7 Day Wildlife Safari- Mgahinga, Queen Elizabeth and Kibale National Parks.
Day 1: Heading to the Highlands mgahinga
Meet and greet with our local at Entebbe international airport, and then we drive heading to southwestern Uganda. En route, there is a local community popular for making local drums and crafts and a fruit market. Stopover, admire and buy yourself souvenirs. Proceed to the Equator line taken as one beautiful scenery in Africa - the pathway of the sun and take photographs. Pass by mountains, tropical rainforest and bamboo forest during the nine hour journey. Overnight at silverback lodge.
Day 2: Golden Monkey Troops
This morning you will be tracking the illusive golden monkey. You will meet your guide early who will give you a briefing on the golden monkey tracking before hiking through a bamboo forest. If the weather is clear, you might glimpse a spectacular view over the Virunga volcano range on the horizon. You will spend an hour viewing the monkeys, watching these unique primates’ play and swing from the trees. You’ll have a leisurely evening to prepare yourself for your gorilla tracking the next morning. Dinner and overnight at silverback lodge.
Day 3: Gorilla Tracking
Today is the day! You'll meet the tour guide and early to give you an orientation on tracking the gorillas and who will be guiding you through the impenetrable forest. The length of the trek to find the gorillas can vary depending on where they have spent the night and can range from thirty minutes to six hours. Have your packed lunch then return back to the lodge. Refresh and relax.
Day 4: Savannah Game Driving and Tree Climbing Lions
Transfer to QENP. You’ll be heading out of the impenetrable forest to the Ishasha plains in the south of Queen Elizabeth National Park. These plains are particularly known for its iconic population of tree-climbing lions. You’ll meet a Uganda Wildlife Authority guide to maximize your chances of finding them relaxing in the cool shade away from the heat of the day. You’ll have a good chance of spotting a variety of game herds such as Uganda kob, buffalo and topi as well as elephants. In the late afternoon you’ll leave Ishasha Plains and drive north alongside Maramagambo Forest to reach your lodge (Jacana Lodge). Don’t be surprised if you hear the lions roaring or some visitors wander into camp in the night! Don’t worry you’re perfectly safe.
Day 5: Chimpanzees in a Sunken Rainforest
In morning you’ll enter Kyambura Gorge. The gorge contains its own rainforest ecosystem where you’ll be tracking the local population of chimpanzees. First and fore most the tour guide will give you a briefing on the activity and some background information on the chimps you’ll be visiting. In the afternoon follow the Rwenzori Mountain range north passing through Ndali - Kasenda crater-lake fields. You will then continue on to your accommodation on the edge of the forest of Kibale National Park where you’ll be able to relax for the evening. Overnight at Kibale Safari Lodge.
Day 6: A Chimps Day Kibale Forest National Park
Spend a full day with Mans closest living relative in Kibale Forest National Park. You’ll need to beat the chimps out of bed to get there in time to watch them descend from their night time nests between 6am and 6:30am. Watch their natural behavior in the wild as they feed, hunt, nurse their young, relax, patrol and display their prowess. You’ll meet your experienced guides before the tracking begins to be oriented about the activity and be accompanied at all times. Make sure that you have a packed lunch with you to keep your energy up. After the tracking you’ll be taken back to your accommodation so you to watch the sunset as you’re served up a hearty meal.
Day 7: Magombe Swamp and Heading Home
In morning a Tour guide will meet you to guide you through Magombe Swamp, a Ramsar site and part of the Bigodi wetland sanctuary. Your guide will be able to identify the local flora as well as the eight species of monkey including red colobus, grey-cheeked mangabey, and vervet. By early afternoon it will be the time to leave the park. You’ll pass through Fort Portal town, tea plantations and swamps to make the journey to Kampala (or Entebbe), reaching your drop off point by late evening.
End of Safari.