13-Day Uganda Safari: Murchison Falls - Kibale - Bwindi Forest - Queen Elizabeth - Mgahinga - Lake Mburo
Product Code: 4045-201322
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • • Kibale National Park
  • • Murchison Falls National Park
  • • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • • Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
  • • Mburo Park National Park
Tour Code
4045-201322
Duration
13 days
Departure City
Kampala
End City
Kampala
Tour Type:
Adventure/Activities
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Nature, Adventure, Wildlife

Get in touch with Mother Earth; Explore the world with an active and adrenaline pumping tour; Get up close and personal with nature on guided wildlife tours

Style: Escorted

Tour director/guided escort is available from the beginning to the end of the vacation

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Moderate

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking

Quality: Budget, Deluxe, Standard

The most affordable tour service and/or accommodation with fast-paced itineraries; High quality service, meals, private transfers and/or accommodation; Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations

Accessibility: Not accessible

Tour does not have wheelchair accessible vehicles/attractions or allow service dogs

Itinerary
Day 01
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Kampala - Murchison Falls National Park

Hotel: Fort Murchison(in rooms) (Mid-range) / Murchison River Lodge (Mid-range) / Fort Murchison in tents (Budget) / Murchison River Lodge in tents (Budget) or similar

You will have an early breakfast and drive to Murchison Falls National Park via the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where you will have the opportunity to trek the Rhinos.

The sanctuary houses Uganda’s Rhino reintroduction project. There are 9 white rhinos and tracking is done on foot for 1 and half hours. You will continue to Masindi Town for lunch and later drive to Murchison Falls National Park.

You will have dinner and overnight at the lodge of your booking

Day 02
Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls National Park

Hotel: Fort Murchison in tents (Lowest) / Murchison River Lodge in tents (Lowest) / Fort Murchison in rooms (Mid-Range) / Murchison River Lodge (Mid-Range) / Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury) / Nile Safari Lodge (Luxury) or similar

You will wake up very early and set off at 6.30am for a sunrise game drive in the Nyamsika plateau to see the Cape buffaloes, Rothschild’s giraffes, Uganda kob, hartebeest and waterbucks. You may also spot oribi, bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, shy sitatunga, bush duiker, warthog and bush pig plus large carnivores including lions, leopards and spotted hyenas.

Chimpanzees and olive baboons head the list of six species of primates found in the park. Crocodiles and hippos will be seen along the banks of the Nile. Some of the more common birds that can be seen include goliath heron, Egyptian geese, pelican, bee-eaters, kingfishers, hornbill, cormorant, saddle-bill stork and the rare shoebill stork.

You will return to your lodge for a late breakfast and some relaxation before you set off in the afternoon for a boat cruise on the placid Victoria Nile, upstream, to the base of the falls. En route you will see hippos, crocodiles, water buck and a wide variety of birds like the unusual shoebill stork.

The boat stops just tens of meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron” for pictures to be taken of the photogenic and majestic Murchison Falls.

Visiting Attractions

Day 03
Kibale National Park

Murchison Falls National Park - Kibale Forest National Park

Hotel: Rwenzori travelers (Lowest) / Chimpanzee forest guest house (Lowest) / Kibale forest camp (Mid-Range) / Crater safari lodge (Mid-Range) or similar

You will after your breakfast visit the “top of the thunderous Murchison falls”, where you will observe the River Nile squeezing itself in a 7 meter gorge before tumbling 40 meters down in a thunderous explosion and then flows down into a very peaceful river whose water banks are swarmed with a profusion of water and land animals as well as birds.

You will thereafter set off on a 9 hour journey to Kibale Forest National Park. The drive is through verdant countryside, interpassing traditional homesteads and farms and traveling via the towns of Hoima and Fort portal which rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon. You will have an opportunity to do a swamp walk upon reaching Kibale.

You will have dinner and overnight at the lodge of your booking.

Visiting Attractions

Day 04
Kibale National Park

Kibale Forest National Park

Hotel: Rwenzori travelers (Lowest) / Chimpanzee forest guest house (Lowest) / Kibale forest camp (Mid-Range) / Crater safari lodge (Mid-Range) / or similar

Assemble at kanyankye river camp at 8:00am to go for the most popular activity in this park: chimpanzee tracking. Chimpanzee are man's closet cousins though they are one of the most threatened primates species.

More primates like black and white Columbus monkeys, I’Hoests monkeys, Grey checked mangabey, red tailed monkey, bush babies, pottosand many birds species like the yellow spotted nicator, rumped tinker bird, little greenbelt green breasted pitta the crowned eagle, black bee eater and mammals like elephants can be seen in this walk.

Kibale national park, which average s about 3300 feet in elevation, is an extension of the great rainforest of central Africa. it is inhabited by three large “communities “of chimps, each numbering more than 100 individuals. Each community has a complicated structure. The big adult’s males dominate the group and defend the community territory against incursions by male outsiders; the females usually wander in small family grouped .chimps tend to forage in small parties or even as individuals.

They usually travel on the ground but being primarily fruit eaters, they mostly feed in trees. They coalesce into large groups when they find an abundant source of food, such as fruiting fig tree. Typically, we locate the chimps by listening for their pant hooting calls, then hustle to the area from which they are calling, We get to observe them as they feed in fruiting trees, lounge, and socializing with each other or even, occasionally, hunt.

Dinner and overnight will be at your lodge of booking.

Visiting Attractions

Day 05
Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Hotel: Kazinga Channel View Lodge (Lowest) / Simba Safari Camp in tents (Lowest) / Bush Lodge in rooms (Mid-Range) / Simba Safari Camp in rooms (Mid-Range) or similar

You will have an early breakfast and then travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park entering it through the Ishasha sector renowned for the tree climbing lions. You will have a game drive along the way during which you will see Lions, various Antelope species, Elephants, Hyenas, Leopards and Buffaloes.

You will get to Queen Elizabeth National Park in the evening you will do an evening game drive in search for Elephant, Buffalos, Lions, Bush bucks, Kobs, Giant forest hog, Hyenas leopards, antelopes, and Waterbucks as well as birds.

You will thereafter retire for dinner and overnight at the lodge of your booking.

Visiting Attractions

Day 06
Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Hotel: Kazinga Channel View Lodge (Lowest) / Simba Safari Camp in tents (Lowest) / Bush Lodge in rooms (Mid-Range) / Simba Safari Camp in rooms (Mid-Range) or similar

You will set off early (about 6:30am) for a morning game drive, an awesome experience to spot the animals in natural habitats. Expect to see the famous Big Five: Elephant, Buffalos, Lions, Bush bucks, Kobs, Giant forest hog, Hyenas leopards, antelopes, and Waterbucks as well as birds. You will return for breakfast and relax till lunch.

In the afternoon you will take a launch cruise along the amazing Kazinga channel to see, at close range, the water animals to include Hippos, Buffalos, Crocodiles and elephants bathing on the channel banks. There is also a variety of bird species on the water banks especially the famous Shoebill, pelican and Jacana. And in the evening you will do another game drive.

Dinner and overnight will be at your lodge.

Visiting Attractions

Day 07
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Queen Elizabeth National Park - Ishasha - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Hotel: Buhoma community Rest camp (Lowest) / Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp (Lowest) / Gorilla Resort Bwindi (Mid-Range) / Silver Back Lodge (Mid-Range) or similar

After breakfast we drive further south through stunning savannah grasslands as we head to the southern sector of the park – Ishasha. This is the best area to see the famous tree-climbing lions draped from low hanging limbs of fig trees.

Next we visit the Kob Mating Ground—a defined area specifically used by these stunning antelopes for challenging other males, enticing females and mating. Finally we’ll pass through beautiful savannah grasslands as we head towards the breathtaking Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

While most of today's forests are no more than 12,000 years old, Bwindi's vegetation has been weaving itself into tangles for over 25,000 years, in the process accumulating a lengthy species list. This includes 310 species of butterflies, 51 reptiles, 200 trees, 88 moths and an exceptional 120 species of mammals including 10 primates.

The latter includes chimpanzee, L'Hoest's, red tailed and blue monkey, black and white colobus, baboon, and Bwindi's most famous resident, the mountain gorilla. Bwindi is a prime destination for birdwatchers. Its 350 species include seven which are IUCN red data listed and 90% of all Albertine rift endemics – species which are difficult or impossible to see in any other part of East Africa.

Visiting Attractions

Day 08
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Hotel: Buhoma community Rest camp (Lowest) / Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp (Lowest) / Gorilla Resort Bwindi (Mid-Range) / Silver Back Lodge (Mid-Range) or similar

Today enjoy gorilla tracking in Bwindi. After breakfast, proceed for the morning briefing before the highlighting of the trip. Gorilla trekking, which may last the entire day. We track the gorillas through the rainforest and bamboo covered slopes, accompanied by a guide and trackers, in search of a mountain gorilla famila.

The walking can sometimes be tough and long, but when you catch a glimpse of the magnificent silverback, any discomforts will be quickly forgotten. When the gorillas are sighted, visitors will be guided to within 6 meters from the gorillas, sit around them for a whole hour while gazing into their big round eyes.

Gorilla trekking is unpredictable. It’s difficult to foresee how many hours you will hike .the gorilla excursion can take from 2 up 8 hours. Expect to walk along distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas. A good physical condition is recommended. For conservation purposes, time spent with gorillas is limited to one hour. A ranger will brief you on how to behave with the gorillas.

Dinner and overnight will at your lodge of booking.

Visiting Attractions

Day 09
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest - Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Hotel: Mount Gahinga Rest Camp (Lowest) / The Travellers Rest (Lowest) / Lake Mutanda Resort (Mid-Range) or similar

You will have an early breakfast and then travel to Mgahinga National Park for golden Monkey tracking. Dinner and overnight will be at your lodge of booking.

Day 10
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Hotel: Mount Gahinga Rest Camp (Lowest) / The Travellers Rest (Lowest) / Lake Mutanda Resort (Mid-Range) or similar

After breakfast transfer to the Mgahinga National Park headquarters for briefing and later begin the hike over the volcanic terrain in search for Golden Monkeys in the bamboo forests. Mgahinga National Park shares boarders with Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and Virunga National Park in DR Congo. The park is also the most scenic as it stands at three volcanoes of Muhavura, Gahinga and Sabyinyo.

Dinner and overnight will be at your lodge of booking.

Day 11
Lake Mburo National Park

Lake Mburo

Hotel: Eagles Nest Camp (Lowest) / Lake Mburo Safari Lodge (Mid-Range) / Rakobo Rock (Mid-Range) or similar

You will head to Lake Mburo National Park where you will have your lunch and in the evening you will do a game drive where you will have a chance to see a variety of animal species.

Dinners and overnight will be at the lodge of your booking

Visiting Attractions

Day 12
Lake Mburo National Park

Mburo National Park

Hotel: Eagles Nest Camp(Lowest) / Lake Mburo Safari Lodge (Mid-Range) / Rakobo Rock (Mid-Range) / or similar

Unusually, the whole park is open to walkers as long as they are accompanied by a ranger guide. At Rwonyo, a guided walk leads to a salt lick where many animals are attracted to the salty rocks.

Walks on the western side of the lake begin at 7:00am and take two hours. At this time of day, you may encounter hyenas returning to their dens and hippos retreating to the lake. Hikes through the woodland provide an opportunity to sight forest birds and mammals, while the walk to the top of the hill rewards visitors with a spectacular view of 9 of the region’s 14 lakes.

Later in the afternoon, you will do an afternoon boat cruise in search for different animal species.

Visiting Attractions

Day 13
Kampala

Lake Mburo - Kampala

Early after breakfast, your guide/driver will transfer you back to Kampala to catch up with your flight back home.

Visiting Attractions

Pick-up Details/Transfers
Arrival
Please contact the local operator (number is provided on the e-ticket once your reservation is confirmed) before the tour. The driver will be waiting for you at the arrivals hall.

Departure
Please book your flights departing Kampala after 5:00pm.
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Chimp, gorilla and Golden monkey permit
  • 12-night full board accommodations with all meals
  • All tour activities as indicated in the program
  • Bottled drinking water on safari
  • All park entrance and related fees
  • Private 4x4 ground transportation
  • Professional English-speaking driver guide

Package Excludes

  • Flight tickets and departure taxes
  • Travel documentation such as visa
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Optional excursions
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Tips for your guide
  • Beverages other than mineral water
  • Items of a personal nature
Special Notes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    If cancellation was made within 17 days prior to the departure date, it's non-refundable.
    If cancellation was made 18-29 days prior to the departure date, 75% of payment will be refunded.
    If cancellation was made 30 or more days prior to the departure date, 90% of payment will be refunded.
  • Given that chimp and gorilla tracking involves a lot of walking on rough, mountainous terrain, travelers are advised to:
    - Bring shoes with good traction, suitable for steep muddy slopes
    - Carry rain gear, sunscreen and a hat, as the weather is unpredictable
    - Carry enough water and food
    - Carry binoculars
    - Carry a good camera that can take photographs of black animals in dim light without a flash. A monopod can also be very helpful.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

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*Each room may be equipped with two full size beds or one large bed with a double sofa-bed.
*Price for Quad applies when 4 people stay in two double rooms.
*Triple price does not guarantee a third bed in the room. Please check the availability at the time of check-in.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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