Event code: XTU IX
Duration: 7 Days, 6nights

Day 1 Kampala – Kibale

Meet in Kampala, transfer to Fort Portal, which nestles in the shadow of the fabled ‘Mountains of the moon’ Mt. Rwenzori. Afternoon visit to Bigodi swamp (home of the Great Blue Turacos) in Kibale Forest National Park, marvel at small mammals, birds and primates. Highlights are finding the rare Columbus Monkey, the sitatunga and Great Blue Turacos.

Dine and overnight at Kibale Forest in a lodge in the tour budget eg CVK Guest House or other chosen.

Day 2: Kibale Forest National Park

Full day search of chimpanzees and other primates including hoestes, red Colubus monkeys, blue, red tailed and Gray magabeys (types of monkeys). The guide will provide detailed explanation on primates, forest flora and fauna. The walk is both informative and enjoyable.

Relax as you learn while on a picnic lunch in the forest.

Dine and overnight stay at CVK Guest House or equivalent

Day 3: Kibale – Queen Elizabeth National Park

Proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park following the scenic Rwenzori Mountain ranges for most of the journey.

Game drive on the way to Queen Elizabeth National Park, be rewarded with sight of lions, antelopes, elephants, buffalos, hyenas, etc.

After a buffet lunch, enjoy a unique 2-hour boat cruise on Kazinga channel into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos and many other animals may be seen drinking at water edges. The launch offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing.

The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 500 resident species.

Dine and stay overnight at either Mweya Safari Lodge or similar lodge.

Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Early morning Game drive.

Breakfast, leisure morning and lunch at your lodge.

Afternoon Game drive with plenty to offer from Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Dine and stay overnight at your lodge.

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Bwindi

Drive through Ishasha road into the ‘Switzerland of Africa’, known as the Kigezi Highlands with its terraced hillside and winding roads to Bwindi via Kihihi.

Dinner and overnight in Bwindi at a location where the gorilla permit will have been secured.

Day 6: Gorilla Tracking

Early morning entry into the Gorilla Sanctuary with a spectacular rainforest, which offers a dramatic steep forested landscape, crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. Mammals include the endangered mountain gorillas, rare golden monkeys, Colubus monkeys, baboons, several bird species, etc.

Dine and stay overnight at your lodge.

Day 7: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – Kampala

Breakfast and leisurely drive via Kabale back to Kampala.

Several stopovers along the way for snacks, local crafts and lunch in Mbarara town.

Return to your hotel later in the evening.

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