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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) – Transfer to Kapchorwa/Sipi Falls||B-L-D||Sipi River Lodge (Bandas)|
|3||Kapchorwa/Sipi Falls (guided walk) – Transfer to Kidepo Valley NP||B-L-D||Nga´Moru Wilderness Camp|
|4||Kidepo Valley National Park (game drive and guided game walk)||B-L-D||Nga´Moru Wilderness Camp|
|5||Kidepo Valley National Park (visit the Ik tribe villages)||B-L-D||Nga´Moru Wilderness Camp|
|6||Kidepo Valley NP (game drive) – Transfer to Murchison Falls NP||B-L-D||Fort Murchison Lodge|
|7||Murchison Falls National Park (game drive, boat cruise & hike top of the falls)||B-L-D||Fort Murchison Lodge|
|8||Murchison Falls NP – Kibale Forest NP||B-L-D||Kibale Forest Camp|
|9||Kibale Forest NP (chimpanzee tracking) – Queen Elizabeth National Park||B-L-D||Bush Lodge|
|10||Queen Elizabeth National Park (game drives & boat cruise Kazinga channel)||B-L-D||Bush Lodge|
|11||Queen Elizabeth National Park/Ishasha (game drives)||B-L-D||Savannah Resort|
|12||Queen Elizabeth NP/Ishasha – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP||B-L-D||Engagi/Gorilla Safari Lodges|
|13||Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park (gorilla tracking)||B-L-D||Engagi/Gorilla Safari Lodges|
|14||Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP – Lake Bunyonyi (optional activities)||B-L-D||Birdnest @ Bunyonyi Resort|
|15||Lake Bunyonyi – Equator – Entebbe Airport (Departure)||B-L||–|
Meal Plan B: Breakfast / L: Lunch / D: Dinner
Day 02: Fly to Kidepo valley National Park. Afternoon/evening game drive (Full board)
Day 03: Early game drive & pm game walk. (Full board)
Day 04: Early game drive while you drive to Murchison Falls NP. (Full board)
Day 05: Game drive & a boat cruise to the bottom plus a hike to the top of the falls (Full board)
Day 06: Take a long drive to Kibale Forest National Park. (Full board)
Day 07: Early morning chimpanzee tracking & drive to Queen Elizabeth NP. (Full board)
Day 08: Am game-drive in Kasenyi & pm boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. (Full board)
Day 09: Drive to Ishasha and game drives. (Full board)
Day 10: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable NP. (Full board)
Day 11: Mountain Gorilla tracking in the Impenetrable Forest of Bwindi NP. (Full board)
Day 12: Drive to Lake Bunyonyi. (Full board)
Day 13: Drive to Ebb or Kampala for an overnight. (Full board)
Day 14: Drive to Jinja and then to Kapchorwa. (Full board)
Day 15: Drive back to Entebbe. Flight back home (Half board)
Day 1: ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT – TRANSFER TO HOTEL IN ENTEBBE/KAMPALA
On arrival at the Entebbe International Airport, you will meet and greet your guide from Palms Travel. You will receive a briefing from the guide and then transfer to your hotel. Dinner is not included. Overnight at The Boma Guest House/Cassia Lodge
Day 2: ENTEBBE – JINJA (SOURCE OF THE FALLS) – KAPCHORWA/SIPI FALLS
Early breakfast and transfer to Jinja where you will have a chance to visit the source of the Nile (approx. 120 km; about 3hours´drive). Lunch and then proceed to your lodge in Kapchorwa/Sipi Falls via Mbale (approx. 3-4 hours´drive; about 220 km). Check in and relax until dinner time (if time allows, we will go for a guided walk to the Sipi Falls for better views and photos of the falls) Dinner and overnight at Sipi River Lodge (Bandas)
Day 3: SIPI FALLS – KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK
Early breakfast and go for a guided walk to the Sipi Falls. We will then return to the lodge, refresh and with our packed lunch, we will depart towards Kidepo Valley National Park (approx. 468 km; about 8-9 hours´drive). We will cross the Karamoja region,with its fenced villages and homesteads and one of the wildest regions in Uganda. We will drive towards Moroto, cross Kotido and Kaabong before entering Kidepo Valley National Park. Check in and relax for the rest of the evening. Dinner and overnight at Nga´Moru Wilderness Camp
Early breakfast and then go for a game drive in search of the greater and lesser kudus, elands and carnivores like the cheetahs, lions, leopards, spotted hyenas and black-backed and side-striped jackals plus other large species like the elephants, Burch ell’s zebras, bush pigs, warthogs, Rothschild’s giraffes, Cape buffalos, bushbucks, bush duikers, waterbucks, Bohor reedbucks, Jackson’s hartebeests, oribis, etc. We will return to the camp for lunch and relax for some minutes. In the afternoon/evening go for a game walk with a ranger guide, across Kakine and through the Koppies. The guided walk takes approximately 2½ hours, and it creates a great experience to visitors walking through open savannah grassland with gentle downhill gradients. The area is conducive to viewers, being able to see from a close distance large herds of heart beasts, zebras, buffalos and sometimes during dry seasons the elands. There is also a chance to climb the small rocky koppies that are sometimes frequented by lions. Dinner and overnight at Nga´Moru Wilderness Camp
Day 5: KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK
On this day, we will visit the Ik tribe village (they are a unique and relatively unknown tribe that one needs to pay a visit) in the eastern part of the park, in the Morungole mountain ranges. After early breakfast at 06:30 hrs, we will drive to Kawalokol (1.480mt), a point from where we will start our guided walk/hike. Here we will meet our guides and with our packed lunch, start the guided walk/hike to the Morungole mountains (the hike will take us between 4-5 hours). Afterwards, we will visit some Ik villages; interact with people, and learn about their social and cultural behaviors/setting. We will return to our accommodation in the Park. Have a free evening to relax.Dinner and overnight at Nga´Moru Wilderness Camp
Day 6: KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK – MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
We will go for an early morning game drive (with our packed breakfast & lunch) and thereafter continue to Murchison Falls National Park. We will cross Kitgum and Gulu (approx. 8 -10 hours; about 526 km) where we will stop for our lunch. Afterwards, we will continue our journey through Pakwach and Paraa. At Paraa, we will cross the river Nile by ferry and continue to at our lodge. Dinner and overnight at Fort Murchison Lodge
Day 7: MURCHISON FALL NATIONAL PARK
Early morning, we will drive towards Paraa and cross by ferry to the northern bank of river Nile where we will do a game drive on a look out for the elephant, lion, Cape buffalo, Rhod’schild giraffe, hartebeest, Oribi, bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, and spotted hyena and if lucky you could even spot the leopard. We will then have lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon we take a boat cruise upstream to the “bottom of the falls” and en-route you will observe large schools of hippos, crocodiles, elephants as well as a lot of bird species like Goliath herons, pelican bee– eaters, kingfishers, hornbills, cormorants, etc. Once at the end point, you will get off the boat and hike for about 1 hour to the “top of the falls” to catch a close view of the beauty that forms the Murchison Falls. You will meet your driver at the top and transfer to the lodge. Dinner and overnight at Fort Murchison Lodge
On this day, we will drive to Kibale Forest National Park via Hoima (approx. 7 to 9 hours; about 329 km). We shall drive through the landscape that forms the Albertine western Rift Valley with several stopovers to relax as we pass traditional homesteads and farms. We will have our packed/picnic lunch on the way. Arrive at the hotel, check in and relax for the rest of the evening. Dinner and overnight at Kibale Forest Camp
Day 9: KIBALE FOREST NP – QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
Early breakfast and transfer at 06:30 hrs to Kibale Forest National Park headquarters for briefing before setting off for chimpanzees tracking. You will also have a chance to see primates including I’hoestes, red colobus, blues, red tailed and gray– cheeked mangabey. We will then enjoy lunch before proceeding to Queen Elisabeth NP (3½ hours approx.; about 144km). Arrive at the lodge, check in and relax for the rest of the evening. Dinner and overnight at Bush Lodge
Day 10: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
In the early morning we go for a game drive in Kasenyi area in search of lions, buffalos, elephants, warthogs, baboons, bushbucks, waterbucks, Uganda Kobs and other antelopes. We will then return to the lodge for breakfast, and relax until lunch time. In the afternoon we will go for a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel (2 hours approx.) on a look out for the large schools of hippos, herds of buffalos, elephants, antelopes and lots of water birds. You the go for a game drive in the crater lakes region of Katwe. Dinner and overnight at Bush Lodge
Day 11: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK /ISHASHA
After breakfast, we will drive towards the southern sector of Queen Elisabeth National Park, Ishasha (2½ hours approx.; about 115km); where will do a game drive in search of tree climbing lions and other game like topis, oribis, large herds of buffaloes, elephants, Uganda kobs, bushbucks, waterbucks, etc. Check in and lunch at the hotel. In the afternoon we will go for another game drive on a look out for the tree climbing lions and other game.
Dinner and overnight at Savannah Resort
Day 12: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK/ISHASHA – BWINDI NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP. You will transfer to one of the Gorilla tracking sectors of Bwindi NP. Dinner and Overnight at your place of accommodation.
Rushaga: Nshongi Gorilla Safari Lodge
Buhoma: Engagi Lodge
Day 13: 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 14: BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK – LAKE BUNYONYI
Breakfast and depart to Lake Bunyonyi via Kabale town. Arrival at the resort, check in and relax until lunch time. Have a free afternoon/evening to relax or you can engage in any of the following optional activities: Dinner and overnight at Birdnest @Bunyonyi Resort (SC/CB)
Optional activities (cost not included):
Day 15: LAKE BUNYONYI – ENTEBBE (DEPARTURE)
Breakfast and transfer to Entebbe International Airport for your evening departure flight. We will cross the Kabale, Mbarara town and the Uganda equator where we will stop for photos. We shall have lunch at a restaurant en route.
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.
– 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 en 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). Can be obtained on arrival at the airport
Medical and travel insurance
Tips, telephone expenses, etc