6-Days Lake Mburo, Queen Elizabeth and Kibale | Mj Safaris Uganda

Day 1:  Drive to Lake Mburo National Park and Visit the Equator.

You will be picked from your accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala by our driver guide at 7:30 am. Meet and greet then start your journey to Lake Mburo National Park. on your way to the park, you will make a stopover at the equator for photos and the water experiment.

And at this point, there are two cement circles marking the equator line and it is worth stopping if you are traveling to Masaka or Kampala for a photo moment. Also, watch a demonstration by local entrepreneurs on how water swirls in opposite directions in the northern & southern hemispheres at the equator line. Another reason that makes the equator a worthwhile stop is the great shopping bargains. The point has got several craft shops and art galleries run by individuals and organizations. These craft stalls sell souvenirs and handmade products while some with marks talking about the Equator.

You will not be inconvenienced if you bought a T-shirt with words ‘I crossed the Uganda Equator’ Continue with your journey and have lunch at the Lodge. After lunch, you will do an afternoon game drive. Lake Mburo National Park accommodates mammals like the Eland, antelope as well as zebras and waterbucks, making it among the most admirable places to visit in Uganda.

The park is exceptional for its attractive, soothingly sloping hills and open grassland basins, intermingled with brushwood, woodlands, and rich wetlands. While at the park you will see animals like the Impalas, water-bucks, the Cape buffalo, giraffes, elands, and zebras plus many other animal species.

Accommodations:

Budget: Eagle’s Nest Tents   (Lunch&Dinner)
Mid-range: Rwakobo Rock  (Lunch&Dinner)
Luxury: Mihingo Lodge (Lunch&Dinner)

Travel Time: 5 hours

Day 2: Morning Game Drive & Transfer To Queen National Park.

After your breakfast, you will do a morning safari where you will have a chance to catch up with the early risers that you happened to miss on your afternoon game drive. Have Lunch en route and proceed to the famous Queen Elizabeth National Park. The Park covers an area of about 1978 km2; its position provides a magnificent view of the rift valley floor that occupies Lakes Edward and George. The park has one of the highest bio diversity ratings of any national park in the world as its well known to be the habitat of about 95 mammals along with 612 species of birds. On arrival, you will do a short game drivequeen-elizabeth-national-park-photo-3.  You will search for all the wildlife in the park; Buffalo, Lion, Water-buck, Leopard, Uganda Kob, Warthog, etc. You will relax at the lodge on your arrival.

Accommodations:

Budget: Bush Lodge Non Self Contained Tent (Breakfast & Dinner)
Mid-range: Bush Lodge bandas (Breakfast & Dinner)
Luxury: Katara Lodge or Mweya (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Journey Time: 4 hours

Day 3: Game Drive and Afternoon Boat.

After Breakfast, you will go for a game drive. You will search for all the wildlife in the park; Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Water-buck, Leopard, Uganda Kob, Warthog, etc. After lunch, you will go for an afternoon launch trip along the Kazinga Channel. Here, you will see a lot of hippos (more than you can possibly imagine!), as well as a variety of other animals which come to the waterhole to drink or bathe. You can expect to see: Buffalo, Crocodile, bathing Elephant, and a range of beautiful birds. This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your tour. After the boat-safari, you drive back to the lodge.

Accommodations:

    Budget:  Bush Lodge Non Self Contained Tents (breakfast & dinner)
Mid-range: Bush Lodge bandas (Breakfast & Dinner)
Luxury: Katara Lodge or Mweya(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 4: Drive to Kibale Forest National Park.

After Breakfast, start your trip to Kibale Forest. You will drive through Kasese town with the view of Rwenzori mountains lunch in Fort Portal town at Gardens restaurant, you will have a one hour drive to Kibale forest where you will be able to spot some monkeys, birds, and Baboons during the stop-overs. Also visit the crater lakes for the nature walk that takes 2-3 hours.

Accommodations:

Budget: Kibale Forest Camp Lazy camping (breakfast & dinner)
Mid-range: Kibale Forest Camp Self Contained Tents (Breakfast & Dinner)
Luxury: Primate Lodge Superior Tents (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Journey Time: 3 hours

Day 5: Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi Swamp walk.

Today you will have your breakfast at the lodge and prepare for your trip for Chimpanzee walk. Kibale forest consists of 13 primate species the only National park to see many types of monkeys like; the wonderful Red Columbus, Grey cheeked mangabey,  Black and white Columbus monkey, L’hoest monkey and Chimpanzees. Here you will be able to see our cousins today for one hour and the trip takes 3-4 hours walk through the tropical rainforest with the experienced guide. After lunch you will visit Bigodi swamp walk to spot some monkeys and bird species and that takes you through grassland, small communities where the locals are very enthusiastic to shake hands with white people, walk through coffee plantations and people’s gardens to see how they do daily work. Drive back to the camp for your dinner.

Accommodations:

Budget: Kibale Forest Camp lazy camping (Breakfast & Dinner)
Mid-range: Kibale forest Camp Self Contained Tents (Breakfast & Dinner)
Luxury: Primate Lodge Superior Tents (Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner)

Day 6: Transfer Back To Kampala/ Airport.

After breakfast, you will drive back to Kampala through Fort Portal. You could have a market/Street walk through Fort portal and may be buy some souvenirs for yourselves.Thereafter proceed with your journey. Your driver will drop you at your accommodation either in Kampala or Entebbe as you may wish. This will be the end of your amazing trip!

Journey time: 6 hours

Meal Plan: Breakfast

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