12 Days Lake Mburo, Lake Bunyonyi, Queen Elizabeth, Kibale, Semuliki & Murchison Falls National Parks Tour

Daily Tour 12 days
Lake Mburo National Park, Lyantonde, Uganda Uganda

Day 1: VIP Meet and greet at Entebbe International Airport and transfer to the hotel.

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by our representative who will help you through the checkout processes at the airport. You will be treated like a VIP right from the airport up to the last day of your safari.

After the meet and greet, our driver will then transfer you to the hotel for relation and overnight.

Accommodation Options

Midrange: The Boma Hotel, Lake Victoria Serena Resort

Journey time: 20 minutes

Meal plan: Bed and Breakfast

 

Day 2: Pick-up and vehicle transfer to Lake Mburo National Park

This compact jewel of a park is placed between Kampala and other protected areas of western Uganda. Herbivores in the seasonal wetland valleys and acacia grasslands that surround Lake Mburo include animals like Topi, Eland and Zebras that are rare or absent from other parks. Upon arrival, have lunch and do an Afternoon Boat cruise, then retire to your booked lodge in the evening.

Accommodation Options:

Midrange: Rwakobo Rock, Arcadia Cottages Mburo, Mburo Safari Lodge,

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 3:  Morning Game Drive and Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi!

Have a very early morning Breakfast at 0630hours and begin the journey into the park (together with packed lunch) to catch up with the early risers. This game drive will enable you spot some of the 68 mammal species including the warthog, Buffalos, Oribi, Hyena, the impalas, Burchell’s Zebra the Eland etc.

Also bird species like the rare Shoebill, red faced barbet, saddle billed stork, brown chested lapwing among 350 others. You will have to settle somewhere in the wild for picnic lunch before you start your journey to a beautiful island in Lake Bunyonyi, the “Lake of the little birds”. It’s one of the most beautiful places of Uganda. Being surrounded by hills, people call it “The Switzerland of Africa. Lake Bunyonyi lies in south western Uganda between Kisoro and Kabale. It is one of the few lakes in the region that is rumored to be free of bilharzia and safe for swimming.

Accommodations: Birds Nest Eco Resort Bunyonyi, Arcadia Cottages Bunyonyi.

Journey time: 4-5hours

Meal plan:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 4: Relax at the Lodge, do any optional Activity.

After a relaxed breakfast, you may decide to engage in one or many of the following activities Bird watching, Motor-boat trips with guide, Canoe hire with or without guides, Canoe trekking, Fishing, Safe swimming in the lake, visiting Kisizi Falls, community visit with a guide, Visiting one of the many Islands among others.

Accommodations: Birds Nest Bunyonyi and Arcadia Cottages Bunyonyi.

Meal plan:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 5: Morning Breakfast and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Have a relaxed breakfast and prepare for your journey to Queen Elizabeth National park. You enjoy the beautiful sceneries and terraces on the hills of western Uganda. Arrive at the lodge in time for lunch and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Accommodation Options:

Midrange: Kasenyi Safari Camp, Katara Lodge, Ihamba lodge, Enganzi Lodge & Parkview Safari Lodge.

 Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 6: Morning Game Drive, Afternoon Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise.

Along with your packed breakfast, you will go for a long morning game drive at 0630hours. in time to see the sunrise. You will search for all the wildlife in the park like the Elephants, Buffaloes, Lions, Waterbucks, Leopards, Uganda Kobs, Warthogs, among others. Then retire back to the lodge to rest and for anything to eat. After lunch, you will take a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel. Be there by 2pm! Here, you will see a lot of hippos more than your expectation as well as a variety of other animals which come to the waterhole to drink or bathe. You can expect to see: Buffalos, Crocodiles, bathing Elephants, and a range of beautiful birds. This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your tour. After the boat-safari, you will do a game drive back to the lodge where you will relax and have your overnight.

Accommodation Options:

Midrange: Kasenyi Safari Camp, Katara Lodge, Ihamba lodge, Enganzi Lodge & Parkview Safari Lodge.

 Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 7: Morning and Afternoon Game Drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Because we want you to get more interactions with the African wildlife, you will again do game drives on this day so as to rise your chances of finding some of the wildlife species you could have missed during the previous game drives and also to get more time with those that caught your attention in the previous game drives.

Accommodation Options:

Midrange: Kasenyi Safari Camp, Katara Lodge, Ihamba lodge, Enganzi Lodge & Parkview Safari Lodge.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 8: Transfer to Kibale National Park

Have your breakfast and drive to Kibale National park. The Park is a home to a total of 70 mammal species, most famously 13 species of primate including the chimpanzee. On your arrival in the afternoon after lunch, you will go for a swamp walk, which will take you 2-3 hours through grassland, small communities and some beautiful scenery, where the locals are likely to greet you with enthusiastic waves. It is usual to spot 3 or 4 different primate species during this walk, though the highlight is catching a glimpse of the Great Blue Turaco!

Accommodation Options:

Midrange: Turaco Troops Lodge, Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse,

 Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 9: Morning Kibale Chimpanzee trekking and Drive to Semliki National park.

Today the forest opens its doors for a sensational chimp tracking. Kibale Forest is reputable for having the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa with over 13 primate species.

You will have an early morning breakfast and be transferred to the briefing area for a briefing before you go out to look for the chimpanzees. Enjoy a guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild chimpanzee, red-tailed monkey, black-and-white Colobus monkey and many others.

After an hour of direct interaction with the chimpanzees in their natural habitat, retire to the lodge for lunch before you embark on a scenic transfer to Semuliki National Park.

Accommodation: Semuliki Safari Lodge

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 Journey time: 3-4hours

 

Day 10: Visit the Sempaya Hot Springs and Transfer to Kasese Airstrip for a flight to Murchison Falls National Park

On this day, have breakfast and visit the famous hot springs. These are Semliki’s most famous attraction. The male spring known as “Bintente” measures 12m in diameter and is set in a lush swampy clearing. Whereas the female hot spring “Nyasimbi” meaning the female ancestors is a boiling geyser (103degrees c) which spurts bubbling water and steam up to two meters high, the steam cloud can be seen from as far as 2km away. Local people used to cook their food in these boiling pools. You will also check out Mungiro falls near the hot springs. Return to the Lodge for an early lunch and transfer to Kasese airstrip for a domestic flight to Bugungu airstrip in Murchison Falls National Park. You will be picked here and transferred to your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options

Midrange: Murchison River Lodge, Pakuba Safari Lodge, Heritage Safari Lodge

 

Day 11: Morning Game drive and Afternoon boat Cruise to the Bottom of the Falls- Hike to the Top of the Falls

Catch a very early morning breakfast and then go for a morning game drive before dawn to catch up with the early risers. This exciting game drive will enable you spot animals like the jackals, hartebeests, oribi, bushbucks, bohor reed bucks, hyenas, giraffes, lions, antelopes, elephants and the Uganda kob among the many. You will rest from the game drive for lunch at the lodge.

The afternoon time will be for the memorable boat Cruise along River up to the Bottom of the Falls. Enjoy the thrilling hiking experience at the top of the captivating falls. The top of the falls is an incredible scene indeed because it’s where the Nile- The world’s longest river goes through a narrow crevice in the rock (only 7 meters wide), before violently dipping down 43 meters. Murchison Falls Park is a habitat to a large number of African wild animals including Water buffalo, elephant, Crocodile, Lion, Leopard, Hippopotamus, Antelope, Giraffes, Uganda Kob, Oribi and other animals. The Nile River, within the park, is a home to a variety of water birds, including the uncommon Shoe bill stork. Retire to your lodge after today’s wonderful experience.

A visit to Murchison Falls National Park offers an experience that is better lived than narrated!

The Park became one of Uganda’s first National Parks in 1952 and lies at the end of the north Albertine Rift Valley. Being Uganda’s largest and oldest conservation area, the Park hosts about 76 and 451 species of mammals and birds respectively. On its journey to the Mediterranean Sea; The River Nile, the longest River on planet Earth, passes through the Park where it plunges 45 meters down the remnant Rift Valley Wall creating the amazing Murchison Falls which is the Centre piece of the Park.

Accommodation Options

Midrange: Murchison River Lodge, Pakuba Safari Lodge, Heritage Safari Lodge

 

Day 12:  Vehicle transfer back to Entebbe with en-route Visit of Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.  

After breakfast, say bye-bye to Murchison Falls National Park and drive to back to Kampala through Masindi as you view the green flat landscape. A long the way in Nakasongola District, you will visit the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for Rhino tracking. You will spend 2hours trekking Rhinos and also have lunch here before continuing with your journey. Arrive at Entebbe International Airport in the evening hours for your departure flight. (Optional overnight in Kampala or Entebbe)

Meal plan: Breakfast and Lunch

Trip ends today!

 Cost includes;

  • Ground Transportation in a 4×4 Safari Vehicle with open roof
  • Flight transfer as indicated in the itinerary
  • Accommodation with meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Park and car entrance fees
  • Game drives and boat ride as indicated in the itinerary
  • Everything as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Government taxes

 

 Cost excludes;

  • Any optional activities (Please take note of this)
  • Visas and insurance
  • Chimpanzee trekking permit (USD150 per person per permit up to 30th June 2020 and USD 200 per person per permit from 01st July 2020 onwards)
  • Expenses of any personal nature
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any international flights and flights that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any Meals that are not mentioned in the itinerary

 

Price Table in USD ($) Per Person Sharing

 

Number of People in a Group Midrange
4-7 $5077
3 $5582
2 $5987
1 $9052

 

Kindly note; Activities, permits and lodge bookings depend on availability. When we book earlier, it’s better because they get reserved!

In case your preferred accommodations get fully booked, Its part of our job to book for you some of the best accommodations that are within the same range as your previously preferred accommodations and of course with your consultation.

 

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