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Our 15 Days Exploring Uganda Wildlife Safari of Uganda’s primate, wildlife, and cultural attractions is intended for people who have the opportunity to go about and learn more about the country, which is also known as the Pearl of Africa. You can hike chimps in Budongo Forest, Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Kibale Forest National Park on the 15 Days Exploring Uganda Wildlife Safari. Additionally, it gives you the opportunity to go on boat tours and wildlife drives in three national parks in savannahs. Enjoy two boat rides in the national parks of Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth, one boat trip on the Kazinga Channel in Lake Mburo, and a canoe ride in Lake Bunyonyi. While on our 15 Days Exploring Uganda Wildlife Safari, these three savannah national parks offer the best game drives with opportunities to see thousands of antelopes, hippos, elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards, and so much more. We also include several village and community walks that will take you to the nearby villages to learn more about the locals and their cultures.

15 Days Exploring Uganda Wildlife Safari

Day 1: Transfer To Budongo Forest

A World Africa Journeys tour guide will give you a briefing about your 15-day primate, wildlife, and cultural adventure tour of Uganda before you leave for Murchison Falls. En route, you’ll stop at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to look for endangered white and black rhinos that are being restocked there. From there, you’ll proceed to Masindi for lunch before travelling to the Budongo Forest, which is part of the Murchison Falls National Park Conservation area.

Meal Plan: (Lunch, Dinner).

Accommodation: Budongo Eco Lodge.

Day 2: Budongo Chimpanzee Trekking – Top of the Falls Visit

Start your day with breakfast, proceed to the forest headquarters for a briefing on the Dos and Don’ts of chimpanzee trekking, and then begin your monkey walk in the Budongo Forest under the guidance of knowledgeable ranger guides. You will see other primates, birds, and many plant species on your walk, and once you are in close proximity to a community or party of habituated chimpanzees, you will be given an hour to observe them and take pictures before returning to your lodge for lunch.

After lunch, your driver will take you to the top of the Falls to see the water squeeze through a 7-meter-wide chasm before crashing downwards. Then, you’ll return to your lodging to unwind and get ready for the following day.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge, Murchison River Lodge.

Day 3: Morning Game Drive – Afternoon Boat Cruise

After starting your day with a cup of coffee, your driver guide and game ranger will pick you up for a morning game drive where you will have the chance to see several antelopes, hippos, buffaloes, giraffes, buffaloes, and with any luck, big cats like leopards and lions. You will then return to the lodge for lunch.

You will take pleasure in the boat ride to the falls’ base in the afternoon. You may see several herds of buffalo, crocodiles, hippos, water bird species, and other wild creatures as they congregate along the River Nile to drink water on your trip from the jetty point to the base of the falls. Continue upstream to the foot of the falls to see how the water is forced through a 7-meter-wide canyon before returning to the resort via car.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge, Murchison River Lodge.

Day 4: Hot Air Balloon Safari – Late Afternoon Delta Cruise

Your driving guide will pick you up after an early breakfast to begin your hot air balloon safari on the Para side of Murchison Falls National Park. If you are staying along the southern bank of the River Nile, everyone will meet up at Para Lodge to begin your trek to the launch site of your balloon. You will be driven to the location where your hot air balloon safari will begin, together with the pilots and the rest of the team. You will be given the option of a cup of tea or coffee as the Balloon is put together. The pilot will then board the hot air balloon, give you a briefing, and launch your expedition. Consider the sensation of seeing all these creatures while admiring the lovely rivers, trees, and the setting sun a few metres above. The entire process of touring Murchison Falls National Park might take up to an hour. Following the landing, certificates will be given out, and those who purchased a complete hot air balloon package will be treated to a full bush breakfast. Transfer to your lodge where you may unwind, eat lunch, and take a boat ride to the Albert delta in the afternoon where there is a lot going on. Your prospects of viewing the uncommon shoebill stock as well as elephants, buffaloes, and hippos crossing as well as crocodiles are all dependent on your luck.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge, Murchison River Lodge.

Day 5: Bird Watching Safari to Kibale National Park.

In the morning after breakfast, you will embark on longer drive to Kibale National Park making some stopovers for lunch along the way and as well catching up some bird species.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Accommodation: Kyaninga Lodge – Primate Lodge.

Day 6: Chimpanzee Trekking – Bigodi Wetland Walk

After breakfast, you’ll be driven to the Kibale National Park’s administrative centre in Kanyakyu, where you’ll meet up with the other trekkers for an orientation and eventual chimpanzee trekking. In Kibale Forest National Park, your game ranger guide will lead you on a guided primate walk. In this forest, visitors get the chance to go to one of the chimpanzees’ habituated groups or parts and spend an hour there watching and taking pictures. Along with forest birds, Kibale National Park is home to another 13 species of primates. You will drive to Bigodi Village for a wetland walk after your chimpanzee hike, which is intended to help the neighbourhood living close to Kibale Forest National Park.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Accommodation: Kyaninga Lodge – Primate Lodge.

Day 7: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

You will start your approximately three-hour trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park after breakfast. You will get the chance to go through tiny villages, take in a number of the Mountain Rwenzori’s foothills, view a number of the Rwenzori mountain ranges’ minor rivers, and cross the equator at Kikorongo. Check in at Bush Lodge and unwind before heading out on a late-afternoon wildlife drive in Mweya. This region of Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to elephants, lions, leopards, warthogs, antelopes, buffaloes, and many other wild creatures.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge or Enganzi Game Lodge.

Day 8: Game Drive – Boat Cruise Along Kazinga Channel

After a cup of tea in the morning, you will return to Kasenyi Plains for a game drive to make up for everything you might have missed on your first game drive. You will have the opportunity to see the big cats searching for their food during this early morning game drive, which increases your chances of seeing lions or leopards. Other mammals you may see on this game drive include buffalo, hippos, several types of antelope, and many others. Lunch at the lodge should be taken. Drive straight to Mweya jetty in the afternoon for a boat tour in Kazinga Channel. One of the delights of Queen Elizabeth National Park is this two-hour boat ride. It gives you the chance to see more than 300 of the 600 species of water birds that have been identified here as well as antelopes, crocodiles, elephants, buffaloes, and hippos.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge or Enganzi Game Lodge.

Day 9: Chimpanzee Trekking at Kyambura Gorge

You will be taken to Kyambura Gorge after breakfast, where you will meet up with the other trekkers for a briefing before beginning your chimpanzee walk in the canyon. Your game ranger guide will assist you in recognising the many plants and animals that call this canyon home, and once you locate a group of chimps, you will be permitted to spend an hour photographing them. After the hike, return to the resort for lunch and some downtime. You will go to the Lake Katwe salt mines in the afternoon. The local population mines and obtains salt from Lake Katwe, an explosive container endowed with salt. You will be given a tour of the salt mines by a member of the local community who will explain how salt is extracted, the difficulties encountered, and the opportunities present. One of the current instances supporting Queen Elizabeth National Park as one of the conservation zones in the globe where people and animals can coexist peacefully and responsibly is the Lake Katwe salt extraction project.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge or Enganzi Game Lodge.

Day 10: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

After breakfast, you will drive to the south-western Ugandan region of Kabale, home to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The only national park where wild chimpanzees and mountain gorillas coexist is Bwindi Impenetrable, which is home to almost half of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas. You will pass by terraced gardens of Irish potatoes and a Kayonza tea plantation on your way to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park across rolling hills.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge, Silverback Lodge.

Day 11: Gorilla Tracking Experience

You will be brought to the Park headquarters after breakfast for training on the dos and don’ts while interacting with gorillas. You will then be escorted to the starting location of the gorilla family you have been assigned to in order to begin your journey through the forbidding Bwindi Forest. Depending on the location of the mountain gorillas, this trip might take anything from 30 minutes to three quarters of a day. As a result, gorilla trekking can be physically demanding and as such, some level of fitness is needed. The experience will be worthwhile after you locate the gorillas, and you will be given an hour to observe and take pictures.  Returning to the park’s main office, you will get a certificate commending you for your efforts in preserving the critically endangered mountain gorillas. After unwinding at the lodge, go on a village stroll to discover more about the locals who live close to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge, Silverback Lodge.

Day 12: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi.

To reach Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale District, take a drive from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. One of the three Lava Damned Lakes, Lake Bunyonyi was created when lava from one of the volcanoes blocked a river channel, forcing water to pour back into the area, filling it and creating Lake Bunyonyi. Locally, “bunyonyi” means “small birds” because there are so many of them in this region. Lake Bunyonyi is thought to be the second-deepest lake in all of East Africa and the deepest lake in Uganda. People travel to Lake Bunyonyi because of its beauty, and it’s one of the greatest places to unwind after a gorilla walk.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Accommodation: Bunyonyi Overland Resort, Bunyonyi Rock Resort.

Day 13: Canoeing or Hiking

You are free to savour the beauty of the lake and hills around it after breakfast. You may choose between having a boat excursion on the lake to see several islands with fascinating histories. For instance, you will go to the Punishment Island, where girls who had children via legal traditional marriages were abandoned and allowed to perish. You will without a doubt appreciate this full-day activity. A hill near Lake Bunyonyi can be hiked, as an alternative.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Accommodation: Bunyonyi Overland Resort, Bunyonyi Rock Resort.

Day 14: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park.

Drive to Lake Mburo National Park after breakfast to discover more about the customs of the ethnic groups in western Uganda. Stop at the Great Lakes Museum or the Igongo Cultural Centre en route. Before arriving to Lake Mburo National Park for a boat tour on the lake and an evening game drive, lunch will be given. Impalas, Giraffes, Zebras, and many more creatures may be seen in Lake Mburo National Park. Go back to the Lodge to spend the night.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Accommodation: Mihingo Safari Lodge, Lake Mburo Safari Lodge.

Day 15: Drive to Entebbe International Airport.

Following breakfast, you will set off for Entebbe International Airport, stopping along the way to take pictures and stretch near the Equator.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch).

End of the 15 Days Exploring Uganda Wildlife Safari.

The 15 Days Exploring Uganda Wildlife Safari includes;

  • All airport transfers.
  • Kibale Chimpanzee permit.
  • Transport by Safari vehicle.
  • Services of an English speaking guide.
  • Fuel for entire trip.
  • Drinking water in the vehicle.
  • Boat cruises.
  • Game drives.
  • Community visit.
  • Hot Air Balloon safaris.
  • Ziwa Rhino.
  • Park entry fees.

However, the 15 Days Exploring Uganda Wildlife Safari excludes;

Expenses of personal nature like Airfare, Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, and personal shopping bills.

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