Yawning Hippos and Crocodiles, 370 species of Birds including fish eagles, giant Kingfisher, Shoebill stock, Butterflies, Rhinos, Baboons, Elephants, Warthogs, Giraffe, Hyena, Uganda Kob, Leopard and Civet. Chimps, Primates, Birds, Moths, Butterflies, Snakes, Frogs, Toads. Mountains, Fresh water lakes and salt inland, Marshland, Broad savannah, Wetlands, Gallery, Lowland forest. Gorillas, snakes, frogs, Monkeys. Open savannah, Acacia grassland, Impala, Zebra, Sitatunga antelope, 315 species of birds.
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe Airport.
You will be picked from the airport by our representative who will transfer you to a hotel for dinner and overnight. Depending on the time of arrival,you may have some activities to explore sights in and around Kampala.
Day 2: Murchison Falls National Park.
After breakfast depart for Murchison Falls National Park with an optional stop over at Ziwa Farm. Lunch en route.
Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge/ Red Chilli Rest Camp/Murchison River Lodge.
Day 3: Game Drive and Boat Safari.
After an early morning breakfast we shall head for a 4-5 hour game drive on the northern bank of the Nile, escorted by a ranger guide. Expect to see elephant, Rothschild giraffe, Jackson hartebeest, lions, oribis, waterbucks and a variety of Savannah woodland birds.
After lunch we shall depart for a 3 hour Boat launch trip up-stream towards the bottom of the Murchison Falls. Hippos, Nile Crocodiles and plenty of bird-life will be seen. You might also see elephants drinking at the water edge.
Return to the Lodge for Dinner and Overnight.
Day 4: Visit the Top of the Falls – Hoima.
After breakfast, visit the magnificent Falls where you will enjoy the 40m wide Nile River being forced into a seven meter gap, 43meter below. This spectacular scenery can be viewed from different points. After lunch we shall depart to Hoima via Bulisa gate where you can see the Escarpment and the oil exploration area.
Dinner and overnight Hoima town.
Day 5: Kibale National Park.
Transfer to Fort Portal, this drive takes eight hours. En route Fort Portal expect to see beautiful views of tea plantations.
Dinner and Overnight Kibale Guest Cottages.
Day 6: Chimpanzee Tracking and Bigodi Swamp Walk/optional Crater Lake Hike.
Early morning transfer to Kanyanchu tourist center in Kibale National Park. This forest hosts the highest concentration of primates in East Africa.Expect a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild chimpanzee,this will give you opportunity to see other primates such as red-tailed monkey, black-and-white colobus monkey and many other primates to enhance your tourism experience. The guide will also be telling you various facts about the flora and fauna of the forest. There are organized visits to the chimps twice daily and a maximum of three groups with a maximum of six visitors per group are allowed per shift.
In the afternoon visit Bigodi Swamp for a nature walk expecting to see other primates and plenty of bird species. The other option will be a visit to the Kasenda crater lakes.
Return for dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
The route to Queen Elizabeth Park via Kasese, with the Rwenzori Mountains on your right side will enhance our visit to the park. A game drive on our way to the National Park will give you the chance to see waterbucks, warthogs and other wildlife.
Dinner and Overnight Mweya Safari Lodge/Buffalo Lodge or Marafiki Safari Lodge.
Day 8: Game Safari and Boat Cruise or optional Baloon Safari.
After early morning breakfast at 6:30 am we shall depart for our morning game drive to the northern shore of Kazinga channel. The most common mammals we are likely to see are Warthogs, bushbuck and water bucks while elephants can be seen crossing the tracks .There is the Leopard track which may give us opportunity to see leopards and the kasenyi plains will give us higher chances of encountering lions.Return by Mid-day at the lodge for lunch.
In the afternoon we shall take a 2 hour and 34km long Kazinga channel boat cruise, one of the most rewarding tour experiences in Queen Elizabeth Park giving you the opportunity to approach within a few meters a multitude of yawning hippos, elephants teaming with egrets, yellow billed storks, Goliath heron, crocodiles buffaloes and the occasional leopards. The bird life on the water is fascinating. Expect to see dozens of water birds such as pied kingfisher and many bee-eaters
Return for dinner and overnight in the evening.
Day 9: Transfer to Bwind Impenetrable Forest National Park.
We shall have morning game drive via Ishasha sector in anticipation of seeing tree climbing lions.
Dinner and overnight in Buhoma/Rushaga.
Day 10: Gorilla Tracking in Bwind Forest.
Wake up by 6:30 am and have breakfast at 7:00 am.We shall have to go with our packed lunch. We may spend a full day with the gorillas. At 7:30 am we shall assemble at the park headquarters for a morning briefing about the gorilla tracking rules, from the park staff. Expect to walk a long distance in steep and muddy conditions. You may see the gorillas within1-6 hours depending on their movement in the forest. You will spend one hour with the gorillas observing them closely while they eat, play and rest. The park staff will also assist you get porters for carrying our packed lunch.
Return in the evening for dinner and overnight.
Day 11: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park.
After breakfast, transfer to lake Mburo National Park.Lunch en route. In the afternoon enjoy a game drive to see wildlife and other activities available.
Dinner and overnight at Mihingo/Rwokobo Lodge.
Day 12: Transfer to Entebbe.
Early morning game drive/ Boat Safari/Horse back riding/Squard biking. Lunch at the Lodge and in the afternoon drive back to Entebbe for dinner and overnight.
Day 13: Departure.