Day 1: Arrival. Warm welcome at Entebbe International Airport and transfer to your hotel at Kampala. Overnight in Kings Holiday Inn.
Day 2: Murchison Falls National Park. Early departure from Kampala to Murchison Falls. With lunch en route we will arrive in the national park in the afternoon and visit the magnificent waterfalls, where the river Nile is being forced into a seven meter crevice. Dinner and overnight at Red Chilli Rest Camp.
Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park. After an early breakfast we start the day with a game drive on the northern bank of the Nile, with chances of seeing giraffes, elephants, lions, hartebeest and different species of birds. In the afternoon the safari will be continued with a boat cruise on the river Nile for game viewing at close quarters. Dinner and overnight at Red Chilli Rest Camp.
Day 4: Transfer to Kibale Forest. We depart Murchison Falls and head towards Fort Portal. This long journey will be rewarded with stunning views as you pass small villages and local markets. Dinner and overnight at Primate Lodge Kibale.
Day 5: Kibale Forest & Bigodi Swamp. Go in search of the wild chimpanzee families, the red-tailed monkeys, black-and-white colobus monkeys and many other primates in Kibale Forest. After a traditional lunch in Bigodi Village, we will visit the swamp, known for its rich diversity of birds and primates. Dinner and overnight at Primate Lodge Kibale.
Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park. In the morning you can enjoy the majestic Rwenzori Mountains in its full glory, where you will have a guided nature walk at the foothills and have a glimpse of the village life. Then transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, with a small game drive on our way to our accommodation in the middle of the park. Dinner and overnight at Simba Safari Camp.
Day 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park. The day begins early as we head for the mating ground of the Uganda kobs. We also look out for lions, elephants and other wild animals in their natural habitat. In the afternoon we take on a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, which gives you the opportunity to enjoy some more of the African wildlife. Dinner and overnight at Simba Safari Camp.
Day 8: Bwindi National Park. Enjoy a hike in Maramagambo Forest, famous for the Blue Lake and Bat Caves. Or go in search of the chimpanzees in Kyambura Wildlife Reserve, a beautiful gorge completely covered with tropical rainforest (optional, not included). In the afternoon departure to Bwindi, home of the endangered mountain gorillas. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Community Bandas.
Day 9: Gorilla Traking in Bwindi. The highlight of your primate safari: a meeting with the gentle giants of Bwindi! Expect to walk a long distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas. But it will definitely be worthwhile as you observe them closely while they eat, play and rest. A unique and unforgettable experience! Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Community Bandas.
Day 10: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. After breakfast we depart to Lake Bunyonyi, the deepest lake in Africa. Relax, take a swim or go for a canoe trip while you watch the beautiful sunset. Dinner and overnight at Bunyonyi Overland Camp.
Day 11: Transfer to Nshenyi Village. Departure for Mbarara where you will have lunch before continuing to Nshenyi Village. A beautiful route will take you to this hidden, rural farm where you can experience the traditional way of living. Dinner and overnight at the farm Nshenyi Village.
Day 12: Nshenyi Village. The morning starts early as you will go to the field to milk the long horned Ankole cows. Return to the farm for breakfast, before we take a short walk to the village of a Bahima tribe. In the afternoon you may want to go for a nature walk along the River Kagera, a natural border with Tanzania. A non-professional local group will entertain you in the evening with traditional dancing and singing. Dinner and overnight at the farm Nshenyi Village.
Day 13: After breakfast we depart Nshenyi. Enjoy the magnificent views one more time as we head back to Mbarara and continue to Kampala. On our way we will pass Lake Mburo National Park and cross the Ugandan Equator. Overnight at Kings Holiday Inn.
Day 14: Jinja. After breakfast we leave the busy town and head towards the east. Jinja is situated directly at Lake Victoria, where the Nile finds its origin. En route we will make a stop at Mabira Forest for a nice forest walk with the possibility of seeing different types of primates, birds and colourful butterflies. Dinner and overnight at Adrift Nile High Camp.
Day 15: Jinja. A full day to relax at the shores of the Nile! You will visit the Source of the Nile, where the famous river starts its journey through Africa, and make a stop at the Bujagali Falls; spectacular waterfalls and a great challenge for rafters! You will have the opportunity to explore the nice centre of Jinja and the adventurous people can decide to go rafting at the Nile or make a quad bike safari through the local villages (optional, not included). Dinner and overnight at Adrift Nile High Camp.
Day 16: Time to say goodbye to the Pearl of Africa! Enjoy the beauty of the Nile one more time before we transfer back to Entebbe. Drop off at the airport for your flight back home.
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