16 DAYS CULTURAL AND WIDLIFE EXPERINCE
Experience Cutural and Wildlife in Uganda
Experience the the wildlife and cultural activities in Uganda.
Day 1: Arrival and hotel transfer. On arrival at Entebbe international airport. Safaris who will then brief you as he transfers you to your hotel for overnight (depending on your arrival time)
Day 2: Kampala Cultural Exposure.
The Kabaka’s cultural Trail offers a unique journey through the kingdom of Buganda’s rich heritage.
Kabaka’s lake (a manmade lake in honor of the then Kabaka of Buganda)
Kasubi Tombs where the Buganda’s former four kings were buried;
Naggalabi Buddo Coronation site – Where Buganda’s kings are crowned;
Katareke Prison – where the Kabaka’s imprisoned and punished law breakers;
Wamala King’s Tombs – Where King Wamala was burried. A place of ritual and cultural ceremonies.
Nnamasole Kanyange Tombs – linking mother and son forever;
Nnamasole Baagalayaze Tombs and Cultural Centre – a place of hope, celebration and learning.
hotel for overnight.
Day 3: Kampala – Murchison falls
After an early morning breakfast, depart Kampala for Murchison falls national park with an en route visit to Ziwa rhino sanctuary for rhino tracking before proceeding to Masindi for lunch and after lunch proceed to Murchison falls national park with a brief stopover at Bomu women’s group for a short community walk and cultural explanations. After this short visit, proceed to the park. Along the way you will encounter a variety of birds, monkeys, and baboons.
Day 4: Murchison Falls National Park.
After an early morning warm up tea/coffee, you will transfer for a game drive to the northern bank in search of animals like: lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, hartebeests, oribis, Uganda kobs, buffaloes among other animal and bird species that your guide will help you spot. This will see you return to your lodge, for lunch. After lunch, transfer for a three hours boat ride on the Nile River to the bottom of falls where you will have the opportunity to view animals like; hippos, crocodiles, waterbucks, buffaloes and elephants on the river bank with an option to hike to the top of the falls. Returning to your lodge for a relaxed evening, dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Murchison falls – Hoima.
After your breakfast transfer to Hoima with a visit to the top of the falls. Drive Southwest via the Albertine Escarpment of the Western Rift Valley, passing through verdant countryside traditional homesteads. Lunch will be served in Hoima Kolping hotel. After lunch visit Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom’s rich cultural and historical sites of the former kings and palace, burial grounds/tombs, before returning for an easy evening, dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Hoima – Fort portal.
After your breakfast, transfer to Fort portal town arriving for your lunch, after lunch visit the palace of the youngest king ever crowned in the world-Tooro kingdom palace for a rich cultural and historical explanations, proceed to yet another famous cultural site-Amabere ga Nyinamwiru where you will have an interesting twin story of this treasured waterfalls. One has a cultural formation and the other geographical with stalagmites and stalactites. Enjoy the scenic views of the fabled Mountains of the Moon, if time allows, you will proceed to visit the crater lakes before returning for a relaxed evening, dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Fort portal – Semliki hot springs (pygmies visit)
After an early morning breakfast, transfer to Semliki national park about 1hour drive. Visit the fuming female and male hot springs with a two meters jet of hot water (130 C) and a pool of oozing boiling water at 106 C also referred to us the natural boiler. Proceed to visit the Pigymies community to see this people’s traditional way of life and cultures where you can optionally join them in their performances/dance, returning later to your hotel for a relaxed evening, dinner and overnight.
Day 8: Kibale forest (Chimpanzee tracking)
After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the Chimpanzee tracking information office for a pre-briefing by the ranger guides who will then lead you into the rain forest in search of chimpanzees. These primates are very mobile and viewing them is unpredictable but a forest walk is an enriching activity that starts at 8.00 am taking about 4 to 5 hours. This forest is home to a large number of chimpanzees and other primates including Lhoestes, Red-colobus, Blues, Red-tailed, grey cheeked mangabeys, birds, and butterflies. The guide will provide a detailed explanation on not only primates but all the forest’s fauna and flora. Returning to have your lunch at primate lodge. After lunch, transfer for a swamp/community walk to KAFRED, a local community initiative in Bigodi for yet more primates and bird watching and the opportunity to meet and interact with the local communities living here. Dinner and overnight.
Day 9: Kibale – Kasese
After your breakfast transfer to Kasese home to the Rwanzururu kingdom where you will have the opportunity to visit the Obusinga bwa Rwenzururu for yet another dynamic cultural treat here. Lunch will served at Margherita hotel. Tour Kesese town, dinner and overnight.
Day 10: Kasese/Ruboni community visit – Queen Elizabeth national park.
After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the explore the foot hills of the Rwenzori mountains to the local organized Ruboni community group where you will be guided to various projects under taken by this local group with more cultural performances, after lunch, proceed to Queen Elizabeth national park taking an en route game drive on arrival at park as you transfer to your lodge for a relaxed evening, diner and overnight.
Day 11. Queen Elizabeth national park.
After an early morning warm up tea or coffee, you will head for a game drive along Kasenyi tracks and Queens mile in search of animals like: lions, elephants, cape buffalos, warthogs, spotted hyenas, mangoose, waterbucks, kobs and, if you’re lucky the leopard, with a remarkable 606 bird species, this will see you return for a full breakfast, relax at your lodge into the lunch break and after lunch, enjoy a unique two hours boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. This launch cruise gives you a great opportunity for photography, bird watching and game viewing at close range. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species recorded, return for a relaxed evening, dinner and overnight.
Day 12: Queen Elizabeth – Bwindi impenetrable gorilla forest.
After breakfast, transfer to Bwindi impenetrable gorilla forest national park with your parked lunch via Ishasha sector of the tree climbing lions; take an en route game drive in search of these great cats. Proceeding later to Bwindi through the Kigezi highlands in the beauties of the “Switzerland of Africa” arriving at your lodge to relax for the rest of the day, dinner and overnight.
Day 13: Gorilla tracking.
After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the gorilla tracking information office for a pre-briefing by the ranger guides who will then lead you into the forest trekking this great relatives of ours (Gorillas). The rainforest is dense and is crisscrossed by numerous animal trails, the thrill of spending time and observing the gorillas is a memorable one. Gorillas are shy and peaceful animals and it is an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they interact with each other. After this day’s gorgeous adventure, you will return to your lodge for lunch (if not parked) and if time allows, transfer for a short community/nature walk to see this local people’s way of life and cultures or just relax at your lodge, dinner and overnight.
After breakfast we depart with an en route scenic drive that allows you a stop over at the Equator to perform a simple experiment and experience a tropical balance before proceeding to arrive in Kampala. Relax for the rest of the day or go shopping some souvenirs. You will crown your cultural tour with a spiced cultural performance and dinner at Ndere center before transferring to your hotel for overnight.
Day 15: craft shopping and city tour in Kampala.
Day 16: Airport transfer.