Days , Uganda and Rwanda
Arrive and transfer
to hotel in Entebbe Windsor Lake Victoria for dinner
After breakfast, start on a tour headed
for L.Mburo National Park. The park is a beautiful Landscape
of rolling hills and grasslands. Arrive afternoon and
check in at Mantana Luxury Tented Camp. After settling
in, take an evening game drive during which you will
see Zebra, Impala, Topi, Eland, buffalo and waterbucks.Hippos
can also be seen and with good luck, the leopards. The
bird life in the park is spectacular. Hornbills, rollers,
bee-eaters and weavers flit among the acacia trees while
crowned cranes patrol the grasslands.
After breakfast, check out and take
a game drive out of the park as you head for Kinigi
in the Republic of Rwanda on the gateway to Volcanoes
National Park and the Mountain gorillas.
On the way, you will see the famous long horned cattle
of Ankole, beautiful terraced hills of Kigezi highlands
commonly referred to as the "Switzerland of Africa".
The volcanic virungas can also be seen on a clear day.
Continue to cross the boarder and drive to Kinigi for
dinner and overnight at Gorilla Nest Hotel at Kinigi.
After breakfast, set off with your guides
for a day's trek to see the endangered mountain gorillas.
Spending time with gentle giants is a unique and uplifting
experience. The time allowed to view the gorillas is
one hour maximum each day. Return to the hotel for overnight.
Although the gorillas are the main attraction,
the surrounding forest is incredibly diverse. It is
especially rich in primates and birds. You may encounter
rare golden monkeys and birds such as turacos and sunbirds.
Because the park is situated on the Congo border, many
of the Albertine Rift Valley endemic birds are found
here. You will spend most part of the day hiking in
the forest and perhaps even pay a visit to Karisoke
- Dian Fossey's former residence and burial site for
both she and Digit (OPTIONAL).
Overnight at the Gorilla Nest Hotel.
After breakfast, you will depart for
Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda. Queen Elizabeth
National Park is located on the western end of West
Africa's Great Rift Valley and is home to an amazing
variety of wildlife.
The drive takes you through the (southern part of Queen
Elizabeth National park) Ishasha sector where, if you
are lucky we can see the tree-climbing lions. It takes
you through the unique western rift valley escarpment.
Drive along the deep and wide dry craters that are occupied
by savanna grasses and acacia.
Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge on the peninsular
overlooking Lake Edward and the lush Kazinga channel.
Early morning go for your game drive
to catch-up with the early risers and predators returning
to their hideouts. You will be likely to meet grazing
hippos, elephants, lions, spotted hyenas and leopards,
bushbuck, water buck and of- course the several warthogs.
If you are lucky, you may see giant forest hog and leopard.
Queen Elizabeth contains a myriad of birds including
the huge martial fish eagle and the saddle bill stork.
After lunch, have a launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel
one that joins Lakes Edward and George. The cruise is
wonderful way to see groups of hippo, buffalo, kob,
and occasional Nile crocodile (which until recently
did not inhabit this area) and a spectacular bird watching
on the water bank. Return to the Mweya Safari Lodge
for dinner and overnight.
|Day Eight and Nine:
This day will be spent on morning and afternoon/ early
evening game drives to experience more of Queen Elizabeth's
remarkable wildlife. You will spend time visiting the
Uganda kob mating ground to watch this fascinating behavior.
The spot is also a great place to observe predators
as they are drawn to the abundant, and often preoccupied
You will spend another night at Mweya Safari Lodge.
Mweya offers an unparalleled view from its vantage point
high above the Kazinga Channel. Sitting on the veranda
with a cool drink watching the wildlife activity near
the water is a magical experience.
After an early morning game drive and late breakfast
we will depart for Kibale Forest National park. Nestled
in the shadows of the Rwenzori Mountains (the famed
mist shrouded "Mountains of the Moon")
Kibale Forest is one of the most beautiful forest parks
in Uganda. It is probably best known for its chimpanzees
and contains 13 primate species; and abundant forest
birds. These include; Black-and -white colobus, blue
monkey, Grey -cheeked mangabey, Red-tailed monkey, bush
babies and pottos.
Kibale is famous for its chimpanzees and has more concentrations
than any other forest.
Ndali Lodge is a working farmhouse with a long colonial
history. Dramatic views of the surrounding crater lakes
or the Rwenzori Mountains envelope you while relaxing
on your private porch. Each of the eight bungalows feature
local weavings, crafts and brightly colored décor.
Hot and cold running water provided in each bungalow.
After early breakfast, report at Kanyanchu
Tourist Centre where tourist activities begin and set
out to track chimpanzee in the forest. Chances of viewing
the chimps are over 90% but not a guarantee.
Kibale National Park is one of the beautiful and stunning
forests in Uganda. This is a home of our closest living
relative the endangered Chimpanzee, the threatened Red
colobus monkey and the rare I'hoesti monkey.
The forest also boasts of having one of the highest
diversity and density of primates in Africa totaling
13 species including the Black and white colobus, Blue
monkey, Grey-cheeked mangabey, Red tailed monkey and
Bush babies and pottos.
In the morning you will probably hike
around the Ndali crater in search of wildlife. In the
afternoon you will check out of Ndali lodge and travel
to Fort portal to get a jump-start on the long journey
to Murchison Falls National park. In Fort Portal you
will stay at the Rwenzori View Guest house.
After breakfast, start on your long
drive to Murchison Falls National park (6-7 hours).
Experience the endless stretch and beauty of savannah
grassland that disappears in a mirage.
Have a lunch break en route and proceed to Murchison
falls National Park to enter through the Bugungu gate.
Cross by ferry to Paraa Safari lodge on the northern
bank of the river Nile for dinner and Overnight.
Start the day with an early morning
game drive on the Buligi, Albert or Queen tracks north
of the river Nile. You are able to view those animals
that are unique to the African Savanna like giraffe,
antelope, lion. elephant, and the Uganda Kob.
After lunch, you will go for a launch cruise on the
Nile River. The cruise takes to the Bottom of the thundering
falls where you will see huge crocodiles, schools of
hippos, buffaloes, elephants, and a variety of water
birds like herons, cormorants, ducks, bee-eaters, Kingfishers,
skimmers, fish eagle, and sometimes the rare shoebill.
Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
More game drive as each
day is different and provides unique opportunities to
observe a diversity of species. Overnight at Paraa Safari
Murchison Falls National Park is named
for the famous waterfalls that form as the Nile River
constricts and thunders over an escarpment. You will
have a chance to see the falls close up, as you drive
back to Kampala via the top of Murchison Falls. Return
to Kampala with picnic lunch enroute. Once in Kampala,
you will be dropped off at your hotel for dinner and
Leisure stay in Kampala, activities
on this day are optional. Clients can spend a day in
Jinja doing white water rafting or visit Ngamba Island
where orphaned chimps have been relocated, or visit
Kasubi Tombs of Buganda Kings, the national museum,
Cathedrals, and the bustling Nakasero market during
the city tour. Overnight in Kampala.
After breakfast, drive to the airport
for home bound flight.
|End of tour.