The wildlife at its wildest!
This tour endeavours to explore the scenic beauty of Uganda, its people, and its wildlife. This trip includes the obvious attractions of trekking in indigenous forests to see wild gorillas and chimpanzees and the lesser known sights of Tree Climbing Lions, huge pods of hippopotamus and the endless variety of plains animals.
Sample itinerary: Entebbe-Murchinson Falls-Queen Elizabeth NP-Bwindi-Lake Mburo-Ssese Islands – 14 Days
Day 1: Entebbe
Transfer from Entebbe/Kampala airport to your accommodation. Spend the rest of the day at leisure or enjoy the local sightseeing, options including The Ngamba Island Chimp Sanctuary (at own expense). The sanctuary is on the Lake Victoria and is home to the orphaned chimpanzees.
Day 2: Murchison Falls
Have an early breakfast and transfer to Murchison Falls (for the 6 to 7 hours journey), along the way pass/visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary- home of the only wild rhinos in Uganda. (Tracking rhinos takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes). Have lunch and embark on your journey to the park which is home to a large number of mammals and birds. Relax at the lodge in the evening with a delicious dinner and an overnight.
Day 3: The Nile
After an early morning breakfast set out at 6:30 am for a game drive through the park especially the Nyamisika plateau. Today you have a chance to spot giraffes, leopards, lions, Cape buffaloes, Uganda Kobs, waterbucks, warthogs, bushbucks, among others. Return to the lodge for lunch and rest. Afternoon awaits you the boat cruise along the Nile. Time to relax in the company of Hippos, Crocodiles and plentiful of birds like the Pelican, Goliath Heroin, Kingfishers, and the rare shoebill. The boat will leave you at the bottom of the falls close to The Devils Cauldron. You can hike to the top of The Falls to enjoy the thunderous roars of the magnificent falls. You will have a great time watching rainbows in the clouds of falling waters. Later meet your guide and transfer to the lodge. Enjoy dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Fort Portal
After breakfast, morning game drive and then leaving Murchinson for Fort Portal. Be prepared for a long drive. You will have a lunch break en route. The region is well known for craters lakes and tea plantation.
Day 5: Fort Portal
Wake up early in the morning. A short drive to Kibale NP for chimpanzee tracking. The trekking will take approximately from 3 to 5 hours. After lunch, craters lakes tour and visit to a tea plantation awaits you. Drive to The Queen Elizabeth NP. Our accommodation for tonight are tented camps inside the park.
Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park
You will spend the full day in Queen Elizabeth National Park. What you see depends on the season, but the Kasenyi plains are excellent for sighting lions and large herds of Uganda kob. The Mweya penisula offers excellent game drives with magnificent views across the water to The Rwenzori Mountains. Today also you will spend the morning out on game drive in search of the famous tree climbing lions. Return to the lodge for lunch. After lunch cruise along The Kazinga Channel – home to one of the great concentration of hippos in Africa and herds of elephants, buffaloes.
Day 7: Ishasha
After breakfast transfer to the northern circuit of the Ishasha sector with your packed lunch. Today you will have another chance of spotting lions resting on sycamore trees. Part of the park is also famous for Chimpanzee tracking. Drive to Bwindi through scenic region also referred to as The Switzerland of Africa. With lunch along the way arrive at the park late afternoon. Dine and overnight at the lodge. You will have a chance of staying in the accommodation without electricity in the bedrooms and with shared bathrooms – unless you choose otherwise.
Day 8: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Following an early morning breakfast, join the group and depart for a gorilla trek. The gorillas “nomadic lifestyle”, in their continues search for food, determines the duration of the trek. Make sure you were comfortable trekking shoes and have a rain jacket with you just in case. Although the trek might be demanding, the anticipation of the experience ahead and the beauty of the forest make it worthwhile. After the gorillas have been located you will spend an amazing hour in their company. Return to the camp late afternoon and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 9: Mghainga National Park
After early morning breakfast short drive to Mghainga NP and Batwa tril. The trekking starts at 9 am. A Batwa guide will introduce you to their lands and history. Trekking can take from 3 to 4 hours. Please remember to wear comfortable trekking shoes and bring a rain jacket with you, too. Drive back to Kisoro and visit The Batwa community, explore the Batwa identily, culture and livelihood – listen to the local legends and learn about life in the forest and challenges living outside the place you call home. Come back to your accommodation for dinner.
Day 10: Lake Mburo National Park
After breakfast take a cooking class with your host family. Leave Kisoro with a short break at Lake Bunyonyi, one of the Africa’s deepest lakes famous for its beautiful scenery. In the local language Bunyonyi means young birds hence it is a great place for bird watching. Upon arrival you could go for canoeing on the lake and later have lunch. After lunch drive to Lake Mburo NP with an evening game drive waiting for you. Accommodation in the park.
Day 11: Ssese Islands
After early breakfast and game drive we will leave Lake Mburo. We will stop at Mabamba Swamp one of the best and most convenient places to see the elusive Shoebill, canoeing around the swamp. Drive to Butaka, where you will take ferry to Ssese Islands in Lake Victoria, a place to slow right down. Calm, quiet, fresh air and stunning views with white-sand beaches.
Day 12: Ssese Islands
Wake up early or late as you wish. It is a day to relax. You can take a boat to explore other small islands. Visit the local market in the afternoon. Tonight forget Netflix and You Tube watch the sunset on Lake Victoria, instead.
Day 13: Entebbe
Late wake up followed with breakfast. Visit to a fisher village and local school. In the afternoon you will take the ferry to Entebbe.
Day 14: Entebbe
After breakfast, enjoy a city tour, visit the Uganda museum, shop some local crafts. Relax before your driver takes you to the airport for your ongoing journey.
We can also incorporate all kind of activities in your safari like canoeing, walking and cultural experience please ask us for more details.