DAY 1: KAMPALA – MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK (6 HOURS’ DRIVE)
Brief Info- Murchison falls happens to be the largest park in Uganda, about 3849 sq km in size. The vegetation here varies from long and short grass open tree savannah, montane, woodland among others. It’s a home to various birds and animals.
Pick up from your lodge, airport or residence early morning and drive northwest to Murchison falls National Park. It’s a rewarding journey. Make a stopover at the Zziwa Rhino sanctuary for rhino tracking. Have lunch; later proceed to the lodge where you will have dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 2: GAME VIEWING SAFARI – MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
Breakfast, go for an early morning game drive in the heart of the Murchison Falls National Park where you will spot most of the wildlife found in the Park like the buffalo’s, giraffes, lions and Leopards (rarely seen), a great number of hippos, antelopes such as the Uganda Kob, Oribi and Elephants among others. After the game drive, return to the lodge for lunch. Later go for a launch cruise which takes you to the bottom of the falls. Look out for crocodiles, hippos and various water birds. You can hike to the top of the falls. Cross by ferry, dinner and overnight as above.
DAY 3: MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK –KIBALE FOREST (7-8 HOURS’ DRIVE)
Breakfast, drive to Kibale. Lunch will be en route. Arrive Kibale in the late afternoon, dinner and overnight at the lodge.
DAY 4: CHIMPANZEE TRACKING
Breakfast, drive to Kanyanchu headquarters, get briefed and begin the amazing activity of the day. Enter the forest in search for the chimps. During the trekking you will be able to see other primates like phoestes, Red-Colobus, Blues, Redtailed and grey cheeked Mangabey, Harvey’s red duiker, blue duiker, genet, bush pig, and African civet. Buffalos, waterbuck could also be spotted. Birds like the Western Green tinker bird, the African Grey Parrot, Red-chested Flufftail, White-naped Pigeon, Green-brested Pitta, African Pitta, Grey-winged Robin, Grey-throated Flycatcher, Masked and Black-capped Apalises, Uganda Woodland Warbler, and many others made this their permanent home. Return to the lodge for lunch. Later you will visit Bigodi wet land which is also good for bird watching. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
DAY 5: KIBALE TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK.
After an early breakfast, visit the crater lakes, later begin your journey to Queen Elizabeth. Arrive in time for lunch, relax and later go for an afternoon game drive. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 6: GAME DRIVE- LAUNCH CRUISE
Breakfast, go for an early morning game along Kasenyi track and Queens Mile where you will spot most of the wildlife found in the Park like the buffalo’s, giraffes, lions and Leopards (rarely seen), a great number of hippos, antelopes such as the Uganda Kob, Oribi and Elephants among others. After the game drive, return to the lodge for lunch. Later go for a launch cruise that offers you with an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. Dinner and overnight as above.
DAY 7: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK- KAMPALA (5-6 HOURS’ DRIVE)
Breakfast, begin your journey back to Kampala, have lunch enroute in Mbarara Town and then proceed to Kampala, drop off at a place of your choice.