The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness; because the wilderness holds more answers to the questions you have thought of asking. In this 10 days, you will visit the wilderness of Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls, Kibale forest and Bwindi impenetrable national parks, while summing up the trip with relaxation at Lake Bunyonyi.
These destinations offer their visitors a lot of first hand experiences such as Gorilla and chimpanzee trekking, birding, sightseeing, boat cruise, hiking, community tours, and game drives where you have high chances of spotting the big cats such as the lions, leopards and big mammals like, elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, etc. Uganda also prides in having the largest crocodile population in its Kazinga channel.
Day 1: Pickup and Transfer to Kampala
Upon your arrival at Entebbe international airport, our professional tour guide will warmly welcome you to the pearl of Africa, the guide will then lead you through a very scenic route with lots of eye catching sites to see. When you get to Kampala, Check-in to your room for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Head to Murchison falls national park via Ziwa Rhino sanctuary
After the morning breakfast at the lodge, head to Murchison falls national park. This journey exposes you to the green plantations and beautiful hills along the road. Upon reaching Nakasongola district, the driver guide will take you to trek the only surviving white rhinos in Ziwa rhino sanctuary. Have lunch here and then embark on the 180km journey to Murchison falls national park. Have dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 3: Undertake a game Drive and launch Cruise in Murchison falls National Park
Wakeup to a very nice morning breakfast. Afterwards, head for a game drive experience where you stand a chance of spotting several wild animals such as; lions, giraffes, Uganda Kobs, Elephants among others, enjoying their peace and hunting for the day’s meal.
Later in the afternoon, head for a boat cruise launch were you will sight the park’s main tourist attraction (the Unique Murchison falls). However, there are a lot more that come your way such as the Nile crocodiles, birds, different animals drinking water at the river banks, and hippos along the sandbanks. Return to the lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4: Proceed to Kibale Forest National Park for Primate Encounters
After breakfast, checkout of the lodge and embark on a 7-8 hours’ journey to the primate world. Kibale National park is recognized as one of the best destinations to spot about 13 different primate species such as the chimpanzees, baboons, Colobus monkeys among others. You will have full day drive with lunch stopover enroute, and checking in to the lodge in the evening
The journey is filled with sights of beautiful flowers, plantations and the fascinating views of the Albertine rift valley along the way.
Day 5: Trek Chimpanzees in Kibale forest and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After a delicious breakfast served by a very caring and hospitable waitress at your lodge, the guide will lead you to the park’s headquarters for a briefing on the do’s and don’ts while in the jungle. With the accompaniment of the park rangers, you will be led for the trekking exercise; the sweet sounds of the monkeys, birds, chimps will welcome you to their hub.
Here, you will encounter a number of chimpanzees having fun in the jungle full of numerous entertaining monkeys, birds and chimpanzees. This park also has one of the most beautiful tracks of tropical forest in the whole of Uganda.
After completing the trek successfully, you will have lunch and visit Bigodi wetland where you will encounter various bird species, and several primates such as the baboons. In addition to that, this destination also exposes you to the local communities who are carrying out their activities. These people will tell you how rural looks like.
Day 6: Have Morning Game Drive and Boat cruise
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Bwindi impenetrable Forest national park passing via the famous ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park. Here, you will cite a new wonder (the tree climbing Lions) relaxing on top of the tree branches. Then later, continue to Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, a home to half of the world’s endangered mountain Gorillas with lunch enroute, the endangered mountain Gorilla species are one of the most interesting mammals to encounter while in Your Ugandan trip. Check-in for dinner and an overnight at the lodge.
Day 7: Trek the Gorillas and Cultural encounter
Immediately after breakfast, report to the parks’ sector headquarters for gorilla trekking briefing by the Uganda Wildlife Authority park ranger guides. They will take you through the dos and don’ts of Gorilla trekking before heading for the exercise. The pursuit for the Gorillas can last for about 2 -6 hours depending on the movements of the Gorillas.
Just make sure you are fit and healthy move with a hiking boots, good cloths, Water, Support stick, among other things. Upon finding the Gorillas, you will be given chance to interact with gorillas for a period of one hour while taking photos of the primates.
Get back for lunch as you get ready to encounter the Batwa pygmies, who will give you a feel of African culture by telling you some of their stories, as well as performances of the oldest hunters and gatherers in the world. Upon completing, head back to your accommodation for lunch and check in.
Day 8: Bwindi to Lake Bunyonyi
After breakfast, proceed to Lake Bunyonyi located in Kabale, this is the second deepest lake in Africa and the best choice for birders worldwide. The soothing songs of the birds will welcome you to their paradise known by many as the second Switzerland in Africa; this place derives its name from a local word Bunyonyi meaning, Small birds. Upon arrival, you will have some nature walk and get back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 9: Explore Lake Bunyonyi
After your early morning breakfast, spend the whole day enjoying the atmosphere at Lake Bunyonyi located in Kabale, this is the second deepest lake in Africa and a great place for birders.
Known as the “Switzerland of Africa”, Lake Bunyonyi offers its visitors the best relaxation points. With over 29 islands full of history and beautiful sceneries, the local guides will lead on a traditional dugout canoe to the different islands, explaining the history of the place. You can also opt to go to the reptile village to spot some of the different snakes, crocodiles among others. Enjoy your lunch and visit the neighboring communities in the evening to experience what a village life hence. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 10: Transfer to Entebbe International Airport
After a very peaceful night, let the striking rays wake you up to a very hefty breakfast, as you enjoy. Afterwards, check-out from the lodge and embark on a journey to Kampala for your flight, you will have lunch en-route. Arrive in Entebbe in the evening to board.