Uganda

9 Day Tailor-made Uganda Safari & Gorilla trekking and white water Rafting

Overview

This 9day tailor-made private Uganda Safari gives you an opportunity to see Uganda’s main game parks; including Murchison Falls National park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest as well as Lake Mburo and Visit to the famous Source of river Nile where you will be able to white water rafting. On this trip you will get to see many wildlife in their natural habitats like lions, elephants etc. and many bird species and many monkeys as well as the mighty mountain Gorillas. You will also meet many amazing people and their cultures and learn why Uganda was voted the friendliest country in Africa.

DAY 1: ENTEBBE – KAMPALA

On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, Sandfieldtravel team member will meet you. Arrival on a morning or early afternoon flight will be best. You will be able to exchange money and settle in at your accommodation. Dinner will be at your accommodation.

You will have an English speaking driver/guide who will be with you throughout your stay in Uganda

  • Accomm: Eureka Hotel, Kampala

Day 2

After Breakfast, You will set off for Bwindi Nantonal Park. You will aim to leave Kampala at around 7:00 am, lunch will be had on the way to Bwindi. The journey takes you through amazing scenery and you will get to know why this part of Uganda is known as the Switzerland of Africa. You will have plenty of stops overs and there are many stuff to see enroute Bwindi.

DAY 3: GORILLA TREKKING

You embark on the long awaited adventure of Gorilla trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable forest. The jungle being unpredictable, it is difficult to estimate how long you may hike; however, the excursion may take 3-8 hours. Encounter and viewing of Gorillas lasts a maximum of one hour, which is a conservation rule.

Although normal mountain gorilla tracking you spend only 1 hours in the presence of the Gorillas, with this habituation experience you will be able to spend 2-3 hours once you find the gorillas. This allows for better learning about these incredible human like primates.

Dinner and overnight at your lodge. If your tracking doesn’t take long and come back by 1pm them – we will take you for a village tour and cultural dance by the local people. You will get to learn more about the cultures of the people who used to live in this Bwindi forest                            

  • Accommodation:  Agip Motel, Mbarara
  • Meal Plan:  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 4: MBARARA- KAMPALA VIA LAKE MBURO

After breakfast, you will set off for Kampala,  BUT before going far, you will be take to Lake Mburo for a quick game drive, there quite special animals including the amazing Zebras, Buffalo, Waterbucks Kuddus, elands and many more.Get your Cameras ready.

  • Journey Time:  4 hours
  • Accommodation:  Eureka Lodge
  • Meal Plan:  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 5: MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK

You will leave Kampala, head to Murchison Falls National Park in the northwestern part of Uganda. On your way, you will see people doing their day-to-day activities that help them earn a living. With lunch en route, you will arrive in early evening and then have a short tester game drive. Check-in at your accommodation for dinner.

DAY 6: GAME DRIVE

We do an early morning game drive, a good time to see the predators. Other animals to see in this park are warthog, hyena, giraffe, elephant, kob and many more.  This game drive will last a minimum of 4 hours; you can choose whether to have your breakfast packed before you leave for the game drive or have it when you come back from the game drive.  Be back to accommodation in time to freshen up and have lunch. You will then go for the boat launch at exactly 2:00 pm; it starts at Paraa Lodge and ends at the foot of Murchison falls, lasting 3 hours. This boat trip will enable you to see Hippos, crocodiles and a lot of bird life.  Dinner at your lodge                               

  • Accommodation:  Masindi Hotel
  • Meal Plan:  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 7: DEPARTURE: MASINDI – JINJA

After breakfast, you will set off for Jinja. You will stop for lunch before continuing to Jinja Via Kampala.

DAY 8: WHITE WATER RAFTING

This one is a special moment, you ‘re going to be rafting on famous river Nile. A client once told me” Wycliffe, I don’t understand why this not being sold left and right as these raft are world class grades” So I know you will enjoy. We will Aim to leave at around 3pm and get back to kampala. You will visit the source of the Nile and town and then head out.

DAY 9: DEPARTURE

Today will be your depurtue day, depending on the time of your flight; we may be able to take you for African Art souvenir shopping.

PRICE FROM £2500 PER PERSON  INCLUDING A GORILLAPERMITS

This will include:

  • One Gorilla permit per person worth £500 each.
  • Ground  transport
  • Accommodation mid-range.
  • All meals
  • Bottled water
  • Entry fees in the park
  • Boat launch
  • Guide/driver
  • Costs excludes:
    • Items of personal nature like Laundry,
    • International flights

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