Uganda Holiday Adventure

OVERVIEW

This 9-Day Uganda Holiday Adventure Safari African Safari package takes you exploring the hidden African gem in small East African country called Uganda. Uganda has been hidden away from tourists for a long time due to poilitical instability in the past. But the past three decades of peace and democracy has seen the country open up its borders to the outside world, displaying unexplored sites, savanna wild and jungles only heard of in stories. On this trip, we take you to some of those beautiful areas untapped for thousands of years waiting for your arrival.

This Uganda Holiday Adventure explores the nearly extinct and heavily protected White Rhinos in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, we also take an unforgettable route from Ziwa to the rumbling Murchison Falls National Park to experience first hand nature’s own display of the wild Nile and its shores, and the famous Africa ‘BIG Five’ animals. To quench your thirst for more wildlife game viewing, the trip continues to Queen Elizabeth National Park with a boat launch on Kazinga channel and chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge. The peak of this amazing African safari takes you for the most anticipated gorilla tracking experience in the jungles of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and we’ll finish this holiday with a breath taking boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi.

Remember—this is an all inclusive African Safari package—accommodation, transportation, security, meals, transfers, pack entrance fees and park guides are all taken care of by our tour consultants. All we need is you getting yourself to the starting point, i.e Entebbe International Airport.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Day 1 – Arrive in Entebbe/Kampala
  • Day 2 – Rhinoceros Tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Travel to Murchison Falls National Park and Visit Murchison Falls
  • Day 3 – Morning Game Drive through Murchison Falls National Park and Afternoon Boat Cruise along the River Nile
  • Day 4 – Travel to Fort Portal, Visit the Rwenzori Mountains
  • Day 5 – Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Game Park, Morning Game Drive through Queen Elizabeth National Park, Afternoon Boat Cruise along Kazinga Channel and Evening Game Drive along the Channel Track
  • Day 6 – Chimpanzee Tracking in Kyambura Gorge and Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Day 7 – Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Travel to Lake Bunyonyi
  • Day 8 – Morning Boat Cruise on Lake Bunyonyi and Travel to Entebbe/Kampala
  • Day 9 – Depart for your destination

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive in Entebbe/Kampala

Our Uganda Holiday Adventure guide will pick you up from Entebbe/Kampala. Check into your lodge for meals, relaxation and overnight.

Accommodation

Premium+/Upmarket/Luxury: Kampala Sheraton Hotel

Premium/Midrange/Standard: Humura Resorts

Basic/Budget: Buziga Country Resort

Access/Inexpensive/Cheap: Camping at Back Packers Hostel

Day 2 – Rhinoceros Tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Travel to Murchison Falls National Park and Visit the top of Murchison Falls

After breakfast, depart your Uganda Holiday Adventure lodge and head for Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to track rhinoceroses. Rhinoceros tracking takes about 2 hours. You will head to the restaurant for lunch. Proceed to Murchison Falls National Park. Visit the top and bottom of Murchison Falls. Check into your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Premium+/Upmarket/Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge

Premium/Midrange/Standard: Pakuba Safari Lodge

Basic/Budget: Heritage Safari Lodge

Access/Inexpensive/Cheap: Wild Camping

Day 3 – Morning Game Drive through Murchison Falls National Park and Afternoon Boat Cruise along the River Nile

At 06:30, you will depart for a morning game drive through Murchison Falls National Park for game viewing. Return to your lodge for breakfast, relaxation and lunch.

After lunch, you will embark on a boat cruise along the River Nile to the bottom of Murchison Falls. Return to your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Premium+/Upmarket/Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge

Premium/Midrange/Standard: Pakuba Safari Lodge

Basic/Budget: Heritage Safari Lodge

Access/Inexpensive/Cheap: Wild Camping

Day 4 – Travel to Fort Portal, Visit the Rwenzori Mountains

After breakfast, jump on the Uganda Holiday Adventure ride to Fort Portal. Lunch will be served en route. Upon arrival, visit the Rwenzori Mountains. Check into your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Premium+/Upmarket/Luxury: Kyaninga Lodge

Premium/Midrange/Standard: Mountains of the Moon Hotel

Basic/Budget: Rwenzori View Guesthouse

Access/Inexpensive/Cheap: Camping

Day 5 – Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Game Park, Morning Game Drive through Queen Elizabeth National Park, Afternoon Boat Cruise along Kazinga Channel and Evening Game Drive along the Channel Track

After breakfast, you will set off for Queen Elizabeth National Park. A morning game drive through Queen Elizabeth National Park along the Kasenyi track and Queen’s Mile allows for spectacular game viewing. Check into your lodge for relaxation and lunch. After lunch, you will depart for an afternoon boat cruise to see animals that live in water. Partake in an evening game drive along the Channel track for a game viewing extravaganza. Return to your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Premium+/Upmarket/Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge

Premium/Midrange/Standard: Enganzi Game Lodge

Basic/Budget: Pumba Safari Cottages

Access/Inexpensive/Cheap: Wild Camping

Day 6 – Chimpanzee Tracking in Kyambura Gorge and Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After breakfast, travel to Kyambura gorge for chimpanzee tracking. Embark on a journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Lunch will be served en route. Check into your Uganda Holiday Adventure lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Premium+/Upmarket/Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge

Premium/Midrange/Standard: Gorilla Mist Camp

Basic/Budget: Broadbill Forest Camp

Access/Inexpensive/Cheap: Wild Camping

Day 7 – Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Travel to Lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast, you will set off with packed lunch for the Park Headquarters to be briefed about the gorilla tracking rules. Under the leadership of a guide, trek through the forest in search for gorillas. You will spend one hour with the animals upon finding them. Depart for Lake Bunyonyi. Check into your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Premium+/Upmarket/Luxury: Birdnest @Lake Bunyonyi Resort

Premium/Midrange/Standard: Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort

Basic/Budget: Byoona Amagara Island Retreat

Access/Inexpensive/Cheap: Resort Camping

Day 8 – Morning Boat Cruise on Lake Bunyonyi and Travel to Entebbe/Kampala

After breakfast, you will head for a morning boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi. The boat cruise is for approximately 2 hours. You will journey to Entebbe/Kampala. Lunch will be served en route. Check into your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Premium+/Upmarket/Luxury: Lake Victoria Serena Resort

Premium/Midrange/Standard: Cassia Lodge

Basic/Budget: Buziga Country Resort

Access/Inexpensive/Cheap: Camping

Day 9 – Depart for your destination

After breakfast, you will embark on a Uganda Holiday Adventure journey to your destination in Entebbe/Kampala.

 

END OF TOUR

Inclusions

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Airport transfers on first and last day,
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking driver guide
  • Fuel for the whole trip
  • Accommodation and meal plan as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees
  • Drinking water while in the vehicle

WHAT IS EXCLUDED

  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • International airfares
  • Uganda Visa (USD50.00 which can be paid on arrival at the Airport
  • Personal items for example  drinks and laundry
  • Tips and Gratuity

Important Information

Passport, Visa and Other Entry Requirements

Entry requirements can change, so please contact your local Uganda Embassy to verify the information below is current.

  • A passport is required for all foreign visitors and has to be valid for at least six months.
  • Passports must have a clean and full visa page for endorsement.
  • All visitors traveling to Uganda must have a valid yellow fever certificate, which will be required as part of a visa application, and may also be required at the port of entry.
  • Citizens of most countries require a visa. A list of countries that don’t need a visa is available.
  • Visas are best obtained in advance through an official online visa-application portal., but they can also be obtained through your local Uganda Embassy or high commission. At present visas on arrival are still being issued alongside the online application process, but this is meant to be phased out so enquire about this before opting to go this route.
  • Tourist visas are available for Uganda only, or East Africa (which covers entry to Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda) for the same cost.

Flights & Airlines to Uganda

The main entry point for flights into Uganda is Entebbe International Airport (EBB) located near the town Entebbe, about 46km/29mi from the capital, Kampala. Uganda is a relatively compact country and further transportation within the country is usually done by vehicle. In most cases, your local tour operator will collect you from the airport or hotel and will arrange further transportation as part of your safari-package.

Please check Skyscanner, or for multiple-destination flights check Expedia, to see which airlines can take you to Uganda and what tickets would cost.

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Domestic Airlines & Flights in Uganda

Fly Uganda and Aerolink run scheduled domestic flights to most parks. Alternatively, your tour operator can organize charter flights at a very high price. The only destination in Uganda, which is often reached by air, is the very remote Kidepo Valley National Park.

Best Time to Go

The best wildlife viewing months in Uganda are during the Dry seasons from June to August and December to February. Primate walks in the forest are a big part of any safari in Uganda. The habitat of rainforests is, by default, very wet, and one can’t avoid rain completely. However, after heavy rain, the skies often open up to bright sunshine.

  • Best Time: June to August and December to February (All parks)
  • High Season: June to September (It’s rarely crowded, but you’ll need to book your gorilla permits long in advance)
  • Low Season: March, April, May, October, November (Some lodges and camps in high rainfall areas close down; roads and forest trails can be in poor condition)
  • Best Weather: June-July and January-February (Little rainfall)
  • Worst Weather: March, April and May (Peak of Wet season)

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