CLASSIC CULTURAL ADVENTURE - 13 DAYS TOUR UGANDA

 
 

Go back in time, experience the traditional ways of backcloth making, and immerse yourself in soulful diverse cultures inspired by old traditions while experiencing the natural wonders of Uganda. Let’s take you on a journey of a lifetime. Restore your soul.

 

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Itinerary: classic Cultural Adventures 13 days tour uganda

Day 1 Entebbe – Kampala

Arrival at Entebbe airport.  Your guide will be waiting for you. Pick up and transfer to your hotel for overnight. 

Accommodation: Forest Cottages/Red Chilli Hideaway (BB),  Cassia lodge (FB)

Optional Activities
Kampala pub crawl
City Tour

Day 2 Entanda Cultural Adventure

After breakfast we drive (80km/1.5hours)  to Mityana for a whole day eco-cultural adventure at Entanda. The adventure includes bark cloth making, African garden tour, traditional hunting expedition (to save wildlife), traditional music and dance, buffet of fresh fruits, traditional cooking classes, ancient African games, traditional talks (specific to Buganda culture), and tree planting. To have traditional lunch at Entanda.  

Accommodation: Enro Hotel Mityana (HB),  Entanda Community Homestay (accommodation on a farm) 

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Optional activities
Tea planting and processing
Local school visit
Community project

Day 3 Mityana – Kibale Forest National Park 

Have sumptuous breakfast at hotel then  set off (232km/3.5 hours) for Kibale Forest, arriving late afternoon. Enroute, you’ll visit Nakayima cultural site to have a glimpse into the typical African religion before Christianity. Nakayima is believed to have been a beautiful spirit who once roamed the hill and later disappeared into the now famous tree standing in the middle of other smaller trees. The site is believed to have been a fort for the Bachwezi dynasty. This tree that is claimed to have been planted by Nakayima, a wife to Ndahura (a local ruler of the Bacwezi) dates over four hundred years ago. From this tree residents seek local herbs and blessings besides thanking the gods or communicating their problems to them. 

Continue to Fort Portal and have a tour of the Tooro Kingdom palace. The site guides will take you through the history and evolution of kingdoms in Uganda, including the Tooro kingdom. You’ll learn about the governance structure, the politics and social settings of the people of Tooro before colonialism.

Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp/ Tinka’s homestay (BB), Primate lodge (FB)

Optional activities
A visit to the Tooro Community  encounter with the local people and their agricultural-cultural systems.

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Day 4 Kibale Forest National Park 

Chimpanzee tracking in the morning or in the afternoon. For people interested in primates and birds and willing to make another walk we can make a community walk in the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary as well. It is also possible to visit the local people or the crater lakes.

Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp/ Tinka’s homestay (BB),  Primate lodge (FB)

Optional
Chimpanzee habituation 

Day 5 Kibale – Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP)

In the morning we visit (140km/2 hours )the historical-cultural Maberega Nyinamwiru, stalactites and stalagmites forming as a result of underground water dissolving limestone rocks. Great sightseeing opportunities of a waterfall in the middle of the mini-tropical rainforest. You will learn about the ancient people’s interpretation of nature, and how society has evolved in this part of the world. 

Later we transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park for an Afternoon game drive.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the best spot in Uganda to see lions. Expect to see elephants, lions, many hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes and maybe leopards.

Accommodation: Bush lodge /Katara Lodge (BB), Mweya Safari lodge (FB)

Optional activities
Hill climbing to the hilltop which gives a spectacular view of three lakes, the Rwenzori ranges, volcanic hills and settlements. 
Visit a woman entrepreneur, who has positively turned the lives of the whole community.

Day 6  Queen Elizabeth National Park

Game drive in the morning. Boat trip on the Kazinga Channel in the afternoon.

The Kazinga Channel is one of the highlights of Uganda and has the highest concentration of hippos in the world. You may even find migratory birds from your home area! They visit here every year. 

Accommodation: Bush lodge /Katara Lodge (BB), Mweya Safari lodge (FB)

Day 7 Ishasha - QuEeN elizabeth national Park

After breakfast we (100km/3 hours) drive through Queen Elizabeth National Park to the Ishasha sector in the South. Game drive in the afternoon in search of the tree climbing lions.

In Ishasha there are 4 prides of lions that climb the trees. Unique in the world! The other attraction of Ishasha are the Topis, not found anywhere else in this National Park.

Accommodation: Enjojo Lodge (BB), Ishaha wilderness Camp (FB)

Day 8 Ishasha – Bwindi impenetrable national park

Today we drive (150km/5 hours) to Bwindi Impenetrable. On our way we pass through interesting villages and have some breath taking views of the mountains. Bwindi Impenetrable is a unique jungle, with many monkey species. Bwindi is one of the 2 places in the world where you can find Mountain Gorillas!

Accomodation: (Driving time depends on the area in Bwindi we stay.) Buhoma community , Haven/Gorilla Mist Camp (BB),  Mahogany Springs /Chameleon Hill (FB)

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Day 9  Bwindi  Impenetrable National Park Gorilla trekking 

Early morning departure with your ranger to search for one of the world’s most interesting and endangered animal, the Mountain Gorilla! You will spend one hour with one of our closest relatives.

Accommodation: Buhoma community Haven/Gorilla Mist Camp (BB),  Mahogany Springs /Chameleon Hill (FB)

10 Bwindi – Bunyonyi (lake of the little birds)

Today we drive (110km/2 hours) to Kabale and visit Grace Children’s eco-school .Afterwards transfer to Lake Bunyonyi.

Lake Bunyonyi is the deepest and most beautiful lake in Uganda. We sleep on one of the beautiful islands Bunyonyi Overland camp/Nature’s prime Island (BB)

Accommodation: Bird’s nest (FB)

Day 11 Bunyonyi – Lake Mburo National Park 

Transfer (200km/3 hours) to Lake Mburo National Park. The park represents both wilderness and beauty with its diversity of ecosystems. The park combines both savanna and wetland vegetation systems which support a variety of wildlife. Visit Igongo Cultural museum which offers a real experience of the history, life and evolution of life of the people of western Uganda – including the QUEEN believed to be the founder of the Rastafarian movement in the world!

Accommodation:  IgongoCultural  Centerand Country Hotel/ Mburo Eagles Nest Camp (BB)/ Mihingo Lodge (FB)

Day 12 Lake Mburo national park

Set out in morning for a game drive expect to see beautiful plains filled with  herds of zebra, Uganda Kobs, buffaloes, giraffes, lots of birds and the Impala, only found in this park in Uganda. There are also leopards and Tsavo cats in this park, and if lucky, you will see them.

In the afternoon you will also have a boat ride on the down warped lake, Mburo to have sights of hippos, basking crocodiles and lots of kingfishers.

Accommodation: IgongoCultural  Centerand Country Hotel/ Mburo Eagles Nest Camp (BB)/Mihingo Lodge (FB)

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Day 13 Mburo – Kampala

Depart from lodge in the morning and drive to Kampala. Enroute, you will stop over at the Equator as you cross from the Southern to Northern hemisphere. 

Head to the Airport for departure.

 

End of tour