17 Days

Uganda Classic Safari

$10,500 per person

Overview

Highlights:
  • Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
  • Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Game drive in the tree climbing lion territory.
  • Game drives in Kidepo National Park
  • Game drives in Murchison Falls
  • Boat cruise to the bottom of Murchison Falls
  • Hike to the top of Murchison Falls
  • Scenic Lake Bunyonyi

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival & Pick up From Entebbe Airport (Option of driving to Jinja if time permits)

Arrive in Entebbe Airport where you will be picked up and transferred to your guest house for the night.

Day 2: Drive to Sipi for a coffee tour

After breakfast, head for a 6 hours’ drive to Sipi, arguably one of the most beautiful places in the eastern part of Uganda. After your lunch, visit the slopes of Mount Elgon for a brief walk as you pass through coffee gardens and see first-hand how coffee is cultivated, dried, and roasted. Thereafter, return to your hotel for the night.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Sipi Hike & relaxation

Arise early for breakfast, and prepare for a 2-3 hours hike to the top of Sipi Falls. Ascend as you enjoy scenic views of the falls. Afterwards, head back to the lodge for lunch and relaxation.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Drive to Kidepo National Park

Awaken early for breakfast and proceed to Kidepo Valley National Park. Getting there could take 6-7 hours because of the state of the roads. Enjoy roadside rural activity as you head to Kidepo. Arrive in the late afternoon hours and settle in at your lodge.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Morning Game and evening Game drives

After breakfast, head out for the safari experience. Drive through the remote beautiful tracks in Kidepo as you search for game including elephants, buffaloes, zebras, giraffes, and antelopes. With luck lions will be seen at proximity.
Head back to the heart of the park for an evening game drive. Look out for the big cats such as the cheetah, lions, and leopards. Thereafter, return to the lodge to settle in for dinner and overnight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Set off at 06:45am for Murchison Falls. Break-off for lunch along the way. Proceed to the park and if time permits, enjoy an evening game drive. On the game drive expect to see giraffes, elephants, and buffalo among other grazers. With a little luck lions and other big cats might be seen too

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Morning Boat Ride to the Bottom of Murchison Falls & Evening Game drive

After breakfast, we’ll have a boat cruise to the bottom of Murchison Falls as you enjoy sights of aquatic birds and the breathtaking views of the waterfalls. After the cruise, head to the top of falls to see Murchison Falls from above. Enjoy your packed lunch from the top of Falls viewpoint.

After lunch, return to the savannah grasslands of Murchison Falls. Search for the leopards, lions, and hyenas, which with a little luck, we will see before they retire to their dwelling places.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

After a leisurely breakfast, embark on the 6 hours’ drive to Kibale Forest National Park. We’ll arrive in the evening and settle into the lodge for the night’s stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9: Chimpanzee Trekking Experience

Arise and head into the Kibale forest with the ranger guide to track these fascinating primates. Once found, watch the chimpanzees at proximity and observe as they go about their business in their natural habitats. You will also see numerous other ape species including the collubus monkey baboons and red-tailed monkeys. Spend the afternoon hours relaxing by the swimming pool or crater lake side by your lodge.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth Park for Evening game drive

Arise to a hearty breakfast and then embark on a 3 – 4 hours’ drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will arrive in the evening for a game drive through the savannah grasslands of the park.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After a leisurely breakfast, embark on a journey through Queen Elizabeth as you make your way to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
With a little luck, we will see the tree climbing lions in the Ishasha sector of the park and thereafter embark on the final leg of the journey to Bwindi. Arrive in the evening hours in time for dinner and overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12: Gorilla Trekking Experience

On this 17 Day Uganda Classic Safari, we’ll trek in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to the biggest number of mountain gorillas among all national parks. We’ll head to the park office before 08:00am for a briefing before heading to the depth of the jungle for what is a most unique wilderness experience. Thereafter, the rangers will walk you down the narrow forest paths through thick undergrowth. Once found, the rangers will brief us through the dos and don’ts before making any contact with the mountain gorillas.

We’ll spend up to 1 hour watching the gorillas in their natural habitat. We’ll get in proximity with the gorillas as you quietly observe them play, eat, forage, groom, sleep and sometimes watch them mate. This once in a lifetime experience will give us insights of the life of these gorillas and social dynamics of the gorilla families. Gorilla watching also gives us a chance to observe the sticking similarities between the apes with humans inhabit and social norms. Watch out for the juveniles who are always excited about our presence.

After trekking, we’ll break for lunch in the forest before embarking on the hike back to the starting point. Return to the lodge for unwinding.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi where you’ll spend the day unwinding in the idyllic Lake Bunyonyi. Take a hike around the hills, zip line across the lake and a canoe ride on the lake. Swimming will also be possible here as it is a bilharzia free lake.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14: Lake Bunyonyi

Spend the morning at your leisure. In the afternoon, we will start our excursion to Joshua’s Island where we are in for a treat and a feel of the local life in Lake Bunyonyi. Learn to make a rolex and see how traditional millet beer is made as you hang out at local bar and in a homestead. Option of hiking, quad biking and swimming in the lake are also on offer.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15: Transfer to Lake Mburo for evening game drive

After breakfast, drive to Lake Mburo National Park where you will arrive in time for lunch. Enjoy a leisurely evening before embarking on an evening game drive where you will search for the night hunters such as the leopards among other nocturnal dwellers.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 16: Guided walk or Optional Mountain Biking safari****

After breakfast, enjoy a walk through the park to see zebra, buffalo, giraffes, elands, and other mammals. You can opt to have a mountain bike safari. Return to your hotel for lunch and relaxation thereafter.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 17: Transfer to Entebbe for departure

After your hearty breakfast, transfer back to Entebbe Airport for your departure flight.

No accommodation planned for this day
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

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What To Carry

  • Passport
  • a good pair of hiking/trekking boots
  • long sleeved shirt
  • rain coat
  • trousers
  • swimming costume
  • small torch
  • sun glasses
  • sun screen
  • insect repellant
  • a good camera and a pair of keen eyes!
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