Major Destinations: Kibale, Murchison and Lake Mburo National Park

9 days across the western part of Uganda gets you exploring some of the country’s most fascinating natural wonders. The safari will take you to Lake Mburo National Park for wildlife viewing, Kibale Forest for chimp tracking and Murchison Falls National Park to see the mighty waterfalls that are also the strongest in the whole world.

Tour highlights

  • Stopover at the Equator
  • Boat cruise on Lake Mburo and the Victoria Nile
  • Game viewing
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Visit the top of Murchison Falls
  • Bigodi Swamp Walk

Tour Schedule

  • Day 1: Arrive and transfer from Kampala or Entebbe
  • Day 2: Equator and Lake Mburo afternoon Boat ride
  • Day 3: Game drive/ nature walk or Horse ridding
  • Day 4: Kibale National Park, evening at leisure or crater lakes exploration if time allows
  • Day 5: Chimps and Bigodi
  • Day 6: Head to Murchison Falls National Park, Evening at leisure
  • Day 7: Game drive, Boat ride
  • Day 8: Top of the falls head back to Kampala
  • Day 9: Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive and transfer from Kampala or Entebbe

We ensure to have you are received and welcomed at the airport on time and our friendly safari guide will drive you to your hotel so that you can relax and prepare for the next day’s travel to Lake Mburo. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Kampala or Entebbe.

Meal plan: Dinner

Day 2: Equator and Lake Mburo afternoon, Boat ride

You will have breakfast at the hotel and check out, drive towards the west stopping over at the equator for a moment to experience how it feels like to be at this point. You can also buy a souvenir from the craft shops and therefore proceed with the journey to Lake Mburo National Park.

On arrival at the park, you will have lunch and go for the afternoon boat cruise. Expect to see hippos, crocodiles and several bird species. After the launch trip, drive to the lodge and relax. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Meal plan: Full board

Day 3: Game drive and evening nature walk

Early morning game drive which will give you a chance to see zebras, waterbucks, giraffes, buffaloes, and the topi among others. Back to the lodge, have lunch and relax. Later in the evening, head out for a nature walk to see giraffes and zebras up-close on foot. This is an exciting experience you ought not to miss.

Back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Meal plan: full board

Day 4: Transfer to Kibale National Park, evening at leisure or crater lakes exploration if time allows

After an early morning breakfast, check out for the lodge and set off to your next destination, Kibale National Park. You will have an en-route lunch and enjoy a tour to view some crater lakes around the region. Drive to your lodge, check in, have dinner and rest.

Meal plan: Full board

Day 5: Chimps and Bigodi

Breakfast at the lodge and transfer to the offices of Kibale National Park, go through a briefing and set off for the tracking adventure. It will take you through the forest to search for the chimps and you will be allowed to stay with them for one hour. While in the forest, you have a chance to see other primates and animals residing there.

Back to the lodge, have lunch and later head out for Bigodi Swamp walk. This is another impressive activity taking you through the beautiful swamp where you will spot several bird species and more primates.

Meal plan: Full board

Day 6: Head to Murchison Falls National Park, Evening at leisure

After having breakfast at the lodge, check out and set off to Murchison Falls National Park. You will drive through Hoima District, have an enroute lunch and arrive at your booked lodge in the evening. If time allows, you may do a short game drive before checking in to your lodge.

Meal plan: Full board

Day 7: Game drive, Boat ride

Early morning, you will have breakfast at the lodge and head out for a game drive around the plains of Murchison Falls National Park. Giraffes, buffaloes, Jackson’s hartebeeests and Uganda kobs are highly expected to be spotted. You may also see lions, hyenas and a leopard. Return to the lodge for a relaxation, later have lunch and go for an afternoon boat cruise to the bottom of the falls. More wildlife to see while on the launch trip include hippos, crocodiles and water birds.

Drive back to the lodge and relax while you enjoy the scenic views of the surrounding. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Meal plan: Full board

Day 8: Top of the falls and head back to Kampala

As you prepare to return to Kampala, you will have your last activity – visit the top of Murchison Falls. This is one of the most impressive sites in Uganda. Enjoy the showers of water from the viewing point, the roars of the falls and later get on the road back to Kampala. You will have an en route lunch and arrive in Kampala in the evening. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Meal plan: Full board

Day 9: Departure

This is your last day of your safari and it will start with breakfast at the hotel, meet your safari driver and he will drop you at the airport so you can catch your flight back home.

End of safari

The tour package includes;

  • Transport in a safari vehicle
  • English-speaking private safari guide
  • Chimpanzee permits
  • Park entrance fees
  • Accommodation and meals
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Drinking water during travel

The tour package excludes;

  • Visa and air ticket fares
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuity
  • Extra meals and drinks
  • Optional activities
  • Items of personal nature

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