Day 1. Arrival
On the arrival at Entebbe International Airport you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to Kampala, Dinner and overnight at Imperial royale (C) or Metropole Hotel (M) or The Lodge (B)
Day 2. Transfer to Fort portal
In the morning, leave Kampala after your breakfast to Fort portal in western Uganda. . Drive through Mubende and Mityana and reach the colourful and beautiful town of Fort Portal, the capital of the Tooro kingdom, situated in the shadow of the fabled “Mountains of the Moon,” the Rwenzori. Dinner and overnight at Primate lodge (C) or Mountains of the moon (M) or Ataco country resort (B).
Day 3. Batwa pygmies and Semuliki national park
Drive to Bundibujo. The road is winding with breathtaking views. You will stop at Ntandi to visit the Pygmies and learn about their culture and way of living. Proceed to Semliki National Park where you will visit the Sempaya hot springs. Return to Fort Portal for dinner and overnight.
Day 4. Tracking chimpanzees in Kibale Forest
Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park after an early break, 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. Dinner and overnight at Primate lodge (C) or Mountains of the moon (M) or Ataco country resort (B).
Day 5. Launch cruise on the Kazinga channel.
Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, following the mystical Ruwenzori Mountain Range most of the journey. A game drive en-route 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 Mweya safari lodge (C) or Ihamba safari lodge (M) or Bush lodge (B).
Day 6. 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 Mweya safari lodge (C) or Ihamba safari lodge (M) or Bush lodge (B).
Day 7. Transfer to Bwindi impenetrable forest
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. Mahongany Springs/ Chameleon hill Lake Mutanda lodge (C) or Silver back lodge (M) or Buhooma community lodge (B). FB
Day 8. Tracking 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 as a bove.
Day 9. Transfer to 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 Birdnest, 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 sightseeing. Return for dinner and overnight, or Heritage lodge or Bunyonyi overland resort.
Day 10. Transfer to Lake Mburo national park
Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park, the smallest in Uganda in size. Take a game drive in search for the beautiful impalas, zebras, cape buffalos, elands, oribi and topi. Along with the game drive, many visitors also enjoy a boat trip on Lake Mburo. The park is a very good opportunity for bird watchers, who will enjoy more than 250 species of birds found here, including Papyrus gonoleks, Brown-faced lapwings, Carruther’s cisticolas. Dinner and overnight at Mihingo lodge (C) or Mpogo lodge (M/B). FB
Day 11. Departure
Reserved for departure. BB