Bluerhino

Uganda 2021 Itinerary

Day 1. 14 Dec 2021

17h00 We meet at Kasane for the first night. A restaurant is available for dinner. These guys have the best Pizza in Botswana.

Day 2. 15 Dec

7h00 Depart from our campsite and make our way to the border.

10h00 We cross in to Zambia, clear the border post and head towards Lusaka. 

To get our timing right we will need to push on a little. We will visit the falls on our way back.

Day 3 

8h30 Depart from our campsite

9h00 Shopping and fuel in Lusaka. Large Pick and pay and coffee shops. We take our coffee here. Exchange cash at mall.

11h00 Depart from Lusaka

14h30 Stop for a coffee break (20 mins )

17h00 Arrive at our campsite Forest inn.

Day 4

8h00 Depart from our campsite and head to the hot spring!!!!! We need a bit of a break.
 
10h30   We stop for coffee
 
13h00  We stop for Lunch
 
16h00.  We arrive at Kapishya hot spring.
 

Day 5

We take a rest day and relax in the hot spring.

Day 6

10h00 Depart from our campsite and head to the border. 

We will sleep just before or just on the other side of the border depending on the road.

Day 7

Depart from our campsite and head to Lake Tanganyika for two nights. 

17h30    Arrive at our campsite on Lake Tanganyika for two nights.

Day 8

We take a rest day on the lake with boat cruises, coffee shop lunches, and a lovely dinner on the lake shore.

Day 9

7h00 Depart from our campsite and head to Kibondo. The road is being tarred and our progress should be good. 

9h00 Stop for a coffee break ( 20 mins )

12h30 Stop for lunch (45 mins )

17h00 We should be in Kibondo just before dark.

Day 10.

 

8h30 Depart from Kibondo and head to Lake Victoria.

10h30 Stop for coffee

13h00 Stop for lunch

17h00 Arrive at our campsite in a town called Kiroyera in Tanzania

Day 11, 24 December.

8am We depart from our camp and head to the Uganda Border. We make our way through and head to Lake Mburo.

Day 12, 25 December.

We take a well deserved break for the day. Catch up with what needs to be done. We enjoy Christmas day. You could go for a drive or just relax, catch up with a bit of washing etc.

Day 13

8h00 Depart from our campsite and head to the gorilla camp for the next three nights. 

Day 14

We take it easy  for the day and make sure our stuff for the gorillas are arranged. This is also an emergency back up date, if we had any trouble or were delayed up to this point this day will allow us to catch up. Visiting the local coffee farm is a winner if you are interested in how the locals do organic coffee.

Day 15, 28 December

This is the actual targeted Gorilla day. We visit Bwindi Impenetrable park and trek gorillas for the day.

Day 16

8h00 Depart from our campsite. A nice drive for the day. We head to Elizabeth National park for the night

10h00 We stop for coffee

16h00 Arrive at our campsite Simba camp.

Day 17, 

9 am. We have a late morning departing to our Fort Portal base for our Chimp trekking. 

We stop in Fort portal for whatever we need. They have a nice coffee shop.

Our camp is 15 minutes outside of town.

Day 18, 31 December

8h00 We set off for our chimp trekking experience. This will take half the day and we should be back in camp just after lunch. 

In the afternoon you could pop in to Fort Portal for shopping. If the shops are open. We also stay at this lodge for old years eve. It should be the quietest place around, I will tell you the story about noise when we are traveling.

Day 19, 1 Jan

8h00 Depart from camp and drive towards Kampala.

10h00 Stop for a coffee break ( 20 mins )

12h30 Stop for lunch (45 mins )

15h00 Arrive at our campsite on the Victoria Nile river. We will be here for three nights

Day 20,21

We take a break for the next two days. Kayak on the Nile, or river cruises, 4 wheel motor bike drive outings, rafting, whatever you feel like doing.

A few nice things to do around. Boat cruises, river kayaking, lunch in the restaurant etc.

Day 22.

8h00 Depart from our campsite. 

10h00 We start our border procedure in to Kenya.

13h00 We should be done with our border crossing.

17h00 Arrive at our campsite near Nakuru.

Day 23

8h00 Depart from our campsite. 

10h00 We start our border procedure in to Tanzania.

13h00 We should be done with our border crossing.

We head to Arusha for some shopping and then on to our camp site. Snake park just outside of Arusha.

Day 24, 

We will have a late morning. departure and allow time for shopping and vehicle repairs if needed.

12h00 We depart from Arusha

We visit the many tourist shops en route to Karatu, It is a 2 hour drive that will take us about 5 with all the shops….

17h00 Arrive at our campsite in Karatu, just outside of Ngorogoro, Flamingo lodge. 

Day 25

7h00    For those interested, we rent a game view vehicle with drivers and we enter the Ngorogoro area. Bring an extra memory stick for your camera.

Coffee stops and lunch stops in the park as time allows.

17h00 We exit and head back to Flamingo lodge.

Day 26

9h00 Depart from camp and drive towards Iringa. It is a new road and we can get down in a day.

11h00 Stop for a coffee break ( 20 mins )

13h00 Stop for lunch (45 mins )

17h30 Arrive at Old farmhouse

Day 27

7h30 Depart from camp and head to Malawi.

11h00 Stop for a coffee break ( 20 mins )

13h00 Stop for lunch (45 mins )

14h00 Arrive at Malawi border and start our proceedings.

18h00 Arrive at Chitimba campsite Malawi, The group should be tired and we will spend two nights here.

Day 28, 

Off day. Carlsberg beers on the Malawi beach. Swim in the lake, eat restaurant food, CHILL……

Day 29

8h00 Depart from our campsite. We follow the lake edge further south.

10h00 Stop for shopping Shoprite

11h00 Depart Mzuzu town

13h30 Stop for lunch.

15h00 Arrive at Chipata and head in to Zambia. We sleep at Mama Rula just outside Chipata,

Day 30

7h00 Depart from our campsite.

We head to Lusaka for the Night. Own speed and own time.

Day 31

Our final stretch in Zambia and we push down to Livingstone for the night. We should be in Livingstone at about 2pm.

We do our Covid tests and sleep for the night. The next day we head through the border and make our way to South Africa. 

We will work out who sleeps where as we go. Your Covid test is valid for 3 days if you want to get in to RSA with the test.

We meet here at Thebe River Safaris