Day one: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
Head off from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park by road. Get a short informative session at the famous Equator and a photographic break, and then move on towards Mbarara for lunch. The journey will let you enjoy Uganda’s lush green forest known as the Switzerland of Uganda, triangular peaks of the Virunga volcanoes of Rwanda and the Congo, animals and a lot of little surprises from Mother Nature. Then your journey will end at the valley of to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, which is the home of the mountain gorillas. (FB)Budget: Wag-Tail Eco Safari Camp. Day Two: Gorilla Trekking. Wake up and prepare for the unforgettable experience! After an early breakfast transfer to the park HQs for pre-Gorilla tracking briefing about the gorilla family you will track then at 09:00 AM: set off into the forest in the footsteps of the Mountain Gorillas. The time taken in the footsteps of these humble apes is un-predictable; it can be anything from 3 hours to an entire day depending their previous day’s nesting and subsequent movement. The trek itself, climbing up and down through steep forested rocks, can be exhausting but the thrill of coming face to face with these giant primates, and spending an hour with them as they go about their daily life, more than makes up for the time taken in their search. En-route, please be sure to enjoy a rich variety of birdlife and other primates – the red tailed monkey, black and white Colobus monkey, velvet monkey and the grey cheeked Mangabeys. Afterwards trek back to the lodge for lunch and a refreshing shower. Spend your afternoon at leisure before you retire for dinner and overnight (FB).
Budget: Wag-Tail Eco Safari Cam Day Three: Bwindi – Queen Elizabeth National Park. In the early morning after breakfast, drive to Ishasha – the southern part of Queen Elizabeth. Having a game drive in this sector will enable you to spot tree-climbing lions, buffalo, elephant, antelopes, Uganda kob and baboons along the road but just to mention but a few. Then proceed to Mweya Safari Lodge (FB).
Budget: Engazi Lodge Day Four: Game drive and a Lunch cruise along the kazinga channel. Undertake an early morning game drive to catch up with the early risers and predators returning to their hide outs. Watch out for lions, leopards, hyenas, buffaloes, stripped jackals, bush bucks and water buck. Later in the afternoon go for a launch trip on the Kazinga channel, to exclusively view gigantic hippos, buffaloes and antelopes plus a variety of bird species at the shores (FB).Budget: Engazi Lodge Day Five: Queen Elizabeth – Kibale Forest National park. Visit the Bigodi swamp
In the morning, transfer to Kibale Forest which is one of the stunning and beautiful forests in Uganda. Kibale is located in Western Uganda, about15-20minutes south-east of Fort portal. Kibale forest is one with the highest density and diversity of primate species totaling to around 13 that include Red-colobus, Blue, Red-tailed and Grey Cheeked Mangabey, white colobus monkey, I’hoesti monkey. Have an afternoon Bigodi wetland sanctuary visit for the guided walk around the Magombe swamp, which will provide you with the wide range and the variety of special Fauna and flora (FB).
Budget: Chimpanzee Guest House Day Six: Chimpanzee Tracking in Kibale
. After Breakfast, we shall move into the Forest, for primate viewing. The activity starts at 8.00 a.m. A half day search for chimpanzees and other primates including Phoestes, Red-Colobus, Blue, 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, ensuring that your walk is both informative and enjoyable. (FB)
Budget: Chimpanzee Guest House Day Seven: Kibale Forest – Kampala.Morning after breakfast, transfer back to Kampala with warm lunch enroute in Mbarara town. END OF TOUR