From there, drive westwards to Semliki game reserve. The park’s fauna is correspondingly diverse. You will be able to see the Uganda kob which is common in this area. Other mammals that you will be able to see are the forest Elephants, Leopards, Chimpanzees, Buffalos and various primate species. Continue to Kibale Forest National park which is home to thirteen species of primates.
There after drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park via the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains. You then travel down south to Bwindi and Mgahinga national parks where you will be able to track gorillas. Return to Kampala via Lake Mburo National Park one of Uganda’s most conspicuous park rich in wild game and various species of bird.
Arrival at the airport, transfer to your hotel in Kampala city. Dinner and Overnight (HB).
Day 1: Briefing from M21093 guide before leaving for Murchison Falls National Park. Lunch en-route and continue to the park. Visit the top of the falls. Check in at your hotel and go for an evening game drive. Dinner & Overnight Para Safari Lodge Nile Safari Lodge or Sambiya River Lodge (FB).
Day 2: Depart for an early morning game drive on the northern bank of the Nile. Return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, go for a launch trip on the Nile to view the mighty falls. Large crocodiles and a vast array of birds including the very rare Shoebill stork could well be observed. Return to the lodge. Dinner & Overnight Para Safari Lodge Nile Safari Lodge or Sambiya River Lodge (FB).
Day 3: An early start. Game drive on your way to Kanyio Pabidi in the Budongo Forest. Experience chimpanzee tracking in the forest with a knowledgeable guide. Lunch at Kanyio Pabidi. Budongo is also known for its many plant and bird species. Dinner & Overnight: Para Safari Lodge Nile Safari Lodge or Sambiya River Lodge (FB).
Day 4: Drive south to Fort Portal, past vast tea plantations, lunch en-route. Proceed to Semliki Game Reserve. Dinner & Overnight: (FB).
Day 5: An early morning game drive and thereafter visit the sempaya hotsprings. Drive to Kibale forest national park. Dinner & Overnight: primate lodge (FB).
Day 6: Chimpanzee tracking in the Kibale Forest National Park, which has the highest diversity of primates species in Africa. The bird life is also fabulous on open tracks outside of the forest, with over 300 species recorded. In the afternoon a guided nature walk will be conducted in the Bigodi wetland sanctuary. Dinner & Overnight: primate Lodge (FB).
Day 7: Leave for Queen Elizabeth National Park, with views of the Rwenzoris range and possibly snow capped peaks. Enter the park and proceed to the Mweya Peninsular for an afternoon launch trip on the Kazinga Channel. Evening game drive on return from the launch trip time permitting. Dinner & Overnight: Mweya Safari Lodge/Jacana Safari Lodge or Simba Safari Lodge: (FB).
Day 8: Depart for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest via the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park where you may see tree climbing lions. Arrive in Buhoma park head quarters. Dinner & Overnight: Buhoma Community Rest Camp (FB).
Day 9: Gorilla tracking. You will be accompanied by a Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger/guides and you may require a porter to carry your day pack as the terrain can be difficult, with steep slopes covered in dense vegetation that gives the park its name.
Participants do need to be physically fit. The time taken to track the gorillas varies enormously, from as little as half an hour to as much as 8-9 hours before one returns to camp. The difficulty is not impossibility whilst coming face to face with one of the great primates is well worth the effort! Dinner & Overnight: Buhoma Community Rest Camp (FB).
NB. A single gorilla tracking permit is included in the cost of this safari.
Day 10: Leave for Kisoro, stopping at Kanaba Gap to view the spectacular Virunga volcanoes and stunning terraced hills. Visit Lake Uganda with the stunning back drop provided by the volcanoes. Dinner & Overnight: (FB).
Day 11: Track Golden Monkeys, experience a guided nature walk in the forest or undertake a volcano climb. You can of course simply relax at camp! Dinner & Overnight: (FB).
Day 12: After breakfast, drive to Lake Mburo National Park via Kabale. Arrive in time for an afternoon Boat trip. Return for an evening game drive. Dinner & Overnight: Mihingo Lodge (FB).
Day 13: Time permitting, early morning game drive. Return to Kampala with a brief stopover in Masaka for lunch. Continue to Kampala reaching late in the evening with lots of memories and experiences. Dinner & Overnight: (FB)
We are able to offer this itinerary as an Upmarket, Mid range or budget tour by utilising alternative accommodation options at the places to be visited. Accommodations outlined in this tour proposal are purely examples.
Tariff Per Person 2-3 Pax 4-6 pax 7-15 Pax Up market (Luxurious Accommodation)
-3,000 USD (2-3 persons)
-2,900 USD (4-6 persons)
-2,800 USD (7-15 persons)
-950 USD Single Supplement fee for the whole trip.
Mid-range (Medium-Class Accommodation)
-USD 2,700(2-3 person)
-USD 2,600 (4-6 persons)
-USD 2,500 (7-15 persons)
-USD 900 Single supplement fee for the whole trip.
Budget (Basic Accommodation)
-USD 2,400 (2-3 persons)
-USD 2,200(7-15 persons)
-USD 850 Single Supplement fee for the whole trip.
Prices are in US dollars on a sharing basis. Prices include: ground transportation with driver/guide, accommodation in Kampala, all activities mentioned in the itinerary, gorilla permits, park fees, applicable taxes, accommodation and meals. Prices exclude tips, souvenirs, all beverages and items of a personal nature.
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