DAY ONE: ARRIVAL AT ENTEBBE AIRPORT - UGANDA
Your arrival will be a warm welcome by our company representative then taken for refreshments and depending on time of arrival, you will check in at your hotel then acclimatize. There is an option of going for a city tour or staying behind to relax while recovering jet lag. Briefing about your safari is also done today and final payments if any. Overnight at your hotel (Biraj Hotel for Budget or Mystil Hotel for luxury - BB).
DAY TWO: DRIVE TO BWINDI
Get an early start for Bwindi which is about 8 hours journey from Kampala or more. You will get a stopover at the Uganda Equator which not only helps you to stretch but also to watch the Uganda Equator water experiment and also shop for souvenir then continue to lunch en route and drive through the Switzerland of Africa, with the road winding through many hills and valleys, with distant views of the volcanoes. Arrive late afternoon with and check in. Time permitting; go for a guided nature walk in the thick forest rich in birds, butterflies and monkeys. Alternatively go for a short stroll around the Lodge. Overnight at Buhoma Community Camp if Budget or Buhoma Lodge if luxury (FB).
DAY THREE: GORILLA TREKKING DAY
Go gorilla tracking (subject to permit availability at time of booking), walking up steep densely forested hills before finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation. An inspiring moment! Tracking in Bwindi requires stamina and can often take most of the day. Overnight at Buhoma Community Camp if Budget or Buhoma Lodge if luxury (FB).
DAY FOUR: FROM BWINDI TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
Breakfast early then drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Depending on the gorilla family you visited, you may enter the park through the famous Ishasha Sector which offers guests an opportunity to spot the Tree Lions by luck. If entering through other gates too… this park offers unique wildlife and much more to see since wildlife can be spotted in many areas of the park. Lunch enroute, arrive late afternoon for dinner and overnight. Mweya Safari Lodge for Luxury or Simba Safari cottages Camp for Budget (FB).
DAY FIVE: FULL DAY IN QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
Early coffees then we start off the day early enough to try and find the cats in action. Head to the mating ground of the Uganda Kobs where we shall search for lions and leopards trying to look for what to eat, also to see are elephants, buffaloes and other wild animals in their natural habitat plus many unique and interesting birds. Return for late breakfast if not taken before then relax around the lodge till lunch. (The lodge areas offer very nice views of the park and also offers many birding opportunities to residents). In the afternoon we take on a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, a natural channel between Lake Edward and Lake George. Thanks to the abundant birdlife that is sighted, and the elephants, buffaloes and hundreds of hippos that are cooling off at the shores, this cruise will definitely be one of the highlights of your safari. Return early evening for overnight Mweya Safari Lodge Luxury or Simba Safari cottages Camp for Budget (FB).
DAY SIX: DRIVE FROM QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK TO KAMPALA
Early breakfast then check out with packed lunches as today we are heading back to Kampala. But before heading to Kampala, we still give you the chance to say goodbye to this lovely park through the following ways. The morning options are *either a forest walk in Maramagambo OR a Chimpanzee trek in Kyambura Gorge before we head to Kampala. The Maramagambo Forest is famous for the Blue Lake, Unique trees and Bat Caves while the Kyambura Gorge is famous for its view – the Gorge and the Wild Chimpanzees. One can choose to go in and search for the chimpanzees in Kyambura Wildlife Reserve which is a beautiful gorge completely covered with tropical rainforest (this option comes at extra fee). By late morning we will depart for Kampala with a packed lunch via Fortportal with a lunch stop enroute. Arrive in Kampala early evening, and we shall drop you off to your Hotel. (Biraj Hotel for Budget or Mystil Hotel for luxury - BB).
DAY SEVEN: DEPARTURE DAY
The airport transfer of today will be given to you by our friendly drivers at the time of your flight. If the airport transfer is late, then we shall also offer a city tour around Kampala’s famous and historical sites then drop you off to the airport in time for your flight and see you off.