This is a seven days safari for those who want to go easy on their vacation and their spending at the same time. It is a safari packed with lots of activities in only 7 days. It’s a perfect fit for those have shot holidays yet want to enjoy the maximum. It id also an idea safari for families that enjoy action packed days on vacations.
Day 1 – Drive to Murchison Falls National Park
Today you will wake up very early in the morning, take breakfast then you shall be driven northwest towards Masindi town heading to the great Murchison Falls national park. Murchison falls National Park is Uganda’s largest national park and it is an open African savannah bisected by the mighty river Nile. It derives its name from Murchison Falls, where the world’s longest river detonates aggressively through a narrow fissure in the Rift Valley escarpment to thrust into a fizzing pool about 46m below. Wildlife populations have largely recovered from the poaching of the 1980s; in the lush savannah grassland to the north of the Nile, elephant, buffalo, giraffe and a variety of antelope are frequently seen on game drives, while lions are seen with increasing frequency. We shall have a stopover for a nature walk and lunch at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. This Sanctuary is a project which saw the rebirth of the endangered white rhinos in Uganda. The nature walk provides you an opportunity to view the Rhinos at close quarters while they move freely in their natural habitat. After our lunch we shall proceed to Murchison Falls National Park where you check into your preferred lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 2 – Game drive and boat cruise
Today after your breakfast you will be taken to Entebbe Airport to catch your flight to Kasese (Queen ElizGo for an early morning game drive on at the Northern Bank of the Murchison falls National Park. You are able to view those animals that are unique to the African Savannah like giraffe, elephant, antelope, lion, and the Uganda Kobs. Return to the lodge for Lunch. After lunch, you will go for a launch cruise along the Nile River to the bottom of the falls where you will see huge crocodiles, schools of hippos, buffaloes, elephants and a variety of water birds like herons, ducks, cormorants, bee-eaters, skimmers, kingfishers, fish eagle and if you are lucky the rare shoebill. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 3 – Transfer to Fort Portal town
After breakfast you will be driven to Fort Portal town, through the villages and beautiful scenery. Have lunch enroute. During this transfer you will be able to see green and famous vast Tea plantations. It is also an opportunity to tap into the life of villages and local Ugandans. The journey is endowed with a lot of sights from gardens, swamps to forest, plots of cassava, through banana plantations, past alcohol brewing in oil drums, coffee terraces, groundnuts, sorghum and millet. We will finalize our transfer day in Fort portal. Dinner and an overnight stay at one of the select lodges.
Day 4 – Chimpanzee trekking experience, transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Take breakfast and then you will be transferred to Kibale National park’s Kanyankyu tourist centre for a morning Chimpanzee trek at Kibale Forest. Kibale National Park is a habitat for more than 10 primate species, which include, black & white colobus monkeys, red colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys and many others. At the Eastern edge of Kibale National Park, there is Bigodi wetland sanctuary, which is managed by the local community. The sanctuary is situated in Magombe swamp and it is known for a wide range of biodiversity including species of primates such as red colobus monkey, black and white colobus monkey, grey – checked mangabey, red tailed monkey, I’hoest monkey, vervet monkey, blue monkey and baboon. Mammals like sitatunga, bush pigs, bush bucks, otters, mongoose and chimpanzees, also visit the swamp from Kibale National Park. 138 species have so far been identified. You will later continue the day going through the creator lakes all the way to the biggest national park Queen Elizabeth National Park where will stay overnight.
Day 5 – Game drive, boat cruise and drive to Bwindi
Early this morning you will wake up to a hot breakfast after which you will continue to do a safari in the Kasenyi area of the park. Here you will be joined by a doctor expert in wild life who will spend most of this morning showing you ions and also providing most of the information about their life. You will have a chance to see the big cats at a near distance. You will later catch up with the boat ride along the Kazinga channel and after this action-packed morning you will head through the Ishasha sector and continue to Bwindi impenetrable Forest to prepare for the biggest encounter with the gentle giants the next morning.
Day 6 – Gorilla trekking experience, transfer to Bunyonyi
In the morning you will be transferred to the Kihihi airstrip, from where you takThe morning has us enter into the impenetrable forest that is Bwindi for the gorilla safari. This activity starts at 8 o’clock in the morning. The trekking is carried out by the most experienced ranger guides within groups of up to 8 people who with gorilla trekking permits allocated. Your quest entails tracking down habituated families of mountain gorillas. Bwindi forest has a population of 560gorillas (based on 2018 surveys). It isn’t easy to predict the amount of time you will take before encountering the gorillas. However, once you do chance upon them, you’ll have an hour to observe and photograph them. Please ensure that you carry a packed lunch and water with you which may also require the assistance of porters who are on hand.
Day 7 – Transfer to Kampala
You will be transferred to Kampala. On your way to Kampala, you will have your lunch and also stop by the equator for a souvenir shopping. The long hour drive will offer you yet other sights and Ugandan life. Surely you will have remarkable memories to carry home. Later you will do a PCR test and wait for its results then you can say goodbye to the Pearl of Africa.
Included & Excluded
- Airport transfers to and from.
- 4×4 vehicle for the safari
- One-way domestic flight to Entebbe
- Full-board accommodation for 5 nights.
- Experienced English speaking Driver Guide.
- Park entry and activity fees.
- All relevant government taxes.
- International flights.
- Extra meals and drinks.
- Personal shopping and souvenir.
- Tips to porters or Guides.