9 DAYS BIG 5 GAME VIEWING AND CHIMPANZEE ENCOUNTER (ZIWA, MURCHISON FALLS, KIBALE AND QUEEN)

9 DAYS BIG 5 GAME VIEWING AND CHIMPANZEE ENCOUNTER (ZIWA, MURCHISON FALLS, KIBALE AND QUEEN)

9 Days

The 9 days big 5 game viewing and chimpanzee encounter is 9days/8nights safari offering sighting of the big 5 game viewing of mammals in Ziwa rhino sanctuary, wonderful rolling savannah plains of Buligi and Kasenyi/Ishasha in Murchison falls and queen Elizabeth national park respectively alongside chimpanzee experience in Kibale national park.

The 9 days big 5 game viewing and chimpanzee encounter 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, numerous water birds

The Tour also features Hot spring nature walk (sempaya) and visiting of Batwa Pygmies of Ntandi in Semliki National Park. Visit to Toro Kingdom Palace and Amabeere ga Nyinamwiru Caves in fort portal.

Trip Overview

The 9 days big 5 game viewing and chimpanzee encounter is 9days/8nights safari offering sighting of the big 5 game viewing of mammals in Ziwa rhino sanctuary, wonderful rolling savannah plains of Buligi and Kasenyi/Ishasha in Murchison falls and queen Elizabeth national park respectively alongside chimpanzee experience in Kibale national park.

The 9 days big 5 game viewing and chimpanzee encounter 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, numerous water birds

The Tour also features Hot spring nature walk (sempaya) and visiting of Batwa Pygmies of Ntandi in Semliki National Park. Visit to Toro Kingdom Palace and Amabeere ga Nyinamwiru Caves in fort portal.

Trip Highlights

  • Day1: Pick up from airport and transfer to the hotel
  • Day2: Transfer to Murchison Falls national park with visit to Ziwa rhino sanctuary
  • Day3: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise plus hiking top of the falls
  • Day4: Transfer from Murchison Falls to fort portal Town
  • Day5: Chimpanzee tracking and Tooro kingdom palace, Amabeere caves visit
  • Day6: Semliki national park, sempaya hot spring and transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
  • Day7: Morning game drive (kasenyi plains) and boat cruise along 40km Kazinga channel
  • Day8: Ishasha game drive and transfer to Entebbe
  • Day9: departure

Itinerary

Arrive in Entebbe following the flight from your country of origin. Land at Entebbe international airport the main gate way to the pearl of Africa where you will find Avelisa tours representative dedicated to offer you a courteous welcome to the pearl of Africa. After a short briefing about your 8 days Uganda safari, you will connect to the hotel in Entebbe for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After early morning breakfast, embark on 305km (4-5hours)) drive to northwest of Uganda to Murchison falls national park with a with a stopover at Ziwa rhino sanctuary, the proud home to Uganda’s only wild white rhino totaling to 32 in number, embark on 2 hours on foot rhino trekking in a company of an experienced ranger guide after which we shall proceed with our journey to Murchison falls with a stopover for lunch at kabalega’s dinner in Nakasongola. Proceed and arrive in the park late in the evening for lodge check in dinner and over night.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After an early morning breakfast at 6:30 am, we shall embark for scenic Buligi game drive taking about 3-4 hours through the savannah plains in the northern sector of the park where we shall sight African bush elephant, cape buffaloes, Rothschild giraffe, giraffes, Jackson heart beast, Uganda kobs as well as cats like lions, leopards, hyenas and many others then after which we return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch.

In the afternoon link up with guide and connect to Paraa jetty for 2 -3hours evening boat cruise along the world’s longest river offering magnificent sightings of aquatic mammals like hippos snorting everywhere and giant crocodiles lurk menacingly from the sand bars as elephants play in water in company buffaloes, antelopes like waterbuck, impala, kobs together with water birds like shoebill often seen, yellow billed stork, African skimmer, squacco heron, Abyssinian ground hornbill, African jacana.

On reaching the bottom of the falls, we shall disembark from the boat and hike to the top of the falls where you encounter staggering power, thunderous roar with which the Nile burst through the 7 meter wide gap in the escarpment, gorge before dropping down 45meters hence formation of a blue fume of spray marked by thunderous roar and trade mark rain bow in what is described as devils cauldron before continuing its 6650 journey to the Mediterranean Sea. Retreat from the activity and return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight stay.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After early morning breakfast at 6:30 am, checkout of the lodge and embark on a 354km/6-7hours long drive through Albertine escarpment but incredibly scenic – passing through villages, lush green countryside and hills dotted with tea plantations that characterize this part of Uganda with stopover for lunch in the oil city, Hoima town.

Later on proceed to Fort portal town, tourism city of pearl of Africa most attractive town of the nation situated amid lush rolling hill side, swathed in neat tea plantation in the shadows of mountain of the moon, connect to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After early morning breakfast at 6:30, meet up with the driver and connect to kibale’s kanyanchu visitor center for briefing after which we will be allocated an experienced guide and start trekking exercise at 8:00 in the forest in search for our closest cousin (chimpanzee) taking about 1-4hours depending on their location boosting chances of spotting other primate species l’hoest monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, vervet monkeys, grey checked mangabey and white and black Columbus monkeys. Once the chimpanzee have, you will have an hour of sighting them feed, play, fight, hunt as you observer their behaviors at close range after which we connect with guide located at the starting point for transfer to the lodge and settle for lunch.

Later in the afternoon pay a short visit to Royal palace of Toro kingdom located uphill with panoramic views of Fort portal town at 3600 before connecting to Amabeere caves Famous for sighting breast like features and Nyinamwiru story if time permits. Visit Crater Lake fields like kigere and wabikere and summit the famous kweganya hills for panoramic views of crater lakes with hollow shape and Rwenzori Mountain after which we return to the lodge for dinner and over night

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early in the morning after breakfast, embark on 58km or 1-2hours short journey to Semliki national park an extension of the great Ituri forest of Congo for primate watching and (2-4) hours hour sempaya hot spring nature walk along the 8km walking trail to sight and explore both male and female with the latter featuring a hot boiling geyser (1000 C) that sprouts up to 2meters high, sight black and white colobus monkey, vervet monkey, grey checked mangabey along the trail. Visit the Batwa pygmies of Ntandi one of the endangered tribes living in the forest of Semliki participate in traditional cultural dances along with them after which we return to the lodge for lunch.

Check out of the lodge for transfer queen Elizabeth national park 80km or 1-2 hours along fort portal-mpondwe road enjoying the scenic views of mountain Rwenzori, arriving in the park with thrilling views of wildlife as we connect to park for dinner and over night

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After early morning breakfast, embark on 3-4hours morning game drive along kasenyi plains exploring queen Elizabeth park’s rolling savannah landscape dotted with counts of wild game including, elephant, buffalos, lions, waterbuck, leopard, topis, Uganda kob, warthog, and not forgetting about the birds like yellow throated long crow, grey crown cranes, red throat spur flow among others after which we return to the lodge for relaxation and lunch.

Later on in the afternoon connect to Mweya jetty where we shall gather then connect to the boat for2-3 hours afternoon thrilling boat cruise along the 40km Kazinga channel to view some of the largest concentration of hippos in the world, crocodiles, elephants, antelopes and water bucks and buffaloes Basking across the shores of channel, many bird species are sighted like yellow/saddle billed stork, jacana, marabou stork, African shoebill, African skimmer, black beef eater among others. Retreat from the activity and connect to the lodge for relaxation dinner and overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After early morning breakfast, meet up with the driver for a long day drive to Entebbe with enroute lunch stopover at Igongo cultural center for typical African buffet with another stopover at Uganda equator Point crossing at kayabwe for amazing photo shoot and equator water experiment. Retreat from activity and proceed with the journey Entebbe arriving late evening for dinner and overnight at the hotel

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day9: :
departure

After having breakfast, check out from your hotel, our guide will be waiting to transfer you to Entebbe airport to catch your flight back home, with all the unforgettable memories and experience from your adventurous safari, you will say your last goodbyes to the pearl of Africa.

Breakfast

FAQS ABOUT THIS TRIP

What can i carry for Rhino tracking?

You will need to come with hiking boots. camera and extra batteries ,long trousers, long sleeved shirt, long trousrers and shirr
,sunglass ,water bottle.

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9 DAYS BIG 5 GAME VIEWING AND CHIMPANZEE ENCOUNTER (ZIWA, MURCHISON FALLS, KIBALE AND QUEEN)
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/ Adult
  • Bus , Car
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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