+256 704347452 info@paradiseadventurevacations.com
+256 704347452 info@paradiseadventurevacations.com

12-Day Uganda Wildlife Safari – Rafting the Nile & Ssese Island Visit

0
Price
Price
The tour is not available yet.

Proceed Booking

Save To Wish List

Adding item to wishlist requires an account

329

12-Day Uganda Wildlife Safari – Rafting the Nile & Ssese Island Visit

Day 1: Arrive Entebbe Airport, pick up and transfer to the accommodation/12-Day Uganda Wildlife

12-Day Uganda Wildlife, Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, a Home to Africa assigned English-speaking professional driver-guide will receive and welcome you to Uganda – the Pearl of Africa. Thereafter, you will transfer to the booked accommodation (Entebbe). Optional (at extra cost): In case you have had an early landing in Uganda and interested, you can proceed to visit the Entebbe Botanical Garden. The Garden is one of the places around Entebbe where you can spot many species of birds and a few primates such as: the black and white colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys. It is also a place of tranquility and peace, a feast for the eyes with notable absence of people and you simply immerse in nature with the sounds of birds breaking the stillness of the moment.

Accommodation:

Luxury Lake Victoria Hotel
Midrange Boma guest house
Budget Via Via guest house

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout

Day 2: Drive to Jinja (early) and enjoy full day rafting on the Nile and later relax.

Be up early and at about 6 or 6:30am, you will hit the road to Jinja where you will enjoy a full day white water rafting on the Nile. What better way to start your safari than to experience this most exciting, exhilarating, mind-blowing adventure on the Nile firsthand! Get wet, get wild, get rafting. In fact, no experience is required to undertake this unforgettable adventure on the Nile. Thereafter, proceed to the booked accommodation.

Accommodation:

Luxury Wild waters Lodge
Midrange

Nile Front Cottages

Budget Jinja Base camp

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout

Day 3: Transfer to Murchison National Park. If time allows, proceed for some game drive/12-Day Uganda Wildlife

After breakfast, the assigned driver-guide will pick you and hit the road to Murchison Falls National Park. The highlights of this park include the roaring rapids of the Murchison, the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest National Park where you will have the chance of viewing lions, giraffes, hartebeest, buffalo, and elephants. Then surely, the concentration of hippos and the Nile crocodiles here will fascinate you. There will be a stop for lunch en route. Continue to the park and check in to your accommodation to relax for the Evening. Optional: If interested and time allows, you can proceed for a late afternoon-evening game drive.

Accommodation:

  Luxury Paraa Safari Lodge
 Midrange Budongo Eco Lodge
Budget Pakuba Safari lodge

 

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout.

 

Day 4: Sunrise game drive, afternoon boat trip plus top of the falls walk.

Have your breakfast, depart for an early morning game drive across the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest National Park and be on the look for wildlife including: lions, leopards (though hard to spot) among others. For any birder, there are quite a number of birds to sight too during the drive. Return to the accommodation for some rest time and lunch. Optional (extra cost): Hot-air balloon safari at ($380 pp) in place of game drive.

After lunch, you will head out for the boat trip to the base of Murchison Falls where you will also be able to catch sight of more animals including Hippos and Crocodiles and several water birds. Continue with a hike (approx. 45 minutes) to the top of the falls. The hike may be a bit strenuous but the thrill on reaching the top is unforgettable. Miss it only if you must. Return to your accommodation and have a relaxed evening.

Accommodation:

  Luxury Paraa Safari Lodge
 Midrange Budongo Eco Lodge
Budget Pakuba Safari lodge

 

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout.

 

Day 5: Exit Murchison and transfer to Kibale NP. Visit crater lakes if time permits.

After breakfast at your accommodation, depart right away for Kibale Forest National Park – popular for its primates like the chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, L’Hoest’s monkey, Uganda mangabey (Lophocebus ugandae). The drive is quite long but incredibly scenic – passing through villages, lush green countryside and hills dotted with tea plantations that characterize this part of Uganda. 12-Day Uganda Wildlife, The beautiful scenery will amaze you all the way. Upon arrival at the accommodation, check in and relax. Optional (at extra cost): If interested and time allows, you may go for; crater lakes excursion, Bigodi swamp walk, or visit The Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru Caves for some cultural/historical insights.

Accommodation:

Luxury Kyaninga Lodge
Midrange Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse
 Budget Chimpundu Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout.

 

Day 6: Chimp tracking Kibale Forest, lunch and transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP.

Have breakfast and head to the rangers’ post where you will receive some briefing on the dos and don’ts during chimp trekking. Thereafter, you will proceed to trek the chimps in the Kibale Forest. An experienced ranger guide will take you chimp tracking (Kibale Forest) and you will be left amazed by the presence of primates here. Once you locate the chimpanzees, you will have a full hour in their presence. You will return to the lodge for lunch and thereafter you will head out for Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will arrive in the late afternoon and check into the booked accommodation.

Accommodation:

Luxury Marafiki Safari Lodge
Midrange Pumba Safari Cottages.
Budget Enganzi Game Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout.

 

Day 7: Morning game drive Kasenyi plains, afternoon boat along the Kazinga Channel/12-Day Uganda Wildlife

Be up early and have your breakfast. Proceed for a morning game drive in the Kasenyi plains and be on the look for Cape buffalos, herds of elephants plus lions, leopards (though hard to spot) among others. Return to the accommodation for some rest time and lunch.

After lunch, you will go for a 2-hour boat trip on the Kazinga Channel that connects Lakes George and Edward. During the trip, the sight of wildlife including giant hippos, elephants and crocodiles among others will fascinate you. You will also see many varieties of birds at the water shores. Optional (no cost): From the boat trip (if interested), you can proceed for a brief late afternoon-evening game drive before returning to the lodge.

Accommodation:

Luxury Marafiki Safari Lodge
Midrange Pumba Safari Cottages.
Budget Enganzi Game Lodge

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout.

Day 8: Exit Queen and transfer to Bwindi via Ishasha in search of tree-climbing lions.

Have breakfast then set off for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park through the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park – famously known for its resident tree-climbing lions. The chance of spotting these lions is about 70% though sometimes they are hard to spot (most especially when they are down in the grassland looking for prey). Hoping you get the chance to spot them, the sight will be spectacular!

Continue to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi is a big habitat for mountain gorillas in Uganda (harboring an estimated 400 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population) including several habituated groups, which you will trek. With a strenuous day ahead, you will do less on arrival but just check in your accommodation, relax as you prepare for the Bwindi gorilla trekking experience the following day.

Accommodation:

Luxury Buhoma Lodge
Midrange Bakiga Lodge
Budget Ruhija Community Rest Camp

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout.

Day 9: Gorilla trekking Bwindi, drive to Mbarara City and overnight at the booked hotel/12-Day Uganda Wildlife

Have breakfast and move to the rangers’ post. You will receive some briefing (from a ranger guide) on the dos and don’ts during trekking. Thereafter, you will enter the Bwindi Forest for your adventure. The beauty of this rain forest is spectacular! The area offers dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. 12-Day Uganda Wildlife,  The time taken and the terrain vary with the movements of these great primates. Once you have located a gorilla group, you will be allowed an hour in their presence. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle but endangered giants is unforgettable. Return to the accommodation, check out and embark on a transfer to Mbarara City.

Accommodation:

Luxury Emburara Farm Lodge
Midrange

Rwekishokye Country Club

Budget

Palace Hotel Mbarara

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout.

Day 10: Drive to Bukakata Landing site, board a ferry to Ssese Islands.

Enjoy your breakfast and thereafter, embark on a drive (about 3hrs) to Bukakata Landing Site, Masaka. From there, you will catch a ferry destined for Ssese Islands, Kalangala District. From the ferry, you will be driven to the booked accommodation and begin enjoying the beauty of Ssese Island. 12-Day Uganda Wildlife, You may move out and stroll along the sandy beach of Lake Victoria and then return for dinner.

ACCOMODATION:

Luxury Brovad Sand Beach / Kingfisher
Mid-range Pearl Gardens Resort
Budget Mirembe Resort

 

MEALS PLAN: Full board

Drinking water and fruits throughout the journey

Day 11: Full day at your disposal – chilling and enjoying the Ssese Island’s beauty.

This day is at your disposal. You may choose to just relax at the comfort of your accommodation or go out for some activities. 12-Day Uganda Wildlife, If intending to move out, you may consider any of the following activities (offered by the lodge); fishing, swimming, boat ride, forest walk, quad biking among others depending on interest. Enjoy Ssese Island and Brovad Sands Lodge.

ACCOMODATION:

Luxury Brovad Sand Beach / Kingfisher
Mid-range Pearl Gardens Resort
Budget Mirembe Resort

 

MEALS PLAN: Full board

Drinking water and fruits throughout the journey

.

Day 12: Catch a ferry (8am) to Nakiwogo – Entebbe, and connect to the Airport/12-Day Uganda Wildlife

Be up early, have breakfast and move out to catch a ferry destined for Nakiwogo – Entebbe. The ferry arrives at Nakiwogo between 11:30am and 12 noon. From there you will connect to the Entebbe Int’l Airport to catch flight out. Optional (extra cost): Just in case you have a late flight and you would like to do some activity before going to the airport, then you may consider any of the following; tour to Entebbe Botanical Gardens (if interested in birds and primates), excursion to Mabamba swamp in search of shoebill stork, the Lake Victoria sunset boat cruise.

Location: Entebbe International Airport

Accommodation: On Accommodation

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout

 

 

Tour Includes:

Airport transfers

4×4 transport with English speaking local guide/driver for all road transport

Accommodation & all meals above

All park entrances fees

Drinking water in the vehicle

Mentioned activities

 

 

Tour Excludes:

International visas

Accommodation facilities while in Kampala

All expenses of personal nature such as tips and drinks

Health:

Yellow fever and malaria prophylactics are required

COVID19 certificate

Visas:

Most nationalities require a visa to enter Uganda which can be obtained on arrival at USD 50 per person, single entry. Passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months

Flights:

It is imperative that you confirm your onward /return flights.

Special Deals on African Safari 2023-2024 (Rates Per Person in USD)

2 People
1 room
4 People
2 rooms
5 People+
Mid-range Safari $000pp $000pp GET A QUOTE
Luxury Safari $000pp $000pp GET A QUOTE

Our Safari Vehicles Seating Plan - 4x4 Safari Land Cruiser Extended

Safari Vehicles Seating Plan

All our Safari vehicles are Toyota Land-cruiser 4×4 with pop-up roofs. The vehicles are serviced and maintained to a very high standard before, during and after every safari. Paradise Adventure Vacations Ltd offering all-wheel drive safari vehicles suitable for off-road driving, which enable travelers to discover the magical areas of East Africa in a pleasant and reliable manner.

Our fleet consists of 4×4 Toyota Land cruisers with a hinged roof and skylights above the front seats. The hinged roof offers two main advantages: it provides shade without restricting the view, so that you can enjoy your safari even in the very sunny hours of the day. It also allows a 360-degree all-round view.

Our Vehicles Are Equipped With:

  • Adjustable comfortable seats
  • Electric refrigerator for drinks
  • High-performance shock absorbers
  • Tool & first aid kit
  • Adapters and battery chargers

Due to the difficult ground and road conditions inside and outside the national parks and wildlife reserves, a four-wheel drive vehicle is not only recommended, but also crucial for an eventful safari.

    Request a Quote:


    error: Content is protected !!