6 Days Kibale, Queen and Bwindi National Park
Day 1: Kampala – Bwindi Gorilla Safari
Depart from Kampala at 6:00am and head towards western Uganda. A brief stop at the Equator allows time for photographs. The journey affords images from the vehicle of the long horned Ankole cattle, the rolling hills and terraced landscapes of the region and beautiful panoramas that are part of Kabale District. We have lunch break en route at Lake View Regency Hotel Mbarara. Drive direct to the park and arrive late evening. Overnight stay at Gorilla forest camp/mahogany springs/Buhoma lodge for luxury Option/Buhoma Community bandas/Wagtail eco lodge/Gift of nature lodge for budget option.
Day 2: Gorilla trekking and afternoon community walk
Very early in the morning after an early breakfast and guides briefing, set off for your Gorilla tracking activity in the forests of Bwindi. Gorilla tracking can be strenuous. You will need to carry a packed lunch, drinking water, wear comfortable waterproof boots or jungle shoes suitable for steep muddy slopes. Come with ear plugs for those who feel uncomfortable with jungle sounds and also come with a rain jacket. Walking sticks will be made available for those that require one by the park rangers. If you have the afternoon free, you may decide to take a guided walk on the Munyanga River trail, which is an ideal short walk or take a guided village walk to see how Ugandan live. Dinner and overnight stay at Gorilla forest camp/mahogany springs/Buhoma lodge for luxury Option/Buhoma Community bandas/Wagtail eco lodge/Gift of nature lodge for budget option.
Day 3: Bwindi And Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari (Ishasha sector for the tree climbing lions)
Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park after breakfast. The drive will take you through the Ishasha sector famous for tree-climbing lions and other game enroute. After lunch at Mweya Safari Lodge, gather your strength for a Launch cruise on the Kazinga channel that connects Lakes Edward and George. This launch cruise will reward you with game like hippos, buffaloes, and plenty of birds. For birders this is another paradise. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge / Ihamba Safari Lodge
Day 4: Game drive – Launch cruise
Before sunrise you will go for a game drive in the pack to search for predator and nocturnal dwellers as they return to their hide outs. Expect species such as Elephants, buffaloes, side stripped jackals, hyena, leopards, Lions, warthogs, Uganda Kobs, Giant forest Hogs to mention. After the game drive you will drive back to your lodge for breakfast as you wait for the afternoon launch cruise. After lunch take a 2-hour launch cruise on the Kazinga channel. This waterway joins Lakes Edward and George and it is filled with schools of hippos, buffaloes with elephants at the banks. Retire to the lodge for dinner and over night.
Day 5: Queen And Kibale Forest with a visit to Bigodi Wetlands.
After taking breakfast, depart from Queen Elizabeth to Kibale National Park. Kibale is Kibale national Park has the highest concentration and variety of primates in East Africa with 13 species and overall 60 mammal species and so far offers the best excellent chimpanzee tracking in Uganda. . Later take a guided nature walk to Bigodi swamp sanctuary, a good site for birders before you Dine and sleep in Ndali Lodge/Primate lodge (Luxury) /Chimps Nest (budget) HB
Day 6: Chimp tracking – Kampala
After 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 involve forest elephants unique from the common type, giant forest hogs and a striking tree species. Transfer back to Kampala with a stopover in Fort Portal where you can take lunch, continue to Kampala arriving late evening which marks the end of the end of trip.
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