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14-Days/ 13 Nights( Big 5, Gorillas and chimpazees.)

Uganda.

Detailed Itinerary

01Day 1: Program

You will be picked by our big lion Safari guide from Entebbe, and transfer to your booked accommodation.

02Day 2: Program

Head to Murchison Falls National Park with an enroute rhino tracking at Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary. You will enjoy the rhinos at a close range for an hour.Ziwa rhino is a non government organisation which is working towards rehabilitation and breeding of rhinos in Uganda. Rhinos in Uganda were extinct by 1980, but this organization is working hard to re-introduce rhinos back to the habitats they existed before. Another stop will be made in masindi town for lunch before entering the park.

03Day 3: Program

Murchison game drive and afternoon boat trip to the base of the falls. Enjoy your game drive in the savanah of the park, in search for the big 4 and other game. The big four include the Lion, leopard, buffalo and elephant. We will have lunch at the lodge and then embark on an afternoon boat cruise to the summit of the falls. Expect to see alot of bird species which include, the pied kingfisher, the Goliath heron, malakite, fish eagles, jacanas, bee eaters and the rarely spotted African finfoot. A hike to the top will be another exciting and adventurous activity awaiting.( Just Don't miss it). You will be picked at the top of the falls and then transfered to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

04Day 4: Program

After your morning breakfast you will transfer to fortportal through the rift valley escarpments of bulisa, enjoy the beautiful scenery as we drive through. After our lunch in fortportal city, we shall transfer to the caves( amabere ga nyina mwiru) for another interesting cultural trial tour. There is a very beautiful falls which is believed to have happened after a princess breast was cut off by her father. You will enjoy all these stories there. Dinner and over night at Fort motel/ Ducthess in Fortpotal.

05Day 5: Program

Drive to Kibale NP and later proceed to explore the Kibale crater lakes. Relax, and then go for the crater drive. You will go up to the top of the world. This is one of the spectacular scenary in this area. A cluster of craters lakes was formed due to volcanicity, many years ago.Dinner and overnight at chimpazee guesthouse/Isunga lodge.

06Day 6: Program

After breakfast head for chimpanzee treking in kibale national park. The highlight of this day are the chimpanzees in the wild, and alot will be learnt about the chimps. Not only them, but there are other primates who live in this forest, like the grey-cheeked mangabey, olive baboons, L’Hoest monkey and red colobus alongside the black and white colobus. After the trek head back to the lodge for lunch, ( evening) Bigodi swamp walk. In the swamp walk you will spot many birds species, primates and also get close to the local communities, see how they live and also learn how they distill the local brewery.

07Day 7: Program

After breakfast, you will hit the road to Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will drive through beautiful villages, with prefered stops to take photos in markets, plantations and the community. This will be a short drive (2hrs), seeing the views of Lake George and Lake Edward. The park lies at the foothills of the legendary “Mountains of the Moon.” Check in at Buffalo Safari lodge, Park veiw or pumba cotages. After relaxing, head for the evening game drive where you will see buffaloes, warthogs, antelopes, and elephants along the way as you drive slowly to visit the Lake Katwe town with its gorgeous exhibit of crater lakes. Check out salt mining at lake katwe crater. You will have a chance to see the flamingos at this lake depending on the time of year. Return back to the lodge and rest.

08Day 8: Program

Rise up early, take breakfast thereafter head for a game drive at the Kasenyi plains, your Safari guide will help to look for Lions, leopards, bushbuck, Uganda Kob, topi, Defassa waterbuck, and Cape buffaloes elephants, snakes to mention but a few. A collection of birds like Cassin’s grey flycatcher, broad billed roller, black bee-eater along the banks of Lake Edward. This can take you 3-4 hrs. Head back to the lodge for lunch then in the evening go for a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel (2hrs) along lake George-lake Edward. The kazinga channel joins lake Gorge with Edward. You will have a chance to see hippos, crocodiles, elephants, buffaloes gaint Forest hogs, leopards though rarely spotted. For the birders, there are over 550 resident species. Like the flamingos, red chest, Papyrus Gonolek, pink-backed pelicans, malachite kingfishers, yellow crown, pink-backed pelicans, water thick-knee, yellow-billed stork. Don’t forget your camera. Return to your lodge.

09Day 9: Program

Head to Ishasha sector plus game viewing in search of tree-climbing lions. Dinner and over night at enjojo lodge.

10Day 10: Program

More Ishasha game viewing and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable NP .Proceed to Bwindi national park a worldwide recognized habitat for the mountain gorillas. Sleep at enganzi, bakiga lodge or ichumbi lodge or broadbill lodge.

11Day 11: Program

Boost your morning with a heavy breakfast so that you energise before heading out to the jungle for gorilla trekking by 0800hrs. You will trek through the huge Bwindi forest as you search for the mountain gorillas to observe their behavior, this can be half-day or longer. A packed lunch is recommended and this will be eaten in the jungle. After tracking, go for a brief visits to the batwa(pygmies who lived in the forest before it was gazzeted as a national Park).Then retire back to lodge.

12Day 12: Program

Lake Bunyonyi: enjoy a canoe ride or a boat cruise to explore the different islands of Lake Bunyonyi. Cruise to punishment island where Bakiga girls who became pregnant before marriage would be taken and left to die in isolation. Other islands of lake Bunyonyi include Akampene, Bushara, and Bucuraniko among others. In the afternoon, interact with the community etc.

13Day 13: Program

Transfer to Lake Mburo NP and enjoy afternoon (evening) game drive in search for Zebras, topis, errands, buffaloes, leopards, warthhogs, waterbucks, girrafes, and ‘impalas’ which are not easily observed anywhere else in Uganda. Kampala the capital of Uganda was named after these beautiful antelopes. Later go for a boat trip which is cool for good sightings of hippos, crocodiles, buffalo, bushbuck, and the resident otters which are rarely spotted in Uganda. Also, the striking birds which may be seen are Abyssinian ground hornbills, egrets, Ross’ Turaco, Narina trogon, the rare shoe bill stock and herons plus the elusive African finfoot associated with still water below floating branches. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.

14Day 14: Program

After breakfast you will have a guided nature walk in the park. With an (armed ranger)This walk will get you close to the game. Learn and interact with these animals. There will also be a chance to spot birds at a closer range. You will then be transferred back to your final destination or airport with an enroute stop at the equator line for lunch.

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Activities
  • Top of the falls viewing
  • Morning game drive
  • Afternoon Boat ride
  • Top of the Falls Hike
  • En-route lunch
  • Chimp tracking
  • Bigodi community excursion/nature walk
  • Evening Game drive
  • Dinner & Overnight
  • Morning Game drive
  • Afternoon Boat ride
  • Equator stop over