Mukisa Safaris Uganda invites you to embark on an unforgettable adventure, exploring the natural wonders of Uganda and encountering the Big Five of Africa. Our tour package offers an unparalleled opportunity to observe the majestic Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat, as well as tracking chimpanzees and encountering other big game such as giraffes and hippos in Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth National Parks.
In addition to the opportunity to see these elusive creatures, our safari also includes a visit to the world’s longest river, the Nile, providing a unique and diverse experience that promises to leave a lasting impression.
By choosing this safari, you will not only have the opportunity to create unforgettable memories with nature, but also gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for primates by observing them firsthand. Furthermore, you’ll have the chance to cross more items off your adventure bucket list, and make the most of your holiday by meeting new people and immersing yourself in the African culture.
We guarantee that our safari will leave a lifetime memory and will be an opportunity to encounter the natural beauty of Uganda while optimally utilizing your holiday.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL AND TRANSFER TO THE HOTEL/LODGE FOR OVERNIGHT STAY
Upon your arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be greeted by a member of our staff who will warmly welcome you and escort you to your lodge for relaxation and overnight stay after your long hours of flight.
Accommodation at Airport Link Guest House.
DAY 2: TRAVEL TO KAYUNGA FOR WHITE WATER RAFTING ON RIVER NILE
Embark on a thrilling adventure by taking the route to Kayunga/Jinja for white water rafting on the Nile River. Upon arrival, you will have the opportunity to choose from a challenging and exciting grade 5 or a less strenuous grade 3 rafting experience. Rest assured that safety, enjoyment, and excitement are guaranteed, regardless of your choice.
After the day’s adventure, you will return to Kampala where you will spend the night at Dolphin Suites.
DAY 3: TRAVEL TO MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK WITH ENROUTE RHINO TRACKING AT ZIWA RHINO SANCTUARY
Begin your day with an early start as you head to the Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda’s premier national park. Along the way, take a detour to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, where you will have the opportunity to observe and interact with the white rhinos in their natural habitat. After an enriching experience with the rhinos, continue on to the Murchison Falls National Park.
Once there, you will have the chance to explore the top of the Murchison Falls, one of the park’s most spectacular natural wonders.
Please note that the total travel time from Entebbe to Murchison Falls National Park is approximately 7 hours, including the time spent at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
After a long day of adventure, rest and relax at the Fort Murchison lodge.
DAY 4: EXPLORATION OF MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
Start your day of discovery by embarking on a game drive in the northern circuit of Murchison Falls National Park, where you will be greeted by the stunning rolling plains. As you traverse the plains, you will have the opportunity to spot a wide variety of wildlife, including lions, giraffes, buffaloes, elephants, antelopes, spotted hyenas, leopards and many other mammals that call the park home.
In the afternoon, you will go for a boat trip to the bottom of Murchison Falls where you will view the Nile as it thunders through a small 7-meter gap down to the delta and falling 43 meters high to create the falls.
The boat trip to the bottom of the falls is not to be missed, as the thundering sound of the falls is truly a sight and sound to behold.
After a full day of adventure and exploration, rest and relax at the Fort Murchison.
DAY 5: TRAVEL TO KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK
Embark on an early morning journey to Kibale National Park, a journey that will take you approximately 6-7 hours on the road. While the drive may seem long, it will offer you a unique opportunity to experience the authentic beauty of the Ugandan countryside. You will have the chance to encounter wildlife as you pass through the Bugungu Wildlife Reserve, with occasional stopovers to sample fresh local fruits and admire the natural features along the route, such as the Rift valley escarpments and lakes.
Upon arrival, you will immediately be struck by the natural beauty and tranquility of the area, and will have the opportunity to spot Blue Monkeys and Black and White Colobus Monkeys in the surrounding areas of your lodge. The various sounds of the forest and nearby thickets, such as birds’ calls and animals, will make you feel completely immersed in nature.
After a full day of adventure and travel, rest and relax at the Kibale Forest Camp.
DAY 6: CHIMPANZEE TRACKING IN KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK AND AFTERNOON BIGODI COMMUNITY WALK
On this day, you will have the opportunity to come face to face with one of mankind’s closest relatives, the chimpanzees of Kibale Forest. Chimpanzees share an astonishing 98.7% of their DNA with humans, making them one of the most closely related species to humans. They are known for their sociable, intelligent, and communicative nature, as well as their ability to use tools such as rocks to crack nuts, empty pods to drink water, and sticks to extract termites from their mounds.
In addition to encountering chimpanzees, your time in the forest will also provide you with the opportunity to see a wide variety of other primates, such as Colobus Monkeys and Mangabeys, as well as a variety of other animals, birds (including rare, threatened, and endemic species), butterflies, flowers, and insects.
In the evening, you will have the chance to go for a 2-3 hours nature walk in the Bigodi community, where you will have the opportunity to interact with the local people and learn about their day-to-day socio-economic activities.
After an exciting day of adventure and exploration, rest and relax at the Kibale Forest Camp.
DAY 7: TRANSFER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK AND AFTERNOON BOAT RIDE ON KAZINGA CHANNEL
Begin your day by embarking on a journey to the Queen Elizabeth National Park. The landscape and natural vegetation between Kibale Forest and Queen Elizabeth is truly breathtaking. Through the windows of your safari vehicle, you will be able to admire the spectacular views of the majestic Rwenzori Ranges. The drive from Kibale to Queen Elizabeth National Park offers a unique opportunity to experience the distinct natural scenery of East Africa, characterized by its unique vegetation and landscape.
In the afternoon, take a 2-hour boat ride on the Kazinga Channel, where you will have the opportunity to spot a variety of water-adapted animals and birds such as hippos, crocodiles, kingfishers, eagles, and monitor lizards. After the boat ride, return to your lodge for relaxation and an overnight stay.
Accommodation at the Bush Lodge.
DAY 8: MORNING GAME DRIVE/LION TRACKING AND TRAVEL TO BWINDI
Start your day early by embarking on a game drive in the Kasenyi plains, where you will have the opportunity to spot a variety of wildlife such as elephants, buffaloes, and antelopes.
To maximize your chances of encountering one of the most elusive and majestic creatures in the wild, lions, you will participate in a special lion tracking activity during the game drive.
After tracking lions and completing the morning game drive, embark on a journey to Bwindi for the next day’s activity of tracking gorillas.
After a full day of adventure and exploration, rest and relax at the Ride 4 A Woman.
DAY 9: GORILLA TREKKING IN BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST
Early morning, you will embark on an unforgettable experience of gorilla trekking. This incredible activity will take you through the dense, steep hills of the forest, until you finally come face to face with these peaceful gorillas within the lush greenery. The dense canopy will envelop you completely, with rare and exotic flora found on every side. This is a challenging trek, as it involves hiking through steep ascents and tangled trails, but the effort is well worth it.
Once the gorillas are located, you will be given a maximum of one hour to spend in their presence, before returning to the trailhead. This incredible encounter with the gorillas will create a long-lasting memory of your visit to Uganda.
Accommodation at Ride 4 A Woman.
DAY 10: TRAVEL TO ENTEBBE FOR DEPARTURE FLIGHT
After an unforgettable experience in Western Uganda, embark on your return road trip to Entebbe airport. Along the way, make a brief stop at the equator crossing, where you can take the best photo shots and engage in a variety of fun and educational activities.
At the equator, you will have the opportunity to participate in some of the experiments that people normally engage in when they reach the equator. These experiments, though not scientifically proven, are entertaining to observe. For example, you can pour water in a basin and observe how it swirls in opposite directions in the northern and southern hemispheres of the equator line.
The price includes:
- Accommodation as per the itinerary or at similar facilities (to be confirmed on booking). Ground transport aboard a 4×4
- Toyota Hiace Safari Van.
- Gorilla tracking permit.
- Rhino tracking permit.
- Chimpanzee tracking permit.
- Boat rides as indicated in the itinerary.
- Park entrance fees.
- Vehicle entrance fees.
- Services of an English-speaking guide and driver.
- All meals during the safari period.
- Game drives as indicated in the itinerary.
- Lion tracking permit.
The price excludes:
- International airfare to/from Entebbe International Airport.
- Visa costs and charges.
- Travel Insurance.
- Optional activities.
- Meals are not included in the itinerary.
- Tips and gratuities.
- All Items of personal nature.
- Charges by porters during gorilla trekking if required.
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