Rhinos, Water Falls, Chimps, Hot Springs tour – 17 days

Day 1: Welcome to Uganda

Arrive at Entebbe International Airport, meet and greet and transfer to your hotel. Overnight at your  hotel/Lodge. Entebbe Travellers Inn or The Boma Entebbe

Day 2: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is home to Uganda’s rhinos that had become extinct in the early 1980s after a period of civil unrest and heavy poaching.Arrive at the sanctuary early afternoon. After lunch you will go for Rhino trekking, canoe ride and birdwatching in search for the Shoe Bill bird.

Dinner and overnight: Amuka Lodge

Day 3  : Murchison Falls National Park

After Breakfast drive to Murchison fall national Park via the top of the falls a scenic point where you will see the Nile force its way through a narrow gap to start its continued flow into Lake Albert.

Sir Samuel Baker named the Falls after Sir Roderick Murchison, president of the Royal Geographical Society. The falls lend their name to the surrounding Murchison Falls National Park.

Overnight and Dinner: Kabalega Wilderness Lodge

Day 4: Murchison Falls National Park

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After an early breakfast you go for a game drive. You may have an opportunity to see animals like antelopes, Rothschild giraffes, lions, elephants, warthogs, buffaloes . Return for lunch and relaxation and later go for Nile cruise to the bottom of the falls. You will see hippos, crocodiles and birds along river Nile.

Dinner and overnight at Kabalega Wilderness Lodge

Day 5: Kibale Forest National Park.

Today, you will begin your journey to Kibale Forest. The drive will take through a beautiful scenery of tea plantations.

You stop for lunch in the Fort Portal town .Overnight at your lodge-Chimpanzee Guest house.

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Day 6: Chimpanzee Tracking & Bigodi Swamp Walk

After breakfast, you will prepare yourself for the chimpanzee tracking mission the most exciting activity in the park. An experienced forest ranger will take you chimp tracking in the morning. along the forest walk you will be able to see other primates like red-tailed monkey, black-and-white Columbus monkey. After Lunch go to Bigodi Wetland sanctuary for a nature walk ,home to over 100 bird species.The Sanctuary is operated by the Kibale Association for Rural and Environmental Development (KAFRED), a registered community based organization (CBO). A significant fraction of association income has been used, and continues to be used, to fund numerous related community projects.

The Bigodi Women’s Group, weaves crafts from environmentally sustainable materials, dyes and methods. Their crafts are sold worldwide.

Day 7: Semuliki National Park

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Semuliki is an interesting area, partly forested and partly savannah. Visit the Sempaya Hot Springs and have the chance to boil eggs and go for a nature walk through the forest.

Later on you will visit Amabere’ganyinamwiru caves. This site has an interesting legendary tale.  A guide will tell you about Nyinamwiru a daughter of Bukuku one of the historical rulers of the Cwezi Dynasty that gave birth to the current Bunyoro and Toro Kingdoms. She was an attractive beautiful girl who declined to marry the man her father had chosen for her.

Dinner & Overnight  at Rwenzori View Guesthouse/The Dutchess.

 Day 8: Queen Elizabeth N.P.

In the morning, you can relax at your lodge. You will then continue your journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park via the Bunyangabu Beekeppers Cooperative (BBC), is a community organization along the Kasese – Fortportal road. Fresh comb honey is available from BBC between March-May and August-November.

It is a true honey experience, where visitors can see honey processing, taste honey from the comb, and even make their own candles to take home.

Overnight and dinner at Engazi or Mweya Safari Lodge.

Day 9: Game Drive – Queen Elizabeth National Park

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The day begins early as we start with a morning game drive after an early breakfast. We will search for the lions, elephants, buffaloes and other wild animals in their natural habitat before returning for lunch. In the afternoon you go for a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, a water channel between Lake Edward and Lake George. You will be able to see birds, hippos cooling off in the waters, elephants, and buffaloes. Overnight at your accommodation. Enganzi Lodge or Mweya Safari Lodge

Day 10: Queen Elizabeth to Bwindi National park
After breakfast, depart for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest .Explore the village and the native communities. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Safari Lodge or Mahogany Springs.

Day 11: Gorilla tracking adventure
Have an early morning breakfast and then go for a briefing by UWA officials at the Park headquarters. Proceed to the Impenetrable forest for gorilla tracking. Pack your Lunch. You should wear jungle boots since tracking involves walking up steep densely forested hills before finally coming across the gorillas in the dense tropical vegetation their favourite habitat.It is an exhilarating experience when you get close to the gorillas. After lunch go for a community visit to the local communities living around the park to learn about their history. Dinner and overnight Gorilla Safari Lodge or Mahogany Springs.

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Day 12: Drive to Lake Bunyonyi.

After breakfast, we take a scenic drive to Kabale via Lake Bunyonyi (a place of little birds) with beautiful terraced hillsides. It is the second deepest Lake in Africa rumored to vary between 144 ft and 2,952 ft.You will enjoy a boat ride that will take you to various islands for bird viewing and sightseeing. Later in the day you will visit the Bakiga museum and discover the traditions of the inhabitants (Bakiga) of the area.

Overnight and dinner at Bunyonyi Safari resort

Day 13: Transfer to Lake Mburo.

After breakfast we drive to Lake Mburo National Park enjoying the beautiful scenery along the way.It is home to Elands as well as Zebras, Topis, Impalas, and birds. The lake within the park attracts Hippos, Crocodiles and a variety of waterbirds like African Fin foot.

Check into your accommodation, Have lunch and relax. Go for a boat ride in the afternoon.

Overnight and dinner at Rwaboko Rock or Mantana tented camp.

 Day 14: Game Drive and Nature walk in the park.

After breakfast, we have a game drive and a Nature walk in the national park. You have chances of seeing animals like Water Bucks, Impalas, Elands, Buffalo, Topis, Zebras, Bush Bucks, Warthogs.

Overnight and dinner at Rwaboko Rock or Mantana tented camp.

Day 15: Kampala via the Equator.

On this day, we have an early breakfast, and have another game drive as we leave the park. We have lunch en route. Stop over at the equator enjoy the water experiments, buy souvenirs and take photographs.

Overnight and dinner at Lindsay Cottages or Cassia Lodge

Day 16: After breakfast, You will tour Kampala known as a city of happiness. The popular historical and religious sites include Gaddafi national Mosque, Lugard Fort, Kasubi tombs, Namugongo Martyrs shrine, National Museum, Ndere troupe culture centre and Art Galleries for those who love art paintings.

Day 17: Departure. Take your flight back home.

Included

  • Gorilla Permits(Booked at least 3 months in advance)
  • Transport in a 4WD Vehicle or Mini Van.
  • All fuel for the tour;
  • English speaking Ugandan driver/guide;
  • Accommodation .
  • Drinking water.
  • Park-entrance fees .

Excluded

  • International air fares;
  • Entry visa Uganda;
  • Meals that are not part of your accommodation;
  • Personal (medical/travel) insurance;
  • Tips and gratuities to rangers, driver/guide, porter, hotel staff, etc;
  • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.).

 

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