20-DAY BEST OF UGANDA ROUND TRIP ESCAPADE
Uganda, officially the Republic of Uganda (Swahili: Jamhuri ya Uganda). Is a landlocked country (except for its borders with Lake Victoria and Lake Albert) in East-Central Africa. It is bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the south-west by Rwanda, and to the south by Tanzania. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, shared with Kenya and Tanzania. Uganda is in the African Great Lakes region. Uganda also lies within the Nile basin, and has a varied but generally a modified equatorial climate.
Among all the countries in the World, Uganda is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places to visit. This beautiful region has been identified as one of the relatively stable and prosperous African Nations. It is acknowledged for its constant good weather, happy people, rich diverse culture, the superabundance of animals and the incredible diversity of scenery.
Home to almost half the world’s surviving mountain gorillas; the World Heritage–listed Bwindi Impenetrable National Park as one of East Africa’s most famous National parks. Set over 331 sq. km of improbably steep mountain rainforest, the park is home to an estimated 340 Gorillas: undoubtedly Uganda’s biggest tourist draw card.
According to BuzzFeed, Uganda is not just beautiful but ranks on the most beautiful places in the world.
Ground Transportation (4WD Vehicle)
19 nights’ accommodation
Gorilla Trekking permit (One per person)
Applicable hotel tax and VAT
Activities as stipulated on the safari program
Services of an English-speaking Havy Tours driver/guide
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (During the stay)
Bottled drinking water while on safari
All park fees and Entries except the optional ones
Entry permit/visas for Uganda if required.
International/domestic flight fares.
Souvenirs and items of a personal nature like telephone calls
First and last night’s accommodation in Kampala or Entebbe (This can be arranged on request at an extra fee)
Any personal insurance
Day 1: On your Arrival, Meet and Greet with Havy Tours Representatives at the Airport. Transfer to your Hotel from the Airport.
Day 2: Early in the Morning after breakfast, we will drive to Jinja, you will do a number of adventurous activities like, White water rafting, Itanda falls, Source of the Nile Boat Ride. In the evening you will rest at the hotel in Jinja for an overnight.
Day 3: After your breakfast, we will proceed to Itanda falls still in Jinja and thereafter drive to Mbale District, to your Hotel for an overnight. This is a 2-3 hour drive.
Day 4: Early in the morning after your breakfast, Havy Tours will pick you from your Hotel for a drive to Kapchorwa for Sipi falls experience. You will have a hike to the three magnificent falls, and then the abseiling adventurous activity. In the evening, after the local coffee tour, we will drive back to Mbale for an overnight.
Day 5: This day after a swim, we will drive back to Kampala city. You will check into your hotel and after freshening up, we will take you for a Kampala night city tour.
Day 6: Early in the morning after breakfast, we will drive to Kidepo Valley National Park; have an overnight at the Apoka lodge.
Day 7: Early morning after breakfast, you will do a game drive. You will most likely be able to view those animals that are unique to the African Savannah like giraffes, antelopes, lions, elephants, hyenas, buffaloes and the Uganda Kobs. The splendid Kidepo river valley dominated by borassus palm forest, startling savannah landscape and the stunning view of the Narus valley situated in the southwest of the park. To the north of Sudan at the Lotukei Mountains and the Morongole range which marks the southern boundary of the park and ending the trail at the Kanangorok hot spring with a view of a number of faunas that can be seen wandering around like the tall Ostrich. After you will be driven back to Park bandas for lunch and resting. After lunch and relaxing, you will take on another game drive in the evening exploring different wildlife in the area. Seeing herds of buffaloes, elephants and a variety of birds like ostrich herons, or visit the Kanangorok Hot Springs. Return to Apoka Rest Camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 8: We will begin our drive from Kidepo early in the morning to Murchison Falls National Park
Day 9: GAME DRIVE, BOAT CRUISE & HIKE AT MURCHISON FALLS
After your delicious early morning breakfast, Havy Tours will pick you from your Hotel for game drive in the pursuit for Lions, Giraffes, Elephants, Hyenas, Uganda Kobs, Buffaloes and waterbucks. The Hot Air Balloon safari can also be arranged on request at an extra charge of $400 per person (Optional). After a 2-4 Hours Game drive/ride in the wild, we will return to the Hotel for lunch. Then in the afternoon you will enjoy a 2 hours thrilling boat cruise upstream to the bottom of the famous Murchison falls. This offers a closer view of the East Africa’s biggest mighty waterfall on River Nile. Expect to see beautiful birds, hippopotamus and Nile crocodiles in the water as well as elephants, warthogs, and buffaloes along the shores. The boat will drop us at the bottom of the falls where we will take our 1 hour hike to the top. While you hike, you will witness the gorgeousness of the milky thunderous Murchison falls. This God given wonder is a gift to Mother Nature Uganda. The humble smooth mist from the falls will welcome you from the hike to the top.
You will then return to the Hotel for freshening up, dinner and overnight.
Day 10: Departure for Kampala and relaxing.
Day 11: Resting day/free day in Kampala.
Day 12: Journey to Fortportal (western Uganda). 5 Hour Drive through Mubende as you enjoy the view of Tea Plantations. Overnight at your Hotel
Day 13; Drive to Semuliki National Park where you will be exposed to both the Female and Male Hot springs. We will have egg boiling session in the hot springs. In the afternoon, we will drive back to Fortportal for lunch and in the evening Visit the Mabere ga nyina mwiru Caves. Drive back to Hotel for an Overnight.
Day 14: After your Breakfast, we will drive to Queen Elizabeth National park, check in your Hotel and after freshening up, you will have an Evening Game drive in the wilderness. Then back to hotel for Dinner
Day 15: Game drive and boat cruise. You will set off early (about 6.30am) for a morning game drive, an awesome experience to spot the animals in natural habitats. Expect to see the famous Big Five; Elephant, Buffalos, Lions, Bush bucks, Kobs, Giant forest hog, Hyenas leopards, antelopes, and Waterbucks as well as birds. You will return for breakfast and relax till lunch. In the afternoon you will take a launch cruise along the amazing Kazinga channel to see, at close range, the water animals to include Hippos, Buffalos, Crocodiles and elephants bathing on the channel banks. There is also a variety of bird species on the water banks especially the famous Shoebill, pelican and Jacana. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Day 16: Morning Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura gorge, to Ishasha sector, see the tree climbing lions and proceed to Mbarara Town for an overnight.
Day 17: Early in the morning after breakfast, we will drive you to Bwindi impenetrable forest.
DAY 18: Bwindi gorilla trekking; Bwindi is a magnificent green swathe of dense rainforest and is one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth and a recently proclaimed World Heritage Site. Begin your gorilla trek in the early morning, and set off into the tangled and mist-shrouded forests with guides and trackers who are very experienced at locating the gorillas by finding the nest the family had used the previous night. The search for these majestic animals goes through thick untamed rainforest, where you will be scrambling over mossy rocks and through deep undergrowth and it can be arduous at times. But when you come face to face with the gorillas for the first time, the trek will be more than worth it, and watching gorillas in their natural habitat is a memory that will last a lifetime. After spending an hour with the gorillas we head back to the base camp for a late lunch and a relaxing afternoon.
Day 19: Free day at Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale, enjoy activities like, Boat ride to the beautiful Islands, and hike. Dinner at hotel in Bunyonyi overland and overnight.
Day 20: Drive To Lake Mburo National Park for an afternoon game drive. After a 2 hour game drive, we will drive you back to Kampala or to Entebbe airport depending on your departure Schedule.
Confirmation will be received 48 hours from the time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Minimum drinking age is 18 years
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
A current valid passport is required on the day of travel You MUST confirm and obtain any visa requirements prior to border crossing. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveller.