Day 1; To Queen Elizabeth National Park.
The guide will come over to your hotel to pick you up and drive to Queen Elizabeth national park which is very popular for its numerous wildlife species that live within the various vegetation cover like the open Savannah, Rain forest, dense swamps and beautiful crater lakes. There are Savannah wildlife species like the Buffaloes, Lions, Leopard, Spotted Hyena, Hippos and the elusive giant forest hog while the primates include Chimps, Black and white Colobus Monkeys, Blue, Black Faced Red Colobus, and Red Tailed monkeys and Olive Baboons. You will have lunch en route and after lunch, you will proceed to the park and enjoy an en route game dive as you head to your lodge. You can expect the monkeys, elephants, bush bucks, water bucks, Uganda kobs, lots of birds and so many other attractions. You will be at the lodge of your choice in the evening and that is where you will have your dinner at;
Luxury; Mweya safari lodge or Jacana safari lodge/ Ishasha wilderness/ king fisher
Midrange; Marafiki safari lodge/ Hippo hill camp /Albertine camp
Budget; Mweya hostel/ Bush lodge/ Simba safari lodge
Day 2; the game drive and launch cruise
You will have your breakfast very early and then drive into the park for your early morning game drive. You will search for the wildlife like the lions, hyenas, you will see the Uganda Kobs, lots of elephants, buffaloes, hippos and crocodiles by the waters etc. This search should be at least end before noon and then return to the lodge to relax as you wait for your lunch. In the afternoon you will go for a launch cruise along the Kazinga channel the waterway that joins Lake Edward to Lake George and see the hippos in big numbers, crocodiles, the buffaloes, with elephants at the shores as they take water and graze. There will also be birds and after the two hours, you will be returning to the lodge for dinner and the night.
Day 3; Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge
Breakfast will be served very early and then meet your guide so he can drive to Kyambura Gorge which is a home to the chimpanzees for trekking. You be briefed before you walk into the forest and you can expect to see more than the chimpanzees, other primates like the Black and white Colobus monkeys will be spotted and other animals like antelopes, hyenas, Lion and many others in the middle of savanna grassland. This gorge is also a home of very many bird species; bird watchers could have fun when they visit that forest. You will go back to the lodge for your lunch and the go visit the crater lakes region. Dinner will be back at your lodge.
Day 4; To Bwindi National Park
On this day, you will drive to Bwindi National Park immediately after your breakfast. You will pass through the Ishasha sector so that you can have a game drive, search for tree climbing lions and have an excellent view of lions in Acacia trees. There are higher chances of seeing the lions in ishasha than in other parts of the part and later on, you will go have your lunch and after lunch you will transfer to Bwindi national park. Your overnight will be at either;
Budget; – Buhoma Community bandas/ Bwindi View bandas/ Nkuringo campsite tents / Virunga Hotel/ Nkuringo safari centre
Moderate;- Gorilla safari lodge/ gorilla mist lodge/Lake Kitandara camp/Nkuringo camp site/ Wagtail Eco lodge
Up market; – Engagi lodge/ Buhoma lodge/Gorilla Resort camp/ Traveler’s rest camp/Silver back lodge
Luxury – Gorilla Forest Camp/ Clouds Lodge/ Gahinga Volcanoes Lodge/ Volcanoes Bwindi safari Lodge
Day 5; Gorilla Trekking
After breakfast, you will pick your hiking gears, your lunch boxes too and then go for briefing at the ranger station. After briefing, you will go gorilla trekking with the help of the ranger who will help you spot the gorillas. Trek can take 1- 5 hours therefore it requires a reasonable degree of fitness and a sturdy pair of walking shoes a sit might be slippery especially if it is during the rainy season. When you meet them, you will have an hour to sit in the forest among the gorillas, listening to them grumble to each other, marvel at the size of the silver back which is the dominant male of the group. The forest other attractions like lots of tree ferns, orchids and Bwindi’s colorful array of butterflies, birds and primates from the forest. Overnight will be at your lodge.
Day 6; To Lake Mburo National Park
After breakfast, you will drive through the twisted and winding roads, the lake dotted countryside as you head to Mbarara where Lake Mburo is located. You will have your lunch when you get to Mbarara and then drive into the park composed of the Savannah scrub lands with different fauna. A number of wildlife species will be seen in the park when you go for the afternoon game drive and some of the animals will include the gargantuan eland antelope, so many zebras since this park has the highest population of them, there will be topis, impalas. There are also five lakes within the park and these are home to a huge population of hippos, crocodiles. There are also variety of water birds hiding in the swamps like the red, black and yellow papyrus gonolek. Dinner and over night at
Budget; Rwonyo Bandas
Midrange; Arcadia Cottages/ Rwakobo rock
Luxury; Lake Mburo safari lodge/ Mantana Luxury tented camp / Mihingo lodge.
Day 7; Nature walk to the salt lick and Canoe ride
After breakfast, you will go for a nature walk which will lead you to the salt lick where animal gather around to lick the salty soil and here you will see lots of animals. A walk to the near by salt lick is a summary of your trip to Lake Mburo but this is done without the animal’s conscience as they may run away if they sense danger from the humans. Later on, you will return to the lodge for lunch and then later in the afternoon, you will go for a canoe ride along Lake Mburo to see the hippos, the crocodiles, the water birds, among other attraction. You will then return to your lodge for dinner and over night.
Day 8; departure End of Uganda Safari
Have your breakfast and then transfer to Kampala. Depending on your time of your departure, you may go for a partial City tour for example, go shopping for the African stuff from the city craft shops, there, you can get some souvenirs and then have your drive drop you at the airport to catch your flight back home.