Uganda Wildlife Safari -7 Days

A seven day Uganda wildlife tour that begins with a visit to Murchison Falls through to major Uganda wildlife and primate parks including Kibale Forest and Queen Elizabeth National Parks. The main activities in this Uganda wildlife safari include game drives , launch cruise in , bird watching, chimpanzee trekking , hiking and nature walks.

The Uganda Wildlife tour experience begins at Murchison Falls Protected Area that comprises of Murchison Falls National Park , Bugungu and Karuma Wildlife Reserves. The park derives its name from the Murchison Falls where the mighty River Nile explodes through a narrow gorge and flows down to become a placid river whose banks are thronged with hippos, crocodiles, waterbucks and buffaloes. The vegetation is characterized by savannah, riverine forest and woodland. Wildlife includes lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, hartebeests, oribis, Uganda kobs, chimpanzees and many bird species including the rare shoebill. At Murchison Falls National Park, nature walks can be conducted at Rabongo Forest, top of the falls and Kaniyo Pabidi in Budongo Forest.

 The Uganda tour then proceeds to Kibale National Park , with lush tropical rainforest and fascinating diversity of animals.Kibale National Park is one of the most beautiful and stunning forests in Uganda and worth protecting as it is home to the largest number of Primates in East Africa.These include the endangered chimpanzee, as well as the red colobus monkey and the rare L’Hoest’s monkey. The forest has one of the highest diversity and density of primates in Africa totaling 13 species including the black and white colobus, blue monkey and grey-cheeked mangabey, red tailed monkey, bush babies and pottos. The park also hosts over 325 species of birds including the yellow spotted nicator, yellow rumped tinkerbird, littlegreenbul, green breasted pitta, African pitta, crowned eagle and the black bee-eater. There are a number of impressive mammals including forest elephants, buffaloes, bush pigs, duikers and bats. A keen observer may see some of the reptiles and amphibians as well as a colourful variety of butterflies. Furthermore, over 250 tree species have been recorded.

Visit Uganda now-  kibale-04Lastly this Uganda wildlife safari continues to Queen Elizabeth National Park, which together with Kyambura and Kigezi Wildlife Reserves form one of the most diverse ecosystems in Africa. The melting glacier waters of the Rwenzori Mountains create a vast wetland system comprising of two main lakes, George and Edward, as well as the connecting Kazinga Channel. Thousands of hippos populate these lake shorelines. Open savannah dotted with Acacia and Euphorbia trees provide habitat for elephants, lions, leopards, Uganda kobs and big herds of buffaloes. Ten primate species including chimpanzees are present. Among the many animals frequently seen are giant forest hog, waterbucks, topi, hyenas and crocodiles. The park boasts of more bird species than any other park in Africa.

Tour activities in this 7 day Uganda safari include :

  • Safari  Trips OoooooNew Picture  Game drives / wildlife viewing
  •   Launch cruise / boat rides
  •   Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale national park
  •   Bird Watching
  •   Hiking and nature walks
  • Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Kampala
    our company representatives will pick and welcome you from the Entebbe International Airport and transfer you to Kampala at a hotel of your choice for dinner and overnight.

     

  • Day 2: Kampala –Murchison Falls National Park (B, L, D)
    Best HhhhDepart Kampala early morning taking a panoramic drive north-west through the famous Luwero Triangle. Stop over at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Opened up in 1998, the Rhino fund aims at re-introducing black and white Rhinos in to Uganda’s protected areas as well as educating the local communities on endangered Rhinos, poaching and environmental conservation. The Rhino trek takes 1-2 hours and you will get an opportunity of viewing them at close quarters. Have a lunch stop in Masindi and continue on to the top of the falls. Proceed to accommodation of your choice for dinner and overnight.

          

 

 

Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park (B, L, D)
Early morning game drive to search for giraffes, lions, hart beasts, elephants, cape buffalo and many other mammals. Birds include the Black Chested Snake Eagle, Blue Napped Mousebirds, the Secretary bird, Swallow Tailed Bee-eaters and the Silver Headed Agama. After lunch, enjoy a boat ride on the placid Victoria Nile to the foot of the magnificent Murchison Falls where the Nile plunges through a narrow crevice . Disembark from your boat and take a 45 minutes hike to the gorge where the river explodes in to several cascades to form the falls. Dinner and overnight stay .

Day 4: Murchison Falls National Park– Kibale Forest National park (B, L, D)
Take a scenic drive on to fort portal town, proceed to accommodation of your choice for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Kibale Forest National Park - Queen Elizabeth National park (B, L, D)
This is a day of great expereince ; chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest. Early morning walk in Kibale Forest to track the habituated chimps. Watch the delightful apes as they squabble and play in trees. Have an early lunch at the lodge and drive through the foot hills of Rwenzori ranges on to Queen Elizabeth National park. Dinner and overnight stay at accommodation of your choice.

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National park (B, L, D)
Get up ready 6.30 for a morning game drive. The park’s diverse ecosystem of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. Look out for buffaloes, lions, elephants and other wild life in their natural habitat. Return to the lodge for a late breakfast. After lunch go for the afternoon launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel. This is a home of a variety of water birds and on a hot day, hippos, elephants,
buffaloes and waterbucks can be sighted as they bathe and drink water at the water edge. Crocodiles are occasionally sighted along the channel banks. Dinner and overnight stay.

 

Day 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Entebbe/ Kampala (B, L)
Have an optional visit to Katwe salt lake. Take note of how salt is mined using traditional methods. Continue to Entebbe for your onward flight or spend an overnight in Kampala.

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Places to visit in Tanzania

1

Ruaha National Park

2

Selous Game Reserve

3

Pemba Island

4

Tarangire National Park

5

Mountain Kilimanjaro

Places to Visit in Uganda

1

Bwindi Impenetrable Park

2

Queen Elizabeth National Park

3

Murchison Falls National Park

4

Lake Mburo National Park

5

Kidepo Valley National Park

Places to Visit in Kenya

1

Masai mara,

2

Amboseli

3

Lake Nakuru

4

Lake Naivasha

5

Tsavo East Tsavo

Places to Visit in Rwanda

1

Nyungwe-Canopy Walk

2

Akagera National Park

3

Lake Kivu

4

Volcanoes National Park

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