9 days Kibale-Queen Elizabeth-Bwindi

Kibale-Queen Elizabeth-Bwindi

Kibale National Park contains one of the loveliest and most varied tracts of tropical forest in Uganda. The park is home to a total of 70 mammal species, most famously 13 species of primate including the localised red Colobus, L’Hoest’s monkeys, the endemic Uganda Mangabey and man’s closest relatives, the chimpanzee. Kibale has the highest concentration of primates in the world, so seeing them is pretty much guaranteed! It also home to over 375 species of birds, about 60 percent of all recorded forest species of Uganda. When chimpanzees and other forest residents rest up at dusk, a night time shift of rarely seen creatures becomes active. Bats, pottos, bush babies, and civets are the most active at night. Night walks though the dark forest to seek these nocturnal creatures is increasingly popular.

Queen Elizabeth national park is understandably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. The park’s diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, make it the ideal habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds making the park a magnet for bird watchers.It is the home of the famous tree climbing lions as well as the Uganda Kob, topi, elephant, baboons, hippos, leopard and buffalo.

Bwindi Impenetrable mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests containing almost 400 species of plants including vines, shrubs and ferns of which 10 species are not found anywhere else in Uganda. More famously, this “impenetrable forest” also protects an estimated 320 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked. This is the bucket list experience of a life time! A range of species of butterflies, mammals, elephants and diurnal primates also call Bwindi home. Other activities include birding, community walks, cultural visits, nature walks, and cycling/biking.

Activities

  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Game drives
  • Birding
  • Boat cruise
  • Gorilla tracking
  • Cultural encounters

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe international airport

Day 2; Arrive in Kibale national park

Day 3: Chimpanzee tracking/ habituation/ birding

Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park

Day 5: Game drives and boat cruise/ birding

Day 6: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park

Day 7: Gorilla tracking/ Birding

Day 8: Back to Kampala

Day 9: Departure back home