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Best of Uganda 12 days classic safari Tour

Best of Uganda 12 days classic safari Tour

Package Duration
12 Days / 11 Nights
Destination Covered
Murchison Falls NP - Kibale NP - Queen Elizabeth NP - Bwindi Gorillas - Lake Mburo NP

  • Other Benefits (On Arrival)
    Description :
    The cost above is based on 2 persons only. More lower offers are available if you are more than 2 persons.
    You will have all the best Uganda has to offer to a tourist. You first track the white rhinos, visit the magnificent Murchison Falls and do game drives to view the BIG 5 - elephants, lions, leopard, hippos, etc, then continue to Kibale National Park to track the chimpanzees and 12 other primates in the forest, then continue to Queen Elizabeth National Park for more safari game drives to see more lions, elephants, buffalo, crocodiles, leopard and the tree climbing lions. We track the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and then visit the Lake Mburo NP.
    Package Excludes :
    • personal expenses, flights to/from Entebbe, drinks.

  • Briefing on the safari.Start for Murchison Falls National Park safari with a chance to visit Ziwa Rh

    Description :

    After your breakfast, we drive through the famous Luwero triangle. You can choose to visit and track White Rhinos at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary at $40/ per person. This sanctuary has now been established to breed black and white rhino, and restore Rhino populations in Uganda's protected areas in a later stage.) Take a stop over at Masindi hotel for lunch. We will continue through the park stopping at the top of the falls which is a fantastic sight. Here the Nile, the longest river in the world, is forced through a narrow gap in the rock (only 7 meters wide), before ferociously plunging down 43 meters. From here we will continue onto our accommodation place along the Nile river

    Murchison Falls National Park is the largest in Uganda at 3840 square kilometres. Here is the awe inspiring Murchison Falls where the River Nile hurls itself in convulsions through a narrow crevice and then plunges 40 metres in one breathtaking leap. The park has a variety of vegetation ranging from riparian forests and swamp lands to broad savannah, and provides visitors the opportunity of seeing large concentrations of wildlife including lion, leopard, civet, hyena, elephant, giraffe, buffalo, hippo, crocodile, a host of smaller game, small primates and many bird species, including the rare shoebill stork. The park is especially famous for crocodiles and hippos. Apart from game viewing, the launch trip to the bottom of the Falls is another memorable adventure giving you the experience of the mighty Biblical Nile. On the launch you may see schools of crocodiles and hippos basking on the river banks as well as a variety of birds.
    Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)
    Up-market: Paraa Safari Lodge or Nile Safari Lodge
    Moderate: Sambiya River Lodge / Fort Murchison Lodge / Murchison River Lodge/ Pakuba Lodge
    Low Budget: Red Chilli Rest Camp

    Safari game drives Murchison Falls National Park Tallest Wild Girrafe Feeding You may ever see looki

    Description :

    After break fast head to the Delta in search for bird life and enjoy the game drive to look for lions, giraffes, herds of elephants, buffaloes and many more. We will drive back to the lodge for lunch before taking an afternoon boat cruise to the foot of Murchison Falls. This boat trip along the Nile is often cited as being the highlight of a trip to Murchison since it allows you to get up-close and personal with the animals. Along this stretch of the river, there are reported to be around 4,000 hippos in addition to some enormous Nile crocodiles. The bird life is stunning with brightly colored kingfishers and bee-eaters darting along the riverbanks. If lucky, you may see the rare and prehistoric looking shoebill, which is a cross between the dodo and a dinosaur. The boat takes you to the base of the falls which only adds to their impressiveness.
    Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)
    Up-market: Paraa Safari Lodge or Nile Safari Lodge
    Moderate: Sambiya River Lodge / Fort Murchison Lodge / Murchison River Lodge/ Pakuba Lodge
    Low Budget: Red Chilli Rest Camp.

    Drive to Kibale National Park for Chimps, primates tracking

    Description :

    Leave Murchison falls N.P for Kibale Forest N.P via the Lake Albert escarpment, having a good view of the lake. Stopover at Kolping Hotel in Hoima for lunch and after drive across the interesting river Nkusi (flowing from the southern end of L. Albert, through the villages of Kagadi, joining Victoria Nile). Both rivers join L.Kyoga and flow through the Murchison Falls continue to L. Albert and north to the Mediterranean sea.

    Traveling on both asphalt and unpaved roads, you pass through traditional Ugandan Villages where you see people at work tending their traditional crops of millet, sorghum, beans and maize. The lush rolling hills of this region provide good "photo opportunities". As you approach Fort Portal in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains, you enter Uganda's famous tea plantation region. A carpet of green spreads before you, as far as the eye can see, and seems an unusual contrast to the countryside through which you have just passed. You arrive at Fort Portal, then, continue toward Kibale Forest, one of the great African rainforest research reserves. Years of study by scientists (who have cut a grid through the forest) have habituated many of its animals to human observers. This forest is famed for the variety of primates found here and it is a terrific area for birds. This rural Ugandan town (Fort Portal) is locally famous for its weaving and basketry, and we can spend some time briefly to examine some of this local art.

    Fort Portal is a small and attractive city. The fort was built between 1891 and 1893 and named after Sir Gerald Portal, the British Consul General of Zanzibar who arrived in Uganda in 1892 to formalise the protectorate of Uganda. He died of malaria a few months after the fort was completed.
    During the afternoon we have time to visit the scenic crater lakes region, checking out the superbly terraced tea estates. In the south of Fort Portal is Kasenda Crater Lakes region. It sits on the rim of Lake Nyinambuga the back of the main building looks down over the lake, while the other side of the lodge looks out over another lake in the distance and, further off, the Rwenzori Mountains, which were perpetually shrouded in the clouds, except early in the morning. There’s plenty to do in this area and we can also take an hour’s walk around Lake Nyinambuga.
    Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)
    Up-market: Kyaninga Lodge or Primate Lodge Kibale or Ndali Lodge
    Moderate: Kibale Forest Camp
    Low Budget: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse

    Chimpanzee tracking, tracking over 12 primates in Kibale National Park, Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary

    Description :

    Assemble at Kanyankyu River camp at 08:00hours to go for the most popular activity in this park which is Chimpanzee tracking. Chimpanzees are man’s closet cousins though they are one of the most threatened primate’s species. More primates like Black and white Columbus monkeys, L’Hoest Monkeys, Grey cheecked Mangabey, Red tailed monkeys, bush babies, pottos and many bird species like the yellow spotted nicator, rumped tinker bird, Little greenbul, green breasted pitta, the crowned eagle, black bee eater and mammals like Elephants can be seen in this walk.
    Kibale National park, which averages about 3,300 feet in elevation, is an extension of the great rainforests of central Africa. It is inhabited by three large "communities" of chimps, each numbering more than 100 individuals. Each community has a complicated social structure. The big adult males dominate the group and defend the community territory against incursions by male outsiders; the females usually wander in small family groups.
    Typically, we locate the chimps by listening for their pant-hooting calls, then hustle to the area from which they are calling. We get to observe them as they feed in fruiting trees, lounge, and socialize with each other, or even, occasionally hunt.
    In the afternoon we visit a nearby forest swamp that is excellent for viewing primates and other forest animals. At the Eastern edge of Kibale forest is Bigodi Wetland sanctuary which is maintained by the local community. You will expect birds like the great Blue turaco, blue monkeys, baboons, otters, mongoose, bush bucks, bush pigs and among others.
    Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)
    Up-market: Kyaninga Lodge or Primate Lodge Kibale or Ndali Lodge
    Moderate: Kibale Forest Camp
    Low Budget: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse

    Queen Elizabeth National Park, viewing Rwenzoris, lots of craters lakes and wild animals

    Description :

    Either a day’s walk in the foothills of the Rwenzoris, one of the great mountain ranges of the world, looki Rwenzori is the highest mountain range in Africa with the highest peaks; Margherita (5,109m) and Alexandra (5083m) on Mount Stanley. These are exceeded in altitude elsewhere in Africa only by Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya which are extinct volcanoes standing in isolation above the surrounding plainng out for its forbidding peaks in the distance, or drive straight to Queen Elizabeth. The game seen will depend on the season; the Kasenyi plains are good for lion and the Mweya peninsula for a variety of animals.
    Shift to Queen Elizabeth National Park this morning (about 3 hours driving). Leaving through Fort Portal town, you turn south and early this afternoon enter Queen Elizabeth National Park, which is dominated on its northern border by the snow-capped 16,000-foot Rwenzori Mountains-the famed "Mountains of the Moon". This 767-square-mile conservation area is bordered on the North East by Lake George and on the South West by Lake Edward; its western border adjoins the Zaire Parc Du Virunga. You will expect to see teeming herds of impala-like Uganda Kob, as well as topi, elephant and lion, giant forest hog, Cape buffalo. There are also several soda lakes filling ancient volcanic calderas where flamingos reside seasonally.

    In the afternoon enjoy a game drive in the northern part of the park, visiting the Baboon Cliff famous for its nice scenery, and good views of the shadows of the mountains of the moon - the Rwenzoris. The drive to the lodge leads through large expanses of savannah grasslands and plenty of wildgame
    Overnight at Up-market/ Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge or Jacana Safari Lodge Or Katara Lodge
    Mid-range or moderate facility: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge (in rooms)/ Simba Safari Camp in rooms/ Buffalo Safari Resort/ Enganzi Lodge/ Ihamba Safari Lodge (mid-range )
    Budget price: Kazinga Channel View Resort/ Simba Safari Camp (Tents)/ Mweya Hostels/ Bush Lodge (Tents)

    Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Game drive to see lions, leopard, elephant, buffallo, etc

    Description :

    Either a day’s walk in the foothills of the Rwenzoris, one of the great mountain ranges of the world, looki Rwenzori is the highest mountain range in Africa with the highest peaks; Margherita (5,109m) and Alexandra (5083m) on Mount Stanley. These are exceeded in altitude elsewhere in Africa only by Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya which are extinct volcanoes standing in isolation above the surrounding plainng out for its forbidding peaks in the distance, or drive straight to Queen Elizabeth. The game seen will depend on the season; the Kasenyi plains are good for lion and the Mweya peninsula for a variety of animals.
    Shift to Queen Elizabeth National Park this morning (about 3 hours driving). Leaving through Fort Portal town, you turn south and early this afternoon enter Queen Elizabeth National Park, which is dominated on its northern border by the snow-capped 16,000-foot Rwenzori Mountains-the famed "Mountains of the Moon". This 767-square-mile conservation area is bordered on the North East by Lake George and on the South West by Lake Edward; its western border adjoins the Zaire Parc Du Virunga. You will expect to see teeming herds of impala-like Uganda Kob, as well as topi, elephant and lion, giant forest hog, Cape buffalo. There are also several soda lakes filling ancient volcanic calderas where flamingos reside seasonally.

    In the afternoon enjoy a game drive in the northern part of the park, visiting the Baboon Cliff famous for its nice scenery, and good views of the shadows of the mountains of the moon - the Rwenzoris. The drive to the lodge leads through large expanses of savannah grasslands and plenty of wildgame
    Overnight at Up-market/ Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge or Jacana Safari Lodge Or Katara Lodge
    Mid-range or moderate facility: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge (in rooms)/ Simba Safari Camp in rooms/ Buffalo Safari Resort/ Enganzi Lodge/ Ihamba Safari Lodge (mid-range )
    Budget price: Kazinga Channel View Resort/ Simba Safari Camp (Tents)/ Mweya Hostels/ Bush Lodge (Tents)

    Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park, walk through the Maramagambo Forest

    Description :

    Another early start for a bush walk through the Maramagambo Forest. This is one of the largest forests in Uganda, and forms a habitat for a number of primates and forest dwellers. Due to its location, Maramagambo also has a great diversity of butterflies and birds. The walk culminates in a visit to volcanic caves that are home to thousands of bats. Pythons are often observed in the crevices of the bats cave as they prey on bats. In this walk you will see the picturesque Blue lake-Kimeranjojo which got its name after swallowing an Elephant. Other trails will lead you to the Crater Lake and habitats of the Wild chimps and forest bird.
    In the afternoon you will have another game drive and during the dry season we will drive you to the Edward's flats to see more elephants, large herds of buffalo and different waterbirds. Occasionally we might find in this area the shoebill stork and by surprise some hunting lions.
    Overnight at Up-market/ Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge or Jacana Safari Lodge Or Katara Lodge
    Mid-range or moderate facility: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge (in rooms)/ Simba Safari Camp in rooms/ Buffalo Safari Resort/ Enganzi Lodge/ Ihamba Safari Lodge (mid-range )
    Budget price: Kazinga Channel View Resort/ Simba Safari Camp (Tents)/ Mweya Hostels/ Bush Lodge (Tents)

    Drive to Bwindi to track gorillas and other primates

    Description :

    Seasons allowing, you will drive through the Ishasha sector in search for the tree-climbing lions. Tree Climbing Lion in Ishasha, Queen Elizabeth National Park Nowhere in Africa do you stand a better chance of seeing this than in the large low limbed fig trees of Ishasha. This game drive en route will expose you to some of the animals that you might have missed seeing while on your game drives in Kasenyi and Queens Mile. Arrival in Bwindi is in the late afternoon. Once you are checked-in, you could rather be interested in rural African culture and we suggest you take a guided village walk in Buhoma Village see how Ugandans live, visit a local bar and meet the local medicine man! Please speak to your guide about the various options.
    Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)
    Up-market: Buhoma Lodge/ Mahogany Lodge
    Moderate: Engagi Lodge/ Silverback Lodge / Gorilla Safari Lodge/ Lake Kitandara Camp
    Low Budget: Travelers Rest Hotel, or Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp or Buhoma Community Campground.

    Gorilla trekking (Bwindi Impenetrable NP),

    Description :

    Today enjoy surely. After breakfast, proceed for the morning briefing before enjoying the highlight of the trip- Gorilla trekking, which may last the entire day. We trek through the rainforest and bamboo covered slopes, accompanied by a guide and trackers, in search of a mountain gorilla family. The walking can sometimes be tough and long, but when you catch a glimpse of the magnificent silverback, any discomforts will be quickly forgotten. When sighted, visitors will be guided to within 6 metres from the gorillas, sit around them for a whole hour while gazing into their big round eyes.
    Gorilla trekking is unpredictable. It's difficult to foresee how many hours you will hike. TWild and Beautifull Mountain Gorilla Waiting to Kill in Bwindi Ugandahe gorilla excursion can take from 2 up to 8 hours. Expect to walk along distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas. A good physical condition is recommended. For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour. A ranger will brief you on how to behave with the gorillas.

    While most of today's forests are no more than 12,000 years old, Bwindi's vegetation has been weaving itself into tangles over at least 25,000 years, in the process accumulating a lengthy species list. This includes 310 species of butterfly, 51 reptiles, 200 trees, 88 moths and an exceptional 120 types of mammal including 10 primates. The latter includes chimpanzee, L'Hoest's, red tailed and blue monkey, black and white colobus, baboon, and Bwindi's most famous resident, the mountain gorilla. Bwindi is a prime destination for birdwatchers. Its 350 species include seven which are IUCN red data listed and 90% of all Albertine rift endemics, species which are difficult or impossible to see in any other part of East Africa.
    Accommodation options available (all on full board basis) On Uganda Tour - Tourist Seeing Wild Lions Mating and Leopard Hunting in Queen elizabeth National Park
    Up-market: Buhoma Lodge/ Mahogany Lodge
    Moderate: Engagi Lodge/ Silverback Lodge / Gorilla Safari Lodge/ Lake Kitandara Camp
    Low Budget: Travelers Rest Hotel, or Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp or Buhoma Community Campground.

    Depart from the Gorilla Tracking Park, Drive to Lake Mburo National Park for zebras, Eland, Hippos

    Description :

    We drive east to Mbarara, now one of Uganda’s major towns, but formerly capital of Ankole kingdom for over 400 years until disbanded by independence in 1962. In the days before modern Uganda came into being, the area had a series of fiercely independent tribal states. The once nomadic Bahima people, part of Bantu-speaking Ankole kingdom, are renowned for the particular bond they forge witlake mburo tour - seeing zebras on uganda game safarih their unique, long-horned Ankole cattle. These hardy cattle respond to their individual names when called by their male herder; he in turn lives in close harmony with them. From here you continue to Lake Mburo, a small but picturesque national park renowned for its herds of antelope and one of the only two Ugandan parks home to Buchell’s zebra. The park is also especially good for acacia-associated bird.
    Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)
    Up-market: Mihingo Lodge / Mantana Tented Camp/ Archadia Cottages
    Moderate: Lake Mburo Safari Lodge/ Rakobo Camp
    Low Budget: Rwonyo Campsite

    Safari in Lake Mburo National Park for zebras, Eland, Hippos, Buffalo, Topi, birds, etc

    Description :

    Rise early for breakfast before a short drive to the Rwonyo Park Headquarters. This has often been a good chance of seeing hyenas coming back to their dens, hippos walking back to the water, you will see buffalo, zebra, impala and topi and with a bit of luck maybe even a sitatunga, an antelope rarely seen living in the papyrus swamps. After your early morning activities, return the lodge for a late breakfast on the wooden decking overlooking the water hole. Before lunch you can relax at the pool, the bar area or enjoy the privacy of your room. In the afternoon you can go on a game drive to Kazuma Look-out Point with a stunning view onto 9 of the lakes surrounding this Park. On your way you will see most of the animal species occurring in Lake Mburo National Park. The walk onto Kazuma Look-out Point is steep but short and extremely rewording and should not be missed when visiting this Park.
    Accommodation options available (all on full board basis)
    Up-market: Mihingo Lodge / Mantana Tented Camp/ Archadia Cottages
    Moderate: Lake Mburo Safari Lodge/ Rakobo Camp
    Low Budget: Rwonyo Campsite

    Depart from Lake Mburo National Park Safari, return to Kampala

    Description :

    Heading east from Lake Mburo, we bid farewell to the park’s friendly staff as we depart for Kampala. We drive through a magnificent hilly country and lush cultivation on an approximately four-hour journey. En route we will stop at the Equator for photographs and ‘polar-water experiment', then a local community popular for making local drums (Mpabire Village), gardens, crafts shops and fruit markets.
    We will be in Kampala in the evening before for your flight back home.

  • Package Terms & Conditions :

    RESERVATIONS/ PAYMENTS(Please note that we are quite flexible on most of these if you let us know of your concern)
    To confirm your reservation, we need to secure your gorilla permits and chimpanzee permits. And we are required to make full payment for these permits to fully confirm them and so we also request you to make this payment at the time of booking.
    If the tour you are booking is at least 60 days (or more) away, any deposit that should at minimum be able to cover the cost of the gorillas and chimps permits is fine. Each gorilla permit is US$600 in Uganda, $750 in Rwanda. A Chimpanzee permit is $150 in Uganda and $100 in Rwanda.

    Because most hotels/ lodges and camps will need payment to confirm bookings, we kindly request you to pay in full before the commencement of your tour/ safari.

    If you have already paid for the permits, you can pay the balance any time to within 14 days before your tour begins. This is is not so strict but of course if we lost your preferred hotel/lodge reservation because of failure to pay in time, because of your failure to remit payment, we won't be held responsible.
    The standard is we should have your full pay before you start the tour. So you can even pay on the tour start day.
    Besides, we need money to run your tour. Last minute payments may lead to late starts for the tour especially if you have to withdraw money from an ATM.

    PAYMENT METHODS

    Our most preferred payment mode would beby electronic bank transfer (wire)to the bank details we give you when you ask. It takes 3-5 days to receive the funds.

    Howeveryou can can also pay us by credit card or cash.

    Cancellations by You
    In case you intend to cancel your holiday with us, you shall have to write to us. Unless we receive a copy of your communication in writing, we can not confirm your cancellation. To avoid losses caused by your cancellation since reselling your holiday may be impossible, cancellation fees, excluding insurance, will be levied per person as follows: Cancellation charge shall be a % age of the total price where applicable.

    CANCELLATION POLICY
    Cancellations here below shall be treated against the total cost of the safari booked as follows:
    61-100 days 10% of the safari cost
    08-60 days 50% of safari cost
    0-7 days 100% of safari cost
    Note: Cancellation fees are effective from the date your written notification is received at Gorillas and Wildlife Safaris.

    Gorilla Permits Cancellation Policy

    UWA/ Rwanda Tourism Board will retain the following percentages on a gorilla permit upon cancellation.
    0 – 30 days to tracking date - no refund,
    31 – 60 days to tracking date – 75% (25% refund to client),
    61– 90 days to tracking date – 50%,
    91 days and above to tracking date – 25% (75% refund to client).

    Note: The cost of transferring money to you is entirely yours when you cancel your tour and the funds your receive will be less by the bank charges (usually about 20$)

    COMPLAINTS
    We shall attend to all complaints of any nature either directly from you or indirectly from our tour representative or service supplier. Our motto is: “The Client is the king”. We shall be in position to respond appropriately to any of your complaint or dissatisfaction as long as we can receive your report not later than 21 days after completion of your holiday. This gives us enough time to investigate your case and respond appropriately. Failure to lodge in your complaint within such a time limit, we shall not be held liable.





Contact Detail

Gorillas and Wildlife Safaris

Contact Person :-

Ivan Paul

Address :- Kampala, Kampala, Uganda