11 Nov Uganda Camping Safari 7 days
Uganda Safaris | Uganda safari to Queen Elizabeth, Kibale and Bwindi
This camping safari runs for seven days, beginning and ending in Kampala. This particular safari can be organized on a private basis.
Visitors taking the safari spend two nights at Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, or Safari Camp & Guest House, or Crater Valley Kibale, or Lake Nkuruba Nature Reserve, or Rweteera Safari Park, or Tourist Camping Center, or Rwengo Lakeside Campsite, two nights at Buhoma Community Homestead, or two nights at Mweya.
Day 1: Kampala – Fort portal
After a briefing about the safari, you will depart for Fort Portal driving through Mityana & Mubebde. You will stop in Mubende to visit Nakayima tree. You will have a picnic lunch before proceeding to Fort where you will arrive in the late afternoon. You will rest and later explore the adjacent crater lake. Dine and slumber at your preferred place.
Day 2 Kibale National Park Primates Tour
After an early breakfast, continue tracking down the noisy chimpanzees and other primates playing in the high Kibale forest trees. You will be able to view colored melodiously singing birds. Have a picnic lunch before going to the Bigodi swamp for a nature walk to see the wetland birds and some other projects being carried out by the local communities. Dine and sleep in a lodge.
Day 3 Kibale – Queen Elizabeth Wildlife Tour
Take breakfast, and then drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The amount of game you will be able to see will depend on the annual season at the time. Visit the salt works near lake Katwe-Uganda’s salty lake. You will have a great opportunity to taste this lake’s salty waters especially if you have never done so before. Have lunch before proceeding for an after-lunch game drive. Dine and sleep at Mweya or Jacana FB.
Day 4 Kyambura Chimp Trek
Have breakfast, and then tour the adjacent Kyambura gorge to track the hard to pin down, fast moving chimps. Chimps are among the closest related beings to human, so it’s a pleasurable experience seeing them. Optionally, head to Maramagambo forest for a nature walk to view primates, the stunning blue lake, various tree species and bat colony. Have lunch and continue to Kazinga Channel for a launch cruise to see hundreds of hippos, buffaloes, water birds and elephants. Embark on a search for the tree climbing lions in Ishasha region. Dine and slumber at Ishasha Bandas, or Jacana, or Ishasha Wilderness Camp.
Day 5 Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Following breakfast, head to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest driving through Ishasha region a haven for tree-climbing lions, or alternatively journey through the cultivated area, the condition of the road will dictate the route to take. If time allows, visit the natives in the adjacent communities. Dine and slumber at Buhoma Community Bandas or Buhoma Homestead.
Day 6 Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable
Have an early breakfast and enter into the impenetrable forest to track gorillas. jungle boots will be a necessity since this activity involves ascending the steep thickly forest hills prior to coming face to face with the endangered Mountain Gorillas hidden in the dense vegetation. If time allows, you will have a leisurely visit in the local communities neighboring the park. Dine and slumber at Buhoma Community Bandas or Buhoma Homestead.
Day 7 Return to Kampala
Depart in the early morning for Kampala driving through the stunning ever-green countryside the western part Uganda. Stop on the way for lunch and arrive in the late afternoon in Kampala.
END OF UGANDA CAMPING SAFARI