The famous Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Lake Bunyoni are all included in this tour. Safaris and a recreational boat ride on Lake Bunyoni, also known as Lake of Thousand Islands, are among the activities available. as well as the thrilling day-long Mountain Gorilla and Chimp tracking adventures. Ishasha is known for its tree-climbing lions, which you might be able to see if you’re lucky.
Kampala to Kibale National Park on Day 1 (Bigodi Swamp Walk) Our guide will pick you up from your hotel in Kampala (or Entebbe) around 7:00 a.m., brief you on your tour, and then drive you to Kibale Forest National Park, which will take about five and a half hours. After lunch, you will be taken on a walk through the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. This is a guided swamp walk where you can get up close and personal with primates such as monkeys, birds, and butterflies. With about 138 species of birds, the wetland is best known for being home to the Great Blue Turaco. This 2.5 to 3-hour walk is a must-do for bird watchers. The walk is nearly as well-known as the Kibale Forest Walk. Because part of the walk is muddy, you’ll need good walking shoes. The black-and-white colobus, grey-cheeked mangabey, and blue monkeys, as well as olive baboons, are other primate species. Bushbucks, mongooses, and a variety of other animals can also be found here. There are also a lot of butterflies. Outside of the park, in Magombe Swamp, is the Bigodi Sanctuary.
Kibale National Park to Queen Elizabeth National Park (Chimp Tracking) Kibale Forest National Park has the world’s highest concentration of primate species, including chimps. In Uganda, about 5,000 chimpanzees live in the wild, making it a great place to see them!
The park’s primate population, which includes chimps, colobus monkeys, red cheeked monkeys, and red-tailed monkeys, is well-known. These are frequently seen swinging in the forest trees and feeding on wild fruits on your chimp trails.
Around 6:30 a.m., an experienced ranger will take you chimp tracking. You’ll have an hour with the chimps once you’ve found them. After lunch, you’ll return to the lodge before driving to Queen Elizabeth National Park, which will take approximately two and a half hours. You’ll arrive late at night.
At Kazinga, there are game drives and a boat cruise, as well as a transfer to Ishasha.
Your day will begin at 6:30 a.m., when the sun rises over the horizon, which is usually the best time to see animals in their natural habitats. Early morning game drives will allow you to see Africa’s famous “Big 4,” including Bush Bucks, Giant Hogs, Antelopes, Waterbucks, and a variety of birds.
You will complete your game drive and return to your lodging in time for lunch. After lunch, you’ll embark on a two-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel, which connects Lakes George and Edward, where you’ll be enthralled by the concentrations of giant hippos, elephants, and crocodiles, among other animals. At the water’s edge, you’ll see a wide variety of birds.
Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park after game drives in Ishasha.
Early morning game drive in the Ishasha sector, with the possibility of seeing tree-climbing lions, and then transfer to Bwindi National Park after lunch.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda is a large habitat for mountain gorillas, with an estimated 400 gorillas – roughly half the world’s population – and several habituated groups that can be tracked. Its mist-shrouded hillsides are engulfed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rain forests, dating back over 25,000 years and home to nearly 400 plant species. With a long day ahead of you, you’ll check into your lodging and relax before embarking on your Bwindi gorilla trekking adventure the next day.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (Gorilla Trekking)
After an early morning breakfast, you will be driven to the park headquarters around 6:30 a.m. for a briefing on the do’s and don’ts of gorilla tracking, and then to the gorilla trail. Gorilla tracking can take anywhere from 2 to 8 hours, or even a whole day, depending on how close you get to the gorillas. You will, however, be allowed to spend at least an hour in the company of these incredible apes. Because it is impossible to predict how long it will take to see the mountain gorillas, it is recommended that you bring a packed lunch, which will be provided. If time and energy permit, you can follow the gorilla tracking with a visit to the Batwa Cultural Center or simply relax for the afternoon.
From Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Lake Bunyonyi, Kampala is a great place to visit. You will be transferred to Lake Bunyonyi for a boat ride after breakfast. This lake is said to be one of western Uganda’s most beautiful spots. It is Africa’s second deepest lake (900 meters) and one of the few places in the country where swimming is considered safe due to the absence of bilharzia. Terraced hills protrude from the water’s edge in the landscape surrounding the lake. Bunyonyi means “place of small birds,” and there is plenty of birdlife around the lake, as the name suggests.
After the boat ride, you will be driven back to Kampala (or Entebbe), stopping for lunch along the way.