Najanakumbi, Kampala, Uganda

8 Days Remarkable West

Day 1: Drive to Murchison Falls National Park en-route Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

With your Driver guide will be ready by 7:30hrs, you will hit road driving northwards to Murchison falls National Park but first for your first activity; a one to three hours Rhino trekking with in the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary. Bird watching here is another epitome activity with more than 80 bird species from the southern Sudanese biome and to some extent the Congo basin biome. After lunch we drive to Murchison falls national park arriving later in the evening before sunset.


Day 2: Game drive and Boat cruise with a Hike to the Top of the falls

An early wee morning rise for an African coffee or tea, then head off for the savannah in search of the nocturnal mammals, avian and reptiles game making it back before the close of breakfast or ‘brunch’. After lunch at exactly 1400hrs, we set of on a launch cruise two hours northwards to the bottom of the falls expecting to see reptiles like the mighty Nile crocodile, schools of Hippos, herds of elephants, Giraffes that come down for a drink. At the bottom of the falls, you hike up to the top of the falls; 20 minutes for the fit, meeting your guide at the top before returning to your hotel.


Day 3: Drive to Kibale National Park

Today we embark on a 379km exciting drive along the Albertine Rift from Murchison falls through Bugungu gate along the escarpment till the Butiaba escapement view point where Sir Parson who was killed by an elephant that had faked its death after he shot it while spot hunting. Through Hoima to Fort portal that’s on the shadow of the Mountains of the Moon, we drive through huge plantations of tea for pictures and a short explanation of how it is made. Lunch en-route arriving later in the evening before sunset. 


Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park

Early morning chimpanzee trekking after breakfast at 07:30am which starts with a briefing before trekking; other primates you might encounter that inhabit this forest include the L’hoest’s, Blue and Red-tailed monkeys, Grey-cheeked Mangabey swinging through the dense forest and about 365 bird species, more than 100 butterfly species and lots of flora and fauna, can be seen before you return back for lunch. An opportunity to reach Bigodi for a board and community walk in the afternoon is an area run by the community as a way to preserve and save animals in the Kibale forest, later return to your hotel.


Day 5: Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park 

Breakfast at leisure, check out and embark on a 3hr drive to Queen Elizabeth national Park. Drive alongside the mountains of the moon, through and check in.


Day 6: Game drive and Afternoon boat ride 

 Early morning coffee and then head for a game drive, hoping to see antelopes like Uganda Kob, elephants, lion, Leopard, herds of Buffalo, excreta… In the afternoon a boat ride on the Kazinga channel for yet another chance of seeing more game like the Nile crocodiles, hippos and a record of 600bird species.


Day 7: Full day in Ishasha for the tree climbing lions.     

 With an early morning breakfast overlooking the Kazinga channel, drive to Ishasha the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park for yet a great chance of seeing the tree climbing lions.


Day 8: Travel back to Kampala

Breakfast at the Hotel, travel back to Kampala – lunch en route, stop over at the equator and drive back to the Airport in time for your flight.


Elephants are the only animal that can’t jump
Uganda has the highest percentage of Mountain Gorillas in the world
Mountain gorillas are definitely Uganda’s center of attraction. Mountain gorillas attract thousands of tourists each and every year with many tourists competing for Gorilla Tracking.