Arrive in Uganda and visit Jinja for the exhilarating white water rafting. Transfer to Murchison and expect the roaring rapids of the Falls and game drive. Kibale Forest NP is your next destination for the chimp trekking. After chimp trekking Kibale, proceed to Queen Elizabeth NP. Expect boat trip on the Kazinga Channel and game drive. Head to Bwindi for the ultimate gorilla trekking then transfer to Lake Mburo NP. Finally, your flight out will be in Entebbe Airport.
Let Home to Africa take you on this remarkable safari into the Pearl of Africa that the Fond Memory will not be forgotten so soon.
Fun: white water rafting, boat trips to the base of the falls and along the Kazinga Channel, game drive, hiking (if you like) to the top of the falls, Kibale chimp trekking and the epic Bwindi gorilla trekking.
Bragging Right: Being at the source of the Nile River and the top of the mighty Murchison Falls, Close encounter with the chimps and gorilla firsthand in their natural habitat, touring the Pearl of Africa.
My trip at a glance
|Day and Date||Destination||Attention||Accommodation||Meals|
|Day One||Entebbe Airport | Lodge||
|Day Two||Jinja | Source of the Nile||
||Cassia Lodge||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.|
|Day Three||Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary | Murchison Falls NP||
||Pakuba safari Lodge||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
|Day Four||Murchison Falls NP||
||Pakuba Safari Lodge||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
|Day Five||Kibale Forest NP||
||Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
|Day Six||Kibale NP | Queen Elizabeth NP||
||The Bush Lodge||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
|Day Seven||Queen Elizabeth NP||
||Bakiga Lodge||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
|Day Eight||Bwindi Impenetrable NP||
||Bakiga Lodge||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
|Day Nine||Bwindi NP | Lake Mburo NP||
||Rwakobo Rock||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
|Day Ten||Lake Mburo NP | Entebbe||
||Not Provided (Unless requested)||Breakfast, Lunch.|
My trip Step – by – Step
Day 1: Arrive and overnight in the booked accommodation.
Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport you will be met by a Home to Africa representative who will welcome you to Uganda – the Pearl of Africa. Thereafter, you will be transferred to your booked accommodation where you will relax and have the overnight stay. In case, you have had an early landing in Uganda, you may opt for an afternoon ride around the city. Expect excursion to places like the Kasubi Tombs, the Buganda Palace, Uganda Martyrs Shrine to mention but a few.
Day 2: Go to Jinja: visit source of the Nile River plus white water rafting.
You will have your breakfast and thereafter travel to Jinja where you will get to see the source of the Nile River and then enjoy half day white water rafting. What better way to start your safari than to experience firsthand this most exciting, exhilarating and heart-pounding adventure? Get wet! Get wild! Get rafting! In fact, no experience is required to undertake this epic adventure on the Nile.
After enjoying the white water rafting, you will have lunch and possibly do some ride around Jinja then embark on a return journey to your booked accommodation in Kampala. You will arrive in the evening to relax, enjoy dinner and the overnight stay.
Day 3: Transfer to Murchison Falls NP with detour rhino tracking in Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary
Your Guide/driver will pick you from the accommodation and head out for 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. For any birder, Murchison Falls boasts 450 bird species including the elusive shoebill stork, dwarf king fisher, the white-thigh hornbill, and the Goliath heron among others.
En route, make a detour 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 into your accommodation to relax for the Evening.
Day 4: Murchison morning game drive and afternoon boat trip to the base of the falls.
Have your breakfast, depart for an early morning game drive across the rolling plains of Uganda’s largest National Park where you will have the opportunity of viewing lions, giraffes, hartebeest, buffalo, and elephants. For any birder, these area supports the secretary bird and black chested snake eagle to name a few. Return to your accommodation for lunch.
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.
Day 5: Exit Murchison Falls and transfer to Kibale Forest NP.
After breakfast at your accommodation, drive to the top of the falls (if you didn’t hike) where you will have a spectacular view of the falls. Else, depart right away for Kibale Forest National Park after breakfast.
Kibale is popular for its primates like the chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, mangabeys and red-tailed monkeys. On your chimpanzee trails, these are regularly 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.
Day 6: Chimp trekking in Kibale Forest and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP.
After Breakfast, you will move to the trekking point to be briefed about the dos and don’ts during chimp trekking (which starts at 8.00am). Thereafter, you will be led by a ranger guide into the forest to sight these amazing human-like primates. You will also be able to sight other primates including: Colobus monkeys, Red-tailed monkeys and grey cheeked Mangabeys swinging through the dense forest. You will also have the opportunity to see lots of birds, butterflies and many small forest insects.
During the trekking, the guide will provide detailed explanations on not only primates, but also on all the forest fauna and flora to ensure that your walk is both informative and enjoyable. You will thereafter return to the accommodation for lunch and after which you will head out for Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will arrive in the evening and overnight at your booked accommodation.
Day 7: Queen’s Morning game drive and boat trip on the Kazinga channel.
On this day, you will have a game drive and launch trip (boat trip) on the Kazinga Channel. Early in the morning, you will go out for a game drive through the park with magnificent views of the plains, valleys, terraced hills and abundance of wild animals like: reedbuck, bushbuck, kob, warthogs, elephants, lions, buffaloes and so much more. Have a break and relax as you eat lunch served at the lodge.
The afternoon adventure entails a launch trip (boat trip) on the Kazinga Channel, a water stream joining Lake Edward and Lake George. The channel attracts a large school of hippos and Nile crocodiles, besides the variety of birds that flock the reed shores like: the pelicans, kingfishers, saddle billed stork and sometimes the crowned cranes. Return to your accommodation in time for your dinner.
Day 8: Exit Queen and transfer to Bwindi with en route game drive in Ishasha area.
Have breakfast then set off for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park through the Isasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park – famously known for its resident tree-climbing lions. The chance of spotting these lions is about 70% though sometimes they are really hard to spot (most especially when they’re down in the grassland looking for prey). Hoping you get the chance to spot them, the sight will be spectacular!
Continue to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi is a big habitat for mountain gorillas in Uganda (harboring an estimated 400 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population) including several habituated groups which can be tracked. With a strenuous day ahead, you will do less on arrival but just check in your accommodation, relax as you prepare for the Bwindi gorilla trekking experience the following day.
Day 9: Go gorilla trekking Bwindi and Transfer to Lake Mburo NP.
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 to your lodge. Have your lunch and thereafter check out for a transfer to Lake Mburo NP. You will reach Mburo late evening and check into your accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.
OPTIONAL: There is night game drive which you can join at an extra cost as may be specified on the ground. During the night game drive, expect to sight nocturnal creatures including huge snakes, python, hyena, owls and the elusive leopard (on a lucky day) among others.
Day 10: Mburo morning game drive and depart for your flight out in Entebbe.
Have your breakfast and then proceed for the exciting morning game drive where you will have the chance to see different animals such as the Eland, Zebras, Topis, Cape Buffalos, Sitatunga and other mammals. Thereafter, exit Mburo for Entebbe Airport to catch your flight out. We do recommend for a late afternoon/evening outbound flight schedule for this day (if flying out). We hope to see you (or any referral) when next, you visit and thanks for choosing Home to Africa!
|Travelers||Price/Person||Discount From Base|
|Solo Traveler||4277||Base Price|
|2 Persons Sharing||3141||26.56%|
|3 Persons Sharing||2994||30%|
|4 Persons Sharing||2836||33.69%|
|5 Persons Sharing||2780||35%|
|6 Or More Persons Sharing||2640||38.27%|