Mobirise

Uganda luxury Safari trip 11 days, Exclusive Uganda Classic Safari tour 17 days

Rhinos, Lions, Elephants, Giraffes, Crocodiles, Hippos, Antelopes, Zebras, Buffaloes, Shoebill Storks, Birding, Butterflies, Otters, Monitor Lizards, Chimpanzees, Mountain Gorillas.

PLACES VISITED

Entebbe, Lake Victoria, Murchison Falls National Park, River Nile, Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park


DEPARTURE DATES

Dates are flexible and customizable for private departures.


ITINERARY


Day 1: Entebbe

You will be received by your driver/guide at the Airport. Depending on your arrival time, if you arrive at night, we check: 

Journey time 2 hours

Accommodation Cassia Lodge - Medium

Serena - Luxury

Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast


Day 2: KAMPALA SEZIBWA FALLS, MABIRA FOREST, JINJA SOURCE OF THE NILE 

After your breakfast our drive shall pick you up for the trip at 7.00am. Our first tour shall take us to eastern Uganda.

We shall make brief stopovers at Sezibwa Falls and then Mabira Forest Reserve for nature walks and birding. After these we shall drive through the tea and sugar plantations in Lugazi, the vegetation-clad hills and valleys along the Kampala-Jinja highway and arrive in what is renowned as the adventure capital of Uganda.

In Jinja we shall have our lunch after which we pay a visit to the fascinating Bujagali Falls to see the mighty white waters of the Nile gash over several undulating rocks. We shall be treated to local entertainment, watch the kayaking boys tussle it out with the Nile rapids, the birds and much more breathtaking sceneries.

From Bujagali we shall continue to the Source of the Nile where there is even more adventure activity. We shall have a boat cruise and savor the beauty along the river banks of the Nile.

After our adventures at the Source of the Nile we tour Jinja this former industrial capital of Uganda and later check in at:


Journey time 3 hours

Accommodation Nile Porch - Medium

Wild waters - Luxury

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 3: BY ROAD SIPI FALLS TO KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK 

We shall have early morning breakfast and drive to Mbale via Tirinyi road as we get treated to spectacular views of the rocky hills overlooking community villages and Mountain Elgon. We shall check in at our Lodge, have lunch and go for a trek through the rocks along the path leading to the magnificent Sipi Falls and caves. During this trek we shall pass through villages and families below Mountain Elgon and several farms.


Journey time 5 hours

Accommodation Lacam Lodge - Medium

Sipi river Lodge - Luxury

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 4: SIPI FALLES TO KIDEPO VIA SOROTI, LIRA, KITGUM 

With an early breakfast and the cold winds around, we drive towards Kitgum town for lunch. After lunch we continue to Kidepo Valley National Park which is a long bumpy/dirt road-journey and finally check into the park in the evening at;


Journey time 7 hours

Accommodation Apoka camp - Medium

Apoka Camp - Luxury

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 5: KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK EXPLORATION 

After a cup of coffee/tea at the lodge, we drive through the game trails for loads of chances to see the game. Expect to see ostriches, hyenas, lions on rocks, jackals, buffalos, zebras, elephants, lots of antelopes, giraffes, and drive along river Narus to view lots of birds. We then get back to the lodge for lunch. Return for another evening/night game drive and later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight:


Journey time 7 hours

Accommodation Apoka camp - Medium

Apoka Camp - Luxury

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 6: KIDEPO VALLEY TO MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK

After a cup of tea/coffee, drive to Murchison Falls National Park - Uganda's biggest Park which is over 4,834sqkm.check into:


Journey time 7 hours

Accommodation Fort Murchison (www.naturelodges.biz) - Medium

Paraa Lodge - Luxury

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 7: GAME DRIVE, BOAT RIDE MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK

An early cup of tea/coffee at 6:00am after which we go to the ferry crossing on the side of the park to start the game drive. We shall drive along Nile river Bank to the broad savannah for the most likelihood big cats hunting, Elephants, Giraffes, Buffalos, plus more as the checklist of mammals reaches 76 we continue browsing the drive circuits to the Delta point for a cocktail of Birds and mammals. If you are a keen birder this might be your magnet to catch them. After the game drive we shall have lunch and then go the 3 hours Boat ride to the base of Murchison Falls where you get to see the hippos grooming in there pods, Nile crocodiles, elephants quenching their thirst for the afternoon sun and a variety of beautiful bird species along the falls.


Journey time 7 hours 

Accommodation Fort Murchison - Medium

Paraa Lodge - Luxury

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 


Day 8: MURCHISON FALLS TO KIBALE FOREST 

Morning breakfast, check out of the park and drive along lake Albert, to the escarpment area for a great view of the great rift valley, continue to Hoima town for lunch at the Kolping Hotel. Continue through Mabale, kagadi towns with great views the local community, thatched houses, school kids and finally to Kyenjojo town. Please note that it is a dirt road from Murchison Falls to Kyenjonjo town. Drive 55km to Fort Portal town and continue through the tea plantations for your evening.


Journey time 7 hours

Accommodation Chimps Nest - Medium

Primate lODGE - Luxury

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 9: CHIMPANZEE TRACKING KIBALE FOREST 

Early morning breakfast, continue to Kibaale park headquarters for a morning briefing and start the chimpanzee tracking experience. Expect to see loads of monkeys, birds and lots tree species.

Return for lunch at the lodge.

Evening relaxation or Bigodi Nature walk with lots of monkey species. 


Journey time 7 hours

Accommodation Chimps Nest - Medium

Primate lodge - Luxury

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 10: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK 

Morning breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, with great views of Rwenzori Mountain, drive through Kasese town to Katara lodge for your lunch. Get ready for an evening boat ride on the Kazinga channel with chances of many bird's species, hippos, elephants, crocodiles, leopards.


Journey time 3 hours

Accommodation Nile Porch - Medium

Wild waters - Luxury

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 11: GAME DRIVE, BOAT RIDE, CRATER LAKE DRIVE

We shall have a morning and afternoon game drive in the park and see lots of animals such as Uganda kobs, lions, elephants, buffalos, and the warthogs, giant forest hogs. Evening relaxation at the lodge as you look at the flat plains of the park with chances of viewing elephants in the acacia tree plants.


Journey time 3 hours 

Accommodation Nile Porch - Medium

Wild waters - Luxury

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 


Day 12: QUEEN ELZABETH PARK TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

We shall have early morning breakfast and go to Lake Katwe Tourism Center for a traditional salt mining experience and a visit to Lake Munyanyange for great chance of viewing flamingos. Check out and continue to Bwindi through the Ishasha plains with chances of seeing the tree climbing lions on the way. Lunch at Savannah Resort Hotel, continue to Bwindi and check into:


Journey time 5 hours 

Accommodation Buhoma Community - Medium

Gorilla forest camp - Luxury

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 


Day 13: GORILLA TREKKING OR GORILLA TRACKING 

We shall have early morning breakfast after which we report to the park headquarters for a vital briefing on gorilla tracking. You shall then your start gorilla tracking expedition whose duration shall depend on how fast you shall track a gorilla family.

You shall then return to the accommodation facility for relaxation and overnight.


Journey time Possibly all day activity 

Accommodation Buhoma Community - Medium

Gorilla forest camp - Luxury

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 


Day 14: BWINDI FOREST TO LAKE BUNYONYI 

After breakfast, we shall drive through Bwindi forest to the open hilly areas over looking Kabale town. Drive through the potato cultivations and along Lake Bunyonyi

Check into:


Journey time 4 hours 

Accommodation Bunyonyi Overland - Medium

Acadia Cottages - Luxury

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 15: LAKE BUNYONYI EXPLORATION

After all the long days on dirt roads, we relax on Lake Bunyonyi, with optional canoeing, and village walks.


Journey time 4 hours 

Accommodation Bunyonyi Overland - Medium

Acadia Cottages - Luxury

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 16: LAKE BUNYONYI TO LAKE MBURO

We shall have early morning breakfast, drive to Lake Mburo National park, check into the park as you drive through the game trails with chances of zebras, elands, topis, waterbucks and later have our lunch at Mihingo Lodge.

After relaxation we shall have an evening boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi with chances of fish eagles, hippos, and crocodiles.


Journey time 4 hours

Accommodation Rwaboko Rock - Medium

Mihingo Lodge - Luxury

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 17: LAKE MBURO TRAVEL TO ENTEBBE

We shall have a morning game drive and then drive back to Kampala for your evening flight at Entebbe International Airport. Stopping at the equator on Masaka road, you stand a chance to by souvenirs here. A long the way there is also a possibility of seeing the drum makers before we continue on to Entebbe.


Rates

We recommends the following guidelines for customized Uganda safari tour packages, excluding international flights:


5-star: USD $500 - $1,000+ per person per day


4-star: Minimum USD $400 per person per day


3-star: Minimum USD $280 per person per day


The customized package will include hotels, airport transfers and other transportation within Uganda, guided tours or activities, unique experiences, trip planning, and 24x7 support during your trip.


Please inquire for a custom quote. The price is customized based on final Accommodation choices, travel dates, and other custom preferences.


WHAT IS INCLUDED

1.1 Gorilla Permit per person + 1 Chimpanzee permit per person.

2. All Meals and accommodation as per the itinerary.

3. All ground transportation in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle.

4. Park entrance fees.

5. Services of a full time English speaking driver/guide.

6. Water, coffee or Tea while on safari.

7. All boat trips.

8. All game drives.

9. All airport pickups and drops.

10. All activities at stipulated in the itinerary.

11. And all government taxes/levies.


WHAT IS EXCLUDED

1. Drinks

2. Phone calls

3. Personal insurance

4. Laundry

5. Air fare

6. All other Services of a personal nature.

7. Driver guideā€™s gratuity.


Notes
  1. Travellers are supposed to reach Entebbe on the tour starting day before 8 am and leaving from the same airport at the end of the tour after 8 pm. If these times can't be respected then 1 or 2 days should be calculated for the overnight in Kampala.
  2. Children under 12 years of age are not allowed to see chimpanzees.
  3. Kibale NP offers small walks of 1 or 2 hours followed by creative activities.
  4. Gorilla trekking is not allowed to anyone under 15 years of age.
  5. Prices for private safari. No extra passengers added.
  6. All prices are VAT included.
  7. Prices are in United States dollars (USD).
  8. Gorilla permits are available booking at least 6 months before the departure date.

Booking Terms
  1. At the moment of booking a deposit of the 40% of the total amount is due.
  2. Bookings must be made at least 60 days before the date of departure.
  3. Steady Safaris Ltd reserves the right to don't accept bookings made less than 60 days prior the date of departure.
  4. Full payment has to be made not less than 30 days before the departing date of the tour.
  5. If the full amount is not paid in due time, Steady Safaris Ltd reserves the right to treat the booking as cancelled.
  6. Cancellations: 60 days prior to departure date of the tour, full refund of deposit; between 60 and 30 days, refund of 50% of deposit; less than 30 days, no refund.
  7. Gorilla permits are non-refundable.