Day 01: Arrival and hotel transfer.
On arrival, you will be met and received by your driver guide from Asyanut safaris, who will then brief you as he transfers you to your hotel for overnight.
Hotel African. (BB)
Day 02: Kampala – Jinja.
Morning transfer from Kampala and heading east along Jinja – Kampala road. You will do a boat ride to the source of the Nile. The spot where Speke viewed the Ripon falls in 1862. Lunch will be in Jinja Town and then transfer to do any of these Optional activities i.e. either half day Kayaking, half day white water rafting, bungee jumping (At an extra charge)
In case of special interest please inform us in advance so that we could arrange for you.
Later in the evening transfer back to Kampala for an overnight.
Hotel Africana. (BB)
Day 3: Kampala – Murchison falls national park.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Murchison falls national park with an en route stop over at Ziwa rhino sanctuary for rhino tracking and lunch in Masindi town before proceeding to the park. On arrival, you will encounter variety of bird species, monkeys, baboons, and buffalos as you transfer for a late afternoon visit to the top of the falls and will stay overnight.
Budongo Eco Lodge. (FB)
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Day 4: Murchison falls
After an early morning breakfast, transfer for a game drive to the northern bank in search of animals like; Giraffes, lions, Elephants, Oribi, Bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck hyena and if you’re lucky, the leopard. Return to have your lunch and after lunch, transfer for a 3hours boat ride on the Nile river to the bottom of the falls that allows you more bird watching of species and animals like: – crocodiles, hippos and elephants with an opportunity to hike to the top of the falls before returning to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Budongo Eco Lodge. (FB).
Day 5: Murchison Falls National Park – Kibale Forest National Park.
After breakfast depart Murchison Falls with your parked lunch and drive Southwest via the Albertine Escarpment of the Western Rift Valley through Hoima, the town of the Bunyoro Kitara kingdom passing through verdant countryside tea plantations and traditional homesteads. You will arrive in Fort Portal town the capital of the Tooro kingdom late in the afternoon proceeding to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.
Chimpanzee Forest Guest House (FB).
Day 6: Kibale Forest National Park – Queen Elizabeth National Park.
After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred just a few meters to the chimpanzee tracking information office for a pre-briefing by your ranger guides who will then lead you into the rain forest tracking these primates (Chimpanzees). These primates are very mobile and viewing them is unpredictable but a forest walk is an enriching activity that starts at 8.00 am taking about 4 hours. This forest is home to a large number of chimpanzees and other primates including L’hoestes, Red-colobuses, Blues, Red-tailed, grey cheeked mangabeys, birds, and butterflies. The guide will provide detailed explanations on not only primates but also on all the forest’s fauna and flora. This will see you return to have your lunch at Primate lodge, after lunch, transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain Range most of the journey check into your accommodation for dinner and overnight.
Simba safari Lodge (FB).
Day 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park
After an early morning warm up tea or coffee, you will head for a game drive along Kasenyi tracks and Queens mile in search of animals like: lions, elephants, cape buffalos, warthogs, spotted hyenas, mongoose, waterbucks, kobs and, if you’re lucky, the leopard, and a great number of bird species, return for a full breakfast, relax into the lunch break and after lunch you will be transferred to enjoy a unique two hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. This launch cruise gives you a great opportunity for photography, bird watching and game viewing at close range. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Simba safari Lodge (FB).
Day 8: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
On this day, after your breakfast, transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park with your parked lunch via the Ishasha sector of the tree climbing lions. We will take an en-route game drive here in search of the tree climbing lions before proceeding to Bwindi through the Kigezi highlands in the beauties of the ‘‘Switzerland of Africa’’, arriving at your lodge for a relaxed evening, dinner and overnight.
Ruhija gorilla lodge. (FB)
Day 9: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Gorilla trekking.
Today is your day for tracking the Gorilla’s. After an early but very powerful breakfast your driver/guide will bring you to the starting point of your gorilla track. (Packed lunch will be provided). Before you start the real tracking you will gather at the Uganda Wildlife Authority meeting area. Here you will find other people as well who will track with you in the same group. A clear briefing will be given to you on what you can expect during the day as well as safety rules and behavior when you are meeting the gentle giants. After the introduction it is time for you to start searching for the Gorilla’s. Depending on where the Gorilla’s are located we can never tell you how long it will take for you to see them. But please keep in mind that it can be active, adventurous, sometimes a bit difficult but definitely a worth it experience, that can last a full day. Return to the lodge in the afternoon. On your request you will have an option of a culture dance to be organized or transfer for a community walk at an extra cost. Dinner and overnight your lodge.
Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge (FB)
Day 10: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Lake Mburo National Park.
After breakfast, transfer to Lake Mburo national park arriving in time for your lunch at Arcadia Cottages. Relax for the rest of the day, dinner and overnight.
Eagles Nest Lodge (FB)
Day 11: Lake Mburo Notional Park – Kampala/ Airport transfer.
Early morning warm up tea, transfer for a game drive in search of the beautiful impalas, zebras, cape buffalos, elands, oribi, topis among other animal and bird species that your guide will help you spot. Return to your lodge for full breakfast. Relax around the Lodge, Lunch and after lunch transfer to enjoy a boat cruise on Lake Mburo’s numerous lakes. The park is a very ideal place for bird watchers, who will enjoy more than 250 species of birds found here. Dinner and overnight.
Eagles nest lodge. (FB)
Day 12: Lake Mburo National Park – Kampala.
After your relaxed breakfast, depart Lake Mburo back to Kampala via the Equator with an opportunity to perform a simple experiment and experience a tropical balance here before proceeding to arrive in Kampala. Lunch and then Proceed to the airport. If time allows go for souvenir shopping before airport transfer.
END OF SAFARI
- Pick up and drop off in Kampala/Entebbe
- Ground transport in a private 4WD safari vehicle
- English speaking driver/guide
- Accommodation as described in the itinerary
- Meals as described in the itinerary (Full Board-FB, Breakfast – BB)
- Bottled mineral water in the car
- Entrance fees and ranger fees for the national parks
- Activities mentioned in the program except optional activies.
- International flight
- Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
- Items of personal nature
- Laundry service
- Optional activities
- Gorilla Permit
- Chimpanzee Permit
- Covid Tests
Prices are subject to change. Availability of accommodations and activities is not guaranteed; reservations will be made after receiving confirmation of the final itinerary and the requested deposit. Should any of the included accommodations not be available, we reserve the right to substitute it with an alternative suitable accommodation, which might affect the final quoted price. The estimated travelling hours are based on the actual hours of driving, stops for lunch or photos not included. Gorilla Permits are not guaranteed!! The permits can only be purchased once we have received your 100% payment for the Gorilla Permits. We will let you know as soon as you have decided to tour with us, if the permits are available on your day of request. Please know that the permits are very rare and booking upfront is really necessary. Please visit our webpage for the Terms & Conditions.