Overview of the 6 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari with a Rwenzori Hike
This 6 days Uganda wildlife safari gives you an opportunity to have a Uganda safari experience as you explore two spectacular safari Uganda destinations Queen Elizabeth National Park as well as Rwenzori National Park. During this Uganda tour, expect to encounter some of Africa’s finest savanna mammals that are found in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda such as 4 out of five of Africa’s big five game which are African bush elephants, cape buffaloes, leopards and lions. Other wild mammals should look out for on this African safari include topis, hippos, spotted hyenas and over 600 bird speceis are up for site while on this memorable journey in Uganda. This Uganda tours is also coupled with an Rwenzori hiking safari which sees you hike the Rwenzori mountain up to john matte hut that is about 3420m above sea level.
Highlights of the 6 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari with Rwenzori Hike
Day 1 of the 6 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari with Rwenzori Hike: Transfer from Kampala to Queen and enjoy an afternoon game drive
Day 2 of the 6 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari with Rwenzori Hike: Morning game drive and an afternoon boat cruise
Day 3 of the 6 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari with Rwenzori Hike: Transfer to Nyakalengijja and hike to Nyabitaba
Day 4 of the 6 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari with Rwenzori Hike: Transfer from Nyabitaba to john matte
Day 5 of the 6 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari with Rwenzori Hike: Transfer from john matte back to Nyakalengijja
Day 6 of the 6 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari with Rwenzori Hike: Transfer back to Kampala
Detailed itinerary of the 6 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari with Rwenzori Hike
Day 1 of the 6 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari with Rwenzori Hike: Kick off your safari Uganda adventure with an early morning pick up from your hotel in either Kampala or Entebbe and embark on a memorable adventure that gets you to Queen Elizabeth National Park. This epic Uganda safari journey is a bit long as it covers about 411km or 6-7 hours of drive to get there. Although this journey is quite long, its rather a fascinating Uganda adventure so enjoy the exciting Uganda sceneries and fantastic road stops. These begin from the lush green landscape of Uganda that is blanketed by numerous trees. Experience another stop in Lukaya at a roadside market and this gives you an opportunity to encounter numerous Ugandan traders dressed in blue overcoats who will surround your 4×4 safari van for hire in Uganda / 4×4 safari land cruiser for hire in Uganda or 4×4 supercustom for hire in Uganda holding a variety of Ugandan purely organic fruits fresh from the gardens with a single purpose of persuading to make a purchase from each of them. If you’re a foodie, this is your chance to taste Uganda’s version of KFC- this none other than freshly roasted chicken on sticks, trust me when I say its finger-licking good! Proceed to Mbarara and have another stop for lunch then finally make your way to Queen Elizabeth. On arrival to Queen Elizabeth, transfer to the Kasenyi plains and enjoy an evening game drive which gives you an opportunity to meet plenty of wild mammals that reside in Queen Elizabeth national park such as cape buffalos, African bush elephants topis, and a whole lot of antelope species. after this experience transfer to one of the numerous Uganda safari lodges for an dinner and an overnight stay.
Luxury options: Mweya safari lodge, Elephant plains lodge, Park view safari lodge kyambura, Ishasha wilderness camp, Mazike valley safari lodge.
Mid range options: Simba safari lodge, Jacana safari lodge, Ihamba lakeside safari lodge, kyambura gorge lodge, king fisher safari lodge kichwamba.
Budget options: The Observatory, UWA bandas, Pumba safari lodge.
Day 2 of the 6 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari with Rwenzori Hike: Wake up early in the morning for breakfast then engage in a thrilling game drive which gives you an edge given the possibility of sighting wild game that you could have failed to see during the previous game drive and also encounter of those that you would wish to see again. The morning game drive gives you the best opportunity to encounter the predators of queen Elizabeth national park that are found in Queen Elizabeth park such as the lions, leopards and the spotted hyenas. After about 2-3 hours of traversing numerous parts of this African savanna wilderness, return to the lodge and relax at the lodge’s immaculately manicured lawns as you sip a cocktail of an array of tropical fruits and also fall in love with the spectacular views of the sprawling savanna lands that unfold before you. After having lunch, Mweya jetty for a thrilling evening boat cruise over the Kazinga channel. This evening boat cruise puts you in prime position to see several of the waterbird species that are found here which include giant kingfishers, spoonbills, greater and lesser flamingos, marabou stocks, chapin flycatchers, martial eagles, white-tailed lark, papyrus gonolek and African skimmer. After this boat cruise, engage in another mini evening game drive over the Kasenyi plain as you search for several of the savanna wild mammals or bird species that are found here then later transfer to Kasese town where you will have dinner and an overnight stay in preparation for your mini Rwenzori mountain hiking adventure.
Luxury: Equator Snow Lodge
Midrange: Sandton Kasese , Springs International Hotel Kasese
Budget: Uhuru 50 Hotel, Ruboni Community Camp, Snow View Hotel, Rwenzori Turaco View Campsite
Day 3 of the 6 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari with Rwenzori Hike: This mini Rwenzori hiking safari trip begins with a morning breakfast transfer to the field offices of Rwenzori mountaineering services for a briefing about how the entire hike will be conducted, the route which you are going to use is made known to you and the resting places along the route are also clearly mentioned as well as all the dos and don’ts. After the briefing, you proceed to Nyakalengijja and now the climb starts off officially from here, you move through the communities of the Bakonzo people and you will be able to observe their way of life as you will see them go about their daily chores. You will now reach the Rwenzori National Park Gate where you will be received and registered before you continue with your hike. Day one will also take you through the thick afro montane forests of mt. Rwenzori as you will now be between 2000-3000m above sea level. While here, please enjoy the view of various bird species habituating in these forests like Rwenzori turaco, handsome francolin, cinnamon cheasted bee-eater, strange weaver and long eared owl and animal species like L’Hoest monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, duikers and occasionally seen forest elephants. Day 1of this Rwenzori hike takes you through a stretch of 8km to Nyabitaba hut. Dinner will be served here and you will have an overnight stay here as well as you refresh for the next day.
Day 4 of the 6 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari with Rwenzori Hike: Day 4 kicks off with breakfast being served at Nyabitaba after which gear up and start scaling up again. You will move to the Kurt Shafer bright located on the confluence of Mubuku and Bujuku rivers. After the Kurt Shafer bright, you will proceed through a vegetation zone with a mixture of afro montane forests, bamboo forests and rocks covered by the wet and slippery moss. While in this zone, you will still be able to sight or hear the twittering of various forest bird species and other animal species that habituate within the area. You will now arrive to Nyamulejju rock shelter which used to serve as a night camping site for early climbers but today, it will be your spot for a lunch break. While here please look out for the breath taking view of Mount Stanley and Speke especially when there is clear weather. After your lunch break, you will continue scaling up through the alpine forests to the John Matte hut where you will have your dinner from and also spend your 2nd night here. For those who are tough hearted and thrill seekers, the John Matte hut is located very near lake Bujuku so you can decide to take a cold shower or swim in it and it’s so refreshing and reinvigorating especially after the day’s climb. At john matte hut you can have a glimpse of glory in form of the Margherita glacier in between Mount Stanley and Margherita peak on clear visibility. Day 2 of the Rwenzori hike takes you through a stretch of about 11km.
Day 5 of the 6 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari with Rwenzori Hike: Wake up to admire the serene views of the Rwenzori rugged slops with a wide biodiversity of wildlife both flora and fauna have breakfast and start your return trek back to Nyakalengijja. This return trip takes between 4-6 hours to get back to get to Nyakalengijja. Our guide will be waiting for you here and you will transfer to Kasese town for a hot lunch and have a warm shower to rejuvenate your body. You can also decide to go for massage to have your body rehabilitated from this completed Rwenzori mountain climbing safari. Have dinner and an overnight stay.
Luxury: Equator Snow Lodge
Midrange: Sandton Kasese, Springs International Hotel Kasese
Budget: Uhuru 50 Hotel, Ruboni Community Camp, Snow View Hotel, Rwenzori Turaco View Campsite
Day 6 of the 6 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari with Rwenzori Hike: The final day of this safari is quite relaxed as you get to wake up a little bit late at around 08:30am enjoy breakfast checkout of the lodge and begin your return journey back to Kampala with a lunch stop in fort portal town.
Although this Uganda tour has given you an opportunity to explore quite a number of Uganda safari destinations, Uganda has still more to offer to you in case you decide to visit Uganda again next time you think of making an Africa safari. The next time you undertake a Uganda safari tour, visit Kidepo valley national park Uganda and Kibale National Park and Lake Mburo National Park for your ultimate encounter with numerous wild mammals. Did you know that Uganda is also an epic gorilla destination? Yes, may Africa Wildlife Safari goers who visit Uganda usually ensure to make a short gorilla safaris Uganda as they visit either Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. A gorilla safari Uganda to any of these puts you in the right place to have a fascinating encounter with any of the 19 gorilla families are found here. Prime safaris and tours ltd has positioned itself as one of the best local travel companies that give you an amazing gorilla trekking Uganda experience or a Uganda wildlife safari as it has a wide range of safari packages to all wildlife destinations in Uganda. Some of the come in short Uganda wildlife safaris/short gorilla tours Uganda, Uganda mountaineering safaris, Uganda birding safaris, Kampala city tours/ 1 day Kampala city tour/ Jinja city tour/ 1 day Jinja city tour/ long Uganda wildlife safaris, long gorilla safaris Uganda
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