Itinerary


Day 1 - Kampala to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to Murchison Falls National Park

You will be picked up around 6:30 am from your hotel in Kampala (or Entebbe) and kick start this day’s adventure with an exciting road trip to Murchison falls National Park. Along the way you will make a stop at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where rhinos are being reintroduced to the wild in Uganda so that you have a complete feel of the African Big five mammals as it is the Rhinos, out of the big five that are missing in Murchison Falls National park.

You will have lunch at the sanctuary and some relaxation for an indefinitely short time and embark on an exciting road trip to Murchison falls. 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 breathtaking. 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.

Day 2 - Murchison Falls National Park (Game Drives and Boat Ride)

After your early morning breakfast, our driver guide picks you up for the early game drive. Explore the major game trails especially in the northern bank 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, get your lunch break 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.

Day 3 - Murchison Falls National Park to Kibale National Park

After a healthy breakfast, you will be transferred to Kibale forest National Park, the capital world of Primates such as chimpanzee, baboons and monkeys. Upon arrival, you will check in at your lodge for dinner and peaceful rest at your lodge as you get prepared for the next day’s wildlife adventure in the tranquil forest.

Day 4 - Kibale National Park (Chimp Tracking) to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Assemble at the park headquarters for briefing and then go for the most popular activity in this park which is Chimpanzee tracking. Chimpanzees are man’s closest cousins, although they are one of the most threatened primate species. More primates like Black and white Columbus monkeys, L’Hoest Monkeys, Grey cheeked Mangabey, Red tailed monkeys, bush babies, pottos and many bird species like the yellow spotted nicator, rumped tinker bird, Little greenbul, green breasted pitta, the crowned eagle, black bee eater and mammals like Elephants can be seen in this trek.

Have lunch and relax for some time. Later transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park where you will view wild animals en route as you transfer to the lodge for relaxation.

Day 5 - Queen Elizabeth National Park to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After having breakfast at your pace, check out the lodge and transfer through the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National park with another morning game drive so that you increase your chances of seeing tree climbing Lions with lunch en route or at the lodge in Bwindi, depending on time. You will be amazed by the terraced hills of Kigezi and the ever green forest of Bwindi with mist. The dense rainforest of Bwindi, famous for its gorilla population, is one of the most fertile and rich in the world, being home to a variety of primates, plants, and topical birds. On arrival, check in at the lodge for relaxation.

Day 6 - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorilla Trekking) to Lake Bunyonyi

You will have an early morning breakfast at 6:30 am and with packed Lunch you will move to the Park headquarters to join other trackers in a briefing about the gorilla trekking rules at 7:30 am. You will trek through thick creepers and undergrowth with your guides to find the Gorillas, which can take you 1-8 hours. The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access by tourists. You will will stay with Gorillas sometime once sited and later transferred to Lake Bunyonyi.

The drive will be in the beautiful part of the country often referred to as ‘the Switzerland of Africa’ because of its unique cool weather despite being near the Equator. This lake is said to be one of the most beautiful places in western Uganda. It is the second deepest lake in Africa (900 meters deep) and also one of the few places in the country where it is considered safe to swim as it is bilharzia free.

Note : Depending on your time of arrival at Lake Bunyonyi, you can pay the extra amount for the activity (Community Walk, Canoe Ride, Boat Ride, Bicycle Ride, Bird Watching and Cray Fishing...) directly at the accommodation and do the activity on this day or on the next day before departing back to Kampala (or Entebbe).

Day 7 - Lake Bunyonyi to Kampala

On this final day of your adventure in Uganda, you can choose to have an optional activity in the early morning and later after breakfast, you will start heading back to Kampala (or Entebbe). On the way you will have Lunch before reaching Kampala (or Entebbe).

Stay Locations


Day 1 - Murchison Falls

Day 2 - Murchison Falls

Day 3 - Kibale

Day 4 - Queen Elizabeth (North)

Day 5 - Bwindi

Day 6 - Lake Bunyonyi

Maps


Meals


Day 1 - Lunch & Dinner
Day 2 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 3 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 4 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 5 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 6 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 7 - Breakfast & Lunch

Drive Times


Day 1 - Kampala to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary takes about 3.5 to 4 hours (169 km)
Day 3 - Murchsion Falls to Kibale National Park takes about 8 to 8.5 hours (389 km)
Day 4 - Kibale National Park to Queen Elizabeth National Park (North) takes about 2 to 2.5 hours (110 km)
Day 5 - Queen Elizabeth National Park (North) to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park takes about 2.5 to 6.5 hours (152 to 279 km)
Day 6 - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Lake Bunyonyi to 1.5 to 3 hours (65 to 100 km)
Day 7 - Lake Bunyonyi to Kampala takes about 7.5 to 8 hours (419 km)

Note 1 : These are estimated drive times. Because of the traffic, location of the accommodations, and several other factors, actual drive times may vary. Driving distances are approximate and do not account for exact places.

Note 2 : Driving distance and drive time to and from Bwindi will vary depending upon the sector and location of the accommodation.

Inclusions


  • Park Fees (for Non-Residents).

  • Gorilla trekking permit in Bwindi.

  • Chimp tracking permit in Kibale.

  • All accommodations while on Safari.

  • Game drive as mentioned in the itinerary.

  • A professional driver/guide.

  • 4x4 Land Cruiser or Safari Van.

  • All Taxes and VAT.

  • Meals as per itinerary.

  • Drinking water while on safari (2 liters per person per day).

  • Activities mentioned in the itinerary.

Exclusions


  • International flights.

  • Airport Transfers (Unless mentioned otherwise).

  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour (Unless mentioned otherwise).

  • Tips.

  • Personal Items (Souvenirs, Travel Insurance, Visa Fees, etc.).

  • Government imposed an increase of Taxes, Gorilla trekking permits, Chimp tracking permits and or Park Fees.

  • Any activities not mentioned in the itinerary.

7 Days - Murchison Falls, Kibale, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi and Lake Bunyonyi
Duration - 7 days

This 7 day Uganda Safari takes you to the misty Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, which is home to more than half the population Mountain Gorillas.Later to Lake Bunyonyi for some relaxation, which is said to be one of the most beautiful lakes in Uganda. Also you get to visit the Queen Elizabeth National Park for a great game viewing experience in the Ishasha sector. You will also enjoy a game drive and a boat cruise along the Nile River in the Murchison Falls National Park. With a visit to Kibale Forest National Park for the chimpanzee trekking activity, you will conclude your tour with some unforgettable memories.


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