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12 Days Uganda grand tour

Visit the rare mountain gorillas at Bwindi Impenetrable forest in South western Uganda, lake Mburo National park with its glorious landscapes ,South western Uganda’s forests and lakes, Queen Elizabeth National Park’s unique location and diversity, Kibale Forest National Park’s enormous population, and the awesome Murchison falls on the Victoria Nile.

Day 1: Kampala-Lake Mburo

We’ll leave after breakfast for the journey to Lake Mburo National park. The lovely landscape is complemented by Lake Mburo itself and four smaller lakes, beautiful and tranquil surrounding where you will see impala, eland, klipspringer, waterbuck, zebra, and buffalo. After a picnic lunch, we’ll take a canoe trip in the afternoon to see a variety of water birds; your guide will keep you a safe distance from hippos and crocodiles! Dinner and overnight.

Day 2; Lake Mburo-Lake Bunyonyi

After substantial breakfast, we’ll leave Lake Mburo and make the scenic journey to south Western Uganda and the stunning volcanic scenery of the Virunga Mountains. En route, we’ll visit Lake Bunyonyi, a famous beauty spot. Dinner and over night at Far Out Camp on Lake Bunyonyi.

Day 3: Lake Bunyonyi-Bwindi

Morning and lunch on Lake Bunyonyi, including a canoe ride round the myriad of islands, after lunch depart for Bwindi. Dinner and overnight at a luxury tented camp, full board.

Day 4: Bwindi Gorilla Trekking

Gorilla tracking. Dinner and over night at a luxury tented camp.

Day 5: Bwindi –Queen Elizabeth

After breakfast we will travel on to Queen Elizabeth National park. We’ll take the launch trip to explore the Kazinga Channel. Here we’ll see the scores of hippos, buffalo close to the waterside often elephants and the rare leopard prowling. The bird life on the water is fascinating and abundant. Dinner and over night at Mweya Safari Lodge.

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth

After breakfast, we take a morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Look out for the prides of lion and herds of elephant .Buffalo, bush back and Kob are quite common here, but not so common is the spectacular and elusive Giant forest hog and a sighting is a real triumph! In the afternoon we will visit yet another of the diverse local habitats and take a walk in the Maramagambo forest, here we will look for Chimpanzee and other monkeys and visit the bat caves and the outstanding blue lake. Dinner and over night at Mweya Safari Lodge.

Day 7: Queen Elizabeth

After breakfast we will take a tour to the Queen Elizabeth’s extraordinarily scenic crater lakes area. Mirror-surfaced and tranquil, each has its own individual character providing a home for the myriad of creatures traveling on to the Fort portal tea estate area dinner and overnight at Jacana Lodge.

Day 8: Queen Elizabeth-Semliki

Today, we will visit Kibale forest, which provides one of the highest primate densities in the world. On our guided forest walk, we may find families of chimps and Red Colobus monkey chattering and swinging through the ancient forest trees. And the bird life is no less impressive! During the day we will visit Bigodi swamp for its rare and beautiful flora and fauna and encounter a successful community tourism project. In the afternoon, we will make the journey to the luxurious Semliki Safari lodge in Semliki wildlife Reserve for dinner and over night.

Day 9: Semliki

Full day at leisure in semliki. An optional excursion may be available to cruise on Lake Albert. Dinner and over night at Semliki Lodge.

Day 10: Semliki-Murchison Falls

After breakfast, we will leave for the journey to Murchison falls National Park. We take a ferry across to the North bank. Dinner and overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge.

Day 11: Murchison Falls

After breakfast, we will make the amazing launch trip to the Murchison falls, described by Churchill as being like Regent’s Park zoo and Kew Gardens combined. We’ll pass pods of hippos, crocs, vast number of exotic birds and butterflies (in Murchison, there over 300 varieties) and myriad wildlife coming to the water to drink (often including herds of elephants.)We may be able to see the legendary shoebill .The falls themselves are one of Africa’s wonders, the whole of Victoria Nile bursting majestically through a six meter gap to an awesome forty meter drop.
In the afternoon we’ll experience our first scenic game drive in the park that will include Uganda Kob, elephant, lion, giraffe and a variety of eagles and much more.

Day 12: Murchison Falls-Kampala

After breakfast, we leave our lodge to travel on to Kampala. En route, we will view the awesome falls from another angle.
Well have the opportunity to experience this massive rush of water at close quarters by taking the path way to the base of the falls and back.

Includes:  4×4 safari vehicle with a driver/tour guide, gorilla tracking permits and chimpanzee tracking fees, all park entry fees, full board accommodation, launch trips, ranger guide fees and ferry crossing fees.

Does not include: Lunches en route, refreshments, drinks and bar bills, tips and disbursements of a personal nature.