13 Days Wonderful Uganda Luxury safari Tour (Lodging) - 13 Days

13 Days Wonderful Uganda Luxury safari Tour (Lodging)
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Buhoma Lodge This 13 days Uganda Luxury Safari will start in Entebbbe, in this safari you will be viewing wildlife and the beautiful sceneries. You will visit Kibale National Park for chimpazee tracking, you will visit Queen Elizabeth National Park for game drives, and you will visit Bwindi for gorilla trekking.

Overview

  • DEPARTURE: This tour departs from Entebbe
  • COUNTRY(‘S): Uganda
  • DESTINATIONS: Entebbe – Kidepo Valley National Park – Murchison Falls National Park – Kampala – Fort Portal – Southern Queen Elizabeth National Park – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • TOUR CODE: 13A-WLD-UGD
  • RETURN: Back to Entebbe in the Afternoon
  • PASSENGERS: Minimum 1 Traveler and a Maximum of 14 Travelers per group
  • STYLE: Lodging
  • MEALS: BB: Breakfast, lunch / D: Dinner
  • VEHICLE: 2-3: Double Cab 4×4/ SUV

4 – 7 guests: Toyota Quantum/Landcruiser with a purpose-built trailer

8-14 guests: Toyota Dyna truck (a modified safari vehicle) / Iveco Daily 24-Seater

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Day 1
Day 1: Airport to Entebbe 19km

Accommodation: Protea Hotel by Marriott Entebbe, Entebbe / Similar

Guest will be picked up at the airport and drive to the accommodation in Entebbe and go for the adventurous white water rafting on the Nile River. The rafting begins at the Source of the Nile at 09:30am with a comprehensive briefing and being fitted with the special rafting gear. The rafting is done on an 18 kilometre stretch of the Nile River and no prior experience of rafting is required. The first few rapids are of low grade (1, 2) to build the confidence of the participants before guiding them gradually into the more challenging grades. A total of eight major rapids are rafted to maximize the adrenaline rush of this adventure. You will, after the rafting adventure, be treated to a barbecue lunch and drinks before setting off for Kampala.

Meals: Lunch and Dinner (Other drinks not included)

Included Activity: rafting adventure

Overnight: Protea Hotel by Marriott Entebbe

This 73-roomed hotel is ideally located on the glistening shores of Lake Victoria and a convenient 1km from the airport. Protea Hotel by Marriott Entebbe has a restaurant that offers an exciting and truly inviting a la carte menu seven days of the week. Specialties include Tilapia and Nile Perch, while guests can also relax on the terrace and bar. It’s a hotel that complements your travel style. With elegant furnishings and a warm, inviting feel, the hotel’s decor and rooms create a luxurious atmosphere. The outside terrace, with its own special ambience and superb lake views is the perfect place to take it all in.

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Day 2
Day 2: Entebbe to Kidepo Valley National Park

Accommodation: Apoka Safari Lodge, Kidepo Valley National Park / Similar

Guest will have early breakfast and departure to Kidepo Valley National Park one of Uganda’s most stunningly beautiful reserves, the remote Kidepo Valley National Park stretches across broad swathes of savannah studded with hills and rock clusters and is traversed by the forest flanked Lorupei River. It is home to roughly 80 mammal species, 28 of which are found at no other park in the country and is particularly well known for its rich population of raptors and over 450 species of bird. Later in the afternoon guest will go on an afternoon game drive.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Included Activity: Afternoon Game Drive

Overnight: Apoka Safari Lodge

Located in the Kidepo Valley National Park, far from city life, Apoka Safari Lodge offers accommodation in 10 spacious safari tents handmade by local craftsmen. Each tent has its own private verandah offering endless views across the savannah and a sheltered terrace housing an outdoor stone bathtub. The hand-hewn beds are draped with mosquito nets and the floors are covered with hand-woven woollen carpets. Plush towels and comfy over-sized dressing gowns are provided for added comfort.

The main lodge has a comfortable sitting room, bar, and dining area and there is a sheltered viewing tower offering 360-degree views of the surrounding landscape. Other facilities include a swimming pool carved out of rock, barbeque facilities, Wi-Fi, credit card facilities, room service, laundry facilities, and a shuttle service to and from the airport. Trained, knowledgeable guides will accompany guests on nature walks and game-tracking adventures.

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Day 3
Day 3: Kidepo Valley National Park to Murchison Falls National Park

Accommodation: Bakers Lodge, Murchison Falls National Park / Similar

Guest will have a after breakfast at 8.00am and drive to Murchison Falls National Park via Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary where rhinos that got wiped out in the Ugandan wild are being bred before re-introduction back in the national parks. When you arrive at the Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary, a guide and armed rangers will take you on either a walking/by vehicle safari to look for the rhinos and around 12h00 to 13h00 enjoying a bush picnic lunch in the sanctuary’s grounds. After lunch, guest will drive to Murchison Falls National Park).

Meals: Lunch and Dinner (Other drinks not included)

Included Activity: Rhino Drive

Overnight: Bakers Lodge View iBrochure

Set on the southern bank of the mighty Nile River, Baker’s Lodge boasts ten beautifully appointed safari suites, all with tranquil river views. Named after the English explorer Samuel Baker – the first European to view the falls and name it – the lodge rests amongst large shady trees and wetland areas.

With a thatched central lounge, dining and bar area, this eco-friendly lodge offers an ‘Africa of olde’ feel. Cool off in the refreshing swimming pool, lounge with a book under shady trees as the river flows gently by, and round the day off with a sundowner or two. The sunsets here are truly magical. Outside dining and multi course dinners are a real treat for guests, all served by attentive staff.

Built on raised wooden decks to take full advantage of cool breezes and spectacular river views, each spacious thatched cottage offers beautifully appointed en-suite bathrooms with solar-heated showers (some also feature bathtubs). You may well spot our resident hippo pod wallowing in the shallows just steps from your room, which are spaced far apart allowing ultimate guest privacy.

We recommend a stay of 3 to 5 nights to fully unwind and appreciate this varied eco-system which offers so much to see and do.

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Day 4
Day 4: Murchison Falls National Park to Kampala

Accommodation: Sheraton Kampala Hotel, Kampala / Similar

Guest will have breakfast and drive to Kampala. Kampala is Bordering the magnificent Lake Victoria, Uganda’s capital city – Kampala – sprawl out over a series of undulating hills and despite the development, this ‘Garden City’ is known for its tree-lined avenues. This bustling city serves as the commercial hub of the country boasting a blend of African markets, modern skyscrapers, international hotels, bars, and casinos. It provides an excellent base from which to explore the surrounding area. Upon arrival guest can do a City Tour: Depending on your time of your arrival.

Guest can eat Out for lunch and Dinner: Kampala is a town full of culinary wonders. Stray out from your hotel to taste some of the eclectic cuisine of the region including Kampala’s delicious Indian food.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Optional Activity: City Tour

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Day 5
Day 5: Kampala

Accommodation: Sheraton Kampala Hotel, Kampala / Similar

Guest will have breakfast and drive to Mabamba swamp to search for the most sought-after bird in Africa, the ancient looking Shoebill Stork along with many other birds in the Swamp. Guest You then access the swamp in local fishing boat / Canoe with a local guide.

Pack a nice lunch, take some bottled water take along a good pair of Binoculars, hat, sun protection, insect repellent, light rain jacket, long-sleeved shirt, and long trousers – all in your backpack. Mabamba Swamp is also habitat for countless of water – birds away from the Shoebill Stork such as Swamp flycatcher, African purple swamp hen, African water rail, Pallid Harrier, Papyrus Gonolek, White-winged Warbler and the Blue Swallow Common moorhen, lesser jacana, African jacana et

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Included Activity: Canoe with local guide

Overnight: Sheraton Kampala Hotel

Kampala’s only international hotel brand the Sheraton Kampala Hotel is ideally located in the heart of the city and welcomes travelers with a relaxed ambiance and a dazzling array of upscale amenities.

Just 45 minutes drive from Entebbe International Airport, the hotel is within reach of the Central Business District. Take a magnificent view of the city from one of the 233 newly renovated guest rooms and suites, decorated with a local flavor and homey comfort. The Sheraton Kampala Hotel is also the ideal starting point to explore Kampala or take one of the many excursions such as safaris or gorilla trekking.

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Day 6
Day 6: Kampala to Fort Portal

Accommodation: Kyaninga Lodge, Fort Portal / Similar

Guest will get an early breakfast and drive to Fort portal, close to Kibale National park. The drive is a 5 hour drive and is incredibly scenic, passing through villages, lush green forests and hills dotted with tea plantations. Fort Portal Straddling Uganda’s lush equatorial rainforest is the town of Fort Portal, surrounded by grasslands, marshes, lakes and, of course, beautiful, shady forests in which monkeys, chimps, forest elephant, bush pig and giant forest hog flourish. Less than an hour’s drive from Fort Portal is the renowned Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner and Lunch

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Day 7
Day 7: Fort Portal

Accommodation: Kyaninga Lodge, Fort Portal / Similar

This morning guest will wake up early and drive to the parks head offices to be briefed about your chimp tracking experience. Kibale Forest National park boasts the highest number of primate species in the world, including the chimpanzees. Approximately 5,000 chimpanzees live in the wild in Uganda, which makes it a perfect place to see them. They are wild animals and are not guaranteed to be seen. In the afternoon after lunch, you will go for the guided swamp walk. The walk (2-3 hours) will take you through grassland, small communities and some beautiful scenery, where the locals are likely to greet you with eager waves.

Meals: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Included Activity: Chimp Tracking and Swamp Walk

Overnight: Kyaninga Lodge View iBrochure

Set against the stunning backdrop of Lake Kyaninga and the Rwenzori Mountains beyond, Kyaninga Lodge is the spectacular result of one man’s vision and six years of unwavering commitment to creating an experience of Africa’s beauty unlike anything else.

You can experience the beauty and romance of this unexplored region, while staying in the height of luxury and elegance. Nine exclusive cottages made from hand carved logs, superb dining, and a wealth of adventures await.The Kyaninga Team is looking forward to welcoming you to Kyaninga Lodge and helping you explore this remarkable region of Africa.

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Day 8
Day 8: Fort Portal to Southern Queen Elizabeth National

Accommodation: Ishasha Wilderness Camp, Southern Queen Elizabeth National / Similar

Guest will have breakfast drive you to Queen Elizabeth National Park which is one of the most popular parks in Uganda, the Queen Elizabeth National Park lies in the western region of the country. In the northern part of the park, visitors can look forward to boating along the Kasinga Channel, which is home to the largest population of hippos in the world and an abundance of Nile crocodiles.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner and Lunch

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Day 9
Day 9: Southern Queen Elizabeth National

Accommodation: Ishasha Wilderness Camp, Southern Queen Elizabeth National / Similar

This morning guest will wake up early. A little before sunrise coffee, tea and donuts will be served in the lounge before we head out for a long game drive in time to see the first rays of light. You will search for all the wildlife in the park and are likely to come across Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Waterbuck, Leopard, Uganda Kob, and many Warthogs.

A well-deserved brunch will be served back at the lodge in the late morning.

In the afternoon you will take a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel which joins Lake George and Lake Edward.

Here, you will see a lot of hippos (more than you can possibly imagine, as well as a variety of other animals which come to the waterhole to drink or bathe.

Meals: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Included Activity: Game Drive and Boat Safari

Overnight: Ishasha Wilderness Camp View iBrochure

Ishasha Wilderness Camp is an idyllic retreat for people who truly enjoy the wilderness, coupled with superb accommodation and exceptional service.

The thatched central lounge and dining area provides a cosy and relaxed space for guests, although meals are often served ‘al fresco’ beside the river. In the evening, the outdoor fireplace beside the river is the perfect place for guests to relax over sundowners and share their day’s experiences.

Each of the ten spacious framed canvas rooms, privately nestled along the riverbank, is comfortably furnished and feature en-suite bathrooms. Wake to the delicious aroma of morning coffee served on your private verandah.

Resident troops of Black-and-White Colobus and Vervet monkeys abound and if you are lucky you’ll spot Henry, the lone hippo, wallowing lazily below our viewing deck. Game roams freely through camp, with Elephant making frequent guest appearances.

Designed to respect and complement the environment, this low impact, eco-sensitive camp is really something special, and after a few days unwinding here, you may well not want to leave.

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Day 10
Day 10: Queen Elizabeth National Park to Bwindi National Park (149.0 km)

Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest / Similar

Guest will be picked up in Kigali and drive to Bwindi National Park. The drive to Uganda will go through Rwanda’s northern town of Ruhengeri his drive will take you approx 4-5 hours. Guest will then cross over into Uganda via Cyanika or Katuna border post. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is in southwestern Uganda, the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is said to be Africa’s oldest rainforest. It is world-renowned for its excellent gorilla-sighting opportunities. The rugged landscape features dense jungle, cascading waterfalls, sparkling mountain streams, deep valleys and steep ridges. Upon arrival guest will go on hiking

Meals: Dinner

Included Activity: Hiking Trial

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Day 11
Day 11-12: Bwindi National Park

Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest / Similar

Guest will have a nice breakfast and will head to the Bwindi National Park gate immediately after to get a briefing about the gorilla trek. The national park guide will conduct the presentation that covers the basics of what to expect during the gorilla trek. The national guide will assign the gorilla trekking group during the pre-trekking briefing. Other visitors will likely join you. The gorilla trek can take from few to many hours, depending on how far the gorillas are inside the forest.

Meals: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Overnight: Buhoma Lodge View iBrochure

Nestled at the gateway to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Buhoma Lodge is one of only two lodges set within the national park, and is the perfect lodge of choice when embarking on your bucket-list Gorilla trekking adventure.

Renowned for its warm welcome and attentive service, guests love the homely ambience of this Africa inspired lodge. Constructed using sustainable materials, the elevated central lounge, bar and dining area (serving delicious multi-course meals) offers a cosy spot for guests to unwind, and offers amazing uninterrupted views over the forest. The crackling fireplace adds a mystical atmosphere to cooler evenings.

Tranquil and cosy, the ten spacious eco friendly wooden chalets offer a private escape. Fall asleep to the sounds of the forest and awaken to chattering birds and monkeys as day breaks. Enjoy morning tea/coffee on your private verandah with sweeping views over the primal forest– what better way to start the day.

With Buhoma set just steps away from the trek start point, gorillas have been spotted popping in for an occasional visit, while our resident L’Hoest’s monkey troup visit the gardens in front of the lodge almost daily, much to the delight of our guests.

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Day 12

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Day 13
Day 13: Bwindi National Park to Kampala (472.8 km)

This is the last day of your tour. Guest will have breakfast and drive from Kisoro/Bwindi to Kigali.

Meals: Breakfast

End Of Tour

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Protea Hotel by Marriott Entebbe

Apoka Safari Lodge

Bakers Lodge

Sheraton Kampala Hotel

Kyaninga Lodge

Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Buhoma Lodge

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Included

  • Qualified professional driver guide
  • Vehicle / fuel
  • Park entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Passenger liability 15%
  • VAT 2% tourism levy
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner for the Client

Excluded

  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Entrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Drinks at lodges and on road
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Tips for tour guides
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Items not mentioned in the itinerary
  • All drinks

Accommodation Destination Duration
Protea Hotel by Marriott Entebbe Entebbe 1 Night
Apoka Safari Lodge Kidepo Valley National Park 1 Night
Bakers Lodge Murchison Falls National Park 1 Night
Sheraton Kampala Hotel Kampala 2 Nights
Kyaninga Lodge Fort Portal 2 Nights
Ishasha Wilderness Camp Southern Queen Elizabeth National Park 2 Nights
Buhoma Lodge Bwindi Impenetrable Forest 3 Nights
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13 Days Wonderful Uganda Luxury safari Tour (Lodging)
Price From USD $ 8,530/person
8530
Total $ 8,530 USD