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Overview of the 11 Days tour in Breathtaking Uganda
11 days tour is your unique opportunity to experience the very best of western Uganda. The tour combines the classic East African safari experience with an unmistakably Ugandan twist. We begin with Zziwa Rhino sanctuary and then head on to attend marvel at the allure of savannah; Murchison Falls, Lake Mburo and Queen Elizabeth National Park. After tracking the ‘big 5’ proceed to the tropics for the ecstatic chimp trekking in Kibale and lastly gorilla trekking in Bwindi.
Highlights of the 11 Days tour in Breathtaking Uganda
Day 1 of the 11 days tour in Breathtaking Uganda: Entebbe Airport – Entebbe
Day 2 of the 11 days tour in Breathtaking Uganda: Entebbe – Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – Murchison Falls National Park
Day 3 of the 11 days tour in Breathtaking Uganda: Murchison Falls National Park
Day 4 of the 11 days tour in Breathtaking Uganda: Murchison Falls National Park – Hoima
Day 5 of the 11 days tour in Breathtaking Uganda: Hoima – Kibale National Park
Day 6 of the 11 days tour in Breathtaking Uganda: Kibale National Park – Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 7 of the 11 days tour in Breathtaking Uganda: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 8 of the 11 days tour in Breathtaking Uganda: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Bwindi National Park
Day 9 of the 11 days tour in Breathtaking Uganda: Bwindi National Park
Day 10 of the 11 days tour in Breathtaking Uganda: Bwindi National Park – Lake Mburo National Park
Day 11 of the 11 days tour in Breathtaking Uganda: Lake Mburo National Park – Entebbe
Activities of the 11 days tour in Breathtaking Uganda
- Chimpanzee trekking
- Game Drive
- Boat Cruise
- Gorilla Trekking
Details of the 11 Days tour in Breathtaking Uganda
Day 1 of the 11 Days Tour in Breathtaking Uganda:
Meet and greet with representative at the airport. Proceed with them to the safari car to introduce you the driver guide. Soon the drive takes you to the hotel in Entebbe.
On reaching relax, and prepare for the long adventure expedition starting tomorrow. Our driver readily answers questions on the trip. Prepare some you might have during the trip!
Day 2 of the 11 Days Tour in Breathtaking Uganda:
Zziwa Rhinos Enroute Murchison Falls
Serve a tasty breakfast and drive north to the Murchison falls National Park. Enter at the southern gate. This sights-filled journey goes via the verdant Kaniyo Pabidi Forest near the Kichumbanyobo Gate.
Buganda Kingdom is left way behind. And now we are in the land of their traditional enemy; Bunyoro Kingdom. These rivals are no longer existent today. This tantalizing road trip is elevated with a visit at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary at Ziwa.
Meet the trained rangers who show you around. They teach you everything about the endangered white Rhino. Of cousre during your Rhino Trekking expedition.
The other wildlife species at the sanctuary include; Uganda kobs, oribis, reedbucks, hippos and crocodiles. We reach Murchison falls in the late evening, check in the lodge and rest.
Lunch is served Enroute!
Day 3 of the 11 Days Tour in Breathtaking Uganda:
Murchison Falls National Park
Today’s ﬁrst activity is a game viewing drive. Murchison Falls is home to all other members of the Big 5 but the rhino. The resident animals here include; hippos, buﬀalos and giraﬀes. Surely a good vary of antelopes and monkeys also tread this site. Most of the game viewing takes place around the Buligi game tracks in the northern sector.
The park also swells with the Nile – Albertine Delta. This region is a preferred refuge to a good number of bird species. For instance; the African ﬁsh eagles, rare shoebill storks and more to see. Serve lunch and join in on the sunset boat ride along the foot of Murchison Fall. Carry your cameras for the excellent safari photography.
Major highlights of the boat ride include sailing close to Murchison Falls itself. Certainly, for you to witness their astounding power and beauty that crops up. Seeing the world’s longest river forcing way through a narrow gorge is such a sight. And watching the Nile dropping 40 meters below is usch amazing. it flows north to the Mediterranean Sea.
Ecstasy on Ugandan safaris!
Day 4 of the 11 Days Tour in Breathtaking Uganda:
Murchison Falls National Park – Hoima
Serve breakfast and head south westwards to Hoima Town. This is best stopover point between Murchison Falls National Park and Kibale Forest National Park. The town is a unique fusion of both rural and town life then elsewhere in Uganda.
Hoima Town is historically known as the capital of the Bunyoro Kingdom. A tour to the Murchison Falls will always climax with a trip to the Boomu Women’s Group. The Group was established in 1999 in the village of Kihaguzi. The aim was to ﬁght poverty and create more social and economic development.
Today these Women operate a small scale accommodation facility that employs local people. Therefore it is a source of income. You also observe other agricultural developments in the area.
Day 5 of the 11 Days Tour in Breathtaking Uganda:
Hoima – Kibale National Park
You leave Bunyoro and continue to the heart of the Tooro Kingdom; Fort Portal town. Fort Port is indeed Uganda’s only town with an English name. The city is built at the foot of the Ruwenzori Mountains. Thus it is a gateway to most of our National Parks in western Uganda. For example; Kibale, Semuliki, Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth, and the Toro – Semuliki Wildlife Reserve.
Join the visit to Tooro’s grand palace which sits atop the larger Kabarole hill. Birding in Bigodi Wetland is vibrant, visit the swamp for your preferred species. You also see the webbed feet sitatunga and the great blue turaco which also call Bigodi home.
If by bad lack you don’t see them, there is still more to glance at. Check out for instance; for the black and white colobus monkeys, and bush pigs. And moreover track for bird species which constitute about 200 species in the swamp.
Day 6 of the 11 Days Tour in Breathtaking Uganda:
Kibale National Park- Queen Elizabeth National Park
With vivid memories of chimp trekking, you continue to Queen Elizabeth National Park that afternoon. We enter via the northern sector popular for the Kazinga Channel and Kasenyi Plains. Your Africa Savannah expedition continues here.
Day 7 of the 11 days tour in Breathtaking Uganda:
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Drive through the Kasenyi sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. This game viewing drive helps you explore different landscape and ecosystems in the park.
We spend the entire day in Uganda’s oldest and most famous National park. Sightings on game drive include; buﬀalo herds, antelope herds, and elephant herds. Additionally warthog herds, baboons and the odd lions and leopards with luck. Join to see the other highlight say; the scenic boat ride along the Kazinga Channel.
The channel has some of the world’s largest concentration of hippos, and buffalo. Furthermore, numerous Nile crocodiles, elephants and a comprehensive host of birds parade the banks of this small river. Say the; African fish eagles, Herons, kingfishers, storks and skimmers.
Pay a visit to the Kataara Women’s Poverty Alleviation Group. It was formed in 2005 to encounter human wildlife conﬂict in this region of Queen Elizabeth National Park.
The group provides alternative income for Kataara families. And obviously an incentive to conserve Uganda’s precious wildlife. With souvenir shops readily available, buy items of interest as a way to support local craftsmen.
Day 8 of Breathtaking Uganda:
Queen Elizabeth National Park – Bwindi National Park
Today we are in the Southern Sector of Queen Elizabeth National park. It is also called Ishasha Sector. The famous home of Africa’s ﬁg tree climbing lions. From here transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
Day 9 of the 11 days tour in Breathtaking Uganda:
Gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park
Wake up early to transfer to park headquarters for a brieﬁng by the Uganda Wildlife Authority guides. As you trek in the impenetrable forest, you come to appreciate why it is called so.
Multitudes of other animals you might encounter during this trek include forest duikers and rare monkeys. Others include; forest elephants, forest buffaloes, and giant forest hogs among others.
We recommend non flash cameras, suitable ware and discipline. i.e. listen to your guides. Upon completing the trek, you return to the lodge, to relax and unwind.
Day 10 of Breathtaking Uganda:
Bwindi National Park – Lake Mburo National Park
Today we drive to Lake Mburo National Park. this site stands stands near the heartland of Ankole Kingdom. We are definitely driving one of Uganda’s most scenic road trips. A lot of beautiful sightseeing takes place between the Impenetrable forest and the Ankole grasslands. Whither the famed long horned Ankole cattle herds graze.
The major highlight here in Lake Mburo, is the scenic boat cruise on the lake. The boat ride can be done at dawn or dusk depending on your choice, it usually takes around 2 hours.
All cruises begin at the Rwonyo jetty. And here you stand at the best spot to see the large schools of hippos in the lake. Also the Nile crocodiles and buﬀalo herds parading the river banks. The lake is also a significant birding site.
Day 11 of Breathtaking Uganda:
Lake Mburo National Park – Entebbe
Your epic safari has now close to its very end but we trust that you had a good time. It now time, to return back home. Remember to tell a friend about your safari odyssey in Uganda.
Tour package Includes:
• Return flight Entebbe-Kisoro with Aerolink Uganda
• Transfer from Kisoro Airstrip to lodge
• Transfer from lodge to gorilla tracking and back
• Transfer from lodge to Kisoro Airstrip
• All meals at your accommodation
• Packed lunch for the gorilla tracking
• 1 gorilla permit per person (value: US 600)
• International airfares
• Entry visa to Uganda
• A porter during the gorilla tracking (someone who carries your day pack)
• Personal (medical/travel) insurance
• Government tax and park fees increase
• Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver / guide, porter, hotel staff, etc.
• All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.)
An optional activities refers to any other activity not catered for by the itinerary but can be done / availed for your consumption at an extra cost.