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Wednesday 21 February 2018
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7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari

Are you looking to game viewing in Uganda? This 7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari takes you to Murchison Falls National Park, Kibale Forest and Queen Elizabeth national park. Explore the Mighty Murchison Falls, enjoy boat cruises along the Nile and along the Kazinga Channel, experience wild game drives through both Murchison Falls Park and Queen Elizabeth, and even track wild chimpanzees in Kibale Forest.

Day 1: transfer to Murchison Falls

Day 2: wildlife safari at Murchison Falls

Day 3: Kibale national park

Day 4: chimp tracking

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 6: game viewing and launch cruise

Day 7: Chimp tracking in Kyambura

Day 1: transfer to Murchison Falls
Head off to Murchison Falls National Park starting in Kampala via Bombo road which should take you about 5 hours. On your way, you will see the legendary Luwero triangle, today which has turned out into a small town with a trading center known for its agonizing history of the Baganda massacre. Continue and branch off at Masindi Hotel for lunch. You will pass through Budongo forest and Kaniyo Pabidi. When you reach the park, drive directly to the Top of the falls, such a pretty site for relaxing and adventure.  Camp or lodge at Sambiya Lodge/ Red Chili/ Paraa Safari Lodge.

Day 2: wildlife safari at Murchison Falls
Go for an early game view drive on the North of the Nile. Lions, buffaloes, waterbuck, Jackson’s hartebeest, oribi and baboons are some of the animals you will spot. Soon you can take a launch cruise on the Murchison falls in about 2 hrs. Spot schools of hippos, large crocodiles, small herds of buffalo. There’s rich birdlife on the papyrus banks, watch out for the shoebill stork, the most sought after bird in Africa. Go to the Top of the falls; such a lovely scene for viewing the fall, park as well taking lunch or relaxing. Camp or lodge at Sambiya Lodge/ Red Chili/ Paraa Safari Lodge.

Day 3: Kibale national park
As we proceed to next destination connect to Kibale from Murchison falls, another major destination for most tourists. Enjoy this scenic drive southwest via Fort Portal where you will stop for lunch.  Catch a glimpse of the Toro Kingdom palace, the Royal tombs the mosque, many shops and eating-places but continue to Kibale, just a few kilometers ahead.  Kibale national park has the highest concentration of primates in East Africa including chimps, black and white Colobus monkeys, blue monkeys and baboons. Go for an afternoon primate walk to Kanyanchu river camp, the most popular walk in the park. It highlights a miscellany of flora and fauna within the forest. Dine and sleep at Ndali Lodge (luxury)/ Primates Lodge (budget).

Day 4: chimp tracking
After morning breakfast, wake up early to track chimps near Kanyanchu. This can take you half a day. There are primates in the area like the golden monkey, L’Hoest monkey, baboons, white and black colobus monkeys, grey checked mangabey, red colobus, blue monkeys and pottos. Other animals involve forest elephants unique from the common type, giant forest hogs and a striking tree species. Later take a guided nature walk to Bigodi swamp sanctuary, a good site for birders. The Great Blue Turaco and Papyrus Gonolek can easily be marked among the other bird 137 species. There is also an array of butterfly species. Dine and sleep at Ndali Lodge (luxury)/ Primates Lodge (budget).

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Transfer to Queen Elizabeth after taking a cup of tea. The park was named after the Queen of England and happens to be one of the most visited national parks annually. As you  head to Queen Elizabeth enjoy the scenic view of ranges of Mountain Ruwenzori. After checking in take some time off to relax, you will head for an afternoon game drive in the Mweya Peninsular. You will spot buffaloes, warthogs, antelopes, and elephants along the way as you drive slowly. Visit the Lake Katwe town with its attractive display of crater lakes. Check out salt mining. Return back to Mweya Safari Lodge (luxury)/ Institute of Ecology (budget) / Simba Safari (middle range).

Day 6:  game viewing and launch cruise
Get up early, take breakfast thereafter head for a game view to Kasenyi.  You will be able to see black and white Colobus, bush buck, Uganda Kob, topi, Defassa waterbuck, and Cape buffaloes. A collection of birds like Cassin’s grey flycatcher, broad billed roller, black bee-eater along the banks of Lake Edward. This can take you 2-3 hrs.  Head back to lodge for lunch then in the evening go for a launch cruise on Kazinga channel (2hrs) along lake George-lake Edward, come eye-eye with yawning hippos, crocodiles, leopards though sporadic.  Watch birds for birders with over 550 resident species like flamingos, red chest, papyrus Gonolek, pink backed pelicans, malachite kingfishers, yellow crown, pink backed pelicans, water thick-knee, yellow billed stork, shoebill stock. Don’t forget your camera. Return to Mweya Safari Lodge/ Institute of Ecology/Simba Safari.

Day 7: Chimp tracking in Kyambura
This morning take your breakfast then head straight for chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge at exactly 8:00am. Did you know that chimps are our closest relatives? They act like humans so do spend an hour them to learn more.  There are more diverse primates mainly Black and white Colobus monkeys and other animals like antelopes, hyenas in the middle of savanna grassland. This gorge has many bird species. After lunch, retrace your way back to Kampala though bring to a halt at Masaka at the equator for a last glimpse at the equator.

End of the Safari

Tour Inclusions

  • Transportation from the meeting to the departure point
  • Expert, English-speaking local driver/guide
  • All accommodations while on tour
  • Meal as indicated in the itinerary
  • Park Entrance fees
  • 1 Chimpanzee Tracking permit
  • All Activity Fees included in the tour itinerary
  • Pre-tour briefing and itinerary document, maps and postcards

Tour excludes

  • International flight ( can be arranged if required )
  • Visa and personal insurance
  • Drinks, tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses (laundry, souvenirs, etc.).
  • Any item or activity not mentioned in the tour package.