DAY 1: Queen Elizabeth Wildlife Safari
Drive early morning towards the west from Kampala and have a stopover at the equator crossing point in Kayabwe for photographs, Proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park following the beautiful up country vegetation and the wonderful topography comprised of crater lakes in the Western Rift valley. A game drive may be rewarded with views of Lions, Elephants, Leopards, Buffaloes, Hyenas and a variety of Antelope species. Enjoy the unique evening 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of Hippos and many animals may be seen drinking at the water’s edge. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species. Dinner and over night at Mweya Safari Lodge / Budget Institute of ecology.
After breakfast , set off for an early morning game drive along Kasenyi track and Queens mile in the park and expect to see Lions, Elephants, cape buffalo, Warthogs, leopard, hyena, mangoose, waterbucks, Uganda kobs, Topi and lots many small animals and birds. After the game drive, proceed to Bwindi via Maramagambo and Ishasha sector. As you drive along the road via Ishasha sector, animals such as the waterbucks, elephant, antelopes, buffalo, kobs, and most of all climbing lions can be seen along the road. Relax around the Forest camp. Dinner and over night at the luxurious Gorilla Forest Camp set deep in the rain forest.
Day 3: Bwindi Gorilla Safari.
Prepare for an early morning entry into a gorilla forest. The rainforest is spectacular as it offers a dramatic, heavily forested and dense landscape crisscrossed by numerous animal trails, allowing access for tourists. Recorded mammals here include the endangered mountain gorilla, the rare golden monkey, buffalo, elephants, black-fronted duikers, bushbucks, leopards, giant forest hogs as well as other animals. This park is best known for the fascinating gorillas, where the time taken and terrain varies according to the movements of these marvelous primates. The thrill of spending time with and observing these gentle giant gorillas is a rare, moving, awesome and exciting adventure that will leave you with long lasting memories of a truly unique experience. The gorillas are shy and peaceful animals and it is an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they play and interact. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma homestead/ Buhoma community camp.
After breakfast, drive back to Kampala. Head to Kampala having lunch enroute, the drive back to Kampala stops at the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers. There will also be time to stop at the Kayabwe Equator crossing point for photographs/souvenirs and you will arrive in Kampala by early evening.