Bashem Safaris Tours and Travel
Welcome to this 7days wildlife experience in the pearl of Africa, this trip takes you to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo National Park and Murchison Falls National Park, which are three of the 10 national parks in Uganda. Queen Elizabeth National Park is known as Uganda’s second largest and most popular destination.
It was named after the Queen of England who visited the Park, it is truly a Medley of Wonders set in the low-lying rift valley in the western part of the country. The area surrounding Ishasha in Rukungiri District is noted for its tree-climbing lions, the males of which have black manes, a trait unique to these lions. Lake Mburo National Park is well known for the impala though it has a vast population of wildlife ranging from zebra, eland, buffalo, oribi, and deffasa water back.
Murchison Falls national park which is home to a number of wild animals and birds i.e. lions, buffaloes, leopards, Zebras, Giraffes, the African savannah elephant and a lot more that will blow your mind it is also home to the strongest water falls in the world.
Begin every day as intended by nature.
DAY BY DAY ACTIVITIES
DAY 1: TRANSFER TO MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
On arrival at the airport, You will be welcomed by our guide who will brief you about the trip and then set off for our journey from Entebbe to Murchison Falls National Park, which is located in the northwestern part of Uganda, On our way to the park we shall have a number of stopovers for stretching, snacks, lunch and also photography. The beautiful sceneries of the amazing landscapes along the way will definitely attract your eyes and your camera lens. On arrival at the park, we shall check in at the lodge, freshen up and relax a bit as we await a sumptuous meal for dinner.
DAY 2: GAME DRIVE AND BOAT CRUISE
After early morning breakfast, we shall head into the wild for an early game drive to catch the early grazers. While on the game drive, we expect to see enormous wildlife like the African savannah elephants, lions, leopards, hyenas, zebras, giraffes and many more. On finishing the game drive, we shall head back to the Lodge for our delicious lunch.
After lunch, we shall head for a boat cruise along River Nile where we will be in position to have a glimpse at the world’s strongest waterfalls. We also may see some birds, water creatures like the Crocodiles and hippos not forgetting the animals that come to the river to sip on the refreshing water from the Great River Nile. Additionally, you will be able to capture some amazing photos while on the boat cruise of the waterfalls and individual photos that will always spark awesome memories wherever you will be. Finally, we shall drive back to the Lodge where dinner will be served later on.
DAY 3: TRANSFER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
Following an early morning breakfast, we shall then drive to Queen Elizabeth national park. We shall also have a number of stopovers for photography, stretching, snacks and lunch. We shall proceed to Queen Elizabeth national park. After checking into your lodge on arrival, we shall have a campfire in the wild as we prepare for the next day’s adventure in the medley of wonders.
DAY 4: GAME DRIVE AND BOAT CRUISE
You will have your delicious morning breakfast and after we embark on a wildlife drive to observe early grazers and predators returning to their hideouts along Kasenyi trails and Queens Mile. This sunrise drive provides an opportunity to observe Lions, Leopards, Giant Forest Hogs, Cape Buffaloes, Elephants, and Defassa Waterbucks, spotted hyenas, Uganda Kobs, Topi, and Bushbucks, as well as a variety of bird species. After the wildlife drive, return to the lodge for a late breakfast and some downtime until noon, at which point you will embark on a two-hour launch cruise via the Kazinga channel into Lake Edward. This launch trip provides an excellent opportunity for close-up photography, bird watching, and game viewing. Return in the evening for a delicious meal and overnight.
DAY 5: TRANSFER TO LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK
Drive to Lake Mburo National Park following breakfast. The Park is home to a variety of attractions; it is dominated by huge marshes, rolling grassy hills, seasonal and permanent swamps, a wooden savannah, and woodlands that are home to a diverse array of plant and animal species i.e. impalas, zebras, eland, buffalo, oribi, Defassa waterbuck, leopard, hippo, hyena, topi and reedbuck. After checking in at the lodge, we shall have lunch and then head for some recreational activities like horse riding, which are mind refreshing. After horse riding, we shall freshen up, have dinner, and then prepare for the amazing adventure in the whispers of the wild
DAY 6: GAME DRIVE AND BOAT CRUISE
After an early morning breakfast, you are almost certain to spot eland and buffalo, as well as warthog, topi, impala, duiker, bushbuck, waterbuck, and zebra during the early morning game drive and after the game drive we shall have a sumptuous meal for lunch and then take a boat cruise on Lake Mburo to observe wildlife such as crocodiles, pelicans, hippos, herons, and the endangered Shoebill stork .After the boat cruise we shall then head back to the lodge freshen up have dinner then have a nice stay.
DAY 7: TRANSFER TO KAMPALA
After morning breakfast, you embark on a journey to Entebbe, it will be characterized with stopover for stretching and refreshing, and photo shoots simply to remind you about the trip, and then back to the journey to Entebbe.
END OF TRIP
DAY 1. Transfer from Kampala to Bwindi National Park.
You will begin your trip, on day one from Kampala with a briefing from the driver guide, who will the make sure you got your breakfast, and then drive to western Uganda, where your end will be Bwindi national park. You will have number stopovers for meals, snacks, photos, and your lunch. You will be driving westwards, along the snake like roads, surrounded by the most beautiful and fantastic landscapes that will be attracting every camera lens and your eyes.
Curious! You will check in from the hotel, in the evening and relax as you prepare your minds for the wonderful next day.
DAY 2. Ultimate Gorilla Trekking Experience
This is a long waited and a highlight day of the trip! As you will wake up In the morning have your breakfast, and packed lunch, then head to the gorilla tracking briefing point to meet the guides who will be taking you through this experience.
You will take a short walk through the impenetrable and tropical rain forests, as you will meet these primates, as you will be allowed time with them, as you witness their interaction and behaviours.
Thereafter, you will return to the hotel, for relaxation, sit and enjoy the balcony view of the tropical rain forests, as the beautiful birds sing for you from the nature, with that sweet and sharp nature voice. You will later have your dinner and overnight stay as you wait for the next day.
DAY 3. Batwa Experience
On this day, you will be able to meet the indigenous Batwa (Pygmies) in Kisoro district at the slopes of Mount Muhavura. The Batwa Experience will also show you how they lived in huts made of grass, trees, the use of tree houses, caves. Experience the Batwa village life of old, the sharing, of living as a community, as a people, learn the things that they revered and cared for and almost lost.
During your stay with them, you will be able to enjoy the beautiful and remarkable moments, as you will enjoy their local dances, and other cultural activities, like their hunting activities and others.
You will in the evening, head back to the lodge, relax and you enjoy the balcony view of the tropical rain forests.
Dinner, overnight stay as you wait for the next day.
DAY 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park via Ishasha
After an African delicious breakfast, you will drive to Queen Elizabeth national park via Ishasha sector in southern part of Queen Elizabeth national park.
While driving to Queen Elizabeth national park, you will have a game drive through Ishasha sector and observe the tree-climbing lions as they submerge in the tree branches, relaxing or playing, as they watch their territories.
You will proceed to Queen Elizabeth’s northern sector, for checking in from the lodge, relax with dinner and overnight stay and wait for the next day.
DAY 5: The Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat Cruise
After early morning Breakfast drive to the Kasenyi plains for morning game drive because its believed to be a home for abundant wildlife, including the predators and the prey, which gives you the best African classic safari experience which engages all your senses with such a beautiful scenery of Rwenzori ranges and crater lakes animals expected to be sighted includes; Buffaloes, elephants, Uganda Kobs, Warthogs, Water bucks, Lions and baboons and varieties of Birds such as grey crown cranes, Southern Red bishop.
After game drive, you will go back to the lodge for warm Lunch, after lunch drive to mweya for the afternoon Boat cruise along the Kazinga channel for best of this un-forgettable and memorable experience while on the boat for two hours cruise to lake Edward where you will see local fishermen, this trip highlights are elephants which come down to the banks to drink and swim, several school of Hippopotamuses, Crocodiles basking at the banks and other animals like Buffaloes, water bucks with varieties of water birds such as, Great cormorant, pied kingfisher, African fish eagle etc.
DAY 6: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
You will wake up in the morning with your morning breakfast, and then embark on your journey to Kibale national park, via Kasese Mpondwe road, with a number of stopovers and outstanding view of the fantastic landscapes, as you drive along the zigzag road heading to fort portal.
After reaching at the lodge you will check in and then relax, a you prepare for an activity or the next day. On this day, we may visit the Bigodi community for nature walks to see a number of birds, and primates like the monkeys.
Head back to the lodge, relax, with your dinner stay as you wait for the next day.
DAY 7: Ultimate Chimpanzee Tracking Experience
You will wake up in the morning with a morning breakfast and head to Kanyanchu tourist information center with your parked lunch and drinking water, where you will meet the rangers or guides, who will give you the briefing and information about the chimpanzees, and go meet the wild residents from the primate capital of the world. On this day, you will have a moment with the Chimpanzees, our closest cousins. Spending that moment with these primates is so fascinating that, you will be thrilled by their behaviors and interactions.
You will then after drive back to the for relaxation, and then have an evening walk, you will then head back to the lodge and relax with your dinner, and overnight stay as you wait for the next day.
DAY 8: Transfer back to Kampala.
You will wake up in the morning with your morning breakfast, and embark on your journey back to Kampala/Entebbe International Airport, as this will be the last day of your adventure. You will drive with your lunch en route and through Fort portal-Kampala road as you enjoy the drive through the beautiful and scenic landscapes filled and covered by the tea plantations. You will reach in Kampala in the afternoon / evening and drive to your home, or hotel, or the airport for your return flight.
END OF THE TRIP.
Get a chance to track some of the remaining endangered mountain gorillas in bwindi impenetrable national park.