Voyager Itineraries

Safari Highlights: – the Grade 5 rapids, picturesque, beautiful scenery, unique birds on the river banks…


No safari to Uganda would be complete without truly experiencing the Nile from its source. The ultimate white water rafting adventure that guarantees your heart pumping and adrenaline flow!

The Nile is the longest and one of the most historically significant rivers in the world, sustaining diverse cultures, and is therefore a brilliant subject for a biography. From the headwaters in the Rwenzori Mountains and the highlands of Ethiopia, it flows through thousands of miles of swamp, desert and lakes… and all that before it reaches Egypt.
Whether you are a first-timer, family or high adventure enthusiast, you’ll find your perfect white water adventure. River Nile offers opportunities for Grade Five White Water Rafting. The complete rafting trip covers 25 km of river Nile including some of the best rapids in the world. No experience is needed.

Itinerary
Morning: Transfer to Jinja (2-3 hrs)
Pick up from your hotel very early morning, followed by a drive through the Mbira forest on the way to Jinja where you will meet up with your experienced guide for your briefing before heading out and experiencing the River Nile for the full day.

Evening: Transfer back to Kampala
After a joyful tiresome day, you will be transferred back to Kampala.

Safari Highlights: Uganda surely commands a voice in the eco-tourism; among the attractions Uganda boasts of are the primates, abundant game, birds and scenic beauty. On this safari we shall take you to explore Uganda’s wildlife and also some of the authentic sites like the River Nile. During these two weeks, you get to see the Big Five, track Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park and Chimpanzee expedition in their natural environment of Kibale Forest for an encounter of a lifetime, with the wild but habituated chimps. You will proceed to view unique games in our prized Murchison falls National Park and Queen Elizabeth National park and all through the journey you will experience lots of unique geographical features and scenic allure, plus a great deal of diverse cultures. The safari starts and ends in Kampala

Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Kidepo NP (9 hrs)

An early breakfast, followed by checkout and a long drive to the lands of the pastoralist Karamojong natives, arriving in the evening, lunch en route. This land also boasts of Kidepo Valley National Park, which is Uganda's second biggest National Park. Kidepo is one of Africa's last great wilderness areas- a tract of rugged savannah dominated by Mount Morungole and cut by the Kidepo and Narus Rivers. And with their perennial running water they make Kidepo an oasis in the semi desert. 

Check-in dinner and overnight at Apoka Safari Lodge (luxury) or Nga’ Moru wilderness camp (Mid-range).

Day 02: Karamojong Cultural Village tour (half day)

You will have a relaxed breakfast there after relax and take the rest of the morning at leisure until time for lunch. 

In the afternoon, you will be taken on a guided cultural village tour of the Karamajong manyattas (homesteads) where you will see kraals belonging to local communities, traditional costume, stools, spears headdress, knives, bows and arrows and jewellery among others. The visitors get a unique, unforgettable experience and understanding of the Nomadic lifestyle around Karenga and Kipedo. The elders will show you the Kraals, grinding stone, local defence fences and cultural dances known as ‘Edonga’. Not to be missed on this tour is the local community near the park staging cultural dances such as the Emuya of the Naporre and Nyangia, Larakaraka and Apiti dances of the Acholi are worthy to see and participate into. The tour is interesting and some of these items are worthy to take as souvenir. After this cultural thrill, you will return to the lodge to relax until time for dinner and overnight. 

Day 03: Kidepo Experience (full day)

Wake up early with just a cup of tea/coffee and head off on an early morning game drive to explore more of Kidepo. You will be rewarded with the diverse game in this well preserved wild! You will later return to the lodge for a full breakfast and take the rest of the say at leisure.

In the evening set off for and enchanting Ostrich drive around the Kanangorok hot springs. You will be rewarded with the variety and number of animals who come to drink water at the river banks. And Baboons may be seen roaming along the floor of Kidepo River and palm trees

Day 04: Transfer to Murchison Falls National park

Pick up from your hotel at 7.00am after breakfast, followed by a drive to Murchison Falls NP passing through beautiful woodlands and Savannah grasslands. With interesting stopover including the scenic Aruu waterfalls.. You will arrive in the afternoon at Chobe Safari lodge. Where you will check in and also have your late lunch then relax, while enjoying the hotel facilities until time for dinner and overnight. 

Day 5: The Murchison Falls Experience

After a relaxed breakfast you will check out and we drive to the Paraa sector of the Murchison falls arriving in time for lunch and checking in at the Paraa Safari lodge (luxury).

After check in, you will relax over lunch, and take the rest of the day at leisure.

In the evening you have the option of enjoying a game drive, while watching the beautiful Sunset in this amazing park.

Thereafter we shall return to your accommodation facility for dinner and overnight. 

Day 6: Morning Game drives and afternoon boat cruise

On this day you will have a unique experience of the scenic Murchion falls.. 

Wake up early with a snack and set off on a Sunrise game drive (about 6.30am) in the Nyamsika plateau, while  on the game drives, Cape buffalo, Rothschild's giraffe, Uganda kob, hartebeest and waterbuck are commonly seen. You may also spot oribi, bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, shy sitatunga, bush duiker, warthog and Bush pig plus large carnivores including lion, leopard and spotted hyena.

Chimpanzees and olive baboons head the list of six species of primates found in the park. And Crocodile and hippo will be seen along the banks of the Nile. Some of the more common birds that can be seen include goliath heron, Egyptian geese, pelican, bee-eaters, kingfishers, hornbill, cormorant, saddle-bill stork and the rare shoebill stork.

After the game drive, you will return to the lodge for a full breakfast and then relax until time for lunch. 

After lunch, at 2.00pm you will proceed for a boat trip on the placid Victoria Nile, upstream, to the base of the falls. En route you will see hippos, crocodiles, water buck and a wide variety of birds like the unusual shoebill stork.

The boat stops just tens of meters from the "Devil’s Cauldron". From here you will disembark and take a hike to the top of the falls where your vehicle will be waiting for you for pick up. This is an awesome experience, as you will experience the Majestic Murchison falls forming into an impressive rainbow. – A great opportunity for pictures. Thereafter we shall return to your preferred accommodation facility for overnight (budget or luxury)

Day 7: Transfer to Kibale National Park/ Overnight stay.

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast, followed by a check out of the lodge and drive to Kibale Forest National Park. Along the way you will view the beautiful Albertine rift-valley escarpments on the countryside through Hoima to Fort-portal. On arrival you will check in at, Kyaninga lodge (or similar), where you will have lunch and then relax while enjoying the lodge’s facilities until dinner and overnight 

Day 8: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park. 

Early morning you will have breakfast, head to the park headquarters at 8.00 am for a briefing about the chimpanzees and after wards head to the forest for a guided chimpanzee tracking. The Park is reputed for having the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa.

Enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild chimpanzees, and as well have an opportunity to see other primates like the golden monkeys, L’Hoest’s monkeys, grey-cheeked Mangabey and red-tailed monkeys among others and as well view various bird species like the Rumped tinker bird, green breasted pitta and many more.

Return to the lodge for lunch, and then relax. In the evening you have the option to visit Bigodi birds’ sanctuary and enjoy an amazing birding experience. Thereafter you will return to the lodge for Dinner and overnight at your preferred accommodation facility (Budget, Midrange or luxury).

Day 9: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park/ Evening game safari 

Have a relaxed breakfast, followed by a checkout and drive to Queen Elizabeth National park. You will check in at Mweya Safari lodge (luxury) or Simba Safari lodge (budget). Where you we also relax until time for lunch.  

In the Afternoon, at 2.00pm you will go for a launch cruise along the Kazinga channel where you will view birds like malachite kingfisher, pink backed pelicans and saddle billed stork as well as wildlife animals such as hippos, elephants, buffalos and crocodiles along the channel. There after you will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight your preferred accommodation facility (luxury or budget)

Day 10: Morning Game drive / Afternoon Boat Cruise / Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Wake –up on a warm-up cup of coffee, as you set off for an early morning game drive (about 6.30am) in the kasenyi sector.. This is an awesome experience to spot the animals in natural habitats. With higher chances of spotting elephants, solitary cape buffaloes, hyenas, lions, leopard, antelopes, warthogs and beautiful birds. This park has spectacular sceneries including Crater Lakes and rolling savannah plains overlooking the snow-capped of The Rwenzoris Mountain ranges. Return to the lodge for breakfast and relax till lunch.

In the afternoon you have the option of visiting the cultural group at Kikorongo, and they will perform their unique cultural dances as you sit at the Queen’s Pavillion while enjoying the cultural performance. On the drive back to the lodge, you will watch the sun set amazingly over the crater lakes, as you do a mini game drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 11: Ishasha game drive | Transfer to Bwindi National Park. 

In the morning right after breakfast, the trip will take you through the Ishasha sector to enjoy another game drive but this time giving you an opportunity to see tree climbing lions.  En route to Bwindi Gorilla park.

You will arrive in time for lunch at your accommodation facility. Check in and then take the rest of the day at leisure until time for dinner and overnight.

Day 12: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi/ Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 

The day starts with an early breakfast and then you will be driven to the briefing point. After briefing you will be guided on Gorilla trails in search for the gorillas. The trek lasts from anything between 2 to 8 hours and therefore we recommend that you carry drinking bottled water and raincoat and comfortable shoes. 

On meeting the gorillas, you will spend maximum one hour with them and then later return to your hotel for meals and overnight.

Day 13: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi (3-4 hirs)

Lake Buyonyi, should not to be missed when visiting Uganda... tucked away in the Gorilla Highlands, it is a must visit destination.. a perfect way to wind down your safari after the hectic Gorilla trek. Lake Bunyonyi offers hosts of thrilling aftivities ranging from: swimming, canoeing in a dugout canoe, boating, Island hopping, hiking, biking, birding, nature walks, village visits and interactive cultural visits. 

After a relaxed breakfast, we shall transfer you to the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi. After check in you will relax until time for lunch.  In the late afternoon you have the option to go for a canoe ride on scenic Lake Bunyonyi or simply relax and take the rest of your day at leisure.

Day 14: Lake Bunyonyi Experience

On this day you will experience the cultural allure of the Batwaa communities and the scenic boat rides to the Bunyonyi’s small islands will simply take your breath away.

We believe this hidden African Jewel - Lake Bunyonyi’s scenery that will stay with you, from its 29 Islands, the Mountains and Virunga Volcanoes, the Pleasant Climate, the perfect spot according to Lonely Planet, to relax and chill out with its waters proven Bilharzia free, meaning super safe for swimming. 

Return in the evening for dinner and overnight at your preferred accommodation facility (Budget or luxury). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Safari Highlights: “tucked away in the Gorilla Highlands, it is a must visit destination”

Lake Bunyonyi - a scenic Crater Lake located in South Western Uganda between Kisoro and Kabale near the Rwandan border and is positioned 450 Kilometers from Kampala. It takes 7 hours of drive from Kampala and a drive of 100 Kilometers (2 hours) from Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. The lake is believed to be the second deepest lake in Africa with varying length of between 44 metres s to 900 metres. Lake Bunyonyi surface is a fresh with 25 degrees Celsius thus bilhazia free and safe for swimming. 

With 27 islands in it, the lake is surrounded by terraced hillsides and is a visitation darling of many foreign and domestic tourists. About 200 bird species have been recorded at the lake area since "Bunyonyi" also means "the place of many little birds". The bird species include the White tailed Blue Monard, grey crowned cranes, the African Harrier Hawk, Herons and egrets, the Levillant cuckoo, the Cardinal Woodpecker and the Rufous-breasted wryneck. Weavers nesting on the Island, include the large golden, slender-billed Baglafetch, as well as the yellow-backed and spectacled weavers.

ITINERARY

Day 1-Travel from Kampala to Lake Bunyonyi

Have breakfast at your hotel in Kampala and then set off to Southwestern Uganda for the lifetime experience in Lake Bunyonyi. Along the way stop over at the equator and take enough photos and buy some souvenirs. Proceed to Mbarara town where you will have lunch before heading to Kabale. When you reach Kabale town, continue to Lake Bunyonyi the evening.

Check in at the lodge of your choice, have dinner and an overnight.

Day 2- Tour around Lake Bunyonyi (Canoe/boat cruise, bird watching, sightseeing and community walks)

There is beauty in knowing about a place but the true beauty is in getting to know about the people living there because these are the heartbeat of that place and who knows how life without them would be like. Check out the many settlements and get insights about the lifestyle and cultures of the locals who will probably be easy to identify by their kangas (multi-colored wear). What’s more, you can visit the Batwa, a tribe of pygmies who are the original inhabitants of the country. These survive on inviting tourists into their community because they are facing the consequences of dispossession of their land by the government to build the Echuya Forest Reserve. Here they get to perform traditional folk songs and dances for their guests.

Have an early breakfast, and then visit the Abaheesi and Batwa communities, interact with them; it is surely a good time spent here. Have lunch at the resort and in the evening have a boat cruise on the lake where you will get chance to view various birds, beautiful landscape including some of the 29 islands. If you don’t go for a boat cruise you could opt for cycling around the area. Return to the lodge, have dinner and have an overnight.

Day 3- Lake Bunyonyi/ Hiking and Nature walks/ Cultural Heritage and Historical beliefs

For the spectacular enthralling tranquil, the guide will lead you to explore through the highlands of Kigezi or even on the islands while on foot where you are sure to have yourself a stunning sight of the landscapes and a variety of wildlife like the zebras, monkeys, forest tree plantations and otters that can be spotted in the waters among others. You can also go hiking through the ancient Echuya Forest with an expert tour guide.

You cannot say you have been to Bunyonyi if you haven’t found your way to any of the black smith sites. Here, you can have souvenirs made for you by the gifted locals who use it as a way to earn a living. Also get a chance to see the way the locals make their farm equipment from the hoes to the machetes and many more. In addition, you can get to stopover at the Bakiga Cultural Museum, a replica of a complete Bakiga homestead built in 2002 by Festo Karwemera a known elder of Kabale and a famous fighter for the language and culture of the Bakiga. There is also a village called Bufuka where tourists are welcome to experience the cultures of the Bakiga and the Batwa. While there, they can get to join in on the proceedings of the locals like weaving, dancing and singing. There are also some shrines and local medicine men on the hills of Kagalama that will further reveal to detail more about the historical beliefs of the local people.

Day 4- Travel back to Kampala

Have breakfast, and have the last glance of the stunning landscape, have a drive to Kampala stopping in Mbarara town for lunch. You will arrive in Kampala in the evening which marks the end of your tour around the beautiful lake Bunyonyi

INCLUDED

  • All Meals and accommodation as per the itinerary
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle.
  • Services of a full time English speaking driver/guide.
  • All Activities as mentioned in the itinerary

EXCLUDED 

  • Items of a personal nature such as Bar Bills, Phone calls etc.
  • Personal insurance (we can secure for you, please inquire on this)
  • Laundry
  • Accommodation, Dinners and other meals in Kampala
  • Activities or accommodations not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Air fare to and from Uganda
  • Tips and gratuity

 

Water, while on safari and lunch en route.

Government taxes/levies.

 

 

 

Safari Highlights:

Queen Elizabeth National Park is the most popular and easily accessible game reserve in Uganda. Situated on the floor of Albertine rift overlooking the mysterious Mountains of the moon (The Rwenzoris) in South-western Uganda, the park covers 2000 square KM and includes a remarkable variety of echo systems from semi-deciduous Tropical to green meadows, savannah, crater lakes and swamps. A total of 95 mammal species have been recorded here, the highest for any Ugandan National Park. It is home to the most famous tree-climbing lions along the Ishasha Sector, the Ugandan Kob, and other Antelopes species, as well as Elephants, Bufallos, Hippos, Buboons, and elusive primates in the scenic Kyambura gorge. A total of 547 confirmed bird species have also been recorded in Queen Elizabeth. This is one of the highest totals in the World and is truly remarkable for such a relatively small reserves. In addition to all these fascinating game viewing and birding; a relaxing boat trip along the Kazinga Channel is irresistible.

Itinerary

Day 1:  Transfer to Queen Elizabeth

Pick up from your hotel at 6.30am, followed by a drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park (6-7hrs), a brief stop-over at The Equator for photo opportunity and souvenirs. Proceed through the magical Ankole cattle herds grazing alongside the road and scenic tea plantation, lunch en route. Check-in, and relax at the accommodation facility of your choice (budget or luxury): 

In the afternoon if it appeals to you, you may go for a sunset game drive before returning to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 2:  Full Day in Queen Elizabeth NP

A warm-up cup of coffee, as you set off for an early morning game drive (about 6.00am), this is an awesome experience to spot the animals in natural habitats. With higher chances of spotting elephants, solitary cape buffaloes, hyenas, lions, leopard, antelopes, warthogs and beautiful birds. This park has spectacular sceneries including Crater Lakes and rolling savannah plains overlooking the snow-capped of The Rwenzoris Mountain ranges. There after you return for a full breakfast at the lodge and relax till lunch.

After lunch, take a relaxing boat cruise on Kazinga channel, this is a huge opportunity to spot more animals as they come to cool off down the stream. Queen Elizabeth National Park is the leading birding destination with over 600 bird species including pelicans, kingfishers, hammer corps, woodpeckers, cormorants, goliath heron and the rare shoebill stork; have a good time spotting these birds.  Later you return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 3:  Queen Elizabeth - Kampala

Check-out and you have the option to take a nature walk at Katwe ecotourism site (one of the few surviving salt lakes in East Africa) before proceeding to Kampala; lunch en-route and arriving in the evening. Check-in dinner and overnight at the accommodation facility of your choice.

INCLUSIVE:

  • All Meals and accommodation as per the itinerary at Mweya Safari Lodge and Simba Safari Camp.
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle.
  • Services of a full time English speaking driver/guide.
  • All Activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Water, coffee or Tea while on safari and lunch en route.
  • Government taxes/levies.

EXCLUSIVE:

  • Items of a personal nature such as Bar Bills, Phone calls etc.
  • Nature walk at Lake Katwe ($ 30 per person)
  • (we can secure for you, please inquire on this)
  • Laundry
  • Accommodation, Dinners and other meals in Kampala
  • Activities or accommodations not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Air fare to and from Uganda
  • Tips and gratuity

Safari Highlights: – the magical Murchison falls, Primates, scenery, unique cultures, birds…

“No visit to Uganda would be complete without a visit to the magnificent Murchison Falls” 

Falls” National Park renowned for its scenic beauty and the spectacular falls, from which the park derives its name. Murchison Falls has abundant flora and fauna to delight the visitor. From rolling savannah and tall grasslands to thick bush and woodlands, the diversity of this park never ceases to amaze visitors and residents alike. They can be viewed from the top where the Nile River narrows from 50 metres to crash through a 7 metre gorge, falling 45 metres to the rocks below

Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls NP (5-6hrs)

Pick up from your hotel at 6.00am after breakfast, followed by a drive to Murchison Falls NP passing through beautiful woodlands and Savannah grasslands; along the way you have the option to visit Ziwa Rhino sanctuary a home to both black and white Rhinos where you will go Rhino tracking and see other wildlife at the reserve. Continue to Murchison falls National Park, arriving in time for lunch. Check in at the accommodation facility of your choice (Budget or Luxury).

Day 2: Game drive and Launch cruise

Wake up early with a snack and set off on a Sunrise game drive (about 6.00am) in the Nyamsika plateau, while  on the game drives, Cape buffalo, Rothschild's giraffe, Uganda kob, Jacksons hartebeest and waterbuck are commonly seen. You may also spot oribi, bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, shy sitatunga, bush duiker, warthog and Bush pig plus large carnivores including lion, leopard and spotted hyena.

Chimpanzees and olive baboons head the list of six species of primates found in the park. And Crocodile and hippo will be seen along the banks of the Nile. Some of the more common birds that can be seen include goliath heron, Egyptian geese, pelican, bee-eaters, kingfishers, hornbill, cormorant, saddle-bill stork and the rare shoebill stork.

After the game drive, you will return to the lodge for a full breakfast then relax until time for lunch while enjoying the Hotel facilities. 

At 2:00pm, proceed for a boat trip on the placid Victoria Nile, upstream, to the base of the falls. En route you will see hippos, crocodiles, water buck and a wide variety of birds like the unusual shoebill stork.

The boat stops just tens of meters from the "Devil’s Cauldron". From here you will disembark and take a hike to the top of the falls where your vehicle will be waiting for you for pick up. This is an awesome experience, as you will experience the Majestic Murchison falls forming into an impressive rainbow. – A great opportunity for pictures. Thereafter we shall return to your preferred accommodation facility for overnight (budget or luxury)

Day 3: Murchison Falls - Kampala

On this day you have you will check out after breakfast and we drive back to Kampala through Sambiya Gate and Budongo Forest having a view of many beautiful birds, monkeys, baboons and chimpanzees With lunch stop en route, arriving in the late afternoon. 

INCLUSIVE:

  • All Meals and accommodation as per the itinerary at Paraa Lodge or Similar /Pakuba Safari Lodge or Similar
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle.
  • Services of a full time English speaking driver/guide.
  • All Activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Water, coffee or Tea while on safari and lunch en route.
  • Government taxes/levies.

EXCLUSIVE:

  • Items of a personal nature such as Bar Bills, Phone calls etc.
  • Rhino trekking at Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • Personal insurance (we can secure for you, please inquire on this)
  • Laundry
  • Accommodation, Dinners and other meals in Kampala
  • Activities or accommodations not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Air fare to and from Uganda
  • Tips and gratuity

Tucked in the Northern most corner of Uganda on the boarder of Kenya and Sudan, Kidepo protects the most exciting faunas of Uganda national park, yet seldom visited by tourists due to the difficulty of getting there; however the great diversity of animals in this park and the alluring scenery is worth the long journey. Kidepo boast strong wilderness atmosphere, rugged mountainous scenery and exceptional game viewing and bird watching; making it the most alluring destination in the country. The park is studded with rocky outcropsand small hills from which one can obtain stunning views and breathtaking savannah landscape which ends in rugged horizon. Unique carnivore endemic to the park includes the bat-eared fox, striped hyena, aardwolf, caracal, cheetah and hunting dog. Other carnivores include lion, leopard, several cats, spotted hyena, black – backed jackal and side striped – jackal. Elephants, burshell’s zebra, bush pig, warthoh Rothschild giraffe, Cape buffalo, eland, bush buck, waterbucks, bright gazelle, beisa oryx and roam antelope.

Safari Highlights: This safari takes you to Kidepo National park; one of Africa's last great wilderness areas- a tract of rugged savannah landscape dominated by Mount Morungole and cut by the Kidepo and Narus Rivers and with their perennial running water they make Kidepo an oasis in the semi desert.The safari will also expose you to the pastoralist's life style of the Karamajong tribe inhabiting this region.

Day 01: Transfer to Kidepo via Gulu (9 - 10 hrs)

Pick up early after breakfast from your hotel followed by a drive Northwards via Gulu to the lands of the pastoralist Karamojong natives, arriving in the evening, lunch en route. 

This land also boasts of Kidepo Valley National Park, which is Uganda's second biggest National Park covering 1,442 sq. KM.  Check-in dinner and overnight at Apoka Safari Lodge (luxury) or Nga Moru Wilderness Camp (Budget); where you will relax and enjoy the lodge's facilities.

Day 02:• Full Day in Kidepo

This day will be spent exploring the Kidepo valley with abundant game all in one place near the river. You will wake up to a relaxed breakfast to unwind from the long journey. After that you will set off on an enchanting Ostrich drive (game drive) around the Kanangorok hot springs.

You will be rewarded with the variety and number of animals who come to drink water at the river banks. And Baboons may be seen roaming along the floor of Kidepo River and palm trees. You will then return to your lodge for lunch and relax.

Afternoon: Karamojong Cultural Village (full day)

After lunch you will be taken on a guided cultural village tour where you will get a unique, unforgettable experience and understanding of the Nomadic lifestyle around Karenga and Kidepo.  The elders will show you the Kraals, grinding stone, local defence fences and cultural dances known as ‘Edonga’. During the tour of the Karamajong ‘manyattas’  (homesteads) you will see kraals belonging to local communities, traditional costumes, stools, spears headdress, knives, bows and arrows and jewellery among others.

There are also interesting and worthy to take handcrafted souvenirs during your tour. Not to be missed on this tour is the local community near the park staging cultural dances such as the Emuya of the Naporre and Nyangia, Larakaraka and Apiti dances of the Acholi are worthy to see and participate in.  Return to the lodge for a late lunch and then relax till evening when you will set of on a sunset game drive, exploring more of Kidepo.

Day 03:  Transfer to Kampala

You will have a relaxed breakfast, followed by checkout and a drive back to Kampala using the Northern route passing via Karuma Falls arriving in the evening.

After that we leave you to take the rest of the day at leisure.

End of Safari!

Included in the Cost are: 

  • Full board accommodation as per the itinerary, when travelling luxury/midrange
  • Bed and breakfast only when staying in budget facility
  • First and Last night accommodation in Kampala/Entebbe
  • All ground transportation by fully customized safari vehicles as per the itinerary,
  • Fuel for the entire safari
  • English Speaking Driver/Guide,
  • Meals en route,
  • Park entrance fees,
  • Karamojong Village tour
  • Game walks,
  • Airport Transfers
  • Game drives & Park ranger fees
  • VAT and hotel taxes 

Excluded in the cost are: 

  • Airfare to and from Uganda,
  • VISA and departure taxes at the airport
  • Activities or accommodations NOT mentioned in the itinerary,
  • Meals if staying in budget facilities
  • Wines, beers and spirits & all beverages other than the bottled mineral water while on safari
  • Items of a personal nature e.g. telephone calls, tips and gratuity, laundry, souvenir et .
  • Personal insurance (IM Global offers very attractive packages, please check our website www.discoverafrica.co.ug for more info on how you can access this service)

Safari Highlights: Voyager African Safaris is giving you this unforgettable game viewing experience plus amazing sightseeing. Welcome and Discover Africa!

Queen Elizabeth National Park is the most popular and easily accessible game reserve in Uganda. Situated on the floor of the Albertine rift overlooking the mysterious Mountains of the moon (The Rwenzoris) in South-western Uganda, the park covers 2000 square KM and includes a remarkable variety of echo systems from semi-deciduous Tropical to green meadows, savannah, crater lakes and swamps. A total of 95 mammal species have been recorded here, the highest for any Ugandan National Park. It is also home to the most famous tree-climbing lions along the Ishasha Sector, the Ugandan Kob, and other Antelopes species, as well as Elephants, Bufallos, Hippos, Buboons, and elusive primates in the scenic Kyambura gorge. An impressive 547 confirmed bird species have been recorded in Queen Elizabeth. This is one of the highest totals in the World and is truly remarkable for such a relatively small reserves. In addition to all these fascinating game viewing and birding; a relaxing boat trip along the Kazinga Channel will give you a good time.

Day 2: Game Drive & Boat Cruise in Queen Elizabeth 

If it appeals to you, you can have a cup of coffee/tea, before setting off for an early morning game drive (about 6.30am); this is an awesome experience to spot the animals in natural habitats. With higher chances of spotting elephants, solitary cape buffaloes, hyenas, lions, leopard, antelopes, warthogs and beautiful birds. This park has spectacular sceneries including Crater Lakes and rolling savannah plains overlooking the snow capped of The Rwenzoris Mountain ranges. 

There after you return for a full breakfast at the lodge, and relax till time for lunch.

In the afternoon you will take a relaxing boat cruise on Kazinga channel, this is a huge opportunity to spot more animals as they come to cool off down the stream. Queen Elizabeth National Park is the leading birding destination with over 600 bird species including pelicans, kingfishers, hammer corps, woodpeckers, cormorants, goliath heron and the rare shoebill stork; have a good time spotting these birds.  Later you return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 03: Transfer to Bwindi

After breakfast you will check out and drive to Bwindi checking in at the accommodation facility of your choice depending on your permit: Silverback Lodge (mid-range) or similar. You will therefore be left to relax and take the rest of the day at leisure while enjoying the lodge facilities

Day 4: Bwindi Experience: 

You will take the day at leisure experiencing Bwindi; with the option of visiting the communities around in exciting cultural excursions -to be arranged from the lodge

Day 5: Gorilla Trekking 

After an early breakfast you will be driven to the briefing point thereafter you will start tracking at 08.00am. This is a demanding but rewarding experience. You will depart with lunch boxes, drinking water and remember to bring Jungle boots & raincoat with you. This park is covered in dense vegetation and rugged hills which will demand that you are physically fit. The time taken to reach the Gorillas varies according to their movements.

You will experience the thrill of spending time with and observing the gorillas for 1 hour upon encounter, which is an awesome and exciting adventure. After which we return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Transfer to Kampala (8-9hrs)

After a breakfast you will check out and we drive back to Kampala, with interesting stopovers plus lunch en route arriving in the evening and checking in at the accommodation of your choice in Kampala.

End of Safari!

 

 

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Tel: +256 414 268675
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P.O. BOX 36543, Kampala - Uganda
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Uganda Wildlife Authority
Association Of Uganda Tour Operators