Explore the Pearl of Uganda
A land of contrasts. In half a day you can drive from mist shrouded volcanic mountains to hot hazy savannah, dappled with wildlife. Serene undulating hills of tea plantations, lush but ordered, give way to tangled jungle and rainforest with musical accompaniment of chaotic, cacophonous birdlife and a rich Cultural history and Institutions. Uganda is alive with these contrasts: the tiniest sunbirds, iridescent in the morning light, the massive lumbering yet silent elephant, disappearing like a vapor behind the trees, the chimpanzees crashing about the forest canopy, the lugubrious gorilla, chewing thoughtfully in the bamboo thicket. There’s the Nile, twisting its way north like a shimmering ribbon, through arid semi-desert scattered about with rocky kopjes. Snow-capped mountain peaks, tropical, sandy, freshwater beaches, and smiling faces everywhere. It’s all here, a feast for all the senses.
Day 1: Entebbe – Arrival
Upon arrival at the Entebbe International Airport you will be met by our guide. Having passed immigration and luggage collection, please exit the arrival hall and you will be met by guide. After a brief introduction a transfer will be arranged to the hotel for leisure. Overnight at Hotel No. 5.
Day 2: Entebbe – Kibale National Park
Early breakfast will be served followed by a check out. Depart at 0700hrs for Kibale National Park. Experience a leisurely and scenic drive. Arrive at the lodge for lunch and leisure. Early afternoon a transfer will be arranged to the park headquarters for a briefing. Enjoy a guided Bigodi swamp walk and look out for colorful swamp birds. Dinner and Overnight at Primate Lodge Cottages (B/L/D)
Day 3: Kibale – Queen Elizabeth National Park
Early breakfast will be served followed by a check out. A transfer will be arranged to Kibale Forest. Arrive at the park headquarters for a briefing and thereafter enjoy a morning session of Chimp tracking. Picnic lunch will be served and exit the park. Depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park. Experience a leisurely drive and arrive at the lodge early evening for leisure. Dinner and Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 4: Queen Elizabeth
Early breakfast will be served. Start today with an optional morning session Chimpanzee tracking in Kalinzu or Kyambura gorge. Track the noisy chimps and other primates crashing around through the high canopy of the forest with colorful birds squawking nearby or elephants among a lot other wildlife with. Alternatively, morning game drive to the Uganda Kobs mating grounds, on a lucky day may find Lions hunting. Also look out for more game like Hippopotamus, Lions, Warthogs, Elephants in the planes, Hyenas and a lot of bid life. Later after lunch take a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel. The ride is about 2hours and look out for more wild life as they throng the water banks puffing and huffing away and a host of Bird life. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 5: Queen Elizabeth – Bwindi
Early breakfast will be served followed by a check out. Depart for Bwindi National Park. Experience a leisurely and a scenic drive via the southern sector-Ishasha. This beautiful extension of Queen Elizabeth National Park is famous for its tree climbing lions. Picnic lunch will be served. Arrive at the lodge late afternoon for leisure. Dinner and Overnight at Mahogany Springs Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 6: Bwindi
Early breakfast will be served. A transfer will be arranged to the Gate where a briefing session will be held by the rangers. Experience a guided Gorilla Track as you walk up the steep densely forested hills before finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation. An exciting and inspiring moment! Tracking in Bwindi requires stamina and can often take most of the day. Upon completion your guide will meet you at the gate and a transfer will be arranged to the lodge for leisure. Dinner and Overnight at Mahogany Springs Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 7: Bwindi – Entebbe – Departure
Early breakfast will be served followed by a check out. Depart for Entebbe. Experience a leisurely and scenic drive as you head through the winding hills and greenery of the west. Lunch will be en-route in Mbarara then a stop at the Equator. Later we drive ahead for Entebbe international airport to board your onward flight. (B/L)