Overview: 12 Days Uganda Wildlife  Holiday Tour 

Our 12 day Uganda wildlife safari  is Spectacular for variety of attractions to be experienced while visiting Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth parks are the best for sightseeing. Bird watching tours , game and wildlife  viewing with endless Savannah grassland horizons enumerated with crater lakes. Kibale Forest National Park has the highest concentrations of primates in Africa, famous for primate watch safaris, chimpanzee tracking, Colobus, and velvet monkeys. Then Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park with its peaceful creatures the Mountain Gorilla.

Safari Outline: 12 Days Uganda wildlife Safari Tour
Day 1: Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park
Day 2 : Murchison Falls National Park: Wildlife viewing tour in Uganda
Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park – Fort Portal
Day 4&5 : Kibale National Park ; Chimpanzee tracking

Day 6: Kibale National Park – Semliki – Queen Elizabeth National Parks
Day 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park: Wildlife viewing safari In Uganda
Day 8: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 9: Queen Elizabeth (Ishasha) – Bwindi National Park
Day 10: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 11: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park- Mountain Gorilla Tracking
Day 12: Bwindi – Kampala – Entebbe

Day 1: Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park
Your driver/ guide will pick you from Hotel  in Kampala or Entebbe or your residence at 8:00 am from where you will start the drive to Murchison Falls National Park with a stop over for lunch enroute. Murchison Falls National park covers 3,840 sq km and has 76 mammal species and 450 bird species.>
Upon arriving Murchison falls, drive to the “Top of the falls” for a breath taking sight of the raging Nile as it forces its way through a rocky gap barely six meters wide. This is the point where the Nile River explodes through a narrow gorge and cascades down to become a placid river. Proceed and cross by ferry to Paraa Safari Lodge on the northern bank of the river for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Murchison Falls National Park : wildlife safari day at Murchison falls
Start the day with an early morning game drive where you will be able to view animals unique to the African Savannah like giraffe, antelope, lion, elephant, and the Uganda kob. The bird life is also impressive, with the eagle being one of the prized sightings and the rare shoebill.
Lunch break then take on an afternoon launch cruise on the Nile River. The cruise takes you to the bottom of the thundering falls where you will see huge crocodiles, schools of hippos, buffalos, elephants and a variety of water birds such as herons, cormorants, bee eaters, kingfishers, skimmers, and fish eagles and with luck the rare shoebill stork. Return to Paraa Safari Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park – Fort Portal
Drive southward down the western edge of Uganda, through winding agricultural lands, where villagers and their children will show their friendly nature and wave out and you can glimpse the Ugandan way of rural life. We will enter the crater-lake region located underneath the magnificent Rwenzori Mountains. We will spend the night in a beautiful crater lakes region within the famous tea growing region of Uganda. Dinner and over night stay at Ndali Lodge/ Primate Lodge/Chimp Nest Lodge.

Day 4&5: Kibale National Park: chimpanzee tracking tour
Waking up early you can hope to get a good view of the Mountains of the Moon before we make our way into the chimpanzee forests of Kibale National Park. Get your walking shoes on as we move through bush and jungle to spend time with our fascinating relatives, watching them swing through the trees or move quickly across the ground in front of us. The park is home to 12 species of primate. The Primates include Chimps; Black and White Colobus Monkeys; Blue, Black faced Red Colobus; Red Tailed Monkeys; Olive Baboons and an incredible array of bird life, including the Great Blue Turaco. After lunch take on an afternoon nature walk to the tropical swamps and vegetation. Have a chance of seeing some water birds. Dinner and overnight Ndali Lodge.

Day 6: Kibale National Park – Semliki – Queen Elizabeth National Parks
Visit the Semliki National Park. This park has fantastic scenery, hot springs and is ideal for forestjungle walks, birding, and viewing of River Semliki meanders. At “Mungu Ni Mukubwa’’ while in the mountains, the road offers scenic views of the meandering river, fuming hot springs and tropical rain forest. Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park for dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge.

Day 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Rise very early for a morning game drive to catch-up with the early risers and predators returning to their hideouts. You will most likely meet grazing Hippos, Elephants, Lions, spotted Hyenas, bush buck, water buck, stripped jackal, comical warthogs and the elusive leopard.
Return to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon take on a launch cruise on Kazinga channel – that joins Lakes Edward and George. It is a waterway that is filled with schools of hippos, buffaloes, and elephants, which can be seen at the banks. There are also a rich variety of birds on the channel. Return for dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge.

Day 8 : Queen Elizabeth National Park
After an early breakfast drive to Kyambura Gorge for a thrilling Chimpanzee safari. Your guided walk may last three to five hours and in addition to seeing the chimps, the trip may yield sightings of the colobus monkeys, baboons, red tailed and vervet monkeys, and other primates. It is important to note that the chimpanzee safari is subject to availability of permits and good weather because occasional flooding can make the trails impassable.
Proceed to Maramagambo forest for a forest walk. Many surprises await you in this extensive rain forest. Pythons are often observed in the crevices of the bats cave floor using the bats as a source of food, the cave is near the picturesque blue lake and hunters cave. Your guided walk may also yield sight seeing of wild chimps, many forest birds and other primates. Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge.
Day 9: Queen Elizabeth (Ishasha) – Bwindi National Park
After an early morning game drive, proceed to Bwindi Forest National park. Dinner and overnight at Kitandara Tented Camp Buhoma Lodge/ Community Rest Camp.

Day 10: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park: Mountain Gorilla trekking tour day  
After breakfast set off early with your guide to track the gorillas. The thrill of your encounter will erase the difficulties of the potentially strenuous trek. Spend time in awe watching the gorillas go about their activities. Each encounter is different and has its own rewards, but you are likely to enjoy the close view of adults feeding, grooming and resting as the youngsters frolic and swing from vines in a delightfully playful display. Return to camp exhilarated to relieve the encounter with friends over a drink. Dinner and overnight at Kitandara Tented Camp.

Day 11: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park: 
After your breakfast, set off with your guide for a nnature walk in Bwindi forest. The park has four fantastic hiking trails. On all these trails, you have opportunities to see and learn about primates, many species of birds, butterflies, trees and other organisms. You will decide on which trail to take after a briefing with the guide at the park. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight. Kitandara Tented Camp. Optional – can trek mountain gorillas 2nd time but need to have bookes nad secured 2nd gorilla permit at the time of booking costing US $ 700.  OR  another optional activity can do Batwa experience- the Batwa, are a  group of indigenous people, were suddenly removed  out of the forest and forced to abandon their low-impact, nomadic lifestyle and  there landless who act as workers for the local farmers.  The only time they are permitted to re-enter their cherished forest is as tour guides on the Batwa Trail.  A visit to the Batwa trail permits visitors to discover the magic of the indigenous people old home while part taking in nature walks and learning about the group’s cultural heritage.

Day 12: Bwindi – Kampala – Entebbe
Morning after breakfast drive back to Kampala. Proceed for early lunch and proceed to Kampala or Entebbe airport if your airport falls on this day.. Stop at equator for memory photographing and picking a souvenir. Or. Will be dropped at your hotel. End of Safari.

Please note the safari cost include:
1. meals and accommodation
2. full time safari driver/guides,
3. park entry fees, all game drives, boat/ launch trips, forest guiding walks, all activities mentioned in the itinerary while on safari and all the applicable Government Taxes.
4. 4×4 wheel drive Min bus with Roof hatch allowing game viewing easily and photo taking, with gas
5. Airport transfers.
6. 1 Gorilla permit per person (1day visit)
7. 1 chimp permit per person – Kibale

Excluded are:
1. Drinks, your bar bills, phone calls, personal insurance and any other services of a personal nature like souvenirs tips and laundry etc.
Tipping: Is done at ones description and depending on ones satisfaction and is not mandatory.

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