A Great 10 day adventure in Uganda filled with cultural experieces, wildlife close range encounter in their natural habitat and boat rides.
Places to be visited
Murchison Falls National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National park
Arrival and hotel transfer.
Arrival at the air port, you will meet and greet with our representative in Uganda who will brief you on your safari and then transfer to your accommodation. Dinner and overnight at Serena Lake Victoria – (BB).
Day 2: Kampala – Murchison falls national park.
After an early morning breakfast, depart Kampala for Murchison Falls National Park. That allows you a visit to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary (track the Rhinos here) proceeding later for lunch in Masindi town. On arrival at the park, you will encounter a variety of monkeys, baboons, among others as you proceed for a visit to the top of the falls. This will see you return to transfer to your lodge for a relaxed evening, dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge -FB.
Day 3: Murchison falls – Game drive and Boat cruise.
After an early morning warm up tea/coffee, you will transfer for a game drive to the northern bank in search of animals like: lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, hartebeests, oribis, Uganda kobs, buffaloes among other animal and bird species that your guide will help you spot. This will see you return for lunch at Paraa safari lodge. After lunch, transfer for a three hours boat ride on the Nile River to the bottom of falls where you will have the opportunity to view Animals like; hippos, crocodiles, waterbucks, buffaloes and elephants on the river banks. Return to your lodge for a relaxed evening, dinner and overnight at Paraa safari Lodge -FB.
Day 4: Murchison falls – Kibale forest national park.
After breakfast depart Murchison Falls with your parked lunch and drive Southwest via the Albertine Escarpment of the Western Rift Valley through Hoima, the town of the Bunyoro Kitara kingdom passing through verdant countryside tea plantations and traditional homesteads. You will arrive in Fort Portal town the capital of the Tooro kingdom late in the afternoon proceeding to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at Kyaninga Lodge -FB.
Day 5: Kibale forest national park – Queen Elizabeth national park.
After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred just a few meters to the chimpanzee tracking information office for a pre-briefing by your ranger guides who will then lead you into the rain forest tracking these primates (Chimpanzees). These primates are very mobile and viewing them is unpredictable but a forest walk is an enriching activity that starts at 8.00 am taking about 4 hours. This forest is home to a large number of chimpanzees and other primates including L’hoestes, Red-colobuses, Blues, Red-tailed, grey cheeked mangabeys, birds, and butterflies. The guide will provide detailed explanations on not only primates but also on all the forest’s fauna and flora. This will see you return to have your lunch at Primate lodge, after lunch, transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain Range most of the journey. Dinner and overnight at Mweya safari lodge (FB).
Day 6 : Queen Elizabeth national park- Game drive and boat cruise.
After an early morning warm up tea or coffee, you will head for a game drive along Kasenyi tracks and Queens mile in search of animals like: lions, elephants, cape buffalos, warthogs, spotted hyenas, mangoose, waterbucks, kobs and, if you’re lucky, the leopard, and a great number of bird species, return for a full breakfast, relax into the lunch break and after lunch you will be transferred to enjoy a unique two hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. This lunch cruise gives you a great opportunity for photography, bird watching and game viewing at close range. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species. Dinner and overnight Mweya safari lodge -FB.
Day 7: Queen Elizabeth national park – Bwindi impenetrable national park.
On this day, after your breakfast, transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park with your parked lunch via the Ishasha sector of the tree climbing lions. We will take an en-route game drive here in search of the tree climbing lions before proceeding to Bwindi through the Kigezi highlands in the beauties of the ‘‘Switzerland of Africa’’, arriving at your lodge for a relaxed evening, dinner and overnight at Silverback lodge. (FB)
Day 8: Bwindi impenetrable national park - Gorilla trekking.
Today is your day for tracking the Gorilla’s. After an early but very powerful breakfast your driver/guide will bring you to the starting point of your gorilla track. (Packed lunch will be provided). Before you start the real tracking you will gather at the Uganda Wildlife Authority meeting area. Here you will find other people as well who will track with you in the same group. A clear briefing will be given to you on what you can expect during the day as well as safety rules and behavior when you are meeting the gentle giants. After the introduction it is time for you to start searching for the Gorilla’s. Depending on where the Gorilla’s are located we can never tell you how long it will take for you to see them. But please keep in mind that it can be active, adventurous, sometimes a bit difficult but definitely a worth it experience, that can last a full day. Return to the lodge in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Silverback Lodge - FB
Day 9: Bwindi Impenetrable national park – Lake Mburo national park.
After breakfast, transfer to Lake Mburo national park arriving for your lunch at Arcadia Cottages. Relax for the rest of the day, dinner and overnight at Mihingo lodge - FB
Day 1O: Lake Mburo – Kampala/ Airport transfer.
Early morning warm up tea, transfer for a game drive in search of the beautiful impalas, zebras, cape buffalos, elands, oribi, topis among other animal and bird species that your guide will help you spot. Return to your lodge for full breakfast and then proceed to Kampala. Arrive in time for lunch, if time allows go for souvenir shopping before airport transfer.
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Pick up and drop off in Kampala
Ground transport in a private 4WD safari vehicle
English speaking driver/guide
Accommodation as described in the itinerary, based on a double room sharing
Meals as described in the itinerary (Full Board)
Bottled mineral water in the car
Entrance and ranger fees for the national parks
Activities mentioned in the program
Accommodation is based on double occupancy
Price in USD Per Person Sharing
SRS will be charged at $1,085PP
· Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
· Items of personal nature
· Laundry service
· Optional activities
· Gorilla Permit(600 USD per person) and Chimps(150 USD per person)
Prices are subject to change. Availability of accommodations and activities is not guaranteed; reservations will be made after receiving confirmation of the final itinerary and the requested deposit. Should any of the included accommodations not be available, we reserve the right to substitute it with an alternative suitable accommodation, which might affect the final quoted price. The estimated travelling hours are based on the actual hours of driving, stops for lunch or photos not included. Gorilla Permits are not guaranteed!! The permits can only be purchased once we have received your 100% payment for the Gorilla Permits. We will let you know as soon as you have decided to tour with us, if the permits are available on your day of request.
Price in USD Per Person Sharing
SRS will be charged at $1,085PP