10 Days Game Viewing Safari
Day One: Murchison Falls via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
We set off early morning for Rhino tracking en route to Murchison falls national park. The rhino tracking is done on foot with closed shoes and this can take one and a half hours. This place is famous for the 6 white rhinos, birding. We shall have lunch in masindi and then reach top of Murchison falls early evening. Have dinner and overnight at the luxurious Paraa safari lodge. This journey is approximately 350km from Kampala.
Day Two: Wildlife adventure and boat trips from Paraa Lodge to foot of Murchison Falls.
After an early to rise breakfast, we shall undertake an early morning game drive in search of the big five i.e Rhinos, elephants, buffaloes, lions& leopards. Have lunch at Paraa safari and then head for the boat cruise to the bottom of the falls. This can take 3hrs while marveling at the 70m falls. You will see hippos, crocodiles and magnificent bird life close up. For more of the magnificent viewing, you could stroll across the falls heights or aboard a boat to an island for a view beneath. Head back for dinner and over night at Paraa safari lodge.
Day Four: Head to Kibale National Park After Breakfast At Paraa Safari Lodge.
It contains one of the loveliest and most varied tracts of tropical forest in Uganda. This could take approximately 7hrs drive heading to fortportal. It’s a home to a total of 70 mammals’ species especially the Chimpanzee. It contains 375 species of birds. The park lies close to the tranquil Ndali Kasenda crater area and half a day’s drive of the queen Elizabeth national park. We shall check in at mountains of the moon hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day Five: Kibale national park chimpanzee trekking.
After breakfast, we transfer to the park headquarters for briefing before the chimp tracking tour. i.e Kanyanchu tourist center. The ranger will guide you through the forests t track the habituated chimps. These delightful apes more closely related to humans than any other creature are tremendous fu n to watch as they squabble and play in the fruit trees. It’s the home of over 13 species of primates including;, the red collobus monkey,the rare L’hoest, blue monkey, grey nangabey,pottos, black faced velvet monkeys, baboons and also bushbabies. A network of shady forest trails provides much to delight botanists and butterfly lovers while bird watchers are in for a treat with 335 species recorded including the endemic prirogrine’s ground thrush. The elusive forest elephant smaller and hairier than its savaanah counter part moves seasonally in to the developed part of the park while other terrestrial mammals including buffalo, giant forest hog and half a dozen antelope species roam free. After this wonderfull experience, we depart for queen Elizabeth national park. Drive will approximately take 4 hours.
Day Six: Set off to Queen Elizabeth national park.
After breakfast, expect lots of game viewing en route in this Great Rift Valley. Arrive and settle in at Mweya safari lodge and relax at the magnificent pool side as you wait for lunch. At Mweya you may choose between the following types of rooms ;- luxurious, deluxe, suites,triple share and double and twin accommodation. ,After lunch we head for a boat trip to the along the kazinga channel to see hippos, crocodiles, herds of elephants as well as the 611 birds species especially at the shores of the channel including;, pink-backed pelicans,pied and malachite king fishers, saddle billed stork and many others. A slow drive back to the lodge for Dinner and overnight at Mweya lodge.
Day Seven: Early game viewing and wild drives.
Wake up early before even breakfast time and drive along Kasenyi trail to see early predators returning to hideouts. This is supposed to be abit very early morning hours. Return for breakfast. Queen Elizabeth is a magnet to migratory birds, something to note. Embark on the game drive till evening where you won’t miss to see elephants, and other various antelope species. Dinner at Mweya safari and over night.
Day Eight: En route to Bwindi Gorilla Park.
We head to Bwindi impenetrable national park after breakfast. This is via the southern sector of queen Elizabeth called the inshasha game reserve. We shall have lunch at the inshasha river and try to spot the famous inshasha tree climbing lions. Bird life and primate life in Bwindi is superb, and there is an incredible variety of flora. Bwindi is the heaven for bird watchers which habits 348 species of birds and supports 24 of the 26 albertine rifts endemics to be found in Uganda, as well as red data book species. Once part of the forests of the virunga volcanoes, Bwindi is now an ecological island, surrounded by abundant farms, rich from volcanic soils. Over night at Buhoma lodge which is famous for 8 comfortable cottages each with its own private veranda, a beautiful view of the forest and en suite bathrooms within.
Day Nine: Bwindi Impenetrable Gorilla Tracking Adventures
This is the most exciting. After breakfast, we take off to Bwindi a home of 360mtn gorillas-half of the world’s remaining total population. See the breath taking scenery as we switch back and up and down the hills as well travel through the Kigezi highlands of western Uganda. Dinner and overnight at buhoma lodge.
Day Ten: Back to Kampala.
Have a midmorning leisurely drive back to Kampala through the green country side. Arrive in Mbarara town for lunch at l. view hotel. Proceed via mpambire drum village where you can buy a locally made drum. If time allows, have a photo moment at the equator en route to Kampala. Drop off at the hotel for dinner and overnight.