Day One:

Meet and greet in Kampala, transfer to Fort Portal (5 hours) which nestles in the shadow of the fabled” Mountains of the Moon". Afternoon visit to Bigodi swamp, see smaller mammals and primates.Highlights are finding the rare red colobus monkey and the sitatunga. Dinner and overnight at Ndali Lodge.

Day Two:

Full day search of chimpanzee and 10 other primate including l' hoestes, red colobus, blues, red tailed and gray-cheeked mangabey.  The guide will provide detailed explanations, on primates, the forest fauna and flora. The walk is both informative and enjoyable. Dinner and overnight at
Ndali Lodge or Jacana Safari Lodge.

Day Three:

Proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park (3 hours) following the mystical Ruwenzori Mountain range for much of the journey.  A game drive en route may be rewarded with views of lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, hyena and a variety of antelope species.  After lunch, enjoy the unique 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos. Many animals may be seen drinking at the water's edge.

This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing.  The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species.  Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge or Jacana Safari Lodge.

Day Four:

Two game drives today. Queen Elizabeth National Park's diverse Eco-system of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife.  Game drives in this park, with the massive Rwenzoris as a backdrop provides  excellent opportunities to see lion, leopard, giant forest hog, Cape buffalo, elephants, defassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, Topi and bushbuck. These two game drives and the boat trip (taken prior) are memorable methods of discovering a vast array of wildlife. Dinner and overnight at
Mweya Safari Lodge.

Accommodation used:

  • Lodge safari at Mweya Safari Lodge
  • Jacana Safari Lodge
  • Ndali Lodge.

Budget safari

  • Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse
  • Kibale Forest Camp.

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