12 Days Private Uganda Safari Holiday, Gorilla-Wildlife & Birding
Day 1: Arrive at Entebbe Airport.
On arrive at Entebbe Airport, probably the friendliest in Africa, you will be welcomed by our representative, your guide who will briefly take you through your safari programme and check in to the service of Lake Victoria view guest house for dinner and overnight or you can even do City tour in Entebbe if time allows.
Day 2: Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park.
Depart Kampala, head for Murchison Falls National Park with a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and lunch stop at Kolping Hotel Masindi. We enter the Park and visit the magnificent Falls where you will enjoy and marvel at the mighty Nile being forced into a seven meter crevice to thunder 45 meters below and this can be viewed at different points up to the summit. Dinner and overnight at Fort Murchison
Day 3: Game drive – Boat cruise
After an early morning breakfast, you cross the Nile by the Ferry and go for game drive on the northern bank. The game found in this part of the park includes Elephants, Rothschild Giraffe, Jackson Hartebeest, Leopard, Lions, Kobs and a variety of woodland and Savannah birds among others. Then in the afternoon after lunch, you go for a boat cruise on the Nile for game viewing at a close range. On this cruise you expect to see many schools of Hippos and Crocodiles and some water birds. Dinner and over night at Fort Murchison.
Day 4: Murchison Falls – Kibale Forest.
Depart Murchison Falls after an early breast and head for Kibale National Park with lunch enroute. This drive can take you about 10 hours but it mostly depends on nature of the road. Dinner and overnight at Primate Lodge Kibale.
Day 5: Chimpanzee trekking – Bigodi swamp
After early morning breakfast you go to the National Park which is said to have the greatest variety of primates in East Africa, for Chimpanzee trekking. Among the primates found in this forest are the black and white colobus monkeys, grey cheeked mangabey, red tailed monkeys. Then in the afternoon after lunch, go for a nature walk in the Bigodi swamp which has many interesting birds. Dinner and overnight at Primate Lodge Kibale
Day 6: Kibale – Queen Elizabeth National Park.
After a relaxed breakfast, we transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, driving along the foothills of Mountain Rwenzori, with lunch en-route. We do a mini game drive as we enter the Park. Dinner and overnight at Queen Elizabeth Bush lodge
Day 7: Game drive – Boat cruise
The day begins with an early breakfast and we go for a game drive in the Kasenyi Kobs mating ground which is in the northern sector of this Park. We are more likely to see waterbucks, buffaloes, elephants, lions and warthogs in their nature habitat. The game drive normally takes 2-3hours. After lunch we go for a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel, a natural channel that connects Lake George and Lake Edward. This is a very interesting cruise because of the big numbers of animals and birds it offers. It also takes 2hours. Dinner and overnight at Queen Elizabeth Bush lodge.
Day 8: Queen Elizabeth – Bwindi National Park
After an early breakfast embark on a game drive to the Ishasha plains for the resident tree climbing lions plus a diversity of wildlife.The landscape in this sector is unique compared to that in other parts of Queen Elizabeth national park. Its breathtaking seeing these lions lazily resting on tree branches targeting their prey. In the afternoon, we then transfer to Bwindi National Park with lunch en-route. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Community Rest Camp.
Day 9: Gorilla trekking
After an early morning breakfast, with our packed lunch, we go to the Park offices for the briefing at around 8:00am and later start the trekking which is unpredictable. It may take 3-8 hours under muddy and straineous conditions, some times with rain overhead. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma community Rest Camp.
Day 10: Bwindi National Park – Lake Bunyonyi
After a relaxed breakfast, we transfer to Lake Bunyonyi with lunch en-route and check in to the service of Bunyonyi Overland Camp and have a free afternoon, dinner and overnight.
Day 11: Lake Bunyonyi – Lake Mburo National Park.
After an early morning breakfast, we transfer to Lake Mburo National Park with lunch en-route arriving in the afternoon for a boat cruise on Lake Mburo and later check in to the service of Eagles nest camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 12 Lake Mburo National Park – Kampala.
After an early morning breakfast, we go for a nature walk escorted by a ranger guide in search for wildlife. In this walk we are more likely to see a number of mammals including the Eland (the biggest antelope in East Africa), Bush buck, Zebra, Buffalo, Bush pig, Hyena, Impala, Reedbuck and a variety of bird species like the Papyrus gonolake, Lyrac breasted roller, and kockie flancorine among others.
After the walk, check out and drive back to Kampala with lunch en-route and stop at the Equator for photos , arriving in the afternoon and drive straight to the airport for your flight home.