Accommodations and Destinations
This trip specifically includes the most important and well known national parks of Uganda: Murchison Falls national park, Kibale Forest national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Bwindi national park, and lake Bunyonyi.
Day 1: From Entebbe Airport
Arrive at Entebbe Airport. Your guide will be there waiting for you. Pick up and proceed to your accommodation, stay at Areba Hotel or KK Hotel.
Day 2: Entebbe-Murchison Falls
Transfer to Murchison Falls national park. On our way we visit the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, have lunch, do 2 hours tracking and then processed to Murchison Falls. Stay at Fort Murchison Lodge (tented room/banda) or Pakuba Lodge (mid-range). This is the only place in Uganda where you can see the white Rhino!
Murchison Falls is one of the most beautiful national parks of Uganda. One of the main attractions is the Nile, with the spectacular Murchison Falls, where the whole Nile is forced through a narrow gorge and falls 60 meters. Expect to see elephants, giraffes, lions, hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes and sometimes leopards.
Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park
Early morning game drive from 07h45 to 12h45 in this beautiful national park. Afternoon boat ride on the Victoria Nile up to the bottom of the falls, 14h00 to 17h00. The boat is the perfect platform to see and photograph many different bird species, and then do 30 minutes to an hour walk to the top of the falls.
Day 4: Murchison Falls-Masindi-Fort Portal
Stay at Westend Motel or Boulevard Excelsior Guest House (budget), or Kibale Forest Camp (mid-range). Evening city tour, King’s Palace, and market, in Fort Portal.
Day 5: Fort Portal – Kibale Forest
After breakfast, spend a day in the beautiful town of Fort Portal. Relax after a long drive, you can choose to do a few activities in the afternoon like tea tours, caves and water fall, cultural and historical site of the Bacwezi or Rwenzori foot hills through the communities, or visit the pigmies. Hike, then transfer to Kibale Forest.
Kibale Forest is a spectacular jungle, with 13 primate species! Including chimps, baboons, black and white colobuses, red colobus, grey-cheeked mangabey and L’hoest monkeys.
Day 6: Kibale Forest (Kibale Forest Camp)
Chimpanzee habituation 4-5 hours in the morning or in the afternoon. For people interested in primates and birds and willing to make another walk, we can make a community walk in the Bigodi, witness cultural tribe activities like banana beer brewing; coffee tour, traditional healer, group of women weaving buckets, forest walk birds, snakes, monkeys and butterflies. Visit the Wetland Sanctuary as well. It is also possible to visit the local people or the crater lakes.
Day 7: Kibale Forest-Queen Elizabeth
Transfer to the Queen Elizabeth national park. On our way we pass the equator where we will make a stop. Game drive in the evening for 2 hours. See lions, many hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes and sometimes leopards.
Day 8: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the best places in Uganda to see lions. Expect to see elephants. Game drive in the morning (lion tracking 4-5 hours), 2 hours boat trip on the Kazinga Channel in the afternoon. Stay at Bush Lodge (mid-range) or Engiri Lodge (budget).
The Kazinga Channel is one of the highlights of Uganda and has the highest concentration of hippos in the world.
Day 9: Queen Elizabeth-Bwindi Impenetrable
Stay at Gorilla Friends Resort (budget) or Rushaga Gorilla Camp (mid-range).
On this day we drive to Bwindi Impenetrable. On our way we pass through interesting villages and have some breathtaking views of the mountains, on the way we meet the locals and see farmers, plantations, hills and experience village life.
Bwindi Impenetrable is a unique jungle, with many monkey species. Bwindi is one of the two places in the world where you can find Mountain Gorillas!
Driving time depends on which area in Bwindi we’ll decide to stay in.
Day 10: Bwindi Impenetrable – L. Bunyonyi, Kabale
Stay at Entusi Camp Resort.
Gorilla tracking!!! Early morning departure with your ranger to search for one of the world’s most interesting and endangered animal, the Mountain Gorilla! You will spend one to two hours with one of our closest relatives. The whole activity takes about half a day depending on how near we find them. An experience you will never forget, evening transfer to lake Bunyonyi and stay on the island.
Day 11: Bwindi Impenetrable – L. Bunyonyi
After breakfast, there are optional activities: tribal visits; Batwa short people community walk; canoeing