15 Days Bwindi gorilla safari Uganda, Murchison Falls tour & wildlife tour

>>>>15 Days Bwindi gorilla safari Uganda, Murchison Falls tour & wildlife tour

15 Days Bwindi gorilla safari Uganda, Murchison Falls tour & wildlife tour

Overview of the 15 Days Bwindi gorilla safari Uganda, Murchison Falls tour & wildlife tour

The 15 Days Bwindi gorilla safari Uganda, Murchison Falls tour & wildlife tour is a rewarding Uganda Safari experience that is blended to visit the world’s most powerful water falls; Murchison Falls in Murchison Falls National Park, a boat cruise on the world’s longest river; River Nile, enjoy views of the big 5 game animals during your game drives in your 4×4 safari van, 4×4 safari Land cruiser, 4×4 super custom, 4×4 minivan depending on the number of people your traveling with, as well as the endangered mountain gorillas during your Uganda gorilla trekking safari. On your way to Murchison Falls National Park, you will have a stopover at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary offers the Big five safari experience including Rhinos, Elephants, Buffaloes, Leopard and Lions. Your 15 days Uganda safari also extends to Kibale National Park offers an incredible Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari experience as well as to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with half of the world’s remaining Mountain Gorillas presents a lasting Mountain Gorilla trekking safari Uganda experience. After visiting the gorilla land, you will travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park for a Uganda wildlife safari and a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel. Accommodation on this trip will range from Luxury and mid-range depending on your choice.

Safari Highlight of the 15 Days Bwindi gorilla safari Uganda, Murchison Falls tour & wildlife tour

Day 1: You and your driver guide will set off for Murchison Falls National Park with a visit at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino Tracking Uganda. Proceed to your prior booked hotel, check in, dine and spend your night there

Day 2: Undertake a game drive in northern part of Murchison Falls National Park, Take a Nile launch cruise in the afternoon Nile for about 2 hours & hike to the top of the falls for about 1 hour. Return to the lodge, dine and sleep

Day 3: Transfer to Kibale National Park and on your way, you will explore the impressive views of the country. Arrive at your booked hotel, dine and rest

Day 4: Early in the morning, you will do your Chimpanzee trekking safari in Uganda’s Kibale National Park & Bigodi wetland walk in the afternoon

Day 5: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Sightseeing of Rwenzori Mountains & Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 6: Do your Mountain Gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & drive to Lake Bunyonyi, do evening boat cruise & relaxation

Day 7: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park for a boat cruise in the afternoon and evening game drive as you drive the lodge

Day 8: Do a full day excursion in Queen Elizabeth National Park and return to the lodge

Day 9: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park and do an afternoon boat cruise along Lake Mburo

Day 10: Do an early morning game drive in the park, return to the lodge for proper breakfast, have lunch and do a horse riding safari in the afternoon. Depending on how you will be feeling, you will do an evening game drive

Day 11: Drive back to Kampala, lunch at Igongo Cultural Centre & another stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe

Day 12: Do a Kampala city tour and transfer back to the lodge

Day 13: Transfer to Jinja very early in the morning with a stopover at Sezibwa Falls for a cultural safari tour and Mabira Forest for birding

Day 14: Do white water rafting and boat cruise along the River Nile in the afternoon

Day 15: Do a horse back riding safari in the morning and drive back to Kampala to your hotel / Entebbe for your flight

Detailed Itinerary of the 15 Days Bwindi gorilla safari Uganda, Murchison Falls tour & wildlife tour

Day 1 of the 15 Days Bwindi gorilla safari Uganda, Murchison Falls tour & wildlife tour: You and your driver guide will set off for Murchison Falls National Park with a visit at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino Tracking Uganda. Proceed to your prior booked hotel, check in, dine and spend your night there

Wake up very early in the morning, have breakfast at your hotel in Kampala / Entebbe as you prepare to meet with your Uganda safari driver guide. Meet and greet, after he will give you a shirt briefing about your 7 days safari in Uganda. Depart at 6:30am for Murchison Falls National Park to Uganda’s north west for about 311km in about 5 hours’ excluding stops en route. You will break your journey at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for a Rhino trekking safari giving you chance to explore the only population of Southern White Rhinos in Uganda and this last for 2 hours. Proceed for lunch after drive to Murchison Falls National Park enjoying the views of Masindi town and Budongo Forest Reserve arriving at the lodge for relaxation, dinner overnight

Accommodation:

Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge – Deluxe room

Midrange: Murchison River Lodge – Thatched Safari Tent

Budget: Heritage Safari Lodge

Day 2 of the 15 Days Bwindi gorilla safari Uganda, Murchison Falls tour & wildlife tour: Undertake a game drive in northern part of Murchison Falls National Park, Take a Nile launch cruise in the afternoon Nile for about 2 hours & hike to the top of the falls for about 1 hour. Return to the lodge, dine and sleep

You are required to cross with the 7am ferry if you slept in the south or start the game drive at 6:30am if you slept in the north and inside the park gaining rich possibilities of spotting Elephants, Rothschild Giraffes, Lion, Buffalo, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Leopard, Oribis, Kobs, water bucks among others. A game drive in the park will last about 3 – 4 hours, have breakfast and lunch & at 2pm, you will take a Nile launch cruise that departs Paraa Jetty to the bottom of the falls cruising on the world’s longest River. Upon arrival at the bottom of the falls, you will hike to the top of world’s most powerful waterfall enjoying the incredible water sounds and views of the Nile River as it forces itself to make way through an 8m gorge after which it falls generating a plume of spray with a thunderous roar and a trademark rainbow. You will meet your guide waiting at the top of the falls and transfer to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation:

Luxury: Paraa Safari Lodge – Deluxe room

Midrange: Murchison River Lodge – Thatched Safari Tent

Budget: Heritage Safari Lodge

Day 3 of the 15 Days Bwindi gorilla safari Uganda, Murchison Falls tour & wildlife tour: Transfer to Kibale National Park and on your way, you will explore the impressive views of the country. Arrive at your booked hotel, dine and rest

Depart the lodge with lunch box and transfer to Kibale National Park 366km about 8 hours’ drive enjoying the views of the countryside landscapes. Arrive at your hotel, relax, dine and rest.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Primate Lodge Kibale – Luxury Cottages

Midrange: Kibale Forest Camp – Safari Tent

Budget / Basic: Isunga Lodge Kibale

Day 4 of the 15 Days Bwindi gorilla safari Uganda, Murchison Falls tour & wildlife tour: Early in the morning, you will do your Chimpanzee trekking safari in Uganda’s Kibale National Park & Bigodi wetland walk in the afternoon

Have breakfast at 7am at your lodge and connect to Kanyanchu tourism center for briefing at 8am from the ranger guides in the park. After the briefing, you will be led into the forest which for 2 – 5 hours in search of Chimpanzees. Kibale National Park is a rich bio-diverse destination with great flora including flowering plants, tall and mature trees some of which are medicinal and others are favorites to wild animals, 375 species of birds not forgetting 13 primate species. The one hour with Chimpanzees is a memorable one as you explore them feed, patrol, fight, mate, play, display their jumping skills among other interesting features as you take amazing photo shoots. From the activity, you enjoy lunch and later visit Bigodi wetland and Community for a rewarding ecotourism experience.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Primate Lodge Kibale – Luxury Cottages

Midrange: Kibale Forest Camp – Safari Tent

Budget / Basic: Isunga Lodge Kibale

Day 5 of the 15 Days Bwindi gorilla safari Uganda, Murchison Falls tour & wildlife tour: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Sightseeing of Rwenzori Mountains & Queen Elizabeth National Park

Depart the lodge after breakfast at 7am and set off for the transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Along the way, you will enjoy amazing scenery of the Rwenzori Mountains; also known as the Mountains of moon, rising to 5,109m above sea level with snowcapped peaks and the open savannah landscapes of Queen Elizabeth National Park with chances of spotting wildlife by the road. An optional game drive can be arranged in Ishasha sector to look out for the tree climbing lions.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Haven Lodge Buhoma

Midrange / Budget: Gorilla Mist Camp

Day 6 of the 15 Days Bwindi gorilla safari Uganda, Murchison Falls tour & wildlife tour: Do your Mountain Gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & drive to Lake Bunyonyi, do evening boat cruise & relaxation

Mountain Gorillas are known to thrive only in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda and the Greater Virunga massif shared by Uganda Rwanda and Congo. With their population estimated at 880, Bwindi alone has a minimum of 400 Mountain Gorillas and thus best placed for gorilla trekking adventure. Briefing for this activity starts at 8am after the armed park rangers lead you to this amazing dense forest hiking up and down the steep slopes intercepted by narrow valleys amidst the enchanting bird songs and lush flora. The gorilla trekking duration lasts 2 – 8 hours but the actual viewing is limited to one hour for purposes of Conservation and it is an incredible moment viewing them as they forage and socialize while taking good photo shoots. From the activity, you transfer to Lake Bunyonyi enjoying nice views of Kigezi Highlands dubbed the Switzerland of Africa and spend the evening at leisure enjoying the views of this amazing lake with a count of 29 Islands.

Accommodation:

Midrange / Budget: Lake Bunyonyi Eco-resort

Luxury: Birdnest @Lake Bunyonyi Resort

Day 7 of the 15 Days Bwindi gorilla safari Uganda, Murchison Falls tour & wildlife tour: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park for an afternoon game drive in the park and after drive the lodge

Have a relaxed breakfast at the lodge, take a nature walk around the lake, have lunch and after drive to Queen Elizabeth for an afternoon game drive in the park and after you will drive to your lodge. Your game drive will last about 3-4 hours giving you possibility to sight the Elephants, Uganda kobs, Giant Forest Hogs, Cape Buffaloes among the many. Drive to your lodge, freshen up, dine and rest.

Accommodation:

Luxury – Mweya Safari Lodge

Mid range – Enganzi

Day 8 of the 15 Days Bwindi gorilla safari Uganda, Murchison Falls tour & wildlife tour: Do a full day excursion in Queen Elizabeth National Park and return to the lodge

Early in the morning at around 6am, your driver guide will take you for an early morning game drive in the park. During your Queen Elizabeth Park safari, you will catch the early morning risers as you drive around the park. You will have excellent opportunities to see some Lions, Leopards, Giant Forest Hogs, Cape Buffaloes, Elephants, Defassa Waterbucks, Uganda Kobs, Topi and Bush bucks and many more. The morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth Park lasts about 2-3 hours depending on your choice. Return to your lodge for breakfast, relax and have lunch there.

After your lunch, drive back to the park where you will enjoy a unique 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. This boat cruise on this 45km river will pass you through the highest concentration of Hippos in Africa and you will also be able see a variety of other animals as they drink at the water’s edge. Be sure to take your camera with you because this launch cruise will give you an excellent platform to take photographs for your memorable album in Uganda, The “Pearl of Africa”. Retire and return to your hotel dine and relax.

Accommodation:

Luxury – Mweya Safari Lodge

Mid range – Enganzi

Day 9 of the 15 Days Bwindi gorilla safari Uganda, Murchison Falls tour & wildlife tour: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park and do an afternoon boat cruise along Lake Mburo

Early in the morning, after your breakfast at your lodging facility, you will set off for Lake Mburo National Park from Lake Bunyonyi driving for about 6 hours. Arrive at the park, check in at your lodge, have lunch and go for your afternoon boat cruise along Lake Mburo. During the boat cruise, you will see lots of water animals including hippos, crocodiles and other wildlife animals that you may spot along the lake quenching their thirst. besides the animals, you will also see several birds around the Lake. Return to the lodge, relax and dine.

Accommodation

Luxury: Mihingo Lodge

Day 10 of the 15 Days Bwindi gorilla safari Uganda, Murchison Falls tour & wildlife tour: Do an early morning game drive in the park, return to the lodge for proper breakfast, have lunch and do a horse riding safari in the afternoon. Depending on how you will be feeling, you will do an evening game drive

Have a cup of coffee in the morning before you set off for your early morning game drive in the park to catch the early morning risers as they get out of their hide outs to look for their prey. During your game drive, you will see lots elands, zebras, impalas and many more other unique animals. The game drive will take about 3-4 hours depending on your interest and after return to the lodge for proper breakfast, have lunch and later in the afternoon you go for a horse riding safari around the park

Accommodation

Luxury: Mihingo Lodge

Day 11 of the 15 Days Bwindi gorilla safari Uganda, Murchison Falls tour & wildlife tour: Drive back to Kampala, lunch at Igongo Cultural Centre & another stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe

Following breakfast, set off for the transfer to Kampala 437km approximately 7 hours’ drive enjoying the views of south western Uganda landscapes including Banana plantations and cattle farms. A traditional lunch stop will be made at Igongo Cultural center for a thrilling Ugandan buffet and another stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe where you can justify the geographical divide between the north and south hemispheres. It is also a good site for photo shoots and souvenir purchase.

Day 12 of the 15 Days Bwindi gorilla safari Uganda, Murchison Falls tour & wildlife tour: Do a Kampala city tour and transfer back to the lodge

Jinja city tour

Rubaga cathedral

You will wake up early in the morning and kick off your day early morning breakfast at your hotel in Kampala. At around 8am, you will meet our representative; your driver guide who will take you through a briefing about your 3 days Kampala and Jinja city tour. After the briefing, you will depart for your one-day Kampala city tour visiting the Buganda cultural sites like the royal palace in Mengo. This is the main palace and official residence for the Kingdom of Buganda, of the four generations of reigning Monarchies and the members of the Royal Family since 1885, full of exciting scenes and art galleries. It is situated on Mengo hill opposite the headquarters of the Kingdom Administration at Bulange. You will then drive to Kasubi Tombs; an active religious place in the Buganda Kingdom as well as a burial ground for the Kings of Buganda. After Kasubi tombs, you will visit Rubaga cathedral; the oldest Roman Catholic diocese in Uganda and also the home church of Archbishop of Kampala. Drive to Namirembe cathedral on Namirembe hill, the oldest cathedral for the Anglican church in the country also taken to be the headquarters for the Anglican people in the country. After a visit to these places, you have lunch in one of the restaurants in town.

Jinja city tour

Uganda Museum

After Lunch, you will visit the Uganda Museum that displays and exhibits ethnological, natural, historical and traditional life collections of Uganda’s cultural heritage over the years. You will then proceed to the Uganda Martyrs shrine Namugongo is Roman Catholic minor basilica dedicated to the Ugandan Martyrs who were murdered in cold blood for their Christian faith and finally go at the Bahai temple, the only temple of it Kind in Africa as well as for the Bahai faith in Africa. In the evening after your Kampala city tour, you will transfer back to your hotel for your dinner and overnight.

Day 13 of the 15 Days Bwindi gorilla safari Uganda, Murchison Falls tour & wildlife tour: Transfer to Jinja very early in the morning with a stopover at Sezibwa Falls for a cultural safari tour and Mabira Forest for birding

Jinja city tour

Mabira forest

You are required to wake up early in the morning, take breakfast at your hotel and get ready to be picked up by your Uganda safari driver guide. At round 7am, you will be picked up by your guide from the hotel and embark on your journey to Jinja. Along the way, you will have a stopover at one of Uganda’s cultural hidden treasures of Uganda; Sezibwa falls in Mukono. The Sezibwa falls are situated at about 32km along the Kampala – Jinja highway, in Mukono District. A drive to the falls takes about 1 hour from Kampala to Kayanja town and about 1.5km off the road. The waterfalls are set in an undisturbed natural and serene attractive environment with lots of birds and a few wildlife. Sezibwa River plunges over 17-meter-high rocks into a plunge pool with a depth of over 13 meters. The falls and river are surrounded by big fig trees, bamboo and several shrubs, a small rain forest that is home to several monkeys and a good number of birds.

Jinja city tour

Sezibwa falls

From Sezibwa falls, you will proceed to Mabira forest along the Kampala-Jinja high way. From Mukono to Mabira is about 35 km driving for about 1hour. Upon arrival in the forest, you will do a nature walk in the forest. You will meet trained guides who will give you a comprehensive forest experience. The forest has over 312 species of trees, that act as food as wells as home to several birds, monkeys and other animals that habit this forest. The nature walk experience in the forest takes about 2hours and then progress for lunch in Jinja.

After lunch, embark on a journey to the source of River Nile in Jinja. You will take a boat cruise to the mighty River Nile (Longest River in Africa) to a point where starts its journey all the way to Mediterranean Sea.

Day 14 of the 15 Days Bwindi gorilla safari Uganda, Murchison Falls tour & wildlife tour: Do white water rafting and boat cruise along the River Nile in the afternoon

Jinja city tour

White water rafting

After breakfast, you will be transferred from your hotel to the starting point for white water rafting for a half day white water rafting adventure on the Nile that takes about 5 hours. After rafting, you will have your lunch in one of the restaurants and go for horse riding or quad biking for about 2 hours and after embark on your journey back to Kampala at your hotel or for your drop off at Entebbe airport for your flight.

Day 15 of the 15 Days Bwindi gorilla safari Uganda, Murchison Falls tour & wildlife tour: Do a horse back riding safari in the morning and drive back to Kampala to your hotel / Entebbe for your flight

Have breakfast early in the morning and go for horse back riding safari for about 2 hour, have lunch and get your bags packed and set off for Kampala.

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