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9 days Uganda Adventure safari

 

 

 

 

 This amazing adventure takes us to Bwindi ‘The Impenetrable Forest’, Uganda’s mountainous far southwestern tip where you will have the opportunity to track Mountain Gorillas. This action filled excursion will provide you with the opportunity to get up close with the endangered species. The climax of this safari is an encounter with a Silverback twice!

 

 

 Highlights:

 

  • Visit the Majestic Murchison Falls National Park and amazing boat cruise to the bottom of the falls
  • Visit Kibale Forest National Park lots of primates and bird life, the Crater Lakes and beautiful colonial tea plantations.
  • The Kazinga Channel that joins Lake Edward and Lake George, this wildlife bonaza.
  • Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, this forest has a lot to offer and its home to largest population of Mountain Gorillas.
  • Community walks and canoe excursion this will introduce you to locals’ way of life, perfect photographic opportunity.

Your safari at a Glance!!!!

 

 

Days

Routes/activities

Accommodation

Covered Meal Plan

 

Day 0

Arrival at Entebbe -

Papyrus Guest house Entebbe

B,B

 

Day 1

Entebbe-Murchison-Ziwa rhinos

Hornbill Bush Lodge

B,L,D

 

Day 2

Murchison-Game drive & Launch cruise

Hornbill Bush Lodge

B,L,D

 

Day 3

Murchison- Kibale-Game drive& Scenic viewing

Isunga lodge

B,L,D

 

Day 4

Kibale-Ex-Chimps tracking

Isunga Lodge

B,L,D

 

Day 5

Kibale-Queen- Game drive & Launch cruise

Bush  Lodge

B,L,D

 

Day 6

Queen- Kasenyi Game drive & Ishasha game drive

Topi Lodge

B,L,D

 

Day 7

Buhoma-Nkuringo-Nature walk

Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla lodge- Private Cottage

B,L,D

 

Day 8

Gorilla Tracking – Nkuringo – top of the world

Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla lodge- Private Cottage

B,L,D

 

Day 9

Nkuringo-Entebbe–Departure – Departure

 

 

 

B-Breakfast

L-Lunch

D-Dinner

 

             

 

                 

 

Detailed Itinerary

 

Day 0: Arrival Entebbe International Airport

Arrival at Entebbe International Airport, pick up by your drive/ guide to then transfer to your accommodation.

 

Accommodation: Papyrus Guest House

Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

 

Day 1: Ziwa Rhino Ranch– Murchison Falls

 

With an early morning breakfast, transfer to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, an asylum to the Rhinos. Enjoy a glimpse of the white and black Rhino. Have lunch and then transfer to Murchison falls National Park. Enjoy more birding before checking in to the lodge.

 

Accommodation: Hornbill Bush Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

 

Day 2: Game drive and Launch cruise

 

After breakfast, enjoy the game drive with a view of; giraffes, elephants, lions, hartebeest and different species of birds, on the way to the morning delta boat ride to the bottom of the waterfall. Look out for the Nile crocodile, hippos, water bucks and a variety of bird species. Upon reaching the bottom of the waterfalls you will disembark and climb your way up to the Top of the fall where you will be rewarded with amazing views of the Nile. Also be on the lookout for different bird species. Look out for mammals like the graceful Roth child Giraffe, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Uganda Kob, Defassa Waterbuck, Buffaloes, Elephants, Warthog, Hippos, Oribi and when lucky a leopard and Lion among others. Hike up to the top of the falls and enjoy the magnificent view before retiring back to the lodge.

 

Accommodation: Hornbill Bush Lodge

Meal Plan: Full board

 

Day 3: Murchison Game drive - Kibale National Park

 

Have an early breakfast, enjoy another game drive on your way out of the park. View more game as you catch them from their hunt expeditions before driving to Kibale. Proceed via the Escarpment, enjoy the land scape and look out for different bird species like the African Crowned Eagle, Heuglin’s Francolin.

You will then set off to Kibale Forest National Park found in Fort Portal, a town at the south-western side of Uganda. The park bares homage to a very large number of primates. This day will be a long driving day of 7-9 hours; we will have numerous stops to stretch your legs.

 

Accommodation: Isunga Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

 

Day 4: Chimpanzee trekking (Kanyanchu)

 

Proceed early morning at 6:30am for full day chimpanzee habituation experience; you will spend the entire day with Chimpanzees following them from nest to nest. While tracking, you will be able to spot different animal species like the Red Colobus, Black and white Colobus, Grey-cheeked Mangabey, Olive Baboon, Red-tailed Monkey, and L’Hoest’s Monkey among others and different bird species.

 

Accommodation: Isunga Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

 

Day 5: Kibale to Queen Elizabeth National Park

 

With an early morning breakfast depart Kibale Forest to Queen Elizabeth National Park, lying 1978 sq. km west of Uganda. It harbors a diverse eco-system with a lovely savannah, fertile wetlands making it home for the big game, 10 primate species and a large number of bird species.

After checking in, you will enjoy an afternoon Launch cruise along the Kazinga channel. The channel is 40 wide and offers beautiful scenery of hundreds of hippos along the banks as well as different bird species seen when cruising west towards Lake Edward.

 

Accommodation: Bush Lodge  

Meal Plan: Full Board

 

Day 6: Kasenyi - Ishasha- Game drive

 

After breakfast you will head for a game drive through Kasenyi sector, watch out for the Albert endemic birds and Rothschild giraffes, buffalos, elephants and different bird species.

With packed lunch proceed to Ishasha sector, very famous for the tree climbing lions. The Ishasha sector is the only other place in the entire world where you will find tree climbing lions apart from Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania.

 

Accommodation: Topi Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

 

Day 7: Ishasha secto - Buhoma Sector - Nkuringo

With an early breakfast, continue to Buhoma sectors of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This vast reserve offers arguably the most productive montane forest birding in Africa and supports 23 of Uganda’s 24 Albertine Rift endemic bird species. Once part of a much larger forest that included the Virunga Volcanoes in neighboring Rwanda, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is now an ecological island within a sea of human cultivation and is of immense conservation importance. Proceed to the park headquarters for a nature walk from Buhoma to Nkuringo. Enjoy a 15km walk to Nkuringo following the Kashasha River and Ivy River trails. This is a full day walk where there would be an opportunity of visiting the Munyaga River falls in the forest. The emphasis of this activity is for your walking guide to share his knowledge of the forest that you come into contact with and not simply an A to B.

 

 

Accommodation: Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

 

Day 8: Gorilla Tracking

After breakfast at around 7:45am with packed lunch and drinking water you will transfer to the starting point for briefing on the dos and the don’ts while with the gorillas. You will then continue to the forest for gorilla tracking following them. The beauty of this rain forest is spectacular. The area offers a dramatic, steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The time taken and the terrain vary with the movements of these great primates. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle and endangered giants is an awesome, exciting experience to be long savored. Many find it to be a rare and moving opportunity.

Later relax at the lodge at and 5pm, From the Lodge you can either stroll through the trading center or drive up to the top of the world which we call the football pitch high up in Nkuringo. Follow some small foot paths overlooking the beautiful surroundings, a great way to stretch your legs after gorilla tracking and enjoying a sundowner with snacks and cold drinks from the Lodge.

No park entrance fees required for this activity and can be best done in the afternoon when the view is clear and the sun is setting.

 

 

Accommodation: Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge

Meal Plan: Full Board

 

 

 

Day 9: Nkuringo Entebbe

Enjoy a morning drive and later proceed to Entebbe for your flight back home.

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