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SAHO 14-Murchison Falls, Kibale, Semuliki, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi National Parks and Lake Bunyonyi (13 Days / 12 Nights)

DAY 1: After breakfast, begin to drive northwest through the famous Luwero Triangle and Masindi Town; you can make a Stopover at Masindi hotel for lunch. Proceed to Murchison Falls National park via Budongo forest, drive to the top of the spectacular fall where the Nile’s perfected beauty can be viewed easily, and marvel as it compresses and squeezes itself from over 1 kilometer wide down through a 7-meter canyon. The 150-meter drop of the falls creates a thunderous roar and a beautiful rainbow in a plume of spray – the best thing to ever happen to the Nile. Dinner and over night at Paraa Safari Lodge / Nile Safari Camp or Similar.

DAY 2: After breakfast, embark on an early morning game drive on the northern bank where a trained ranger guide will help you spot elephants, lions, Cape buffalo, Rothschild’s giraffes, hartebeests, waterbucks, oribi, bushbucks, bohor reed bucks, hyenas, and on rare cases leopards. Return to the lodge for breakfast.

Relax at the swimming pool side. Have lunch and after, you will safari up stream by boat to the calm Victoria Nile and the base of the falls just tens of meters from the “Devil’s Cauldron.” Here you can have a look at the toothsome hippos, crocodiles and over the 17-kilometer stretch you may also see waterbucks, elephants, and Uganda kobs. This place is also the habitat of many bird species including goliath herons, Egyptian geese, pelican bee-eaters, Hombills, kingfishers, cormorants and the rare shoebill stork. After taking shots of the photogenic Murchison Falls you will return for dinner and an overnight at Paraa Safari Lodge / Nile Safari Camp or Similar.

DAY 3: After Breakfast, drive via the Albertine Escarpment of the western Rift valley on the Masindi-Hoima-Fort portal road. This drive will be a long one south via Hoima to Fort Portal, passing though verdant countryside and traditional homesteads and farms. Fort Portal rests in the shadow of the Fabled “Mountains of the Moon,” This Journey takes a long time on dusty and bumpy roads! Dinner and overnight at Ndali Lodge / Primate Lodge / Chimpanzee Guest House or Similar.

DAY 4: In the morning after breakfast proceed to Kibale Forest National Park visitors’ reception for briefing. Kibale Forest is reputable for the greatest variety and highest concentration of primates in East Africa. In the afternoon transfer to the Bigodi Swamp for another, totally different nature walks. The Bigodi Swamp Walk is an initiative of the local community and is known for its rich diversity of birds and primates. Dinner and overnight at Ndali Lodge / Primate Lodge / Chimpanzee Guest House or Similar.

DAY 5: Early morning departure for exploration of Semuliki N.P. and Sempaya Hot Spring. This area is largely untouched by man. As an extension of the vast forest of the Congo, several species of birds and animals are unique to this park. Take a night game drive to see nocturnal birds and animals. Overnight at the Semuliki Safari Lodge. DAY 6: After breakfast, take a game drive where you will be able to see Uganda Kob, Lion, leopards and many. After lunch, take a boat trip along River Semuliki, hippos and crocodiles are commonly seen. Dinner and overnight at Semuliki Safari Lodge.

DAY 7: Early Morning departure for Queen Elizabeth, en route see Rwenzori Mountains, many crater lakes and a short game drive as you enter the Park. . Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge / Jacana Lodge / Hippo Hill Camp or Similar.

DAY 8: Early morning game drive to see Uganda Kobs, elephants, buffaloes, etc. Leopard and many bird species can be seen too. In the afternoon go for a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, a natural link between Lake Edward and Lake George. Enjoy abundant bird life such as such as African Fish eagle, Grey headed king fisher, Swamp flycatcher, Grey capped Warbler, Great White nad Pink backed Pelican, Great and long tailed Cormorants, Common Squaco Heron, African open billed stock, Pied kingfishers, Black crake, swamp fly catcher among others and the hundreds of hippos that are cooling off at the shores, this cruise will definitely be one of the highlights of your safari. Return to your accommodation and enjoy beautiful sunset. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge / Jacana Lodge / Hippo Hill Camp or Similar.

DAY 9: After breakfast, depart Queen Elizabeth for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park through Ishasha the southern sector of the park in search of the tree climbing Lions . Take a nature walk which will lead you to the Munyaga Waterfall and a chance to see primates such as the Grey Cheeked Mangabey Blue Monkeys and others species. (Time permiting) Dinner and overnight at Engagi Lodge / Buhoma Lodge/ Gorilla Resort / GorillaForestCamp or Similar. .

DAY 10: After an early breakfast, report to the ranger station for registration and briefing by one of the ranger guides. Head into the forest in search of the Gorillas, the time taken and the terrain vary with the movement of these great giants. Depending on the time of return, afternoon guided walk on the Munyanga River trail, or a community guided walk will be organized with visits to the Batwa people, traditional doctors and blacksmith, this will be summed up with entertainment from the Local Youth group members, Dinner and overnight at the same as above. Dinner and overnight at Engagi Lodge / Buhoma Lodge/ Gorilla Resort / GorillaForestCamp or Similar. .

DAY 11: Take part in a community walk, visiting eight different sites. These are: butterfly pool, banana distillation, traditional healers house, Mukono Parents Primary School, Karehe Hill, cultural entertainment by the Batwa Pygmies, traditional beekeeper, Mukono handicrafts women’s workshop. The funds from this trip go back to the sites you have visited and the people involved, it is a community tourism initiative, and with this tour you can help the community within the area. Overnight at Engagi Lodge / Buhoma Lodge/ Gorilla Resort /Gorilla Forest Camp or Similar.

DAY 12: Depart the rainforest for Lake Bunyonyi ‘’the lake of little birds’’ renowned for its variety and abundance of avian. Enjoy a boat ride on this beautiful narrow lake surrounded by green hills with terraces. Dinner and overnight at Bunyonyi Safari Resort / Bunyonyi Overland Resort or Similar.

DAY 13: After breakfast, depart the lake for Kampala en route see Mpambire drum makers, near Mpigi town, where you will watch the ceremonial drums being crafted using methods passed down through generations. Swamps , rain forests, herds of Ankole cattle with their incredible long curving horns. Uganda Equator and take some photographs with lunch en route. Arrive early evening. End of service.