Uganda Luxury Holiday - by air (14 Days)

A Uganda Holiday including Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safaris in all the National Parks in style.

Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival

Our safari guide will pick you from Entebbe International airport for a transfer to the Serena Lake Victoria Hotel for overnight.

Day 02: Fly to Kidepo Valley National Park

Today you will fly in a chartered light aircraft to Kidepo National Park.  Check in to the lodge and later go for a guided walk. These walk will enable you catch up with the next days activities. Overnight Apoka Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 03:Wildlife safari-community visit

This morning after breakfast, you will go for the wildlife safari in the Kidepo Park.  The driver guide will take you to the south-western part of the park (Narus valley) where you will be able to view one of the rugged Napore-Nyagea -mountain ranges. You will also enjoy the scenery of the Lokayot hills, range marks of Morungole.

Animals like lions zebras, elephants, giraffe, Eland, Oribi, Cheetah and many more as well as bird species like the famous hamerkop are seen while on the game drives.  After lunch you will be taken to pay visits to the Karimojong homesteads and their kraals to see and relate to their traditional customs, spears headdresses, jewellery, arrows, bows and many more. Overnight Apoka Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 04: Game drives - Pakuba

After breakfast, you will go for another wildlife safari to the seasonal River see some of the birds like hamerkop, fish eagle, yellow Warbler, Shoe bill, Papyrus Gonolek and others. Later you will fly in a chartered light aircraft to Pakuba airstrip in Murchison Falls National Park, game drive on your way to the lodge.

In the afternoon you will go for a launch trip on the Nile from to the bottom of the one of greatest falls in the world– Murchison Falls. On the launch cruise expect game like Crocodiles, Hippos, Buffaloes, elephants, and plenty of water birds on the shores not excluding the rare shoebill. Overnight Paraa Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 05: Wildlife Safari, Top of the Falls

Go for a game drive in the northern sector of the park, most of the game is to be found in the area north of the Victoria Nile River and East of the Albert Nile and Lake Albert. This game drive will reward you with animals like elephant, oribi, giraffe, waterbuck, hartebeest, topi, buffalo, sitatunga, bushbuck, warthog, bush pig, lion, leopard, mongoose, genet, hyena, jackal and bat eared fox. elephants

In the afternoon, cross by ferry to Southern bank to visit the top of Falls. Top of Murchison Falls Overnight Paraa Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6: Charter fly to Fortportal/Kasese

Game drive on your way to the airstrip for your chartered flight to Fortportal where our guide will be waiting to transfer you to your accommodation.  Your lunch will be at the Lodge.  In the afternoon there will be a visit to the numerous crater lakes. Overnight Ndali Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7: Chimpanzee Trek

After breakfast, transfer to Kibale forest national park for chimpanzee trek. Take a walk in search for Chimpanzees. While on the chimpanzee trek you will be able to encounter other different primate species which include Red-Colobuses, grey cheeked Mangabeys, black-and-white colobus monkeys, the blues as well as other wildlife such as butterflies, birds and many other small insects.

Your tour guide will guide you through tree identification in the forest as well as in explaining to you the other features of the forest.
In the afternoon take a nature walk through the Bigodi Swamp. Crater Lake in KibaleOn the walk different bird species can be seen. Overnight Ndali Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Chimpanzee

Day 08: Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park driving past the myystical Rwenzori Mountain range. Game drive on your way to the lodge.
In the afternoon there will a Launch Cruise on the Kazinga Channel.  On this cruise you will spot different kinds of wildlife drinking water along the shores.

These include hippos, elephants, buffaloes as well as water birds. Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 09: Wildlife Safari

After a cup of coffee embark on an early morning game drive along Kasenyi tracks and Queens mile in the park and expect to see lions, elephants, cape buffalos, warthogs, spotted hyenas, mongoose, waterbucks, kobs and, if lucky, the leopard, plus a lot of small animals and birds.  Drive back to the lodge for lunch.
In the afternoon visit the Maramagambo Forest. Overnight Mweya Safari Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 10: The Ishasha sector

After breakfast game drive to Ishasha sector of the Park.  Check in to the lodge.  After lunch take a game drive on a search of the famous tree climbing lions which are always spotted clinging on old fig trees. A drive through this open savannah landscape characterized with a variety of acacia trees is quite a memorable adventure. Overnight Ishasha Wilderness camp
Meals included Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 11: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After breakfast, have a final game drive before proceeding to Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest.  In the afternoon there will be a community walk. Overnight Gorilla Forest Camp
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 12: Gorilla tracking

gorilla tourBreakfast, then report to the park headquarters for a gorilla tracking briefing where you will be briefed on the etiquettes of gorilla tracking.  You will then embark on your memorable journey with the company of ranger guides taking you through the forest, slashing at the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, to track gorillas.

The gorilla trek can take from half an hour to five hours therefore a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes. You sit in the forest among the gorillas listening to them grumble at each other and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male, the silverback.

If you have the afternoon free, you will take a guided village walk to see how Ugandans live. Overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 13: Second gorilla trek

After breakfast, you head for the forest for the second gorilla trek.  Overnight Gorilla Forest camp
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 14: Charter Fly to Entebbe

Transfer to the airstrip to catch the charter flight back to Entebbe to be transferred to your hotel or airport depending on the departure flight
Meals included: Breakfast

End of your Uganda Luxury Safari Holiday
Notes: Minimum age to trek the gorillas is 15 and for chimpanzees 12. Gorilla permits must be paid in full to confirm the safari and are also non-refundable.
 
All of our itineraries may be customized to your wish, you may add extra days, change a hotel, or include different tourist attraction. Contact our staff members for a free, no-obligation trip plan.

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