DAY 1: ENTEBBE
On arrival at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda and after finalizing the formalities, you shall be welcomed by our local Shoebill Safaris guide, who will then drive you to the hotel.
DAY 2: ENTEBBE – MURCHISON FALLS NP
After breakfast, you proceed to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. You will Have a walking safari to the Southern White Rhinos that have been re-introduced in Uganda.
Later you proceed to Murchison Falls National Park. Murchison covers 3,840-sq km and has recorded 76 mammal species and over 450 bird species. It lies 619m at the delta and 1,292 at Rabongo Hill.
DAY 3: MURCHISON FALLS NP
After a rather early breakfast, morning games drive. Afternoon, we’ll have a boat cruise to the bottom of the Falls. The Falls are one of Africa’s wonders and a must see for everyone. We of course cannot fail to mention that it’s from these falls that Murchison derives its name. Look out for the pods of Hippos, crocodiles and a vast number of water birds. There are high chances of seeing the Shoebill stock from which our company derives its name. Enjoy these remarkable falls with a hike to the top of the Falls where the Nile squeezes through a 7-meter gap and at the bottom bask Huge Nile Crocodiles.
DAY 4: MURCHISON FALLS NP – KIBALE NP
After breakfast we begin our journey to Kibale Forest National Park for yet another exiting adventure.
If time allows optional activities at afternoon.
DAY 5: KIBALE NP – QUEEN ELIZABETH
Chimp tracking in the morning and meet the rather real cousins of humans’ beings. Many birds are seen in this forest. If you are a keen birder you will record a reasonably high number of different bird species. Various monkeys are seen tossing from one tree to another as you walk along. Lunch at the lodge.
After lunch you will drive today to the world-famous Queen Elizabeth National Park, crossing the equator along the way.
Accommodation: Mweya safari lodge or Parkview Safari lodge on full board
DAY 6: QUEEN ELIZABETH NP
After an early cup of tea or coffee morning game drive with Lion Tracking to the vast park for any chances of the early hunting cats, herds of elephants, antelopes, buffalos and many more.
Return to the camp for a full breakfast, free time, after lunch go for the launch cruise on the famous Kazinga channel where you get to the schools of Hippos, buffalos and a variety of beautiful water bird species like jacanas, fish eagles and pelicans along the channel. Watch in close range the feared crocodiles as they sun bath away.
Accommodation: Mweya safari lodge or Parkview Safari lodge on full board.
DAY 7: QUEEN ELIZABETH NP -BWINDI
Depart for Bwindi National park in the Morning on your way; you will have a game drive in Ishasha Sector where the Tree Climbing Lions are found, then continue to the home of the Mountain Gorillas in Uganda. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is known for exceptional gorilla tracking safaris, but it also provides refuge to elephants, chimpanzees, monkeys and various small antelopes, and 23 bird species restricted to the Albertine.
DAY 8: BWINDI NP
Another highlight of your safari: a meeting with the gentle giants of Bwindi forest! Hiking will lovers the tracking in the beautiful ecosystem of the park. It is difficult to foresee how many hours you will hike; it may take two to eight hours. You will walk a long distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas. A unique and unforgettable experience! Time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour for conservation purposes. There will be a briefing before you are led to the park. Community walk and entertainment in the evening around the fire place by the locals.
DAY 9: BWINDI – LAKE MBURO
After breakfast begin our journey to Lake Mburo National Park. The park boosts of a variety of game including zebra, eland and impala, which are not found in most other National Parks in Uganda. Lake Mburo also has big numbers of waterbuck, topi, buffalo, hippo, duiker, bushbuck, klipspringer and on a good lucky day you will see oribi, reedbuck, leopard and crocodiles.
Afternoon boat trip at the Lake.
DAY 10: LAKE MBURO NP – ENTEBBE
You will wake up early and go for a nature walk. You will return to your accommodation for a hearty breakfast. After breakfast, you will start your journey back to Entebbe. Enjoy the green nature along the route plus the famous Ankole long horned cattle. Stop over at the equator for snap shots of a lifetime. Have a chance to be in the South and Northern hemispheres at the same time. Buy a few souvenirs and have a picnic lunch.
You will drive to Entebbe Airport, catch your flight and head back home
- Transport in a 4×4 tour vehicle with a popup
- Gorilla Permit
- All park entrance fees and Government taxes
- Bottles drinking water
- Professional English speaking guide
- All government taxes
- Activities outside the itinerary & all Optional activities