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7 Days/6 Nights Discover Uganda Discover Life Safari

Uganda.

Tour Highlights

This 7 day safari will take you to the very best Uganda has to offer in terms of the wild exposure. Journey to the top Wildlife Parks in Uganda – Murchison Falls Park, Queen Elizabeth Park – add to that Chimpanzee Trekking at Kibale Forest National Park.

01Day 1: Program

Kampala --- Murchison Falls National Park

Today you will embark on your safari. Journey through Uganda’s historical and scenic towns of Nakasogola, Masindi to Uganda’s largest National Park. You will have a brief lunch stopover at one of the town before proceeding to your safari destination. You will arrive in the evening on time to check in in your hotel where you will have the rest of your evening at leisure. Or opt for an evening game drive if you’re lodging at the northern bank.

Lunch & Dinner

02Day 2: Program

Murchison Falls National Game Park

Today will be the highlight of your trip. ‘the early bird catches the worm’ this proverb is so true to this day, Awake early to the beautiful songs of the wild, catch the beautiful morning sun rise, take a quick cup of coffee or tea with a snack to warm your tummy and set out for the early morning game drive. The early start offers a better chance to find elusive predators such as Lions, Hyenas, Leopard, and Jackal as they are still out actively hunting. Explore the game trails towards the Lake Albert delta which is concentrated with big game such as the Elephants, Buffaloes, Giraffes, the humorous looking warthogs and the list is endless. Enjoy the beautiful savannah landscape that is immersed with plenty of life and wonderful scenery. The game drive will last for 4 hours, and you will return to your lodge for breakfast and rest.

After lunch set out for a 2 hour boat Cruise on River Nile which sets off at Paraa, going upstream to the base of the world’s most powerful Murchison Falls. The boat cruise offers an array of wildlife sightings. Animals such as Crocodiles, Hippos, and lizards are a common sight throughout the cruise. Big game such Buffaloes, Elephants and Antelopes are regular visitors at the river banks and can be sighted drinking and cooling off the heat by the banks. On getting to the bottom of the Murchison Falls, you will Hike to the top of the falls where your driver guide will pick you and drive you back to your Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

03Day 3: Program

Murchison Falls National Park – Kibale National Park

After your early Breakfast you will leave for Kibale Forest. This is an eight hour plus drive and you will have a break of the journey by having lunch at one of the hotels in the town of Hoima along the road to Kibale Forest.
You will arrive late at Kibale Forest where you will check into the lodge of your choice.

Option: You can reduce the drive-time by stopping and staying overnight at Lake Albert Lodge on the Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve down the scenic Western Rift Escarpment overlooking Lake Albert. This option would make this an 8 day safari.

Dinner & Over Night

04Day 4: Program

Kibale National Park: Primate Trail & Bigodi Swamp Nature Walk

Take an early breakfast before your primate tracking adventure in the forest. Choose between the half day tracking experience - or a full day chimp habituation adventure. As you search for Kibale’s resident chimpanzees, keep an eye out for other primates such as grey-cheeked mangabeys along with l’Hoest’s, red colobus, red-tailed and blue monkeys. Your expert guide will share the secrets of the forest’s flora and fauna, ensuring that the trail is both informative and enjoyable.
After lunch, for those not on participating in chimp habituation, the Bigodi Women’s Group will take you on a fascinating boardwalk trail through the papyrus swamp of the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. Finish this action-packed day with a cultural performance or a sunset drink at a nearby lodge.

05Day 5: Program

Kibale National Park - X- Queen Elizabeth National Park

A guide from Kibale Association for Rural and Environmental Development (KAFRED) will take you on a fascinating cultural tour of the Bigodi homesteads, where you will observe the preparation of food and learn traditional weaving techniques with Bigodi Women’s Group. From here you will continue your journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Before we check in at your lodge, you will take the most scenic Katwe Explosion Crater drive. 27 kilometers of scenic wonders. It is the highest point of Queen Elizabeth Park with splendid views of the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon, the Western Rift Escarpment with the vast Savannah below, Lake George and Lake Edwards connected by the natural Kazinga Channel – there are about 12 explosion craters, made famous recently by a picture in National Geographics.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

06Day 6: Program

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Today wake up early to begin your first game drive. The game drive will begin with the crack of dawn which is about 6:30 am. Mornings are also a time where you see more of the predators return from their night of prowling and there is nothing like a Savannah Sunrise.

After lunch embark on an afternoon boat ride at 3 pm: A Boat Safari ride on Kazinga Channel offers one of the highest concentration of hippos in Africa, you can get some great pictures of elephants, antelopes, crocodiles, monitor lizards, predators in late afternoon and buffaloes on shore. Hopefully, you will get an open-mouthed hippo shot with your camera. After your 2 -3 Hours boat ride, your driver will drive you back to your lodge.

Dinner and overnight.

07Day 7: Program

Queen Elizabeth National Park – Kampala

After your early breakfast depart from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Kampala. En-route you will stop at the Igongo Cultural center for a lunch break and thereafter, have another shot break at the equator.

Meal Plan {Breakfast & Lunch}

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Activities
  • Top of the falls viewing
  • Morning game drive
  • Afternoon Boat ride
  • Top of the Falls Hike
  • En-route lunch
  • Chimp tracking
  • Bigodi community excursion/nature walk
  • Evening Game drive
  • Dinner & Overnight
  • Morning Game drive
  • Afternoon Boat ride
  • Equator stop over