Class Uganda Safari for 8 Days

Class Uganda Safari for 8 Days

$2926

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This comprehensive 8 Day Class Uganda Safari leaves no stone unturned as it takes you on a journey into the western Kingdoms of Uganda. The safari covers all the principal National Parks and attractions in Western Uganda as well as affording you the opportunity to immerse yourself in some of the regions heritage and traditions with visits to local women’s groups and community lead activities. All of this is set to the beautiful back drop of picturesque rolling hills, savannah lands and the iconic forests of Kibale and Bwindi.

Highlights

  • Scenic boat ride across Lake Mburo
  • Gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi National Park
  • Diverse landscape with a wide range of animals in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Opportunity to see tree climbing lions

Itinerary in Brief

  • Day 1: Entebbe
  • Day 2: Entebbe – Lake Mburo National Park
  • Day 3: Lake Mburo National Park – Bwindi National Park
  • Day 4: Bwindi National Park  – Bwindi National Park
  • Day 5: Bwindi National Park – Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Kibale National Park
  • Day 8: Kibale National Park – Entebbe

Tailor-made Suggestions

  • Extend your holiday into Tanzania or Kenya with our Classic 7 and 8 Day Packages.
  • Complete your trip with a relaxing beach side island escape to Zanzibar.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Entebbe

Welcome to Uganda! On arrival you will be met at the Airport by our representative who will escort you to your safari vehicle and will introduce you to your Driver who will also be your Guide. The first stop will be a short drive to your accommodation where you will be able to relax and contemplate the adventure that lies ahead.

Dinner included.

Day 2: Entebbe – Lake Mburo National Park

Your safari adventure begins today with your first destination Kibale Forest National Park. An early start will see you head west on a scenic drive towards Fort Portal Town via Mityana and Mubende, before arriving at your destination. This region of Uganda is the traditional home of the Tooro  Kingdom and is well known for its stunning landscapes made up of well-manicured tea and vanilla plantations, which can be visited that are punctuated with amazing natural crater lakes. One of the best activities to do in Lake Mburo is a scenic boat ride on the lake. This is one of the best ways to see the diverse wildlife that the Park has. The boat ride can be done at dawn or dusk depending on your safari itinerary and will normally take around 2 hours.

All the rides begin at the Rwonyo jetty, it will not take you long before you begin to see large groups of hippos in the water as well as crocodiles and buffalo lining the banks of the lake. The lake is also famous for it bird life, from majestic fish eagles, colorful kingfishers, to hammerkops and there enormous nests. If you are really lucky you might even catch a glimpse of the rare shoebill storks.

Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

Day 3: Lake Mburo National Park – Bwindi National Park

A Game drive in Lake Mburo National Park are a perfect way to begin or end and Safari in Uganda. The park has a variety of wildlife that almost contradicts it’s small size in comparison to the other parks in Uganda. The park doesn’t have any large cats apart from leopards who are normally only seen at night Lake Mburo has a large variety of antelopes including: topi, duiker, oribi, reed buck and klipspringer and Rothschild’s giraffe have recently been reintroduced. However the highlights of the park have to be the Burchell’s zebra and eland which are only found in two National Parks in Uganda.

Saying goodbye to Lake Mburo National Park is never easy. It has an uncanny ability to charm visitors with its peaceful and tranquil atmosphere, stunning landscapes and great wildlife viewing. The safari will continue westwards leaving the Ankole Kingdom, heading towards Bwindi and the Kigezi  Kingdom, home of the heavy weights!

Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

Day 4: Bwindi National Park  – Bwindi National Park

Today you will wake up full of excitement about the Gorilla Trekking experience that lies ahead. An early start will see you transfer to the Park Headquarters for a briefing with the Uganda Wildlife  Authority guides. An advance party of guides will have gone ahead into the forest to locate where the gorillas slept the previous night and will have began to track their movements. These guides will communicate with your team via a walkie talkie and the trek into the forest will begin.

Locating the Gorillas can take a few hours or the whole day depending on how far they have moved from the place they spent the previous night. For conservation purposes, time allowed with the Gorillas is 1 hour. As you trek in the forest you will appreciate why the forest is called impenetrable. There are also a multitude of other animals that you might encounter including antelopes and rare monkeys not to mention the beauty of the forest itself. Once you have completed the trek you will  return to the lodge, for a well earned rest and time to reflect on a truly magical experience.

Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

Day 5: Bwindi National Park – Queen Elizabeth National Park

With your Gorilla Trekking experience still fresh in your memory it will be time to head north to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The landscape changes as you move away from the thick forest into the open savannah lands. You will begin to notice the traditional homesteds and farms that  characterize this area. Entry to the Park will be via its southern sector also known as the Ishasha sector.

A game drive in the Ishasha sector gives you a chance to see the famous tree climbing lions that can been seen hanging out of large fig trees. No one really knows why lions in this area climb trees but there are many theories surrounding this behaviour. However lions are not the only animals to be found in the park. Large herds of Uganda Kob, Hippos, elephant and antelope also roam this part of the park making it an ideal place to view the capture wildlife at its best.

Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park

One of the highlights of visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park is the boat ride along the Kazinga Channel. The boat ride is a round trip beginning at the Mweya Peninsula and lasting around 3 hours. The Channel is a 32-kilometre long natural channel that links Lake Edward and Lake George. The channel has one of the world’s largest concentration of hippos, numerous nile crocodiles, buffalo, elephants and a whole host of birds. including African fish eagles, kingfishers, Herons, storks and skimmers. A game drive in Kasenyi sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park is a great place to see view the differing landscape and ecosystems in Uganda.

A visit to the Kikorongo women are a community who put on traditional performances will be one of the highlights of the day! Kikorongo means “Too Much Sunshine” in the local language of Lukonzo This vibrant performance is a wonderful glimpse of life in Kikorongo, with dance, drama, songs and even a fire-making competition, Songs and dramas tell the story of a man looking for a wife, and a sick child who is brought to a traditional healer – an essential member of Ugandan villages even today.

Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

Day 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Kibale National Park

With the anticipation of your Chimpanzee Trek the safari will head further north into the Kibale Forest region. You leave the Rwenzururu Kingdom and journey into the heart of the Tooro Kingdom towards the principal city Fort Portal. Look out for the King of Tooro’s grand palace on top of the largest hill in the area.

The Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary is a part of the Magombe Swamp just south of Kibale National Park. Rare mammals and birds like the webbed feet sitatunga as the great blue turaco call this place home. However if you aren’t lucky enough to see them there are still plenty of other animals, including bush pigs, black and white colobus monkeys and over 200 species of birds that inhabit the swamp. The Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary is a community based programme that supports local residents and encourages a healthy link between tourism and the community it affects.

Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

Day 8: Kibale National Park – Entebbe

Your Chimpanzee Trekking experience has finally arrived! It begins at the Uganda Wildlife Authority HQ at Kayanchu Gate where your trekking group will head into the forest with a guide after a short briefing. About 1 hour before your group sets off an advance party of guides will have entered the forest to locate where the Chimpanzees spent the night. Once located the advance party send a radio message back to your trekking group so that you can navigate through the forest.

After an exhilarating experience with the chimpanzees, you will begin your return trip to Entebbe. The journey will see you leave the Kibale Forest National Park in the Tooro Kingdom and head eastwards back to the Buganda Kingdom. The relaxing ride back to Entebbe will allow you to reminisce about the amazing time you have spent in Uganda and all the wonderful experiences you have had. We truly hope you have had a memorable experience.

Breakfast included.

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Accommodation

Standard Package

Entebbe — African Roots Guest House

Lake Mburo — Eagles Nest

Bwindi National Park — Broadbill Forest Camp

Queen Elizabeth National Park — Engiri Game Lodge

Kibale National Park — Kibale Forest Lodge

Includes

  • Accommodation with private facilities
  • Hotel taxes
  • 1x Gorilla permit per person
  • Tours led by experienced English Guide(s)
  • Park and vehicle entrance fees
  • Transport in 4v4 shared vehicle
  • Activities as specified
  • Meals as specified

Excludes

    • Air transportation
    • Passport, visa and immigration fees
    • Airport entrance/departure taxes
    • Additional hotels
    • Travel protection plan
    • Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages
    • Laundry service
    • Any items not mentioned as included

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