On this safari, you will follow Uganda’s stretch of wildlife from the western to the southwestern part. You will take on an experiential activity in the pristine forest of Kibale on a Chimpanzee Habituation Experience [CHEX], the park has a strong diversity of primates with over 13 Species like Vervet Monkeys, Pottos, Grey Cheeked Mangabeys and many others. In Queen Elizabeth, you will view the big game of Africa on a safari game drive and launch trip and you will sign off this safari with trekking the Mountain Gorillas in the forest of Bwindi.
Day 1: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
After breakfast at your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe, depart for Kibale heading in the western direction of the country. You will drive through the rolling tea fields on the route to Fort Portal and on arrival here, you will have lunch then continue to the park area to your accommodation where you will have dinner and overnight. Meal Plan: Half Board, Overnight: At a selected hotel
Day 2: Chimpanzee Habituation in Kibale
After breakfast, leave the lodge with packed lunch boxes; Note that this is a full day activity. The guide will transfer you to the reception area at Kanyancu where you will meet the Kibale researchers with whom you will enter the forest to follow the daily life of Chimpanzees, monitoring their behavior and habituating them to get them used to human presence. On this activity, you spend more time with the Chimpanzees (4hours) than on normal tracking. Later in the day, transfer to the start point where you will meet with your guide and head back to the lodge. Meal Plan: Half Board, Overnight: At a selected hotel
Day 3: Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Depart for Queen Elizabeth after breakfast, on arrival you will check-in to your booked accommodation where lunch will be. Later in the late afternoon, you go for a game drive within the park where you expect to see a number of savanna species including mammals like Elephants, Kobs, Buffalos and many others. Return to the lodge in the evening where your dinner will be. Meal Plan: Full Board, Overnight: At a selected hotel
Day 4: Game drive and Launch cruise
Go for an early game drive after breakfast, the safari drive through the park will reward you with lots of wildlife especially mammals like Buffalos, Warthogs, Antelopes and Elephants among others. Trails through Mweya or Kasenyi will offer you premier wildlife viewing opportunities.
After your lunch, you will go for a launch trip along the Kazinga channel, this stretch between Lakes Edward and George is crammed with variety of wildlife including birds and mammals like Pelicans and Crocodiles, Hippopotamuses and others. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal Plan: Full Board, Overnight: At selected hotel
Day 5: Game drive and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable
Checkout from the lodge after breakfast, and leave for Bwindi through Ishasha sector where you will do a game drive for a chance to see the tree climbing Lions lying in tree branches. Afterwards, you will leave Queen and transfer southwards in the direction of Bwindi, on arrival, you will check-in to your booked accommodation where dinner and overnight will be. Meal Plan: Half Board, Overnight: At a selected hotel.
Day 6: Tracking the Gorillas
After breakfast, leave the lodge early enough with your guide and packed lunch boxes, continue to the reception area where you will receive briefing from the ranger about the tracking etiquette. You will enter the forest to start off the trekking and the activity may last just a few hours to the entire day depending on the Gorilla movements and their location. Once you meet them, you will be allowed an hour in their presence, later retreat to the start point and then be transferred back to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight. Meal Plan: Full Board, Overnight: At seleted hotel.
Day 7: Transfer to Kampala or Entebbe
After breakfast, checkout from the lodge and transfer back to Kampala or Entebbe, you will be dropped off at your hotel or at the airport for your flight back home. Lunch will be enroute, Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch.