The Pearl of Africa, a country with fantastic natural scenery and a rich mosaic of tribes and cultures. Travelling through Uganda you will be captivated by its beauty, overwhelmed by the friendliness of its people and intrigued by all that Uganda has to offer. Uganda lies astride the Equator in Eastern Africa and ecologically where the East African savannah meets the West African jungle. From observing the Lions prowling the open plains, to tracking chimpanzees through the rainforest undergrowth, navigate tropical channels teeming with hippos and crocodiles before setting off into the misty mountains to visit the majestic mountain gorillas.
Gorilla Trek in Uganda
Unlike gorilla trekking in Rwanda which can be done in a few days, if you want to see the gorillas in Uganda we recommend a longer stay. This is in part because of the distance from the Entebbe/Kampala area (an 8-10 hour drive) but Uganda is also a great destination with lots to see and do besides gorilla trekking.
6 DAYS KIBALE, QUEEN ELIZABETH AND BWINDI
Day 1: Arrival Entebbe Airport-Kampala
Upon arrival at the airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our guide who will then take your hotel in Kampala for overnight
Day 2: Kampala-Kibale National Park
Leave Kampala after breakfast for the fascinating drive through papyrus swamps and thick jungle of the Nile Delta to Kibale National Park just under the Ruwenzori Mountains. Afternoon guided walk in the crater lakes area of the park for outstanding cultural visit. Meals and over night at the lodge) A stunning location overlooking a dramatic Crater Lake and the fabled “Mountains of the Moon”. .
Day 3: Chimpanzee Trekking Kibale-Queen Elizabeth
In the morning you will have breakfast to transfer to Kibale Head quarters 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. After chimp trekking drive to Queen Elizabeth ready for an evening two hour Boat cruise along the famous Kazinga channel is worthwhile and an opportunity to see Hippo, Bufallo, Kobs, Elephants, warthogs etc. This trip also avails a chance to see spectacular birdlife. Dinner and overnight at a lodge.
Day 4: Queen Elizabeth-Bwindi
Breakfast, early morning game drive along Kasenyi and Queens Mile. Elephants, buffalo, water bucks, warthogs, lions, and a variety of birds. Thereafter drive through the Ishasha the unique western rift valley escarpment. Proceed on to Bwindi forest National Park. Dinner and overnight at a lodge.
Day 5: Bwindi Gorilla Trekking
Breakfast a briefing on primates. Ensure to carry along with you rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots. The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates. Picnic lunch at a picnic site inside the park. The tracking may take between 2 and 6 hours but it’s well worth the effort. The afternoon is spent on a village walk. The Buhoma Village Walk gives you a great opportunity to see the way of life for the people surrounding Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Dinner and overnight at a lodge.
Day 6: Bwindi-Kampala/Entebbe
Breakfast, departure for Entebbe. A lunch stopover at Igongo cultural centre to explore the life style of the Ankole and Bahima, thereafter proceed to the Equator then drop off at the Entebbe airport for your flight home.