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16 days magic of nature Uganda safari

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Day 1: Arrival day at Entebbe airport.
Arrive at Entebbe international airport during the day/evening and be met by your safari guide to start your Uganda from north to south safari. You will be taken to the hotel to rest after the flight and be ready for the adventures starting tomorrow.
Overnight in Mamaland Guesthome

Day 2: Start the drive towards Kidepo Valley National Park
After an early breakfast you start your 16-days Uganda Safari and set off on the journey that will take you to Kidepo Valley National Park. The drive takes you past Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where a stop is made for a walk following the Rhinos. At Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary they are working to reintroduce rhinos in Uganda. Later driving north, lunch in Gulu/ enroute, Uganda’s second biggest town. After this continue to the town Kitgum to spend the night.
Overnight in Kitgum Boma hotel

Day 3: Transfer meeting with Karamojong people and evening Game-drive in Kidepo Valley National Park
After breakfast set off for Kidepo valley National Park. In a landscape of vast plains and semi-arid savannah framed by jagged mountains and wooded hills, Kidepo is one of the wildest and most spectacular reserves in Africa. On arrival before entering the park have a cultural experience that will bring you into contact with Karamojong peoples at Karenna and Kapedo. Meet the local elders and have an opportunity to interact with them. They will show you the kraals, the grinding stones and many more interesting items.
Overnight at Apoka hostel bandas

Day 4: A day to explore Kidepo Valley NP, morning & evening game-drives
The morning-game drive takes us towards Natabba gate area for the cheetahs and other lower grassland mammals. The landscape throughout Kidepo Valley national park is studded with small hills, rocky outcrops and inselbergs from which one can obtain stunning views in all directions enjoy panoramic views of the Narus River Valley and photographic opportunities of wildlife from all corners. An evening game drive along the Narus River Valley for game Viewing and photography of Elephants, herds of Buffaloes, Jackals, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Klipspringer and possibly Lions.
Overnight at Apoka hostel bandas

Day 5: Morning game-drive and afternoon
After an early breakfast, go for a morning game drive to Kanangorok hot spring area crossing the sand river. A variety of animals can be seen roaming around including Ostrich connecting back for lunch. And an evening focusing on the buffalo track and the water holes around Narus Valley.
Overnight at Apoka hostel bandas

Day 6: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. The Giraffe Paradise!
After breakfast we leave Kidepo Valley national park, maybe catching some last sights of its animals as we drive out. Continue on on our 16-days Uganda Safari through remote parts of Uganda through the city of Gulu and on to the lodge by Murchison Falls national park. We arrive in the afternoon and relax at the lodge.
Overnight Twiga Tales Lodge

Day 7: Game-drive & boat-cruise in Murchison Falls National Park
In the morning we set off for a game-drive in Murchison Falls national park. On the broad savannah you search for Big cats, Elephants, Giraffes, Buffalos, plus more as the checklist of mammals reaches 76. We continue browsing the circuits to the delta point for a cocktail of birds and mammals. In the afternoon you go for the 2pm boat ride on the Nile to the base of Murchison Falls where you get to see the Hippos (You have never seen more hippos yawning, Grooming in there Pods anywhere else than here- Believe me you), Nile Crocodiles, Elephants and a variety of beautiful bird species along the banks. If you are a keen birder this might be your magnet to catch them. After the boat-cruise we head back to the lodge.
Overnight in Twiga Tales Lodge

Day 8: Game-drive, visit to the top of the falls and transfer to Hoima
In the early morning we head into the park for another chance to explore Murchison Falls NP with its giraffes, elephants and lions. After the morning game-drive we drive for a visit to the top of the magnificent Murchison Falls. Here an explosive dash of water at close range gushes through a narrow crevice before the Nile continues its journey towards the Mediterranean. We then continue on to the town Masindi for lunch at Uganda’s oldest hotel; Masindi hotel that is known for having hosted Hemingway and Humprey Bogart. After the lunch we drive the last bit up to the town of Masindi where we spend the night and have time for a bit of relaxation by the pool before dinner.
Overnight Kontik hotel

Day 9: Transfer to the crater lakes area by Fort Portal
After breakfast transfer towards the crater lakes area by Fort Portal. It’s a long drive with our target to have lunch in Fort portal as the distance was cut yesterday the pressure and fatigue is lessened. A punctuation of stopovers at sceneries like the Rift valley escarpment on Lake Albert – typical African village setup in the far countryside and tea plantations along the drive offer us chances of stretching. We check in late afternoon to an area with an amazing display of primates and lovely scenery.
Overnight Isunga lodge

Day 10: Explore the crater lakes area & transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP
Crater exploration with a walk to crater lake, if you are lucky you might see different species of Monkeys, such as red colobus, red tailed monkey and bush babies. More in the forest canopy colored aviation creatures-butterflies various bird species like the native Great blue Turaco, joyful greenbul, olive long tailed cuckoo, the superb black bee eater. Then transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, having lunch along the way. In the late afternoon we reach the lodge at the edge of Queen Elizabeth NP.
Overnight in Pumba safari cottages

Day 11: Chimps trekking in Kalinzu forest and boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park
In the morning we make the drive over to Kalinzu forest for a chimps trekking adventure. Here you go in a group with a specialized guide into the jungle to search for our close cousins the chimpanzees and enjoy the nature. After lunch it is time for the Classic highlight of the 2hrs boat-cruise on the famous Kazinga channel, a 36kms channel linking Lake George to lake Edward. On the banks you can see land and water Adapted Hippopotamuses Yawning and some slashing canines to each other, the National Geographical society Killing machine the Nile Crocodile gaping along the Banks and Savannah versions of Pigs the Warthog- Pumba of the award winning Lion King are a hallmark sign in this Animal home!
Overnight Pumba safari cottages

Day 12: Transfer to Bwindi forest via Ishasha’s tree-climbing lions
We will drive off in the adventurous vast savannah of the Ishasa area of Queen Elizabeth NP with Topis, the southern version of Elephants and hopefully with the lions high in the Fig tree branches. This is one of two areas in Africa where lions have the habit of regularly climbing trees to take a rest. Transfer on to Bwindi mountain gorillas through a beautiful drive taking you from the savanna via cultivated hills to the jungle covered mountains of Bwindi where you will have the great highlight of this 16-days Uganda Safari the next day. (If we reach early we can do the walk and mix with the locals or relax with the Orphans group performers)
Overnight in Gorilla mist camp

Day 13: Gorilla trekking day- Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is the home to the forest giants that are cousins to human beings, the mountain gorillas. You will be taken in a group by a specialized guide into the jungle for your gorilla trekking adventure. Trek through the beautiful nature and spend one hour with the gorillas, an unforgettable experience. This Impenetrable Forest is also full of birds, butterflies and plant species plus forest hog, forest elephants, statungas and dikers. After the trek your guide picks you and you transfer to Lake Bunyonyi through cultivated hills. After this afternoon drive we check in to a lake 1840m above sea level for some rest. It is deservedly nice after trotting from Kampala since day 1 and some early starts – without any rest!
Overnight Bunyonyi Eco Resort (Lake Bunyonyi this night will depend on which group or time registered back after trekking.)

Day 14: Relaxation day by Lake Bunyonyi
Have a free day to relax by beautiful Lake Bunyonyi. There is a short list of activities: canoeing, swimming (safe in this lake), hiking along the lake-shores, return to the hotel and relax / canoe ride along Lake Bunyonyi with small resident and exotic bird species singing.
Overnight Bunyonyi Eco Resort

Day 15: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
After breakfast transfer to Lake Mburo, the ‘Zebra magnet’. Leave Lake Bunyonyi and continue driving through the hilly areas. Arrive in the park and have lunch at the lodge before heading for an afternoon game drive for view of Zebras, Giraffes, Topis, Warthogs, cape buffaloes and impalas.
Overnight in Rwakobo Rock

Day 16: Safari walk by Lake Mburo National Park and transfer to Entebbe airport
Early morning safari walk from the lodge. Get early up for chance to see zebras, waterbucks, birds and buffaloes in there day break jungle life! After the walk it is time for breakfast at the lodge before you start the drive to Entebbe. Have lunch at the Equator and take the chance for some photo poses where the southern- and northern hemispheres meet. We have reached the end of the 16-days Uganda Safari from north to south and drive back through to Entebbe for flight in the evening/night (if flight next day possible to add an extra night).

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16 days magic of nature Uganda safari