Day 1 - Arrive Entebbe, Uganda
Arrive in Entebbe, Uganda, a nation of stunning greenery,
deep lakes, soaring mountains and rich biodiversity. Transfer
to your hotel for an evening at leisure.
Day 2 - Murchison Falls National Park
Depart Entebbe and fly to Murchison Falls National Park,
one of the most scenic spots along the Nile and the location
of the classic Humphrey Bogart film, The African Queen.
After settling into your thatched cottage on the banks of
the Victoria Nile, join your guide for a visit to Murchison
Falls, where invigorating spray — the collective force of the
majestic Nile — pours down on a narrow ravine.
Day 3 - Murchison Falls National Park
Today, a game drive takes you along the northern banks of
the Nile in the heart of Murchison Falls National Park. You
may see giraffes, buffalo, elephants, warthogs, leopards, lions
and antelope. This afternoon, embark on a boat cruise the
base of the falls, watching for hippos, crocodiles, elephants
and birds along the river’s banks.
Day 4 - Kibale National Park
After breakfast, board a flight to Kibale and transfer to your
lodge. Later, you may take an optional nature walk along the
top of Bunyaruguru Crater.
Day 5 - Kibale National Park
Kibale Forest is home to 11 species of primates, including
chimpanzees and mangabeys, as well as 300 species of birds
and an array of butterflies. Rise early this morning for the
start of your chimpanzee trek. Barks of baboons occasionally
pierce the forest’s silence as you make your way along the
trail. This afternoon, you may go on a guided primate walk in
the Bigodi Forest swamp.
Day 7 - Queen Elizabeth National Park
Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, home to elephants,
lions, hippos, buffalo and baboons. Participate in game drives this afternoon and the next day. While exploring,
watch above for tree-climbing lions, a sight rarely seen
anywhere else in Africa. You may also sight some of Uganda’s
largest elephant herds.
Day 8 - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Set out for a morning game drive through Queen Elizabeth
National Park. Make your way out of the Rift Valley through
the Kigezi Highlands and on to the mountains of Bwindi
Impenetrable National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage
Site. Later today, tour the Uganda Nursing School Bwindi,
an A&K Philanthropy-supported project, meeting the
teachers who are empowering the next generation of this
remote region’s health care workers.
Day 10 - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Spend two days tracking endangered mountain gorillas,
spending up to an hour among them each day. See mothers
keeping infants close as they knucklewalk on three limbs.
Watch scampering toddlers reined in by an attentive father,
whose job is to protect his family. When you encounter a
mountain gorilla in the wild, there is no mistaking the bond
that exists between primate and man — and no escaping the
poignant fact these creatures lie on the brink of extinction.
Day 11 - Depart Entebbe
Fly to Entebbe and return to your hotel, where a dayroom
awaits until your international flight home.