Ugandan Wilderness Expedition: Majestic Wildlife, Scenic Tranquility, and Gorilla Encounters
Day 1: Arrival and Transfer from Airport to Kampala
Upon arrival at the airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our team and transferred to Kampala, the vibrant capital city of Uganda. After settling into your lodge, you will receive a briefing about your exciting itinerary. Spend the night at the lodge, resting and preparing for the adventures ahead.
Day 2: Transfer to Lake Mburo NP and Game Drive
Start the day with a delicious breakfast and a briefing to kick off your journey. Embark on a scenic transfer to Lake Mburo National Park, known for its stunning landscapes and abundant wildlife. Enjoy a delightful lunch at the park and get ready for an exhilarating game drive. Traverse the park’s diverse ecosystems, spot wildlife such as zebras, impalas, buffalos, and giraffes, and capture memorable photographs. As the sun sets, return to the lodge for a sumptuous dinner and a peaceful overnight stay.
Day 3: Walking Safari and Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
After a refreshing breakfast and a briefing, get ready for a captivating walking safari in Lake Mburo NP. Accompanied by experienced guides, explore the park on foot, immersing yourself in its natural beauty and encountering wildlife up close.
Following the walking safari, enjoy a delicious lunch before proceeding to Lake Bunyonyi, known as the “Place of Many Little Birds.” Arriving at Lake Bunyonyi, settle into your lodge and take in the breathtaking scenery. Enjoy a delicious dinner and spend a peaceful night, serenaded by the gentle sounds of the lake.
Day 4: Boat Cruise on Lake Bunyonyi and Transfer to Bwindi
Wake up to a delightful breakfast with stunning views of Lake Bunyonyi. Embark on a scenic boat cruise, gliding through the calm waters surrounded by lush green hills. Explore the lake’s numerous islands, learn about the local culture, and enjoy the tranquility of this remarkable place.
After the boat cruise, savor a delicious lunch and prepare for the next leg of your journey. Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the endangered mountain gorillas. Arriving at the lodge, indulge in a satisfying dinner and rest for the night, eagerly anticipating the upcoming gorilla tracking adventure.
Day 5: Gorilla Tracking and Transfer to Ishasha Sector
Today is the highlight of your itinerary as you embark on an unforgettable gorilla tracking experience. After an early breakfast and a briefing by experienced guides, venture into the dense Bwindi Forest in search of these magnificent creatures. Trekking through the misty rainforest, you’ll have the incredible opportunity to observe a gorilla family in their natural habitat, a truly awe-inspiring encounter.
After the thrilling gorilla tracking, enjoy a well-deserved lunch and prepare for the transfer to the Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. This area is renowned for its famous tree-climbing lions. Arriving at the lodge, relish a delicious dinner and spend the night in the midst of the wilderness.
Day 6: Game Drive in Ishasha and Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP
Start the day with a hearty breakfast and embark on an exciting game drive in the Ishasha Sector. Keep your eyes peeled for the remarkable tree-climbing lions that make this area unique. As you explore the vast landscapes, you may also spot other wildlife such as elephants, buffalos, and various antelope species.
After the game drive, transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, known for its diverse ecosystems and abundant wildlife. Enjoy a scrumptious lunch and prepare for an enchanting boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. Admire
After the game drive, transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, known for its diverse ecosystems and abundant wildlife. Enjoy a scrumptious lunch and prepare for an enchanting boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. Admire the stunning scenery and the incredible variety of bird species and wildlife that gather along the shores. Conclude the day with a delectable dinner and a peaceful overnight stay at the lodge.
Day 7: Game Drive and Transfer to Kibale
Start the day with a hearty breakfast before embarking on an exhilarating game drive in Queen Elizabeth NP. With the sunrise casting a golden glow over the savannah, set out to explore the park’s rich biodiversity. Keep your camera ready to capture stunning wildlife moments, including elephants, lions, buffalos, and a myriad of bird species.
After the game drive, savor a delicious lunch and embark on a scenic transfer to Kibale Forest National Park, home to a remarkable population of chimpanzees. Arriving at the lodge, enjoy a flavorsome dinner and spend the night, surrounded by the sounds of the forest.
Day 8: Chimp Tracking and Bigodi Swamp Walk
After breakfast, prepare for an extraordinary adventure – chimp tracking in Kibale Forest. Accompanied by knowledgeable guides, trek through the lush forest, listening to the echoing calls of the chimpanzees. As you encounter these incredible primates, marvel at their behavior and observe them in their natural habitat.
Following the chimp tracking, enjoy a delicious lunch before embarking on a fascinating Bigodi Swamp walk. Explore the wetland ecosystem, renowned for its rich birdlife and diverse flora. Learn about the local community conservation efforts and immerse yourself in the unique sights and sounds of this enchanting environment. Return to the lodge for a delightful dinner and a well-deserved rest.
Day 9: Crater Lakes and Amabere Visit and Transfer to Kampala
After breakfast, embark on a scenic adventure to explore the stunning crater lakes region. Discover the breathtaking beauty of these volcanic formations and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. Continue to visit the Amabere Ga Nyina Mwiru caves, known for their cultural and historical significance.
Indulge in a delicious lunch before bidding farewell to the enchanting countryside. Transfer back to Kampala, where you will settle into your lodge for the night. Savor a delightful dinner, reflecting on the incredible experiences of your Ugandan journey.
Day 10: Relaxation or Visit to Botanical Gardens before Departure
On the final day of your itinerary, take the morning to relax at the lodge or visit the captivating Botanical Gardens in Kampala. Unwind amidst the serene beauty, explore the vibrant flora, and enjoy a peaceful moment before your departure.
After a leisurely morning, enjoy a delightful breakfast at the lodge. Our guide will then provide a comfortable transfer to the airport, ensuring a smooth journey as you bid farewell to Uganda.
This meticulously crafted itinerary takes you on a remarkable journey through Uganda’s diverse landscapes and extraordinary wildlife. From the cultural richness of Kampala to the picturesque shores of Lake Bunyonyi, the thrilling encounters with mountain gorillas in Bwindi, the iconic tree-climbing lions of Ishasha Sector, and the abundant wildlife of Queen Elizabeth NP, each day promises new discoveries and unforgettable moments.