Grassrootz- 16 days Uganda Highlights

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Day 1

    

Entebbe

Day notes

After your arrival at Entebbe airport  you will be picked by the driver of the  hotel, he will drive you to the hotel in 15 minutes.

  

Guided Transfer from Entebbe International Airport [EBB] to The Guinea Fowl

Details  
Mode

Guided Transfer

Pick up

Entebbe International Airport [EBB]

Drop off

The Guinea Fowl

Check-in to The Guinea Fowl

Day 2

    

Murchison Falls National Park

Day notes

After breakfast you will drive to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for an on-foot Rhino trekking. 

Check-out from The Guinea Fowl

Guided Transfer from The Guinea Fowl to Murchison River Lodge

Details  
Mode

Guided Transfer

Pick up

The Guinea Fowl

Drop off

Murchison River Lodge

Check-in to Murchison River Lodge

Included:

All activities

Day 3

    

Murchison Falls National Park

Day notes

In the morning you will do a game drive to the Delta after lunch a Boatride on the Nile and a hike to the top of the falls.

The guide will be waiting for you to take you back to the lodge

Included:

All activities

Day 4

    

Hoima

Day notes

Today you will travel to Hoima and have a relaxed day at the poolside.

Check-out from Murchison River Lodge

Guided Transfer from Murchison River Lodge to Hotel KonTiki

Details  
Mode

Guided Transfer

Pick up

Murchison River Lodge

Drop off

Hotel KonTiki

Check-in to Hotel KonTiki

Day 5

    

Kibale Forest National Park

Day notes

The journey continues to Kibale forest National Park.

After your lunch you will go for a guided nature walk in Bigodi Wetlands

Check-out from Hotel KonTiki

Guided Transfer from Hotel KonTiki to Isunga Lodge

Details  
Mode

Guided Transfer

Pick up

Hotel KonTiki

Drop off

Isunga Lodge

Check-in to Isunga Lodge

Afternoon
Planned

Included:

All activities

Day 6

    

Kibale Forest National Park

Day notes

In the morning you will go for the Chimp trekking in Kibale forest.

In the afternoon there is time to relax.

 

Expert tips:

When going for Chimp trekking keep in mind there are some rules to abide to:

Abide by the Ranger’s instructions and input at the orientation and during the Trek.

Keep a Distance of at least 8 meters between you and the chimpanzees

No Provoking of our closest cousins.

No consuming of food or drinks, no smoking in the presence of the primates.

Visitors with flues, colds, diarrhea or other illnesses  cannot trek Chimpanzees.

No Flash Photography since that will startle Chimpanzees.

Included:

Chimpanzee trekking

Day 7

    

Southern Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day notes

Today you will continue the safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

After lunch you will go for a boatride on Kazinga Channel , the boatride wil take 3 hours and during the boatride you will see many Hippo's , Crocodiles, Buffalo , water birds and maybe even some Elephants!

Check-out from Isunga Lodge

Guided Transfer from Isunga Lodge to The Bush Lodge (Queen Elizabeth National Park)

Details  
Mode

Guided Transfer

Pick up

Isunga Lodge

Drop off

The Bush Lodge (Queen Elizabeth National Park)

Check-in to The Bush Lodge (Queen Elizabeth National Park)

Afternoon
Planned

Included:

All activities

Day 8

    

Southern Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day notes

After a game drive in the Northern part of Queen Elizabeth you will drive to the southern part: Ishasha and check in to the lodge

Check-out from The Bush Lodge (Queen Elizabeth National Park)

Guided Transfer from The Bush Lodge (Queen Elizabeth National Park) to Enjojo Lodge

Details  
Mode

Guided Transfer

Pick up

The Bush Lodge (Queen Elizabeth National Park)

Drop off

Enjojo Lodge

Check-in to Enjojo Lodge

Day 9

    

Lake Mutanda

Day notes

In the morning you will do a game drive looking for the tree climbing lions!

Check-out from Enjojo Lodge

Morning
Planned

Ishasha Game Drive

Guided Transfer from Enjojo Lodge to Mutanda Lake Resort

Details  
Mode

Guided Transfer

Pick up

Enjojo Lodge

Drop off

Mutanda Lake Resort

Check-in to Mutanda Lake Resort

Day 10

    

Lake Mutanda

Day notes

The big day: looking for the Gorilla's in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest! 

Morning
Planned

Expert tips:

When you are with the gorillas:

  1. A 7 meter (21 feet) distance should tried to be observed at all times from the gorillas. The further back you are, the more relaxed the group will be.
  2. You must stay in tight group whey you are near the gorillas.
  3. Keep your voices down at all times. However, it is okay to ask the guide questions.
  4. Do not smoke, drink or eat when you are near the gorillas. Eating or drinking inevitably will increase the risk of food/drink morsels/droplets falling, which could increase the risk of transmission of diseases.
  5. Sometimes the gorillas charge. Follow the guides example (crouch down slowly, do not look the gorillas directly in the eyes and wait for the animals to pass). Do not attempt to run away because that will increase the risk.
  6. Flash photography is not permitted! When taking pictures move slowly and carefully.
  7. Do not touch the gorillas. They are wild animals.
  8. The maximum time you can spend with the gorillas is one hour. However, if the gorillas become agitated or nervous, the guide will finish the visit early.
  9. After the visit keep your voices down until you are 200 meters away from the gorillas.

General health rules:

Remember that mountain gorillas are very susceptible to human diseases. The following rules are ways to minimize the risk your visit might poses to them:

  1. Respect the limits imposed on the number of visitors allowed with the gorillas each day. This minimizes the risk of disease transmission and stress to the group.
  2. If you are feeling ill, or you are carrying a contagious disease, volunteer to stay behind. An alternate visit will be arranged for you, or you will be refunded your money.
  3. If you feel the urge to cough or sneeze when you are near the gorillas, please turn your head away and cover your nose and mouth in order to minimize the spread of bacteria or viruses.
  4. Always stay 7 meters (21 feet) away from the gorillas. This is to protect them from catching human diseases.
  5. Do not leave any rubbish (eg. food wrappers) in the park; foreign items can harbor diseases or other contaminants.
  6. If you need to go to the toilet while in the forest, please ask the guide to dig you a hole with his panga. Make sure the hole is 30 cm deep and fill it in when you are finished.

What to bring on your Gorilla Safari:

  1. Wear comfortable hiking shoes suitable for steep muddy slopes.
  2. Carry a packed lunch and enough drinking water.
  3. Carry rain gear, sunscreen lotion, a hat (as the weather is unpredictable) and insect repellent.

Day 11

    

Lake Mutanda

Day notes

A day to relax! 

Swim, Canoe ride or just enjoy the views! 

Day 12

    

Lake Mburo National Park

Day notes

In the eveing you will do a night game drive in the park.

Lake Mburo has relatively the highest number of Leopards, during the evening game drive you have the biggest chances of seeing this elusive animal.

Check-out from Mutanda Lake Resort

Guided Transfer from Mutanda Lake Resort to Rwakobo Rock

Details  
Mode

Guided Transfer

Pick up

Mutanda Lake Resort

Drop off

Rwakobo Rock

Check-in to Rwakobo Rock

Evening
Planned

Included:

All activities

Day 13

    

Lake Mburo National Park

Day notes

In the morning you will do a walking safari in the park.

In the afternoon it is time to relax at the pool.

Morning
Planned

Included:

All activities

Day 14

    

Entebbe

Day notes

After breakfast you will drive back to Entebbe and check in at the hotel where your safari started.

 

Check-out from Rwakobo Rock

Guided Transfer from Rwakobo Rock to The Guinea Fowl

Details  
Mode

Guided Transfer

Pick up

Rwakobo Rock

Drop off

The Guinea Fowl

Check-in to The Guinea Fowl

Day 15

    

Entebbe

Day notes

Today is your last day in Uganda.

There are several options for today:

  • Go to Kampala for a City tour 
  • In the evening enjoy the cultural dance and music show at roots resort
  • Just relax, and prepare for your journey back home!

Today you will as well say goodbye to your guide.  The airport transfer will be arranged by the hotel

Day 16

    

End of Itinerary

Day notes

At around 02.00 AM you will go to Entebbe airport to check in for your return flight.

 

Check-out from The Guinea Fowl

Guided Transfer from The Guinea Fowl to Entebbe International Airport [EBB]

Details  
Mode

Guided Transfer

Pick up

The Guinea Fowl

Drop off

Entebbe International Airport [EBB]

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