Silverback Expeditions

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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

Entebbe

Entebbe

On your arrival at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda, you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred for your overnight in the selected accommodation. Enjoy your rest just before the unique experience of discovering the Bwindi Forest National Park and meet the gorillas.

Main Destination:
Entebbe (City)
Accommodation:
Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa
  • Luxury resort located in or near Kampala
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 2

Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park

After breakfast, your adventure in Uganda begins by driving northwest towards Masindi and Murchison Falls Conservation Area, the largest conservation area in Uganda. It offers beautiful sceneries of grassland acacia savannah in the north and tropical forests in the south. You will stopover for a nature walk at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, the breeding project which saw the rebirth of the endangered white rhinos in Uganda. You can see them closely while walking freely in the reserve which is their natural habitat. Lunch will be served at the restaurant. Afterwards, proceed to the national park.

Main Destination:
Murchison Falls National Park
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
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ZebraNone
Accommodation:
Paraa Safari Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located inside Murchison Falls NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 3

Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park

After breakfast, you will embark on an early morning game drive, explore the savannah in the delta of the Nile on Lake Albert, northern bank. As you view and take memorable photographs of the animals in the wild, you might find elephants, lions, buffalos, giraffes, waterbucks, bushbucks, spotted hyenas and very rarely, the leopards. Drive back to the lodge for lunch.
In the afternoon, you'll take the boat excursion along the river Nile to the base of the magnificent Murchison Falls. It is amazing to see the concentration of wildlife on the bank of the River Nile, including hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of bird’s species, like African eagles, pelicans, kingfisher, Egyptian geese and much more. You'll proceed from the excursion with the walk to the “top of the falls, where the River Nile creates a narrow canyon of thunderous water as it lowers down the Albertine Rift Valley. You will have a view from the top of the falls.

Main Destination:
Murchison Falls National Park
Accommodation:
Paraa Safari Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located inside Murchison Falls NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 4

Chimpanzee Trekking in Budongo Forest

Chimpanzee Trekking in Budongo Forest

Early morning after breakfast you drive to Budongo Forest, in Kaniyo-Pabidi eco-tourist site, for the tropical forest trekking to meet the great apes, the chimpanzees in their natural habitat. The forest is also home to many other primates such as black and white Colobus monkey, red-tailed monkey, blue monkey, vervet monkey and baboons. The chimpanzee trekking is possible due to the conservation efforts by Jane Goodall Institute and the park authorities to protect the forest and the endangered chimpanzees. You can have lunch or choose to carry packed lunch. In the afternoon, you can take a cultural activity with the Boomu Women Group eco-tourist site or the Kapega Association made by local guides who have been working in the forest. This is a moment for you to interact with the people living near the forest, to see how they live.

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:
Bugoma Jungle Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located inside Bugoma Forest
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 5

Hoima-Queen Elizabeth National Park

Hoima-Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, you'll leave Hoima heading southwest along the Lake Albert and Rift Valley escarpment, with breathtaking panoramic sceneries as you drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. A stopover is made in Bugoma Forest South of Hoima. Bugoma Forest is the habitat of the chimpanzees and Ugandan mangabeys.
Depending on the time available, we may suggest you take a nature walk in the forest or plant a tree. Lunch will be en-route in a restaurant. The road follows along the Rwenzori Mountain Range to Kasese town.

Main Destination:
Queen Elizabeth National Park
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:
Ishasha Wilderness Camp
  • Luxury tented bush camp (with rustic facilities) located inside Queen Elizabeth NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 6

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park

In the early morning, take a game drive along the tracks of the national park, in the northern sectors and towards Lake George and Kasenyi village. You might see lions, elephants, buffaloes, spotted hyenas, waterbucks, Ugandan kobs, perhaps the leopards which are a rare sight. Queen Elizabeth enjoys unique landscapes and views of crater lakes and the Albertine Rift Valley, which make this area special and unforgettable. Afterwards, have lunch.

In the afternoon, take the most exciting safari by boat from Mweya Peninsula along Kazinga Channel, one of the most popular sites in Uganda for its concentration of wildlife, birdlife and opportunities for good photographs. Moreover, you will see plenty of hippos, buffaloes and elephants while drinking from the channel.
In the evening, have a short transfer to the Ishasha Sector of the park, for check-in at chosen accommodation.

Main Destination:
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Accommodation:
Ishasha Wilderness Camp
  • Luxury tented bush camp (with rustic facilities) located inside Queen Elizabeth NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 7

Ishasha Sector - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Ishasha Sector - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After breakfast, have a photographic safari in the Ishasha Sector, the southern region of Queen Elizabeth National Park, in search of the “tree-climbing lions” which are seen during the hot hours of the day, as they lie resting on top of fig trees. You'll also see herds of buffaloes, elephants, topi antelopes and many species of birds. Lunch will be had en-route.

Note: Today, your transfer can be very long, up to 7 hours and it depends on the roads conditions and place of allocation of gorilla permits. The choice of the area of the gorilla safari depends on the availability of permits.

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:
Mahogany Springs Safari Lodge
  • Luxury lodge bordering Bwindi NP without fences
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 8

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

In the morning, you'll enter the tropical rainforest of Bwindi for the gorilla safari. The activity starts at 8:00 am and you will follow the ranger guides in a group of maximum 8 people as you search for the habituated family of mountain gorillas, which was allocated according to the permits. Bwindi Forest in Uganda has a population of about 420 gorillas, which is half the world population according to 2012 gorilla population surveys. The time you will spend to encounter the gorillas is not predictable. You have one hour for observing the primates and their behaviour while taking photographs. Ensure you take a packed lunch and water with you in the bag and for this, you might need the support of available porters.

Main Destination:
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorillas)
Accommodation:
Mahogany Springs Safari Lodge
  • Luxury lodge bordering Bwindi NP without fences
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 9

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park- Lake Mburo National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park- Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast, drive to Lake Mburo National Park, a small game national park found in the central region of Uganda, the Ankole. This is the perfect stopover between Bwindi and Entebbe. After lunch, go for a game drive in search for the beautiful impalas, elands, topis and many antelopes, buffaloes and zebras.

Main Destination:
Lake Mburo National Park
Best Time to Visit June to August and December to February
High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda)
Best Weather June, July and January to February (Little rainfall)

Wildlife in Lake Mburo NP

BuffaloCommon
ZebraCommon
HippoCommon
GiraffeOccasional
LeopardOccasional
HyenaOccasional
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LionRare
Accommodation:
Mihingo Lodge
  • Luxury lodge bordering Lake Mburo NP without fences
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 10

Lake Mburo National Park - Entebbe

Lake Mburo National Park - Entebbe

After breakfast, have your last game drive and lunch. Then drive to Entebbe for your flight out from Entebbe International Airport.

Main Destination:
Entebbe (City)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • 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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  • This tour is offered by Silverback Expeditions, not SafariBookings.
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  • The exact order, contents and rates of this tour is subject to availability.
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  • Gorilla tracking permits are subject to availability.