Overview

This Uganda tour covers the magnificent Murchison Falls National Park, offering you a chance to hike to the top of the falls and track the rhinos at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Visit Kibale forest for the chimpanzee trekking experience and take a nature walk in Bigodi Sanctuary. Go for a game drive and boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park, one of Uganda’s most spectacular parks before heading to Bwindi the home of mountain Gorillas for an unforgettable gorilla trekking adventure.

Highlights

  • Day 1: Entebbe – Kampala
  • Day 2: Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park ( Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary)
  • Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park (Game drive and Boat ride)
  • Day 4: Murchison Falls – Kibale National Park
  • Day 5: Kibale National Park Chimpanzee trekking & Bigodi walk
  • Day 6: Kibale Forest (crater walk) – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Day 7: Gorilla trekking
  • Day 8: Bwindi – Queen Elizabeth National Park (afternoon boat)
  • Day 9: Queen  N.P (morning game drive) – Entebbe
  • Day 10: Entebbe – out bound flight home.

Discovering Uganda safari

Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Detailed Itinerary

Estimated travel time: 1 hour

Day 1: Entebbe –  Kampala

Arrive Entebbe International Airport and go through the covid-19 protocols and a warm meet and greet from our company representative. Transfer to Kampala for dinner and overnight. If you arrive early in the day a city tour of Kampala will be possible.

Dinner and overnight at Serena Hotel ( High end Hotel) Cassia Lodge (moderate facility) Eliana Hotel (budget facility)

Meal plan: Dinner

Day 2: Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park

Estimated driving time: 6-7 hours

An early sumptuous breakfast  and proceed for your Uganda tour with a transfer to Murchison Falls National Park a must-see for a variety of wildlife.

Stopover for rhino tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, a private sanctuary under Rhino Fund an organization that works towards re-introducing Rhinos into Uganda’s wilderness.

Proceed to have lunch in Masindi and thereafter enter the park.

Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge (High end lodge) or Murchison River Lodge (Moderate facility) or Comfortable budget tents at Murchison River Lodge (Budget facility)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park (Game drive, Boat ride & hike to top of falls)

Today we start off early with a game drive at dawn to spot a variety of early riser nocturnal animals and other wildlife like: lions, buffaloes, giraffes, elephants, leopards, warthogs, giraffes, water and bush bucks, topi, oribi plus plenty of bird species.

Return to the lodge for breakfast and relax/swim waiting to have lunch, and thereafter go for a boat cruise along River Nile ending at the bottom of the falls. The wildlife species to lookout for on the boat cruise, include: huge schools of hippopotamus, birds and Nile crocodiles along the river banks. See where the world’s longest river makes a loud and forceful way through a narrow crevice in the Rift Valley escarpment to dropping into a foaming pool several meters below. Have your cameras well charged to take some memorable pictures.

Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge (High end lodge) or Murchison River Lodge (Moderate facility) or Red Chili Bandas (Budget facility)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Murchison Falls – Kibale forest

Estimated driving time: 8 – 9 hours

Start off early, driving southward via Hoima to Fort Portal along the Albertine Rift escarpments through a countryside with plush vegetation, homesteads and farms. Have a lunch stop en-route and continue to arrive in the evening. Check in to stretch, refresh and lift your feet up in wait for dinner.

Dinner and overnight at Primate Lodge Kibale Luxury cottages (High end lodge) or Primate Lodge Kibale standard rooms (Moderate facility) or Rwenzori View Guest House (Budget facility)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 5: Chimpanzee trekking & Bigodi walk

After breakfast, go to the park headquarters for briefing about the primates and the park rules before heading into the tropical rain forest to search for the chimpanzees and other primates like the white and black Colubus, vervet monkeys, and grey cheeked mangabey among others. Return for lunch and thereafter go to Bigodi wetland for a nature walk in search of the rare shoe bills, sitatungas and primates. Bigodi nature walk is run and owned by the local community. Going for this activity  gives back to the community and is a  direct way of contributing to conservation because the local community is diverted from looking at the forest for their survival.

Dinner and overnight at Primate Lodge Kibale Luxury Cottages (High end lodge) or Primate Lodge standard rooms (Moderate facility) or Rwenzori View Guest House. (Budget facility)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 6: Kibale Forest – Bwindi Impenetrable National  Park

Estimated driving time:  hours

After breakfast, we’ll drive southward to Bwindi National Park with sightseeing along the way arrive to check in at your overnight accommodation and have a relaxed evening and early dinner in preparation for gorilla trekking the next day.

Dinner and overnight stay at Mahogany Springs (High end lodge) or Silverback Lodge (Moderate facility) or Buhoma Community Bandas (Budget facility)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: Gorilla trekking

Today is dedicated to Gorilla tracking which begins at 8:00 am with a briefing from the Uganda Wildlife Authority rangers before heading into the forest led by the ranger guides.

Please bring with you a rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, comfortable covered walking shoes or hiking boots, insect repellent, hat and wear trousers to avoid scratches from the vegetation.

You will be led to see the gorilla group/family you have been booked to visit and don’t forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla. Gorilla tracking is best part of your Uganda tour and perhaps, one of the most thrilling wildlife experiences on earth. The tracking may last between 2 and 8 hours but it’s all worth the effort.

On return from the jungle you will go for a village Walk or community visit if time allows. This provides are a great opportunity to meet and see how the local people live. it’s delightful to learn about the mountain gorilla’s human neighbors and interact with them.

Dinner and overnight stay at Mahogany Springs (High end lodge) or Silverback Lodge (Moderate facility) or Buhoma Community Bandas (Budget facility)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8: Bwindi – Queen Elizabeth National Park

A relaxed start of the day with breakfast and thereafter get bags ready for the road transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The drive goes through beautiful local communities, farmlands with great scenery and the unique western rift valley. Arrive the park via the Ishaisha Sector aiming to search around for a chance to see the tree climbing lions. Proceed to Mweya for the 3:00 pm-5;00pm boat ride along the Kazinga Channel offering great opportunities to see hippopotamus, lots of water birds, elephants coming down to drink on a lucky day and more. Return for dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge (High lodge) or Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge (Moderate facility) or Simba Safari Camp (Budget facility)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9: Queen Elizabeth – Entebbe

Estimated driving time: 6-7 hours

After a relaxed breakfast embark on the return journey to Entebbe with a lunch stopover along the way. The next stop is at the curio shops by the Equator for possible souvenirs to take home. We also stop at a local drum makers’ shop to have a look at some beautiful hand made drums and listen to a brief narration of how they are made. Arrive Entebbe to stretch, relax, and wind off the day with a quiet dinner.

Dinner and overnight stay at 2 Friends Beach Hotel Deluxe rooms (High end lodge) or 2 Friends Beach Hotel standard rooms (Moderate facility) or Airport Guest House (Budget facility)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10: Entebbe – flight home.

Wake up to a relaxed breakfast and with bags ready you will be transferred to Entebbe International Airport to go through the covid-19 protocols in time for your outbound flight home.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch.

End of Service

This Safari Package Includes

  • Transportation by 4 WD safari land cruiser for your Uganda tour
  • Fuel expenses
  • Accommodation for 9 nights
  •  Meals as on the itinerary
  • The services of English speaking driver/guide
  • Drinking water
  • Game drives
  • Hike to the top of the falls
  • Ferry crossing fees
  • Rhino trekking
  • Park entrance fees
  • A boat ride on the River Nile
  • Boat ride on Kazinga Channel
  • One gorilla permit per person
  • One Chimpanzee permit per person
  • A guided nature walk in Bigodi wetland
  • A Village visit
  • Ranger fees

The Safari Exclusions

The expenses of personal nature like: Air fare, Visa, soda/alcoholic drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, and porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills.