L’OUGANDA POUR LES PLUS AVENTUREUX
L’OUGANDA POUR LES PLUS AVENTUREUX
Au cours de ce voyage, vous apprécierez les destinations classiques de safari en Ouganda avec une aventure captivante de pistage à travers le paysage pittoresque du Volcan Virunga. A la fin de votre voyage, vous atteindrez l'archipel des îles Ssese, qui ne peut être atteint que par ferry - l'endroit idéal pour se détendre, se rafraîchir et échapper à la vie quotidienne.
Price per persons, based on 4 travellers
Durée du séjour : 18 Nights/19 Days
Destination : Uganda & Rwanda
Thématique voyage : Adventure
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.
Jinja – 2 Nights
Drive from Entebbe to Jinja (3 to 4 hours)
Jinja is a lively small town that will fire up your adrenalin. Famous for being the source of the Nile – here the Nile starts its 6.500km long journey to the Mediterranean Sea – you can experience all sorts of adventurous outdoor activities ranging from Wildwater-Rafting, Bungee-Jumping to Quad biking. Jinja is located in one of the most populated regions of Uganda and you will have plenty of opportunities to discover the rural live off the beaten track.
Optional Activities: Wildwater-Rafting, kayaking, Bungee-Jumping, Quad-Biken, horseriding, mountain-biken
Kibale Forest National Park – 2 Nights
Drive from Jinja to Kibale Forest National Park (7 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
Buhoma / Bwindi – 2 Nights
Drive from Ishasha Sector to Buhoma (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.
Bwindi National Park – 1 Night
Hiking from Buhoma through the Bwindi National Park to Nkuringo (6 to 8 hours)
You will be accompanied by a ranger and track through the Bwindi NP to Nkuringo. You will hike slowly upwards for about 15km – experiencing a steep incline on the last stretch – but will be rewarded with an amazing view onto the Virunga Volcanoes. Immerse with nature – listen to the voices of the forests, spot different birds and enjoy the lush green forest and clean altitude air! Your accommodation lies on a hill with stunning views over Bwindi Impenetrable Forest which you have successfully hiked your way through.
Activities: Hike through the Bwindi National Park
Lake Mutanda and Kisoro – 2 Nights
Hiking and canoeing on Lake Mutanda
The next few days, you will be very close to nature and get to know Uganda off the beaten track! You are walking along farm tracks to Lake Mutanda through the rural country side where you will pass small villages and farms. Your local guide will explain and show you more about the traditional herbs that are still used as medicine. Once you arrive at Lake Mutanda a traditional dugout-canoe will be waiting for you – glide silently through the Lake and watch daily Ugandan life pass by and enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery. If you feel rested enough, you are able to continue to Kisoro which is a 2 hour hike from Lake Mutanda – alternatively you can hop in the car and check out Kisoro which Diane Fossey called “my second home…“. The highlight of your track will be the climbing of the 4127m high majestic Volcano Muhavura, which translated means “signpost”. Enjoy the different alpine vegetation zones and the crater lake. Alternatively you can climb Sabinyo (3634m) or Gahinga Volcano (3474m).
Activities: Canoeing, climbing of the volcano in the Virungas National Park
Lake Mburo National Park – 1 Night
Drive from Lake Mutanda to Lake Mburo National Park (4 to 6 hours)
Lake Mburo National Park is small in size compared to the other parks in Uganda but definitely a little gem. Together with 13 other lakes in the area, Lake Mburo forms part of a 50km long wetland system linked by a swamp and is a beautiful mosaic of habitats – green hillsides, rocky outcrops, bushy thickets, open and wooded savannahs, lush forests, striking lakes and natural swamps – are home to an amazing diversity of flora and wildlife.
Activities: Game drives
Ssese Islands – 4 Nights
Drive to Lake Victoria and ferry transfer to Ssese Islands (4 to 6 hours)
If you’re looking for a place to slow it right down, Ssese’s lush archipelago of 84 islands along Lake Victoria’s northwestern shore boasts some stunning white-sand beaches. Enjoy reading a book, take a relaxed walk on the beach or experience the nightly bonfires, which is a great way to relax with a few drinks after enjoying one of Ssese’s famous sunsets.
Inclus et non inclus :
- 18 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.
- Bottled mineral water.
- All activities during your trip as indicated.
- 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.