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August 18, 2018

7 Day Exploration of Kidepo and Murchison Falls

Written By Richard Kabazzi

This safari tour is designed to take you to discover the wonders of nature in Uganda’s tourist destinations of Jinja, North eastern and Northern Uganda. This Safari is designed to enable you reach the source of the Nile River, visit Sipi Falls, conduct game viewing in Kidepo Valley National Park and Murchison Falls National Game Park. On return, it is intended that you conduct Rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Highlights of the Safari

  • Exploration of the Source of the Nile River
  • Hiking to Sipi falls
  • Game viewing in Kidepo National Park and Murchison Falls National Game Park
  • Social interaction with the Karamojong people
  • Boat cruise while at Murchison Falls National Game park
  • Hike to the top of Murchison Falls
  • Rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

ITINERARY

OVERVIEW

Day 1: Arrival and travel to Jinja town

Upon arrival at Entebbe Airport, You will begin this memorable expedition whilst taking the Eastern route of Uganda with Jinja as your destination for this day. Your day’s first Safari activity will be visiting the Source of the Nile in Jinja. It is intended that you spot where the Nile waters start to flow out of Lake Victoria. This will be done while having a boat ride along the waters of the Nile River .Enroute to Jinja you will go through Mabira Forest-the largest natural forest in central Uganda. Overnight at Nile Village Lodge.

Day 2: Travel to Mbale and Hiking to Sipi Falls

After breakfast, proceed with your safari to Mbale to explore Mount Elgon and hikeSipi Falls.

You will enjoy the beauty and scenery of the flow of the falls. You will also sight fauna and different floral species including Elgonensis lobelia and dotted clusters of peculiar groundsels.

Accommodation at Sipi Falls Resort

Day 3: Travel to Kidepo Valley National Park

The third day of this Safari will be spent traversing the vast plains and semi-arid savannah of North Eastern Uganda with a motive of reaching Kidepo Valley National Park. Observing that this is quite a long journey, you will reach the park in the evening and spend your night at Kidepo Savanna Lodge.

Kidepo Valley National Park is one of the wildest and most spectacular reserves in Africa with a landscape of small hills, rocky outcrops and inselbergs. The temperatures in Kidepo are usually high, and this will certainly give you a good taste of adventure! While in Kidepo you can get stunning panoramic views of the Narus River Valley and wildlife such as Elephants, herds of Buffaloes, Jackals, Jackson’s Hartebeest, and Klipspringer among others.

The park is renowned for its exceptional variety of birds of prey. While there it is likely that you can spot Ostriches, Kori Bustards, Pygmy Falcons, Verreaux’s Eagles, Egyptian Vultures, Abyssinian ground Hornbills among others.

Accommodation:  Kidepo Savannah Lodge

Day 4: Game drive and social interaction with the Karamajong people

This day will start with a morning game drive to Kanangorok hot spring area. It is intended that you bisect the park such that you obtain more chances of encountering animals like the Hunting dog, Bat-eared Fox and other animals endemic to Kidepo National Park like the cheetah and the striped hyena.

After the game drive, you will have a cultural interaction with Karamajong people at Karenna and Kapedo. You will meet the local elders and have an opportunity to interact with them as they show you the kraals, the grinding stones and many more interesting items used by them.

Accommodation at Kidepo Savannah lodge

Day 5: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park

You will travel from Kidepo Valley on this day and head southwards to Murchison Falls National Park.

Murchison Falls is Uganda’s largest national park and is a home to over 400 birds’ species. The park is also endowed with several attractions including mammal species with four members of the big five, the lion, the leopards, the elephants, and the Buffaloes.

Other species include bushbucks, Uganda kob, waterbucks, warthogs, giraffes, Jackson’s hartebeest, hyenas, hippos and crocodiles among other resident creatures. You will start the day in the morning and transfer through Gulu-Uganda’s biggest town in the North.

You will continue the drive through the flat scenic landscape with local villages while enjoying the Ugandan countryside. You will arrive at Murchison Falls National Game Park in the afternoon and check in at Para Safari  lodge.

Day 6: Game drive and Boat Cruise to the base of Murchison falls

You begin your exploration of the park with a game drive in the northern circuit of the park. There you will encounter beautiful rolling plains. While in these plains you may view Lions, Giraffes, Hartebeest, Buffalos, and Elephants, Bushbuck, Spotted hyenas, Wild cats, leopards as well as many of the other mammals of the park. For the birders, this area supports the Secretary Bird, Black Chested Snake Eagle, Tawny and Marshal Eagles Carmine and Swallow Tailed Bee-Eaters among others.

In the afternoon, you will go for a boat trip to the bottom of Murchison Falls where you will view the Nile as it thunders through a small 7-meter gap down to the delta. This experience is breath taking and should not to be missed! The banks of the Nile are home to many species. You may see huge Nile Crocodiles, Hippos and other wildlife that may come down to drink from this mighty river. You may see the pre-historic shoebill, saddle-billed stork and many other birds.

Accommodation at Paraa safari lodge

Day 7: Visit to the top of Murchison falls, visit Ziwa rhino sanctuary and transfer to Entebbe

The day will begin with a visit to the top of Murchison falls. While at the top you will as well experience the Nile as it is pushed through a small gap of rocks with a lot of force; the sight of the power of the rushing water is impressive. You will then drive out of the park to Masindi town for lunch en route and then continue to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for an encounter of the white Rhinos. After this activity you will drive back to Kampala targeting your flight.

Tour fees include;

  • Park entrance fees
  • Boat rides
  • Ferry crossing
  • Vehicle entrance fees
  • Ground transport
  • Bottled water in the safari vehicle
  • Accommodation
  • Tour guide services
  • Vehicle park fees
  • Game drives

Tour fees excludes,

  • All extras at the accommodation that is, drinks, telephone, laundry among others
  • Tips to the tour guide
  • Insurance
  • Flight tickets
  • Visa

NOTE: This tour can depart at any day.

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July 16, 2018

10 DAYS UGANDA BIRDING, RHINOS, CHIMPS AND GORILLAS SAFARI

Written By Richard Kabazzi

This safari tour intends to introduce you to Uganda’s finest forests; rare Rhinos, Chimps and Gorillas .It involves birding in the richly endowed forests of Mpanga, Budongo, Kibale and Bwindi not forgetting Mabamba swamp.

It also includes tracking the Rhinos at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, tracking the chimpanzees in Kibale forest and trekking the mighty mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.

Safari highlight,

  • Birding in Mabamba, Mpanga, Kibale, Bigodi swamp and Bwindi impenetrable forest
  • Rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary
  • Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest
  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park

ITINERARY

Day 1: Travel from Entebbe, Birding in Mabamba swamp and Mpanga forest

The guide picks and drives you south west to Mpigi town and branch off to Mabamba ramsar site for birding and more specifically to search for the prehistoric shoebill. The distance to Mabamba takes about one and half hours.

Mabamba is an extensive marsh stretching through a long narrow bay, fringed with papyrus towards the western main body of Lake Victoria in Mpigi District. It has the status of unprotected area with bird categories, globally threatened species and Lake Victoria Basin biome species. This Important Bird Area (IBA) is one of the best marshy areas along the northern shores of Lake Victoria for bird watching: it is the closest place to Kampala.

While looking for the shoebill, boats are used to paddle through the channels of the swamp. Generally; it takes between two to three hours to locate the Shoebill. The shoebill is normally spotted while standing waiting to catch its prey such as frogs, lungfish and water snakes.

Other species of water birds like the African Jacanas, Yellow billed Ducks, White faced whistling ducks, Long toed Plovers, Village Weavers, Purple Swamphens, Northern brown throated weaver, Malachite king fisher, Grey headed gulls, Gull billed terns, White winged warbler, Papyrus Gonolek, African darter, Rufous bellied heron can be seen.

After conducting this memorable birding experience at Mabamba, proceed to Mpanga forest in search of forest birds such as Little Greenbul, Lesser Honey Guide, Grey headed Nigrita, White breasted Nigrita, Western black headed Oriole, White spotted Fluff tail, Red tailed Bristtlebill, Fire crested Alethe and so many different forest bird species.

These birds can be seen while feeding, perching, displaying, mating while others can be seen establishing their colonies.

Mpanga Forest is a small patch of natural equatorial rainforest covering about 453 hectares. It is found in Mawokota- Mpigi District about 37 kilometers southwest of Kampala and is conveniently located along the Kampala – Masaka highway.

Despite of its small size, it supports an impressive biodiversity for such a small forest. It has 500species of trees and shrubs, 300 species of birds, 97 butterflies, and 112 moths. Three species of monkeys can be seen in the forest such as Red-tailed monkey, Black-and-white colobus monkeys and Vervet monkeys. There are also a number of small mammals including Pottos, Pangolins and Bushabies. Spending a night in this forest therefore gives you an opportunity to spot these rare nocturnals.

Mpanga Forest is surrounded by a community of traditional drum makers who frequently and illegally enter the forest looking for the soft trees that are suitable for the drum making.

On the way back to Kampala, visit and encounter with the drum makers at Mpambire. The drum was/is a musical instrument used during the traditional functions for example traditional weddings, coronations among others especially in the central region of Uganda.

Day 2: Travel from Kampala to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary then Masindi town

Early morning after breakfast, transfer to Ziwa for Rhino tracking and birding. While on the way, enjoy the beautiful views of the varied landscapes and vegetation. Ziwa rhino sanctuary is the first sanctuary in Uganda with over 22 White Rhinos .It was founded in 2005 for the protection of the Rhinos and is the only place in Uganda where rhinos are tracked in the wild. The Rhino tracking exercise begins with the briefing from the specialized site ranger who then guides you through the sanctuary. This activity normally takes between 30minutes to an hour depending on where the rhinos are located in the sanctuary.

After rhino tracking, have lunch from Amuka lodge.

In the afternoon, go for birding in the sanctuary. Expected birds to be spotted from this sanctuary include, White –crested turaco, Bruce’s green pigeon, Thick billed cuckoo, and White winged tit and so many other different species of birds. On a lucky day, the shoe bill stork can be spotted.

Later on, proceed to Masindi for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Masindi Hotel

Day 3: Birding in Budongo forest

After breakfast, drive to Budongo forest- the largest forest in Uganda for birding expedition. Budongo forest found in Masindi is an ideal place for birding with lots of special species of birds which are also found in Congo. Spend the whole day in Budongo and the expected birds to be spotted from this forest include, Chocolate Backed kingfisher, Dwarf kingfisher, Shinning Blue kingfisher, Blue breasted kingfisher, Chestnut wattle Eye, Ituri Batis, Chestnut capped Warbler, Lemon bellied Crombec, White thighed Hornbill, Eremomela to mention but a few. Return to the lodge in the evening while birding.

Arrive late in the evening, have dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Accommodation at  Masindi Hotel

Day 4: Travel to Kibale forest National Park

Early morning, transfer to Kibale forest taking Hoima- Kagadi road. It is a 7 hours’ drive up to Kibale forest National Park. The whole day is generally spent on travel. However, there are occasional stop overs for beautiful views of the rift valley escarpments as well as farming plantations along the way. Have lunch enroute in Fort portal town.

Kibale Forest National Park is one of the most attractive national parks in Uganda with varied tracts of tropical rain forests and several animal species.

The park covers 795 km2 of rain forest, swamps, rivers and few areas of grassland. Forest cover, interspersed with patches of grassland and swamp, dominates the northern and central parts of the park on an elevated plateau.

It is home to more than 1,450 chimpanzees protected inside the park and in total, thirteen primate species. Children have to be 12 years and above to able to track the Chimpanzees, children below 12 years can only engage in an educative forest walk.

The park boasts of more than 375 species of birds which include Green-breasted pitta, White-naped pigeon, crowned eagle and many others.

Reach Kibale forest in the evening, check in at your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation at Chimpanzee Guest house

Day 5: Birding and Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest national park

Early morning, go for briefing where the tracking guidelines are passed on by the specialized site guide/ranger. After briefing, walk into the forest with the specialized ranger and your guide in search of Kibale’s special- the Green breasted Pitta and chimp tracking. On a lucky day, you can see the pitta displaying.

Chimp tracking is an adventurous activity that is also part of this day. Chimpanzees are the most closest relatives to man with 98.7%DNA.

When chimps are located, you are allowed to spend a maximum of one hour within their vicinity and then after, exit the forest.

Return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, head to Bigodi swamp for yet another amazing excursion. The expected birds of this activity include, Green Crombec, Little Greenbul, Tooro olive greenbul, Grey capped warbler, Western black headed oriole, White spotted fluff tail, Afep pigeon, White napped pigeon, Olive pigeon, Cassin’s grey flycatcher.

Also, apart from the chimpanzees, other primates that can be seen in Kibale forest national park include, Red colobus, Black and white colobus, Uganda Mangabey, olive baboon, Blue monkey, Vervet monkeys among others.

Accommodation at Chimpanzee Guest house

Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest

Start the day by travelling to Bwindi forest by taking Kasese- Queen Elizabeth route through the Ishasha sector. This route consists of areas that are habitats to wildlife including the tree climbing lions which are likely to be seen as you drive through the Ishasha sector.

On your way, you can make occasional stopovers for some birding to enrich your birding list.

On arrival in Bwindi -Buhoma, check in at your accommodation for overnight stay and prepare for the next day’s activities of gorilla trekking and birding.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley has mist-covered hillsides that are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants. More famously, this “impenetrable forest” also protects an estimated 400 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s gorilla population, including several habituated groups, which can be trekked.

This biologically diverse region also provides shelter to a further 120 mammals, including several primate species such as baboons and chimpanzees, as well as elephants and antelopes. There are around 350 species of birds hosted in this forest, including 23 Albertine Rift endemics.

Accommodation at Buhoma Haven lodge,

Day 7: Gorilla trekking and birding in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park

This day’s activities start very early in the morning. Start this day’s activity with briefing by the site ranger for gorilla trekking. After briefing, proceed through the dense bush to trek for these endangered animals. This wonderful and memorable activity can take between 2- 7 hours while searching in the jungle forest.

For conservation purposes, time allowed with the Gorillas after being located is one hour. This is an awesome and thrilling experience not worthy forgetting.

After trekking, return to your lodge and rest.

In the afternoon, go for birding in Bwindi forest in search of the Albertine rift endemics such as, Chapin’s Flycatcher, Black billed weaver, Short tailed warbler, Bar tailed trogon, Black faced Rufous warbler, Red throated Alethe, Mountain Illadopsis, Dusky long tailed cuckoo, Tulbergs wood pecker, Banded Prinia, Elliot’s wood pecker, Dwarf honey guide, Brown capped weaver, Pink footed puff back, Purple breasted sunbird, Blue shouldered Robin chat among others.

Accommodation at  Buhoma Haven lodge

Day 8: Birding in Buhoma – Ruhija sector

Buhoma-Ruhija sector is yet another great birding zone. It’s part of Bwindi impenetrable forest. This day’s activity involves birding along the route that lies between Buhoma and Ruhija. It is a span that is likely to take you 2 -3 hours of driving.

On your way to Ruhija passing through the forest, different species of birds can be seen and these include, Black collared Apalis, Buff throated Apalis, Masked Apalis, Mountain Apalis, African black duck, Black bee eater, Grey cuckoo shrikes, Many coloured bush shrikes, Black billed Turaco, White tailed Blue Flycatcher, Regal Sunbird among others.

Arrive in Ruhija in the afternoon, have lunch then after, go for evening birding.

Accommodation at Gorilla Mist Camp

Day 9: Birding in Bwindi forest- Ruhija sector

This day’s birding activity is conducted in Mubwindi swamp. Mubwindi swamp is a swamp adjacent to Bwindi impenetrable forest very rich in birds and best place for bird watching. This swamp has almost all the Albertine endemics including the African green broadbill and will greatly enrich your birding list.

Expected birds to be seen from here are, Greater swamp warbler, Lesser swamp Warbler, Stripe breasted Tit, Rwenzori Batis, Strange Weaver, Handsome francolin, African hill Babbler, Cinnamon breasted bee-eater and so many others. This is a whole day activity.

After, return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation at Gorilla Mist Camp

Day 10: Drive to Kampala

After breakfast, check out, drive to Kampala and this brings to an end your trip. Stop and take in a visit to the Equator that runs through Uganda. It’s marvelous to have pictures taken underneath the Equator Sign.

Generally, people tend to carry out nonscientific experiments, most of them are manipulated illusions and not authentic, but fun to watch. Arrive in Kampala in the evening then proceed to Entebbe International Airport for your flight back home.

The tour price includes,

  • Accommodation
  • Ground transport
  • Gorilla trekking permit
  • Chimpanzee tracking permit
  • Rhino tracking
  • Lunch enroute
  • Services of an English speaking guide
  • Park entrance fees
  • Vehicle entrance fees
  • Birding fees
  • Bottled water in the safari vehicle

This tour price excludes,

  • Visa fees
  • All extras at the accommodation and any other optionals
  • Flight tickets
  • Tips for the guide
  • Charges by the porters during the gorilla trekking
  • Insurance
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July 12, 2018

Uganda’s Cultural heritage and Martyr’s Religious Experience.

Written By Richard Kabazzi

This tour has been designed to give you an in depth insight about the most famous places in the history of Uganda. A lot of things are written and said about the Uganda martyr’s and how they were brutally burnt following the orders of Kabaka Mwanga. Visit  Kabaka’s lake which is one of the largest man made lakes in Africa, Bigo Bya Mugenyi, Kitagata Hot springs and the Amabere caves. However coming aboard on this tour will not only make you amazed by what you will discover but it will also unveil a lot of Uganda’s hidden treasures and for tourists that like mystery and adventure this tour is defiantly recommended for you. A lot of things are said about African culture and believes and this tour will give you an in depth understanding of the African culture. You will enjoy preparing food in our kitchen as well as eat our locally prepared food. How can you miss the traditional dances and the sound of the drums.This tour will also take you to the most visited National Park in Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National park where you will sight a great number of wildlife and bird life. Enjoy a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel for sights of both land and water adopted animals as well as track Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest.

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July 2, 2018

4 DAYS Nature Safari in the Wild of Queen Elizabeth National Game Park( Luxury )

Written By Richard Kabazzi

Why should you contact me?

I manage a tours and travel corporate entity registered by the company Registry in Uganda.  The company is legally approved by Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) and we are a member of Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO). We also partner with Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) to ensure sustainable conservation of the ecosystem. Our company ensures that your accommodation facilities selected are comfortable during this safari.  The vehicles you will travel in are in good conditions with “ pop up’’ roof- tops to maximize game viewing and they are fitted with seat belts, reclining seats, a window seat for every member on board and are comfortable.

This Safari is designed to give you memorable encounter with the wilderness of Queen Elizabeth National Game Park. It is known that this park is the most popular tourist destinations in Uganda. It is not popular for its name or anything else, but for tourist attractions found therein, the scenery in the environs and the tour activities engaged in by people who visit this park. While on this safari, you will enjoy conducting game drives that may give you opportunity to see animals of this wild such as tree climbing lions, elephants, the Uganda Kob and buffalos.

The Safari will enable you do Chimp tracking in Kalinzu Forest and also avail you opportunity to have a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel where at, you will likely view water adapted animals as well as a variety of bird species. The crater lakes in the environs of the park and the sighting of the Rwenzori Mountains give you more reason to take on this Safari. Take up this opportunity.

Highlights of the tour

  • Exploration and Game drive in the park.
  • Chimp tracking in Kalinzu forest.
  • Boat Cruise along Kazinga Channel.

Day 1: Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Game Park with an Intermediate Stopover at the Equator

Upon arrival and after being briefed by our Safari guide, you embark on travelling to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The park is located in the South Western part of Uganda and is close to mountain Rwenzori and rests in the floor of the Albertine Rift. The journey time is between 7 to 8 hours and therefore this day will mainly involve travelling.

However the route to the park crosses the imaginary line of the Equator at Kayabwe-Mpigi District. You will make a brief stopover at the equator where at you can take pictures for your memories and supplementation of your photo gallery/collection. At the same point, you will find a variety of crafts that represent much about Ugandan Culture, animals of Africa and the history of Uganda and Africa. You will enjoy much about how these crafts are made by the residents of this area.

Continue driving southwards and when you approach Mbarara, you will visit Birharwe Eclipse Monument. The story about the Eclipse dates back to the fights that the three contemporary kings were involved in. You will enjoy the story behind this monument because it’s really interesting. After this visit, you will then go Igongo cultural center for lunch as well as see crafts made by Ugandans.  Continue the drive to the park further observing and enjoying the natural and beautiful terrain, estates, plantations and escarpments of the western rift valley.

Your arrival to Mweya Safari lodge will be in the evening for your overnight stay.

Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking in Kalinzu forest and transfer to queen Elizabeth national Game Park.

This day is reserved to avail you with opportunity to conduct Chimpanzee tracking. The activity starts with briefing where instructions on how to track chimpanzees are passed on.

Kalinzu Forest is home to over 220 chimpanzees, over 414 species of trees, primates like Blue monkeys, Vervet monkeys, Black and white colobus monkeys, and a variety of bird species as well different animals.

The forest is only accessible on foot and the walk will provide you with the opportunity to also see a variety of other primates and animals as well as birds, and a variety of butterflies, and other insects. Chimpanzees are the closest relatives to humans sharing about 98.7% of their DNA composition with humans. They are sociable, intelligent as well as communicative and among their very interesting traits are their abilities to utilize tools like rocks for crushing nuts, empty pods for hollowing out water plus sticks for capturing termites from their holes. A successful track of the chimpanzees will give you beautiful lasting memories about Uganda.

After tracking chimps, you will be transferred back to Queen Elizabeth National Game Park and later on retire for the day at Mweya safari lodge.

Day 3: Game Drive through Queen Elizabeth National Park and a Boat cruise along Kazinga Channel

This day focuses on enabling you explore the wilderness of Queen Elizabeth National Park. It is intended to enable you get a feel of what Queen Elizabeth National Park contains. The game drive will take you through the park’s diverse ecosystem, which includes sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands. Being an ideal habitat for the big five, the ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds, we believe that you may get opportunity to spot Elephants, Buffalos, lions, Leopards, Warthogs, Hyenas, water bucks, Uganda Kob and many bird species including Ibis, Fish Eagles and vultures among others that live in this park.

The jagged Rwenzori Mountains and the dozens of enormous craters carved dramatically into rolling green hills will avail you moments of sighting wonders of nature.

On return from the game drive, you will have lunch and in the afternoon go for boat-cruise on the famous Kazinga channel. This is a natural link connecting Lake George with Lake Edward. On the cruise, you may be able to view great numbers of wildlife including Elephants, crocodiles, Hippos, Buffaloes and large numbers of birds like Fish Eagles, kingfishers, Egrets, Cormorants converging at the channel waters to enjoy a sip of the natural waters. You will then be driven back to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4: Transfer to Entebbe airport

Breakfast will be taken in the morning and then prepare for the drive back to Entebbe airport through Kasese where you will have a better view of the mountain of the moon-Rwenzori. This will be the end of this wonderful and memorable tour.

Tour fees charged include:

  • Park entrance fees
  • Boat cruise
  • Game drive
  • Chimp tracking permit
  • Accommodation
  • Bottled water in the safari vehicle and Lunch served Enroute
  • Road transport
  • Services of an English speaking guide
  • Vehicle entrance fees

Exclusions;

  • Flight tickets
  • Visa fees
  • Other extra services like laundry, drinks
  • Tips to the guide
  • Insurance
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July 2, 2018

6 DAYS OF EXCLUSIVE ADVENTURE IN MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK AND WHITE WATER RAFTING ON RIVER NILE

Written By Richard Kabazzi

This safari is designed to give you a feel of Uganda’s adventurous destinations of Murchison falls national park and Jinja. The safari takes you to Murchison falls National Park for wild game viewing in addition to enjoying a boat cruise and exploring the top of the falls.

The safari further takes you to Jinja town-the source of the Nile River for white water rafting.

Safari highlights

  • Arrival and transfer to Murchison falls national park
  • Boat cruise and Game drives in Murchison falls national park
  • Chimps tracking in Budongo forest
  • White water rafting on the Nile River

Itinerary

Day 1: Pick from the hotel and travel to Murchison falls National Park

The day’s activities will basically be travelling from Entebbe to Murchison Falls Park. You start this day by driving North West of Uganda while taking Kampala- Gulu highway. Along the way, enjoy the beautiful scenic landscapes and varied vegetation ranging from thick bushes to savanna grasslands.

The drive to Murchison falls National Park normally takes 4-5 hours. Upon arrival, check in at your booked hotel and enjoy lunch.

In the afternoon, enjoy the boat cruise. During the boat cruise on the Victoria Nile which is the high spot of any Murchison Falls Safari, lots of animals can be spotted at a close encounter. On this amazing experience, there’re higher chances of spotting lots of Hippos, Nile crocodiles, Elephants, Buffaloes, and many other animals that come to drink water, refresh and cool themselves off the scorching sun while other animals are seen grazing on the fresh grass along the river banks.

Overnight at Pakuba safari lodge.

Day 2: Morning and Evening game drives

Early morning, set off for a game drive in search of the big five and other animals which might include, Lions, Elephants, Hippos, Kobs, Giraffe and on a lucky day Hyenas can be spotted as well as Leopards.

After the game drive, return to the lodge for lunch and relax until in the evening where you will embark on another game drive for more exploration about the wild game animals. Overnight at Pakuba safari lodge.

Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking in Budongo Forest

This day’s activity commences with briefing from the specialized site ranger about the rules and regulations guiding this exercise. After briefing, enter the forest in search of man’s closest relatives-chimpanzees.

When chimpanzees are located, a maximum of one hour is allowed to stay in their vicinity and then after walk out of the forest.

Upon completion of this memorable expedition, drive back to the lodge for lunch and relaxation. Overnight at Pakuba safari lodge.

Day 4: Travel to Jinja and visit the source of the Nile River                  

On this day immediately after breakfast, check out of the lodge and embark on the journey to Jinja town for yet another thrilling expedition. Have enroute lunch from Kampala and then after proceed with the journey to Jinja town. On arrival in Jinja, visit the source of the Nile River and enjoy the cool breeze of the lake and the environs of the place. Overnight at Nile Village Hotel

Day 5: White Water Rafting –Half day

Enjoy this day’s activity that will create a long lasting memorable experience. This adventurous activity is carried out on the might Nile River. After this adventure, return to your hotel for relaxing. Optionally, you can choose to tour around the town. Overnight at Nile Village Hotel

Day 6: Travel to Entebbe for departure flight

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to Entebbe through Kampala. While in Kampala, visit the crafts village on Buganda Road for a few souvenirs.

Depending on the departure time, drive to Entebbe International Airport for departure flight.

  • This tour fees include,
  • Accommodation
  • Ground transport
  • Game drives
  • Chimp permit
  • Rafting fees
  • Enroute meals
  • Bottled water in the safari vehicle
  • Park entrance
  • Vehicle entrance
  • Services of a professional guide
  • Ferry crossing
  • Boat ride
  • All mentioned except the extras and optionals

This tour excludes;

  • Visa fees
  • Air ticket
  • Insurance
  • Tips to the guide
  • All extras and optionals
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June 29, 2018

10 DAYS RELAXATION AND PEARL OF AFRICA JUNGLE SAFARI

Written By Richard Kabazzi

This tour gives you the most amazing, enjoyable and memorable days of exploring the wilderness of Uganda that make her the pearl of Africa.  It is designed to avail you with opportunity to travel to habitats where you may encounter with the world’s rare and threatened species of birds and animals not forgetting the most amazing experience when you stand within meters of a Gorilla family lead by a silverback. You will enjoy a walking safari through Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, the home of the Re-introduced White Rhinos. The birds and animals you are likely to encounter in this Safari’s activities include African elephants, hippopotamus, Rothchild’s giraffe, warthog, lions, leopards ,chimpanzees and other primates like Vervet monkeys, Red tail monkeys, Uganda Mangabey and Gorillas; different bird species like Secretary Bird, Black-breasted Snake-Eagle , Tawny and Martial Eagles, Carmine, Swallow Tailed Bee-eaters among others. A cocktail of highlights makes this itinerary the best choice in unveiling Uganda’s magical nature.

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda, you will be welcomed by our company guide who will transfer you to the group hotel for overnight stay before the tour departs. Accommodation: Boma Guest House or

Day 2: Rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and travel to Murchison Falls National Park

After breakfast, embark on this memorable safari by driving North West of Uganda along the Kampala Gulu High way to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and later to Murchison Falls National Park.

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is endowed with over 22 Re-introduced White Rhinos. The Rhino tracking exercise begins with briefing from a specialized site ranger and thereafter you proceed to track the Rhinos. This activity normally takes between 30minutes to an hour depending on where the Rhinos are located within the sanctuary. Your time at the sanctuary will offer you an opportunity to learn more about the White Rhinos and will give you memorable experience about Rhinos in Africa.

On return from the tracking activity, have your lunch and proceed to Murchison Falls National Park. Murchison Falls National Park is greatly endowed with animals, birds, the Nile River and savanna grassland that will certainly give you beautiful lasting memories about wild life. This park is Uganda’s largest and the oldest national park. It’s a home to 76 species of mammals and 451 birds. Like earlier stated, it is bisected by river Nile, has the mighty breath taking Murchison falls and spectacular views of water. It is a park that you will always wish to explore. Visit top of the falls and while conducting this adventure you will be able to see how this amazing river Nile forces its way through a gap between rocks creating a big thunderous roar. It’s marvelous and will create beautiful lasting memories. Overnight at Pakuba safari lodge or a similar option

Day 3: Game drive and boat cruise in Murchison Falls National Park.

This third day of your Safari gets you to encounter with the natural establishment of Murchison Falls National Park. You begin your exploration of the park with a game drive in the northern circuit of the park and along the Albert Delta sighting Lions, Giraffes, Hartebeest, Buffalos, Elephants, Bushbuck, Hippopotamus, Spotted hyenas, Wild cats, leopard as well as many of the other mammals of the park. For the bird lovers, the Albert Delta supports the Secretary Bird, Black-chested Snake Eagle, Tawny and Martial Eagles Carmine and Swallow-tailed Bee-Eaters among others.

In the afternoon, go for a boat trip to the bottom of Murchison Falls where the Nile thunders through a small 7-meter gap down to the delta. This experience is breath taking and should not to be missed! The banks of the Nile are home to many species. You may see huge Nile Crocodiles, Hippos and other wildlife that may come down to drink from this mighty river. You may see the pre-historic Shoebill, Saddle-billed stork and many other birds. Return to your lodge for an overnight stay

Day 4: Top of Murchison falls, transfer to Kibale forest National Park

This day will start with an early morning breakfast you will drive south via Hoima to Fort Portal through verdant countryside passing through traditional homesteads, farms and Tea Estates. You will have a stopover for lunch en-route and arrive at your lodge in the late afternoon. Check in at your isunga lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 5: Chimps tracking in Kibale Forest National Park and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Game Park

This day’s activity aims at giving you an opportunity to physically observe chimps and get practical understanding of lives and behaviors of chimps. The activity intends to give you more insight discovery about chimpanzees.

Kibale Forest National park is located in south western part of Uganda. Kibale forest national Park has tracts of tropical forests with patches of grassland and swamps. It is a home to 13 species of primates and famous for chimpanzee tracking. It’s also a good area for sighting different bird species.

The day’s activities begin by driving to the briefing point to be briefed about the chimpanzee tracking. After briefing, you will head into the forest for Chimps tracking.

While tracking chimps, you are likely to discover how chimpanzees use a variety of sophiscated tools to construct sleeping nests, no wonder they are Humans’ closest living relatives. Other primates you will likely encounter are the rare I’Hoest’s monkey ,the black and white Colobus, Blue monkey, Grey cheeked mangabey, Red tailed monkey, Olive baboon to mention but a few.

On return from the tracking, check out and drive to Queen Elizabeth national Game Park. This Park has several beautiful crater lakes that wind through the rolling hills, the Kazinga channel with an awesome view of both land and water adapted animals such as hippos lined up at the shores. With a vegetation cover of grassland, acacia woodland, tropical rainforest and a variety of wetlands this park is home to different animal species and birds. By exploring this park the next day, you may witness all this natural endowment. Overnight at Pumba safari cottages

Day 6: Game drive and boat cruise at Queen Elizabeth National park

After breakfast, you will start this day’s activities by having a game drive in Queen Elizabeth national Game Park. This activity focuses on giving you personal encounter with the wilderness of Queen Elizabeth National Game Park. You may see the amazing big game hippos, elephants and buffalos. This tour will enable you understand how these animals thrive in the grasslands and shorelines. You may also encounter warthog, waterbuck, Uganda kob, topis and monkeys as they play about in the trees. Bold baboons will not be hesitant to steal your snacks if you do not close the car windows.

Queen Elizabeth has the environs of the Kazinga Channel, Lake Edward and Lake George. It is intended that upon completion of your game drive in the park, you undertake an afternoon boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel- a natural channel between Lake Edward and Lake George. It is intended to give you desirable relaxation and we believe it will definitely be one of the highlights of your safari because of the abundant bird life and animals that are sighted. Return to your lodge for an overnight stay.

Day7: Travel to Bwindi impenetrable Forest National park

You will have an early breakfast and drive through the Ishasha sector where you are likely to see tree climbing lions resting on trees waiting to pounce on the Uganda Kobs and other prey. Continue to Bwindi impenetrable forest park.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Park is a home for an estimated 400 mountain gorillas which is half of the world’s population. It is also a home for more than 120 mammals and a variety of different bird species, and more importantly about the birds, is the existence of the 23 Albertine Rift Endemics.

On arrival, check in and relax at your lodge. Later, go for the village walk around and interact with the local people giving you an insight about their lives. Overnight at Buhoma Community camp

Day 8: Gorilla trekking at Bwindi impenetrable forest national park

This day will begin by having breakfast and then assemble at the briefing point for guidelines about this amazing activity. After briefing by the specialized site ranger, you will head to the forest. The trekking duration is determined by the position where the gorillas spent the night and their feeding range.

Once the gorillas are found, you will enjoy an hour with them. You will enjoy this memorable experience as you stand just few meters from the gorillas watching them feed; play and even watching them bond with their young ones. You will be amazed at how these creatures have so much resemblance with human beings. This is an amazing once in a lifetime experience which should not be missed. After this activity, you will relax at your lodge for next day’s adventure.

Day 9: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park and evening game drive

You will depart from Bwindi early in the morning after breakfast and head to Lake Mburo National Game Park for yet another marvelous encounter with the wild of Uganda.

Lake Mburo National Park is a habitat to more than 60 species of mammals including the Impala which only lives in this park in Uganda, the Burchell’s zebras, Buffalos, Warthogs, Hippos, Leopard, Topis, Elands and Hyenas among others. It is also home to 350 bird species which include the rare Shoe bill stork, African fin foot, Saddle-billed stork among others.

Along the way to Lake Mburo national Game Park, you will enjoy Uganda’s country side which is abundantly blessed with eye catching sceneries such as the hills, vast banana plantations and herds of the indigenous Ankole cow. Surely, your journey will be filled with moments of memorable exposure to nature.

On arrival at Lake Mburo national Game Park, you will go for an afternoon boat cruise on Lake Mburo. This lake is rich with a diversity of animal and plant species, which can only be viewed clearly while on a boat trip. These include crocodiles, Hippopotami and birds like, African Finfoot which is a must see, Pelicans, Black crake, Heron, Cormorant and Fish eagle. You may also see the rare Shoebill stork.

This park provides the best chance of viewing a deep red sunset silhouetting the thorny acacia shrub along the extensive marshy area. This amazing natural occurrence is worthy being experienced. Overnight  stay at Rwakobo rock lodge.

Day 10: Morning Game drive, travel to Kampala

You will begin this day with an early morning game drive within the park where you are likely to see Zebras in large numbers, Buffalos, Hippos, Topis, Elands, Impalas and many other savannah animals. After the game drive, check out from the lodge and drive to Kampala. Along the way, stop at the equator for enroute lunch and photo session.

This tour Inclusions

  • Park fees
  • Gorilla permits
  • Chimp permits
  • All activities
  • All accommodation
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals
  • Mineral water in the safari vehicle

This tour excludes the following

  • International flights
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips
  • Personal items
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June 28, 2018

3 Day Luxury Gorilla trekking in Uganda

Written By Richard Kabazzi

This safari will give you the best and memorable encounter of the most endangered species in the world, the mountain gorillas. It is designed to give you maximum comfort with exclusive accommodation as well as guaranteeing that your luxurious taste is achieved as you venture in experiencing and discovering about the mountain Gorillas living in Bwindi Impenetrable forest park.

Highlights of the safari

  • Sighting of Uganda’s beautiful scenery
  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park
  • Community walk around Buhoma

Day 1: Arrival at the Airport and fly to Kihihi Airstrip, transfer to Bwindi

On arrival at the Entebbe International airport, you will meet our company staff who will gladly welcome you and assist you board Aero link plane and fly to Kihihi airfield. Upon arrival, our company guide /driver will be waiting to receive you at the airstrip.

Drive 40km to Buhoma and along the way; you will have stop overs for photo shoots as well as enjoying the beautiful environs of Uganda. While at Buhoma, check-in at your lodge, relax or browse through the craft shops to see or buy Ugandan crafted items.

Overnight at Mahogany springs

Day 2 Gorilla trekking and Nature walk at Bwindi impenetrable national park.

The day will start with an early morning breakfast and then report to the Park headquarters for briefing about the Gorilla trekking activity. After the briefing, you will set off into the forest along with a site ranger for an unforgettable experience.

You will trek through thick creepers and undergrowth to find the Gorillas and once they are located, you will spend one hour with them coming face-to-face with them. This is a truly humbling and exciting experience. After the trekking activity, the driver will take you back to the lodge and relax with beautiful sights of this mighty forest.

Overnight at Mahogany Springs

Day 3 Fly to Entebbe

This day will begin with having breakfast while enjoying the last sights of this amazing place. Later our driver will drive you to Kihihi Airstrip to catch your flight to Entebbe. On arrival at Entebbe, our other driver will be ready to pick you and drive you to Entebbe international Airport.

This tour includes;

  • All accommodation
  • A professional guide
  • Ground transportation
  • All flights during the tour
  • Gorilla permit
  • All Taxes
  • Round-trip airport transfer
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)

Excluded;

  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips
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June 16, 2018

Uganda adventure safari

Written By Richard Kabazzi

Mukisa safaris is a legit company operating in Uganda. This company has professional tour operators, guides drivers who are experienced ,well trained and will ensure that you sleep in comfortable hotels/lodges found in the wild and eat good food with menus that combine both local and international cuisines. This adventure tour will take you to the best Game parks in Uganda and will unveil to you the wildlife, birds and primates Uganda is blessed with and you will see for your self why it is called the Pearl of Africa. It will also give you the most amazing, enjoyable and memorable days of exploring the wilderness of Uganda that make her the pearl of Africa. It is designed to avail you with opportunity to travel to habitats where you may encounter with the world’s rare and threatened species of birds and animals not forgetting the most amazing experience when you stand within meters of a Gorilla family lead by a silverback. You will enjoy a walking safari through Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, the home of the Re-introduced White Rhinos. The birds and animals you are likely to encounter in this Safari’s activities include African elephants, hippopotamus, Rothchild’s giraffe, warthog, lions, leopards ,chimpanzees and other primates like Vervet monkeys, Red tail monkeys, Uganda Mangabey and Gorillas; different bird species like Secretary Bird, Black-breasted Snake-Eagle , Tawny and Martial Eagles, Carmine, Swallow Tailed Bee-eaters among others. A cocktail of highlights makes this itinerary the best choice in unveiling Uganda’s magical nature.

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