Uganda Western Wonderland Itinerary

This is the ultimate Uganda adventure. From your arrival in Kampala to Kibale Forest and its species of apes, Queen Elizabeth National Park and its varied species of game, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and its up close and personal gorillas, Lake Mburo National Park and its one of a kind activities all the way back to Kampala, this trip is truly a whirlwind experience.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 - Kampala Arrival - Kibale Forest

In the morning after breakfast our safari guide will pick you from your place of stay, for a drive to Kibale. The Journey is long, at least half a day of driving. Arrive in the afternoon; relax after the drive, and then overnight accommodation at Ndali Lodge

Overnight: Ndali Lodge

Day 2 - Kibale Forest

After breakfast, we shall drive to Kibale Forest N/P, for primate viewing. The activity starts early in the morning. Your guide will help you search for chimpanzees and other primates within the park, as it is host to 13 species of primates. The guide will provide detailed explanations on not only primates, but also on all the forest's fauna and flora, ensuring that your walk is both informative and enjoyable. This walk is excellent for viewing bird life and primates in close quarters. A visit to Bigodi swamp eco-tourism site is amazing, as you encounter rare and beautiful flora and fauna. Lunch, dinner and overnight accommodation at Ndali Lodge.

Overnight: Ndali Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 3 - Kibale - Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park, following the mystical Rwenzori Mountain Range most of the journey. A game drive en-route may be rewarded with view of waterbucks, Elephants, Leopards, Buffaloes, Hyenas and a variety of Antelope species. After lunch, enjoy a unique boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. This trip passes through high concentrations of Hippos and a wide variety of animals may be seen drinking at the water's edge. This river cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 600 recorded species having been spotted. Retire in the later afternoon to the lodge for overnight accommodation at Mweya Safari Lodge.

Overnight: Mweya Safari Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 4 - Queen Elizabeth National Park

After an early morning rise, and a cup of your favorite beverage , embark on a morning game drive along Kasenyi track and Queens mile in the park and keep a watch out for Lion, Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Warthogs, Leopard, Hyena, Mongoose, Waterbuck, Ugandan Kob, and lots of the many small animals and birds. After the game drive return to the Lodge for lunch, and an afternoon siesta, after which you will venture on another game drive in the afternoon. Return in the evening for dinner and overnight accommodation at Mweya Safari Lodge.

Overnight: Mweya Safari Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 5 - Queen Elizabeth - Bwindi

After an early morning breakfast, proceed to Bwindi via the Ishasha sector of the Queen Elizabeth National Park. As you drive along the road via Ishasha sector, (famous for it's tree climbing Lions) you should see a multitude of animals. Arrive at the camp in the afternoon, relax around the camp, with dinner and overnight accommodation at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp.

Overnight: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 6 - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

There is an early morning entry into a gorilla sanctuary. The rainforest is spectacular, heavily vegetated and dense landscape crisscrossed by numerous animal trails, allowing access for trekkers. This park is best known for the fascinating gorillas, where the time taken and terrain varies according to the movements of these fantastic apes. The thrill of spending time with and observing these gentle giants is a rare and moving adventure that will leave you with long lasting memories of a truly unique experience. The gorillas are shy and peaceful animals and it is an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they interact with each other, return for dinner and overnight accommodation at the Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp.

Overnight: Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 7 - Bwindi - Lake Mburo National Park

After an early breakfast, you will depart from Bwindi and proceed to Lake Mburo National Park. The game drive will take you along the lakeshore track, and with its own system of game trails and cleared walkways, Lake Mburo has a wider range of activities available to choose from, as there are Horseback Safaris, Night drives, and walking safaris from the Lodge, however after your trek with the Gorillas you may just want to relax and enjoy the peace of this stunning park. Accommodation and dinner provided at Mihingo Lodge.

Overnight: Mihingo Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 8 - Lake Mburo - Kampala Departure

Depart from Lake Mburo to Kampala, having a game drive en-route. Have a stopover at the equator for photography and then leisurely continue with the drive to Kampala.

Accommodation Information

Ndali Lodge

Ndali Lodge is set stunningly amidst the Bunyaruguru crater lake region of Western Uganda, 26 kilometers south of Fort Portal and lies at the center of 1000 acres of privately owned fertile farmland still cultivated in a traditional style.

Mweya Safari Lodge

Mweya Safari Lodge offers visitors an unforgettable experience. Located on a peninsula within the heart of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Mweya Safari Lodge is surrounded by the magical Rwenzori Mountains aptly described as the 'Mountains of the Moon'.

Each room at Mweya Safari Lodge has a breathtaking view of the Kazinga channel. You can watch the forest hogs grazing the grass outside, as well as the odd curious hippo!

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest impresses with a truly theatrical landscape - this is a region of volcanoes, jagged valleys, waterfalls, lakes and dramatic mountain ranges. And it is here, on a flat ridge high in the forest, that Sanctuary's Gorilla Forest Camp is tucked away. It's hard to fathom that such luxury and sophistication could be available in an area as remote as this.

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp is the ideal base for a gorilla tracking adventure in Bwindi. Guests can dine under the stars and relax by the roaring campfire. On cooler evenings, the central cottage provides a warm shelter. Located within the National Park, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp offers guests an unrivalled location, including the best bird and wildlife viewing in the Bwindi area. In fact Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp often receives regular visits from the gorillas themselves, up to 4-6 visits per month. For the lucky guests in camp at those times, they may have the chance for a gorilla encounter without even leaving Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp!

Mihingo Lodge

Mihingo Lodge is a peaceful and exclusive retreat adjacent to Lake Mburo National Park . It features ten rooms which are built on wooden platforms with stilts and covered by a thatched roof. Suspended under the thatched roof is a spacious and comfortable tent equipped with en-suite bathrooms with stunning views, including hot and cold running water, showers, and toilets.

Each luxury tented room is nestled on a private piece of the lodge's property, enabling guests to enjoy the tranquil environment in complete seclusion. Placed in varied settings, some rooms are situated in a forest, some with a lake view, and some on rocky outcrops.

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