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Uganda's Wild Kingdoms

Uganda’s Wild Kingdoms is a life-changing journey that will take you to the mist-swathed forests, the cultural centers, and even to dinner at the king’s table in the pearl of Africa. You’ll traverse through all of Uganda’s major national parks doing extraordinary things like gorilla trekking, nature walking, and even a Ker & Downey Philanthropy stop.

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $8318
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 15 days
Best months: Not specified
Countries visited: Uganda Uganda
Parks visited: Bwindi Impenetrable, Kibale, Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls
Activity level: Very Active - Trekking, mountain biking, kayaking
Safari type:
  • Cultural
Begin your Ugandan adventure in the capital city of Kampala, Uganda with a tour of the city. See the impact of Ker & Downey Philanthropy at Save Street Children Uganda, an orphanage dedicated to getting the children of Uganda off the street and into a loving home. Continue to one of Uganda’s oldest conservation areas, Murchison Falls, a beautiful area bisected by the Nile, making for good game viewing. Take guided nature walks in the park or enjoy a quiet afternoon in the landscaped gardens of Paraa. Daily game drives are available and a special cruise is waiting to take you to the foot of Murchison Falls for spectacular sights of the birds and hippos. Continue on to the Ndali Lodge in the Kibale National Park. Two days of your journey have been set aside here for a visit to the local villages, the school and an exciting primate walk. But the highlight of your stay in Kibale will be a rare evening in the Toro Kingdom. After checking out the Royal Karambi tombs and the nearby caves, you will spend the rest of the evening in the presence of royalty as you dine with King Omukama Oyo himself in his palace. You will then travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park and the luxurious Mweya Lodge. Queen Elizabeth is a notable destination for wildlife tours, chimpanzee tracking, and birding safaris. After Queen Elizabeth, it’s on to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and the Gorilla Forest Camp. From this secluded camp, you will take the next three days to explore the dense forest and its inhabitant gorillas. After early breakfasts, you will go out with guides and rangers to track these gorillas, the journey lasting several hours. You will also enjoy a cultural trip into the local Batwa Pygmies village. Here you will spend a day of discovery in the forest as the pygmies show you how to hunt, use a bow and arrow, find medicine in the plants, as well as other unique aspects of their lifestyle. A portion of your stay is also dedicated to visiting the Bwindi Community Hospital, which provides health care in this region with unique treatments. Your Ugandan journey begins to wind down as your make a two day stop at the Mihingo Lodge in Lake Mburo National Park. Here you can enjoy both game drives and boat trips into the wild to see the zebras, impalas, elands, topi and buffaloes. Your last destination will be Jinja Nile Resort, a relaxing end to an incredible journey. You will stop at the Equator along the way, visit a local drum maker shop and end your trip with thrilling white water rafting on the bustling Nile River.

Day 1: Arrive Kampala / Kampala Serena Hotel

Day 2: Kampala / Kampala Serena Hotel (B)

Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park / Paraa Lodge (L,D)

Day 4: Murchison Falls National Park / Paraa Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 5: Kibale National Park / Ndali Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 6: Kibale National Park / Ndali Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park / Mweya Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 8: Queen Elizabeth National Park / Mweya Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 9: Bwindi / Gorilla Forest Camp (B,L,D)

Day 10: Bwindi / Gorilla Forest Camp (B,L,D)

Day 11: Bwindi / Gorilla Forest Camp (B,L,D)

Day 12: Lake Mburo National Park / Mihingo Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 13: Jinja / Jinja Nile Resort (B,L)

Day 14: Jinja / Jinja Nile Resort (B)

Day 15: Jinja / Departure (B)

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  • Kampala Serena Hotel
  • Paraa Lodge
  • Ndali Lodge
  • Mweya Lodge
  • Gorilla Forest Camp
  • Mihingo Lodge
  • Jinja Nile Resort

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