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$18000 Cultural & Theme Tours

13 Days Best Of Uganda Wildlife Safari

Arrival: Pick up at Entebbe airport at 20:55 and transfer to your Lodge in Entebbe or Kampala.Day1; Kampala/Entebbe – Murchison Falls National Park via Zziwa Rhino SanctuaryAfter breakfast, check out and transfer to your Lodge in Murchison falls national Park, stop over along the way for snacks/ lunch at your own cost and the visit to Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary. 2; Murchison falls (Game drive & Boat cruise)Early morning, start the game drive to view giraffes, elephants, buffalo, lions and many other animals. After lunch, spend an afternoon of Game Viewing on the river, you will be able to view crocodiles, hippos and various birdlife as well as an up-close view of the waterfalls and rapids bellow..3; Murchison Falls – Kibale rain forest (Chimps) National ParkAfter breakfast, check out and transfer to Kibale Forest. Stop-over in Fort Portal for lunch and quick break. Arrive at your Lodge/Camp in the afternoon..4; Kibale Chimpanzee trackingAfter an early breakfast, short transfer to Kanyanchu visitor area at 8am for Chimpanzee trekking. After a quick briefing you will be guided by park rangers into the forest to view the chimpanzees, and other primates such as the black and white Colobus monkeies.5; Kibale – Queen Elizabeth National ParkCheck out after breakfast and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park (Q.E.N.P), arrive in at your Lodge/camp in the afternoon.6; Queen Elizabeth (Game drive & Boat cruise)After breakfast, transfer to Ishasha sector of the Park. Arrive in the afternoon, and check in at your lodge/ camp, enjoy dinner and spend the rest of the evening at leisure. 7; Queen Elizabeth Ishasha sectorEarly morning for a special game drive to view the tree climbing lions. Return to the lodge for meals and spend the rest of the day at leisure. 8; Ishasha – Bwindi Gorilla National ParkCheck out after breakfast and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Arrive at your lodge/Camp in the afternoon in time for lunch.. 9; Gorilla Tracking (Buhoma)After an early breakfast, report to gorilla briefing point at 7pm. A park ranger will brief you before you set off deep into ancient forest to view the Gorillas. .  10; Buhoma – lake BunyonyiAfter breakfast, check out and transfer to your lodge at Lake Bunyonyi. Check in and spend the rest of the day at leisure.11; Lake Bunyonyi (Boat/pygmy visit) & relaxationIn the morning after late breakfast, you go to the boat ride to the island. Here you choose whether to have an island walk, visit the pygmies..12; Bunyonyi – Kampala/ Entebbe or Kigali (Rwanda) Intel AirportIn the morning after breakfast, you board the jeep to your Airport.

$1650 Cultural & Theme Tours

Bwindi Gorilla Safari Uganda 3 days 2 nights

ItineraryDay 1- Leave Kampala in the morning and drive southwards. A first stop over at the Equator, a famous spot for photography. For the rest of the journey, view the long horned Ankole cattle, papyrus, acacia woodland and terraced landscape of Kigezi highlands on your way to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Lunch enroute in Mbarara. Dinner and overnight at the lodge/camp. You can choose between classic, midrange and budget accommodation. Day 2 - Gorilla tracking in the tropical rain forestAfter an early breakfast and briefing from the guides, set off for the gorilla tracking in the forest sanctuary. The activity starts at 8.00am. You need to carry packed lunch, drinking water, rain jacket and jungle boots while the rangers will provide you with a walking stick. The time taken to find the gorillas varies according to the movements of these marvelous primates. An encounter with an earth shaking 350 pound silver back or a baby gorilla is very exciting and an unforgettable experience! Dinner and overnight at your lodge/ camp.Day 3-After breakfast return to Kampala at leisure. Lunch enroute.Possible one day extensions: Spend the night at Lake Bunyonyi; Visit Lake Mburo National Park.

$1620 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3 Days Gorilla Trekking to Bwindi

Day 1: Travel to Bwindi You will after breakfast set off for an 8-9 hour drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in the south western part of the country. You will have a stopover at the Equator where you will have an opportunity to stand in 2 hemispheres at the same time and take some photos. You will make another stopover for lunch en-route before continuing with your journey to Bwindi arriving in the evening. Dinner and overnight will be at Cephas Inn/White Horse Inn/Broadbill Forest Camp Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi and Lake Bunyonyi tour You will have an early morning breakfast and move to the Park headquarters to join other trackers in a briefing about the gorilla trekking rules at 7:45 am. You will trek through thick creepers and undergrowth with your guides to find the Gorillas, which can take you 1-8 hours. The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access by tourists. You will have one hour to stay amongst the Gorillas once sited and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. The drive will be through a beautiful part of the country often referred to as ‘the Switzerland of Africa’ because of its unique cool weather despite being near the Equator. This lake is said to be one of the most beautiful places in western Uganda. It is the second deepest lake in Africa [900 meters deep] and also one of the few places in the country where it is considered safe to swim as it is bilharzias free. Dinner and overnight will be at Cephas Inn/White Horse Inn/Broadbill Forest Camp  Day 3: Travel back to Kampala Wake up early in the morning, have your breakfast, end your stay in the "Land of the Mountain Gorillas" and depart with great memories of the moments spent with the fascinating Mountain Gorillas. Transfer back to Kampala with lunch en-route, then proceed to Entebbe Airport where you will catch your flight back home.

$2090 Private & Custom Tours

Safari and Lake Bunyonyi 7 days

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Queen Elizabeth National ParkDay 1Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National ParkBe picked up early by your guide in Kampala/Entebbe and start off towards Queen Elizabeth national park. Along the way you will make a stop at the equator for the experience of standing with one foot on either side of the southern and northern hemisphere. Continuing on you will have lunch either in the town of Mbarara or at the lodge depending on the time. Enjoy the views from the lodge and relax in the evening. Overnight Elephant Hab safari lodgeDuration: 1 dayStop At: Queen Elizabeth National ParkDay 2- Game-drive and boat-cruise in Queen Elizabeth National ParkWake up early in the morning for a game-drive in the Kasenyi part of Queen Elizabeth national park. Here you have the chance of seeing lions, elephants, buffaloes, an abundance of birds and more. After lunch your guide takes you to the afternoon boat-cruise on Kazinga channel. This two hour boat ride is a great highlight were you for example can look for hippos, crocodiles, elephants and warthogs along the shores of the channel. Overnight Elephant Hab safari lodgeDuration: 1 dayStop At: Lake BunyonyiDay 3 Transfer to Lake BunyonyiHave a relaxed breakfast enjoying the view from the lodge before starting off towards Lake Bunyonyi. The drive takes you through a changing landscape and you will have a lot to look at. Arrive at Lake Bunyonyi in the afternoon and be taken out to Bunyonyi Island by boat. Take in the peaceful surroundings and settle in on the island. Overnight: Bunyonyi Eco resortDuration: 1 dayStop At: Lake BunyonyiDay 4 Relax by Lake BunyonyiHave a free day by Lake Bunyonyi. Here you can rent a canoe to explore the islands, take a swim (the lake is free of hippos, crocodiles and bilharzia), go for a hike or just relax with a book. Overnight: Bunyonyi view resort- Budget Overnight: Bunyonyi echo resortDuration: 1 dayStop At: Lake Mburo National ParkDay 5 Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park.After breakfast you start off with your guide towards Lake Mburo national park. A landscape of rolling green hills will pass by the windows before you reach the town of Mbarara for lunch and then continue to the lodge in Lake Mburo national park. Overnight: Rwakobo RockDuration: 1 dayStop At: Lake Mburo National ParkDay 6 Safari-walk and game-driveStart the day early with a safari-walk in Lake Mburo national park. Get the experience of being one with nature as you see the animals close by during the walk. Have breakfast at the lodge and relax a bit before lunch. After lunch in the afternoon it is time for your game-drive in the park, here you can see impalas and zebras. Get back to the lodge to enjoy your last evening in Uganda’s national parks for this safari. Overnight: Rwakobo RockDuration: 1 dayStop At: Airport Transfer EntebbeDay 7 Transfer to KampalaHave a relaxed breakfast and then start the journey to Kampala. Make a stop along the way for lunch in Masaka or at the Equator depending on time. After the last part of the drive you arrive in Kampala in the afternoon and your guide drops you in Kampala or Entebbe depending on your flight arrangements. Duration: 4 hours

$3363 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8-Day African Safari Tour- Uganda Safari

Day 1: Kabale National park The park provides shelter to roughly around 70 mammals as well as over 375 species of birds. In the afternoon, we go for a walk at Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary where you can see primate species, and reptiles among other interesting mammals. (Budget tented camp) Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking & Transfer to Semuliki National park Get the real Ugandan atmosphere as you move through the bushes and watch the Chimps swing through the steady branches. (Mid-range lodge) Day 3: Semuliki National Park Wildlife Game viewing & Hotsprings Semuliki National Park is home to a number of exotic Central African wildlife and Batwa pygmy community. We also go on a short walk and arrive to see the Sulphur hot spring in a hot mineral encrusted swamp. (Mid-range lodge)  Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park We will set out for a real Ugandan African adventure traversing through the bushes of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Here you can see hippos, leopards, elephants, lions, and Chimpanzees among others. In the afternoon, we proceed to Mweya peninsula for a boat safari where you get to see crocodiles. (Mid-range lodge) Day 5: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park We depart for Bunyaruguru and pass through scenic Ugandan landscape. Finally, we will drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in southwestern Uganda where another amazing game drive adventure awaits. (Budget lodge) Day 6: Gorilla Tracking, Batwa experience & Lake Bunyonyi We begin today’s activity with the much-awaited Gorilla Trekking in either Mgahinga or Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to half of the Gorilla living in this world.After Gorilla tracking, the Batwa experience in Karengerere follows where your guide will take you at the top of the hills to take in the great view of Lake Bunyonyi. You can also visit the underprivileged children of Mwendo. (Mid-range resort) Day 7: Lake Bunyonyi Canoe Trekking & Village Walk You will embark on a canoe trek to enjoy the serene ambiance and breathtaking views of Lake Bunyonyi. This lake encircles 29 islands of various shapes and sizes. (Mid-range resort) Day 8: Transfer to Kampala or Kigali After breakfast, we ride a motorboat and land on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi. From there, we head back to either Kampala or Kigali in Rwanda.

$710 Cultural & Theme Tours

3-Day Gorilla Trekking Plus Relaxation in Lake Bunyonyi

Day 1: Arrive Entebbe, pick up and Depart to Bwindi National Park. Hopefully, your flight is scheduled for an early morning landing in Uganda. Your safari will start from Entebbe Airport where you will be picked up by your Driver/Guide who will brief you about your tour and then depart for Bwindi Impenetrable national park. The drive will take you southwest Uganda by road, cross the Equator then to Mbarara for Lunch and through Savannah grasslands to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The scenic drive through Kigezi Highlands [commonly referred as “the Switzerland of Uganda”] and banana plantations take you to the gorilla Sanctuary of Bwindi NP. You will arrive in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and will mainly do little but just check in your accommodation, relax as you prepare for the Bwindi gorilla trekking experience the next day.Accommodation: Broadbill Forest Camp | Meals: Lunch, Dinner. Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation. After an early breakfast and a briefing by a ranger guide, you will enter the gorilla sanctuary for your adventure. The beauty of this rain forest is spectacular! The area offers dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The time taken and the terrain vary with the movements of these great primates. Once you locate a gorilla group, you will be allowed an hour in their presence. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle and endangered giants is an awesome, exciting experience to be long savored. Return to your lodge. Have your lunch and thereafter check out for a transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi is framed by lush, green-terraced hills that reach a height of (2,200 – 2,478m) but it’s the 29 islands of various shapes and sizes scattered across the water that make it most magical — you could admire them all day.Accommodation: Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Day 3: Enjoy the spectacular view of the Bunyonyi islands and depart for Entebbe. You will have a relaxed breakfast with spectacular view of the Bunyonyi little islands right before you. Thereafter, embark on your return journey to Entebbe Airport. Expect en route stopovers in Mbarara town for lunch and the Uganda Equator line mark in Kayabwe for some memorable photos (if you didn’t stop on the first day) and maybe buying some art pieces of interest. Proceed with the journey arriving late afternoon/evening for drop off at the airport. We hope to see you (or any referral) when next, you visit and thanks for choosing Home to Africa! Accommodation: Not Provided | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

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