Arrival at Entebbe International Airport, where you be met by Marabou Tour guide and transfer to 4 Penguins Hotel located near Lake Victoria. After a short brief we are going to Entebbe Botanic Garden. The walk here shows all the amazing green tropical trees and there inhabitants: monkeys (black-and-white colobus, red tailed monkey, and blue monkeys), birds, butterflies, flowers, dragonflies, ants etc. The story goes that in a part of the original Tarzan movie (1947) was shot here. Dinner and overnight in 4 Penguins Hotel.
After breakfast we will drive to Ziwa Rhino Ranch near Masindi where you will have a trekking with the rhinos. Ziwa Rhino & Wildlife Ranch is home to Uganda’s only rhinos – making this a must for anyone who has come to Uganda to see Africa’s “Big Five”! Tracking these enormous creatures on foot through the savannah and swamps is a thrilling experience, and your specialist guide will share his expert knowledge on these impressive animals. Dinner and overnight at New Court View Hotel.
Early morning we will drive towards Murchison Falls National Park. Murchison National Park occupies an area of 3840 square meters, is inhabited by 76 mammal species and 450 species of birds. Here we will have a graceful boat trip along the Victoria Nile to the great falls as we view clearly the hippopotamuses, crocodiles and birds. Then we leave the boat and trek (1 hour) to the top of the hill to see how the water falls makes its way through the rocks forming a great Murchison falls. After lunch we will take a ferry across the river Nile to the heart of Murchison Falls National Park and enjoy safari. We will be accompanied by a Uganda Wildlife Authority guide who are experts on the wildlife in the park and greatly increase your chances of finding the animals, so keep an eye out for the elephants, lions, and giraffes as well as large game herds. Dinner and overnight at New Court View Hotel.
We will drive to Fort Portal (450 km), and make a stop in the most mysterious place of Uganda – Tanda Pits (Walumbe Pits of Uganda). Walumbe pits are recesses in the rock, 1.5 meters wide and up to 70 meters long), going vertically downwards into the ground. There are 240 pits that bring questions of who could have spared the time to dig all these pits. Animals seem to keep away from this place, and the people who dared to go down into the depths of the pits, said that they were overcome with inexplicable horror. Dinner and overnight at “Raja».
After breakfast we drive to Semiliki National Park crossing Rwenzori Mountains (60km). This impressive range includes the third highest mountain in Africa, Mt. Stanely which includes snow-capped Margherita peak (5109m). Semuliki National Park sprawls across the floor of the Semliki Valley on the remote, western side of the Rwenzori. We will walk in Semiliki tropical jungles (1 – 1.5 hour). The most captivating attractions here are the extraordinary panoramas, hot springs, bird watching, and primate viewing. We can boil food (eggs, bananas and cassava) in hot spring, a natural boiler, and eat it for a lunch! Leopards live in a park, but it is hard to see them, because they are nocturnal. But we certainly can see a lot of primates like white and black colobus and baboons. After trekking, we visit a village of pygmies and watch their dancing. Dinner and overnight at “Raja».
Today we will explore the region of the Crater Lakes, enjoy the beauty of Lake Nkuruba, and encounter different species of primates and birds, and trek (3 hours) to the Mahoma Falls. After lunch we will visit local people as you walk through their villages, learn about the customs of the Batoroo tribe and enjoy their cultural dancing. Then we drive to Kasese and overnight in International Rwenzori.
After breakfast we will cross the amazing Kazinga channel and forward to Ishasha Plains, part of Queen Elizabeth National Park that is well known for its tree-climbing lion population. Overnight in Suba Motel located in KIhihi.
Today we will drive forward to Lake Bunyonyi located in Kigezi region. This amazing Lake formed about 8,000 years ago as a result of a lava flow from local craters which blocked off the Ndego River at present day Muko to create a natural dam. It is probably nowhere greater than 45m deep, the second deepest lake in Africa. We will have a canoe (or motor boat) trip to Bushara Island. Accommodation in cottages or tents
We will spend whole day in the island. There are a lot of activities available here: swimming, sailing to other islands of Lake Bunyonyi by canoe (27 islands), bird watching (crested crane - a symbol of Uganda) , butterfly watching, visiting caves, meet people from a friendly Bakiga tribe, getting acquainted with the work of local blacksmiths, etc. Overnight in Bushara Island.
We will drive to Jinja (490 km). We make a stop in the Equator in Masake for photos and watching water experiments, and buy some souvenirs. Overnight in Brisk Hotel located on Lake Victoria.
On this day we shall have rafting across the Nile with professional guides who know how to have fun and take safety. Rafting across the Nile covering a distance of 31km with 6 rapids whereby between them it is possible to swim and observe numerous beautiful birds in the vicinity and then have dinner at the island. Here we offer you a wonderful opportunity whereby you have a variety of activities to choose from in case you do not participate in rafting. Among these activities we have visiting the source of the Great Nile, we also have the visit to the place where the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi have been dispelled and then a boat ride to one of the Islets of Lake Victoria. But believe us! Rafting on the rapids’ of the Nile is a mad beauty of the great River Nile a!! Overnight and dinner in 4 Penguins Hotel.
In the morning we will visit famous local souvenir market, and in the afternoon we will enjoy local style fishing in Lake Victoria. For guest who catches a fish, it will be cooked for free in 4 Penguins Restraint. Overnight in 4 Penguins Hotel / transfer to the airport.
Transfer to the airport. End of the trip
PRICE: 1900 USD per person
1. Residing in double rooms (300 USD extra charge for Single room).
3. All movements within the limits of the program, park guides and security
4. Entrances to National Parks
5. Crossing the Nile by a boat and ferry on Murchison falls
6. Professional guides and security in Semiliki and Ishasha
7. Pygmies and Batoro dancing
8. Fishing on Victoria Lake
1. International air fare.
2. Uganda visa (50 USD)
3. Lunch and dinner approximately 15-20 USD a day.
4. Nile rafting (125 USD)
Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.