Early arrivals give a chance to get introduced to Uganda big 5 safaris at the Uganda wildlife education center in Entebbe. Overnight at Lake Victoria view guesthouse or the lodge papyrus guest house. BB
Early this morning after breakfast, we shall transfer to the largest conservation area of Uganda, stopping at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for rhino tracking. This will reduce our number of the targeted ‘big 5’ to 4 we shall continue to Murchison falls National Park which is Uganda’s largest national park with different ecosystems dominated by tropical rain forests in the south and studded grassland on the northern back that supports the other big 4 – lion, Leopard, Buffalo and Elephant, lots of antelope species like the Uganda Kob, Oribi, Jackson’s Heartbeast, Bohor Reedbuck, Water and Bushbuck, Dwarf Duikers together with the localized Rothschild’s Giraffe, with the unique and fastest Patas Monkeys loiter the savannas. Enormous concentrations of Hippos and Birds will all be observed from morning / afternoon launch trip along the Victoria Nile placed below the magnificent Murchison falls the following day on the drive. Have lunch and then drive to the top of the falls. Dinner and overnight stay at Kabalega wilderness or Heritage Safari Lodge.
This morning after breakfast we go for a game drive searching for savannah mammals, birds and primates as mentioned on day 2, just a few like Jackson’s Hartebeests, Oribis, Elephants, Buffaloes, Uganda Kob. On lucky days’ cats like Lions, Leopards, Hyenas, And Jackals are encountered. We get back to the hotel for a hot lunch or have a picnic lunch as we prepare for a boat cruise to the bottom of the falls. Dinner and overnight at Nile safari lodge or Sambiya river lodge. FB
After breakfast we check out, head for a morning game drive before crossing to drive to Hoima all will depend on the success and luck we had on the previous drive. we shall drive to Hoima one of the colonial towns of Uganda where we find the kingdom and burial site of the kings of Bunyoro. Here we only have a night to relax as we also break the distance to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Overnight at Kontick Hotel FB
We shall have our breakfast then continue to queen Elizabeth national park having strategic stops to stretch our legs and look at nature. Lunch break in fort portal. We reach Queen Elizabeth later in the evening, and depending on time we shall opt to do a game drive or check in our hotel Depending on the energy level and at will, we can try out a late evening game safari to the Kasenyi plains and many a time, we have great chances of seeing nocturnal game and birds, just seeing how these animals set off to their night havens is another wildlife encounter, let’s give it a shot with Journeys best natural history guides, learning and understanding more about wildlife and most especially the big 5. overnight stay at Bush Lodge or Marafiki Safari Lodge 2nights FB
Early morning we go a game drive searching majorly what we might have missed in Murchison Falls National Park like elephants, buffaloes, lions , leopards, hyeanas, among others, this extension was to increase our chances of the big 5 otherwise the tour would have ended in Murchison Falls National Park, we shall top up and learn more about the famous big five and other mammals like the Giant forest hog, Bush bucks, Kobs, Hyenas and waterbucks. In the afternoon hours a launch cruise along Kazinga channel awaits you. You will appreciate the high scores of Elephants, Hippos, Buffalos and crocodiles. After this we shall head back to our lodge for dinner and overnight
Morning after breakfast, we check out from our lodge and drive through Ishasha area for tree climbing lions depending on the weather condition and continue our way further Southwest-Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Stay at crested crane resort or broadbill forest camp B&B 2nights
Morning after breakfast you report to park headquarters for briefing prior to gorilla tracking excursion. This activity may take anywhere between one to eight hours so a reasonable degree of fitness is required. Gorilla tracking is a remarkable experience to stare in the eyes of these gentle giants, watch them as they play, and go about their daily activities. Its indeed “once in lifetime” experience that you must never miss! Each encounter is different and has own rewards! But you’re likely to enjoy the close view of adults feeding, grooming and resting as the youngsters’ frolic and swing on the vines in a delightful display.
Early morning after breakfast, we transfer to Kampala-Entebbe, long drive, lunch at Igongo cultural resort and photography stopover at the equator. Stay at Lake Victoria view guesthouse B&B