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9 Days Uganda Safari

Come and discover Uganda’s rich, green and pristine natural resources with Wal-mark Africa Safaris that will provide a great array of eco-tourism activities to enjoy.

Trip Highlights

Day 1: Kampala-MFNP/Visit to the top of the falls
Day 2: Morning game drive/Launch cruise
Day 3: Transfer to Kibale forest lodge
Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking/visit to the crater
Day 5: Spend a half day in Semuliki /transfer to Queen national park
Day 6: Morning game drive/Boat trip
Day 7: Chimpanzee tracking & transfer to Bwindi via Ishasha sector
Day 8: Gorilla tracking and afternoon community walk
Day 9: Return back to Kampala


Day 1: Kampala – Murchison Falls National Park
Start your drive to Murchison Falls National Park with a stop over for lunch in Masindi Town. Continue to the park with variety of attractions like mammal species and bird species including the world’s most accessible wild population of the rare shoebill stork. On arrival at Paraa, drive to the “Top of the falls” for a breathtaking sight of the raging Nile as it forces its way through a rocky gap just about six meters wide. Transfer to Red Chilli Camp for dinner and over night stay or alternatively take a ferry to the northern bank of the River Nile and stay at Paraa Safari lodge.

Day 2: Game Drives, Launch Trips
Begin the day with an early morning game drive expect to see giraffes, antelopes, lions, elephants, and the Uganda kobs. The bird life is also impressive, with the eagle and rare shoe bill stock being one of the prized sightings. Your guide will show you the Congo Blue Mountains, in the clear morning and also if you are a bird lover, reach the Kob mating grounds. Have lunch and then leave for a launch cruise on the Nile. The cruise takes you to the Bottom of the thundering falls where you will see huge crocodiles, schools of hippos, buffaloes, elephants and a variety of water birds like herons, cormorants, ducks, bee-eaters, kingfishers, skimmers, fish eagles and sometimes the rare shoebill.
Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari lodge / Sambiya river lodge / Redchilli rest camp.

Day 3: Drive to Fortportal
After an early breakfast, drive to Fort portal with lunch enroute. Drive through traditional homesteads and farms that will make you enjoy the beautiful scenery across that part of the country.
Dinner and overnight at Primates Lodge / Mountains of the Moon Hotel Chimpanzee view guest house / Travellers Inn.

Day 4: Chimpanzee Viewing in Kibale National Park
Get ready for the early morning chimpanzee viewing in Kibale National Park an activity that creates drama in the rain forest. Don’t miss to be part of the drama because you would have missed fun with your close cousins. Continue and have a nature walk to view the butterflies and other insects plus a visit to the tropical swamps and their vegetation. Chances of seeing some water birds and also enjoy the cool winds of the forest flora and fauna. Have lunch and then go for an evening tour to the crater region which is referred to as “the top of the world zone”, the natural bridge and a view of the snow cap on the Rwenzori on a clear day.
Dinner and over night atPrimate Lodge/ Mountains of the Moon Hotel / Chimpanzee view guest house / Travellers Inn.

Day 5: Tour Semuliki National Park
Past breakfast, visit the Semliki National Park, this park has fantastic scenery, hot springs, forest jungle walk, birding, primates viewing and River Semuliki meanders. At “Mungu Ni Mukubwa’’while in the mountains, the road offers scenic views of the meandering river, fuming hot springs and tropical rain forest. Also visit the Bambuti (pygmy) community. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the Sempaya hot springs before driving to Queen Elizabeth National Park viewing the mystical Rwenzori Mountain range for much of the journey.
Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge / Simba safari Camp.

Day 6: Game Viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Have an early morning breakfast and then go for the morning game drive to the Kasenyi Kob mating ground. During the activity, search for lions, buffaloes, elephants, and other wild animals in their natural habitat before returning for lunch. After lunch, go for the afternoon launch cruise along the Kazinga Channel, a natural water way between Lake Edward and Lake George Expect to see elephants, buffaloes drinking water along the shores plus hundreds of hippos
Retire for dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge / Simba safari camp.

Day 7: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kyambura Gorge
Wake up very early for breakfast and then set off for Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Wildlife Reserve. Drive through a grassland area, and come across an astonishing gorge of a hundred meters deep, sheltered with tropical rainforest, hike into the gorge of the Kyambura River and seek for the wild chimpanzees. Get back for lunch and then depart from Queen Elizabeth National Park via the Ishasha sector famous for its mysterious tree climbing Lions towards Bwindi. The panoramic route runs through a lush countryside while you pass traditional homesteads and farms.
Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Community Bandas or Gorilla resort Camp / Buhoma Lodge.

Day 8: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
After breakfast, go for a briefing with the UWA officials before going for gorilla tracking. Remember to pack your Lunch. Expect to trek for either long or short hours depending on where the Gorillas built there nest last night. The time taken to track these giant apes is unpredictable however it can be between 2-8 hours.
Dinner and overnight at Gorilla resort camp/Buhoma Lodge / Buhoma community bandas.

Day 9: Return to Kampala
Return to Kampala with a stopover for lunch in Mbarara. Enroute, stopover at the equator to participate in the water experiment and get to know changes in your body weight while at the equator. Carry on and stop at the Mpambire drum village, a chance to buy yourself a locally made drum.
Continue to Kampala for an overnight stay at your lodge or to catch up with your late evening flight back home.

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