UGANDAUnbounded richness
Uganda, while being only the size of the United Kingdom, has within its borders rain forest, savannah, mountainscapes, jungle, crater lakes, volcanoes and much, much more.

THE UGANDA TRAIL

The Uganda trail safari – 6 days Uganda wildlife safari with a visit to Murchison Falls National Park and see the awesome falls on the river Nile. Drive through scenic tea plantations to the amazing Kibale Forest National Park- a tropical rainforest with groups of habituated chimpanzees. Explore Queen Elizabeth National Park with its amazing diversity and enormous variety of wildlife.

1We’ll leave after an early breakfast to take the journey from Kampala through Uganda’s beautiful green undulating countryside to Masindi and on to the Murchison Falls National Park, spotting game en route. Arriving at Paraa, we’ll take a ferry either to the Paraa Safari Lodge or to Nile Safari Camp. Both lodges offer quality accommodation in a superbly romantic setting. The Nile Safari Camp is smaller and provides accommodation in beautifully designed Nile-side log cabins. The Safari is more luxurious (marble bathroom) and with extensive facilities. Both are highly recommendable.
Relaxing dinner and overnight

2After a substantial breakfast, we’ll make the amazing launch trip to the Murchison Falls, described by Churchill as being like Regent’s Park Zoo and Kew Gardens combined. We’ll pass pods of hippos, crocs, vast number of exotic birds and butterflies (in Murchison, there are over 300 varieties) and myriad wildlife coming to the water to drink (often including herds of elephants). We’ll maybe see the legendary Shoebill Stork. The fall itself is one of Africa’s wonders-the of the Victoria Nile bursting majestically through a seven metre gap to an awesome forty metre drop. In the afternoon we’ll experience out first scenic game drive in the park. Our range will help us to view the extraordinary variety of wildlife living here, including Uganda Kob, elephant, lion, giraffe, antelope, a vast variety of eagles and much more.

3Today we’ll leave early in the morning and trace a route via masindi and Hoima (where we’ll take a picnic lunch) past Lake Albert towards the legendary “Mountains of The Moon”. We’ll arrive at the delightful tea plantation town of Fort Portal in the foothills of the mountains in time for dinner at our comfortable accommodation (all rooms with private facilities).

4Another very early departure-but well worth it! We’re on our way to Kibale Forest with its enormous of its primates and its families of habituated chimpanzees- it’s home to an astonishing 12 species of primates densities in the world. Here, on our guided forest walk, we may find families of Chimps and Red colobus monkeys chattering and swinging through the ancient forest trees. And the bird life is no less impressive there are at least 325 species, and over 144 species of butterfly.
Kibale with its ancient trees up to 55 metres in height is a wonderful place to experience at first hand the extraordinary diversity of life in a tropical rainforest. On to Queen Elizabeth National Park for dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge or Jacana Lodge, both high quality lodge accommodations, all rooms with private facilities.

5We’ll take a morning game drive in the park. Look out for the prides of lions and herds of elephant. Buffalo, bushbuck and Kob are quite common here, but not so common is the spectacular and elusive Giant Forest Hog and a sighting is a real triumph! Upon return we have a substantial breakfast.
In the afternoon we’ll take the launch trip to explore the Kazinga channel, here we’ll see the scores of hippos, buffalo close to the waterside often elephants and the rare leopards prowling. The birdlife on the water is fascinating and we’ll see dozens of bee-eaters and pied kingfishers.

6Post breakfast departure for Kampala where we should arrive in the early afternoon.

Weather

Kampala
May 26, 2017, 11:43 pm
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current pressure: 1020 mb
humidity: 95%
wind speed: 1 m/s SSW
sunrise: 6:43 am
sunset: 6:51 pm
 

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