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10 Days Ankole Kingdom Tour

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10 Days visit will take you to explore more the cultural f ankole , visit the historical sites in ankole, homesteads in ankole like the royal palace, , royal tombs, crater lakes in rubirizi district, kabagarame pork market, eclipse monument, ankole museum, lake mburo national park, queen Elizabeth national, kitagata healing hot springs and kyangyenyi hills in sheema district

DETAILED ITINERARY

On this day you will be welcomed by our safari guide who will pick you after arrival at the Entebbe airport or any of the one-stop borders of Uganda in Busia, Mutukula, Malamba, Katuna , you will be dropped to agreed place of accommodation for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

DAY 1: PICK UP FROM PLACE OF ACCOMMODATION AND TRANSFER TO ANKOLE KINGDOM EN-ROUTE PASS TO LAKEMBURO NATIONAL FOR EVENING BOAT CRUISE (4 -5 HOURS)

You will wake up with relaxed breakfast at the lodge and meet your drive to hit the road to ankole kingdom with en-route stop at the equator for professional photo moments and explore the souvenir markets around you will later proceed with the journey to ankole kingdom checking in the booked place for lunch and then after in the evening drive to have boat cruise on lake Mburo in lake Mburo national park

The boat cruise will for the unforgettable life time moments viewing wildlife on water like plenty of schools of hippos, elephants and buffaloes cooling off their bodies in lake banks alongside abundant bird viewing and enjoying the evening sunset on the lake

You will later be taken to the selected place of accommodation for dinner and overnight

DAY2: HIKE BIHARWE HILL TO ECLIPSE MONUMENT IN THE MORNING & AFTERNOON AND EVENING AT IGONGO CULTURAL MUSEUM FOR ANKOLE

Wake up early in the morning with warm cup of coffee/ tea and start your hike to the eclipse solar monument giving you the interesting view of mbarara city town, Biharwe town and overlooking Igongo country hotel down the valley. You will return to the hotel for full breakfast and spend the rest of the learning and touring about ankole kingdom cultures and customs while touring ankole cultural museum at Igongo cultural and resort hotel until dinner and overnight

DAY 3: VISIT ANKOLE TOMBS AND ANKOLE KINGDOM PALACE

Wake up with relaxed breakfast and check out of the lodge to transfer to mbarara town to visit the ankole royal tombs on Nkokonjure royal hill with in mbarara town and this are the resting places of the ankole kingdom (Obugabe), you will tour around and have to see each grave and later you will go for lunch and relaxation

And then in the evening like at 3:00pm you will drive to ankole kingdom palace in Kamukuzi with mbarara town, you will be taken around the kingdom palace only that the palace is bad state after the government failed to give back its powers

You will return to the lodge for dinner and overnight

DAY 4: TRANSFER TO RUBIRIZI FOR AFTERNOON CRATER DRIVE AND EVENING GAME DRIVE AT THE LODGE (2 HOURS DRIVE)

Today , you will have relaxed breakfast  and check out of the lodge driven the district of many crater lakes that both permanent and seasonal, each lake crater lake has the cultural  beliefs behind it from the local people  in ankole kingdom, you will meet the residents guides of tulambule Rubirzi who will take you to each lake for the interesting  views and photo moments on the banks of the craters

You will check in to the booked lodge around Queen Elizabeth national park for dinner and overnight

DAY 5: MORNING GAME DRIVE AND AFTERNOON BOAT CRUISE ON KAZINGA CHANNEL QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

Warm early in the morning at 6:30am with warm cup of coffee/tea and drive for morning game drive to kasenyi plain mating grounds for Uganda cobs, the game drive will take you to spot animals in their natural habitants with high chances of spotting elephants, buffaloes, hyenas, lions, leopards, and many antelope species and many more alongside beautiful bird species. You will return to the lodge for full breakfast and relax until lunch

In the evening like 3:00pm, you will take your relaxing boat cruise a long Kazinga channel; this is the huge opportunity to spot more animals as they come to cool off down the stream. Queen Elizabeth national park is leading destination with 600 species of birds including pelicans, kingfisher, hammer kops, cormorants, goliath heron and many more, have good time on water spotting these birds

Later return to the lodge for diner and overnight

DAY 6: MORNING VISIT TO KITAGATA HOT SPRING AND AFTERNOON VISIT TO KABAGAREMA PORK MARKET

Wake up with relaxed breakfast at the lodge and check out to drive to visit the hot spring in kitagata town just two hour drive from rubirizi and see why  100 gather hear every day to swim in hot water and story  behind it in the ankole kingdom and then after proceed to kabagarema pork market for every Saturday and gather 1000 peoples from all over the country

Dinner and overnight at peak hotel in bushenyi

DAY 7: TRANSFER TO VISIT KYANGYENYI HILLS AND RETURN TO MBARARA

You will have relaxed breakfast and check out of the lodge to transfer to visit the hills where UN married pregnant Banyankole girls could be thrown to their death. This practice was discontinued and currently the hill is the historical site in ankole kingdom

Then you will later proceeds to mbarara after your lunch in Sheema district , you will check in to the booked lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

DAY 8: FULL DAY MBARARA

Wake up in the morning with served breakfast at the lodge and meet your driver guide to start mbarara city tour and start your tour with welcoming sculpture of the cow monument and then proceed to historical schools in the kingdom mbarara high school and ntare school that have stayed over 100 years in the region

Dinner and overnight stay at previous hotel

DAY 9: VISIT ITAABA KYABANYORO (OMUTIMA GWAANKOLE) AND SANGA CULTURE VILLAGE FOR LONG HORNED CATTLE

Wake up early in the morning with served breakfast and drive to rwampara to visit itaaba kyabanyoro cultural site that is so important to the ankole royal drum and later come back to mbarara town for lunch at agip motel and hit the road to sanga cultural village for ankole long horned cattle where you will learn a lot in  the community on how to milk and why ankole like the long horned cattle’s with their beloved cow bihongo

DAY10: TRANSFER TO KAMPALA WITH DIFFERENT EN-ROUTE STOPS

Wake up early in the morning with served breakfast and hit the roads back to Kampala, reaching by lunch time visit ndere cultural centre to explore about banyankore and ankole king and beyond ankole with other cultures

DEPARTURE DAY

On your last day with us, you will have relaxed breakfast and check out of the lodge depending on your departure/flight time. You will be picked up and transferred to Entebbe airport or declared border post for departure.