Day 1: WELCOME TO UGANDA.
Arrive at Entebbe international Airport where you will be met by ARC officials and transferred to your Hotel, which is a classical, spacious and elegant, resting amid well manicured palm studded tropical gardens and overlooking Kampala with mature grounds. First overnight spent at the hotel on bed & breakfast.
Day 2: KAMPALA – QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK.
After a delightful breakfast, we proceed on the southbound road; visit the royal drum makers in Mpigi, stand on the Equator and in both hemispheres at the same time and bargain at the roadside markets bursting with fruit and vegetables. Continue with your journey to the escarpment for an unforgettable sightseeing of the Great Rift Valley. Descend to the Queen Elizabeth National Park, keeping an eye out for the game. Your overnight is spent at either the Mweya Safari Lodge or Jacana Camp overlooking the forest. The food may not be sophisticated but benefits from the fresh fruit and vegetables supply.
Day 3: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK, GAME DRIVE AND BOAT CRUISE.
Catch up on your sleep, go for chimpanzee tracking or go for an early morning game drive to seek out wildlife. The game drives in Queen Elizabeth Park offer one of the highest biodiversity ratings of any game reserve in the world. It is also famed for its tree-climbing lions. The Kyambura Gorge harbors habituated chimps whereas the Maramagambo Forest is home to an alluring selection of forest monkeys and birds, with flocks of flamingo residing at the crater lakes. Also take a boat cruise on the famous Kazinga Channel, which adjoins Queen Elizabeth Park to Lake Edward. The trip passes through possibly the highest hippo concentration in Africa and many mammals may be seen drinking at the water's edge. Return early evening for dinner and overnight at Mweya or Jacana.
Day 4: QUEEN ELIZABETH- BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK.
After breakfast, have an early morning start for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Drive via Ishasha; home of the tree-climbing lion, or take a detour through farmland to Buhoma for a guided nature walk, time permitting. Bwindi Forest is a magnificent verdant swathe across the steep ridges of the Albertine Rift Valley, and this ancient rainforest - one of the few in Africa to have flourished throughout the last Ice Age, is also home to roughly half of the world's mountain gorillas. Dinner and overnight is spent at Buhoma Camp. The camp overlooks the primeval forest with monkeys, gorillas, chimpanzees, and birds screeching near the stream below. It is the perfect place to experience the magic of this impenetrable forest. Overnight at the lodge .
Day 5: BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK
Either go for gorilla tracking (subject to permit availability) and be prepared for a tough, arduous day in the jungle, but coming face to face with the great primates is well worth it, or go for a guided nature walk in the surrounding communities where you will meet the ‘Pygmies’. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest located in southern Uganda, has about 300 mountain gorillas and two families are habituated and visitors are given an hour. It is also rich in other primates, some unusual bird species and butterflies. Accommodation on full board is at the Buhoma Camp.
Day 6: BWINDI- LAKE BUNYONYI
Visit Kabale and take a walk in town and later in the afternoon, travel to Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda’s deepest lake, take a canoe ride to explore Bwama Island or the nearby lakeshore. Dinner and overnight will be at the ARCadia cottages overlooking the lake, a mid range resort and comprise of guests rooms, or at the Nature’s Prime Island which is 8 tents with bathrooms nearby and is constructed on an Island on Lake Bunyonyi.
Day 7: DEPARTURE
Return to Kampala proceeding on to Entebbe. Have a stopover to freshen up at the Hotel. Take an optional drive through Kampala City, with optional entertainment program until later, and respectively transfer to the airport for your departure flight. End of the trip and safe journey
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