9 DAYS NATIVE AFRICA TOUR UGANDA GORILLA AND WILDLIFE SAFARI

Freedom city, Kampala

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Duration

9 hours

Tour Type

safari

Group Size

20 persons

Location

Uganda

Overview

 

Day 1: Arrival and Pick up from Entebbe International Airport

On this Day you will be met and warmly welcomed by our full dressed Company Driver upon arrival at the Airport and trans ferred to your Hotel. 

Distance Covered: 5km (30 minutes’ Drive on a Well done smooth Road)

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Via Via Guest House

Day 2: Short City Tour and Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park 

On this Day you will be met and warmly welcomed by our full dressed Company Driver and start your Journey to the north.  You will head northwards with a stopover at Ziwa rhino sanctuary for your Rhino Tracking Experience.

 The 7 hours journey takes you through the cattle corridors of Nakasongola with a one hour stopover for lunch before you arrive at the extreme southern Entrance of Murchison falls in Budongo Forest.

You will be welcomed by a number of Olive baboons as you drive to the northern side of the Park. .

Depending on the choice of accommodation, we shall cross the mighty river Nile and Do an evening safari Game Drive and check in at the lodge for an evening relaxation as prepare for the Next Day.

Distance Covered: 395km (7hours Drive on a Well done smooth Road)

Meals: Breakfast –Lunch - Dinner

Accommodation: Hornbill Bush Lodge

Day 3: Experience the Safari Game Drive and Spectacular Afternoon Boat Cruise.

As early as 6:00am, you will have a Morning cup of African Coffee and then Head out for a Game Drive with your Car Roof Popped Up. While on the Safari Game drive in Murchison Falls National park, there are chances you will spot the early risers like the Lions, Leopard, Hyenas among other Cats and not forgetting large concentrations of Giraffes and Uganda Kobs. After a Great Lucky Search of the Big Cats, You will Head back to the lodge or have lunch somewhere else as you prepare for your afternoon Launch Cruise.

In the Afternoon you will Embark, on a spectacular 2 to 4 hours Boat Cruise on the River Nile. The Boat Cruise on the Victoria Nile Brings Closer to sights of Basking Crocodiles, Big Savannah Elephants Quenching off their thirst and also be ready to catch some big sights and pictures of the Yawning Hippos. For Travelers with so much love for Birds, a Boat Cruise on the Victoria Nile in Murchison Falls will never disappoint. Be ready to spot a lot of Birdlife like the Egyptian Goose, Calling Pairs of African Fish Eagles, and Bee Eaters before the Boat cruise arrives at the Turning Point.

Depending on how fit you are, you will dock off the Boat and embark on one of the greatest hikes ever. The Hike on top of the Murchison falls.

As soon as you arrive on top of the falls, you will have a photo moment and then retreat back to your safari lodge for Dinner.

Meals: Breakfast –Lunch - Dinner

Accommodation: Hornbill Bush Lodge

Day 4 - Drive South-western of Uganda to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After a heavy Breakfast, We shall drive from Murchison Falls National Park to Queen Elizabeth National Park through small dirt roads and Villages of Western Uganda. The views on these roads are exceptional as you move through endless Banana and Tea plantations with Kids Smiling and waving at you. You will make a lunch stopover in Fort portal town and then continue with you journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park arriving in the evening. We shall do an evening game drive in the park before check in at the lodge. 

Meal Plan: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Accommodation: Pumba Safari Lodge

Day 5:  Safari Game Drive and Mid-Morning Boat Cruise on the Kazinga Channel

Arise up early with a cup of coffee and drive off for your safari game drive in the Plains of Kasenyi with chances of spotting a lot of wildlife like elephants, kobs, Lions, leopards among others. You can as well do An OPTIONAL Safari Experiential Game Drive whereby you move with the lion researchers closer to the Lions as well as learning more details on these Cats.

The safari Game Drive takes 2 to 3 hours and later on we shall go for the Mid-Morning Boat Cruise at 11am. The Boat cruise is undertaken on the Kazinga Channel, a 40KM water channel connecting Lake George in the West to Lake Edward in the Eastern Part of the Park. While on the Boat Cruise, there higher chances of spotting Elephants Quenching down their thirst on a hot afternoon, Basking crocodiles, Wallowing Buffalos, A lot of Birds, Large concentrations of Hippos Among others.

Meal Plan: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Accommodation: Pumba Safari Lodge

Day 6: Chimpanzee trekking in Kalinzu Central Forest reserve and Transfer to Bwindi For Gorilla Trekking

Have breakfast and head to Kalinzu Central Forest Reserve for Chimpanzee trekking to meet man’s closet cousins in the wild. You will be amazed to see these primates as they play, swing on tree branches, fight for food etc.

After your chimpanzee trekking excursion, you will transfer back to the lodge for you lunch and Head out Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park.

Meal Plan: Breakfast – Lunch - Dinner

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge

Day 7: Do a Mountain Gorilla Trekking Excursion in Bwindi

Wake up early morning for Breakfast depending on the distance of your lodge to the starting point. Drive to the park headquarters where you will be briefed by the Bwindi national Park rangers and allocated a gorilla family to track.

This will be a once in a lifetime experience as you watch the mountain gorillas live their daily life of feeding, playing around and Grooming themselves.  The gorilla trekking activity takes 2 to 8 hours sparing one hour spent with the mountain gorillas.

After your gorilla Excursion, you can visit the Batwa People (keepers of the Forest) for a cultural tour on how these people lived in the forest before it was reserved as a national park.

You will then Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for your luxury relaxation at the lake and closing down the distance back to Kampala. The word Bunyonyi comes from a local phrase “Bunyonyi” which means a place of small Birds.  This is Africa’s Second deepest lake with a total number of 29 islands and each Island has a past story on it.

Meal Plan: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Accommodation: Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort

Day 8: Drive to Lake Mburo National Park

Before we check in at the Lodge, You will be tested for Covid 19 at own cost as a requirement by the Airline company.

After Breakfast your safari guide will drive you to lake Mburo National Park with an enroute lunch stopover in Mbarara town and there after you will proceed to the park gate to begin your Game drive and Nature Guided walk. The Nature walk goes for about 2 hours and this activity will give you an opportunity to come closer to animals on foot and these include Zebras, Giraffes, Impalas, Elands and Topis. We shall also walk on top of the famous Kazuma Hill that gives you 360 views of the whole park and this is absolutely an incredible experience. After the ride across the park we shall move back to the lodge for Dinner and relaxation.

Meal Plan: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Accommodation: Mpogo Lodge

Day 9: Transfer to Entebbe international airport for your return flight

After having breakfast, you will have an optional Local Cow milking experience at the lodge with the local Herds men before you are transferred back to Entebbe to readily check in and board your flight back home, as you say fare well to the pearl of Africa!

Included/Excluded

An Experienced Eglish Speaking Safari Guide is Inclusive
All meals (As Metioned in the Package)
Accomodation As Mentioned in the tour plan
Transportation and Fuel
Round Air port Transfer
Transport in a 4 x 4 WD safari Land Cruiser with a driver guide
Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking Permits
Visa & Flight Tickets
Any Activity not Mentioned in the tour plan
Alcoholic Beverages
Any other activities not mentioned in the Tour Package

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