BEST OF UGANDA SAFARI – 10 DAYS TO MURCHISON FALLS, KIBALE, QUEEN ELIZABETH, BWINDI & LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARKS
Day 1: Drive from Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park
Through the famous Luwero Triangle and drive northwest early morning Masindi Town, arriving in time for lunch to Murchison Falls National Park. The voyage will provide you with vast stunning panoramas, and then reach the park in the afternoon visit the top of the fall where you can see the Nile’s beauty perfected! Here you will see the calm Nile plunging its self through a narrow gorge to fall a gap of about 150 feet down churning out a deafening roar of white water- far-fetched scenery.
Day 2: Murchison Falls Game Drives, Nile Boat/Launch Cruise Adventure
Before going for an early morning game drive to the northern part of Murchison falls National Park led by your tour guide take a cup of tea to warm up. This drive will reward you with encounters of game like, hyenas, leopards, jackals, lions, buffaloes, Uganda Kob , elephants, and many more savannah wild life species. Return for mid morning breakfast and lunch. In the afternoon, you will retire from the game drive for the Boat cruise or launch cruise along the Victoria Nile. This takes you to the bottom of the falls and it will provide an opening to view some of the water animals like the crocodiles, buffaloes, hippos and plenty of birds. Retire for dinner and over night at the lodge of your budget.
Day 3: Make your Way to Kibale Forest National Park
Very early in the morning after breakfast, head off from Murchison Falls National Park, through the villages and towns of Kagadi and Hoima to Fort Portal through verdant countryside and pass traditional homesteads and farms, you will arrive at Fort Portal. With Lunch en route, proceed to Kibale National Park, this mature hardwood forest harbors 11 species of primates and a vast variety of birds and butterflies. The drive takes approximately 8 hours.
Day 4: Chimp Tracking in Kibale Forest National Park
After breakfast we visit Kibale Forest National Park, which is reputed to have the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. Enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys and many others. After lunch we explore the Crater Lake region, which has many crater lakes. Later, sit back and relax as you let a traditional dancing group entertain you.
Day 5: Kibale Forest National Park to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain Range is what you will see while you go through the game park you might spot some animals. You will get at the park in the evening and before you retire for the day, you will enjoy a brief evening game drive. And also enjoy the sun setting as you will be on your drive. With this, you will retire for the day; enjoy your dinner at your accommodation.
Day 6: Queen Elizabeth Game Drive & Launch Cruise Tour
Have a cup of tea before dawn to go for a game drive in the Kasenyi tracks and have an opportunity to see animals like leopards, jackals, bushbucks, Uganda Kob, Lions, elephants, bush pigs, forest hogs, Buffaloes, and many more. After the game drive, have late breakfast and lunch at the lodge. After lunch, go for a launch cruise on the Kazinga channel that connects lakes Edward and George. On this cruise, view game like Buffaloes, hippos, and many birds.
DAY 7: Head to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Drive through the Switzerland of Africa area known as the Kigezi Highlands with its terraced hillside and winding roads to Bwindi through the Ishasha sector where you will have an opportunity to see the tree climbing lions.
Day 8: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
On this day, you will have to rise up very early to prepare yourself for the most stimulating activity of Gorilla tracking. Bwindi has 6 habituate go to the ranger station at 8:00am with your lunch boxes and all the required gear where the guides will lead you to track the extraordinary Mountain Gorilla, possibly one of the most exhilarating wildlife experiences on earth. There are currently only almost 700 still existing in the world! The tracking is likely to take between 2 and 6 hours but its glowing worth the attempt. At this part of the tour, you will not have the guide that has been with you from the start of the tour, you will be guided a specialized guide who knows each and everything about the Gorilla. So you are called upon to feel free and ask as many questions as you can while the trek goes on. In the afternoon rest at the camp or in case you are not so tied, participate in a guided village walk to interact with the indigenous Batwa Community. Go back to the Camp in the evening.
Day 9: Make an early Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
As an option, participants can have a guided nature walk in Bwindi and choose from one of the 5 trails or the New Village trail. After a rigorous day at Bwindi, most clients will welcome some relaxing moments on the shores of this peaceful lake. The options here are birding, cycling, swimming or canoeing.
Day 10: Transfer from Lake Mburo National Park to Kampala
After breakfast, have a brief Game drive around the park and later embark on a Leisurely drive back to Kampala with a few stopovers where you will be able to watch the ceremonial drums being crafted using methods passed down through the generations. However, all this will entirely depend on the departure time, go for a city tour and visit the craft markets before transferring to airport to catch your flight back home.