10 Days Western Uganda

Our 10-day trip brings you the highlights of Western Uganda: where the savannah meets the rainforest. Expect to see the animals of the savannahs (lion, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, hippo, and leopard) and up to 15 primate species, including gorillas and chimps!!!

This trip specifically includes the well-known national parks of Western Uganda: Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi National Park and Lake Mburo National Park.

Day 1: Entebbe - Kampala

Arrival at Entebbe Airport. Your guide will be there waiting for you. Pick up and proceed to your accommodation.

Day 2: Kampala - Kibale Forest

After breakfast we drive to Kibale Forest. You can make a walk around the lodge in the afternoon. During this walk it is possible to see monkeys and birds. It is also possible to make a night walk through the forest to see the animals of the night, like bush babies (both activities optional).

Kibale Forest is a spectacular jungle, with 13 primate species! Including chimps, baboons, black and white colobus, red colobus, grey cheeked mangabey and L'Hoest monkey.

Day 3: Kibale Forest

Chimpanzee tracking in the morning or in the afternoon. For people interested in primates and birds and willing to make another walk we can make a community walk in the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary as well. It is also possible to visit the local people or the crater lakes.

Day 4: Kibale Forest - Queen Elizabeth National Park

Transfer to the Queen Elizabeth National Park. On our way we pass the equator where we will make a stop. Game drive in the afternoon.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the best places in Uganda to see lions. Expect to see elephants, lions, many hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes and maybe leopards.

 

 

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Game drive in the morning. Boat trip on the Kazinga Channel in the afternoon.

The Kazinga Channel is one of the highlights of Uganda and has the highest concentration of hippos in the world.

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park - Ishasha

After breakfast we drive through Queen Elizabeth National Park to the Ishasha sector in the South. Game drive in the afternoon in search of the tree climbing lions.

In Ishasha there are 4 prides of lions that climb the trees. Unique in the world! The other attraction of Ishasha are the Topis, not found anywhere else in this National Park.

Day 7: Ishasha - Bwindi Impenetrable

Today we drive to Bwindi Impenetrable. On our way we pass through interesting villages and have some breath taking views of the mountains.

Bwindi Impenetrable is a unique jungle, with many monkey species. Bwindi is one of the two places in the world where you can find Mountain Gorillas!

(Driving time depends on the area in Bwindi we stay.)

Day 8: Bwindi Impenetrable

Gorilla tracking!!! Early morning departure with your ranger to search for one of the world's most interesting and endangered animal, the Mountain Gorilla! You will spend one hour with one of our closest relatives. An experience you will never forget.

Day 9: Bwindi Impenetrable - Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast we drive to Lake Mburo National Park. Game drive or boat trip on the lake in the afternoon. It is possible to do a night game drive with high chances of seeing leopards.

Lake Mburo is one of the 2 national parks with zebras and the only national park with impalas in Uganda. There are no elephants and lions, so walking safaris are possible.

(Driving time depends on the area in Bwindi we stay.)

Day 10: Lake Mburo National Park - Entebbe

Game drive or game walk in the morning. On our way back we can make a stopover at the Equator for photos. Transfer to the airport for your departure.

 

 

Accommodations

Medium Budget

High Budget

Day 1

Entebbe - Kampala

Forest Cottages (BB) or Makindye Country Club (BB)

Cassia Lodge (FB)

Day 2

Kampala - Kibale Forest

Chimps` Nest (BB)

Primate Lodge (FB)

Day 3

Kibale Forest

Chimps` Nest (BB)

Primate Lodge (FB)

Day 4

Kibale Forest - Queen Elizabeth National Park

Kasenyi Safari Camp (BB) or Enganzi Lodge (BB)

Mweya Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 5

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Kasenyi Safari Camp (BB) or Enganzi Lodge (BB)

Mweya Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 6

Queen Elizabeth National Park - Ishasha

Ishasha Jungle Lodge (BB)

Ishasha Wilderness Tented Camp (FB)

Day 7

Ishasha - Bwindi Impenetrable

Depends on the group of gorillas you will be tracking (BB) *

Depends on the group of gorillas you will be tracking (FB) *

Day 8

Bwindi Impenetrable

Depends on the group of gorillas you will be tracking (BB) *

Depends on the group of gorillas you will be tracking (FB) *

Day 9

Bwindi Impenetrable - Lake Mburo National Park

Mburo Safari Lodge (HB)

Mburo Safari Lodge (FB)

Day 10

Lake Mburo National Park - Entebbe

Flight (End of service)