A Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls, Mountain Gorillas, and Chimpanzee Expedition

9 Days
From $5,914
Activity Level
Light
Transport
4X4 Land Cruiser
Comfort Level
Luxury

Trip Overview

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe Airport and transfer to Hotel

Day 2: road trip to Murchison Falls

Day 3: game drive and boat cruise

Day 4: Journey to Fort Portal to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 5: Explore the park

Day 6: Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura gorge

Day 7: Mountain Gorilla tracking in Bwindi impenetrable national park

Day 8: Lake Bunyonyi Scenery safari

Day 9: Return to Entebbe airport

Itinerary

day 1: Welcome to Uganda

An AA Safaris tour driver will welcome you to Uganda at the Entebbe International Airport and drive you through the Entebbe town to your hotel for the night in Kampala.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Speak Resort Munyonyo
Day 2 - 3: Road trip to Murchison Falls, game drive and boat cruise

This day will begin with you having breakfast at the hotel then the AA Safari driver will start you on the drive to your first national park; Murchison Falls. A the drive takes you northwest of Uganda, you will stop at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary where you will track rhinos within the conservation area for hours in the wild created for them by Rhino Fund Uganda and UWA. It is a must for all those interested in rhino trekking to have insect repellent, long pants and closed shoes. Sit for lunch then continue to Murchison Falls national Park which is the oldest park in Uganda. The sights within this national park are unforgettable especially the falls where you see the Great River Nile squeeze through a 7 meter wide canyon. The plummeting of water causes a rainbow that gives an illusion of being there endlessly.

Wake up early for breakfast and a game drive in the park where you will see kobs, antelopes, elephants, waterbucks, lions, giraffes and hippos plus various bird species. The guide will take you for a boat ride cruise on the River Nile where you will definitely see hippos and crocodiles along the river banks.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Nile Safari Lodge
Day 4 - 5: Journey to Fort Portal, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Explore the park

The day’s road trip is south west to a district city called Fort Portal located in Mountain Rwenzori’s ranges’ shadow. It’s warm, quiet and green. Have lunch at any clean restaurant chosen by the guide. Drive and see the tea plantations then go through Queen Elizabeth national park for sightseeing along the way to your accommodation option.

The tour guide will, after breakfast, take you for a wildlife game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will see lions, elephants, warthogs, antelopes, buffaloes. Take photos of the wild animals in their natural habitats as they start the day as the birds chirp in the trees nearby. Return to your accommodation area for lunch then go for the afternoon boat ride on the Kazinga Channel. Here, you will see various bird species fly to the river banks, some will be seated on the backs of hippos while others sit on the waters. See the waterbucks, hippos, crocodiles in the River Nile banks. Go Crater Lake exploring

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge
Day 6: Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura gorge

Early morning, be driven to the park headquarters for a briefing before heading down the pathways into the Maramagambo forest, famous for the highest number of primates’ species in East Africa, and spend the morning hours in Kyambura gorge following and watching the chimpanzees’ way of life while in their natural habitat. After lunch, hop into the tour vehicle and drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Arcadia Cottages
Day 7: Mountain Gorilla tracking in Bwindi impenetrable national park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the second oldest national park in Uganda and is famous for having over 360 mountain gorillas in Uganda. During this tour, you will spend a morning tracking one of the 13 mountain gorillas family where you will, under the watchful eye of a park guide, will follow one gorilla family as they go about their day activities like hunting, feeding, resting in the forest, climbing trees for fruit, playing. Please keep silent during the trek so as not to startle the gorillas, no flash photography around the gorillas, no feeding the animals, no mimicking the sounds made by the gorillas and keep a distance of at least 6 meters.

It will take 2-9 hours to find and watch the gorillas depending on their movement. After this activity, the AA Safari guide will drive you to Kabale town where you will spend the night.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Arcadia Cottages
Day 8: Lake Bunyonyi Scenery safari

After breakfast, you will drive from Kabale to Lake Bunyonyi where you will enjoy a 2-hour boat cruise on this lake which is the 2nd deepest lake in Africa. Go hiking to see the view of islands around the lake, various birds will be seen during the hike.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Arcadia Coattges
Day 9: Return to Entebbe airport

After this breakfast, the AA Safaris guide will transport you to Kampala. You will have a stopover in Mbarara for lunch, then at the Equator for photography and a little shopping spree. You will reach Kampala in the evening and will be dropped at a hotel for the night

 

 

Meals included: Breakfast Only
Accommodation: No accmmodation

Expectations

This safari tour package includes visiting the unique Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, enjoy River Nile via Murchison Falls national park for a wildlife drive and boat ride, visit the famous Bwindi impenetrable national park to see the mountain gorillas, lake Bunyonyi awaits to give you an unforgettable memory of sitting on its waters for activities like canoe rides. This tour allows you to visit and explore towns like Kampala, Fort Portal and Kabale.

Accomodations

Speak Resort Munyonyo
Our luxurious rooms – Presidential Suites, Presidential Cottages, Executive Rooms, Superior Rooms are bright, spacious residences, filled with beautiful views of Lake Victoria and the resort’s tropical garden. Sheltered under charming, traditional African, modern contemporary and furnished with rich natural fabrics, the rooms and cottages are also equipped with the latest modern technologies, complimentary high speed Internet for up to four devices and 24-hour services, for our guests’ utmost convenience. Guests of Speke Resort Munyonyo and Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort are guaranteed a stay unlike any other offered by luxury hotels in Uganda.
Nile Safari Lodge
Experience the wonders of Uganda in style, witnessing exciting wildlife spectacles and stunning landscapes from our luxury lodge perched on the southern bank of the River Nile. In the remote beautiful, savannah the Lodge is a luxurious escape and the ultimate private safari experience.
Mweya Safari Lodge
Mweya Safari Lodge offers visitors an unforgettable experience. Located on a peninsula within the heart of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Mweya Safari Lodge is surrounded by the magical Rwenzori Mountains aptly described as the 'Mountains of the Moon'.
Arcadia Cottages
Arcadia lodges currently has 2 locations Arcadia Lake Bunyonyi which is in Kabale over seeing the many different islands on Lake Bunyonyi and Arcadia Lake Mburo which is inside Mburo national park. Arcadia lodges were opened in 2004 and are a family run business.
Arcadia Cottages
As the highest lodge on the hill we over look the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi and all its many islands from all our cottages and main dinner area and bar. Arcadia Lake Bunyonyi has 25 cottages and each cottage over looks the islands on Lake Bunyonyi. Each cottage is self contained with a private deck for guests to enjoy the view in the comfort of their cottage.
Arcadia Coattges
As the highest lodge on the hill we over look the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi and all its many islands from all our cottages and main dinner area and bar. Arcadia Lake Bunyonyi has 25 cottages and each cottage over looks the islands on Lake Bunyonyi. Each cottage is self contained with a private deck for guests to enjoy the view in the comfort of their cottage.

Availability and Prices

Apr 4, 2020 - Jan 31, 2021
Double Occupancy
$ 5,914
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 8,068
Per Person
Apr 4, 2020 - Jan 31, 2021
Double Occupancy
$ 5,914
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$ 8,068
Per Person
Included
  • Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • 1 chimpanzee permit per person (a US$ 150 value)
  • 1 gorilla permit per person
  • Park-entrance fees according to the program
  • Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
  • English speaking Ugandan & Tanzanian driver/guide;
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Daily activities and excursions as indicated in the itinerary
Excluded
  • All gratuities
  • Airfare to and from destination
  • Domestic flights
  • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Alcoholic beverages