This extensive trip explores Uganda's best national parks, combining some superb scenery and wildlife. Take a boat trip to the foot of the mighty Murchison Falls, track chimpanzee troops in the Kibale Forest, enjoy the wildlife and birdlife of Queen Elizabeth National Park on game-drives and boat trips and visit the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Your adventure ends with a few nights in the small but pretty park of Lake Mburo, with a final night on the shore of Lake Victoria.
View the powerful Murchison Falls by boat and on foot.
Search for mountain gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Explore the Kibale Forest looking for chimpanzees.
See wildlife such as tree-climbing lions, eland, buffalo, elephant and more on safari.
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- Murchison Falls National Park
- Kibale Forest National Park
- Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Day 1 International outbound flight
International outbound flight
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Entebbe.
Day 2 Murchison Falls National Park
Meet your driver/guide at the airport and set off, with a picnic lunch, for the Murchison Falls National Park. The journey will take you through rural scenery and colourful villages. This is a full day's drive, and a great introduction to the varying landscapes of Uganda. Settle into your room at the Nile Safari Camp and relax for the rest of the afternoon.
Day 3 Murchison Falls National Park
Day 4 Murchison Falls National Park
Day 5 Kibale Forest National Park
Day 6 Kibale Forest National Park
Day 7 Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 8 Queen Elizabeth National Park
This morning you can go on a game-drive on the Kasenyi Track, an area which is one of the best places to look for big cats, as well as herds of elephants and solitary buffalos, and of course the fairly common Ugandan kob. This afternoon you will do a boat trip on the Kazinga Channel, which is a lovely change of scene from being in a vehicle, and is best in the afternoons when animals such as elephant and waterbuck come to the water to drink. Birdlife along the shore is equally impressive, including malachite kingfishers, saddle-billed stork and pink-backed pelicans.
Day 9 Ishasha
Day 10 Ishasha
The Ishasha Plains in the southern section of Queen Elizabeth National Park are incredibly beautiful, with driving trails weaving between lantana bushes and looping around sycamore fig trees. The area is famous for tree-climbing lions, but they aren't the only animals to see here! The area is filled with buffaloes, elephants, Ugandan kobs and unusually large herds of topi along with a huge variety of bird life and black and white colobus monkeys.
Day 11 Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Day 12 Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Gorilla tracking day! You will have a briefing at the park headquarters nearby before being driven to the trailhead for your trek. The walk will take between one and three hours to find the gorillas and you can spend an hour with them once they've been located, watching them groom, eat and play. You will then trek out of the forest and be driven back to your lodge for a well earned hot shower and hearty dinner.
Day 13 Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
On the edge of Bwindi is a village called Buhoma, home to a large community of people. You will spend a few hours learning how to weave baskets with the women while you enjoy a cup of tea and snacks. The women use basket weaving as a social activity and often to start a career. This is a great opportunity to interact and experience everyday life for women in this area.
Day 14 Entebbe
Day 15 International return flight
Entebbe , International return flight
You will be driven to the airport today.
Day 16 International return flight
International return flight
Arrive home today to complete your journey.
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