Duration: 12 Days:
Highlights: Murchison Falls National Park + Kibale Chimps National Park + Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park , Ishasha Tree Climbing Lions, + Bwindi Gorillas, Lake Mutanda and Lake Bunyonyi.
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 . Later transfer to your place of accommodation relax from Jet lag overnight at: Serena Hotel – Kampala or Humura Hotel Kampala.
Day 2: Flight to Kisoro: After an early breakfast you will be transferred to Entebbe Airport, take an inland flight to Kisoro, where you will be met and transferred to Mutanda Lake Resort. While at Mutanda Lake, whether you are right on the lake or at the lodge or on a higher viewing point, the beauty of what is before you will have a most positive effect upon you there are few places as beautiful and as stunning as Lake Mutanda.
Lake Mutanda is simply one of the most scenic Lakes in all of Africa – simply amazing and yet for many visitors to Uganda it is off of the beaten path. Studded with emerald isles, the Virunga Volcanoes tower around
Dinner and overnight at Mutanda Lake Resort.
Day 3: Tracking the Mountain Gorillas:
After an early breakfast you will head to the park headquarters and get the briefing from the chief park warden split into your groups and then its off 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 trek 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. Then depart to Lake Bunyonyi.
Introduction: Lake Bunyonyi As its serpentine shape might suggest, is essentially a flooded valley system, extending Northwards from the Rwanda border over a distance of 25kms through the contours of the steep hills that separate Kabale and Kisoro. It is thought to have formed about 8,000 yrs ago, as a result of a lava flow from one of the Virunga Mountains, which blocked off the Ndego River at the present –day Muko to create a natural dam.
The lake has a total surface area of 60km sq, it lies at an altitude of of 1840m, known to be the deepest lake in Uganda and also the home of “otters & crayfish”. Also in its favor is the high altitude location which ensures a moderate climate and relatively low incidence of malaria and often becoming quite chilly at night.
Bilharzia is reliably reported to be absent from the lake, as are crocodiles and hippos, which means that swimming is very safe. Active travelers are catered for, with motorized canoes that will take you to visit the several Islands of this lake and also visit the Pigmy tribe of this area. Dinner and overnight at; Arcadia Lodge.
Day 4: Ishasha Tree climbing Lions & Bwindi National Park – Gorillas: After an early breakfast departure to the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, Ishasha, famous for the last African breed of the tree climbing lions. Later proceed with the game drive in the park in search of these fascinating felines, forest elephants and several species of antelopes are present. Have your picnic lunch and proceed with the game drive as you will arrive to check in at your place of accommodation refreshments will be served, dinner and overnight at Ishasha Jungle Lodge.
Day 5: After breakfast you will go for another morning game drive in search of these felines after which you will return for warm lunch. After lunch you will calmly drive to the Northern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park and arrive at your place of accommodation refreshments, dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge( Tom’s Sister working at this Lodge) or Bush Lodge.
Day 6: Early Morning Game drives: After a warm wake up coffee at 6:15am at 6:30am start your early morning game drive to be in time to see the big cats in action. Game drive lasts for 3-4 hrs get back for breakfast relax and lunch.
At 2:45pm Take the boat cruise on the Famous Kazinga Channel which connects Lake George to Lake Edward. The cruise on the water will last 2 hrs return by 5:00pm embark on the evening game drive which will bring you back to the hotel by 7:00pm. Refresh, meal plans dinner, campfire and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge – ( Tom’s Sister working at this Lodge) or Bush Lodge.
Day 7: Crater Lakes Tour of Kasenda Belt: After Breakfast depart to Tour the Crater Lakes of Kasenda. This is Simply beautiful picturesque. Today you will be able to view about 9 crater lakes.
Stop for lunch at Nkuruba Crater Lake. After lunch you will proceed to Kibale Forest Camp. Arrive by early evening time and check in to your accommodation. Refreshments, meal plans dinner, campfire and overnight at Kibale Forest Camp.
Day 8: Kibale Forest Chimpanzees National Park.
After morning Breakfast, head to the park headquarters arrive at 8:00am. Get the introduction from the park warden join the group and begin your adventure to meet our closest relatives the “Chimpanzees” Tracking will start and last for 3-4 hrs along the trails you will come across other primates like Black and white Colubus, Grey cheecked Mangabeys, Bird life and Plant life is abundant here.
After lunch proceed to the nature walk in the Bigodi wetland area which is also home to the Great blue turaco and also you may choose to do the Native Village walk. Later return to your place of accommodation, refreshments dinner and overnight at Kibale Forest Camp.
Day 9: Murchison Falls Nationla Park: 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 lunch. Proceed to arrive at your place of accommodation by early evening, check in dinner and overnight at Fort Murchison Lodge.
Day 10: After an early breakfast game drive begins at 6:30 am to be in time to see the big cats and other game in action. 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, and lots of game coming down to the Nile for the afternoon refreshing. Later get back to Lodge, Dinner and overnight at Fort Murchison Lodge.
Day 11: Rhinos at Ziwa Sanctuary: After an early breakfast depart to the Rhinos Sanctuary at Ziwa.
Arrive at Ziwa Rhinos sanctuary 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. Return for lunch and after proceed to return to Kampala Capital City of Uganda. Arriving by early afternoon, refreshments and check in to your accommodation. Later meal plans dinner and overnight at Serena Hotel – Kampala or Humura Hotel – Kampala.
Day 12: After breakfast you will visit the Big African crafts centers so that you will buy some African souvenirs to take back home with you. After lunch, you will transfer to Entebbe International Airport check in your flight. This is will mark the end of a memorable Safari with Uganda Wildlife Scene Safaris.