Exclusive Luxury Safari Expedition

12 Days
From $9,840
Activity Level
Light
Transport
4x4 Land Cruiser , Air transport
Comfort Level
Super Luxury

Trip Overview

Day 1: Arrival in Uganda

Day 2: Drive to Murchison Falls National Park

Day 3: Game drive and Boat ride

Day 4: Explore the Park

Day 5: Travel through Fort Portal to Kibale forest National Park

Day 6: Chimpanzee tracking 

Day 7: Road trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 8: Game drive and Boat Safari

Day 9: Ishasha game drive

Day 10: Travel to Bwindi impenetrable National park

Day 11: Mountain Gorilla Tracking

Day 12: Fly back to Entebbe

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Uganda

An AA Safaris tour driver will be your first point of contact with Uganda rich soil. You will be driven through Entebbe town with an immediate view of beaches, local markets, and small businesses to your hotel in Kampala city center. 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Speke Resort Munyonyi
Day 2:-3-4: Drive to Murchison Falls National Park/ Game Drive and Boat/ Balloon Ride

Your journey will start from Kampala with a stop-over at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino tracking which is exciting to see these endangered rhinos in a protected conservation area living in the wild. Enjoy lunch here then continue to Murchison Falls National Park for the evening. This park has Victoria Nile running through it with rapids before it shoots to form the falls that pour through the narrow creek.

Wake early for a morning game drive that will let you see the wild wake up before your eyes. See how the antelopes, buffalos, elephants, leave their sleeping grounds to go to the falls for a drink, bath or a splash in the water. With an experienced game ranger, you will be able to drive down trails to see the nesting places unique to 4 of the Big 5 animals; lions, elephants, leopards, buffalos. 

Go for a relaxing boat ride on River Nile that ends at the foot of the falls so that you take a hike to the top of the falls. During this boat ride, enjoy the feel of the boat against the rapids on the Great Nile River as you see hippos and crocodiles at the shores with some having their bodies in the water and elephants using their trunks to pour water on their bodies to cool off during the hot seasons. See water birds, some of the 451 species, as you ride to the foot of the falls. 

Go for an Air balloon safari before dawn to get an aerial view of Murchison Falls Park; the Victoria Nile running through the park, green savannah land, animals moving about, the Falls, The Great Nile River flowing towards the Mediterranean Sea. Then descend for a champagne bush breakfast as you hear and see the park wake. For the afternoon, you can choose to go for white water rafting which is possible upon special request during your booking or return to the hotel to rest for the afternoon.

NOTE: Sole usage of the balloon (Wedding proposals, Photoshoot sessions, VIP guests,  can be arranged on request.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Nile Safaris Lodge
Day 5-6: Travel through Fort Portal to Kibale forest National Park. Chimpanzee trekking

This road travel is very scenic because of the distance between the two national parks; see district town centers, street vendors, green vegetation fir miles, tea plantations, village roadside markets you drive to western Uganda. Kibale national park is located south of Fort Portal and has a diverse species of primates like the rare red colobus, the black and white colobus monkeys, chimpanzees in the Kibale forest. 

Kibale National Park is one of the 21 places in Africa to track chimpanzees. head to the park headquarters for an experienced park ranger to take you into Kibale forest for tracking of the chimpanzees so that you watch these giant creatures for hours as they go about their daily routines in the wild like grooming each other, hunting for fruits and insects, playing, sitting with each other. This changes your perspective of these apes being mere animals to understanding how scientists came to say the chimpanzees share 98% of Human DNA.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Kyaninga
Day 7-9 Road trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park/ Game drive and Boat Safari/ Ishasha game drive and Chimpanzee tracking

We shall get ready for our road trip to Queen Elizabeth National Game Park, The park is very scenic because it combines bushland, savannah plain lands, forests, wetlands with the Kazinga Channel flowing through the park that connects to Lake George and Lake Edward thus attracting wildlife and birds to it because of the huge waters it offers for survival. This park has one of the largest hippo concentration numbers in the world. Let us go for an afternoon boat ride when the sun is hot so that the Kazinga Channel turns into a drinking spot for many animals especially the crocodiles, hippos, buffalos that immerse themselves in the water to cool off. The animals might be unbothered by your boat so you can take photos of them up close.

Breakfast before daybreak will let you start the game drive early during the “golden hours” to
enjoy watching the savannah land inhabitants rise like the elephants, buffalos, warthogs, kobs,
antelopes. In the afternoon, you can go for a hike in the valley of apes that is to say the Kyambura gorge which is a
geological feature home to several primates like vervet monkeys, chimpanzees, baboons, red-tailed monkeys.

Join a team of Lion researchers and track lions in the Ishasha sector of the park to collect data for the Lion Conservation Program, Uganda. The Ishasha sector in Queen Elizabeth National Park is famous for tree-climbing lions; see the lions climb and relax in the big fig tree branches in the park. They hunt especially in the evenings and in the night when most prey has let its guard down for the evening against predators. Track them through the daily routine of pride. Have a free afternoon relaxing at the pool.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge
Day 10-11 Travel to the Bwindi impenetrable National park/Mountain Gorilla Tracking

Your morning will be a journey for your taste buds as you have a bush breakfast then set off for Bwindi impenetrable national park. Join a team of Lion researchers and track lions in the Ishasha sector of the park to collect data for the Lion Conservation Program, Uganda. The Ishasha sector in Queen Elizabeth National Park is famous for tree-climbing lions; see the lions climb and relax in the big fig tree branches in the park. They hunt especially in the evenings and in the night when most prey has let its guard down for the evening against predators. Track them through the daily routine of pride.

Uganda has 50% of the world’s mountain gorilla population living in the Bwindi forest. Arise early(before 8:00 A.M) so that you can have a morning meal before the AA Safaris tour guide drives you to the park headquarters where you will be briefed on the trekking experience; what to expect, Dos and Don’ts while in the midst of the mountain gorillas. A park guide will start you down well-maintained paths into the Bwindi forest to track one of the 13 mountain gorilla families. When the family to track is sighted, you will be guided to a distance of 6 meters from where you will sit in silence and observe the gorillas go about their day. Watch them feed, hunt insects, tree bark and fruits, play, climb trees, groom one another. Remember not to mimic the sounds they will make, no flash photography, no feeding the gorillas. Lunch will be readily packed for the day. Stay hydrated through the day because of the long walk and energy you will need to move through the thick bushes.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Volcano Lodge
Day 12: Fly back to Entebbe

Enjoy a hot local breakfast before your AA Safaris driver will drive you to Kihihi Airstrip for your flight back to Entebbe International Airport.

Departure time from Kihihi: 09.45 AM or 11.40 AM

Arrival time in Entebbe: 11.25 AM or 13:30 PM

The above timings may vary depending on aircraft routing and Kihihi flights are subject to prevailing weather conditions. 

Accommodation for this day is not included but if you require t, it can be arranged at an extra fee.

OR you can choose to drive back to Entebbe via Lake Mburo. Inform the AA Safaris consultant when making your booking.

Meals included: No Meals
Accommodation: No accmmodation

Expectations

AA Safaris has this luxury safari that exclusively lets you enjoy an expedition into the wild of Uganda and lets you enjoy on land, in air, and on water. Explore Murchison Falls National Park with a drive and a hot air balloon experience, track chimpanzees in Kibale forest, meet the mountain gorillas in Bwindi, join lion tracking in Queen Elizabeth national park.

Accomodations

Speke Resort Munyonyi
Our luxurious rooms – Presidential Suites, Presidential Cottages, Executive Rooms, Superior Rooms are bright, spacious residences, filled with beautiful views of Lake Victoria and the resort’s tropical garden. Sheltered under charming, traditional African, modern contemporary and furnished with rich natural fabrics, the rooms and cottages are also equipped with the latest modern technologies, complimentary high speed Internet for up to four devices and 24-hour services, for our guests’ utmost convenience. Guests of Speke Resort Munyonyo and Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort are guaranteed a stay unlike any other offered by luxury hotels in Uganda.
Nile Safaris Lodge
Our luxurious rooms – Presidential Suites, Presidential Cottages, Executive Rooms, Superior Rooms are bright, spacious residences, filled with beautiful views of Lake Victoria and the resort’s tropical garden. Sheltered under charming, traditional African, modern contemporary and furnished with rich natural fabrics, the rooms and cottages are also equipped with the latest modern technologies, complimentary high speed Internet for up to four devices and 24-hour services, for our guests’ utmost convenience. Guests of Speke Resort Munyonyo and Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort are guaranteed a stay unlike any other offered by luxury hotels in Uganda.
Kyaninga
Set against the stunning backdrop of Lake Kyaninga and the Rwenzori Mountains beyond, Kyaninga Lodge is the spectacular result of one man’s vision and six years of unwavering commitment to creating an experience of Africa’s beauty unlike anything else. You can experience the beauty and romance of this unexplored region, while staying in the height of luxury and elegance. Nine exclusive cottages made from hand carved logs, superb dining, and a wealth of adventures await.
Mweya Safari Lodge
To the east, lie the guardians of the birthplace of mankind, the Great Rift Valley hills, separated from the Mountains of the Moon by the meandering Kazinga Channel. Here the water flows endlessly into two giant lakes – Lake George and Lake Edward. "We believe beyond doubt that unique encounters always begin off the beaten track..."
Volcano Lodge

Availability and Prices

Jan 20 - Dec 31, 2020
Double Occupancy
$ 9,840
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 13,480
Per Person
Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2021
Double Occupancy
$ 9,840
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 13,480
Per Person
Included
  • Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Daily activities and excursions as indicated in the itinerary
Excluded
  • All gratuities
  • Airfare to and from destination
  • Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Alcoholic beverages