9 Day Uganda Wildlife, Gorilla, Primate Safari
Murchison Falls Park, Queen Elizabeth Park, Bwindi Impenetrable
Forest, Lake Mburo Parks are included in this Safari
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Day One: We depart Kampala early in the morning
and we provide bottled water along the journey. It is
best to depart at 6 am and head north toward Masindi and just
after Masindi we branch off for the
Ziwa Rhino Reserve.
There a restoration of the Rhinos who were hunted into extinction
during the war years in the past of Uganda. Now there
is an effort to restore these magnificent animals. The
reserve is a large section of land allocated to them and to
other mammals and you will have the opportunity to see them
up close as if a game park roaming freely through the savannah
and trees. We will spend about 2 hours here, and move
onward to Murchison
Falls National Park.
We arrive for lunch at
lodging of your choice at Murchison
lunch relax and take in the sun.
In the late afternoon
it is off to your first game drive where you will see lions,
elephants, giraffes, antelopes of all types, warthogs, buffaloes,
all from a safari designed vehicle. Be sure to have extra batteries
and also an extra memory card for your camera, or simply enough
This is not a hurried
event, but you slowly drive along the lake into the savannah
and usually it will be about 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Sights, sounds,
and of course a most wonderful sunset as you return to your
lodging facility for a delightful dinner.
Enjoy the moment as you
reflect on your day, the quiet of the wilderness only broken
by an occasional sound of an animal in the distance.
Day Two: An early breakfast and then off to
a second game drive. Guiding you to where the animals
are so that you have the best opportunity for viewing and picture
taking. There is nothing like seeing some lion cubs with
their mother, Giraffes grazing and Elephants moving across the
savannah. You return to the lodging facility for rest and
After lunch it is one of the highlights
of your Murchison Falls National Park Safari, the boat launch
trip on the Nile. You will move up toward Murchison Falls
viewing crocodiles, an abundance of hippos, elephants, buffaloes,
antelopes, lots of birds including the fish eagle, storks and
so much more. The boat moves gently up the river, it is best
to take some water along since it can get warm.
The Falls are an awesome
display of the power of nature. The river is 50 meters
above the falls, moves down through a 7 meter gorge and falls
down 43 meters, the sound is deafening and the sight makes one
realize how powerful nature can be.
Nearby is a bank filled
with Nile crocodiles basking in the afternoon sun, just down
from there you can see a group of hippos frolicking in the water
of the Nile.
The journey down river
slowly begins and more opportunity for viewing animals before
you return to your lodging for dinner and an evening of rest
and relaxations .
shift from Murchison Falls to Queen Elizabeth Park: You
have breakfast at your lodging and then the journey toward Kampala
begins. From Paraa Lodge we cross the Nile for the last
time, from Red Chilli we head toward the top of Murchison Falls
for a walk around and see the falls from above.
As we drive along we see
different sights that reflect the various parts of Uganda including
of fast food service at various places where you can buy shish
kebabs with chicken or beef, cooked cassava, juice, or roasted
maize or bananas. For your stomach's sake since you are not
used to it...do not partake.
We stop at Masindi at
the Masindi Hotel for lunch and continue afterwards toward Queen
Elizabeth where we arrive in the late afternoon at
Queen Elizabeth Park where we check
into the lodging of your choice.
After a long day, it is
simply rest and enjoy dinner and sit out listening to the sounds
of the Wilderness, some animals will come quite close to you
and make for an interesting evening.
4 - Queen Elizabeth Park Wildlife
Safari: Early rise and then a sunrise game drive. Afterwards
there is a sumptuous
breakfast, that morning you will also go and see the crater
areas with their breathtaking view. Afternoon boat ride
on the Kazinga channel with all of its wildlife and abundance
of birds. Then it is off to an evening game drive, dinner
and rest at your lodging place.
(Queen Elizabeth National
5 Queen Elizabeth Park - Chimpanzee
tracking (trekking) - Bat Cave & Night Game Drive: Another
great breakfast and for those staying at Mweya Lodge, we overlook
the Kazinga channel as the sun
rises over Queen Elizabeth Park. This morning it is off
to Kyambura Gorge for Chimpanzee tracking (trekking).
This is a relative easy walk guided by a Uganda Wildlife Authority
Ranger who will guide you to the place where the chimps are.
They move nightly so it takes the skills of an experienced ranger
to guide you to the chimpanzees.
we have our packed lunch and we are off to the Maramagambo Forest
area for birding
an early dinner we proceed for a new feature at Queen Elizabeth,
the nocturnal game drive where you will see lots of animals
that you do not normally find during
daytime hours. This will be quite thrilling for you and
even if you do not get any pictures, the experience alone is
6 - we move to Bwindi Impenetrable
Forest for Mountain Gorilla tracking (trekking): A nice breakfast
and we slowly move toward Bwindi and hopefully we will see some
tree climbing lions along the way in the Ishasha area of the
park. We reach our tented camp or budget lodging in time for
lunch and some rest. In the afternoon we take a forest
walk the location depending on where we have the permits for
the gorillas. Lots of opportunities for other mammals
and birds to be seen as we are guided by a Uganda Wildlife Authority
return to the lodging facility for a break, dinner and sleep
for the night
Day 7 - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Gorilla: After an early breakfast it is off for
briefing before embarking on one of the most awesome experiences
- gorilla tracking
at Bwindi Forest. The gorilla tracking (trekking) at Bwindi
can last from a few hours to the whole day. The gorillas
move to a new location daily and never stay in the same place,
twice. There are no words to describe what you will encounter
on your Gorilla tracking (trekking) experience. Simply
a powerful experience to see these animals up close within 5
meters of your party of 8. Children under 15 are not permitted.
The walk alone is worth it, the kind of forest you will encounter,
the ridges and valleys, the streams that flow through
it and of course you will encounter other wildlife besides the
(Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
After your tracking (trekking) experience
return to your accommodation for a well deserved rest.
If there is time you might do an afternoon walkabout in
a pigmy village and give you some cultural insights into
the local Batwa culture.
DAY 8 - The Gorilla tracking (trekking) Safari
ends and we shift to Lake Mburo: It is early breakfast
and off to Lake Mburo National Park. The perfect
place to break a long journey at one of the most delightful
places in Uganda. You can stay at one of the classy up-market
tented camps that are eco-friendly and simply one of the nicest
places you have ever stayed at or you can stay at the budget
arrive for an afternoon lunch and check-in and then it
is off to leisurely cruise around the lake. There is much
wildlife to be seen from hippos to crocodiles, birds of all
kinds, buffaloes, zebras, antelopes and much more.
return for some afternoon rest and then it is off to a sunset
walk with a Uganda Wildlife
Authority Ranger. Again you will seem lots more animals
and after the walk it is dinner at your lodging with a well
deserved night of rest. (Lake
Mburo National Park Information)
9 - The Safari week is about
to come to an end: It is breakfast and an early morning
game drive through the five lake game park, viewing the fabulous
animals and birds in a lovely setting of acacia trees dotted
savannah. Checkout afterwards and a journey back to Kampala,
on the way we stop at Masaka for lunch, back toward Kampala
stopping at Nabusanke Trading Center where you can stand on
the equator, take pictures and also buy some souvenirs and crafts
then on to Mpambire where you can observe the Buganda Royal
Drum Makers and even buy a few, back on our homeward journey
where we arrive in Kampala in the late afternoon. 9 Days of
Uganda's best wildlife and Game Parks.