Uganda Safari Tour
This is a 14 days Uganda safari tour. The 14 days wildlife safari vacation in Uganda gives you an extraordinary opportunity to discover the marvelous Uganda. The 14 days Uganda safari tour is recommended to whoever would like to know more about Africa. It is for those who have chosen Uganda and love the wildlife and un-spoilt nature.
14 Days Uganda Safari Tour Experience
On this African wildlife safari in Uganda one also experience different cultures and local traditions. Finally the 14 days Uganda safari tour is recommended to whoever appreciates the pleasure and the nice taste of adventure. On this 14 days Uganda safari tour you will enjoy the nature walks in real and uncontaminated places. This will always be according to everyone’s capacity. Each and every participants will go back home with a heritage of emotions. This Uganda wildlife safari tour also brings in personal experience that lives forever. Welcome to Uganda and enjoy your 14 days Uganda safari tour.
14 Days Uganda Safari Tour Itinerary
Day 1: ENTEBBE - KAMPALA
Met on arrival at the Entebbe International Airport by our Uganda Safari rep. You will be briefed on this 14 days Uganda safari tour. Later you will enjoy a short transfer to Kampala. You will be checked in at your Kampala hotel. On this day you are booked at Hotel Africana on bed and breakfast basis.
Day 2: KAMPALA – JINJA - MBALE
Start your day with an early breakfast in Kampala. You will depart to the second largest industrial town in Uganda, Jinja. This town is characterized by the Asian quarters, the brewery industries and the colorful gardens. You will visit the Source of the Nile from Lake Victoria and the monument of Gandhi. This 14 days Uganda safari tour will also go to the Hindu temple before you proceed to “Ntanda Falls”. These are spectacular rapids on the river Nile a few kilometers from the source. You can opt to try the unforgettable white water rafting at cost. This is one of the main attractions in Jinja. You will enjoy your lunch in Jinja where fresh fish tilapia and local food are served. Later in the afternoon proceed to Mbale for dinner and overnight at Mbale Resort Hotel.
Day 3: THE SIPI FALLS
Enjoy an early breakfast before you go for nature walk to the Sipi Falls. These are four spectacular waterfalls on the river Sipi. The river has its origins from Mount Elgon. The starting point is from Crow’s Nest, a camping and lodging site. This is also where community projects and training of local guides are organized. You will visit the caves and the plantations of coffee, matooke and sugar cane. Return back in time for lunch before you drive back to Kampala. Drop off will be at Hotel Africana booked on bed and breakfast.
Day 4: KAMPALA - LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast your 14 days Uganda safari tour drives westwards to Lake Mburo National Park. You will have a stopover at the Equator for photographs. Proceed to your Lake Mburo National Park accommodation for check in and lunch. Some rest will prepare you for the evening game drive at 1600hrs. This is an ecosystem of water, wetland and savannah dominated by acacia trees. You will be looking for impalas, Ugandan kobs, warthogs, bushbucks, waterbucks and zebras. Also in your list should be oribi, topi, buffaloes, Ankole cattle, baboons and other monkeys. Dinner and overnight at the Lake Mburo Safari Lodge.
About Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo National Park is located in southwestern Uganda and is the smallest of the savannah national parks in Uganda. It measures 260km2in size and lies at an altitude of 1220m-1828m above sea level. It is the closest park to Kampala only 3 hours (228km) away from the city. It is a unique park inUganda, the only park containing an entire lake and the only home of the Impala in Uganda.
Lake Mburo National Park is small but with varied habitats for its size. They range from acacia woodland, dry hillsides, rocky outcrops, bushy thickets, open and wooded savannah, seasonal and permanent swamps. It small size should not make you think there is nothing to keep you occupied. You can have various nature walks with a ranger guide to seek out your interest’s i.e. birding, mammals, plants, and shrubs, insects and many more.
Day 5: LAKE MBURO – QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast drive through Kihihi town to the Ishasha sector. This is the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The road is particularly dirt and passes through the slopes of the hills. The area is has a wonderful landscape. You will stop for lunch before embarking on a game drive in search of the tree climbing lions. Later proceed to Katungulu to check in to your Queen Elizabeth safari lodge. Your dinner and overnight will be at Mweya Safari Lodge.
About Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s most popular and accessible game park and with good reason. Most famous for the tree-climbing lions, this Uganda National Park is also home to most of the big game found in the more famous East African parks, but without the crowds. Kyambura Gorge is home to a small chimpanzee population and an afternoon boat trip on the Kazinga Channel offers a different wildlife perspective. Herds of elephant come to drink at the water’s edge, whilst colourful water birds wade in the shallows alongside fishermen tending their nets in the setting sun.
Day 6: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
Enjoy an early breakfast before embarking on a Game drive. This will be at the Mweya peninsula and Kasenyi Plains in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Return to your lodge for lunch and some very short rest. In the afternoon go for the exciting launch trip along the Kazinga channel. This is a natural channel that connects Lake Edward and Lake George. You will see elephants, buffaloes, waterbucks, hippos and many other water birds. On return you will proceed to Mweya Safari Lodge in time for dinner and overnight.
Day 7: FORT PORTAL, THE CRATER LAKES AND TEA PLANTATIONS
After breakfast drive to Fort Portal and have lunch at the Rwenzori Travelers’ Inn. In the afternoon explore the area of Kasenda crater lakes. You will go through Rwaihamba to view the lake Nyinambuga and drive to the top of Rusoona hill. From here you can see the fascinating Mahoma Falls. Tourism here is a means for the local community to improve on the social services. From “top of the world” enjoy a superb view of the region and of many crater lakes. You will stop at the Royal Palace of Toro Kingdom for some historical and cultural information. Return back for dinner and overnight at Rwenzori Travelers’ Inn.
Day 8: FORT PORTAL - MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
Start your day on the 14 days Uganda safari tour with an early breakfast. This will be followed by early departure to Murchison Falls National Park. The park is located in the North. Murchison Falls National Park is the largest protected area in Uganda. It covers an area of 3.840 Kmsq, whose name derives from the falls on the Victoria Nile. The Murchison falls is one of the most attractive feature in the whole of East Africa. The drive take you through Hoima where you will stop for lunch before you follow the coast of Lake Albert. The panorama is fascinating, especially when reaching the Albertine Rift Valley escarpment. Proceed to Murchison Falls National Park through Masindi. You will cross the Nile and check in at Paraa Safari Lodge.
About Murchison Falls National Park
Covering an area of over 3,840 km², Murchison Falls National Park is the largest conservation area in Uganda. This Uganda National Park’s name derives from its famous waterfall: the mighty Murchison Falls. The falls are formed where the Victoria Nile powerfully forces its way through a narrow cleft before plunging 43m down with a thunderous roar.
Day 9 : MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
Embark on a morning game drive after breakfast on the 14 days Uganda safari tour. Be on the lookout for lions, hyenas, giraffes, elephants among other wildlife. Later you will return to your safari lodge for lunch before you go for a launch cruise trip from Paraa to the bottom of the Murchison Falls. View hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, kobs, giraffes, elephants and a large variety of water birds. After you return to the jetty, you will be transferred to Paraa Safari Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 10: THE SSESE ISLANDS ON LAKE VICTORIA
Enjoy an early breakfast on the 14 days Uganda safari tour and depart for Kampala. You will arrive in Kampala in time for lunch before you are transferred to Kalangala. You will enjoy a ferry transfer to Ssese Islands. This is an archipelago of 84 islands on Lake Victoria. You will arrive in late afternoon at Bukasa Island the second largest. You will have dinner and overnight at Victoria View Guest House, which belongs to Father Christopher. This place gives you an opportunity to experience a unique atmosphere far away from everything.
Day 11: A BIT OF ADVENTURE: BUKASA AND BUGALA ISLANDS
After breakfast on the 14 days Uganda safari tour explore the interior and the coasts of Bukasa Island. This will be a four hours hike. You will have a taste of the local fruits along the road. Enjoy the taste of fresh pineapple, guavas (amapera), passion fruit and oranges. You will also view the local cultivation, like cassava, banana, sweet potatoes, just in exchange for a little tip and courtesy. You will also have an opportunity to see the production of banana brew. The hike will end at the little and pretty village of Kisaba, which is a real true experience of fishermen life in Uganda. In the afternoon enjoy the way back to the landing site, using the only available means of transport in the island, the tractor of Father Christopher. Later you will enjoy a boat ride to the largest of the Ssese Islands, Bugala Island. You will check in for dinner and overnight at Ssese Palm Beach Resort, at Lutoboka beach.
Day 12: BACK TO KAMPALA
After breakfast go for “bird watching” activity while exploring Bugala Island. In the afternoon enjoy a boat ride back to Entebbe. You will be picked up and drive back to Kampala. You will be dropped off at Hotel Africana where you are booked on bed and breakfast basis.
Day 13: SHOPPING IN UGANDA
Start this day of the 14 days Uganda safari tour with breakfast. This will be followed by a city tour of Kampala. You will visit Namirembe Cathedral. Walk through the city centre. Visit the Parliament Building, the National Theatre, the art gallery “Nommo”. Lunch will be on own arrangement in a city restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the Kasubi Tombs, where the kings of Buganda are buried. You will also visit the Bulange, Royal Palace and Bahai Temple. Return back to Hotel Africana in time for overnight at the hotel.
Day 14: KAMPALA - ENTEBBE
After breakfast you will end your 14 days Uganda safari tour with transfer to Entebbe. You will be dropped off at the Entebbe International Airport for in time for your departure flight.
End of 14 Days Uganda Safari Tour
14 Days Uganda Safari Tour Costs
The 14 Days Uganda Safari Tour cost includes
- Accommodation with meals as per program
- Bottled water
- All Park entrance fees
- Private safari-vehicle
- An English speaking guide
- Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel
- Boat Cruise on Lake Mburo Lodge
- Nature Walk
- Uganda Chimpanzee tracking permit
- Government taxes
- Lots of fun and African sunshine
The 14 Days Uganda Safari Tour cost does not include
- Items of personal use
- All drinks, beverages and alcohol other than what is served at breakfast
- Deviation from the Itinerary
- Tips and porterage
What you carry for your 14 Days Uganda Safari Tour
- Sun glasses
- Camera gear
- Sun Screen
- Insect Repelant
- Rain Coat
- Long pants
- Heavy and light clothes
- Sturdy hiking boots