18 days Uganda ExperienceThis 18 day Uganda Safari will take you to travel from Central to Northern and Western regions of Uganda and see the diversity of Uganda’s flora and fauna. The savannas of Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls and Kidepo Valley National park, and the rainforests of Kibale National Park and Bwindi National Park. This tour through Uganda is the perfect combination of nature, culture & wildlife and you will be spending your nights at the best mid-range accommodations in Uganda while listening to the beautiful sounds of the wildlife.

Highlights

Location: Uganda
Starts from: Kampala
Ends in: Kampala
Duration: 18 days / 17 nights
Season: ALL
Group type: both Private and Shared
Minimum: 2 passengers for shared

Things to be considered before booking this tour
1. This tour can be customized
2. Tour can start any day
3. Solo travelers can join this tour
4. Tour is done under the post covid 19 SOPs
5. Age limit: 15 years and above

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kampala,
              Our experienced drivers/guides will be waiting for you at the airport to transfer you to the hotel where you’re going to spend a night while enjoying the weather of Uganda.

Day 2: Kampala drive,
                In the morning after breakfast, Our guide will be picking you up from the hotel take you for the tour around Kampala and in this tour, you will be visiting the some places like Gadafi mosque, Uganda Museum, King’s palace, Bahai temple, Kasubi tombs and many others to see, after seeing some of them, we will then go for a local dish as our lunch then transferred back to the hotel to get ready for the next day journey.

Day 3: Drive to Jinja
        Our experienced driver/ guide will pick you up from the hotel in the morning and then drive to the first point and this is Ssezibwa Falls, which is a cultural site also people go for cleansing and for blessings. After Ssezibwa falls, we will then drive to Mabira Forest for Nature walk and bird watching.
After Mabira forest, we shall then head to Jinja town, on the way, we shall be enjoying the sugar plantations, and we shall have local dish for lunch in Jinja Town.
After lunch, we shall head to the Source of River Nile, the second longest river in the world; there is also an Optional boat that can take you to the main point (zero point) of the source of River Nile.
After the source of R. Nile, we shall drive around Jinja town as our guide explains to you how the town is and the people as we head to the hotel to rest and get ready for the next day.

Day 4: Drive to Mt Elgon National Park
        Our experienced driver/ guide will pick you up from the hotel in the morning and then drive to Mt Elgon National Park in Mbale district, only for Sipi falls, since on this day is quite a long journey, we shall have no activity, we shall drive to the hotel for a night.

Day 5: Exploring Sipi falls on Mt Elgon
        our experienced driver/ guide will pick you up from the hotel in the morning and then we shall explore Sipi falls, see mountain ranges on mountain Elgon, after this, we shall set off our journey to Kidepo Valley National Park but on the way, we shall see the karamojong’s culture, and interesting traditional homesteads. We shall have our packed lunch with us.  

Day 6: Activities in Kidepo Valley National park
        Our experienced driver/ guide will pick you up from the hotel in the morning and take you for a morning game drive where you will see wild animals like Lions, Elephants and bird species. After game drive. We shall do the community walk as we will be interacting with the local community while they are carrying out traditional dances for us, visiting the homesteads

Day 7: Transfer to Murchison falls National Park
      in the morning after breakfast; we shall start our journey to Murchison Falls National Park where we plan to have our lunch in gulu town since this quite a long journey. After lunch, we drive direct to Murchison Falls National Park as we will be seeing some wild animals on the way. There will not be any activity to do that day since we might get to the hotel a bit late.

Day 8: Activities in the Murchison falls National park
          Very early in the morning around 4 am; we wake up, get ready for the ferry to take us for the morning game drive.
After the morning game drive, we shall come back to the hotel for lunch, as we also get ready for the afternoon boat cruise, where you will be able to see birds like king fishers and so many beautiful bird species, animals like Hippos, crocodiles and many others.
After the boat cruise, we shall come back to the hotel for dinner and also have a small briefing about the next long journey to fort portal.

Day 9: Transfer to fort portal,
              in the morning, our guide will pick you up from the hotel and you will be transferred to fort portal in the western Uganda region, we shall have our packed lunch from a hotel in Masindi town and then we proceed with our journey to fort portal. We shall then have a stop and have our packed lunch in the a shade. We shall spend a night in fort portal town.

Day 10: Transfer to Hot springs and crater lakes,
              in the morning, after the breakfast, the guide will pick you up and drive to the  hot springs, after the hot springs, we come back for lunch, and rest as we are also getting ready for the evening or afternoon crater lake walk.

Day 11: Transfer to Kibale National Park for Chimpanzee tracking
            In the morning after breakfast, we will do a short drive to get to Kibale National park for Chimpanzee tracking, where we will also have a chance to see bird species and reptiles. After Chimpanzee tracking, we come back and we do an evening simple activity like swamp walk or community walk.
After the activities, we go back to the hotel and prepare for the next day.

Day 12: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park,
              In the morning after breakfast, we shall start our journey to Queen Elizabeth N.P, we shall be able to see the Equator, a cement factory, Mountain Rwenzori on the way, as our plan is to have lunch from the park. When we get to the park, we can decide to do any possible activity that is either a boat cruise or evening game drive. We shall spend a night in the park while interacting with the animals.

Day 13: Game drive/ boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park,
          Early in the morning after breakfast we will go for a morning activity (game drive/ boat cruise). After the activity done, we drive to another destination (Ishasha)  where we are going to spend another night as the guide goes through the activity to get ready for the next day (game drive for the climbing lions) and other species.

Day 14: Climbing lions in Ishasha
          in the morning after breakfast, we will go for the game drive where we expect to see the climbing lions and also see other wild animals as well. After the game drive, we will immediately drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National park so that we get ready for the next activity, which is gorilla tracking. We shall spend the night at Bwindi.

Day 15: Gorilla tracking
          Early in the morning, the guide will pick you up and take you to the tracking point for Gorilla tracking, there will be briefing as you’re also given groups/tracking team, gorilla tracking might take like 8 hours to come back, you will be provided packed lunch.
After the gorilla tracking, the guide will be waiting to take you back to the hotel to freshen up, as we also prepare to plan for departure the next day.

Day 16: Transfer to Lake bunyonyi
        in the morning after breakfast, we drive to Lake Bunyonyi, the second deepest lake in Africa. We will be able to interact with the local people, have lunch on the hotels on the shore of the lake. After lunch, we shall get on the boat and visit some of the islands on the lake and also visit some villages like the Batwa villages, the short people as well, as we head to the hotel for the night.

Day 17: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
        in the morning, after breakfast, we set off to Lake Mburo National Park and we decide to go for either an evening or morning game drive depending on the preferences. We shall spend a night at one of the hotels near or in the park.

Day 18: Drive back to Kampala
        Early in the morning, we can decide either to go for a morning game drive or to drive back to Kampala. We shall have lunch on the way preferably at the equator and then continue with our journey to Kampala either to the hotel or Airport.

Inclusions:
English speaking guide
– Gorilla tracking permit
  – Chimpanzee tracking permit
  -All Park entry fees
– All Entrances
  – Hotel/airport Pick up and drop off
  – 17x Lunch and 17x dinner
  – 17x Breakfast
  – Snacks/Rolex
  – 17x Accommodation

Exclusions:
    – Tips for the guides
    – Souvenirs
    – Flight tickets
    – Visa processing
    – Drinks during and after the meals
    – Personal health/third party/travel insurance