The Forgotten Queen (3 Days)
Day 1 Kampala – Queen Elizabeth Park.
Drive from Kampala to the queen Elizabeth National Park, lunch and a visit to the Mpigi Royal Drum makers en route. In the south, tree-climbing lions and a huge natural forest at Kamagambo. To the north, breath-taking crater lakes with its beautiful scenery.
Day 2 Queen Elizabeth Park
An early morning game drive and after breakfast, board a launch for a water safari on the Kazinga Channel. Photographic and game viewing opportunities abound and birdlife abundant.
Day 3 Queen Elizabeth Park – Kampala
After a game drive and breakfast return to Kampala.
3 Days • Gorillas in the Mist
The park in which these last giant primates are be found is known as Bwindi and is found in the South western part of the country. It has always been referred as The Impenetrable Forest and has been conceived as a Gorilla sanctuary even though it has more than ten other species of primates e.g. chimpanzees, colubus monkeys, baboons etc. Bwindi also encompass one of the richest areas in Africa for flora and fauna. Clients need to be patient and prepared to scramble through more bushes than would be necessary since the gorillas are not habituated to human contact.
Day 1 Kampala – Bwindi
An early morning start from Kampala takes you southwest and across the Equator. You drive through Savannah grasslands seeing banana plantations and herds of Ankole cattle with their incredibly long curving horns. You then ascend into the Kigezi highlands, known as the “Switzerland of Africa”, with terraced farming and mountain scenery. Drive through to the gorilla sanctuary. Overnight at your choice of accommodation.
Day 2 Bwindi
Enter the sanctuary at dawn and enjoy the beauty and freshness of the forest, home of the mountain gorillas. After a short briefing by the guides, proceed through dense bush to trek for these endangered animals. Other primates also live in the forest including the black-and-white colobus monkey, red tail monkey and chimpanzee. Return to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.
Day 3 Bwindi – Kampala
Return to Kampala after breakfast. Lunch at Lake View Hotel in Mbarara.
NOTE: Remember to bring heavy leather gloves, stout hiking boots, rain poncho, long sleeve shirts, long pants, a light backpack, and water bottle.
Ecotourism In the Ruwenzoris
Day 1 Kampala – Kasese.
A full Scenic days drive from Kampala takes you across the Equator and through the Rift valley to your overnight stop at Kasese.
Day 2 to 4
Days 2 – 4 Trekking Days.
Assisted by guides and porters you hike up to one of the Seven intermediate stages. There is a great diversity of vegetation, the chance of sporting some wild animals and breath taking views. The route chosen for you will be based on the skill and experience you have. Camp cook will prepare meals and accommodation is in tents.
Day 5 Return to Kampala.
Make a slow descent into Kampala via Mbarara passing through small villages with their Ankole Cattle and viewing numerous mattock plantations arriving in Kampala late afternoon.
NB:This package can be extended to 10-12 days depending on how high one would like to climb. If you are serious climbers” Baker (15889) and Margarita (16763 ft) peaks are worth visit. There are numerous rugged cliffs. Rock climbing equipment is needed.