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14 DAY SAFARI IN UGANDA

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14 DAY SAFARI IN UGANDA

Uganda The Pearl of Africa is blessed with a diversity of both Flora and Fauna with over 10 National Parks and several other wild reserves and forest reserves. On this particular trip, you will interact with a number of animal species in the Savanah parks of Lake Mburo National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls National Park. You will also interact with a number of primate species in the primate parks of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Kibale Forest National Park Your Trip at glance

Day

Destination

Activity

MP

Day 1

Entebbe

Arrival & Transfer

B&B

Day 2

Entebbe

Botanical Gardens and Mabamba swamp

B&B

Day 3

LMNP

PM Game Drive

FB

Day 4

Buhoma

Morning Walk & transfer

FB

Day 5

BINP

Gorilla

FB

Day 6

Kyambura

Transfer and nature walk

FB

Day 7

Kyambura

Chimps and transfer

FB

Day 8

QENP

Am Game Drive, PM Boat

FB

Day 9

Kibale

Bigodi Swamp walk

FB

Day 10

Kibaale

Chimps

FB

Day 11

MFNP

Transfer

FB

Day 12

MFNP

Am Game Drive, Boat, top of the falls

FB

Day 13

Entebbe

Transfer

B&B

Day 14

Entebbe

City Tour

B&B

Day 01

Your Trip in Detail Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe airport and transfer to hotel.

Upon arrival, our representative will meet and pick you from the airport and you will transfer to the Guest House. Overnight hotel, Hotel options include Protea Hotel, The Boma, Karibu guest house, Hotel Number 5. Meal Plan B&B

Day 02

Day 2: Botanical gardens Entebbe and Bigodi swamp

On this day, you driver will pick you up from the guest House after you have had your break fast and will drive you to botanical gardens Entebbe. The botanical gardens offer an excellent introduction to Uganda’s birds ranging from the Lake Victoria specials like the grey kestrel to the more widely spread but none the less striking black headed gonolek, red chested sun bird and common wattle eye. On this day, your guide will also take you to the Mabamba Swamp 12km east of Entebbe. As a Ramsar site this area extends across a shallow marshy bay on the northern shore of Lake Victoria. some 300 bird species have been recorded here. The prime attraction of the Mabamba swamp is the charismatic shoebill. After here you will go back to the hotel and relax, prepare for you your safari to western Uganda. Meal Plan B&B

Day 03

Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park (250km, 4-5hrs)

On this day, after your breakfast at the hotel, you guide/ driver will pick you, after briefing about the journey, you will set off and transfer to Lake Mburo National Park. You will have your lunch enroute. You should Arrive in Lake Mburo national park in time for an afternoon game drive. The Park harbours mammal species not likely to be observed elsewhere in the country and your guide will help you spot as many as he can. Continue and check in at the lodge, accommodation options include Mihingo Lodge, Rwakobo Rock Lodge, Lake Mburo Camp Meal Plan FB

Day 04

AM Game drive Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (240 km 4hrs 30 mins)

After an early breakfast at your hotel, your guide will pick you from the hotel after checking out, he will help you spot more animals as you exit the park to transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The best route entails following a surfaced Kabale road for 60 kms Past Mbarara to Ntungamo then turning right into surfaced road, 45km to Rukungiri. Here you can take the most direct road which runs for 85kms through Kambuga and Kanungu, though you can also use Kambuga Kihihi. Arrival and check in at the, Options include Haven Lodge Buhoma, Mahogany Springs, Engagi Tented Camp Meal Plan FB. 

Day 05

Gorilla Tracking Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Early rise at the lodge and have breakfast, and prepare for the highlight of your safari, Gorilla tracking experience, You will transfer to the park offices where you will be allocated a Gorilla family in groups of 8 and a Gorilla tracking guide. Your guide will brief you about you assigned Gorilla family and appropriate safety precautions and then you will drive to the trail head for the start of a thrilling adventure. Expect to walk to walk between 2 and 8 hours in steep and sometimes muddy conditions with rain overhead which ca be tricky and may require an average degree of fitness. However, the thrill of coming face to face with the Giant Silverback ultimately makes up for the effort invested. Upon sighting the Gorillas, you will spend 1 hour with them as they go about their daily life; feeding, moving, playing, raising their young ones and sometimes wrestling by the juveniles. It is a very unique and unforgettable experience. After this experience, you will hike back to the base, where your driver will be waiting to transfer you to the lodge for a deserved shower and dinner at the Lodge, Meal Plan FB

Day 06

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park (125km 4-5 hrs)

On this day, after an early breakfast, you check out of your lodge and set off for Queen Elizabeth National Park through Kihihi and the Ishasha Sector. As you drive through the Ishasha sector, your guide will help you track the famous tree climbing lions. There are over 40 individuals split across three prides. The plains in this sector also support large herds of buffalo, kob and smaller family groups of Topi and water bucks. You will be able to see elephants, warthog and various monkeys. Continue and check in at the Lodge, Options include Elephant Plains Lodge, Crater Safari Lodge, Kasenyi safari Camp, Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge.  Meal Plan FB

Day 07

Kyambura Gorge Chimp Tracking

On this day, after an early breakfast at your lodge, your guide will pick you and you will head to Katunguru Park headquarters to secure your permits. You will the proceed to the chimp tracking trail head, 2.5 km east of Ishaka road. You will be allocated a guide that will take you through pre-tracking briefing and then you will continue to have your chimp tracking experience at Kyambura. After the tracking, your driver will drive you back to you lodge. Dinner and overnight at the lodge, Meal Plan FB

Day 08

AM Game Drive and PM Boat Cruise in QENP

After your breakfast, your guide will brief you on the day’s activities and then you will set off for the morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park through both Mweya peninsula and the Kasenyi Plains where you will be able to see animals like the lion, Herds of elephants, antelopes, the elusive leopard and many mammals, Bird and reptile animal species. After the game drives we head back to the Lodge for you lunch. After lunch, you will take the scenic boat cruise on the 33km long and 2-3 Km wide Kazinga channel. On this 2hr boat ride, you will enjoy excellent wildlife viewing, you will be able to spot elephants, buffalos, water bucks, Hippos, water monitor Lizard, crocodiles and many other animal species. Later head back to the lodge for dinner and overnight at the Lodge, FB

Day 09

Transfer to Kibaale Forest National Park, Bigodi Swamp walk (105km 2hrs 10mins)

On this day, after breakfast at the lodge, your guide will pick you up and you will transfer to Kibaale Forest national park. On arriving at Kibaale you check in at the Lodge and later go for a swamp walk at Bigodi swamp. After the swamp walk, you will return to the lodge and relax. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge, Options include Primate Lodge Kibaale, Kibaale Forest Meal Plan FB

Day 10

Kibale Forest National Park

On this day, after early rise at the Lodge and have your breakfast. After the pre-tracking briefing, you will either walk or drive to the trail head for the start of a sensational chimpanzee tracking experience, hiking in the footsteps of the habituated family of chimpanzees. After the chimpanzee tracking experience, you will Return back to the Lodge for lunch, you can have a community walk around Kibale forest and take time to explore the nature and the lovely people. Alternatively, you can also have a tour of the crater lakes, this area hosts over three dozen crater lakes in three clusters; Rweetera cluster with three lakes, Rwaihamba cluster with 10 lakes and Kasenda cluster with about 20 lakes. Later return to the Lodge for dinner and overnight at the lodge – (FB)

Day 11

Transfer to MFNP (340kms 5hrs 30mins)

After your breakfast, your driver/guide will pick you from the lodge and after briefing you about the journey, you set off and head to Murchison Falls National Park. Arrival and check in at the Lodge. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge, options include paraa Safari Lodge, Pakuba Game Lodge, heritage Safari Meal Plan FB

Day 12

Murchison Falls National Park

Early rise at the Lodge, after breakfast, your guide will brief u about the day’s activities and start the day with the game drive in the northern bank of the Nile, with chances of seeing the Rothchild’s Giraffe, elephants, lions, Jacksons Hartebeests, Oribis, Waterbucks, different bird species, and if it’s your lucky day, you will see the elusive Leopard. In the afternoon, after lunch, enjoy a boat lunch on the Nile to the bottom of the falls and hike to the top of the falls where you will be rewarded with a breathtaking view of the World’s most powerful water fall. Accommodation options include Paara safari Lodge, Sambiya River Lodge, Pakuba Game Lodge, Meal Plan FB

Day 13

Transfer from QENP to Entebbe (310kms 5hrs)

On this day, after your breakfast at your lodge, you will check out of the hotel and set off on your Journey to Entebbe. Arrival and check in at the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel, Options include Karibu Guest House, Protea Hotel, Hotel Number 5, Meal Plan B&B

Day 14

Kampala City tour

On this day, after breakfast at your hotel, your Guide will head towards Kampala for the city tour. While on this tour, you should be able to visit the different hills that make up Kampala and the Major Landmarks. After the tour, you will head back to the Hotel, Dinner and overnight at the Hotel, Meal Plan B&B.

Tour price in US Dollars per person Net & Non-Commissionable – Valid for 2021
Number of pax  Per person
  Traveling with 2 pax (FNR)USD 3522
Travelling with 3 pax (FNR)  USD 3013
Travelling with 4 pax (FNR)  USD 2760
Services excluded from the above Cost
Chimps Tracking PermitsUSD 200
Gorilla Tracking Permits at KibaleUSD 700
Gorilla Tracking Permits at KyamburaUSD 50

  Included in the price:

  • Ground transport per private 4WD safari vehicle
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Accommodation in places mentioned in the itinerary, based on a twin/double room
  • Meals as described in the itinerary
  • Bottled mineral water in the safari vehicle
  • Entrance fees and ranger fees for national parks
  • Activities and excursions mentioned in the program
  • VAT for upcountry hotels and lodges

Exclusions:

  • International flight
  • Gorilla Tracking permits
  • Chimps Tracking permits
  • Visa Application fees
  • Optional activities
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned above
  • Items of personal nature
  • Tips
  • Souvenirs
  • Laundry service
  • Activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Phone calls and bar bills.
  • Personal/travel insurance.
  • Driver guide’s gratuity (recommended).
  • All Other Services of a personal nature.
  • Entry visa into Uganda.
  • All kinds of drinks except water.
  • Any activity stated as “OPTIONAL”

Terms and conditions: * The rates are in US dollars and subject to change. * Availability of accommodation, permits and activities is not guaranteed until confirmation by your contact person of Footprints Safaris. Permits are sold on ‘first come first serve’ basis. Note: Prices are subject to change. Availability of accommodations and activities is not guaranteed; reservations will be made after receiving confirmation of the final itinerary and the requested deposit. Should any of the included accommodations not be available, we reserve the right to substitute it with an alternative suitable accommodation, which might affect the final quoted price.

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