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9 DAYS AFRICAN ADVENTURE & CULTURAL SAFARI

Cost US$ 3,613/ person – 8 people – For Bookings:

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Emmanuel Ssaalongo Zirabamuzaale

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Safari Summary:

This 9-day African adventure and cultural safari combines visiting Uganda’s most popular tourist attractions in a harmonious way and the Baganda culture. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park,   is home to Africa’s greatest gorilla population, is one of these attractions. You will also visit to Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls National Parks, both of which have the BIG FIVE tourist attractions (Such as the Elephants, Buffallos and Lions). Additionally, you visit the strongest kingdom in Uganda which is kingdom of Buganda, which served as the model for the autonomous Republic of Uganda that exists today. Here, you will see the royal places and historic mansions of former kings and discover more about the fascinating Buganda culture. You will also go to the Ndere Cultural Center where you will learn more about the many dialects, dances, poems, and folk songs of other notable tribes in Uganda through cultural performances. Finally, you will travel to Busia (via Jinja where you will also explore the source of the Nile and other various water activities e.g. white water rafting,) which is on the border between Uganda and Kenya, to see daily life there.

 

Day by day Activities:

 

Day 1: Arrival & Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park covers an area of 321 km² between 1,160m and 2,607m above sea level. Bwindi was gazetted as a National Park in 1991 and declared a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site in 1994.It is the home to Africa’s greatest gorilla population.

We will be delighted to finally meet you, and we WILL BE GLAD to extend our warm welcome on day ONE. You are picked up by our drive-guide from Entebbe Airport following a nice meet and greet. Then, to help you recover from jet lag, you’ll be transferred to a hotel in Entebbe. (However, depending on the arrival, we can choose to transfer to the national park). The following morning, after breakfast, you will set off on a long but fascinating trek to the Bwindi gorilla park in southwest Uganda. There are a ton of other sights that you will view on the trip, such as the equator line, varied land-use types, and open markets in Uganda. Later that evening, you will arrive and check into your lodge. Lunch will be served enroute. It’s approximately 462.5kms / 8 hours drive from Entebbe to Bwindi

Meal Plan: Lunch& Dinner

Accommodation: Mid-range

 

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Early in the morning, you will serve breakfast before the guide picks you up and takes you to the park headquarters for a briefing. Because the gorillas are constantly roaming around the park in search of food, this trekking exercise takes close to 8 or 9 hours.  But just in case of any incidences on the trek the rangers will be there to offer the necessary support. You must now arrive equipped appropriately, per the advice. Please go to the section on additional details to learn what to bring with you. You can now proceed to the trek’s starting point after the briefing. Please make sure you adhere to your range guide’s directions. Visits to the gorillas are restricted to groups of no more than eight adults. Due to the physically demanding nature of gorilla trekking, maintaining physical health is also important. There will be a lot of walking. You finally meet the hosts of your gorilla family and spend some time together in comfort. You will then go back to the inn to eat and rest.

 

Meal Plan: Full Board

Accommodation: Mid-range

 

Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of Uganda’s oldest protected areas. Originally gazetted as the Lake George and Lake Edward game reserves in 1925, it was upgraded to create one of Uganda’s first national parks in 1952. Queen Elizabeth lies directly on the equator. A pair of concrete hoops marks the spot where the 00 line crosses the Kasese road.

After an exciting gorilla trekking adventure excursion on day 1 & 2,   the team will transfer for Queen Elizabeth National Park. Even though the trip takes a while, you finally arrive in the late afternoon and proceed to sail down the Kazinga waterway –Boat Cruize. The Kazinga channel is a habitat for many aquatic wildlife animals, including crocodiles, several bird species, and sizable populations of hippos, among others. It has been protected and registered with the Ramsar sites of conservation of wetlands in Africa. You will arrive at your lodge in the evening and settle in for the night.

Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Mid-range

 

Day 4: Morning Game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park & Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

 

You will get up early, served with parked breakfast, and then go on a thrilling morning game drive to observe animals that rise early, such as lions, elephants, solitary buffalos, and kobs. It is a wonderful and thrilling experience. In addition, you will see craters, freshwater lakes, plateaus, different flora kinds, and the renowned Ugandan crested crane that stands high on our National flag. After the game drive which takes like 3 hours then you will transfer to Murchison Falls National Nark. Although it is a long travel, it is also full with interesting views.

Meal Plan:  Breakfast & Lunch

 

Day 5:   Game viewing drive in Murchison falls National Park

After preparing breakfast early in the morning, you will go on a game viewing drive to see the nocturnal animals winding down after their nightly foraging and hunting expeditions. The majority of them include elephants, giraffes, warthogs, lions, hyenas, jackals, leopards, waterbucks, and the Jackson’s Harte beast, among other herbivores. A stunning variety of both aquatic and land bird species are among the expected animals to see. After all this, you go back to the lodge for lunch and a quick nap. You’ll then board the afternoon boat excursion at 2:00 p.m. to learn about marine life, including Nile crocodiles, hippos, and marine birds, among other things. Finally, you will arrive at the base of the most powerful falls on earth. Ooh, what a special occasion. At this point you may choose to hike on the top of the falls at an extra fee of US$15 per person. Snap as many pictures as you want, then return for dinner and rest at the lodge after this long day

Meal Plan: Full Board

Accommodation: Mid-range

 

Day 6: Transfer to Kampala

Following an early breakfast, you embark on the journey back to Kampala, our capital. There are many sights and sensations along the long trek.  From Murchision to Kampala there is an option of visiting or branching off to Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary for the Rhino Trekking activity in Nakasongola area at an extra fee of US$ 50 per person. On the way, you will serve lunch, and you arrive in the late afternoon. Enter your lodge and take a nap. You will still have the choice to partake in Kampala’s nightlife, but if you’re worn out, you may stay at the hotel and rest. This nightlife is optional

Meal Plan: Dinner

Accommodation: Mid-range

 

Day 7: Cultural Experience around Kampala

You embark on a cultural tour of Kampala after breakfast. You will go to the strongest and historic kingdom in Uganda, see palaces, and royal sites including the famous UNESCO Kasubi Tombs. If time still allows, you also visit the Kabaka’s Man – Made lake to observe the unique birdlife there. You travel to the Ndere Cultural Center in the evening to experience more genuine African cultural performances depicting a variety of Ugandas cultures .You will enjoy a nice meal while savoring poetry, dancing, and other expressions of African culture. These programs normally start at night, on Sunday & Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Meal Plan: Full Board

Accommodation: Mid-range

 

 

Day 8: Transfer to Kenya – Uganda Border

The main activity at the boarder is normal Ugandan / Kenyan life, people crossing from either countries- through the immigrations and trade activity

You will check out and start the next drive to Busia after breakfast. Even though the trip is long, it is full with interesting views. You may view forests, sugarcane farms, various land use patterns, and settlement patterns. After arriving in Busia in the late afternoon, you will join a town tour before going to your lodge for dinner and rest.

Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Mid-range

 

Day 9: Return to Entebbe Airport to catch home flight or attend to other activities

In the morning, serve breakfast and take the return trip to Entebbe so that you may make your journey home or attend to other activities. By this time, we sincerely hope you will have enjoyed yourself.

 

End of tour.

 

 

Additional Details:

For an amazing gorilla trekking experience, hiking boots are advised for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park’s hills. You’ll need to carry additional snacks in addition to the packed lunch you will receive from the resort. Because Bwindi is a rain forest, it can rain at any time of day; you must also carry thick cotton gloves and a raincoat. You can employ porters to assist you in carrying the load. Tipping your tour guide, park ranger, and anybody else who made your stay more comfortable during your safari is optional.

Gorilla permits are now reserved in advance to guarantee availability and to be assigned a trekking area.

It’s important to note that this itinerary excludes optional activities. It also excludes the cost of the gorilla permit (s), which is $700

Please bring carry along your Covid 19 Vaccination Card.

 

Gorilla Trekking Kit – Needed

  • Hiking boots
  • Long sleeved shirts, long pants and Rain coat
  • A pair of Binoculars
  • Insect Repellant
  • Packed snacks
  • Non – Flash camera
  • Feel free to carry personal requirements.

 

Tour inclusions

  • Ground Transport
  • Bottled water in the car
  • Activities on the itinerary
  • Accommodation and Meals
  • Entry Fees
  • Professional English-Speaking Guide
  • Airport Transfers
  • Wifi

Tour Exclusions

  • Travel Insurance Cover
  • International Airfares
  • Visas
  • Alcohols
  • Laundry services
  • Shopping
  • Tips

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