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Tour Overview

Fort Portal, located in mid-western Uganda is a home of beautiful people, beautiful nature, unique environment and serenity which provides an awesome getaway to some of the most beautiful sceneries nature has to offer! It is the heart of most of Uganda’s tourism sites which include the Rwenzori mountains, Semuliki National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, the Equator, Mwenge and Kibale Natural forests, Bigodi wetlands, Lake Nkuruba, Amabeere caves, Tooro Botanical gardens, The Tooro Kingdom Palace, Karambi Royal tombs, Lake Kyaninga among others. On this trip, we will be able to visit some of these places like Semuliki National Park, the Tooro Royal Palace, Karambi royal tombs and Amabeere caves.


Your Safari at a Glance

Day 1: Travel from Kampala to Fort Portal and visit to the Royal Palace (Karuzika)
Day 2: Semuliki National Park and Amabeere Caves
Day 3: Karambi royal tombs and drive back to Kampala


Day 1: Arrival – Travel from Kampala to Fort Portal and visit to the Royal Palace (Karuzika)

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by a Great Lakes Safaris’ representative and transferred to Kampala, (35kms/approx.30mins – depends on the traffic) and check in at Lake Victoria Serena, your home for this night. Lunch is on own account.

In the afternoon, depending on your flight, you can enjoy a boat ride stationed at the hotel.


Day 2: Semuliki National Park and Amabeere Caves

Today we will depart for the most beautiful protected area in Uganda: Murchison Falls National Park. En route we will make a stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, home to the only wild rhinos in Uganda. The reserve was created to reintroduce rhinos to the country which had been extinct since 1982. Together with a guide you will track the rhinos and observe them in their habitat at a very close and safe distance. Have lunch at the Rhino sanctuary and thereafter we will drive to Murchison Falls National Park and drive for an hour deeper into the National Park to the site of Murchison Falls after which the park is named– one of Uganda most beautiful sights. If time allows, you will be able to visit to Top of the Falls for a first view of the magnificent waterfalls. Check in at Baker’s lodge for dinner and overnight.


Day 3: Karambi royal tombs and road trip back to Kampala

After an early breakfast we start the day with a game drive on the northern bank of the Nile, with chances of seeing Rothschild Giraffe, elephants, lions, Jackson Hartebeest, Oribis, Waterbucks, different species of the savannah woodland birds, and if lucky even the elusive leopard to top the Africa’s “The Big 5” amongst a multitude of African plains game. Afternoon, you will do site inspection of Paraa Safari Lodge before returning to Baker’s Lodge for lunch.

In the afternoon, enjoy a Nile launch cruise to the bottom of the water falls for game viewing at close quarters, after the launch cruise, get off from the bottom of the falls and hike up to the top of the falls where you will be rewarded with amazing views of the Nile. End your day with a sundowner before dinner and overnight.