Arrive early in Entebbe, then be picked up and transferred to Kibale Forest National Park.
We hope your flight is scheduled to arrive in Entebbe early (before 14:00). Your safari will begin at Entebbe International Airport, where you will be met by an English-speaking professional driver-guide and driven to Kibale Forest National Park. The park is well-known for its primates, which include chimps, black and white colobus monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, L'Hoest's monkeys, and Uganda mangabeys (Lophocebus ugandae). You will arrive in the late afternoon or evening and will simply check into your accommodation, relax, and then enjoy your dinner and overnight stay. Optional (at an additional cost):
If you are staying in a hotel, you can go on a Bigodi swamp walk, a crater lake excursion, or visit The Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru Caves for some cultural/historical insights.
Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse (Mid-range) | Meals: Lunch, Dinner | Drive Time: Approximately 5 hours
Chimp tracking in Kibale Forest, followed by an afternoon transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
After breakfast, proceed to the rangers' post, where you will be briefed on the dos and don'ts during your stay.
6-Day Uganda Wildlife Sightseeing Trip Including Gorilla Trekking and Chimp Trekking Following that, you will trek with the chimps in the Kibale Forest.
Irungu Safari Lodge (Budget Level) | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Drive Time: 2-3 hours
An experienced ranger guide will take you chimp tracking (Kibale Forest), and the presence of primates here will astound you. You will have an hour in the chimps' presence once you locate them. You will return to the lodge for lunch before departing for Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will arrive in the late afternoon and check into your reserved lodging. Optional (free): If time and interest allow, you may go on a brief afternoon-evening game drive.
A morning game drive with the Queen and an afternoon boat trip along the Kazinga Channel.
Get up early and eat breakfast. Proceed on a morning game drive in the Kasenyi plains, looking for Cape buffalos, elephant herds, lions, leopards (though difficult to spot), and other wildlife. Return to your lodging for some rest and lunch.
Following lunch, you will embark on a 2-hour boat ride along the Kazinga Channel, which connects Lakes George and Edward. The sight of wildlife such as giant hippos, elephants, and crocodiles will fascinate you during the trip. At the water's edge, you'll also see a wide variety of birds. You will eat dinner and sleep at your lodging. Optional (at an additional cost): If interested,
Optional (at an additional cost): After the boat ride, you may choose to hike to the Twin Lakes.
Irungu Safari Lodge (Budget Level) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Depart Queen and transfer to Bwindi, with game viewing in the Ishasha area en route.
After breakfast, depart for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, which is famous for its resident tree-climbing lions. The chances of seeing these lions are about 70%, though they can be difficult to spot at times (most especially when they are down in the grassland looking for prey). I hope you get a chance to see them; the sight will be breathtaking.
Continue your journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi is a large mountain gorilla habitat in Uganda (home to an estimated 400 mountain gorillas - roughly half of the world's population), with several habituated groups that you will trek. With a long day ahead of you, you will do little on arrival except check into your accommodation and relax before your Bwindi gorilla trekking adventure the next day.
Broadbill Forest Camp (Budget Level) | Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner | Drive Time: 5-6 hours
Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest, followed by a relaxing trip to Lake Bunyonyi.
After breakfast, proceed to the rangers' post. During the trek, you will be briefed (by a ranger guide) on the dos and don'ts. Following that, you will enter the Bwindi Forest to begin your adventure. This rain forest is breathtakingly beautiful! The area has a dramatic steeply forested landscape and is extremely dense, but it is crisscrossed by numerous animal trails that allow tourists access. The time and terrain vary according to the movements of these great primates. You will be allowed an hour in the presence of a gorilla group once you have located one. It is unforgettable to spend time observing these gentle but endangered giants.
Return to your lodging, check out, and take a transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi is surrounded by lush, green-terraced hills that rise to a height of (2,200 - 2,478m), but it's the 29 islands of varying shapes and sizes scattered across the water that make it most magical — you could spend all day admiring them.
Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort (Mid-range Level) | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Driving Time: Approximately 2-3 hours
Depart Bunyonyi for Entebbe Airport to catch a flight back home.
After a leisurely breakfast at your accommodation with a spectacular view of the Bunyonyi little islands directly in front of you, depart for your return journey to Entebbe Airport.
Expect lunch on the way and a stop at the Uganda Equator line.