This is a grand Uganda safari that will give you a taste of its opulent wildlife and adventure. The verdant savannas in its reserves are crammed by various species of wildlife that you will encounter on your Game viewing activity during safari drives. Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth National Parks are premier game viewing destinations whereas Kibale National Park’s pristine forest hosts some of the most interesting forest species like the Chimpanzee’s. You will also enjoy the mist forest of Bwindi on your Gorilla trekking. Mount Elgon and Jinja on the other hand will give you a challenge to taste you fitness and adrenaline levels.
Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Jinja, enjoy a source of the Nile cruise
After breakfast at your hotel in Kampala, travel to Jinja where you will follow the footsteps of early explorers as you participate in a cruise along the Nile to the source. Lunch will be at the hotel, and [optional: go for quad biking in the evening-Kyabirwa village] or simply do some sightseeing around Jinja. Retire for dinner at the hotel and overnight. Meal Plan: Half Board, Overnight: At selected hotel
Day 2: Rafting or Float and later transfer further East to Sipi Falls
Begin with an early breakfast at the hotel/lodge, go for an adrenaline rush as you take part in a half day rafting experience on the Majestic waters of the Nile River. Similarly, one can decide to enjoy a floating experience on the cool waters of the Nile with opportunities to splash in the tranquil waters. Have lunch and later leave Jinja and transfer to Kapchorwa at Sipi, check-in at the lodge. Meal Plan: Full Board, Overnight: At selected hotel
Day 3: Hiking the Sipi Falls and Community walk
After an early breakfast, transfer for an adventurous hike to the top of the Sipi Falls. Winding trails lead hikers through local communities, farmlands and verdant plains. The summit command beautiful views of the Karamoja plains and remarkable Kodak moments. Later return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon go for a community visit to experience the life of local people, visit coffee farms among others. Meal Plan: Full Board, Overnight: At selected hotel
Day 4: Trekking the Wagagai in Mount Elgon
After breakfast, transfer with you packed lunch boxes to the park reception/registration area where you will meet with your ranger guide who will take you through the trekking activity. You will receive briefing and then setoff for hiking through the shortest trails (Sipi or Sasa) to the 4321meters Wagagi summit where you will find one of the world’s largest calderas. Later return to the lodge where dinner and overnight will be. Meal Plan: Full Board, Overnight: At selected hotel.
Day 5: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
Start with breakfast early enough, checkout from the lodge and embark on the journey northwest of the country in the direction of Murchison Falls through Mbale, Soroti to Karuma. You will have a lunch break enroute and later continue to the park area and check-in at the booked accommodation where dinner and overnight will be. Meal Plan: Full Board, Overnight: At selected hotel
Day 6: Launch cruise, hike top of the falls and evening game drive
After breakfast, leave the lodge and transfer with the guide to Paraa where you will set-off for a launch trip along the Nile leading you to the bottom of the falls, you will see the wildlife along the banks on this voyage. Later visit/ hike top of the falls at Baker’s spot. In the afternoon after lunch, go for a game drive on the northern bank to track the wildlife in the savanna plains such as Elephants, Buffalos and Giraffes among others. Meal Plan: Full Board, Overnight: At selected hotel
Day 7: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
Checkout from the lodge after breakfast, game drive through the park to view the early grazers. Leave the park and transfer to Kibale through the Greater Bunyoro region. You will break-off enroute for lunch and later continue with the journey all the way to the lodge where your dinner and overnight will be. Meal Plan: At selected hotel
Day 8: Chimpanzee tracking and nature walk in Bigodi wetland
Begin with an early breakfast at the lodge, be transferred to Kanyancu visitor centre before 0800hours for registration, briefing and later enter the forest with the ranger guide for Chimpanzee tracking, you might also be able to see other primates like the Grey Cheeked Mangabeys, Vervets, Blue Monkeys and many more. After the activity, return to the lodge for lunch and later go to Bigodi wetland for a nature walk to see more wildlife like Sitatungas, Bushbucks, Primates and birds. Meal Plan: Full Board, Overnight: At selected hotel
Day 9: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth, Evening Game drive
Checkout after breakfast, transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park through Kasese where you will see the Majestic Rwenzori Mountains towering in the background. On arrival, check-in at the lodge, and after lunch go for an evening game drive. Meal Plan: Full Board, Overnight: At selected hotel.
Day 10: Game drive and Launch cruise
After breakfast, setoff at dawn to classic safari through the Kasenyi Plains in search of the great game striding across the huge expanse of savanna and sparkling craters. The game drive takes about 3hours so expect to see variety of wildlife species. Break-off for lunch in the afternoon and later participate in a launch cruise along the Kazinga channel where you will encounter variety of bird species, and mammals like Hippopotamuses and Buffalos along the shoreline. Meal Plan: Full Board, Overnight: At selected hotel
Day 11: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Startup with breakfast, checkout from the lodge and transfer from Queen Elizabeth through, the Ishasha sector which is in the southern part of the park and it’s known for its tree climbing Lions. You will have a game drive through the sector for a chance to see the Lions. Later leave for Bwindi breaking off enroute for lunch and continue with the journey arriving the park are at Bwindi in the evening hours, for check-in at the booked lodge. Meal Plan: Full Board, Overnight: At selected hotel
Day 12: Trekking the Mountain Gorillas in the park
Start with an early breakfast and leave the lodge with packed lunch boxes for a picnic lunch since this can be a full day activity. Head to park visitor reception are at 0730hours for registration, briefing at 0800hours and later enter the forest with your ranger guide who will take you through this activity. Once you meet them, you will be allowed an hour in their presence to watch their behavior. Afterwards, return to the start point where you meet with you driver guide and transfer back to the lodge. Reasonable level of fitness is required. Meal Plan: Full Board, Overnight: At selected hotel.
Day 13: Transfer back to Kampala
After breakfast, checkout from the lodge and hit the road for a journey back to Kampala. En-route you will break-off twice; for lunch in Mbarara at the hotel or at Igongo Country Hotel (optional: where you can also do a simple cultural tour at the museum) and also for a simple tour at the Equator. Later continue to Kampala or Entebbe, drop-off at the Airport or hotel.