8 Days Uganda Safari

Day 1: Arrival and Hotel Transfer.
On arrival at Entebbe international airport, you will be met and received by your driver guide from African Crane safaris who will then brief you as he transfers you to your hotel for overnight.(Depending on your arrival time)

Day 2: Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park
launch cruise murchison fallsAfter an early breakfast, depart Kampala for Murchison Falls National Park. That allows you a visit to Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for Rhino tracking before proceeding to arrive at the park, transferring to your lodge for lunch, after lunch, you will transfer for a three hours boat ride to the bottom of the falls where you will have an option to hike the top of the falls, while on board, you have an opportunity to view a wide number of animal and bird species at close range, returning to for an easy/relaxed evening OR transfer for an evening game drive, dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Murchison Falls – Kibale Forest National Park
After an early warm up tea of coffee, embark on a morning game drive to the Northern bank where your guide will help you spot a great number of animals and bird species, that will take you through the mid morning hours, returning to have a full breakfast at your lodge before checking out with your parked lunch transferring to Kibale forest national park Southwest via the Albertine Escarpment of the Western Rift Valley. Drive through Hoima, the town of the Bunyoro kingdom, passing through verdant countryside, tea plantations and traditional homesteads, arriving in Fort Portal town late in the evening, dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Kibale Forest – Queen Elizabeth National Park
kibale chimpanzee ugandaAfter an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the chimpanzee tracking information office for a pre-briefing by your ranger guide who will then lead you into the rain forest tracking these primates (Chimpanzees). These primates are very mobile and viewing them is unpredictable but a forest walk is an enriching, activity that starts at 8.00 am taking about 4 to 5 hours.

This forest is home to large numbers of chimpanzees and other primates including phoestes, Red-colobuses, Blues, Red-tailed, grey cheeked mangabeys, birds, and butterflies. The guide will provide detailed explanations on not only primates, but also on all the forest’s fauna and flora.

This will see you return to take your parked lunch and transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain Range most of the journey, on arrival, you will be transferred to the Mweya peninsula to enjoy a unique two hours boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel.

This launch cruise gives you a great opportunity for photography, bird watching and game viewing at close range. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species, returning to check in your lodge for an easy/relaxed evening, dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth – Bwindi Impenetrable Gorilla Forest
tree climbing lions in Ishasha Queen elizabethAfter an early morning warm up tea or coffee, you will head for a game drive along Kasenyi tracks and Queens mile in search of animals like: lions, elephants, cape buffalos, warthogs, spotted hyenas, mangoose, waterbucks, kobs and, if you’re lucky, the leopard, and a great number of  bird species, this will see you return for a full breakfast, relax at your lodge before checking out to transfer to Bwindi with your parked lunch via the Ishasha sector of the tree climbing lions for an en-route game at this sector of the park in search of the tree climbing lions as you proceed to Bwindi through Kigezi highlands in the beauties of the ‘’Switzerland of Africa’’. Arriving for a relaxed evening, dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Gorilla Trekking (Bwindi)
After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to the gorilla tracking information office for a pre-briefing by the park rangers before leading you into the forest trekking this relatives of ours (Gorillas). The rainforest is dense and is crisscrossed by numerous animal trails, the thrill of spending time and observing the gorillas is a memorable one.  Gorillas are shy and peaceful animals and it is an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they interact with one other. Return to your lodge for a late lunch (if not parked) and if time allows, transfer for a Pygmies visit to see this people’s way of life and cultures, dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Bwindi – Kampala
mountain gorillas in bwindiAfter your breakfast, depart Bwindi back to Kampala that allows you a lunch break in Masaka town, after lunch proceed to Kampala with a brief stopover at the Equator to perform a simple experiment and experience a tropical balance, take a look at the traditional drums and crafts being made before heading to Kampala arriving early in the evening for a relaxed time, dinner and overnight.

Day 8: Airport Transfer.
On this day, depending on your departure time, you will be transferred to do some shopping/short city tour before transferring to the airport to catch your flight back home OR just relax at your hotel before the final airport transfer.

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