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13 days and 12 nights primate, wildlife, culture and white water rafting city tour in Uganda

13 days and 12 nights primate, wildlife, culture and white water rafting city tour in Uganda

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13 days / 12 Nights Adventurous WILDLIFE and GORILLA & CHIMP TREKKING combined with WHITE WATER RAFTING in UGANDA

Seeking adventure in Uganda? Join our 13 days and 12 days best of Uganda safari Game viewing, gorilla & Chimpanzee trekking, white water rafting, Horseback riding safari with Happy Uganda Safaris, where we will take you to the exciting wilderness. This tour offers an extensive adventurous wildlife exploration with beautiful scenery, and the eminent Mountain Gorillas. Book your next memorable safari now!

 Highlights: 

  • Walking with the Rhinos at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary
  • Boat cruise on the Nile & Kazinga Channel
  • Gorilla & Chimpanzee tracking
  • Wildlife Safaris and more
  • Horseback riding safari
  • White water rafting
  • Kampala city tour
  • Culture
  • Entebbe zoo

 Pick up and Drop off tour dates

First Group Second Group Third Group
Pick up date Drop off date Pick up date Drop off date Pickup date Drop off date
1st Mar 2018 13th Mar 2018 15th Aug 2018 28th Aug 2018 14th Dec 2018 27th  Dec 2018

Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch located in Nakasongola district is the proud home of the only wild rhinos in Uganda. The Rhino re-introduction project is a project of Rhino Fund Uganda and Uganda Wildlife Authority.

It is conveniently located 176km (100 miles) north of Kampala on the Gulu highway towards Murchison Falls (branch off at Nakitoma trading centre). Ziwa is the only place where you will be able to see rhinos in the wild. Presently the sanctuary is home to nineteen (19) southern white rhinos. The sanctuary has become increasingly popular with tourists; for rhino trekking, bird watching, nature walks and relaxation.

Murchison Falls National Park is one of Uganda’s best safari parks for game viewing safaris and birding tours. Together with Kaniyo Pabidi and Budongo Forest, Murchison Falls is an important destination for primate safaris most especially chimpanzee tracking safaris.

Kibale Forest Primate Reserve contains vast tracts of equatorial rainforests. This park contains the world’s highest concentration of primates in the world.

Kibale Forest Primate Reserve is located 35 kilometers south of Fort Portal, it also shelters Uganda’s third largest population of elephants. For visitors, the major attraction in the park is the 500-strong population of chimpanzees – one of man’s closest relatives. Visitors can opt for 4-hour guided forest walks to catch a glimpse of some of the chimps.

Kibale equatorial rainforest contains the highest concentration of primates in the world, including about 500 chimpanzees. This enchanting park is full of lakes, marshes and grasslands and its slopes contain several distinct types of forests (low land tropical rainforest, deciduous forest and montane forests), perfect for its arboreal inhabitants. Out of the 12 primate species living in Kibale, the chimpanzees attract the most attention.

Eleven different species of primates have been recorded in the park. This includes the Black and White and Red Colobus, L’Hoest’s Monkeys and Galagos. The reserve is also home to a large population of elephants, buffaloes, antelopes and a large variety of butterflies and birds.

Some of the more “popular” birds are the Hornbills and Turacos. For the nature lover, the rainforests themselves are a wonder – the trees grow very high and their circumferences are enormous. There is dense undergrowth, through which small streams make their way and occasionally create swamps in open areas where buffaloes and antelopes graze.

Lake Mburo National Park is one of Uganda’s loveliest wildlife safari destinations. It is important for game viewing tours, Birding safaris; foot safaris (guided nature walks) as well as sport hunting and horseback riding.

Lake Mburo National Park is a gem of a park, conveniently located close to the western highway that connects Kampala to the parks of western Uganda. Lake Mburo National Park situated in Mbarara district is about 3.5 hours’ drive from Kampala.

Though the park is just 370km2 in size, its landscapes are varied and even a short drive is alive with interest and color. Interesting mammal species in the park include impala, Burchell’s zebra, and eland that are not found elsewhere in western Uganda.

Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda is a notable Uganda safari destination for wildlife tours, chimpanzee tracking adventures, birding safaris etc.

The 1978 square Kilometers Queen Elizabeth National Park enjoys a stunning location on the rift valley floor between Lakes Edward and George where a mosaic of habitats supports 95 mammal species and a remarkable 612 species of birds.

Forty years ago, Douglas Willocks described the diverse features that led to its creation in 1952. There still exists no better introduction or a more enticing invitation to visit the park.

Scenically the area had everything. Thirty miles to the north, the blue Rwenzori exploded from the plain, a composite, jagged mass of mountains, sixty miles long and forty wide and looking in certain lights as if you could reach out and touch them.

Across Lake Edward to the west, the Mitumbe hills stood sentinel on the Congo, blue too in the long sight but in the closer green, wooded, precipitous, unfriendly and epitomizing darkest Africa. The eastern boundary of this possible park was marked by the calm green escarpment of the western Rift Valley.

And between all the hills, mountains and lakes was endless savanna, its constantly repeated motif the branched cactus arms of the candelabra euphorbia tree.’

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has half the world’s populations of highly endangered Mountain Gorillas. Visiting them is one of the most emotional wildlife encounters you will ever experience.

This pocket of huge primeval forest in the Virunga Mountain range is one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth. It has an eco-system that defines the very essence of the continent and has therefore been designated as a World Heritage Site.

The forest floor is damp and laden with leaf mold, matted vegetation and fallen vines, which serve to trip you up as you clamber up and down the slippery slopes in search of a glimpse of the elusive gorillas.

 Searching up to altitudes of 6,500 feet (1,982 metres) can be exhausting but the rewards are worth it. Of course it may not be as difficult as that, but when visiting the Bwindi gorillas you should be prepared to unleash the explorer in you.

SAFARI PROGRAM

Day Destination Plan/Activities Accommodation
Day 1 Arrival Entebbe

Travel time: Approx 40 min – 1hrs

Transfer to your hotel – Entebbe Zoo or Snake park Entebbe 2Friends hotel or Papyrus guest house depending on your arrival time ( bed and breakfast)
Day 2 Kampala-Ziwa-Masindi – Murchison falls national park Rhino tracking – Murchison top of the falls Red chilli rest camp (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner)
Day 3 Murchison falls national park Murchison Falls NP –Morning game drive – Afternoon boat launch Red chilli Rest camp (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner)
Day 4 Murchison Falls Morning game Drive – Transfer to Kibale forest national park Chimpanzee gust house

 ( Breakfast, Lunch & dinner)

Day 5 Kibale Forest national park Morning Chimpanzee trekking – Transfer To queen Elizabeth NP  Parkview safari lodge (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner)
Day 6 Queen Elizabeth National park Morning game drive – Afternoon 2 hours boat launch – Late evening game drive to search for predators Parkview Safari lodge ( Breakfast, Lunch & dinner)
Day 7 Queen Elizabeth National park Morning game drive through Ishasha sector Tree climbing lion center- Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable NP – Evening Batwa cultural performances Buhoma community rest camp

 ( Breakfast, Lunch & dinner)

Day 8 Bwindi Impenetrable National park Morning Gorilla Trekking – Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi – 3 hours Canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi Lake Bunyonyi overlanders

 (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)

Day 9 Lake Bunyonyi Transfer to Lake Mburo national park – Igongo Cultural center – Evening game drive  Rwakobo Rock lodge (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)
Day 10 Lake Mburo national park Morning 2 hours horseback riding safari 2friends hotel Jinja (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)
Day 11 Jinja Town Morning White water rafting – source of the River Nile – transfer to Kampala Maries hotel

(Breakfast, Lunch and dinner)

Day 12 Kampala city Have breakfast and Kampala city tour to Uganda martyr’s shrines, Bahai temple, Uganda national museum, Old Kampala Mosque, Lubaga cathedral, Kabaka’s palace and the world’s largest man hand lake 2Friends hotel Entebbe

 (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner)

Day 13  Entebbe- Mabamba Swamp Go to Mabamba swamp for shoe bill trekking – transfer to the Entebbe International Airport  ( breakfast dinner)

Quotation

The cost per person sharing is $3,880 US dollars on full board

Single occupancy supplementary $380 US dollar

Inclusions

  1. All Meals and accommodation as per the itinerary on full board.
  2. All ground transportation in a comfortable 4×4 and air-conditioned safari vehicle.
  3. Park entrance fees at all destination.
  4. Services of a full time English speaking driver/guide. French and German on request
  5. Water while on safari.
  6. Mabamba swamp walk
  7. Rhino tracking at Ziwa
  8. A boat trip on Kazinga channel in Queen Elizabeth and Murchison
  9. All game drives
  10. All airport pick-ups and drops.
  11. All activities at stipulated in the itinerary.
  12. And all government taxes/levies.
  13. 1 gorilla gorilla permit per person
  14. 1 chimp permit per person
  15. Batwa cultural performances
  16. 3 hours canoeing on Lake Bunyonyi
  17. 2 hours horseback riding safari per person
  18. Entebbe zoo tour
  19. White water rafting and source of river Nile
  20. Jinja city drive
  21. Igongo cultural tour
  22. Water experiment at the equator center
  23. Kampala city tour

 Exclusions

  1. Other optional activities or forest walks
  2. Phone calls and bar bills
  3. Other soft drinks too
  4. Personal insurance
  5. Laundry
  6. Air fare

All other Services of a personal nature.

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