This 5 days Gorilla Trekking at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP, Game viewing at Queen Elizabeth National Park and Chimpanzee trekking at Kibale Forest National Park safari takes you through the most scenic places in the pearl of Africa, rolling hills with, dense true African jungle, amazing nature created features, plenty of wild animals, different primates and numerous bird species and beautiful manicured tea plantations to the magnificent Rwenzori slopes that will leave you appreciating Uganda as truly “The pearl of Africa”.
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe international airport – Transfer to Kampala the capital of Uganda
You will be picked from Entebbe international airport by our company representative and driver guide and transfer to hotel in Kampala for relaxation with a glass of fresh juice, briefing about the entire tour and later go for an evening Kampala city tour but this will depend on the time we have finished the tour briefings, The Kampala city Tour will include a visit to Uganda National museum which is the biggest in East African region, Kabaka’s palace and Amin’s torture chambers, Kabaka’s Lake which is the biggest mere handmade lake worldwide. Return to the hotel for dinner and an overnight
- Serena Hotel Kampala (luxury)
- Fairway Hotel (mid-range)
- Maries Royale Hotel (budget)
Day 2: Depart for Bwindi Impenetrable NP – En-route stop at Equator point – Lake Bunyonyi (2nd deepest Lake in Africa) then to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest NP
After breakfast our safari driver guide will pick you from your hotel at 0600 hrs and drive south west of Kampala across equator with an en-route stopover for 30 minutes at the Equator for water experiment and photography moments since it is a best spot to take a memorial photo after continue with the journey passing through acacia woodland and well established local families and farms of the Ankole long horned cattle. Have en-route lunch from Mbarara relax for few minutes and later continue with the drive to Bwindi Impenetrable national park but before entering the park you will have another stop over at Lake Bunyonyi to explore this second deepest Lake in Africa. Ascend into the park, the home to the a half of world’s remaining mountain Gorillas, check in at the lodge to relax dinner and an overnight.
- Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (luxury)
- Gorilla Mist Camp (mid-range)
- Ruhija Community Camp (budget)
Day 3: Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park – Morning amazing gorilla trekking – Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Wake up early in the morning for breakfast and depart for the morning pre trek Gorilla briefings at the park Headquarters. Later go for your long time awaited activity “Gorilla trekking” the time taken while trekking is not known but it is expected to be between2-8 hours depending on the movement of the Gorilla family you are allocated to. During the trek expect to discover other primates such as Chimpanzees, black and white colombus monkey, vervet monkey, and many others.
On encounter, spend an hour of exhilarating moments with these gentle giants. Return to the lodge for a shower, lunch and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park via Ishasha sector to spot the tree climbing lions of the park then continue with the drive for late evening check in at your reserved lodge for relaxation. Dinner and overnight
- Mweya Safari Lodge (luxury)
- Parkview Safari Lodge (mid-range)
- Pumba Safari Cottages (budget)
DAY 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park- Morning Game drive – Afternoon Boat cruise –Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park.
After breakfast, head out for a morning game drive to look for wildlife on the Kasenyi track of the park. Common sightings here are; elephant, warthog, waterbuck, Kob, leopard, lions, hyena, buffalo and so much more. Have a short break for relaxation have lunch. After lunch, go for an afternoon boat cruise on the well-known Kazinga Channel where you get to see schools of hippos. The Channel has the highest concentration of hippos in Africa it is also a great place for birders enjoy most as you will see hundreds and hundreds of birds on the shore, you can easily identify over 40 species while on the boat cruise on Kazinga Channel. Hippos and Birds are plenty here but so are Crocodiles, Monitor lizards, Elephant herds, Buffaloes, Antelopes and by chance you might see the water shore killers besides the channel. After a boat cruise drive relax for short break and then embark on your drive to Kibale Forest National Park for dinner and an overnight
- Crater Safari Lodge (luxury)
- Isunga Safari Lodge (mid-range)
- Kibale Forest Camp (budget)
DAY 5: Kibale Forest National Park – Morning Chimpanzee Trekking-Transfer to Kampala city
In the morning you will have breakfast then transfer to Kibale Forest National Park headquarters for briefing before setting off for a forest walk in search for chimpanzees. The forest walk will be guided to provide information not only on chimpanzees and primates but also on small organisms making it interesting. The walk will reward you with other primates like Grey cheeked Mangabeys, Colobus monkeys, Red-tailed monkeys, lhoestes, and butterflies. After tracking the chimps go to the lodge for refreshments lunch and start the drive to Kampala city our starting point.