10 Days Murchison Falls – Kibale – Queen Elizabeth – Bwindi – Lake Mburo National Parks
Day 1: Upon your arrival at Entebbe International airport you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel in Kampala.
Day 2: Kampala – Murchison Falls National park
After breakfast, depart for Murchison National park, the biggest national park in Uganda with an area of 3840sqkm.The River Nile divides the park into North and South sectors and forms a Falls where it flows over the western rift valley escarpment. On the way you will have a stopover at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola, here you will learn a lot about rhinos in general and gain further knowledge on this project as well. Have a lunch and then drive to the park with a game drive tol visit the top of the falls; here the Nile waters fall down through a narrow gap, creating a glorious view of the falls from the top. Proceed on, for the overnight.
Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park Game Drives, Boat Ride
Explore and wonder the park that the natural beauty of the Nile is perfected. You will come across herds of elephants, giraffes, antelopes, Uganda kobs, buffaloes, waterbucks, lions, and several bird species also the unusual saddle bill storks. Be back in time for your lunch. In the afternoon take a 3 hour launch cruise to the bottom of the falls you will come across pools of hippos, be meters away from the toothsome crocodile with his jaws wide open and lots of game coming down to the Nile for the afternoon refreshing. Later get back to Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Murchison Falls National Park – Kibale Forest National Park
Early game drive as you leave the park and head for Kibale Forest National Park. Kibale Forest is a large protected block of rainforest, which has the highest number of primates in Africa such as Chimpanzees, Grey Cheeked Mangabey, Red Tailed monkey and Red Colobus.
Day 5: Kibale National Park
This morning you will go for the morning Chimpanzee tracking in the forest, get a chance to see other species like the Grey-Throated Flycatcher, Masked & Black-Capped Apalis’, Chestnut-Winged Starling, Orange -Tufted & Tiny Sunbirds, a good infrastructure and variety of interesting activities which makes this a worthwhile destination.
Have lunch and in the afternoon proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Queen Elizabeth spreads over an area of 1978 sq kilometers in the western arm of the Great East African Rift Valley 418 km from the capital Kampala and takes approximately 6 hours. The park is a home to a variety of wildlife including elephants, lions, hippos, buffaloes, Uganda kobs, baboons and birds all typical riverine savannah habitats and the famous Kazinga Channel. In the Southern Parts is the Ishasha sector with the tree climbing lions and the Maramagambo forest, one of the largest surviving natural forests in Uganda. The Northern part is traversed by the equator and is dominated by the scenery of crater lakes with lots of flamingos. There is a launch trip on the Kazinga channel which joins Lake George to Lake Edward. Have a game drive as you enter the park.
Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park:
After breakfast we will head for the Kyambura Gorge chimps which will take 3-4hrs then. Expect to see various primates most especially Chimpanzee of different species, Black and white Colobus monkeys and other animals like antelopes, hyenas, Lion and many others in the middle of savanna grassland. This gorge is a home of very many bird species. After lunch at 2:45pm you will take a launch cruise on the Kazinga channel that connects Lake George to Lake Edward. The launch cruise will last for 2hrs get back by 5:00pm do another evening game drive that will last till 6:30 pm get back to the Lodge refresh Meal plans dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
This morning, have a game drive as you leave the park and head to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. We will drive through the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth called Ishasha. Here we will try to find the famed Ishasha tree-climbing lions before continuing on to Bwindi, home to the few remaining mountain gorillas. Bird life and primate life in Bwindi is quite superb, and there is an incredible variety of flora. Bwindi is the Bird watchers retreat! It holds 348 species of birds and supports 24 of 26 Albertine Rift Endemics that occur in Uganda; and seven red data book species. Once continuous with the forests of the Virunga Volcanoes, Bwindi is now an ecological island, surrounded by cultivation on the rich volcanic soils.
Day 8: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest National Park
After a hearty breakfast to give you the energy needed for gorilla tracking. Report to the ranger station at 08.00 am where the guides will take you through the forest, slashing at the underbrush, leaving thick creepers, to track gorillas. This trek can take from half an hour to five hours thus, a sound degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes. You sit in the forest among the gorillas listening to them grumble at each other and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male, the silverback. It is astounding to think that there are only 700 or so of these creatures left in the world!.
Day 9: Bwindi National Park to Lake Mburo National park
After breakfast we will head for Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda’s fourth National park was gazetted in 1982.The Park covers an area surface of 256kmq. Have a game drive as you enter the park and have a chance to see impalas,elands,topi and many antelopes,buffaloes,Zebras not forgetting the varied scenic beauty hills and valleys.
Day 10: Lake Mburo National Park – Entebbe
After breakfast, have a game drive as you leave the park and drive to Entebbe with a stop over at the equator and the royal drum makers, thereafter proceed to the Airport for your flight back home.