Day One. Welcome to Uganda!
Meet and greet at 0630hrs from your residence in Kampala. Begin the scenic drive to Murchison Falls with a visit to the Rhino sanctuary. On arrival in the park, drop Luggage at the lodge and proceed for an afternoon/evening game-drive. Return to your accommodation for overnight.
Check in. Five Star Safari Lodge
You’ll be swiftly checked into your 5 star accommodation of your choice where you can enjoy a complementary glass you juice on arrival then freshen up in preparation for your evening game drive. In the evening, proceed for a game-drive, before retiring at your preferred accommodation facility.
Main Destination: Kampala
Accommodation: Luxury Hotel
Day Two. In Murchison Falls National Park
On the early morning game drive, you may see Elephant, Lion, Buffalo, Giraffe, Hartebeests and many more. In the afternoon, proceed for a boat trip on the placid Victoria Nile, upstream, to the base of the fall. En route you will see hippos, crocodiles, water buck and a wide variety of birds like the unusual shoebill stork. The boat stops just tens of meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron”. Take pictures of the photogenic and majestic Murchison Falls. Disembark from the boat and take a hike to the Top of the fall where you can see the Nile’s beauty perfected!! Marvel at the Nile, compressing from 50 meters to squeeze through a 6-metre canyon dropping 40 meters with a thunderous roar creating a beautiful rainbow, a plume of spray and the best thing that happened to the Nile…”the Murchison Falls”.
Sights and Activities:
- Morning Game Drive
- Afternoon Boat ride
- Hike up to Murchison Falls
Day Three. To Kibale Forest NP
After breakfast, say goodbye to Murchison and take a long ride over hills, down valleys, through villages and trading centers on Masindi-Hoima-Fortportal road with lunch en-route to Kibale Forest.
Day Four. Chimp walk and then to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After early morning breakfast, transfer to Kanyanchu Tourist center for briefing prior to the chimpanzee tracking activity. In addition to a large community of chimpanzees, there are 13 other primate species, including red and black-and-white colobus monkeys, l’Hoest’s, red-tailed, vervet and blue monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabeys, olive baboons, as well as four species of nocturnal primates. The birdlife is prolific, with approximately 400 species recorded for the area. Highlights include the crested guinea fowl, great blue turaco, grey parrot, green-breasted & African pitas, African crowned eagles and black bee-eaters. Lunch with the community and thereafter, proceed on a 3hr picturesque rid to Queen Elizabeth National Park via Kasese Area, famous for the great Rwenzori Mountains and the crater lakes. You will be privileged to visit the great art establishment by Rwenzori Founders where African Totems are expressed in Bronze Sculpture Pieces. Have an introductory game drive upon arrival in Queen Elizabeth NP.
Day Five. In Queen Elizabeth NP
Wake-up and follow your adventure instincts on a sunrise game-drive. Queen Elizabeth National Park’s diverse Eco-system of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. Game drives in this park, with the massive Rwenzoris as a backdrop provides excellent opportunities to see lion, leopard, giant forest hog, Cape buffalo, elephants, de fassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, Topi and bush buck. Resting for lunch, you then take an afternoon boat-ride on the approximately 33kms long channel “Kazinga Channel” that links Lake George to Lake Edward. The channel is a haven for probably the highest concentration of hippos in Africa and numerous Nile crocodiles as well as a rich bird-life that flourishes on the banks. Retire and relax at your accommodation.
Day Six. To Bwindi
Depart the main section of QE early and Watch the sunrise on a game-drive to the Ishasha section. The southern circuit of Ishasha is famous for the tree-climbing lions thus you will have the occasion to catch glimpse of the great predators up in tree-branches. This is a highlight of Ishasha and a clear manifestation of a unique character developed by the heavy predators to adapt to the vegetation and weather conditions of the area. Exit the park and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest N.P. – THE Home of the Mountain Gorillas!
Day Seven. In Bwindi
After an early breakfast and a briefing by a ranger guide, enter the gorilla sanctuary for your adventure. The beauty of this rain forest is spectacular. The area offers dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but criss-crossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The time taken and the terrain vary with the movements of these great primates. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle and endangered giants is an awesome, exciting experience to be long savored. Many find it to be a rare and moving opportunity.
Day Eight. To Lake Mburo NP
Enjoy sunrise at Bwindi. After breakfast, check-out and transfer to L. Mburo via Mbarara with lunch en-route. Continue and access the park through Sanga park gate. In the afternoon, proceed to a scenic boat-ride on L. Mburo where African Fish Eagles, the rare African Fin foot, Nile Crocodiles and Hippos are common sight. The boat takes approximately 90 minutes after which, you will return to Land and embark on a sundown game-drive. L. Mburo National Park is famous for Elands (Africa’s Largest Antelopes), Burchell’s Zebras and Impalas (the only park with Impalas in Uganda). Other antelope species include Topi, bushbuck, sitatunga, common duiker, klipspringer, oribi, Defassa waterbuck and Bohor reedbuck. Retire from the day at your respective accommodation.
Sights and Activities:
- Game Drive
- Bpoat ride
Day Nine. Return to Kampala
Wake-up to the rhythm of nature and follow your allocated Ranger-guide & take a morning safari walk to explore game on foot in Rwonyo section of L. Mburo N.P. The name “Rwonyo” refers to “salt”; the walk creates an avenue for you to see animals as they lick the dewy rocks. Return to the lodge, check-out and take an en-route game-drive and exit the park for your return journey to Kampala. En-route stopover at the Equator on your way! Drop of at your residence in Kampala.