On this 6 days Uganda safari, each day offers a unique sight and sound. The first place to visit will be the Murchison falls national park, Uganda’s oldest and largest national park with her profusion of mammals, and the world’s most powerful waterfall; Kibale forest national park for the chimpanzees and Isunga cultural community and eventually a true birder’s haven; Semuliki National Park with its fascinating hot springs.
We take care of your tastes and preferences by picking the best tour guide, finest destinations in the country, amazing accommodation facilities and a very comfortable travel vehicle. Pickup and drop off will be at Entebbe international airport; though your choice can influence our decisions.
Day 1: Pick up and transfer to Murchison Falls National Park.
On this first day of your six days adventure; meet our expert driver-guide at the agreed pickup point. He will brief you about the entire trip and then hit the road to Uganda’s oldest and largest national park after the briefing.
The drive lasts for approximately 5-6 hours, with a one-hour stopover at ziwa Rhino sanctuary to track the southern white rhinos. Lunch follows this exercise and then a drive to your lodge in the park for refreshment, dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2: Morning game drive and afternoon bottom of the falls boat cruise.
At daybreak, warm up your intestines with a tasty cup of coffee and then exit for a 3-4 hour game drive in the northern sector of the park. A region marked by savannah and with a profusion of mammals, birds, and primates notably giraffes, elephants, a herd of Cape Buffaloes, variety of antelope species, leopards and elephants; cranes, guinea fowls, Egyptian geese and many more; whistling acacia and many more. Note that sighting the big cats is by chance.
After the game drive, you will return to the lodge for lunch, and then an afternoon boat cruise to the bottom of the fall; the most powerful waterfall on earth, with a deafening sound as it squeezes through a 7 – meter gorge to the Nile River, as well as a permanent rain is seen as you hike to the top. End the day at your lodge with dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park.
After breakfast, you will check out of the lodge for a transfer to Kibale Forest National Park – but with an en-route stopover for lunch. The drive lasts for over 8-9 hours, with an en-route stopover for lunch and refreshment; a glimpse of rolling hills, vegetation and a busy street. You will check in to your lodge late in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4: Chimp trek and Isunga cultural community experience.
After an early morning breakfast meal, you will set off for the park headquarters for briefing and registration. The guides will explain some trekking rules, before accompanying you to the jungle, in search of the chimpanzee; man’s closest relatives; with 98% genes similar to that of humans. This forest harbors over 13 unique primate species, of which the majority will either encounter or listen to their sound; notably the colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, grey checked monkeys and red-tailed monkeys among others.
You may also pick interest in the unique plant species, birds, and forest mammals in the 1-6 hour search. Upon locating the chimps, you will be given one extra hour to watch the Apes and take photos, before exiting the jungle for the lodge for lunch and then Isunga cultural community. Isunga experience offers village tours, local cuisine, top of the world walk and cultural dances. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5: Transfer to Semuliki National Park – evening bird watching.
At daybreak, you will have a yummy breakfast meal and then check out of the lodge for a transfer to Uganda’s true birders’ haven- semiliki national park; the smallest park yet offering asylum to about 40% collection of the bird species in the country. The route to the park is very scenic and offers an eye-catching view of the backdrop of the snowcapped Mount. Rwenzori. You will arrive at the park for lunch, and then an evening Bird watching and sightseeing.
There are fascinating Sempaya hot springs; whose water you can boil an egg to an eating point. In the same area do you have a chance of spotting a variety of Bird species; notably the Turacos, cranes, Guinea fowls, bustard Turacos and the sought-after shoebill stock, among others.
Day 6: Morning game drive and departure.
After having the best night, wake up very early in the morning for a rewarding game drive, as you seek to find some of the morning risers getting to the field, and the night hunters return to their hideouts. The game viewing experience can last for approximately 3-4 hours, with chances of encountering prey, predators, and birds, notably; the different antelope species, elephants, warthogs, leopards and lions among others.
Thereafter return to the lodge for breakfast, before checking out for a transfer to the airport but with an en-route stopover at the equator point to take photos, watch the demonstrations and have lunch.
End of safari.