15 days Legendary Uganda Round-up Safari

Highlights of the trip (outline of days)


Day 1: Arrival


On arrival at Entebbe Airport, you will be welcomed by a McBern Tours and Travel representative and transferred to your accommodation in Entebbe (The Boma) or Kampala depending on your preference at the time of your booking. (B&B)

Day 2: Transfer from Entebbe/Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park


We will depart for Murchison Falls National Park well known for harboring elephants. We will have a stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route, the only well known home of the wild rhinos in Uganda. This reserve has been in existence since 1982. You will be able to track the rhinos and see them at a close and safe distance after which we will continue to Murchison Falls Park. Overnight at Paraa Safari Logde/ Sambiya river lodge/equivalent (B, L, D)

Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park


After breaking the fast, we will start the day with a game drive having the chances to see elephants, giraffes, lions, buffalos and different birds. The safari will be continued in the afternoon with a boat cruise on the River Nile for game viewing at a closer glance. When we reach the bottom of the water falls, we will depart the boat and climb to the Top of the falls where you will have a great view of the Nile. We will later proceed for dinner and overnight. Paraa Safari Lodge/ Sambiya River lodge/ Budongo Echo lodge(B, L, D)

Day 4: Transfer from Murchison Falls to Kibale Forest National Park


We will depart Murchison falls and head to Fort Portal. We will pass small villages, markets and village schools. Fort Portal is blessed with the "Mountains of the Moon" and also known for many tea plantations with beautiful sceneries. Through this town we will get to the forest of Kibale National Park. Diner and overnight will be at Primate Lodge/ Ndari Safari Lodge(B, L, D)

Day 5: Crater Lakes


After breakfast, we shall go for the exploration of the known crater lakes. There is a lot of beauty to see from the numerous small lakes, gentle hills and very stunning views. You will visit Mahoma falls, hike at Lake Nkuruba to see different primates and birds, meet the local people and walk through their villages, and learn about the Toro kingdom and the norms of the Batoro tribe. Diner and overnight at Primate Lodge/ equivalent (B, L, D)

Day 6: Kibale Forest and Bigodi Swamp


Today, we go for chimpanzee tracking. The forest is well known for having variety and high concentration of primates in the East Africa. Enjoy the guided nature walk in the Ugandan tropical forest as you search for chimpanzees and different types of monkeys; the red-tailed monkey and many others. We will transfer to Bigodi Swamp for another nature walk to see more birds and primates. After we shall head for dinner and overnight at Primate Lodge/ equivalent (B,L,D)

Day 7: Transfer from Kibale Forest to Queen Elizabeth National Park


You will see the great Rwenzori Mountains. You will have a guided walk at the foot of the mountains and get firsthand knowledge about the culture. After concluding the hike, we will then transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge or Simba Safari Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 8: Explore Queen Elizabeth National Park


We begin with and early morning game drive and head to the mating ground of the Uganda Kobs (this is one of the animals on the Ugandan Court of Arms). We will search for elephants, buffaloes, lions and other animals before lunch. We will then go for a boat cruise in the afternoon along the Kazinga Channel, a channel between Lake Edward and Lake George. This will definitely be memorable during the safari. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/ Simba Safari Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 9: Transfer from Queen Elizabeth to Kisoro Bwindi National Park


We depart after breakfast from Queen Elizabeth and head South West. After a soothing drive, we get to Kisoro late afternoon. Dinner and over night at Travellers rest/ equivalent (B, L, D)

Day 10: Gorilla Tracking Bwindi Impenetrable Forest


While at Bwindi Forest, expect to walk in steep and muddy conditions before getting to see the gorillas. Hikers will love the experience in the park. You will enjoy see them as they eat, play and rest in a quite a legendary experience just hard to wipe off the memory lane. You can also have a guided village walk instead of tracking the gorillas, see the local people and get to see what they do and learn about their culture and how they lead their lives. Dinner and overnight at Travellers rest/equivalent (B, L, D)

Day 11: Learn about the Batwa

Bwindi is well known for mountain gorillas but you will learn about the Batwa trail. This is a very unique culture not only in Uganda but worldwide. The Batwa pygmies are people who shared the forest with mountain gorillas. You will learn about their culture and enjoy the walk with the guides, learn how they lived and also live their life. You will also learn about their local medicine plants. Dinner and overnight at Travellers rest/ equivalent ( B, L, D)

Day 12: Transfer from Bwindi National Park to Lake Bunyonyi


We will depart after breakfast and head to Lake Bunyonyi (second deepest lake in Africa). Relax, take a swim as you enjoy the beautiful sceneries. Dinner and overnight at Bunyonyi Overland resort/equivalent (B, L, D)

Day 13: Transfer from Lake Bunyonyi to Kampala


We will then depart from Lake Bunyonyi after breakfast and head to Kampala the Capital City. We will pass the Equator en route and have chance to stand in both hemispheres at the same time, take pictures and also do souvenir shopping. Arrive in Kampala later Dinner and Overnight at Cassia Lodge/ Mamba point/ equivalent (B, L, D)

Day 14: Source of the Nile Jinja


After breakfast, we head to Jinja where we will see the Source of the Nile, tour the town. We will take a boat to see the genuine origin of the River Nile. En route, visit Ssezibwa falls and Mabira Forest. Jinja is known for being an industrial town. In the evening return to Kampala. Dinner and over night at Cassia Lodge/ Mamba Point/ Emin Pasha Hotel or equivalent

Day 15: Departure


After the great experience of exploring Uganda the Pearl of Africa, you will be transferred to Entebbe Airport for you international flight. (B) Enjoy your legendary experience longer with our short packages
Package Includes
• Airport transfers • Ground transport per private 4WD safari vehicle • Experienced English speaking driver/guide • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary, based on Double room
• Meals as described in the itinerary • Bottled mineral water in the safari vehicle • Park entrance fees and ranger fees • Activities as mentioned in the program • Permit for chimp tracking in Kibale Forest National Park • Permit for gorilla tracking in Bwindi National • Hotel VAT Exclusive of
• International flight • Visa fees • Meals and drinks not mentioned • Items of personal nature • Tips & laundry service

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