This 7 Days Wild Classic Tour will let you explore the wilderness of Uganda by travelling to various national parks & carrying out a couple of Uganda tourism activities.
This tour (exclusive to wildlife) is an awesome opportunity to participate in wildlife viewing, sightseeing , launch cruise and hiking on the top of the falls.You will participate in an early morning game drive where you will stand an opportunity to see the big five. The river at the Nile explodes through a narrow gorge and flows down to become a placid river whose banks are thronged with hippos, crocodiles and buffaloes. It such an amazing park with a variety of wildlife including the leopards, giraffes, hartebeests, Uganda Kob and rear bird species including the rare shoe bill stock.
Day 1: Transfer to Murchison Falls
Day 2: Wildlife safari at Murchison Falls
Day 3: chimp trekking in Budongo forest
Day 4: Semliki National Park
Day 5: Kibale National Park
Day 6: Chimpanzee tracking – Kibale forest
Day 7: Game drive and transfer back Kampala
Drive to Murchison Falls National Park beginning in Kampala using the Bombo road; a drive that will take approximately 5 hours. Along the way you will see the well-known Luwero triangle, which currently has developed into a small town having a trading center famous for its painful history of the Baganda mass murder. Drive on and stopover for lunch at Masindi Hotel. You will drive through Budongo forest as well as Kaniyo Pabidi. On arrival in the park, proceed to the Top of the waterfalls; it is a very breathtaking site for unwinding and adventure. Dine and slumber at Paraa Safari Lodge or at Sambiya Lodge, or Red Chili.
On this day set out on a game drive through the park to look for elephants, Uganda kobs, giraffes, lions, water bucks, hippos and buffaloes, plus a diversity of bird species. Return to the lodge for lunch and later enjoy a boat cruise in the afternoon to the bottom of the falls to see a diversity of wildlife on the river banks drinking water. You will see various antelope species, crocodiles, water bucks, hippos, elephants plus buffaloes among many others in addition to a diversity of water bird species that make this a renowned birding paradise. The waterfalls display a natural beauty unmatched to no other place in the whole world. The 7 meter gorge together with a 43m drop of these falls results into a thunderous roar and a gorgeous rainbow in a cloud of water spray which leaves several tourists yearning! Dine and slumber at Red Chilli Camp or Paraa Safari Lodge
After breakfast leave for chimpanzee trekking within Budongo forest takes approximately 3 to 5 hours. Budongo forest is as well known for its special Mahogany tree species which are very tall. In addition there are numerous primates including the forest galago, red-tailed monkeys, potto as well as blue monkey, in addition to several bird species like the yellow-footed eye catcher and the white-thighed hornbill. Dine and slumber at Sambiya Lodge or Red Chili or Paraa Safari Lodge.
Drive to Semliki and head to Bundibugyo. enjoy this spectacular drive with views of Lake Albert and the legendary Mountain Rwenzori ranges. This park is situated in Bundibugyo district along the western border of Uganda with the Democratic Republic of Congo near Lake Albert. The park has a great location within western Albertine Rift valley region and occupies the eastern section of Ituri forest connecting Uganda with Congo River separated by river Semliki. Semliki is a site for ornithologists with approximately 400 species of bird mainly forest birds. approximately 300 species of trees have been recorded here and more than 52 mammal species including 11 diurnal species. In the night you will have a spot-lit game drive. the night, only one of this nature in the whole of Uganda and see the thin white tailed mongoose, very small night-jars plus several cats. Dine and slumber at Semliki Safari Lodge.
Today head to Kibale another favorite tourist destination. Enjoy the beautiful drive southwest through Fort Portal where you will have a lunch break. See the Toro Kingdom palace, the eating places, Royal tombs, the mosque and several shops however drive on to Kibale, only a couple of kilometers ahead. This national park has the biggest number of primates in the whole of East Africa such as chimpanzees, black & white Colobus monkeys, the blue monkeys plus baboons. After lunch, take a guided nature walk in the Bigodi swamp sanctuary, a place ideal for birders. The Papyrus Gonolek plus the Blue Turaco can easily be seen among other 137 bird types. In addition there is a great array of colorful butterflies. It highlights an assortment of plants and animals in the forest. Dine and slumber at the luxurious Ndali Lodge or the budget Primates Lodge.
Take early morning breakfast and go for briefing and start chimpanzee trekking. Kibale Forest National Park is one of the best safari destinations in Africa for chimpanzee tracking. Kibale’s 795km2 National Park contains one of the most beautiful and with the most varying tracts of tropical forest in the whole of Uganda. This is place to a number of forest wildlife, most especially 13 species of primate coupled with chimpanzees.
Enjoy an early morning game drive; the park is home to herds of Impala, as well as the more uncommon Topi, Eland, and Klipspringer. Burchells Zebra and buffalo also graze the area together with the newly introduced Giraffes. Return to the lodge for late breakfast and lunch, then drive to Kampala and drop-off at your lodge or Entebbe airport for your onward flight.