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Day 1: Arrival Entebbe
Arrive atEntebbe International Airport, meet and greet and transfer to your hotel overnight at Lake Victor Serena Resort
Day 2: Kibale forest
Drive to Kibale Forest area, the drive is full day of approximately seven hours .After leaving the Lake Victoria Basin pass through beautiful agricultural countryside where every type of fruit and vegetable imaginable is grown. Upon reaching Kyanjojo in the lower foothills of the Ruwenzori Mountains (Mountains of the Moon,we drive through beautifully tea plantations and into Kibale tropical rain forest. Overnight at Kyaninga lodge.
Day 3: Kibale forest
To today we get the opportunity to explore kibale forest national park. Kibale forest is home to 13 primate species and a guided forest trek can be taken in search of one of the most popular primate species in the world- the chimpanzee there are 9 diurnal primates, these include, vervet, red+ tailed, L Hoestäs blue monkeys, grey-cheeked manabey, red colobus, black and white clobus. Olive baboon and the most famous of all, the chimpanzee. Although chimp sightings are not guaranteed, t eh odds are good with the chance of encountering them standing at higher than 90% this morning you will g o on a forest walk in search of primates. Whilst trekking in the depths of the lush green forest, you will be surrounded by bird son and can expect to see at least 5 or 6 other types of primate, most probably t he grey- cheeked manageably ad the red- tailed monkey and of course t he chimpanzee. The walking is fairly easy duet to the well maintained trails and reasonably flat terrain. You will get another chance to trek the chimpanzee in the afternoon, allowing for observation of the chimpanzee during a different section of their daily lives Overnight at Kyaninga lodge.
Day 4: Queen Elizabeth national park
Drive to Queen Elizabeth national park, the drive passes through fort Portal and then south along the eastern length of the RuwenzoriMountain, with the hope of viewing the glaciated peaks. We gently descend into the great African Rift Valley and Queen Elizabeth National park and Mweya Lodge .Situated on a peninsula overlooking lake Edward and Kasinga Channel , offering beautiful vies of the park with the Ruwenzori Mountains in the background ,queen Elizabeth national Park resides in a fertile, equatorial are and has beautiful scenery. It is Uganda’s most popular and accessible savannah server, with a total area of 1978km2, It is primarily associated with grassy savannah plains. But this impressive park also includes within its boundaries, leafy rainforests, dense papyrus swamps and natural volcanic crater lakes. As a result I has one of the highest biodiversity ratings of any game reserve in the world, including a total of 95 recorded mammal species and more than 610 species of birds. In the afternoon. We will explore the park and its wonders on a game drive. Overnight at ishasha wilderness camp.
Day 5: Queen Elizabeth national park
Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National park including a private boat trip ofabout two hours on the Kazinga Channel to view some of the larges concentration of hippo in the world (reported to be about 30,000) andother game with excellent birding. Queen Elizabeth national park is one of best birding parks in Africa with 560 recorded species and a record of 296 bird species seen in one 24 hour period.
Overnight Ishasha wilderness camp
Day 6: Bwindi Forest
Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park including a private boat trip of about two hours on the Kazinga Channel to view some of the largest concentration of hippo in the world reported to be about 30,000 and otter game with excellent birding. Queen Elizabeth national park is one of best birding parks in Africa with 560 recorded species and a record of 296 bird species seen in one 24 hour period.
Overnight Mahoganya Springs Lodge
DAY 7: Bwindi Forest
After breakfast takes a short drive to park Headquarters and meet with excellent local guides and trackers who will give a talk o the etiquette of gorilla trekking. We then hike into the forest where the gorillas were seen the night beforeand track from that point. The terrain is rough and at times muddy although the hike is physically demanding the beauty of the forest and surrounding scenery make the trekking worthwhile. Once the gorillas are located all fatigues is forgotten as the experience is often described as being the most profound natural history experience in the world.Overnight sanctuary gorilla forest camp.
Day 8: Bwindi forest
Batwa cultural experience
Bwindi forest is home to a fantastic diversity of flora and fauna, including some exotic plants and rare an endangered animals. The forest is also home to the Batwa pygmies.The people were the original dwellers of the ancient forest and were known as the keepers of the forest. The Batwa lived in harmony with the forest and survived by hunting small game using bows and arrows and gathering plants for both food and medicinalpurposes. The Batwa cultural Experience was created by the displaced Batwa pygmies with the help of BDP to educate their children and to share their amazing heritage and traditions with the world. Overnight Sanctuary gorilla forest camp.
Day 9: Lake Mburo
Drive to Mbarara passing through the Switzerland of east Africa area and eventually into ankole cattle country around Mbarara these cattle are incredible with horns larger than one can imagine. Continue to Lake Mburo national park game drive.The drive today is 6 to 7 hours. Lake Mburo National Park is a small park, excellent for birding, antelope and other grazers, one of the only places to easily see impala and zebra in Uganda. Game drives offer particularly picturesque game viewing with the Parks mixture of savannah, acacia woodlands, grassy valleys, rocky outcrops swamps, lakes and rolling hills. Herds of impala (found nowhere else in Uganda buffalo and zebra. Plus waterbuck and eland are amongst the variety of wildlife to be seen Birders will enjoy the Parks 310 recorded water and dry land species. In this valley we can operate night drives and walks this is the only park where we will see impala and Burchells Zebra .It is an excellent place for walking and exploring a nearby Khopji to perhaps see klipspringer Game drive to the lodge.
Overnight at Mihingo Lodge.
Day 10: Depart
This morning we drive back to Entebbe,this takes approximately 5 hours road and weather dependent. If time permits it is possible to stop in Kampala for shopping and lunch and a visit to the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers. You are then transferred to Entebbe International airport to connect with your International flightfor departure back home.