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9 Days Budget Wildlife Safari in Western Region, Uganda

Lake Victoria View Guest House, Uringi Crescent Road, Entebbe, Wakiso District, Central Uganda, Uganda

Incredible Uganda Safari

This tour will show all the highlights of Uganda. On this safari, you will visit Murchison Falls National Park and enjoy a boat cruise on the Nile. You will also see the different primates in Kibale National Park, go to Queen Elizabeth for a game drive and track mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This is your chance to immerse in a blissful holiday in Uganda. Vivid Adventure Safaris will make your safari dreams come true!

Meet the guides

Mwesigwa
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Highlights

  • Game drive activities
  • Gorilla and chimp trekking
  • Boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel
  • Covers park entry fees and gorilla trekking permits for non-residents
  • A visit to the famous Luweero Triangle
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • 8 nights lodging
  • Daily meals

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8 activity days
Airport transfer included: Entebbe International Airport
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Accommodation

On this safari, you will stay for 8 nights at the accommodations as listed in the itinerary.

Program

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport (EBB)

On your arrival, the tour representative / guide will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Entebbe.

  • Accommodation: Lake Victoria View Guest House

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

Start your day by having a heavy breakfast at your hotel in Kampala. The guide will then come and pick you up and transfer you to Murchison Falls National Park which is Uganda’s largest park. The park is a habitat for animals like elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, and a variety of antelopes.

En route, you will visit the famous Luweero Triangle and also stop over for lunch in Masindi Town. After that, you will proceed and reach the famous park which was named after the magnificent Murchison Falls. Upon arrival, you will visit the top of the falls where water thunders through different rapids from a 7-meter gap to fall over 40 meters Gorge below. After that, you will have dinner and overnight stay at your accommodation.

  • Journey time: 6 hours
  • Accommodation: Fort Murchison tents
  • Meal plan: All meals

Day 3: Game drive and launch cruise along the Albert Nile

After an early breakfast, you will go for a game drive on the northern bank of Nile River. The activity will take about 3 - 5 hours. Wildlife in the park includes elephants, Rothschild giraffes, buffaloes, lions, hartebeests, Uganda kobs, oribis, and waterbucks.

After the drive, you will return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, you will go for a launch cruise on the Albert Nile which will give you an exciting panoramic view at the bottom of the mighty Murchison Falls.

Along the cruise, you will encounter crocodiles, hippos, and birds on the river banks like kingfisher, cormorants, bee-eater, and the rare shoebill stork. After that, you will have dinner and overnight stay at your accommodation.

  • Accommodation: Fort Murchison tents

Day 4: Transfer to Kibale National Park

Early morning after breakfast, you will set out for your long journey to Kibale National Park. This park is a home to almost 13 primate species. These include red colobus, L’Hoest’s monkey, and many more. After that, you will have lunch in Kagadi and proceed with a journey to Kibale Forest. You will have dinner and overnight stay at your accommodation.

  • Journey time: 9 hours
  • Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp Tents
  • Meal plan: All meals

Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, you will set out for chimp tracking in the Kibale Forest. During your search, expect to see a lot of primate species like chimpanzees, monkeys, and other animals like the forest elephants, buffaloes, leopards, bush pig and duiker, lions, warthogs, reptiles, and amphibians as well as a colorful variety of butterflies.

Then, you will return to the lodge for lunch. After lunch, you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park reaching the park headquarters at Mweya. En route, you will have a game drive and look out to spot animals such as the elephants, lions, buffaloes, leopards, monkeys like the black and white colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, patus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, and the blue monkeys.

Other animals that can be seen are the bush pigs, the warthogs, antelopes such as the topi, and water and bushbucks. Return late in the evening for dinner and overnight.

  • Journey time: 4 hours
  • Accommodation: Bush Lodge tents
  • Meal plan: All meals

Day 6: Game drive and launch cruise

Early in the morning, you will go for a morning game drive in the Kasenyi area which is well known as the Kob mating grounds and therefore in this place one is able to see a lot of kobs and other antelopes like the situnga, and the hyenas. Other animals can also be spotted such as the elephants, lions, and many more. This will take 2 - 3 hours.

Return to the camp for lunch and in the afternoon, you will go for a launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel. You may be able to see a lot of crocodiles along the channels bank sides and a lot of the hippopotamus since in Africa. This place is regarded as the highest concentration of the hippos, elephants taking water, and a lot of bird species at the pelican point. After that, you will return for dinner and overnight stay.

  • Accommodation: Bush Lodge tents
  • Meal plan: All meals

Day 7: Game drive and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

This morning, you will set out for the game drive in Ishasha area and expect to see the rare tree climbing lions. The lions can be seen up on the fig trees. However, it’s not a guarantee that the lions will be seen. Some times it depends on the luck and time of reaching the area.

You will have lunch in the Ishasha sector and after you will proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in preparation for your next day gorilla trekking. You will have dinner and overnight stay at your accommodation.

  • Journey time: 5 hours
  • Accommodation: Broadbill Forest Camp
  • Meal plan: All meals

Day 8: Gorilla tracking

Early in the morning after breakfast and a briefing from the UWA officials, you will set off for the gorilla tracking. This is a once in a life time experience and unforgettable adventure. The ranger guides will lead you into the thick forest and start your search for the endangered mountain gorillas.

You will move up and down the rugged terrain until you finally meet these harmonious creatures that will entertain you with performances for about 1 hour. The activity can take 6 - 7 hours since the gorillas move up and down. This is an awesome and exciting moment. En route, there are a lot of chimpanzees and other types of the primates such as the monkeys, birds, and more.

  • Accommodation: Broadbill Forest Camp
  • Meal plan: All meals

Day 9: Transfer back to Kampala.

You will have breakfast and after transfer back to Kampala, you will have a stop over at the Equator and at Kayabwe for souvenirs. Drop off will be at your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe International Airport (EBB).

  • Journey Time: 10 hours
  • Accommodation: Not included
  • Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch

Included excursions

  • A visit to Luweero Triangle
  • Kayabwe visit for souvenirs

Guides

Mwesigwa Hassan

Location

This safari will take you to Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Ishasha, and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

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

What's included

  • 8 nights’ accommodation
  • Activities mentioned unless clearly labelled as optional
  • Game drive activities
  • Gorilla tracking permits (non-residents) per person
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Park entry fees
  • Professional guide
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Vehicle

What's not included

  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and or park fees
  • International flights
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, and other personal items)
  • Tips

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Entebbe International Airport (EBB). Vivid Adventure Safaris will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

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 45% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 1 days before arrival.
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