11 Days Uganda Self drive Safari

Planning Self drive Safaris in Uganda is the best way to explore Uganda at your own pace, self drive Uganda offers Car rental & Accommodation to Enable you discover the Beautiful landscapes of Uganda.

The 11 Days Panorama Self drive Safari to Uganda  takes you to the Kibale forest, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi forest national parks to experience the chimpanzee trekking, wildlife viewing, boat ride, Kyambura gorge walk, gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest and then relax at Lake Bunyonyi and Ssese islands into the Lake Victoria and after the safari you will have unforgettable experience!

Trip overview

Day 1: Kampala- Kibale Forest National Park

Day 2: Kibale Chimpanzee Trekking-Queen National Park

Day 3: Game Drive & Boat Ride

Day 4: Kyambura Gorge Walk- Ishasha Southern Sector

Day 5: Ishasha Southern Sector-Bwindi Gorilla Park

Day 6: Uganda Gorilla Trekking Adventure

Day 7: Bwindi-Lake Bunyonyi

Day 8: Lake Bunyonyi-Kampala/Entebbe

Day 9, 10 & 11: Entebbe-Ssese Islands Visit

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival-Kibale Forest National Park

Have breakfast, after embark our safari vehicle drive to Kibale forest with scenic view of the undulating land forms and fabled mountain of the moon. Lunch en-route, evening relax at the lodge. Dinner and overnight at kibale forest camp. Meal plan: F/B.

Day 2: Transfer-Queen Elizabeth National Park

Breakfast, after head to the park headquarters for briefing and after enters into the forest to search for the chimpanzee in the mist, while on this walk expect to watch other primates like white and black Columbus, vervet monkeys and manageably species. Return to the lodge for lunch, drive with scenic view of the fabled mountain Rwenzori to the Queen Elizabeth National park, and take evening game drive to spot variety of wildlife like elephants, buffaloes, lions, Uganda Kobs among others. Drive to Enganzi Lodge/Bush Lodge, Return to lodge for dinner and overnight, and Meal plan: F/B

Day 3: Game Drive-Boat Ride

Have breakfast, and take dawn game drive to spot more wildlife, early this morning you expect to view the nocturnal and other early riser. This experience takes 3-4 hours looking for wildlife which includes the elephants, lions, leopards, warthogs, topi, oribi, Uganda Kobs, water and bush bucks. Drive to the Kasenyi fishing village to spot the Hippos along the shores of the Lake Gorge. Return to lodge for lunch and thereafter prepare for the evening boat cruise along the Kazinga channel which connects the Ramsar Gorge to Lake Edward. Over this cruise expect to spot a variety of the wildlife and birds along the shores of the channel and take as many amazing photographs. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight, meal plan: F/B

Day 4: Kyambura Gorge Walk- Ishasha Southern Sector

chimpanzee tracking uganda

After breakfast, drive to Kyambura gorge for the unforgettable chimpanzee trekking, on this trekking expect to watch more primates like the white and black Columbus, vervet monkeys, mangabey among others.  After drive to Ishasha sector to search for the tree climbing lions resting the branches of the fig trees. Lunch, after embark on the game drive to search for more wildlife like the elephants, buffaloes, warthogs, topi, oribi, water and bush bucks, leopards. Dinner and overnight at Ishasha Jungle Lodge/Savannah Hotel Resort, Meal plan: F/B

Day 5: Ishasha Southern Sector-Bwindi Gorilla Park

Today we have our breakfast, as these tree climbing lions are rarely seen today we take another game drive to search them and other wildlife like elephants, buffaloes, warthogs, topi, oribi, water and bush bucks and leopards among others. Lunch; thereafter transfer to the Bwindi Gorilla Park that habits half of the mountain gorillas in the mist. Dinner and overnight at Silver Back Lodge/Buhoma Tented Camp. Meal plan: F/B

Day 6: Gorilla Trekking Adventure

After breakfast, head to the park headquarters for briefing about the mountain gorillas and the park. Thereafter enter into the jungle to search for the shy primates in their mist. It is whole or half day adventurous activity depending on the movement of the gorillas, when meet them it is one hour allowed staying with the primates for the clients to enjoy those playing, take unforgettable photographs. Remember as you visit these primates in the tropical rain forest carry with you the rain gears, walkable shoes, hut, insect repellent, sun screens, packed lunch and bottled mineral water. Spend the evening visiting the local communities around the park-like the typical Bakiga homes, local breweries, traditional healers, Batwa cultural performances, local schools and art and craft shops. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight, Meal plan: F/B

Day 7: Bwindi-Lake Bunyonyi

After breakfast, embark our safari vehicle drive via undulating terrains land forms to Lake Bunyonyi with lunch en-route. Upon your arrival check in at Bunyonyi Overland Resort Cottages, spend the afternoon enjoying the canoe ride to other different beautiful dotted islands. Return to lodge for dinner and overnight, Meal plan: F/B

Day 8: Departure-Kampala/Entebbe

Have breakfast, thereafter embark the safari vehicle and drive back to Kampala, lunch en-route. Stop at the unforgettable Uganda equator to shop curious to take home as unforgettable fact from Uganda the pearl of Africa. Dinner and overnight at Bomah Guest House, Meal plan: B/B

Day 9, 10 & 11: Entebbe-Ssese Islands Visit

After breakfast and lunch at 2 pm transfer to the docking point of ferry to transfer to Ssese islands for sand holidays and swimming into the Lake Victoria which is Bilharzia free and dinner and overnight at the Brovad Sand Lodge, then on Day 11 you board the ferry again and then transfer back to Entebbe and then later drive to the airport for your return flight back home. End of services.

The package includes:

Airport transfers
Accommodation and meals
Transportation by safari vehicles
Visit the equator
En-route luncheons
Chimp permits
Kyambura gorge walk
Park entrances
Game drives
Boat cruises
Gorilla permits
Boat along Lake Bunyonyi
Professional English speaking guide
Transport to Ssese Islands, to and fro

Exclusions:

The expenses of personal nature like: Air fares, Visa, Luxury drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, and porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills.

What to wear/bring

Dress codes are informal. Daytime temperatures are generally warm, so bring lots of light clothing, supplemented by light sweaters for the cool evenings and heavier clothing for the higher altitudes especially Bwindi. When tracking gorillas layering your clothing is the best idea and we suggest: long sleeved shirts, cotton or gore tex trousers, strong walking shoes with ankle support, socks that you can tuck your trousers into, light gloves to protect your hands from thorns and nettles, a hat and sunglasses to provide protection against the sun and a waterproof jacket in neutral colors may come in handy in the moist mountains. Travel light and remember that soft-sided luggage is required. One medium sized duffel bag and one small daypack (carry-on) per person should be adequate. Laundry services are available at most accommodations. You should also pack some zip lock bags for spare clothing, cameras, binoculars and film. Please note that you are not allowed to use a flash when photographing Gorillas. It is a good idea to take along several different speeds of film (64 to 1000) as gorillas can be found in open sun or in the dark underbrush of the forest.

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