Day 1: Departure from Kampala to Fort portal, lying in the shadow of the mountains of the moon. Afternoon visit to Magombe swamp and Bigodi wetland sanctuary, take guided swamp walk to see smaller animals and primates. Find the rare red colubus monkeys and the Sitatungas. Dinner and overnight at Kibale Camp or your place of choice. There are different places for accommodation including; Montana kibale camp, Kanyanchu river camp and others.
Day 2: After breakfast, proceed for the trekking of the Chimpanzee and other primates including l’hoestes, red colubus, blues, and red tailed and gray-cheeked mangabey. The guide will provide detailed explanations on primates and forest flora and fauna. The walk is both informative and enjoyable. Dinners and overnight stay at Kibale tented camp.
Day 3: Continue to Queen Elizabeth National Park trekking the Rwenzori Mountain range for much of the journey. An attractive game drive with views of the big five animals and others. See Uganda kob, baboon, lion, elephant, buffalo, hyena, chimpanzees and the giant forest hogs. After the game drive enjoy your lunch as you prepare for a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel and into lake Edward passing through the place of the highest concentration of hippos and other animals basking in the waters. The launch cruise is an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya safari lodge or Jacana safari lodge.
Day 4: Early morning game drive after breakfast in the rich ecosystem of tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes, savanna vegetation and volcanic craters home to an incredibly large numbers of wildlife providing an excellent opportunity to see lion, leopard, giant forest hog, cape buffalo, elephants, defassa water buck, Uganda cob, topi and bush buck. These two game drives and the boat trip.
Day 5: Drive through the Kigezi highlands popularly referred to as the "Switzerland of Africa" with its terraced hillside and winding roads to Kisoro or Bwindi. Dinner and overnight at Volcano Tented Camp.
Day 6: Very early in the morning prepare for the gorilla tracking in the Bwindi rain forest. What is more striking is the steepness of the dense forested valleys with numerous animal trails making it accessible to tourists. Passing through numerous forest trails, it creates a clear view of mammals including the endangered mountain gorillas, rare golden monkey, buffalo, elephant, black-fronted duiker, bush buck, leopard, and giant forest hog etc.
Bwindi is popularly known for its fascinating gorillas. Looking deep into the expressive brown eyes of these gentle giants is surely the most exciting and poignant wildlife encounter that Africa has to offer. The time taken varies according to the movements of the marvelous primates. Dinner and overnight at Volcano Tented Camp.
Day 7: Early morning after breakfast, return back to Kampala with stopovers en route to view the attractions and lunch in Mbarara.
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