Location Covered: Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park,

This safari offers the best of Uganda in the shortest time possible! We shall see plenty of wild animals, birds, breathtaking landscapes, the powerful 42 metre Murchison Falls, Chimpanzees and the endangered Mountain Gorillas. All this and more covered in only three of Uganda's national parks below: Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale Forest National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

We give you a range of accommodations to choose from, ranging from budget, moderate to luxury.

Day 1

Rhino Tracking

Leisure Time

Transfer from Kampala/Entebbe to Murchison Falls National Park with Rhino tracking at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Optional Stopover at the Top of the Falls & Rest of the Day at Leisure at the Lodge

  • Journey time: 6 - 7 hours
  • Accommodation: Bakers Lodge (Luxury), Murchison River Lodge or Fort Murchison (Midrange & Budget)
  • Meal Plan: Lunch (en-route), Dinner

  • Have early breakfast and be set for pickup from the hotel at 7.00am. Drive out of Kampala, taking the Kampala - Gulu Highway. After approximately three hours get to Nakasongola where you shall turn off to visit the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Meet the ranger and set out to do a 1 – 2 hour trek to spot Uganda's only Rhinos in the wild. The sanctuary supports several other wildlife such as Bushbuck, Oribi, Waterbuck, Leopard, Crocodile,and the Shoebill among others. Thereafter return to the road and continue to Masindi for a lunch. After lunch proceed to the park. Transfer to your accommodation for the rest of the day and overnight.

Day 2

Game Drive

Boat Cruise

Morning Game Drive through the Park and Afternoon Boat Cruise on River Nile to the Bottom of the Falls.

  • Accommodation: Bakers Lodge (Luxury), Murchison River Lodge or Fort Murchison (Midrange & Budget)
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Have an early cup of tea/coffee and head off for the Game Drive at 6.30am. Exploring the savannah grasslands in the northern half of the park reveals plenty of animls including: Lions, Leopard, Hyena, Giraffes, Hyenas, Elephant, Buffaloe, Oribis, Kob, Jackson’s Hartebeest, and Waterbuck among others. After four about hours, return to the lodge for breakfast. After lunch you shall go for the Launch Cruise on the Nile to spot Crocodiles, Hippos, water birds, and plenty of wildlife. The Cruise is three hours long, return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 3

Leisure Time

Transfer from Murchison Falls National Park to Kibale Forest National Park & Rest of the Day at Leisure

  • Journey Time: 7 - 8 hours
  • Accommodation: Kyaninga Lodge or Papaya Lake Lodge (Luxury), Isunga Lodge or Kibale Forest Camp (Mid-range), Kibale Forest Camp or Chimpanzee Guesthouse (Budget)
  • Meal Plan: Breafast, Lunch (en-route), Dinner

  • After breakfast check out and leave for Kibale National Park. Lunch is en-route in Hoima

Day 4

Chimpanzee Tracking

Bigodi Swamp Walk

Chimpanzee Tracking in the Morning & Nature Walk through Bigodi Wetlands

  • Accommodation: Kyaninga Lodge or Papaya Lake Lodge (Luxury), Isunga Lodge or Kibale Forest Camp (Mid-range), Kibale Forest Camp or Chimpanzee Guesthouse (Budget)
  • Meal Plan: Breafast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Have early breakfast and transfer to the park offices by 7.30am. Register with office and meet the ranger guides and thereafter head into the forest to search for the Chimpanzees. You will spend a maximum of one hour with the Chimpanzees after which you return to find your driver and transfer to the lodge for lunch. Later in the afternoon/early evening you go for a nature walk in the Bigodi Wetland to observe primates, birds and other wildlife. Return for dinner and overnight.

Day 5

Game Drive

Leisure Time

 

 

Transfer from Kibale Forest National Park to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with a Stopover at Ishasha Sector for a Game Drive on the Look-Out for the famous Tree-Climbin Lions

  • Journey Time: 8 hours
  • Accommodation: Clouds Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Bwindi Lodge, Buhoma Lodge or Mahogany Springs (Luxury), Chameleon Hill Lodge (Upmarket), Rushaga Gorilla Camp or Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge (Midrange), Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Budget)
  • Meal Plan: Breafast, Lunch (en-route), Dinner

  • After breakfast check out and travel to Bwindi, driving through the southern region of Queen Elizabeth National Park for a game drive. It is recognized for its very famous tree climbing lions that are an exceptional attraction and one among the major highlights on all safaris taken within Queen Elizabeth National park. . Here the lions are constantly spotted hanging on braches of huge fig trees. So be alert and observe all trees carefully as you drive through this beautiful savannah landscape. We will have lunch en-route. You will get to your lodge near Bwindi in late afternoon

Day 6

Gorilla Tracking

Leisure Time

Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest & Rest of the Day at Leisure at the Lodge

  • Accommodation: Clouds Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Bwindi Lodge, Buhoma Lodge or Mahogany Springs (Luxury), Chameleon Hill Lodge (Upmarket), Rushaga Gorilla Camp or Ichumbi Lodge (Midrange), Rushaga Gorilla Camp (Budget)
  • Meal Plan: Breafast, Lunch, Dinner

    Today we will have the amazing opportunity to observe the gorgeous scenery of Uganda's tropical rainforest and experience a breathtaking encounter with the endangered mountain gorillas. Today's schedule will take us through the impenetrable Jungle of Bwindi National Park, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.Bwindi Impenetrable NP occupies the size of about 321 sq km and it's the home of the endangered mountain gorillas. The park is divided into 4 gorilla tracking sectors including Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga and Nkuringo sectors. Have early breakfast and transfer to the park offices by 7.30am, taking packed lunch from the lodge. Register, meet the rangers, you are allocated a Gorilla group, and by 8.00am you transfer to the start of the trek into the forest to look for the Gorillas. The time taken to trek the gorilla family depends on their location, but once we have reached them, we have an hour time to observe and admire these gentle giants. After the memorable encounter with these great apes, return and transfer back to the lodge for the rest of the day and overnight.

Day 7

Uganda Equator

Transfer from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Kampala with a Stopover at the Uganda Equator Line

  • Journey Time: 9 - 10 hours
  • Meal Plan: Breafast, Lunch (en-route), Dinner

  • After breakfast we will leave Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and drive to Kampala. Lunch is en-route in Mbarara town. You also get to make a stopover at the Uganda Equator.

General Tips:

  • Please note the age limit of 15 years and above for gorilla tracking.
  • Book your permits well in advance as only 8 permits are issued per gorilla group in a day. There are 14 habituated gorilla groups in Bwindi.
  • You should be free from infectious diseases such as Flue which can be passed to the gorillas since humans share 98% DNA with gorillas. If you are found to carry an infectious disease you will not be allowed to track.
  • Every participant has the chance to hire a trekking assistance (porter) who will help carrying the bags and support whenever it is needed. For the trekking assistant an additional fee of US$ 15 is charged.
  • OPTIONAL: The Hike to the Top of the Falls is highly recommendable, as it offers amazing view of the falls, which cannot be seen from the boat!

What to bring:

  • Walking boots, long trousers and rain gears as you will be hiking through Bwindi and Kibale Forest.
  • Sun screen is recommended.
  • Mosquito repellant is advisable.
  • At least 1-2 liters of drinking water per person during the trekking.
  • Binoculars are always useful, especially when booking the Hot Air Balloon Safari.