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Majestic Wildlife Safari Tour in Uganda

This amazing safari caters for those who would like to enjoy the magic of wildlife in Lake Mburo National park, the stunning number of birds species on the islands of Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale, a place referred to as the Switzerland of Africa. Of course not forgetting the majestic trip to the gorillas of the impenetrable forest of Bwindi. With all this adventure on this safari, one is assured of an unforgettable experience in their life!

Key information

  • Maximum group size: 26 persons
  • Children policy: The minimum age allowed for participation is 10 years old.
  • Starting point: Entebbe
  • Ending point: Kampala
  • Languages: English, French, German, and Spanish
  • Park fees are included.

Meet the guides

Seruma
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Highlights

  • 5 exciting game drives
  • Gorilla permits included
  • See the gorillas and birds of Uganda
  • See Lake Mburo and Bunyonyi National Park, and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks like coffee, tea, and water
  • Transport in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

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8 activity days in English
The organizer also speaks: Chinese (mandarin), French, German, Russian, Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 26 participants
Airport transfer included: Entebbe International Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
00:00
Check-out Time:
22:00

Accommodation are as follows:

Cassia lodge

Rwakobo rock lodge

Rushaga Gorilla Camp

Baboon Safari Resort

chimpanzee forest cottages

Program

Day 1: Arrive and transfer to Kampala for overnight

You will be accorded a heartily welcome by a representative of Oikos Safaris. You will then be transferred to your hotel either in Entebbe or Kampala depending on your time of arrival.

Oikos Safaris recommends that you stay overnight in Entebbe for night arrivals.

Depending on the time of your arrival, you can explore the vibrant and chaotic city of Kampala. Discover historical and political sites including the ancient tombs of the Kabakas, where the Buganda tribe laid their kings to rest or the Bahai Temple, and more. You can also eat out as Kampala is a town full of culinary wonders. Stay out from your hotel to taste some of the eclectic cuisine of the region including Kampala’s delicious Indian food!

Overnight at Cassia lodge or similar on bed and breakfast basis

Day 2: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Lake Mburo National Park. En-route you will get to see the Royal drum makers and have a stopover at the Equator for photographs. Here, you stand a chance to see the area which separates both the Southern and Northern Hemispheres. From there, you continue to Lake Mburo National Park where you will enjoy a game drive as you head to the lodge for overnight

Overnight at Rwakobo rock or similar on full board basis

Day 3: Game drives in the park and then transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable forest passing via lake bunyonyi

Have breakfast and then head for a morning gave drive where you will get to see the big herds of Zebra, Impala, Eland and other savannah species. For birders, this is one of the best places to find the African Fin foot, Papyrus, Bush Shrike, among others. Later on, have lunch and then to Bwindi impenetrable forest via Lake Bunyonyi, (place of many little birds) in Kabale, a place referred to as the Switzerland of Africa. Lake Bunyonyi is the deepest lake in Uganda and is situated close to the borders of Uganda and Rwanda. On a bright day, you might see the magnificent volcano of Mount Muhavura.

You get to enjoy an optional canoe boat ride on the lake which has over 29 islands. Later drive to Bwindi Forest for overnight.

Other activities you will get to do include Zip lining, island hoping, nature walks to mentions but a few.

Overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Camp or similar on full board basis.

Day 4: Gorilla trekking and afternoon optional activities

This morning you will have to wake up very early to get ready for gorilla tracking. Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth.

This forest is home to almost half of the worlds mountain gorillas. The tracking may take between two to six hours but its well worth the effort. There are always park guides with you who interpret the flora and fauna and the lifestyle of the gorillas. In the afternoon, you can choose to relax at the lodge or engage in optional activities like Batwa (pygmyies) community trail, water fall hike, community visits to mention but a few.

Overnight at Rushaga Gorilla Camp lodge or similar on full board basis.

Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park

This morning after breakfast, you will drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. This park which boasts one of the highest biodiversity ratings of any game park or reserve in the world and also Uganda’s second-largest National Park, the 1,978 sq km has everything from open savannah to rain forest. Queen Elizabeth has over 100 mammal species, and an astounding 606 bird species, making it a premier safari destination. Have a game drive while entering heading to the lodge for overnight.

Overnight at Baboon Safari Lodge or similar on full board basis

Day 6: Game drives, Boat trip on kazinga channel then head to Kibale forest national park.

Enjoy morning game drive in the Queen Elizabeth National Park whose diverse ecosystems include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes, and fertile wetlands, which make it the ideal habitat for the classic big game, primates, and over 600 species of birds.

Set against the backdrop of the jagged Rwenzori Mountains, the park’s magnificent vistas include dozens of enormous craters carved dramatically into rolling green hills and the panoramic views of the Kazinga Channel. Later You will take a boat trip on the Kazinga Channel, 32 Kms long followed by a game drive. This water system has the highest concentration of Hippos in the world and you will get quite close to them. See also crocodiles, buffalos, and other game that drink from the channel, also marvel at the abundant ornitho-life that is supported here.

Then head to Kibale forest national park for overnight.

Overnight at Chimpanzee forest cottages or similar on full board basis.

Day 7: Chimpanzee trekking and afternoon bigodi swamp walk.

After breakfast at the lodge, you will go for Chimpanzee tracking along the network of forest trails. Seeing habituated chimps squabbling and swinging from the trees is an exhilarating experience. Later in the afternoon you will have the opportunity to visit Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, which is rich in bird species, vegetation, and wildlife. This is also a great opportunity to support local tourism initiatives which benefit social and economic development in the area.

Overnight at Chimpanzee forest cottages or similar on full board basis

Day 8: Transfer to Entebbe oi for flight home

After breakfast, prepare for your transfer to Entebbe for your flight home.

Included excursions

Chimpanzee trekking

Gorilla trekking

Boat cruise on kazinga channel

Bigodi swamp walk

all game drives in search of wildlife in the parks

canoe boat trip on lake bunyonyi

Guides

Seruma Robert

Location

This safari tour will start from Kampala and will take you to Lake Mburo National Park, Lake Bunyonyi, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest , later to Queen Elizabeth national and kibale forest national park

Food

Daily breakfast, lunch, and breakfast are included. Water, tea are also imcluded African dishes are available on your request.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soda

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Batwa trail
  • Eat out at Kampala
  • Kampala city tour
  • Walking safari
  • Zip lining

What's included

  • game drives
  • Daily breakfast lunch, and dinner as stated in itinerary
  • Drinking water while on safari
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable safari vehicle
  • Park entry fees
  • Services of a full-time English speaking driver /guide
  • Airport transfers
  • Bigodi swamp walk
  • park entry fees
  • Boat trip on kazinga channel

What's not included

  • Gorilla trekking fees
  • Chimpanzee trekking fees
  • Optional activities and bar bills
  • Phone calls
  • Laundry
  • Airfare
  • All other services of a personal nature
  • Driver/ guide’s gratuity

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Entebbe International Airport (EBB). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Oikos Safaris will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Entebbe International Airport Airport transfer included: Entebbe International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 40% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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