Mountains, Fresh water lakes and salt inland lakes, Marshland, broad savannah, wetlands, gallery, lowland forest, Over 550 species of birds,95 mammal species, over 100 species of butterflies, Chimpanzees, monkeys, baboon cliffs, bat caves, Gorillas, Monkeys, frogs, tods and butterflies.
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe Airport.
You will be picked up from the airport by our representative who will transfer you to a hotel for dinner and overnight. Depending on the time of arrival, you may have some activities to explore sights in and around Kampala.
Day 2: Kibale National Park.
After breakfast transfer to Kibale, lunch enroute.
Dinner and Overnight at Kibale Guest Cottages.
Day 3: Chimpanzee Tracking and Bigodi Swamp Walk.
Early morning transfer to Kanyanchu tourist center. 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, will give you opportunity to see other primates such as red-tailed monkey, black-and-white colobus monkey and many other primates. The guide will also be telling you various facts about the flora and fauna of the forest. 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 the afternoon visit to the 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 Top of the World- Kasenda crater lakes or Chimpanzee Habituation Experience where you see the Chimpanzee nesting and de-nesting .
Return for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: 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 at Mweya Safari Lodge/Buffalo Lodge/Marafiki Safari Lodge.
Day 5: Game Safari and Boat Cruise.
After early morning breakfast at 6:30 am we shall depart for our morning game drive on the northern shore of Kazinga channel. The most common mammals we are likely to see are Warthog, 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 expecting to see 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 and 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 6: Travel to Bwind Impenetrable Forest National Park.
We shall pass via the Ishasha sector in Queen Elizabeth Park in anticipation of seeing tree climbing lions.
Dinner and overnight in Buhoma/Rushaga.
Day 7: Gorilla Tracking in Bwind 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 overnight.
Day 8: Travel back to Kampala/Entebbe Airport.
After breakfast, we shall drive to Kampala stopping at the Equator for a requisite snapshot and a bit of souvenir shopping then we proceed to the airport for the flight back home.