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Best of Uganda Wildlife Tour, Lake Mburo and Gorilla National Park

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 14 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 30 people
Destination(s): Uganda  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 2300 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3000 US Dollar (USD)

The meandering Victoria Nile and the dramatic Murchison Falls neatly bisecting Uganda's largest park, you'd expect a wide range of animals at Murchison Falls and you'd be right. It's a stunning habitat for wildlife and it’s where to go in Uganda for classic big game species. Combine the beautiful picturesque River Nile landscape with Adventurous activities.

Day 1: Depart from your residence northwest through the famous Luwero Triangle with a stop over at Masindi Town for lunch after which proceed to Murchison Falls National Park. On arriving proceed to the dramatic falls, which are captivating where you can see the Nile’s beauty perfected! While at the Murchison Falls, enjoy the sunset as you return to the lodge. Dinner and overnight at Paraa safari lodge or Nile Safari Camp.

Day 2: Prepare very early in the morning and after breakfast to cross the Victoria Nile to the Northern bank. The Nile itself hosts one of Africa’s densest hippo and crocodile populations. In the lush borassus grassland to the north of the Nile, elephant, buffalo, giraffe and a variety of antelope are regularly encountered on game drives, while lions are seen with increasing frequency. After enjoying a packed lunch go for a boat trip to the lake Albert delta that provides the best chance in Africa of sighting shoe bills. This is also a zone of dazzling variety of water birds including bird species like goliath herons, Egyptian gooses, pelican bee-eaters, kingfishers, horn bills, and cormorants. Overnight at Paraa safari lodge or Nile Safari Camp.

Day 3: Drive through Hoima to Fort Portal and get a glimpse of the way of living of the African setting and agriculture. You will reach Fort Portal late in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Ndali lodge or Kabali Tented Camp.

Day 4: Very early in the morning after your breakfast go for primate viewing with Chimpanzee trekking being the most exciting. Other primates include: red tailed and gray cheeked Mangabey, red colubus monkeys, and phoetes. More will be explained on the fauna and flora as you trek for the primates to ensure that the walk is both informative and enjoyable. In addition to primate viewing, expect to watch the bird life its natural habitat. Dinner and overnight at Ndali lodge or Kabali Tented camp.

Day 5: Continue to Queen Elizabeth National Park and view the majestic Rwenzori mountain range along. Viewing almost 100 mammal species makes this superb safari territory, with elephant, a profusion of hippos, the elusive giant hog and the handsome Uganda kob all regularly sighted around the tourist village on the Mweya Peninsula an exciting experience in a game drive. Also available is chimp tracking. After lunch enjoy a launch trip on the Kazinga channel into the lake Edward which offers great game viewing. This is an excellent view for taking photographs and bird watching (over 606 bird species). Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge or the Jacana Safari Lodge.

Day 6: Proceed for two drives today. Queen Elizabeth National Park’s diverse Ecosystem of savanna to rain forest, from dense papyrus swamps and brooding crater lakes to the vastness of Lake Edward, it is little wonder that the park boasts one of highest biodiversity ratings of any game park or reserve in the world. Game drives in this park, with the massive Rwenzoris as a backdrop, provides excellent opportunities to see lion, leopard, giant forest hog, Cape buffalo, elephant, defassa waterbuck, Uganda kob, topi and bushbuck. These two game drives and the boat trip (taken prior) are memorable methods of discovering a vast array of Ugandan wildlife.

Day 7: Proceed through the Kigezi Highlands popularly known as the "Switzerland of Africa" with its terraced hillside and winding roads to Kisoro or Bwindi. Dinner and overnight stay at Volcanic Camp.

Day 8: Explore the gorilla sanctuary in the morning. The rainforest can be explored at any time. It offers a steep dense forested landscape, crisscrossed by numerous animal trails, which makes it easy be for the tourists to see the animals. The resident mammals include the endangered Mt. Gorilla, bushbuck, leopard, rare golden monkey, giant forest hog, buffalo, elephant, black fronted duiker, and others. This park is best known for the fascinating relatives of man "The gorillas".

The time is taken and the terrain vary according to the movements of the marvelous primates. A wonderful time is spending time listening to songs of the many bird species and observing the gorillas which is a rare, moving, awesome and exciting adventure. The gorilla is a shy and peaceful animal and it is unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they interact. Dinner and overnight stay at either Buhoma homestead, Montana Tented Camp, Buhoma Community Campground or Volcano Tented Camp.

Day 9: Have another drive through the "Switzerland of Africa" area known as the Kigezi Highlands with its terraced hillside and winding roads to Kisoro or Bwindi. Dinner and overnight stay at Volcanic Camp.

Day 10: Gorilla tracking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Also see elephants, giant forest hogs, the rare golden monkey and the uncommon blue monkey Dinner and overnight at Travelers’ Rest Camp.

Day 11: Transfer to lake Bunyonyi. This mountain tarn is surrounded by terrace hills. Enjoy bilharzias free swimming, dug out canoing; sunbathing, hilly walks are mountain bike riding and craw fishing. Dinner and overnight stay at the Bunyonyi Overland Camp.

Day 12: Prepare to go after breakfast, for a leisurely drive to Lake Mburo national park. Enter the park through the Nshara gate. In the afternoon enjoy a game drive along the lake shore track with its own system of game trail and cleared walkways, the "kigambara Loop" offers interesting guided lakeside walks where you can find herds of Zebra, impala, warthog, baboons, velvets, eland, Oribi and topi are easily accessed. After lunch enjoy a boat trip on Lake Mburo and expect to view crocodiles and hippos. Bird watchers will enjoy more than 250 species of birds found in lake Mburo. The most interesting birds are; crested crane (Uganda’s national emblem), saddle bill storks and Abyssinian ground horn bills. Then return to Rwonyo rest camp dinners and overnight.

Day 13: Morning guided game drive or a safari walk. There is a lot that are interesting including the Kopjes, klipspringers and topis. It is amusing to see Zebra grazing alongside the cattle peacefully. This is due to cattle herding of the Ankole long horned cattle in the area. Return for lunch taken while enjoying the view of the fresh water lakes in this park. Enjoy the boat ride on lake Mburo and get quite close to the crocodiles and hippos. This is the only park where you are not entirely imprisoned in a vehicle. Dinner and overnight at Rwonyo Rest camp.

Day 14: After breakfast, go for another game drive. After lunch drive back to Kampala, stopping at Mpigi Royal Drum Makers en route where you will be able to watch the ceremonial drums being crafted using methods passed down through generations. There will also be time to stop at the Equator for photographs. You arrive in Kampala in the early evening.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- 1 person: US $3000 p/p
- 2 persons: US $2600 p/p
- 3 persons: US $2300 p/p
- 4 persons: US $1550 for each extra person.

About This Supplier
Location: Uganda
Joined InfoHub: Mar 2008

The company is owned by a group of directors born and residing in Uganda therefore knowing each and every part of the country. The company offers tour services like gorilla tracking, white water rafting, birding, cultural tours, sport fishing, game drives and many others as may be requested by the client. In addition...

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