Uganda Gorilla Safaris | National Park Wildlife
Day one : Murchison Falls national park
Beginning with a panoramic drive northwest through the famous Luwero Triangle and Masindi Town, you can make a Stop over at Masindi hotel for lunch. Proceed to Murchison Falls NP via Budongo forest, drive to the top of the spectacular fall where the Nile's perfected beauty can be viewed easily, and marvel as it compresses and squeezes itself from over 1 kilometer wide down through a 7-meter canyon. The 150-meter drop of the falls creates a thunderous roar and a beautiful rainbow in a plume of spray - the best thing to ever happen to the Nile. You can finally enjoy the sunset as you return to the superb comfort and service of Paraa lodge, one of the best lodges in Uganda, but you are free to reside anywhere else. (BLD)
Day Two: Wildlife Game Drive and Birding safari
After a cup of tea or juice, embark on an early morning game drive on the northern bank where a trained guide will help you spot elephants, lions, Cape buffalo, rothchild's giraffes, hartebeasts, waterbucks, oribi, bushbucks, bohor reed bucks, hyenas, and on rare cases leopards. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Relax at the swimming pool side. Have lunch and after, you will safari upstream by boat to the calm Victoria Nile and the base of the falls just tens of meters from the "Devil's Cauldron." Here you can have a look at the toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over the 17-kilometer stretch you may also see waterbucks, elephants, and Uganda kobs. This place is also the habitat of many bird species including goliath herons, Egyptian geese, pelican bee-eaters, Hombills, kingfishers, cormorants and the rare shoebill stork. After taking shots of the photogenic Murchison Falls you will return for dinner and an overnight stay at Paraa lodge, red chilli, or any other depending on what you want. (BLD)
Day Three: Wildlife Game Drive
Meet an early morning sun yet for another game drive which will help you see those wild species you could have missed on the previous game drive. Return to the lodge for breakfast at around 10: 30am.Relax at the lodge. Have an early lunch at 1pm and be ready for the ferry crossing at exactly 2pm. Drive via the Albertine Escarpment of the western Rift valley on the Masindi-Hoima-Fort portal road. This drive will be a long one south via Hoima to Fort Portal, passing though verdant countryside and traditional homesteads and farms. Fort Portal rests in the shadow of the Fabled "Mountains of the Moon," The Journey takes a long time! At least four hours of drive. Dinner and overnight at Ndali Uganda safari Lodge or any other of your choice.
Day Four: Kibale national park Chimpanzee Primates tracking
After breakfast, we shall drive proceeding to Kibale Forest N/P, for primate viewing. The activity starts at 8.00 am in the morning. An all day search for chimpanzees and other primates including phoestes, Red-Colobuses, Blues, Red-tailed and grey cheeked Mangabeys swinging through the dense forest and birds, butterflies and many small insects, The guide will give detailed explanations on primates, and on all the forest's fauna and flora, ensuring that you get all the information about everything you during the nature walk and also enjoy. This walk is excellent for viewing bird life and primates in close quarters. A visit to Bigodi swamp eco-tourism site is amazing, as we shall encounter rare and beautiful flora and fauna. Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Ndali Uganda safari Lodge, or any other of your choice depending on your budget.
Day Five : Queen Elizabeth national Park
After early breakfast, Proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain Range most of the journey. A game drive Enroute may be rewarded with view of waterbucks, Elephants, Leopards, Buffaloes, Hyenas and a variety of Antelope species. Have lunch, then after, enjoy the unique 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. This trip takes you through the highest concentration of Hippos and many animals may be viewed drinking at the water's edge. While on this lunch cruise you can have an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with over 550 resident species. You will have your dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge, or any other.
Day Six : Wildlife Game Drive
Wake up early, take a cup of coffee, then Embark on an early morning game drive along Kasenyi track and Queens mile in the park and expect to find Lions, Elephants, cape buffalo, Warthogs, leopard, hyena, mangoose, waterbucks, kobs, and lots many small animals and birds. After the game drive, continue to Bwindi via Maramagambo and Ishasha sector. Driving through this road via Ishasha sector, you will be exposed to animals such as the waterbucks, elephant, antelopes, buffaloes, and Uganda kobs, along the road. Relax around the Forest camp. Dinner and over night at the luxurious Gorilla Resort Camp or any other of your choice, even budget is available.
Day Seven: Gorilla Primates Tracking
An early morning entry into a gorilla sanctuary. This rainforest is spectacular as it offers a dramatic, heavily forested and dense landscape crisscrossed by numerous animal trails, giving access to tourists. The mammals recorded here include the endangered mountain gorilla, buffalo, the rare golden monkey, elephants, black-fronted duikers, bushbucks, leopards, giant forest hogs and many other animals. The park is well known for the fascinating gorillas, where the time taken and terrain varies according to the movements of these marvelous primates. The thrill of spending time with and observing these gentle giant gorillas is a rare, moving, awesome and exciting adventure that will leave you with long lasting memories of a truly unique experience. Gorillas are peaceful and shy animals and it is an enjoyable and unforgettable experience to watch and take photographs of the gorillas as they interact with each other. Dinner and over night at the luxurious Gorilla Resort Camp.
Day Eight: Lake Mburo National Park Game Drive and Birding
Have an early breakfast, after which you will drive to Lake Mburo National Park and enter the Park through the Nshara Gate. An afternoon game drive takes you along the lakeshore track, and with its own system of game trails and cleared walkways, the "Kigambara Loop" gives you interesting guided walks along the lakeside. On this route you can find herds of zebra, Cape buffalo and eland, and Pribi and topi are easy to approach. While on the game drive, most visitors will enjoy a boat trip on Lake Mburo and self-guided nature trails. Birders will view a big number of bird species about more than 250 species found in Lake Mburo including Papyrus Gonoleks, Brown-faced Lapwings, Carruther's Cisticolas, the extraordinary White winged Warbler and Bare-Faced Go-away bird. You will come back for dinner and good service at the Agip Motel, lake view hotel, or any other hotel of your choice.
Day Nine: Drive Back to Kampala
Return to Kampala, the drive back to Kampala stops at the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers. On this point you will be able to watch the ceremonial drums being crafted using methods passed down through generations. You will also get time to stop at the equator for photographs and you will arrive in Kampala before lunch.