11DAYS BIG 5 GAME SAFARI AND PRIMATE ENCOUNTER(MURCHISON, QUEENS, KIBALE, AND BWINDI)

11 Days

This 11 days safari trip takes us to the country’s must see spectacular destinations of primates offering face to face encounter with gentle mountain gorilla at Bwindi impenetrable national park on foot, a home to up to 50% of the world’s largest living primates mountain gorilla. At kibale national park, a natural habitat that has one of the highest densities and bio diversity of primates in all of Africa is a home to 1500 chimpanzee, our closest living relatives, for chimpanzee on foot tracking rewarding encounter

This safari offers sighting of the big 5 game viewing of mammals like rhino in Ziwa rhino sanctuary. Rolling savannah plains of Buligi and Kasenyi /Ishasha sectorin Murchison falls and queen Elizabeth national park respectively offers sighting Elephants, buffalos, lions and leopards, giraffes, and many antelope species like Uganda kobs, Jackson hearts beast, Waterbucks, oribis, impala and many more along wonderful rolling savannah plains of Buligi and Kasenyi /Ishasha.

The safari also features classical boat cruise along 40km kazinga channel and Murchison falls Nile River in both Queen Elizabeth and Murchison falls national park respectively to sight aquatic mammal like hippopotamus and crocodiles, as wild game like elephants, buffaloes, and gather at the banks in search for drinking water together with water birds like shoebill stork, saddle billed stork, goliath heron, African fish eagle, African jacana, African skimmer among others. We shall have a community Cultural visit Batwa and Bakonjo living in the forest of mountain Rwenzori, wetland walk in Bigodi swamp sanctuary.

 

 

 

 

Trip Overview

This 11 days safari trip takes us to the country’s must see spectacular destinations of primates offering face to face encounter with gentle mountain gorilla at Bwindi impenetrable national park on foot, a home to up to 50% of the world’s largest living primates mountain gorilla. At kibale national park, a natural habitat that has one of the highest densities and bio diversity of primates in all of Africa is a home to 1500 chimpanzee, our closest living relatives, for chimpanzee on foot tracking rewarding encounter

This safari offers sighting of the big 5 game viewing of mammals like rhino in Ziwa rhino sanctuary. Rolling savannah plains of Buligi and Kasenyi/Ishasha sectorin Murchison falls and queen Elizabeth national park respectively offers sighting Elephants, buffalos, lions and leopards, giraffes, and many antelope species like Uganda kobs, Jackson hearts beast, Waterbucks, oribis, impala and many more along wonderful rolling savannah plains of Buligi and Kasenyi /Ishasha.

The safari also features classical boat cruise along 40km kazinga channel and Murchison falls Nile River in both Queen Elizabeth and Murchison falls national park respectively to sight aquatic mammal like hippopotamus and crocodiles ,as wild game like elephants, buffaloes, and gather at the banks in search for drinking water together with water birds like shoebill stork, saddle billed stork, goliath heron, African fish eagle, African jacana, African skimmer among others. We shall have a community Cultural visit Batwa and Bakonjo living in the forest of mountain Rwenzori, wetland walk in Bigodi swamp sanctuary.

 

 

 

 

Trip Highlights

  • Day 1 : Arrival and hotel transfer
  • Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park with visit to Ziwa rhino sanctuary
  • Day 3: Game drive and Boat cruise
  • Day 4 : Transfer from Murchison to Kibale Forest NP, Check in and have good rest
  • Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking and a visit to Bigodi wetland
  • Day 6: Crater lake and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
  • Day 7: Morning game drive and Afternoon Boat cruise along Kazinga channel
  • Day 8: Transfer to Bwindi National park with enroute game drive in Ishasha sector.
  • Day 9: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi and evening community walk.
  • Day 10 : Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, boat cruise and visit to Community Island
  • Day 11; Transfer to Kampala with enroute stop over at equator in kayabwe.

Itinerary

Arrive at Entebbe International Airport, meet and greet with Avelisa Tours and Tours driver/guide. He will brief you about the 11 Days Ziwa Rhino and Murchison falls Uganda safari. Then the driver will transfer you to your hotel where you will have time to relax while enjoying the cool breeze from the Lake. Later have dinner and overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After an early morning breakfast at the hotel at 6:30am, embark on 305km (4-5hours)) drive to northwest of Uganda to Murchison falls national park via Masindi town with a stopover at Ziwa rhino sanctuary for the mighty rhino trekking encounter. You will have lunch in Masindi town after which you will enter Murchison falls through the Kichumbanyobo  gate .On your arrival, check in, relax, have dinner and overnight

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Start the day with a cup of coffee and embark on a morning game drive in the northern part of the park, this is the most rewarding game drive where you get to see animals when they are most active. While on the drive, look out for elephants, giraffes, cape buffaloes, Jackson heart beast, Uganda kobs among others. Retire from the activity for lunch and relaxation.

Later in the afternoon set out for the 3 hours boat cruise on the Albert Nile to the Bottom of the falls. Expect to see animals like Hippos, crocodiles, Waterbucks, river bank elephants, buffaloes, antelopes, and many water birds yellow billed stork, Abyssinian ground hornbill, squacco heron, African skimmer among others.After the boat ride, you will hike to the top of the falls and have clear view of the devil’s cauldron where the water forces its self in a 7meter gorge dropping down 45meters forming a thunderous roar and a rainbow flame, you will have a photo shoot time of these powerful falls in the world. Return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After having breakfast in the morning, embark on a journey toKibale Forest National Park. This park is famously known for its highest concentration of primates in East Africa like the chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, L’Hoest’s monkey, Uganda mangabey (Lophocebusugandae). The drive is incredibly scenic – passing through villages, lush green countryside and hills dotted with tea plantations, local markets rolling hills among others.The beautiful scenery will amaze you all the way.  We will have a stopover at Hoima resort hotel for lunch. Upon arrival at the accommodation, check in, relax, have dinner and overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After having an early morning breakfast, we will have our lunch packed and transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing from the guide about chimpanzee tracking.

After the briefing, we will enter the amazing rain forest to look for the Chimpanzees, meeting them will be one of the most amazing experiences as you will enjoy watching them play around, feed young ones, and the males guarding the territories. After that, enjoy your packed lunch in the wild, in the afternoon after tracking, visit Bigodi swamp where you will be able to see some other primates like the mongoose, bush pigs, baboons, otters.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After early morning breakfast at 6:30 am, embark on journey to Queen Elizabeth national park with a stunning drive lasting for about 2-3 hours. The drive has scenic views of legendary mountains of the moon towering 5109mabove the sea level with snow capped peaks of mountain Ruwenzori, make stopovers at Ruboni community camp for bakonjo cultural village tour, music dance and drama, craft village experience. Later on Continue with the drive to Queen Elizabeth national park arriving late evening for lodge check in, relaxation, dinner and overnight

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After an early morning breakfast, embark on a 3-4hours rewarding morning game drive in kasenyi exploring queens Elizabeth national park’s rolling savannah landscape dotted with counts of wild game, look out for animals like elephants, buffalos, lions, waterbucks, leopards, Uganda kobs, warthogs, and not forgetting about the birds and primates .

Retreat from the activity and drive back to the lodge for lunch, after which we shall gather at Mweya for an afternoon 2 hours thrilling boat cruise along the 40km kazinga channel to view one of the largest concentration of hippos in the world, crocodiles ,elephants and buffaloesBasking across the shores of channel. Retreat from the activity and connect to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After an early morning breakfast at 6:30am, connect with the ranger guide and embark on 3-4hours journey towards ishasha sector in search of tree climbing lions resting on acacia and fig trees.

After your game drive, transfer to lodge for lunch and proceed with the remaining part of the journey to Bwindi Impenetrable national park arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and over night.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After an early morning breakfast, connect to the park head quarters with packed lunch and meet with the ranger guide for briefing, at exactly 8am we embark on unforgettable trek through the jungle in company of a ranger searching for great mountain ape, our closest relatives sharing more than 97 % of our DNA, while on the along the way we are likely to see many different primates like white and black monkeys,L’hoest monkeys. When the gorillas are sighted, you’re allowed to spend one hour with them, watching them play, feeding their young ones, marking their territories among others. Retreat from the activity for lunch and relaxation.

Later onin the evening embark on community tour and visit the last remaining members of the Batwa pygmy tribe living harmoniously with the great giants of the forest in Bwindi. While at their community, we shall learn traditional forest practices of the hunter gatherer culture listen to their stories and attend their cultural dance performances before heading back to the lodge for overnight

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After an early morning breakfast at 7:00am, transfer to Lake Bunyonyi (place of many little birds) Africa’s second deepest lake traversing through the kigezi highlands referred to as the little Switzerland of Africa with stunning surroundings offering impressive spectacular views of the 29 islands. Under take activities like sightseeing and community walks, bird watching. Have lunch at the resort and embark on canoe/ boat cruise on the lake to visit and interact with one of the 29 island communities like Punishment Island (Akampene )home to unmarried pregnant girls. Return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and over night.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

With the aid of sweet melodies of birds that will be singing, we wake up at 6:00 and have an early morning breakfast and embark on 470km or 7-8hours journey through impressive country side landscape of southwestern Uganda making stopover for traditional lunch at Igongo cultural centre for typical African buffet with stopover at equator point in Kayabwe for water experiment and photo shoots.

Breakfast, Lunch

FAQS ABOUT THIS TRIP

What do you mean by the big 5 in this tour package?

The big 5 are:
1. Lions.
2. Leopard.
3. Rhino.
4. Elephant.
5. Buffalo.

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11DAYS BIG 5 GAME SAFARI AND PRIMATE ENCOUNTER(MURCHISON, QUEENS, KIBALE, AND BWINDI)
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  • Bus , Car
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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