Days Uganda Tour: HOGMKQB9
|Depart after breakfast and drive northwest to Murchison
Falls National Park. The drive takes you through Luweero
district were inhabitants practice both commercial and
subsistence farming. The route is punctuated by small
trading centers and sometimes roadside markets.
Have a lunch break at Masindi before proceeding to enter
the park via Kichumbanyobo Gate. Arrive in time before
sunset for the brilliant view at the top of Murchison
Falls, you will marvel at the breathing sight of the raging
Nile, longest river, in the world as it forces its way
through a rocky gap barely six to seven meters wide! This
is the point where the Nile explodes through a narrow
gorge and cascades down to become a placid river.
Arrive at Paraa to overnight at Red Chilli camp (budget),
Sambiya River Lodge (mid range), or cross River Nile by
ferry to the northern bank to overnight at Paraa safari
lodge (up market).
|Start the day with an early morning game drive in the
Northern circuit of the park.
You will be able to view animals unique to the African
savannah like giraffes, antelopes, lions, elephants, and
the famous Uganda Kob.
Break off for lunch before going for a 3-hour boat cruise
on the Nile River. The cruise upriver takes you to the
bottom of the thundering falls where you will see huge
crocodiles, schools of hippos, buffaloes, elephants, and
a wide variety of water birds like herons, ducks, bee-eaters,
cormorants, king fisherrs, skimmers fish eagle and rare
Return to your residence for dinner and overnight.
|Check out after breakfast and start your long journey
mainly a murram road to Fort portal. You will drive along
the escarpment from where you will enjoy the view of the
beautiful Blue Mountains of Congo across L. Albert. Drive
through vast tea plantations before arriving in Fort portal.
Check in the up market Ndali Lodge in the outskirts of
Kibale National Park or mid range Rwenzori view Guest
House or the less expensive but clean Toro Resort for
dinner and overnight.
|After early breakfast, report at Kanyanchu
Tourist Centre where tourists activities begin and set
out to track chimpanzees in the forests. There are more
chances of viewing chimps but not a guarantee as these
primates are habitants of dense and thick tropical forest.
Kibale National park is one of the beautiful and stunning
forests in Uganda.
It is the home of our closest living relatives, the endangered
chimpanzees, the threatened red colobus monkey and the
rare L'hoest monkey. Statistics reveal that Kibale forest
has the highest diversity and density of primates in Africa
totalling 13 species including the black and white colobus,
blue-tailed monkeys, grey cheeked mangabey, red tailed
monkey and bush babies and pottos. The park is also a
tourist bird paradise.
After lunch, take a nature walk to the Bigodi swamp. On
the walk, you will view a variety of butterflies, birds
and other insects. Have a tour of the crater region around
Ndali lodge. Visit the 'unique bridge' and 'top of the
world'. Return to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.
|You will depart to Queen Elizabeth National Park after
late breakfast. The drive takes only four hours and takes
you along the slopes or Mt. Rwenzori via the rift valley
town of Kasese where you will break for lunch at Hotel
Proceed after lunch to the Mweya peninsula, game drive
on the way. Retire for dinner and overnight at the lodge
or the budget (non self contained) institute Hostel.
|Rise early and drive to Kyambura gorge for a thrilling
chimpanzee Safari. The guided walk may last 3-5 hours
depending on weather conditions and the movement of these
chimps. In addition to seeing chimps, the walk may yield
sightings of colobus, vervet, red-tailed monkeys, baboons
and other primates.
Return to the peninsula for lunch after which a 2-hour
launch cruise on Kazinga channel will follow. The beautiful
cruise will yield sighting hippos, buffaloes, watering
elephants, warthogs and occasional Nile crocodiles recently
introduced in this park. Watching marine birds on the
banks of the channel is a very spectacular sight.
Retire to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.
|Early rise for the morning game drive. Look out for
early grazers and hunters. They include hippos, elephants,
lions, spotted hyenas, and leopards, bush bucks, the stripped
jackal and of course the several warthogs.
After late breakfast, check out with parked lunch and
depart for Bwindi National Park via Ishaha the southern
sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. At Ishaha, take
short game drive to look for the tree-climbing lions.
After lunch, proceed on to Bwindi. Arrive in the evening
and check in at the up market Gorilla Forest camp or the
midrange Buhoma homestead, or the basic community camp
ground for dinner and overnight. The Gorilla forest camp
and Homestead provide clean accommodation with cold and
warm showers flushing toilets and solar power lighting.
Day for Gorilla tracking. This park
is home for the rare mountain gorillas. Apart from gorillas,
there are a wide variety of primates to see including
the blue and red tailed monkeys. This is a lush and
green forest with streams running through it.
After breakfast, set off early with your guides to
track gorillas. The thrill of your encounter will erase
the difficulties of the potentially strenuous trek.
Spend one hour in awe watching the gorillas go about
their activities. You will enjoy the close view of adults
feeding in less than 10 meters, grooming and resting
as the youngsters frolic and swing from vines in a delightfully
and playful display.
|Depart after breakfast for the long drive to Kampala
(8 hours) via the highlands of Kigezi. Enroute you will
see the virungas on a clear day and will enjoy the beautiful
scenery of the terraced hills of Kigezi highlands commonly
referred to as the 'Switzerland of Africa'.
Lunch break on the way, (Mbarara or Masaka) before proceeding
to Kampala or Entebbe for your home bound flight.
|End of Safari