10 DAYS TRIP TO WESTERN UGANDA NATIONAL PARKS



Destination:



Uganda as the pearl of Africa has a lot to offer when it comes to tourism from great mountain gorillas to the lion’s leopard and elephants in the Savannah and woodlands. on this safari you will trek through Bwindi impenetrable park for the mountain gorillas, through Ishasha region for the tree climbing lions, Kyambura gorge for the chimpanzees to Murchison falls for the beautiful boat cruise to the bottom and to the top of the falls.  

INCLUDES

Bwindi impenetrable national park

Queen Elizabeth national park

Murchison falls national park

lake Bunyonyi, lake Munyanyange

Kazinga channel



Detailed Itinerary for 10 DAYS TRIP TO WESTERN UGANDA NATIONAL PARKS


Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe

Arrive at Entebbe airport where you will meet your safari guide to transfer you to Kampala at a local hotel to relax after the flight and get ready for the safari journey to the wilderness the following day. 

Overnight; City blue hotel, bush pigs back packers



Day 2: TRANSFER TO KABALE LAKE BUNYONYI

Early transfer from Kampala, the journey will take us 7 hrs from Kampala to lake Bunyonyi in Kabale with a stopover at the equator then proceed to Igongo center and museum in Mbarara where you will explore the fascinating genesis of the Ankore culture. have lunch then proceed to lake Bunyonyi one of the most beautiful lakes in Africa and is no wonder that Lonely Planet called it “A scene from Lord of the Rings.” check in and relax at the lodge or take a dip in the lake {it’s safe to swim here since the lake is free from bilharzia}. 

overnight at crater bay lodge/ heritage lodge

meal plan: half board



Day 3: TRANSFER TO BWINDI NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast prepare to embark on the 3 hrs. drive to Bwindi national park while enjoying the stunning views of the landscape and Savannah via cultivated hills to the forest covered mountains of the Bwindi forest. On arrival check in at the hotel then do a nature walk and mix with the locals. After head back to the lodge and prepare for the exhilarating gorilla tracking the next day early in the morning.  

Dinner and overnight: mahogany springs lodge/ silver back lodge/ Nkuringo Bwingo gorilla lodge

meal plan: full board



Day 4: MOUNTAIN GORILLA TRACKING IN BWINDI

The Bwindi national park is a bio diverse mountainous area located in the south western part of Uganda and it’s a home the world’s huge mountain gorillas which are close cousins to human beings especially in behavior and here you will experience the highlight of this safari trip. After an early morning briefing at the park headquarters by the park rangers on the guidelines to follow while tracking the gorillas, with your picnic lunch, you will be transferred to the trekking point and embark on this exhilarating journey through the forest. gorilla trekking takes from 2 hrs. on wards depending on the movement of the gorillas. This impenetrable forest has a lot more to offer like a number of birds, plants and other species like forest hogs, Dikers, forest elephants. 

Dinner and overnight: mahogany springs lodge/ silver back lodge/ Nkuringo Bwingo gorilla lodge

meal plan: full board



Day 5: KYAMBURA GORGE "VALLEY OF THE APES" QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast we check out of the lodge and drive to queen Elizabeth national park through the Ishasha wilderness all the way to Kyambura gorge. Check in and have lunch and in the afternoon you will go for chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge also referred to as “the valley of apes” This gorge is located in the northern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park and known to inhabit lots of chimpanzees plus the landscape has a lot to offer including a vast number of birds. After spending 2 hrs. with the chimps go back to the lodge for your evening relaxation and reflect on the amazing day’s activities. 

Dinner and overnight: kingfisher safari lodge/Irungu forest lodge/Mweya safari lodge

Meal plan: full board



Day 6: LAUNCH TRIP KAZINGA CHANNEL AND LAKE MUNYANYANGE

After breakfast we drive to Mweya peninsula which is located in the northern bank of the impressive kazinga channel. You will move with your picnic lunch as this is a full day safari in the wilderness. Take a boat launch trip on the Kazinga channel. You will have a great opportunity to take pictures of animals and birds in closer proximities then head back to the center for lunch 

After drive to lake Munyayange near katwe. the lake attracts migratory birds as far as Kenya making it a very good sport for keen birders to lookout for a wide variety of birds. There after proceed to baboon cliff in the crater area. After head back to the lodge the evening is at your leisure.

Dinner and overnight: kingfisher safari lodge/Irungu forest lodge/Mweya safari lodge

Meal plan: full board 




Day 7: TRANSFER TO MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK-GAME DRIVE

Early in the morning after breakfast we set off for Murchison falls national park with our packed lunch to be savored En-route. we arrive in the park in the afternoon in time for an evening game drive. 

On the broad savannah, you search for big cats, elephants, buffalos plus more as the checklist for mammals reaches 76 .we continue browsing the circuits right down to the delta point and look out for more bird species and other mammals. After head back to the lodge check in and relax.

Dinner and overnight: Pakuba safari lodge/ Nile safari lodge/ Murchison river lodge

Meal plan: full board



Day 8: FULL DAY TRIP-BOAT LAUNCH TRIP AND HIKE TO THE TOP OF THE FALLS

After breakfast, transfer to Paraa ready for the boat launch trip on the Victoria Nile up to the bottom of the falls. The counts of hippos and Nile crocodiles thriving in the river waters is amazing while mammals including elephants, water-bucks and buffaloes gather at the banks in search of water combined with bird species to give you an ultimate safari experience. 

Thereafter hike to the top of the falls for a captivating view at the top where the Nile waters go down a whooping 43metres plunge down in the escarpment below in a majestic cascade known as the cradle of the Nile. Have lunch at the top and later transfer back to the lodge and relax.

Dinner and overnight: Pakuba safari lodge/ Nile safari lodge/ Murchison river lodge

Meal plan: full board



Day 9: FULL DAY MILE DELTA BOAT CRUISE

Wake up very early for breakfast since this is an early morning occasion. And embark on a 4-5hrs boat cruise on the Victoria Nile delta, a 20km voyage downstream from Paraa. 

The delta is famous for bird watching and game viewing with and good chance of spotting the famous nearly extinct shoe bill stork. the trip is operated on small slow moving boats which will give you a chance to get closer to the animals and fauna. The guides and skippers on the delta cruise are very knowledgeable and willing to help you identify the birds and animals you will see. There after return to the lodge or late lunch and relax at the lodge and possibly have a dip in the swimming pool. The evening is at your leisure.

Dinner and overnight: Pakuba safari lodge/ Nile safari lodge/ Murchison river lodge

Meal plan: full board



Day 10: TRANSFER BACK TO KAMPALA

Wake up early for an early morning game drive which is option through the park. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Check out of your lodge and drive back to Kampala with a stopover in fort portal for lunch then proceed to Entebbe airport for your evening/night flight. { or in case of next day flight you can add another day of relaxation in Entebbe town} 

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