Set out gorilla tracking to enjoy some unforgettable memories as you watch these tranquil giant apes feeding and playing!
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe Int’l Airport
You will be received by a representative and safari guide / driver from Africa Nature Trekkers who will transport you to your accommodation in Kampala. Basing on your arrival time, you will enjoy a city tour through the capital. Visit interesting as well as historical sites, such as the Kasubi Tombs, the Uganda Museum, the African Craft Village and Namugongo Martyrs Shrine. We also recommend that you have your money changed this very day. Overnight at Speke Hotel Kampala
Day 2: Kampala – Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
In the early in morning we depart from Kampala for a lengthy journey to western Uganda. It is an entire day’s drive taking us through an attractive route. Along the way we will go past the equator and stop to take some photos and shop souvenirs. We will enjoy lunch in the tranquil Mbarara town and continue with our drive past the green countryside. You will go through traditional villages and enjoy scenic views of the terrain. Overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp
Day 3: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Today is the highlight of this safari is meeting the tranquil giants of Bwindi Forest! This expedition will much be loved especially by hikers as you tracking in the stunning Eco-system within the park. Look forward to trekking a long distance on the steep muddy slopes of Bwindi, sometimes with a visual projection of rain, before you come face to face with any mountain gorillas. However it will be worthwhile as you finally encounter them closely as they feed, play as well as rest. This is an exceptional as well as unforgettable encounter! Those who are not interested in gorilla tracking can opt for a guided forest trek or explore the neighboring communities like the Buhoma Village. Slumber at Gorilla Forest Camp
Day 4: Bwindi – Queen Elizabeth National Park
Following breakfast have a guided walk in the village to have a nearer meeting with natives of the area. You will learn about their interesting lifestyle as you trek through the banana, coffee and tea plantations. After that we leave for Queen Elizabeth National Park. We will drive through the southern part of the park, known as the Ishasha prominent for its tree-climbing lions. As we drive to our place of accommodation in the heart of the park we are probable to see some animals such as warthogs, Uganda kobs and waterbucks. Overnight at Jacana Safari Lodge / Mweya Safari Lodge.
Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Begin the day early with a game drive in the morning and also tour the Uganda Kobs’ mating ground. We will look for lions, buffaloes as well as elephants in addition to other Africa wild animals in this natural habitat prior to returning to the camp for lunch. After lunch we take a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel which is a natural channel joining Lakes Edward and George. You will marvel at the plentiful bird-life dwelling in this area, and the elephants, hundreds of hippopotami plus buffaloes that gather to cooling off along the shores. This cruise is certainly one of the major highlights on this safari. Slumber at Jacana Safari Lodge or Mweya Safari Lodge.
Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Kibale Forest National Park
On having breakfast we go for a walk in the verdant Maramagambo Forest, well-known for its Blue Lake plus the Bat caves and Hunters Cave. You will have an opportunity to closely observe the bats and perhaps the rock-pythons in addition to the forest-cobras that nourish on the cave bats. This very walk will offer you views of various species of primates, trees and bird.
An option to the guided forest walk is an exciting hike in the Kyambura Wildlife Reserve -not included. Driving through the verdant grassland terrain, we will suddenly reach a startling gorge of 100 meters deep, entirely covered with green tropical rainforest. We will walk into the amazing gorge of River Kyambura as we look for wild chimpanzees. It is such a gorgeous walk in the river valley which is habitat to numerous bird species as well as butterflies.
Following this, we live Queen Elizabeth National Park and drive to Fort Portal. This attractive town lies at the foothill of the magical ‘Mountains of the Moon’ and is well-known for its numerous tea plantations. From the town of Fort Portal we will proceed to Kibale National Park. Slumber at Primate Lodge Kibale cottages.
Day 7: Kibale Forest National Park & Bigodi Swamp
Today the Kibale forest opens to us its doors for a thrilling chimpanzee trek. Kibale Forest is popular of holding the largest diversity and highest population of primates in the whole of East Africa. Enjoy an exciting guided nature trek in the humid rainforest as you look for the wild chimps, white & black colobus monkeys, the red-tailed monkeys and many more. Following a warm lunch we head to the Bigodi Swamp for yet a different guided nature walk. The walk in the Bigodi Swamp is a project by the local community and is well-known for its prolific birds plus primates’ diversity. Dine and slumber at the Primate Lodge Kibale cottages.
Day 8: Kibale Forest National Park– Kampala
This day we explore the Crater Lakes region. Enjoy the attractiveness of the many small lakes, bordered by gentle hills, as well as astonishing views. Then we return to Kampala having lunch along the way. Slumber at Marble Arch.
Day 9: Departure
Filled with unforgettable memories of this wonderful Uganda Primate Safari, you will bid farewell to Uganda the “Pearl of Africa”. Basing on the schedule of your departure flight, you will be transported to Entebbe International Airport to catch your flight home. We at Africa Nature Trekkers look forward to hosting you again!
End of Safari!