Day 1: Kampala-Kibale
After breakfast for the fascinating drive through papyrus swamps and thick jungle of the Nile Delta to Kibale National Park just under the Ruwenzori Mountains . Afternoon guided walk in the crater lakes area of the park for outstanding cultural visit. Meals and overnight at Ndali Lodge, Rwenzori View Guest House Meal plan Lunch & Dinner
Day 2: Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi Swamp Walk
After breakfast, you report to the ranger station in Kibale National Park to track habituated chimps – these charming apes, more closely related to humans than to any other living creatures (they share 98% of our DNA), are marvelous to watch as they wrangle and play in fruiting trees. The amazingly assorted forest is habitat to over 13 species of primates including red Colobus monkey, blue monkey, black faced vervet monkeys, grey mangabey, pottos, the rare L’Hoest, baboons and also bush babies. Birders are in for a treat with 335 species recorded, including the endemic Prirogrine’s ground thrush. The elusive forest elephant, smaller and hairier than its savannah counterpart, moves seasonally into the developed part of the park, while other terrestrial mammals include buffalos, giant forest hogs and a half dozen antelope species. Meals and overnight at Ndali Lodge, Rwenzori View Guest House Meal plan Lunch & Dinner
Day 3: Kibale Forest – Bwindi National Park
You start off with an early breakfast and get ready to depart for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, home to the few remaining mountain gorillas. Bird life and primate life in Bwindi is quite outstanding, there is also an incredible variety of flora. Bwindi is the bird watchers’ haven! It shelters 348 species of birds, supports 24 of the 26 Albertine Rift endemic species found in Uganda, as well as seven red data book species. Bwindi is now an ecological island, surrounded by cultivation on the rich volcanic soils. Overnight stay at Mahogany Springs, Buhoma Lodge, Engagi Lodge, Silverback Lodge, Gorilla Safari Lodge, Kisoro Travelers Rest, Wag Tail Eco Lodge or Buhoma Community Bandas (FB).
Day 4: Gorilla trekking and community walk.
After breakfast, you will assemble at the park headquarters for briefing by the park rangers about the dos and don’ts whilst gorilla trekking. You will continue in an evergreen forest that may take 2-8 hours depending on the movement of the primates. Meet and stay with the animals for a maximum of one hour, then descend to your lodge for lunch and relaxation. You may then go for a community walk to the ‘Batwa’* where you will enjoy their cultural dances and stories of their unique culture. Overnight stay at Mahogany Springs, Buhoma Lodge, Engagi Lodge, Silverback Lodge, Gorilla Safari Lodge, Kisoro Travelers Rest, Wag Tail Eco Lodge or Buhoma Community Bandas (FB).
Day 5: Drive back to Kampala
After breakfast, you will drive back to Kampala. This scenic drive takes about 8 to 10 hours depending on the number of stops you make, with a stop at the Equator for photography, as well as a cup of tea or coffee thereafter drive to Kampala or Entebbe Meal plan Breakfast & lunch End of service