3 Days Ssese Islands Holiday (CSU-0311)

sesse_imgDay 1: Kampala to Ssese Island
Mid-Morning Pick from Your hotel or preferred choice of accommodation and drive to Lutoboka landing site for the ferry (From Masaka, board the ferry fromBukakata to the islands)The ferry leaves after1.00pm back to the Ssese Islands. Enjoy theride to the islands. Check in at Pearl Gardens Beach/Ssese Palm Beach Resort for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Ssese Islands
Have breakfast and then go for a forest walk for the whole day on the island. Expect lots of birds, butterflies, primates and other species. You will retire to the lodge for lunch and then in the afternoon go relax besides the shores, or build sand castles.
Dinner and overnight at Palm Beach Resort /Ssese Palm Beach Resort

Day 3: Return to Entebbe
After breakfast, you will board the ferry back to Entebbe in the morning arriving at around mid day. Proceed to Kampala /Masaka.
Dinner and Overnight at Home

3 Days Jinja Adventure Trip (CSU-0310)

raftingDay One: Transfer from Kampala – Ssezibwa Falls – Source of the Nile
Early this morning after your breakfast, our safari guide will pick you up from your preferred accommodation at about 9:00am and you will be transferred to Jinja through Various Tea Estates and Sugar Plantations. Enroute you will have a stop at Ssezibwa falls, This is a Buganda Heritage site the beautiful and spiritual Ssezibwa Falls have long been a favorite of the kings of Buganda. Here the “black water” tumbles over the rock into the pool –while the local community restores tradition and culture in song and dance. The legend that the river was born of a woman attracts many locals who seek for blessings (in secluded places) from its waters. This will take you about 2 Hours, after this wonderful experience, we continue to Jinja Town for a Hearty lunch which is about 80kms from Kampala to Jinja.

Source of the Nile – Jinja Town, This Afternoon at about 3; 00pm, you will proceed to the source of the Nile “famously and popularly known as the rippon falls” where John Speke is reputed to have first documented the source of this great river, The Source of the Nile as the world’s longest river, the Nile River beginning its long journey of 4145 miles which is the life blood of both Sudan and Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea. . You will enjoy a boat on the fresh waters of the Source of the Nile that gets you to Speke’s monument across the Nile to the source of the Nile Gardens. After this wonderful experience, drive through Jinja Town known as one of the Oldest Towns in Uganda to enjoy sight seeing . Drive back to the Camp for your Dinner and overnight at Adrift Camp /Nile High Camp.

Day Two: Bujagali Falls
After your Morning breakfast either in Jinja Town / at the Campsite, you will proceed to the reknown Bujagali falls for sight seeing at about 10:00am. Located some 8kms out of Jinja town, this is a spectacular scenic spot with 1 km of raging rapids, forested islands in the Nile and an abundance of bird life. Bujagali has become East Africa’s adventure centre enticing visitors with river rafting, kayaking, bungy jumping and quad biking activities.
You will return to your Camp for Lunch or Drive to Jinja Town where you can have your Lunch after which you will have an Afternoon to relax at the Camp as you watch the sunset, Or Go to Jinja Town for a Night Life in Town after your Delicious Dinner. Dinner and Overnight at Adrift / Nile High Camp.

Day Three: Mabira Forest – Transfer back to Vienna College
Have breakfast and Puck up your bags as you prepare for your return Journey back to your school. Enroute you will stop at the Mabira Tropical forest for a short Nature Walk. The MabiraForest is a rainforest area covering about 300 km² in Uganda, located in Mukono district between Kampala and Jinja. This 20km drive from Jinja is on the edge of Najjembe Village. A short drive down this murram Road will bring you to the Forest Center It has been protected asMabira Forest Reserve since 1932. At the Forest Center more about the rare and wonderful creatures that inhabit the forest, and the importance of the trees and plants can be learnt also find out what we can all do to help conserve our Forest Resources. The Forest Trails here in the forest provide an excellent trail system that allows visitors easy access to both undisturbed primary forest and good secondary forest. After this exciting Forest walk, then transfer back to your School.

ENJOY YOUR TRIP !!

The above safari includes:
The Cost of all ground transportation and Fuel
Full time English speaking safari guide and his associated expenses
Boat trip on the Source of the Nile
All Entrance fees to Ssezibwa Falls, Source of the Nile, Bujagali Falls, Mabira Forest
Meals on Full Board
Transfer to and from

But Excludes:
Extra Beverages such as Beers and soft drinks, and Other Personal Expenses such as Laundry.
For this or other safari requirements in Uganda or East Africa, contact

Kampala City Tour (CSU-011)

image151Visit Kampala with a city tour!
Here are just a few activities Kampala has to offer. Please do not hesitate to discuss any of your specific interests with our staff; we would be happy to suggest other worthwhile places to visit!

Shopping
Crafts and souvenirs: National Theater
This is one of the best places to buy crafts and souvenirs. It is easier to bargain for a better price if you buy many things from one stall.

Clothes & shoes (second hand and new): Owino Market
this is a shopper’s paradise! Make sure to watch your wallet and other valuables in this busy market. It is advisable to go with someone who knows the place, and who will be able to take you through this maze without getting lost. You can find anything and everything in this market: well worth checking out!

Fruits and vegetables: Nakasero Market
This is a huge fruits and vegetable market centrally located in the city. It is a great place to get a flavor of Kampala’s local produce. Some great finds include fresh vanilla pods, delicate oyster mushrooms, and a wide variety of Indian spices (cardamom, cinnamon…).

Historical Sites & cultural places
Uganda National Museum
A display of Uganda’s cultural heritage where one can see ethnological and natural-historical exhibitions. One of its most interesting features is the collection of traditional musical instruments, which one is free to play. The museum contains rich materials from Uganda and is a must see.

Kasubi Tombs
Five kilometers north-west of Kampala on the Hoima road is the burial place of the late Kabakas Mutesa I, Mwanga, Daudi Chwa, and Mutesa II. This historical site was once the palace of the Kabaka of Buganda. Munziwazza-Mpanga the magnificent round thatched building, 14 metres in diameter, houses the tombs of the kings.

Muganziwaza’s Earthworks, Kyebando
The earthworks were built to serve as a prison by Kabaka Mutesa I, but were never used.
The Slave Route
A new Africa-wide project identifies ancient slave routes that traversed the continent, and indicates some important sites within Uganda, revealing both the historical as well as social legacies of this era. A Slave Route map can be obtained from the National Museum
Churches & religious areas of interest

Namugongo Martyr’s Shrine
This shrine, 12km from Kampala on the Jinja road, commemorates the 20 Uganda Christians burnt alive by Kabaka Mwanga in 1886.

Bahai temple
This beautiful temple is called the Mashriqul-Adkar, or “the drawing place of the praise of God” (in Persian). It is the mother temple of Africa.

Rubaga Church
Built at the beginning of the century, the magnificent St. Mary’s Catholic Church stands at the top of Rubaga Hill, overlooking the city.

Other Activities
Beading
Visit Beads for Life, a non-profit organization that trains women (and a few men) to make a living by making beautiful paper beads. Learn how to make paper beads, and shop for some unique souvenirs at their small shop.

Entertainment
Ask us about the latest bars, clubs, concerts, and shows!.

1 Day Trip To Jinja (CSU-011)

raftingDepart at 8 am from your guest house/hotel.
Stop over in Mabira forest for a short nature walk. Continue to the renowned Jinja town crossingDescription: Jinja Day Tripthe Owen Falls Dam.
Through the town, you will head to the source of the Nile River where you will have a boat ride to the real source of the Nile.
You will have lunch at the Sunset hotel.

Later in the afternoon, you will visit the re known Bujagali falls for sight seeing.
You will be taken back to Kampala and you will be dropped at Sheraton hotel.
Quotation
from $45 per person (minimum 5 PAX)
What this trip includes: All entry fees, lunch, boat ride at the source, return transport to Kampala,
What the trip excludes: extra beverages (and alcoholic beverages), tips and personal expenses such a souvenirs.

22 DAYS SAFARI TO UGANDA (CSU-221)

image19 - CopyDay One: Arrival and Transfer to Hotel in Kampala
A driver Guide from Cheetah Safaris will pick you up from Entebbe International Airport on your Arrival and Transfer your Hotel for your dinner and Overnight depending on your time of arrival. Dinner and Overnight at Sheraton Hotel Kampala / Cassia Lodge.

Day Two: Murchison Falls National Park – Top of The Falls
Today we will wake up early in the Morning on Time for Breakfast and depart Kampala for the most beautiful protected area in Uganda: Take a panoramic drive through the famous Luwero Triangle to Murchison Falls National Park. Have lunch Enroute in Masindi town .Upon arrival in the national park in the afternoon, we will visit the magnificent Top of the falls where you can marvel at the mighty Nile which is a fantastic sight. Here the longest river in the World is forced through a narrow gap in the rocks (only 7 meters wide) before ferociously plunging down 43 meters. The best thing ever happened to the Nile that on sunny days you can be able to see a rainbow. There after cross the ferry to Paraa Safari Lodge for your dinner and Overnight.

Day Three: Morning Game drive- Afternoon Launch Cruise
After an early cup of tea / Coffee, embark on an early morning game drive on the northern bank of the Nile, with chances of seeing different animals like giraffes, elephants, Bushbucks, lions, hartebeest and a Variety of different species of birds. Return to the Lodge for a Hearty breakfast. Relax at the swimming pool side as you wait for your Lunch.
After lunch, your safari will up stream by boat to the calm Victoria Nile and the base of the falls just tens of meters from the “Devil’s Caldron”. This Boat / Launch Cruise along the Nile is often citied as being the highlight of the trip to Murchison falls since it allows you to get up- close and personal with animals. Along this stretch of the river, there are reported to be around 4,000 hippos in addition to some enormous Nile crocodiles. The birdlife is stunning with brightly colored kingfishes and bee-eaters darting along the river banks. If you are lucky, you may see the rare and prehistoric looking shoebill, which is a cross between the dodo and dinosaur. There you can marvel at toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over the 17- kilometer stretch you may also see elephants, waterbucks and Uganda Kobs. After taking shots of the photogenic Murchison Falls, you will return to the Lodge for dinner and an overnight at Paraa safari Lodge.

Day Four: Murchison Falls – Kibale National Park (Fortpotal)
After breakfast, we depart Murchison Falls and head towards Fort Portal with our packed Lunch from the Lodge. This long journey will be rewarded with stunning views as we pass through small villages and local markets heading southwest wards through the Albertine rift, this journey takes you through beautiful scenic area characterized by escarpments of the western arm of the Great East African Rift Valley. Fort Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled “Mountains of the Moon” and is famous for the many tea plantations that can bee seen on your way. On arrival to this Lovely Town, we will continue to the dense forest of Kibale National Park or Spend the Night in the Town. Dinner and overnight at the Primates Lodge / Mountains of the Moon Hotel / Chimpanzee View Guest House.

Day Five: Chimpanzee Tracking – Bigodi Swamp Walk
An Early Morning breakfast to give you the energy for a walk in the Forest as the forest opens its doors for a sensational chimp tracking. Kibale Forest is reputable for having the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. Enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild chimpanzee, red-tailed monkey, black-and-white colobus monkey and many others. After a hearty lunch we transfer to the Bigodi Swamp for another, totally different nature walk. The Bigodi Swamp Walk is an initiative of the local community and is known for its rich diversity of birds and primates. Dinner and overnight at Primates Lodge / Mountains of the Moon Hotel / Chimpanzee View Guest House.

Day Six: Mountain Rwenzori National Park – Nyabitaba Hut (2650m)
After an Early in the morning breakfast, we drive to Nyakalengija trailhead (1600m). We Meet porters and guides and begin hiking up to Nyabitaba hut. Walk through the matooke plantations on the side of the steep foothills, past the local Bakonjo homesteads. Continue with the trail along the Mubuku River, through landslides. After crossing the Mahoma River, climb steeply through bracken fern slopes and Podocarpus forest to Nyabitaba Hut. Dinner and Overnight at Nyabitaba Hut.( 6 Hour Trekking)

Day Seven: Nyabitaba Hut (2650m) – John Matte Hut (3505m).
From Nyabitaba follow the trail that drops down through the forest to the Kurt Shafer Bridge, just below the confluence of the Mubuku and Bujuku rivers. Passing through the bamboo forest, traverse through a long and exhausting stretch of slippery moss-covered rock. From the Nyamileju rock shelter, Mount Stanley and Mount Speke can be seen before passing into the zone of the giant heather, lobelia and groundsel. Finally reach John Matte Hut after passing through the fantastic Giant Lobelia found only in East Africa’s Highest Mountains. We Pass through these extra Ordinary Plants to John matte for dinner and Overnight at the John Matte Hut.( 7 Hour Trekking)

Day Eight: John Matte Hut (3505m) -Bujuku Hut (3962m)
Today the route from John Matte Hut takes us to the trail that drops down to cross the Bujuku River and enters the Lower Bigo Bog, the home of giant lobelias. Jumping from tussock to tussock, the bog is finally crossed but rarely without the feet sampling some of the freezing ooze below. To improve walking , a board – walk has been constructed at The Upper Bigo bog which are reached by climbing a steep slope at the upper Bigo bog giving way to reach Bujuku Lake, with views of Mt Baker to the South and Mt Stanley to the West. Bujuku Hut, well located in the shadow of Mount Baker and Mount Speke, is set in a narrow valley below Stuhlmann Pass. Dinner and overnight at the Bujuku hut. ( 6 Hour Trekking)

Day Nine: Bujuku Hut (3962m) – Elena Hut (4430m).
Leaving Bujuku Hut, the trail takes you through more bog, while climbing the steep slopes west of the lake and through the magical Groundsel Gully as it ascends to Scott-Elliot Pass at 4372m. At the head of the gully a metal ladder takes you over a steep section after which the trail is divided into two. The trail on your right leads up to Elena Hut and Mount Stanley on a steep trail over large boulders, while the trail on your left leads to Scott-Elliot Pass and down to Kitandara Lakes. Dinner and Overnight at the Coolly and Icy Elena Hut. ( 4-5 Hours Trekking)

Day Ten: Elena Hut (4430m)-Margherita peak (5109m) – Lake Kitandara Hut (4023m)
For those aiming at reaching Margherita peak (5109m) – the Highest Peak of the Famous Mountains of the Moon on the Stanley Complex, continue to the base of the Stanley Glacier. To reach the summit of Margherita, the climb takes about 5-7 hours depending on the weather conditions and the pace of climbing this mountain. This tough walk takes you over three glaciers, slippery rock, ice and very exposed areas which are open on many sides. Note that this climb is for only physically fit and technical climbers. Climbing on to the glaciers, cross the Stanley Plateau and proceed with the ascent. Acclimatized to fog, altitude sickness and coolly weather, scramble up to the summit of Margherita the highest peak of the Rwenzoris. Given the high altitude and the tough conditions even if you do not reach the peak, don’t get disappointed. Prepare for you return through the Scott-Elliot pass, where there are spectacular views back to Bujuku Lake and Mount Speke, up to Mount Stanley and down to the Kitandara Lakes. After the trail that passes you through an alpine zone of sparse vegetation and rough boulders, descend past the Kitandara Lakes for dinner and overnight at the Kitandara Hut.

Day Eleven: Kitandara Hut (4023m) – Freshfeild Pass (4282m) – Guy Yeoman Hut (3260m)
From Kitandara, take on the trail that ascends steeply up the headwall, Here the long descend begins spreading out from the base of Mount Baker and continuing along the south side of the mountain to Fresh field Pass. At this point you can view into the Congo to the west and Mount Stanley to the north. From the pass, take on the long trail passing the rock shelter at Bujongolo, the base camp for the historic expedition by the Duke of Abruzzi in 1906 we continue our journey descending to Guy yeoman Hut for dinner and Overnight. ( 5-7 Hours Trekking)

Day Twelve: Guy yeoman Hut – Nyabitaba (2650m)
Take on the path down to Nyabitaba hut. The path can be slippery and muddy and there fore requires careful balancing over the vertical mud or steep rock. Remember this is part of the adventure with in this mountain. Dinner and Overnight at Nyabitaba Hut. ( 5 Hours Trekking)

Day Thirteen: Nyabitaba Hut (2650m) – Nyakalengija trailhead (1615m) – Queen Elizabeth National Park
Descend gently down the muddy paths to the trailhead at Nyakalengija where we say Goodbye to the Porters and the Mountain Crew, finally proceed our drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park in Time for Lunch and a Free Afternoon to Relax after the Tiring Mountain Hike. Dinner and Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge / Simba Safari Lodge

Day Fourteen: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Launch Cruise on Kazinga Channel
After having our Morning Breakfast, Relax by the Pool side, Have Lunch and Have an Afternoon Proceed to the Kazinga channel for a launch cruise where we may see a wide variety of Water animals such as hippos, elephants, solitary buffaloes and a vast array of birds come to drink Water at the Shores of the Channel. Dinner and Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge / Simba Safari Lodge

Day Fifteen: Queen Elizabeth- Kyambura Gorge Chimpanzee Tracking
After a cup of coffee embark on an early morning game drive along Kasenyi tracks and Queens mile in the park and expect to see lions, elephants, cape buffalos, warthogs, spotted hyenas, mongoose, waterbucks, kobs and, if lucky, the leopard, plus a lot of small animals and birds.
This afternoon we will drive back to the lodge in time for Lunch and after which we will drive to the North Eastern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park the Kyambura Gorge, 16 kilometers long and 100meters deep is as a result of deep erosion by the Kyambura River and a Forest of Open Savannah.
Kyambura Gorge habours a family of Habitated Chimpanzees and when tracking we shall depart from the Fig Tree Camp at about 13:oohrs, However other animals can be seen in this Gorge as well such as the Red tailed , Vervet, Black and White Colobus Monkeys, Olive Baboons and Giant Forest Hog.. After we shall drive back to the Lodge for Dinner and Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge / Simba Safari Lodge

Day Sixteen: Game drive in Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park
After your morning breakfast, transfer to the southern Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. This is a Vast low-lying savannah plain lying south of the equator in the Albertine Rift Valley. The Ishasha River separates the larger Parc national des Virunga in the DR Congo with which it shares an international boundary. This Remote Ishasha region is famous for its tree climbing lions which cannot easily be spotted anywhere in the world.
You will have Lunch at your Lodge in Isasha. Tonight you will have your Dinner and Overnight at Ishasha Wilderness Camp / Ishasha River Camp
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Day Seventeen: Ishasha – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After your morning breakfast drive through the open savannah landscape characterized with a variety of acacia trees Proceeding to Bwindi Impenetrable National Located amidst magnificent forests in the extreme end of South west Uganda , across the steep escarpments of the western rift valley, Bwindi is the only park in the world which is famous for harboring half of the world’s endangered gorillas. There are now only 650 left in the world! It is worthwhile for you to encounter one group of habituated gorillas believed to be the origin of mankind; the hottest attraction in Uganda today!
The forest is also a habitat for over 90 species of mammals, other primates and 346 species of bird life of which 90% of Albertine rift endemic to East Africa. Evening performances by local communities around Buhoma is worthwhile to see or cultural village walks to meet and interact with the local communities are optional activities to be done. If you prefer, you can relax amidst African jungle. Time permitting for arrival on time for Lunch and an Afternoon to make a visit to the local communities to have an adventure of Uganda’s rural communities or relax at the lodge. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Homesteads / Gorilla Resort / Traveler’s Rest Hotel

Day Eighteen: Gorilla tracking
Begin the day with breakfast ready for trekking, which begins at 8:00 am with a briefing from the UWA staff. Ensure to carry along with you rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots etc The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been booked for. Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. The tracking may take between 2 to 6 hours but its well worth the effort. Looking into the deep eyes of the rare, moving and fascinating mountain gorillas is quite an unforgettable experience that you can only receive from Uganda.
Dinner and over night at Buhoma Homesteads / Gorilla Resort / Traveler’s Rest Hotel

Day Nineteen: The Little Switzerland of Africa – Lake Bunyonyi
After having breakfast, we shall take a scenic drive to Kabale taking you through the beautiful terrain of the rolling hills with terraced landscape. The scenery and the cool temperatures have awarded this area to be referred to as the “Switzerland of Africa” sine it nearly resembles the Swiss Alps. We shall have a convenient stopover at the Bakiga Museum in Kabale to discover the culture of the people living in the area. After having lunch, take a boat ride on Africa’s second deepest Lake Bunyonyi. The boat ride / Canoe will take you to various islands for bird viewing and sight seeing Here you will have a Chance to reach the Pygmy Island to see these people and their Ways of Living. Dinner and overnight at Bushara Island/ Bunyonyi Over land Camp/ Bunyonyi Safari Resort.

Day Twenty: Lake Bunyonyi – Masaka
An Early Morning breakfast, we drive to Masaka from Lake Bunyonyi, we will have Lunch Enroute, and we shall arrive Masaka on time for Dinner and Overnight at Hotel Brovad.

Day Twenty One : Masaka –Stopover at the Equator
After your Morning Breakfast, set off from Masaka and Enroute at the Equator while on your Way to Kampala. On arrival in Kampala, You will be transferred to your Hotel for your Dinner and Overnight at Sheraton Hotel / Cassia Lodge

Day Twenty Two: Departure – Outbound flight Back Home!
Our guide will transfer you to the Airport for your outbound flight back Home or if you time allows you can go around Kampala City for Shopping, Then Transfer to the Airport for your outbound flight back Home.

Enjoy Your Safari!

The above Safari plan Includes:
The cost of all ground Transportation in a 4×4 with Fuel
An English Speaking full time Safari guide and his associated Expenses
Accommodation and Meals on Full board
Game drives,
Boat cruises
Chimpanzee Permits
Gorilla Permits
Bigodi Walk
8 Days Mountain Hike on the Rwenzori Mountain inclusive of (Trekking Permit, Porters Wage, Park Fees, Accommodation in the Mountain, Guides wages, Food and a cook)
Entrance fees to the Parks
Ferry Crossing
Mineral Water in the Car

The Safari Plan Excludes:
Items of Personal Nature such as Launndary, Beverages, Beers, Airticket and Visa, Hiring of Equipment at the Mountain such as Crampons,Climbing Boots, Rubber Boots, Climbing Ropes, Harness and Ice Axe, Tipping.

12 Day Primates, Wildlife Safari to Ngamba Island, Murchison Falls, Kibale, Ishasha, Bwindi & Lake Mburo (CSU-122)

imagezDay 1:
Upon arrival in Entebbe, your safari guide will collect you from the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Overnight at Golf View Hotel (FB)

Day 2:
You will take a day trip to Ngamba Island to see habituated chimpanzees. From the shores of Lake Victoria, you will meet your 9.00am or 12.45pm launch. The boat trip will take about 45 minutes across to Ngamba Island, crossing the equator en-route. On arrival at the island, home to 39 chimpanzees, you will be given a short introduction and briefing on the sanctuary. You will return to the mainland for lunch before spending the rest of the afternoon at the Entebbe Wildlife Education Centre. Overnight at Golf View Hotel (FB)

Day 3:
Your safari guide will collect you from your hotel in the early morning and depart by road for Murchison Falls National Park. This scenic drive will take approx 5-6 hours stopping in Masindi town for lunch. Before reaching the lodge, you will stop at the top of the falls which is a fantastic sight. Here the Nile, the longest river in the world, is forced through a narrow gap in the rocks (only 7 meters wide) before ferociously plunging down 43 meters. Overnight camping at Paraa Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 4:
Up early for a morning game drive. This is the best time to try and find lions. Your driver will take you across to Lake Albert and the Nile delta where you will see elephants, buffalo, giraffe, antelope and hopefully some lions. You will return to the lodge for lunch and have a chance to relax before taking a boat trip in the afternoon which takes around 3 hours. This boat tripalong the Nile is often cited as being the highlight of the trip to Murchison since it allows you to get up-close and personal with the animals. Along this stretch of the river, there are reported to be around 4,000 hippos in addition to some enormous Nile crocodiles. The birdlife is stunning with brightly colored kingfishers and bee-eaters darting along the river banks. If you are lucky, you may see the rare and prehistoric looking shoebill, which is a cross between the dodo and a dinosaur. The boat takes you all the way to the base of the falls. Overnight camping at Paraa Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 5:
After breakfast we will drive to Kibale. This journey will take approximately 9-10 hours. Take some time to relax after the long journey! Overnight in Primates Lodge/Mountains of the Moon Hotel (FB)

Day 6:
Today you will be up early to track habituated chimps – these delightful apes, more closely related to humans than to any other living creature, are tremendous fun to watch as they squabble and play in fruiting trees. The incredibly diverse forest is home to over 13 species of primates including red colobus monkey, the rare L’Hoest, blue monkey, grey mangabey, pottos, black faced vervet monkeys, baboons and also bushbabies. A network of shady forest trails provides much to delight botanists and butterfly lovers, while birders are in for a treat with 335 species recorded including the endemic Prirogrine’s ground thrush. The elusive forest elephant, smaller and hairier that its savannah counterpart, moves seasonally into the developed part of the park, while other terrestrial mammals include buffalo, giant forest hog and a half dozen antelope species. You will spend the rest of the afternoon doing cultural activities in Fort Portal, or relaxing at the lodge/hotel. Overnight in Primates Lodge/Mountains of the Moon Hotel (FB)

Day 7:
This morning we will depart for Ishasha, the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park known famed for its tree-climbing lions. The drive will be approximately 3 hours. Ishasha is a remote and beautiful extension of Queen Elizabeth National Park where there are buffalo, topi and hippo among other species. It is an incredible experience to see lions draped from the fig trees; nowhere in Africa do you stand a better chance of seeing this than in Ishasha. Spend the afternoon relaxing before going on an evening game drive. Overnight at the Ishasha Wilderness Camp (FB)

Day 8:
This morning you will go on an early morning game drive. Hopefully, you will get a chance to see some tree climbing lions! After the game drive, and following breakfast, we will depart for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Upon arrival, if it is not too late, you may take a guided walk on Munyaga River Trail, which is an ideal short trail. This walk will lead you to three delightful crystal clear waterfalls, a profusion of tree ferns, orchids, and Bwindi’s colorful array of butterflies. Here you may also see birds and primates from the forest edge. OR, you may take a guided village walk to see how Ugandans live, visit a local bar and meet the local medicine man. Overnight at Buhoma Homestead (FB)

Day 9:
This morning you will track gorillas! Today’s trek can take from half an hour to 5 hours – a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes.
Before 8:00 am you will report to the ranger station after breakfast for registration and for a short talk by one of the rangers. The guides will then take you through the bush pushing your way through the undergrowth and parting thick creepers to track the gorillas. You will sit in the forest among the gorillas, listen to them grumble to each other, and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male, the silverback. It will be an extraordinary experience sitting in the dense rainforest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas. Spend the rest of the afternoon going for a guided nature walk, or a guided village walk. Or simply relax at the lodge! Overnight at Buhoma Homestead (FB)

Day 10:
This morning we will depart for Lake Mburo National Park. Lake Mburo is an extension of the Tanzanian plains with big herds of zebra, impala, eland and other ungulates (cloven hoofed animals). More than 310 bird species have been recorded in the park. It is probably the best place in Uganda to see acacia- associated birds – mosque swallows black-bellied bustard, bare-faced go-away bird and Ruppell’s long-tailed sterling. If you have the energy, you can go on an afternoon boat trip before retiring to the beautiful Mihingo Lodge. Overnight in Mihingo Lodge (FB)

Day 11:
After breakfast, you will go on morning game drive. You will see numerous animals here like the eland, antelopes, and many zebra. After the game drive we will drive back to Kampala, arriving in the late afternoon. On arrival in Kampala, your guide will see you to your hotel. Overnight at Ruch Hotel (FB)

Day 12:
Today your safari guide will drive you to Entebbe, for your outbound flight. Have a safe journey home!

12 Days Uganda Safari (CSU-121)

imagezDay 1:
You safari guide will pick you up from Entebbe International Airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Day 2:
Your safari guide will pick you up from your hotel and drive you through Uganda’s rolling green hills towards Lake Mburo National Park (the drive will take approximately 3-4 hours).
You will stop over at the Equator for a photo taking as well as an informative talk.
You will have a lunch break in Masaka at the Brovad hotel before heading to the park. In the afternoon before taking a boat ride on the Lake Mburo. The lake is rich with a diversity of animals and plant species. These include the crocodiles, hippos, and the birds like the pelican, heron, fish eagle and the shoebill stock all of which will furnish your visit with pride.
Overnight camping & dinner in the park (full board)

Day 3:
After breakfast we will go for a morning game drive; here you will be able to see the zebras, impala’s eland topis and the buffaloes. The park has about 68 different species of mammals. The common ones are zebra, impala, buffalo, topi, and eland. Some of the rarer animals include the roan antelopes, leopards, hyenas and jackals. After the game drive, we will depart for Lake Bunyonyi, where we will spend the night. Overnight at Lake Bunyonyi campsite (full board)

Day 4:
This morning after our breakfast we will take a boat to the Pygmy island and see some cultural performances. After the performance we will take the boat back to the bunyonyi campsite for lunch. After lunch you will have a boat trip to and from one of the islands of the lake. It is a very scenic spot dotted with small islands and ringed by steeped terraced hills. Bunyonyi means “place of little birds” and it is particularly good for water birds. You will be staying at Bunyonyi campsite overlooking the lake. Overnight at Lake Bunyonyi campsite (full board)

Day 5:
Following breakfast, we will depart to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with our packed lunch. When we arrive at the park we shall assemble at our camping ground and relax as we get ready for the afternoon activities. Should you have the energy this afternoon, take a guided walk on the Munyaga River trail, which is an ideal short walk. This trail leads to three delightful crystal clear waterfalls, and there is a profusion of tree ferns, epiphytic ferns, orchids and Bwindi’s colorful array of butterflies. Here you may also see birds and primates from the forest edge.
OR If you have the afternoon free, how about a guided village walk – see how the Ugandans live, visit a local bar and meet the local medicine man! Overnight camping at the Buhoma Community Rest Camp in the park

Day 6:
Your guide will take you along to the ranger station to register before 8.00am. You will be given a short talk by the rangers before setting off. The trackers will lead you through the forest, slashing at the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, to track gorillas. This trek can take from half an hour to five hours so a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes. You sit in the forest among the gorillas listening to them grumble at each other and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male, the silverback. It is amazing to think that there are only 650 or so of these creatures left in the world. Today after tracking we will leave Bwindi passing through the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park known as Ishasha, famed for its tree-climbing lions. Ishasha is a remote and beautiful extension of Queen Elizabeth National Park. We will see buffalo, topi and hippo among other species. It is a fabulous sight to see the lions draped large low-limbed fig tree of Ishasha.
You will relax in the afternoon and should you have the energy late this afternoon, your guide will take you around the park for an evening game drive. Overnight dinner and camping at Albertine Safari Camp (full board)

Day 7:
An early rise – a pre-breakfast “sunrise game drive” starts the day after which we will return to the lodge for a hearty breakfast. We often see numerous elephant as well as water hog, lion, hyena, Uganda kob, waterbuck and bushbuck. We will return to the camp for lunch.
In the afternoon a boat trip along the Kazinga Channel gives you the opportunity to view wildlife up close: hippo’s huff and spray mere feet away from the boat, buffalo linger in the shallows. The shores of the channel are also home to an array of birds including pink backed pelicans, pied and malachite kingfishers, saddle billed stork and many others. After this wonderful afternoon, a slow drive back to camp. Later this afternoon, you will go to the maramagambo forest, where you will have a nature walk through the forest and you will have a chance to see the bat cave and the blue lake and birds as well. After which you will be led up to the jacana safari lodge and see the luxurious place as one of the accommodation facilities of the park then later return to your camping ground for your last night in the Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Overnight dinner and camping at Albertine Safari Camp (Full Board)

Day 8:
After a morning breakfast, we will depart by road with our packed lunch to Fort Portal. On arrival in Fort portal, your guide will drive you to your camping area where you will stay prior to your chimpanzee tracking tomorrow. If you have the energy this afternoon, your guide will drive you around Fort Portal Town. Here you will have a chance to visit the Toro Kingdom Palace which is run by a teenage king. Camping dinner in the park at the Primate’s Lodge (full board)

Day 9:
Following breakfast, we will depart for chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park. These delightful apes, more closely related to humans than to any other living creature, are tremendous fun to watch as they squabble and play in fruiting trees. The incredibly diverse forest is home to over 13 species of primates including red colobus monkey, the rare L’Hoest, blue monkey, grey mangabey, pottos, black faced vervet monkeys, baboons and also bushbabies. A network of shady forest trails provides much to delight botanists and butterfly lovers, while birders are in for a treat with 335 species recorded including the endemic Prirogrine’s ground thrush. The elusive forest elephant, smaller and hairier that its savannah counterpart, moves seasonally into the developed part of the park, while other terrestrial mammals include buffalo, giant forest hog and a half dozen antelope species.
This afternoon don’t miss the chance to see the famous stalagmites and stalactites (“Nababere ga nyina mwiru”) and the local markets in Fort Portal Town. Overnight at Primate’s Lodge (full board)

Day 10:
After breakfast, we shall depart by road for Murchison Falls National Park. This scenic drive will take approximately 8-9 hours and will give you a good insight on the Ugandan way of life. You will stop over in Masindi town for lunch. This journey is very long so when you get to the park you will get the chance to rest and get ready for the next day’s activities. Camping at the Red Chilli Hideaway Camp (full board)

Day 11
You will rise for an early breakfast and then go on a morning drive to Lake Albert and the Nile delta in the lush grassland. Here we should see elephant, buffalo, giraffe lion and a variety of antelope. Return to the camp for lunch and then take a boat trip to the foot of Murchison Falls where the Nile thunders through a small 8 meter gap, dropping 40 metres to the bottom. The Nile itself hosts one of Africa’s densest hippo and crocodile populations, and a dazzling variety of water birds including the rare shoebill stork. Camping at the Red Chilli Hideaway Camp (full board)

Day 12:
Up early for breakfast, you have a drive up to the will stop at the top of the falls which is a fantastic sight. Afterwards, we shall depart back to Kampala. On arrival in Kampala your safari guide will transfer you to your hotel. Have a nice flight home!
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10 days Luxury Uganda Safari Vacation (CSU-101)

image27 - CopyDay 1:
On your arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by your safari guide who will transfer you to your hotel. Overnight at Africana Hotel/ Grand Imperial Hotel/ Speke Hotel (BB)

Day 2:
This morning your safari guide will collect you from your hotel and then depart by road through Uganda’s rolling green hills to Lake Mburo National Park (the drive will take approximately 3-4 hours). Bird viewing opportunities are excellent – for birders, this is one of the best places to find African fin foot, papyrus bush shrike. Lake Mburo National Park is an extension of the Tanzanian plains with big herds of zebra, impala, eland and other ungulates. Spend the afternoon relaxing or take a late afternoon game drive. The Park has about 68 different species of mammals. The common ones are Zebra, Impala, Buffalo, Topi, and Eland as herbivores not to leave out the rare slightly of Roan antelope and leopard, hyenas and jackals as predictors. Overnight at Mihingo Lodge (Full Board)

Day 3:
An early start – a wonderful chance to take a guided bush walk. Return to the lodge for breakfast, after which you will head through the highlands to Kabale, where you will stop for lunch. Continue on your journey, which offers excellent views including the triangular peaks of the Virunga volcanoes of Rwanda and the Congo. The road then drops down into a valley, to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to the mountain gorillas. Overnight at Buhoma Homestead (Full Board)

Day 4:
Up relatively early for a hearty breakfast to give you the energy needed for gorilla tracking. Before 8:00 am report to the ranger station for registration and a talk by one of the rangers; the guides will then take you through the forest pushing your way through the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, to track the gorillas. (This trek can take from half an hour to 5 hours – a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes) Sit in the forest among the gorillas, listening to them grumble to each other, and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male: the silverback. It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rainforest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas. It’s amazing to think there are only about 650 of these beautiful creatures left!

Should you have the energy this afternoon, take a guided walk on the Munyaga River trail, which is an ideal short walk. This trail leads to three delightful crystal clear waterfalls, and there is a profusion of tree ferns, epithytic ferns, orchids and Bwindi’s colorful array of butterflies. Here you may also see birds and primates from the forest edge. OR If you have the afternoon free, how about a guided village walk – see how the Ugandans live, visit a local bar and meet the local medicine man! Overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp/Volcanoes Camp/Buhoma Homestead (Full Board)

Day 5:
Today we will leave Bwindi passing through the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park known as Ishasha, famed for its tree-climbing lions. Ishasha is a remote and beautiful extension of Queen Elizabeth National Park. We will see buffalo, topi and hippo among other species. It is a fabulous sight to see the lions draped from the trees and nowhere in Africa do you stand a better chance of seeing this than in the large low-limbed fig tree of Ishasha. We will have our packed lunch along the way before heading to Mweya Safari Lodge or Jacana Lodge.

Mweya Safari Lodge is a large first class lodge overlooking the famous kazinga channel and a resident of hippo population. It comprises of 49 rooms, all of which have en-suite bathrooms and mosquito nets. They have a swimming pool sunk into the large deck, looking out over the Kazinga Channel. They have a boutique from which you can purchase clothing, local crafts, basic necessities and souvenirs. The lodge also offer a conference facility that can accommodate approximately 100 people. The meals are generally served as a buffet. There over 560 species of bird found here including the martial eagle, black-rumped buttonquail, Verreaux’s eagle owl and African skimmer to name but a few. We should arrive in time to enjoy dinner at the lodge.

Jacana Lodge is a fabulous wood-and-thatch construction that straddles the steep wall of the jungle-fringed Lake Nyamasingiri. Accommodation is in comfortable, wooden, double suites with en-suite bathrooms and private verandahs overlooking the picturesque crater-lake. The open-sided bar and restaurant are suspended over the lake and overlook a great lakeshore swimming pool. The meals served are all from a set menu.

After checking in and having some time to relax, you will head for an afternoon game drive. We often spot Elephants, waterbucks, warthogs, hippos and others. You might want to head to the Kasenyi area of the park where lions are frequently spotted. Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/Jacana Lodge (Full Board)

Day 6:
This morning we will leave for the 08.00am chimp trek in Kyambura Gorge. These delightful apes, more closely related to humans than to any other living creature, are tremendous fun to watch as they squabble and play in fruiting trees. We will return to the lodge for lunch.

In the afternoon a boat trip along the Kazinga Channel gives you the opportunity to view wildlife up close: hippo’s huff and spray mere feet away from the boat, buffalo linger in the shallows. The shores of the channel are also home to an array of birds including pink backed pelicans, pied and malachite kingfishers, saddle billed stork and many others. After this wonderful afternoon, a slow drive back to Lodge.
Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/Jacana Lodge (Full Board)

Day 7:
After tracking the chimpanzees, we will drive to Ndali Lodge where we will stay tonight. Ndali Lodge is perched 100m directly above a serene (although sometimes stormy) crater lake called Nyinambuga. The Lodge has eight individual cottages set on the hillside: each cottage consists of an airy bedroom, en-suite facilities and private verandah. At night the dinning room is festooned with candles – the Lodge has no electricity or generators to destroy the tranquility and atmosphere. The sitting room, reception and dinning room open out on to the lake – which means there are usually cool breezes blowing into these rooms. Dinner is either served from a set menu or buffet. Overnight at Mountains of the Moon (Full Board)

Day 8:
Following a morning breakfast, we will depart by road with a packed lunch to Murchison Falls National Park. This scenic drive will take approximately 9 hours. You will be viewing the Ugandan Villages along the way and the views of Lake Albert. Murchison Falls National Park is well cited for the best wildlife viewing – giraffe, buffalo, lion, elephant, Nile crocodile, hippo, orib, bush buck, waterbuck. We will continue game viewing en-route, taking a ferry across the Nile.
Overnight at Sambiya River Lodge (Full Board)

Day 9:
Up early for a morning game drive. This is the best time to try and find lions. Your drive will take you across to Lake Albert and the Nile delta where you will see elephants, buffalo, giraffe, antelope and hopefully lion. You will return to the lodge for lunch and the chance to relax before taking a boat trip in the afternoon which takes around 3 hours. This boat trip along the Nile is often cited as being the highlight of a trip to Murchison since it allows you to get up-close and personal with the animals. Along this stretch of the river, there are reported to be around 4,000 hippos in addition to some enormous Nile crocodiles. The bird life is stunning with brightly colored kingfishers and bee-eaters darting along the riverbanks. If lucky, you may see the rare and prehistoric looking shoebill, which is a cross between the dodo and a dinosaur. The boat takes you to the base of the falls which only adds to their impressiveness.
Overnight at Sambiya River Lodge (Full Board)

Day 10:
Your safari guide will collect you from the hotel and transfer you to Entebbe International Airport for your outbound flight.

6 Day Safari to Murchison Falls, Kibale, and Lake Mburo (CSU-061)

Day 1
Your safari guide will collect you from your hotel in the early morning and depart by road for Murchison Falls National Park. This scenic drive will take approx 5-6 hours stopping in Masindi town for lunch. Before reaching the lodge, you will stop at the top of the falls which is a fantastic sight. Here the Nile, the longest river in the world, is forced through a narrow gap in the rocks (only 7 meters wide) before ferociously plunging down 43 meters. Overnight camping at Paraa Safari Lodge (Full Board)

Day 2
Up early for a morning game drive. This is the best time to try and find lions. Your driver will take you across to Lake Albert and the Nile delta where you will see elephants, buffalo, giraffe, antelope and hopefully some lions. You will return to the lodge for lunch and have a chance to relax before taking a boat trip in the afternoon which takes around 3 hours. This boat tripalong the Nile is often cited as being the highlight of the trip to Murchison since it allows you to get up-close and personal with the animals. Along this stretch of the river, there are reported to be around 4,000 hippos in addition to some enormous Nile crocodiles. The birdlife is stunning with brightly colored kingfishers and bee-eaters darting along the river banks. If you are lucky, you may see the rare and prehistoric looking shoebill, which is a cross between the dodo and a dinosaur. The boat takes you all the way to the base of the falls. Overnight camping at Paraa Safari Lodge (Full Board)

Day 3
After breakfast we will drive to Kibale. This journey will take approximately 9-10 hours.
Overnight in Primates Lodge/Mountains of the Moon Hotel (Full Board)

Day 4
Today you will be up early totrack habituated chimps – these delightful apes, more closely related to humans than to any other living creature, are tremendous fun to watch as they squabble and play in fruiting trees. The incredibly diverse forest is home to over 13 species of primates including red colobus monkey, the rare L’Hoest, blue monkey, grey mangabey, pottos, black faced vervet monkeys, baboons and also bushbabies. A network of shady forest trails provides much to delight botanists and butterfly lovers, while birders are in for a treat with 335 species recorded including the endemic Prirogrine’s ground thrush. The elusive forest elephant, smaller and hairier that its savannah counterpart, moves seasonally into the developed part of the park, while other terrestrial mammals include buffalo, giant forest hog and a half dozen antelope species. You will spend the rest of the day doing cultural activities in Fort Portal.Overnight in Primates Lodge/Mountains of the Moon Hotel (Full Board)

Day 5
This morning we will depart for Lake Mburo National Park (the drive will take approximately 5-6 hours). Lake Mburo is an extension of the Tanzanian plains with big herds of zebra, impala, eland and other ungulates (cloven hoofed animals). More than 310 bird species have been recorded in the park. It is probably the best place in Uganda to see acacia- associated birds – mosque swallows black-bellied bustard, bare-faced go-away bird and Ruppell’s long-tailed sterling.
If you have the energy, you can go on an afternoon boat trip before retiring to the beautiful Mihingo Lodge. Overnight in Mihingo Lodge (Full Board)

Day 6
After breakfast, you will go on morning game drive. You will see numerous animals here like the eland, antelopes, and many zebra. After the game drive we will drive back to Kampala, arriving in the late afternoon. On arrival in Kampala, your guide will see you to your hotel.

The above price includes
The cost of all ground transportation and fuel
full time safari guide and his associated expenses,
Park entrance fees,
Accommodation and meals,
Game drives,
Canoe ride, and other related activities.

But it excludes
personal expenses such as laundry, drinks and gratuities at the various lodges/hotels.

4 Days / 3 Night Safari in Murchison Falls Natonal Park (CSU-043)

murchisonDay 1:
Your safari guide will collect you from your hotel at 9:00 a.m. and depart by road for Murchison Falls National Park. This scenic drive will take approx 5-6 hours stopping in Masindi town for lunch. Before reaching the lodge, you will stop at the top of the falls which is a fantastic sight. Here the Nile, the longest river in the world, is forced through a narrow gap in the rocks (only 7 meters wide) before ferociously plunging down 43 meters. After taking the pictures you will again drive to were the ferry lands and then cross the great River Nile by a ferry before you retire to the superb comfort and service of Paraa Safari lodge.
Dinner and over night at Para safari lodge (Full Board)

Day 2:
Up early for a morning game drive. This is the best time to try and find lions. Your driver will take you across to Lake Albert and the Nile delta where you will see elephants, buffalo, giraffe, antelope and hopefully some lions.

You will return to the lodge for lunch and have a chance to relax before taking a boat trip in the afternoon which takes around 3 hours. This boat trip along the Nile is often cited as being the highlight of the trip to Murchison since it allows you to get up-close and personal with the animals. Along this stretch of the river, there are reported to be around 4,000 hippos in addition to some enormous Nile crocodiles. The birdlife is stunning with brightly colored kingfishers and bee-eaters darting along the river banks. If you are lucky, you may see the rare and prehistoric looking shoebill, which is a cross between the dodo and a dinosaur. The boat takes you all the way to the base of the falls.
Dinner and overnight at Para safari lodge (Full Board)

Day 3:
After breakfast we will go chimpanzee tracking in Kaniyo pabidi (Budongo forest). Then, you will drive back to the lodge for lunch and relax as you wait for next day activity. This after noon you will have a evening game drive which will take you like 5 hours chasing animals when you are in the car Your driver will take you across to Lake Albert and the Nile delta where you will see elephants, buffalo, giraffe, antelope and hopefully some lions.

Day 4:
After breakfast you will drive back to Kampala stop over at Masindi for lunch and after you can either go for the (optional) activity to visit the rhino after visiting them the guide will drop to your hotel.