Wildlife & Rafting – 14 days (13nights)
Focusing; Murchison Falls National Park, see Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Lake Bunyonyi region, Lake Mburo National Park and Rafting on River Nile – Jinja.
Day 1: Travel day to Murchison Falls National Park
Depart early after breakfast and proceed northwest through Bombo to Murchison Falls National Park. With a lunch stop in Masindi, after which, we travel to the Top of the Falls at the Bakers summit to marvel at the Spectacular Nile dropping in a wave of rapids through the Western Rift Valley. Later, transfer to the Nile Safari Camp/Paara Safari Lodge/Sambiya River Lodge/Red Chilli Camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Murchison Falls National Park
Breakfast, and then take a morning game drive with a park ranger/guide on the northern bank. The game likely to be encountered include; Elephant, Buffalo, Uganda Kob, Hartebeest, Oribi, Giraffe, Leopard and other game. It is only here that you can trail wildlife with an armed ranger guide. Return to the Lodge for lunch, after which, we take a boat cruise to the bottom of the falls. Lookout for Hippos, Nile crocodile, Waterbuck and a host of water birds. Return for dinner and overnight at Nile Safari Camp/Paara Safari Lodge/Sambiya River Lodge/Red Chilli Camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 3. Murchison Falls National Park
On this day we drive to paraa and take a launch boat to the base of the falls viewing game and birds en route. We enjoy the 3 hour ride past several hippo schools and Nile crocodile plus aquatic bird including a chance a good chance to see a Shoebill stock. Then drive to top of The Falls with your picnic lunch. After lunch walk in the area to obtain excellent views of the Falls where the Nile is forced through a 20-foot wide gap and then drops 145ft over the escarpment. This is believed to be the largest natural force of water in the world creating a sight of a boiling Caldron of water. Overnight Nile Safari Camp/Paraa safari Lodge/Sambiya River Lodge.
Day 4: Travel to Kibale National Park
Leave Murchison Falls heading for Kibale forest National Park, we travel through Fort Portal take lunch along the way. Arrive late evening for a nocturnal walk in the Kibale forest lookout for Galagos, Pottos and Bush babies. Dinner and overnight at Ndali Lodge/Primate lodge/Rwenzori View Guesthouse/Kanyanchu community Banda’s.
Day 5: Kibale – Chimpazee Tracking Walk
After breakfast, we drive to Kibale forest starting point to embark on a morning forest walk in search of chimpanzee. As we trail we may also encounter other primates in this forest which include among others, Gray Cheeked Mangabeys, Red-tailed Monkey, Olive Baboon, Black and White Colobus, etc. Return for lunch and after, visit the Bigodi sanctuary return for dinner and overnight at Ndali Lodge/Primate lodge/Rwenzori View Guesthouse/Kanyanchu community Banda’s.
Day 6: Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast, check out and depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park. The drive takes us via the slopes of the Rwenzories and slope down south wards to Mweya Safari Lodge. We take an afternoon launch cruise on Kazinga Channel, a place believed to host the largest concentration of Hippopotamus in Africa. Also seen are buffalo, kob, the occasional Nile crocodile (which up to recently could not be seen) and a spectacular bird viewing opportunity. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari lodge/Jacana Safari Lodge/Hippo Hill Camp/Institute of Ecology
Day 7: Chimpanzee tracking in Kayambura – QENP
After an early tea/coffee, drive to Kyambura gorge with packed breakfast. We enter the Kyambura gorge for another yet different experience with the primates. Kyambura Gorge is a natural home for habituated chimpanzees; this area also supports mammals similar to those in the bush area of the park and three saline crater lakes, which attract large numbers of Flamingos. We return to our lodge and relax the rest of the evening. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari lodge/Jacana Safari Lodge/Hippo Hill Camp/Institute of Ecology.
Day 8: Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After an early morning breakfast, check out ready to depart south with picnic lunch through the famous Ishasha sector for a game drive in search of tree climbing lions. After our lunch we then proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest arriving early evening. Dinner and overnight Gorilla Forest Camp/Buhoma Homestead/Kitandara Camp/Buhoma community Banda’s.
Day 9: Gorilla Trekking – Bwindi
Early breakfast, and with our picnic lunch, we then head to the park offices for briefing prior to tracking the mountain gorillas. Later, start your trek with a ranger and other gorilla trackers to find the gorillas. Trekking may take any thing between an hour to 10 hours depending on the family and the terrain, encountering rain and muddy conditions along the way so be physically fit, come with sturdy hiking boots, long pants, gloves and raincoat. Maximum time spent with the gorillas is 1 hour. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp/Buhoma Homestead/Kitandara Camp/Buhoma community Banda’s.
Day 10: Travel to Lake Bunyonyi
After breakfast, we drive through the scenic Little Switzerland of Uganda with a lunch stop over at White Horse Inn Kabale. Later transfer to the edge of Lake Bunyonyi one of the Crater Lakes in this part of Uganda and belied to be the deepest in East africa great lake region. Dinner and Overnight at Habuharo Camp/Bushara Island Camp/Lake Bunyonyi Farout Camp/Bunyonyi Overland Camp.
Day 11:Lake Bunyonyi – Lake Mburo National Park
Morning breakfast then take a canoe ride on this beautiful Lake to visit the Island that acted as a Leper asylum in the 1950’s.Afterlunch we travel to Lake Mburo National Park.You will have a chance of walking in the park which hosts, Impala, Zebra, Topi, Buffalo, Crocodile, Hippo and a variety of bird and plant life. Dinner and overnight at Mihingo Lodge/Mantana Luxury Tented Camp/Rwonyo Rest Camp.
Day 12: Lake Mburo – Jinja
After breakfast, we take a game drive then transfer to Kampala; we proceed to Jinja Source of the Nile. Dinner and overnight at Gately On Nile/Jinja Nile Resort/Kingfisher Resort/Speke camp.
Day 13: White Water Rafting
After breakfast, drive to Bujagali Falls where White Water Rafters enjoy rides through the Big Grade 5 white water rapids , then head for our starting point for the rafting craze! Spend the entire day rafting with lunch on the river Island. This evening, transfer to Entebbe. Dinner and overnight at The Windsor Lake Victoria Hotel.
Day 14: Departure day
Transfer to Entebbe International Airport for Flight connections.
Option; time allowing Visit the Uganda Wildlife Education centre, take a boat cruise to Ngamba chimp island.
Included in the package;
- Transfers to and fro Entebbe Airport
- Transport in a 4 x 4 WD vehicle with fuel and Driver guide
- Entrance to the named National Parks
- 1 Gorilla permit per person
- 1 Chimpanzee permit per person
- 13 nights accommodation and meals
- Boat trip on Kazinga Channel in QENP
- Boat trip on Lake Bunyonyi
- One day white water rafting fee
Excluded in the package;
- Drinks (soft and alcoholic)
- Tips and gratuities
- Any expenses of personal nature i.e. phone bills, antiquity purchases, etc
- Personal insurance