12 DAY PRIDE OF UGANDA CAMPING SAFARI:
Day 1: Arrive in Entebbe , you will be picked by a local English speaking guide and checked into your hotel. Later visit a cultural site (Kasubi tombs) This belongs to the Buganda kingdom which existed long before the first European explorers came in search of the Nile . In the afternoon travel to Jinja to see the source of the Nile, where the Victoria Nile leaves Lake Victoria on its 3 months or 6500km travel to the Mediterranean Sea . Later visit Bujagali Falls , travel back to Kampala for dinner and overnight at Back Parkers Campsite Natete
Day 2: After breakfast drive to northwestern Uganda . Moving through a series of districts with fertile soils, farmland, woodland and papyrus swamps. In most savanna areas you will notes herds of Ankole cattle with magnificent horns. Get a break in Masindi town for lunch. In the afternoon continue to Murchison Falls . On your way you will go through open savanna woodland and extensive grassland. The drive on the southern bankof the Nile is more less a vegetarian safari because animals can't cross the Victoria Nile . Pass into the park via the top of Murchison Falls where the White Nile is funneled into a 7 metre wide rock gorge on its way to Lake Albert . Arrive in time to check in at Red Chili Hide away Campsite.
Day 3: Early morning (6.30) take a game drive via a panoramic view doted with Borassus Palms, see herds of Buffaloes, Rothschild's giraffe, Elephants, prides of lions Heartebeasts, Oribis, Kobs, Waterbucks etc. Back in time for late breakfast. In the afternoon at 2 am take a launch cruise of 3 hours along the Victoria Nile to the bottom of the falls, experience close quarter with schools of Hippos basking by the Nile bank, Nile crocodile incubating eggs, lots of birds and animals watering and the magnificent falls. Back at the Campsite by 5 p.m.
Day 4: Depart at 7a.m cross to the southern bank ready to travel to Kibale Forest National Park . Drive past Lake Albert en route to Hoima . Stop at the escarpement to have a magnificent view over the lake and the distant mountains of Congo . Continue to Fort Portal for late lunch and check in at the Primate Lodge Campsite.
Day 5: Travel to Kibale National Park . This is a home to the highest diversity of primates in East Africa . The park has 13 species of primate, the chimps being the chief attraction. Take a chimp walk of 3-4hours, back for lunch at 12 p.m and at 2 p.m proceed to Bigodi for a nature walk in the adjacent Magombe swamp. Here you will view different bird and monkey species. Return to the campsite for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 6: Depart hotel at 7 am for Queen Elizabeth National Park , stopover at the Equator for pictures, proceed to Maramagambo forest for the bat cave and forest walk, have a picnic lunch before the walk. Take an afternoon game drive through the open grassland and woodland looking for Elephants ,Lions, Giant Forest Hogs, Uganda Kobs etc Check in at Mweya Campsite.
Day 7: Early morning drive (6.30 am) to spot the early risers like Spotted Hyenas, Leopards, and Lions etc. Back in time for late breakfast. Take time to relax by the swimming pool with a view of the lakes. At 3 p.m take a 2 hours launch cruise on the Kazinga channel where you will see lots of animals watering, Hippos basking and yawning and a number of bird species at the bird sanctuary. Return to the campsite by 5 p.m.
Day 8: Depart from the hotel early morning, traveling to Bwindi Forest through the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park (Ishasha sector). Have a game drive in the sector looking for tree climbing Lions and Topis. Take a picnic lunch and proceed to Bwindi reaching in time to check in at Buhoma Community Campsite.
Day 9: Gorilla tracking, the day of great adventure and experience. After breakfast have yourself ready with your cameras, packed lunch, enough water,rain gear,jungle boots and off you go for the day long waited for. The tracking starts at 8.30am after briefing from UWA staff. Gorilla trek can take the whole up to 2-9 hours depending to where the Gorillas the previous day movements of the primates and availability of food. After the adventure a certificate awaits the successful tracker. The day is not easy at times but worth the effort.
Day 10: Early morning drive to Lake Mburo , the home of Zebras, stop in Mbarara for lunch and proceed to the tented camp. Take an afternoon game drive, expect to see Zebras, Topis, Impalas, Warthogs, Elands, Orbit and a variety of birdlife. Return to camp for dinner and overnight at Ovenight at Rwonyo Rest Campsite.
Day 11: Take a morning nature walk to the Hyena den, wandering through the acacia woodland experiencing the touch of the different flora and the calls of Zebras .Return for breakfast at the tented camp and depart for Kampala . Have a stop over at Masaka for lunch and at Equator for pictures and souvenirs .Arriving in time to check in at the Campsite for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 12: Shopping African Crafts and later transfer to Entebbe for your flight. End of service
Note: We can also consider your custom made camping safari upon request.
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