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14 days Western Uganda Safari

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This 14 day Western Uganda Safari will take you to travel from Central to Western region of Uganda and see the diversity of Uganda’s flora and fauna. The savannas of Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls and the rainforests of Kibale National Park and Bwindi National Park. This tour through Uganda is the perfect combination of nature, culture & animals and you will be spending your nights at the best mid-range accommodations in Uganda while listening to the amazing sounds of the wildlife.

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    All about the 14 days Western Uganda Safari.

    This 14 day Western Uganda Safari will take you to travel from Central to Western region of Uganda and see the diversity of Uganda’s flora and fauna. The savannas of Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls and the rainforests of Kibale National Park and Bwindi National Park. This tour through Uganda is the perfect combination of nature, culture & animals and you will be spending your nights at the best mid-range accommodations in Uganda while listening to the amazing sounds of the wildlife.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    City around Kampala
    Ugandan snack called “Rolex”
    Gorilla tracking
    Chimpanzee tracking
    Climbing lions game drive
    Visiting 5 national parks
    Close encounter with the wildlife
    Crossing the Equator
    Lake bunyonyi boat ride
    Swamp walk

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

    INCLUSIONS:
     – English speaking guide
    – Gorilla tracking permit
    – Chimpanzee tracking permit
    –  All Park entry fees
    – All Entrances
    – Hotel/airport Pick up and drop off
    – 13x Lunch and 13x dinner
    – 13x Breakfast
    – Snacks/Rolex
    – 13x Accommodation

    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

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

    DOS AND DON’TS DURING GORILLA  AND CHIMPANZEE TRACKING

    Water: Gorilla and chimpanzee trekking can be very tiresome and you need to refill your tank as the trek goes on. It is advisable to park a few water filtration tablets before you come for the trek.

    Boots: You will need good waterproof comfortable shoes. Sometimes it rains during the trek, so skid proof shoes can come in handy.

    Rain Jacket: You are advised to carry rain jacket because if rains very often in Bwindi Impenetrable forest

    Snack: You can carry a light snack to give you some energy during the walk in the forest
    Trouser and Shirts Bwindi forest is covered with thick undergrowth,  therefore light trousers and long sleeved shirts are advised.

    Socks: You will have to tuck in the trousers into the socks to avoid insects crawling inside.

    Gloves: You will need Gardening gloves because you will be grabbing tree branches, leaves, name it, and some can be thorny.

    Camera: Carry a good camera (no flash ) to capture this lifetime experience

    THINGS TO BE CONSIDERED WHEN BOOKING THIS SAFARI

    1. Tour can start any day

    2. Solo travelers can join this tour

    3. Tour is done under the post covid 19 SOPs

    4. Age limit: 15 years and above

     

    5. Suitable for single travelers as well

    6. When tracking the gorillas and chimpanzees, you should be having some level of fitness because it involves some hiking while tracking the gorillas

    7. No sandals, open shoes allowed during the tracking of the gorillas, only covered shoes, hiking shoes

    1. Additional accommodation on the last day can be arranged at an extra cost9. The official currency in Uganda is Ugandan shillings. US Dollars are widely accepted which are printed after 2006.

      NOTE:
      If the initial deposit is only equivalent to the value of the gorilla and chimpanzee permit, expect no refund.

      Accommodation before or after the tour, can be arranged for an extra cost.

    1. Day 1 Welcome to Uganda

      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.

    2. Day 2 Kampala City Tour

      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.

    3. Day 3 Transfer to Murchison Falls NP

      Our experience driver/guide will pick you up from the hotel early in the morning and drive to Murchison Falls National Park.  When we get to the park, we shall have lunch and get ready for the afternoon game drive where you will see animals like giraffes, Hippos, Elephants and so many others.
      After the game drive, we come back to the hotel for dinner and also have briefing with the guide about the next day activities. We are going to spend our night inside the park.

    4. Day 4 Activities in Murchison Falls NP

      Very early in the morning around 5 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.

    5. Day 5 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 a shade. We shall spend a night in fort portal town.

    6. Day 6 Transfer to Hotsprings & 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.

    7. Day 7 Transfer to Kibaale National Park

      In the morning after breakfast, we will do a short drive of less than 20km to go 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.

    8. Day 8 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.

    9. Day 9 Game Drive / Boat Cruise 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.

    10. Day 10 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.

    11. Day 11 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.

    12. Day 12 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.

    13. Day 13 Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

      in the morning, after breakfast, we set off to Lake Mburo National Park where we shall be able to do the night game drive this time, we shall be able to see a lot of  wild animals like zebras, cats, and many others. We shall spend a night at one of the hotels near or in the park.

    14. Day 14 Drive back to Kampala

      Early in the morning, we shall start our journey back to Kampala as guided. We shall have a stop at the equator for the pictures, experiments, souvenirs and probably have lunch as well, and then continue with our journey to Kampala either to the hotel or Airport.