12 Days Visit to Uganda National Parks
Day 1: Arrive in Lake Mburo National Park
At the sun set, head from Kampala to Lake Mburo National Park, situated in the Southern part of western Uganda. Before you reach the park, you will have a magnificence of the game drive.
Arrive in time for a boat ride on Lake Mburo. The acacia forests and wetlands are home to an impressive variety of antelope including the giant eland, impala and zebra. The lake is rich with a diversity of animal and plant species which will be viewed clearly as you are on the boat trip. Expect to see hippopotami and birds like African Fin foot, Pelicans, Black crake, Heron, cormorant, fish eagle, you may also sight the rare Shoebill Stork and all these will furnish your visit with pride. Dinner and overnight stay at Mantana Tented Camp or Rwonyo camp
Day 2: Game drives and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
After breakfast, you will go for game viewing because the park is famous for its richness in biodiversity. It has an estimate of 68 different species of mammals such as Topi, Impala, Zebra, Buffalo, Eland, leopard, Hyenas, jackals and many more. The five lakes within the park attract hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of water birds, while the fringing swamps hide secretive papyrus specialists, such as the sitatunga antelope and red, black and yellow papyrus Gonalek. After the view, proceed to Bwindi impenetrable forest and on your arrival relax while preparing for the following day: Gorilla trekking. Gorilla Resort or Buhoma Community Bandas
Day 3: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest.
Enter the sanctuary at dawn and enjoy the beauty and freshness of the forest, home of the mountain gorillas. After a short briefing by the experienced guides, proceed through dense bush to trek for these endangered animals called the great Apes (Gorillas). Though most famous for the gorilla tracking, there are also hiking trails where you can see a large variety of bird s and primates. Such as the black-and-white Columbus monkey, red tail monkey and the chimpanzee. This can be very tiring due to the fact that the ground is steep and densely forested but it really is worth it. Return to the accommodation for relaxation or have an optional community walk. Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Resort or Buhoma Community Bandas or some other privately run campsites.
Day 4: Second gorilla trekking
Have another full day trekking gorillas. You will trek a different gorilla type. Treks can take an hour or they can take four – it all depends on where the gorillas are. And so the time remaining after visiting the gorillas can either be spent relaxing and remembering the trek or hiking in the foothills and visiting local communities – it’s up to you.
Dinner and overnight at Gorilla Resort or Buhoma Community Bandas (FB)
Day 5: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast, head for Queen Elizabeth National Park, which is situated at the foot of the Ruwenzori Mountains and boarders lakes Edward and George. Queen Elizabeth national park is protecting over 200 sq km of Rift Valley Savanna, interspersed with patches of forest and crater lakes thus a thought for a safari. At your arrival, carry out a launch trip along the Kazinga Channel. You will scrutinize the concentration of water birds, hippos and crocodiles which is amazing. The bird species includes the black bee- eater, 11 types of king fisher, and several species of falcons, eagles and the raptors and many more you can’t miss seeing the giant elephants in their usual home life. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge /Jacana Safari Lodge / Institute of Ecology
Day 6: Game drive and chimpanzee tracking
Early morning game drive in the Park, to see wildlife like elephants, lions, Uganda Kobs, spotted hyenas and the leopard plus many others. In the afternoon you head to Kyambura gorge for the chimpanzee trekking. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge /Jacana Safari Lodge / Institute of Ecology
Day 7: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
Depart from Queen Elizabeth national park to Kibale National Park. Have Lunch enroute. On your arrival, have a Bigodi Swamp walk in bid to view the birds and monkeys that inhabit the swamp. Transfer to Ndali lodge or Primates Lodge on a full board basis to have an overnight.
Day 8: Chimpanzee tracking
After an early morning breakfast, you will be taken to Kanyanchu headquarters for briefing before you head for our chimpanzee tracking. You will pay a visit to the forest to track chimpanzees. The forest also inhabits 12 other primate species which you will view when given enough time like gray cheeked mangabeys, baboons and vervet monkeys or a guided walk taking two to three hours can be arranged. Dinner and overnight at Ndali Lodge or Primate Lodge
Day 9: Depart to Kampala
After breakfast we depart for Kampala with a packed lunch and arrive during the late afternoon. Relax and have an overnight at Sheraton Hotel or Hotel Africana (BB)
Day 10: Kampala City tour
After breakfast, start off with the city tour, by walking through the city centre, the Uganda Parliament, the National Theatre, Uganda museum Namirembe Cathedral, visit the Kabaka’s lake that is greatly valued in the baganda Culture, and Baha’i Temple. We finish the tour with a look at the culture and history that make up this incredible country. Overnight at Sheraton Hotel or Hotel Africana
Day 11: Transfer to Lake Victoria Hotel, Entebbe
From Kampala, enroute to Entebbe for wildlife viewing at Uganda Wildlife Education Center like antelope, beautiful red tailed monkeys, vervet monkeys, hundreds of beautiful coloured butterflies and indigenous plant species, also a visit to the botanical gardens to appreciate different plant species will be a great experience. Overnight at Windsor Lake Victoria Hotel
Day 12: Departure
Transfer to Entebbe Airport for departure.