The world over is full of adventures. Not all are the same. One destination that is a must visit is Uganda. It is endowed with diverse landscape that encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria. Its abundant wildlife includes chimpanzees as well as rare birds. Murchison Falls National Park in the northwest is known for its 43m-tall waterfall and wildlife such as hippos. Queen Elizabeth National Park is known for its boat cruises and Lake Mburo National Park for the rare Elands and birds. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a renowned mountain gorilla habitat.
It is not surprising that one of the great statesmen of Great Britain Sir Winston Churchill nicknamed it the Pearl of Africa. In his book My African Journey 1908 he pronounced these words:
“The kingdom of Uganda is a fairy-tale. You climb up … and at the end there is a wonderful new world. The scenery is different, the vegetation is different, the climate is different, and, most of all, the people are different from anything elsewhere to be seen in the whole range of Africa … I say: ‘Concentrate on Uganda’. For magnificence, for variety of form and colour, for profusion of brilliant life – bird, insect, reptile, beast – for vast scale — Uganda is truly the pearl of Africa.”
Since then many have been attracted to its natural beauty, friendly people and unique cultures.
The trip to Uganda will explore community, culture and wildlife touristic areas. It will be a fully packed adventure with an inclusion of Kampala day and nightlife tour.
Day 1 Welcome to Uganda.
You will be picked by our guide at Entebbe. You will later travel to Kampala. Stay at Hotel Africana.
Day 2 Kampala city tour
Today after breakfast you will have a chance to tour Kampala and other touristic areas that will excite you and leave with you a memorable experience. Possible areas to visit Ggaba landing site for fish snack, Gaddafi National Mosque, Namugongo Martyrs Sanctuary, homage to 22 men who were burnt live on orders of King Mwanga II in 1886 for refusal to denounce newly found faith Christianity. It has been visited by the Pope in (1969,1993 and 2015). Return to your homestay for the Night. Stay at Hotel Africana.
Day 3 Kibale Forest National Park
Start your journey on this fascinating journey to western Uganda to the Fortportal the kingdom capital of Toro Cultural King. You will enjoy the green scenery of the vegetation, tea plantations and mountain ranges. You will stay at Rweetera safari park that is bordered by Lake Nyabikere (lake of frogs). It is such picturesque scenery at the lake side. On arrival on day 3 you have the option to relax or take a nature walk. Stay at Rweetera Safari Park
Day 4 Chimpanzee tracking at Kibale Forest
On this day you have the chance to visit the Primate capital of East Africa. Chimpanzees are famous primates seen in this place. You wake early for a morning trekking to search for these playful primates. Return for late breakfast. Later on in the afternoon go for birding and a community walk. You can choose to go birding in the morning and chimpanzee tracking done in the afternoon. Overnight at your accommodation. Overnight at Rweteera Safari Park resort
Optional activity (additional cost): Chimpanzee habituation-Here you will stay longer with the chimpanzees (whole day). It is quite an exhilarating experiential experience at extra cost.
Today you will go for Crater Lake walk tour. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and marvel at God’s creation. Visit the surrounding Rweetera village communities. To experience how the natives live. You will visit a home stay and learn about what happens in African home including cooking, gardening, eating for sure its whole day of fun. Stay at Rwetera Safari Park.
Day 6 Semuliki National Park and Game reserve
Start your day to Semuliki home to bubbling hot springs, birds, primates and other wildlife. It is such a wonderful place for culture stories and wildlife activities. Stay at Rwetera Safari Park.
Optional activity: Amabere’ganiyina mwiru site and crater lake tour
Day 7 Travel back to Kampala
Stop over at Toro kingdom palace and King burial site for a snap shot of Toro kingdom history and cultures. Stay at Hotel Africa Kampala .
Day 8 End of tour. Travel back home with memories for family and friends.