Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria. Its abundant wildlife includes chimpanzees as well as rare birds. Remote Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a renowned mountain gorilla sanctuary. Murchison Falls National Park in the northwest is known for its 43m-tall waterfall and wildlife such as hippos.
4 Days, 3Nights. Gorilla Trekking and Lake Bunyonyi Safari Uganda
Day 1; Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
After breakfast, you will leave Kampala and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi which is found in Kabale region commonly referred to as the Switzerland of Africa. En route you will have a stopover at the Equator for photographs and also stand a chance to see the area which separates both the Southern and Northern Hemispheres. Have another stopover in Mbarara town for lunch after which you will continue to Lake Bunyonyi which is the deepest lake in Uganda and situated close to the borders of Uganda and Rwanda. On a bright day you might see the magnificent volcano of Mount Muhavura. Dinner and overnight stay at Bunyonyi Overland Resort
Day 2; canoe Ride and transfer to Bwindi National Park.
After breakfast, you will set out for the hired canoe and travel around the surroundings from the water surface as you search for different bird species on the 37 Islands of the Lake. Later return to the Lodge for lunch and in the afternoon, you will transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is one of the world’s Heritage sites and famously known for the gorilla trek activity. Dinner and overnight at Wagtail Eco Safari Camp
Day 3; Mountain Gorilla Trecking in Bwindi
Early morning after breakfast, you will go for the Gorilla briefing from the Uganda Wildlife Authority. You will be given a guideline booklet which you will go through and know how you have to behave while in the forest with or near the Gorillas. Bwindi Rain forest is so spectacular and it offers a dramatic steeply forested landscape which is incredibly dense, crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists to see the Gorillas. Besides Mountain Gorillas, other mammals in the forest include the rare golden monkey, buffaloes, elephants, black-fronted duiker, bushbuck, leopard, giant forest hog and a lot of bird species. You are reminded to take with you your packed Lunch and water because the time taken to see the Gorillas varies according to the movements of the Gorillas. The experience got from seeing the Gorillas is so exciting and unforgettable. Return back to your lodge for refreshments and so on. Dinner and overnight at Wagtail Eco Safari Camp
Day 4; Return to Kampala
After an early morning breakfast, you will drive back to Kampala with a stopover in Mbarara town for lunch. Note; This itinerary can be twisted to enable you track gorillas first and then Lake Bunyonyi last
5 Days, 4Nights. Gorilla Trekking and Chimpanzee Safari
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Kibale national Park
You will be met by our company representative with your driver / guide upon arrival at Entebbe airport, and transfer to Kibale forest heading west past Mityana and continue to Fort Portal where you will stop for lunch. Proceed to Kibale forest arriving in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Primate Lodge Kibale.
Day 2: Chimpanzee Tracking
Chimp musicAfter morning breakfast, wake up early to track chimps near Kanyanchu. This can take you half a day. There are primates in the area like the golden monkey, L’Hoest monkey, baboons, white and black colobus monkeys, grey checked mangabey, red colobus, blue monkeys and pottos. Other animals include forest elephants unique from the common type, giant forest hogs and a striking tree species. Enjoy Lunch and later take a guided nature walk to Bigodi swamp sanctuary, a good site for birders. The Great Blue Turaco and Papyrus Gonolek can easily be marked among the other bird 137 species. There is also an array of butterfly species. Later return for dinner and overnight as above.
Day 3: Bwindi impenetrable national park
You will enjoy morning breakfast and set off for Bwindi forest the home of gorillas driving through Ishasha sector in Queen Elizabeth National park famous for tree climbing lions. Cntinue to Bwindi with lunch en-route arriving in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp.
Day 4: Mountain gorilla tracking
Gorilla trekkingHave early morning breakfast, head to the park office headquarters with packed lunch for a vital briefing prior to trekking the gorillas in the thick impenetrable forests. You get to spend an hour with the gorillas after having trekked for about 5-8 hours. If you still feel strong just head for a brief nature walk to the local Batwa community. Check out the curio shops, children’s school among others. If you are nature lover, you can try the other option being Munyanja river trail, where you can check out an array of bird life and butterflies. Return for dinner and overnight as above.
Day 5: Back to Kampala or Airport drop off.
9 Days, 8Nights. Gorilla Trekking Trip and Uganda Safari Tours
Day 1: Kampala to Murchison falls
After breakfast you will drive to Murchison falls national park. It will take you around 5 hours from Kampala with about 305 km. You will enter through Kichumbanyobo gate. Paara covers a distance of about 85km from Masindi town by the shortest route. You will visit the top of the falls and then proceed to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2: game drive and launch cruise
Launch cruise in Murchison fallsEarly morning breakfast and then go for a game drive where you may spot various animal species like elephants, giraffes, lions, Uganda kobs among others. In the afternoon you will go for a launch cruise on the park’s main tourist attraction the unique Murchison Falls as well as the River Nile with its streaming hippo and serried ranges of crocodile along the sandbanks, as well as large numbers of different species getting down to drink & bathe. Dinner and overnight at the lodge
Day 3: Murchison – Kibale National Park
Have breakfast and then drive to Kibale. This is a full day drive. You will have lunch enroute. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge
Day 4: chimp trekking
After breakfast you will go for chimpanzee trekking. Kibale Forest National Park is one of the best safari destinations in Africa for chimpanzee tracking. Kibale’s 795km2 National Park contains one of the most beautiful and with the most varying tracts of tropical forest in the whole of Uganda. This is place to a number of forest wildlife, most especially 13 species of primate coupled with chimpanzees. After trekking you will have lunch and then visit Bigodi wetland, after transfer to Queen Elizabeth for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: game drive and launch cruise
An early morning a game drive in the Kasenyi sector, you may spot various animals like the elephants, Uganda kobs, leopards among others. Return to the lodge for late breakfast, in the afternoon you will go for a launch cruise where you will spot various water animals like Hippos and crocodiles, the cruise will also enrich you with various water birds. Dinner and overnight at the lodge
Day 6: Bwindi
Have breakfast at the lodge and depart for Bwindi driving across small Ugandan towns and homesteads. You will have a lunch stopover in Kabale town and proceed to Bwindi – home of mountain gorillas arriving in the evening. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.
Day 7: Gorilla trekking
Prepare for early morning breakfast and report to the gorilla park headquarters for briefing by the park ranger guides and later head into the forest for Gorilla trekking; this could take 4-8 hours depending on the movements of the gorillas. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 8: Transfer to Lake Mburo, Game drive and boat ride
You will enjoy breakfast and drive to Lake mburo national park with lunch en-route in Mbarara town and proceed to Lake Mburo where on arrival, you will have a game drive and later go for a boat ride on the Mburo lake. Dinner and overnight at the lodge
Day 9: Game drive-Kampala
Enjoy an early morning game drive; the park is home to herds of Impala, as well as the more uncommon Topi, Eland, and Klipspringer. Burchells Zebra and buffalo also graze the area. Return to the lodge for late breakfast and lunch, then drive back to Kampala and drop-off at your lodge or Entebbe airport for your onward flight.