Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Queen Elizabeth National Park Wildlife along with Chimpanzee Tracking
Taking this safari will offer you an opportunity to see various animals including leopards, hippos, elephants, crocodiles, lions, antelopes, and birds. You will see all these during a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel as well as game drive. You will visit Bwindi Impenetrable forest plus Queen Elizabeth National Park taking you nearer to nature and experience Uganda’s wilderness.
Day One: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest safari
Following an early breakfast you will drive to Bwindi Impenetrable forest in A 4wheel safari vehicle guided by an English speaking driver. You will stop in Mbarara for lunch. Continue you drive through the rolling hills of Kigezi on to Bwindi where you will arrive late in the afternoon.
Check-in to your accommodation; these are pretty many near the park ranging from budget, up market and moderate. Overnight Mahogany Springs / Engagi Lodge (LD)
Day Two: Adventure with the Mountain Gorillas;
Wake up very early for breakfast and continue to the park Headquarters to be oriented and meeting your Ranger guide. There You will be separated into groups of 8 basing on the gorilla family you are tracking. Tracking mountain gorillas takes anything from 2 hours to the entire day however all this is exciting as you views some other primates, plants, small animals and birds along the way.
Tracking Mountain Gorillas is really a mysterious activity that will raise your hopes until you eventually meet the amazing Mountain Gorillas. This requires a bit of physical fitness because you will move up the steep mountain as you look for these gorillas.
If you get exhausted, there are porters to help carry you at an additional fee. Eventually meeting the Mountain Gorillas will turn out a dream come true. You’ll watch them do their day to day routine, play, rest and feed their young ones.
You are allowed to take photographs as long as you turn the flash of your camera off. You will certainly enjoy this memorable moment with them and this experience is well worth your money and time.
Basing on the time and your energy, you may continue for a village walk to interact with the Batwa people. These African pygmies live and survive on Bwindi forest. You will also visit the women’s handcraft shop, the traditional healer, a community school as well as observe the preparation of the local brew. If time allows, you will listen to their traditional stories and be entertained with cultural dance and songs as a gesture of thanking you for your visit.
This will finally end this adventurous day within Bwindi. Head back to your lodge for your dinner and the night’s rest.(BLD)
Day Three Queen Elizabeth National Park:
A nice breakfast and leave for Queen Elizabeth National Park, driving through the stunning Ishasha region and have an opportunity to see the renowned tree climbing lions, in case seen, your vehicle will stop to ensure that you have the best photo shots of the lions. Continue on to your accommodation for lunch.
Queen Elizabeth has several animals including buffaloes, hyenas, monkeys, leopards, lions, antelopes plus elephants among others. It is the best place to see Uganda’s wildlife. A Visit to the shadows of Mountain Rwenzori will offer you an opportunity to see several of these together with various species of birds. In the evenings you can set out accompanied with a guide to see more animals. Overnight Mweya Safari Lodge.(BLD)
Day Four: Safari Game drive/ Launch cruise
Very ealy morning game drive before returning to the lodge for breakfast. The best time to see wild animals heading back to their sleep nests and others awaken to search for food is in the morning. Warthogs are really amazing and you will see them running around this park, Raptors soaring over the wide savannah, solitary buffaloes, and Elephants match with their calves, Impalas, lions with their cubs, Leopards, Ugandan Kob, antelopes and birds.
After lunch there will be a boat cruise in the afternoon on the Kazinga Channel. Ensure your camera is well charged so as to capture the entire wildlife spectacle on camera. You will see several hippos playing in the water, crocodiles laze around in the sun, buffaloes and elephants drinking water, and various birds flying around and even see other animals a distance away since the boat will be moving slowly. This experience is very memorable and later you will return to the lodge for your dinner and night’s rest.(BLD)
Day 5 Kyambura Gorge chimp trek-Departure:
After you have had your breakfast you will drive to Kyambura Gorge to trek chimpanzees. The guide will lead you to the best place to see these chimpanzees. As you move you will see other primates plus bird species and if time allows, After the chimp trek in Kyambura head back to the lodge for your lunch and drive back to Kampala.
Stop at the Uganda Equator to take pictures and Visit the craft shops to purchase souvenirs to remind of the great holiday you had in Uganda. Reach Kampala in the late afternoon, check-in to your hotel and in case your flight is that day your transfer to Entebbe airport(BL)
End of primate and wildlife tour