10 days Partial Uganda Safari

10 days Partial Uganda Safari

Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s largest park and protects a chuck of untamed African Savannah bisected by the mighty River Nile. One of the attractions of Murchison Falls NP is its namesake. The dramatic Murchison falls is where the world’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below. In the rain-forests of Kibale Forest there will be the two opportunities to trek for the chimpanzees. Trekking twice allows for the observations of the chimpanzees during a different section of their daily lives, once in the morning and then again in the afternoon. Game drives and a shared boat trip on the Kazinga channel whilst at Queen Elizabeth National Park will reward your senses with the sights and sounds of the open Savannah and lush grasslands of this spectacular wildlife reserve. The highlight of the safari is a hike in the Bwindi forests in search of the rare mountain gorilla. An hour spent with one of the habituated gorilla families will provide a lifetime of memories.

2018 December 31st costs

STANDARD
TypeStart datePrice p.p.
2 personany dateUSD $ 3,400
3 personany dateUSD $ 3,250
4 personany dateUSD $ 3,025
5 personany dateUSD $ 2,825
Single Supplement adds
USD $330

 

LUXURY
TypeStart datePrice p.p.
2 personany dateUSD $ 3990
3 personany dateUSD $ 3515
4 personany dateUSD $ 3200
5 personany dateUSD $ 2960
Single Supplement adds
USD $561

Day 1: From Kampala to Murchison falls national park

Early morning we will pick you from the hotel or guesthouse of your choice and take you to Murchison Falls. We will stop for lunch in Masindi and then drive for 90 kms through the park, aiming for Paraa. On the way we will visit the Top of the Falls, with a wonderful view over Murchison Falls and the Nile. We will reach Paraa late in the afternoon, and Luxury Tour participants will cross the Nile by ferry to reach Paraa Safari Lodge. For Budget tour clients we do not pass Masindi, “”We will stop at Ziwa Rhinos Sanctuary for tracking the Rhinos and also have Lunch here before contuining via Karuma Bridge to reach later in the afternoon at Fort Murchison just outside the park boundaries.”” The day will close With a cool drink and a fabulous view over the river Nile, and the evening coming with all the noise of an African night.

Driving time: ± 7,5 hours
Simple accommodation: Fort Murchison (our own new accommodation)
Luxury Tour: Paraa Safari Lodge or Nile Safari Lodge
Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: In Murchison Falls NP
The day will be spent viewing game around the park and along the Nile. We will leave early in the morning (if staying at Nile Safari Lodge or Red Chilli Paraa we will cross the Nile with the ferry at 7.00am) and go on a game drive from 8.00am to 12.00noon, seeing several animals including lions and giraffes. In the afternoon (2.00pm to 5.00 pm) we will go on the impressive launch trip on the Nile, up to the Falls, giving you a chance to see hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, elephants and many many different birds!

Simple accommodation: Red chilli
Luxury Tour: Paraa Safari Lodge or Nile Safari Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: To Kibale forest 329kms

Early in the morning we will leave for Kibale Forest. We will pass close to Lake Albert: on a clear day the view from the top of the Albert rift is spectacular. In the afternoon we will arrive at Kibale Forest Camp, where we will stay sleeping with the noises of the tropical rainforest. Sometimes we stay at Chimpanzee Guesthouse, overlooking Nyabikere Crater Lake, where we will stay. The lake is famous for the frogs: at night they always give a beautiful concert.

Driving time: ± 9 hours
Budget Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp or Chimpanzee Guesthouse/Bandas
Luxury Tour: Ndali Lodge or Primate Lodge Kibale
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Chimpanzee Forest walk

At 8.00am we will start with the 4 hour chimp walk – during which you may also get to see 10 other primates! Kibale park is also known for all the butterflies and birds. In the afternoon we will walk through Bigodi Swamp (home to a community based project).

Budget Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp or Chimpanzee Guesthouse/Bandas
Luxury Tour: Ndali Lodge or Primate Lodge Kibale
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: To Queen Elizabeth National Park

Early morning we will leave for Queen Elizabeth NP. We will travel through Fort Portal and reach Mweya in Queen Elizabeth NP at midday, with a stunningly beautiful view over Kazinga Channel. You will check in at your accommodation and have lunch, and in the late afternoon (4.00-7.00pm) we will go on a game drive.

Driving time: ± 6,5 hours
Budget Accommodation: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge (eco friendly self-conatined tents)
Luxury Tour: Mweya Safari Lodge or Jacana safari Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: In Queen Elizabeth National Park

This day is for a game drive on the plains of Queen Elizabeth NP, with thousands of Ugandan kobs, lions, elephants etc. Also on the programme is a two hours launch trip on the Kazinga channel where we will see all the animals from the waterside. In the evening we will go on a game drive to the mating grounds of the Uganda Kobs. The day ends back at Mweya peninsula, enjoying a great view of the park.

Budget Accommodation: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge (eco friendly self-conatined tents)
Luxury Tour: Mweya Safari Lodge or Jacana safari Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: To Bwindi Impenetrable forest

Your safari now continues to the primeval Bwindi inpenetrable forest best known for Gorilla safari, mountain gorilla safari, gorilla tours, gorilla trek, mountain gorilla tours, gorilla trekking, gorillas safaris, gorilla safari packages, gorilla tracking, gorilla treks. Travelling via Ishasha – subject to road conditions – you can observe the unusual behaviour exhibited by the tree-climbing lions. The long journey through the rapidly changing landscape takes you to Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge, which looks across to the towering trees of the forest. Depending on when you arrive, there maybe time to explore the lodge grounds with its clear mountain stream or visit the local village.

Driving time: ± 8 hours
Budget Accommodation: Buhoma Community
Luxury Tour: Gorilla forest camp 
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Gorilla Tracking

After enjoying an early breakfast, you set off gorilla tracking. Trekking through the steep, densely forested hills and then finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation is an inspiring and privileged moment. Tracking in the Bwindi forest requires stamina and can often take most of the day. Alternatively there are other activities and excursions on offer in and around the national park:

Take a guided walk in the rainforest, home to several endemic bird species, clouds of butterflies and rare plant life. This walk offers excellent photographic opportunities and the knowledgeable guide will provide a great insight into this globally important habitat.

Walk through the local village, and learn about community projects, such as the Amagara project that assists local farmers and their communities, and Bwindi Community hospital which started as a health clinic under a tree and now provides vital medical and educational services to over 60,000 people.

Discover the traditions of the Batwa Pygmies, and learn about the native tribal inhabitants of the forest. The indigenous people of Bwindi forest, though no longer resident in the forest, still practice many of their traditional hunter-gatherer skills.

Budget Accommodation: Buhoma Community
Luxury Tour: Gorilla forest camp 
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 TO Lake Mburo

After breakfast we then transfer to Lake Mburo national park where we will take an evening into night game drive.
Accommodation: Rwakobo rock
Luxury Tour: Mihingo lodge or Mantana lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Back to Kampala

Early in the morning after breakfast you will a walking safaris and then transfer back to Kampala or Entebbe.
Driving time: ± 9 hours
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch

Included in the price for this trip

  • * Guides
  • * Vehicle
  • * Fuel
  • * English speaking driver
  • * Park entrance
  • * Gorilla permit
  • * Game drives
  • * Boat trip
  • * Chimpanzee walk
  • * Swamp walk
  • * Accommodation
  • * Meals
  • * Bottled water
  • * Rangers in the parks

Not included in the price for this trip

  • * Drinks
  • * Tips
  • * Porters
  • * Laundry services
  • * Second Gorilla permit (we organize it for you)
  • * All activities in Kisoro
  • * Visa (Uganda/Rwanda)
  • * Any other personal interests
  • * The first and last night in Uganda

Permits
In Rwanda: USD $750
In Mgahinga: USD$600
In Buhoma Bwindi: USD $600
In South Bwindi: USD $600
In Congo: Currently not possible

Transport

4WD Toyota Land Cruiser (1-4 pers.) 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser Extended (4-6 pers.) 4WD Toyota Hiace (7-8 pers.) The cars are well maintained and our drivers are experienced and English speaking Ugandans. If necessary we can also hire other vehicles.