The Uganda Ultimate Adventure Vacation - 20 Days

The Uganda Ultimate Adventure Vacation

The Uganda Ultimate Adventure Vacation - 20 Days

Day1: Arrival for The Uganda Ultimate Adventure Vacation
Our safari guide will pick you from Entebbe International airport for a transfer to Lake Victoria Serena Hotel.  Overnight Lake Victoria Serena Hotel.

Day 2:  Mabira Forest - Jinja
After breakfast drive to Jinja, en-route you will enter the Mabira Forest where a resident guide will give you a short but informative interpretation about the forest and its features. Take a forest walk through this huge and beautiful forest. The forest guide will guide you through tree identification in the forest.  On the walk you may see many birds such as Speckled Pigeons, Fire-crested Alethe, Forest Robins, among others. Continue on to Jinja arriving in late in the afternoon.  Overnight The Haven

Day 3: Jinja and Bujagali falls for adrenaline The Uganda Ultimate Adventure Vacation
After breakfast, you will go for a half day of white water rafting, These high grade rapids make rafting to be among the best adrenalin adventure activities Africa can offer after lunch, visit the source of the Nile and the Bujagali falls found in Uganda’s historical industrial town of Jinja. Drive through town viewing the historical old Indian-styled buildings. Return to Kampala arriving late in the evening.  Overnight Cassia Lodge

Day 4: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary - Murchison Falls NP
After breakfast, drive northwards for Murchison Falls National Park located in the north-western part of the country. This scenic drive will pass you through the famous battle zone of the Luweero Triangle. Visit the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en-route.  You will have a stopover at Masindi Hotel for lunch and then proceed to the Murchison Falls-Uganda’s most beautiful protected area boosting over 450 species of birds and wild game. Cross by Ferry to the Northern Bank.  Overnight Paraa Safari Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5: The Uganda Ultimate Adventure Vacation continues with Wildlife Safari in Murchison
After breakfast, go for a morning game drive on the Northern banks of the river. The morning drive will take you through different habitats. On the drive you are most likely to see different animals which include giraffes, Elephants, Bushbucks Lion, Jackal, Hartebeest and a variety of birdlife.  Return to the lodge for lunch and later take a launch cruise to the bottom of the falls. On the launch cruise a large number of hippos can be seen and different types of animals on the banks of the river including the crocodiles. Overnight Paraa Safari Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6: Boat to Delta and game drive during The Uganda Ultimate Adventure Vacation
This morning take boat ride to the Delta with chances of sighting the rare Shoebill.  Return to the lodge, later in the afternoon another game drive and a visit to the top of the falls.  Overnight Paraa Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7: First Encounter with Chimpanzees, Kaniyo Pabidi Budongo Forest
Early departure for Kaniyo Pabidi for chimpanzee tracking. Kaniyo Pabidi is an undisturbed area of natural forest within Budongo forest reserve presently managed as an ecotourism site. From this dense tropical rainforest, you will track chimpanzees-the closest relatives to humans. The forest is also rich in birdlife while a walk through the forest is memorable and one of the most interesting in the African jungle. Overnight Budongo Eco Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8: Leave Murchison Falls for Kibale National Park to continue with The Uganda Ultimate Adventure Vacation
After breakfast you will embark on a fairly long travel day leading you to Fort portal town, a beautiful town overlooking the mountains of the moon.  The journey will take you through the Albertine rift found in the Western arm of Great East African rift valley, reaching Kibale Forest in the evening.  Overnight Primate Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 9: Second time to trek chimpanzee on The Uganda Ultimate Adventure Vacation - Kibale Forest
After breakfast, transfer to Kibale forest national park for chimpanzee tracking. Take a walk in search for Chimpanzees. While on the track you will be able to encounter other different primate species which include Red-Colobuses, grey cheeked Mangabeys, black-and-white colobus monkeys, the blues as well as other wildlife such as butterflies, birds and many other small insects. Your tour guide will guide you through tree identification in the forest as well as in explaining to you the other features of the forest.
In the afternoon take a nature walk through the Bigodi Swamp. On the walk different bird species can be seen.  Overnight Primate Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 10: Today The Uganda Ultimate Adventure Vacation takes you to Semliki
This morning after breakfast you will be transfer to another beautiful national park in the western part of the country-Semiliki national park.  Situated in a remote corner of southwestern Uganda, Semliki National Park protects an eastern extension of the vast Ituri Forest and forms part of a forest continuum that stretches across the Democratic Republic of Congo to the Zaire River. This rainforest is one of the richest areas for forest birds in Africa. From this forest expect seeing different birds such as the Congo Serpent Eagle, Long-tailed Hawk, Nkulengu Rail, Black-wattled Hornbill and Lyre-tailed Honey guide among others. After enjoying your picnic lunch you will visit the trail to the hot springs, passing through the wettish, dark swamp-like forest with numerous palms. Transfer back to Fortportal Overnight Mountains of the Moon
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 11: Semliki National Park
Early departure for Semliki national park for a nature walk through this dense Ituri tropical forest. While in the forest you will follow the Kirumia River trail which is characterized by a number of birds endemic to the Albertine rift. Transfer back to Fortportal for overnight at Mountains of the moon
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 12: Queen Elizabeth National Park on The Uganda Ultimate Adventure Vacation
After breakfast drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park driving past the mystical Rwenzori Mountain range. Game drive on your way to the lodge.  In the afternoon there will a Launch Cruise on the Kazinga Channel.  On this cruise you will spot different kinds of wildlife drinking water along the shores. These include hippos, elephants, buffaloes as well as water birds. Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 13: Wildlife Safari in Queen Elizabeth Park
After a cup of coffee embark on an early morning game drive along Kasenyi tracks and Queens mile in the park and expect to see lions, elephants, cape buffalos, warthogs, spotted hyenas, mongoose, waterbucks, kobs and, if lucky, the leopard, plus a lot of small animals and birds. Drive back to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon visit the Maramagambo Forest. Overnight Mweya Safari Lodge.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 14: The Ishasha sector for tree climbing lions
After breakfast game drive to Ishasha sector of the Park.  Check in to the lodge.  After lunch take a game drive on a search of the famous tree climbing lions which are always spotted clinging on old fig trees. A drive trough this open savannah landscape characterized with a variety of acacia trees is quite a memorable adventure.
Overnight Ishasha Wilderness camp

Day 15: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest The Uganda Ultimate Adventure Vacation takes you gorilla tracking
After breakfast, have a final game drive before proceeding to Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest  In the afternoon there will be a community walk.
Overnight Engagi Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 16: Gorilla tracking activity
Breakfast, then report to the park headquarters for a gorilla trek briefing where you will be briefed on the etiquettes of gorilla tracking.  You will then embark on your memorable journey with the company of ranger guides taking you through the forest, slashing at the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, to track gorillas. This trek can take from half an hour to five hours therefore a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes. You sit in the forest among the gorillas listening to them grumble at each other and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male, the silverback. It is amazing to think that there are only 650 or so of these creatures left in the world! If you have the afternoon free, you will take a guided village walk to see how Ugandans live.
Overnight at Engagi Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 17: Bwindi NP – Waterfall Walk
After having breakfast, you will participate in a nature walk through the Bwindi Impenetrable forest. This nature walk gives you an opportunity to see and learn about primates, birds, butterflies, trees and other species. The Munyaga trail will take you through habitats for birds and primates while the waterfall trail provides an excellent feature involving a profusion of tree ferns, epiphytic ferns, orchids and Bwindi’s array of butterflies. Other trails that you can take include the Rushura Trail, Muzabajiro Loop, and The River Ivi trail. Overnight Engagi Lodge.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 18: Lake Bunyonyi
After breakfast, take a scenic drive to Kabale taking you through the beautiful terrain of the rolling hills with terraced landscape. The scenery and the cool temperatures have awarded this area to be referred to as the "Switzerland of Africa” sine it nearly resembles the Swiss Alps. There will be a stopover at the Bakiga Museum in Kabale to discover the culture of the people living in the area. After lunch, take a boat ride on Africa’s second deepest lake. The boat ride will take you to various islands for bird viewing and sight seeing.  Overnight Bird Nest Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 19: Lake Mburo National Park
After breakfast, you will drive to Lake Mburo National Park, the smallest savanna national park in Uganda, you will arrive at your accommodation for a late lunch. Take an evening game drive through the park. On the drive you expect seeing beautiful impalas, cape buffalos, zebras, oribis, elands and topi. Along with the game drive, many visitors also enjoy a boat trip on Lake Mburo. A number of acacia associated and water birds can also be seen in the park. Overnight Mantana Tented Camp
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 20: Entebbe – Departure Marks the end of The Uganda Ultimate Adventure Vacation
Start your day with an early morning safari walk, return to the lodge for breakfast, then have a final game drive before departing for Entebbe. On the drive there will be a stop over at the equator.  If time allows, shopping in Kampala.  Drive to Entebbe to connect with your international flight out.  
Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

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