Wilderness Journeys in East Africa

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16 Days Wildlife Safari in Uganda

Day one.   Kampala – Lake Mburo National Park.
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your place of accommodation by your driver/guide and drive to Lake Mburo National Park, having a stopover at the Equator for the water experiment and picture then later proceed on to the Park entering with a mini game drive in search for wildlife that includes the Zebras, Impala, Topes, Water buck, Eland, Klipspringers, Dwarf Mongoose, Warthogs, Bush Bucks and Leopards among others. We later check in to the service of Eagle’e nest for dinner and overnight.

Day two.   Lake Mburo National Park.
After breakfast, we take a Horse ride around the Park as we view the wildlife. This is a memorable experience as we view wildlife from different habitats on a Horse back.  We come back to the Lodge, relax around, have our lunch and later in the afternoon go for the Boat cruise on Lake Mburo. This normally takes about one and half hours, we come back to the Lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight.

Day three.   Lake Mburo – Ishasha (QENP)
After breakfast, we do a mini game drive and later transfer to Ishasha the Southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park,  passing through the rolling hills of  Mbarara and Tea plantations of Bushenyi and  check in to the service of Bush lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day four.  Ishasha –  Kyambura Gorge.
After an early morning breakfast, we drive to Kyambura Gorge passing through  the tea plantations of Bushenyi. we enter the Park and visit Kyambura Wildlife reserve. We drive through the grassland area and come across an impressive river line gorge with a rain forest which is about 100 metres deep. We walk into the river gorge for an unforgettable chimp trekking experience. Its a rewarding experience trekking chimpanzees in the beautiful river valley that houses numerous birds and butterfly species. We later check in to the service  of Bush lodge for dinner and overnight.

 Day five.  QENP. Maramagambo.
After breakfast, we drive to Maramagambo Forest for a Nature walk  in search for wildlife  that includes the Black & White Colobus, Red Tailed and  Velvet Monkeys,  Splendid Starling, Red Headed Bluebill,  Red Caped Robin Chat,  and Red Tailed Bristalbill  among others.  In the walk we also visit the Bat cave that Houses millions of Egyptian Fruit Bats, we later transfer to Bush lodge for lunch, have a free afternoon, dinner and overnight.

Day six.   Queen Elizabeth National Park. 
The day begins early with an early breakfast and then goes for the game drive towards the Kasenyi plains in search for wildlife that includes the Buffaloes, Water Buck, Kobs, Hyenas, Warthogs, Lions and Leopards among others. And for Birds lovers, you will like it because this Park is said to have the highest concentration of bird life as compared to any Park in the World. We come back to the Lodge, relax around, have lunch and later in the afternoon at about 3:00pm, we go for the boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel for yet another but different view of the wildlife at close quarters as they come to cool off at the shores of the Channel. We come back later in the evening, dinner and overnight at Bush lodge.

Day seven.   QENP. – Kibale National Park.

After  breakfast we transfer to Kibale  National  Park  driving through  the  Crater Lakes region and  drive  North wards  along the  foot hills of  Rwenzori  Mountain   Ranges, these constitute the  western Rift Valley and form the boundary between Uganda and Congo. With en-route lunch at Kasese,  arriving in the afternoon  and check in to the  service  of  Kibale guest cottages, have a free afternoon, dinner and  overnight.

Day eight.   Kibale National Park.
After breakfast  we slope down  to the Park Offices  for registration and briefing  before we  start the Trekking in one of  East Africa’s  oldest Forest with trees  as high as 50 meters .  The Trekking may take about three hours  in search for Habituated  Chimpanzees. The forest also harbors  about five primate species that include the Black and White Colobus , Red Colobus , Red tailed, Lhotse’s  Monkeys and  Grey cheeked  Mangbey.  It is  also home to a variety  of bird species  including the rare Green Breasted Pita.  We come back to the Lodge,  relax around,  have lunch and later  go for a nature walk in the Bigodi wetland which is also very rewarding. We come back to the Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day nine.   Visit Sempaya  Hot Springs, Semliki National Park.
After an early breakfast, depart for the hot springs which is a good nature walk at Sempaya, Semliki National Park. The guide will have packed lunch arranged before leaving your accommodation to be enjoyed as a picnic lunch while exploring the real Africa’s  natural gifts, return to Fort Portal and check in to the service of Rwenzori View Guest House for dinner and overnight.

Day ten. Fort-Portal – Hoima.
After breakfast, we transfer to Hoima passing through traditional homesteads and beautiful tea plantations in the rolling hills of Tooro kingdom. The journey may take about 6-7 hours through a dusty road to Hoima and check in to the service of Crown Hotel  for dinner and overnight.

Day  eleven.  Hoima  – Murchison Falls National Park.
After breakfast, we depart Hoima  heading for Murchison Falls National Park. We  enter the park through Kichombanyobo gate and visit magnificent falls where you will enjoy and marvel at the mighty River Nile being forced in a seven metres crevice to thunder 45 metres below a series of cascades that can be seen from different points up to the summit and we later go and check into the service of Fort murchison  for lunch, have a free afternoon, dinner and overnight.

Day twelve.   Murchison Falls National Park.
After an early morning breakfast, we drive down to the ferry and cross the Nile to the Northern sector of the park where we shall do our game drive in search for wildlife that includes elephants, buffaloes, waterbucks, giraffes, oribis, hart beasts, Kobs, warthogs, lions, jackals, leopards according to the luck of the day and a variety of savannah and woodland birds can be seen. The drive normally takes 3 -4 hours according to how much you see and the interest you have in them. We drive back to the camp, relax for a while, have lunch and then at 2:00pm we go for the boat cruise on close quarters as the animals draw down the river bank to cool off. Here you get a chance of seeing many schools of hippos, crocodile, buffaloes, elephants and a variety of water birds. We come back after about 3 hours to the Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day thirteen.  Murchison Falls – Mt. Elgon National Park.
After breakfast, we will do a mini game drive as you get out of  the Park through the Northern gate ( Wangkwa)  and  transfer to Mount Elgon  National Park, through Lira and Soroti. Arriving in the evening and check in to the service of Sipi River Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day fourteen.   Mount Elgon National Park.
After breakfast, we go to Mt. Elgon National Park through the Kapkwai gate for  a nature walk, and  visit the attaint caves. This may take about 2 hours, we later come back to the Lodge for lunch and later in the afternoon visit the Sipi Falls which is about 100 metres high. Dinner and overnight  at Sipi River Lodge.

Day fifteen.  Mount Elgon National Park – Jinja.
After breakfast, we will transfer to Jinja, arriving in the early afternoon, have lunch at 2friends Restaurant, Visit the source of the Nile and later check in to the service of  Black Lanterns, Bujagali for dinner and overnight.

Day sixteen.  Mt. Elgon National Park – Kampala.
After breakfast, we transfer to Kampala with a stopover at Nakibizzi to have a brief look at the Vanilla Plantation  en-route lunch, arriving in the afternoon and you will be dropped at the airport for your flight home or at  your place of accommodation.

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