Kampala to Bwindi
Morning will set off from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park the home of Mountain Gorillas. It is estimated half of the world’s surviving population of mountain gorillas –300 and more live
within Bwindi boundaries. The drive is long but enjoyable with lunch stop on the way. Bwindi National Park is located in the southwestern part of the country –the Kigezi Highlands once known as
Switzerland of Africa.
Bwindi National Park offers a dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The 4 families
have been habituated for tourism and each is visited by 8 people per day. Although trekking may be strenuous the viewing of the gorillas in their natural habitat is an experience long to be savored..
Apart from the gorillas, there are a variety of primates to be seen including the blue monkeys, red tailed monkeys, and black & white Columbus monkeys. The great blue tauracos are often seen and
even for a non bird watcher they are marvelous sight.
Arrival will be in the evening and you will then settle in at the Gorilla Forest Camp, Gorillar Resort, Kitandara Camp Buhoma Homestead or Community Bandas , which are just
100 meters from the park offices, for dinner as you prepare for the next day’s event !
After breakfast you will be escorted to the park offices to begin your adventure. A briefing from your local guide and then its off! The time taken and the terrain varies (1- 8 hour) according to the
movement of these gentle giants. The thrill of meeting face to face takes away the pain of some times long and arduous trek. Return to your lodge for overnight stay.
Bwindi – Ishasha /Queen Elizabeth National Park.
After early breakfast head for Ishasha, which is the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, carry out a game drive where you may sight tree-climbing lions. Ishasha is dominated by acacia
woodland and scrubland and features the meandering Ishasha River, banked by a riparian forest. After picnic lunch drive all the way to the northern sector of the park and check in at Mweya Safari
Lodge or Jacana Safari Lodge or Institute of Ecology (budget). The evening will be at leisure dinner and overnight.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Early morning game drive to see more animals that habit this park, that include predators lion. leopard and other game. Over 500 bird species have been identified here, making it a Mecca for
bird-watchers. They include the black bee–eater, 11 different species of kingfisher and several falcons, eagles and other raptors.
Queen Elizabeth National is one of the most outstanding treasures of Uganda, and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve for Humanity under UNESCO auspices. It borders on Lake
George and Lake Edward as well as Kazinga Channel in the western area of the Great Rift Valley escarpment.
After lunch take a 2-hour launch cruise on the Kazinga channel. This waterway joins Lakes Edward and George and it is filled with schools of hippos, buffaloes with elephants at the
banks. Retire to the lodge for dinner and over night.
Queen Elizabeth National Park – Kampala
After early breakfast drive to Kyambura gorge for a primate walk where your will see chimps and other primates e.g Columbus & velvet monkeys and baboons. After tracking proceed to Kampala with
your packed lunch. END OF SAFARI