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Kawesa Ahamed
by Bright Safaris Uganda Limited
Published: 2019-01-03 (9 months ago)
Location
Mbale, Uganda

Day 1.  Arrival at Entebbe Airport – Kibale National Park
On your arrival at Entebbe, you will be picked up by our representative, your driver/guide who will brief you through your safari programme and then proceed on to Kibale National Park. You drive through traditional homesteads of Mityana, Mubende and tea plantations of Kabarole, with en-route lunch. You arrive at Kibale in the afternoon and check-in to the service of Kibale Forest Camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 2. Kibale National Park                                                                                                            After breakfast, you drive to the park offices at about 7:45am for registration and briefing before you start the chimpanzee trekking. The trekking normally takes about 3 hours in Kibale forest one of East Africa’s oldest forests. This forest protects a community of more than 1000 Chimpanzees plus other primate species and a variety of bird species that includes the Green-breasted Pitta. We come back and relax around, have lunch and later in the afternoon go for a nature walk in Bigodi wetland sanctuary at 2:00pm. You come back to the lodge after the walk for dinner and over night.

Day 3. Kibale – Queen Elizabeth National Park
After breakfast, we drive to Queen Elizabeth national park, driving through the crater lakes region of Kabarole and do a mini game drive as we enter the park and check into the service of Kyambura Game Lodge. We have lunch and relax around and later at 3:00 pm go for the boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel to view the wildlife from close quarters as they cool off along the shores of the Channel that connects Lakes George and Edward. Come back to the lodge in the evening for dinner and over night.

Day 4. Queen Elizabeth National Park to Bwindi
The day begins early as we start the game drive at 6:30am in the Kasenyi plains in search for wildlife which includes the Buffalos, Kobs, Warthogs, Elephants, Waterbucks, Lions, Hyenas, and on lucky days leopards among others. After the game drive that takes about 2 – 3 hours, we go back to the lodge for breakfast, check out and drive to Bwindi through Ishasha sector where tree climbing lions can be seen according to the luck of the day. We have lunch en-route (packed) and later check in to the service of Buhoma community Rest Camp or Ruhija Gorilla Mist Camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 5. Bwindi Impenetrable NP.  Gorilla Trekking 
After breakfast, at about 7:45am, we walk down to the visitors’ center for registration and briefing before starting the gorilla trekking. The exercise may be strenuous walking up steep hills sometimes under muddy conditions. This activity may take about 2 – 8 hours, experiencing the Gorilla World, and for conservation purposes when you get them, you spend one hour with them and the guide will advise you on how to behave while with these great apes. You later come back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 6. Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
After a relaxed breakfast, we check out and drive to Lake Bunyonyi, arriving in the afternoon and check-in to the service of Bunyonyi Overland Camp, have our lunch and relax a bit and later in the afternoon go for a boat cruise along the lake. In this boat ride we can visit some of the lakes’ Islands where we can see a lot of water birds and see some traditional dancers and pygmies. We later come back to the camp for dinner and over night.

Day 7. Bunyonyi to Lake Mburo 
After breakfast, we check out and drive to Lake Mburo National Park, passing through the rolling hills of Kabale and Mbarara, with lunch en-route, arriving in the afternoon and check-in to the service of Eagles’ Nest. Then later in the afternoon, at about 04:00pm, go for the boat cruise on Lake, this can take about one and half hours. We later come back to the camp for dinner and over night.

Day 8. Lake Mburo National Park – Kampala
The day begins early as we go for the morning nature walk in search of wildlife that includes, Buffaloes, Zebras, Warthogs, Impalas, Eland (Africa’s biggest antelope), Topis, Bush bucks, Reedbucks, Waterbucks, Oribis, Bush Pigs and Leopards among others. This normally takes about two hours according to how much you use on the walk and the interest you have in what you see. This is one of the best walks we have in Uganda.  We come back to lodge, have breakfast and afterwards transfer back to Kampala with lunch en-route arriving later in the afternoon and check into our lace of accommodation for dinner and overnight or we go straight to the airport for your flight home.

That will be the end of this 8 days Uganda.