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An eight day road trip around the west of Uganda.
Day 1: Kampala to Ndali – Kasenda Crater Lake Fields
We’ll set out early from Kampala to reach Fort Portal by lunchtime. Take a trek through the Bigodi Wetlands before staying the night at the Chimps Nest Lodge on the edge of Kibale NP.
Day 2: Ndali – Kasenda Crater Lake Fields
Explore the crater lakes with a guide who will take you to the lava pipe, waterfalls and crater fields and can explain their geology, the various plants and birds present. We can also visit the vanilla factory or going swimming in the crater lakes.
Day 3: Ndali – Kasenda Crater Fields to Queen Elizabeth NP
Take a quick swim in one of the bilharzia free crater lakes before we head south over the and into the park where we’ll catch an afternoon boat cruise up the Kazinga channel.
Day 4: Queen Elizabeth NP
We’ll be up early in the morning to head south through the park to the Kyambura Gorge for chimp trekking then in the afternoon driving the kombi down to Ishasha Plains to search for the tree climbing lions.
Day 5: Queen Elizabeth NP (Ishasha Plains) to Lake Bunyonyi
Searching for the tree climbing lions on Ishasha plains again or take a guided nature walk with an Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) guide along the river to see hippo, crocodiles, and many birds species. In the afternoon we’ll be driving down past Mbarara to Lake Bunyonyi.
Day 6: Lake Bunyonyi
Today you can spend the day relaxing by the lake, bird watching, exploring the lake and islands (some of which have bars) in canoes and if that’s your thing, swimming. Lake Bunyonyi has no bilharzia or crocodiles, so it’s essentially a massive swimming pool at your disposal!
Day 7 – Lake Bunyonyi.
Take a guided hike around Lake Bunyonyi to view the stunning scenery. There will also be time for you to take a motorised boat further out into the lake than you can take with canoes as well.
Day 8 – Lake Bunyonyi to Kampala
Head into Kabale town to see the town and explore the markets before heading back to Kampala, It’s a long drive home, but it’s not hard to get comfortable, so crank up the music and settle back to enjoy the views.
This trip includes:
Vehicle and fuel plus vehicle fees for the Park.
Accommodation is a mixture of tents with mattresses and pillows provided and bandas (upgrades available).
Fully trained and very competent driver/mechanic.
English-speaking guide (he’ll show you where to eat, translate for you etc).
Guided walk through the Bigodi Wetlands
All National Park entry fees (three days in Queen Elizabeth National Park)
Two game drives with UWA guide.
Guided river walk in Queen Elizabeth or extra game drive to search for Ishasha Plains famed tree climbing lions.
Boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel.
Crater Lakes Tour to the waterfall, lava pipe and crater lakes.
Guide and entry to Entebbe Botanical Gardens.
Boat hire at Lake Bunyonyi.
Chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge.
All ferry crossings.
This trip excludes:
Additional activities (though we can arrange these for you)
Items of a personal nature
You’ll travel in a refurbished 1970′s Volkswagen camper van (see this page to learn a little more).
We suggest that you bring a blanket/sleeping bag, sunscreen, anti-malarials, enough spending money and a charged iPod (we have an iPod hookup in the cars, so you can choose your music).
For more information on this tour or any other enquiries you can find our contact details here.