12 days (11 nights) Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (Virunga’s), Lake Mburo National Park. Day One
Your driver/guide will pick you from your hotel at 08:00am (meet and greet) then start your drive to Murchison Falls National Park with a stop over for lunch while en route. Murchison falls National Park covers 3,840-sq km and has recorded 76 mammal species and 450 bird species. The altitude is 619 m at the delta and 1,292 m at Rabongo Hill. The mean temperature is 29 ºC-high and 21 ºC-low.
Arrive at Paraa 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. Transfer to Red Chilli Camp / Sambiya River Lodge / Nile River Camp or alternatively take a ferry to the northern bank of the River Nile and stay at Paraa Safari lodge. Day Two
Start the day with an early morning game drive where in search of those animals that are unique to the African Savannah like giraffe, antelope, lion, elephant, and the Uganda kob. 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. Dinner and overnight stay. Day Three After early breakfast, drive to Fort portal with lunch enroute. You will drive through traditional homesteads and farms and this will enable you enjoy the beautiful scenery across that part of the country. Dinner and overnight at Ndali Lodge/Primate Lodge/ Mountains of the Moon Hotel / Fort Motel/ Toro Resort. Day Four
After early breakfast, report at Kanyanchu Tourist Centre where tourist activities begin and set out to track chimpanzee in the forest. Chances of viewing the chimps are over 90% but not a guarantee. Kibale National Park is one of the beautiful and stunning forests in the Uganda. This is home of our closest living relatives the endangered Chimpanzee, the threatened Red colobus monkey and the rare L’Hoest’s monkey.
The forest also boasts of having one of the highest diversity and density of primates in Africa totaling 13 species including the Black and white colobus, Blue monkey, Grey-cheeked mangabey, Red tailed monkey and Bush babies and Pottos.After lunch visit Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary / take on a guided walk around Magombe Swamp which will provide you with the opportunity to see a wide range of flora and fauna. View a variety of butterflies, birds and other insects. Have a tour of the crater region around Ndali lodge. You may also stop over at any tea plantation along the road if you wish. Return to your accommodation for dinner and overnight. Have an evening tour of the crater region, visit “top of the world’’, the natural bridge. On a clear day you will be able to have a view of the snow cap on the Rwenzori. Dinner and overnight stay at Ndali Lodge/Primate Lodge/ Mountains of the Moon Hotel / Fort Motel/ Toro Resort.
After breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park viewing the mystical Rwenzori Mountain range for much of the journey. Check in at your accommodation facility as you wait for your lunch.
After lunch, take on an afternoon Launch cruise along Kazinga Channel - one that joins Lakes Edward and George. The cruise is a wonderful way to see hippo, buffalo, kob and the occasional Nile crocodile (which up until recently did not inhabit this area) and a spectacular bird watching on the water bank. Many who experience the launch cruise consider it the high light of their entire African safari. Return for dinner and overnight stay at the Ecology Institute Hostel/ Simba Safari Camp/ Hippo Hill Camp/ Mweya Safari Lodge/ Jacana Safari Lodge. Day Six
Rise very early with your packed lunch take on a morning game drive to catch-up with the early risers and predators returning to their hideouts. You will most likely meet grazing Hippos, Elephants, and Lions, spotted Hyenas, bush buck, water buck, stripped jackal, comical warthogs and the elusive leopard.
Proceed to Maramagambo forest. Many surprises await you here for example pythons are often observed in the crevices of the bat cave floor using the bats as a source of food. The cave is near a picturesque formerly Blue lake and Hunters cave. You may also see forest birds such as bat hawks, brown eared woodpecker and other primates. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay at the Ecology Institute Hostel/ Simba Safari Camp/ Hippo Hill Camp/ Mweya Safari Lodge/ Jacana Safari Lodge. Day Seven
After an early breakfast take on another mini game drive in search of those animals you may have missed out the previous day thereafter with your packed lunch proceed to Ishasha. You will drive along the deep and wide dry craters that are occupied by savanna grasses and acacia. The drive takes you through the unique western rift valley escarpment and the (southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park) Ishasha sector where you will take on yet another game drive in search of tree climbing lions before proceeding to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The journey takes about 4 hours but driving through interesting features. Arrive Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the evening. This park is 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 at Buhoma Homestead (Lodge) / Gorilla Resort / Buhoma Community Rest Camp (Bandas). Day Eight
After breakfast set off early with guides to track the Uganda Safari gorillas. 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.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a magnificent green swathe of dense rainforest, so ancient that survived the last ice age. A recently proclaimed World Heritage site, its 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 to camp exhilarated to relieve the encounter with friends over a drink. Dinner and overnight at Ecology Institute Hostel/ Simba Safari Camp/ Hippo Hill Camp/ Mweya Safari Lodge/ Jacana Safari Lodge. Day Nine
Have an early morning nature walk (optional). Visit the waterfalls, view forest water birds and butterflies and the tropical forest vegetation. Return and proceed to Kisoro for dinner and overnight stay at Heritage Guest House / Kisoro Travelers Rest Hotel. Day Ten
After early breakfast, with your packed lunch - head to Mgahinga park headquarters for briefing prior to starting the short hike to one of the virunga ranges. There are three extinct volcanoes for physically fit hikers i.e. Mt Muhabura-4127m, Mt. Sabinyo-3669m and Gahinga-3474m (Choose either of the three for a short hike.
Return for dinner and overnight stay at Heritage Guest House / Kisoro Travelers Rest Hotel and if time allows you can drive to Kabale for overnight stay. Day Eleven
Early breakfast (with your packed lunch), drive to Lake Mburo National Park. Arrive in time for a boat ride on Lake Mburo. 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 Fin foot, Pelicans, Black crake, Heron, cormorant, fish eagle, you may also sight the rare Shoebill Stork and all these will furnish your visit with pride. Dinner and over night stay at Rwonyo Camp / Mihingo Lodge/ Mantana Tented Camp. Day Twelve
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.
After lunch, drive out of the park and proceed to Kampala. Make a brief stop over at the Equator line crossing and Mpambire Drum makers / any crafts display centre along the road for souvenirs. You will be dropped off in Kampala.
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