African Adventure Safari
Uganda Authentic Safari By Air

TRIP DURATION

10 Days

journey type

Land Journey

time of the year

Jan-Feb, Apr - Oct, Dec

where you'll visit

Tour Overview

Looking for that Uganda Authentic by Air Wild thrilling Experience, from majestic wildlife to out-of-this-world natural wonders, enchanting Bush and Jungles and intriguing cities, every bespoke GoExplore journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure This Adventure is fully customised for you

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Your Safari/trip Includes

  • All relevant Government taxes
  • Park fees
  • Domestic flights as per the itinerary
  • Ground transportation
  • Gorilla permits
  • Water in the vehicle for all overland sectors
  • Services of a qualified English-Speaking Driver Guide
  • Meals as showed in the itinerary
  • Accommodation as showed in the itinerary
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers

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Day 1 : Arrive at Entebbe

Arrive in Entebbe and transfer to your hotel. Nicknamed the “Pearl of Africa,” Uganda shines with stunning greenery, deep lakes, soaring mountains, and perhaps the greatest natural treasure of all you will be met by a GoExplore representative who will then transfer you to your accommodation overnight.

Lodge/Hotel: No.5 Boutique Hotel
Meal plan: Bed & Breakfast
Day 2 : Fly to Murchison falls National park, afternoon game drive

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kajjansi Airstrip for your flight to Murchison Falls National Park. Murchison Falls National Park which is the oldest and largest national park in Uganda. The park derives its name from the famous Murchison falls where the river Nile crushed through a 7-meter gap. You will proceed to the lodge. Once you have settled in and time allows, you will go for a game drive in the park.

Lodge/Hotel: Nile Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board
Day 3 : Game drive, boat ride & hike to the top of the falls

Today you will head out into the wild for an exciting early morning game drive. Murchison Falls is one of Uganda’s first protected areas that harbors a variety of wild animals for example; Elephants, Lions, Cape buffalos, Rothschild’s giraffes, hartebeests, Waterbucks, Oribis, Bushbucks, Bohor reedbucks, hyenas. Guests who are lucky also get a chance of spotting a leopard. Later in the afternoon, you will go for a boat ride upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls stopping just tens of meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron”. En-route, marvel at the toothsome hippos, and crocodiles, and over this 17km stretch, you may see elephants, waterbucks, Uganda Kobs, and crocodiles. This is also a zone of many bird species like the Goliath heron, Egyptian goose, bee-eaters, kingfisher, hornbills, African darter, cormorants, and the rare shoebill stork. There you leave the boat and hike to the Top of the Falls (approx. 1 hour). See where the world’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below. Return to the lodge for an overnight.

Lodge/Hotel: Nile Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board
Day 4 : Fly to Kibale Forest National park, afternoon crater lakes tour

Transfer to Bugungu Airstrip for your flight to Kasese Airstrip and thereafter drive to Kibale Forest National Park. It is Rapidly becoming a must-do destination in Uganda as it offers an accessible and enlightening insight into life in a tropical rainforest. Large mammals aren’t so easily seen but the clouds of dazzling butterflies and gorgeous forest birds more than makeup for it, and besides, Kibale is most famous for its primates and it is commonly known as the primates’ capital with about 13 species of primates. The commonest being the Chimpanzees. Later in the afternoon, you will have a walk around the crater lake where you will enjoy magnificent views of nature.

Lodge/Hotel: Kyaninga Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board
Day 5 : Chimpanzee trekking, Bigodi swamp walk

After having breakfast, you will be transferred to the headquarters of the park where you will be briefed by the rangers, and by around 8:00 am the search for the amazing chimpanzees begins. Kibaale Forest is where the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa are exceptionally represented and as you track the chimpanzees you will have an opportunity to see other wildlife species such as the rare L’Hoest’s monkey, the Guereza Colobus, Blue monkey, Grey-cheeked mangabey, Red tailed monkey, Olive baboon among others. In the group, the adult males dominate the group and provide protection to the territory against the rest of the males from other territories. The chimps are located by simply listening for their pant-hooting calls, and then heading to the place from which they replied. Here you can observe them as they feed, play as well as socialize with each other. The tracking takes 2-3 hours after which you will have lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon you will go for a guided nature walk in the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. The sanctuary offers great birding opportunities and nature walks. Bigodi is also a rich cultural heritage site where you can mix with the local people to learn about their traditional activities and lifestyles. Alternatively, you can visit the beautiful Crater lakes region for a picturesque view of the breathtaking scenery.

Lodge/Hotel: Kyaninga Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board
Day 6 : Drive to queen Elizabeth National Park, afternoon game drive

Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The drive offers magnificent views of the rift valley. Queen Elizabeth National Park is covered by Savannah vegetation, humid forests, lakes, and fertile wetlands which makes it the ideal habitat for a variety of wildlife species like buffaloes, elephants, warthogs, baboons, and Lions. It also has over 600 bird species. Once you have settled in, you will go for an afternoon game drive in the park.

Lodge/Hotel: Kyambura Gorge Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board
Day 7 : Game drive and boat ride on Kazinga channel

Rise up early to go for a morning game drive. It is covered by Savannah vegetation, humid forests, lakes, and fertile wetlands which makes it the ideal habitat for a variety of wildlife species like buffaloes, elephants, warthogs, baboons, and Lions. It also has over 600 bird species. You will catch up with the early risers and predators returning to their hideouts. You will most likely meet grazing Hippos, Elephants, Lions, spotted Hyenas, bush bucks, water bucks, stripped jackals, comical warthogs, and the elusive leopard. You will visit the Katwe salt lake. Later in the afternoon, you will go for a boat ride on Kazinga Channel. The Kazinga Channel is home to many of the captivating species that inhabit the park and taking a boat ride along it gives tourists a chance to cruise just meters from the enormous hippos and buffalos while elephants linger on the shores. Later return to your accommodation overnight.

Lodge/Hotel: Kyambura Gorge Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board
Day 8 : Fly to Bwindi Impenetrable National park, game drive in Ishasha sector

Transfer back to Kasese Airstrip for our flight to Kihihi Airstrip. You will have a game drive in the Ishasha Sector which is the Southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park. It is famously known for its very exceptional residents – The tree climbing Lions. Later proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park which is one of Uganda’s major national parks and habitat to over five hundred mountain gorillas. The park is situated in the mountainous areas of southwestern Uganda close to the border of Rwanda. You will proceed to your accommodation overnight.

Lodge/Hotel: Bwindi Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board
Day 9 : Gorilla trekking

After breakfast, with your packed lunch, your guide will drive you to the park headquarters for a briefing about the do’s and don’ts during your gorilla trekking. Your Gorilla tracking will start immediately after the briefing. It is a memorable and amazing experience watching the Mountain gorillas feed, play around, and also do their day-to-day activities. This activity can take 2 hours or even up to 8 hours since it’s dependent on the location and movement of the gorillas. Also, expect to walk long distances in muddy and steep conditions- this will require you to have a walking stick. On meeting the gorillas, you will spend one hour with them as you take photos and watch then play and swing on tree branches. Later return to the lodge and choose to relax in the afternoon or visit ride for a woman community project that was started up to support women earn a living from making crafts.

Lodge/Hotel: Bwindi Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board
Day 10 : Fly to Entebbe and depart

You will be transferred to Kihihi Airstrip for your flight to Entebbe. Upon arrival, you will connect to your outbound flight and this will be the end of your tour in Uganda.

Lodge/Hotel:
Meal plan: Bed & Breakfast

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