Uganda is where the tour begins and ends. This tour will take you to some of the most beautiful national parks in Uganda, including Lake Mburo, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla trekking, Queen Elizabeth National Park for game drives and boat safaris, Murchison Falls National Park for wildlife viewing and waterfalls, Kibale National Park for chimp tracking, and many more. Per person, a gorilla permit costing $600 is included.
Day 1 Pick-up from Entebbe International Airport The guide will greet you at the airport and drive you to your booked lodge in Kampala, where you may relax for the remainder of the day before beginning your safari the next day. Depending on your arrival time, you can take a short city tour.
Day 2 Transfer to the National Park of Lake Mburo. Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park (3 hours drive) After breakfast, including a photo stop at the equator. Expect to see Zebra, Impala, and Eland, as well as other Savannah species and birds like the African Finfoot, Papyrus, and Bush-Shrike, along the way. After lunch, go on a Lake Mburo boat ride to witness hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, and a variety of bird species, including the uncommon shoebill.
Day 3 Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – Lake Mburo: Home to 1000+ Mountain Gorillas Early morning game drive to see early risers and predators returning to their hideouts, then return to the lodge for a full breakfast before heading to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with en-route game watching. The drive takes us past stunning views of the Kigezi Hills, dubbed “Africa’s Switzerland,” where we will have a picnic lunch and relax in the evening while waiting for dinner.
Day 4 Adventure Trekking with Gorillas Breakfast before heading to the park headquarters for a briefing (bring a packed lunch and plenty of water) before heading into the jungle in search of gorillas. The amount of time spent looking for these humble gigantic apes is unpredictably long. However, depending on their movement, it can take anywhere from 2 to 8 hours. The exercise entails climbing up and down steep cliffs, which can be exhausting. The excitement of seeing these massive primates, on the other hand, erases the unpleasant recollections of your search for them.
Day 5 Transfer to the Queen Elizabeth National Park (Queen Elizabeth National Park). Early in the morning, have breakfast and depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park, with plenty of opportunities for wildlife viewing along the way, including tree-climbing lions in the Ishasha area. After lunch, relax at Mweya Safari Lodge before going on an evening game drive to observe creatures like buffaloes, lions, elephant herds, bushbucks, bush pigs, warthogs, and Deffassa waterbucks, among others.
Day 6 Morning game drive and afternoon Kazinga Channel boat cruise After a cup of tea or coffee, go on a game drive to see the early risers and predators attempting to return to their hideouts. Return to the Lodge for a full breakfast and lunch, then relax while we wait for lunch. Later, go on an afternoon launch cruise on the Kazinga channel, which is home to Africa’s largest concentration of hippos, as well as buffaloes, gigantic crocodiles sunbathing on the banks, and 611 bird species.
Day 7 Transfer to the Kibale Forest National Park (Kibale Forest National Park). After breakfast, go to Kibale Forest National Park (home to 13 primate species) via Fort-portal, which is nestled among the magnificent mountains of the moon (Rwenzori ranges) and offers breathtaking views. After an er-route lunch, we’ll head off to track chimps. Mangabeys, colobus monkeys, Red-tailed monkeys, bush babies baboons, and other primates can also be found.
Day 8 Transfer to the National Park of Murchison Falls Have breakfast and connect to Murchison Falls National Park, arriving in the afternoon, having lunch, and driving straight to the top of the falls, from which the park gets its name. The placid Nile forces itself down a tiny gorge of 7 meters wide, falling 150 feet and unleashing a thundering roar of whitewater—an awesome view.
Day 9 Afternoon Launch Cruise and morning game drive Take a cup of tea or coffee and go on a wildlife drive early in the morning to spot predators and early risers. Expect to see jackals, lions, leopards, spotted hyenas, giraffes, antelope, elephants, buffaloes, Uganda kobs, and a variety of other creatures. After the wildlife drive, you’ll have a late breakfast and lunch before going for a boat trip on the Victoria Nile in the afternoon. The boat ride will lead you to the bottom of the falls, where you may see buffaloes, hippos, crocodiles, elephants, and numerous water birds such as fish eagles and unique shoebills, among others.
Day 10 Jinja is the destination. Early in the morning, have breakfast, and then transfer to Jinja, where you will reach in time for lunch. However, you will stop at the Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary to see some Rhinos before continuing to Jinja and visiting the Nile’s source.
Day 11 Transfer to Entebbe after visiting the Nile’s source. Breakfast will be served before returning to Kampala, where the guide will drop you either at the airport for your departure flight or at the hotel for your stay, depending on your departure schedule.