Day 1: City Tour
Arrive at Entebbe international airport. You will be met by a representative from Katona tours who will transfer you to your hotel. Embark on the city tour and visit prominent places like: Namugongo matyres shrine, Bahai temple, Uganda Museum, Makerere University, Kasubi tombs, Iteso cultural dance near Kasubi, Namirembe and Rubaga cathedral, Kabaka’s lake, shopping arcades in town and craft shops including National theatre. Dinner and overnight stay at your Hotel of a good standing
Day 2: Kampala – Bwindi
Drive early morning towards the west from Kampala and have a stopover at the equator for photographs, Proceed to Bwindi via Mbarara where you have a stopover for lunch and then proceed to Bwindi but have another stopover in Kabale. Arrive at Bwindi National Park in the late evening. Dinner and overnight at the luxurious Gorilla Resort Camp (High-end), Lake Kitandara Camp(Mid-range)/Basic Buhoma community bandas.
Day 3: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi
After breakfast, we drive to Kibale Forest N/P, for primate viewing. This park is known for the highest number of primate species in Africa. The activity starts at 8.00 am in the morning. 2-3 hours search for chimpanzees and other primates including phoestes, Red-Colobuses, Blues, Red-tailed and grey cheeked Mangabeys swinging through the dense forest and birds, butterflies and many small insects The guide will provide detailed explanations on not only primates, but also on all the forest’s fauna and flora, ensuring that your walk is both informative and enjoyable. This walk is excellent for viewing bird life and primates in close quarters. A visit to Bigodi swamp eco-tourism site is amazing, as we shall encounter rare and beautiful flora and fauna. Lunch, Dinner and overnight at Ndali safari Lodge or Kanyankyu ecological site.
Day 4: Cross to Rwanda
After breakfast, drive to Kisoro and cross the Rwandan Border to Ruhengeri. Dinner and overnight at mountain Gorilla Nest or Kinigi guest House
Day 5: Gorilla Tracking in Parc National des Volcanoes (PNV)
You will be briefed early in the morning by the guide at Ruhengeri Park headquarters in Pac de volcanoes. The tracking begins at 9:00am.The time spent trekking depends on the movement of these wonderful giants. After the trek drive back to Uganda. Dinner and Overnight at Kabale White Horse inn.
Day 6: Game Viewing in Lake Mburo NP
After an early breakfast, you will drive to Lake Mburo National Park and enter the Park through the Nshara Gate. The afternoon game drive will take you along the lakeshore track, and with its own system of game trails and cleared walkways, the “Kigambara Loop” offers interesting guided lakeside walks. Here you can find herds of zebra, cape buffalo and eland, and Pribi and topi are easy to approach. Along with the game drive, many visitors also enjoy a boat trip on Lake Mburo and self-guided nature trails. Bird watchers will enjoy more than 250 species of birds found in Lake Mburo including Papyrus Gonoleks, Brown-faced Lapwings, Carruther’s Cisticolas, the extraordinary White winged Warbler and Bare-Faced Go-away bird. After the activities in the park drive to Masaka for your dinner and overnight at Brovad Hotel
Day 7: Equator, Royal Drum Makers, Entebbe
After early breakfasts, Head to Kampala and arrive early enough for your lunch, the drive back to Kampala stops at the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers. Here you will be able to watch the ceremonial drums being crafted using methods passed down through generations. There will also be time to stop at the equator for photographs and you will arrive in Kampala by mid-day. Be transferred to the airport for your flight.
Compiled by Jackie
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