- Trip Includes
- Trip Excludes
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport
You will arrive at Entebbe International airport where you will be picked by your waiting guide and transfer to the Hotel.
Day 2: Drive to Lake Bunyonyi
Today you begin your Uganda tour with a journey to a beautiful island in Lake Bunyonyi, the “Lake of the little birds”. It’s one of the most beautiful places of Uganda. Being surrounded by hills, people call it “The Switzerland of Africa. Lake Bunyonyi lies in south western Uganda between Kisoro and Kabale. It is one of the few lakes in the region that is rumored to be free of bilharzia and safe for swimming. On your way to Lake Bunyonyi, you stop at the equator in Masaka town. At this point, there are two cement circles marking the equator line and it is worth stopping if you are traveling to Masaka or Kampala for a photo moment. Also watch a demonstration by local entrepreneur on how water swirls in opposite directions in the northern & southern hemispheres at the equator line. Another reason that make equator worthwhile stop are the great shopping bargains. The point has got several craft shops and art galleries run by individuals and organizations. These craft stalls sell souvenirs and handmade products while some with marks talking about the Equator. It will not be inconveniencing if you bought a T-shirt with words ‘I crossed the Uganda Equator.
Day 3: Free Day and Optional Activities
Optional Activities Canoeing, Swimming, Sun Bathing, Birding or Visiting pygmies. After a relaxed breakfast, you may decide to engage in one or many of the following activities; Bird watching, motor-boat trips with guide, Canoe hire with or without guides, Canoe trekking, fishing, safe swimming in the lake, visiting Hot Springs, visiting Pygmy community with the guide and have a relaxed afternoon preparing for a long day tomorrow.
Day 4: Gorilla Tracking
You will have early breakfast and start your journey to the east of Bwindi-Ruhija area. Arrive and visit Uganda Wildlife park offices for registration and briefing about the tour. After a briefing from your ranger guide, begin tracking the mountain gorillas through the ancient Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This can take a couple of hours or a whole day depending on the location of the apes. Keep an eye out for forest species such as buffaloes, elephants, black fronted duikers and bush-bucks. NB: don’t forget to carry with you your packed lunches. It is a humbling experience to stand just meters from man’s distant cousins as they eat rest, play and bond with their young ones. Follow the mountain gorillas as they range freely in the impenetrable forest, and discover their gorgeous natural habitat and the many species they share it with. After a well-earned trip to the gorillas drive to your accommodation around Ruhija, rest your tired legs and restorative massage, offered at the lodge (to be pre-booked in advance).
Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park & Ishasha Sector
Start your journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park and go for the game drive today afternoon in ishasha sector. Ishasha sector is notably recognized for its resident tree climbing lions that are an exceptional attraction and one among the highlights on all safaris taken within eco-tourism system. In the southern section of this park, the Lions are now and again spotted hanging on branches of huge fig trees whereas the Uganda Kob (which are the major food to these lions) graze in the plains of the Ishasha sector. The Ishasha sector is located near the far most south-western rim of Queen Elizabeth National Park which is not only the most well liked park but also the most traveled to National Park within Uganda.
Day 6: Morning Game Drive (Ishasha) & Afternoon Boat Safari.
After breakfast, you will go for a short morning game drive to search for all the wildlife in the Park; Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Waterbuck, Leopard, Uganda Kob, Warthog, etc. and then transfer to the north of the park at Bush lodge for over night.
After lunch, you will take a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel in the afternoon. Here, you will see a lot of hippos (more than you can possibly imagine!), as well as a variety of other animals which come to the waterhole to drink or bathe. You can expect to see: Buffalo, Crocodile, bathing Elephant, and a range of beautiful birds. This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your tour. After the boat-safari you do a game drive back to the lodge.
Day 7: Morning Game Drive and Free Afternoon (Optional)
You will have early breakfast and prepare for the game drive takes 3-5 hours depending on your interest. The Park covers an area of about 1978 km2; its position provides a magnificent view of the rift valley floor that occupies Lake Edward and Gorge. The park has one of the highest bio diversity ratings of any national park in the world as its well known to be habitat of about 95 mammals along with 612 species of birds.. The landscape in this section of the magnificent park is considerably different from that found in other parts of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Bush lodge is surrounded by the National Park and bordering the Kazinga channel, the lodge has a truly unique setting of Eco system in Africa.
Day 8: Drive to Kibale Forest National Park
Today after breakfast, you proceed to Kibale forest National Park known as the primate capital of the world and home to a total of 70 mammal species, most famously 13 species of primate including the Chimpanzees. On your arrival in the afternoon after lunch, you proceed for a swamp walk; your swamp walk (2-3 hours) will take you through grassland, small communities and some beautiful scenery, where the locals are likely to greet you with enthusiastic waves. It is usual to spot 3 or 4 different primate species during this walk, though the highlight is catching a glimpse of the Great Blue Turaco! You will stay at Kibale forest camp “Where you are placed better to capture the thrill of a howling black and white colobus or to listen to the wood owl calling his partner, from the comfort of a spacious, en-suite tent. Kibale Forest Camp offers a unique classic canvas experience in the form of 10 African safari style tents. Complemented by excellent food and service it forms your perfect base to explore the area. Expect a green, lush environment, birds and butterflies, forest smells and sounds… In short a place to unwind from the concrete jungle”.
Day 9: Chimpanzee Trekking & Afternoon Crater Walk
Either in the morning or afternoon you start your journey to the chimpanzees. The experienced Uganda wildlife ranger takes you for chimpanzee tracking. This activity of this monkey tracking started in 1993 and the chances of locating them are excellent which also marks one of the highlights of Uganda tour. Guided walks start at 8:00 am and 2:00 pm and last an average of three hours, depending on various factors. Besides the Chimpanzees, thirteen species of monkeys can be sought, a good variety of diurnal monkeys invariably encountered during your trekking through the rain forest. You will have a crater walk through local communities if time allows.
Day 10: Drive Back to Kampala
After breakfast (Inclusive), drive back to Kampala with a stopover for en-route lunch (not Inclusive), your guide drops you back at your accommodation in Kampala or Entebbe.
1. Transport in a 4WD tourist minibus with open roof an upgrade of the Jeep for luxury
2. 1 Gorilla permit per person
3. Accommodations and activities as mentioned in the program
4. English speaking driver/guide
5. Drinking water during the tour
- Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
- Visa and flights
- Shopping of personal nature