safari lodge.FB

Day 7:Departure 

Early morning we transfer to Kampala direct to the airport or hotel of your choice. We shall have a stop at the equator for photography and lunch. End of our Uganda big 5 safari

Uganda culture tours

One of the kind and exploring safaris making us discover the wild and little known east and northern Uganda wilderness secrets. An amazing safari that combines Uganda’s most beautiful national parks with community experiences staying in modest comfortable lodges. Discover the wisdom of the wise men of the east that is put into music dance folklore, ancient painting in the nyero rocks, agriculture among other things. the stunning sipi falls falling over the mountain Elgon cliffs to form beautiful cascades and rainbows are part of the package. the world most powerful falls surrounded with golden savanna vegetation dotted with and abundance of wildlife are unmissable, not to mention the beautiful sunsets, memorable game drives and boat cruise that offer you a spectacular display of some of the world’s biggest games and a profusion of birds. the hospitality is unmentionable you must see it to believe it.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL

Day 2: ENTEBBE – KAMPALA – JINJA TO SIPI FALLS

Day 3: EXPLORING SIPI FALLS AND THE ENVIRONS

 DAY 4: MOUNT ELGON- NYERO ROCK PAINTINGS– KITGUM

 Day 5: TRANSFER TO KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

 Day 6: KIDEPO EXCLUSIVE WILDLIFE ADVENTURE SAFARI

 Day 7: TRANSFER TO MURCHISONFALLS NATIONAL PARK

 DAY 8: MORNING GAME SAFARI AND BOAT CRUISE ALONG THE NILE

 DAY 9: MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK TO ENTBBE ONWARDS

DAY 1: ARRIVAL

Arrival at Entebbe Airport where you will be met and welcomed by our safari guide who will give a detailed briefing about this unique safari and Uganda in general, after which he will transfer you to your hotel an Overnight Stay at Cassia or The Lodge. B

Day 2: ENTEBBE – KAMPALA – JINJA TO SIPI FALLS

Today we will leave depart to the little visited eastern part of the country, our tour will start with a city tour of Kampala visiting some of the historical spots in Kampala like the Museum, Kasubi Tombs and the Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, we shall continue with the drive further east via Jinja, we visit the source of The Nile and do a relaxed boat ride to the very source of the longest river in the world then we proceed to Mbale, a charming and among the well planned towns in Uganda just at the foothills of the Elgons straddling the eastern border of Uganda and Kenya. This area is full of rich heritage and fascinating cultural encounters which are all at your disposal as you will explore most of them with your guide, from cave exploration to breathe taking hikes of the sipi falls and Mountain Elgon, we shall stay at Sipi Falls or Lacalm Lodge . BLD

Day 3: EXPLORING SIPI FALLS AND THE ENVIRONS

This morning after breakfast, we shall take a hike at leisure to the stunning Sipi Falls, the walk is relieving as it makes us stretch out fron the times we shall spend I the car on some drive which are long getting to the bottom of the sipi waterfall, and then continue with a steep climb to a series of sabini cultural caves provides lots of learning and understanding the cultures of Uganda and how people lived in the olden days. As you follow the challenging trail to the other waterfalls, you will go through banana plantations, coffee and other food stuff grown by the people here who are dominantly Sabins, feel free and share with your guides on this walk, to understand well people’s life styles, you need to interact and share with them so utilize this chance! We later get back our lodge for lunch and spend the afternoon relaxing as we look forward to the following day or visit a Coffee Project and learn how it is processed. Then enjoy your freshly brewed cup of coffee as you relax and watch the sunset… Dinner and overnight at Sipi Falls Resort or Lacam Lodge. BLD

DAY 4: MOUNT ELGON- NYERO ROCK PAINTINGS– KITGUM

After breakfast, proceed further north via The Nyero rock paintings are set on a prominent granite outcrop called Moru Ikara near Nyero trading Centre in Kumi district. The paintings are said to be over 300 years old and legend has it that the shelters were established by short, light-skinned race of people possibly related to the pygmies of Congo and the Khoikhoi people of southern Africa, a wonderful cultural immersion then continue with our unique drive to the least exploited area by tourists driving through different types of landscapes and traditional villages. This area is really off-the-beaten track. You will realize and observe how the Lord’s Resistance Army disorganized development in this area as compared to where we shall have come from but also how it is slowly but steadily developing again. It is completely safe to travel through this area and we are always on road executing this tour, so now much security threats, we shall find a stopover to enjoy our picnic then laer continue to Kitgum, where we shall spend our night and have dinner at Fulgy’s Guesthouse. BLD

Day 5: TRANSFER TO KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

If interested, we can start with a visit of primary schools in Kitgum then continue further to the spectacular and most beautiful National Park in Uganda. Though the journey from Kitgum is on unpaved road and a bit rough it is very rewarding once you reach this rich unmatched national park there are high chances of viewing almost all attractions that are found in the park on a single visit though hard for naturalists to do this on a single visit to any natural enclave and for this case Kidepo Valley National Park. We shall have lunck at our hotel and later explore the vast plains on a game drive in the late afternoon as an introduction to this place, we later get back to our lodge for dinner and overnight at Nga’moru Wilderness Camp. BLD

Day 6: KIDEPO EXCLUSIVE WILDLIFE ADVENTURE SAFARI

After a very early morning breakfast we sped a full day discovering one of the most beautiful and certainly most remote national parks which is least visited in Uganda, we can drive to Kanangorok hot spring and a combined exploration of the Narus River Valley. Kidepo Valley National Park is home to 86 mammal species being the third highest area as far as wildlife diversity is concerned in Uganda. It shields larger herbivores and small ones inclusive than any other protected area in Uganda with 28 species found nowhere else in Uganda.
The bird checklist comprises of 463 confirmed and 26 unconfirmed bird species all at your exposure to be looked out for. After lunch we can opt for another game drive or a visit Karenna and Kadepo for a cultural performance given by the native Karamojongs who are well known for their unique nomadic lifestyle and rich traditions of storytelling and dancing not only fixed to them but almost all tribes in Uganda, ech has something unique that you can share and learn just utilize your time in Uganda with our enthusiastic interpreters, dinner and overnight stay at Nga’moru Wilderness Camp. BLD

Day 7: TRANSFER TO MURCHISONFALLS NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast we head further south to the magnificent Murchison Falls and the largest national park in Uganda getting there from the northern gates giving us a welcome game drive as we continue south towards the mighty Nile looking out for hartebeests Cape Buffaloes, , Uganda Kobs and elephants, the game is shared by Kidepo as they are almost share the same ecosystems but the savannah hers change a bit as it becomes a little more hot that where we were while passing the savannah scattered with beautiful views of the Borassus palm trees which naturalists say that germinate very well after going through the digestive system of an elephant making everything important in an ecosystem, we leran and share all this beauty as we roll down to Nile Safari Camp or Sambiya River Lodge where we shall spend 2 nights. BLD.

DAY 8: MORNING GAME SAFARI AND BOAT CRUISE ALONG THE NILE

We start early morning and drive to the northern bank of Murchison Falls national park where game drives are very productive after crossing The Nile following a delta trail that runs west from the Paraa ferry to the Lake Albert delta offers greater wildlife coincidences including cats, grazers and browsers to a rich avian life including the large ground hornbills, bustards, vultures, eagles down to tiny cisticolas, crombes, finches to raucous weavers and much more await you on this morning game safari. Later in the afternoon, we shall proceed for a cruise to the base of the falls which is a very big highlight of our discovery safari in Uganda, expect hundreds of schools of hippos, the largest crocodiles in Africa, black-and-white colobus monkeys, small herds of buffalo, kobs, bushbucks, elephants, waterbucks, and on lucky lions and leopards come down and try to cool off at the waters of The Nile, later we get back to our lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Nile safari lodge or sambiya river lodge. BLD

DAY 9: MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK TO ENTBBE ONWARDS

In the morning we will visit the magnificent Top of the Falls where we shall marvel at the mighty Nile forcing its way through a seven meter crevice to putting the Nile at a test all the way to the Mediterranean sea. After this spectacular scenery we continue via the southern part of the national park, though Budongo Forest Reserve a tropical rainforest we slowly drive through and eventually out of the park. Given this great discovery we want you to goback home with all the great big 5 seen, thus enroute we can make a stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, home to the only wild rhinos in Uganda. The reserve was created to reintroduce rhinos to the country which had been extinct. Later to the airport to catch your flight home. BL

END OF DISCOVERING EAST AND NORTHERN UGANDA SAFARI

Gorilla Safari Extensions are available on request

Included in the price:
Airport pick up and drop off
Ground transport in a private 4WD safari vehicle with an experienced English speaking driver/guide
Accommodation as described in the itinerary, based on a double room sharing
Meals as described in the itinerary
Entrance to attraction sites and national parks
All activities mentioned in the program
Rhino tracking fees at Ziwa Sanctuary

Excludes:
International flight
East African Visa (USD $100)
Optional activities in Jinja
Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
Items of any personal nature
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Uganda Gorila Safaris

The obvious highlights of this Best Uganda Safari include chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Parks with enormous big game encounters in the other savannah parks of Uganda, much as the Uganda is under-rated and relatively little-visited as compared to other African countries and those in its neighborhood, it has almost all habitats that favor wildlife different from other countries, and all the parks we have featured on this trip, each will have something different from the other. Along the western side of the Uganda, the volcanic landscapes which form the western arm of the rift valley are simply awesome, with dramatic mountain peaks, lush tropical and afro-montane forests, flooded calderas, punctuated with numerous crater lakes, open savanna and verdant farmlands make Uganda Indeed the Pearl of Africa. On this trip, we are not telling you, but taking you there, enjoy the beauty with us and share it with others!!

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Cassia or The Lodge for dinner an overnight stay. BB

 Day 2: Early morning Briefing and transfer to Murchisonfalls National Park via the Rhino Sanctuary

Day 3: Game safari and launch cruise

Day 4: Drive to Kibale Forest National Park – Fortportal

Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking and other primate viewing

Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park,

Day 7: Safari to Ishasha closer to Bwindi Gorilla Park.

Day 8: Transfer to Bwindi Gorilla National Park

Day 9: Gorilla Trekking

Day 10 – Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park:

Day 11: Transfer to Jinja

Day 12: Transfer to Entebbe via Kampala Enroute

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Cassia or The Lodge for dinner an overnight stay. BB

 Day 2: Early morning Briefing and transfer to Murchisonfalls National Park via the Rhino Sanctuary

We start driving northwest to Murchison Falls National Park with a short visit to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. The drive takes us through the famous Luwero triangle to the sanctuary in Nakasongola which is privately owned but was established with a major purpose of breeding Rhinos then restore them in Uganda’s protected areas. This mammal among the largest on land and the big 5 got extinct in the 70s from Uganda and we are proud that they are back, so tracking them adds great value to their restoration and your big contribution to the conservation efforts of Uganda. Time allowing we shall have another breath taking stop over at the top of the falls which is a fantastic sight then later continue to our respective lodge is staying at Nile Safari Camp.
As we drive to the lodge, you will realize that this park has a variety of vegetation ranging from riparian and tropical rain forests, swamp lands to broad savannahs which are both wooded and grassland, all of which harbor different wildlife including lion, leopard, Genet cat, Jackal, civet, hyena, elephant, crocodile, giraffe, buffalo, hippo, not leaving out the primates that mostly live in the southern sector of the park and the great birds. We shall later spend our night at Nile Safari Camp or Kabalega wilderness camp FB

Day 3: Game safari and launch cruise

Murchison Falls National Park is very famous for the its game and produces one of the best and longest enjoyable drives almost of all the parks in Uganda. Many drives focus on Cape Buffaloes, giraffes, elephants, lions, leopard, hippos, crocodiles, antelopes like the Uganda Kob, Water, Bohor Reed, and Bushbuck, Heartbeast, Oribi, Warthog among others, however, on a morning game drive here, we can do without birds interrupting the game viewing like the colossal Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, Piapiacs, Yellow-billed Woodpeckers and cattle leaving symbiotically or parasitically with the buffaloes, giraffes and elephants.
The drive hear mostly lead to the Delta point as many ungulates and herbivores cannot survive for long without water and by doing that, they are always trailed by the predators and together they make the focus and meaning of most African Wildlife safaris. Our founders being extensive game explorers and finders, there are always added advantages of picnic lunches as there is no hurry to find a meal, we shall find a best spot and enjoy this as we time the afternoon boat cruise to the nethermost of Murchison Falls which is at times the highlight of the day given the luck on this cruise, there are always larger schools of hippos sighted with bonuses of Nile crocodiles and other mammals that come down the river to quench thirst. When it gets to birding, lots of breeding kingfisher and bee-eater colonies are in plenty.Dinner and overnightat Nile Safari Camp or Kabalega wilderness camp FB

Day 4: Drive to Kibale Forest National Park – Fortportal

The drive to Kibale forest is very enjoyable through the winding unpaved but graded roads showing traditional Uganda as we go through traditional many Villages where you see people at work tending their traditional crops like yams, tobacco, sorghum, beans, cassava, sweet potatoes and maize with later foreign green tea plantations as we get close to Fort Portal town.
Fort Portal is a small and attractive small town well planned by colonialists and deriving its name from a fort was built between 1891 and 1893 by Sir Gerald Portal, thus the name ‘Fort Portal’ we stay at Mountains Of The Moon or Ataco Country Resort. BLD

Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking and other primate viewing

After a morning breakfast, we drive to Kanyanchu for registration and a short briefing before the start of our day’s major activity. Chimpanzees are the closest to man of all the apes, and it is fun watching man in the wild, much as they are a large community of over 1000, about 120 are habituated and regularly visited by tourist, which activity takes one hour after finding them. Much as they are the main focus, other primates in this forest of interest include Black and white Columbus monkeys, L’Hoest Monkeys, Red tailed monkeys, Blue Monkey, Grey Cheecked Mangabey, bush babies, pottos, lots of birds will be heard and seen on this trek like the Greenbuls, Tinkerbirds, Illadopsis, Robins and many more.
Depending on the success of the chimp trek, we shall have lunch then later have an optional swamp walk that provides more chances of observing and understanding primates and seeing more birds. And presumably a wonderful day, we shall drive back to our lodge for we stay at Mountains Of The Moon or Ataco Country Resort. BLD

Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park,

This day, we start at leisure and our best of Uganda Safari takes us through Uganda’s beautiful scenic areas with a clear view of the Mountains of the Moon depending on the cloud cover. We shall reach in the late morning or early afternoon and a game drive enroute is always rewarding Queen Elizabeth in the second largest national park in Uganda. In terms of diversity this park is having the biggest birding checklist in Uganda and perhaps the whole world with so far 612 species with over 90 mammals recorded after we check-in for a late lunch, we embark on and late evening game drive in the northern part of the park, this drive is always product nd can yield close encounters of nocturnal cats like the Leopard, Serval cat, Hyeana, Genet Cat not leaving out Owls and Nightjars.   We later drive back to our respective lodge for dinner and overnight stay – Jacana Safari Lodge or Marafiki Safari Lodge for . BLD

Day 7: Safari to Ishasha closer to Bwindi Gorilla Park.

Today we have breakfast at ease then start our drive further south of Uganda to the magic of this safari about to happen in the Impenetrable Bwindi Forest National Park. Ishasha is a remote and beautiful part of Africa with a wonderful scenery as always said that remote destinations still harbor the best wildlife and definitely produces great encounters, here is proof of that, this part of Queen Elizabeth National Park, the second largest in Uganda is host to wildlife which our ardent safari guides will bring to your appreciation among which on lucky days they spot lions decorating figs, acacia or Albysia  trees and nowhere in Africa do you stand a better chance of seeing this than in this Ishasha sector. We shall find a spot for lunch then check in at our respective place of stay as we await a rewarding late game drive which will produce close encounters of more wildlife in this section of the park. Dinner and overnight stay at Savannah Resort or Ishasha Wilderness Camp. BLD

Day 8: Transfer to Bwindi Gorilla National Park

After breakfast, we start with a game drive which will give us more chances of seeing the tree climbing lions and bigger opportunities of seeing the leopard this morning before setting off to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. On the drive we will find game coupled with stopovers to look out for interesting savannah birds; These may include Black Lored and Arrow-marked Babbler, ovambo Sparrow Hawk, African Cuckoo Hawk, Stout, Wing snapping, Zitting, and Trilling Cisticolas, Violet-backed Starling, Brown and Banded Snake Eagle, Holub’s Golden Weaver, Lesser and Greater Honeyguide, Grassland and Plain Backed Pipit, Fork-tailed Drongo, Blue-naped Mousebird and many more, after this we shall continue and drive to Bwindi where we stay at Gorilla Mist Camp or Buhoma Community Bandas for two nights.

Day 9: Gorilla Trekking

Early morning breakfast and proceed to the briefing point. Enjoy the highlight of your trip- Gorilla trekking, depending on the luck of the day, tracking may take a few minutes to reach the gorillas or most of the day, u will trek through the rainforest in company of an experienced Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger guide and other trackers, in search of a mountain gorillas. The gorilla hike needs composure, calmness  and patience, always be vigilant and keep in mind that much as these gorillas are habituated, but nature cannot be tamed, embrace it! And finally when you get to the gorilla the days hike will be will be very rewarding. The gorillas move to a new location daily and never stay in the same place, the movements are determined by the silverback and availability of food, this is their home and can be very fast while moving through the woods, fitness is expected and being fast once they are found on the move, be prepared for this gorilla adventure. When sighted, your expected to be within 7 metres from the gorillas, however, many a time, gorillas have moved  closer to our clients and even touched them, be calm if this happens and follow the instructions of the ranger guide, you are expected to be around them for not more than one hour while gawking into their brown eyes – an incredible experience to be told to generations. On the track, 8 visitors are allowed per gorilla family per day per hour. After this entire trek, we shall retreat to our Lodge for dinner and overnight stay Gorilla Mist Camp or Buhoma Community BandasBLD

Day 10 – Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park:

After a morning breakfast we head North West to Lake Mburo National Park. The best stopover between the gorillas and Entebbe Airport, the scenery is indeed beautiful here and looking at the lovely Kigezi highlands, wonderful cultural stories by our safari guide can be told about the people and the farming systems together with the crops grown.

Today we can choose to start with a picnic lunch or we arrive our hotel in the afternoon for a hot lunch as we await our afternoon boat cruise around the lake. There is much wildlife to be seen from schools of hippos to crocs, different bird spp and large mammals like the Cape Buffaloes, Butchell’s Zebras, Topi, Impala, Water and Bussbuck, Oribi the Eland, among others, this is a good spot for the Leopard and Hyeanas, later we can embark on a late drive in search of some nocturnal spp. Dinner and overnight stay at Rwakobo rock lodge or Mihingo Lodge. BLD

Day 11: Transfer to Jinja

After an early morning breakfast, we transfer to Kampala, then to Jinja, depending on the energy level and the time we get there, we could visit the Source of the River Nile and other places of interest as deemed by you safari guide or else we rest and have them done the following day. Dinner and overnight at Nile Resort Jinja or Gately ON The Nile. BLD

Day 12: Transfer to Entebbe via Kampala Enroute

Depending on your flight time and departure, we have a couple of optional activities including white water rafting, Bungee Jumping, Source of The Nile visit and many more which will be all done after breakfast, then later transfer to Kampala for partial city tour and shopping. You are later taken to the airport for your return flight back home. End of our Best Uganda Safari

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when it comes to primates Uganda will never disappoint you after all the capital of primates is located here in the heart of Africa the pearl of Africa. From the the delightful chimpanzees that reign in the Kibale forest National Park, the primates capital alongside a large variety of primates approximately 13 species including the l’hoest monkey, grey cheeked mangabeys, vervet monkeys, colobus monkeys, bush babies, baboons and so much more to the he most popular the mountain gorillas of bwindi impenetrable forest. More than half of the world’s population of mountain Gorillas reign in this ancient and impenetrable forest of bwindi. the rolling hills with terraced green sides, with roads hugging tightly around them are a sight to behold.  large lakes dotted with small  numerous island and picturesque view offering you a serene environment to relax after a Gorilla trek and reflect on the beautiful moments on this trip and numerous birds melodious entertain you. coupled with the amazing scenery and handpicked Eco friendly accommodation this is the trip for the primates lovers and naturalist.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL

DAY 2: TRANSFER TO KANIYO PABID

DAY 3: MORNING CHIMP TRACKING AND AFTERNOON LAUNCH CRUISE

DAY 4: TRANSFER TO KIBALE FOREST

DAY 5: MORNING PRIMATE TRACKING

DAY 6: TRANSFER TO QUEEN AND AFTERNOON CHIMP TRACKING

DAY 7: MORNING BOAT SAFARI AND TRANSFER TO BWINDI

DAY 8: GORILLA TRACKING

DAY 9: TRANSFER TO LAKE BUNYONYI

DAY 10: TRANSFER TO ENTEBBE ONWARDS

Day 1: Arrive for our classic primate safari in Uganda at Entebbe International Airport where you will be met by a Journeys Uganda Safari Guide who will transfer you to The Bomas or Cassia Lodge or the lodge lweza for an overnight stay. BB

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park southern sector Kaniyo pabid area to begin our Uganda classic primate safari. Enroute we stop for lunch at Masindi. Later continue to a hotel of our stay in Budongo forest where we stay for a night awaiting chimp and other prmaite tracking the following day. Dinner and overnight at .FB

Day 3: Primate Tracking

Early after breakfast, we shall go for a morning chimp tracking, in this The Kaniyo Pabidi section of Murchison falls National Park which is one of the unique remaining forests in East central Africa with some of the remaining huge mahogany trees plus ironwood trees. This forest is under Jane Goodall Institute but now managed by Uganda Lodges, with the excepeion of chimps, we always encounter other primates like the Olive Baboon, Black and White Collobus Monkey, Blue, Red Tailed and Varvet monkeys among others. The Birdlife within this area is very plentiful with a diversity of species among which are; Puvel’s Illaposis many bird watcher look out for here as it is the only spot to find it in East Africa, the Chocolate Backed Kingfisher in addition to the White thighed Hornbill, African Dwarf Kingfisher, Rufous Sided Broadbill, Red Tailed Ant-thrush are key bird spp here. we later get back to our hotel for an early lunch before transfer for a boat cruise in the afternoon along the Victoria Nile, for adventurous people, we recommend a hike to the top of the falls from the boat or else we drive round and visit it as we get back to our lodge for diner and overnight stay at either . FB

Day four:

On this day early morning after breakfast, we shall go for an early morning game drive targeting savannah mammals like elephants, buffaloes, hyenas, lions leopard on a lucky day. There are high chances of patas monkeys which is a savannah species in this park. This day since we check out of the park we carry a picnic lunch to enjoy on our way to Hoima town.There is nothing special in Hoima apart from the Mparo tombs where the kings of Bunyoro are buried and visiting the palace of the Bunyoro King it also breaks our would be long drive to Kibale National Park. Diner and overnight stay at Kontik Hotel

Day 5: Transfer to Kibale Forest

We shall start early in the morning after breakfast then drive to Kibale National Park for afternoon chimp tracking. Kibale, forest National Park is 766 km2 while here; we shall hike into the park forests for hours observing interactions of wildlife in a rain forest. The park contains pristine lowland tropical rain forest, montane forest, and mixed tropical deciduous forest. Kibale is mostly highlighted by its primate population among which we have the olive baboon, always the first primate seen as we enter the park, red-tailed monkey, L’hoest’s monkey, chimpanzee, black and white plus the Red colobus. Some of the other mammals you might see are bushbuck, Harvey’s red duiker, African civet, blue duiker, bush pig, with the shy forest dwelling buffalo and giant forest hog. Herds of elephant once travelled back and forth through the park as it was a major migration corridor. Kibale boasts of a bird list of over 300 species, and the highly sought after bird species here is the Green Breasted Pitta, the park is crossed with numerous trails and always monitored by experienced ranger guides to make you understand and appreciate the forest afterwards we shall check in at our lodge for dinner and overnight stay at mountains of the moon Hotel or Attaco country resort.FB

Day 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

We transfer to the second largest park of Uganda – Queen Elizabeth, reach there in time for lunch then later head to Kyambura Gorge for our third chimp tracking. Chimps here unlike other past areas are in an area that needs a little bit of hiking so it prepares us for gorilla tracking.Our day ends at our hotel for dinner and overnight stay at Marafiki safari lodge.FB

Day 7: Boat ride and Transfer to bwindi impenetrable forest

After a late breakfast we shall go for a morning boat safari on a natural channel linking two lakes George and Edward. Our expectations here will focus on water birds, crocodiles, hippos as we sail up to the mouth of lake Edward. Here after we drive south of Queen Elizabeth National Park on our way to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to the gorilla zone.Dinner and overnight at Gorilla mist camp or buhoma community FB

Day 8:Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest

Our main highlight of the trip is on this day as we expect to get into direct view of the endangered rare mountain gorillas. We shall have an early breakfast then later assemble at the gorilla park headquarters for a pre gorilla tracking briefing. With enough water and a packed lunch a ranger guide will lead you into searching for the gorillas.This takes between 2 to 8 hours depending on the luck of the day but once there it is a life time experience to remember and we have a guaranteed one hour with the gorillas, watching them play, feed as young ones tease the silverback is just memorable! Dinner and overnight at Gorilla mist camp or buhoma community FB

Day 9:TRansfer to Lake Bunyonyi

After a series of primate search, this day we shall drive to the second deepest lake in Africa L.Bunyonyi for relaxation. The lake here offers beautiful views of a number of islands. Dinner and overnight stay shall be at birdnest.FB

Day 10:Transfer to Entebbe and onwards

Early morning after breakfast we drive to Entebbe stopping for lunch enroute and at the equator line for your last line shopping before getting to the airport for your flight back home hereby ending our Uganda classic primate.

 

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Ever thought of making a difference while you have fun well this is the perfect trip for you. you will have an opportunity to get your hands dirty for a worthy cause and at the same time enjoy the fresh crisp Uganda and the love it has to give. we will help out in the surrounding communities depending on the available projects before hitting the road to western Uganda for a primates extravaganza in the primates capital where you will not only encounter the impressive playful chimpanzees quibbling and playing in the fruiting trees but also the l’hoest monkey, baboons, colobus monkeys, verve t monkeys, grey cheeked mangabeys among others. drive through the sprawling savanna and take on a rewarding boat cruise where you will meet a diversity of wildlife and finally an encounter with the sought after mountain Gorillas in the impenetrable forest. so what do you think? join our expert and passionate guides on this delightful yet life changing adventure.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL

DAY 2: TRANSFER TO MBALE VIA THE SOURCE OF THE NILE

DAYS 3 AND 4: VOLUNTEER WORK IN A NEARBY COMMUNITY AND PAINTING A SCHOOL

DAY 5: TRANSFER TO KAMPALA

DAY 6: TRANSFER TO KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

DAY 7: PRIMATE SAFARI

DAY 8: TRANSFER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

DAY 9: CHIMP TRACKING AND AFTERNOON GAME SAFARI

DAY 10: TRANSFER TO BWINDI THE GORILLA PARK VIA THE TREE CLIMBING LIONS

DAY 11: GORILLA TRACKING

DAY 12: TRANSFER TO LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK

DAY 13: MORNING GAME SAFARI AND DEPARTURE

Day 1: Arrival

After arriving for our primates and volunteer safari at Entebbe Uganda airport, our guide will transfer us to Cassia Lodge or the lodge lweza where we shall spend our night.BB

Day 2: Transfer to Mbale Via the Source of the Nile

Today we transfer to Mbale via the source of the Nile and then later continue to Mbale where we check in at Mount Elgon Hotel for dinner and overnight stay for two nights.

Days 3 and 4: Volunteer work in a nearby community and painting a school

Depending on the need and availability, today is when we make a difference in the lives of the local people of this area. we  may paint a school, clean  up the community, provide special services for those in need or even give some things to the community. it will all depend. Dinner and overnight at Mount Elgon Hotel Mbale 

Day 5: Transfer to Kampala

If the volunteers have not finished the painting, then we summarize it up this morning before transferring to Kampala. Dinner and overnight stay at Cassia Lodge or the Lodge lweza

Day 6: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

On this day, we drive to Kibale National Park. Kibale forest is about 760sq km, at an altitude of about 1230m above sea level, and is divided into 7 zones for management purposes; research, natural reserve, civic-cultural functions, recreation, harvest, community conservation, and protection. Kibale forest national park is one of the most marvelous forests in Uganda. It is the most popular habitat for closest living relatives to man – the chimps.

This park is one of the most accessible of Uganda’s major rainforests. Kibale ranks the best on primates of Uganda with a remarkable 13 primate species, including the much localized red Colobus and L’Hoest’s Monkey, Uganda Red Tailed Monkey, Gallegos, Blue Monkey, Vervet Monkey. Kibale’s major attraction, however, is the opportunity to track habituated chimps. These delightful apes are more closely related to humans than to any other living creature, and they are tremendous fun to watch as they squabble and play in the fruiting trees. Stay at mountains of the moon hotel or Attaco country resort. FB

DAY 7: Primate Safari

After Breakfast we shall drive to KibaleForest for primate viewing. The activity starts at 8.00a.m in the morning. A half day search for chimpanzees and other primates including L’hoestes, Red-Colobuses, Blue, Red-tailed and grey cheeked Mangabeys swinging through the dense forest and birds, butterflies and many small insects. The guide will provide detailed explanations on not only primates but also on all the forest’s fauna and flora ensuring that your walk is both informative and enjoyable. This walk is excellent for viewing bird life and primates in close quarters. A visit to Bigodi swamp eco-tourism site is amazing as we shall encounter rare and beautiful flora and fauna. We return to our respective place of accommodation for dinner and overnight stay at mountains of the moon Hotel or Attaco country resort.FB

DAY 8: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After early Breakfast proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain Range most of the journey. A game drive En route may be rewarding with views of waterbucks, Elephant, Leopards, Buffaloes, Hyenas and a variety of Antelope species. Arrive early for lunch at Mweya Safari Lodge. After lunch enjoy the unique 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of schools of Hippos and many animals may be seen drinking at the water’s edge. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species. Dinner and overnight at Jacana lodge or Marafiki safari lodge.FB

DAY 9: Chimp tracking and afternoon game safari

After a cup of coffee with a packed breakfast drive to Kyambura Gorge for a forest walk to look for the habituated chimpanzees and other primates. Expect also the hyena giant forest hog and lion. The rangers will provide you with a walking stick if you need one. After trekking drive back to the lodge for lunch. After lunch go sightseeing around the creator lakes region set deep into the volcanic creators and Baboon cliff is a wonderful memorable experience. Visit LakeKatwe to experience local methods of salt mining as well. Evening game drive as you return to the lodge. Dinner and overnight at Jacana lodge or Marafiki safari lodge.FB

DAY 10: Transfer to Bwindi the gorilla park via the tree climbing lions

After a cup of coffee embark on an early morning game drive along Kasenyi track and Queens mile in the park and expect to see Lions, Elephants, cape buffalo, Warthogs, Leopard, hyena, mongoose, water bucks, Kobs, and lots many small animals and birds. After the game drive proceed to Bwindi via Maramagambo and Ishasha sector. As you drive along the road via Ishasha sector animals such as the water bucks, African elephant, antelopes, buffalo, Kobs can be seen along the road. A game drive in this sector is most likely going to produce the tree climbing lions. We later proceed with our journey to gorilla forest. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla mist camp or Buhoma Community Bandas for two nights.FB

DAY 11: Gorilla Trekking

There is an early morning entry into the gorilla sanctuary. The rain forest is spectacular as it offers a dramatic heavily forested and landscape crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access for tourists. Recorded mammals here include the endangered mountain gorilla, buffalo, elephants, black-fronted duikers, bush bucks, leopards, giant forest hogs as well as other animals. This park is best known for the fascinating gorillas where the time taken and terrain varies according to the movements of these marvelous primates. The thrill of spending time with and observe the gorillas is a rare moving awesome and exciting adventure. The gorillas are shy and peaceful animals and it is an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they interact with each other.Dinner and overnight at Gorilla mist camp or Buhoma Community Bandas.FB

DAY 12: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

After an early breakfast you will drive to Lake Mburo National Park. You will reach the park in the evening and go for an evening boat safari. After you will go for a candlelit dinner and first class service at Rwakobo rock or Mihingo lodge or mantana tented camp all under canvas and in the heart of the African Bush underneath the Starlit African sky.

DAY 13: Morning game safari and departure

The morning game drive will take you along the lakeshore track and with its own system of game trails. Here you can find herds of zebra, cape buffalo, eland, oribi and topi are easy to approach. Along with the game drive many visitors also enjoy a boat trip on LakeMburo and self-guided nature trails. Bird watchers will enjoy more than 250 species of birds found in Lake Mburo including Papyrus Gonoleks Brown-faced, Lapwings, Carruther’s, Cisticolas the extraordinary White winged Warbler and proceed to Entebbe for your flight back home.

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This best Uganda and Rwanda safari will be led by one of our expert guides with a wide knowledge of both cultures. 3 departures a year special offer for March/April, departs again on July 5th and November 23rd. Come we see Africa in its ancient days of doing a wildlife safari with very competent and instinctively responsive tour guides to your likes and dislikes.Rwanda and Uganda are one of the most alluring safari destinations in Africa. Despite being tiny and landlocked countries in Equatorial Africa, with varying seasonality’s and climates, Rwanda and Uganda have a number of unique fascinations to offer exploration seekers who still want to have a feel of African unique safari adventures. The bespoke activity in these two countries is them being home to the endangered mountain gorillas that live in the Virunga Conservation area where Dian Fossey dedicated her life studying the behavior of mountain gorillas. On this Uganda and Rwanda Safari, we are coupling a number of un imaginable primates, mammals, birds and people’s cultures we are actually doing it all, come adventure with Journeys Uganda.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN KAMPALA

DAY 2: KAMPALA – NORTHERN MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK

DAY 3: MORNING GAME SAFARI AND BOAT TRIP ALONG THE VICTORIA NILE

DAY 4: MURCHISON FALLS – KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

DAY 5: KIBALE PRIMATES TREKKING AND BIRD WATCHING

DAY 6: TORO CULTURAL TOUR AND CONNECT TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

DAY 7: GAME DRIVE AND BOAT SAFARI IN THE 2ND LARGEST PARK IN UGANDA – QUEEN ELIZABETH

DAY 8: QUEEN ELIZABETH VIA ISHASHA TO BWINDI GORILLA PARK

DAY 9: BWINDI GORILLA TRACKING DAY IN UGANDA

DAY 10: UGANDA – RWANDA VIA CYANIKA TO (VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK)

DAY 12: RWANDA GORILLA TRACKING DAY

DAY 13: GOLDEN MONKEY TREKKING – KIGALI GENOCIDE MEMORIAL SITE

DAY 14: TRANSFER TO UGANDA (LAKE BUNYONYI) FROM RWANDA KIGALI

DAY 15: LAKE BUNYONYI – LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK – UGANDA

DAY 16: EARLY MORNING GAME SAFARI THEN TRANSFER TO ENTEBBE ONWARDS

Day 1: Arrival in Kampala

Depending on your arrival at Entebbe Airport, you will be met by a Journeys Uganda Safari Guide who will transfer you to The Bomas, we shall have a relaxed morning, and then in the afternoon, we shall have options of visiting the Botanical gardens or Ngamba Island, a chimpanzee sanctuary in lake Victoria then back to our Lodge for Dinner and Overnight stay at Cassia Lodge or the Lodge Lweza. FB

Day 2: Kampala – Northern Murchison Falls National Park

Take early breakfast, our best Uganda Rwanda safari departs for Murchison Falls National Park. As we said that we are having it all there is also a focus on the ‘big five’ which we always have chances of seeing at the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, then proceed to the park with a short excursion to the top of the falls where the Nile perfects its beauty as it goes through a narrow gorge of 7 meters wide, flowing down 47meters. Check in at the lodge. Dinner and overnight stay at Nile safari lodge or Kabalega resort. FB

Day 3: Morning Game Safari and Boat trip along the Victoria Nile

This is the day to explore the largest national park in Uganda – Murchison Falls. We shall start early after breakfast and embark on a morning game viewing safari in the park which is always rewarding with views of African Elephant, Giraffe, African Buffalo, Uganda Kob, Oribi, Bushbuck and waterbuck, on lucky days we always have close encounters of Lions and the elusive Leopard, the scavenging Spotted Hyena with its closet living relative the Mongoose, Jackals among others we later drive back to the lodge in a time for a hot lunch. After lunch we proceed for an afternoon boat safari to the bottom of the falls this exposes us to big schools of hippos and Nile crocodiles basking along the shores, many buffaloes and Elephants and other antelopes come down to cool off, a variety of birds on the river banks like kingfisher, cormorants, bee-eater and the rare shoebill stork. Back to the lodge for  Dinner and overnight at Mountains OF The Moon or Attaco country resort. FB

Day 4: Murchison Falls – Kibale Forest National Park

After breakfast we drive down to the ferry and connect to Kibale forest while enjoying the scenic beauty of the Western arm of the rift valley and the Butiaba escarpments, we shall leave with a picnic lunch to be enjoyed at ease in a place of convenience. We shall have stopovers at will and looking at different interesting things ranging from peoples’ cultures to primates ike the Uganda Red Tailed Monkey, Black and White Collobus, Varvet monkey and many more, check-in at Kyaninga Lodge or Mountains OF The Moon relax in the evening as we wait for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Kibale Primates trekking and Bird watching

Wake up early morning and go searching for chimpanzees in the Kibale forest, much as the major focus here are chimps, this forest has the highest concentration of primates in Uganda say Africa and perhaps the whole world and among those we expect are the colobus monkeys, Grey Cheeked – Mangabeys, Olive Baboons, Uganda Red tailed monkeys, the L’Hoest’s monkeys, The Central African Colobus, Blue Monkeys among the diurnal primates in the night Bush-babies and Galagos are always seen. You will move with a ranger guide who will make your walk informative and productive making it interesting to share knowledge about the forest and its inhabitant, do not hesitate, ask as many learning questions as you can about nature. The Guide will provide information on both flora and fauna, this is also the best spot for the Green Breasted Pitta, one of the highly sought after bird in the park and Uganda as a whole. Then return for lunch and in the afternoon, go for a nature walk to Bigodi sanctuary for plenty of birds and other fauna and flora. Dinner and overnight at Mountains OF The Moon or Attaco country resort. FB

Day 6: Toro Cultural Tour and Connect to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast we shall take a short cultural drive to Karambi Royal tombs including many cultural groups such as the Burungu community which is rooted in Traditional Toro culture that will entertain you with music, dancing and storytelling, among the sight to visit here we have the. Later in the afternoon, you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park with game viewing enroute. For Dinner and overnight at  Jacana Safari Lodge or Marafiki lodge. FB

Day 7: Game Drive and Boat safari in the 2nd largest park in Uganda – Queen Elizabeth

After a cup of tea/coffee and a muffin, you will go for an early morning game safari in the park looking out for Lions, African Elephants, Cape buffalo, Warthogs, on lucky days we have chances of seeing the Leopard, Hyena, Banded Mongoose are always in large parks at the Mweya side, Waterbucks, Uganda Kobs, among others, the mammals should not make us lose focus on the over 600 bird species that inhabit the park and those always easily seen include the Red necked Francolin, White Backed and Ruppell’s Griffon Vulture, Bishops, Pipits and Larks to mention but a few. Return to the lodge for a late breakfast, relax as we wait for lunch, after which we shall enjoy the unique afternoon 2-hour boat safari on the Kazinga Channel. This trip takes you through possibly the highest concentration of Hippos in Africa, a few Nile crocodiles and many animals are seen drinking at the channel’s edge. This boat safari offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. Depending on the success of the morning drive, we can have an optional late evening game safari which gives us chances of seeing some nocturnal mammals and birds like Nightjars and Owls. Back to our lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Jacana lodge or Marafiki lodge.

Day 8: Queen Elizabeth via Ishasha to Bwindi Gorilla Park

After breakfast and depending on the luck we have had in the park, we could opt for another morning game safari in the northern sector of the park then ensue to the southern Ishasha sector where we have big chances of seeing the tree climbing lions and other mammals like the Topi, Giant Forest Hog of those that might have been missed in the prior days of the tour. We will have our picnic lunch in this section of the park then continue to Bwindi gorilla forest where we check in at  Gorilla Mist Camp or Buhoma community. FB

Day 9: Bwindi Gorilla Tracking Day in Uganda

After early breakfast, we head to the park offices with packed lunch for a briefing about the Dos and Don’ts while trekking the gorillas. Tracking can take 2-9 hours depending on their movements and luck of the day. You will stay with these Giant and gentle gorillas for 1 hour for observation and photography. If the evening is free, we can take a cultural walk to the nearby Batwa community. Dinner and overnight stay at  Gorilla Mist Camp or Buhoma community.FB

Day 10: Uganda – Rwanda Via Cyanika to (Volcanoes National Park)

After breakfast, we shall start a scenic drive through the terraced gardens lots of stopovers whenever you wish to take photographs will be guaranteed, depart for Rwanda for another gorilla tracking experience. Crossing Rwanda border requires $50 visa fee (for those who require Visa), arrive at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge by late afternoon. Your guide will brief you about the gorilla trek for the next day as you wait for dinner and overnight. Dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View lodge.FBBLD

Day 12: Rwanda Gorilla tracking day

An early breakfast after which you proceed to Kinigi park station for briefing about Gorilla tracking, then continue on for the trek with packed lunch and water. If time allows, you take an excursion to the beautiful twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo. Return for dinner and overnight at Mountain Gorilla View lodge.FB

Day 13: Golden Monkey trekking – Kigali Genocide Memorial Site

After breakfast, you will proceed for Golden Monkey tracking it is a species of Old World monkey found within the Virungas conservation area of Central Africa, including four national parks: Mgahinga, in south-west Uganda; Volcanoes, in north-west Rwanda; and Virunga and Kahuzi-Biéga, in the eastern D.R.C. It is restricted to high altitude forests and always near bamboo as they enjoy feeding on the shoots. The Golden Monkey was previously thought to be a subspecies of the blue monkey and the two are similar overall, but the Golden Monkey has a golden-orange patch on the upper flanks and back.

Not much is known about the golden monkey’s behavior but they live in social groups of up to 30 individuals which are exciting to see in large numbers always feeding mainly on leaves and fruits and at times they can eat insects. These monkeys living in the Virungas Conservation area which is a limited and had some wars recently, the golden monkey is listed as endangered on the IUCN Red data List after this wonderful experience, we shall get back to our lodge for a hot lunch then head to Kigali for a city tour with visits to the Genocide memorial sites, cultural museum, curio markets and the Kimironko fruit markets where you have a chance to meet the local people and choose your fruit basket. Dinner and overnight stay at Kigali Serena Or Hotel Rwanda.

Day 14: Transfer to Uganda (Lake Bunyonyi) from Rwanda Kigali

After breakfast you will leave Kigali and drive to Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda, todays afternoon we can have a boat ride on the lake and visit some of the cultural Islands. Dinner and overnight at Arcadia Cottages overlooking the beautiful lava dammed Lake Bunyonyi.

Day 15: Lake Bunyonyi – Lake Mburo National Park – Uganda

After breakfast we leave the Switzerland of Africa and drive to Lake Mburo National Park, probably in time for lunch after which we shall go for an afternoon boat safari on the Lake where the park derives its name ‘Mburo’, an excellent place for birding and the best to see the African Finfoot in the whole world, other easily seen rare bird species here include the Giant Kingfisher, White Backed Night Heron, Little Bittern to mention but these. The safari also gets us close to Hippos and crocodiles. Dinner and overnight at Rwakobo Rock. FB

Day 16: Early morning game safari then transfer to Entebbe onwards

Wake up early for a morning cup of tea/coffee and embark on a brief game safari to catch up with early raisers and predators returning to their hideouts. This is the only park which can be explored on foot and while here we expect to see the giant Eland, Common Zebra, African Buffalo, Impala, Water and Bushbuck, excellent sightings of the Dwarf Mongoose and lots of visiting birds from Northern Tanzania like the Tabora Cisticola, Red Faced Barbet, Green Backed Eremomela among others, we later drive back to our lodge for a late full breakfast and thereafter, drive to Kampala with numerous stop overs at the Equator for photographs, and other spots of scenic importance proceed to Entebbe airport for your flight onwards.

END OF OUR BEST UGANDA RWANDA SAFARI