14 Days

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14 Days Safari to Western Uganda

Tour Overview

This safari to western Uganda will take you to Murchison falls national park, Kibale forest national park, queen Elizabeth national park, Bwindi impenetrable national park, lake Mburo national park, and the Ssese islands.

Itinerary

Upon arrival at the airport, our company driver will pick you from the airport and transfer you to the hotel in Kampala for your first overnight stay. Depending on the time of arrival, you may choose to do a city tour where you can visit the museum, craft shops, and this is payable by the client. Overnight stay

 Accommodation

  • Luxury: Serena Hotel
  • Midrange: Imperial Royal Hotel
  • Budget: Forest Cottages

After early morning breakfast, you will depart Kampala for Murchison falls national park in northwestern Uganda a journey that will take 5-6 hours, you will visit Ziwa Rhino sanctuary in Nakasongola and here you will do a nature safari in search of the white rhinos. After you will have lunch from Masindi town from where you will proceed to Murchison falls national park. You will have a visit to the top of the falls which are the world’s strongest waterfalls. Feel the ground shake and vibrate under your feet-an amazing experience. Take pictures as the Nile squeezes in a 7-meter gorge forming a thunderous roar of the falls.

Accommodation

  • Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge
  • Midrange: Sambiya River Lodge
  • Budget: Bwana Tembo Tented Camp

Wake up very early in the morning and have breakfast. After you will go on an early morning game drive to catch up with the wild animals while on their way to hunt for what to eat. This game drive will give you an insight of various animals which include herds of elephants, schools of buffaloes, Kobs, bush bucks, hyenas, waterbucks, and giraffes. After lunch, you will have an afternoon boat cruise along the Nile to the bottom of Murchison falls. This 3-hour boat cruise will also give you an opportunity to view aquatic animals like bathing hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of bird species. This will be one of the highlights of your safari. Dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation

  • Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge
  • Midrange: Sambiya River Lodge

After breakfast, depart Murchison falls national park for Kibale national park which is the primate capital of the world. This is home to 13 primates including our distant cousins the chimpanzees. Lunch will be en route. Dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation

  • Luxury: Kyaninga Lodge
  • Midrange: Primate Lodge
  • Budget: Kibale Forest Lodge

After breakfast, you will head to the information center at 8:00AM and after you will start your journey in the Kibale forest to trek for our distant cousins the chimpanzees a walk that will also give you a chance to see other primates like monkeys, baboons, a variety of birds, butterflies and many plants. After you will have lunch and, in the afternoon, you will have bird watching in the Bigodi wetland a home to a variety of bird species and monkeys. Dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation

  • Luxury: Kyaninga Lodge
  • Midrange: Primate Lodge
  • Budget: Kibale Forest Lodge

After breakfast, depart Kibale forest national park for queen Elizabeth national park, the most famous park in Uganda arriving just in time for lunch. After lunch, have a unique boat cruise along the Kazinga channel which joins lake Edward and lake George. While on the boat cruise, expect to see hippos, crocodiles, birds, elephants wondering along the shores and many more. This boat cruise is an excellent platform for photography. Dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation

  • Luxury: Mweya Lodge
  • Midrange: Park View Safari Lodge
  • Budget: Ihamba Lodge

After breakfast, depart for a morning game drive in the northern part of the park on the Kasenyi track. This is the best time to see a variety of animals in the park as many of them can be going to hunt for the day’s meal. Animals to be viewed include lions, leopards, cape buffaloes, elephants, water bucks, topes and many more. You will also visit the Ishasha sector to search for the tree climbing lions. After, you will have the whole afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation

  • Luxury: Mweya Lodge
  • Midrange: Park View Safari Lodge
  • Budget: Ihamba Lodge

After breakfast depart Queen Elizabeth national park for Bwindi national park. This park is a biodiversity mountainous area found in southwest Uganda. It’s home to many 0f the world’s mountain gorillas who feed on the roots, leaves, and fruits in the park many trees and fern species. This is also Uganda’s national park where you can find the two big apes i.e. the mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. The journey will take you around 5 to 6 hours. Dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation

  • Luxury: Mahogany Springs Hotel
  • Midrange: Silver Back Lodge
  • Budget: Buhoma Community Rest Camp

Wake up early in the morning and at 7:45 AM you will be at the information center for the briefing and at around 8:30AM, start the trekking for mountain gorillas. The walking can take you up to 9 hours depending on where you find the gorillas. Have a full hour with the mountain gorillas while they feed, play, associate with their young ones which is unforgettable experience. In the evening, you will depart Bwindi for Mgahinga national park. Dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation

  • Luxury: Gorilla Safari Lodge
  • Midrange: Nkuringo Safari Lodge
  • Budget: Travellers Rest Kisoro

After breakfast, at 6 AM, head to the home of the Batwa in Mgahinga national park. This is an indigenous remote tribe in Uganda known as the forest people. The Batwa trail runs across the slopes of the Muhavura and Gahinga volcanoes in Mgahinga gorilla national park. The forest is home to a variety of wild life but the Batwa trail is far from the convectional nature walk. With the help of the Batwa guides, you will see the forest as larder, pharmacy, builder’s yard, tool kit and above all a home. Along the trail, you will fire a bow and arrow, check hives for wild honey, help repair Batwa shelters, harvest plants for medicine and food, light fire without matches and listens to legends and learn about Batwa traditions. The highlight of the trail is a descent in the Garama cave. Dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation

  • Luxury: Gorilla Safari Lodge
  • Midrange: Nkuringo Safari Lodge
  • Budget: Travellers Rest Kisoro

Early morning after breakfast, depart Mgahinga national park for Lake Mburo national park. This journey will take you 6-7 hours arriving just in time for lunch. After lunch, you will go for a boat cruise along Lake Mburo. Here you will see different aquatic wildlife and birds which include crocodiles with a variety of hippos. Dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation

  • Luxury: Mihingo Safari Lodge
  • Midrange: Mburo Safari Lodge
  • Budget: Lake View Resort Hotel

Accommodation

  • Luxury: Brovad Sands Lodge
  • Midrange: Mirembe Beach Resort Hotel
  • Budget: Pearl Beach Resort Hotel

Have the whole day on the shores of Lake Victoria on the Ssese islands, you will have a boat cruise to other islands. Other activities that can be arranged on request or paid by the client include Quad biking, nature walks, golf, zoo, and bird paradise park, bird viewing, sport fishing, sunset platform, BBQ and night bonfires, village/cultural walks, canoe rides, banana boat rides, island tours and many more. Dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation

  • Luxury: Brovad Sands Lodge
  • Midrange: Mirembe Beach Resort Hotel
  • Budget: Pearl Beach Resort Hotel

After breakfast, depart Ssese islands at around 8AM to catch up with your flight.

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Cost Includes

  • All entrance fees
  • Mentioned activities
  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Ground transport
  • Applicable taxes
  • Airport transfers
  • Gorilla trekking permits
  • Chimpanzee tracking permits
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