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10 Days Shoebill and Wildlife Safari

Uganda, The Pearl of Africa is home to friendly people and a diversity of scenic landscapes, teeming with wildlife, birds and culture across the country. On this trip you will be able to visit Mabamba Swamp to search for the Shoe bill bird, Lake Mburo, home of Zebras. Come face to face with the Mountain Gorilla at Bwindi. Go spot the tree climbing lions at Ishasha in Queen Elizabeth National Park and have a chance to visit a Community Bee project, also make candles from beeswax.

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $3480 - $4500
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 10 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Uganda Uganda
Parks visited: Bwindi Impenetrable, Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo
Activity level: Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Camping
  • Birding
Uganda, The Pearl of Africa is home to friendly people and a diversity of scenic landscapes, teeming with wildlife, birds and culture across the country. On this trip you will be able to visit Mabamba Swamp to search for the Shoe bill bird, Lake Mburo, home of Zebras. Come face to face with the Mountain Gorilla at Bwindi. Go spot the tree climbing lions at Ishasha in Queen Elizabeth National Park and have a chance to visit a Community Bee project, also make candles from beeswax.

Day 1: Welcome to Uganda
Arrive in Uganda at Entebbe. Meet and greet our representative. Check in at your Lodge in Entebbe. All
rooms overlook the spacious African garden with shady trees and colorful flowers.
Depending on time of arrival, you will have the chance to tour Entebbe's Wild life education centre and
Botanical Gardens. Stay at Airport Guest House or equivalent


Day 2: Mabamba - Lake Mburo
Today after breakfast, you will visit Mabamba birding site to search for the Shoe
bill bird. It is an important birding Area for this Prehistoric bird. Other birds can be sighted like African
Open billed, Saddle billed stork, Long tailed Cormorant.
After Mabamba, proceed to Lake Mburo National park via the Equator. At the equator you will stop by
for photographs, souvenir shopping and water experiments. Stay at Mburo Safari Lodge

Day 3: Lake Mburo
After breakfast go for a game drive and may see the zebras, graceful impalas, Oribi and Elands. You also
have another optional activity like nature walks and birding.
In the Afternoon go for a boat ride to explore Lake Mburo with its wildlife which includes the Hippos,
crocodiles.
Return to hotel for relaxation. Evening game drive is another optional activity available. Stay at
Rwakobo Rock


Day 4: Lake Mburo to Bwindi Rushaga sector
After breakfast proceed to Bwindi National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to 50% of the
world’s gorillas. Do another game drive as you leave Lake Mburo. Arrive at Bwindi check in at lodge.
Your lodge has stunning views of the forest canopy. At Bwindi you will come face to face with the
Gorilla. Stay at Chameleon Hill Lodge


Day 5: Gorilla tracking
Today after breakfast with packed lunch, go to gorilla tracking briefing point. Ranger guide will brief you
on the day’s activities in the forest. It is a lifetime experience when you come face to face with these
giant primates. It takes 4 to7 hours to track them in the forest hideouts and one hour viewing them.
Stay at Chameleon Hill Lodge


Day 6: Explore the Batwa tribe Trails
Today after breakfast, you go for a community walk to the Batwa village and learn about the original
inhabitants of the Bwindi forest. Batwa people are the original inhabitants of the forest. Currently they
have been sensitized to live side by side with the forest previously their home and hunting ground for
food and medicine. Uganda Wildlife Authority shares part of the revenue earned with the communities
living near the Park. The Batwa are good story tellers. Stay at Chameleon Hill Lodge

Day 7: Climbing tree lions, Queen Elizabeth
Today after breakfast, travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park through rural Uganda. Enjoy the beautiful
scenery of the Rwenzoris. It is a habitat of several mammals. At Ishasha you will be able to see the tree
climbing lions. Later on Continue further to Queen Elizabeth Heartland to enjoy other game drives and
boat ride. Enjojo Lodge


Day 8: Queen Elizabeth Heartland
Early Game drive in search of the nocturnal animals like the lions. Return for lunch and go for A boat ride
on Kazinga channel an exciting ride that brings you closer to the hippos, crocodiles and birds like the
African skimmer. Return to lodge. Night game drive is an optional activity available. Kasenyi Safari camp


Day 9: Community Visits
Today after breakfast you go for another community visit. On your way, you will visit Bunyagabu co-
operative group whose main business activity is honey and Rubona Women group known for crafts
making. Here you will have a chance to visit the source of honey and also make candles from beeswax. Or You will visit the Ruboni Community Camp, so that you interact first hand with the Bakonzo tribe,
indigenous to the Rwenzori mountains. Meet the village blacksmith, storyteller, farmer, traditional
healer and local basket weavers through this village tour.


Day 10: End of your Safari
Today after breakfast, travel back to Entebbe through another route via Fort Portal the Toro Kingdom
capital, go past the tea plantations and the authentic rural Uganda villages. Arrive in time for your
evening flight.
This ends your Safari to the Pearl of Africa with memories to share with family and friends.
If your departure is next day please let us know so that we can arrange accommodation for Day 10 at
extra cost.
Jan 1, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019 (Rates are pp for 10 days)
Single traveler (1 room) USD4500per person
2 people (1 room) USD4140per person
3 people (2 rooms) USD4020per person
4 people (2 rooms) USD3840per person
5 people (3 rooms) USD3720per person
6 people (3 rooms) USD3480per person
Inclusions
Gorilla tracking permits (for non-residents): per person
Chimp tracking permits (for non-residents): per person
Included Excluded All accommodation mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional upgrade)
Included Excluded Roundtrip airport transfer
Included Excluded A professional driver/guide
All transportation mentioned (unless clearly labeled as optional)
Exclusions
International flights (from/to the client's home country)
Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees and other personal items)

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Airport Guest House
  • Mburo Safari Lodge
  • Rwakobo Rock
  • Chameleon Hill Lodge
  • Enjojo Lodge
  • Kasenyi Safari camp
Mountain Gorilla in Bwindi
Mountain Gorilla in Bwindi by Rafiki Eco-Safaris
Lions on the tree in Queen Elizabeth
Lions on the tree in Queen Elizabeth by Rafiki Eco-Safaris
Denham's Bustard in Lake Mburo
Denham's Bustard in Lake Mburo by Rafiki Eco-Safaris

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