HIGHLIGHTS

Map The beauty of being in the capital of the pearl of Africa combined by a life time adventure to the nation’s biggest national park and standing as the eyes capture the scene of the waters of the world’s most powerful water falls is an experience more rewarding to the visitors who take on this safari. Expect to experience and get an experience a life time experience on the world’s longest known channel that is a home to the hippopotamus the Kazinga channel river and get educated on the predators of the Nile as well as glance at some bird species of the Nile.

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Itinerary

  • Duration: 8 days & 7 nights
  • Places: Kibale Forest National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Experiences: 6
  • Ages: 10 - 45
  • Starting Point: Entebbe
  • Ending Point: Kampala
Introduction

Bwindi’s complex ecosystem offers a lot to see, the guide who will assist you knows the trails, and they are familiar with the history, vegetation and animal life which makes them able to show you and explain to you so much that it would make your trip memorable. Going on water falls loop trails, walks on the river banks, birding in the forest, nature walks and Gorilla tracking which is so far the best wildlife experience on the Continent of Africa are some of the activities travelers can get involved in.

Day

You will be met on arrival by your driver / guide who will warmly welcome you and will transfer you to your accommodation in Entebbe.

  • Dinner and overnight stay at A) Airport Guest House (B&B) Upgrade to B) Boma Guest House, C) Serena Lake Victoria Hotel.
  • 8am - 4:30pm

Your driver/guide will pick you up and drive you to Fort Portal the land of the craters. En route, you will see beautiful green landscapes and tea plantations. You will have lunch in Fort Portal town with views of the famous Rwenzori Mountains. Fort Portal is Uganda’s most clean town and home to the country’s youngest king.

  • Dinner and overnight Kibale Forest Camp (B, L, D) Upgrade to B) Primate Lodge Standard, C) Primate Lodge Luxury.
  • 8am - 4:30pm

Today you will spend the morning tracking the exuberant chimp families in the Kibale forest. Tracking chimpanzees in their natural habitat, as they swing from the branches in the canopy high above the forest floor, is a thrilling experience. Though they can be difficult to spot, you will be in no doubt of their presence as the forest is alive with their noisy calls. In the afternoon, explore the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. The reserve is abundant with butterflies, plants, animals and, in particular, birds. Spectacular birds like Great Blue Turaco and rare Papyrus Gonolek will be of great interest to birders. The swamp is also home to more elusive animals such as Red Colobus monkeys and Sitatunga antelope.

  • Dinner and overnight Kibale Forest Camp (B, L, D) Upgrade to B) Primate Lodge Standard, C) Primate Lodge Luxury.
  • 8am - 4:30pm

Today, your driver/guide will take you to Queen Elizabeth National Park – Uganda’s second largest national park. You will enjoy journey as you pass through scenic crater lakes. In the afternoon, enjoy the two-three hours launch cruise on Kazinga Channel and have an amazing variety of birds and wildlife that majorly include; hippos, crocodiles and the wild game drinking on the channel side like elephants, water backs, buffaloes just to mention but a few. From the boat, do another game drive along the channel track in search of more game as head back to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

  • Dinner and overnight at A) Simba Safari Camp (B, L, D) Upgrade to B) Ihamba Safari Lodge, C) Mweya Safari Lodge.
  • 8am - 4:30pm

Today, your driver/guide will take you to Bwindi National Park –The home of the endangered mountain Gorillas. En route, you may have a game drive once again as you leave the Ishasha area or visit community projects and learn how the neighboring communities leave alongside the park.

  • Dinner and overnight at A) Buhoma Community Bandas, (B, L, D) Upgrade to B) Engagi Lodge, C) Mahogany Springs.
  • 8am - 4:30pm

After enjoying an early breakfast, you set off gorilla tracking. Trekking through the steep, densely forested hills and then finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation is an inspiring and privileged moment. Tracking in the Bwindi forest requires stamina and can often take most of the day. After an hours encounter with these gentle giants, you will graduate and join the rest of the tourists who describe this as the greatest highlight of an adventure in Uganda. Guests are always given a certificate of encountering the Gentle Giants.

  • Dinner and overnight at A) Buhoma Community Bandas, (B, L, D) Upgrade to B) Engagi Lodge, C) Mahogany Springs.
  • 8am - 4:30pm

You will transfer to Lake Mburo National park. It’s the only national park in Uganda where you can have a safari on foot. There has been an addition of tallest savanna animal (the giraffe) added to its endemic impalas. You will have a game drive as you enter the park.

  • Dinner and overnight at Eagles nest, (B, L, D) Upgrade to B) Mantana Tented Camp, C) Mihingo Lodge
  • 8am - 4:30pm

You will walk up early and have a guided safari walk with a ranger, return to the lodge for breakfast before you return to Entebbe International Airport for your onward flight back home (B,L)

  • End of services of Advanced Adventures
  • 8am - 4:30pm

What's included

  • Ground transport per private 4WD safari vehicle

  • English speaking driver/guide

  • Gorilla Trekking permits in Bwindi NP (USD 600 PP- High season & USD 450 PP – Low Season

  • Chimpanzee Trekking permits in Kibale NP (USD 150 PP)

  • Accommodation in places mentioned in the itinerary, based on a twin/double room

  • Meals as described in the itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

  • Bottled mineral water in the safari vehicle

  • Entrance fees and ranger fees for national parks

  • AMREF Flying Doctor Insurance

  • Activities and excursions mentioned in the program

  • VAT for upcountry hotels and lodges

Exclusions
  • International flight

  • Visa (USD $100)

  • Meals and drinks not mentioned above

  • Items of personal nature

  • Tips

The price for the trip

Note: The given rates are subject to change. Accommodation and activities can only be guaranteed after confirmation and payment of the requested deposit. The final price will be dependent on the facilities available at the time of booking. We can always offer suitable alternatives should any of the facilities not be available. Please refer to our booking terms and conditions for more information and our website. www.advanced-adventures.com

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