Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Kibale forest national park
On this day, you will be picked up by your guide/driver for your transfer to Kibale forest national park, home of primates. You will have some stopovers like at the equator for photography and breakfast.
Proceed with the drive with some countryside views of different features like rolling hills and valleys, plantations and others. Have an enroute lunch in Fort portal and visit the crater lakes on the way to the park. Arrive in the evening and check in at the lodge of your choice for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation at Chimpanzee forest lodge
Day 2: Chimpanzee habituation experience
Wake up for your early morning breakfast drive to the park headquarters with your packed lunch for registration and briefing the dos and don’ts of the experience. After, you will be assigned to the game ranger who will lead you to the park rainforests in search of the apes and once found, you will be allowed to spend four in their presence. Enjoy their daily lifestyles like playing, feeding, and others as you take their pictures and videos for memorization.
Later, drive to the lodge for refreshment and then have a relaxed evening at the lodge.
Accommodation at Chimpanzee forest lodge
Day 3: Rwenzori nature walk
This one-day nature walk lets visitors enjoy walks, traversing the lower slopes of the mountains up to Lake Muhoma, Ascending from Nyakalengija along Mahoma trail walking through the rain forests along the Kyambogho ride where Mahoma offers you an opportunity to have a scenic view of the Mubuku valley and the Rwenzori Mountains.
This one-day Rwenzori trek will take you through montane forest with thick trees with a variety of primates and various bird species which include the forest elephant, hyrax, black-and-white colobus, L’Hoest’s monkeys, duiker, three-horned chameleons and Rwenzori turaco.
The mountains are well-known for their unique alpine flora which includes many species endemic to the Albertine Rift in the higher altitude zones including giant heather, groundsels, lobelias and this vegetation make the property exceptionally scenic and beautiful.
Later you will descend the mountain and arrive at the starting point in the afternoon hours, meet the driver for your transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park.
Overnight at Bush lodge.
Day 4: Full day game drive
Wake up for your early breakfast at the lodge and meet your driver for a full day game drive in Kasenyi where you will spot a number of wildlife species like lions, elephants, hyenas, leopards, buffalos, and many others. In the noon, drive back to the lodge for lunch and later proceed for an evening game drive. After, drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation at Bush lodge
Day 5: Boat cruise and drive to Bwindi Impenetrable national park with an enroute game drive in Isasha
Have your breakfast at the lodge and drive to Kazinga channel for a morning boat cruise. During the cruise, watch a number of aquatic lives like crocodiles, hippos, and several bird species. Later, drive back to the lodge for lunch and then check out with an enroute game drive through Isasha sector to Bwindi Impenetrable national park.
Overnight at Gorilla mist lodge
Day 6: Gorilla trekking experience
Wake up for your early breakfast at the lodge and drive to the park headquarters for registration and briefing about the gorilla trekking experience. After, you will proceed to the park rainforests in search of the apes and once found, you will be allowed to spend a full hour in their presence as you enjoy their lifestyles like playing, feeding, breast feeding and others.
After, you will move to the park starting point for your trekking certificates and later drive to Lake Bunyonyi.
Accommodation at Bunyonyi overland resort
Day 7: Morning community visit and drive back to Entebbe International airport for your departure flight
Lake Bunyonyi is surrounded by different tribes including Bakiga and Batwa, so after your breakfast, you will have a community walk visiting the locals as you enjoy their daily lifestyles. You will be entertained in different ways like through dances, songs and others.
Later, have your early lunch and meet your driver for your transfer back to Entebbe international airport for your departure flight. You will have an enroute lunch and enjoy the city as you wait for a late flight.
Note: The total cost of the trip is USD 2400 per person and the total cost of the hotels/lodges for 1 pax is USD 736. The includes of the safari are;
- Gorilla permits
- Chimpanzee permits
- 1-day trek in the Rwenzori mountains
- Bottled mineral water
- Personal belongings