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8 DAYS WILDLIFE AND GORILLA SAFARI

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October 16, 2021

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This safari takes you on an adventure to the wild side. From the tropical forests of  to dramatic savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park and to the oldest national park Murchison falls with exceptional beauty. Arrival at Entebbe International Airport ushers you to Uganda “The Pearl of Africa” known for its friendly and hospitable people and incredible diversity of flora and fauna.

 

Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVAL

Following your arrival, a representative from Divine African tours will meet and welcome you. You will later be transferred to your hotel.
Dinner and overnight: Cassia lodge for luxury, Hotel Africana for mid range, and Red chili hideaway for budget accommodation. (BB)
Journey time: 1-2 hours

DAY 2: KAMPALA – MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK

This day, embark on your journey to Murchison falls national park. En-route, you may go for a visit to Zziwa rhino sanctuary and later have lunch in Masindi town. You will then proceed to the lodge.
Dinner and overnight: Paraa Safari lodge for luxury, Pakuba safari lodge for mid range, and Red chili hideaway / Fort Murchison for budget accommodation. (FB)
Journey time: 4-5 hours

DAY 3: GAME DRIVE AND LAUNCH CRUISE

You will enjoy early morning breakfast and then go for a game drive where you will spot various wildlife including elephants, giraffes, lions, Uganda Kobs among others. In the afternoon you will go for a launch cruise on the park’s main tourist attraction – the unique Murchison Falls as well as the River Nile with its streaming hippo and serried ranges of crocodile along the sandbanks, and large numbers of different species getting down to drink & bathe.
Dinner and overnight: Paraa Safari lodge for luxury, Pakuba safari lodge for mid range, and Red chili hideaway / Fort Murchison for budget accommodation. (FB)
Journey time: 4-5 hours

DAY 4: MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK – FORTPORTAL

Breakfast will be served early and embark on your journey to Fort portal with lunch en-route in Hoima or Kagadi. This is a full day drive. You will arrive in Fort portal in the evening and proceed to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Chimpanzee forest guest house.
Dinner and overnight: Crater safari Lodge for luxury, Kibale Forest camp/ Chimpanzee Guest house for mid range, and Turaco treetops for budget accommodation. (FB)
Journey time: 7-8 hours

DAY 5: FORTPORTAL – QUEEN ELLIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

Early morning transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park following the Mountain Rwenzori ranges. You will stop at the equator for photography and then proceed to the park. Enroute you will spot wildlife life the Uganda Kob, Elephants, Warthogs, among others. You will arrive in time for lunch. After lunch, go for a launch cruise along the Kazinga channel inside Queen Elizabeth Park where you will come up close with hippos, crocodiles among other aquatic life and an array of birds on the bay
. Dinner and overnight: Mazike Valley lodge for luxury, Twin lakes safari lodge / Elephant hub for mid range, and Bush lodge for budget accommodation. (FB)
Journey time: 3-4 hours

DAY 6: GAME DRIVE AND TRANSFER TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK

Wake up to an early breakfast and go for an early morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth national park where you may spot a lot of wildlife including African elephants, buffalos, antelopes, impala, among others and a lot of birds. Later transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park driving through the Ishasha sector, south of Queen Elizabeth national park where you could be lucky to see the tree climbing lions.
Dinner and overnight: Mahogany springs/ Buhoma lodge for luxury, Engagi lodge/ Silverback safari lodge for mid range, and Buhoma community rest camp for budget accommodation. (FB)
Journey time: 3-4 hours

DAY 7: GORILLA TREKKING

Have an early morning breakfast and head to the park headquarters for briefing by the ranger guides before embarking on your gorilla trek. Head into the forest and trek until you find the gorillas. Uganda gorilla trekking can take 2 to 8 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas. After finding the gorillas in Bwindi, you will be allowed only 1 hour and then return. Your driver / guide will drive you back to the lodge to relax
Dinner and overnight: Mahogany springs/ Buhoma lodge for luxury, Engagi lodge/ Silverback safari lodge for mid range, and Buhoma community rest camp for budget accommodation. (FB)

DAY 8: BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK - ENTEBBE

Transfer back to Kampala. You will have a stopover at the Equator. While here you will be able to stand in both the southern and Northern hemisphere at the same time. Photographs can be taken and souvenirs also be bought.
Depending on your flight time you will be drooped at Entebbe International Airport in time to catch your flight back home