Uganda Camping Safari
This is a 14 days Uganda camping safari tour. This 14 days Uganda budget safari gives you an extraordinary opportunity. On this budget Africa safari tour you will discover the marvelous Uganda.
About The 14 Day Uganda Camping Safari Tour
The 14 days Uganda camping safari tour is recommended to whoever would like to know more about Africa. It is for those who have chosen Uganda and love the wildlife and un-spoilt nature.
On this African wildlife budget safari in Uganda one also experience different cultures. You will meet different ethnic grouping and local traditions.
This budget safari in Uganda is recommended to whoever appreciates the pleasure. If you are looking for a nice taste of adventure on a budget the this is it.
On this 14 days Uganda camping safari tour you will enjoy the nature walks. This will be done in real and uncontaminated places. This will always be according to everyone’s capacity.
Each participants will go back home with a heritage of emotions. This Uganda camping safari tour also brings in personal experience that lives forever. Welcome to Uganda and enjoy your 14 days Uganda camping safari tour.
Highlights of the 14 Day Uganda Camping Safari Tour
This Uganda camping safari cuts across from the East to the west of the country. It thus gives you a varied aspect of Uganda as a major African safari tour destination. The highlights of the 14 Day Uganda camping safari tour includes:
- Visit to the source of the Nile
- Hike and natures walk in Eastern Uganda
- Cultural encounters
- Big game tracking and adventures
- Boat Cruise on the Nile River
- Murchison Falls
- Chimpanzee trekking
Detailed 14 Days Uganda Camping Safari Itinerary
Day 1: ENTEBBE – KAMPALA
Met on arrival at the Entebbe International Airport by our Uganda Safari rep. You will be briefed on this 14 days Uganda camping safari tour. Later you will enjoy a short transfer to Kampala.
You will be checked in at your Kampala hotel. On this day you are booked at Red Chilli Kampala on bed and breakfast basis.
Day 2: KAMPALA – JINJA – MBALE
Start your day with an early breakfast in Kampala. You will leave to the second largest industrial town in Uganda, Jinja. This town is characterized by the Asian quarters. There is the brewery industries and the colorful gardens.
You will visit the Source of the Nile from Lake Victoria and the monument of Gandhi. This 14 days Uganda camping safari tour will also go to the Hindu temple. This is before you proceed to “Ntanda Falls”.
These are spectacular rapids on the river Nile a few kilometers from the source. You can opt to try the unforgettable white water rafting at cost. This is one of the main attractions in Jinja.
You will enjoy your lunch in Jinja where fresh fish tilapia and local food are served. Later in the afternoon proceed to Mbale for dinner and overnight camp at Mount Elgon Hotel.
Day 3: THE SIPI FALLS
Enjoy an early breakfast before you go for nature walk to the Sipi Falls. These are four spectacular waterfalls on the river Sipi. The river has its origins from Mount Elgon.
The starting point is from Crow’s Nest, a camping and lodging site. This is also where community projects and training of local guides are organized. You will visit the caves and the plantations of coffee, matooke and sugar cane.
Return back in time for lunch before you drive back to Kampala. Drop off will be at Red Chilli Kampala booked on bed and breakfast.
Day 4: KAMPALA – LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast your 14 days Uganda safari tour drives westwards. Your destination today is to Lake Mburo National Park. You will have a stopover at the Equator for photographs.
Proceed to your Lake Mburo National Park accommodation for check in and lunch. Some rest will prepare you for the evening game drive at 1600hrs. This is an ecosystem of water, wetland and savannah dominated by acacia trees.
You will be looking for impalas, Ugandan kobs, warthogs, bushbucks, waterbucks and zebras. Also, in your list should be oribi, topi, buffaloes, baboons and other monkeys. You will have dinner and overnight at the UWA Bandas.
About Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo National Park lies in the middle of an extensive rich acacia woodlands. It is one of Uganda’s most spectacular and breath-taking game parks in Uganda.
Lake Mburo National Park is a gem of a park, located close to the western high way. This connects Kampala to the parks of western Uganda.
It is a special place with a medley of habitats. These ranges from dry hillsides, rocky outcrops, to bushy thickets. we also have open and wooded savannas to forest, lakes and swamps.
It has a sculptured landscape of rolling hills and idyllic lake shores. There are forest galleries, seasonal and permanent swamps and grassy valleys. All support a wealth of wildlife in a tropical setting.
Lake Mburo National Park is different from other parks. It’s the best park to view the Eland, Impala, Zebras and Acacia associated birds.
Common mammal species include Warthogs, Buffalos, Oribi and Defassa. There are, Waterbucks, Reed bucks and the Eland Antelopes.
Leopards and Hyenas are also present and lions have returned to the park. This is after years of poaching and near extinction.
Tabora Cisticola, Great snipe, Abyssinian ground horn bill and white winged warbler. Acacia woodland bird species are especially well represented.
Day 5: LAKE MBURO – QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast drive through Kihihi town to the Ishasha sector. This is the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park.
The road is particularly dirt and passes through the slopes of the hills. The area is having a wonderful landscape. You will stop for lunch before embarking on a game drive in search of the tree climbing lions.
Later proceed to Katungulu to check in to your Queen Elizabeth budget accommodation. Your dinner and overnight will be at Albertine Rift Camp.
About Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park is located in southwestern Uganda. It occupies an area of 764 square miles (1,978 square km). This is in a region of rolling plains east of Lake Edward and foothills south of the Rwenzori Mountains.
The park is named after Queen Elizabeth II and was established in 1952. The park is known for its wildlife; among the species are hippopotamuses and elephants. There are leopards, lions and chimpanzees. It is now home to 95 species of mammals and over 500 species of birds.
The area around Ishasha in the southern sector of the park is known for tree climbing lions. The park is also famous for its volcanic features, comprising of volcanic cones.
There are deep craters and many with crater lakes such as Lake Katwe from which salt is extracted.
Day 6: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
Enjoy an early breakfast before embarking on a Game drive. This will be at the Mweya peninsula and Kasenyi Plains in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Return to your lodge for lunch and some short rest.
In the afternoon go for the exciting launch trip along the Kazinga channel. This is a natural channel that connects Lake Edward and Lake George.
You will see elephants, buffaloes, waterbucks, hippos and many other water birds. On return you will proceed to Albertine Rift Camp in time for dinner and overnight.
Day 7: FORT PORTAL
After breakfast drive to Fort Portal and have lunch at the Rwenzori Travelers’ Inn. In the afternoon explore the area of Kasenda crater lakes. You will go through Rwaihamba to view the lake Nyinambuga and drive to the top of Rusoona hill.
From here you can see the fascinating Mahoma Falls. Tourism here is a means for the local community to improve on the social services. From “top of the world” enjoy a superb view of the region and of many crater lakes.
Stop at the Royal Palace of Toro Kingdom for some historical and cultural information. Return back for dinner and overnight at Rwenzori Travelers’ Inn.
Day 8: FORT PORTAL – MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
Start your day on the 14 days Uganda camping safari tour with an early breakfast. This will be followed by early departure to Murchison Falls National Park.
The park is located in the North. Murchison Falls National Park is the largest protected area in Uganda. It covers an area of 3.840 Kmsq, whose name derives from the falls on the Victoria Nile. The Murchison falls is one of the most attractive feature in the whole of East Africa.
The drive takes you through Hoima where you will stop for lunch before you follow the coast of Lake Albert. The panorama is fascinating, especially when reaching the Albertine Rift Valley escarpment.
You will proceed to Murchison Falls National Park through Masindi. Arrive at Red Chilli Camp or Yebo Safari Camp for dinner and overnight.
About Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison Falls National Park is the largest in Uganda with an area of 3,840 km (1,480 sq mi). It is one of Uganda's best safari parks for game viewing safaris and birding tours. The park is bisected by the Nile River, which first races down 80 km (50 miles).
These white-water rapids plunges 40 meters (130 feet) dow. It goesover the rift valley wall at Murchison Falls, the centerpiece of the park.
Enjoy the sight of the world's longest river. This is as it wind its way through the park and plunging through a narrow gap is unforgettable. The falls are stunning, notable not so much for their size as for their immense power.
Day 9 : MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
Embark on a morning game drive after breakfast on the 14 days Uganda camping safari tour. Be on the lookout for lions, hyenas, giraffes, elephants among other wildlife.
Later stop for some picnic lunch before you go for a launch cruise trip. This is from Paraa to the bottom of the Murchison Falls. View hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, kobs, giraffes, elephants and a large variety of water birds.
After you return to the jetty enjoy a short game drive. This is as get a transfer to Red Chilli Camp or Yebo Safari Camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 10: THE SSESE ISLANDS ON LAKE VICTORIA
Enjoy an early breakfast on the 14 days Uganda camping safari tour and leave for Kampala. You will arrive in Kampala in time for lunch before you are transferred to Kalangala.
You will enjoy a ferry transfer to Ssese Islands. This is an archipelago of 84 islands on Lake Victoria. You will arrive in late afternoon at Bukasa Island the second largest.
You will have dinner and overnight at Victoria View Guest House. This accommodation facility belongs to Father Christopher. This place gives you an opportunity to experience a unique atmosphere. It is far away from everything.
Day 11 - 13: SSESE ISLANDS
Full days spent in Sesse Island. You have an opportunity to explore the surrounding Lake Victoria Islands. This will be at a cost on you. You may also decide to take it easy and enjoy the fresh waters.
Lake Victoria is the second largest fresh water lake in the world. Your accommodation on this 14 days Uganda camping safari tour will be at Victoria View Guest House
Day 14: SESSE ISLAND – ENTEBBE
After breakfast you will end your 14 days Uganda safari tour with transfer to Entebbe. You will be dropped off at the Entebbe International Airport. This is for in time for your departure flight.
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14 Days Uganda Camping Safari Tour Costs
14 Days Uganda Camping Safari Tour Price includes
- Accommodation with meals as per program
- Bottled water
- All Park entrance fees
- Use of 4 X 4 safari-vehicle
- An English speaking guide
- Boat Cruise on the Nile
- 1 X Uganda Chimpanzee Tracking Permit
- Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel
- Murchison Falls Hike
- Government taxes
- Lots of fun and African sunshine
14 Days Uganda Camping Safari Tour cost does not include
- Items of personal use
- All drinks, beverages and alcohol other than what is served at breakfast
- Deviation from the Itinerary
- Tips and porterage
What you carry for your 14 Days Uganda Camping Safari Tour
- Sun glasses
- Camera gear
- Sun Screen
- Rain Coat
- Insect Repelant
- Long pants
- Heavy and light clothes
- Sturdy hiking boots