Holiday time in Africa is more intimate than you think as you have all the time to personally take part in activities. You can also make a choice of which Vacation package you wish to be part of that is to say Luxury gorilla trekking combined with wildlife holiday for 6 days.
This safari includes gorilla tracking on the second day of the holidays and game drive plus launch cruise on the 4th day. A visit to Ngamba chimpanzee rescue sanctuary where orphaned, rescued from poaching chimpanzees have been given a home.
Day 1 : Road Trip To Bwindi Forest
Travelling early in the morning to Bwindi forest is the greatest idea as the ride is long but very scenic. You may take a stopover at the equator in Kayabwe to have some memorable photos while standing at on both the southern hemisphere and Northern hemisphere of the earth at the same time.
Carry on passed the rolling volcanic hills, jagged green cover and amazing valleys nestled between the hills. Meandering rivers and lakes also form super views. You may have the chance of meeting the enchanting baboon troupes but do not feed them as they should depend on the wild for providing. Arrive late in the evening ready to check in and relax.
Accommodation: Gorilla Safari Camp/ Mahogany Springs / Clouds Lodge
Rise up early in the morning and carry your packed gorilla tracking gears to the ranger station. You will meet other trekkers and the ranger guides will explain to you what you need to follow while in the forest.
In a group of 8 trekkers, start the adventure to find the huge apes. On the way you will meet other primates like the grey cheeked mangabey, vervet monkeys, black and white colobus, red tailed monkeys, plenty of birds roam the forest, colourful butterflies, you may take the path with beautiful water falls, and so much more.
As you draw closer to the mountain gorillas, you may hear them murmur as if taking a family hang-out moment. When they come into view, you may have the opportunity to see juveniles happy like excited teenagers, infants normally keep cuddled to there mothers as the silver back keeps watch of his subjects.
Take photos for memories and later return to your lodge after an hour of watch the mountain gorillas.
Take a drive to Queen Elizabeth National park which is one of the most wildlife endowed parks in Africa. The drive may take about four to five hours but also very scenic and you may take some stopovers too. You may enjoy a game drive through the Ishasha Sector which is home to the tree climbing lions, topis, leopards, elephants to mention but a few.
Arrive and check in to your accommodation.
Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge/ Jacana Lodge
Day 4 Game drive and Launch cruise
Get up early in the morning for a super game drive in the northern sector of the park. Take some energy nibbles and some warm drink as you wait for breakfast on return. You may have the chance of seeing lions prides, herds of elephants, Herds of buffalos, to mention but afew. The giant back drop of snow capped Rwenzori ranges provides an amazing view. Plenty of birds get into action as if to greet the day.
After lunch, head for an intimate boat cruise on the park’s favourite animal hangout. The Kazinga channel is the hot spot of the park as several animals congregate at the shore. As for water birds, this is the place to identify each by name for keen birders. They flock ashore to look for a meal in the marshy surface, pelicans, Kingfisher, shoe bill, Egyptian geese to mention but afew may cross your way. Watch the sun go to sleep and return to the shore to relax.
Day 5 Chimpanzee trekking
After breakfast, head to Kyambura gorge to meet the chimpanzees. These are the closest relatives to humanity amongst the wild animals. They live at the gorge and to get there you need hike to the slopes. Make sure you wear the right gears that can protect your feet from jungle issues.
The chimpanzees normally feed from the ground when it is sunny but when it starts raining, they hide up in the tree branches so you need to search carefully. Other primates like the olive baboons, red tailed monkeys, grey cheeked mangabey, black and white colobus are residents here. When you find the chimpanzees, watch them do there activities and take photos for memories. Return to the lodge and relax.
Day 6: Drive To the Source of the Nile in Jinja
Having been in the wild for six days, head to Jinja the source of River Nile. The drive is quite long and it may take about 6 hours to 7 hours on the road. Arrive late in the evening and check in to your lodge.
Day 7: Visit the source of the Nile
After breakfast, head to the source of River Nile. The magic at the point where River Nile separates from Lake Victoria is unbelievable. The water descends from beneath to the surface and then separates causing an amazing appearance.
Visit the Bungee jumping point, former water rafting area, take part in an optional quad biking experience in case you still have time. This is at an additional small fee. Drive to Entebbe to catch up with your night flight.