An adult mountain gorilla holding a young one in the forests of Uganda.

An adult mountain gorilla holding a young one in the forests of Uganda

Day 1: Depart for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Depart early in the morning for Bwindi Impenetrable National park approximately 8 hours drive to the park that hosts over half of the world’s remaining population of the Mountain Gorillas. The park also inhabits about 348 bird species with the park hosting about 24 of the 26 Albertine endemics found in Uganda. Overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp/Gorilla Resort/Buhoma Community Bandas

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After a hearty breakfast, report to the ranger station at 8:00 am and enter the gorilla sanctuary with the ranger guides for the most interesting activity in the world, Gorilla Tracking. The tracking activity takes between half an hour to about 5 hours thus, a steady pair of walking shoes is recommended as well as a reasonable degree of fitness. Sit in the dense rain forest for an hour hearing these delightful mountain gorillas grumble at each other. Return to the Lodge and if you have the afternoon free, take a guided nature walk in the Forest.
Overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp/Gorilla Resort/Buhoma Community Bandas

Day 3: Bwindi Forest – Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park through the Isasha sector, famed for its tree climbing lions. Queen Elizabeth National park that boosts the highest biodiversity rating of any game park in the world with its, dense swamps, beautiful crater lakes, open savannah and rain forest, the park is gifted wit almost 100 species of mammals including the elephants, buffaloes, lion, leopards, giant forest hog, and hippos, among others. The park has got an outstanding 606 bird species including; black-rumped buttonquail, Verreaux’s eagle owl, African skimmer, martial eagle. Primates found in Queen Elizabeth National Park includes; the chimps, red tailed monkeys, black and white colobus, red colobus. Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/Kingfisher Lodge/Institute of Ecology

Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking and Launch Cruise

After breakfast, depart for the 8:00am Chimpanzee Tracking in the Kyambura gorge to watch the delightful apes that are more closely related to humans than any other animals, after this beautiful activity, return to the Lodge for Lunch and relaxation.

In the afternoon, take the 2 hours Launch cruise on the Kazinga channel that connects Lakes Edward and George, one of the most exciting activities in Uganda with a chance to see a huge population of Hippos and Crocodiles in water while elephants and buffaloes grazing on the banks of the channel as well as an array of birdlife including; the kingfishers, Egyptian fish eagle, saddle billed stork, among others. Return to the lodge for dinner. Overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/Kingfisher Lodge/Institute of Ecology

Day 5: Drive back to Kampala

After breakfast, a game drive is worth before driving back to Kampala, having lunch en route before arriving in Kampala in the late afternoon.