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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Drive to Lake Bunyonyi

Drive to Lake Bunyonyi

Arrival at Kigali International airport in the morning, meet up with your local Shoebill guide and proceed to Lake Bunyonyi. Afternoon hike to the Batwa People (optional activity).
These people have remarkable traditional stories to tell and most of all is their unique way of living and entertainment. Later relax at the lodge and enjoy the beautiful scenery punctuated by the terraced landscape.

Lake Bunyonyi is one place that is excluded and private for honeymooners and those who are looking to natural and undisturbed places.

Main Destination:
Lake Bunyonyi (Uganda)
Accommodation:
Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort
  • Mid-range resort located at Lake Bunyonyi
Meals & Drinks:
  • Dinner (Breakfast & lunch not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

Golden Monkey Trekking

Golden Monkey Trekking

After an early breakfast, check out and we proceed for Mgahinga forest National Park for Golden Monkey tracking.

After drive to the home of the Mountain Gorillas, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is best known for gorilla tracking, but it also provides refuge to forest elephants(rare sighting but in the forest), chimpanzees, monkeys and small antelopes.
When you mention Bwindi Impenetrable Forest you cannot miss several forest bird species 14 of which are restricted to the Albertine rift endemics. This Park alone boosts of a whooping 350 bird species.
On a good day if you are a keen birder, be sure to record over 50 different bird species.
Community tourism here is also vibrant as well as tea plantations.
Dinner and overnight at Ride 4 a woman.

Main Destination:
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park (Gorillas)
Best Time To Visit June to August and December to January
High Season June to September (Gorilla permits are scarce)
Best Weather Jun to Aug and Dec to Jan (Less rainfall)

Wildlife in Mgahinga Gorilla NP

GorillaCommon
ElephantOccasional
BuffaloOccasional
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LionNone
ZebraNone
HippoNone
Accommodation:
Ride 4 a Woman Guesthouse
  • Budget guest house located just outside Bwindi NP (Gorillas)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3

Gorilla Trekking

Gorilla Trekking

After breakfast, assemble at the meeting point for briefing, there after the trekking begins in this dense forest. Its no wonder that its called impenetrable forest.
Possible evening community walk and cultural entertainment around the fire place by the local community.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is the home to the forest giants that are cousins to human beings, the gorillas. This Impenetrable Forest is still one of the best virgin tropical rain forests in East Africa.
It is a home to other species like the forest elephants, monkeys, chimpanzees and many more. If you love birds then be sure to record a reasonable number along the trails. Spending an hour with a gorilla family is a life time experience.

Gorillas live and behave typically like us. You will see how the Silverback aka dominant male keeps telling the young ones to behave around the visitors. The babies can be too playful jumping up and down. The grooming in a family is quite interesting.

Main Destination:
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorillas)
Best Time To Visit June to August and December to February
High Season June to September (Gorilla permits are scarce)
Best Weather June to July and December to February (Less rainfall)

Wildlife in Bwindi NP

Accommodation:
Ride 4 a Woman Guesthouse
  • Budget guest house located just outside Bwindi NP (Gorillas)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4

Drive to Queen Elizabeth NP

Drive to Queen Elizabeth NP

Breakfast and after begin the journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
We will drive through Ishasha sector for chances of sporting tree Climbing Lions.
Have a moment with these tree climbing lions as they lazy away in the trees.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is known for its wildlife, including African cape buffalo, Ugandan kob, hippopotamus, Nile crocodile, African bush elephant, African leopard, lion, and chimpanzee to mention but a few.
It is home to about 95 mammal species and over 500 bird species.

Main Destination:
Queen Elizabeth National Park (Uganda)
Best Time To Visit January to February and June to July (Dry seasons)
High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda)
Best Weather June to July and January to February (Less rainfall)

Wildlife in Queen Elizabeth NP

ChimpanzeeOccasional
ElephantCommon
LionCommon
BuffaloCommon
HippoAbundant
LeopardOccasional
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ZebraNone
Accommodation:
Lake Munyanyange Caves Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Queen Elizabeth NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5

Queen Elizabeth NP with Lion experiential Trekking and Boat cruise

Queen Elizabeth NP with Lion experiential Trekking and Boat cruise

After an early cup of tea or coffee morning game drive with Lion tracking to the vast park for any chances of the early hunting cats, herds of elephants, antelopes, buffalos and many more.

Return to the lodge for a full breakfast, free time, after lunch, launch cruise on the famous Kazinga channel where you get to the schools of Hippos, buffalos herds and a variety of beautiful water bird species like jacanas, fish eagles and pelicans along the channel. Enjoy the much feared crocodiles as they sun bath away and occasionally snap at the game that come to have a drink and cool off the afternoon heat.

Main Destination:
Queen Elizabeth National Park (Uganda)
Accommodation:
Lake Munyanyange Caves Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Queen Elizabeth NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6

Drive to Kibale NP/ Rubalika Safari lodge and Farm

Drive to Kibale NP/ Rubalika Safari lodge and Farm

After breakfast we begin our journey to Kibale Forest National Park for yet another exiting adventure.
Afternoon Bigodi swamp tour. This Swamp is home to about 137 species of birds.
It is rich with lush vegetation such as wild palms, figs and the dominant Polita Papyrus.
Bigodi Wetland Reserve is managed by the Kibale Association for rural development and environmental protection. Continue to Rubalika for a rich community adventure. The community walk include coffee, banana, local gin making community lunch and many more,
Dinner and overnight at Rubalika Safari Lodge and farm.

Main Destination:
Kibale National Park (Chimps)
Best Time To Visit December to February and June to July
High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda)
Best Weather June to July and December to February (Least rain)

Wildlife in Kibale NP

ElephantOccasional
BuffaloOccasional
LeopardVery Rare
HippoRare
LionRare to None
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ZebraNone
Accommodation:
Rubalika Safari Lodge
  • Mid-range tented camp bordering Kibale NP (Chimps) without fences
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 7

Budongo Forest

Budongo Forest

After breakfast proceed to Budongo Forest, the biggest Mahogany forest found in the whole of East Africa as well as habitat to the largest number of chimpanzees throughout Uganda. Several stop overs along the way will lead us to local community settings and tea plantations.

The forest is located at boundaries of Murchison Falls National Park and dominated by Mahogany and Iron-wood trees.
Murchison Falls NP covers 3,840-sq km and has recorded 76 mammal species and over 450 bird species. It lies 619m at the delta and 1,292 at Rabongo Hill.
Dinner and overnight at Masindi hotel.

Main Destination:
Budongo Forest (Chimps)
Best Time To Visit Dec to March and June to July (Easy chimp trekking)
High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda)
Best Weather June and July (Less rain and lower temperatures)

Wildlife in Budongo Forest

ElephantOccasional
BuffaloOccasional
LionVery Rare
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ZebraNone
HippoNone
Accommodation:
Masindi Hotel
  • Mid-range hotel located outside Budongo Forest (Chimps)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 8

Murchison Falls NP

Murchison Falls NP

After a breakfast, Chimp trekking at Bundongo Forest.
Meet the closest cousins of human beings otherwise known as the Chimpanzees.
Chimpanzees share 98.7% genes with humans.
Budongo forest is located on the escarpment northeast of Lake Albert. It covers parts of Hoima and Kikuube. Apart from the chimpanzees, Budongo forest is home to other primates such as black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, blue monkeys, olive baboons, grey cheeked mangabeys, vervet monkeys and several forest birds

After trekking proceed to the Top of Murchison Falls. Enjoy the spectacular falls from the above as they thunder mightily downstream. Check in Fort Murchison for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination:
Murchison Falls National Park (Uganda)
Best Time To Visit December to February (Easier to spot animals)
High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda)
Best Weather June and July (Less rain and lower temperatures)

Wildlife in Murchison Falls NP

ChimpanzeeOccasional
ElephantCommon
GiraffeCommon
BuffaloCommon
HippoAbundant
LionOccasional
Show more
ZebraNone
Accommodation:
Fort Murchison (Room)
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Murchison Falls NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 9

Muchison Falls NP

Muchison Falls NP

After a rather early breakfast, we will go for a morning game drive.
Catch up with elephants, giraffes, kobs, waterbucks, buffaloes, bushbucks, oribs, warthogs, hyenas and many more.
Afternoon, you’ll have a boat cruise to the bottom of the Falls. Giant Nile Crocodiles, hippos and a vast number of water birds are a common site here.
There are high chances of seeing the Shoebill stock from which our company derives its name. Enjoy these spectacular falls where the Nile squeezes through a 7-meter gap.

The Falls are rare and magnificent, they are one of Africa’s wonders and a must see for everyone. Dinner and overnight at Fort Murchison.

Main Destination:
Murchison Falls National Park (Uganda)
Accommodation:
Fort Murchison (Room)
  • Mid-range lodge located just outside Murchison Falls NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 10

Drive back to Kampala/ Entebbe

Drive back to Kampala/ Entebbe

After breakfast transfer to Entebbe. Optional Rhino Tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary enroute.
If time allows and considering the traffic flow, a short city tour through Kampala.
End of tour.

Main Destination:
Lake Victoria (Uganda)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.
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