This fantastic, well planned tour allows you to see the best Uganda has to offer, staying in quality lodges just outside and within the national parks. Track the majestic mountain Gorilla and mans closest relative, the chimpanzee, as well as getting the chance to see the ‘Big 4’ and take in some of the most spectacular scenery in the whole of Africa.
Day 1: Arrival at the Airport.
Upon arrival at Entebbe International airport, you will be met by your guide, briefed about your upcoming journey and transferred to your lodge.
Day 2: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and Murchison Falls N. Park
After breakfast, your safari will start as you depart for Murchison falls national park in Northwestern part of the country for two nights passing via Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for Rhino tracking. Have lunch, and if time allows proceed to the top of the falls and later check in the lodge for overnight.
Day 3: Game Drive and Nile Boat Safari
Spend the morning on a game drive in Murchison’s breath-taking wildlife and scenery, including 4 of the ‘Big 5’, with only rhino missing. In the afternoon you will embark on a boat cruise to see one of the planet’s great sights, Murchison Falls themselves, where the mighty Nile River squeezes through a 7m wide gorge creating the world’s most powerful water flow and the trademark rainbow. During this three hour cruise you will also get to see the fantastic array of wildlife on the river bank.
Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park.
After your morning breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, reach in the evening and relax after a long car drive.
Day 5: Morning game drive and Afternoon Boat Cruise.
Head out in the morning to enjoy the magnificent game on offer in Queen, including 4 of the ‘Big 5’, many other big game animals and the vast array of birds that live within the park. In the afternoon, you will enjoy one of Uganda’s great wildlife experiences, the Kazinga Channel boat cruise, where you can see a vast array of wildlife playing and taking a water break along the shore.
Day 6: Chimp tracking and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
After morning breakfast, you get the chance to get up close and personal with man’s closest relative, the Chimpanzee. These special Apes are a joy to watch as they go about their daily lives, squabbling and playing in the fruit trees. Upon sighting the Chimps, you will stay with them for one hour.After the chimpanzee tracking, spend the day winding south through Queen Elizabeth, where you may get a chance to see the tree climbing lions that have made this national park so famous. Your eventual destination is Bwindi Impenetrable Park. You should arrive in the evening time best for the breathtaking views of the mountains and the dense forest.
Day 7: Gorilla Tracking
After an early breakfast you will set off towards what will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your safari, the unforgettable experience that is Mountain Gorilla tracking. After trekking through the dense forest to where the Gorillas were found the day before, you continue your tracking, searching for the largest primate in the world. Upon sighting, you will stay with them for one hour as they eat, rest and bond with their young. The tracking can take anywhere between 30 minutes to 4 hours, so be prepared for a long trek through the humid rain-forest. Afterwards you will spend the afternoon relaxing and taking in your beautiful surroundings.If you come back early from gorilla tracking, there’s an optional walk to the community. This is another interesting activity that gives you an opportunity to interact with the local people. It has different sites like tea and coffee farms, banana brewing and distillation, traditional healer, the pymies / batwa people, and the community schools.
Day 8: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park.
After breakfast, drive to Lake Mburo National Park stopping on the way for lunch. You will arrive at the park just in the evening, relax at the lodge as you look at different animals grazing close by including the Ankole long horned cattle in massive numbers.
Day 9: Morning Game drive and Boat Cruise.
The adventure continues after breakfast as the game drive goes on in Lake Mburo national park, an extension of the Tanzanian plains, which has distinctly different fauna compared to other Ugandan savannah parks. It is the best place in the country to see eland antelopes, zebras, topis, impalas and bushbucks. Return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon go for the boat cruise on Lake Mburo to add on the long list of animals and birds seen in other national parks of the country.
Day 10: Transfer to Entebbe Airport.
Grace yourself for a transfer to Entebbe airport, stopping at the equator for lunch and later proceed to catch your flight back home.