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|1||Arrival at Entebbe Airport – Transfer to Hotel/Lodge||–||The Boma GH/Cassia Lodge|
|2||Entebbe/Kampala – Jinja (boat source of the Nile, optional activity)||B-L-D||The Boma GH/Cassia Lodge|
|3||Entebbe/Kampala – Ziwa (guided walk) – Murchison Falls NP||B-L-D||Fort Murchison Lodge|
|4||Murchison Falls NP (game drive, boat ride & top of the Falls)||B-L-D||Fort Murchison Lodge|
|5||Murchison Falls NP – Kibale Forest NP||B-L-D||Kibale Forest Camp|
|6||Kibale Forest NP (chimps tracking & walk Bigodi swamp)||B-L-D||Kibale Forest Camp|
|7||Kibale Forest NP – Queen Elizabeth NP (game drive Katwe)||B-L-D||Bush Lodge|
|8||Queen Elizabeth NP (game drive & boat cruise)||B-L-D||Bush Lodge|
|9||Queen Elizabeth NP – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP||B-L-D||Engagi/Gorilla Safari Lodges|
|10||Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP (gorilla tracking)||B-L-D||Engagi/Gorilla Safari Lodges|
|11||Bwindi Forest NP – Lake Mburo NP (boat ride & game drive)||B-L-D||Mburo Safari Lodge|
|12||Lake Mburo (guided game walk) – Bukakata (ferry) – Ssese Islands||B-L-D||Ssese Islands Beach Hotel|
|13||Ssese Islands (optional activities)||B-L-D||Ssese Islands Beach Hotel|
|14||Ssese Islands – ferry to Nakiwogo/Bukakata – Entebbe Airport (departure)||B-L||–|
Meal Plan B: Breakfast / L: Lunch / D: Dinner
Day 01: MEET AND GREET
Our staff will warmly receive you at the airport and transfer you to your place of accommodation so that you can freshen up from the jet lag and rest in preparation for your safari experience. Dinner & Overnight the Boma Guesthouse /Cassia Lodge
Day 02: TO JINJA
Today we will meet and greet at your hotel, then we will start our safari with a tour to Jinja. The drive towards the eastern part of Uganda shall commence with a guided forest walk in Mabira forest, proceed to Ssezibwa Falls and to the Source of the Nile where you will enjoy a boat-ride to both the Speke Monument and to a point where you can vividly see the waters of the Nile separate from the Waters of L. Victoria Africa’s largest fresh water lake. We will break for Lunch and then continue with our Tour to Bujagali area. Here you get the chance to see the great Bujagali falls. For an adventure mind this area provides some of the best experiences like grade five water rafting, horseback riding along river Nile, quad biking through villages along the river and so much more. Later in the evening we will transfer you back to your hotel for overnight as previous.
Day 03: TO MURCHISON FALL N P
After breakfast, we will have an early morning set off to Murchison Falls National Park and on our way we shall also visit the Rhino sanctuary in Nakitoma. On arrival you will have a game walk, have lunch and continue to Murchison Falls NP for an overnight. Dinner and overnight at Fort Murchison Lodge
Day 04: MURCHISON FALL N P
Today you will wake up to an early morning game drive in Uganda’s second largest national park where you will see Elephant, Lion, Buffalo, Giraffe, Hartebeests and many more then you will return to your accommodation to relax. After lunch, proceed for a boat trip on the placid Victoria Nile, upstream, to the base of the fall. En route you will see hippos, crocodiles, water buck as they play in the mud and enjoy the African sun. The boat stops just ten meters from the famous “Devil’s Cauldron”. This presents a great photographic opportunity for you of the majestic Murchison Falls. You will then disembark from the boat and take a hike to the Top of the Falls where you will Marvel at the Nile’s beauty, compressing from 50 meters to squeeze through a 6-metre canyon dropping 40 meters with a thunderous roar creating a beautiful rainbow, a plume of spray and thats when you realise the best thing that happened to the Nile is “the Murchison Falls”. Dinner and overnight as previous.
Day 05: TO KIBALE FOREST
After breakfast we take a long drive as you enjoy the beauty of an African country side over hills, down valleys, through villages and trading centers with lunch on-route to Kibale Forest. The journey takes about 7-8 hrs. Dinner and overnight at Kibale Forest Camp
Day 06: IN KIBALE CHIMPANZEE TRACKING
Wake up to an early morning chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest that is arguably Africa’s largest surviving hardwood forest. The forest is home to 13 primate species, birds and many other forest animal species. In the afternoon have Lunch with KAFRED (Kibale Association For Rural and Environmental Development) community group. Later we will take a walk in the Bigodi Swamp for a chance to see a variety of primates, birds and butterflies and different interesting plant species. Overnight as previous.
Day 07: TO QUEEN ELIZABETH N P
This day you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda’s most popular park situated at the foot of the Rwenzoris Mountains, protecting over 200 sq. km of Rift Valley Savanna, interspersed with patches of forest and crater lakes. Later in the afternoon you will enjoy another game drive as well visit the lake katwe to watch the unique salt mining activities. Dinner and overnight at Bush Lodge
Day 08: IN QUEEN ELIZABETH N P
Today enjoy a game-drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park’s diverse Eco-system of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters a home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. Game drives in this park, with the massive Rwenzoris as a backdrop, provide excellent opportunities to see lion, leopard, giant forest hog, Cape buffalo, elephants, de fassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, Topi and bush buck. The afternoon boat-cruise offers an excellent platform for photography and game viewingas you sail up close to crocodiles, hippos and other wildlife that come for a drink. The bird species includes the black bee- eater, 11 types of king fisher, and several species of falcons, eagles and the raptors and many more. The birdlife is colourful and abundant. Dinner and Overnight as previous.
Day 09: TO BWINDI IMPENTRABLE NP
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP. You will transfer to one of the Gorilla tracking sectors. Dinner and Overnight at your place of accommodation.
Ruhijia: Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge (superior rooms)
Rushaga: Nshongi Gorilla Safari Lodge
Buhoma: Engagi Lodge
Day 10: GORILLA TRACKING
After an early breakfast you will have a briefing by a ranger guide and then enter the gorilla sanctuary for your adventure. The beauty of this rain forest is spectacular. The area offers dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but cress-crossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The time taken and the terrain vary with the movements of these great primates. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle and endangered giants is an awesome, exciting experience to be long savored. Many find it to be a rare and moving opportunity. Dinner and Overnight as previous.
Day 11: TO LAKE MBURO N P
After Breakfast, we will drive to Lake Mburo National Park. The drive today takes approximately 5 hours and allows time for an afternoon game drive in the splendor of Lake Mburo Uganda’s smallest but very unique national park. We will arrive in time for a boat ride on Lake Mburo. The lake is rich with a diversity of animals and plant species which you can view clearly as you are on the boat trip. Birds resident in this park include African Fin foot, Pelicans, Black crake, Heron, cormorant, fish eagle, etc. Dinner and Overnight as Mburo Safari Lodge
Day 12: TO SSESE ISLANDS
This day accompanied with an armed ranger you will have a safari walk to the hyena caves. After your breakfast you will have another game drive as you exit the park to Bukakata Landing site as we head off to Ssese Islands. Dinner and overnight at Ssese Islands Beach Hotel (deluxe)
Day 13: IN SSESE ISLANDS
Today is a free day to enjoy the optional activities at the islands. Dinner and Overnight as previous.
Day 14: SHOPPING AND AIRPORT DROP OFF
Today as you wind up your great trip, you have breakfast and return to Entebbe. Do some shopping and later transfer you to the airport in time for your departure flight back home.
End of Services provided by Palms Travel
We have got Comfortable 4WD vehicles that are specifically designed with large windows, comfortable seats, and large open roof so that you don’t miss that special moment on your safari. Our Land Cruisers offer seats for 5-6 people to ensure that everybody has a window seat and that luggage can be stored well. Besides the Land Cruisers, we also own several 4WD minibuses which take up 20 people to cater for those groups that would like to travel together and not in separate small vehicles.
– A 4×4 safari vehicle driven by an English speaking driver/guide. Exclusive use of vehicle.
– Back up vehicle
– Mountain bikes
We know the guide is the key to a great safari. we also have a team of highly Qualified and professional in house tour guides that speak fluent English, French, Spanish and Germany. They have an extensive knowledge of the country, its culture,flora and fauna. They know the hidden places of unparalleled beauty. Above all, they are sensitive to your needs and will take care of you meticulously. You will notice that within a short period of time, they will not only be your guide but have become
Uganda has a wide range of standards when it comes to places to stay – from five star hotels and first class luxury lodges to rustic bush camps and guesthouses. We carefully select the most suitable accommodations for your itinerary, based on location, facilities, atmosphere and personal touch. But no matter how different in style and location these accommodations might be, they all have one thing in common: a genuine warm and hospitable welcome that a visitor to Uganda is entitled to experience!
So it is important for the client let us know the category of accommodation they wish to stay in.
All activities and park entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
A 4×4 Van driven by an English speaking driver/guide. Exclusive use of vehicle.
Mineral water on route except during meals.
Pick up and drop off at the airport.
All transfers as per the itinerary
All the accommodation and meals as indicated in the itinerary
International flights in and out of the country.
All services not indicated in the itinerary (any of the optional activities).
Drinks: sodas, wines, whiskies, brandies, beers, etc
Ugandan visas: single entry visa costs US$50 and it is required for all countries that require visas for Uganda (principle of reciprocity). The visa can be obtained on arrival at the airport.
Medical and travel insurance
Tips, telephone expenses, etc