- Gorilla trekking
- Chimp trekking
- Game drive
- Launch cruise
- Nature walks
- Cultural tours
- Bird watching
- White water rafting Bungee jumping and finally, shopping for crafts and rare unique ornaments and “Forget me nots”
Day 1: Entebbe International Airport
Our company representative will pick you up promptly from Entebbe International Airport and drive you safely to Kampala’s grand Serena Hotel.
Where you will spend your arrival and departure nights (Day 1 and 15)
Day 2 & 3: Depart Kampala for Mbale
Mountain hiking at Mt. Elgon National Park
Elgon is not a difficult mountain to climb. Aspirant hikers need to be reasonably fit, but no specialized equipment or skills are needed to reach the peaks, and the mountain is not so high that there’s a serious risk of the altitude-related illnesses that regularly afflict hikers on the upper slopes of the other mountains like Kilimanjaro or Kenya. Elgon can be climbed at any time of the year mostly through the dry season spell of June-August and December-March. The most favorable months are November and December, given the fact that it is when the highland flowers are in bloom. Traditionally, the most popular destination on the Mt. Elgon is the Sipi Falls.
Day 4: Depart Mable for Jinja
Arrive in jinja town and check in at the splendid Jinja Nile Resort. While here, you can visit the mighty source of the Nile, Bujagali falls and do white water rafting, canoeing and kayaking. For the dare devils with an insatiable hunger for a quick adrenalin rush, there is bungee jumping off a cliff 44M high! Here you can enjoy Nile High Bungee, Water Touch, Tandem, Elevator, Full Moon and Stunt jumps. You may also enjoy the delicious fresh from the Nile, tilapia fish or the humongous Nile Perch!
Day 5: Depart for Murchison falls National Park
Early Morning, say goodbye to Jinja town and hullo Masindi, through the famous Luwero triangle, arriving in the park in the afternoon just in time for lunch and a well deserved rest. In the evening, drive to the top of the falls which is a fantastic sight. Here River Nile, the longest in the world, is forced through a narrow gorge in the rock only 7meters wide, before ferociously plunging down 43meters to the rocks below making a thunderous roar.
Day 6: At Murchison Falls National Park.
Game drive & Launch cruise
Early morning before sunrise, go for a game drive in search of the wildlife wonders Africa offers her visitors in this unspoiled land, where big game still roam freely. Accommodation can be at the magnificent Paraa Safari Lodge or the breathe taking Chobe Safari Lodge fondly referred to as The Gem of the Nile!
You might even spot some of the Famous Big Five: – Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard and Rhinocerous. Other animals here include; Rothschild’s Giraffe, Hyena, hartebeests, oribis, Uganda kobs, and chimpanzees among others. After lunch, go for a boat trip to the bottom of the fall along river Nile. The Nile itself hosts one of Africa’s densest hippos and crocodile populations, and a dazzling variety of water birds such as the African Fish Eagle, African Skimmer and the rare and shy shoebill stork which can easily be seen at the banks of the river. You can try to see all; you will only be spoilt for choice because there is just so much beauty to see and so little time!
Day 7: Depart Murchison falls for Kibale
Nature walk and chimp trekking
After breakfast, make a nature walk in Bigodi swamp to look for different bird species like the Papyrus gonolek, white-winged warbler. There are 325 avian species in Kibale, and 144 species of butterflies and moths. Kibale is popular for a superlative diversity and highest massing of primates in the entire Great Lakes region. Here we shall take a nature walk in the tropical rainforest, trekking after wild chimpanzees with professional tour guides. Here you will be able to see over 137 bird species and primates like Bush babies and colobus monkeys. Besides birding, Bigodi village has a rich cultural heritage site where you can mix with the local people and enjoy the African traditions in terms of lifestyle and entertainment.
Day 8: Depart Kibale for Semliki
Semliki Forest National Park is one of Uganda’s most important safari destinations for bird watching and chimpanzee tracking tours. The 220 square kilometer (130 square mile) park is one of Africa’s most biodiverse forests.
It supports an exceptional variety of mammals, birds and butterflies. This is attributed to the forest’s great age. During the dry conditions of the last ice age, 12,000 to 18,000 years ago, most of Africa’s forests shrank and disappeared. Only a few patches like Semliki survived, protecting its forest species. Additionally, Semliki lies in a transitional location between central and eastern Africa, and to a variety of habitats, notably forest, swamp, and savannah woodland.
There are 63 species of mammals, including 27 species of large mammals. Forest elephant and forest buffalo are smaller versions of their savanna relatives. Hippos and crocodiles are found in the Semliki River.
This park is one of Uganda’s best birding destinations and home to the famous Sempaya Hot springs and alluring Pygmies and a number of bird species, primates, and also interacts with the Pygmies in their original homesteads.
Day 9: Depart from Semliki to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Game drive – Launch cruise
After lunch, drive back to Fort portal town and proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park and check in at the incredible Mweya Safari Lodge, The Pearl of the Nile. In the morning, have an early cup of coffee and shake off your sleep. A morning game drive along Kasenyi and Queen’s Mile makes visitors encounter elephants, buffalo, water bucks, warthogs, lions, Uganda kobs and a variety of birds. Return to the lodge for breakfast, relaxation and lunch. After lunch, a two hour boat trip along the famous Kazinga channel is worthwhile an opportunity to see breeding hippos, buffalos, elephants and warthogs. This trip also gives visitors chance to see spectacular birds such as pink backed pelicans, pied and malachite kingfishers, saddle billed stork and many more that will simply make your jaw drop in awe! With previous day’s memories still running fresh, enjoy an early breakfast and get ready for guided primates walk along Kyambura Gorge to look for habituated chimps.
Day 10: Depart for Bwindi Forest
Kyambura gorge: Chimp Trekking
Bwindi impenetrable National park in south western Uganda is 331 square kilometers (205 square miles) of tangled vegetation draped over a deeply fissured landscape of steep, slippery valleys and high, draughty ridges. The park, located at an altitude of 1,160 to 2,607 meters (3,800 to 8,550 feet), occupies different vegetation zones but predominantly is a tropical rain forest. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a home to roughly half of the world’s mountain gorillas. The park was established as a safe habitat for several families of mountain gorillas, and it is now the location of an important scientific conservation program.
Day 11: Gorilla Trekking
Have an early breakfast and get ready for trekking, which begins at 8:00am with a briefing from the Uganda Wild life (UWA) staff. You are advised to carry with you a rain jacket, drinking water, snacks and safari boots. The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy primates, together with all members of your temporary tour group. Do not forget to carry your l all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. Tracking may take between 2 to 6 hours but its well worth the effort.
Day 12: Transfer from Bwindi to Lake Bunyonyi
Village walk /Canoeing
After breakfast, check out and drive to Lake Bunyonyi, Take a walk around this typical African village normally regarded as “Switzerland of Africa” because of its undulating cultivated hills and alpine weather around the area. Lake Bunyonyi also offers superb birding opportunities with over 300 avian species. Canoeing, Diving, swimming in still crocodile free waters are some of the activities carried out.
Day 13: Depart Lake Bunyonyi for Lake Mburo National Park
Game drive – Launch cruise
Lake Mburo National Park is home to a huge array of flora and fauna. About 68 different species of mammals can be found. The park also has approximately 313 different species of birds including Uganda’s national emblem, the crested crane.
Lake Mburo National Park is known as the ‘Home for Zebras, the gigantic eland antelope,impala as well as topi, and several acacia-associated 315 bird species including the shoebill, papyrus yellow warbler, African finfoot, saddle billed stork, brown chested wattled plover, Carruther’s cisticola, Tabora cisticola, great snipe, Abyssinian ground horn bill and white winged warbler .
Lake Mburo is the largest of the five lakes found this park, which together attract hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of waterbirds, while in swamps hide sitatunga antelope and red, black and yellow papyrus gonalek. The long-horned Ankole cattle are a sight to behold around this area.
In the morning, check out and enjoy a scenic ride back to Kampala city
In Masaka make a brief stop to take pictures at the Equator.
In Mpambire enjoy the creative African Drum makers and the colorful African stools on display. Arrive at Kampala Serena Hotel and rest.
In the Evening, take a brief tour around Kampala City and pick lovely mementos to take back home.
Day 15: Depart Serena Hotel for Entebbe International Airport.