Uganda Safari – 15 Days





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Day 1. Arrival at Entebbe International Airport
Day 2. Kasubi Tombs and Uganda Museum

Kasubi Tombs is globally recognized as a major Heritage site. It is where four of the former Kings of Buganda were buried. It is a royal palace enclosure that was first built in 1881. Here there are huge traditional reed and bark cloth buildings of the kabakas (kings) of the Baganda. The Kasubi Tombs, also known as the Ssekabaka's Tombs, are the royal tombs where the four former kabakas of Buganda are buried. This site is a masterpiece of human creativity both in its conception and execution. It bears eloquent witness to the living cultural traditions of the Baganda

Day 3. Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls Conservation area (MFNP) comprises of Bugungu and Karuma Wildlife Reserves. It derives its name from the Murchison Falls where the mighty River Nile explodes through a narrow gorge and flows down to become a placid river whose banks are thronged with hippos, crocodiles, waterbucks and buffaloes. The vegetation is characterized by savannah, river line forest and woodland. Wildlife includes lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, hartebeest, oribis, Uganda kobs, and many bird species including the rare shoebill

Day 4. Game drive in Murchison Falls National Park
Day 5. Transfer to Kampala – Evening at Ndere Cultural Center

Visiting the Ndere cultural center for a performance by the Ndere Troup. At Ndere Cultural center, it is not only the beautiful gardens and unique architectural designs that impress you; it is also the atmosphere of the Ugandan culture that makes you want to stay in this place. It is the home of the well-known Ndere Troupe, a group that brings you the magnificent performances from and around Uganda

Day 6. Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo National Park is 260 sq. km and it has markedly different fauna from other reserves in Uganda. It is the only national park in Uganda that contains an entire lake. Situated in rolling hills and open grassy valleys, the park also consists of 4 other smaller lakes. Lake Mburo National park is covered in extensive open and wooded acacia savannah. This park is home to the largest diversity of both plant and wildlife of all Uganda's national parks. It is also the best place to see the gigantic Eland Antelope as well as Zebra, Topi, Impala, the more uncommon Klipspringer, Burchell's Zebra, Buffalo, Hippopotamus, and several acacia associated birds

Day 7. Game drive in Lake Mburo National Park

Overnight at Agip Motel

Day 8. Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the Gorilla sanctuary. The drive takes us through the Kigezi highlands, known as the “Switzerland of Africa”, with terraced farming and mountain scenery to Bwindi gorilla Forest which is home to more than half of the world’s 720 mountain gorillas. The time taken hiking depends on the movement of these apes! The gorillas are shy, peaceful animals and it is an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph these gentle giants at close range

Day 9. Optional Gorilla tracking and community visits

On this day, w set off early after breakfast, and with packed lunch, and head to the Park Headquarters for briefing prior to Gorilla Tracking. It is the most exciting lifetime experience of all time. The gorillas are gentle animals and it is an unforgettable experience to photograph them as they interact. It is a wonderful experience to stare in to the eyes of these gentle giants; watch them in awe as they play and go about their daily activities. It is indeed a “once in a lifetime” experience that you must never miss. Each encounter with the gorillas is different and has its own rewards; you are likely to enjoy the close view of adults feeding, grooming and resting as the youngsters frolic and swing from vines in a delightfully playful display

Day 10. Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park, the second largest of all Uganda’s parks. Passing through the southern part of Queen Elizabeth gives many chances of seeing the tree climbing lions. Queen Elizabeth is a UNESCO World Biosphere and has one of the highest biodiversity ratings of any game reserve in the world! Almost 100 mammal species and a remarkable 614 bird species can be found. Big African mammals like the African Elephant, Lots of hippos along the natural Kazinga channel, Cape Buffalo, Bush and Water buck, the elusive giant forest hog and the handsome Uganda kob all regularly sighted, on a night game drive there are higher chances of seeing the nocturnal cat and birds

Day 11. Game drive and boat ride on Kazinga Channel (Lake George)

We shall do game drive in the morning. The Kasenyi plains support large concentrations of game, especially lion. The area around the seven crater lakes in the northern hills is very scenic but game viewing is erratic. The Mweya peninsula is usually good to see the large mammals, bushbuck, waterbuck, and elephant, as well as the unusual giant forest hog. Leopard may also be seen in this area. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel, which is especially rewarding for viewing a variety of game especially hippo, buffalo

Day 12. Transfer to FortPortal – Overnight at Mountains of the moon

The Omukama (King) of Toro is so far the youngest king in Uganda and the whole world. He succeeded his father’s throne when he was only four years old following the premature death of his father. At 23 years of age now, he is the world’s youngest ruling monarch. Toro is one of the four traditional kingdoms located within the borders of Uganda. It was founded in 1830 when the Omukama Kaboyo Olimi I, the eldest son of Omukama Nyamutukura Kyebambe III, rebelled and established his own independent kingdom. Incorporated back into Bunyoro-Kitara in 1876, it reasserted its independence in 1891. Like Buganda, Bunyoro and Busoga, Toro's monarchy was abolished in 1967 by the government of Uganda, but was re-instated in 1993. Toro has had 15 kings ever since it became an independent monarchy.

Day 13. Toro Kingdom and Amebere ga Nyina Mwiru

We will visit the Nyakasura historical cave locally known as Amabeere ga nyinamwiru (Breast Caves). It is locally believed that these were formerly breasts of the ancient princess of Chwezi Kingdom and that they were cut off and grew into a good scenic rock “dripping with milk”. According to this legend, the beautiful girl, called Nyinamwiru, misbehaved and she was punished by cutting off her breasts. Later in the evening, you may have some entertainment from the Batooro Cultural Dancers

Day 14. Optional Chimpanzee tracking

After Breakfast go for chimpanzee tracking. You will also see other primates including monkeys, blue red tailed and gray cheeked mangabey. Enjoy the services of our guide who will give you detailed information on primates, forest, flora and fauna. Afternoon visit to the ‘amabere ga nyina mwiru’ depending on the weather

Day 15. Transfer to Kampala for evening departure

(We shall have a chance to visit religious sites and the famous Namugongo Uganda Martyrs Shrine

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