Wildlife, Scenery and Waterfalls
Pick up from Entebbe Airport and transfer to Hotel Africana or Hotel International Muyenga for the night
Have a stop over at the Royal Drum Makers, stand on the Equator and be in both hemispheres at once and proceed to Lake Mbguro National Park for a game drive. In the afternoon you may go on a boat trip or relax. Lake Mburo is an extension of the Tanzanian Plains with big herds of Zebra, Impala, Eland and other savannah species. For birders, this is one of the best places to find African Fin foot, Bush Shrike etc. After an evening game drive overnight at Mantana Tented Camp or Agip Motel Mbgarara.
Proceed to Bwindi passing through the Switzerland of Africa with beautiful scenery and terraced farming. Best known for its Mountain Gorillas, the Montane Forest also attracts spectacular birds. In the afternoon you may take a nature walk which will lead you to the Munyaga Waterfalls and a chance to see primates and other species. Spend the night either at the luxurious Gorilla Forest Camp or the Uganda Wildlife Authority Park Banda's.
Track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. There are now only 650 left in the world. The tracking may take between 2 and 6 h but is well worth the effort. There are always park guides who interpret the flora and fauna and the lifestyle of the Gorillas. Overnight as above.
Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park arriving in the afternoon. Relax around the pool after lunch and later go for an early evening game drive. Q.E. Park boasts one of the highest bio diversity ratings of any game park or reserve in the world - from the open Savannah to Rain Forest, dense Papyrus Swamps and brooding Crater Lakes to the vastness of Lake Edward.
Early morning drive to the crater lakes in Kymbura Game Reserve to see thousands of colourful Lesser Falmingos, as they feed in these soda lakes if in season. Then go for a boat trip along the Kazing Channel. Hippos huff and spray mere feet away, buffalo linger in the shallows, a tremendous variety of birds grace the grasses on the shores. Overnight at Mweya Lodge or the Institute ofr Ecology
This morning you will have a game drive to the Kisenyi area to look for lion prides and other wildlife. Kibale Forest is a large protected block of rainforest, which has the highest number of primates in Africa. You will go for a guided walk to the Magombe Swamp at Bigodi to look for the Shiningt Blue Kingfisher and other rare species. Overnight at Rwenzori View Guesthouse, Toroo Resort or Ndali Lodge, a stunning location overlooking a dramatic Crater Lake and the fabled "Mountains of the Moon"
Morning chimp tracking in Kibale Forest and then proceed to Murchison Falls National Park. This is a long way travelling through the evergreen tea estates. Once we reach the Nile in the heart of the Park we will cross on the ferry to Paraa Safari Lodge/Paraa Rest Camp. The lodge overlooks the mighty Nile where Hippos wallow in the water.
Go on a game drive on the rolling plains where you can view lions, giraffe, hartebeest, buffalo, elephant a well as many of the other mammal in the park. This is a beautiful drive across Borassus Palm Forest and grassland savannah down to Lake Albert. In the afternoon go for a boat trip to the foot of Murchison Falls where the Nile thunders through a small 7 m gap, or down river to the delta where the Nile emties into Lake Albert. The banks of the Nile are home to many species. You may see huge Nile crocodiles, big pods of hippos and other wildlife. Overnight as above.
Early morning game drive to see other wildlife or take another boat trip down the river. In the evening, go out for another game drive. Overnight as above.
Early game drive to the top of Murchison Falls where you can have a close look into the gorge where the Nile squeezes into a 7 m gorge dropping 40 m. Later proceed towards Kampala arriving at Juinja Nile Resort or King Fisher Resort in the evening.
Visit the spectacular Bujagali Falls and the Source of the Nile. In the afternoon, on the way to Kampala, visit Ssezibwa Falls which is a cultural heritage site, used bgy the Kings for traditional healing. A witch doctor lives on the site and people from all over the country come and visit the site regularly. Transfer to Entebbe and later fly out depending on flight departure times.
incl. all accommodation, all meals apart from Kampala hotels which are B/B, a full time safari guide with his associated expenses, all ground transportation and airport transfers, all fuel, forest guides, walks, day and night game drives where possible, 1 Gorilla Permit (360 USD), Chimp tracking, hire of a boat trip, bottled water, coffee or tea while on road, other activities while on safari and Government Taxes.
excl. alcohol, tips, air fare, any extras outside the outlined itinerary, personal insurance, personal services etc.
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