On this trip you expect to visit Uganda’s most amazing primate and savanna wildlife parks and live to see your travel dreams come to reality. The trip starts from either Kampala /Entebbe and starts from Murchison falls which is Uganda’s biggest and most amazing wildlife savanna park with a variety of flora and fauna. You expect to explore Uganda’s virgin rain forests [Bwindi and Kibale] with a variety of primate life that will leave you wanting to see more and more.
- Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking
- Safaris in Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth parks
- Community and nature hikes
- Boat trips on the Nile and Kazinga Channel
- Walking safaris
- Scenic and wildlife photography
- Cultural tourism
Day 1- Transfer to Murchison Falls national park
Our guide will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to Uganda’s best savanna national park via Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for a short walk/safari to see the white Rhinos. Expect to have lunch en-route and stop for a lot of photo sessions when necessary.
Day 2- Explore the Murchison Falls
After breakfast we shall go for a morning safari in Murchison falls national park where we expect to see a lot of wildlife such as lions, leopards, bufallos, elephants, antelopes, lots of birds and after noon boat trip on the Victoria Nile to the bottom of the world’s most powerful waterfall is a must do. An optional hike to the top of the falls is also possible that will reward you with amazing views of the Uhuru and Murchison falls.
Day 3- Transfer Kibale /Fort portal
After breakfast we shall embark on our long drive to the primate capital of East Africa [Kibale Forest national park] via the Albert escarpment that will reward you with amazing views and a touch of the African village’s lookout. On a good day, if the weather is clear enough we expect to view the Blue Mountains in the Democratic Republic of Congo. En-route we shall have a stopover in Hoima central market for a walk around the market and buy some fruits for our en-route snacks. We shall also learn about the different organic Ugandan foods that will enlighten us on what the Ugandan delicacy looks like.
Day 4- Chimpanzee trekking and swamp walk/ local food preparation/crater lakes hike
On this day we shall meet and greet the chimps that are close to the human race and view quite a number of other monkeys such as the red colobus, black and white colobus, mangabeys, blue monkeys and lots of birdlife. After the swamp walk we shall either decide to do a swamp walk in Bigodi or a community local food preparation and have a taste of the organic food delicacy.
Day 5- Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
Today we shall drive to the melody of wonders that will reward you with amazing landscapes and once in a lifetime afternoon launch trip that will bring you close to the African wildlife that dwell along the Kazinga channel that connect lakes George and Edward. En-route we shall have a good view of the Rwenzori mountains and visit the Kiwa hot springs to have a bathe in a local underground warm pool. Expect lunch en-route and an evening safari to spot some wildlife in the savanna
Day 6- Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Gorilla Park
We shall leave the hotel early morning for a safari through the north of Queen Elizabeth to increase our chances of spotting the shyest African cats in their savanna habitat and drive through Ishasha the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth that’s famous for the tree climbing lions and continue with the transfer to the Mountain gorilla forest. We expect to have lunch en-route and check into our hotel later in the evening as we catch the amazing sunsets over the Bwindi impenetrable gorilla park.
Day 7- Gorilla trekking and transfer to Mutanda / Bunyonyi
The long awaited day is here when we shall encounter the Gorilla forest to meet and greet with the world’s most gentle primates in one of the dense tropical rain forests of the world that will reward you with once in a lifetime unending smiles and memories after setting eyes on the massive ‘Mountain Gorillas’. The trekking is never easy or hard, it’s always fun walking through the jungle and experiencing what life is like in the forest. The hike may be short or long depending on the Gorilla movements. We shall then drive on to lake Bunyonyi or Mutanda after the trekking and stay at one of the scenic lodges around the Kigezi highlands that will reward us with a lot of views and sunsets.
Day 8- Visit the Batwa[Pygmies] and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
The Batwa are believed to have been the original inhabitants of this beautiful part of the world and used to survive on hunting and fruit gathering. They are short hard working people currently living along the forest areas of Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. We shall visit one of the amazing villages to explore the culture of these amazing people and the have lunch as we drive to the second deepest lake in Africa to wash off the African dust in the Birhazia free fresh waters. The lake is home to 29 islands with amazing histories and a lot of birdlife, so if you’re a fan birds, you will probably have the best time bird watching.
Day 9- Canoe trek and transfer to Lake Mburo national park
Encounter the canoe challenge as you paddle around the lake with a dug-out canoe that will give a journey to remember. Visit the punishment island where ladies were tied on a lone tree and left to starve to death if they got pregnant before marriage. Paddle back to the hotel for lunch and drive through the famously know Switzerland of Africa to encounter the unique wildlife in Lake Mburo national park that is exclusive to this small savanna park and have a full package of wildlife memories from the pearl of Africa
Day 10- Transfer to Kampala/Entebbe
Early morning village walk/ walking safari in the park to interact with the unique wildlife in lake Mburo such as Zebras, Giraffe, Impalas, Topis, Warthogs and lots of birdlife. Alternatively you can do a community walk or cycling through the villages to see the long horned Ankole cows and experience part of the Ankole culture. Return to the lodge for breakfast and transfer to Entebbe/ Kampala with a stopover at the equator for some photos and souvenir shopping with a bag full of memories encountered in the African nature
END OF TRIP
|$3991 Solo traveler
$2942 per person (2 – 4 people)
$2678 per person (5 – 9 people)
|$3283 Solo traveler
$2268 per person (2 – 4 people)
$2083 per person (5 – 9 people)
Trip costs include
- Gorilla and Chimpanzee Permits
- Community activities
- Park entry and ranger fees
- Boat trips
- Rhino trekking permits
- Transportation in a 4×4 safari van or land cruiser
- Drinking water en-route
- Driver guide allowances.