10 days Low budget, Mitanda 2
From $1000 per person
10 days (Murchison falls national park, Kibale Forest, Mitandi, Queen Elizabeth National park and Rafting in Jinja)
Uganda is a land of contrast, dappled with wildlife, serene undulating hills of tea plantations, lush but orderly, give way to tangled jungle and rainforest with the musical accompaniment of chaotic, cacophonous birdlife. Uganda is alive with these contrasts: yet silent elephants, disappearing like a vapour behind the trees, the chimpanzees crashing about the forest canopy, the lugubrious gorilla, chewing thoughtfully in the bamboo thickets. Let us show you Uganda with all it’s contrast and wildness.
DAY 01: KAMPALA – MURCHISON FALLS
We pick you up from Kampala at 6:45 in the morning and begin the panoramic drive northwest through the famous Luwero triangle. On the way we stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where we see the rhinos which are close to extinct by vigorous pursuit of their horns. We stop for lunch at Masindi hotel where Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn lived during the filming of African Queen. Ernest Hemingway lived there during his visit to Uganda in 1954. Then we put the nose towards the safari park and to the top of the waterfall, where you can see the Nile perfected; Marvel at the Nile, with its thunderous roar and beautiful rainbow. We end the day with dinner on the terrace of the Paraa Safari Lodge, where we can admire the view over the Nile and the wilderness.
DAY 02: MURCHISON NP
We start the day with an early morning game drive, in search of lions, buffaloes, giraffes, elephants, hartebeest, the unusual shoebill stock, and many more. In the afternoon you will proceed for a three hours boat trip along the placid Victoria Nile up stream to the base of the falls. The boat stops just ten meters from the ‘Devils cauldron’. Take pictures of the majestic Murchison falls, it’s the photographer’s paradise and pleasure. Overnight at Paara Safari Lodge again.
DAY 03: MURCHISON FALLS – KIBALE NP
After your breakfast depart from Murchison Falls N.P then proceed to Kibale National park through the villages of Hoima and have the opportunity to interact with the local communities, dinner and overnight at Primate Lodge.
DAY 04: KIBALE NP - MITANDI
Early morning visit to Kibale forest for chimpanzee trekking. The forest also houses other primates like grey-cheeked mangabeys, baboons and velvet monkeys. Relax in the evening with dinner and over night at Camp Norway Mitandi.
DAY 05: MITANDI (become familiar with Mitandi)
It's nice to stretch your legs after yesterday's drive. After breakfast it is time for tour of Mitandi. Here's a primary school, library, clinic, carpentry shop and village church. You will hear a lot of interesting things about the projects that the Norwegian couple do. You will feel more of a guest than the "tourist" with them! Visit the sponsor family. Follow the happy family, such as women, a whole day and get to know them and their everyday life. Explain that you want to be involved in the fields, harvest coffee, herding goats, washing clothes in the river delta and the dinner to be made, etc. You are sure to be better known and get a rare insight into what it is like to live in rural Africa. Dinner and over night at Camp Norway, Mitandi.
DAY 06: MITANDI (Car trip to visit Pygmies on the other side of the Mountain)
We take a car trip with panoramic views of the Semliki plains and through the rainforest on the other side of the mountain. We will meet with the pygmies who live there. Ability to jump off the car on the way back to Mitandi and walk the last bit - then you can stroll on small trails for 3-4 hours. Dinner and over night at Camp Norway, Mitandi.
DAY 07: MITANDI - QUEEN ELIZABETH NP
Depart from Mitandi and proceed to Queen Elizabeth N.P. In the afternoon enjoy the boat trip along the Kazinga Channel, birds and lots of wildlife come to the shores of the channel to drink water. This park with its diverse Eco-systems of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers and swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. Tree climbing Lions, leopards, elephants, cape buffalos, forest hogs, Uganda kobs, giant forest hogs, bush backs, water backs, with this vast array of Uganda wildlife. Dinner and overnight at Parkview Safari Lodge.
DAY 08: QUEEN ELIZABETH – KAMPALA
After breakfast enjoy a Game drive and ride to the southern part of Queen Elizabeth national park to Ishasha sector, View the amazing Contrast in the scenery as you move from a dense forest to open grassland dotted with flat-topped acacia and primeval euphorbia trees. Famous for its ‘tree-climbing lions’ this part of the park is also known for large herds of buffalos and kob. Then drive back to Kampala, dinner and Jinja Nile Resort
DAY 09: WHITE WATER RAFTING - ENTEBBE
After morning breakfast We travel to the source of the Nile to "Starting point" where you will get a short instruction and training in the use of the floats. We continue down the Nile rapids on the rafts for the whole Day. Have Barbeque and overnight at Jinja Nile resort.
DAY 10: RELAX AT THE RESORT - KAMPALA
After a lot of fun, you will be driven back to Kampala.
End of Safari: Packages for Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale NP, Queen Elizabeth NP Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mburo NP is based on a minimum of 4 persons pr trip.