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A Taste Of Uganda
8 DAYS
 

Why A Taste of Uganda?
See the best of northern Uganda in 8 days

Awesomely beautiful! This is the “Pearl of Africa”, where Stanley stood dumbstruck when he first beheld the Mountains of the Moon. You’ll trek for chimps in the jungle and cruise the Kazinga Channel between the spectacular Great Lakes. Marvelous game viewing in Semliki, Kibale and Queen Elizabeth National Parks.
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DAY 1
KAMPALA

You'll be personally met when you arrive at Entebbe airport, and transferred to the newly renovated Kampala Serena Hotel in Kampala

DAY 2
KIBALE NATIONAL PARK

Leave Kampala after breakfast for the fascinating drive through papyrus swamps (Deleted reference to Nile Delta)to Kibale National Park just under the Ruwenzori Mountains. Afternoon guided walk in the lakes area of the park for outstanding birds and primates. Meals and overnight at Ndali Lodge.

DAY 3
KIBALE/SEMULIKI NATIONAL PARK

Early morning trek for chimpanzees. Kibale is the best reserve in Africa to view chimps and the forest boasts of 12 different primate species, a thick jungle with a towering canopy. In the afternoon, drive to the Toro-Semiliki Wildlife Reserve right under the Ruwenzori Mountains Dinner and overnight at Semiliki Safari Lodge.

DAYS 4
SEMULIKI WILDLIFE RESERVE

Semliki Wildlife Reserve, the oldest protected area in Uganda and home to a staggering array of flora and fauna. The Reserve is situated in the basin of the Western Rift Valley. It is one of the most diverse habitats in Africa with wonderful examples of Riparian forest, gallery rain forest, borassus palm forest, and short and high grass savannas. Chimps exist next to elephant, lion and buffalo as well as the usual Western Uganda species. An early morning rise, tea in your tent and a good breakfast before you depart on A Boat Trip on Lake Albert to try and see the incredible and rare shoebill, visually a cross between a dodo and a dinosaur. The lake is superb: there are sand cliffs where brightly coloured colonies of red-throated bee-eaters dart in an out of their burrows, there are several fishing villages along the way, virtually untouched by the 'western world'. Then drive back to the Lodge through the borassus palm forest and the acacia savannah reveals different species of raptors and passerines. Overnight at Semliki lodge (Fullboard)

DAY 5
SEMULIKI/QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

This morning drive south into Queen Elizabeth National Park, sightseeing and game viewing enroute. Dinner and overnight at spectacular Mweya Safari Lodge perched right on the edge of the escarpment overlooking the Ugandan Great Lakes.

DAY 6
QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

Dawn game drive in the park, where all the big game can be seen in abundance. Famous for elephant and kob, expect to see some rarer animals like giant forest hog. There are 638 recorded bird species in the park! After lunch, enjoy a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel which connects Lakes Albert and George, for large numbers of buffalo and hippo. Meals and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge.

DAY 7
QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK - LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK

Today we depart for Lake Mburo National park, arriving late afternoon and we will take an evening game drive as well a night game-drive under spotlight. Meals and overnight at Mihingo Lodge.

DAY 8
LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK - ENTEBBE/Depart

Return to Entebbe, today, with private rooms at the Laico Lake Victoria Hotel before your evening departures home.

Special Note: Continue on Day 8 onto Gorilla Trek for the exciting mountain gorilla trekking. Arrive three days early for the Murchison Falls Add-on to explore this northern national park with its famous falls.

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NOTE:
Programs operating over the festive season should expect a small supplement.
The cost of this private safari for 2 or 4 people, based on 2 or 4 people sharing a twin/double room, as described in the itinerary will come up to:

 
  • Semuliki National Park
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Lake Bunyoni
  • Chimp trekking

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