Wild life Safari to Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi Gorilla Forest-8 days
Murchison Falls Safari with Queen Elizabeth tour of Uganda for game drives, top of the falls,Nile and Kazinga Channel cruises and safaris of major national parks in Uganda.
Day 1–Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park
In the morning after breakfast our safari guide will pick you from your hotel for a drive south west through NakasongoraMasindi to reach the park in the afternoon. Have a stopover at Masindi for lunch and later drive to the park. On reaching the park you will hike to the top of the falls to see how the calm Nile forcing itself through a narrow gorge through which it explodes into the falls. After you will transfer to your lodge. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge (luxury), Sambiya River lodge(mid-range),and Red chili Camp(budget).
Day 2-Game drive & a launch cruise
Early in the morning before dawn you will go for a game drive through the park searching for predators and other game. The drive will reward you with wild game such as hyenas, leopards, elephants, hartebeests, Oribis, Uganda Kobs, giraffes to mention. In the afternoon you will go for a boat ride on the Victoria Nile that takes you to the bottom of the falls. The ride is rewarding with various game such as Crocodiles, Hippos, elephants, buffaloes, and plenty of birds like the Kingfishers. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge(luxury), Sambiya River Lodge(mid-range) and Red Chili Camp(budget).
Day 3 -Albertine Rift &Kibale forest Journey
After breakfast, start off to Kibale National park located in the Western part of the country. The drive takes about 8 hours passing you through the Albertine Rift. Reaching Fort portal in the afternoon have lunch and later transfer to your lodge. Time permitting go for a nature walk in the Bigodi wetland sanctuary. The walk will reward you with primates like Bush babies and colobus monkeys and other species both fauna and flora. Dinner and overnight at Ndali Lodge / Mountains of the moon (luxury), Kibaale forest camp(mid-range) and Chimpanzee nest(budget)
Day 4 -Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest –Queen Elizabeth NP
After an early breakfast drive to Kibale Forest National Park Headquarters. Get briefed about the whole process of chimpanzee tracking and then you will head along the tracks in the forest to search for chimpanzees. During the walk through the park, the destination guide will provide you with information about not only on chimpanzees but also on flora and fauna. You will then meet the chimpanzees and spend some time watching them feed and making theirs calls. If you are lucky to find then hunting this is the best time, as you watch them share the meat amongst themselves. After tracking you will then drive Queen Elizabeth National Park to reach in the evening. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/ Katara lodge (luxury), kingfisher / Queen Elizabeth bush camp (mid-range) and Mweya Hostels(budget)
Day 5-Game drive & a launch cruise
Wake up before sunrise for a cup of tea or a glass of water and then set off to the park tracks for a game drive to be able to see predators as they return to their hide outs and the early risers. During the drive, watch out for game like the Leopards, Lions, giant forest hogs, hyenas, Uganda kobs, warthogs and others. After the game drive you will drive back to the lodge for heavy breakfast and then later have lunch to transfer to the Park headquarters for the Boat ride. The launch that takes you along the Kazinga channel that connects Lakes George and Edward will reward you with game like Hippos, elephants and buffaloes at the shores not forgetting plenty of birds. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/ Katara lodge (luxury), kingfisher / Queen Elizabeth bush camp (mid-range) and MweyaHostels(budget)
Day 6-Chimpanzee tracking in kyabura& transfer to Bwindi
In the morning you will have breakfast and then drive to the Kyambura gorge to go track chimpanzee. The walk will reward you with other primates like black and white colobus monkeys, and other game. After tracking you will drive through the Ishasha sector to head to Bwindi impenetrable National Park. The drive will reward you with a game drive enroute to view animals like the tree climbing Lions, Uganda Kobs to mention. You will reach the par in the evening. Dinner and overnight at Mountain gorilla Forest Camp/Buhoma home stead (luxury), Nkuringocampsite(budget).
Day 7-Gorilla trekking
In the morning you will have heavy breakfast and with packed lunch you will transfer to the park headquarters for briefing and then later on at 9:00 am you will set off along the tracks in the thick forest to go search for these great apes. Depending on the movement of these humble giants the walk might take between 2-9 hours before you encounter the Gorillas. The walk is tiresome however meeting these great apes and spending some time with them while looking deep into their expressive brown eyes, is an exhilarating and heartbreaking wildlife encounter that Africa has to offer. Dinner and overnight at Mountain gorilla Forest Camp/Buhoma home stead (luxury), Nkuringocampsite(budget)
Day 8–Transfer to Kampala
Morning after break fats, set off for kampala, lunch on the way arriving late evening
This safari includes;
* Transportation by a 4x4 wheel drive vehicle
* Full board accommodations
* 1 Gorilla permit per person to be secured and paid for well in advance
* 2 chimpanzee permits
* Park entry fees
*2 launch cruise
* Game drives
* Ferry crossing
* An English speaking Driver/guide.
* Airport transfers
The package excludes expenses of personal nature like: Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking