Day to Day Itinerary Summary – 15 Day Expert-guided Safari
Next group departure date: 22 August 2022 Note: This safari can also be booked as a private guided safari for a date that suits your travel plans.
Day 1 – Entebbe International Airport, transfer to hotel
Starting in Entebbe in central Uganda, the fresh air, relaxed pace of life and tropical sun will make you feel instantly at home in the “Pearl of Africa”. Depending on your time of arrival we will opt for an excursion to one or more of the nearby attractions, including the extensive National Botanical Gardens, the National Zoo and the Uganda Reptiles Village, looking to see some cool birds (Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill, Red-headed Lovebird, Double-toothed Barbet, Grey Parrot, White-throated Bee-eater, Great Blue Turaco, Palm-nut Vulture, Orange Weaver and Black-headed Gonolek) and primates (Angola Colobus, Vervet and Red-tailed Monkey).
Day 2 – Entebbe to Murchison Falls National Park, visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route
Our first day kicks off with our drive to Murchison Falls National Park. On the 5 to 6-hour drive we will drive through impressive stretches of the Nakasongora district before branching off at Nakitooma for a special stop at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, the only place in Uganda to see the near-threatened (Southern) White Rhinoceros Ceratotherium simum simum in the wild. We will to a 2 hour Rhino tracking activity on foot with the local expert guide – an unforgettable experience. You will also get the chance to spot some of the 40 mammal and reptialian species in the park as well as numerous bird species. Be on the lookout for Nile Crocodiles, Antelopes, Giant Kingfisher, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, Brown-throated Wattle-eye, Double-toothed Barbet, Black-and-white Casqued Hornbill.
We plan to arrive at our lodge for the next two nights in the early evening, and you will see why we chose it! It is situated directly on the southern bank of the Victoria portion of the Nile river overlooking the park, and from the vantage point of the lodge bar and restaurant you are treated to some fabulous panoramic views.