THE BEST OF UGANDA
THE BEST OF UGANDA
As the name suggests, "The Best of Uganda" will let you explore rolling hills, thundering waterfalls and scenic lakes in a comfortable travel pace. Visit some of the last rhinos, track the Gorillas and Chimps and immerse in the magic scenery of the “place of many little birds” on your boat cruise when the morning mist rises of the placid waters…
Price per persons, based on 4 travellers
Durée du séjour : 11 Nights/12 Days
Destination : Uganda & Rwanda
Thématique voyage : Nature
Entebbe – 1 Night
International arrival at Entebbe International Airport – Transfer to accommodation
Entebbe is a pleasant town built on the shores of Lake Victoria and offers a relaxed stop-over alternative to Kampala if you’re flying into or out of Uganda, as the air is clean, the streets are safe to walk, and the old colonial gardens and parks with the lake in the background make for a serene atmosphere.
Murchison Falls National Park – 2 Nights
Drive from Entebbe to Murchison Falls National Park (6 to 7 hours)
Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s largest national park and one of its very best and the raging Murchison Falls are a spectacular sight. Although animals here are in plentiful do not expect to see a scene from the Serengeti – rather take in the amazing scenery ranging from savannah, riverine forest and woodland. Discover the beauty of Uganda’s largest protected area on game drives, boat safaris and walks along the river bank to the top of the falls. Immense concentrations of hippos and birds can be observed from morning and afternoon launch trips along the Nile below the spectacular waterfall for which the park is named.
Activities: Visit of the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, game drives, boat safari on the Nile
Kibale Forest National Park – 2 Nights
Drive from Murchison Falls to Kibale Forest National Park (6 to 8 hours)
Kibale Forest National Park is one of the loveliest and most varied tropical rainforests in Uganda and is home to 13 primate species including more than 1,000 chimpanzees – our closest living relatives! Although it is one of the best locations for tracking chimpanzees be ready for an unpredictable adventure – Chimpanzees tend to move swiftly through the forest or swinging high in the canopies of the trees. It will be an enriching experience that brings you deep into the lush forest where butterflies will swirl around and where you can totally immerse in the sounds of nature.
Queen Elizabeth National Park – 2 Nights
Drive from Kibale Forest National Park to the Queen Elizabeth National Park (2 to 3 hours)
Queen Elizabeth National Park is understandably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. The park’s diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, make it the ideal habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds. It is set against the backdrop of the jagged Rwenzori Mountains, the park’s magnificent vistas include dozens of enormous craters carved dramatically into rolling green hills, panoramic views of the Kazinga Channel with its banks lined with hippos, buffalo and elephants, and the endless Ishasha plains, whose fig trees hide lions ready to pounce on herds of unsuspecting Uganda kob.
Activities: Game drives, boat safari on Kazinga Channel
Queen Elizabeth National Park – Ishasha Sector – 1 Night
Drive to the Southern Sector (2 to 3 hours)
The Ishasha sector is recognized for its resident tree-climbing lions hanging on the branches of huge fig trees to escape the heat of the sun. The male species is known for having black manes. Certainly an exceptional attraction and one among the highlights on all safaris taken within Queen Elizabeth National park.
Activities: Game drives
Bwindi National Park – Ruhija Sector – 2 Nights
Drive from the Southern Sector to Bwindi National Park (3 to 4 hours)
Home to almost half of the world’s surviving mountain gorillas, the World Heritage-listed Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is 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 360 gorillas: undoubtedly Uganda’s biggest tourist drawcard. For birdwatchers it’s one of the most exciting destinations in the country, with almost 360 species, including 23 of the 24 endemic to the Albertine Rift and several endangered species, such as the African green broadbill. With a good guide, sighting daily totals of over 150 species is possible.
Lake Bunyonyi – 1 Night
Drive from Bwindi National Park to Lake Bunyoni (2 to 3 hours)
Lake Bunyonyi (‘place of many little birds’) is undoubtedly the loveliest lake in Uganda. Its contorted shore encircles 29 islands, and the steep surrounding hillsides are intensively terraced given the place a magical feel, especially with a morning mist rising off the placid waters! It is a great place to chill and relax after your tracking experiences and enjoy the beautiful landscape of Uganda.
Activities: Boat safari
Inclus et non inclus :
- 11 nights accommodation in a double room including meals as indicated.
- All transfers as indicated.
- Transport and private game drives in a high quality and well maintained safari vehicle with a professional English-speaking driver guide.
- Park entry fees.
- All activities during your trip as indicated.
- Bottled mineral water.
- AMREF Flying Doctors emergency evacuation cover.
- 24-hour point of contact in Africa.
- International airfares.
- Entry visa fee.
- Additional meals and any beverages not listed.
- All activities listed as optional or not indicated.
- All expenses of a personal nature such as telephone calls, laundry services, other additional activities etc.
- Tips and gratuities to guides and hotel staff.
- Travel insurance.