This 14 days’ tour will show you the best that Uganda has to offer Murchison Falls National park, Kibale Forest and the Chimpanzees, Queen Elizabeth National Park and off course Bwindi National Park for its Mountain Gorillas. The tour will end with a city excursion around Kampala where you will engage in the daily life of the people, visit religious and cultural sites and markets.
Day 1- Arrival and transfer to your hotel.
As soon as you arrive at Entebbe International Airport, you will be picked up by a driver who will then transport you to the hotel. Here you can relax or, depending on your arrival time, spend some time exploring before settling in.
Day 2- Transfer to Lake Mburo N/Park.
Today you go to Lake Mburo National park, the park is famous for its large herds of zebras and recently groups of Giraffes can be transferred to the park. You will have a stop at the equator for a photo moment and the experiment. Check in at your lodge for lunch.
After lunch, you go a boat cruise on Lake Mburo where you will be guide and shown around as you enjoy wildlife like crocs, hippos with other many birds. In the evening you can opt for an evening nature walk or a bicycle tour in the park (This activity can be paid from the park).
Day 3- Morning game drive and transfer to Mgahinga Gorilla National park.
After breakfast head out for a morning game drive, have a chance to get deep into the park to explore its whispers. Have a chance to view zebra herds, giraffes and other wildlife. After the drive return to the lodge have lunch, refresh and check out. Head to the hills of Kisoro driving through the winding roads and arrive at Mgahinga in the evening.
Day 4- Golden Monkey tracking and Relaxation on Lake Mutanda.
Today you will start the day with a Golden Monkey trekking in
Mgahinga national park. You will be transferred to the briefing Centre by your
guide. After the briefing you enter the forest with a guide for golden monkey
tracking. After the tracking you will drive back to the lodge for lunch.
The afternoon is at leisure, you will visit Lake Mutanda for a boat cruise.
Day 5- Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National park and visit the Batwa (Rushaga).
Wake up have, breakfast and after drive to Bwindi Impenetrable national park. Drive on the winding road with the views of cultivated hills. Arrive at Bwindi check in at your lodge and have lunch, after lunch visit the Batwa and have a chance to learn about their history and culture.
Day 6- Gorilla Tracking.
Today you track the mountain gorillas in Bwindi NP. After breakfast you go to the park offices for the briefing. After the briefing, the search begins for the Mountain Gorillas. Depending on the location of the family you are going to visit, the trip can take a few hours to 7 hours. The landscape is mountainous so take good walking shoes and it involves hikes. After this exciting experience, it’s time to relax at the lodge.
Day 7- Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, through Ishasha sector.
Today you get up early for the drive to Queen Elizabeth National park. The drive is through Ishasha sector. The sector is known for tree climbing lions and you get a chance to spot the lazy cats as they rest in the figs. Then continue to the northern art of the park where you will check in at your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 8- Morning game drive and Cruise on the Kazinga Channel.
Today you get up early for the game drive in the Kasenyi plains. This is the area with the biggest chance to spot lions, but there are many more animals. During the game drive will also visit one of the craters and salt lakes that are in the park.
After the game drive you will have lunch before you take a boat trip on the Kazinga channel. This channel connects two lakes and along this canal many different animals live, especially waterfowl. After the boat trip, return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 9- Transfer to Kibale National park with a Fort Portal tour.
Today after breakfast, you will drive for about 2 hours to Fort Portal town. Upon your arrival, you will visit the Kings Place- (Tooro Kingdom) and the Karambi tombs, you will learn about the history and the culture of the Batooro. After have lunch, where you from lunch visit the Amabeere G’anyinamwiru, stalactites and stalagmites in Nyakasura. From here, drive to your lodge for check in.
Day 10- Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi Wetland walk
You drive to the visitors Centre in the park for a briefing. Then the walk starts in the rainforest, the walk can be quite heavy and it lasts for about 3 hours, take good shoes and long pants plus rain jackets. There will be a lot of time to listen carefully to see if you can hear the Chimps; the rangers are trained in this so chances are that you will find the Chimpanzees!
After the Chimp trek it is time for lunch and then a walk
through the Bigodi wetland. During this walk you will spot many different birds
and perhaps some monkeys.
If you still feel like a walk then you can go to “top of the world” where you have beautiful views over the area with a number of crater lakes.
Day 11- Transfer to Murchison falls National Park.
Today the journey continues to Murchison Falls National Park from Kibale. It is a ride of 6 to 7 hours. The journey is long but also very beautiful with a beautiful varied landscape, the hills and mountains you drive through are become greener and greener, until you reach the savanna of Murchison falls.
Day 12- Game drive and Victoria Nile boat ride
At 6am wake up for breakfast and at 7 you are on your way to spot the game in the park. Drive through the savanna as you look out for lions, leopards, giraffes, antelopes and colorful birds. After the ride through the park you go back to the lodge for lunch.
At 2pm the boat trip to the bottom of the falls on the Nile starts. The trip takes about 3 hours and during the tour you will see a lot of wild animals, such as Hippos, Buffalo, Crocodiles and perhaps some Elephants. You will be dropped at the bottom of the Waterfall and to take a hike up, along the Waterfall and get to the top of the falls.
This hike is pretty steep and slippery. After the boat trip / hike it is time for dinner at the lodge. Your guide will meet you at the top and transfer you to the lodge.
Day 13- Transfer to Kampala via Ziwa Rhino sanctuary.
After breakfast, it is time to travel back to the city. Together with the guide you drive to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, here you go on foot in search of the White Rhino! Ziwa is the only place where the rhinoceroses have 24-hour surveillance.
The trip to Ziwa takes about 2 – 2.5 hours. After lunch you drive to Kampala where you check in at your lodge. Later at night you can opt for a night life experience.
Day 14- City tour and transfer to the airport for departure.
After breakfast, have a tour around the city; visit the local markets, Old Kampala Mosque, Lubiri and Amin torture chambers and the craft market. Depending on your outbound flight, the guide takes you to the airport.