12-Day Big Cat Adventure

Entebbe to Lake Mburo NP and a night game drive in search of leopard

Morning departure through the forests and wetlands of southern Uganda. You will stop at the equator for a photo opportunity and coffee before heading on to Lake Mburo national park and your lodge in time for lunch. Lake Mburo is a delightful small park with a healthy population of leopard and occasionally lions and hyena. It also has zebra, impala, topi, reedbuck, eland, hippos, oribi, giraffe and a wide variety of birds. During the afternoon you will have time to enjoy the view from the lodge perched high above the park, or from the rock top swimming pool. You can also stretch your legs around the lodge grounds. In the evening as the sun sets you’ll head into the park in search of these animals and with the hope of sighting a leopard emerging for its night patrol. You will return from your game drive in time for dinner.

Main Destination:

Lake Mburo National Park

Best Time to Visit June to August and December to February

High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda)

Best Weather June, July and January to February (Little rainfall)

Accommodation:

Rwakobo Rocks

• Mid-range lodge bordering Lake Mburo NP without fences

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Game drives at Lake Mburo and Ishasha

You will be up in time for sunrise as you head first through Lake Mburo National Park in search of the morning game activity. You will then head west through the farms and tea plantations to the volcanic highlands of the south west stopping for lunch en route. You will arrive at your lodge in the late afternoon in time for an evening game drive in the Ishasha sector of the park on the look out for it’s famous tree climbing lions and healthy population of hyena and leopard as well as topi, buffalo, elephant and hippos. The evening will be spent in the tranquil surrounds of your delightful lodge.

Main Destination:

Ishasha Sector (Queen Elizabeth NP)

Best Time to Visit January to February and June to July (Dry seasons)

High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda)

Best Weather June to July and January to February (Less rainfall)

Accommodation:

Enjojo Lodge

• Mid-range lodge located in or near Ishasha

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Ishasha and the Kazinga Channel

hippos, topi, buffalo and more. You will then take the route through the conservation area to the main sector of Queen Elizabeth NP where you will have your packed lunch. After lunch you will cruise the Kazinga channel enjoying the wildlife such as buffalo and elephants on it’s banks and the hippos and crocodiles within the water. In the evening you will be taken to your lodge in time for dinner.

Main Destination:

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation:

Marafiki Safari Lodge

• Mid-range tented camp bordering Queen Elizabeth NP without fences

Meals & Drinks:

• Meals at own expense

• Drinks not included

Lion Tracking and Research Experience

You will be up at dawn for this rare opportunity to track lions on foot. You will be aided in locating the lions through electronic GPS systems and the whole trek normally takes two to three hours. During the trek you will help record data on weather and environment as well as learning calls. The information is used to learn more about and consequently protect the ecology of the area and the habitat of the lions and is a brilliant opportunity to not only experience lions in a totally different way, but to contribute to their conservation. After your trek you will head back to the lodge for lunch and have a couple of hours to relax and enjoy the stunning views from your room. In the evening you will head onto the Kasenyi plains for a game drive which will include the search for more big cats and a drive along the famous "leopard drive".

Main Destination:

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation:

Marafiki Safari Lodge

• Mid-range tented camp bordering Queen Elizabeth NP without fences

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Queen Elizabeth NP to Murchison Falls NP, Budongo Forest

An early start and long drive through some lovely scenery, starting with the Rwenzori mountains in the distance, through Fort Portal for coffee and on through the farmland, sugar cane and tea estates, and forests of western Uganda. You pass through the burgeoning town of Hoima and onto Masindi before you enter Murchison Falls NP. Immediately you will be in Budongo Forest, the oldest surviving forest in East Africa having always been conserved initially as Royal Hunting grounds, then as forest reserve and now as de facto National Park. You will shortly arrive at your lodge for the night, nestled right in the heart of the forest. Depending on the road conditions en route and the consequent journey time, you may be able to enjoy a two our walk within the forest which is home to a huge variet

Listing created Jun 24, 2019

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