22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda

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Overview of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda

The 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda is an extensive safari package featuring great wild game viewing experience in the main savannah National Parks of Uganda including Kidepo, Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo National Park, culture and heritage encounters among the Karimojong, adventure encounters including Mountain Rwenzori hike, Sipi falls hike, white water rafting and bungee jumping along the Nile and Top of the Murchison Falls Hike and Primate tracking including Mountain gorillas in Bwindi and Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale. The Safari features good time for relaxation giving a true impression of vacation holiday.

Safari Highlight of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda

Day 1 of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda: Transfer to Jinja for half day white water rafting and bungee jumping in the afternoon

Day 2 of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda: Relaxation in Jinja along the banks of River Nile

Day 3 of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda:  Transfer to Sipi Falls & do sight-seeing around the Falls

Day 4 of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda:  Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park

Day 5 of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda: Morning game drive and afternoon Lorokul Community tour to explore the Karimojong Culture

Day 6 of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda:  Relaxation in Kidepo. Optional game drive or Mount Morungole hike to visit the Indigenous Karimojong

Day 7 of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda:   Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. Sightseeing en route

Day 8 of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda:   Morning game drive in northern Murchison, afternoon boat cruise and hike to the top of the falls

Day 9 of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda:   Relaxation at the lodge and afternoon departure to Lake Albert

Day 10 of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda:   Relaxation at the lodge and afternoon departure to Fort Portal

Day 11 of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda:    Whole day Chimpanzee Habituation

Day 12 of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda:    Transfer to Semuliki National Park, visit the hot springs with picnic bites & transfer to Kasese

Day 13 & 14 of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda:  Mount Rwenzori hiking with a night on the Mountain

Day 15 of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda: Morning game drive in Kasenyi Area, afternoon Kazinga Channel boat cruise & evening game drive along the Channel track

Day 16 of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via Ishasha sector and do game drive in search of tree climbing lions

Day 17 of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda:  Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & relax at the lodge

Day 18 of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda:   Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi and relax. Recreational activities include; Canoe paddling & Island hopping

Day 19 of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda:   Drive to Lake Mburo National Park & settle for a night game drive

Day 20 of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda:    Walking Safari in Lake Mburo National Park and drive to Kampala

Day 21 of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda:    Relaxation on the shores of Lake Victoria

Day 22 of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda:   Departure through Entebbe International Airport

Detailed Safari Itinerary of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda

Day 1 of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda: Transfer to Jinja for half day white water rafting and bungee jumping in the afternoon

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 2 of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda: Relaxation in Jinja along the banks of River 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 3 of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda:  Transfer to Sipi Falls & do sight-seeing around the Falls

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After breakfast, embark on the drive to Sipi Area traversing the eastern landscapes of Uganda including the en route towns of Iganga and Mbale. You arrive in Sipi in time for lunch, settle for lunch at the lodge and in the afternoon, embark on a guided exploration of Sipi falls hiking the challenging rocky slopes that form the foundation for the falls formation. The View of the breathtaking water drop and the surrounding physical and human landscape generate remarkable state of excitement and memories.

Accommodation: Sipi River Lodge

 Day 4 of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda:  Transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park

Embark on the transfer to Kidepo Valley National Park to the far north east of the country. The en route physical and human landscapes present opportunity for Sightseeing.

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury:  Apoka Safari Lodge

Midrange / Standard:    Ng’Moru Wilderness Camp

Day 5 of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda: Morning game drive and afternoon Lorokul Community tour to explore the Karimojong Culture

Morning game drive in the extensive savannah landscapes of Kidepo Valley National Park one of the virgin wilderness areas of Uganda. The drive commences at 6am traversing the Narus valley with possible sights of lions, the elephants, Buffaloes, Giraffes, Zebras, Cheetah, water bucks among a range of other wild game. The extension to Kidepo Valley offers possibilities of viewing Ostrich and the hot springs. Retire from 3 – 4 hour activity and return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch. In the afternoon, you take on a visit to Lorokul community exploring the cultural heritage of the Karimojong pastoralists including their music, dance and drama not forgetting the architecture and way of life. Retire for dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury:  Apoka Safari Lodge

Midrange / Standard:    Ng’Moru Wilderness Camp

Day 6 of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda:  Relaxation in Kidepo. Optional game drive or Mount Morungole hike to visit the Indigenous Karimojong

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This is a free day dedicated for your intense relaxation in Kidepo. However, you can opt to include a game drive or take up a hike to the Morungole Mountain to visit the Indigenous Karimojong – one of the minority tribal groups in Uganda known to be endangered. The hike to the mountain is an experience of itself generating a lasting memory

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury:  Apoka Safari Lodge

Midrange / Standard:    Ng’Moru Wilderness Camp

Day 7 of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda:   Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. Sightseeing en route 

After breakfast, embark on the drive to Murchison Falls National Park traversing the northern Uganda landscapes including the former fighting grounds of the Kony’s LRA rebels in Kitgum and Gulu. You arrive in Murchison in the evening for relaxation and overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury:  Paraa Safari Lodge / Bakers Lodge

Midrange / Standard:   Murchison River Lodge

Day 8 of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda:   Morning game drive in northern Murchison, afternoon boat cruise and hike to the top of the falls

Settle for breakfast at 6am and connect to the park for game drive at 7am. The game drive is carried out in the northern section of the park where a myriad of wild game thrive ranging from the four of the big five land animals namely the elephants, the Buffaloes, the Leopard and the lion and other counts of Rothschild Giraffes, the Jackson’s Hartebeest, the Oribis, the Uganda Kob, the waterbuck and Patas monkey among other species which may be explored on the 3 – 4 hour game drive. You retreat to the lodge for relaxation and lunch after which you gather at Paraa jetty to undertake the Nile launch cruise departing at 2pm. The 2 hour cruise to the bottom of the falls is a recreational and an impressive safari activity that offers you a possibility of viewing the Nile Crocodiles, the Hippos and the shoe bill stork along with other birds that like to dwell close to water. The wild game viewing on the river banks may not be missed. Upon reaching at the bottom of the falls, you embark on the hike to the top of the falls following a challenging narrow path with steep and slippery slopes as you walk past the Nile River mesmerized by its waters splashing out after hitting hard rocks. You connect with the driver guise at the top of the falls and head to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge / Bakers Lodge

Midrange / Standard:  Murchison River Lodge

Day 9 of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda:   Relaxation at the lodge and afternoon departure to Lake Albert

You have an extended sleep and late breakfast or you can opt to have breakfast and return to your rooms for more sleep and relaxation. You check out close to midday and settle for lunch after which you drive to Lake Albert enjoying the magical views of the countryside especially the Albertine rift escarpments. You check in at the lodge and do an evening game drive in Kabwoya Wildlife reserve enjoying wild game views and sun set views over the lake and rolling hills.

Accommodation: Lake Albert Lodge

Day 10 of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda:   Relaxation at the lodge and afternoon departure to Fort Portal

You have enough time to enjoy your sleep and the lodge. The soothing late breakfast awaits you and a bush breakfast arrangement can be organized as well. From her, you drive to Fort Portal – Kibale Area enjoying the views of Fort Portal town and the Royal Palace of the Kingdom of Tooro. Retire for overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury:  Ndali Lodge / Primate Lodge / Kyaninga Lodge

Midrange / Standard:   Kibale Forest Camp

Day 11 of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda:    Whole day Chimpanzee Habituation

Undertake a whole day habituation of Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park commencing at 6am from Kanyanchu Park headquarters with briefing from the Uganda Wildlife Authority Park rangers. This is a whole day experience as you catch up with the chimps setting out of their nests to start the day. You join them as they undertake their hunting, playing, mating, patrolling and feeding among other features from morning to the evening at around 7pm when they make new nests for overnight. This is a very detailed encounter with one of the Great Ape Species whose DNA is very close to that of humans. Retire for dinner and overnight

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury:  Ndali Lodge / Primate Lodge / Kyaninga Lodge

Midrange / Standard:   Kibale Forest Camp

Day 12 of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda:    Transfer to Semuliki National Park, visit the hot springs with picnic bites & transfer to Kasese

Drive to Semuliki National Park after breakfast at your lodge 78km about 2 – 3 hours’ drive. You drive passed the town of Fort Portal which is one of the organized beautiful towns of Uganda before proceeding to Bundibugyo area welcomed by the views of the Mount Rwenzori block. On arriving in Semliki National Park, you undertake the famous Sempaya Nature walk to explore the hot springs both the female and the male hot springs. The male hot spring also known as Bitente has a wider pool while the female hot spring Nyansimbi features hot boiling geyser that sprouts up to 2m high and boiling to more than 100 degrees Celsius. You can boil some plantain or eggs to have picnic bites. The walk to the hot springs also exposes to the lush flora of Semliki Forest which is an extension of Congo forest biome. The Primate species like Black and white colobus monkeys might also be viewed. Retreat from the activity and connect to Ntandi to visit the Batwa people who are initially forest dwellers that were evicted to pave way for conservation. They dance for you and tell you stories of their ancient heritage.  From Semliki, you connect back to Fort Portal and transfer to Kasese. Retire for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation:

 Upmarket / Luxury:   Equator Snow Lodge

Midrange / Standard:    Ihamba Lake Side Safari Lodge

Day 13 & 14 of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda:  Mount Rwenzori hiking with a night on the Mountain

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The two days hike to the legendary Mountains of the moon is very magical. The hike involves an overnight on the mountain presenting an opportunity to experience such rare occurrence. Standing as the third highest on African continent, Rwenzori Mountain is 5109m above sea level with snow capped peaks. The hike offers remarkable views of the Mountain foothills and the range of features below including the Rift valley. The night on the mountain will be arranged at one of the huts along the Central Circuit. Retreat on the second day and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation:

 Upmarket / Luxury:      Mweya Safari Lodge / Katara Lodge

Midrange / Standard:    Enganzi Game Lodge

Day 15 of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda: Morning game drive in Kasenyi Area, afternoon Kazinga Channel boat cruise & evening game drive along the Channel track

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 16 of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via Ishasha sector and do game drive in search of tree climbing lions  

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga or Nkuringo driving through southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park named Ishasha well known for its tree climbing lions. The Ishasha sector presents a remarkable encounter with the unique tree climbing lions which are only existing in two spots in the whole world with Ishasha sector having the best viewing opportunities. You 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 17 of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda:  Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & relax at the lodge 

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The Mountain Gorilla Trekking is still ranked the best safari activity in Africa and undertaking it in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is very historical since the park features a minimum of 400 mountain gorilla population close to a half of what is known to left in the world (880). The trek commences at 8am at the respective park headquarters and in the company of the ranger guides, you traverse the forest jungle, hiking steep slopes and descending narrow valleys not forgetting crossing the seasonal streams in search of these critically endangered apes. The whole encounter can range from 2 – 8 hours with one full hour of gorilla viewing. Retire for relaxation at the lodge

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge / Buhoma Lodge / Clouds Mount Gorilla Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Gorilla Mist Camp / Gorilla Valley Lodge

 Day 18 of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda:   Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi and relax. Recreational activities include; Canoe paddling & Island hopping

Connect to Lake Bunyonyi after breakfast driving via the scenic Kigezi Highlands for sightseeing and relaxation at the lake. At your own discretion, you can engage in Island hopping or canoe paddle to explore the lake blessed with 29 Islands. Lake Bunyonyi is also the second deepest in Africa.

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Birdnest @Bunyonyi Resort

Midrange / Standard:  Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort

Day 19 of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda:   Drive to Lake Mburo National Park & settle for 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 20 of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda:    Walking Safari in Lake Mburo National Park and drive to Kampala

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You team up with the Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger guide at Rwonyo setting off to the extensive savannah stretches of Lake Mburo National Park on foot gaining possible views of Burchell’s Zebra, Impala, the Elands, Buffalos, Warthogs, defassa waterbucks among other wild game. Retreat from the 3 hour activity and embark on the drive to Kampala 240km about 4 hours drive. A stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe for photo shoots and water experiments explaining the geographical divide between the north and southern hemispheres may not be missed.

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury:  Lake Victoria Serena Resort

Midrange / Standard:  Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel

Day 21 of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda:    Relaxation on the shores of Lake Victoria

This is dedicated as a summation day of 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 22 of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda:   Departure through Entebbe International Airport

Connect to Entebbe International Airport for your flight back home depending on its time

End of the 22 Days Africa Adventure Vacation Safari Holiday in Uganda

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  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
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  • 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)
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  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
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