Rhinos, Waterfalls, Chimps
7 days Rhinos, Waterfalls, Chimps
Safari summaryThis trip is such an exciting one. You will be able to see the scarce southern white rhinos that were poached to extinction. It is among Uganda’s big seven. Next visit will be Murchison falls national park. Here you will enjoy the sight of the powerful waterfall forcing its way through the narrow gorge thus forming a rainbow. You will enjoy the boat rides, game drives and birding. Venture deep into the chimpanzees’ habitats Budongo and Kibale. You will enjoy the sight of these playful primates and also have a choice to stay with them for a whole day with researchers. Bigodi wetland sanctuary is another stop for you. It has been conserved by the community alongside other community activities that have uplifted the welfare of the communities.
About this tour
Best months:All months
- Boat, canoe, dhow, kayak, mokoro safari
- Night game drives
Day 1: Welcome to Uganda Arrive at Entebbe International Airport, meet and greet and transfer to your hotel. Overnight at your Gately Inn or equivalent
Day 2: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary -Murchison Falls National Park Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is home to Uganda’s rhinos that had become extinct in the early 1980s after a period of civil unrest and heavy poaching. It is a good place for Rhino tracking. Later continue to Murchison falls National Park via the top of the falls a scenic point where you will see the Nile force its way through a narrow gap to start its continued flow into Lake Albert. Sir Samuel Baker named the Falls after Sir Roderick Murchison, President of the Royal Geographical Society. The falls lend their name to the surrounding Murchison Falls National Park. Overnight and Dinner: Kabalega Wilderness Lodge
Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park After an early breakfast you go for a game drive. You may have an opportunity to see animals like antelopes, Rothschild giraffes, lions, elephants, warthogs, buffaloes. Return for lunch and relaxation and later go for Nile cruise to the bottom of the falls. You will see hippos, crocodiles and birds along river Nile. Dinner and overnight at Kabalega Wilderness Lodge
Day 4: Budongo Forest Today, After breakfast we transfer to Budongo Forest for chimp tracking and nature walks. After lunch travel to Hoima town the Kingdom capital of Bunyoro. Stop over at Mparo the official burial place of Bunyoro’s Kings. Overnight: Hotel Kontiki or equivalent.
Day 5: Kibale Forest National Park. Today, you will begin your journey to Kibale Forest. The drive will take you through beautiful scenery of tea plantations and authentic rural Uganda. You stop for lunch in the Fort Portal town the capital of Toro kingdom . Overnight at your lodge - Kibale Guest Cottages.
Day 6: Chimpanzee Tracking & Bigodi Swamp Walk After breakfast, you will prepare yourself for the chimpanzee tracking mission the most exciting activity in the park. An experienced forest ranger will take you chimp tracking in the morning. along the forest walk you will be able to see other primates like red-tailed monkey, black-and-white Columbus monkey. After Lunch go to Bigodi Wetland sanctuary for a nature walk, home to over 100 bird species. The Sanctuary is operated by the Kibale Association for Rural and Environmental Development (KAFRED), a community based organization (CBO). A significant fraction of association income has been used, and continues to be used, to fund numerous community projects. The Bigodi Women’s Group, weaves crafts from environmentally sustainable materials, dyes and methods. Their crafts are sold worldwide. Overnight at your lodge- Kibale Guest Cottages.
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Day 7: Travel back to Kampala and prepare for your flight home. Note: Queen Elizabeth & Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Parks can be added at extra cost.
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