Uganda is often called “the pearl of Africa”, a country with fantastic natural scenery, abundant wildlife, and a rich mosaic of tribes and cultures. Travelling through Uganda you will be captivated by its beauty, overwhelmed by the friendliness of its people and intrigued by all it has to offer. Half of the world’s remaining mountain gorilla population lives in the forests and mountains of Uganda, and it has the highest density of bird species in Africa. My top experience in Uganda is a gorilla tracking safari – I will never forget the first time I saw these gentle creatures so relaxed and docile as the adults went about their daily business of eating leaves while the little one’s frolicked in the trees.
Suggested Itinerary – ”Primate Explorer”
The tour guide will pick you up from the airport in Entebbe where you will spend 1 night at a guesthouse before departing on your tour the next day. Your tour will begin at the Kibale Forest, a known for its chimpanzee tracking. The drive passes through beautiful landscapes, past tea plantations and the lush green nature, which is characteristic for Uganda. The next night will be spent in the park where you have the opportunity to go on an exciting chimpanzee search, do a walk through the forests and local villages, or hike to the nearby crater lake.
At lunch time you depart Kibale forest and take a short drive to Queen Elizabeth Park, where the next highlight awaits you: An optional boat cruise on the Kazinga channel that has thousands of hippos and the birdlife is prolific. Spend the night in the Queen Elizabeth National Park.
The drive today is through the park which will take you via Ishasha to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Ishasha, is famous for tree climbing lions and you have a good chance to discover the lions up in the trees. We will continue our journey to reach our destination for the next 2 nights, the Bwindi Impenetrable forest, home of the mountain gorillas. The scenery is breath-taking and you will pass expansive lakes, foothills and tropical rainforests. You have the option to encounter mountain gorillas in their natural habitat by joining a gorilla tracking safari, a highlight of a trip to Uganda!
After your breakfast your journey continues to Lake Mburo National Park, home to zebras, elands and impalas, and also an abundance of other wildlife animals including crocodiles and hippos!
Lake Mburo is a wonderful place to stay and relax in nature.
You can choose if you want to do a guided bushwalk or a boat cruise at Lake Mburo before departing in the afternoon for Entebbe to catch your flight home.
Things to do
- Enjoy rare encounters with mountain gorillas in their natural environment
- Visit the ‘Source of the white Nile’
- Take a boat trip up the river to the spectacular Murchison Falls
- Track chimpanzees and other primates in the Kibale Forest National Park
- Experience the tree climbing lions and the stunning scenery of the Queen Elizabeth