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7 Days One Amazing African Week
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7 Days One Amazing African Week
7 Days One Amazing African Week
Overview

Looking for something special? Watch for chimpanzees and 12 other primate species in Kibale Forest and have a glimpse of the mysterious papyrus gonolek in Bigodi Swamp. Visit the mating grounds of the Uganda kob in Queen Elizabeth National Park and enjoy watching hippos and other wildlife during sailing the Kazinga Channel. Get excited by observing a full-grown mountain gorilla silverback and his family during gorilla tracking in the afromontane forest of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. To complete this exciting trip, enjoy a late afternoon game drive in Lake Mburo National Park to look for impala, plains zebra and topi and have an early morning game drive/walk.

Detailed Itinerary

  1. Day 1:To Kibale NP
  2. Early in the morning we will pick you up from the hotel or guesthouse of your choice and leave for Kibale Forest. In the afternoon we will arrive at Kibale Forest Camp, sleeping with the noises of the tropical rain forest.

    Driving time: ± 6,5 hours

    Accommodation:

    Budget Tour:Kibale Forest Camp – “Lazy” camping
    Comfortable Tour:Kibale Forest Camp

  3. Day 2:Chimp walk and Swamp walk
  4. At 8.00 am we will start with the 4 hour chimp walk – during which you may also get to see 10 other primates! Kibale NP is also known for all the butterflies and birds. In the afternoon we will walk through Bigodi Swamp (home to a community based project).

  5. Day 3:To Queen Elizabeth NP
  6. Early morning, we will leave for Queen Elizabeth NP. We will travel through Fort Portal and reach the Bush Lodge in Queen Elizabeth NP at midday, with a stunningly beautiful view over Kazinga Channel. You will check in at your accommodation and have lunch, and in the late afternoon (4.00-7.00pm) we will go on a game drive.

    Driving time: ± 4,5 hours

    Day 3 and 4 Accommodation:

    Budget Tour: The Bush Lodge – “Lazy camping
    Comfortable Tour: The Bush Lodge

  7. Day 4:To Bwindi Impenetrable NP
  8. In the morning we leave for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The road takes us through a beautiful landscape called the “Switzerland of Africa”. We pass mountains, hills and lakes with cultivated terraces and tropical rainforest and bamboo forest. Driving time: ± 8 hours

  9. Day 5:Gorilla tracking
  10. This is the day of gorilla tracking. From Gorilla Valley Lodge it is 30 minutes by car to Nkuringo/Nshongi/Mishaya/Kahungye group in South Bwindi. At 7:45 am you will be at the Offices of Bwindi Impenetrable NP for pre-briefing and at 8:30 you will start the trek after finding the gorillas you will spend with maximum 1 hour. All visitors are expected back to the starting point by 7:00 pm. Being physically fit is recommended.

    Day 5 and 6 Accommodation:

    Budget Tour: Gorilla Valley Lodge or Travelers Rest Hotel
    Luxury Tour: Gorilla Valley Lodge or Travelers Rest Hotel

  11. Day 6: To Lake Mburo NP
  12. Early in the morning we will leave for Lake Mburo National Park. You will have lunch in Mbarara before you continue to Lake Mburo, a smaller but unique park, and the only one in the Western part of Uganda with impalas and zebras. In the park we will go on an early evening/late afternoon game-viewing drive if staying in Luxury accommodation. If staying in budget accommodation this afternoon will be for the village/cultural walk. Driving time: ± 5,5 hours

  13. Day 7:Back to Kampala
  14. After an early morning gamedrive and a late breakfast the last part of the journey will bring us back to Kampala. After Masaka there will be an opportunity to a stop at the Equator for lunch, photo shoots and buying souvenirs and have tea or coffee. We will then bring you to a guesthouse, campsite or hotel of your choice in Kampala or Entebbe – or, if you continue your holiday somewhere else or back home, we will bring you directly to Entebbe airport for an onwards flight.
    Driving time: ± 9 hours

    Activities involved;

    1. Gorilla Tracking
    2. Boat cruise
    3. Birding
    4. Game drive
    5. Equator
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