Explore Western Uganda on this 9 Days Uganda Safari. Tour Lake Mburo National Park, the best place to see zebras and elands, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest home to more than half of the remaining mountain gorillas, Queen Elizabeth National Park for game viewing and Kibale Forest National Park for chimpanzee tracking.
Our tour guide will pick you from your hotel for a trasnfer to Lake Mburo National Park. You will branch off to Mabamba swamp for a birding excursion and then after proceed to Lake Mburo National Park. Lunch en route. ON arrival, you will go for an evening Game Drive. Dinner and overnight at Mihingo Lodge / Rwonyo Campsite.
You will wake up very early in the morning, go for an early morning game drive in search for animals and bird species. After , you will return to the lodge for mid morning breakfast . Then have lunch before you go for a Canoe ride on lake Mburo Np. Plenty of birds species will be encountered while on this ride. The guide will give you the details about the bird species and animals along the ride. If you are lucky, you may encounter the Shoe bill. Return for dinner and over night at Education Centre.
Wake up for breakfast after which we will head through the highlands to Kabale, where we will stop for lunch. Continue on your journey, which offers excellent views including the triangular peaks of the Virunga volcanoes of Rwanda and the Congo. The road then drops down into a valley, to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to the mountain gorillas! Buhoma Community Bandas (Full Board)
Well equipped with you packed lunch, drinking water, rain jackets, cameras, long pair of trouser preferably khaki material and jungle boots on, you will convene at the starting points for briefing from the rangers about gorilla tracking the great adventure and experience! The time taken to encounter these peaceful primates is unpredictable for it may take1-10 hours. Nevertheless, on encounter, one may be forced to say, it is a worthwhile!!!! After the adventure a certificate awaits the successful tracker. The day is not easy at times and it may be strenuous and frustrating whilst trekking but appealing after encounters. Dinner and over night at Buhoma Community Bandas.
Take break fast and transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park. Go through the Ishasha sector as you look around for Tree climbing lions as they rest in large acacia tree. A game drive en route is rewarding with antelopes, lions, leopards, elephants. Have lunch in the afternoon and then after go for an afternoon launch cruise along the Kazinga channel. This is rewarding experience you will live to tell because it exposes you to a massive number of hippos and crocodiles and many bird species along the channel banks. Return to for dinner and over night at Mweya Safari Lodge / Enganzi Lodge / Mweya Institute of Ecology.
After breakfast, you will leave for your chimp trek Kyambura Gorge. Driving through grassland area, instantly we come across an amazing gorge of tropical rainforest 100 meters deep. Trek into Kyambura River Gorge for an extraordinary; experience hiking chimpanzees. Travel through the ravishing river valley, home of many bird and butterfly species. During the trek, you can encounter other primates as well as other wild animals and birds. Return for lunch and relax at the lodge . Alternatively, Visit the crater lakes region . Over night at Mweya Hostel also known as institute of Ecology.
An early morning game drive in this park, provides excellent opportunities to see Lions, Leopards, Giant Forest Hogs, Cape Buffaloes, Elephants, Defassa Waterbucks, Uganda Kobs, Topi and Bush bucks and many more. After lunch, Enjoy the unique 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of Hippos and many animals may be seen drinking at the water’s edge. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species. Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya Safari Lodge / Enganzi Lodge / Mweya Institute of Ecology.
Leave for Maramagambo Forest – one of Uganda’s exceptional tropical forests with multiplicity of plant species. Take a guided nature walk within the forest, visit the bat caves and the blue lake- Kamiranjojo- most apparently the only one in the whole world! The tour guide will narrate stories and various theories about this lake , why it is blue and how it got its name Kamiranjojo a word in a language spoken by people of Western Uganda that means-The one that drowned an elephant! In the afternoon travel to Kibale Forest National Park.
After breakfast, report to the park headquarters at Kanyanchu. The destination guide will brief you about chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest. Trek into Kibale Forest for an extraordinary; experience of tracking chimpanzees. It’s so remunerative to see the chimps up in the trees, as well as other flora and fauna that inhabit the forest. The guide will provide detailed explanations about the other primates and birds that you will encounter while tracking chimps. Return for lunch and relax at the lodge . Alternatively, Visit the crater lakes region .
Over night at Kibale Primates Lodge / Ndali Crater Lake.
After breakfast, embark on a return trip to Kampala with lunch enroute, arriving late afternoon.
End of safari