Unravel the Buganda kingdom mysteries: Visit the Lubiri palace, Sezibwa falls and source of the River Nile
Visit Toro’s Kingdom in western Uganda where it was founded in the caves and the community life since.
Go Chimpanzee tracking to enjoy the wealth of nature in this kingdom.
Enjoy the scenery against the back drop of the Rwenzori Mountain range.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL ENTEBBE
Meet and greet at Entebbe International Airport by Crystal Guide who will warmly welcome you and facilitate seamless arrival formalities. Transfer to your hotel after which you will be briefed about your safari. Depending on the time of arrival you are advised to have your money changed this day.
Overnight at Sheraton Kampala Hotel BB.
DAY 2: KAMPALA – JINJA (200 KMS)
After your breakfast at 0830, heads for The Kings palace to hear the Riddles, myths, legends, and proverbs tell the origin and history of the Baganda, as well as the workings of the everyday world. Hear about the Baganda indigenous (native) religion known as the Balubaale cult which consisted of gods who had temples identified with them. These gods were each concerned with specific problems like god of fertility, a god of warfare, and a god of the lake or spiritual forces that caused illness and other misfortune. People often wore amulets (charms) to ward off their evil powers. The Balubaale cult no longer exists. However, belief in ancestors and the power of witches is still quite common.
Contemporary Baganda are extremely religious, whatever their faith. Visit Some of the Cathedrals: Rubaga and Namirembe and Old Kampala Mosque.
Visit the Museum before proceeding to Sezibwa Falls are approximately (32 km), east of Kampala, along the Kampala-Jinja Highway. The site is a Buganda Heritage Site. It is marked with an out-span of sharp-edged rocks and the magnificent sound of soothing waters flowing down the steep ridged stones.
According to traditional legend, the two rivers named Sezibwa and its brother Bwanda, were born by a woman on her way to Kavuma Bukunja. The woman, Nakkungu Tebatuusa, whose husband was called Nsubuga Sebwaato, gave birth to twins in form of water, whereupon Sezibwa flowed west, passing many obstacles and deriving its name, while Bwanda flowed east, toward Nyenga. Many people come to the place for miracles as they believe the site has supernatural powers. The falls are 7 metres (23 ft) high and the harmony of bird songs above the trees creates a beautiful scenery for relaxation and enjoyment.
Return to Kampala arriving late evening at your hotel.
Overnight, Sheraton Kampala Hotel BB
DAY 3: KAMPALA - KIBALE NATIONAL PARK (348 kms)
After your morning breakfast drive west to Fort Portal through verdant countryside and pass traditional homesteads, farms and Tea Estates. Fort Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon. The drive takes approximately 4 hours. Have Lunch in Fort-portal town.
In the afternoon, visit the amazing Amabere Ganyina Mwiru (the famous stalagmites and stalactites that look like cow breasts) approximately 10 kilometers away from Fort Portal town. At the sites, with guides go down to the caves. The steaming sound of waterfalls and cold breeze at the entrance welcomed us. To the locals, the name of the caves is based on a historical myth whose origin is widely believed by them that the breast-like pointed pillars were as a result of Bukuku’s beautiful daughter, Nyina Mwiru fleeing to this place in protest of her father’s refusal to allow her to marry a man of her choice.
Bukuku who was a very rich man served as a chief in the legendary Batembuzi dynasty that is the current Babiito kings of Tooro and Bunyoro kingdoms. It is said that “In anger and frustration, Nyina Mwiru decided to cut off her breasts at this spot.”
Dinner and overnight at Crater Safari Lodge. FB
DAY 4: KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast we visit Kibale Forest National Park, which is reputed to have the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. The most famous of its 13 species is the Chimpanzee, our closest relative. Kibale 1450 Chimpanzee represent Uganda’s largest population of this endangered primate. Kibale is also a home to the rare I’Hoest’s monkey. Other primates include the black and white Colobus, Blue monkey, Grey cheeked mangabey, Red tailed monkey, Olive baboon to mention but a few. So you will enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys and many others.
In the afternoon go for Bigodi Swamp walk. The swamp is a home to approximately 137 bird species and it is also rich in vegetation, such as wild palms, polita figs and the dominant papyrus. There are networks of the forest trails that radiate out from the visitor centre, allowing you to search for a number of species. Explore the Crater Lake region, which has many crater lakes and the local people in the area.
Overnight at Crater Safari lodge FB
DAY 5: KIBALE NATIONAL PARK - KAMPALA DEPARTURE
In the morning after a late breakfast, head back to Kampala town arriving late afternoon. Continue to Entebbe International airport for a late night flight out of Uganda.
Enjoy your safari!
For the above itinerary the cost will be as below
Upmarket safari FB
Per person sharing
2 Pax- 1329
Single room supplement $ 266.00
Full board accommodation in lodges apart from day 1 in Kampala or which is on bed and breakfast
Entry fee at cultural sights
Vehicle with fuel and driver
A chimpanzee permit
Guided community walk
International Air tickets
International Air ticket
A gorilla permit
Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, telephone calls, etc
Any other items which are not included in the above itinerary
Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.