Day 1: Welcome to Uganda.
You will be met at the airport by Tekko safaris friendly staff and transferred to your accommodation in Kampala. Overnight at Cassia Lodge (Bed and Breakfast).
Day 2: Transfer from Kampala to Murchison national park via the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
Highlights/ attractions to look for in Murchison Falls National park include, the magnificent falls that squeeze through a 7 metre crevice and fall approx 42 km below!, wild animals including elephants, cape buffaloes, lions, leopards, hippopotamus, giraffes, crocodiles, antelopes, hartebeest and the rare bird-the shoe bill stork.
At the agreed time our guide will pick you up and you begin your scenic drive as you leave the city behind and move north-west to one of Uganda’s most famous National Parks-Murchison Falls National Park. Approximately 3 hours into your journey, you will branch off the main road for a visit to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. This sanctuary is home to the biggest rhino population in Uganda. Have a chance to view these animals and later enjoy lunch served at the resident restaurant. Thereafter continue on your journey to the park. Before you head to your lodge for the night, you will be taken to a spot where you can view the top of the magnificent Murchison Falls. On arrival at the lodge you will check in and have dinner before turning in for the night. Overnight at Para Safari Lodge. (B, L& D)
Day 3: Murchison National Park.
At 6.00am in the morning, you will leave for a 3 hour game drive via the Nyamasika Plateau to view some of the vast array of game animals like giraffes, elephants and buffalo that roam the park. Return to Lodge for Lunch. In the afternoon take a Boat Launch upstream to the foot of the thundering Murchison Falls offering great photo opportunities of this marvel of nature. Also along the banks of the River you will be able to see animals like Hippos, crocodiles, and a dazzling array of unique bird species for the avid Bird watchers. Return to Lodge for dinner and overnight. Overnight at Para Safari Lodge (B, L &D)
Day 4: Murchison Falls National Park to Kampala
After Breakfast begin your 5 hour journey back to Kampala. Arrive and check into your hotel for the night. Relax for the rest of the day. In the evening you will go to Ndere Cultural Centre for dinner and an experience of Uganda’s culture through dance and displays. Overnight at Cassia Lodge (B&B)
Day 5: Transfer from Kampala to Kibale National Park.
The main activity in Kibale National Park is Chimp tracking. The walk starts from the Kanyanchu Visitor center at 08.00 & 15.00 and lasts 2 to 3 hours. Chimpanzees are the most sought after primates among the 13 known primate species that exist here, but your guide will also be able to point out the black & white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys and the grey cheeked mangabey. You will also be shown pittas & different bird species and given details of the plant species within the forest. This walk is for 6 people in a group.
After an early breakfast depart for Kibale National Park. Stop for lunch in Hoima. Arrive in Fort Portal Town and continue on to Kibale N.P. Check in for Overnight at your accommodation (full board). It is optional to take a Short nature walk before dinner or a Nocturnal Walk through the forest after Dinner.
Nocturnal Walk: Experience a Ugandan forest at night where one is able to appreciate the vast biodiversity of Kibale. It is home to over 12 species of primates including the Bush babies which are the smallest primates and can only be seen at night since they are nocturnal. Overnight at Kibale primate Lodge (B, L & D)
Day 6: Kibale National Park and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Enjoy a morning of chimp trekking (three hours) and thereafter return to the lodge for lunch. After lunch, continue to Queen Elizabeth N.P. via Fort Portal Town where you can stop to view the “Amabere ga Nyina Mwiru” (literally translated as “Breasts of Nyina Mwiru”). This popular tourist site is a stalagmite and stalactite cave formation that is formed to look like milking breasts. You can also get to see the king’s palace at Kabalore, with in the town of Fort Portal. Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge (B, L & D)
Day 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Queen Elizabeth National Park occupies an estimated 1,978 km2. The park extends from Lake George in the North to Lake Edward in the South West and includes the famous Kazinga Channel that connects the two lakes. It is home to 95 mammal species and over 500 bird species. The area around the Ishasha section of the park is famous for its tree climbling lions whose males spot black manes, a feature unique to the lions in this area.
At 6.00am head off for an early morning game drive (3 hours) for a spectacular view of almost 95 mammal species and a remarkable 606 bird species ,elephants, the elusive giant forest hog, lions, world’s largest concentration of hippos, warthogs, leopards, buffaloes and the handsome Uganda kob. Get back to the lodge, relax and have an early lunch. After Lunch, set off for a boat ride along the Kazinga Channel, the link between Lakes Edward and George, to have a better view of some of the park’s animals. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge (B, L&D)
Day 8: Transfer to the Ishasha section of Queen Elizabeth N.P
Drive to the Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth N.P. This section of the park is famous for its tree climbing lions. The main objective of visiting this section is therefore to try and view these unique lions. As you drive to the lodge you may see wildlife and also the tree climbing lions. Arrive at your lodge and check in. Have lunch and then later on head out for an afternoon/evening game drive. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Ishasha Wilderness Camp (B, L&D)
Day 9: Transfer from Ishasha to Bwindi NP.
After an early morning breakfast, set out further down south about 4-5hrs drive to Bwindi National Park and arrive in time for lunch and some extra free time to relax. Have an early dinner and night in preparation for the trekking the next day. Overnight at Silverback Lodge (B,L&D)
*The gorilla family to be trekked may determine your choice of accommodation.
Day 10: Bwindi National Park.
Bwindi is a Rukiga word meaning impenetrable. Impenetrable because, it is a thick rainforest with steep haughty ridges and slippery valleys. It is home to more than half the world’s population of Mountain Gorillas, a sub species of the Gorilla beringei beringei. Mountain gorillas are only found in Bwindi and the Virunga massif area found in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. Population is believed to be 880 with 400 in Uganda and 480 in Rwanda and Congo.
Have early morning breakfast and after a short briefing by the guides, proceed through the undergrowth and thick creepers of the dense rain forest to track these endangered mammals. Sitting with the most peaceful, most rare and endangered of all the apes, is a fascinating experience. Gorilla trekking could take anywhere between 3-8 hours. After an hour allowed with the giants, return to the lodge. Overnight at Silverback Lodge (B, L &D)
Day 11: Transfer from Bwindi National Park to Lake Mburo National Park.
Lake Mburo National Park is located in Western Uganda. The park has a variety of animals such as the burchell’s zebras, impalas and buffaloes, and over three hundred (300) bird species. It is the only park in Uganda with the Impala and one of the few places in the world you can view the burchell’s zebra. At 260 square kilometres (100 sq mi), the park is the smallest of Uganda’s Savannah national parks. At a distance of approximately 240 km from Kampala, it is the closest national park to the city and thus a day visit to and from Kampala is a possibility, albeit a tiring one!
After breakfast begin your 4 hour journey heading North East of Bwindi to Lake Mburo National Park in Mbarara district. En route to this park, you will stop at Igongo Cultural Centre/museum. Here you will learn the past and present traditions and culture of the people of Ankole. You will have an early lunch at the restaurant at this site before proceeding on your journey. Thereafter continue on your journey and arrive at your choice of accommodation and check in. In the afternoon take a boat ride on the lake and have a view of some of the animals like the crocodiles and hippos. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Arcadia Cottages (B, L &D)
Day 12: Lake Mburo National Park and transfer to Kampala.
After an early breakfast, go for a game drive in the park on which you expect to see among others the Burchell’s zebra, antelopes, buffaloes and hyenas. As you complete the two hour game drive, proceed out of the park on your journey back to Kampala. Stop for lunch in Masaka town and also stop at the Equator for a photo opportunity. Overnight at Cassia Lodge (B & B)
Day 13: Transfer to Entebbe International airport.
End of Safari*
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