Start your search here

    • 16+ years
    • 12-15 years
    • 2-11 years
    • 0-23 months

UGANDAN ADVENTURE SAFARI

12 days

DEPARTS UGANDA

Zimbabwe AND Botswana:  Continent of Africa (ZB) Botswana: “The real Africa", beckons to the intrepid and to the adventurous. On this ulendo (trip) we will explore the adrenaline raising Victoria Falls, follow in the footsteps of the most famous of explorers, David Livingstone, whose exploration heralded the establishment of missions promoting the spread of Christianity. This safari is a true exploration of the wilderness areas of Central and Northern Botswana. We explore the Central Kalahari, Okavango Delta, Moremi, Savuti & Chobe in an open 4WD game viewing and camp wild in these true wilderness areas. This itinerary includes all of the best wildlife viewing areas in Botswana. This is the ultimate Botswana Adventure.

Botswana, unsurpassed hospitality and unique wildlife, taking in the astounding wildlife and birdlife we will cross into Botswana.  Despite its natural bounty with magnificent landscapes trampled by some of Africa’s finest wild herds, Botswana remains all but unvisited by independent travellers. The endless miles of untouched wilderness invite unparalleled and safe adventure.  So, Dumela Rra, Dumela Mma.

Grading:  Anyone in good health with a sense of adventure and humour should be able to take part.  There is no real physical difficulty involved, and the hikes are in the scope of most; but as in much of Africa, where we go off the beaten track, there will be rough roads, limited facilities, some basic accommodation, and permanent campsites, which may require you to adjust your level of expectations.

NB:  Although it is our intention to operate this itinerary as printed in the brochure and detailed below, it may be necessary to make some changes as a result of alterations to flight/boat/train schedules, climatic conditions, or other operational factors.  As a consequence, the order or location of overnight stops may vary from those outlined.

Included meals are indicated in the daily itinerary (i.e. BLD - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).           

         

Prices below are land only, let us know if you require a flight inclusive quote.

From £3007.24 - Price is per person based on two travelling

Price of tour vary depending on date of departure.

If you require further information please fill in the Query form below, also detailing the dates you would like to depart.

Day 1: Transfer Entebbe – Kampala

Meet and greet at Entebbe airport – Time to be advised. Transfer to Kampala – 1 hr

Overnight Kampala Serena Hotel on BB

 

 Day 2:Murchison Falls National Park

This morning, transfer to Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary, a two-hour drive from Kampala, along the road on the way to Murchison Falls National Park. While you track the rhinos, visit the information centre and craft shop, look out for bush buck, leopard, Uganda kob, oribi, crocodiles, hippo and other wildlife present on the ranch. The bird life is abundant, with even the rare shoebill stork present in the Lugogo Swamps. Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary offers peace and tranquility in beautiful surroundings,In the afternoon we will visit the "top of the falls" for your chance to view the magnificence of the Nile. The park is cut into half by the famous River Nile where it has to squeeze itself through the legendary Murchison Falls, an impossibly narrow 7 m gap in a cleft rock creating a powerful explosion of white water. The Falls are believed to be the most powerful natural flow of water anywhere on earth. Superlatives like “awesome” “stupendous” “fantastic” and “wow” have been used to describe this amazing spectacle. Overnight Paraa Safari Lodge


 

Day 3: Murchison Falls Park

After an early breakfast, proceed for a game drive. Elephant, Cape buffalo, Rothschild's giraffe, Uganda kob, hartebeest and waterbuck are commonly seen. You may also spot oribi, bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, bush duiker, warthog and bushpig. Large carnivores include lion, leopard and spotted hyena.After lunch, go for a boat safari upstream the calm Victoria Nile. En-route, marvel at the toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over this 17 km stretch you may see elephant, waterbuck and Uganda Kob. This is also a zone of many bird species like Goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. The boat will stop just tens of metres from the sinister, frothing and bubbling base of the falls. 

Overnight Paraa Safari Lodge

 

Day 4: Kibale Forest National Park

All day drive south via Hoima to Fort Portal through verdant countryside and past traditional homesteads and farms. Fort-Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon. Overnight Kibale Forest Camp

 

Day 5:Kibale Forest

All day search of chimpanzees and 10 other primate including l' hoestes, red colobus, blues, red tailed and gray - cheeked mangabey. The guide will provide detailed explanations, not only on primates, but on all the forest fauna and flora and will ensure that your walk is both informative and enjoyable. This walk is excellent for viewing bird life and seeing primates at close quarters.  Overnight Kibale Forest Camp

 

Day 6:Queen Elizabeth National Park

Morning visit to Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary to search for smaller mammals and primates. Look out for the rare red colobus monkey and the sitatunga. The guided 4.5km circular trail through the swamp is also one of the best guided bird trails in East Africa as well as offering a realistic opportunity to see up to six different primate species in a space of a few hours.Proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park following the mystical Ruwenzori Mountain range for much of the journey. A game drive en route may be rewarded with views of lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, hyena and a variety of antelope species. Overnight Mweya Safari Lodge

 

 Day 7:Queen Elizabeth

Two game drives today. Queen Elizabeth National Park's diverse eco-system of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. Game drives in this park, with the massive Rwenzoris as a backdrop provides excellent opportunities to see lion, leopard, giant forest hog, Cape buffalo, elephants, defassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, Topi and bush buck. These two game drives and the boat tripare a memorable method of discovering a vast array of Ugandan wildlife      In the afternoon, enjoy the unique 2 hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos and many animals may be seen drinking at the water's edge. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colourful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species. Overnight  Mweya Safari Lodge

 

Day 8:Bwindi National Park

Drive through the "Switzerland of Africa" area known as the Kigezi Highlands with its terraced hillside and winding roads to Bwindi. Overnight Buhoma Lodge

 

Day 9:Bwindi, Gorilla Tracking

Early morning entry into Gorilla sanctuary. This rainforest is spectacular. 

It offers a dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but criss-crossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. Mammals recorded include the endangered mountain gorilla, rare golden monkey, buffalo, elephant, black-fronted duiker, bushbuck, leopard, giant forest log and others. This park is best known for the fascinating gorillas. The time taken and the terrain varies according to the movements of this marvelous primates. The thrill of spending time and observing the gorillas is a rare, moving, awesome and exciting adventure. The gorilla is a shy and peaceful animal and it is unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they interact. Overnight Buhoma Lodge

 

Day 10:Lake Mburo National Park

After an early breakfast, you will and drive to Lake Mburo National Park. Enjoy the boat ride on Lake Mburo and get quite close to crocs and hippos.

Birdwatchers will enjoy the more than 250 species of birds found in Lake Mburo including Papyrus Gonolek, Brown faced Lapwing. Carruther's Cisticola, the extraordinary White winged Warbler and Bare-Faced-Go- Away bird.

Evening game drive along the Lakeshore track. With its own system of game trails and cleared walkways the "Kigambara Loop" offers interesting guided lakeside walks. Find here herds of zebra, Cape buffalo and eland. Oribi and topi are easily approached.  Overnight Eagle’s Nest / Lake Mburo Safari Lodge / Mihingo Safari Lodge

 

Day 11:Lake Mburo – Entebbe 

After breakfast, proceed for a game drive or a safari walk under the escort of an armed ranger. The Kopjes are particularly interesting and camouflage kilpspringers and topis. Due to cattle herding in the area it is amusing to see zebra grazing alongside the long horned Ankore Cattle peaceably. Return for lunch which should be taken leisurely enjoying the view of the lakes in this park.

After lunch, drive back to Entebbe via Kampala stopping at the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers en route where you will able to watch the ceremonial drums being crafted using methods passed down through generations. There will also be time to stop at the equator for photographs. You arrive Entebbe in the early evening. 

Overnight Laico Lake Victoria Hotel on BB

 

Day 12Transfer

After breakfast, transfer to Entebbe airport for your onward flight:

Safari Inclusions

  • -Private 4WD Land Cruiser with pop up roof with window seat guarantee for safaris.
  • -All parks and reserves entrance fees.
  • -Crater fees
  • -All daily accommodations/ meals base in FB (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • -Unlimited drinking water during safaris in 4×4.
  • -Private professional English speaking guide.
  • -Soft drinks during Game drive
  • -tea and coffee during game drive.
  • -Free safari hut

 

 

Safari Exclusions

  • -All items of a personal nature.
  • -Gratuities for safari guide and camps staff.
  • -Visa and Passport fees.
  • -Airport departure tax(6 USD for domestic departure)
  • -International / local flight.
  • -Tips for driver guide highly recommended $20 per person per day
  • -Flight International/local flight 

You only need to pay a 20% deposit

Full payment is due 8 weeks before departure

Request a quote below

To prevent us receiving spam emails, please type the text that appears above into the entry box and submit.
ACCEPT COOKIESTo give you the best possible experience, this site uses cookies. Using this site means you agree to our use of cookies. We have published a cookies policy, which you should read to find out more about the cookies we use. View cookies policy.