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12 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda

Overview of the 12 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda

The 12 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda is an amazing safari package that allows the travelers to have enough time for relaxation and truly rejuvenate the body from work or school hassle. The safari features Jinja white water rafting and bungee jumping experience, Chimpanzee trekking in the Primate Capital of the world – Kibale National Park, Mount Rwenzori Adventure hike, extensive wild game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park along with a boat cruise on Kazinga Channel and Mountain Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The Safari features tranquil moments for relaxation at the shores of Lake Victoria, along the River Nile banks, on the foothills of Mount Rwenzori – the Africa’s third highest peak and at Lake Bunyonyi – the lake of a thousand Islands.

Safari Highlight of the 12 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda

Day 1 of the 12 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda: Relaxation on the shores of Lake Victoria

Day 2 of the 12 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda: Transfer to Jinja, do half day white water rafting and afternoon bungee jumping

Day 3 of the 12 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda: Relaxation along the Nile

Day 4 of the 12 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda: Transfer to Fort Portal. Hike the Fort Portal crater & tour the Amabere g’Nnyinamwiru caves

Day 5 of the 12 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda: Chimpanzee trekking and transfer to Kasese

Day 6 of the 12 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda: Relaxation at the lodge

Day 7 of the 12 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda: Whole day Mount Rwenzori hiking adventure

Day 8 of the 12 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda: Game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park and afternoon Kazinga Channel boat cruise

Day 9 of the 12 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Game drive en route in Ishasha sector in search of tree climbing lions

Day 10 of the 12 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda:  Do Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and connect to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation

Day 11 of the 12 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda: Relaxation at Lake Bunyonyi – enjoying the tranquil resort environment

Day 12 of the 12 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda: Drive back to Kampala. Traditional lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Center & Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe

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Detailed Safari Itinerary of the 12 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari holiday in Uganda

Day 1 of the 12 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda: Relaxation on the shores of Lake Victoria

This is dedicated as an acclimatization day for your safari. You enjoy the tranquil environment along the shores of Lake Victoria – the world’s second largest fresh water lake, the largest in Africa and the world’s largest tropical lake. The extensive sandy beaches are well aligned for your recreational experience. An optional speed boat can be arranged to cruise on these waters shared by the three East African countries.

Accommodation: Up market /Luxury: Lake Victoria Serena Resort, Midrange / Standard: Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel

Day 2 of the 12 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda: Transfer to Jinja, do half day white water rafting and afternoon bungee jumping

bungee jumping white water rafting uganda safari

bungee jumping white water rafting uganda safari

Transfer to Jinja early in the morning 80km about 2 hours’ drive from Kampala to catch up with the white water rafting on the famous Nile River the longest on the African continent and the world at large. You get to you rafts with the team of expert guides to traverse the speedy waters clashing the ancient rapids to produce a plume of spray and powerful waves that hit you ruthlessly after encountering you on their way. Rafting on the Nile is a safe and adventurous encounter that qualifies to be among the active adventure vacation safari activities in Uganda. Retreat from the half day rafting experience and connect to the bungee jumping site an afternoon bungee jumping experience. You are tied with the latex rubber in the ankles that allows you to slope for over 44m down the waters of the Nile from the cliff safely. You enjoy the great adventure with the wind rushing through your air, the views of the cliff and the views of the sky which combine to generate lasting experience. Retire for overnight.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Wild waters Lodge, Midrange / Standard:   The Haven Lodge Jinja

Day 3 of the 12 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda: Relaxation along the Nile

This is dedicated for your relaxation in the tranquil environment listening to the flowing waters of Nile River – the longest in the world. Take a rest in your lush eco friendly room, private balcony or the lush garden setting the body just like new! The sumptuous meals served according to your preference also add a spice to the experience.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Wild waters Lodge, Midrange / Standard:   The Haven Lodge Jinja

Day 4 of the 12 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda: Transfer to Fort Portal. Hike the Fort Portal crater & tour the Amabere g’Nnyinamwiru caves

Nyinamwiru Cave Uganda Safari

Nyinamwiru Cave Uganda Safari

After breakfast at your hotel in Jinja, you embark on the drive to Fort Portal Area 380km about 7 hours’ drive. You will drive through impressive scenic landscapes on smooth tarmac viewing the unique geographical features including the Mubende Inselbergs not forgetting the small towns en route including Mpigi, Mityana, Mubende and Kyenjojo. You enjoy the views of the lush green tea estates as you continue to Fort Portal town settling for lunch. In the afternoon, you will connect to Fort Portal Crater Lake Area. Upon arrival, you are welcomed by the local inhabitants of the place with deep understanding and history of the place. You visit the Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru caves – the breast like features believed to have belonged to Nyinamwiru the daughter of Bukuku who was a self-enthroned King of the Bachwezi. She was denied the opportunity to breastfeed her baby Ndahura as the father had been alerted that the child will take over his throne. The milk continues to flow out of Nyinamwiru’s breasts. Retreat from this encounter and embark on the hike to the Fort Portal Crater Lake field where you traverse the challenging slopes of Kyeganywa hill surrounded by a range of crater lakes and crater hollows presenting one of the beautiful scenic sites in Uganda. The top of Kyeganywa hill offers the views of Rwenzori Mountains on a clear day. Retreat from the activity and transfer to Kibale National Park 26km from Fort Portal town for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Ndali Lodge / Primate Lodge / Kyaninga Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Kibale Forest Camp – Safari Tent

Day 5 of the 12 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda: Chimpanzee trekking and transfer to Kasese

chimpanzee-in-kibale trekking in uganda

chimpanzee-in-kibale trekking in uganda

Gather at Kanyanchu Tourism Center in Kibale National Park to catch up with Chimpanzee trekking which begins at 8am. The encounter commences with a briefing from the respective park rangers who will be your guides through the activity detailing the conduct of the exercise. After this, you head to the forest in search of the man’s closest relative. The dense forests of Kibale comprise of lush flora with mature trees marked with huge buttress and climbers, impressive bird species including the African Pitta, Afep Pigeon, Green-breasted Pitta, White-naped Pigeon, Red-chested Owlet, Crowned Eagle, Black Bee-eater, Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird, Western Nicator, Little Greenbul, Blue-breasted Kingfisher, Brown-chested Alethe, African Grey Parrot, Brown Illadopsis, Scaly-breasted Illadopsis, Black-capped Apalis, Collared Apalis, Blue-headed Sunbird, Dusky Crimsonwing, Red-faced Woodland Warbler, Purple-breasted Sunbird, Yellow Spotted Nicator, Black-eared Ground Thrush Little Green Bul and Abyssinian Ground-thrush among others. Apart from chimps, Kibale also supports other 12 Primate Species including the threatened red colobus with the highest population thriving in Kibale, the rare I’Hoest’s monkey, black-and-white colobus, grey-cheeked mangabey, red-tailed and blue monkeys, bush baby, olive baboon and potto which may be viewed during the trek. Finally you approach the common chimpanzees which have been fully habituated and thus offering you an opportunity to draw closer to them and take pictures. Viewing them as they munch fruit, swinging in trees, socializing, patrolling, mating and making pant hooting calls may lure you into unforgettable excitement. You have hour availed to you to encounter these precious apes and you are free to take as many photos as you can. Retreat from the activity which tend to last 2 – 5 hours and get back to the starting point where you will rejoin your company safari guide, settle for your packed lunch after which you transfer to Kasese arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Equator Snow Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Ihamba Safari Lodge

Day 7 of the 12 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda: Whole day Mount Rwenzori hiking adventure

Gather at Nyakalengija ranger post to start the Mount Rwenzori hike at 8am. Organized by the Rwenzori Mountaineering Services that manages the central circuit, the Rwenzori hike is a daylong encounter enabling you to explore the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains in detail. The Rwenzori Mountains stand as the third highest in Africa rising to 5,109m above sea level with snowcapped peaks. The day long exploration to the legendary mountains of the moon presents magical sights of the Rwenzori ridges, the rift valley lakes below including Edward and George, the savannah stretches of Queen Elizabeth National Park and the panoramic view of Kasese town. Retire at 5pm for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Equator Snow Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Ihamba Safari Lodge

Day 8 of the 12 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda: Game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park and afternoon Kazinga Channel boat cruise

kazinga-channel-boat-cruise uganda safari

kazinga-channel-boat-cruise uganda safari

Settle for breakfast at 6am and connect to the park to embark on the game drive activity at 7am exploring the magical wildlife of Queen Elizabeth National Park. You drive through Kasenyi plains exploring the Kob’s mating ground and the extensive grassland and woodland that supports a myriad of wild game including the Cape Buffaloes, the African elephants, Defassa Waterbucks, Bushbucks, the Uganda Kobs, the side stripped jackal, the leopard, spotted hyenas, the lions among other species. Retreat from the 3 – 4 hour activity and connect to the lodge for relaxation and lunch after which you connect to the Mweya jetty for an afternoon Kazinga Channel boat cruise. The boat cruise starts at 2pm and takes 2 hours giving you an opportunity to explore the calm waters of the 45km long Kazinga Channel filled with counts of Hippos, the Nile crocodiles, the water birds on the shores and a range of wild game drinking water from the channel. Upon retreating from the cruise, you embark on a mini game drive along the channel track in the Mweya peninsular as you connect to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge / Katara Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Enganzi Game Lodge

Day 9 of the 12 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Game drive en route in Ishasha sector in search of tree climbing lions

tree climbing lions in ishasha wildlife uganda safari

tree climbing lions in ishasha wildlife uganda safari

After breakfast at 7am, you embark on the transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 218km Ruhija and 309km Rushaga depending on the lodge selected. You undertake a memorable game drive in Ishasha sector in the south of Queen Elizabeth National Park in search of the famous tree climbing lions and other wildlife like water bucks, buffaloes, kobs and elephants. The fig tree branches of Ishasha present memorable day beds for the lions which derives a unique encounter with the Kings of the Jungle in the wilderness of Uganda. Retreat from the drive and continue on the drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge   / Buhoma Lodge / Clouds Mount Gorilla Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Gorilla Mist Camp / Gorilla Valley Lodge

Day 10 of the 12 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda: Do Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and connect to Lake Bunyonyi for relaxation

lake-bunyonyi-uganda safari

lake-bunyonyi-uganda safari

Settle for breakfast at 6am and connect to the respective park headquarter to catch up with the briefing at 8am about the conduct of gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The park rangers allocate the respective family to track and brief you about the activity after which you head to the park for the active gorilla trekking exercise. In the company of the ranger guides very armed for protection against any wild attack, you traverse the forest marked by lush flora, magical birds and other fauna like duikers in search of the critically endangered mountain gorillas where 400 of them are known to be thriving in the impenetrable forest. The steep hills intercepted by deep valleys and streams present challenging hike which is an experience of itself. The one hour with the gorillas is magical as you see them forage, socialize, the young ones play and the silverback demonstrating its might luring you to take as many photos as you can. Retreat from this activity which can take 2 – 8 hours depending on the gorilla movements and connect to Lake Bunyonyi 52km from Ruhija and 73km from Rushaga driving through the fascinating Kigezi Highlands with magical sceneries. Spend the evening relaxing at the lodge.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Birdnest @Lake Bunyonyi Resort, Midrange / Standard: Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort

Day 11 of the 12 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda: Relaxation at Lake Bunyonyi – enjoying the tranquil resort environment

The day is dedicated for extensive relaxation and recreation on the resort lake environment of Lake Bunyonyi. Featuring a count of 29 Islands and surrounded by a range of fascinating Kigezi hills, the moment at Lake Bunyonyi is beyond the ordinary. You can take up a boat ride for sightseeing on the lake or take up a canoe paddle enjoying the tranquil waters as you view the myriad of Islands appearing in all directions. You can then take up an Island walk visiting the Batwa Pygmies one of the last groups of short people in the world noted to be endangered for cultural and heritage experience.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Birdnest @Lake Bunyonyi Resort, Midrange / Standard: Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort

Day 12 of the 12 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda: Drive back to Kampala. Traditional lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Center & tour to the Cultural Museum & Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe

After breakfast, embark on the 437km about 7 hours transfer to Kampala making a stop at Igongo Cultural Center to visit the Erijukiro Museum which features a range of artifacts of all tribes of south western Uganda. There are also a range of sculptures and writings that brings out the history of the region. Settle for lunch at Kahwa Kanuzire restaurant at Igongo Cultural Center and then continue on the drive to Kampala. Another stop is made at the Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe for impressive photo shoots and water experiments that justify the geographical divide between the north and southern hemispheres. You can visit any of the gift shops to get yourself a souvenir to take back home.

End of the 12 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda

 

Getting There

Transport Means to Your Safari Destinations

4X4 Safari Landcruisers For Hire In Ugand & Rwanda

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One of the best known 4×4 WD that you can use for your safari in Uganda’s Parks and Rural countryside.Our car hire is based on limited mileage and applies to travel within Uganda.( Terms and conditions apply. Read More

4X4 Safari Vans For Hire In Uganda Rwanda

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Looking for 4X4 Safari Vans for hire in Uganda, Prime Uganda Safaris is available to your service. We have customized safari vans that have 4 wheel drive and have demonstrated the capacity to access distant Uganda Safari destinations and across borders such as Rwanda. Read More

4X4 Minivan|Coaster|Mini Buses For Hire in Uganda Rwanda

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We have minivans for hire to groups of eight up to twelve. Make sure to find the class to suit your large group.In this Category, we have 4X 4 Safari Mini bus with capacity ranging from 6 seater to 14 seater and they’ve got a pop up roof for game viewing purposes. These have got diesel powered engines and come with a driver guide but excluding fuel.( Terms and conditions apply). Read More

Accommodations/ Safari Lodges/ Safari Hotels to Your Safari Destinations

More lodging options in Bwindi National Park

Gorilla Mist Camp-bwindi

Gorilla Mist Camp is located in Ruhija sector in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park just outside the park boundary. The Gorilla Mist Camp presents perfect midrange / standard accommodation in Ruhija Bwindi

More lodging options in Queen Elizabeth National Park

enganzi game lodge- queen elizabeth np

Enganzi Game Lodge is positioned on the Kichwamba escarpment presenting midrange / Standard accommodation to the Uganda safari undertakers visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park.

More lodging options in Bunyonyi National Park

bunyoni eco resort - uganda

Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort is a midrange / standard accommodation establishment that is located on Kyahugye Island in the middle of Lake Bunyonyi surrounded by a count of wildlife including the Debrazza monkeys, the water bucks, Impala antelope and Burchell’s Zebra.

General Safari Inclusions

  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

General Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

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