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Wildlife Uganda Safari – 13 Days/12 night

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  • 12 Nights, 13 Days
  • Min Age : 15+
  • Entebbe International Airport

To behold nature is to specifically behold the wild, Uganda presents some of the most daring encounters across the region, with its roaring lions and hovering hippos, so questions of where to go for the best game drives in Uganda are answered here. Combine the best of experiences, whether it is a nighttime game drive or the emotionally calming waters of Kazinga Channel.  Experience Uganda truly, and commence your trip with a uniqueness unmatched.  

Safari Highlights

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport
Day 2: cycling along the shores of Lake Victoria, afternoon City tour
Day3: Drive to Murchison Falls National Park, en-route stop at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary
Day 4: Boat Cruise, Game drive- Murchison Falls NP
Day 5: Morning game drive, afternoon at Leisure
Day 6: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 7: Game drive, Boat cruise on Kazinga channel
Day8: drive to the Ishasha Sector
Day 9: morning game drive afternoon at leisure
Day 10: Drive to L. Mburo National Park
Day 11: Morning Nature walk, late afternoon at game drive
Day12: morning game drive, afternoon at Leisure
Day 13: Drive Back to Entebbe/ Departure

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Itinerary

Day 1Arrival at Entebbe International Airport O/N The Boma Guest House

You will be met by a representative from Swanair Travel and Safaris, greet you, and transfer you to your hotel/guest house. While in Entebbe, there are several optional activities available depending on your arrival time; a Visit to the Botanical Gardens, a sunset cruise on Lake Victoria, or a visit to the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC).

Day 2Cycling along the shores of Lake Victoria

After breakfast, you will be taken to the cycling starting point to cycle along the shores of Lake Victoria. Cycling is an adventure and environmentally friendly mode of travel, contributing to sustainable tourism practices and reducing your carbon footprint while exploring Uganda. This activity takes about 3-4 hours, have lunch, and after the guide from Swanair Travel and Safaris Ltd will take you on the city tour around Kampala or Entebbe

Day 3Drive to Murchison Falls National Park, approx. 6-7hrs drive time

Start for Murchison Falls National Park, such an amazing destination, Uganda’s largest and oldest conservation area. En-route visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino tracking. A hot Lunch en route. Proceed to Murchison Falls NP. Besides the wide range of wildlife in the area, this park has the magnificent Murchison Falls of the Nile River running through- the waters are forced through a narrow gap in the rock about 6 m (about 20 ft) wide. It is a breathtaking scenery at the top of the falls. Go for an evening game drive and proceed to the lodge.

Day 4Boat Cruise, Game drive- Murchison Falls NP

Go for a game drive in the park: you will be able to see numerous wild animals including; Elephants, lions, giraffes, and several others. Return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, we shall go for a boat cruise on the Nile towards the bottom of the falls, and with this wonderful experience, you will be able to see crocodiles and hippos and other game-feeding by the Nile banks! This is among the memorable experiences one cannot afford to miss in the park.

Day 5Morning game drive

Morning game drive and afternoon at leisure.

Day 6Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After an early breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, home to a variety of wildlife including elephants, leopards, lions, hippos, buffalo, Uganda Kob, baboons, and many species of birds.  With both a riverine and savannah habitat, the northern Mweya area, traversed by the equator and dominated by the scenery of crater lakes, is often occupied by large flocks of flamingos. Visitors will find vast numbers of Uganda’s unique and strange Euphorbia, or “candelabra” tree.  The many nearby crater lakes and mountain ranges provide a beautiful backdrop for your journey. 

day 7Game drive, Boat cruise on Kazinga channel

Early this morning as the African sun breaks, venture out for a game drive to look for big cats, elephants, buffalo, and many antelope species. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, a 32-kilometer-long natural channel linking Lake Edward and Lake George. Kazinga’s shores are dotted with herds of buffalo, hippos wallowing without care, and countless bird species. Kazinga’s shores are a haven for numerous birds, including many migratory species as they make their way south to warmer climates. The cruise also provides a spectacular view of the beautiful Mweya Peninsula and life in local fishing villages set along the banks.

Day 8`Drive to the Ishasha sector for the Tree climbing Lions

The Ishasha area of Queen Elizabeth National Park is rich with wildlife including warthog, waterbuck, bushbuck, leopard, Ugandan Kob, elephants, countless bird species, and even the rare giant forest hog. The Ishasha sector of the park is known for its famous tree-climbing lions sometimes found lying about in the branches of the native fig trees.

Day 9Game drive

Morning game drive, afternoon a leisure

Day 10Drive to L. Mburo National Park

This morning you depart for Lake Mburo National Park, approx. 6-7 hours’ drive. Enjoy game drives in the park in the afternoon. Lake Mburo National Park is home to elands, Burchell’s zebras, impalas, and a wide variety of bird species. Free of carnivores, Lake Mburo provides a unique opportunity to see the park on foot and the chance to view vast numbers of diverse hoofed animals. Lake Mburo National Park works with local communities to create an environment in which domestic livestock peacefully coexist with the park’s native wildlife.

Day 11Morning Nature Walk

Morning Nature walks where you may have the chance to view the grazers like the Zebras, bushbucks, elands, Impalas, grazing local cattle, and a vast number of birds. Visit the salt lick area where several animals gather to enjoy the salty taste of soil. Late afternoon Game drive 

Day 12Morning game dive

Morning game drive, afternoon at leisure

Day 13Drive Back to Entebbe/ Departure

Drive back to Entebbe, approx. 5-6 hours with an en-route stop at the Equator for a photo. Proceed to the airport for your late international flight.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Adventure activities

  1. Water Rafting, overnight stay in Rukungiri on your way to Queen Elizabeth NP
  2. cycling in Fort Portal

 Cultural Activities 

  1. Rubalika Farm Activities at Rubalika Farm Lodge 
  2. Tinker Homesteads 
  3. Bunyoro Kingdom
  4. Coffee Experience
Pricing

The price tables listed here are subject to availability at the time of booking and changes without prior notice. The prices stated are PPS – Per Person Sharing in a Double / Twin Room, with the Single Supplement cost listed at the end of each table. Activities and accommodation options of this safari itinerary can be tailored to individual requirements and preferences.

Please note: there is an additional cost for the optional activities

Price Includes

  • Airport Transfers
  • Entrance fees for national parks listed in itinerary
  • Activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Return transfers with 4x4 safari vehicle
  • English speaking driver / tour guide.
  • Meals as specified in itinerary and mineral water
  • FB - Full board includes bed, breakfast, (packed) lunch and dinner.
  • HB - Half Board includes bed, breakfast and dinner
  • BB - Bed & Breakfast includes bed and breakfast only

Price Excludes

  • All international flights
  • All internal flights unless specifically listed
  • Cost of entry visas, Yellow Fever and COVID-19 certificates.
  • Travel, baggage, medical and / or personal insurance.
  • Gratuities and items of a personal nature.
  • Optional Activities not listed as Services & Safari Activities Included.
Payment Terms

Deposit: 30% of the safari price within 7 days of written tour confirmation.
Balance: Full balance due within 56 days prior to arrival.
Reservations within 45 days or less prior to arrival: Immediate full prepayment due.

Cancellation fees:

  • Deposit: 30% of the safari price within 7 days of written tour confirmation
  • Balance: full balance due within 56 days prior to arrival
  • Reservations within 45 days or less prior to arrival: Immediate full prepayment due
  • 30 days before safari date 20% cancellation fee
  • 30 to 15 days before safari date 50% cancellation fee
  • 15 to 01 days before safari date 70% cancellation fee
  • No Show 100 % cancellation fee
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