1st Nov. Day 1 – Fort Portal on the shadow of the Mountains of the Moon
Have breakfast and drive to Fort Portal at leisure through Mubende-Mityana road. Lunch en-route. You reach the colorful and pretty town of Fort Portal, the capital of the Tooro kingdom, in the shadow of the fabled “Mountains of the Moon,” the Rwenzori. Dinner and overnight at Mountains of the moon or Fortmotel or Ataco country Resort( B)
2nd Nov. Day 2 – Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale National Park
Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park after an early breakfast, for primate viewing. The activity starts at 8.00 am in the morning. A half day search for chimpanzees and other primates including phoestes, Red-colobuses, Blues, Red-tailed and grey cheeked mangabeys swinging through the dense forest and birds, butterflies and many small insects. The guide will provide detailed explanations on not only primates, but also on all the forest’s fauna and flora. After lunch a visit to Bigodi swamp eco -tourism site is amazing, as we shall encounter rare and beautiful flora and fauna. On the way back do not miss the beauty of the Kasenda Crater Lakes, which dominates all the surrounding areas with the possibility of amazing panoramic views. Mountains of the moon or Fortmotel or Ataco country Resort( B)
3rd Nov. Day 3 -The boat cruise on Kazinga Channel
Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, following the mystical Ruwenzori Mountain Range most of the journey. A game drive enroute may be rewarded with view of waterbucks, elephants, leopards, buffaloes, spotted hyenas and a variety of antelope species. Arrive early for lunch on top of the Mweya peninsula. Enjoy the unique two hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos and many animals may be seen drinking at the water’s edge. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species. Dinner and overnight at Mweya safari lodge or Ihamba lodge or Bush lodge.
4th Nov. Day 4 – Queen Elizabeth National Park
After a cup of coffee embark on an early morning game drive along Kasenyi tracks and Queens mile in the park and expect to see lions, elephants, cape buffalos, warthogs, spotted hyenas, mangoose, waterbucks, kobs and, if lucky, the leopard, plus a lot of small animals and birds. You will reach the Lake George. Drive back to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon drive to the splendid Crater Lakes region for sightseeing’s.Dinner and overnight at Mweya safari lodge or Ihamba lodge or Bush lodge.
5th Nov. Day 5 – The tree climbing lions of Ishasha sector
Early morning transfer to Bwindi through the Ishasha sector of the Park via Maramagambo Forest. Have a midday game drive on a search for the rare tree climbing lions which you can see only in this area of Uganda. Here lives a population of lions which enjoy resting on the fig trees when the day is warm. The landscape is an open savannah with a variety of acacia trees. Lunch en route. Proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for dinner and overnight at Lake Mutanda Chameleon hill or Mutanda lake resort.
6th Nov. Day 6 – Bwindi impenetrable at leisure
After breakfast, optional: we visit and interact with the local batwa and bafumbira communities. This visit enables you get an insight of how these local residents live in this part of the world and how they perceive life, this information is quite enriching. We take a lunch break and head for the boat ride on lake mutanda , quite soothing and amazing views of the virungas. Dinner and overnight as above.
7th Nov. Day 7 – The encounter with mountains gorillas
Early morning transfer to the park headquarters for briefing before you enter into the gorilla sanctuary of Bwindi Forest . The rainforest is spectacular as it offers a dramatic, heavily forested and dense landscape crisscrossed by numerous animal trails, allowing access for tourists. This park is best known for the fascinating mountains gorillas, where the time taken and terrain varies according to the movements of these marvelous primates. The thrill of spending time with and observing the gorillas is a rare, moving, awesome and exciting adventure. The gorillas are shy and peaceful animals and it is an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they interact with each other. Dinner and overnight Lake Mutanda Chameleon hill or Mutanda lake resort.
8th Nov. Day 8 – The beautiful Lake Bunyonyi
Take breakfast before making a scenic journey to Kabale through the beautiful terrain of the rolling hills with terraced landscape. An area referred as the “Switzerland of Africa”. Stop over at the Bakiga Museum in Kabale to discover the culture of the people living in the area. Lunch at Arcadia Cottages, with unique and amazing panoramic view of the Lake Bunyonyi, the deepest in Uganda. Afternoon boats ride inside the lake to various islands for bird viewing and sight seeing. Return to Birdnest or Heritage lodge or Bunyonyi overland for dinner and overnight.
9th Nov. Day 9
Reserved for departure.
TARIFFS 2016: Rates Applicable to only November
|Each of 2 people sharing||3190||2574||2420|
|Each of 3 people sharing||2977||2358||2171|
The tariff includes:
– Full board accommodation excluding drinks
– Ground transportation by 4×4 Land Cruiser or minibus
-Gorilla and chimp permits
-English speaking Driver/Guide
– Entrance fees, taxes
-All activities that has been mentioned directly on the itinerary
The tariff does not include:
– Air ticket.
– Tourist insurance
– Entrance visas: 100 USD directly from Entebbe Int. Airport.
-Rwanda Visas to be acquired before arrival in Uganda
– Drinks and tips.
– Everything not directly mentioned in the programme itinerary.