Day 1: Kampala-Murchison Falls National Park
After breakfast our guide/driver picks you from your overnight accommodation to transfer to Murchison Falls National Park a must-see for a variety of wildlife. Visit Ziwa Rhino and Wildlife Ranch a private sanctuary that protects the re-introduced Rhinos into Uganda’s wilderness for rhino tracking. Have lunch at Zziwa and thereafter visit the top of the falls to see and take some great photographs of this land form. Dinner and overnight at Para Safari Lodge (High end lodge) or Murchison River Lodge (Moderate facility) or Red Chili Bandas (Budget facility) Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner
Day 2: Murchison Falls National Park (Game drive & Boat ride)
Start the day at dawn with a game drive to spot a variety of early riser nocturnal animals and other wildlife including some of the big five like lions, buffaloes, giraffes, elephants, leopards, warthogs, water and bush bucks, topi, and oribi among others. Return for breakfast and relax till lunch and after go for a boat cruise along River Nile that finishes at the bottom of the falls. This boat cruise gives you the opportunity to see hippopotamus at close range and other wildlife species like birds plus the day’s highlight, the huge Nile crocodiles on the river banks. Bring a well charged camera for stunning photograph opportunities for great memories of your holiday to Africa. At the bottom of the falls hike to the top of the Falls (approx. 1 hour) to see where the world’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below. Dinner and overnight at Para Safari Lodge (High end lodge) or Murchison River Lodge (Moderate facility) or Red Chilli Bandas (Budget facility) Meal plan: breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3: Murchison - Fort portal
After breakfast exit the park via the southern side with fantastic views of the escarpments in the rift valleys on the way to Fort portal with lunch en-route in Hoima town. Arrive Fort portal in the early evening welcomed by the great views of the fabled “mountains of the moon” and have your dinner and overnight at Kyaninga Safari Lodge (High end lodge) or Primate Lodge Kibale (Moderate facility) or Rwenzori View Guest House (Budget facility) Meal plan: breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4: Fort portal - Queen Elizabeth National Park
Wake up for an early breakfast before heading to the park headquarters for briefing about the park and the rules that guide chimpanzee trekking. After the brief head into the tropical rain forest accompanied by a ranger guide to search for the chimpanzees and other primates like the black and white Colobus, vervet monkeys, and mangabey among others. Return from the trek to have lunch and thereafter set off to the Queen Elizabeth Park. On arrival head straight for a short game drive to Kasenyi mating ground to spot some wildlife species like elephants, lions, buffaloes, water and bush buck, warthogs and Uganda Kobs, before checking in for the night. Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge (High lodge) or Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge (Moderate facility) or Simba Safari Camp (Budget facility) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5: Queen Elizabeth Park
An early morning game drive along Kasenyi and Queens Mile provides visitors opportunities to encounter elephants, buffalo, water bucks, warthogs, lions, Uganda Kobs and to see some water bodies’ like lakes plus a variety of birds. Your game drive will last up to 4 hours; thereafter return to the lodge for refreshments and breakfast. After lunch we go for boat ride along the famous Kazinga channel which provides great opportunities to encounter Hippo, Buffalo and Elephants along the banks among other wildlife. The boat trip also enables visitors see a great variety of bird species among which are migratory birds depending on the season of the year. Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge (High lodge) or Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge. (Moderate facility) or Simba Safari Camp (Budget facility) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6: Kyambura gorge chimp walk-Kampala/Entebbe
After breakfast head to Kyambura gorge for a primate walk and the species here include: black-and-white colobus, red tailed monkey, baboons, vervet monkeys, and chimpanzees. Bird species to see here include: blue-headed bee-eater and African fin foot among others. A walk in the gorge is unpredictable but is definitely rewarding because of the diverse fauna and flora.
Return from Kyambura gorge to proceed to Kampala with lunch along the way and a stop at the equator to shop curios for souvenirs to take home. Meal plan: Breakfast-lunch.
End of safari