This 8 Days Uganda wildlife Safari, ballooning and primates takes you though Uganda’s major National parks to enjoy a Hot Air Balloon and Wildlife Safari in Murchison Falls National park, Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth National park and Gorilla trekking Safari in Bwindi impenetrable Forest as well as relaxing on the Lake Bunyonyi island.
DAY 1: Arrival and transfer to Murchison Falls National Park.
Our safari guide will pick you up from Entebbe Airport upon arrival, depending your arrival time, you will depart by Road for Murchison Falls National Park with a stop in Masindi for lunch, arrival in the Park on time for Dinner and Overnight at
Luxury Accommodation: Baker’s Lodge, Paraa Safari Lodge.
Mid range Accommodation: Pakuba Safari Lodge, Fort Murchison Lodge, Murchison tree House, Sambiya River Lodge.
Budget Accommodation: Budongo Eco Lodge, Redchilli Rest Camp, Boomu women’s Group Bandas.
Meal plan: HB
DAY 2: Morning Game drive – Afternoon Launch cruise on the Nile delta.
A very early morning rise on time to cross River Nile with Ferry and go for a game drive in search for predators and early risers on the Northern bank of the Nile. You may have a Chance to see game like hyenas, giraffes, Lions, birds, Hartebeests, buffalos, elephants, primates and others as well as different species of Birds. After the game drive return to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon go for a launch cruise on the great Victoria Nile to the Bottom of the falls. The boat ride will reward you with water game like hippos, crocodiles, elephants and plenty of birds dashing and walking along the banks. Dinner and overnight as above
Meal plan: (FB)
DAY 3: Hot air Balloon Safari for Game viewing and Transfer from Murchison Falls – Kibale National Park.
An early morning start to cross with a ferry to the departure point of the hot air balloon, after the balloon has been inflated begin your ride up the sky as you enjoy views of Wildlife and the Murchison Falls Park. Look out for for predators and early risers on the Northern bank of the Nile. You may have a Chance to see game like hyenas, giraffes, Lions, birds, Hartebeests, buffalos, elephants, primates and others as well as different species of Birds. After the balloon safaris you will enjoy a Bush breakfast and later enjoy a game drive as you depart from Murchison Falls National park and transfer to Kibale Forest National Park late in the afternoon. On arrival enjoy your Dinner and overnight at:
Luxury Accommodation: Crater Safari Lodge, Primates Lodge, Kyaninga Lodge or Papaya Lake Resort.
Mid range Accommodation: Turaco treetops. Isunga Lodge, Mountains of the Moon Hotel / Kibale Forest Camp
Budget Accommodation: Rweteera Safari Park, kanyanchu Rest Camp, Nyinabulitwa country resort.
DAY 4: Chimpanzee Tracking – Queen Elizabeth National
An early morning report to the park Headquarters ranger station for a short briefing to go for your chimp trekking. You will be briefed about the whole process of tracking and then you will head along the tracks in the forest to search for chimpanzees. The walk through the park will be guided providing information about not only on chimpanzees but also on flora and fauna. You will then meet the chimpanzees and spend sometime watching them feed and making their calls. If you are lucky to find them hunting this is the best time, as you watch them share the meat amongst themselves. After tracking you will have Lunch and later drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park to reach in the evening.
Dinner and overnight at
Luxury Accommodation: Mweya safari Lodge or Katara Lodge
Midrange: Marafiki Lodge, Enganzi Lodge, Ihamba Safari Lodge.
Budget Accommodation: Bush lodge ,Simba Safari Lodge.
Meal plan: FB
DAY 5: Game Drive – Launch Cruise on Kazinga Channel
Wake up before sunrise to a cup of tea or a glass of water and then set off to the park tracks for a game drive to be able to see predators as they return to their hide outs and the early risers. During the drive watch out for game like the Leopards, Lions, giant forest hogs, hyenas, Uganda kobs, warthogs and others. After the game drive you will drive back to the lodge for heavy breakfast and then later have lunch and later transfer for your afternoon Boat Cruise on the Kazinga Channel. The launch that takes you along the Kazinga channel that connects Lakes George and Edward will reward you with game like Hippos, elephants and buffaloes at the shores not forgetting plenty of birds. Dinner and overnight as above.
Meal plan: FB
DAY 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After breakfast go in search for the chimpanzees in Kyambura gorge Wildlife Reserve Or Proceed through the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National park in search for the famous tree climbing lions, as you continue your drive to Bwindi National Park. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Lodge/ Silverback lodge / Gorilla safari Lodge / Nkuringo Gorilla Campsite / Broadbill Forest Camp.
Meal plan: (FB)
DAY 7: Gorilla Tracking – Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi Island.
In the morning you will have heavy breakfast and with packed lunch, transfer to the park headquarters for briefing and then later on at 8:00 am, set off along the tracks to penetrate the impenetrable forest in search for these great apes. Depending on the movement of these humble giants the walk might take between 2-9 hours before you encounter the Gorillas. The walk is tiresome. However, meeting these great apes and spending some time with them while looking deep into their expressive brown eyes, is an exhilarating and a breathtaking experience. Later depending on the time of completion of the Gorilla trek, you will later transfer to Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale. If time allows, take a boat ride on the lake to visit neighboring pygmy tribes with their unique culture.
Dinner and Overnight at
Luxury Accommodation: Bird’s Nest@ Lake Bunyonyi Resort
Mid range Accommodation: Heritage Lodge , Arcadia Cottages, Entusi Resort, Crater bay cottages, Natures Prime Lake Bunyonyi. Budget Accommodation: Bunyonyi Overland Camp, Bushara Island Camp.
Meal plan: FB
DAY 8: Transfer from Lake Bunyonyi Island – Entebbe
An early breakfast, depart Lake Bunyonyi, Passing through Mbarara Town for Kampala with a Lunch Stopover at either Masaka / equator for your souvenir shopping, photo shooting and possibly for tea/ coffee break or lunch, transfer to Entebbe airport on time for your check in flight back home.
The above Tour Plan and price is Inclusive of: – The cost of all ground transportation and Fuel, – Gorilla tracking and permit@$600 each, -Chimpanzee tracking, -Full time English speaking safari guide and his associated expenses, -Park entrance fees, – Vehicle entrance fees, -Ferry Crossing fees, -Accommodation and meals, -all tour activities mentioned in Itineraries such as Boat trips, -Game drives and other related activities. But it excludes; Items of personal nature like Laundry, Beverages, tips, Air fares.