10 DAYS MURCHISON / KIBALE / BWINDI / QUEEN / LAKE MBURO
Day 1: Drive to Murchison Falls National Park
Depart from Kampala for Murchison Falls National park in the morning. You will have lunch in Masindi and proceed to the park for al hike to the top of the falls to see how the Mighty Nile forces itself through a narrow gorge through which it explodes into the falls. After the tour, return to your lodge for Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge/Sambiya River Lodge/ Red Chilli.
Day 2: Game Viewing safari in Murchison Falls
Get up before dawn for a game drive on the Northern banks of the Nile for a game viewing tour that may reward you with various game such as Hyenas, Leopards, elephants, hartebeests, Oribis, Uganda Kobs, giraffes, lions among others. In the afternoon you will go for a boat ride on the Victoria Nile that takes you to the bottom of the falls. The boat ride is wonderful and may reward you with aquatic game such as crocodiles, hippos, elephants, buffaloes, and plenty of birds like the Kingfishers. Dinner and over night at Paara Safari Lodge/ Sambiya River Lodge/ Red chilli.
Day 3: Transfer to Kibale Chimpanzee forest
Early morning after breakfast, leave Murchison for Kibale National park passing through the Albertine Escarpment. The scenic drive will take you about 8 hours to reach Fort portal and you will pass through the Western arm of the rift valley as well as beautiful rural countryside of Uganda. Reaching Fortportal in time for lunch and later transfer to your lodge to check in. Go for a birding nature walk within the Bigodi wetland sanctuary. The walk may reward you with primates like Bush babies and colobus monkeys and other species both fauna and flora. Dinner and overnight at Ndali Lodge / Mountains of the moon / Primates lodge.
Day 4: Tracking Chimps in Kibale Forest
Take an early breakfast and then transfer to Kibale Forest National Park Headquarters for briefing prior the tracking expedition. The walk through the park will be guided providing information about not only on chimpanzees but also on flora and fauna. After meeting the chimpanzees, return to the lodge and then set off to Queen Elizabeth National Park located on the foot hills of the mystical Mountains of the Moon. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/Jacana Safari Lodge/ Mweya Hostels.
Day 5: Wildlife Tour in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Take an early breakfast and then set off for a game drive through the park to see predators as they return to their hide outs and the early risers get ready for the days activities. During the drive watch out for game like the Leopards, Lions, giant forest hogs, hyenas, Uganda kobs, warthogs and others. After the game, head back to the lodge for breakfast. Relax as you wait for your lunch and later go for the Boat ride on the Kazinga channel. The launch trip takes you along the Kazinga channel that connects Lakes George and Edward characterized with various animals that come for a drink. While on the ride, keep an eye on animals such as Hippos, elephants and buffaloes at the shores not forgetting plenty of birds. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge /Jacana Safari Lodge/ Mweya Hostel.
Day 6: Viewing Chimps in the Kyambura Gorge
Today is a day for tracking Chimps, drive to the Kyambura gorge to go track the elusive fast moving chimps. The walk may reward you with other primates such as black and white colobus monkeys, and other game. After tracking, drive through the Ishasha sector to head to Bwindi impenetrable National Park, a home to more than half of the remaining mountain gorillas. The drive is rewarding with various game enroute that may include the tree climbing Lions, Uganda Kobs, warthogs etc. Reaching the park in the evening check in at the lodge. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla resort / Buhoma homestead / Buhoma community Bandas.
Day 7; Gorilla tracking in Bwindi
Have breakfast & proceed to the park headquarters with packed lunch. Get briefed and later set off along the tracks in the thick forest in search for the gentle giants. Depending on the movement of these humble giants the walk might take between 2-8 hours before you meet the Gorillas. The walk is tiresome however meeting these great apes and spending some time with them while looking deep into their expressive brown eyes, is an exhilarating, heartbreaking and memorable wildlife encounter that can only be taken in Uganda, Rwanda or Congo! Dinner and overnight at Gorilla resort / Buhoma homestead / Buhoma community.
Day 8: Drive to Lake Mburo National Park
After breakfast, drive towards Mbarara district to Lake Mburo National Park. This calls for an early start to reach Lake Mburo National Park in the afternoon. Reaching the park, check in at the safari lodge and then go for a guided nature walk to the Rwonyo area. Dinner and overnight at Mantana tented Camp/ Rwonyo Rest Camp.
Day 9: Game drive / Canoe ride.
In the morning after breakfast you will go for a game drive in the park to search for predators and other animal species like the hyenas, leopards, jackals, buffaloes, zebras, impalas, Topis and eland to mention. After the game drive, return to the Lodge for late breakfast and lunch and then in the afternoon you will go for a boat ride on Lake Mburo to view water game. Expect seeing various swamp dwellers such as hippos, and buffaloes at the shores not forgetting the incredible water birds such as the Papyrus Gonoleks. Dinner and overnight at Mantana Tented Camp / Rwonyo Rest Camp.
Day 10; Drive to Kampala.
Have breakfast and then drive back to Kampala having a game drive en route. Have a stopover at the equator for photography and then leisurely continue with the drive to Kampala.