Day 1 : Entebbe
On your arrival at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred for overnight at Entebbe Airport View Guest House (Budget) or Boma Hotel (Midrange) or Protea Hotel Entebbe (Classic). Meal Plan BB
Day 2: Excursion to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary
After breakfast, transfer by boat to Ngamba Island for a half day trip. Ngamba Island is located 23 km offshore from Entebbe. In 1998 it became Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary under Jane Goodall Foundation with the objective to provide a safe haven for orphaned chimpanzees that have been rescued by the Uganda Wildlife Authority from poachers or traders, with no chance of survival in the wild. The half day trip allows you to see the island and to view and participate in the feeding of the chimpanzees. Return to Entebbe for dinner and overnight at your lodge. Entebbe Airport View Guest House (Budget) or Boma Hotel (Midrange) or Protea Hotel Entebbe (Classic).
Day 3 – Budongo Forest
Have early morning breakfast at your Hotel before driving northwest to Murchison Falls National Park. First stop over for a nature walk at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary, the breeding project which saw the rebirth of the endangered white and black rhinos, which were last seen in Uganda in 1981 and this repopulation project will reintroduce this endangered species in the wildlife. You will have lunch at Ziwa Guest House. Continue on your journey your journey to Budongo Forest in Kaniyo-Pabidi, the eco-tourist site where it is possible to organize chimpanzee trekking activities. Dinner and overnight in Budongo Eco-Lodge. Full Board.
Day 4 – Chimpanzee Trekking
Today we will enter the forest for the chimpanzee trekking. Budongo hosts a population of about 600 chimpanzees and other primates, such as black and white colobus monkey, red-tailed monkey, blue monkey, vervet monkey and baboons. Lunch. In the afternoon, optional, you can take a cultural activity and visit the fishermen villages on the shore of Lake Albert. Dinner and overnight in Hoima, Kontiki Hotel. Full Board.
Day 5 – Fort Portal – Kibale Forest
We will transfer to Fort Portal the capital town of Tooro kingdom which lies on the shadow of Rwenzori Mountains, the biggest mountain range in Africa. In the afternoon you have the opportunity to explore the region of the Kasenda Crater lakes with panoramic view points and sceneries. Dinner and overnight at.
Day 6 – Chimpanzee trekking – Queen Elizabeth N.P
Have early breakfast before reporting to the rangers post for briefing about chimpanzee tracking. At 8.00am you will enter the Forest for nature walk in Kibale National Park Enjoy the walk in tropical rain forest, birding and especially to encounter the chimpanzees in their natural environment. Kibale national park with its 766 sq km of tropical rain forest contains the highest primates density in the world. Among the species which you can see include black and white colobus, red tailed monkey and vervet monkey and over 325 Species of birds that have been recorded in this forest.
In the afternoon transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. This National park lies between Lake George on the East, Lake Edward on the West and the Rwenzori Mountains on the North. Have a game drive as you enter the park. Overnight and dinner
Day 7 – Queen Elizabeth National Park
Early morning at 6.30 am, we will go for a game drive along the tracks of the national park, in the Northern side towards Lake George and Kasenyi village. This is the best time to spot the big cats and other animals in this park as they do their morning hunt. You might see lions, elephants, buffaloes, spotted hyenas, waterbucks, Ugandan kobs, perhaps the leopard though it is shy and rare to be seen. Reach up to the Baboon cliffs and the splendid crater lakes region. You will return to the lodge by 9.30 for breakfast. After Lunch, take the most exciting safari by boat from Mweya peninsula along Kazinga channel, one of the most popular sites in Uganda for its concentration of wildlife, bird’s life and opportunities for good photographs. You will see plenty of hippos, buffaloes and elephants when they come to water at along the channel to cool down the heat of the day. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 8 – Queen Elizabeth – Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest
After breakfast, drive to Kyambura Gorge, a deep forested gorge along river Kyambura within Queen Elizabeth National Park. The location is worth a visit and, if you are fit to descend the gorge for a nature walk, you might encounter the chimpanzees. Kyambura has a population of about 50 chimpanzees. After lunch Proceed to Bwindi National Park, home to the famous mountain Gorillas.
The choice of the area of the “gorilla safari” depends on the availability and allocation of the permits for this activity. Dinner and Overnight
Note: Today transfer is variable, according to the location of the gorilla permits and road conditions.
Day 9 – Mountain Gorilla Safari
Early in the morning you enter the rain tropical forest of Bwindi for the gorilla safari. The activity starts at 8am and you will follow the ranger guides in a group of maximum 8 people as you search for the habituated family of mountain gorillas. Bwindi forest in Uganda has a population of about 350 gorillas, which is half the world population according to 2007 gorilla population surveys. It is not predictable the time you will spend to encounter the gorillas. You have one hour for observing the primates and their behaviors, while taking photographs. Ensure you take the packed lunch and water with you. Dinner and overnight.
Day10 – Entebbe
You will have breakfast before you drive back to Kampala with lunch en route. In the evening transfer to Entebbe International Airport or, optional with supplement, spend the night in Entebbe.