Day 1; Murchison Falls National Park
You will meet a tour guide from AA safaris and tours immediately after breakfast and he will brief you about the trip that you will be about to start before you head to Murchison Falls national park passing via Masindi town arrive at the park which was named after the Murchison Falls along the Nile. Along the way, you will visit the Zziwa rhino sanctuary which was set up to reintroduce rhinoceros to Uganda following extinction in 1982.This 70 square kilometer sanctuary in an immaculate bush country is currently home to the only wild rhinos in Uganda. The long term goal is to build a sustainable rhino population and move rhinos back to their original habitat more so in Uganda’s protected areas. The park has lots of elephant, buffalo, giraffe and a variety of antelope which will be able to see during the game drives, you will Visit the top of the falls to see the Nile’s beauty perfected as you watch the Nile water falls. And then later your will retire for dinner and over night at;
Budget- Reds Chillis Banda
Moderate -Sambiya River lodge
Up Market – Paraa Lodge / Nile Safari Lodge
Day 2; Game drive and Launch cruise
You will take a cup of coffee in the morning and then go for a game drive and be sure to see Giraffes, Lions, Elephants, baboons, and a number of different antelopes before you return to the lodge for mid morning breakfast, relax at the lodge as you wait for lunch. After lunch, you will go for an afternoon launch cruise on the Victoria Nile upstream to the base of the Murchison falls where you will see the Hippos, crocodiles, Water bucks, and a wide variety of bird species and while at the Devils Cauldron, you will take a clear view of the majestic falls. Return for dinner and over night at your lodge.
Day 3; Kibale National Park Uganda
You will start on your journey to Kibale Forest national park from Murchison Falls national Park in the morning after breakfast and drive through the verdant country side of the Albertine Escarpment and passing through the village of Kagadi, Hoima and you will have a lunch en route. Your dinner and sleep will be at either
Budget – Chimps nest
Moderate – Primates Lodge Kanyankyu Cottages / Rwenzori View Guest House
Up Market – Ndali Lodge
Day 4; Chimpanzee tracking and transfer to Queen Elizabeth
Immediately after breakfast, you will for briefing, get a ranger who will guide you through the jungle as you track chimpanzees. Kibale Forest has the highest population of these primates which are the closest to man in nature however, you will meet lots of other primates like grey cheeked mangabeys, baboons and vervet monkeys. Your tracking will end soon enough and later in the afternoon you will proceed to Queen Elizabeth national park where you will visit the crater lakes region before you continue to your lodge for dinner which will be either
Budget – Albertine Camp
Moderate – Hippo Hill Camp
Luxury – Mweya Safari lodge/ Jacana safari lodge
Day5; Game drive and launch cruise
Wake up early in the mornings and take cup of tea or coffee. Go for a game drive along Kasenyi track to see the herds of Buffalo, Elephant, Warthog and Lion. You will return to the lodge for mid morning break fast. After your lunch, you will go for a two-hour launch cruise along the Kazinga channel giving you a perfect unique chance to encounter a very huge population of hippo and lots of bird species. The prolific bird life is colorful and astonishing with well over 550 resident species. You dinner and over night will be at your lodge.
DAY 6; Transfer to Bwindi national park
After your breakfast at the lodge, your driver will drive you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and on your way; you will enjoy the beauty of the side of the country covered with various hills that vary in size, the beautiful scenery of terraced farmland and deep valleys. Your Lunch, dinner and overnight will be at your lodge which will be either,
Budget – Buhoma Community bandas or Bwindi View bandas or Nkuringo campsite tents or Virunga Hotel or Nkuringo safari centre
Moderate- Lake Kitandara camp or Nkuringo camp site or Wagtail Eco lodge or similar
Up market – Engagi lodge or Buhoma lodge or Gorilla Resort camp or Traveler’s rest camp or Silver back lodge/ Gorilla safari lodge/clouds lodge
Luxury – Gorilla Forest Camp or Clouds Lodge or Gahinga Volcanoes Lodge, or Volcanoes Bwindi safari Lodge
DAY 7; GORILLA TRACKING
After t breakfast in the morning, you will assemble at the Headquarters’ of the Uganda Wildlife Authority before 8 am and a ranger guide will brief you about Gorilla trekking protocol. You will have to carry a packed lunch and water for this activity as it may take 1-10 hours and when you meet the gorillas, you will have an hour to sit in the jungle with the gorillas before you can return to your lodge where you will have your dinner from and an overnight.
Day 8 Transfer to Kisoro
After breakfast depart for kisoro, stopping at the Kanaba gap to view the Virunga volcanoes and terraced hills, visit Lake Mutanda and you may take a wake at its shores if you are interested. you will sleep and have dinner at either.
Dinner and over night at Budget – Nkuringo safari Centre
Moderate – Travelers Rest Kisoro / Nkuringo Safari Lodge
Up Market – Clouds Lodge
Day 9; another day of Gorilla Tracking
You will go for gorilla tracking with the guidance of your ranger that you will get as he will have an idea where that particular group you are looking for could because he will know where they were the previous day. However, alternatively you can go for birding, caving. Hill walking, caldera climb, and visit the pygmy (Batwa) before returning to the lodge.
Day 10 Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
Very early in the morning after breakfast, you will travel to Lake Mburo national a journey which will take you about 4 hours and therefore you will be there in time for the game drive in the afternoon to give you an opportunity to view animals like the zebras, topes, elephants, elands, impalas, buffaloes, antelopes, etc. Dinner and overnight at
Budget- Rwonyo Bandas
Moderate- Arcadia Lake Mburo Camp
Up market – Mantana Luxury tented Camp
Day 11; Transfer to Ssese Island
After breakfast, you will proceed to Bukakata landing site through Masaka to catch a ferry heading to Ssesse Island and you will be there on time for the ferry destined for Bugala Island. You will stay and have dinner at either,
Luxury; Ssese Palm Beach Resort
Midrange; Mirembe Resort.
Budget; Ssese habitat Resort
Day 12; At Ssese Island
Enjoy the stunning sunrise and after breakfast go bird watching and morning forest walk. Look out for primates like monkeys, a prolific variety of water and forest birds including; Horn bill, Turaco, Flycatcher, weaver, Fish Eagle, and colorful butterflies. In the afternoon, you will go for Busaka on a motorized boat for bird watching by the water fall or you can stay at the lodge relaxing on the white sand beaches.
Day 13; Departure
In the morning after your breakfast, you will get on that early morning ferry and your lunch will be when you get to the main land and then later you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.
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