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Day 1: Airport pick up

Warm welcome by a representative from Mega Wild safaris and transfer you to your hotel after which you will be briefed about your safari. Depending on the time of arrival you are advised to have your money changed this day. 

Overnight at Malaika Eco Lodge Kampala (Budget), Urban City Blue Hotel (midrange), and Serena Hotel Kampala (Luxury)

Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls en route Rhino sanctuary

Depart early morning for Murchison Falls National park via the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where you will have the opportunity to trek the Rhinos.

The sanctuary houses Uganda’s Rhino reintroduction project. There are 9 white rhinos and tracking is done on foot and takes about 1 and half hours. Continue to Masindi Town for lunch and later drive to Murchison Falls National Park.

Overnight at heritage lodge/Red Chilli Rest camp (Budget), Murchison River Lodge (Midrange) and paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury).

Day 3: Morning game drive, Boat safari & Hike to the top of falls

Embark on a game drive early morning on the northern bank of the River Nile. Expect to view elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, lions, leopards, different species of antelope and many tropical birds during the game drive.

The guide will help you spot elephant, lion, cape buffalo, Roth child’s giraffe, hartebeest, waterbuck, oribi, bushbuck, bohor reed buck, hyena and if you are lucky, the leopard.

After lunch, go for a boat ride upstream the calm Victoria Nile to the base of the falls where you will see the River Nile said to be the 2nd longest river in the world, crushing through a narrow gorge and forming the magnificent Murchison falls.

You will also view the hippos and crocodiles. You may also spot many birds like goliath heron, Egyptian goose, pelican bee-eater, kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and the rare shoebill stork.

After the boat safari you will hike to the top of the falls. From here you will have a wonderful view and fantastic photo opportunities.

Overnight at Heritage lodge/Red Chilli Rest camp (Budget), Murchison River Lodge (Midrange) and paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury).

Day 4: Transfer to Kibale National Park

Departure for Kibale Forest National Park your morning breakfast driving south via Hoima  and the scenic features of tea plantations in  Fort Portal. You will have a stopover in Fort Portal for Lunch enroute. Then you drive one more hour to the lodge after lunch.

Dinner and Overnight Rwenzori view Guest House(Budget), Kibale Forest Camp(Mid Reange), Ndali Lodge (Luxury)

Day 5: Full day at Kibale National Park

After breakfast we visit Kibale Forest National Park. The most famous of its 13 species of primates is the Chimpanzee.

It is also a home of species like the rare I’Hoest’s monkey, the black and white Colobus, Blue monkey, Grey cheeked mangabey, Red tailed monkey and the Olive baboon among others. The walk takes 2-3 hours.

After lunch go for Bigodi swamp walk where you may see a variety of bird species and other smaller mammals.

Optional: Chimpanzee Habituation tracking:

At an additional fee of only $70 us dollar pp you may do the chimpanzee habituation tracking instead of the regular chimpanzee tracking. This will take all day and you will be 100% sure to have a very encounter with your closest relatives. This needs to be booked in advance because only 6 persons per day are allowed to go.

Dinner and Overnight Rwenzori view Guest House (Budget), Kibale Forest Camp(Mid Reange), Ndali Lodge (Luxury)

DAY 6: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Daparture for Queen Elizabeth National Park in the morning where you’ll spot the ranges of Mt. Rwenzori enroute. As you go through the game park you may spot some animals like the Elephant, Buffaloes, bushbucks, and Uganda Kob, Antelopes, Warthogs, among others.

After lunch enjoy the unique 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. It is a 42kms channel that joins Lake Edward and Lake George.

The boat ride offers an excellent platform for photography along which you will encounter several hippos, crocodiles, elephants and over 500 bird species.

Overnight at Marafiki Safari Lodge(Budget), Kyangabi Crater Resort (Midrange), Mweya Safari Lodge(Luxury) FB

DAY 7: Full Day at Queen Elizabeth National Park

Have an early morning Game drive where you may have an opportunity to see the lion, leopard, giant forest hog, Cape buffalo, elephant, defassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, topi and bushbuck among others.

In the afternoon you will be transfered to Ishasha sector in search of tree climbing lions.

Overnight at lodge. Overnight at Marafiki Safari Lodge(Budget), Kyangabi Crater Resort (Midrange), Mweya Safari Lodge(Luxury)

Optional activity: Hot Air Balloon Safari:

Wake up early to catch the sunrise, as you silently fly over the plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park and admire the herds of buffaloes, elephants and enjoy the serene tranquillity of the African bush.

You will take off early at dawn for a flight that lasts for approximately 1 hour. Rise as the sun rises and float in whatever direction the winds of the morning takes you.

Fly higher than the trees and hills and enjoy the best of Uganda, with many great photo opportunities of the scenery and wildlife below.

Costing: $380 us dollar p.p.

DAY 8: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Have another morning game drive before proceeding to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest passing through the Kigezi Highlands with its terraced hillside and winding roads.

Dinner and overnight at Mahogany Springs/ Volcano lodge (Mid-range)/Buhoma community rest camp(Budget).

Day 9: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After breakfast, transfer to the park Headquarters in which you will be briefed about gorilla trekking. Bwindi National Park is renowned for its impressive mountain gorillas, although it is unpredictable for how long you will track before finding them since it all depends on their movement.

You will set out with a packed lunch and enough drinking water, and you are advised to wear strong comfortable boots plus a light rain-jacket since the weather in Bwindi Impenetrable forest is highly unpredictable.

You will be availed with Walking sticks by the park rangers. Visitors are allowed to spend only one hour with the gorillas for the purpose of conservation.

The ranger guide will brief you on how to conduct yourself while in the presence of the gentle giants.

In the evening, proceed to the village for a cultural walk to interact with the local people and participate in captivating traditional performances.

Dinner and overnight at Mahogany Springs/ Volcano lodge (Mid-range)/Buhoma community rest camp(Budget).

DAY 10: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Depart for Lake Bunyonyi after breakfast, the 2nd deepest lake in Africa. Dotted with small islands with steep sided and terraced shores. You can go canoeing in the locally made canoes, swim or just sun bathe.

It’s a favorite stop for birders.  You will check out several islands like Bwama Island good for birders or you could take a nature walk along shore on one of the islands helping you to appreciate a variety of small birds or just relax.

Overnight at Bunyonyi Overland Resort (Budget), Accadia cottages (Midrange), Birds nest (Luxury)

Day 11: Transfer back to Kampala or Entebbe

You will be transferred back to Kampala or Entebbe after your breakfast with lunch enroute and stop over at the equator for pictures.

Accommodation for this day is not included in the package but can be arranged on your request.

Make an inquiry on megawildsafaris@gmail.com or call us on +256 784 544 072 or +250 785 152 797 or +254 757 020 013.