DAY TO DAY ACTIVITIES
DAY 1: Murchison Falls Safari Tour
Very early in the morning your Uganda safari guide will pick you from the hotel and transfer you to Murchison Falls National Park. On your way, you will pay a visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary – where black and white rhinos are kept in a semi-natural environment. The next stop-over shall be in Masindi for your lunch and arrive in the evening at the top of the falls-where the world`s longest river -Nile River, is forced to flow through a 7 meters wide narrow rocky gauge before ferociously plunging down 43 meters. From here you will transfer to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
You shall dine and spend the overnight at Paraa safari lodge for luxury (Full Board)
DAY 2: Game drive and a boat cruise to the bottom of the falls
To further accelerate this safari you will have an early morning game drive towards the northern river bank in search for Cape buffalo, elephants, bohor reed bucks, lions, rothchild’s hyenas, giraffes, hartebeasts, waterbucks, oribi, bushbucks, and if lucky, leopards. Return to the lodge for mid-morning breakfast; relax at the lodge till you take your lunch. After lunch, go for a boat cruise to the bottom of Murchison Falls. This boat trip along the Nile is the highlight of a tour to Murchison Falls national park and so fascinating. It allows you to have a close and personal interaction with the animals. With over about 4,000 hippos reported to be along this stretch of the river and numerous Nile crocodiles and a birdlife stunning with brightly colored kingfishers and bee-eaters dwelling along the riverbanks you are assured of a great adventure. On your lucky day, you may see the rare shoebill-a cross between the dodo and a dinosaur. The boat cruises you to the base of the falls to further your impression of the falls and the Nile at large. You shall dine and spend the overnight at Paraa safari lodge for luxury (Full Board)
DAY 3: Murchison Falls – Fort Portal
Early in the morning after breakfast but with packed lunch go to Kibale Forest National Park traversing traditional homesteads surrounded by crop plantations and arrive in Fort Portal in the evening. Your dinner and overnight shall be at Ndali lodge (Full Board)
DAY 4: Chimpanzee Tracking Safari in Kibale Forest and Bigodi community walk
Early morning after breakfast drive to Kanyanchu, Kibale Park Headquarters, before 8.00 am for chimpanzee trekking. Kibale forest harbours other primates including the Red-tailed and grey-cheeked Mangabeys, phoestes, Blue and Red-Colobuses in addition to chimps, never the less the many beautiful birds species, butterflies plus many small insects as well. A visit to Bigodi swamp eco-tourism site given its astounding flora and fauna will be a time worth adventure too. Your dinner and overnight shall be at Ndali lodge (Full Board)
DAY 5: Transfer to Fort Portal for a scenic tour of the crater lakes region and then proceed to Queen Elizabeth national Park.
After breakfast you will transfer to Fort portal for a Scenic tour of the cater lakes region. Depending on your Fitness level you will go for a hike to the top of the hills to get better views of the lakes. Later on go for Lunch. After having lunch you will proceed to Queen Elizabeth National park for dinner and overnight .Mweya Safari lodge for Luxury (Full Board)
DAY 6: Early morning Game drive and boat trip on the Kazinga channel
Have an early morning game drive so as to spot the early risers such as the elusive leopards and spotted hyenas. After the game drive return to the lodge take your breakfast and relax a little. Resume the game drive following the Kasenyi track for abundant wildlife such as hippo, the buffalo, hyenas, Lions and antelopes etc. You will return to the lodge for lunch and a chance to relax at the magnificent swimming pool before taking an afternoon boat trip along the Kazinga channel to have a close look at hippos, buffalo and crocodiles. The banks of the channel are also home to many bird species that include the saddle billed stork, the pink-backed pelicans, the pied and malachite kingfishers among others. Mweya safari lodge for Luxury (Full Board)
DAY 7: Bwindi National Park
After an early morning breakfast, embark on your transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park via Ishasha Game Reserve. Watch out for the famous tree-climbing lions in the trees. Bwindi Gorilla Forest is an extension of the forests of the Virunga Volcanoes that offers a fascinating view being home to both the flora and fauna. Your dinner and overnight shall be at Trackers Safari lodge (Full Board)
DAY 8: Gorilla Tracking
After a heavy early breakfast but with packed lunch, you will transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing before embarking on your gorilla trek at 8:30 am. Park guides will after take you through the thick buttress root tree forest plus undergrowth- tracking the gorillas. This 2-9 hour Gorilla trek requires a reasonable degree of fitness a pair of jungle shoes. Once tract, interaction with the gorillas as you listen to them grumble as well as taking photographs with them takes only 1hour. It’s important to note that there are only about 680 of these beautiful apes left in the world most of them fortunately found in Bwindi after Gorilla tracking you will transfer to your lodge for relaxation. Your dinner and overnight shall be at Trackers Safari lodge (Full Board)
DAY 9: Return to Kampala
After breakfast you will embark on your journey to Kampala. En route you will stop at Igongo cultural Center for Lunch, Equator brief stop for a souvenir photo session. You will later on continue with your journey to Kampala arriving in the evening.
Dinner and Night stay Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort
DAY 10: Leisure and shopping
Morning after breakfast at 8:00am checkout of the hotel later depart for shopping, lunch at The Kitchen restaurant thereafter transfer to the airport.
The tour quotation Includes:
- Gorilla permit
- Chimpanzee trekking permit
- Ground transport in a comfortable 4WD safari van equipped for game viewing, photography and touring
- Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
- Full time English speaking professional driver/guide
- All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary
- Bottled water while on safari
The tour quotation excludes:
- Flight tickets
- Laundry services
- International flights
- Items of a personal nature
For any trips where clients are travelling from 1st July 2020 onward add extra cost of $100 per person for the gorilla permits.