Trip Type : Group Tour
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Uganda Big Catch Safari -7 Days

Nature Bound Africa
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Travel Style: For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
7 days
From: $ 4,950 $ 707 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Visit the famous Luwero Triangle and Masindi Town and also Murchison Falls National Park
  • See bird species like Goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork
  • Visit Queen Elizabeth National Park, a game drive en-route to view lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, hyena and a variety of antelope species
  • Visit the Bat Caves and the Blue Lake

Short Description

The tour allows visitors to have the incredible experience of seeing chimps and birds in different habitats in two different parks of Rwanda and Uganda, with each park offering it’s unique attractions.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Lodging Level Luxury - 5 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Kampala
End City Kampala

Trip Includes

  • Park entrance fee at Murchison Falls
  • Full board accommodation on the trip
  • Service of an English speaking driver guide
  • Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
  • Government taxes

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Itinerary

Day 1:

Accommodation: Paraa Safari Lodge or Nile Safari Camp

Begin the panoramic drive north-west through the famous Luwero Triangle and Masindi Town to Murchison Falls National Park arriving in time for a picnic lunch at the spectacularly situated site at the top of the Falls where you can see the Nile’s beauty perfected!

Marvel at the Nile, compressing from upto 1 km squeeze through a 7 metre canyon dropping 150 metres with a thunderous roar creating a beautiful rainbow, a plume of spray and the best thing that happened to the Nile…”the Murchison Falls”.

Enjoy the sunset as you return to the lodge, the superb comfort and service of Paraa Safari Lodge or Nile Safari Camp.

Day 2:

Cross the placid Victoria Nile to the northern Bank. Your guide will help you spot Elephant, Lion, Cape buffalo, Rothschild’s giraffe, hartebeest, Waterbuck, Oribi, Bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard.

After a packed lunch picnic, go for a boat safari upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls stopping just tens of metres from the “Devil’s Cauldron”.

En-route, marvel at the toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over this 17 km stretch you may see elephant, waterbuck and Uganda Kob.

This is also a zone of many bird species like Goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork.

Day 3:

Accommodation: Kibale Tented Camp

All day drive south via Hoima to Fort Portal through verdant countryside and past traditional homesteads and farms.

Fort-Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon. Dinner and overnight at Kibale Tented Camp.

Day 4:

Accommodation: Kibale Tented Camp

Full day search of chimpanzee and 10 other primate including phoestes, red colobus, blues, red tailed and grey cheeked mangabey. The guide will provide detailed explanations, not only on primates, but also on all the forest fauna and flora and will ensure that your walk is both informative and enjoyable.

This walk is excellent for viewing bird life and seeing primates at close quarters. Dinner and overnight at Kibale Tented Camp.

Day 5:

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge or Jacana Safari Lodge

Proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park following the mystical Ruwenzori Mt. Range.

A game drive en-route to view lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, hyena and a variety of antelope species. Enjoy the unique 2 hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel into lake Edward.

This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing.

The prolific bird life is colourful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge or Jacana Safari Lodge nights.

Day 6:

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge or Jacana Safari Lodge

Two game drives today. Queen Elizabeth National Park’s diverse eco-system of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife.

Game drives in this park, with the massive Rwenzoris as a backdrop provides excellent opportunities to see lion, leopard, giant forest hog, cape buffalo, elephants, defassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, Topi and bush buck. These two game drives and the boat trip (taken prior) are a memorable method of discovering a vast array of wildlife.

Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge or Jacana Safari Lodge nights.

Day 7:

Early morning departure to Maramagambo Forest, visitors can climb through tropical forest and catch a glimpse of a variety of primates, including chimpanzee.

Visit the Bat Caves and the Blue Lake. Drive onwards to Kampala with a stopover in Mbarara for lunch, arriving early evening.

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Standard Group

Trip ID#:

UgaBigNat

Trip Excludes

  • Extras at the hotel i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
  • International flight
  • Departure tax
  • Tips to guides, porters and drivers
  • Fishing equipment and bait

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