African Circuit Safaris

Uganda Lodge Safaris

ACSUG 02 - 11 Days Best of Uganda Tour

Day 1: Uganda Wildlife Education Centre
Transfer from Kampala in the morning to Entebbe, then to Uganda wildlife Education center (UWEC) for a morning nature walk, then travel to the shores of Lake Victoria where a Ferry will transfer you to the Ssesse Islands. Arrive in the early afternoon for an afternoon walk on the Sandy beaches before dinner and overnight at the Ssese Islands Club/Mirembe resort. (Meal Plan - BLD).

Day 2: Ssese Island Beaches
Ssese Islands AfricaHave breakfast at the hotel then relax at the beach enjoying beach games like swimming, canoeing on the lake, cycling, forest nature walks, return for lunch and then just chill out at the beach in the afternoon.Dinner and overnight at the Hotel. (Meal Plan - BLD).

Day 3: Lake Mburo National Park
Have a Relaxed breakfast then board a ferry back to the main land. We will depart for Lake Mburo National Park. This scenic drive will take you to Mbarara where you will stop for lunch before making our final descent to Lake Mburo National Park. This Park contains an extensive area of wetland which is a habitat for a variety of birds including the rare shoebill stork The park harbors several species of mammals including Zebras, impalas, elands, topi and buffaloes, its sculptured landscape with rolling grassy hills and idyllic lakeshores. Overnight at Luxury Mantana Tented camp (FB)

Day 4: Foot Safari in Lake Mburo NP
An early start – a wonderful chance to take a game drive which is a habitat for a variety of birds including the rare shoebill stork Here you will have a chance to view several species of mammals including Zebras, impalas, elands, topi and buffaloes. Return to the lodge for lunch. After lunch, have a guided nature walk. This walk takes you to the Salt Lick Area. A strategically located wooden platform (Observation point) offers a chance to see at least four different species of animals at any one point while they lick the salty soil. . After lunch, take a boat ride where you will spot hippos, crocodiles and variety of water birds. Overnight at Luxury Mantana Tented camp (FB)

Day 5: The Switzerland of Africa, Bwindi Forest
After breakfast, head through the highlands with a scenic drive to Kabale, where weMountain Gorilla - Mubare Group will stop for lunch. The journey offers excellent views of the triangular peaks of the Virunga volcanoes of Rwanda and the Congo. The road then takes you to home to the mountain gorillas Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for Dinner and overnight at Mantana tented Camp /Gorilla Resort (FB)

Day 6: Gorilla Tracking from the Impenetrable Forest
Wake up early morning before 8:00 am for a hearty breakfast to give you the energy needed for gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The gorillas we are allowed to track belong either one of two habituated family groups. Experienced guides will accompany us on our tracking, through the bush pushing your way through the undergrowth and parting thick creepers. The guides will use their knowledge of the gorillas habits and information from the previous day to locate the groups.The time taken to track the gorillas varies enormously, from as little as half an hour to as much as 9 hours before one returns to camp. Once the gorillas are located, our group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them which is perhaps one of the most exciting and memorable wildlife experiences. After the experience, and we slowly make our way back to camp to recount the days adventures. Overnight at Mantana tented Camp/Gorilla Resort (FB)

Day 7 The Kasenyi Track & Lake Katwe
After a morning breakfast depart drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. An afternoonAntelopes Grazing in Queen Elizabeth game drive around the crater region of the park should provide sightings of elephants, herds of buffalo, and a variety of birds. Visitors can also visit Lake Katwe where salt is mined and the Kasenyi landing site on the shores of Lake George. Have some time to relax at the Lodge. Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/Jacana lodge (FB)

Day 8: The Kazinga Channel
After Breakfast, Have an early morning game drive and spot Elephants, waterbucks, warthogs, hippos and others. We will return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon a boat trip along the Kazinga Channel gives you the opportunity to view wildlife up close: hippo’s huff and spray mere feet away from the boat, buffalo linger in the shallows. The shores of the channel are also home to an array of birds including pink backed pelicans, pied and malachite kingfishers, saddle billed stork and many others. After this wonderful afternoon, a slow drive back to Lodge.
Overnight at Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/Jacana lodge (FB)

Day 9: Lake Bunyonyi & its Islands
Lake Bunyonyi - Uganda Tour Following breakfast we will depart to lake Bunyonyi from Kabale town, with the deepest crater lake (900 m) in the country, at an altitude of 1 840 m doted with several islands. Lake Bunyonyi means “place of little birds " and is particularly good for water birds. It is a very scenic spot. The lake is also known for its crayfish. The lake is surrounded by hills terraced by farmers of cow-peas, Irish potatoes and sorghum. This region has been referred to as the “Switzerland of Africa”. Dinner and Overnight stay at H’abuharo resort /Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort. (BLD)

Day 10: Bunyonyi Island Tour
You spend the whole day exploring the beauty of the region around L. Bunyonyi. Enjoy a boat ride on the lake visiting the famous Punishment Island. Have lunch at Bushara Island returning in the evening. A night-time dugout canoe will reward the visitor with flashing fireflies, a loud chorus of crickets and frogs, swooping bats, and nocturnal birds Meals and Overnight at H’abuharo resort/Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort. (BLD)

Day 11: Return to Kampala
After breakfast we will depart to Kampala arriving in the afternoon.

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