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Highlights of Uganda – 11 Days

JENMAN

Spend your vacation exploring the highlights of Uganda and discover the very best the country has to offer. Explore the beautiful national parks in search for chimpanzees and gorillas and take boat cruises to experience the nature from a different angle.

Country(s): Uganda
Duration: 1 - 2 Weeks
Highlights of Uganda

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$ 4,570.00

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A small-group Uganda safari, exploring some of the most beautiful locations that the country has to offer. The tour starts and ends in Entebbe/Kampala – 11 Days

Highlights of this Uganda safari

Murchison Falls National Park

The highlight of a visit to the Murchison Falls National Park during the Highlights of Uganda safari is viewing the powerful falls. The waters from the Victoria Nile create a 43-meter-high waterfall which you will view during an exciting 3-hour morning boat cruise. During game drives, you will explore the diverse vegetation and discover the rich wildlife that call the woodlands, savannah and riverine forests home including the rare shoebill stork.

Kibale National Park

Kibale Forest National Park forms a wildlife corridor of 180 kilometres with the adjoining Queen Elizabeth National Park and offers a protected, tropical rainforest teeming with unique flora and wildlife, including over 1,000 habituated chimpanzees and several other primate species. You will explore the Bigodi Swamp on foot to get close to the exotic birds that find shelter here.

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Your Uganda safari includes two nights at the beautiful Queen Elizabeth National Park. The park boasts one of the world’s highest biodiversity ratings and offers rainforests, swamps, crater lakes, and a lush savannah that is home to nearly 100 mammal species and almost 600 species of birds. During a game drive in the Ishasha sector look out for the famous tree-climbing lions! Chimpanzee trekking in the Kalinzu Forest is another exciting experience and you will spend the morning of day 7 trekking these primates on foot through the forest.

Bwindi Forest National Park

Bwindi Forest National Park is home to many of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas, who feed on roots, leaves and fruits from the park’s many tree and fern species. Gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Forest is an unforgettable experience. You’ll also have the opportunity to interact with the women of the Buhoma community, weaving baskets and learning about their way of life.

Lake Mburo National Park

The park consists of a series of swamp-fringed lakes, in fact, wetlands make up 20% of the park. Lake Mburo which forms part of a 50km-long wetland system linked by a swamp, is home to 350 bird species as well as zebras, impalas, elands, buffalos, oribi, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi and reedbuck.

The Equator

No Uganda safari will be complete without a photo op at the Equator. Stand at the point where Earth is divided into the Northern and Southern hemispheres at 0 degrees latitude; halfway between the North and South poles.

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Included & Excluded

For more information on the accommodation and activities view the full itinerary here.

Included in the Highlights of Uganda tour
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • All transport in a Jenman safari vehicle
  • Game drives and activities
  • Experienced local guide
Excluded
  • Flights
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Optional activities
  • All drinks
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, curios and tips
  • Travel insurance and visas
  • Park entrance fees (quoted separately)
Park Fees & Activities

This fee is payable in addition to the main tour fare at the time of booking The Park Fees & activities is used to pay for some of the day-to-day operational costs that are incurred while groups are on the road. Examples include fees at most of the national parks, entrance fees to some attractions, local guides and any food markets we visit to stock up on fresh produce during the tour.

Park Fees & Activities: From USD 870

Accommodation

We make use of mid-range lodge accommodation on the Highlights of Uganda tour.

Day 1: 2 Friends Beach Hotel, Entebbe or similar
Day 2 & 3: Paraa Safari Lodge, Murchison Falls or similar
Day 4: Hoima Cultural Lodge, Hoima or similar
Day 5: Turaco Treetops Lodge, Kibale Forest National Park or similar
Day 6 & 7: Park View Safari Lodge, in Southern Queen Elizabeth National Park or similar
Day 8 & 9: Mahogany Springs Lodge, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or similar
Day 10: Mihingo Lodge, Lake Mburo National Park or similar

Full Itinerary

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Pre-Tour Information

Vehicles

Jenman African Safaris uses fully equipped, customized, 4×4 safari vehicles, Toyota Land Cruisers, or other appropriate vehicles with comfortable seating, all window seats for game viewing and a music system. These non-air-conditioned vehicles are equipped with pop-up roofs to facilitate the best game viewing. All luggage, besides hand luggage and photo equipment, is carried on the vehicle roof rack or trailer to ensure maximum comfort in the vehicle.

Travelling Times and Distances

All travelling times in Uganda are affected by road conditions, detours and weather conditions, therefore on certain days travelling times may be longer than anticipated especially where there is a lot of distance to be covered. Please keep in mind that the time it takes to travel 100 km in your home country is not equivalent to the time it takes to travel 100 km on African roads, therefore we encourage you to sit back and enjoy the spectacular scenery Africa has to offer. Where possible additional stops will be made to ensure your travelling comfort at all times.

Meals

Breakfast and dinner will be prepared by the lodge in Uganda where you are staying. They will also prepare lunch or a lunch pack depending on the itinerary for the day. Please advise us of any special dietary requirements in advance.

Visas

The onus is on the client to organize all visas required to visit Uganda, prior to departure.

Travel Insurance

Please note that travel and cancellation insurance is mandatory for every guest travelling with Jenman African Safaris. All insurance is solely the responsibility of our guests. Please ensure you arrange your own insurance with protection for the full duration of your journey to cover personal injury, damage and loss of personal items including but not limited to camera equipment and other electronic items, medical expenses, repatriation expenses and loss of luggage, etc. Please speak to your travel agent if you require assistance.

Making Your Travels Meaningful

The Grow Africa Foundation (163-738 NPO) is the responsible tourism initiative started by Jenman African Safaris. The focus of Grow Africa is to make a positive impact on the environment, society and economy in the places we travel to. We do this by instigating and supporting local social and environmental projects.
Your booking makes a difference: With every booking to the value of R10,000 / US$1,000 / EUR1,000 or more a donation of R50 / US$5 / EUR5 will go to the Grow Africa Foundation.

Trekking Rules

For conservation reasons, visits to the gorillas are tightly controlled. The following rules apply and must be strictly adhered to:
No one with a communicable disease (e.g. flu, diarrhoea) is allowed to enter the park.
Stay together in a tight group while with the gorillas, don’t surround them.
Don’t get closer than 7 metres (21 feet) to the gorillas.
Don’t eat or smoke when with the gorillas or within a distance of 200 metres from the gorillas.
Turn away from the gorillas if you have to sneeze or cough. Cover your nose and mouth in the process.
Burry all human faeces a minimum of one foot deep and ensure that the hole is properly covered.
If a gorillas moves into your direction, please move out of his way slowly.
While being close to the animals, please do not make any funny noises and try not to move quickly.
Don’t leave litter. All litter must be carried out of the park and disposed of properly.
No person under 15 years is allowed to track gorillas.
Don’t spit on vegetation or soil when in the park – use a handkerchief.
Your group must not be more than 8 tourists and must all be over 15 years old.

Itinerary

Meet and greet at the Airport, transfer to your hotel. Your Uganda safari adventure begins here and there couldn’t be a better introduction to Uganda than with a stay at Entebbe! Situated on the shores of Lake Victoria, enjoy the beaches of Africa’s largest lake and at your leisure, visit the busy markets, the Entebbe Botanical Garden with it’s diverse collection of plants, birds and primates and the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary for orphaned chimps.
On day 2 of the Highlights of Uganda tour, you will be met and collected from your hotel in Entebbe and driven to Murchison Falls. Look out for the only wild rhinos in Uganda at the Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch. We will enjoy a picnic lunch here before continuing the drive to the spectacular Murchison Falls, located within one of Uganda’s oldest conservation areas.
Murchison Falls National Park is not just known for its waterfall but also for it’s wildlife. After an early breakfast we go in search of elephant, buffalo, giraffe, hartebeest and oribi. A highlight of any visit to Murchison Falls Conservation Area is the magnificent Murchison Falls. A cheese and wine boat cruise will provide you with the best view of the falls. Return to the lodge for lunch, followed by an evening game drive.
Today you’ll trek chimpanzees in the magical Budongo Forest and witness the impressive giant mahogany trees of up to 60m tall. In the afternoon you will drive via the Albertine Escarpment of the western Rift Valley en-route to Hoima.
After an early breakfast, you will depart for Kibale National Park which contains one of the loveliest tracts of tropical forest in Uganda. In the afternoon we head off to the Bigodi Swamp for a guided birding safari. Look out for the shining blue kingfisher, blue throated roller and other rare species.
During our morning game drive we will witness the dramatic landscape of the Crater Lakes and in the afternoon we move on to the Queen Elizabeth National Park, home to nearly 100 mammal species and almost 600 species of birds and also the famous tree-climbing lions!
Today is filled with adventure! After breakfast, we go on an exciting morning chimpanzee trek in Kalinzu forest and in the afternoon we go on a boat excursion on the Kazinga Channel which connects Lake Edward with Lake George and boasts large concentrations of hippos and Nile crocodiles.
After breakfast, we try to spot the tree-climbing lions during our drive through the Ishasha sector, en-route to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. We arrive at our Bwindi accommodation in the afternoon. The rest of the afternoon can be spent at your leisure.
The day has arrived for the unforgettable gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to learn basket weaving with the women of the Buhoma community.
We leave the gorillas of Bwindi behind and drive to Lake Mburo National Park where we enjoy a late afternoon boat cruise on Lake Mburo. This impressive park consists of a series of swamp-fringed lakes and is home to 350 bird species as well as zebras, impalas, elands, buffalos, oribi, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi and reedbuck.
End your great Uganda safari today with a photo at the famous Equator sign!
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