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Uganda – A Journey through Natural Wonders

Uganda

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TRAVEL PRICE PER PERSON:

From $7,500  per person

NIGHTS:

13 Nights

DESTINATIONS:

Uganda

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Uganda – A Journey through Natural Wonders

Journeying through Uganda will unveil a remarkable adventure, from the awe-inspiring Murchison Falls, where the Nile River will roar through a narrow gorge, to the dense jungles of Bwindi, where I will have the privilege of observing mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Exploring the diverse landscapes of Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and the tranquil beauty of Lake Mburo will provide unique and unforgettable experiences. Encountering chimpanzees in Kibale and witnessing tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth will showcase Uganda’s rich biodiversity, warm hospitality, and stunning natural wonders, leaving an indelible mark on the journey, making it a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Arriving in Uganda through Entebbe International Airport is a captivating experience, marked by panoramic views of Lake Victoria and the verdant landscape. After a smooth descent, travellers proceed through immigration, with passports and visas ready for processing. The airport’s modern facilities ensure efficient baggage retrieval, while health screenings may be conducted when necessary.

ENTEBBE

Entebbe, a captivating town nestled on the serene shores of Lake Victoria, is a vibrant gateway to the heart of Uganda. This picturesque destination offers a unique blend of natural beauty and historical significance. As you explore Entebbe, you’ll be greeted by lush, tropical landscapes, where vibrant flowers and towering palm trees line the streets. The town’s crown jewel is the Entebbe Botanical Gardens, a peaceful oasis bursting with exotic flora and fauna. Here, you can meander along winding pathways, catch glimpses of colourful butterflies, and even spot playful vervet monkeys swinging through the treetops.

During your one-night stay at 2Friends Beach Hotel in Entebbe, Uganda, you’ll have the perfect opportunity to unwind and embrace the tranquil beauty of Lake Victoria. Upon check-in, take a leisurely stroll along the private beach front, basking in the serene atmosphere and stunning lake views. Later, venture to the nearby Botanical Gardens to explore lush greenery and diverse plant life. In the evening, savour a delectable dinner at the hotel’s restaurant, complemented by the soothing sound of gentle waves. After a restful night’s sleep, fuel up with a hearty breakfast before bidding farewell to this idyllic lakeside retreat, leaving with cherished memories of your brief but memorable stay in Entebbe.

The 4-hour journey from Entebbe to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is a captivating expedition through Uganda’s diverse landscapes. Beginning amidst the tropical lushness of Entebbe, the drive winds its way through quaint villages, verdant hills, and dense forests, offering travellers a taste of the country’s rich biodiversity. Along the route, be prepared to encounter Uganda’s remarkable wildlife, from vibrant birdlife to antelopes and playful monkeys.

ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, nestled in the heart of Uganda, is a remarkable haven for the endangered white rhinoceros. Spanning over 70 square kilometres of lush savannah and wetlands, this conservation sanctuary serves as a vital protector of these magnificent creatures. Visitors to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary have the unique opportunity to witness these majestic animals up close in their natural habitat. Guided rhino tracking excursions provide an unforgettable experience, allowing guests to contribute to the conservation efforts while gaining insights into the captivating world of rhinos. Beyond rhinos, the sanctuary is also home to diverse wildlife and boasts serene landscapes, making it a must-visit destination for both nature enthusiasts and wildlife conservation advocates in Uganda. The 4-hour journey from Entebbe to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is a captivating expedition through Uganda’s diverse landscapes. Beginning amidst the tropical lushness of Entebbe, the drive winds its way through quaint villages, verdant hills, and dense forests, offering travellers a taste of the country’s rich biodiversity. Along the route, be prepared to encounter Uganda’s remarkable wildlife, from vibrant birdlife to antelopes and playful monkeys.

Upon your arrival at Amuka Safari Lodge, you’ll be greeted by the tranquil ambiance of this wilderness retreat. After a seamless check-in, the adventure begins with a thrilling excursion to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, a nearby haven for white rhinoceros. Led by knowledgeable guides, you’ll embark on an awe-inspiring rhino tracking journey, traversing the sanctuary’s pristine landscapes to witness these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. As you learn about the sanctuary’s vital role in rhino conservation, the afternoon unfolds with encounters that promise to be both educational and exhilarating. Your day concludes back at the lodge, where you’ll relish a delectable dinner amidst the sounds of the African wilderness, setting the stage for an unforgettable night in the heart of Uganda’s natural beauty.

The journey from Amuka Safari Lodge to Sambiya River Lodge is a captivating expedition through the scenic landscapes of Uganda, promising both adventure and natural beauty. Departing from the serene surroundings of Amuka Safari Lodge, you’ll embark on a road trip that takes you on a journey from the heart of the wilderness to the picturesque banks of the Nile River. The drive typically covers approximately 3 to 4 hours, depending on road conditions and stops along the way.

MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK

Murchison Falls National Park, nestled in the heart of Uganda, is a mesmerizing tapestry of untamed wilderness and natural grandeur. It is a place where the mighty Nile River surges through a narrow gorge, creating the iconic Murchison Falls, a breathtaking spectacle of raw power and beauty. The park’s diverse landscapes range from rolling savannas teeming with wildlife to dense forests echoing with the calls of primates. Here, you can embark on thrilling safaris to spot Africa’s iconic Big Five – lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, and rhinos – while the Nile River itself offers opportunities for boat safaris to encounter hippos, crocodiles, and a myriad of bird species. Murchison Falls National Park is not only a sanctuary for wildlife but a sanctuary for the soul, where the rhythms of nature and the wonders of Africa converge in a symphony of sights and sounds that leave an indelible mark on every visitor. The journey from Amuka Safari Lodge to Sambiya River Lodge is a captivating expedition through the scenic landscapes of Uganda, promising both adventure and natural beauty. Departing from the serene surroundings of Amuka Safari Lodge, you’ll embark on a road trip that takes you on a journey from the heart of the wilderness to the picturesque banks of the Nile River. The drive typically covers approximately 3 to 4 hours, depending on road conditions and stops along the way.

Upon arrival at Sambiya River Lodge, settle into your comfortable accommodation and immerse yourself in the serene surroundings. In the afternoon, embark on an exciting Shoebill Tour, guided by experts who will lead you into the wilderness to spot the elusive Shoebill bird in its natural habitat. Return to the lodge for a delightful dinner at the lodge’s restaurant, savouring a blend of local and international cuisine.

Start your day with a memorable breakfast at Murchison Falls, a scenic picnic by the Nile River with the breathtaking falls as your backdrop. Spend your afternoon at your leisure, relaxing at the lodge or exploring the surroundings. In the evening, the adventure continues with an exhilarating game drive within Murchison Falls National Park, offering a chance to spot the park’s diverse wildlife as the sun sets.

Begin your day with a morning game drive, a prime time for wildlife sightings within the park. Keep your camera ready for memorable encounters with the park’s inhabitants. In the afternoon, embark on a scenic boat tour on the Nile River, gliding past hippos, crocodiles, and a wealth of birdlife while taking in the picturesque riverbanks. Conclude your three-night stay with a final breakfast at the lodge and check-out, departing from Sambiya River Lodge with cherished memories of your wildlife adventures and the natural beauty of Murchison Falls National Park.

The journey from Sambiya River Lodge to Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve is a captivating 3 to 4-hour expedition through the picturesque landscapes of Uganda. Departing from the lodge’s serene ambiance, the drive winds through lush countryside, rolling hills, and charming villages, providing a glimpse into rural life and local culture. As you draw closer to your destination, dense forests and serene lake views set the scene, heightening the anticipation of your arrival at Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve.

KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

Kibale National Park, located in western Uganda, is a lush and biodiverse wonderland renowned for its dense tropical rainforests and exceptional primate population, including the largest community of habituated chimpanzees in East Africa. This protected area spans approximately 795 square kilometres and offers a range of thrilling wildlife experiences, from chimpanzee trekking to birdwatching, as it harbours over 350 bird species. Kibale’s stunning landscapes, diverse ecosystems, and rich biodiversity make it a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers, providing a captivating window into Uganda’s natural treasures.

Upon arriving at Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve, settle into your comfortable accommodation amidst the lush surroundings. Your adventure begins with a guided jungle walk right from the lodge, offering an opportunity to explore the reserve’s rich biodiversity. Keep your eyes peeled for the diverse wildlife, including four species of monkeys, making this an enchanting introduction to the reserve’s natural wonders.

The second day kicks off with an early morning chimpanzee tracking expedition, guided by experts who lead you into the forest to seek out these captivating primates in their natural habitat. It’s a unique opportunity to observe their behaviour and learn about their conservation efforts. After a delicious lunch at the lodge, you’ll embark on a cultural adventure, visiting local coffee farmers to gain insights into the coffee-making process and immerse yourself in the lives of the communities that call this region home. These two days at Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve promise a blend of wildlife encounters and cultural insights, creating lasting memories of your stay in Uganda’s natural beauty.

The journey from Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve to Bush Lodge in Queen Elizabeth National Park is a scenic and relatively short drive of approximately 2 to 3 hours. As you depart the lush environs of the reserve, the road meanders through picturesque countryside, where rolling hills and rural villages dot the landscape. En route to the national park, the terrain evolves, giving way to the diverse ecosystems of Queen Elizabeth National Park, showcasing savannas, dense forests, and wetlands.

QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

Queen Elizabeth National Park, nestled in the heart of western Uganda, is a wildlife enthusiast’s paradise and a testament to the country’s breathtaking natural beauty. Spanning over 1,900 square kilometres, this diverse and iconic park boasts an incredible array of landscapes, from the sweeping savannas of the Kasenyi Plains to the dense forests of Kyambura Gorge. It’s home to a staggering variety of wildlife, including the famed tree-climbing lions of Ishasha, the largest population of hippos in Africa along the Kazinga Channel, and an astonishing number of bird species, making it a prime birdwatching destination.

Upon arrival at Bush Lodge in Queen Elizabeth National Park, you’ll immerse yourself in the captivating wilderness of this iconic Ugandan destination. Following check-in and a brief respite in your comfortable accommodation, your adventure kicks off with a thrilling boat tour on the Kazinga Channel. This waterway teems with life, offering encounters with elephants, hippos, crocodiles, and a vibrant avian population congregating along its verdant banks. The evening invites you to savour a delightful dinner at the lodge’s restaurant, as you share stories of your day’s discoveries.

Rise early on your second day to embark on an exhilarating morning game drive. As the first light bathes the savanna in a warm glow, you’ll have the ideal opportunity to observe the park’s diverse wildlife in their natural habitat. Keep your camera poised for snapshots of the park’s remarkable inhabitants against the backdrop of Uganda’s stunning landscapes. Following the game drive, your journey continues with a visit to the nearby Salt Lake, where you’ll delve into the geological wonders and historical significance of this natural marvel, offering insights into the park’s rich heritage. Conclude the day with leisure time to unwind at the lodge or explore the serene surroundings, setting the stage for another captivating evening game drive, allowing you to witness the park’s wildlife in their active evening state. These two days at Bush Lodge provide a seamless blend of wildlife encounters and natural marvels, creating enduring memories of Queen Elizabeth National Park.

The journey from Bush Lodge in Queen Elizabeth National Park to Mutanda Lake Resort in south-western Uganda is a mesmerizing expedition through Uganda’s scenic landscapes. The drive typically spans approximately 6 to 7 hours, as you traverse the country’s south-western region, known for its rolling hills, picturesque villages, and lush countryside. En route, you’ll be treated to breathtaking vistas of the Virunga Mountains and Lake Mutanda itself, hinting at the natural beauty that awaits at your destination.

BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK

The journey from Bush Lodge in Queen Elizabeth National Park to Mutanda Lake Resort in south-western Uganda is a mesmerizing expedition through Uganda’s scenic landscapes. The drive typically spans approximately 6 to 7 hours, as you traverse the country’s south-western region, known for its rolling hills, picturesque villages, and lush countryside. En route, you’ll be treated to breathtaking vistas of the Virunga Mountains and Lake Mutanda itself, hinting at the natural beauty that awaits at your destination.

 

Upon your arrival at Mutanda Lake Resort, the serene beauty of Lake Mutanda welcomes you. Check-in and settle into your comfortable accommodation, where you’ll be immersed in the tranquil ambiance of the resort. The afternoon is dedicated to relaxation – whether you choose to unwind by the lakeshore, absorbing the breathtaking views, or indulge in the comforts of the resort, this time is yours for rejuvenation. In the evening, dine at the resort’s restaurant, relishing a delectable dinner while the sounds of the lake provide a serene backdrop.

Your second day promises an unforgettable adventure as you set out for a gorilla tracking expedition in the magnificent Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. After an early start and a briefing, venture into the dense forest to encounter the awe-inspiring mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. This thrilling experience offers a unique opportunity to witness their beauty and behaviour up close. Upon returning from your gorilla tracking adventure, spend a leisurely afternoon by Lake Mutanda, reflecting on your remarkable encounter, taking in the serene lakeside views, or even refreshing yourself with a swim. In the evening, another delightful dinner at the resort awaits, allowing you to savour the flavours of Uganda and share stories of your extraordinary gorilla tracking experience.

The journey from Mutanda Lake Resort to Mhingo Lodge in Queen Elizabeth National Park is a captivating drive through south-western Uganda, offering travellers a mesmerizing blend of landscapes and cultural encounters. Over approximately 5 to 6 hours, the route unfolds through rolling hills, verdant countryside, and glimpses of local life, showcasing the region’s picturesque beauty. As you approach Queen Elizabeth National Park, the scenery transitions to savannas and lush forests, creating opportunities for wildlife sightings.

LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK

Lake Mburo National Park, situated in south-western Uganda, is a compact but diverse protected area known for its stunning scenery and unique wildlife. The park’s landscape encompasses rolling savannas, acacia woodlands, and the picturesque Lake Mburo, which is dotted with islands. Visitors to this park can enjoy game drives, boat safaris, and nature walks, offering opportunities to spot wildlife such as zebras, impalas, hippos, and a variety of bird species. Lake Mburo National Park provides a tranquil and easily accessible safari experience, making it an ideal destination for those seeking a taste of Uganda’s wildlife and natural beauty.

Upon your arrival at Mhingo Lodge, you will receive a warm welcome and complete the check-in process. You’ll be greeted with a refreshing welcome drink and will have the opportunity to settle into your accommodation. Afterwards, a delicious lunch will be served at the lodge. Your adventure will commence with an exhilarating evening game drive in Lake Mburo National Park, providing opportunities to witness the park’s diverse wildlife, including zebras, giraffes, impalas, and more. The day will conclude with a satisfying dinner beneath the African night sky.

On the following day, after enjoying a hearty breakfast, you will embark on a guided walking safari within the park. You will have the chance to immerse yourself in nature as you explore on foot, gaining insights into the park’s flora and fauna. After the walking safari, a delightful lunch will be served back at the lodge. In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to experience a captivating boat ride on Lake Mburo. This scenic boat trip will offer excellent opportunities for birdwatching and a unique perspective on the park’s aquatic life. The day will end with a delicious dinner back at the lodge, surrounded by the tranquil beauty of the African wilderness.

As your journey concludes, it’s time to head back to Entebbe Airport and make your way back home. Reflect on the wonderful experiences and cherished memories you’ve gathered during your time in Uganda. Your adventure may be ending, but the stories and moments you’ve collected will stay with you forever.

Services Overview

  • Rhino Tracking
  • Shoebill Tour
  • All National Park Entrances
  • All Game Drives
  • Boat Tours
  • Chimpanzee Tracking
  • Gorilla Tracking
  • All Transfers
  • Mhingo Lodge (Full Board)
  • Mutanda Lake Resort (Full Board)
  • Bush Lodge (Full Board)Lake
  • Nkuruba Nature Reserve (Full Board)
  • Sambiya River Lodge (Full Board)
  • Amuka Safari Lodge (Full Board)
  • 2Friends Beach Hote;
  • International flights
  • Spa Treatments
  • Meals not listed
  • Tips

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