Chimps, Gorillas, Primates, Games, Toads, frogs, butterflies, pygmies
Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe
After your arrival you will be picked from the Airport by our representative who will transfer you to a hotel for dinner and overnight. Depending on your time of arrival you may have some activities to explore sights in and around Kampala.
Day 2: Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park.
After breakfast we will depart for Murchison Falls National Park. Lunch en route. Visit the magnificent falls where you will enjoy the 40m wide Nile river water being forced into a seven meter gap, 43 meter below .This spectacular scenery can be viewed from different points.
Dinner and Overnight in Paraa Safari Lodge/Murchison River Lodge/Red Chilli Rest Camp.
Day 3: Game Drive and Boat Lunch Trip
After breakfast we shall head for a 4-5 hour game drive on the northern bank of the Nile, escorted by a ranger guide . Expect to see elephant, Rothschild giraffe, Jackson hartebeest, lions, oribis, waterbucks and a variety of Savannah woodland birds.Return for lunch.
In the afternoon we shall depart for a 3 hour Boat Launch trip up-stream towards the bottom of Murchison Falls. Hippos, Nile Crocodiles and plenty of bird-life will be seen. You might also see elephants drinking at the waters edge.
Return to the Lodge for Dinner and Overnight.
Day 4: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park.
After breakfast transfer to Fort Portal. This drive takes eight hours. En route to Fort Portal expect to see beautiful views of tea plantations.
Dinner and Overnight Kibale Guest Cottages.
Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking and Bigodi Swamp Walk.
Early morning transfer to Kanyanchu tourist center in Kibale National Park. Kibale Forest hosts the highest concentration of primates in East Africa. A guided nature walk in the tropical rainforest in search of the wild chimpanzee, red-tailed monkey, black-and-white colobus monkey and many other primates will enhance your tourism experience. There are organized visits to the chimps twice daily. A maximum of three groups with a maximum of six visitors per group are allowed per shift.
In afternoon visit Bigodi Swamp for a nature walk expecting to see other primates and plenty of bird species. The other option will be a visit to the Kasenda crater lakes.
Return to the Cottages in the evening for dinner and overnight
Day 6: Transfer to Semliki National Park
After breakfast we shall drive to Semliki National Park. The scenic, winding road leads us through green mountains and offers magnificent views at the River Semliki and Congo. We shall go for a nature walk through the Ituri Rainforest looking out for the rich birdlife and visit the hot Sempaya springs. It will be completed with a picnic lunch provided by the guide.
Return to Kibale Guest Cottages for dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
The route to Queen Elizabeth Park via Kasese, with the Rwenzori Mountains on your right side will enhance our visit to the park. A game drive on our way to the National Park will give you the chance to see waterbucks, warthogs and other wildlife.
Dinner and Overnight in Mweya Safari Lodge/Buffalo Lodge/Marafiki Safari Lodge.
Day 8: Game Drive and Boat Cruise.
After early morning breakfast at 6:30 am we shall depart for our morning Drive on the northern shore of Kazinga channel. The most common mammals we are likely to see are Warthogs, bushbuck and water bucks while elephants can be seen crossing the tracks .There is the Leopard track which may give us opportunity to see leopards and the kasenyi plains will give us higher chances of encountering lions.
Return by Mid-day at the lodge for lunch.
In the afternoon we shall take a 2 hour and 34km long Kazinga channel boat cruise, one of the most rewarding tour experiences in Queen Elizabeth Park giving you the opportunity to approach within a few meters a multitude of yawning hippos, elephants teaming with egrets, yellow billed storks, Goliath heron, crocodiles buffaloes and the occasional leopards. The bird life on the water is fascinating. Expect to see dozens of water birds such as pied kingfisher and many bee-eaters
Optional activity will be Lion Tracking. This experiential tour may take 1-3 hours since it takes place early morning or evening occassionaly at night. This activity can be booked through the visitor information centre- Mweya Safari Lodge at least 24 hours in advance.
Return for dinner and overnight in the evening.
Day 9: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
We shall leave Queen Elizabeth National Park via Ishasha sector in a bid to see tree climbing lions as we head to Bwindi. Lunch en route.
Dinner and overnight Buhoma/Rushaga.
Day 10: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest
Wake up by 6:30 am and have breakfast at 7:00 am.We shall have to go with our packed lunch. We may spend a full day with the gorillas. At 7:30 am we shall assemble at the park headquarters for a morning brief about the gorilla tracking rules, from the park staff. Expect to walk a long distance in steep and muddy conditions. You may see the gorillas within1-6 hours depending on their movement in the forest. You will spend one hour with the gorillas observing them closely while they eat, play and rest. The park staff will also assist you get porters for carrying our packed lunch.
Return in the evening for dinner and over night
Day 11: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi.
After breakfast there is the optional activity of a guided village walk or visit to the pygmy village. Afterwards we shall transfer to Lake Bunyonyi, the deepest lake in Uganda.
Dinner and overnight in Bunyonyi.
Day 12: Lake Bunyonyi.
After breakfast the optional tour activities are birding, nature walks, swimming or canoeing. We shall do some in the morning shift and others in the afternoon shift.
Dinner and overnight in Bunyonyi.
Day 13: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
After breakfast transfer to Lake Mburo National Park expecting to see wildlife such as Impalas, Topis, Warthogs, Zebras and Buffaloes.
In the afternoon visit the Interpretation centre of the park to learn more about the flora and fauna of the park or go for a nature walk.
Dinner and overnight at Mihingo Logge or Rwakobo Logde
Day 14: Morning Game Drive – Kampala.
After breakfast we shall go for a game drive, nature walk guided by a ranger. In the afternoon return to Kampala.
Dinner and overnightat Kampala Hotel
Day 15: Departure.
Morning relaxation or Kampala City tour and transfer to Entebbe Airport.