12-day Eco Tourism Experience

12-day Eco Tourism Experience

The 12-day Eco Tourism Experience is an immersive journey in Uganda that promotes conservation and sustainability practices.

Highlights of the 12-day Eco Tourism Experience

  • Clarke Coffee Farm Estate
  • Rubalika Farm Estate 
  • Community Walk, Vanilla, and Banana Farming Experience at Rubalika Farm
  • Nature Walk and Tree Planting Project at Rubalika Farm
  • Kyambura Gorge Walk
  • Omumashaka Bee Keepers Cooperative
  • Omwani Women’s Coffee Cooperative.
  • Fishing Village of Ruragara in Lake Mburo 
  •  Garden and Aquaponics Project 
  •  Behind the Scenes at Uganda Wildlife Education Center
  • Hand-picked Eco Lodge

Tour Itinerary 12-day Eco Tourism Experience

Day 1: Arrival 

Arrival at the airport where you will be picked up and transferred to your place of overnight stay at the start of your 12-day Eco Tourism Experience in Uganda.  Accommodation at Entebbe Forest Lodge 

Day 2: To Clarke Farm and Coffee Estate

Today set off for Clarke’s farm and Coffee Estate situated on 1500 acres of land. The  Clarke farm has seven hundred acres of coffee, mainly Robusta, with a few hectares of Arabica. 

It was set up to teach both smallholder and large-scale farmers expert agronomy practices. It also acts as a tool for educating non-farmers or school children on how Ugandan food and Robusta coffee are produced. You will arrive in the evening for relaxation at the lodge. 

Accommodation and Meals at the Coffee Lodge. 

Day 3: Coffee Farm Tour

After breakfast, you will have a coffee tour. Get immersed on the farm tour led by experienced farm staff. You will be driven through the coffee forest and taken to the nursery and coffee factory to learn more about coffee processing. 

Learn how coffee is grown and prepared for the market. Activities on this tour include picking your coffee cherries or potting coffee trees. The session ends with a unique coffee-tasting and cupping experience in the coffee lab! Discover the flavors of coffee in a whole new way!  Relaxation in the evening. 

Accommodation and Meals at the Coffee Lodge.

Day 4: Clarke Farm Activities

Have a relaxed breakfast and thereafter spend the day participating in nature activities at the farm. You may embark on scenic walking with amazing hilltop views as you head out for nature river walks, jogging, or embark on the mountain biking trails of various difficulty levels, bouldering/ rock climbing. 

Accommodation and Meals at the Coffee Lodge.

Day 5: To Rubalika Farm  

After breakfast, you will head out to Rubalika Farm arriving in time for lunch and relaxation. In the evening, you will have a tour of Animal Farm and try your head at milking the cows, look out for the goats, rabbits, turkeys, and chicken. 

Accommodation and Meals at Rubalika Safari Lodge. 

Day 6: Community Walk, Vanilla, Banana Farming Experience 

Have a Rubalika jungle breakfast and thereafter head out for a 2 hrs community walk to experience and learn more about their village, home, and way of life.  

After lunch, you will head out for the Vanilla chain value experience to learn about the processing of Vanilla and thereafter you will experience the processing of brewing Bananas into Uganda waragi -local gin or make banana juice.  

Accommodation and Meals at Rubalika Safari Lodge. 

Day 7: Nature walk and  Tree Planting Project at the Farm

Today you will take a nature walk along Rubalika Rapids which runs along the border of the lodge’s property. The riverbanks provide a sanctuary for a variety of fauna and flora such as the agama lizards, the monitor lizards, and many different bird species. 

You may head back to for relaxation and lunch at the farm. Thereafter head out for the indigenous tree planting experience. This is an opportunity to reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to sustainable, responsible tourism. In the evening, you will have a campfire experience at the lodge. 

Accommodation and Meals at Rubalika Safari Lodge. 

Day 8: To Queen Elizabeth National Park and Gorge Walk. 

Today you set off to Queen Elizabeth Park arriving in time for lunch. Thereafter you will head out for a Kyambura Gorge Walk. 

The 3-hour guided walk has amazing scenic views over the Gorge, the Park, and Kyambura reserve, and the chance to experience the local homesteads. 

Accommodation and Meals at Kyambura Gorge Lodge 

Day 9: Omumashaka Bee Keepers Co-Operative and Omwani Women’s Coffee Cooperative. 

Today you will have a community and conservation experience in Kyambura.  You will visit the Omumashaka Bee Keepers who have been producing honey in Kyambura since 2006 to improve their community livelihoods. The sales of honey and fees paid by visitors help make the project sustainable and increase the livelihoods of local people. 

Head back for lunch and thereafter visit the Omwani Women’s Coffee Cooperative set up to provide vocational training to women and an alternative, but sustainable, source of income.  The community tends to over 1,500 Arabica and Robusta coffee plants on 100 acres of land and processes the coffee by hand at a communal processing plant.  Head back to camp for relaxation. 

 Accommodation and meals at Kyambura Gorge Lodge 

Day 10: To Lake Mburo National Park – Fishing Village of Ruragara. 

Today set off to Lake Mburo National Park arriving in the early afternoon. You will head out to the fishing village of Ruragara situated on the peninsula village of Nyanga where you get a clear insight into rural life and an understanding of just how close humans and wildlife co-exist.  

After lunch, spend some time to learn more about the Garden and Aquaponics Project at the Lodge. The lodge has its own Organic vegetable and Herb garden and an aquaponic system with a solar pump circulating the water from the gravel beds and growing beds to the fish tanks. 

 Accommodation and meals at Mihingo  Lodge 

Day 11:  Lake Mburo – Entebbe 

Today you will head back to Entebbe arriving in the afternoon for relaxation and lunch. You may visit the Uganda Wildlife Education Center to participate in Behind the Scenes. 

The two-hour educative adventure offers a special close-up session and interesting information about the resident animals and bird species. You will have a close-up and personal encounter with the lions, elephants plus many more wonders you have perhaps never imagined meeting.

Accommodation and Meals at Entebbe Forest Lodge 

Day 12: Departure 

Depending on your flight details, you will transfer to the airport for your own ward flight back home at the end of your East Africa Experience. 

Included in the 12-day Eco Tourism Experience

Ground transportation in a safari customized 4WD Toyota Land cruiser with gasoline/fuel, Mineral water in the vehicle, services of an English-speaking Driver/guide, Activities mentioned, Accommodation and  Meals, Eco-Tourism Activities, all Entrance Fees, Statutory Taxes where applicable. 

Excluded in the 12-day Eco Tourism Experience

International Airfares; Excess baggage charges; Ugandan Entry Visa Fees USD 50 per person;  Room service, Beverages, Laundry, Tips and Gratuities for your Driver/guide and hotel staff, International Airport Departure Taxes, Optional activities, Any other services not mentioned in the itinerary.

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