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Ugandan Safaris

3 DAYS MURCHINSON FALLS

Murchison Falls National Park is one of the most spectacular parks in Uganda, and indeed in the whole of Africa. This is Uganda's largest National park with 3,840km2 and has the most intense concentration of animals along the river. Here is the awe-inspiring Murchison Falls, where the River Nile forces itself through a narrow crevice and then plunges 40mts in one breathtaking leap. Detailed Itineraries

4 DAYS GORILLA TRACKING IN BWINDI

This offers the opportunity of one hour stay closer to the endangered and rare mountain Gorillas. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park inhabits about 360 mountain gorillas, which is half of the world's total population of about 700 mountain gorillas.

Day 1: Kampala - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (L, D)

Your Gorilla tracking journey begins from Kampala early in the morning by road and head south-westwards approximately 8-10hrs drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The park is best known for its Mountain Gorillas, primate presence and stunning bird population. 

You will have a short stop at the Equator for an educational talk as well as a photographic opportunity. The journey then continues to Mbarara where there will be a stopover stop for lunch. 

After lunch,drive onwards; a drive that will take you through Uganda’s rolling green hills through the highlands, also known as the ‘Switzerland of Uganda’ before making the final journey to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home of the mountain gorilla. Check in at your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (B, L, D)

This morning you will have to wake up very early to get ready for the most thrilling activity of Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park! Report at the ranger station at 8:00am with your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear where the guides will take you to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. Gorilla tracking in Bwindi can take between a few hours and the whole day depending on the group that is being tracked. 

The guides describe the surroundings and the lifestyle of the animals in depth. After tracking, you can relax at your accommodation or go for a guided village walk to visit the Local Batwa Community returning in time for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Bwindi National Park - Lake Mburo National Park (B, L, D)

After breakfast the safari will proceed to Lake Mburo National Park. The drive takes approximately 7-8 hours with scenic views on the way all through.

You will have a stopover in Mbarara town for lunch before making the final descent to Lake Mburo National Park.Upon arrival in Lake Mburo National Park and checking in at your accommodation, you will go for an afternoon boat trip. 

This park is an extension of the Tanzanian Plains with big herds of Zebra, Impala, Eland and other savannah species. For birders, this is one of the best places to find African Fin foot, Papyrus, Bush Shrike. Go for an evening game drive. Retire for the evening and spend the night at your accommodation.

Day 4: Lake Mburo National Park - Kampala (B,L)

 This is the final day of your trip. After breakfast, have a guided nature walk and then proceed to Kampala which is approximately 3 to 4hrs drive. This drive will take you across the Equator where you will stop for photography as well as an informative talk, a stop at the Royal Drum makers is so rewarding, arriving in Kampala in the evening.

End of Safari

 NOTE:This Safari can be reversed to start with Lake Mburo National Park and end with Bwindi National Park 

Please note that this is a guideline program that maybe customized according to travelers’ needs and preferences. The variations are normally made to improve the tour and your experience.

Tour includes

•Transportation from the meeting to the departure point

•1 Expert, English-speaking local driver/guide

•All accommodations while on tour

•Meal as indicated in the itinerary

•Park Entrance fees

•Gorilla permit

•Pre-tour briefing and itinerary document, maps and postcards

Tour excludes

•International flight ( can be arranged if required )

•Visa and personal insurance.

•Drinks , tips and gratuities

•Personal expenses (laundry, souvenirs, etc.).

•Any item or activity not mentioned in the tour package.

Accommodation

Nights 1 & 2(Accomodation options)

Buhoma Community Camp Rating: Budget

This fun, friendly camp is perched on a hillside at the entrance to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. It’s Buhoma’s best value accommodation, and as an added bonus you may even spot a gorilla in the grounds! 

Engangi Lodge Rating: Midrange

Engagi Lodge is a small, simple lodge located approximately four kilometres from the Bwindi park headquarters at Buhoma, where you start and end your gorilla tracking excursions. 

Mahogany Springs Rating: upmarket

Set back on the pristine waters of the Munyanga river and facing the Impenetrable forest the natural setting of Mahogany Springs is beyond imagination. 



Night 3 (Accomodation options)

Arcadia Cottages Lake Mburo

Rating: Budget

Arcadia Cottages Lake Mburo is located in Lake Mburo national park which is one of the closest national parks to the capital city Kampala. Lake Mburo national park is less than 4 hours drive from Kampala. The cottages are situated inside the park and close to the lake 

Mantana Tented Camp Lake Mburo

Rating: Midrange

Situated high up on a hillside off the main route to the park headquarters is this tented camp with views stretching far and wide. Each of the 9 tents is on private decks with spectacular view and caters for two people.  

 Mihingo Lodge 

Rating: upmarket

Mihingo Lodge is a peaceful and exclusive retreat adjacent to Lake Mburo National Park . It features ten rooms which are built on wooden platforms with stilts, covered by a thatched roof.  

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