8 Days - Queen Elizabeth National Park trail
Day 6: Sabyinyo Volcano hiking Adventure
Climbing the extinct volcano is done in south western Uganda and this consists of climbing 3peaks. Our hike to Sabyinyo takes us through muddy trails often on wooden ladders with expectations of patchy/partial rain and clearing clouds as you get to the beautiful view of Rwanda and Democratic republic of Congo. At this time, the view is at times reduced to 10ft, reach the summit view and from here you will be able to see and stand in all the 3-Countries; Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. This hike sometimes involves walking straight high up the Mountain without going round it. The views and challenges of hiking Mt. Sabyinyo makes it an amazing experience for adventurers.
Day 8: Transfer to Kampala/Entebbe
Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth national park is Uganda’s second largest park and is located at the base of the Rwenzori mountain range, adjacent to Lake Edward and Lake George. The park has prolific game, including Gazelle, Uganda Kob, Warthog and Waterbuck. Lions are often sighted both in and at the entrance to the park. Be prepared for huge numbers of Hippo and Elephant, and keep your eyes peeled for a Leopard lazing in the sunshine.
Day 2: Kasenyi plains game drive & boat trip
Before sunrise you will go for a game drive in the pack to search for predator and nocturnal dwellers as they return to their hide outs. Expect species such as elephants, buffaloes, side stripped jackals, hyena, leopards, Lions, warthogs, Uganda Kobs, giant forest Hogs.
After lunch, you will take a boat trip along the Kazinga Channel. Here, you will see a lot of hippos (more than you can possibly imagine!), as well as a variety of other animals which come to the waterhole to drink or bathe. You can expect to see: Buffalo, Crocodile, bathing Elephant, and a range of beautiful birds. This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your tour.
Day 3: Game drive in Ishasha sector of QENP for tree climbing Lions
This trip takes you through the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth known as Ishasha, famed for its tree-climbing lions, the lions have learnt to climb the fig trees to escape the midday heat and if you’re lucky, you will see some sleepy lions relaxing in the branches. Ishasha is a remote and beautiful extension of Queen Elizabeth National Park. We will see buffalo, topi and hippo among other species. It is a fabulous sight to see the lions draped from the trees and nowhere in Africa do you stand a better chance of seeing this than in the large low-limbed fig tree of Ishasha. After the game drive, you will proceed to Lake Bunyonyi for overnight.
Day 4: Canoe Trekking at Lake Bunyonyi
Lake Bunyonyi or ‘Place of Little Birds’. The lake lies close to the border with Rwanda, and is thought of as one of the most beautiful places in western Uganda. It is the second deepest lake in Africa and also one of the few places in the country where it is considered safe to swim as it is bilharzia free. The islands on the lake are wonderful for relaxing, canoe trekking, trying water sports and simply immersing yourself in the natural beauty of your surroundings. The nearby hills and papyrus swamps offer many opportunities for bird watching and the shady eucalyptus trees provide peaceful places to sit and read a book.
Day 5: Transfer to Kisoro
Transfer to Kisoro through the beautiful terraced kigezi highlands and have an encounter with Virunga volcanoes and the people. In the evening go for a walk up the kisoro hills or relax and prepare for Gorilla tracking the next day.
Day 7: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi
The gorilla tracking in Bwindi will start very early in the morning after breakfast.