10-days Birding & Wildlife Safari-On this safari you will search for the iconic Shoe Bill bird at Mabamba,later travel to Lake Mburo home to the Elands and African Finfoot,track the endangered Gorillas and also enjoy the rare sightings of the elusive Tree Climbing lions plus making your own honey candles.
Day 1. Arrive in Uganda at Entebbe. Meet and greet our representative. Check in at your hotel in Entebbe or Kampala.
Day 2.Mabamba-Lake Mburo National Park.
Today after breakfast,you will visit Mabamba birding site to search for the shoebill bird.It is an important birding Area for this Prehistoric bird.Other birds can be sighted like African Open billed,Saddle billed stork,Long tailed Cormorant.
After Mabamba continue to Lake Mburo National park via the Equator.
Overnight:Mihingo Lodge/Mburo Safari Lodge/Rwakobo Rock
Day 3: Lake Mburo
After breakfast go for a game drive and may see the zebras, graceful impalas, Oribi, Elands or even a Leopard. You also have another optional activities like nature walks and birding.
In the Afternoon go for a boat ride to explore Lake Mburo with its wildlife which includes the Hippos, crocodiles.
Return to hotel for relaxation. Evening game drive is another optional activity available.
Overnight: Mihingo Lodge/Mburo Safari Lodge/Rwakobo Rock
Rwonyo Rest camp or Wilderness Campsite.
Day 4: Lake Mburo NP –Bwindi
After breakfast leave drive to Bwindi National Park home to 50% of the world’s gorillas. Do another game drive as you leave lake Mburo. Arrive at Bwindi,check in at lodge.
Overnight:Buhoma Lodge,Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge,Buhoma Rest camp
Day 5-6.Gorilla tracking Bwindi , Batwa Community visit –Bwindi
Today after breakfast with packed lunch, go to gorilla tracking briefing point.Ranger guide will brief you on the day’s activities in the forest. It is a lifetime experience when you come face to face with these giant primates.It takes 4 to 5hours to track them in the forest hideouts and one hour viewing them.late Afternoon go for a community walk to the Batwa village and learn about the original inhabitants of the Bwindi forest.
Overnight: Buhoma Lodge,Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge,Buhoma Rest camp
Day 7-8.Climbing tree lions –Queen Elizabeth
Today after breakfast, travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park through rural Uganda.Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Rwenzoris .It is a habitat of several mammals. At Ishasha you will be able to see the tree climbing lions.later on Continue further to Queen Elizabeth Heartland to enjoy other game drives and boat ride.
Early Game drive in search of the nocturnal animals like the lions. Return for lunch and go for A boat ride on Kazinga channel an exciting ride that brings you closer to the hippos,crocodiles and birds like the African skimmer.Return to lodge.Night game drive is an optional activity available.
Overnight:Mweya safari lodge/Engazi lodge/Marafiki Safari lodge/Simba Safari camp
Day 9.Community Bee honey -Kampala
Today after breakfast you travel back to Kampala via Fort Portal. On your way you will visit Bunyagabu co-operative group whose main business activity is honey and crafts making. Here will have a chance to visit the source of the honey and also make candles from beewax. Lunch in FortPortal and travel back to Kampala.
Overnight:Lake Heights/Travellers Inn/Garden hotel/Boma Hotel Entebbe
Day 10.End of your Birding &Wildlife Safari.Prepare for your Flight back home
If your flight is in the evening you will have a chance of visiting some of Kampala’s religious and heritage sites that include Gaddhafi mosque,Kabaka’s palace(King of Buganda), Museum, Namugongo Martyrs Sanctuary,Namirembe Cathedral(Anglican),Rubaga Cathedral(Catholic).