Murchison falls, Murchison Falls National Park, Fort Portal, Semlik National Park, Kibale National Park, Bigodi swamp walk, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Forest National Park, Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mburo, Lake Mburo National Park, Kampala
This tour will take you through Murchison Falls National Park, Semliki Nationel Park, Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi impenetrable forest National park, Lake Bunyonyi & Lake Mburo National. It will bring you close to Uganda exclusive primates and apes most of the outstanding being Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees with amazing communities.
Day 1: Arrival
You will be welcomed by a representative of Wamba Gorilla Tours whom you will find at the Airport holding a post with your name on it. He will then transfer you to Carpe Diem for relaxation. Your driver guide will be on stand by just in case you need to visit a café, shopping mall or any place for dinner or drinks depending on your time of arrival.
Our driver guide picks you up and proceed northwest through Bombo road to Murchison Falls National Park. With a stopover for Rhino tracking at Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary and lunch at Kabalega Dinner depending on time. Upon arrival inside the park, you will be amazed by the beautiful landscape while occasionally sighting warthogs and other wildlife with a drive to the top of the falls whose views are breathe taking. About 300 - 400 cubic meters per second of Nile water force through a tiny gorge of about 7 meters to plunge into a violent tempest in a whirlpool about 42 meters below. It is such a beautiful sight with incredible picture moments here. After the falls you’ll be transferred to Park side Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Overnight stay: Fort Murchison Lodge
Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park
After your early morning breakfast, our driver guide picks you up for the early game drive. Explore the major game trails especially around the area of Paraa for good game spotting including lots of Elephants, Lions, Giraffes, Antelopes, Jackals, Hyenas, Uganda kobs, Waterbucks, Jackson's Hartebeests and hopefully the elusive Leopards among others.
Later on, you return back to the lodge for your lunch and some relaxation for an indefinitely short time. Later we set out for the afternoon Boat Ride on the Victoria Nile which is the high spot of any Murchison Falls Safari for you get to spot lots of animals at a close encounter. You will have to spot lots of hippos, Nile crocodiles, Elephants, Buffaloes, and many other animals that come to drink water, refresh and cool themselves off the scorching sun and some animals to eat the fresh grass along the river banks.
After breakfast we checkout and head to Fort Portal. The drive is 6hrs but will provide you with some stunning views as you pass small African villages and banana plantations. The town of Fort Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon and is famous for the many tea plantations and the cool weather. You shall have time in the evening to walk through this beautiful town with the guide. Dinner and overnight at the mountains of the moon Hotel.
After breakfast we shall checkout and drive to Semliki National Park. The scenic, winding road will lead us through green mountains and offers you a magnificent view at the River Semliki and Congo. After arriving in the protected area, a ranger will accompany us on a beautiful walk through the forest. Enjoy the peacefulness of the forest, look out for the rich birdlife at the swamp and the hot springs, we will embark on a drive to the lodge for lunch as we wait for an evening game drive. Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Semliki Safari Lodge.
Day 6: Transfer to Kibale National Park
On this day you shall have an early morning game drive ending with heavy breakfast before checking out for Kibale National Park as we prepare to meet our cousins on the following day. We shall stop to see Amabeere Caves and the three surrounding Explosion Crater Lakes along the way which will make our visit to the area a most interesting half day adventure.
Dinner and Overnight at Primate Lodge. (Cottage)
Day 7: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park and Bigodi swamp walk
Today the forest opens its doors for a sensational chimp trekking. Kibale Forest is reputable of having the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. Enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild chimpanzee, red-tailed monkey, black and white colobus monkey and many others. After a hearty lunch we transfer to the Bigodi Swamp for another totally different nature walk. The Bigodi swamp walk is an initiative of the local community and takes approximately two hours. The swamp is known for its rich diversity of Birds and primates.
Day 8: Transfer from Kibale to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast, check out and depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park. The drive takes us via the slopes of the Rwenzori’s and slopes down south wards to Mweya Safari Lodge. We take an afternoon launch boat cruise on Kazinga Channel, a place believed to host the largest concentration of Hippopotamus in Africa. Also seen are buffalo, African Elephants, kob, the occasional Nile crocodile and a spectacular bird viewing opportunity. Dinner and overnight at Parkview Safari Lodge. (Cottage)
Day 9: Queen Elizabeth National Park (Early Morning Game Drive)
Start a day with an early game drive that exposes us to diverse animals, Big 5 members Elephants more chances for big cats – lions and leopards later, returning back to the lodge for lunch and some relaxation. An evening walk in Kyambura Community is optional. Dinner Overnight at Parkview Safari Lodge. (Cottage)
Day 10: Tree Climbing Lions of Ishasha
After breakfast, We will depart to the southern sector of the park, called Ishasha and known for the tree-climbing lions. While we continue to our accommodation within the park it is likely that you may have time to spot for some wildlife like Tree climbing Lions, Black and white colobus monkeys, kobs and topies, waterbucks and warthogs or just drive to your lodge and embark on the game drive in the evening.
Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Ishasha Wilderness Camp. (Cottage)
After breakfast you shall start your morning game drive in Ishasha sector to increase on your chance for tree climbing lions. Ishasha is known for tree climbing lions and the chance of seeing them climbing fig trees depends on your luck of the day. You may also drive to River Ishasha to see the Border of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo then embark on journey to Bwindi.
Dinner and Overnight stay Buhoma Lodge
Day 12: Gorilla Trekking – Lake Bunyonyi
The highlight of your safari: a meeting with the gentle giants of Bwindi! Especially hikers will love the gorilla trekking in the beautiful ecosystem of the park. It is difficult to foresee how many hours you will hike, it may take two to eight hours. Expect to walk a long distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas. But it will definitely be worthwhile as you observe them closely while they eat, play, pass by your side and rest. A unique and unforgettable experience! For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour. The ranger guide always briefs you on how to behave with these giant apes. Remember to carry your socks, gloves and long pants.
Have breakfast and set off to Lake Mburo NP. Drive past the intensely terraced Kigezi hill slopes into Mbarara town and finally Lake Mburo NP. Arrive in the park in the early afternoon and take some rest before proceeding out for the late afternoon (evening) game viewing. On the game drive, expect to see the gigantic eland antelopes, zebras in big numbers, topis, impalas, warthogs, Uganda kob and Cape buffalos among others. Later, relax at the accommodation where you will spend the night.
Optional: In case you’re interested, you may go out for the breathtaking Mburo night game drive. During the night game drive, expect to sight nocturnal creatures including huge snakes, python, hyena, owls and the elusive leopard (on a lucky day) among others. However, the cost for the night game drive is excluded and payable on the ground (as may be specified).
Dinner and Overnight at Rwakobo Rock
Day 14: Lake Mburo National Park to Kampala
Enjoy your early breakfast and proceed for the Mburo morning park/nature walk in the presence of an armed Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger/guide. On this early morning guided walk, you often encounter hyenas that are returning to their dens after a night of being on the prowl. Also, you will have the opportunity to encounter (at close range): Zebras, Giraffes and Eland, Topi and other antelopes, Cape buffaloes among others.
Take the Trail to the top of the hills and see Lake Mburo and beyond. From this vantage point, you will have a great view of 9 of the twelve lakes surrounding Lake Mburo NP. Thereafter, return to the accommodation for checkout and then hit the road to Kampala.
Dinner and Overnight at Cassia Lodge
Day 15: City Tour and transfer to the Airport
After breakfast our driver/guide picks you up for Kampala City Tour to explore some of the major historical sites of this beautiful country, you shall have some time to do some shopping and later in the day transferred to the Airport as you say bye bye to the Pearl of Africa Uganda.
Transport 4x4 popup roof with a driver guide
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Park entry fees
Boat Cruise at Murchison Falls
Boat cruise at Kazinga Chanel
Guide fees Park fees
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