Itinerary

13 Days 12 Nights

Day 1

On arrival, your driver guide will pick you from the airport and transfer you to Kampala for overnight at Imperial royale or Metropole Hotel or The Lodge. BB

 

Day 2: The marvellous Murchison Falls National Park

Your driver/guide will pick you from the hotel at 8.00am meet greet then start your drive to Murchison falls national park with a stopover in Masindi for lunch while en route. Murchison Falls National Park covers 3,840-sq km and has recorded 76 mammal species and 450 bird species. Arrive in the park then drive to the “Top of the Falls” for a breathtaking sight of the raging Nile as it forces its way through a rocky gap barely six meters wide. Dinner and overnight at Pakuba Safari Lodge.

 

Day 3: The Boat cruise on the river Nile

 

Start the day with an early morning game drive in search of those animals that are unique to the African Savannah like giraffes, antelopes, lions, elephants, and the Uganda kobs. The bird life is also impressive, with the eagle being one of the prized sightings and the rare shoebill. During your game drive request your guide to show you the Congo Blue Mountains, on a clear morning. After lunch, you will go for a launch cruise on the Nile River. The cruise takes you to the Bottom of the thundering falls where you will see huge crocodiles, schools of hippos, buffaloes, elephants and a variety of water birds like herons, cormorants, ducks, bee-eaters, kingfishers, skimmers, fish eagles and sometimes the rare shoebill. Pakuba safari lodge.

 

Day 4: Fort Portal at the foothills of the Mountains of the Moon

Transfer from Murchison Falls driving Southwest through the Albertine Escarpment of the Western Rift Valley. We ensure that you have packed lunch, drive through Hoima, the town of the Bunyoro kingdom, passing through verdant countryside, tea plantations and traditional homesteads. You arrive in the colourful and pretty town of Fort Portal, the capital of the Tooro kingdom, in the shadow of the fabled “Mountains of the Moon” (Rwenzori).Dinner and overnight at Mountains of the Moon Hotel or Ataco country resort.FB

 

Day 5: Batwa pygmies and Semliki National park

 

Drive to Bundibujo. The road is winding with breathtaking views. You will stop at Ntandi to visit the Pygmies and learn about their culture and way of living. Proceed to Semliki National Park where you will visit the Sempaya hot springs. Return to Fort Portal. Dinner and overnight at Mountains of the Moon Hotel or Ataco country resort.FB

 

Day6: Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park   

 

Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park after an early break, for primate viewing. The activity starts at 8.00 am in the morning. A half day search for chimpanzees and other primates including phoestes, Red-colobuses, Blues, Red-tailed and grey-cheeked mangabeys swinging through the dense forest and birds, butterflies and many small insects. The guide will provide detailed explanations on not only primates but also on all the forest’s fauna and flora. After lunch, transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, following the mystical Ruwenzori Mountain Range most of the journey. A game drive en route may be rewarded with a view of waterbucks, elephants, leopards, buffaloes, spotted hyenas and a variety of antelope species. Dinner and overnight Mweya Safari Lodge or Ihamba or Mweya Hostel.

 

Day 7: Boat cruise along Kazinga Channel and Lake Edward

 

Embark on an early morning game drive along Kasenyi and Queens’s mile tracks in the park and expect to see lions, elephants, cape buffalo, warthogs, leopard, spotted hyena, mongoose, waterbucks, Uganda kobs, topi and a lot of small animals and birds. Return to the lodge for breakfast. After lunch board the boat cruise for the best navigation of the Kazinga Channel, a good experience for birders, as you will see many water birds, cormorants, pelicans, eagles, as well as crocodiles, hippos, elephants. Dinner and overnight Mweya Safari Lodge or Ihamba or Mweya Hostel.

Day 8: Bwindi impenetrable national park

Early breakfast before going on another game drive in search of tree climbing lions then proceed to Bwindi where you will arrive in time for a late lunch. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the home of the rare mountain gorillas. Apart from gorillas, there are a wide variety of primates to see including the blue and red-tailed monkeys. The forest itself is lush and green and there are streams running through it. Dinner and overnight stay Mahogany springs or Silverback Lodge or Buhoma Community. FB

Day 9: Encounter with the mountain Gorillas

Morning briefing from the rangers at 8.00 am before you enter the gorilla sanctuary. The thrill of your encounter will erase the difficulties of the potentially strenuous trek. Bring jungle boots and rain jackets because the park is often wet. Spend time in awe watching the gorillas go about their activities. Each encounter is different and has its own rewards, but you are likely to enjoy the close view of adults feeding, grooming and resting as the youngsters’ frolic and swing from vines in a delightfully playful display. A recently proclaimed World Heritage site, it’s one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth and its unique, precious flora sustains roughly half of the world population of mountain gorillas – believed to number just 600. There’s also a substantial chimpanzee population and research shows that Bwindi is the only forest in Africa in which these two apes live together. Return for dinner and overnight at Mahogany springs or Silverback Lodge or Buhoma Community. FB

Day 10: The wonderful Lake Bunyonyi

Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale. Lunch break then take on afternoon boat ride to some of the islands on the lake. Dinner and overnight stay at Heritage lodge or Acadia cottages  (B) FB

Day 11: Lake Mburo national park

Drive to Lake Mburo National park. Arrive in time for a boat ride on the Lake. The presence of Lake Mburo within the park is a blessing worth mentioning. The lake is rich with a diversity of animal and plant species which will be viewed clearly as you are on the boat trip. Expect to see hippopotami and birds like African Finfoot, Pelicans, Black Crake, Heron, cormorant, fish eagle; you may also sight the rare Shoebill Stork. You can opt to take on a short nature walk after the boat ride. All these will furnish your visit with pride. Dinner and overnight, stay at Mburo safari lodge or Mpongo or Agip motel FB

Day 12: Game drive

After an early breakfast, take on a morning game drive. Lake Mburo National Park is a very special place; every part of it is alive with variety, interest and colour. It contains an extensive wetland. You are likely to see elands, impalas, waterbucks, warthogs, topis and zebras. Thereafter transfer to Entebbe for dinner and overnight stay at Imperial royale or Metropole Hotel or The Lodge. BB

 

Day 13: Departure

Reserved for your departure

 

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