Day 1: Kampala-Fort portal
Get briefed about the camping safari and then start off for Fort Portal passing via Mityana and Mubende. Have a stop over at Mubende to see the Nakayima tree. Picnic lunch en route and continue for Fort portal reaching it late afternoon. Relax and explore the nearby Crater Lake. Overnight dinner and accommodation at your preferred campsite.
Day 2: Kibale Primates Tour & Chimpanzee Tracking
You will an early morning breakfast then proceed for the tracking of the noisy chimps and other primates crashing through the high canopy of the Kibale tropical rain forest. Take note of the colorful birds squawking in through the tropical forest canopy. Have packed lunch and then take an afternoon nature walk through the Bigodi swamp to wetland birds as well as some of the projects run by local community. Return in the evening for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Kibale – Queen Elizabeth Wildlife Tour
After breakfast drive to Queen Elizabeth national park. Remember the game seen will depend on the season. Visit the local community salt works at Lake Katwe, a salty lake in Uganda. Testing the waters of this lake is a wonderful experience for those who have never tasted salty waters. Have lunch and later go for an afternoon game drive. Return in the evening for dinner and overnight at Mweya/Jacana (FB)
Day 4: Kyambura Chimp Trek
After breakfast, you will take an excursion to the Kyambura gorge nearby to track the fast moving and elusive chimpanzees. Chimpanzees are one of man’s closest relatives and therefore seeing them is a wonderful adventure. Alternatively, you will go for a nature walk in the Maramagambo Forest to see different tree species, primates, the bat colony and the blue lake. After lunch take a launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel where different animals such as hippos, elephants, buffaloes, and an array of water birds can be seen. Go on the hunt for the tree-climbing lions lounging on old fig trees in the Ishasha region. Dinner and Overnight at Jacana/ Ishasha Wilderness Camp /Ishasha Bandas.
Day 5: Queen-Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After breakfast, depart for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest passing either via Ishasha, the home of the tree climbing lion, or take the alternative route through cultivated expanses. This will depend on the road situation. Explore the village and the native communities if time permitting. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma homestead / Buhoma Community bandas
Day 6: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable
Take an early morning breakfast and proceed to the Impenetrable forest for gorilla tracking. Remember you need jungle boots since tracking involves walking up steep densely forested hills before finally coming across the endangered gorillas camouflaged in the dense tropical vegetation. If time allows, you will go for a leisurely community visit to the local communities living around the park. Dinner and overnight Buhoma homestead / Buhoma Community bandas
Day 7: Return to Kampala
Early depart for Kampala passing you through the ever green and beautiful countryside of Western Uganda. En route lunch and arrival in Kampala late afternoon.
END OF UGANDA TOUR
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