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15 Days Birding Tours Experience

Day 1: Entebbe – Kampala (depending on flight and request)
On your arrival at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to Kampala for an overnight) on Bed and Breakfast BB

 

Day 2: Kampala - Murchison Falls National Park
Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park. On our way we visit the rhinos in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. In Murchison Falls we visit the top of the falls. Dinner and overnight at your lodge on Full Board

 

Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park
Today, experience the morning game drive in these savannah national park and expect some of the animals like elephants, buffalos, giraffes, waterbucks, oribis, bushbucks, among other if lucky lions, spotted hyenas and leopards. In the afternoon, take a 3 hours boat cruise on Victoria Nile to the base of the Murchison Falls. Expect to encounter some of the animal like hippos, crocodiles, variety of water birds species.

 

Day 4: Murchison Falls National Park - Hoima
After breakfast, depart the National Park heading southwest along the Lake Albert and Rift Valley escarpment, with breathtaking panoramic sceneries, visit the Old Fort Butiaba and arrive Hoima the capital town of Bunyoro kingdom, one of the oldest in Uganda.

 

Day 5: Hoima Town – Kibale Forest National Park 
After your breakfast, depart in direction of Kibale National Park, have a stopover in Fort Portal, the capital town of Tooro kingdom which lies on the shadow of Rwenzori Mountains, the biggest mountain range in Africa.

 

Day 6 - Kibale National Park
After breakfast, go for a chimpanzee tracking experience and in the afternoon, make a primate and bird watching in the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary.

 

Day 7: Fort Portal - Queen Elizabeth National Park
Transfer to the Queen Elizabeth National Park. On our way we pass the equator. Drive to Katwe fishing village, visit the local mining and arrive your lodge in the afternoon.

 

Day 8: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Early morning game drives experience in the national park, with aim of seeing animal like elephants, buffaloes, spotted hyenas, waterbucks, Ugandan kobs, and if lucky lion and leopard . In the afternoon, take the most exciting 2 hours boat cruise on Kazinga channel, one of the most popular sites in Uganda for its concentration of wildlife and bird.

 

Day 9: Queen Elizabeth -Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After breakfast, drive through the National Park to the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, famous for tree climbing lions. After lunch, game drive in search of the tree climbing lions afterwards we drive to Bwindi Impenetrable. Today transfer will depend on the location of the gorilla permits and road conditions. Accommodation will depend on the group of gorillas you will be tracking on Full Board.

 

Day 10: Bwindi National Park 
Today, the activity starts at 8am and you will follow the ranger guides in a group of maximum 8 people as you search for the habituated family of mountain gorillas, which was allocated according to the permits. Bwindi forest in Uganda has a population of about 370 gorillas, which is half the world population according to 2007 gorilla population surveys. It is not predictable the time you will spend to encounter the gorillas. Accommodation will depend on the group of gorillas you will be tracking on Full Board

 

Day 11: Bwindi National Park -Lake Bunyonyi
Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi; the deepest and most beautiful lake in Uganda. On the way, visit the Grace Child home for village and agro tourism; later proceed to your hotel for relaxation

 

Day 12: Lake Bunyonyi – Volcanoes National Park
After your breakfast, transfer to the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. On the way visit a pygmy village and later proceed to arrive in the evening. Dinner and overnight / hotel / Virunga hotel on Full board.


Day 13: Volcanoes National Park
After breakfast, you can either make a nature walk in the National Park, climb a volcano or visit Dian Fossey’s Grave. For those interested in gorilla tracking in Rwanda have to inform us in advance for arrangement. If time allows, visit the Twin Lakes, Lake Ruhondo and Lake Burera.

 

Day14: Volcanoes National Park -Gisenyi (Lake Kivu)
After your breakfast, we drive to Gisenyi, town located at the shore of the Lake Kivu. It lies on the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda. Evening will be at pleasure.


Day 15: Gisenyi (Lake Kivu) - Kigali
Today, after your breakfast, depending on your flight schedule, transfer to the airport for your flight departure

 

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