12  DAYS
12 Days Uganda Adventure
OVERVIEW

This 12 Days Uganda Adveture tour will take you to Uganda's most fascinating sites including Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for the exciting and out-of-this-world gorilla trekking experience, and of course the beautiful Lake Mburo.

DURATION: 12 DAYS

PLACES TO VISIT: Murchison Falls, Kibale, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi, Lake Mburo

ITINERARY
Day 1  Transfer Entebbe – Kampala

Meet and greet at Entebbe airport – Time to be advised. Transfer to Kampala – 1 hr

Meal: B
Accommodation: Forest CottagesGolf Course HotelKampala Serena Hotel

Day 2  Murchison Falls National Park

This morning, transfer to Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary, a two-hour drive from Kampala, along the road on the way
to Murchison Falls National Park. While you track the rhinos, visit the information centre and craft shop, look
out for bush buck, leopard, Uganda kob, oribi, crocodiles, hippo and other wildlife present on the ranch. The
bird life is abundant, with even the rare shoebill stork present in the Lugogo Swamps. Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
offers peace and tranquility in beautiful surroundings


In the afternoon we will visit the "top of the falls" for your chance to view the magnificence of the Nile. The
park is cut into half by the famous River Nile where it has to squeeze itself through the legendary Murchison
Falls, an impossibly narrow 7 m gap in a cleft rock creating a powerful explosion of white water. The Falls are
believed to be the most powerful natural flow of water anywhere on earth. Superlatives like “awesome”
“stupendous” “fantastic” and “wow” have been used to describe this amazing spectacle.

 

Meals: L, D
Accommodation: Fort Murchison / Pakuba Safari Lodge / Paraa Safari Lodge

Day 3  Murchison Falls Park

After an early breakfast, proceed for a game drive. Elephant, Cape buffalo, Rothschild's giraffe, Uganda kob,
hartebeest and waterbuck are commonly seen. You may also spot oribi, bushbuck, Bohor reedbuck, bush
duiker, warthog and bushpig. Large carnivores include lion, leopard and spotted hyena.


After lunch, go for a boat safari upstream the calm Victoria Nile. En-route, marvel at the toothsome hippos,
crocodiles and over this 17 km stretch you may see elephant, waterbuck and Uganda Kob. This is also a zone
of many bird species like Goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and
the rare shoebill stork. The boat will stop just tens of metres from the sinister, frothing and bubbling base of
the falls.

 

Meals: B, L, D
Accommodation: Fort Murchison / Pakuba Safari Lodge / Paraa Safari Lodge

Day 4  Kibale Forest National Park

All day drive south via Hoima to Fort Portal through verdant countryside and past traditional homesteads
and farms. Fort-Portal rests in the shadow of the fabled Mountains of the Moon.

Meals: B, L, D
Accommodation: Chimp Nest GuesthouseKibale Forest CampPrimate Lodge

Day 5  Kibale Forest

All day search of chimpanzees and 10 other primate including l' hoestes, red colobus, blues, red tailed and
gray - cheeked mangabey. The guide will provide detailed explanations, not only on primates, but on all the
forest fauna and flora and will ensure that your walk is both informative and enjoyable. This walk is excellent
for viewing bird life and seeing primates at close quarters.

Meals: B, L, D
Accommodation: Chimp Nest GuesthouseKibale Forest CampPrimate Lodge

Day 6  Queen Elizabeth National Park

Morning visit to Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary to search for smaller mammals and primates. Look out for the rare
red colobus monkey and the sitatunga. The guided 4.5km circular trail through the swamp is also one of the
best guided bird trails in East Africa as well as offering a realistic opportunity to see up to six different
primate species in a space of a few hours.


Proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park following the mystical Ruwenzori Mountain range for much of the
journey. A game drive en route may be rewarded with views of lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, hyena and a
variety of antelope species.

 

Meals: B, L, D
Accommodation: Queen Elizabeth Bush LodgeEnganzi LodgeMweya Safari Lodge

Day 7  Queen Elizabeth National Park

Two game drives today. Queen Elizabeth National Park's diverse eco-system of grassy plains, tropical forest,
rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. Game drives in this
park, with the massive Rwenzoris as a backdrop provides excellent opportunities to see lion, leopard, giant
forest hog, Cape buffalo, elephants, defassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, Topi and bush buck. These two game
drives and the boat tripare a memorable method of discovering a vast array of Ugandan wildlife


In the afternoon, enjoy the unique 2 hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. This trip
passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos and many animals may be seen drinking at the
water's edge. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game
viewing. The prolific bird life is colourful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species.

 

Meals: B, L, D
Accommodation: Queen Elizabeth Bush LodgeEnganzi LodgeMweya Safari Lodge

Day 8  Bwindi National Park

Drive through the "Switzerland of Africa" area known as the Kigezi Highlands with its terraced hillside and
winding roads to Bwindi.

Meals: B, L, D
Accommodation: Buhoma Community Rest CampMahogany SpringsBuhoma Lodge

Day 9  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest - Gorilla Tracking

Early morning entry into Gorilla sanctuary. This rainforest is spectacular.


It offers a dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but criss-crossed by numerous animal
trails allowing access to tourists. Mammals recorded include the endangered mountain gorilla, rare golden
monkey, buffalo, elephant, black-fronted duiker, bushbuck, leopard, giant forest log and others. This park is
best known for the fascinating gorillas. The time taken and the terrain varies according to the movements of
this marvelous primates. The thrill of spending time and observing the gorillas is a rare, moving, awesome
and exciting adventure. The gorilla is a shy and peaceful animal and it is unforgettable experience to watch
and photograph them as they interact.

 

Meals: B, L, D
Accommodation: Buhoma Community Rest CampMahogany SpringsBuhoma Lodge

Day 10  Lake Mburo National Park

After an early breakfast, you will and drive to Lake Mburo National Park. Enjoy the boat ride on Lake Mburo
and get quite close to crocs and hippos.

Birdwatchers will enjoy the more than 250 species of birds found in Lake Mburo including Papyrus Gonolek,
Brown faced Lapwing. Carruther's Cisticola, the extraordinary White winged Warbler and Bare-Faced-Go-
Away bird.


Evening game drive along the Lakeshore track. With its own system of game trails and cleared walkways the
"Kigambara Loop" offers interesting guided lakeside walks. Find here herds of zebra, Cape buffalo and eland.
Oribi and topi are easily approached.

 

Meals: B, L, D
Accommodation: Eagle’s Nest / Lake Mburo Safari Lodge / Mihingo Safari Lodge

Day 11  Lake Mburo – Entebbe

After breakfast, proceed for a game drive or a safari walk under the escort of an armed ranger. The Kopjes are
particularly interesting and camouflage kilpspringers and topis. Due to cattle herding in the area it is amusing
to see zebra grazing alongside the long horned Ankore Cattle peaceably. Return for lunch which should be
taken leisurely enjoying the view of the lakes in this park.


After lunch, drive back to Entebbe via Kampala stopping at the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers en route where you
will able to watch the ceremonial drums being crafted using methods passed down through generations.
There will also be time to stop at the equator for photographs. You arrive Entebbe in the early evening.

 

Meals: B, L
Accommodation: Airport GuesthouseThe Boma HotelLaico Lake Victoria Hotel

Day 12  Transfer

After breakfast, transfer to Entebbe airport for your onward flight.

Meal: B

Accommodation: None

MAP

  1. Entebbe – Kampala
  2. Murchison Falls National Park
  3. Murchison Falls National Park
  4. Kibale Forest National Park
  5. Kibale Forest National Park
  6. Queen Elizabeth National Park
  7. Queen Elizabeth National Park
  8. Bwindi National Park
  9. Bwindi National Park
  10. Lake Mburo National Park
  11. Lake Mburo National Park – Entebbe
  12. Entebbe

Inclusions

  • Park fees
  • Gorilla Permit
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water on all days

Exclusions

  • Drinking water on all days
  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Alcohol drinks
  • Services not mentioned in the program
  • Items of a personal nature

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