Uganda is stunningly beautiful. It's truly the Pearl of Africa and home of the original African Safari. Sitting astride a divide between the semi arid East African Savannah and the Rain Forest West African Jungle, the country provides, really the best of ‘two worlds’. Join safari with CKC Tours and Travel to get your best Uganda safari experience. Uganda reputedly, has the world’s most hospitable people making it one of the most authentic African tourism destinations.
Located on a peninsula within the heart of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Mweya Safari Lodge is surrounded by the magical Rwenzori Mountains aptly described as the 'Mountains of the Moon'. To the east, lie the guardians of the birthplace of mankind, the Great Rift Valley hills, separated from the mountains of the moon by the meandering Kazinga Channel. Here the water flows endlessly into two giant lakes - Lake George and Lake Edward.
Rwakobo Rock is an eco-friendly, family run hotel and restaurant nestled on a scenic outcrop at the edge of Lake Mburo National Park. Rwakobo Rock is a peaceful and secluded retreat where you can breathe in the essence of wild Uganda. The eight comfortable and spacious cottages are dotted around the hill, all very private and offering great sunset views.
Located in the Buhoma sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in western Uganda, Silverback Lodge is only a five minute walk to the national park and has sweeping views of the valley and forests that surround it. The lodge has sweeping views of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Pick up at your Kampala Hotel from the Entebbe International Airport (EBB). Take the morning drive to the Lake Mburo National Park with game viewing en-route. You'll arrive at the Rwakobo Rock Lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat ride on Lake Mburo with opportunities to enjoy the rich bird life, as well as schools of hippos. You may take a nature walk on lodge grounds. Dinner and overnight at the Rwakobo Rock Lodge.
Arise early with coffee or tea and cookies for a guided nature walk. Lake Mburo is the only national park in Uganda where a safari on foot is allowed. With your guide’s advice get as ‘safely’ close as possible to wildlife like giraffes, antelopes, buffaloes from a distance, elephants, and many more. Learn about medicinal and other plants, earn about bird calls, learn how to identify some species by their footprints and dung, observe the small inhabitants; ants, beetles, butterflies, and others and exchange notes with your naturalist or guide.
Take a late breakfast at the lodge and drive to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Lunch at a local restaurant en-route. Proceed to the Silverback Lodge. Dinner and overnight at the Silverback Lodge.
Arise early and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime: a coming face to face with the rare but critically endangered mountain gorillas - only about 800 remain in the world. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the national park offices where you will be allocated a gorilla family, a gorilla tracking guide, and tracking group to join. Following a briefing by your guide about the gorillas, the allocated gorilla family, what to expect, how to behave with the gorillas, etc., you will be driven to the trail-head for the start of your amazing adventure.
The time taken / distance traveled in search of the mountain gorillas can be pretty unpredictable. It could be anything from two to eight hours hiking up and down the valleys and ridges of Bwindi’s beautiful eco-system, in often steep and muddy conditions, and sometimes with rain overhead. The pleasure and thrill of coming face to face with the gentle giants of Bwindi in their natural habitat and spending the allowed one hour with them is one of the most unique and genuinely breathtaking experiences you will ever have.
Afterwards, you will trek back to base to rejoin your driver or guide and transfer back to the lodge for a well deserved shower and lunch. Dinner and overnight at the Silverback Lodge.
Following breakfast, depart Bwindi with packed lunches and drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park via her southern Ishasha area that is famous for the black maned tree climbing lions, a rare phenomenon practiced by some lions in only very few of their habitat. You may also expect to see herds of buffalo, elephants, and a multiplicity of other plains game species. Enjoy an all day northwards game viewing drive culminating at Mweya Safari Lodge, where you arrive with time to relax in late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the Mweya Safari Lodge.
Arise at dawn with coffee/tea and cookies and embark on an early morning game drive first heading the Kasenyi plains, the mating ground of the Uganda Kobs in search of lions, elephants, buffaloes, and other wild animals in their natural habitat then proceed to the jetty on Kazinga Channel, a natural channel joining Lake Edward and Lake George for a launch cruise.
At the very center of the divide between the East African savannah and the West African jungle, the channel is a melting pot of eco-systems and species with a wide variety of bird species, multitudes of hippos cooling off on the shores, wallowing buffaloes, elephants, buffaloes; this cruise will definitely be one of the highlights of your safari. Afterwards, check out and drive back to Kampala proceeding to Entebbe International Airport (EBB) for your evening departure flight.
The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is in south-western Uganda. It is here that the critically endangered mountain gorillas are found. Gorilla tracking is very popular here and all attempt it are awed. This park is a 124-square-mile UNESCO site home to approximately 350 mountain gorillas (half of the world's remaining population), non-habituated chimpanzees, more than 100 other species of mammals, 346 species of birds, and 163 species of trees.
Lake Mburo National Park is a national park located in western Uganda. Lake Mburo is the only national park in Uganda where a safari on foot is allowed. With your guide’s advice clients get as ‘safely’ close as possible to wildlife like giraffes, antelopes, buffaloes from a distance, elephants, and many more. You also have the opportunity to learn about medicinal and other plants, earn about bird calls, learn how to identify some species by their footprints and dung, observe the small inhabitants; ants, beetles, butterflies, and others.
Situated in Western Uganda, this park forms the natural boundary between The East African savannah and the West African jungle. The Kazinga Channel is right inside the park. It is a natural channel joining Lakes Edward and Lake George and is navigated with a Launch Cruise. It is a melting pot of eco-systems and species with a wide variety of bird species, multitudes of hippos cooling off on the shores, wallowing buffaloes, elephants. The park is also the mating ground of the Uganda Kobs, lions, and others in their natural habitat.
During the safari tour, you have included in the price four breakfasts, four lunches, and four dinners.
On day three you may have an optional tour the nearby Batwa cultural village to meet and interact with the Batwa pygmy community - a forest people long displaced from the rain forest they shared with mountain gorillas - for a firsthand introduction to one of the most unique cultures worldwide; visit their homes, learn about their age old traditions, customs and cultures, enjoy and participate in their traditional music and dance, hike the forest with Batwa guides, hear their stories and ancient legends, how they lived and hunted, health and medicinal plants - how globalization is affecting their age old ways, as well as the challenges and opportunities of new ways of life like education, and much more.
Please book your flights to Entebbe International Airport (EBB). Transfers from and to the airport are included in the price. CKC Tours and Travel will have the driver / guide send to pick you up from the airport.