Day by day trip details

Today you will arrive at Entebbe international Airport. Upon arrival, you will be met by a GoExplore representative who will then transfer you to your accommodation for an overnight. 

Overnight: Papyrus Guest House

Today you will to the famous Murchison Falls National Park. En-route, you will visit the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. You will get a chance to trek the Southern White Rhinos that were re-introduced in Uganda. You will get the opportunity to watch these lovely creatures in their natural habitats. This activity is once in a lifetime not to be missed. Later you will proceed to Murchison Falls National park for an overnight.

Overnight: Pakuba Safari Lodge

Today you will head out into the wild for an exciting early morning game drive. Murchison Falls is one of Uganda’s first protected areas that harbors a variety of wild animals for example; Elephants, Lions, Cape buffalos, Rothschild’s giraffes, hartebeests, Waterbucks, Oribis, Bushbucks, Bohor reedbucks, hyenas. Guests who are lucky also get a chance of spotting a leopard. Later in the afternoon, you will go for a boat ride upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls stopping just tens of meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron”. En-route, marvel at the toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over this 17km stretch you may see elephants, waterbucks, Uganda Kobs and crocodiles. This is also a zone of many bird species like Goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork. There you leave the boat and hike to the Top of the Falls (approx. 1 hour). See where the world’s longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment to plunge into a frothing pool 43m below. Return to the lodge for an overnight.

Overnight: Pakuba Safari Lodge

After breakfast, you will start your journey to Kibale Forest National Park through verdant countryside and past traditional homesteads and farms. Rapidly becoming a must-do destination in Uganda, Kibale Forest offers an accessible and enlightening insight into life in a tropical rainforest. Large mammals aren't so easily seen but the clouds of dazzling butterflies and gorgeous forest birds more than make up for it, and besides, Kibale is most famous for its primates and it is commonly known as the promates capital with about 13 species of primates. The commons being the Chimpanzees.. Thereafter, proceed to the farm for an overnight. 

Overnight: Kluge’s Guest Farm

After having breakfast, you will be transferred to the headquarters of the park where you will be briefed by the rangers and by around 8:00am the search of the amazing chimpanzees begins. Kibaale Forest is where the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa is exceptionally represented and as you track the chimpanzees you will have an opportunity to see other wildlife species such as the rare I’Hoest’s monkey, the black and white Colobus, Blue monkey, Grey cheeked mangabey, Red tailed monkey, Olive baboon among others. In the group, the adult males dominate the group and provide protection to the territory against the rest of the males from other territories. The chimps are located by simply listening for their pant hooting calls, and then head to the place from which they replied from. Here you can observe them as they feed, play as well as socializing with each other. The tracking takes 2-3 hours after which you will return to your lodge for lunch. In the afternoon you will go for a guided nature walk in the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. The sanctuary offers great birding opportunities and nature walks. Bigodi is also a rich cultural heritage site where you can mix with the local people to learn about their traditional activities and lifestyles. Alternatively, you can visit the beautiful Crater lakes region for a picturesque view of the breathtaking scenery.

Overnight: Kluge’s Guest Farm

After breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, named after Her Majesty the Queen of England Queen Elizabeth II. You will be viewing the mystical Rwenzori Mountain ranges for the most of your journey. Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. It is covered by Savannah vegetation, humid forests, lakes and fertile wetlands which makes it the ideal habitat for a variety of wildlife species like buffaloes, elephants, warthogs, baboons and Lions. It also has over 600 bird species. You will have the opportunity to hike along the foothills of Mt.Rwenzori en-route to the park. Later proceed to Queen Elizabeth and time allowing, you will have an evening game drive.

Overnight: Park View Safari Lodge

Rise up early to go for a morning game drive to catch-up with the early risers and predators returning to their hideouts. You will most likely meet grazing Hippos, Elephants, and Lions, spotted Hyenas, bush buck, water buck, stripped jackal, comical warthogs and the elusive leopard. Later in the afternoon, you will go for a boat ride on Kazinga Channel. The Kazinga Channel is home to many of the captivating species that inhabit the park and taking a boat ride along it gives tourists a chance to cruise just meters from the enormous hippos and buffalos while elephants linger on the shores. Later return to your accommodation for an overnight.

Overnight: Park View Safari Lodge

After breakfast, you will start your journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. En-route, you will have a game drive in Ishasha sector which is the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The place is famously known for its tree climbing Lions. You will thus have a game drive in search of them. Later proceed to the home of the rare mountain gorillas. You will relax at your accommodation for the night as you prepare for the next day’s activity.

Overnight: Lake Mulehe Safari Lodge

After breakfast with your packed lunch, your guide will drive you to the park headquarters for briefing about the do’s and don’ts during your gorilla trekking. Your gorilla family tracking will start immediately after the briefing. This is a memorable and an amazing experience watching the Mountain gorillas feed, play around and also do their day to day activities. This activity can take 2 hours or even up to 8 hours since its dependent on the location and movement of the gorillas. Also expect to walk long distances in muddy and steep conditions- this will require you to have a walking stick. On meeting the gorillas, you will spend one hour with them as you take photos. Later, you will drive to the calm and chilly Lake Bunyonyi for an overnight. This is a nice place to relax and unwind after a rewarding encounter with the Gentle Giants.

Overnight: Lake Bunyonyi Arcadia Cottages

Start the day with an early morning breakfast. Thereafter, you will start your journey back to Entebbe. You will have a stop by the Equator where you take some photos and buy some take home souvenirs. Proceed to Entebbe to arrive in time for your departure flight.


Webale! Thank you for choosing GoExplore Safaris to be your African Guide and we hope to take you on more East African Journeys.





Inclusions
  • All relevant Government taxes
  • Park fees
  • Ground transportation
  • Gorilla & Chimpanzee permits
  • Water in the vehicle for all overland sectors
  • Services of a qualified English-Speaking Driver Guide
  • Meals as showed in the itinerary
  • Accommodation as showed in the itinerary
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
Exclusions
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight Ticket Fare
  • Visa Fees
  • Tips while on the safari
  • Others not mentioned in the safari Itinerary
Payment

A deposit of 40% is required when booking this safari. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.