Upon arrival in Entebbe you are met and transferred to your hotel. Spend the next day getting acclamated and enjoying this important city in Uganda.
MURCHISON FALLS NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast on Day 4 you are driven to Murchison Falls National Park (approximately 6 hour drive with stops) which is the most spectacular park in Uganda. Here are the awe-inspiring Murchison Falls (second only to Victoria Falls) where the Victoria Nile hurls itself in a magnificent torrent of gushing water and spray through a narrow crevice, and then plunges 40 meters in one breathtaking leap.
Days 5 - 7
After breakfast on Day 5 you are driven to the Kibale Forest (approximately 7.5 hours) on mostly dirt roads. The road passes through villages and farmland where every imaginable fruit and vegetable of the tropics thrives.
Days 8 - 10
QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
This morning drive on to the Queen Elizabeth National Park (approx 2 and 1/2 hours) and check into the main hotel in the park which is charming and offers African ambiance and beautiful views of the park with the Ruwenzori Mountains in the background. This morning take a forest walk in the Chambura Gorge which marks the northeastern boundary of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The gorge appears suddenly in hills of rolling savanna to reveal a deep slice of tropical rain forest containing a wealth of primate species. During your time here tour the area of Kyemango, the park's great crater where one can gain an overview of the main features of the park; the lakes, the Kazinga Channel, the other craters and the Nyamagasani River. After a picnic lunch take the Kazinga Channel cruise and view Lake Edward. This Channel has some of the largest population of hippo in the world (30,000 +!).Morning at leisure. In the afternoon drive across the valley to arrive at the edge of Maramagambo Forest for a walk around the Blue Lake and the Bat Caves in search of forest dwellers such as the colobus monkey, baboons, and many more.
This morning drive to Bwindi to relax and prepare for gorilla trekking. The forest is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to about half of the world population of 800 mountain gorillas.
Days 12 - 13
After breakfast, take a short drive to Park Headquarters and meet with excellent local guides and trackers who will give a talk on the etiquette of gorilla trekking. You then hike into the forest where the gorillas were seen the night before and track from that point. The trekking can take from 1 to 6 hours and climb to altitudes in excess of 7,500 feet. The terrain is rough and at times muddy. Although the hike is physically demanding, the beauty of the forest and surrounding scenery make the trekking worthwhile. Once the gorillas are located all fatigue is forgotten, as the experience is often described as being the most profound natural history experience in the world!Get a good night's rest and wake the next morning to take another trek in search of these gentle giants.
This morning drive to Ishasha region of the Queen Elizabeth National Park for a game drive in search of tree climbing lion and other game. From here take a charter flight to Entebbe and transfer to the hotel for overnight.
After breakfast depart for the airport to board your international flight homeward.
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