The highlights of nature in Uganda: a focus on birds and wildlife

December 2022 to March 2023 & June to October 2023

11 days / 10 nights – from £ 4,990 per person

Tailor made safari

Discover the region of the Albertine Rift and the fascinating national parks of Uganda that offer an amazing variety of landscapes and wildlife, including not only the Big Five but also primates and hundreds of species of beautiful birds.

The highlights of this trip are:

– enjoy a safari that offers a great balance between the number of places visited and the type of wildlife observed, without having to commit to long or difficult treks; this safari has a unique focus on birds but also on other mammals including primates

– discover varied sceneries ranging from mountains and craters, to swamps, lakes, forests and open plains in several national parks with a reputation of being amongst the top birding sites of the world

– maximise the time spent with animals and birds when the conditions are optimal for their observation and photography

– benefit from a variety of accommodation, comfortable and eco-friendly, that allow a real and personal experience of the extraordinary wilderness of Uganda

– choose your ideal departure and return dates without worrying about the constitution of a group; this safari is available for individual travellers, couples and families

– appreciate the possibility to tailor the program to your wishes

A exceptional itinerary to admire the fascinating birds, primates and other wildlife of Uganda!

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe

Departure from the United Kingdom in the morning for a flight to Entebbe.

Arrival at Entebbe International Airport in the evening. Meet and greet your driver and transfer to Boma Guest House for the night. Bed & Breakfast.

Day 2: From Entebbe to Lake Mburo National Park

After an early breakfast at 6:30am, departure from your lodge and drive to Mabamba Wetlands, about 50km west of the Entebbe area on the shores of Lake Victoria where an excursion on boat will introduce you to some of the most famous birds of Uganda.

After your boat drive, continue your journey by road, passing by the Uganda Equator where you will have the chance to stand in 2 hemispheres at the same time.

Picnic lunch “en route” and drive straight to Lake Mburo National Park (approx. 4 hours drive) for a game drive focused on the mammals and the birds of the park.

Arrival at Mihingo Lodge to settle into in your rooms and have dinner.

Accommodation at the Mihingo Lodge. Full board.

Day 3: Lake Mburo National Park

After your breakfast you will take part in a morning guided safari walk as these walks are one of the most alluring and unique activities of the park.

Walk anywhere in the park is permitted as long you as you are accompanied by an armed park ranger. This gives visitors the unique chance to get out and about and absorb the wonders of the African bush without the confines of a vehicle.

Lunch at at Mihingo Lodge.

In the afternoon, game drive in the park to discover other areas of this beautiful park.

Accommodation at the Mihingo Lodge. Full board.

Day 4: From Lake Mburo National Park to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After an early morning breakfast, depart the lodge for a boat ride where you are may see the following bird species; African Finfoot, Goliath Heron, Pied Kindfisher, Malachite Kingfisher, African Fish Eagle etc. Drive through the park to observe the game.

Later in the day, transfer by road to Queen Elizabeth National Park (approx. 4 hrs drive) arriving in the evening in time for dinner.

Accommodation at the Mweya Safari Lodge. Full board.

Day 5 and 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park

These two days are dedicated to wildlife observation and photography with morning and afternoon game drives in the park.

Depending on the amount of time you decide to dedicate to birds, you will have the choice of spending one entire day birding, and/or gracing yourself for a unique 2 hours boat cruise on the Kazinga channel, which joins Lake Edward to Lake George and is famous for the highest concentration of hippos in Africa. You may also encounter crocodiles, and countless birds on the shore, overhead and in the water of the channel. This is a pleasant boat ride where you may take some great pictures of elephants and buffaloes on shore, and hippos in the water.

Accommodation at the Mweya Safari Lodge. Full board.

Day 7: From Queen Elizabeth National Park to Kibale National Park

After your morning breakfast, drive to Kibale National Park (approx. 3 hours drive) and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the foothills of Mt Rwenzori as you follow its mystical ranges, past the British colonial copper mining town of Kasese, arriving in time for lunch.

Afternoon of game drive and exploration of Kibale Forest National Park.

Accommodation at Primates Lodge. Full board.

Day 8: Kibale National Park

This morning after breakfast, our proposition is for you to go for a forest walk with chances of seeing more birds and primates in this forest.

After lunch, visit the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, a conservation project. The project is managed and operated by Community Based Organization KAFRED (Kibale Association For Rural and Environmental Development). KAFRED was formed in 1992 and through conservation of the swamp has achieved many important community development goals.

Accommodation at Primate Lodge. Full board.

Day 9: From Kibale National Park to Semuliki National Park

After an early breakfast, transfer to Semuliki National park (approx. 3 hours drive) taking the road through Fort Portal Bundibugyo to reach the park. This route has beautiful “mountains of the moon” scenery as well as plantations.

Picnic lunch “en route” and arrival in the park for an afternoon of observation of wildlife and birds.

Accommodation at the Semiliki Safari Lodge. Full board.

Day 10: Semuliki National Park

After breakfast enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Albert. This area is known for having many Shoebill Storks in addition to numerous other birds.

You will also be offered the possibility of taking part in a night game drive in the park.

Accommodation at the Semilki Safari Lodge. Full board.

Day 11: From Semuliki National Park to Entebbe

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kasese airstrip for your scheduled flight back to Entebbe International Airport where you will transit and board your flight to your next destination or your return.

End of our services.

Indicative price:

. From £ 4,990 per person on the basis of 4 participants sharing two double or twin rooms.

. From £ 5,790 per person on the basis of 2 participants sharing one double or twin room.

GBP/USD exchange rate used for this quote: 1.25.

Subject to availability at the time of booking. The final budget will be communicated after establishing a personalised quotation that will depend on the exchange rates at the time.

– The airport transfers and transfers between Entebbe, your lodge in Lake Mburo National Park, your lodge in Queen Elizabeth National Park, your lodge in Kibale Forest National Park, your lodge in Semuliki National Park and your return to Entebbe, as well as all the transports to the activities mentioned in this programme, in a privatised 4×4 vehicle driven by a specialise driver-guide

– All the activities mentioned in the itinerary

– A scheduled flight from Kasese airstrip to Entebbe International Airport

– The Park Fees and Conservation fees (subject to possible changes)

– 1 night in Entebbe at Boma Guest House (3***/4****), bed & breakfast

– 2 nights in Lake Mburo National Park at Mihingo Lodge (3***/4****), full board.

– 3 nights in Queen Elisabeth National Park at Mweya Safari Lodge (3***/4****), full board.

– 2 nights in Kibale Forest National Park at Primate Lodge (3***/4****), full board.

– 2 nights in Semuliki National Park at Semilki Safari Lodge (3***/4****), full board.

– International flights to Uganda (Entebbe International Airport) and return

– Travel or Insurances (cancellation, repatriation, luggage, other risks and any additional insurance)

– Visas

– Meals not mentioned or mentioned as “on won account” in the itinerary

– Any extras of personal nature, tips, laundry and drinks not mentioned in the program, etc.

– Any options, extra activities or private services.

Please consult us.

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