10 Days Rwenzori & Wildlife

Embark on an unforgettable 10-day journey through the stunning Rwenzori Mountains and Uganda’s renowned wildlife reserves. From trekking the Rwenzori Mountains, to exploring Queen Elizabeth National Park, gorilla trekking in Bwindi, experiencing the culture of the Batwa people, and visiting Lake Mburo National Park, this safari is sure to provide an array of exciting and unforgettable experiences. Whether you’re an avid hiker, wildlife enthusiast, or culture explorer, this 10-day Rwenzori and wildlife safari itinerary is sure to provide an unforgettable adventure.

SUMMARY

DAY 1; Transfer from Kampala to Kasese

DAY 2; First day trek from Nyakalenginja (1600) to Nyabitaba (2630) DAY 3; Descent to Nyabitaba Hut

DAY 4; Queen Elizabeth

DAY 5; Queen Elizabeth Inshasha DAY 6; Inshasha to Bwindi

DAY 7; Gorilla trekking and Batwa DAY 8; Transfer from Bwindi to Mburo DAY 9; Lake Mburo National Park

DAY 10; Transfer from Lake Mburo to Entebbe

10 Days
16

Departure

Kmapala

Destination

Various Locations

Included

Transportation
Accommodation
Meals
All mentioned activities
All entrances
Bottled mineral water
Guide Fees
All walks and mentioned activities

Excluded

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Tour Plan

DAY 1; Transfer from Kampala to Kasese

On the first day of our 10-day Rwenzori and wildlife safari trip, we will be transferring from Kampala to Kasese. This will be an exciting journey as we will be travelling through the lush green countryside of Uganda, taking in the beautiful scenery and wildlife along the way. We will also have the opportunity to visit some of the local villages and learn more about the culture and people of the region. By the end of the day, we will arrive in Kasese, ready to start our safari adventure!

DAY 2; First day trek from Nyakalenginja (1600) to Nyabitaba (2630)

We shall start with a trek briefing and organizing our trekking equipment at Nyakalengija. We shall trek the Central circuit which is a challenging but rewarding route that takes us through the lush rainforest and fast running rivers. The views from the top have been breathtaking, and the experience of trekking through the mountain range has been incredible. We have seen a variety of wildlife, including black and white colobus monkeys and the Rwenzori Turaco, a colorful bird that is native to the region. It’s about 8km from Nyakalengija to Nyabitaba hut and we shall conclude our Rwenzori hike here. We shall spend the night at Nyabitaba hut.

DAY 3; Descent from Nyabitaba Hut to Nyakalengija

From Nyabitaba, you will descend to Nyakalengija through the lush green forests. The path down can be slippery and muddy with little to hold on to and requires careful balancing over the vertical mud or steep rock. After about 3 hours of trekking you will reach Nyakalengija where you will continue with your safari trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

DAY 4; Queen Elizabeth Experience

On day four of our 10-day Rwenzori and wildlife safari trip, we will be embarking on a morning game drive and an afternoon boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park. During our game drive we may be able to observe the wildlife of the park including elephants, buffaloes, lions and kobs from the comfort of our safari vehicle as we drive through the savannah grasslands. Later we will be able to explore the park's diverse aquatic life on a boat cruise on Kazinga channel. Here will observe the parks rich birdlife and wildlife like hippos, crocodiles resting on the banks. It will be an exciting and memorable experience that will give us a unique perspective of the park and its inhabitants.

DAY 5; Queen Elizabeth Ishasha sector experience

On day 5 of our 10-day Rwenzori and wildlife safari trip, we will be visiting Inshasha, a remote area of Queen Elizabeth National Park, to observe the unique climbing lions. Here, we will witness these majestic creatures scaling the trees and observe their natural behavior in their natural habitat. This will be a truly unforgettable experience that we will cherish forever.

DAY 6; Transfer to Bwindi National Park

Today marks the sixth day of our 10 day Rwenzori and wildlife safari trip, and we are off to the beautiful Bwindi National Park. We will be transferring from the Inshasha sector in Queen Elizabeth National Park, a journey that is sure to be filled with breathtaking views of the Rwenzori Mountains and the lush landscapes of Uganda.

DAY 7; Gorilla trekking and Batwa cultural experience

Gorilla trekking at Bwindi National Park in Uganda is an unforgettable experience. This World Heritage Site is home to half of the world's population of mountain gorillas and is one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world. Trekking through the dense rainforest of Bwindi is an adventure in itself, and the chance to observe these majestic animals in their natural habitat is a truly unique experience. With a permit, visitors can spend an hour with the gorillas, observing their behavior and learning about their social dynamics. It is an experience that will stay with you forever. This trek can be difficult at times, and it requires someone who is quite strong. Hikers are generally encouraged to bring raincoats and boots because the weather is unpredictable here.

There are also potters who constantly help guests with their bags at a low cost. When you find the gorillas, the rangers will show you how to handle them, notably by keeping a space of 6 meters between you and them as you entertain them. It is not always simple to forecast how long gorilla tracking will take, and it also relies on the location of specific families, as some are located far from the park headquarters. However, it still takes 2-8 hours to get in touch with them and rangers will always be there to guide you. It is also advisable for trackers to be in good physical condition before leaving for the follow-up.

After your hike, return to your lodge for lunch and in the afternoon set off for an experience of Batwa culture. The Batwa people are an indigenous group of people found in Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. They are known for their unique culture and way of life. The Batwa are a hunter-gatherer society, relying on the forest for their subsistence. They have a deep connection to the land and its resources, and have a rich oral tradition that is passed down from generation to generation.

The Batwa are also known for their traditional music and dance, which is used to celebrate important occasions and to tell stories. They have a strong sense of community and are very welcoming to visitors. They are a reminder of the importance of preserving and protecting the environment, and their culture is a reminder of the importance of respecting and appreciating the diversity of cultures around the world.

DAY 8; Transfer from Bwindi National Park to Lake Mburo National Park

On day 8 of our 10 day Rwenzori and wildlife safari trip, we will be transferring from Bwindi national park to Lake Mburo national park. We will be taking a scenic drive through the rolling hills of Uganda, taking in the breathtaking views of the landscape. We are looking forward to this exciting journey and the chance to experience more beauty of Uganda's natural wonders.

DAY 8; Transfer from Bwindi National Park to Lake Mburo National Park

On day 8 of our 10 day Rwenzori and wildlife safari trip, we will be transferring from Bwindi national park to Lake Mburo national park. We will be taking a scenic drive through the rolling hills of Uganda, taking in the breathtaking views of the landscape. We are looking forward to this exciting journey and the chance to experience more beauty of Uganda's natural wonders.

DAY 9; Lake Mburo National Park Experience

Today marks the 9th day of our 10-day Rwenzori and wildlife safari trip, and we are now at Lake Mburo National Park. This park is a unique gem in Uganda, as it is the only national park in the country that is home to a large population of impala. Other wildlife that can be found here include zebras, warthogs, elands, buffaloes, and over 300 species of birds including the African finfoot, African fish eagle, black- billed barbet, brown-chested lapwing, crested francolin, and the purple-throated cuckoo-shrike. The park also provides an important habitat for the rare shoebill stork, as well as the rare papyrus yellow warbler. Other species of birds that can be found in the park include the African grey parrot, African skimmer, black-headed gonolek, black-headed weaver, and the white-winged warbler.

 

Lake Mburo National Park is a great destination for bird-watchers, as it offers a wide variety of bird species to observe. There are also several wetlands and swamps that make up the park, providing a great habitat for many animals Despite its tiny size, Lake Mburo National Park's greatest advantage is the diversity of its natural ecosystems. Explore broad savannahs, rocky outcrops, and arid hills, lakes and swamps, and the big acacia forest... Lake Mburo, the reserve's main body of water, huddles between rivers and marshes in the middle. So many vistas await you, as well as an abundance of animals that will not fail to lift your spirits.

DAY 10; Transfer from Lake Mburo to Entebbe

Today is day 10 and the end of our amazing journey! We are all excited to be transferring to Entebbe Airport to catch our flight back home. After experiencing the beauty of this foreign land, you will be filled with a mix of emotions. We know that the memories you have made here will be with you forever, and we look forward to you sharing your stories with those back home.

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*This program is only for orientation. Of course, all mentioned activities are included. However, the exact program canbe subject to change due to traffic, weather and other unforeseen events.

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