7 days (6 nights) Safari Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Forest National Park & Lake Mburo National Park
Day 01 Kampala – Kibale Forest National Park
Depart Kampala at 8:00 am and head to Fort portal where you will stop over for lunch prior to visiting Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. This afternoon guided walk around the Swamp will provide you with an opportunity to see different flora and fauna. Later check in at Kibale Safari Lodge or Ndali Lodge for over night stay (LD).
Day 02 Kibale National Park
After early breakfast report at Kanyanchu Tourist Centre for briefing. Later with your guide (s) set out to track the chimpanzees. Kibale Forest National Park is home to our closest living relatives – the endangered Chimpanzee, and other 13 different primates including the threatened Red Colobus monkey and L’Hoest’s monkey. Lunch break then drive to Queen Elizabeth National park. The drive will take you along the Rwenzori ranges. This park is renown for its variety of big game that include Elephants, Lions, Buffaloes, Hippos, Bush bucks and the elusive leopard. Over night stay at Jacana Safari Lodge or Mweya Safari Lodge (BLD).
Day 03 Queen Elizabeth National Park
Rise early and take on a morning game drive. Look out for lions, Elephants, buffaloes, hyenas, the comical warthogs, Antelopes and with luck the elusive Leopard could be spotted. Return to the lodge for late breakfast and lunch.
In the afternoon take on a unique launch cruise along Kazinga Channel – one that joins Lakes George and Edward. The launch cruise passes through presumably the highest concentration of hippo in Africa and other mammals are a common sight as they drink at the waters edge.
The birdlife is abundant and colourful. Later return to the lodge. Over night stay at Jacana Safari Lodge or Mweya Safari Lodge (BLD).
Day 04 Queen Elizabeth – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After breakfast – check out of the lodge and head to Bwindi Forest National park. (If over night is at Buhoma /and if time allows take on another game drive in Ishasha – the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National park – famous for tree climbing lions.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is home to the endangered Mountain Gorillas. The park not only offers dramatic steeply forested landscape but is also incredibly dense though crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists.
Over night stay (subject to family to be tracked) at Buhoma Lodge / Silver back Lodge/ Gorilla Forest Camp / Clouds Mountain Lodge / Gorilla Safari Lodge / Ruhija Gorilla Lodge (LD).
Day 05: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Early breakfast then report at the UWA information office where you will be fully briefed on the do’s and don’ts while in the forest. With your packed lunch set off with your guide (s) for the adventure. The track may take anywhere from 30 minutes to 7 hours but from the time the first Gorilla or Gorilla family is spotted, you are only allowed to spend a maximum of one hour with them as they go about their activities. The experience of observing these endangered gentle giants is a humbling and exciting adventure.
Return to your camp/ lodge from where you will relive those special moments with friends over a drink. Over night stay at Buhoma Lodge / Silver back Lodge/ Gorilla Forest Camp / Clouds Mountain Lodge / Gorilla Safari Lodge / Ruhija Gorilla Lodge (BLD).
Day 06 Bwindi Impenetrable National Park –Lake Mburo National Park
Late breakfast then transfer to Lake Mburo National Park. This park is rich with a diversity of animal and plant species. Lunch break then have the afternoon at leisure (taking it easy). Over night stay at Mantana Luxury Tented Camp or Mihingo Lodge (BLD).
Day 07: Lake Mburo National Park – Kampala
Late break fast – followed by a short game drive in search of Zebras, buffalos and Antelopes. Lunch break then return to Kampala (BL).