10-Day Murchison Falls Including Big 5, Chimp, Gorilla Trekking

10-Day Murchison Falls Including Big 5, Chimp, Gorilla Trekking

$3,333 (Per Adult)

$333 (Per Adult) / Day

(Includes)

  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Accomodation
  • Sightseeing

Duration10 day(s)

LocationUganda

Start PointEntebbe

End PointLake Bunyonyi

AvailabilityJun 06 , 2019 to Dec 31 , 2021

No Add-ons for this package

Summary

Let Home to Africa take you on this remarkable trip into the Pearl of Africa filled with Rhino tracking, boat trips to the base of the Murchison Falls and along the Kazinga Channel, hiking (if you like) to the top of the Murchison Falls, game drives (Murchison, Queen and Ishasha), chimp, & gorilla trekking.

Activities

  • Animal Tracking
  • Boat Cruise
  • Canoeing
  • Evening Drives
  • Game Walk
  • Morning Drives
  • Scenic Drive
  • Game drive
  • Culture

Places

  • Entebbe, Uganda
  • Kibale National Park, Uganda
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
  • Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda
  • Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

Physical Condition

  • Normal Physical Condition

Connectivity

  • WiFi and phone coverage at most lodges

Day-by-day Description

Day 1Arrive Entebbe, pick up and overnight at the booked hotel.

Activities Included

Scenic Drive

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport you will be received by a Home to Africa assigned driver/guide who will welcome you to Uganda – the Pearl of Africa. Thereafter, you will be transferred to the booked accommodation. In case you have had an early landing in Uganda, you can proceed to visit the Entebbe Botanical Garden. The Garden is one of the places around Entebbe where you can spot many species of birds and a few primates such as: the black and white colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys. It is also a place of tranquility and peace, a feast for the eyes and there is notable absence of people and you simply immerse in nature, the sounds of birds breaking the stillness of the moment.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

Entebbe Botanical Garden, Entebbe, Uganda

Day 2Transfer to Murchison Falls NP with rhino tracking in Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Activities Included

Animal Tracking Evening Drives Morning Drives Scenic Drive

After breakfast, the assigned driver (guide) will pick you from the hotel and hit the road to Murchison Falls National Park. The highlights of this park include: the roaring rapids of the Murchison, the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest National Park where you will have the chance of viewing lions, giraffes, hartebeest, buffalo, and elephants. Then surely you will be fascinated by the concentration of hippos and the Nile crocodiles here. En route, make a visit to Zziwa Rhino sanctuary for your first Big 5 experience where you will have an hour of rhino tracking. Another stop will be in Masindi in order to enjoy your lunch. Continue to the park and check in to your accommodation to relax for the Evening.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Uganda

Day 3Murchison game drive and afternoon boat trip to the base of the falls.

Activities Included

Boat Cruise Hiking Morning Drives Scenic Drive Game drive

Have your breakfast, depart for an early morning game drive across the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest National Park and look out for: lions, giraffes, hartebeest, buffalo, and elephants. For any birder, there are quite a number of birds to sight too during the drive. Return to the accommodation for some rest time and lunch. OPTIONAL: If interested, you may opt for the hot air balloon safari (instead) at an extra cost as may be specified on the ground. After lunch you will head out for the boat trip to the base of Murchison Falls where you will also be able to catch sight of more animals including Hippos and Crocodiles and several water birds. Continue with a hike (if you like) to the top of the falls. The hike may be a strenuous one but the thrill on reaching the top is unforgettable. Miss it only if you must. Return to your accommodation and have a relaxed evening.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

Murchison Falls Uganda, Uganda

Day 4Exit Murchison Falls National Park and transfer to Kibale Forest National Park.

Activities Included

Morning Drives Scenic Drive Game drive

After breakfast at your accommodation, depart right away for Kibale Forest National Park. The drive is quite long but incredibly scenic, passing through villages, lush green countryside and hills dotted with tea plantations which characterize this part of Uganda. You won’t get bored at all. Kibale NP is popular for its primates like the chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, L'Hoest's monkey, Uganda mangabey (Lophocebus ugandae). On your chimpanzee trails, these can be seen swinging in the forest trees and others feeding on the wild fruits. You will reach and do little but check into your accommodation where you will have dinner and the overnight rest.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

Kibale National Park, Uganda

Day 5Chimp tracking Kibale Forest and afternoon transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP.

Activities Included

Animal Tracking Scenic Drive

Have breakfast and head to the rangers’ post where you will receive some briefing on the dos and don’ts during chimp trekking. Thereafter, you will proceed to trek the chimps in the Kibale Forest. An experienced ranger guide will take you chimp tracking (Kibale Forest) and you will be amazed by the presence of primates here. Once you locate the chimpanzees, you will have a full hour in their presence. You will return to the lodge for lunch and thereafter you will head out for Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will arrive in the evening and overnight at your booked accommodation.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kasese, Uganda

Day 6Undertake morning game drive and later go on a boat trip on the Kazinga Channel.

Activities Included

Boat Cruise Evening Drives Morning Drives Game drive

Be up early and have your breakfast. Proceed for a morning game drive in Uganda’s most precious treasure. Wonder into the Kasenyi plains and be on the look for: Lions, Elephants, Bush bucks, Cape Buffaloes, Waterbucks, Giant Forest Hogs, Uganda kob, among others. Return to your accommodation for some rest time and lunch. After lunch, you will go for a 2-hour boat trip on the Kazinga Channel which connects Lakes George and Edward and you will surely be fascinated by the concentrations of giant hippos, elephants and crocodiles among others. You will also see many varieties of birds at the water shores. You will have dinner and overnight at your accommodation.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

Kazinga Channel, Uganda

Day 7Exit Queen, transfer to Bwindi NP with en route game viewing in Ishasha (South).

Activities Included

Evening Drives Scenic Drive Wilderness Trail Game drive

Enjoy your breakfast and check out of your accommodation as you get ready to embark on the journey to Bwindi national park passing through the Ishasha plains which lie in the southern part of the Queen Elizabeth national park that are a full gaze of spectacular big mammals. Lookout for plenty wildlife in these plains such as the climbing lions, elephants, buffaloes, and much more game. On reaching your accommodation in Bwindi you will not do much except for relaxing and enjoying the ambiance of the wild forest of Bwindi impenetrable forest and sleeping overnight.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

ishasha sector, Uganda

Day 8Gorilla trekking Bwindi and (optional) community, cultural encounter or just relax.

Activities Included

Animal Tracking Culture

After an early breakfast and a briefing by a ranger guide, you will enter the gorilla sanctuary for your adventure. The beauty of this rain forest is spectacular! The area offers dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The time taken and the terrain vary with the movements of these great primates. Once you locate a gorilla group, you will be allowed an hour in their presence. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle and endangered giants is an awesome, exciting experience to be long savored. Return for lunch at the lodge before embarking on a nature and community walk around the Bwindi to meet the indigenous people and learn more about the community and the history as they in turn treat you to music and drama. Return to the lodge for dinner.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

Day 9Drive to Lake Bunyonyi and enjoy the canoe trek on the lake then relax.

Activities Included

Canoeing Scenic Drive Culture

Have a relaxed breakfast at the lodge and thereafter, drive off to Lake Bunyonyi. The lake is framed by lush, green-terraced hills that reach a height of (2,200 – 2,478m) but it’s the 29 islands of various shapes and sizes scattered across the water that make it most magical — you could admire them all day. Enjoy a canoe trek on the lake which will introduce you to the major islands and their rich history but also there will be some great time spent in the traditional dugout canoe. Thereafter, return to the accommodation for more relaxation with some spectacular view of the Bunyonyi right in front of you.

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda

Day 10Exit Bunyonyi and return to Entebbe Airport to catch flight back home.

Activities Included

Scenic Drive

Have a relaxed breakfast at the accommodation with spectacular view of the Bunyonyi little islands just right in front of you and thereafter embark on your return journey to Entebbe Airport. Expect en route lunch and a stop at the Uganda Equator line mark in Kayabwe for some memorable photos and maybe buying some art pieces of interest. Proceed with the journey arriving late afternoon/evening for drop off at the airport to catch your flight back home. We hope to see you (or any referral) when next, you visit and thanks for choosing Home to Africa!

Other Benefits (On Arrival)

  • Transfer

Location

Uganda Equator, Kayabwe, Uganda

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$3,333 Duration: 10 day(s)

Children Not Allowed

Destination

Uganda