The tour starts and ends in Uganda. This tour will take you to the most fantastic national parks, these parks include Lake Mburo national park, Bwindi impenetrable national park for gorilla trekking, Queen Elizabeth National park for game drives and the boat safaris, visit Murchison falls national park to enjoy the wildlife and the water falls, visit Kibale National park for chimp tracking, tour the source of the Nile and many more attractions. Gorilla permit worth $ 600 per person is included.
|This tour starts and ends in Entebbe (Uganda)
|Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
- Bottled water
- Private safari vehicle
- An English speaking guide
- Park access fees
- All activities detailed in the Itinerary
- Laundry services,
- Beverages/ drinks,
- international flights,
- Items of a personal nature,
- optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary
Your track will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes and bamboo before you eventually reach the gorillas’ current location. Your guide will point out signs of previous gorilla activity, including dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots. Once the gorillas have been located, you will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Coming face-to-face with a mountain gorilla is a humbling and emotional experience. This is a fantastic and privileged opportunity to get up close and personal with Rwanda’s own ‘Gorillas in the Mist’.
Note:Ritz safaris purchases the permits in advance but is unable to reserve a specific gorilla group as it is for the head-ranger to decide this!
Day 1: Arrival for Best of Uganda Safari
Our friendly guide will welcome you to Uganda at Entebbe airport and transfer you to your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe. Enjoy the fresh breeze from Lake Victoria – 2nd largest lake in the world. Get a good night’s rest, your adventure starts the next day.
Day 2: Rhino Tracking at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Have an early breakfast and depart for Murchison Falls National Park. The journey is a magical adventure with a stopover at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary to track Rhinos.
Continue on to Murchison falls and proceed to the top of the falls where you will behold the Nile is forced through a 7-meter gorge with a thunderous fall before your very own eyes.
Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park Game Drive
Murchison Falls National park is the biggest park in Uganda offering fulfilling game viewing. After an early break-fast we start the day with a game drive on the northern bank of River Nile, and look out forgiraffes, elephants, hartebeest, Buffaloes, Leopards, Lions and different bird species.
Indeed, it is a privilege watching wild animals in their habitat as they eat, play, and protect the young. In the after-noon, the safari will continue on River Nile. The relaxed boat safari provides more opportunities for spotting a variety of animals and birds. Watch the water the Murchison falls – the ‘devils cauldron’. This kind of boat cruise only found in Uganda in the whole of Africa.
Day 4: Chimps in Kibale Forest NP
Today we depart for the home of Chimpanzee in Kibale National Park – the primate capital of East Africa. Kibale forest is home to 13 species of primates with the main attraction being chimpanzee tracking. On this journey, youhave stunning views as you pass small villages, local markets and several bird life. This is a day’s trip with packed lunch or in a town enroute.
Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking In Uganda
Kibale national park is the primate capital of East Africa. Chimpanzee trekking is a fulfilling adventure that takes you deep in the tropical forest across streams of water. You may also have sightings of red-tailed monkeys, black and white Columbus monkeys, butterflies, and birds calling from the canopies. With the help of your guide, you will locate the chimps. Enjoy picture moments and watch them as they play and feed. After lunch, visit Bigodi Village and swamp known for its rich diversity of birds and primates depending on the availability of time.
Day 6: Discover Queen Elizabeth National Park
Today after breakfast, our tour continues to Queen Elizabeth National Park, enjoy views of several crater lakes and the mystical Rwenzori Mountain ranges enroute. On arrival in the park, we shall have a small game drive as we proceed to the lodge for lunch and a boat cruise on Kazinga channel. The boat safari offers you great photo sessions in a relaxed way with lots of bird life on the shores, crocodiles, elephants.
Day 7: Wildlife Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park
The animals in their different families, clans, and groups are out starting on their day. Notice the difference between the animals in their natural habitat and those caged in zoos. Have a game drive in Kasenyi plains in the open roof safari cars. Proceed to Ishasha, famed for the tree-climbing lions, search1 for them with help of rangers. Lunch will be a picnic or at the lodge.
Day 8: Expedition To Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Today we start journey to the home of the gentle giants of Bwindi. This fulfilling journey takes us through the Kigezi highlands with great scenery of terraced hills. Lunch will be along the way or at the lodge depending on time of arrival. Your lodge in or adjust to the impenetrable forest will offer you great resting as you prepare for the next day’s trek.
Day 9: Gorillas Trekking In Uganda
The highlight of your safari will be meeting the gentle giants of Bwindi National Park! Enjoy the fullness of the impenetrable forest abounding with life, host to several species of birds, butterflies, primates, mammals. Eventually with help of your guide who is also a park ranger, you will find yourself face to face with the enormous and rare mountain gorillas. The trekking experience takes anything from on hour (rarely) to about 8 hours to accomplish. However, you only have one hour with gorillas to capture your finest moment. Suggested activities for those not interested in gorilla tracking is a community village walk or short guided forest walk.
Day 10: Lake Mburo National Park for Wildlife
The journey to Lake Mburo NP is through beautiful landscapes, plantations, and farms. Have a visit to a culture Museum- exhibiting the life of the native people of the area. Have lunch/picnic at restaurant along the way. Arrive in the park later that afternoon and take a boat trip on Lake Mburo.
Day 11: Tour to Jinja
After an early breakfast, we take a game drive in Lake Mburo national park. We later proceed to Kampala, with a stopover at the famous Equator line. Have lunch in the city or Equator depending on arrival time and proceed to Jinja. Jinja is home to the Source of River Nile.
Day 12: White Water Rafting on River Nile
In Jinja, the Nile finds its origin; visit the Source of River Nile where it starts its 4000km journey through Africa and a great challenge for rafters. You shall have a whole days rafting experience. Proceed to your hotel or late night flight.
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