Christmas Holiday in Uganda


15 Days Christmas Holiday in Uganda, Best travel company in Africa Uganda.

If you love traveling on Christmas holidays, we got you now with our 15 days Christmas Holiday in Uganda. Contact us for a special Uganda Safari experience as you discover over 13 primates species in Uganda including the endangered Mountain Gorillas that can only be found in our ecosystem. Christmas tours in Africa Uganda will enable you reach all the important African Cultures in the region meeting different people. Our Uganda Safari Holidays will enable you to experience Chimpanzee trekking, Gorilla trekking and game drives from different National Parks these will be accompanied with several birding experience from these parks hence making Christmas Holiday in Uganda great with best travel company in Africa.

Day. 1 Arrive in  Entebbe Airport

Upon your Arrival at Entebbe Airport and you will be picked by our representatives then  transfer to your accommodation.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Lake heights Hotel | Protea Hotel

Mid-range: Mission Guest House

Best Budget: African Root Guest House

Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 Drive to Mabamba Swamp

Christmas Holiday in Uganda

After an early breakfast, we start our Christmas Holiday in Uganda with a morning drive to Mabamba Swamp, 50km west of Kampala city, and stop en route at Mpigi Swamp for papyrus scarcities. Here we spot out Shoebill stork, White-winged Warbler, Papyrus Gonolek, Yellow-backed Weaver, Northern Brown-throated Weaver, Blue-headed Coucal, and other swamp specialties hence marking a great birding experience in Mabamba.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Lake heights Hotel | Protea Hotel

Mid-range: Mission Guest House

Best Budget: African Root Guest House

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3. Drive to Nakasongola – Rhino Tracking at Ziwa Sanctuary

Today we set off little bit early after breakfast, we proceed North part of Uganda arriving in the afternoon in time for lunch, later we proceed for Rhino tracking and overnight.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Amuka Lodge

Mid-range: Amuka Lodge

Best Budget: Rhino Sanctuary Camping

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4. Drive to Murchison Fall National park

Uganda Adventure - Wildlife holiday

Our Christmas Holiday in Uganda starts with an early breakfast then we proceed to Murchison Fall national park, we stop for Chimpanzee tracking in budongo forest for a little while then proceed to the park. There are very many birds in the park of which some are rare, common, and occasional such as the Gray crowned crane, Giant Kingfisher, Giant Heron, Shoebill stork, Abyssinian Ground Hornbills, Nightjars, Marabou stork, Black headed lapwing, Back-bellied Bustard among others.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Bakers Lodge | Nile Safari Lodge | Paraa Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Murchison River Lodge | Pakuba Safari Lodge

Best Budget: Fort Murchison | Red Chilli Camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5. Morning game Tour – afternoon boat Trip

Christmas Holiday in Uganda

After breakfast we cross with 7 o’clock ferry to the Northern bank for a game drive and birding watching along the way to the Delta then later return back for afternoon boat cruise along the Victoria Nile up to the base of the water fall. (optional hiking). Return back and transfer to the accommodation for your overnight. Uganda’s best birding spots with over 451 bird species which include; Albertine rift endemic birds, water birds, and Savannah birds.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Bakers Lodge | Nile Safari Lodge | Paraa Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Murchison River Lodge | Pakuba Safari Lodge

Best Budget: Fort Murchison | Red Chilli Camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6. Drive from Murchison | Kibale Forest National Park

Early breakfast then leave Murchison Fall National Park. Interesting drive through western Albertine rift valley, papyrus swamps and thick jungle of the Nile Delta to Kibale National Park just under the Rwenzori Mountains (mountain of the Moon) that habituates several bird species which migrate from Congo forests and Rwenzori ranges. Afternoon guided walk in the Swamp, lakes area of the park for outstanding cultural visit and bird watching.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Kyaninga Lodge | Ndali Lodge | Crater Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Isunga Lodge | Chimpanzee Forest Guest Cottages

Best Budget: Kibale Forest camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7. Kibale Forest  National Park

Kibale Forest National Park homegrown to over 335 bird species, we encounter chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest and other primates to trail include the L.hoestes, Red colobus, Red tailed, Olive Baboon, Gray cheeked Mangabey hence do birding in Bigodi wetland, which is managed by the Bigodi local community. Here, we expect to spot the great blue turaco in the Papyrus and several other interesting species of birds like the White-winged warbler, Papyrus Gonolek, Carruthre’s Cisticola, and many others hence making birding Safaris spectacular.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Kyaninga Lodge | Ndali Lodge | Crater Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Isunga Lodge | Chimpanzee Forest Guest Cottages

Best Budget: Kibale Forest camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8. Drive to Queen Elizabeth  National Park

After a morning  breakfast from your verandah room, thereafter drive further west to Queen Elizabeth National Park sightseeing and game viewing on your way.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge | Kyambura Gorge Lodge | Katara lodge

Mid-range: Ihamba Lake side Safari Lodge | Eganzi Game Lodge

Best Budget: Bush Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9. Morning game Safaris & Afternoon Boat Cruise

Queen Elizabeth National Park is Famous for Savannah Elephant, water Buffaloes, Lions and Kobs, expect to see some rare animals like giant forest hog and over 550 recorded  bird species. After lunch, enjoy the boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel which connects Lake George and Lakes Edward, this will enable you view different species of birds along side the Channel, this encounter will make your Birding Safari spectacular.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge | Kyambura Gorge Lodge | Katara lodge

Mid-range: Ihamba Lake side Safari Lodge | Eganzi Game Lodge

Best Budget: Bush Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Day 10. Tree climbing Lion in Ishasha

Early morning breakfast, After take a visit to the bat Cave at Maramagambo, Forest Birds are found here in abundance and  you will find this as perfect place to spot a variety of species including some rarities such as the White Naped Pigeons, Forest Flycatchers, and the Rwenzori Turaco to name a few.

You might also come across long columns of Soldier Ants- columns have been seen 100 meters long and six abreast – obviously it is best to avoid soldier ants and their bite since they have a quite a sting – fortunately there is no long-term effect on humans besides being painful. Visit the Bat Caves that were closed in 2008 due to a woman contracting the Marburg Virus – in cooperation with the American Center of Disease Control a safe viewing center has been erected outside of the cave where you can view the thousands of bats found there and the bat gorging pythons quite the sight and now done safely without the fear of contracting the Marburg Virus. Later drive to Ishasha for tree climbing lions drive.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Mid-range: Enjojo Safari Lodge | Jungle Lodge

Best Budget: @the River

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11. Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park

Morning  game drive at Ishasha in search for Hyena hunting then later return to the lodge for late breakfast, later checkout and later drive to Bwindi impenetrable National Park via the beautiful scenery of tea plantations. Bwindi forest is the lushest highland rain forest in Africa, Filled with primates and exotic bird species. The afternoon is spent on a Birding tour around the local communities living around the park.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Buhoma Lodge | Gorilla Forest Camp | Chameleon Hill

Mid-range: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge | Haven Lodge | Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge

Best Budget: Rushaga Gorilla Camp | Buhoma Community rest Camp | Ruhija Gorilla friend Camp

Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner

 Day 12. Bwindi Forest National Park

Fly in Uganda Safaris

Early morning breakfast from the lodge then drive to the briefing center as we get ready for gorilla trekking accompanied with Bird watching in Bwindi Impenetrable forest. Today you will carry packed lunch with you a rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots, insect repellents etc. The tour guides will lead you inside the jungle in search for the mountain Gorillas for a group you have been booked for. Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gears, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. There are now only 1004 left in the world! according to the recently gorilla census carried out in the Virunga areas. The trekking activities take full day The gorilla tracking trip will enable you have great birding tours in Uganda.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Buhoma Lodge | Gorilla Forest Camp | Chameleon Hill

Mid-range: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge | Haven Lodge | Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge

Best Budget: Rushaga Gorilla Camp | Buhoma Community rest Camp | Ruhija Gorilla friend Camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13. Drive to Lake Bunyonyi

Enjoy your breakfast, and later transfer to the place of so many little Birds, its one of the few lakes in the region rumored to be free from Bilharzia and safe for swimming, the depth of the lake vary from 44 Meters to 900 Meters which make the lake to be the second deepest lake in Africa. Afternoon Birding Tours around the lake or take a boat cruise along lake Bunyonyi.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Birdnest | Arcadia Cottages

Mid-range: Bunyonyi Overland Resort

Best Budget: Bunyonyi Overland Resort

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14. Drive to Lake Mburo National Park.

After our Birding Safaris in Lake Bunyonyi, we drive to Lake Mburo National Park for horse back riding experience in Lake Mburo. After an early breakfast we start our drive to Lake Mburo National Park, hence stopover at Mbarara for lunch, continue with our drive to Lake Mburo National Park with Evening game drive to the Lodge which is so much rewarding and interesting. The afternoon is spent on a game drive spotting the Elands, impalas, water bucks, warthogs and zebras as we prepare for Bird watching experience.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Mihingo Lodge | Arcadia Cottages

Mid-range: Rwakobo Rock

Best Budget: Eagle Nest

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15. Drive to Kampala | Entebbe.

Today we mark an end of our Christmas Holiday in Uganda, we begin the day with breakfast then drive to Kampala | Entebbe Airport for your international flight back home.


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