Are you Having 14 days to spend for holidays? See reintroduced white rhinos at close distance in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Have game drives in Murchison Falls National Park and sail to the stunning Murchison Falls and the beautiful Victoria Nile delta.
You may see the strange shoebill! Look for wild chimpanzees during a chimp walk in Kibale Forest and see more primate species during the Bigodi Swamp walk.
Watch Uganda kobs and other antelopes during game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park and wonder about the abundant wildlife during the Kazinga Channel boat trip. Visit the untouched Kyambura Gorge for a small family of chimpanzees and search for the famous tree-climbing lions in the Ishasha Sector.
Have a meet and greet with the impressive mountain gorillas during gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and spend a relaxing day in Kisoro. Leave for Lake Mburo National Park and observe impala, warthog and the enormous eland antelope during exciting game drives. Maybe you will get a glimpse of a spotted hyena, leopard or even lion!
Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe
You will be picked by our driver/guide and take to Airport Guesthouse Entebbe for overnight. He will brief you about the tour and what time to pick you on day 2.
Day 2: To Murchison Falls NP
Early morning after breakfast you will leave for Murchison Falls NP. Via Masindi we drive for 90 kms through the park before we reach Paraa in the late afternoon. For Budget Tour clients, “”We will stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for tracking the Rhinos and also have Lunch here.
Day 3: In Murchison Falls NP
This day early in the morning, we shall go for the game drive. In the afternoon we have the impressive launch trip on the Nile to the Falls. Hippos, crocodiles, buffalo, elephants and many birds will be seen!!
Day 4: In Murchison Falls NP
Early morning the boat will take us downstream to the delta. The place where the Nile enters Lake Albert. This trip of 5-6 hours will show us all the beauty of this national park especially the delta with all the different birds. Here is a good chance to see the elusive Shoebill stork! In the afternoon is a visit to the top of the Falls, a wonderful view.
Day 5: To Kibale NP
Early morning departure for the journey to Kibale NP. We will pass close to Lake Albert, on a clear day the view from the top of the Albert rift is spectacular. In the afternoon we will arrive at Kibale Forest Camp, sleeping with the noises of the tropical rainforest.
Day 6: Chimp walk and Swamp Walk
At 08.00 we will start with the 4 hours chimp walk. Also 10 other primates can be seen!! Kibale NP is also known for all the butterflies and birds. In the afternoon a walk through Bigodi Swamp (community based project)
Day 7: To Queen Elizabeth NP
Early morning departure for Queen Elizabeth NP. Via Fort Portal we reach at around midday in Bush Lodge in Queen Elizabeth NP with a stunningly beautiful view over Kazinga Channel. In the late afternoon we will make a game drive.
Day 8: In Queen Elizabeth NP
This day is for a game drive on the plains of Queen Elizabeth NP with thousands of Ugandan kobs, lions, elephants etc. Also on the program is a two hours launch trip on the Kazinga channel where we will see all the animals from the waterside.
Day 9: In Queen Elizabeth NP
Our second day in this beautiful park. Very early in the morning breakfast we go to Kyambura Gorge. Here you can go for a 3-4 hour walk in to the Gorge for meeting the chimpanzees. After the Gorge will drive to Ishasha Sector and have an evening gamedrive in search of the tree climbing lions.
Day 10: To Kisoro
In the morning we leave Queen for Kisoro. We stop in Kabale for Lunch. The road takes us through a beautiful landscape called the “Switzerland of Africa”. We pass mountains, hills and lakes with cultivated terraces and tropical rainforest and bamboo forest. On the last hill the landscape unfolds beneath us, in the vast plane of Uganda, Rwanda and Congo the Virunga volcanoes dominate the view.
Day 11: Gorilla trekking
The day is for Gorilla tracking, From Travellers Rest in Kisoro it is 1 hour by car to Nshongi/Nkuringo group in South Bwindi. At 7:45 A:M you will be at the staring point of Bwindi Impenetrable NP for pre-briefing and at 8:30 you will start the trek, after finding the Gorillas you will spend with maximum 1 hour.
Day 12: In Kisoro
Here everybody can do individually ( or in a group) activities.
With local organizations and the National Park we have developed a number of very interesting activities:
- Gorilla trekking in Mgahinga (1 day). NB: the gorilla in Mgahinga move around so the Uganda Wildlife Authority doesn’t sell permits in advance – you have to take your chance once you are in Kisoro.
- Gorilla tracking in Rwanda. NB: if you are going for the 2nd gorilla trek in Rwanda you will be transferring to Rwanda on day 2 after trekking in Uganda, and spend a night there. After the trekking you will cross back to Kisoro (1 day).
- Climbing Muhavura Volcano (± 8 hrs; distance 12km; height 4127m; elevation gain 1700m).
- Climbing Gahinga Volcano (± 6 hrs; distance 8km; height 3474m; elevation gain 1100m).
- Visit to Sabinyo Gorge (± 4 hrs; distance 6km, no elevation gain).
- Climbing Sabinyo Volcano (Sabinyo has three peaks, you can climb all three in the same walk, but you need to be fit!! ± 8 hrs; distance 14 km; height 3669m, elevation gain 1300 m).
- Hiking in Mgahinga to the viewpoint and Garama Cave (pygmy cave) (± 4 hrs; distance 1 and 4 km).
- Bird walk in Mgahinga (start at 10am, it can last until 4-5pm).
- Cultural village walk (with a local guide walking through the land of the Bufumbira tribe)
- Walk to Lake Mutanda. Visit Python island and go canoeing on this beautiful lake.
- Batwa Trail: It starts at the base of Mt Muhavura at 8.00 am and finishes by 3-4 pm. You’ll need walking shoes, hat, and raingear, and a packed lunch with sufficient drinks.The Batwa Trail runs across the lower slopes of the Muhavura and Gahinga volcanoes in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. The forest is home to a variety of wildlife but the Batwa Trail is far from being a conventional nature walk. With the help of Batwa guides, you’ll see the forest as a larder, pharmacy, builder’s yard, tool kit and, above all a home. Along the trail, you’ll fire a bow and arrow, check hives for wild honey, help repair a Batwa shelter, harvest plants for medicine and food, light a fire without a matches, listen to legends and learn about Batwa traditions.The highlight of the trail is a descent into the Garama cave, a 200m-long lava tube beneath Mt. gahinga. The Batwa are famed for their music and dance and their historic, subterranean council chamber in Garama Cave provides the setting for an unforgettable performance.The Batwa trail is celebration of the forest culture of the “‘first people.”It is impossible, however, to ignore the fact that Batwa life has greatly changed. The day’s events conclude with a discussion about the Batwa’s current situation; how it can be improved; and progress to date towards doing so.
- Or just sit and relax or read a book in the garden.
Day 13: To Lake Mburo NP
Early morning departure to Lake Mburo NP. This is a small but nice park, the only park in Western Uganda with impalas and zebras. We will make an evening game-drive.
Day 14: To Entebbe
Early morning we will make a game drive/walk. After a late breakfast the last part of the journey will bring us back to Kampala. We will stop in Mbarara for Lunch and then continue, after Masaka town we will stop at the Equator for Tea/Coffee break and buying souvenirs.
If departing in the morning the hotel has a shuttle to the airport but if departing in the evening then we take them for Kampala City tour before transferring them to the airport for check in. There are also other activities in Entebbe like visiting the Ngamba Island for the orphaned chimps ($ 88 per person), and it can be combined with Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (the former Zoo) There is also Botanical Gardens at $ 10 p.p.