12 days – Culture & Wildlife Safari to search for the Shoebill,the Eland,Gorilla,elusive Tree climbing lions at Mabamba, Lake Mburo, Bwindi and Royal palace visit.
Day 1:Arrive in Uganda at Entebbe. Meet and greet our representative. Check in your hotel in Entebbe or Kampala. Karibu Guest house or Cassia Lodge
Day 2.Mabamba-Lake Mburo National Park
Today after breakfast,you will visit Mabamba birding site to to have a glimspse at the shoebill bird.It is an Important birding Area for shoe bills.
After Mabamba continue to Lake Mburo National Park via the Equator.
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.
Rwonyo Rest camp or Wilderness Campsite.
Day 4: Lake Mburo NP –Bwindi
After breakfast leave drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park a UNESCO World Heritage site 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,Ride 4 A Woman
Day 7-8. Tree Climbing 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 boatride.
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 9-10.Chimps Trekking
After breakfast travel to Kibale forest National Park .It has the highest concentration of chimpanzees in East Africa. In the afternoon visit the Bigodi community to learn more about the women group projects and also Bigodi swamp for birding.
In the morning , Go for chimp tracking to trace the chimps in the forest. It is quite an experience to visit these playful creatures, swinging in tree branches in their habitat. As your track them you will come across other primates like the Red Colobus and L’Hoest’ Monkeys and the endemic Uganda Mangabey.
Optional activity:Chimpanzee habituation ,stay with chimps all day.
Overnight : Chimpanzee Guest house/Crater Safari lodge/ Ndali Lodge.
Day 11.Royal Palace &Community Project visit
Today after breakfast you will take tour around FortPortal town, visit the King’s palace and also visit a Honey Co-operative group, participate in making candles out of bee wax or visit Ruboni community camp on the slopes of Rwenzori Mountains a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Overnight: Ruwenzori Guest house/The Dutchess.
Day 12. Travel back to Kampala, catch your flight back home with memories to share with friends and family.