The beautiful steeply forested Kyambura Gorge, is home not only to chimpanzees man's closest relation - but also the red-tailed monkey, black and white colobus and many bird species. Around Ishasha go on the hunt for the famous tree-climbing lions which lounge nonchalantly on old fig trees. Further south in Bwindi see local communities and projects (gorilla tracking can be arranged as well) before continuing to Mgahinga. Visit the local Batwa animist communities.
Return to Kampala via Lake Mburo, one of Uganda's most striking parks rich in birds, hippo, buffalo, zebra and cultural communities. Back in Kampala trail Kabaka's Trail, see the cultures of Buganda and see the preserved lifestyle of their ancient kings. See Naggalabi Kingsâ€™ Crown-ground, Kasubi Royal Tombs, Katereke Royal Prison, King Wamala's tombs and other cultural visits organised by Heritage Trails Local Project.
Namugongo Martyrsâ shrine, East of Kampala City where some 22 staunch Catholics were burnt alive in the 19th century is also worth visiting. Visit Bahai Temple, the only one in Africa; buy art crafts. In the East, at Jinja, look at Sezibwa local Falls and the Source of the Nile. Visitors stay in selected homes or lodges of local people who take care of your food, drink and accommodation.
Cultural tour to Uganda: Culture in Uganda with gorillas - 15 Days. (Tour Code UG14) This safari starts and finishes in Entebbe.
Day One: Arrival
Arrive at Entebbe air port; meet with our staff for greeting and introduction thereafter transfer you to a hotel in Kampala for overnight. O/N: Pope Paul hotel or Africana hotel or Sheraton. (BB)
Day Two: Kampala – Fort Portal
After breakfast leave Kampala for Fort portal via Mityana and Mubende through tea plantations of Kyenjojo to the land of `mountains of the Moon’ magic silhouette. En route you will branch off from Mubende to Nakayima Tree a legendary tree which is believed to have spirit of a king and to have lasted for over 400 years. You will return to Mubende town for lunch after which you head for Kibale to explore some crater lakes and carry on for a night in Kibale Forest Park for a jaunty sleep on an innate divan. O/N CVK Resort or Mountains of the moon hotel (FB).
Day Three: Fort Portal
After a morning break fast visit the “Kabarore” Royal palace and experience culture of the Batooro before visiting the Amere Ganyinamwiru (Amabere Cave) which are believed to be the breasts of the princes from the land, have an amazing view with culture before heading for a hiking village walk. O/N CVK Resort or Mountains of the moon hotel (FB).
Day Four: Fort Portal — Queen Elizabeth national Park
Set off in the morning after breakfast to for Queen Elizabeth National park. take an evening game drive in search for game before retuning to the lodge for a rest. O/N Simba Safari Camp or Mweya safari Lodge (FB).
Day Five: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Set off early in the morning for a game drive as you fabulous animals of the pearl, visit Katwe and buffaloes can never miss your sight here. Guinea fowls and other bird species, elephants, giraffes, and Kobs in their mating grounds can be viewed as there are chances seeing tree climbing lions on your rummage. After lunch take an afternoon boat cruise on Kazinga channel as you view fauna at a closer range, hippos, other animals and several bird species will be seen as the get water to douse themselves. O/N Simba Safari Camp or Mweya safari Lodge (FB).
Day Six: Kyambura gorge – Buhoma
Visit Kyambura gorge in the morning and track chimps and monkeys as you take a view of the gorgeous Albertine rift valley model of scenery. Break for lunch and later quit Kasese for Buhoma. O/N Buhoma community camps (FB).
Day Ten: Gorilla Tracking
Track gorillas after breakfast in the morning, this is the climax of the tour gorilla tracking can take 3 -9 hours on walking in the jungle before one returns to his/her accommodation, the jungle, precipitous landscape and rain may make the tour challenging but with a close encounter face-face with the largest primate of Africa is a remarkable experience you will ever have in life. O/N Buhoma community camps (FB).
Day Seven:Bwindi — Mugahinga Park
Leave bwindi for Kisoro, stopping at Kanaba Gap to view the spectacular Virunga volcanoes and stunning terraced hills. Visit the natural, beautiful-looking Lake Mutanda, surrounded by the volcanoes, take a walk on the shores or continue directly to Mgahinga. O/N: Nkuringo Community Camp and Bandas (FB).
Day Eight: Batwa trail
You will go for a forest walk guided by Batwa guide to explore the caves and experience the way of life of the Batwa pygmies. An entertainment evening with Batwa dance and drama would be a good experience. O/N Nkuringo Community Camp (FB).
Day Nine: Bunyonyi
Leave Kisoro for Lake Bunyonyi a crater lake in Kabale and the deepest in the East African region. Take a boat cruise on the water to the Island, relax swim and enjoy the amazing view of the crater and the surrounding scenery. O/N Arcadia Bunyonyi cottages (FB).
Day Ten: Bunyonyi–Kampala
Take an early morning breakfast and drive back to Kampala city for a rest in the evening. O/N Ndere center cottages (HB)
Day Eleven & Twelve: Kampala city cultural tour
Take a two days cultural tour of Kampala, the capital of Uganda, is a charming green city, spread over about 10 hills. Visit the Parliament, the museum and buildings of different religious faiths, the Namugongo Martyrs’ Shrine, and the colourful markets. Trail the ancient Kabaka’s (kings); see the cultures of Buganda and see the lifestyle of their ancient kings; see Naggalabi ancient Kings’ Crown-ground, Kasubi Royal Tombs, and other cultural visits organised by Heritage Trails Local Project. Namugongo Martyrs’ shrine, East of Kampala City where 22 christian martyrs were burnt alive in the 19th century is also worth visiting. Visit Bahai Temple, the only one in Africa; buy art crafts. There is a wide range of hotels and restaurants that prepare local foods. the climax of the trip will be a cultural entertainment at Ndere center O/N: O/N Ndere center cottages (HB).
Day Thirteen: Departure
Transfer to Entebbe International Airport where you will board your flight back home and say goodbye the pearl of Africa meanwhile thinking of when to revisit and explorer the spectacular unobserved beauty of the pearl.
You’re Tour Ends.
For those who wish, a visit for an extra three days by air, to the Karamojong nomadic farmers/cattle rustlers in the North, can be arranged.
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