A spectacular Lake Edward Sunrise in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda.
In my many trips to East Africa, I had the pleasure of visiting Uganda on two occasions. I always felt that it was one of the most spectacular places in all of Africa. I have enjoyed my safaris to the country immensely. During my trips to Uganda, I have spent time searching for wildlife in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Semliki and Kibale Forest National Park and the incredible Bwindi Impenetrable Forest searching for Mountain Gorillas. The birding in Uganda is some of the best I have ever done. The first trip I took to the country was safari trip one which I was a participant. The second was a fam trip that was focused on designing the below program that I marketed through La Selva Expeditions.
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GORILLA TREK IN UGANDA
DAY 1: ENTEBBE: Upon arrival at Entebbe airport, the group is transferred to the hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Lunch & dinner at the hotel.Overnight Sheraton Hotel Kampala
DAY 2: BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST: After an early morning after breakfast the group is s transferred to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (550 kms - 7hrs), the home of the endangered mountain gorillas (Gorilla gorilla berengei). Lunch at White Horse Inn Kabale & dinner at the lodge. Overnight A&K Gorilla Camp
DAY 3: BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST: After breakfast the group proceeds for Gorilla Tracking which starts at 0830 hrs. Led by a professional guide we cut our path through the impenetrable forest as we track the gorillas. Viewing the gorillas at close quarters is truly an unforgettable experience. We return to the lodge for lunch. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner at the lodge. Gorilla tracking is done only once a day with groups of six maximum. While part of the group treks to the Gorillas, the rest participate in the many other activities in the region. Overnight A&K Gorilla Camp
DAY 4: BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST: Today the other half of the group is on their Gorilla trek while the other half is participating in many of the other naturalist activities, such as birdwatching trips, nature walks as well as many other options.
DAY 5: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK: After breakfast the group is transferred to the Queen Elizabeth National Park (200 kms - 3 1/2 hrs). Lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon or evening, the group joins the boat ride on the famous Kazinga channel to enjoy the spectacular game viewing and bird watching found on the shores of the river. We will witness the day to day activities of such animals as elephants, hippos, cape buffalo, Uganda kob and many others. The hundreds of birds include such species as the saddle-bill stork, the yellow-billed stork, skimmers and so many others! Dinner at the lodge. Overnight Mweya Lodge
DAY 6: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK: The group will have another full day in Queen Elizabeth National Park with morning and evening game drives. Breakfast, lunch & dinner at the lodge. Overnight Mweya Lodge
DAY 7: KYAMBURA GORGE: After an early breakfast the group leaves for Kyambura Gorge for chimp tracking. After lunch, we leisurely proceed to the town Fort Portal(170 kms - 2 hrs). Dinner at the old, colonial style Moon hotel. Overnight Mountain Of The Moon Hotel
DAY 8: KIBALE FOREST NATIONAL PARK: After breakfast we visit the beautiful Kibale forest. This is an expansive region with beautiful primary rainforest containing one of the largest primate population densities on earth. The forest walk is exciting as you look for chimps and many other species of primates and birds. Other animals include forest elephants and buffaloes. Kibale is also famous for its bird life and boasts over 400 species of birds and literally hundreds of species of butterflies! After lunch the group drives through the verdant countryside back to Kampala (325 kms - 4 hrs). Dinner at the hotel. Overnight Sheraton Hotel Kampala
DAY 9: ENTEBBE-END OF TOUR: After breakfast at the hotel you will be transferred to the airport for your International flight.
Here are a few images of my trips to Uganda!