Day 1, Arrival at Entebbe International Airport
Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will meet our tour guide who will be holding a sign post bearing your names. Greet and later depending on arrival time you will either transfer to your assigned accommodation in Kampala or Entebbe for dinner and overnight stay (for evening and night arrivals) or take you on a short city tour around Kampala and Entebbe. You can visit places like the Kasubi tombs, Namugongo Marty’s shrine, Lake Victoria shores, Uganda museum and so on. Dinner and overnight at your Hotel in Kampala. Sheraton Hotel/Kampala Serena Hotel for up market or Imperial royale/Cassia Lodge for mid range or Holiday Express Hotel/Excellent Hotel for budget.
Day 2, Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park
After a fully served breakfast at your Hotel in Kampala, you will set out together with your driver guide and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park in South Western Uganda. En route to the Park, you will have a brief stop over at the Equator for water experiments and also get a chance to stand at a point where the two hemispheres start from. Continue with the journey and have another stopover at Mpambire drum village basically known as drum making village. You will have lunch in Mbarara town. Later after lunch, you will proceed with your Journey to the Park headquarters in Buhoma. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla forest Camp or Gorilla resort for Up market/ Lake Kitandara camp or Buhoma lodge for Mid range/Buhoma community Bandas for budget
Day 3, Gorilla trekking experience
After breakfast at the lodge, you will go to the park headquarters for briefing from the Uganda wildlife Authority ranger guides. After the briefing, the ranger will lead you into the thick impenetrable forest to start your search for the endangered rare species of Mountain Gorillas. The gorilla search always continues from the place where they were last seen the previous day. Upon reaching the area where these famous species are, you will only be allowed to interact with them for only one hour and you should always keep maximum silence while with these Gorillas. You are allowed to take photographs and so one. To find the Gorillas, it’s such a tiresome experience since it can take you almost 3-8 hours to find them. However, once you meet these gorillas, you will easily forget the hatches you have gone through to find them and instead save the good memories you will experience with them. After the interaction, you will return late to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay as above.
Day 4, Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After a fully served breakfast, you will leave Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park via the Ishasha sector commonly known for its rare tree climbing lions. As you pass the area, look out for the rare tree climbing lions in fig trees. Have lunch at Ishasha and later transfer to Mweya for relaxation. Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge for up market/Hippo hill camp or Ihamba for mid range/Simba Safari camp for budget.
Day 5, Game drive and Launch cruise
After breakfast early morning, you will go for the game drive in Kasenyi area with in the Park. The game drive will reward with beautiful and a variety of wildlife in the park such as Elephants, Lions, leopards, buffaloes, Antelopes like bush bucks and water bucks, Kobs, warthogs and so on. Later on you will return to your lodge for lunch as you wait for the afternoon launch cruise along the Kazinga commonly known as the area with the highest concentration of hippos in Africa. The launch cruise will reward you with views of the most famous water loving animals like crocodile along the river banks, elephants taking water, hippos and many bird species. Return back to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge for up market/Hippo hill camp or Ihamba for mid range/Simba Safari camp for budget.
Day 6, Forest walk and transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
After breakfast, you will transfer to Maramagambo forest to search for more bird species such as the brown eared Wood pecker, fawn breasted Waxbill, Sulphur breasted bush shrike, dark capped yellow warbler, bat hawks, the red headed blue bill, the African Fin foot and Eurasian golden oriole. Return back to the lodge for lunch and later transfer to Kibale Forest National Park. Dinner and overnight at Kibale safari Lodge or Primates Lodge or Ndali Lodge for up market/ Chimps nest for mid range and Chimpanzee guest house for budget.
Day 7, Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest and Bigodi swamp walk
Breakfast will be served in the morning after which, you will set out for the short chimpanzee briefing from the Uganda Wildlife Authority officials. The rangers will guide you on how to walk while in the forest and also how to behave. After this, you will get into the forest to start your search for the chimpanzees. These great apes are known as mans closest friends because of different characteristics that they have in common with man. Look out in the trees for chimpanzees, other primates such as white colobus monkeys, grey-checked mangabey, red colobus, black-and-white colobus, Baboons and different bird species like the great blue turacco, Africa pied king fisher , malkites and so on. Return back to the lodge after the trek for lunch after which you will go for the Bigodi swamp walk to search for the water loving bird species. The forest is not only known for its 13 species of primates, but this swamp area with in it, is a bird watchers paradise. Return for dinner and overnight stay at Kibale safari Lodge or Primates Lodge or Ndali Lodge for up market/ Chimps nest for mid range and Chimpanzee guest house for budget.
Day 8, Fort portal tour and transfer back to Kampala
After breakfast, visit the town of fort portal especially sites like the Amabere ga Nyina mwiru. Have lunch in fort portal and after you will proceed to Kampala reaching in the evening. Drop off will be at your Hotel in Kampala.
End of Safari