11 DAY GORILLA/ CHIMPANZEE EXPERIENCE

Day 1
Arrive at Entebbe airport. Accommodation: Lake Victoria View Guest House. Bed & Breakfast

Day 2
Visit the Botanical Gardens with its tree and plant species in the morning, and then drive to Kibale Forest National Park, a home of Chimpanzees and 12 other primates.. Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp (3 nights). Bed & Breakfast

Day 3
The Chimpanzee experience awaits you early in the morning. Though living in the wild, some chimpanzee families are used to humans. A ranger will take you through this wonderful tracking experience in the forest. The afternoon Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary Experience is full of primates, birds and plant life.


Day 4
Enjoy the morning by touring the place. Go for an afternoon Chimpanzee tracking experience with a ranger to view them the second time.

Day 5
Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home of the Gorillas. The drive takes you through the southern sector of Queen Elisabeth National Park with chances of seeing the tree-climbing lions. This depends on where gorilla trekking will take place. Accommodation: Buhoma Community Rest Camp/ Rushaga Gorilla Camp (3 nights). Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6
The Gorilla experience day is here. After breakfast, you are briefed on how to behave when with the Gorillas by a ranger. Dressed properly with hiking shoes, you set off with a ranger to the place where the trackers have located the amazing apes. You can also hire a porter at a small fee to help carrying your rucksack for ease of movement. Meeting the Gorillas is an amazing experience. Since we are all different, our reactions will also vary. But trust me; it is a wonderful one hour experience. Relax in the afternoon.

Day 7
You can as well go for another Gorilla Experience (optional) or undertake a village walk outside the national park. In the village walk, you will have a chance to visit a traditional healer, see how banana brewing is done, how coffee is harvested, pygmies will also demonstrate for you how they lived earlier in the forest.

Day 8
Drive to Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale. It has around 29 Islands and is said to be the deepest lake in Uganda, and second deepest in Africa. A boat trip around a few Islands is rewarding. Accommodation: Bird's Nest Resort. Bed & Breakfast

Day 9
Drive to Lake Mburo National Park and experience a boat trip on the lake in the afternoon. Here, you will see hippos and crocodiles, and the African fish eagles among other bird species. The Vervet monkey is not a rarity here. Accommodation: Rwakobo Rock (2 nights). Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10
It’s time to get out of the car and experience nature and wildlife on a walking safari with a ranger. Imagine observing animals without noise from the car engine! The night game drive is one of a kind, allowing you to see other animals that are active when it gets dark. These animals include the Bush babies, genets, white-tailed mongoose and a leopard (with luck) among others.

Day 11
Say bye to nature by driving back to Entebbe. Stop at the Equator to experience the water experiment on both sides of the equator. There are many craft shops here for your shopping too. Continue to Entebbe to catch your flight back home. Climax Nature Experience wishes you a safe journey!

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14 DAY SAFARI EXPERIENCE

Day 1
Arrive at Entebbe airport. Accommodation: Lake Victoria View Guest House. Bed & Breakfast

Day 2
Break the journey to Murchison Falls National park with a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for the Rhino experience. These are white Rhinos and can be seen in a short distance on foot with a ranger. You will reach the park in the evening. Accommodation: Fort Murchison (2 nights). Bed & Breakfast


Day 3
Wake up for an early morning game drive to view wild life. View the Rothschild’s giraffes, series of antelopes including the Uganda Cobs, elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards, warthogs, hyenas, to mention but a few. The afternoon boat ride to the gigantic Murchison Falls also includes the experience of a short nature walk to the top of the same falls.

Day 4
As you drive southwards towards Kibale Forest National Park, you will not miss the beautiful landscape, passing through small towns with fully active people. Kibale Forest National park is the home of Chimpanzees in addition to other 12 primate species like the red-tail monkey, blue monkey, and black-and-white colobus monkeys, among others. Make stopovers for pictures of the landscape. Accommodation: Kibale Forest Camp (2 nights). Bed & Breakfast

Day 5
The Chimpanzee experience awaits you early in the morning. Though living in the wild, some chimpanzee families are used to humans. A ranger will take you through this wonderful tracking experience in the forest. The afternoon Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary Experience is full of primates, birds and plant life.

Day 6
Drive more southwest towards Queen Elizabeth National park and have an evening game drive to view more nature and wild life. This park is the second largest in Uganda after Murchison Falls NP and is known for big herds of elephants along the Kazinga Channel. Accommodation: Bush Lodge (2 nights) Bed & Breakfast

Day 7
Wake up early in the morning for another game drive to view Uganda cobs, elephants, lions and leopards (based on luck), hippos, buffaloes, warthogs and different bird species. The afternoon boat ride on Kazinga Channel is among the highlights of this trip with its different bird species, crocodiles, buffaloes, and waterbucks, elephants coming to assuage their thirst, schools of hippos and a village of fishermen at the park boundary.

Day 8
As you drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, chances of seeing the tree-climbing lions in the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park are high (This depends on where Gorilla tracking will take place). Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Camp/ Buhoma Community Rest Camp (2 nights). Bed & Breakfast

Day 9
The Gorilla experience day is here. After breakfast, you are briefed on how to behave when with the Gorillas by a ranger. Dressed properly with hiking shoes, you set off with a ranger to the place where the trackers have located the amazing apes. You can also hire a porter at a small fee to help carrying your rucksack for ease of movement. Meeting the Gorillas is an amazing experience. Since we are all different, our reactions will also vary. But trust me; it is a wonderful one hour experience. Relax in the afternoon.

Day 10
Drive to Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale while viewing the beautiful landscape making it worthwhile to make several stopovers for pictures. This place is called the ‘Switzerland of Africa’ because of its idyllic hills. The lake, with its 29 Islands, is said to be the second deepest in Africa. A boat ride around some of these Islands is worth the experience. See how people use canoes as transport from one Island to another. Accommodation: Bird's Nest Resort. Bed & Breakfast

Day 11
This day’s journey will lead you to Lake Mburo National Park, the second smallest national park in Uganda. This is where you will see big herds of plains zebras and Impalas. The rare and shy Elands live in this park. Bushbucks can be seen standing majestically on termite moulds. You will also get another chance to see the Rothschild’s giraffes introduced from Murchison Falls National Park. Accommodation: Rwakobo Rock (2 nights). Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12
Enjoy the morning cool breeze in the early morning nature walk with a ranger. Here, you will experience nature and wildlife on foot. Imagine observing animals without noise from the car engine! On the afternoon boat ride, you will see hippos and crocodiles, and the African fish eagles among other bird species. The Vervet monkey is not a rarity here.

Day 13
Drive back to Entebbe with a stopover at the equator for a water experiment and craft shops. Accommodation: Lake Victoria View Guest House. Bed and Breakfast

Day 14
Visit the Botanical Gardens in Entebbe rich with its tree species and plant life. The guide will also show you where the first movie ‘Tarzan’ was acted from. After dinner, continue to the airport to catch your flight.

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