Kabale

8 days Murchison falls, Kibale, Bwindi, Lake Bunyonyi

- Grand Tour Safari - From $1,856 -
Duration : 8 Days

Day 1 – Entebbe/Kampala to Murchison Falls NP

Day 2 – Morning Game drive and afternoon boat launch at Murchison Falls NP

Day 3 – Travel to Kibale National Park

Day 4 – Chimp trekking and Nature walk at Kibale Forest

Day 5 – Kibale to Bwindi

Day 6 – Gorilla trekking at Bwindi

Day 7 – Bird watching and community tour at Lake Bunyonyi

Day 8 – Lake Bunyonyi to Entebbe/Kampala

Included
  • Accommodation, National park fees, Breakfast, Professional guide
Not included
  • Alcoholic drinks, Dinner, Lunch, 3-course dinner, Hotel pickup and drop-off, Airport pickup and drop-off
Day 1 – Entebbe/Kampala to Murchison Falls NP

Meet Heritage Tours representative at your hotel in Entebbe/Kampala, then drive through Luwero and stop over at Masindi Hotel for lunch. Drive to the park and make a brief stopover at the “Top of the Falls” where the 50m wide Victoria Nile is squeezes through a 6m gap in the rock and crashes through a narrow gorge with unbelievable power. Thereafter proceed to the lodge and enjoy an evening game drive before you retire for dinner and overnight.

Day 2 – Morning Game drive and afternoon boat launch at Murchison Falls NP

After and early morning cup of coffee, go for a game drive and see elephant, buffaloes, giraffe, bushbucks, lions and a variety of bird species. Return to the lodge for breakfast and leisure at the swimming pool. After lunch go for a boat launch on the river Nile; an opportunity to see the amazing hippo, crocodiles, and water birds along the river banks. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 – Travel to Kibale National Park

Depart early from Murchison Falls and head towards Fort Portal, an 8 hour drive along a scenic route. Fort Portal is the seat of the Toro Kingdom and also famous for the nearby Mountains of the Moon. Continue to the nearby Kibale National Park and check in to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 4 – Chimp trekking and Nature walk at Kibale Forest

Kibale is 766 square kilometres (296 sq mi) of primarily moist evergreen forest, including both both lowland and montane forests. It is an important eco-tourism and safari destination, popular for its population of habituated chimpanzees and twelve other species of primates. Enjoy a guided nature walk in the forest in search of the wild chimpanzee, red-tailed monkey, black-and-white colobus monkey and many others. Then enjoy a guided walk through Bigodi Swamp (protected wetland). Located 6km south of the Kibale National Park visitor centre at Kanyanchu, is home to around 200 species of birds (highlights include papyrus gonolek, white-winged warbler and great blue turaco). It’s also good for spotting butterflies and primates, with eight different species here, including grey-cheeked mangabey.

Day 5 – Kibale to Bwindi

Depart early morning for drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (lunch en route). Arrive, check in to the lodge for Dinner and overnight.

Day 6 – Gorilla trekking at Bwindi

After a 0630 hrs breakfast, head for the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) briefing centre with a packed lunch provided by the lodge. You must be at the UWA briefing centre well before 0800 hrs for registration and a talk from ranger-guide on trekking rules. Gorillas move to new places every day and the time taken to see the Gorillas is unpredictable. This ranges from 2-3 hours to 6 or 7 hours. Return to your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Day 7 – Bird watching and community tour at Lake Bunyonyi

After an early breakfast, depart for Lake Bunyonyi, Kabale (approx. 2 hours travel time), where you will check in to your lodge and thereafter tour the scenic and tranquil lake to view the very diverse birdlife (200 species), listen to the interesting stories about the history of the area, and visit the local Batwa community to see how they live.

Day 8 – Lake Bunyonyi to Entebbe/Kampala

After breakfast, travel to Entebbe/Kampala with a stopover en route for lunch.