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10 DAYS CULTURAL AND WILDLIFE EXPERIENCE IN UGANDA

Intro

In this 10 days safaris we start our Safari with from Murchison Falls in the Midwestern part of Uganda, through the central districts to the World’s most powerful water to Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi Impenetrable National park a home of Mountain Gorillas in the South Western part of Uganda. 

In these 10 days you will have an opportunity to encounter the diverse culture of Uganda and interacting with some of these beautiful and amazing people in the country, their life style and culture is very interesting. Uganda is so rich and diverse in culture with 56 tribes across the country speaking different tribes but having a lot in common to share at the same time.

INCLUSION

   Accommodation (Full Board), Gorilla and Chimpanzee permits, Transportation using 4WD tourist vans, Park entrance fees, Professional Guide, Drinking Water, Cultural Experiences, All activities mentioned in the Itinerary 

EXCLUSIONS

        International flights, Visa Fees, Medical Insurance, Laundry, Tips given to staff, Visas, Drinks/Beverages, Extra activities not included in the itinerary

DAY 1 Arrival at the Airport and transfer to Murchison falls National Park

On arrival at the airport and drive straight to Murchison falls Uganda’s largest. Through our journey to Murchison from Kampala, you enjoy the beautiful landscapes along your journey.

Accommodation Options: Hotel No.5 (Luxury), Protea Hotel (Midrange) Via Via (Upper Budget)

N.B: The above accommodation options apply if your flight arrives late at Entebbe airport

DAY 2 Game drive and Launch Cruise on the Nile 

Day 2 we start off our day with early morning breakfast, after breakfast we will go for a game drive for another treat in the wild to encounter more wildlife

After the game drive we will have lunch at the lodge. And after lunch we will head for an afternoon launch cruise on the Nile towards the bottom of the falls. This is a 2-3 hours experience on the Nile, while you enjoy viewing the different aquatic life on the river banks especially the crocodiles, Hippos and the wallowing Buffalos and Elephants till we arrive on the bottom of the falls. After all these activities you will get into the van to back to the lodge for dinner

Accommodation Options; Nile Safari Lodge, (Luxury), Pakuba Safari Lodge (Midrange) Red Chilli Camp (Budget)

Meal plan; Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3  Transfer to Hoima for a cultural experience

On day 8 of your trip we drive west wards of the park to Hoima Cultural Lodge after our breakfast for another cultural experience, among the Banyoro people. As you have lunch at Hoima Cultural Lodge you will be entertained by a cultural troop. You will enjoy the Kinyige dance of the Banyoro people and the story telling. After lunch we will head to Mparo tombs where the Omukama Kabalega the great King of Bunyoro Kitara Empire where he was buried.

Later still in the evening as you enjoy your dinner you will be entertained by the same cultural troop.

Accommodation Options: Kikonko Lodge (Luxury), Hoima Cultural Lodge (Midrange), HB Safari Lodge (Budget)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4 Transfer to Kibale National Park 

After morning breakfast we set off for Kibale National Park from Hoima, through Kagadi, Kyenjojo to Fortportal. We shall have a stopover to get some refreshments as we proceed to Fort portal where we shall have our lunch of the day from.

Accommodation Options: Ndali Lodge (Luxury) Primate Lodge (Midrange) Kibale Guest Cottages (Budget)

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

DAY 5 Track Chimpanzees and Cultural experience at Bigodi experience

Having had a wonderful night, in primate capital of the World, we begin our day with morning breakfast before we go to track Chimpanzees, after breakfast we will go for briefing at the visitor information centre to be briefed before we enter the forest to track chimpanzees.

After the Chimp tracking activity we will visit Bigodi for a swamp walk, and a community experience however this will be after lunch.

The day will be concluded at Kibale Association for Rural and Environmental Development. (KAFRED) as we interact with local communities especially the women who engage themselves in craft making.

Accommodation Options; Ndali Lodge (Luxury) Primate Lodge (Midrange) Kibale Guest Cottages (Budget)

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 6 Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park and afternoon Launch cruise 

Day 6 of your trip we head to the Medley of wonders after breakfast, for a launch cruise on Kazinga Channel. This will after our lunch at Elephant Plains lodge in Queen Elizabeth.

The Kazinga Channel Boat cruise brings a breath-taking experience on the river banks full of birdlife and wildlife as they come to wallow during the afternoon to cool down there bodies and especially the hippos and the Buffalos that come to take water after a hot afternoon while feeding.

Long the Kazinga Channel it’s hard to miss the giant elephants especially in the afternoon.

Accommodation Options; Kyambura Game Lodge (Luxury) Buffalo Plains Safari Lodge (Midrange) Bush Lodge (Budget)

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 7 Game drive and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park  

Day 7 of your trip, you will have breakfast before you head for a morning game drive. After the game drive we will drive to the Impenetrable forest for mountain Gorillas, located in the southwest corner of Uganda, inhabiting more than 50% of the remaining mountain Gorillas in the world.

A Long the way you will enjoy the beautiful man-made terraces in the hills of Kigezi in Kabale and Kisoro.

Accommodation Options: Bwindi Lodge (luxury), Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge (Midrange), Buhoma Community Camp (Budget)

DAY 8 Track Gorilla in the Morning and Cultural Experience in the evening 

Early morning breakfast, proceed to the briefing area with your packaged lunch as we head to the forest to track Gorillas, without doubt you will see the Gorillas the world’s greatest wildlife experiences and a thrilling close encounter with the Gorillas will leave you amazed.

After a 3hrs-4hrs walk tracking the Gorillas we will head to one of the exciting tribes in Uganda the Batwa community for a cultural experience with the batwa community, one of the authentic and indigenous tribes we have here in Uganda.

Accommodation Options: Bwindi Lodge (luxury), Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge (Midrange), Buhoma Community Camp (Budget)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

DAY 9 Drive to Mbarara for a Cultural Experience  

On day 9 of your trip, we drive to Mbarara for Ankole Cultural experience. To Experience the Ankole culture, participate in Ankole dance, preparing of their cultural meal eshabwe and Millet, participate in the grazing of cattle and so forth. It’s such a trilling and memorable experience that you wouldn’t love to miss while on your trip to Uganda.

Accommodation Options: Emburara Farm Lodge (Luxury) Igongo Country Hotel (Midrange) Agip Motel (Budget)

DAY 10 Departure for Kampala  

Morning breakfast at the Hotel and departure for Kampala and Entebbe for a flight. Have a stopover at the equator in Kayabwe. Thereafter proceed to Kampala