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Overview of the 18 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda with Ssese Islands

The 18 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda with Ssese Islands is an extensive safari package that incorporates wild game viewing in Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo National Parks with possible sights of elephants, Buffaloes, lions including tree climbing lions, leopards, Rothschild giraffes, Burchell’s Zebra, among others, Mountain Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, the mountaineering adventure –  the Old Man’s teeth (Mount Sabyinyo) in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park) and recreational encounters on the 45km long Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth, Lake Bunyonyi dubbed the lake of a thousand Islands,  Lake Mburo and the magical Ssese Islands amidst the largest tropical lake in the world – Lake Victoria.

Safari Highlight of the 18 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda with Ssese Islands

Day 1 of the 18 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda with Ssese Islands: Arrive in Uganda at Entebbe International Airport & transfer to the Hotel

Day 2 of the 18 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda with Ssese Islands: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP, make an Equator stop at Kayabwe, traditional lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Centre & arrive in Queen Elizabeth in the evening for overnight

Day 3 of the 18 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda with Ssese Islands: Do game drive in the rolling savannah plains of Albertine rift & an afternoon launch cruise along the Paradise of Hippos – the 45km long Kazinga Channel

Day 4 of the 18 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda with Ssese Islands: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable NP. Drive through Ishasha sector in search of the unique tree climbing lions

Day 5 of the 18 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda with Ssese Islands: Do Gorilla trekking & relax at the lodge

Day 6 of the 18 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda with Ssese Islands: Transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park & relax at the lodge in the afternoon

Day 7 of the 18 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda with Ssese Islands: Do Volcano Climbing – encounter the old Man’s teeth (Mount Sabyinyo)

Day 8 of the 18 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda with Ssese Islands: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi & do a relaxing canoe paddle

Day 9 of the 18 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda with Ssese Islands: Do boat cruise exploring the lake of a thousand islands & afternoon relaxation at the lodge

Day 10 of the 18 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda with Ssese Islands: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park & do a night game drive

Day 11 of the 18 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda with Ssese Islands: Do a morning game walking safari & afternoon boat cruise

Day 12 of the 18 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda with Ssese Islands: Free day / Relaxation. Options include Horseback riding

Day 13 of the 18 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda with Ssese Islands: Transfer from Lake Mburo NP to Ssese Islands. Ferry transfer at Bukakata to Ssese Islands

Day 14, 15 & 16 of the 18 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda with Ssese Islands: Relaxing in Ssese Islands amidst Lake Victoria the world’s largest tropical Lake

Day 17 of the 18 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda with Ssese Islands:  Transfer from Ssese Islands to Entebbe. Ferry transfer to Nakiwogo Entebbe

Day 18 of the 18 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda with Ssese Islands: Transfer to Entebbe International Airport for flight departure

Detailed Safari Itinerary of the 18 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda with Ssese Islands

Day 1 of the 18 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda with Ssese Islands: Arrive in Uganda at Entebbe International Airport & transfer to the Hotel

After your long flight from your country of origin, you land at Entebbe International Airport which is the main point of entry into Uganda. Positioned with in a majestic peninsular, the airport is surrounded by fresh waters of Lake Victoria – the world’s second largest fresh water lake, the largest lake in Africa and the largest tropical lake in the whole world. You are welcomed by soothing fresh breeze from the lake and shinning lights appearing in the tropical darkness. You secure your Ugandan / East African Tourist Visa ($100) from the immigration arrival desk at the Airport and then connect to the waiting area where you are courteously welcomed into Uganda by our company representative. You attend to a short briefing about Uganda and the safari in particular after which you board the vehicle and connect to the hotel for relaxation and overnight

Accommodation

Up market Luxury: Kampala Sheraton Hotel / Lake Victoria Serena Hotel / Speke Resort Munyonyo

Midrange / Standard: Boma Hotel Entebbe / Cassia Lodge

Day 2 of the 18 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda with Ssese Islands: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP, make an Equator stop at Kayabwe, traditional lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Centre & arrive in Queen Elizabeth in the evening for overnight

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After an early morning breakfast at your place of stay in Kampala, you will be picked up by your tour guide at 6:30am drive to Queen Elizabeth National park, located in Western Uganda. Make a stop at the Equator for photo shoots with one leg in the southern hemisphere and the other in the northern hemisphere. You can also perform water experiments to justify the geographical divide between the two hemispheres. There are craft centers at the site where you can get yourself a souvenir as remembrance of your safari in Uganda. Continue on the drive and make another stop at Igongo Cultural Center 12km to Mbarara town for lunch. Here, you are served organically grown and freshly prepared African cuisine at the famous Kahwa Kanuzire restaurant literally translated as it’s finished when it is still sweet. Continue on the drive to arrive in Queen Elizabeth National Park in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Up market Luxury:  Mweya Safari Lodge / Katara Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Enganzi Lodge

Day 3 of the 18 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda with Ssese Islands: Do game drive in the rolling savannah plains of Albertine rift & an afternoon launch cruise along the Paradise of Hippos – the 45km long Kazinga Channel

The game drive commences at 6am if slept inside the park and 7pm if slept outside and it is majorly conducted in the Kasenyi Area to the north east of the park. The drive through the open savannah stretches offers remarkable views of a myriad of wild game including the lions, leopards, the elephants, Uganda kobs, Defassa water bucks, the Buffalos, Side stripped jackals, spotted hyenas among other wild game. This ranges 3 – 4 hours and you settle for midday siesta as you prepare for an afternoon boat cruise on the famous Kazinga Channel lasting for 2 hours with possible views of Nile crocodiles and Hippos along with bird species like the Great Cormorants and African skimmers. The wild game can also be seen along the channel shores.

Accommodation:

 Upmarket / Luxury:   Mweya Safari Lodge / Katara Lodge

Midrange / Standard:    Enganzi Lodge

Day 4 of the 18 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda with Ssese Islands: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable NP. Drive through Ishasha sector in search of the unique tree climbing lions

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Embark on the drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 309km in the south of Queen Elizabeth National Park. You undertake a game drive in Ishasha sector in search of tree climbing lions that tend to lie on fig tree branches overlooking their prey in the plains. Continue on the drive to Bwindi for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Up market Luxury:  Chameleon Hill Lodge / Buhoma Lodge / Clouds Mount Gorilla Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Gorilla Mist Camp / Gorilla Valley Lodge

Day 5 of the 18 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda with Ssese Islands: Do Gorilla trekking & relax at the lodge

Embark on the gorilla trekking encounter starting with briefing at 8am by the Uganda Wildlife Authority Park rangers. The activity involves traversing the forest in search of these critically endangered apes with only 880 known to be left in world. The trek lasts 2 – 8 hours inclusive of one hour of direct viewing. Retire for relaxation at the lodge and overnight

Accommodation

Up market Luxury:  Chameleon Hill Lodge / Buhoma Lodge / Clouds Mount Gorilla Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Gorilla Mist Camp / Gorilla Valley Lodge

Day 6 of the 18 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda with Ssese Islands: Transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park & relax at the lodge in the afternoon

After a relaxed breakfast, you embark on the transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park to the southwestern tip of Uganda after Kisoro town. You drive along the scenic Lake Mutanda, the flowing River Mucha and the rolling Kigezi Highlands before being welcomed by the Virunga massif – the chain of eight mountains that stretch from Uganda through Rwanda to Democratic Republic of Congo. The drive takes you through Kisoro town before proceeding to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Arrive in time for lunch, settle for lunch and spend the entire of the afternoon resting at the lodge.

Accommodation

Up market Luxury:   Mount Gahinga Lodge

Midrange / Standard:  Travelers’ Rest Kisoro

Day 7 of the 18 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda with Ssese Islands: Do Volcano Climbing – encounter the old Man’s teeth (Mount Sabyinyo)

After breakfast, gather at Ntebeko visitor center to embark on the Sabyinyo Volcano hike 3,669m above sea level lasting about eight hours to cover the 14km round trip. The hike to the Sabyinyo Volcano follows an impressive scenic landscape with the views of the gorge and the forested landscapes. The summit is rather rugged with a swamp filled crater that presents magical hiking encounters as you move from one peak to another offering the views of the surrounding area and beyond. Retreat from the climb to mark the end of the encounter.

Accommodation

Up market Luxury:   Mount Gahinga Lodge

Midrange / Standard:  Travelers’ Rest Kisoro

Day 8 of the 18 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda with Ssese Islands: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi & do a relaxing canoe paddle

After a relaxed breakfast, embark on the transfer to Lake Bunyonyi 80km about 1 ½ – 2 hours’ drive driving through the fascinating Kigezi Highlands with cool temperate climate and rugged terrain that have earned them the dub as the Switzerland of Africa. The Kisoro – Kabale road presents an amazing scenic road section in the whole of Uganda. You take a relaxed ride, making stops for sightseeing and photography before approaching Lake Bunyonyi – the second deepest lake in Africa with a range of 29 Islands that have earned it a dub as the lake of a thousand Islands. You take a recreational canoe paddle exploring some of the main Islands while interacting with other lake users including the fishermen and the Island communities connecting to and from the main land. You enjoy a relaxed ride on the fresh waters of Lake Bunyonyi before retreating to enjoy the beautiful views of the area and the lake from the panoramic Arcadia Lodge

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Birdnest @Bunyonyi Resort

Midrange / Standard: Lake Bunyonyi Eco resort

Day 9 of the 18 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda with Ssese Islands: Do boat cruise exploring the lake of a thousand islands & afternoon relaxation at the lodge

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Undertake a recreational boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi dubbed the lake of a thousand Islands because of its 29 Islands. Lake Bunyonyi is given as the second deepest Lake in Africa and is surrounded by the magical highlands of Kigezi present magical sightseeing experience while cruising on the calm waters. The boat cruise makes various docks allowing you take optional walks on some of the Islands to explore the local people and their way of life including the traditional foods, the traditional musical performances, the local brew and visit to the local schools. There are a range of other canoes and boat on the lake which offers you an opportunity to interact with the navigators and the fishermen. You retreat from the activity to relax the lodge and eventually overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Birdnest @Bunyonyi Resort

Midrange / Standard: Lake Bunyonyi Eco resort

Day 10 of the 18 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda with Ssese Islands: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park & do a night game drive

Following a relaxed breakfast, you transfer to Lake Mburo National Park 199km about 4 – 5 hours drive. You make a lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Center 12km from Mbarara after which you transfer to Lake Mburo National Park. At 7pm, you embark on the night game drive in the savannah landscapes of Lake Mburo National Park with possibilities of exploring nocturnal Species including hare, porcupine, Aardvack, white-tailed mongoose, honey badger, side – stripped jackal, bush pig, spotted hyena, serval cat, jenet cat, civet, thick – tailed Galago and black galago. You also have chances of viewing the day hunters and grazers having in a night rest. Retire for overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury:   Mihingo Lodge

Midrange / Standard:  Rwakobo Rock

Day 11 of the 18 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda with Ssese Islands: Do a morning game walking safari & afternoon boat cruise

Lake Mburo National Park with an extensive savannah environment can be better explored on foot. The game walking safari at the sun rise allows you to explore the moist savannah dotted with magical acacia Species supporting a range of wildlife and birds. During the walk, you have possibilities of exploring the range of game including Impala, Rothschild giraffes, Burchell’s Zebra, Topis, waterbucks, Warthogs, bushbucks, Klipspringer, Cape Buffaloes, elands not forgetting acacia associated birds including the endemic Red faced Barbet. The hike to the Kazuma Hill allows you to gain beautiful views of the area and the myriad of lakes below including Lake Mburo and Lake Kacheera the only permanent water sources in the area. You retreat from the 3 – 4 hour encounter and embark on the transfer to the lodge for relaxation and lunch and in the afternoon you embark on the boat ride on Lake Mburo. The thrilling afternoon boat ride presents rewarding views of the calm waters of Lake Mburo that provide an ideal habitat for Hippos and the Nile Crocodiles. The views of fringing swamp and Kigarama hill beyond are also amazing. The bird species like the African Fish eagle and the African fin foot may be spotted during the boat ride. Retire from the encounter and do a simple game drive as you connect to the lodge

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury:   Mihingo Lodge

Midrange / Standard:  Rwakobo Rock

Day 12 of the 18 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda with Ssese Islands: Free day / Relaxation. Options include Horseback riding

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This is dedicated for your relaxation at the lodge. You can arrange an optional horseback ride to explore the wild game and the rolling savannah landscape on the horse back. You have time to share your light moments of your completed part of the safari and enjoy the soothing air from Lake Kacheera.

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury:   Mihingo Lodge

Midrange / Standard:  Rwakobo Rock

Day 13 of the 18 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda with Ssese Islands: Transfer from Lake Mburo NP to Ssese Islands. Ferry transfer at Bukakata to Ssese Islands

After a relaxed breakfast, embark on the transfer to the Bukakata ferry jetty to catch up with an afternoon ferry to Ssese Island. You enjoy the transfer on the Lake Victoria the largest tropical lake in the world, the largest in Africa and the second largest fresh water lake in the world. The soothing cruise will see you arrive at Ssese an archipelago of 84 Islands.  You are picked up by the lodge and connect to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation: Brovad Sands Lodge / Ssese Island Beach Hotel

Day 14, 15 & 16 of the 18 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda with Ssese Islands: Relaxing in Ssese Islands amidst Lake Victoria the world’s largest tropical Lake

These days are dedicated for your magical experience in Ssese Islands. Activities at the islands include sun bathing, beach activities, bird watching, sport fishing, nature walks, primate walks, community projects. You will choose what to do and pay directly.

Accommodation: Brovad Sands Lodge / Ssese Island Beach Hotel

Day 17 of the 18 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda with Ssese Islands:  Transfer from Ssese Islands to Entebbe. Ferry transfer to Nakiwogo Entebbe

This day is dedicated for your ferry connection from Ssese Island at 8am to Nakiwoogo in Entebbe arriving at 11:30am where you find the company safari guide waiting to pick you up and transfer to the hotel in Entebbe as prepare to depart the following day. You can take last minute shopping in Entebbe before you settle for dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Lake Victoria Serena Resort

Midrange / Standard: Boma Hotel

Day 18 of the 18 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda with Ssese Islands:  Transfer to Entebbe International Airport for flight departure 

After breakfast, you are transferred to Entebbe International Airport to catch up with your flight back home to mark the end of your comprehensive tour in Uganda – the Pearl of Africa with Ssese Islands.

End of the 18 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda with Ssese Islands

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