DAY 1:

Arrive at one of the many lodges or campsites in or near Queen Elizabeth National Park in the afternoon, check in and relax before leaving for an evening game drive on the Kasenyi plains (1).

DAY 2:

Choose between chimp tracking in Kyambura Gorge (2a), or a walk in Maramagambo Forest (2b), with birds, antelope and monkeys. In the afternoon visit the Kikorongo Cultural Center (3) to meet the women of the community and learn how to make traditional baskets and paper bead necklaces. Enjoy cultural dances and drama performed by the group. Take an evening game drive on the Kasenyi plains (1) before returning to your accommodation.

DAY 3:

See a different face of the park with a research team at Mweya (4). Venture off road to track lions or monitor mongoose behavior and contribute to valuable research project. After a leisurely lunch on the Mweya Peninsula (4), take a two hour boat ride along the Kazinga Channel (6). To top off a wildlife packed day, there is an optional sunset Crater Lake Drive (7) to the Baboon Cliffs (8) for an evening drink as the sun sets over the park’s rolling hills.

DAY 4:

Choose between a nature walk on the Mweya Peninsula (4) or a guided walk around Lake Kikorongo (9) to see the bird species that inhabit this lake and the surrounding forest. In the afternoon visit Katwe Salt Lake (10) to learn about traditional salt mining, followed by a short walk to Lake Munyenyange to spot lesser flamingos (August-November) and other bird life.

Be sure to stop at Katwe Tourism Information Center (KATIC) to pick up your guide. End the day with an evening game drive on the Channel track and looping trails (11).

DAY 5:

Take an Agro-Tour Walk (12) through community farmland to learn about farming methods, medicinal plants and bee keeping, then drive to the Ishasha Sector (13) for a picnic lunch on the plains. Explore the Edward Flats (14) and spot the region’s famous tree climbing lions. You can also take a nature walk with an UWA guide along the Ishasha River.

DAY 6:

Take a final game drive through the Ishasha plains before heading out of the park on your way home or to Bwindi for more adventures.

NOTE: All itineraries subject to change, depending on weather, availability and location of chosen lodging.



Day 1: Bird to Kibale from Murchison Falls Conservation Area

After breakfast, drive south to Kibale in the Toro Kingdom, birding en-route. Look out for birds like Western banded Snake Eagle, Striped Kingfisher, Great blue Turaco, Lizard Buzzard, Lesser Striped Swallow, Joyful Greenbul, Chubb’s Cisticola, Masked Apalis, Cassin’s Grey Flycatcher, Whinchat, Stonechat, Green-headed Sunbird, Common Fiscal among others. Dinner and overnight at one of the lodges.

Day 2: Kibale National Park (Kanyanchu)

After breakfast, proceed to bird the vicinity of Kanyanchu look out for the Green-breasted Pitta and other species like Yellow-billed Barbet, African Emerald Cuckoo, Black-billed Turaco, Narina Trogon, Blue-shouldered Robin-chat, Sabine’s Spinetail, Chestnut Wattle eye and Narrow-tailed Starling among others. Primates like Red Colobus, Black and white Colobus, Grey-cheeked Mangabey, Olive Baboon, Red-tailed Monkey, L’Hoest’s Monkey among others. Dinner and overnight as before.

Day 3: Bird Bigodi and transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP

After breakfast, proceed to bird Bigodi swamp coming back in time for lunch. After lunch, start the drive south to Queen Elizabeth National Park driving along the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains (crossing the equator) and birding en-route. Look out for birds like, Lizard Buzzard, Blue-spotted Wood Dove, Great Blue Turaco, Blue-breasted Kingfisher, Black-and-white Casqued Hornbill, Woodland Kingfisher, Pygmy Kingfisher, Hairy-breasted Barbet, Double-toothed Barbet, little Greenbul, Winding Cisticola, ZittingCisticola, Green Crombec, Black-and-white Shrike-Flycatcher, Black-headed Gonolek, Bronze Sunbird, Fan-tailed Widowbird, Black Bishop, Black-crowned Waxbill among others.