Duration: 4 days/ 3 nights
Meal plan: bed and breakfast and half board available
Day 1: Travel to the west and nature walk
We leave Kampala/Entebbe in early the morning for our journey towards western Uganda. Driving along the highway, you’ll see the landscape change from green banana plantations and papyrus swamps to scenic rolling hills and tea plantations. The last stretch before reaching the park offers great views of the Rwenzori Mountain range, the only snow capped mountains on the equator.
After reaching the national park and settling down at your accommodation, you’ll go for a guided nature walk in the park which offers great views over the golden savannah and crater lakes and many times encounters with bold warthogs.
Day 2: Game drive and Safari boat launch
We kick the day off with an early morning game drive. Be prepared to wake up before dawn – best chances of seeing the big cats are when the sun is barely up yet, so it’s all about being out on safari early enough! Other animals you might see include elephants, buffaloes, different antelopes, hippos, many different types of bird among others.
After this exciting morning, you’ll get some time to relax and eat lunch before heading to the Kazinga channel, a natural connection between lakes George and Edward. You’ll take a boat safari along the shores of the channel, giving you opportunity to see hundreds of hippos, crocodiles, elephants, and different species of bird among others.
Day 3: Game drive and chimp tracking
We’ll start the day with an early morning game drive again, giving you opportunity to see animals we might have missed the previous day and visiting some scenic crater lakes.
After some relaxing and eating lunch, we head to Kyambura Gorge, a 100m deep valley with rain forest that sits between the park’s golden savannahs. You’ll hike through the forest looking for our closest relatives: chimpanzees. Your guide will track the chimps, listening to their cries and sounds and other hints. Once you find them you get to spend about an hour with them, observing them in their natural habitat go about their daily lives.
Day 4: Travel back to Kampala with en route stopovers
After a relaxed breakfast, we head back towards Kampala. We make a short stopover at the equator, giving you the unique opportunity to be in both northern and southern hemisphere at the same time! Our last stop on the way will be at a workshop of local instrument makers. Here you’ll see how traditional drums, fiddles, shakers and other instruments are made. We’ll get back to Kampala in the late afternoon/evening and drop you off at a location of your choice.
We offer 3-day and 5-day tours to Queen Elizabeth National Park as well, and our 12-day Uganda Highlights tour does include Queen Elizabeth too.
We also tailor make tours, just drop us a line via the contact form or call us on +256 778732187 / +256 794359336.