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$3700 Multi-day & Extended Tours

6 Day Uganda Safari in Murchison Falls and Bwindi Impenetrable National Parks

Day 1: Kampala – Murchison FallsHead off to Murchison Falls National Park starting in Kampala via Bombo road that should take you about 5 hours. On your way, you will see the legendary Luweero triangle, today is a small town with a trading center recognized for its agonizing past during Obote’s regime. Continue and branch off at Masindi Hotel for lunch. You will pass through Budongo forest and Kaniyo Pabidi. When you reach the park, drive directly to the Top of the falls, such a pretty site for appreciating the mighty River Nile and the most powerful rush of water anywhere in the world behind.  Camp or lodge at Sambiya Lodge (budget)Day 2: Game drives - launch cruise Set off for an early game view drive on the Northern Delta Nile. Lions, buffaloes, waterbuck, Jackson’s hartebeest, Rothschild’s giraffe, oribi and baboons are some of the animals you will spot. Soon you can take a launch cruise on the Murchison falls in about two hrs. Spot schools of some of the largest hippos and crocodiles, small herds of buffalo. There is rich bird-life on the papyrus banks, watch out for the shoebill stork, the most sought after bird in Africa. Go to the Top of the falls, such a lovely scene for viewing the fall, park as well taking lunch or relaxing. Camp or lodge at Sambiya Lodge (budget)Day 3: Murchison falls - Kibale forest After morning breakfast, transfer from Murchison falls to kibale forest national park with spectacular views of the rift valley, great Lake Albert, the Rwenzori ranges, the beautiful Lakes George and Edward, generally the western Albertine rift valley environment. Dinner and overnight at Crater safari LodgeDay 4: Kibale - Bwindi You will have an early and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park with lunch en-route at Igongo cultural center in Mbarara. You will reach in the evening having dinner and overnight at Gorilla Resort (luxury)Day 5: Mountain Gorilla Tracking Take an early morning breakfast, head to the park office headquarters with packed lunch for an inevitable briefing ready to trek for the gorillas in the thick impenetrable forests. You get to spend an hour with the gorillas after having trekked for about 3-5 hours. If you are still energetic, in the evening, head for a brief nature walk to the Batwa community. Also available are curio shops, drinking joints, a children’s school among others. You can try the other option being Munyanja river trail, where you can see the waterfalls and an array of bird life plus more primates. Return to Gorilla Resort (luxury)Day 6: Kampala

$350 Kid Friendly

1 Day Jinja and Source of the Nile Tour (AIRWAYS)

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Source of the Nile - Speke Monument, Jinja, Eastern RegionA stop over to Source of the Nile Monument for a brief history of our tripDuration: 10 minutes

$526.66 Outdoor Activities

3 Days Mount Elgon Safari Hiking Safari

Day 1, Transfer to Sipi Falls in Mountain Elgon National ParkEarly in the morning after breakfast at your Hotel, You will be picked up by our experienced guide who will transfer you to Mbale town and then to Sipi falls in Mount Elgon National Park in Eastern Uganda. En-route you will pass by the sugar plantations in Lugazi, and make a stop over at Mabira forest.Here you will get a chance to see different tree species. You will have your lunch en-route and will reach Mbale town in the early afternoon. Go to the Uganda Wildlife Authority offices in Mbale town for registration and later transfer to Sipi Falls Rest Camp/Mount Elgon Cottages for relaxation while hearing the sounds of the falls, Dinner and overnight stay here on your Mount Elgon Safari.Day 2, Guided Nature Walk and bottom of the falls tourEarly morning at the lodge you will have your breakfast, after which you will head for a short guided nature walk from the Mountain Elgon Forest Exploration Centre. You will also visit the community villages of Sabiny people where you will get to know more about their culture and their day to day life. Return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, you will take a walk to the bottom of Sipi Falls where water hits the rocks. After watching and hearing the falls, you will visit the caves. Return to the lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight stay at Sipi Falls Rest Camp or Mount Elgon Cottages.Day 3, Jinja tour and Return to KampalaEarly morning have breakfast at the Lodge, after which you leave for Jinja. Visit the famous Bujagali falls and see how white water rafting is done, later on visit the source of River Nile and get a chance to see where the mighty River Nile (Longest River in Africa) starts its journey all the way to Mediterranean Sea. Have lunch in Jinja town and after transfer to Kampala. En route also Visit the famous Sezibwa falls from the Sezibwa River which is believed to have been born by human beings. Drop off will be at your Hotel in Kampala for an overnight. And that’s the end of this 3 Days Mount Elgon Safari.

$1508 Cultural & Theme Tours

3 Day Uganda gorilla safari from Kigali

Arrival • You’ll be picked up from the airport (or hotel) • Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for extra cost Day 1: Pick up from Kigali Airport/Lodge to start your 3 Day Uganda gorilla safari from Kigali You will be picked from Kigali International Airport/Any Hotel in Kigali to start your ‘Uganda Gorilla Safari From Kigali’ journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The journey is very scenic and will take you  through a country of a thousand hills to the Pearl of Africa.You cross over to Uganda at Katuna or Chanika boarder for a stop at Kabale town (Katuna) or Kisoro (Chanika) before proceeding to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for overnight.Drive time: Approximately 4-5 hoursMeal Plan: Lunch and DinnerLodging:Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tavern Lodge.Day 02: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park After breakfast and with your packed lunch, you will walk to the park headquarters for briefing about gorilla trekking. Your guide will take you through all the dos and don’ts while with mountain gorillas and after that, you will be transferred to the starting point of your gorilla family.Please note that gorilla family allocation depends on your interests, fitness and age. Please inform your guide of your interests and he will try to request for the gorilla family of your choice before you start the trek into the forest. Gorilla trekking can be strenuous and a certain level of fitness is required.Gorilla trekking can take from 30 minutes to three quarters of the day so one needs to prepare for both. You guide will try to provide information about trees, birds and other wildlife in the forest until you reach a given gorilla family of gorillas.You will be allowed only one hour of photography and observing mountain gorillas as they go about with their daily day activities and then trek back to the park headquarters to pick your certificates and then dinner and overnight at your Lodge.Lodging: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tavern Lodge.Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerDay 03: Drive to Kigali Airport After breakfast, you will drive back to Kigali Airport for your flight out of Uganda marking the end of your 3 Day Uganda gorilla safari from Kigali.

$950 Kid Friendly

5 Day Nile River adventure and Murchison Falls park safari. (Immersive your)

ItineraryDay 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls national park.Stop At: Murchison Falls, Murchison Falls National Park, Western RegionThe top of Murchison Falls was once described as the most spectacular thing to happen to the Nile along its 6700km length, the 50m wide Victoria Nile is squeezed here through a 6m gap in the rock and crashes through this narrow gorge with unbelievable power. It also has breathtaking scenery for photography with friends or personal shots.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Murchison River Lodge, a 3 star safari lodgeDay 2: Morning Savannah game drive and waterfall cruise along the Nile.Stop At: Murchison Falls National Park, Masindi, Western RegionAfter an early cup of tea, you will leave for a game drive in the savanna in search of morning hunters such as lions and leopards or warthogs, elephants, buffaloes and giraffes plus a profusion of birds. Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Waterfall Cruises - Murchison Falls, Murchison Falls National Park, Western RegionYou will later stop over and relax at a luxury safari lodge for lunch.After lunch, you will have a three-hour launch cruise along the Victoria Nile to see animals like buffaloes, crocodiles and hippos just by the river banks until you reach close to the bottom of Murchison falls for another photography moment.Additionally, you could hike for 1 hour to the peak of the falls just at a small additional price and there you will find your driver waiting for you who will drive you back to the lodge for dinner and the overnight.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner: You will have dinner at your lodge.Accommodation included: Overnight at Murchison River Lodge, a 3 star safari lodgeDay 3: Transfer to Jinja for an adventureStop At: Source of the Nile - Speke Monument, Jinja, Eastern RegionAfter having your breakfast, we will drive back to Kampala, have lunch along the way and then continue to Jinja, make a stop to visit the sugar plantations before finally arriving in Jinja where you will dine and spend the night.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Gately on Nile, a 2 and a half star lodgeDay 4: Adventure in Jinja.Stop At: Source of the Nile - Speke Monument, Jinja, Eastern RegionRight after a cup of tea, we will go white water rafting, quad biking, kayaking, or even horse riding. Rafting is a thrilling activity and is one of the most fascinating tourist activities carried out at the source of the Nile, and it doesn’t need any expertise since you can actually learn on the same day. You will head back to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon go for a boat ride and visit the Bujagali Falls. Dine and overnight at the hotelDuration: 11 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at Gately on Nile, a 2 and a half star lodgeDay 5: Transfer from Jinja to Kampala or EntebbeStop At: Airport Transfer Entebbe, Kampala, Central RegionFollowing breakfast, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy some additional activities that you missed out the day before and then return to Kampala. You can go for one more activity which you could not have done the previous day before you drive back to Kampala. Stop by Mabira forest to see various primates, trees and birds. Have lunch along the way and once in Kampala, you will be transferred to your hotel or the airport for your departure flight.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.

$3749.25 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Ultimate East Africa

Beginning in Nairobi, with its convenient international airport, this 22-day African adventure offers up the prizes of Uganda before heading east towards the beaches of Zanzibar. Enjoy wildlife safari drives across the Serengeti and trek through remote forests for an incredible encounter with mountain gorillas in their own habitat. Travel aboard our overland adventure vehicle (OAV) is well-paced and wilderness camping along the way will bring you closer to the region’s wildlife. Our certified CEO will lead the way and share with you the hidden gems that will have your camera’s shutter working overtime. This trip will truly leave an impression on you for the rest of your life!

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