On arrival in Entebbe, you will be met, assisted and transferred to your hotel to refresh and relax for the rest of the morning. Overnight will be at your lodge of booking.
After breakfast we walk down the pier for our boat ride on lake Victoria to Ngamba island (45mintues by motorized boat) on arrival at the island ,home to 39 chimpanzees ,you will be given a short introduction and briefing on the sanctuary like why it was established and the back ground as well. After which its feeding time it is interesting to watch the chimps interact with each other and with their keepers .in the relatively short amount of time you are there you will be able to see such different personalities amongst the groups, with some whistling for food and others clapping .obviously the ideal option would be to re-introduce these orphaned chimpanzees to wild however this is not possible for a number of different reasons and the sanctuary is not bad for second best.
Stating day 3, you’ll be briefed about the safari tour for the day. You’ll be transferred to Entebbe International Airport from where you’ll catch your flight to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You’ll make your landing at the Kihiki airfield and you can either go with the morning flight that arrive at 08:45am, or take the afternoon flight which arrives at 12:55 pm. After reaching at Kahihi, our company drive will pick you and transfer you to your accommodation. After reaching at your lodge in the evening, you may go for a nature guided forest walk around the community.
You will surely enjoy these two days!. Today, following breakfast, you’ll receive a briefing on the gorilla trekking tour after which the journey will start. Through the rainforest and bamboo covered slopes, you’ll trek Bwindi accompanied by an experienced guide in search of mountain gorilla family. As the forest is dense and sometimes steep, traversing it can become tough and long, but when you catch a glimpse of the magnificent silverback, any discomforts will be quickly forgotten. When the gorillas are sighted, visitors will be guided to within 6 meters from the gorillas, sit around them for a whole hour while gazing into their big round eyes. Gorilla trekking is unpredictable. It’s difficult to fore see how many hours you will hike .the excursion can take from 2 up to 8 hours .expect to walk along distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorilla. A good physical condition is recommended for conservation purpose, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour .a ranger will brief you on how to behave with the gorillas. While most of today's forests are no more than 12,000 years old, Bwindi's vegetation has been weaving itself into tangles over at least 25,000 years, in the process accumulating a lengthy species list. This includes 310 species of butterfly, 51 reptiles, 200 trees, 88 moths and an exceptional 120 types of mammal including 10 primates. The primates include chimpanzees, black and white colobus, red tailed and blue monkey, and the most famous resident of Bwindi, mountain gorillas. Bwindi Impenetrable is an excellent birding destination too with more than 350 species inhabiting the park. Our of the 350, seven are IUCN red listed and are impossible to spot in any other parts of east Africa. Overnight will be;
After having breakfast, with packed lunch we’ll start off for the second day of gorilla tracking at Bwindi Impenetrable. Your gorilla experience will double in Uganda too when you’ll encounter the great giants. Overnight at your chosen lodge.
After breakfast, driving through the stunning savannah grassland, we reach the southern section of Queen Elizabeth National Park, Ishasha. It is a much remote and less visited part of the park but holds a high game density. The largest herds of elephants of Uganda are accommodated in the exclusivity and remoteness atmosphere of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Ishasha is the main migration corridor between Uganda and the DRC for these elephants. As we enter the park, we do a game drive in search of the wild game. We continue and drive to the northern circuit, which is the area near the main road known for its tree climbing lions but we also visit the Uganda kob mating ground which is their preferred hunting area. In the afternoon we will go for a launch trip along the Kazinga channel. This gives you the opportunity to view wildlife up to close; hippos” huff and spray at a mere feet away from the boat buffalo linger in the shores of the channel are also home to an array of birds including pink backed pelicans pied and malachite’s kingfishers, saddle billed and many others.
we set out early in the morning for a game drive in the northern part of the park on the Kasenyi track in search of lions, elephants, solitary buffaloes. This is considered the best time to view the big cats as there is a vast population of Uganda Kobs inhabiting the park. In the park, you can view just about every other animal at a very close range. Following the game drive, we shall drive towards the Kibale National Park through the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains. In the process, we’ll enter the famous tea plantation region of Uganda. A carpet of green spreads before you as far as the eye can see and seems an unusual contrast to the country side through which you have just passed you arrive at fort Portal, then, continue towards Kibale forest ,one of the great African rainforests research reserves .years of study by scientists(who have cut a grid through the forest) have habituated many of its animals to human observer. This rural Ugandan town (fort portal) is locally famous for its weaving and basketry and we can spend some time briefly to examine some of this local art.
Assemble at kanyankyu river camp at 0800hours to go for the most popular activity in this park which is chimpanzee tracking. Chimpanzees are man’s closet cousins though they are one of the most threatened primate’s species. More primates like black and white Columbus monkeys, l’hoest monkeys, grey checked mangabey, red tailed monkeys, bush babies, potties and many bird species like the yellow spotted indicator, ramped tinker bird, little Greenbul, green breasted pita, the crowned eagle, black bee eater and mammals like elephants can be seen in this walk.
The territory which is protected by Kibale is an extension of the great rainforest of Central Africa and averages 3,300 feet in elevation. Three large communities of chimps have been habituated in Kibale each number more than 100 individuals. The communities have a complicated social structure, but there’s usually a dominant adult male in the group who is the head of the community and defends teh territory against incursions by outsiders. The females on the other hand wander in small family groups.
Typically, this full day chimpanzee habituation experience chex works with a chimp community which is undergoing habituation .early visitors can watch chimps leaving their overnight nests between 6:00-6:30 am before feeding, copulating, hunting, breast feeding, resting, patrolling and displaying until it is time to build new nest around 7pm.
After breakfast, we shall go again for the full day chimpanzee habituation experience (chex) works with a chimp community which is undergoing habituation .early visitors can watch chimps leaving their overnight nests between 6:00am-6:30pm before feeding copulating hunting breastfeeding ,resting patrolling and displaying until it is time to build new nest around 7pm.
After having breakfast at the lodge you will transfer to the crater lake area region and take a stroll around the area enjoying the excellent landscape of the place .after that you will drive back to Kampala have lunch en-route in fort portal town and then proceed to Kampala for a short city tour and then transfer to Entebbe international airport for your flight back home.