Day 1: Lake Mburo National Park. Meet the group in the morning at their accommodation at around 5:30 am and set off the safari. Drive south western Uganda Masaka road and have the first stop over at the Equator for some snacks/breakfast and photographs. Continue towards Masaka town up to Lake Mburo National Park which is the only National park with the entire lake. Reach and have lunch at your accommodation. In the afternoon after a relaxed lunch, go for a boat cruise on the lake and here you are able to have fantastic scenic views of the lake with a lot of islands. The banks are rewarding with different aquatic life like the hippos, crocodiles together with the rich bird life that is found on the lake. Have dinner and overnight at your accommodation. Meal plan: (L, D).
Day 2: QUENP. In the morning after breakfast, take a Game drive around the park trails and here you are able to view populations of zebras harbored by acacia woodland surrounding the lake, warthogs, buffaloes, impalas and various other grazers including the last surviving Ugandan population of elands. After take Mbarara - Bushenyi road to Queen Elizabeth NP via Katunguru gate. Reach at around 12:00 and go for a nature walk in Imaramagambo forest guided by a ranger which is part of the park.
This is a young natural forest is blessed with different types of trees and attractions, the rich bird life, the bat cave which contains thousands of bats and African rock python, the blue lake and monitor lizard catching bats. All these make a very good experience while in QUENP. After a relaxed lunch, go for chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge which is still part of the park. The activity takes around 2-3 hrs and gorge has some other primates like monkeys. It’s an interesting experience to trek chimps since these are like human beings. After the above, go back to your accommodation, have dinner and sleep in Mweya lodge ready for the next day’s activity.
Day 3: Very early in the morning, we will take a Game drive around the park trails so that you are able to see the early risers (lions) and other animals like the buffalos, schools of elephants, a variety of primates like the statungas, antelopes, bush backs, water bucks, warthogs, monkeys and the rich bird life found in the park. In the afternoon after lunch, there is a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel, a stream that joins Lake George and Lake Edward. The cruise takes around 2 hrs and here you are able to see different types of Aquatic life and these include high concentrations of hippos while in water, crocodiles, elephants and buffalos taking water at the channel banks and a variety of birds. What is most interesting is seeing the albino hippo in water. In the evening, drive to Kibale NP which is located 36km south of Fort portal town. Stay over night at Ndali lodge.
Day 4: Kibale National Park. After breakfast in the morning, meet the ranger guide for chimpanzee trekking. While on the trek within the forest, you are able to see different species of birds and butterflies found in the forest. The forest also hosts 100 chimpanzees of which 80 strong community has been familiarized to tourist visits. There is a variety of monkeys including the acrobatic red colobus, black, red and white colobus and the handsome Hoest monkey. Having seen all these makes it a good experience. In the evening, drive to Semuliki NP which is set at the base of northern Rwenzori and have a night in one of the camps.
Day 5: Semuliki National Park. In the morning after breakfast, set off for the day’s activities have a game drive around the park while you can view different animals found in the park like the elephants, buffaloes, statungas, then after meet the ranger guide to take you in the park to view different types of trees, animals and bird life. After the above, visit the hot springs in Bundibujjo which is one of the attracting features there and near-by is Semuliki game reserve which adjoins Lake Albert and this offers best localities for sightings of mysterious swamp dwelling shoe bills. In the afternoon, drive to Fort portal town, and have overnight.
Day 6: Murchison Falls National Park. In the morning, set off from Fort portal town with packed lunch to Hoima - Masindi town. Drive north of Masindi and finally to the park headquarters through Kikyumbanyobo gate. Reach in the afternoon. In the evening, take enchanting nature walk to the top of the falls where you see the Nile waters squeezing in a 6-meter gap, falling 40 meters down. This beautiful scenery favors taking of photographs and scenic viewing since the boat stops for about 40-50 minutes to allow the group appreciate nature. Have supper/dinner at red chilli and rest early for next day’s activity.
Day 7: Wake up very early in the morning and we take a game drive around the park trails, and here you are able to see animals like the leopards, elephants, lions, buffalos, giraffes and others including bird life that is found in the park. In the evening, go for a boat ride on the Nile waters and while on the boat, you are able to see different species of animals like the hippos in water, crocodiles and birds. Usually the boat stops 50 meters away from the falls for visitors to take photographs of the falls and experience the beautiful roaring of the water. Have dinner and an over night in your accommodation.
Day 8: After breakfast in the morning, depart from the park and connect to Masindi town. Continue the journey to Nakasongola district and branch to Kitangala ranch where we have a reserve for introduced rhinos, (Ziwa rhino sanctuary). This privately owned reserve offers activities like the nature walks, game viewing for animals like donkeys, exotic breeds of cattle, rhinos and artificial fish ponds. After all the above activities, continue the journey to Kampala/Jinja with a lot of stories to tell.
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