12 Days Uganda Safari Adventure

Murchison, Kibale, Queen, Bwindi & Lake Mburo National Park

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival
Arrival at the airport and meet our safari tour guides who will brief you about the safari and then transfer you to your hotel /Lodge and then prepare for tomorrow’s safari to Murchison Falls National park. Overnight stay at
Luxury: Serena/ Sheraton
Mid range: Boma Guest House/ Cassia Lodge
Budget: The Lodge.

Day 2: Leave to Murchison Falls National Park
Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel at 7.00am and drive North-East through the famous Luweero Triangle. Reaching Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary at around mid day. If you’re interested you can go Rhino tracking which takes about one hour. After tracking you will continue to Masindi Town with a good insight on the Ugandan way of life, open grass land and woodland savannah. Lunch break may be made at Kabalega Resort /New Court View Hotel. After proceed to the park stopping at the top of the falls which is an incredible sight. From here you will continue on, taking a ferry to cross the river up to your desirable Lodge.Game viewing on the way is very good; you may see hippos, crocodile elephants, and buffalos among other animals seeing grazing around the sand bank arriving at the Park in the evening. Check in at your desirable lodge for dinner and an overnight stay at;
Luxury: Paraa Lodge
Mid range: Bwana Tembo Safari Camp/Sambiya River Lodge
Budget: Red Chili Camp
Meal plan: Full Board

Day3: Game drive and lunch cruise
After a cup of tea or coffee, the guide will lead you inside the forest to watch a variety of animals that hideout with in the tropical forest. You expect to come a cross various species of wildlife such as Rothschild’s giraffe, buffaloes, Uganda kob, hyena, oribis, elephants, warthog, leopard. Among others. After a wonderful moment drive slowly back to the lodge for full breakfast and lunch. The lunch is followed by a two hour’s launch trip which will take you to the bottom of Murchison falls. You may be rewarded with a variety of hippos, buffaloes, crocodile, elephant antelopes among other that concentrate along the sand banks. Also if lucky, you may come a cross the rare shoebills and many water birds such as the fish eagle. Come back at the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay at.
Luxury: Paraa Lodge
Mid range: Bwana Tembo Safari Camp/Sambiya River Lodge
Budget: Red Chili Camp
Meal plan: Full Board

Day 4: Transfer to Kibale forest National Park.
After a gorgeous breakfast you will be driven through Masind, Hoima towns to arrive in time for lunch in Fortpotal at either mountains of the Moon Hotel or in any other Hotel in Fortpotal. The journey from Murchison to Kibale takes about 7-8 hours drive. After lunch proceed to Kibale Forest National Park which is about 35 kms from Fort portal. Dinner and an overnight stay at.
Luxury: Ndali Lodge/ Kyaninga lodge
Mid range: Kibale Forest Camp/ Chimpanzee Guest House
Budget; Rwenzori View Guest House
Meal plan: Full Board

Day5: Chimp tracking and nature walk.
Early in the morning get a cup of tea /coffee, report to a ranger station at 7.00am for a short briefing about chimp trekking, the most exciting activity done at the park. Chimp tracking can take half a day searching for them and other primates. These funny apes, more closely related to humans than to any other living creature, are fabulous fun to watch as they play in fruiting trees. The guide will provide information not only to the primates, but also to other God’s creations that leave in the forest to ensure that the walk is enjoyable and informative. During the walk you may stop to listen to the calls of the chimps to avoid bypassing them in the dense forest. Other primates such as black and white Colobuses, the rare L’hoest monkey, bush baby, baboons and mammals like elephant, butterflies can be seen. And bird lovers may also have a chance to spot various species of birds like the yellow spotted nicator, rumped tinker birds among other. Come back at the hotel for lunch and relaxation.
After lunch, take a visit to Bigodi swamp sanctuary for a nature walk which may gift you with a chance to see over 229 tree species found within the wet tropical forests of the park. Plus also different primates such as, black and white colobus monkey, blue monkeys, vervet baboons among others and also a variety of bird species. Come back at the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay at.
Luxury: Ndali Lodge/ Kyaninga Lodge
Mid range: Kibale forest Camp/ Chimpanzee Guest House
Budget: Rwenzori View Guest House
Meal plan: Full board

Day 6: Kibale Forest –Queen Elizabeth National Park.
After breakfast, set off to Queen Elizabeth National Park and the trip may take about 3-4 hours up to the park, enjoying the beautiful Rwenzori Mountain in your vicinity. On the way you may spot buffaloes, antelope, hyena, elephants among others, reach the park in time for lunch. After lunch and relaxation go for the evening game drive to catch up with various species of animals such as lions, hyena, leopards, elephants, antelopes, buffaloes, water buck you may also see various species of birds such African skimmer, and papyrus canary among others. You will be driven back to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay at.
Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge/ Katara Lodge
Mid range: Kyambura Game Lodge
Budget; Enganzi Lodge
Meal plan: Full board

Day 7: Chimp tracking and launch cruise
Have an early cup of tea/coffee, leave for the 7.00am chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge. This may give you chance to see various primates most especially Chimpanzee our closest relatives and many more other primate species such as, Black and white Colobus monkeys, baboons vervet monkeys and many other wild animals that live in the forest such as , buffalo, hyenas, antelopes, warthogs to mention but a few. A slow drive to the lodge is made for lunch and relaxation by the side of the pool. After lunch, you will embark on a two hours launch cruise along the famous Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. The launch cruise may gift you with a chance to watch a thousand of hippos and crocodile that concentrate around the Lake. You may also came across a variety of games drinking at the water’s edge such as Buffalo, warthogs, elephants and a great variety of birds on the shores including the open –billed stork, African Jacana, Great White and Pink-Backed Pelicans among others. Return to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay at.
Luxurious: Mweya Safari Lodge/ Katara Lodge
Mid range: Kyambura Game Lodge
Budget: Enganzi Lodge
Meal plan: Full board.

Day 8: Queen –Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
After a beautiful breakfast, we will embark on a drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. We will drive through the Southern sector of Queen Elizabeth known as Ishasha, this place is famously known for its tree climbing lions; enjoy lunch by the Ishasha River. And try to spot tree-climbing lions before proceeding to Bwindi National Park home of the few surviving mountain gorillas in the world. The Park is also a home to over 345 species of birds and also supports 24 of 26 Albertine Rift Endemics that occur in Uganda so bird lovers are in position to spot out a number of them and there incredible variety of flora at the Park. Dinner and an Overnight stay at
Luxury: Mahogany Springs/ Gorilla Forest Camp/ Buhoma Lodge
Mid range: Silver Back lodge/ Lake Kitandara Tented Comp
Budget: Buhoma Community Bandas
Meal plan: Full board

Day 9: Gorilla tracking.
After an early breakfast, proceed to the Park Headquarters for a short briefing before enjoying the Gorilla trekking. The time you take to get to the Gorillas is very unpredictable because they keep on moving as they search for food. It may take between 3 to 8 hours. A reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a strong pair of walking shoes, packed lunch and water. After, a guide will lead you to move inside the thick forest to search for these endangered mountain gorillas, possibly one of the most exciting and memorable encounter with the great apes. On the way, you are entertained by baboons, black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, birds to mention but a few. You spend just an hour with the apes watching them as they interact. After a full satisfaction, come back to the lodge for relaxation. If you have energy this afternoon go for a guided village walk, see the local communities living around the park, (Batwa) visit their homestead, they will perform their cultural dance, women display their weaving skills; introduce their traditional healers to you among other activities. Note that the fees you pay for these performances go directly to improve the welfare of families around the park. Come back at the lodge for. Dinner and an overnight stay at;
Luxury: Mahogany Springs/ Gorilla Forest Camp/ Buhoma Lodge
Mid range: Silver Back lodge/ Lake Kitandara Tented Comp
Budget: Buhoma Community Bandas
Meal plan: Full board

Day 10: Bwindi- Lake Mburo National Park.
Have breakfast and after transfer to Lake Mburo National Park and the drive will take approximately 6-7 hours with a picturesque view all through. You will have a 1 hour stop over at Mbarara for Lunch before proceeding to the Park. Check in at your accommodation. Dinner and an overnight stay at.
Luxury: Mantana Tented Camp/ Mihingo Safari Lodge
Mid range: Arcadia Cottages/ Rwakobo Rock
Budget: Rwonyo Rest Camp
Meal plan: Full Board

Day 11: Game drive and boat trip.
Have a cup of tea/coffee, then after go to the open grass land to catch up with the morning game drive to come a cross several species of wildlife that comes out from their hideouts. This may give you a chance to see a variety of wild animals such as impalas, zebras, antelopes, leopards, buffaloes, Crested Crane, and many more. Return back to the lodge for full breakfast and lunch.
After lunch, go on a boat trip along Lake Mburo, which may take you between 1-2 hours. The boat trip may offer you an opportunity to view a variety of species such as hippo, crocodiles along the shores of the Lake. Further still, bird lovers will also have the advantage of enjoying a variety of bird species that include; the rare shoebill, Black crake, pelicans Cormorants, Fish Eagle, among others. Come back at the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay at;
Luxury: Mantana Tented Camp/ Mihingo Safari Lodge
Mid range: Arcadia Cottages/ Rwakobo Rock
Budget: Rwonyo Rest Camp
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 12: Leave to Kampala.
After a cup of tea/coffee check out and embark on the journey back home. A stop over is made at the equator for photography. After proceed to Kampala/Hotel/Entebbe arriving in the afternoon
End of the Safari

The tariff includes:
– Airport transfers
– Full board accommodation
– Ground transportation by 4×4 tourist Land Cruiser
– English speaking Driver/Guide
– Lunch en route
– Gorilla and Chimpanzee permits
-Game drive and launch cruise fees
– Entrance fees, taxes
-ferry crossing up to the park
– Water on board

The tariff does not include:
– Air ticket
– Tourist insurance/ local health insurance
– Entrance visas: Uganda 50 USD directly from Entebbe International Airport
– Drinks and tips

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