7 days: White Rhinos, Murchison Falls National Park, Gorillas in Bwindi National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park & Lake Bunyonyi
Duration : 7 days – 6 nights
Highlights: White Rhinos, Gorillas, Tree Climbing Lions, Boat Cruises, Game Drives.
Day 1: Welcome to Uganda The Pearl of Africa!
Arrival at Entebbe International Airport where you will be met by Representatives from Uganda Wildlife Scene Safaris and Later transfer to your place of accommodation relieve from Jet lag overnight at the Cassia Lodge or Casa Miltu Hotel or Namirembe View Guest House.
Day 2: White Rhinos & Murchison Falls National Park : After an early breakfast depart for Murchison Falls National Park, Approaching the White Rhinos at Ziwa, this will be ‘already’ time to focus on the first animal on the list for today the Rhinos. The guided short walk will lead you to the Rhinos, the experience and thrill of walking by the side of these animals in this impressive piece of wooded savanna, coming to take pictures from a few meters is an unforgettable experience. Later you will return to the main offices of this reserve and fill in your comments. Proceed to Masindi Hotel for your lunch, after which you will proceed to enter the Murchison Falls National Park and head on to the Top of Falls of River Nile after which you will transfer to check into your Lodge. Refresh and relax, meal plans dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge or Murchsion River Lodge or Redchilli Rest Camp.
Day 3: After an early breakfast game drive begins at 7:00 am cross the Nile by ferry. It is with in this park that the natural beauty of the Nile is perfected. You will come across herds of elephants, giraffes, antelopes, Uganda kobs, buffaloes, waterbucks, lions, and several bird species also the unusual saddle bill storks. Be back in time for your lunch. In the afternoon take a 3 hour launch cruise to the bottom of the falls you will come across pools of hippos, be meters away from the toothsome crocodile with his jaws wide open and lots of game coming down to the Nile for the afternoon refreshing. Later get back to Lodge, Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge or Murchsion River Lodge or Redchilli Rest Camp.
Day 4: After Breakfast prepare to leave Murchison Falls and head to Fortportal which will be Half way to the Gorillas. The drive will take you through the magnificent views of the Blue mountains in Congo, and make a stop over at the top of the plateau to view the scenic blue stretch of Lake Albert. Proceed to Hoima and along the way make a stop over to stretch and have a cup of coffee. Continue through Kagadi and hit the asphalt at Kyenjojo town & finally reaching Fort Portal. Fort Portal is Situated in the Northern foothill of the Rwenzori Mountains, some 70kms from Kasese and 320 kms from Kampala, Fort portal is perhaps the most attractive town in Uganda amid lush rolling hillsides swathed in neat tea plantations and when clouds permitting – offering excellent views across to the glacial peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains. But of the greatest interest to travelers is its position at the epicenter of a cluster of highly alluring and reasonable accessibility to most National Parks. Kibale National park being the closest harboring the greatest primate diversity in Africa. Other popular destinations around Fort portal include the field of several dozens of crater lakes and the forested Semliki National Park main attraction being the hot springs and home to the people of the pigmy tribe arrive and check in dinner and overnight at Mountains of the Moon Hotel or The Dutchess or Rwenzori View Guest House or Travellers Inn Fortportal
Day 5: To Bwindi Gorillas through Queen Elizabeth National Park: After breakfast we shall proceed South West of the country through the Southern Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. This part of the Park is famous for the last African breed of the tree climbing lions. Do the game drive in the park in search of these fascinating felines, forest elephants and several species of antelope are present. Return and exit to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Arrive and check in your accommodation refreshments will be served dinner and overnight at Engagi Lodge or Haven Lodge or Buhoma Community Ensuite Tents or Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge or Gorilla Mist Lodge or Bakiga Lodge or Ruhija Community Rest Camp.
Day 6: Tracking the mountain gorillas: After an early breakfast you will head to the park headquarters and get the briefing from the chief park warden get into your groups and later its on to your adventure to meet these thrilling gentle giants of Bwindi National Park. Tracking time varies according to the movements of these giants it could take from 30 mins to 5hrs so we highly recommend that you are in a good physical condition to track these gorillas. There are porters at the briefing point and if you need one to carry your equipment please do inform the warden and one will be readily available at a fee of $20 USD. After tracking you will get back to the camp and relieve those special moments with the group. Later transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for an Overnight at the Bird’s Nest or Arcadia Cottages or Overland Resort
Day 7: After an early breakfast, prepare to leave this part of the world and transfer back to Entebbe in time to connect to your flight. End of Safari in Uganda.