Arguably one of the most scenic drives you will be on during your trip. This thirteen days adventure will have you see some great apes, tree climbing lions, Rhinos, the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi and breathtaking views of the Kigezi region, South West of Uganda.
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Day 1: Arrive in Kampala
On your arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be received by a Redroad Tour guide who will take you to your hotel for the night.
Day 2: Kampala City tour
In the morning you will take a 4- hour walking tour of the city of Kampala. You will get to experience first-hand, the hustle and bustle this city has become known for. Do some souvenir shopping at one of the craft markets in town. (B)
Day 3: Murchison
Set-off early for a 5-hour drive to Murchison falls national park. Enroute, make a short stop at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary for Rhino tracking. In the afternoon, head out on your first game drive. Murchison falls national park is endowed with a variety of African wildlife such as Elephants, buffalos, lions, giraffes and many more. This exciting game drive involves scanning through the park in search of these magnificent animals. (B, L, D)
Day 4: Murchison
Set off before dawn for another 3-hours game drive. This is another opportunity to encounter and observe African wildlife in their natural habitat. Take the rest of the morning off to enjoy your lodge. In the afternoon, head out on a boat safari along the Victoria Nile. This part of the Nile is home to hundreds of Hippos and Crocodiles, and also attracts an array of other animals such as elephants and buffalos. (B, L, D)
Day 5: Drive to Fort Portal
Take a 7 hours’ drive to the Rwenzori region. This is famous for the rift valley and the majestic Rwenzori Mountains also known as the mountains of the moon. After you check in to your lodge, choose to either relax at the lodge or participate in a number of other activities available to you. (B, D)
Day 6: Chimp Tracking
Set off early morning to Kibale Forest, home to the highest density of primates in East Africa, for your chimpanzee tracking expedition. This 4-hour adventure takes you up close to one of the Chimpanzee families and you will spend an hour observing their fascinating lifestyle.
After lunch, you will take a village walk. Walking the village trails is a great way of experiencing and learning about Ugandan culture. The trails pass through plantations, small towns and various crater lakes. (B, L, D)
Day 7: Transfer to Queen
The next morning drive to Queen Elizabeth national park. This iconic park is located on the floor of the rift valley – a 40km wide flat stretch that lies between the Rwenzori Mountains and the highlands of western Uganda. It is this very stretch that a number of wildlife call home.
Take a boat tour on the Kazinga channel, which is a bustling hub of wildlife activity. The channel is home to hundreds of Hippos, Crocodiles and numerous species of birds, and also boasts Elephants and buffalos as regular visitors. (B, L, D)
Day 8: Tree climbing lions
We will take an early morning drive to the southern part of the park known as Ishasha. This region is famous for the rare tree-climbing lions, however it also boasts of other African wildlife such as big herds of elephants and Topis. You will spend the afternoon on a game drive discovering these savannah plains. (B, L, D)
Day 9: Transfer to Bwindi
The trip to Bwindi impenetrable forest is a 3-hour scenic drive with impressive views and friendly communities. The drive will have you climb up from the low savannah plains to the mountains that are home to the gorillas. (B, L, D)
Day 10: Gorilla trekking
On this day, trekk through the forest in search of one of the gorilla families. This thrilling experience will get you up close to the gorillas and you will spend an hour with them before heading out of the forest. (B, L, D)
Day 11: Lake Bunyonyi
You will take a 2-hours’ drive south to Lake Bunyonyi (meaning “the place of birds”). This picturesque lake is nestled in the volcanic hills of the Kigezi region. It is also a popular bird sanctuary as the meaning of its name suggests. Spend the afternoon resting at the lodge or take a canoe tour of the lake and its surroundings at your request. (B, D)
Day 12: Cross to Rwanda
Embark on a 4 hours’ scenic drive through the gorilla highlands, making stops at various viewpoints on your way to Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. On this route discover impressive views of volcanic lakes and a series of volcanic mountains popularly known as the Virunga Mountains. (B)
Day 13: Fly home
You will be transferred to the airport for your next flight back home. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner