Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be welcomed by a Winco Safari Guide in the Arrivals section who will drive you to your hotel for an overnight. In the event that you come off an early or midday flight, you will have the option of engaging in optional activities such as; behind the scenes experience at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, Visit the orphaned chimpanzees at Ngamba Island, Visit the Botanical Gardens famed for the 1940s Tarzan movie or enjoy a beautiful sunset cruise on Lake Victoria.
Today you will have a hearty breakfast and fasten your seat belt for a drive to Kibale National Park famed as the “Primate Capital”, this drive takes you through vast and beautiful tea plantations where you will have a brief stop to watch how farmers pick tea, given the opportunity you may participate in picking the tea. You will later proceed to the Primate Capital where chimpanzees run the show alongside an estimated 71 mammal species, 370 bird species, 350 tree species. You will arrive at your lodge where you will relax.
After a hearty breakfast, you will head out to Uganda Wildlife Authority Park offices for a brief, you will be lectured on the “Do’s and Dont’s” while tracking the Chimpanzees, you will then be led by an experienced Ranger in the forest in search of these fascinating and intelligent chimpanzees, you will observe them in their natural habitat, take photographs, you will also be able to observe several other mammals such as the L’Honest monkey, Red Colubus, and other monkey species, wildlife such as Buffalos, Elephants, Forest hog and abundant bird species.
In the afternoon, you will enjoy a warm local lunch and proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park for your next highlight of Uganda; the park is home to an estimated 95 mammal species, 600 bird species, and amazing landscapes. You will arrive at the lodge and relax.
After an early breakfast, you will embark on an early morning game drive as you enjoy a beautiful African sunrise. You will drive through dazzling landscapes consisting of open savannah grassland and plains; the grasslands provide a grazing platform for herbivores as well as a hunting ground for predators. You will search for leopards, hyenas, lions, buffalos, elephants, waterbucks, Topis and abundant birdlife.
In the afternoon, you will enjoy a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel where you will enjoy watching the resident water wildlife like crocodiles, hippos, water birds, and visiting buffalos, antelopes and elephants.
After a hearty breakfast, you will drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, the drive takes you through the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National park which provides an opportunity to watch more wildlife in their natural habitat, and the sector also provides an opportunity to watch the tree-climbing lions resting on trees. You will then proceed to Bwindi in preparation for the ultimate Gorilla encounter. You will arrive at the lodge and relax.
After an early morning breakfast, you will head out to Uganda Wildlife Authority Park offices for a brief, you will be lectured on the “Do’s and Dont’s” while tracking the Gorillas, you will then be led by an experienced Ranger in the thick forest in search of these the famous but endangered Mountain Gorillas, the tracking lasts between 4 to more than 6 hours depending on location of gorillas. You will have opportunities to take amazing pictures, you will also be able to watch abundant wildlife, identify tree species, butterfly species and an estimated 120 mammal species.
In the afternoon, you will have the option of relaxing at the lodge, or have a guided community walk, or visit the Batwa community and have an insight into their lives.
After an early breakfast, you will be transferred by your Guide to the airstrip for a domestic flight to Entebbe; you will enjoy Uganda’s scenic landscapes during your flight. Upon arrival at the airport you will be fast tracked through the immigrations department for your connecting flight back home with wonderful memories of your safari. In the event that you come off an early or midday flight, you will have the option of a day room in a nearby hotel or engaging in optional activities such as; behind the scenes experience at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, Visit the orphaned chimpanzees at Ngamba Island, Visit the Botanical Gardens famed for the 1940s Tarzan movie or enjoy a beautiful sunset cruise on Lake Victoria and later transfer back to the airport for your flight.
Winco Safari is an indigenous company in Uganda that offers authentic and life changing safaris in Uganda coupled with extension safaris in Mara-Kenya and Rwanda that can be guided in English, German, Spanish, French and Chinese.