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5-Day Murchison Falls & Kibale Forest Luxury Safari (Lodging)

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5 days, 4 nights

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On this trip you will have the opportunity to explore the wonderful wildlife of Uganda, with the chance of visiting the top of falls in Murchison falls national park as well as meeting our close relatives the chimpanzees in Kibale forest national park. This Safari is filled with great adventure.

  • DEPARTURE: This tour departs from Kampala
  • COUNTRY(‘S): Uganda
  • DESTINATIONS: Murchison Falls National Park – Fort Portal
  • RETURN: Back to Kampala in the Afternoon
  • PASSENGERS: Minimum 1 Traveler and a Maximum of 14 Travelers per group
  • STYLE: Lodging
  • MEALS: FB: Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
  • VEHICLE: 2-3: Double Cab 4×4/

Trip Facts

Accommodation Destination Basis Duration
Chobe Safari Lodge Uganda Murchison Falls National Park D,B&B 2 Nights
Kyaninga Lodge Fort Portal D,B&B 2 Nights

D,B&B: Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
FB: Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

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Day 1: Kigali city to Bwindi National Park (169.6 km)
Day 1: Kigali city to Bwindi National Park (169.6 km)

Accommodation: : Chobe Safari Lodge Uganda, Murchison Falls National Park / Similar

Guest will be picked up at their accommodation after breakfast at 8.00am and drive to Murchison Falls National Park via Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary where rhinos that got wiped out in the Ugandan wild are being bred before re-introduction back in the national parks. When you arrive at the Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary, a guide and armed rangers will take you on either a walking/by vehicle safari to look for the rhinos and around 12h00 to 13h00 enjoying a bush picnic lunch in the sanctuary’s grounds. After lunch, guest will drive to Murchison Falls National Park).

Meals: Lunch and Dinner (Other drinks not included)

Included Activity: Rhino Drive

Bwindi National Park
Bwindi National Park

Accommodation: Chobe Safari Lodge Uganda, Murchison Falls National Park / Similar

Guest will wake up early at 6.00am and go on a Morning game drive for a chance to view the magnificent daybreak from across the open savannah, birds and dotted woodland as well as reverine vegetation along the Nile. Guest will see animals like lions, buffalo, elephant, giraffes, antelope and a lot more. Guest will be back around 10-11am, to have breakfast. Guest will relax around the lodge until lunch hour and go for the boat launch to the bottom of the powerful Murchison Falls. This 3-hour boat cruise climaxes at the edge of the rift valley escarpment at which point you will get off the boat and trek to the top of the falls (wear sports shoes while on the boat for ease of trekking to the top). Having worked up a sweat, once at the top, get bathed in the misty spray that the Nile creates as it forces itself into the 7-metre cleft to create the famous Murchison Falls. Guest will Your go back to the lodge for dinner.

Meals: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Included Activity: Game Drive and Boat Cruise

Overnight: Chobe Safari Lodge Uganda

Occupying a prime location in Murchison Falls National Park and only three and half hours drive from Kampala, Chobe Safari Lodge is the perfect retreat for any discerning traveler. Chobe Safari Lodge was originally constructed in 1950s and at that time was one of the jewels in Uganda’s crown of tourism destinations. The panoramic views of the magnificent River Nile from the site offered a true sampling of the prime offerings of Uganda, coupled with the ample wildlife, birds, flora and fauna. Following decades of being abandoned, the newly refurbished and restored Chobe Safari Lodge now exudes elegance and energy once again. Each category of accommodation narrates a tale of comfort and luxury for the discerning visitor. Chobe Safari Lodge features 36 elegant guest rooms, 21 luxury tents, 4 suites and a Presidential Cottage. The River Nile is the main focus from an architect’s perspective, and so all the rooms and luxury tents have balconies and terraces facing the magnificent sweeping views. Even the 3-tier swimming pool has panoramic views of the River Nile. The Chobe Safari Lodge offers a true sampling of the prime offerings of Uganda.

Day 3: Bwindi National Park to Fort Portal (254.1 km)

Accommodation: Kyaninga Lodge, Fort Portal / Similar

Guest will After an early morning breakfast, drive to Kibale forest National park commonly known as the primate capital of the world and one of East Africa’s major tropical rain forest. You drive through papyrus swamps and the thick jungle of the Nile Delta; the drive is about 8-9 hours. Check in your lodge and relax.

In the afternoon visit the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary for a nature walk, rich in biodiversity and beautiful scenery, the wetland is a birder’s paradise with about 138 species hosting eight species of primates including the black-and-white colobus, grey-cheeked mangabey, red-tailed, l’Hoest’s and blue monkeys, and olive baboons. Later you can enjoy a walk to the “top of the world” along crater lakes which this area is also famous for crater lakes view and the mountain of the moon.

Meals: Lunch and Dinner (Other drinks not included)

Included Activity: Rhino Drive

Day 4: Fort Portal

Accommodation: Kyaninga Lodge, Fort Portal / Similar

Guest will wake up early to have breakfast and drive to Kibale Forest Headquarters and get a briefing on the day’s activity. With a ranger guide, you will venture into the jungle in search of the chimpanzees and while tracking, you will be able to spot different animal species like the Red Colobus, Black and white Colobus, Grey-cheeked Mangabey, Olive Baboon, Red-tailed Monkey, and L’Hoest’s Monkey among others and different bird species. You will spend one hour with the chimpanzees as you watch them play, feed and groom each other.

Meals: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Included Activity: Tracking

Overnight: Kyaninga Lodge

Set against the stunning backdrop of Lake Kyaninga and the Rwenzori Mountains beyond, Kyaninga Lodge is the spectacular result of one man’s vision and six years of unwavering commitment to creating an experience of Africa’s beauty unlike anything else.

You can experience the beauty and romance of this unexplored region, while staying in the height of luxury and elegance. Nine exclusive cottages made from hand carved logs, superb dining, and a wealth of adventures await. The Kyaninga Team is looking forward to welcoming you to Kyaninga Lodge and helping you explore this remarkable region of Africa.

Day 5: Fort Portal to Kampala (294.0 km)

This is the last day of your tour. Guest will have breakfast and drive back to Kampala with a lunch stop in Masindi. You should arrive back in Kampala in the early evening and continue to Entebbe International Airport. You are dropped off at the airport in time for you to check-in for your departure home.

Meals: Breakfast

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  • Qualified professional driver guide
  • Vehicle / fuel
  • Park entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Passenger liability 15%
  • VAT 2% tourism levy
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner for the Client
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Entrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Drinks at lodges and on road
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Tips for tour guides
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Items not mentioned in the itinerary

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