4×4 Safari Landcruiser / minivan (up to eight passengers) with pop-up tops and seven window seats for game viewing. Groups of twelve or more people who would like to travel in one vehicle are offered 25-28 seat coasters that have about 16 window seats. The safari vehicles are well maintained to provide a maximum level of comfort and safety.
Drivers / Guides
To boost your successful Safari experience, we have included the provision of capable, trusted, caring, experienced and courteous guides to mobilize your adventures. Our team is disposed to your care during this exploration. Their knowledge of domestic and international tourism has resulted in several re-visits at a higher than expected rates.
Starting from: USD $4100 (Budget Accommodation) | USD $4600 (Mid-range Accommodation) | USD $5100(Luxury Accommodation) per person based on two travelers sharing.
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During this thrilling trip, you will be accommodated at various accommodations.
The accommodation is valid and will greatly depend on your budget. At whatever level, Kubwa Five Safaris provides the very best for you. Kubwa Five Safaris reserves the right to substitute equivalent or superior hotels. If a hotel of an equivalent standard is not available, Kubwa Five Safaris may substitute the next best quality hotel or suggest a superior at an extra charge. There is free Wi-Fi in hotels and lodges.
Sky Hotel Naalya
Depending on the time of your arrival, you may be able to explore the sites in and around Kampala. Another option of the accommodation depending on your arrival time. You will stay in Sky Hotel in Kampala, located 10 kilometers from the city center towards Naalya Housing Estate, it has a capacity of 29 rooms with twin beds taking up 58 guests, there is one restaurant, which is open from 07:00 – 10:00 for breakfast. However, it is open for the rest of the day for meals. The hotel has cozy safari style furnished rooms, equipped with satellite TV, fridge bar, telephone, fan, and a comfortable bathroom.
Red Chilli Rest Camp
Red Chilli Rest Camp is superbly located to explore Murchison. We are at Paraa on the southern bank of the River Nile in the heart of the park. Our camp is just 500 meters from the Paraa ferry, where all vehicles cross the Nile for game drives around the Nile Delta, and from where boats can be hired for game viewing and sport fishing on the Nile – either up to the base of the Falls, or down to the Nile delta at Lake Albert.
We have a fully stocked bar and restaurant below a large open thatched roof with spectacular views towards the Nile. The bar serves drinks from 6.15am until midnight and meals are available at the following times: Breakfast 7.20am – 10.30am, Lunch 11.30am – 3 pm, Dinner 6.30pm – 9 pm.
Kibale Forest Camp
The Kibale Forest Camp offers an affordable classic canvas experience in the form of 10 African safari style tents tucked away in a lush forest. Kibale Forest Camp is located in a patch of evergreen forest, just outside the southern part of the national park. It borders the Magombe swamp, known for the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary and is a mere It is a 10-minute drive to Kanyanchu Visitor Center, the place from where your chimp track will start.
Engiri Game Lodge
Engiri Game Lodge is budget game lodge inside Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda, 300m off the Mbarara-Kasese road, on the shores of Kazinga Chanel. Its beautiful environ is embedded with volcanic huts, a campsite and the main building housing the reception, lounge, restaurant, and bar.
It borders the Ishasha sector of Queen Elisabeth NP. The lodge is situated on 40 hectares amidst acacia forest, lush vegetation with palm trees and scattered grass line. There is a lot of birdlife around and herds of elephants, buffaloes, and antelopes, but also vervet monkeys and the black and white Colobus monkey are regularly spotted around the lodge.
The thatched cottages at Enjojo Lodge have an en-suite bathroom and an outdoor shower. On the wide verandas you can relax and overlook the surrounding bush and savanna, it is the perfect place for a quiet and intimate retreat. The cottages are interlinked with an elevated wooden walkway.
Mutanda Lake Resort
Mutanda Lake Resort is perched on a Lake Mutanda peninsula in the shadow of the Virunga Mountains, the resort offers comfortable accommodation combined with the most beautiful views on planet earth. It is a perfect base for gorilla trackers, lake loungers, volcano hikers, bird lovers as well as those looking for a mystical place in nature.
Rwakobo Rock Lake
a peaceful place with great views just outside the park. The comfortable and spacious cottages are dotted around the hill, all very private and offers great sunset views. At night the sounds of bush come to life and allow your imagination to run wild. There is a swimming pool too!
Rhino tracking in Murchison Falls National Park, this can be done on day 2.
At the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary you will go together with an experienced ranger for a safari hike to the rhinos. You will see the rhinos in a very close range!
Kidepo Valley and Murchison Falls National Parks once had both black and white rhinos; however widespread poaching during the Idi Amin era resulted in the disappearance of these majestic animals from the wild. Founded in 1998, Rhino Fund Uganda works to reintroduce black and white rhinos into Uganda and runs a breeding program, as well as work to educate communities on endangered rhinos.
Costing: USD $40 per person.
Chimp tracking in Budongo forest, this can be done on day 2.
Budongo Forest is located in the southern part of Murchison Falls National Park., and has the highest number of wild chimpanzees of Uganda. The habituated groups are located in Kaniyo Padibi, where you can go for chimpanzee tracking. Budongo Forest has an incredible biodiversity that – beside the chimpanzee – includes several other species like the Blue monkeys, Red-tailed monkeys, Vervet monkeys and Olive baboons.
Costing: USD $95 per person in high season and USD $85 per person in low season.
Hot air balloon safari, this can be done on day 3.
Discover Murchison Falls from the air! Sign up for this optional activity and enjoy to unique experience of flying over Murchison Falls NP in a hot air balloon. You will have the most amazing views over the river Nile, Lake Albert, the great Murchison Falls and of course this is thé best way to spot lots and lots of animals. You will start early morning, so you will see the sun rise over the park. After your balloon safari you will have a bush breakfast in the park (inclusive).
Costing: USD $380 per person.
Chimpanzee habituation tracking in Kibale National Park, this can be done on day 5.
At an additional fee of only 70 USD per person, you can do the chimpanzee habituation tracking instead of the regular chimpanzee tracking. This will take all day and you will be 100% sure to have a very close encounter with your closest relatives. Book this in time because only six persons per day are allowed to go. Your swamp walk can be postponed to the next morning.
Costing: USD $70 per person extra
Lion Tracking in Queen Elizabeth Park, this can be done on day 7.
For visitors who yearn to get up close to wild African fauna, a research trip is a rewarding adventure. This new and unique experience allows visitors to actively participate in monitoring some of lions in the park, using locator devices and learn habituation calls, as well as monitoring weather, surroundings and behavior. The results are added to researchers’ databases, contributing valuable information to the overall understanding of wildlife ecology – and helping to conserve this wonderful ecosystem. This will as well give you a 95% chance to see the lions!
The number of people on each outing is limited in order to reduce stress on the animals and to increase the quality of the experience for visitors.
Costing: USD $85 per person.
Chimp tracking in Kyambura Gorge/ Queen Elizabeth Park, this can be done on day 7.
The spectacular Kyambura Gorge also called the “valley of apes”, is located in the eastern corner of Queen Elizabeth. The landscape is among the most impressive you will find in Uganda. Enter into the Gorge and you will be marveled by the verdant, rich tropical rain-forest right close to the equator crossing. You can make a wonderful hike here looking for chimpanzees. Chances of seeing chimps are 50% and that is why you rather call it a nature walk. Don’t miss it; the gorge is simply amazing! .
Costing: USD $50 per person.
Night Game Drive in Lake Mburo National Park, this can be done on day 10.
A night game drive in Lake Mburo national park is absolutely great! You have chances of seeing Hyena, different nocturnal animals and it’s probaply your best chance to spot a leopard. Your night safari is either just before dinner or just after dinner and takes about 2 hours.
Mountain Bike Safari in Lake Mburo National Park, this can be done on day 12.
It’s very exciting to make a safari by mountain bike. Get active and get close to zebra, gazelle, Eland and sometimes even giraffe!
Costing: USD $30 per person extra
The following meals are included:
The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:
Airport transfer included: Entebbe International Airport
How to get there
Arrival by airplane
Please book your flight to arrive at Entebbe International Airport (EBB). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Kubwa Five Safaris will pick you up from the airport.
On your arrival, Kubwa Five Safaris representative with your name printed on an A4 paper will welcome you to Uganda at Entebbe International Airport (EBB) and transfer you to Sky Hotel in Kampala, located 10 kilometers from the city center towards Naalya Housing Estate, it has a capacity of 29 rooms with twin beds taking up 58 guests, there is one restaurant, which is open from 07:00 – 10:00 for breakfast. However, it is open for the rest of the day for meals. Relax in your already-booked hotel after a long flight while you are dreaming of your safari tomorrow morning
Murchison Falls National Park is the largest conservation area in Uganda. The park’s name derives from its famous waterfall: the mighty Murchison Falls. The Nile River divides the park into its north and south sections. At the spectacular Murchison Falls, the world’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below. A game drive in the park allows you to be eye-to-eye with the African animal kingdom featuring elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, lions, leopards, different species of antelope and many bird species.
Dinner and overnight will be at Red Chilli Rest Camp.
Get ready for an early wake-up today! In the early morning hours animals are the most active, the sun is not yet so bright and temperatures are cooler. It offers the best time to spot wild animals. After an early breakfast, you will go on a game drive to explore the northern part of the park.
Come eye-to-eye with the African animal kingdom: elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, lions, leopards, different species of antelopes and many tropical birds may all be spotted during the game drive. So keep your eyes open, they are all there in Murchison Falls National Park!
In the afternoon you will take a boat safari up the Nile River to Murchison Falls. Carefully watched by crocodiles, hundreds of hippos, buffaloes, water birds, monkeys, and all the other thirsty wildlife that the Nile attracts, you will reach the base of the 43-meter high Falls which approach with a thunderous sound.
After the boat safari, you will hike to the top of the falls. From here you have a wonderful view and fantastic photo opportunities!
Dinner and overnight at Red Chilli Rest Camp.
Today you will begin your journey to Kibale Forest National Park. The long drive is incredibly scenic, passing through tea plantations and the lush green countryside which characterizes so much of Uganda.
A packed lunch is included, which you can join on the way. Spend the late afternoon relaxing and enjoy a lovely view of the forest and its wildlife.
Dinner and overnight at Kibale Forest Camp
Today, you will wake up early. A little before sunrise coffee, tea, and donuts will be served in the lounge before you head out for a long game drive in time to see the first rays of light. You will search for all the wildlife in the park and are likely to come across elephant, buffalo, lion, waterbuck, leopard, Uganda kob, and many warthogs. A well-deserved brunch will be served back at the lodge in the late morning. In the afternoon you will take a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel which joins Lake George and Lake Edward.
Here, you will see a lot of hippos (more than you can possibly imagine), as well as a variety of other animals which come to the waterhole to drink or bathe. You can expect to see buffalo, crocodile, bathing elephant, and a range of beautiful birds. This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your tour. Dinner and overnight at Marafiki Safari Lodge. After the boat-safari, you game drives back to the lodge. Dinner and overnight stay are at Marafiki Safari Lodge.
In the morning, you can relax at your lodge, make a crater lake hike or visit a nearby tea plantation, where you will be able to assist the tea pickers and learn about how leaves are selected for the highest quality (All activities of this morning are at your own cost). You will then continue your journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda’s second largest park, located at the base of the majestic Rwenzori Mountain range, adjacent to Lake Edward and Lake George.
The park has a prolific game, including gazelle, Uganda kob, warthog, and waterbuck. Lions are often sighted both in the park and at the entrance to the park. Be prepared for huge numbers of hippo and elephant, and keep your eyes peeled for a leopard lazing in the sunshine. In the late afternoon, you will go for a game drive into the park.
Dinner and overnight at Engiri Game Lodge
Today you wake up early. A little before sunrise, coffee, tea, and donuts will be served in the lounge before you head out for a long game drive in time to see the first rays of light. You will search for all the wildlife in the park and are likely to come across elephants, buffaloes, lions, waterbucks, leopards, Ugandan Kobs, and many warthogs.
A well-deserved brunch will be served back at the lodge in the late morning.
In the afternoon you will take a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel which joins Lake George and Lake Albert. Here, you will see a lot of hippos (more than you can possibly imagine!), as well as a variety of other animals which come to the waterhole to drink or bathe. You can expect to see buffalo, crocodile, bathing elephant, and a range of beautiful birds. This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your tour.
After the boat ride, you will have a game drive back to the lodge.
Dinner and overnight will be at Engiri Game Lodge.
After a relaxed breakfast, you will proceed to the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park, to the so-called Ishasha area.
Ishasha is home to the famous tree-climbing lions. While lion cubs around the world frequently climb trees for fun, adults rarely do. The adult lions in Ishasha are an exception to this. It is thought that they sit in the branches to get away from the tsetse flies and to enjoy a cool breeze. If you are lucky you might spot a few during your game drive!
Your accommodation for tonight is the Enjojo Lodge, which is surrounded by acacia forest, lush vegetation with palm trees and scattered grasslands. Find birds, monkeys, and other wildlife around your cottage!
Dinner and Overnight at Enjojo lodge
Today you drive to Lake Mutanda in the south-western part of Uganda; close to the borders with Rwanda and Congo. You cross a beautiful part of the country often referred to as ‘the Switzerland of Africa’. You will see a great country-side, bamboo forest and have great views over the Virunga Mountains. For lunch, you will stop at a local restaurant on the road (lunch is inclusive).
Your accommodation is Mutanda Lake Resort, it offers comfortable accommodation combined with the most beautiful views on planet earth. Situated between Kisoro town, Mgahinga and Bwindi National Parks the Resort makes a perfect base for gorilla trackers, volcano hikers, bird lovers, as well as for those looking for a secluded place in nature.
Dinner and overnight at Mutanda Lake Resort
Today is the big day, prepare yourself for an encounter with one of Bwindi’s gentle giants: the endangered mountain gorilla. For most people this is the absolute highlight of their tour in Uganda.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest boasts both mountain gorillas and chimpanzees – the only forest in Africa that can make this claim. It also hosts five other species of primates, 113 species of mammals, over 200 species of butterflies and 360 species of birds. The gorillas you track belong to one of nine habituated family groups who can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day.
The time taken to track the gorillas can be as few as 2 hours to as many as 7 hours. Once the gorillas have been located, your group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Coming face-to-face with a mountain gorilla is a truly humbling and emotional experience. This is a fantastic and privileged opportunity to get up close and personal with Uganda’s very own ‘Gorillas in the Mist’.
Dinner and overnight at Mutanda Lake Resort
After breakfast, you will travel to Lake Mburo National Park, one of Uganda’s smallest parks, but certainly not to be underestimated. It is the only Ugandan national park (besides to Kidepo Valley National Park) which is home to zebras, elands, and impalas, as well as to an abundance of other wildlife – not to mention the lake itself, which is teeming with hippos and crocodiles! Last but not least: The Uganda Wildlife Authority recently brought 15 giraffes from Murchison falls to Lake Mburo (1st July 2015)!
Accommodation is Rwakobo Rock
After an early breakfast at the lodge, you will drive back to Kampala or Entebbe (airport) stopping at the equator for the requisite snapshot and a bit of souvenir shopping. Accommodation for tonight is not inclusive in the program. If you wish to depart tonight from Entebbe International Airport (EBB), make sure your flight is at 10:00 or later. If you would like us to book one (or more) nights in Kampala and / or Entebbe, please let Kubwa Five Safaris know.
After your breakfast at Sky Hotel Naalya in Kampala, depart to Griffen camp for a zip lining and forest walk. Then head to Ntanda falls for a simple hike at the falls.
Activities in Griffen camp and Ntanda falls are; zip lining, forest walks, hiking.
Do a city tour before lunch and do other activities after lunch.
Activities in Jinja are; the boat ride on the River Nile, bungee jumping, quard bikes, and whitewater rafting.
The River Nile has become the most tourist attraction in Uganda, it attracts many people to visit Pearl of Africa
Dinner and overnight at Jinja Nile Resort. It rests on the banks of this magnificent River and offers magnificent views of the Nile and the rich fauna that it attracts. It offers services for both the business traveler and holidaymaker. The cottages and hotel services are spread over 30 acres of gardens allowing one to appreciate the beauty of Uganda…the pearl of Africa.
It was voted best weekend getaway and best country hotel in Uganda by Travel News magazine in the year 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.
Catch your flight back home for the following day (this is the 14th day of your trip)