Classic 18 Days of African Culture and Natural History Adventure

DAY 1:Arrival at Entebbe, you’ll be picked up by the hostel shuttle and be transferred to your hostel for refreshment. Early arrivals grant you a chance to get introduced about our African culture and natural history safari at Uganda Wildlife Education Center. Some may choose to stay, rest and shed off the jet lag. Stay at cassia lodge or the lodge Lweza B&B

DAY 2: easy day you have time to meet Kampala-Uganda’s capital city! And the surroundings-Kasubi Royal Tombs before transferring to Ndere Centre for an incredible cultural entertainment with variety and quality delicacies to sample. Stay at hotel la grandae or Hotel Intertropics B&B

DAY 3: Travel to mbarara-lake mburo national park. Morning after breakfast, check out and transfer to Mbarara area. You Will have a break at the kayabwe Nabusanke along kampala-masaka road at the equator; photographic moment, lunch break, visit the project of your choice. Classroom for Africa project (grace Christian school) or the me and your child aid poject. Continue your way to Lake Mburo National Park thrilling along the cattle farms of the great Ankole cattle farmers. However; from Zebras to Buffalos, from Barbets to warblers, lake Mburo national park is blessed with more than its fair share of impressive wild beasties. But its outside surroundings (Ankole area) is also a major stronghold for what is unquestionably the most imposing of Africa’s domestic creatures; the remarkable long-horned cattle associated with the pastoralists people locally known as Bahima of Ankole who’re traditionally bound up with its almost mystical relationship to cattle as the life style of the Maasai today. Ankole cattle come in several colors ranging from uniform rusty-yellow to blotched black and white, but always have a long head, short neck, deep dewlap and narrow chest. Stay at either Eagle’s Nest Camp or Rwakobo Rock Camp 2nights HB.

DAY 4: In the morning, walk safari in the wooded savanna of Lake Mburo National Park and experience grazing with the game like Topi, large herds of elands, impala, buffalo, zebra etc. lunch break and siesta at the lake side restaurant, thereafter you have a boat cruise and ride along the shores of Lake Mburo. Schools of Hippos throng the shores of the lake, crocodiles, African fish eagles patch on trees along the shores.

DAY 5: This morning before you leave Mbarara area, you’ll visit one of the Ankole cattle farms and homes to experience people’s lifesyle with the farm (optional). Thereafter, you proceed to Kabale-Bunyonyi south western Uganda thrilling along the hills of kigezi highlands. Long drive on a tarmacked smooth road. Stay at Bunyonyi Overland Resort B&B

DAY 6: Relax canoeing along the lake to discover the mystery islands of the lake and later in the afternoon transfer to Kisoro town. If time allows you can do an optional visit to the historical caves in this evening. Stay at Mucha Hotel or Tour Land Hotel 2nigts B&B

DAY 7: Take a tour around Kisoro villages experiencing the life of the people and small agricultural and animal farms, interact with the community members, ask them some questions if you feel like. Do canoeing at lake Mulehe surrounded by beautiful terraced rounded hills (good area for landscape photographs).

DAY 8: Transfer to Bunyaruguru Crater Zone through Rukungiri area via Kyamuhunga tea plantations. Stay at Dave the Cave or Park View Camp 2nights FB

DAY 9: : Easy day; in the morning church service at Rugazi parish church depending on day to day, interact with the locals, move like locals! In the afternoon you stroll in the villages to experience the life of people there, you’ll visit NECA-project, experience and interact with the local women weavers with the interesting souvenirs like the weaved baskets, drums banana fiber made hand bags, local foot balls to mention but a few! Get entertained with local Kinyaruguru dance in this evening.

DAY 10:Queen Elizabeth national park (QENP). Leave the camp early in the morning for game drive in the park watching the beautiful scenery, large ranges of savanna with schools of elephants, Uganda cobs, water backs, wat hogs, baboons in the gorge, and several bird species, you’ll also pay a visit Katwe salt mining communities early in the afternoon. Afternoon boat cruise along the Kazinga channel where a lot of wild animals will be seen as they take a water rest along the channel, a thousands of water birds like African skimmers, Gulls and Terns, herons, storks among others, and later transfer to Fort portal town. Mt Rwenzori View Guesthouse or Raja Excelsior 2nights HB

DAY 11:Kibale forest area; chimpanzee tracking, if you have time, you take a visit of the local market at Panga and take a hike to Nyakasura hills and craters.

DAY 12:transfer to Hoima town. Long drive that takes more hours of our day. Stay at Kontiki Hotel B&B

DAY 13:: Murchison falls national park through Boomu Womens village. Short village walk and lunch here. Later continue to the park, pay a visit to the top of the falls, cross the Nile continue game driving in the park up to the lodge. Stay at Heritage Safari Lodge 2nights HB

DAY 14:: Morning game drive in the park, afternoon Nile river launch cruise to the bottom of the falls and take a hike to the top of the falls. Murchison falls with its spectacular water falls, prolific game and clutch of outstanding lodges is universally regarded as one of East Africa’s most compelling national parks. It lies at the core of the greater Murchison Falls Conservation Area, and famous of its world’s powerful falls being transformed into an explosive froth of thunderous falls as it funnels through a narrow cleft (just 6m wide!) in the Rift Valley Escarpment-is easily the most impressive site of its type in Africa
Murchison falls park is low lying land by Ugandan standards, and those parts of the country that are regularly visited by tourists, it is the only one that regularly becomes stifling hot.76 mammal species recorded i.e. Bushbucks, Defassa Waterbuck, Bohor Reedbuck, Oribi, Warthog, Vervet Monkey, Olive Baboons, Lions, Spotted Hyena, Highly Localized Patas Monkey and many birds.

DAY 15:: Travel to Soroti and stay overnight there. Soroti is one the Uganda’s ancient town planned and built with the Islamic architecture. Soroti Hotel B&B

DAY 16:: Visit the Islamic architecture in soroti or any other cultural site near town. Transfer to Mbale, visit the Nyero Rock Paintings along the way in Kumi and continue to Mbale town. Wash and Wills Country Home B&B

DAY 17:: Visit Jewish community Abayudya, travel to Jinja and visit Source of the Nile. Holland park FB

DAY 18:: Relax around Jinja, Hose back riding, Bungee Jumping and Entebbe onwards for your departure back home! Download Itinerary Details

Birding in Uganda

Memberships and Associations

Uganda Wildlife Authority
Nature Uanda
Uganda safari guides association
NECA
Nzuguto Environmental Eonservation Essociation-NECA
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Uganda Bird Guides Club