14 Days Experience Uganda Safari.
14 Days Experience Uganda Safari will take you to Kibale National Park for chimpanzee tracking experience, the Sempaya hot springs in Semuliki National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park for the tree climbing lions, trek mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable forest and visit the indigenous forest people-Batwa pygmies; golden monkeys in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Relax at the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi, also enjoy a nature walk in Lake Mburo and Kampala city tour.
Safari Highlights of the 14 Days Experience Uganda Safari;
- chimpanzee tracking
- Bigodi swamp
- visit crater lakes
- Night game drive
- Sempaya hot springs
- Game drives
- Kazinga channel
- Tree climbing lions
- Gorilla trekking
- Batwa trail
- Lake Bunyonyi
- safari on foot
- Horseback safari.
A detailed itinerary of the 14 Days Experience Uganda Safari;
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe.
You will be welcomed by our driver from Twende Expeditions upon your arrival at the airport. Later he will drive you to your hotel for an overnight stay at Victoria Guesthouse (B.B)
Day 2: Transfer to Kibale National Park – Bigodi swamp
After breakfast, our guide will pick you from the hotel, brief you about the 14 Days Experience Uganda Safari then drive to Kibale National Park; which is one of Uganda’s most beautiful tropical rainforest and home to a variety of primate species like chimpanzees. Check in your lodge, have lunch then proceed to Bigodi swamp for an evening walk expecting to see some primates such as black and white colobus, red-tailed monkeys and blue monkeys. The swamp is also a birder’s haven. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Primate lodge (B.L.D)
Day 3: Visit the Crater lakes
After breakfast accompanied by a local guide, you will also visit some crater lakes in the area. After that hike to the top of the world for a beautiful view of the crater lakes, tea plantations and homesteads In the evening you will also visit the Nyakasura caves. Dinner and Overnight at Primate lodge (B.L.D).
Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking -Semuliki National park
After early morning breakfast, you will head to the park headquarter for a briefing about the dos and don’ts while with the chimpanzees. With an armed ranger, you will start your adventure in the forest; once you have found the chimpanzees, you will spend an hour observing and taking photos. Check out of your lodge and drive to Semuliki national park; check in your accommodation for early dinner and then go for a night game drive to spot nocturnal animals like; otters, white-tailed mongoose, hyenas, and leopards. Then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Semuliki safari lodge (B.L.D)
Day 5: Semuliki to Queen
Breakfast then head out to the famous Sempaya hot spring for a fantastic adventure. The hot springs here can boil up to too high degrees; therefore with the help of your guide, you will boil eggs and bananas in hot water from the spring. After this adventure, you will then transfer to Queen Elizabeth. Have an evening game drive and then check into your lodge for dinner and overnight at Simba Safari Camp (B.L.D)
Day 6: Game and Boat Cruise
After an early breakfast, you will then go for a morning game drive expect to see a variety of animals as they arise. Later return to the lodge relax, have lunch. After that in the evening, you will have a pleasant boat cruise on the Kazinga channel. While at Kazinga channel you will see hippos, buffaloes, elephants and also a variety of bird species. Then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Simba safari camp (B.L.D)
Day 7: Transfer to Bwindi forest
In the morning you will check out and drive to Bwindi via Ishasha famous for its tree-climbing lions. As you exit the park to Bwindi forest lookout for these lions in the acacia trees. Arrive in Bwindi in the evening, check into your lodge for dinner and overnight at Haven lodge Buhoma (B.L.D)
Day 8: Gorilla trekking
After an early breakfast, you will head to the briefing point for the do’s and don’ts while with mountain gorillas. Rally behind your ranger for this exciting adventure with the mountain gentle giants. Once you have found them, spend an hour observing and taking pictures. Afterward, return to your lodge and take the whole evening for leisure. Dinner and overnight at Haven lodge Buhoma (B.L.D)
Day 9: Transfer to Mgahinga- Batwa Trail
After an early breakfast, you will then transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park for the beautiful Batwa pygmies trail. They will showcase how they lived in their lives while still in the forest before the government evicted them. Batwas were hunters and gatherers who depended on the wood for shelter, medicine, and food. Also, visit the Sacred Garama cave which was their spiritual and cultural site. Check into your lodge for dinner at Travellers rest Kisoro (B.L.D)
Day 10: Golden monkey Tracking-Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
After breakfast, drive to Mgahinga headquarter for a briefing about the Golden Monkey tracking rules. Rally behind a ranger for this fantastic adventure in the bamboo forest. After that hike the volcano in search of the golden monkeys. Enjoy a magnificent view of the three volcanoes; Gahinga, Sabyinyo, and Muhavura. Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, relax by the lodge in the evening while watching the beautiful sunset. Dinner and overnight at Arcadia Lodge. (B.L.D)
Day 11: Lake Bunyonyi
Today after breakfast you will then take a canoe ride to some of the islands on Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi is the second deepest lake in Africa. After lunch, you will relax by Lakeside as you watch the array of beautiful birds along the shores. Return to the lodge dinner and overnight at Arcadia lodge(B.L.D)
Day 12: Lake Bunyonyi- Transfer to Lake Mburo
Breakfast and then check out of your lodge and transfer to Lake Mburo. Take a boat ride on Lake Mburo to see hippos, crocodiles and a variety of bird species; along the papyrus swamp. Enjoy an evening game drive expect to see zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, and Topis. Later check in to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Arcadia Lodge. (B.L.D)
Day 13: Safari on foot or Horseback safari- transfer to Kampala
In the morning you will either have breakfast, then join a ranger for a safari on foot, or you will enjoy 4 hours horseback riding with a bush breakfast. Check out of your lodge and drive back to Kampala. Stop at the equator for photographs and the water experiment at Kayabwe. Then proceed to Kampala and transfer to the hotel for an overnight stay at Mestil Hotel & Residence (B.B)
Day 14: Kampala city tour -Departure.
After breakfast, drive to Kampala city center, visit the fresh fruit market in Nakasero and Owino market. Go on a shopping spree at the African craft market on Buganda road and if time allows you will visit some religious sites like Gaddafi Mosque, Rubaga, and Namirembe cathedral as well as the Buganda Kingdom Palace. Later, drive to the airport in time to catch your flight back home.
End of the 14 Days Experience Uganda Safari.
- Ground transport per 4WD safari vehicle
- Services of an English-speaking driver/guide
- Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary, based on double room
- Three meals a day, apart from where it is B.B
- Drinking bottled water in the safari vehicle
- All Park entrance fees
- Gorilla permit (USD 600 per permit)
- Batwa pygmies trail
- All the mentioned activities except for the optional ones.
- Airport transfers
- International flight
- Visa (USD 50 per person)
- Meals and drinks not mentioned
- Items of personal nature
- Tips & laundry service
- All drinks apart from those served for breakfast
- Any deviation from the suggested program