Bamboo Ecotours

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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 you from Kampala to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. 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. Dinner & overnight at Murchison Falls NP.

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
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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 2

Game drive, boat trip and top of the falls hike at Murchison Falls NP

Game drive, boat trip and top of the falls hike at Murchison Falls NP

In the morning, you will go for a game drive in the park to spot elephants, lions, giraffes, and other wildlife. In the afternoon, you 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. You will also see for yourself the point where the River Nile joins Lake Albert, one of the “major highlights” of this trip. At the end of the boat trip, you will hike the famous ‘top of the falls’ where you have spectacular views of the Murchison Falls along the Nile River. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Main Destination:
Murchison Falls National Park (Uganda)
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

Transfer from Murchison Falls to Kibale National Park

Transfer from Murchison Falls to Kibale National Park

After early morning breakfast, we will depart Murchison Falls National Park and drive southwards to Kibale Forest National Park. The drive to Kibale will go through the major western towns of Hoima, Kyenjojo, and Fort Portal. Arrival at Kibale Forest National Park is expected in the early evening. The drive time is estimated at 6hrs.

Main Destination:
Murchison Falls National Park (Uganda)
Accommodation:
Rweteera Safari Park
  • Budget lodge located just outside Kibale NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4

Chimp Tracking at Kibale Forest & Bigodi Swamp Walk

Chimp Tracking at Kibale Forest & Bigodi Swamp 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. After chimp trekking, drive to Kasese town for dinner & overnight in preparation for the early morning Rwenzori forest hike.

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:
Sandton Hotel Kasese
  • Mid-range hotel located in or near Kasese
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5

Mt Rwenzori Forest Hike- Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Mt Rwenzori Forest Hike- Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

In the morning, drive from the hotel in Kasese town towards the hiking trailhead of Mt. Rwenzori. The forest walk at Mount Rwenzori will take half a day. After the Mount Rwenzori forest hike, we will drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination:
Rwenzori Mountains (Mountain Range, Uganda)
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 plains game drives & Kazinga Channel boat cruise

Kasenyi plains game drives & Kazinga Channel boat cruise

Kasenyi plains game drive
You will start the day with an early morning 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." We will return to the lodge for lunch.

Kazinga channel boat cruise
After lunch, join the Kazinga channel boat cruise for an afternoon of wild game viewing. You will spot crocodiles, buffaloes, elephants, and a wide range of bird species on the channel waters.

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

Day 7

Transfer to Bwindi National Park via the Ishasha sector for tree climbing lions

Transfer to Bwindi National Park via the Ishasha sector for tree climbing lions

On the way to Bwindi National Park, we will drive through the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, popularly known for the tree-climbing lions. Unlike their counterparts at the Kasenyi plains, the lions at Ishasha have found a way to climb the fig trees to enjoy the warm temperatures available in the park. While the sighting of the tree-climbing lions is not 100% guaranteed, a stopover at Ishasha is worth a visit!

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

Day 8

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
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 9

Golden Monkey Tracking in Mgahinga Gorilla NP & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Golden Monkey Tracking in Mgahinga Gorilla NP & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

After early morning breakfast, drive from Bwindi National Park to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park to track golden monkeys. The golden monkey tracking experience is expected to take 4-5 hours. After the tracking, drive to the famous Lake Bunyonyi for dinner and overnight. The Lake Bunyonyi experience includes a wide range of canoeing, bird watching, ziplining, and community walks. If not interested in activities, Lake Bunyonyi offers ample space for relaxation after gorilla trekking. Dinner and overnight at Lake Bunyonyi.

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:
Bunyonyi Overland Resort
  • Budget resort located in or near Lake Bunyonyi
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 10

Transfer to Kigali, Rwanda or Entebbe/Kampala

Transfer to Kigali, Rwanda or Entebbe/Kampala

Early in the morning, we will drive from Lake Bunyonyi to Kigali, Rwanda. The drive from Lake Bunyonyi to Kigali will take approximately 4-5 hrs. It is also possible to drive to Kampala or Entebbe on the last day of the trip.

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

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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 Bamboo Ecotours, not SafariBookings.
  • This operator reserves the right to change rates advertised on SafariBookings.
  • If you request changes to this tour, the advertised rates will likely change.
  • This group tour requires a minimum of 2 people to run.
  • The exact order, contents and rates of this tour is subject to availability.
  • If an accommodation is fully booked, the operator will suggest a comparable alternative.
  • Gorilla tracking permits are subject to availability.
  • This tour is subject to the terms & conditions of Bamboo Ecotours.