10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS-UGANDA CULTURAL & HISTORICAL SAFARI
This 10 day cultural tour visits Kabarole a delightful scenic area called "The Best in the West". Here you'll enjoy spectacular views of the Rwenzori Mountains, the legendary "Mountains of the Moon". You'll trek in the Kibale Forest National Park - an outstanding tropical rainforest environment, you'll see sensationally beautiful crater lakes, you marvel at the magnificent kindness and hospitality that you'll be offered - everywhere!
Day 1: Arrival - Kampala.
On arrival at Entebbe Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by your guide from To Africa Tours & Safaris representative who will then transfer you to either Hotel International Muyenga. B/B.
Day 2: Kampala - Kibale.
After breakfast, and a briefing, you'll begin your journey from Kampala to the west of Uganda through Mubende having lunch en route. Travel through breathtaking scenery and delightful rolling tea plantations, arriving at Fort Portal in the evening. Continue to either Ndali lodge or similar (BLD)
Day 3: Kibale chimp tracking.
After breakfast, you are off to Kibale Forest National Park with its families of habituated Chimpanzees - its home to an astonishing 12 species of Primate and provides on of the highest Primates densities in the world! Here on a guided walk, you may find families of Chimps and Red Colobus monkeys.
Later you will have the opportunity of a guided walk through Bigodi Swamp. Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary is managed by the Kibale Association for Rural and Environmental organisation formed in 1992 with the aim of achieving social and economic development for local communities. You will be taken on a guided walk around the swamp, which is home to approximately 137 bird species including the Snowy Headed Robin Cat, Black and White Casqued Hornbill, Emerald Cuckoo and a variety of Weavers, Warblers, Greenbuls and Sunbirds. There's also an abundance of Butterflies. It's also rich in vegetation, such as wild palms, polita figs and the dominant papyrus.
Dinner and overnight at either Ndali Lodge or similar. (BLD)
Day 4: Kibale - Fort portal.
After an early breakfast, you'll leave for Fort portal to visit the Kings Royal tombs and various cultural groups including the Burungu community which is rooted in Traditional Toro culture that will entertain you with music, dancing and story telling.
Spend the whole day with the local community and on village walks/tours returning to the lodge in the evening.
Dinner and overnight at either Ndali Lodge or similar (BLD)
Day 5: Kibale - Semliki Valley.
An early departure - but well worth it! You are on your way to Semliki Valley. This valley is known as the "Garden of Eden" and has a magnificent view of the River Semliki meandering to Lake Albert. You will stop to visit a local farmer and have a tour of his farm then take a picnic lunch at the hot water springs.
Spend the evening on a forest walk in the tropical Rain Forest of the Semliki Wildlife Valley reserve. This evening you'll dine and stay at the Semliki Safari Lodge. This is a high-end, low impact safari lodge set amid 550 square kms of game reserve. All rooms with private facilities.
Dinner and over night at either Semliki safari lodge or similar F/B.
Day 6: Semliki Valley.
After breakfast, you'll experience a day of real discovery. You'll visit a local community in the foothills of the Rwenzoris - the inhabitants are looking forward to welcoming and entertaining you. After touring the area, you'll visit the local traditional healer at his home, take a long lunch at the Kamugha Rest House and enjoy entertainment provided by the Bakonjo and Batoro (if available), before visiting the local women's group creating artifacts to provide for the community. Dinner and overnight at either Semliki Safari Lodge or similar (BLD).
Day 7: Kampala.
This morning, you will have a morning game drive and later depart for Kampala having lunch on the way and arriving in the evening. Over night at Hotel International. (B, L)
Day 8: Kampala - Jinja , source of River Nile- Kampala.
After breakfast, your guide will meet you at your hotel and drive you to Jinja. You will have a stop over at the Biblical site (Namugongo Martyrs shrine), Ssezibwa falls and if possible we will also have a quick stop at Mabira forest for those who love bird watching.
It will take you about 3 hours to get to the Source of the Nile due to the various stops. Explore the Nile and later drive up to Jinja Nile resort hotel for a hearty buffet lunch.
Relax at the hotel and have a quick swim if desired, before driving to the Spectacular Bujagali Falls.
With the biggest rafts on the river, you will see how those who are rafting are able to safely conquer the most challenging rapids, watch the local fishermen and the fantastic birdlife. We may later go for a brief tour around Jinja town to have a look at those old beautiful colonial buildings and Jinja market.
In the evening, we depart for Kampala arriving in the late evening. Transfer back to your hotel for the over night. Over night at Hotel international. (B,L)
Day 9: Kampala
This morning, your guide will meet you at the hotel around 7 00am and drive through Uganda's capital city Kampala, to Nakawuka a small village in Mpigi District. This is a unique journey in to the history of Uganda.
You will meet local people and experience a rich and authentic culture, learn about the forgotten times and come face to face with the ancient traditions. Much more than just sight seeing, the local people will entertain you with cultural dancing, music, craft making and story telling. Have lunch and thereafter continue to another village to see a different lifestyle of the Ugandan community. In your visit to the villages, you may also be able to tour the Katereke Prison, which tells the story of a violent and brutal episode in the Buganda history, Nagalabbi Colonial site, and many others.
In the late evening your guide will drive you back to the hotel and you will still see many surprises enroute. Over night at Hotel International. (B,L)
Day 10 : Depart.
After breakfast visit the Kasubi tombs,the king's palace, the museum, the kings man made lake etc before transferring to the airport for your flight home.
LAND ONLY PRICES
Luxurious accommodations: (Hotels/Lodges and permanent tented camps).
2 passengers: from $2290 PP double occupancy
4 passengers: from $2190 PP double occupancy
6 passengers: from $ 1990 PP double occupancy
8 passengers: from $1790 PP double occupancy
The single supplement charge is $ 360
All airport transfers
All meals except in Kampala hotels which are bed and breakfast basis,
Services of professional guide
all ground transportation
All entry fees and local entertainment, bottled water, tea or coffee while on road,
All activities as specified on the itinerary
All international airfares to and from Uganda
Gratuities, tips any extras outside the outlined itinerary
Personal services like laundry, phone calls etc.
Please note that these are just sample itineraries we can design many more basing on individual needs, interests, time frame and budget.
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