10 DAY PRIMATE SAFARI WITH LIONS & MAGNIFICENT WATERFALLS (INS010)
10 DAY PRIMATE SAFARI WITH LIONS & MAGNIFICENT WATERFALLS (INS010)
Tour Code: INS-15
Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth, Kibale Forest and Murchison Falls National Park
Day One: Arrival
One of our company representatives will pick you from the Airport and transfer you to your place of accommodation. Dinner and Overnight at Emin Pasha-top range BB, Caccia Lodge-Midrange BB, and Banda Inns - budget accommodation BB.
Day Two: Kampala- Murchison Falls.
After an early breakfast, drive to Murchison Falls National Park, the most beautiful protected area in Uganda with a lunch stop at Masindi . You will visit the magnificent Falls (top of the falls) where you will enjoy and marvel at the mighty Nile being forced in a seven meter crevice to thunder 45 meters below in a series of cascades that can be viewed at different points at the summit. Dinner and overnight at Nile safari Lodge –Top Range FB, Sambiya River Lodge-Midrange HB and Red Chilli Rest Camp - budget accommodation BB
Day Three: Murchison Falls National Park.
Start the day with an early morning Game Drive on the Buligi, Albert or Queens tracks north of river Nile escorted with a ranger, View a variety of wild game like Giraffe, Antelope, Lion, Elephant , the Uganda Kob, Oribis, Waterbucks, and a variety of savannah woodland birds. At 14.00hrs after lunch, you go on a Nile cruise for game viewing at close quarters; this is a paradise for hippos and crocodiles. There are also a variety of birds like Herons, King Fishers, Skimmers, Fish eagle and the rare shoe bill. Dinner and Overnight at Nile safari Lodge –Top Range FB, Sambiya River Lodge-Midrange HB and Red Chilli Rest Camp – budget BB.
Day Four: Murchison Falls- Kibale National Park.
After an early breakfast, set off to fort portal and arrive in time for lunch in a town restaurant then continue to Kibale forest National Park -35kms from fort portal. Dinner and Overnight at Primate Lodge Kibale (Luxury safari tents) for upgrade FB / Cottages for Budget, BB and midrange at the mountains of the moon hotel BB.
Day Five: Kibale National Park.
After breakfast, report to Kanyanchu tourist centre where tourist activities begin and set out to track Chimpanzee in the forest. The National Park is a home of the endangered Chimpanzee and boosts of having one of the highest concentrations of primates in East Africa. Primate Species includes endangered chimpanzee, threatened red colobus monkey, Black and White colobus, Blue monkey bush babies and the nocturnal Potto. After lunch, have an optional nature walk to the Bigodi Wetland. Bigodi swamp is a community based activity that was set up to enable tourists give back to the community and yet enjoy the nature offered by the swamp like many colorful butterflies, birds and other plant species. Return to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.
Day Six: Kibale- Queen Elizabeth National Park.
After Breakfast, depart northwards to Queen Elizabeth National Park and arrive in the Afternoon. Have lunch at the lodge and relax for a while. After lunch, go for a nature walk to Maramagambo forest or alternatively you can visit the scenic explosion craters (Optional activity).With the nature walk, we shall View a variety of plant and tree species, birds, butterflies and primates. Visit the bat cave and take a closer look at the bats. If lucky, you will spot the rock pythons that occasionally feed on the Bats. We can also visit the blue lakes famous for the flamingos. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge – top range FB, King fisher lodge Kichwamba-Midrange,HB or hostel Mweya for Budget accommodation BB.
Day seven: Queen Elizabeth National Park.
After an early morning breakfast, go for a game drive heading for the mating grounds of the Uganda Kobs. Also view other animals like lions, Elephants, Topi, Bushbucks and Buffaloes. After Lunch, we will go for a launch cruise along the Kazinga channel at 15.00hrs.This is a natural channel that joins Lake Edward to Lake George. Actually this is one of your highlights for the Safari. On this cruise you will view abundant birdlife, buffaloes, Elephants and perhaps the highest concentration of Hippos in Africa. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge –top range FB , King fisher lodge Kichwamba-Midrange HB or hostel Mweya - Budget accommodation BB.
Day Eight: Queen Elizabeth-Bwindi.
After an early breakfast, transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National park through Ishasha sector famous for the tree climbing lions, if lucky, you will spot some. Bwindi is famous for the Rare Mountain gorillas and harbors at least 120 animal species including chimpanzees, L’Hoest’s monkeys, red and blue tailed monkeys. Dinner and Overnight at Gorilla resort-top range FB –Buhoma community camps-midrange HB and Bwindi view bandas –budget BB.
Day Nine: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
After an early breakfast, Set off for gorilla trekking. Hikers will love it Gorilla trekking is unpredictable, it is difficult to foresee how many hours you will hike, the gorilla trekking may take 2-8hours depending on where the gorillas built a nest the previous night. Expect to walk long distances in steep conditions sometimes with rain overhead before you encounter any gorillas. You will also enjoy the beautiful scenery the rainforest and landscape have to offer. Your efforts will be rewarded when you have an encounter with the humble giants. For conservation purposes, the time spent with gorillas is one hour. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla resort-top range FB, Buhoma community camp-Midrange HB and Bwindi view bandas- budgetBB.
Day Ten: Bwindi- Kampala.
Depart early for Kampala with a lunch stop at Mbarara town. Stop at some interesting places like the equator, take some photographs or buy some crafts/souvenirs from one of our craft shops, classic African Art Kayabwe. Continue to Kampala and arrive in the evening just in time for your departure flight.
Included in the package:
- 9 nights’ accommodation meal plan as stated
- Transport (4WD) and Fuel for the whole trip plus a full time knowledgeable English speaking safari guide
- 2Game drives and 2launch cruises
- Park entrance charges
- Lunch en route (1st and last day of your safari)
- Water throughout the safari
- Gorilla and chimp permits
- Water throughout the trip
- Lunch on the first and last day of your safari
Excluded from the package:
- Phone calls, bar bills, extra meals, laundry bills and any other personal expense not included on the itinerary.
- Fees for extra activities not included in the itinerary as well as optional activities
- All Gorilla trips must be booked three months in advance and can only be confirmed depending on availability of gorilla permit.
- Gorilla permit cost USD 500 per person. Please note, due to high demand you are advised to book for your gorilla safari at least 4 (four) months.
- Prices are subject to change without notice. For more details and tailor-made safaris please contact us.