Day 1 -The marvelous Murchison Falls
On arrival at Entebbe International Airport , you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to Murchision falls national park. Visit the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for a nature walk to see the rare rhinos in the wild. Lunch in Masindi Hotel . Proceed to Murchison Falls National Park, the largest protected area in Uganda, with 3.840 Kms, named after the falls on the Victoria Nile. Relax a bit at a situated site on the top of the spectacular falls, where you can see the Nile’s perfected beauty and marvel as it compresses and squeezes itself from over 1 kilometer wide down through a seven meter canyon. The 43 meter drop of the falls creates a thunderous roar and a beautiful rainbow in a plume of spray – the best of the Nile River. Dinner and overnight at Pakuba safari Lodge.
Day 2 – The boat cruise on the river Nile
Embark on an early morning game drive on the Northern bank where your guide will help you spot elephants, lions, cape buffalos, Rothschild’s giraffes, hartebeests, waterbucks, oribis, bushbucks, spotted hyenas and, if you are lucky, leopards. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Relax at the swimming pool side. After lunch, you will safari upstream by boat to the calm Victoria Nile and the base of the falls just tens of meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron.” There you can marvel at toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over the 17-kilometer stretch you may also see elephants, waterbucks and Uganda kobs. This is also the habitat for many bird species including goliath herons, Egyptian geese, pelican bee-eaters, kingfishers, Hombills, cormorants and the rare shoebill stork. After taking photographs of the Murchison Falls you will return for dinner and overnight as above.
Day 3 – Fort Portal on the shadow of the Mountains of the Moon
After breakfast drive from Murchison Falls Southwest via the Albertine Escarpment of the Western Rift Valley. You drive through Hoima, the town of the Bunyoro kindgom, passing though verdant countryside, tea plantations and traditional homesteads. You reach the colorful and pretty town of Fort Portal, the capital of the Tooro kingdom, in the shadow of the fabled “Mountains of the Moon,” the Rwenzori. Dinner and overnight at Mountains of the moon Hotel ( C) Ataco country Resort( B)
Day 4 – Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park
Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park after an early break, for primate viewing. The activity starts at 8.00 am in the morning. A half day search for chimpanzees and other primates including phoestes, Red-colobuses, Blues, Red-tailed and grey cheeked mangabeys swinging through the dense forest and birds, butterflies and many small insects. The guide will provide detailed explanations on not only primates, but also on all the forest’s fauna and flora. After lunch a visit to Bigodi swamp eco -tourism site is amazing, as we shall encounter rare and beautiful flora and fauna. Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, following the mystical Ruwenzori Mountain Range most of the journey. Mweya Lodge or Bush lodge.
Day 5 -The boat cruise on Kazinga Channel
After breakfast, have a game drive and view a variety of animal species like waterbucks, elephants, leopards, buffaloes, spotted hyenas and a variety of antelope species. Arrive early for lunch on top of the Mweya peninsula. Enjoy the unique two hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos and many animals may be seen drinking at the water’s edge. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. Later transfer Bwindi arrive late for Dinner and over night at, Silverback lodge or Buhooma community.
Day 6 – The encounter with mountains gorillas
Early morning transfer to the park headquarters for briefing before you enter into the gorilla sanctuary of Bwindi Forest . The rainforest is spectacular as it offers a dramatic, heavily forested and dense landscape crisscrossed by numerous animal trails, allowing access for tourists. This park is best known for the fascinating mountains gorillas, where the time taken and terrain varies according to the movements of these marvelous primates. The thrill of spending time with and observing the gorillas is a rare, moving, awesome and exciting adventure. The gorillas are shy and peaceful animals and it is an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they interact with each other. In the evening when you have rested have a village walk around Buhooma or Nkuringo were you will be able to know about Batwa and Bakiga pygmy cultures through the performances, interactions and the way they conduct them selves and finally go for dinner and over night at Dinner and over night at, Silverback lodge or Buhooma community.
Day 7 – Lake Mburo National Park
Drive to Lake Mburo National park. Make a stopover at Igongo cultural centre, and later transfer to the park, arrive in time for a boat ride on the Lake. The presence of Lake Mburo within the park is a blessing worth mentioning. The lake is rich with a diversity of animal and plant species which will be viewed clearly as you are on the boat trip. Expect to see hippopotami and birds like African Fin foot, Pelicans, Black crake, Heron, cormorant, fish eagle; you may also sight the rare Shoebill Stork. You can opt to take on a short nature walk after the boat ride. All these will furnish your visit with pride. Dinner and over night stay at Mburo safari lodge or Acacia Hotel.
After an early breakfast, take on a morning game drive. Lake Mburo National Park is a very special place; every part of it is alive with variety, interest and color. It contains an extensive wetland. You are likely to see elands, impalas, waterbucks, warthogs, topis and zebras. Thereafter transfer to Entebbe for departure