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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

Travel from Kampala to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary / Murchison Falls NP

Travel from Kampala to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary / Murchison Falls NP

In the morning we will pick you up from Best Western Premier Entebbe and transfer from Kampala to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary to view Rhinos. Rhino’s got extinct in Uganda in the early 1980s and the Ziwa site is being used as a breeding site for the black and white Rhino. After we will proceed to Murchison Falls National Park.

Main Destination:
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Accommodation:
Red Chilli Rest Camp
  • Budget lodge located inside Murchison Falls NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

Game drive and boat trip at Murchison Falls National Park

Game drive and boat trip at Murchison Falls National Park

In the early morning, after breakfast, you will go for a game drive in the Murchison Falls National Park to spot elephants, lions, giraffes, and other wildlife. The game drive is done in the section of the park overlooking the Nile River as it flows towards Lake Albert. After the game drive, return to the lodge for a lunch break. In the afternoon, we will take a relaxing boat trip on the River Nile, and here, you will have a chance to see crocodiles, hippos, and a range of rare birds. After the boat trip, return to the lodge for an evening rest, dinner, and overnight.

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:
Red Chilli Rest Camp
  • Budget lodge located inside Murchison Falls NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3

Top of the Murchison Falls Visit and Transfer to Kibale National Park

Top of the Murchison Falls Visit and Transfer to Kibale National Park

After early morning breakfast, you will depart Murchison Falls National Park and drive southwards to Kibale Forest National Park. Before driving to Kibale, visit the Top of the Murchison Falls. The drive to Kibale will go through the major western towns of Hoima and Fort Portal. Arrival at Kibale Forest National Park is expected in the early evening.

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:
Kibale Forest Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located inside Kibale NP (Chimps)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4

Chimp Tracking at Kibale Forest & Bigodi Nature Walk

Chimp Tracking at Kibale Forest & Bigodi Nature Walk

Starting in the morning at Kibale Forest National Park, you will go into the jungle to encounter chimpanzees and different monkeys like the Red-Tailed Monkey, Olive baboon, and Black and White Columbus Monkey. If trekking is completed early, have a walk in the nearby Bigodi wetland in the afternoon.

Main Destination:
Kibale National Park (Chimps)
Accommodation:
Kibale Forest Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located inside Kibale NP (Chimps)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP for the Kazinga channel boat trip

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP for the Kazinga channel boat trip

In the morning, we will drive through the famed Fort Portal crater lakes, where you will get a glimpse of Uganda's tallest mountains--the Rwenzoris. After check-in at the lodge, prepare for lunch and drive to the Mweya peninsular to join the Kazinga change boat cruise in the afternoon. You will spot crocodiles, buffaloes, elephants, and a wide range of bird species on the channel waters.

Main Destination:
Kazinga Channel (Queen Elizabeth NP)
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:
Engiri Game Lodge
  • Budget lodge bordering Queen Elizabeth NP without fences
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6

Kasenyi Game Drives and transfer to Bwindi National Park

Kasenyi Game Drives and transfer to Bwindi National Park

Kasenyi Plains game drive: You will start the day with an early breakfast at the lodge. Afterward, we proceed to the famed Kasenyi plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park to spot various species of wild animals. Kasenyi plains dwell in the vast savannahs of the Albertine Rift in Queen Elizabeth National Park. It will be a morning full of adventure! Expect to encounter lions, herds of buffalos, elephants, Uganda kobs, topi, and bushbucks. While spotting the "Big Five" in the park is not guaranteed, on a lucky day, you may site leopards to make it the "Big Four." After the game drive, we will drive for about 5-6 hours to Bwindi National Park for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination:
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Accommodation:
Karungi Camp
  • Budget lodge located just outside Bwindi NP (Gorillas)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 7

Gorilla Trekking at Bwindi National Park

Gorilla Trekking at Bwindi National Park

You will head to the Bwindi National Park gate immediately after breakfast to get a briefing about the gorilla trek. The national park guide will conduct the presentation covering the basics of what to expect during the gorilla trek. The national guide will assign the gorilla trekking group during the pre-trekking briefing. Other visitors will likely join you. The gorilla trek can take from a few to many hours, depending on how far the gorillas are inside the forest. After the gorilla trek, return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

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:
Karungi Camp
  • Budget lodge located just outside Bwindi NP (Gorillas)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 8

Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for Canoeing Experience

Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for Canoeing Experience

After breakfast in the early morning, drive from Bwindi National Park to Lake Bunyonyi. The Lake Bunyonyi experience includes a wide range of canoeing, bird watching, ziplining, and community walks. If you are not interested in activities, Lake Bunyonyi offers ample space for relaxation after gorilla trekking, including dinner and overnight at Lake Bunyonyi.

Main Destination:
Lake Bunyonyi
Accommodation:
Bunyonyi Overland Resort
  • Budget resort located at Lake Bunyonyi
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 9

Transfer from Lake Bunyonyi to Entebbe via the Equator Crossing

Transfer from Lake Bunyonyi to Entebbe via the Equator Crossing

We will drive from Lake Bunyonyi to Kampala/Entebbe early in the morning. The drive from Lake Bunyonyi to Kampala will take about 7-8hrs. On the way to Kampala, we will have two stopovers: the first at the Igongo Cultural Center in Mbarara City for lunch and the Equator crossing for a cup of coffee and handicraft shopping. It is also possible to drive to Kigali, Rwanda, on the last day of the trip.

Main Destination:
Entebbe (City)
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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  • This group tour requires a minimum of 2 people to run.
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