Arrival at the airport, meet and greet with one of M21093 Staff and transfer to your hotel in Kampala city. Dinner and Overnight: Serena Hotel or Sheraton Hotel Kampala. (FB).
Day 1: After Breakfast leave for Murchison Falls National Park via Masindi. Arrive at the park and visit the top of the falls. Continue to your hotel in time for lunch. After lunch, go for an evening game drive. Dinner & Overnight: Para Safari Lodge (FB).
Day 2: Early morning birding north of the Nile. Carry a packed lunch or return to the lodge for lunch. Afternoon launch trip to the bottom of the river. View crocodiles, hippos, elephants and giraffe on the banks of the Nile. Shoebill stork can on occasions be seen on the papyrus islands in the river. Red-throated bee-eaters are ever present. Dinner & Overnight: Para Safari Lodge(FB)
Day 3: An early start, carrying a packed lunch. Birding at Kaniyo Pabidi in quest to find Puvel’s illadopses. Proceed to the Royal Mile which is exceedingly rich – up to 332 different species have been recorded - including the rare Blue-throated roller, Dwarf kingfisher, Velvet-mantled drongo and Chocolate backed kingfisher. A three-hour walk allows you an opportunity of seeing up to 60 bird species. Both areas of the forest are also rich in chimpanzees, monkeys and other primates. Continue to Hoima town for your overnight stay. Dinner & Overnight: (FB).
Day 4: Drive to Kibale Forest via Fort Portal, past vast tea plantations. Arrive in fort portal town in time for lunch. Proceed to Bigodi swamps for an afternoon birding experience. O/N: Dinner & Overnight: Primate Lodge (FB).
Day 5: Birding in the Kibale Forest along open wide tracks in the forest. Over 320 species have been recorded here, including the Yellow-spotted nicator, Yellow rumped tinkerbird, little greenbul; Green breasted pitta, the African pitta, as well as many wetland species. Dinner & Overnight: Primate Lodge: (FB).
Day 6: Birding at Lake Nkuruba Reserve before continuing to Queen Elizabeth National Park. In QE over 500 species of birds have been recorded. Kingfishers and several falcons, eagles and flamingos make up some of the variety you can expect to observe. Boat cruise on the Kazinga channel in the afternoon. The launch trip along the Kazinga channel is also rich in game, especially hippo, buffalo, elephant with many water bird species ever present. Dinner & Overnight: Mweya Safari Lodge (FB).
Day 7: Early start, carrying a packed lunch. Birding in the Maramagambo Forest at Lake Kikorongo, and the Kasenyi track. Visit the blue lake in Maramagambo Forest. Dinner & Overnight: Mweya Safari Lodge (FB).
Day 8: Chimpanzee tracking and birding at the Kyambura Gorge. Leave for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Afternoon birding along the Munyaga River and the area around the lodge. Bwindi has over 350 species, more than 184 of which are endemic to the forest. Conspicuous are the Great Blue Turaco, and Black-billed Turaco. There are many forest species regarded as extremely desirable to observe on any visit to Bwindi. Dinner & Overnight: : (FB).
Day 9: Gorilla tracking or entire day spent birding on the main birding track at Buhoma. Dinner & Overnight: (FB).
Day 10: Start for the Ruhija sector of the forest. With your guide descend down a steep ridge to bird the Mubwindi swamp in search of the Green Broadbill. Dinner & Overnight: (FB).
Day 11: Proceed to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, birding en route. Over 79 species of birds have been recorded in Mgahinga, including the very colorful Rwenzori turaco and Yellow tufted malachite sunbird. Dinner & Overnight: (FB).
Day 12: Drive to Kabale skirting Lake Bunyonyi en-route. Continue to Lake Mburo National Park. The lovely landscape is complemented by the lake itself where you will see impala, eland, waterbuck, zebra and buffalo. In the afternoon a motorized canoe trip on the lake will hopefully add Africa Finfoot to the list. Dinner & Overnight: (FB).
Day 13: Early morning birding close to Rwonyo. Drive to Mpigi forest for lunch before proceeding to Mabamba Swamp to look for the Shoebill stork. Return to Entebbe and transfer to the airport .
End of Safari.
- 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 Pax 3-4 pax 5-10 Pax Up market (Luxurious Accommodation)
3,200USD (2 persons)
3,050USD (3-4 persons)
2,950USD (5-10 persons)
900USD Single Supplement fee for the whole trip
Mid-range (Miduim-Class Accommodation)
USD2,950 (2-3 person)
USD2,850 (3-4 persons)
USD2,750 (5-10 persons)
USD850 Single supplement fee for the whole trip
Budget (Basic Accommodation
USD2,750 (2-3 persons)
USD2,650 (3-4 persons)
USD2,550 (5-10 persons)
USD 750 Single Suplement fee for the whole trip
Prices are in US dollars on single occupancy basis. Prices include ground transportation with driver/guide, all activities mentioned in the itinerary, Gorilla Permits, Chimpanzee Permits, park fees, applicable taxes, accommodation and meals. Prices exclude tips, souvenirs, all beverages and items of a personal nature.
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