7 DAYS OF NATURE AND WILDLIFE
On this ‘7 DAYS OF NATURE AND WILDLIFE’- safari you will experience a beautiful combination from the nature and wildlife of Africa’s Pearl – Uganda. You will visit Murchison Falls National Park, the biggest national park from the country, you will proceed and visit Fort Portal, that is known as the home of the Tooro Kingdom. Fort Portal is surrounded by crater lakes, so the perfect scenery for a nice hiking trip. During this trip, you will also go to Kibale National Park. This is the perfect place to do a chimpanzee-tracking, a once in a lifetime experience. You will end this trip with a gamedrive in Queen Elisabeth National Park, one of the most famous national parks from Uganda.
DAY 1: Kampala – Murchison Falls.
It is a 5 hours’ drive from Kampala to Murchison Falls, we’ll therefore depart Kampala early morning and head northwest for Murchison falls. On the way, we’ll stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in Nakasongola district to have a guided walk and see the Rhinos up close. This will be followed by a picnic lunch then continue to the park. On arrival at the park, we will check in into our hotel for Dinner and overnight stay, as we await the adventure for the following day.
DAY 2: Murchison Falls National Park.
Animals are most active in the early hours of the day! Prepare to wake up early for clear view of wild animals like elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, lions, leopards, different species of antelopes and many tropical birds are spotted during the drive. In the afternoon, the safari will be continued with a boat cruise on river Nile and there we’ll be able to watch crocodile, hundreds of hippos, water bucks etc the cruise approaches the base of the 43 meter falls that have a thunderous sound. After the boat safari, we will hike to the top of the falls where we will have a wonderful view of Murchison falls and a great photo opportunity.
DAY 3: Murchison Falls National Park to Fort Portal.
Fort portal Town currently known as the cleanest town in Uganda located in the west of the Uganda. Amusingly, its the only town in Uganda with an English name "Fort Portal". The town derived its name from a British consul general of Zanzibar sir Gerald Portal back in the 1890's. Fort Portal happens to be the gate way to various National Parks among which include Kibale National Park, Semiliki, Bwindi Impenetrable forest, Rwenzori National Parks and Toro - Semiliki wildlife reserves. This interesting town is also famous for the stalagmites and Nyakasura waterfalls which are linked to the Chwezi culture! Fort Portal is surrounded by crater lakes, beautiful tea plantations and the amazing Rwenzori mountain ranges. The people of Toro are known to be very hospitable under the leadership of one of the world's most handsome and youngest kings. Tooro kingdom happens to be one of those kingdoms with the youngest kings in the world today. Visiting the royal palace will enable us to enjoy their traditional experience. Secondly, it will enable us to answer many questions about the Batooro culture. We’ll then retire to our hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 4: Amaberega Nyina Mwiru, Torokokasemera hike
After breakfast at 8:00 am, we will visit Amabere ga nyina Nwiru. Here we will get to see the stalactites and stalagmites and the amazing and interesting stories behind their formation and existence. Folklore behind the name is that “king Bukuku chopped off the breasts of his daughter’s and threw them in the caves following a prophecy that she would give birth to a son who would kill the king and takeover the throne” interesting story. Inside the Amabere caves there are waterfalls which are worth the visit. This will be preceded by a hike to view the three different crater lakes and proceed to Kyeganywa hill with an amazing view of the entire Rwenzori region. We will have our packed lunch during the day. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.
DAY 5: Kibale National Park / Chimpanzee tracking.
Wake up to an early breakfast then proceed to Kibale Forest National Park. Kibale National Park has the highest number of primate species in the world which include chimpanzees approximately 5000 chimpanzees live in Kibale Forest. With the guidance of an experienced ranger we will be able to see the chimps and other monkey species. We’ll have lunch at our hotel. After which we’ll go for Swamp walk which lasts for about 2 - 3 hours. This will take us through the grass lands, small communities and some beautiful scenery. We’ll also be able to see a wide range of birds and primates. Dinner and overnight stay at our hotel.
DAY 6: Kibale – Queen Elizabeth National Park.
We’ll depart Kibale and set off for Queen Elizabeth National Park. On arrival will check into our accommodation facility which will be proceeded by a boat cruise at Kazinga channel, this will give us a chance to view wild life up close. Then return to our hotel for lunch. After lunch, we have a game drive in the northern part of the park in search for lions, buffaloes in the famous Kasenyi sector where we will have an excellent chance to view almost all animals at a very close range. We’ll then return to our hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
TOTAL COST FOR THE TOUR.
- MID RANGE; starting from $ 1895 PP.
- BUDGET; starting from $ 990 PP.
- TOTAL COST INCLUDES: transport, accommodation, professional tour guide, activities and park entrance fees.
- TOTAL COST EXCLUDES: Gorilla-tracking permit .