Day 1:Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Wake up early morning and have breakfast, drive off to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for tracking the mountain gorillas. The journey is exciting with beautiful views to see, the vehicle can be stopped at any time to take good pictures. Have lunch in Mbarara and continue to Bwindi, we arrive late and check in to your preferred lodge. These range from super luxury, luxury, moderate and budget accommodation. Whichever you choose, you will enjoy a wonderful view of the Impenetrable forest. You will sleep by the different sounds of birds and water flowing through the forest. Have dinner and rest as you wait for an adventurous day tomorrow.
Budget Accommodation: Nshongi Gorilla Resort / Buhoma Community Rest Camp / Bwindi View Bandas
Moderate Accommodation: Wagtail Safari Camp/ Lake Kitandara Tented Camp/ Gift of Nature Lodge/Trekker’s Tavern Cottages/Buhoma Community Rest Camp
Luxury Accommodation: Gorilla Resort Lodge / Silverback Lodge / Buhoma Lodge / Gorilla Safari Lodge
Super Luxury Accommodation: Clouds Lodge/Mahogany Springs lodge / Gorilla Forest Camp
Day 2: Gorilla tracking in the rain tropical forest
Have a lovely breakfast and proceed to the park headquarters for briefing about the rules and guidelines that govern gorilla tracking in the park. You will meet with the rangers and be split into groups, off you go for hiking, the encounter is mysterious as you will see other primates, birds, butterflies, flora and fauna. Some level of physical fitness is required as you have to climb the hills. The activity takes about 2 to 8 hours of tracking depending on where were the previous day, and strictly one hour in the presence of the gorillas. Its tiresome and rewarding as you come face to face with the gorillas, you will see them do their daily routine; mother feeding their young ones,playing,feeding and others resting. You are kindly asked to keep a distance as you watch them. Silence must be observed and remember to remove the flash light because it distracts them. After a wonderful time with the gorillas, return to your lodge and relax.
In the evening, we go for a village walk to visit the Batwa people. You will get a chance to learn how they have been able to survive in the area. You will visit their school; women craft shop and see how their brew is locally made. Their traditional healer will be glad to see, both men, women and children will be happy to entertain you with their traditional dance. With such a wonderful day, you return to your lodge for dinner and rest.
Day 3: Transfer to Kibale Forest.
Have a beautiful breakfast and check out of the lodge. We drive off to Kibale National Park for chimpanzee tracking. The journey will be amazing as you will see the stunning scenery of Kabale, you will see the local people cultivating on top of the hills. You can stop the vehicle to take pictures. You will be delighted by the calm weather. We arrive late and check in to your preferred lodge. Whichever you choose, you will take pleasure in the magnificent views that over look the park. Have dinner and we proceed with an evening forest walk, you will get a chance to see the nocturnal primates like the bush baby that have an astonishing night cry as the first sign to locate them and potto.You will spot some wildlife and bird species with a help of a ranger. Return to your lodge and rest.
Budget Accommodation: Ruwenzori View Guest House/ Chimpanzee Guest House
Moderate Accommodation: Chimp Nest Lodge
Luxury Accommodation: Primate Lodge/Ndali Lodge/Mountains of the Moon
Super Luxury Accommodation: Kyaninga Lodge
Day 2: Kibale Forest
Wake up early morning and have breakfast, proceed to Kibale Forest for chimpanzee tracking. The experience is breathtaking as you come across other primates such as Baboons, Black and White Colobus Monkeys, Grey Cheeked Mangabey, Red Colobus Monkeys, Blue Monkeys, L’Hoest’s Monkeys and a few wildlife scattered in the park. Finally you meet the chimpanzees, you see them play, feed and others jumping from one branch of tree to another. Make sure your camera is on standby to take the best shots that will make your safari memorable. Return to your lodge and drive off back to Kampala. If you have a flight, proceed to the airport , if not check in to your hotel and relax.