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A 5 DAY PRIVATE SAFARI ITINERARY TO BWINDI AND KIBALE NP

Day 1          Depart from Kampala by road and head south-West to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will have a short stop at the Equator for an informative talk as well as a photographic opportunity. We will continue to Mbarara where were we will stop for lunch.  Your drive will take you through Uganda rolling green hills through the highlands, also known as the ‘Switzerland of Uganda’. Your road will then head even higher to where you can see the triangular peaks of the Virunga volcanoes of Rwanda and the Congo. We then drop down into a valley, to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home of the mountain gorilla. Tonight you will sleep to the sounds of the mountain rainforest.
Overnight at Gorilla Resort/Buhoma Community Bandas (Full Board)

Day 2          Up relatively early for a hearty breakfast to give you the energy needed for gorilla tracking. Before 8:00 am report to the ranger station for registration and a talk by one of the rangers; the guides will then take you through the bush pushing your way through the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, to track the gorillas. (This trek can take from half an hour to 5 hours – a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes) Sit in the forest among the gorillas, listening to them grumble to each other, and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male; the silverback. It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rainforest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas. It’s amazing to think there are only about 650 of these beautiful creatures left!
If you have the energy this afternoon, take a guided walk on the Munyaga River trail, which is an ideal short walk. This trail leads to three delightful crystal clear waterfalls, and there is a profusion of tree ferns, epithytic ferns, orchids and Bwindi’s colorful array of butterflies. Here you may also see birds and primates from the forest edge.
OR        If you have the afternoon free, how about a guided village walk – see how the Ugandans live!
Overnight at Gorilla Resort/Buhoma Community Bandas (Full Board)

Day 3          Following breakfast, we will depart by road to  Kibale Forest National Park. We will drive through the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth known as Ishasha, famed for its tree-climbing lions. Ishasha is a remote and beautiful extension of Queen Elizabeth National Park. We will see buffalo, topi and hippo among other species. It is a fabulous sight to see the lions draped from the trees and nowhere in Africa do you stand a better chance of seeing this than in the large low-limbed fig tree of Ishasha. We will continue to Fort portal town then up to Ndali Lodge/Rwenzori View Guest house where you will stay prior to your chimpanzee tracking tomorrow.
Overnight at Ndali Lodge/Rwenzori view guest house/Kanyankyu Ecological site (FB)

Day 4       A relatively early morning start, to report to the ranger station in Kibale National Park at 08.00am to track habituated chimps – these delightful apes, more closely related to humans than to any other living creature, are tremendous fun to watch as they squabble and play in fruiting trees. The incredibly diverse forest is home to over 13 species of primates including red Colobus monkey, the rare L’Hoest, blue monkey, grey mangabey, pottos, black faced vervet monkeys, baboons and also bush babies. A network of shady forest trails provides much to delight botanists and butterfly lovers, while birders are in for a treat with 335 species recorded including the endemic Prirogrine’s ground thrush. The elusive forest elephant, smaller and hairier that its savannah counterpart, moves seasonally into the developed part of the park, while other terrestrial mammals include buffalo, giant forest hog and a half dozen antelope species.
If you have energy in the afternoon, you will go for a guided walk in Bigodi Swamp to look for different bird species like the Shining Blue Kingfisher, Blue Throated Roller and other rare species and also find the fruiting trees, which attract Narina Trogon, Pied Hornbill, Yellow Spotted, Hairy Breasted and Yellow-Billed Barbets.
Overnight at Ndali Lodge/Rwenzori view guest house/Kanyankyu Ecological site (FB)

Day 5       After breakfast we will depart back to Kampala arriving in the afternoon.


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Our prices include;

The cost of all ground transportation and Fuel
Full time safari guide and his associated expenses
Gorilla Permit
Park entrance fees
Chimpanzee tracking
Accommodation and meals
But it excludes; Items of personal nature like Laundry, Beverages, Beers, Beverages and tipping of staffs at the lodge.