7 Days Camping Safari
Day One: Kampala - Queen Elizabeth
Meet and greet at 0800hrs. Drive west, with a stopover at the Equator for photography, through volcanic formations of the Western Rift Valley towards Queen Elizabeth National Park. The descent reveals a stunning panorama of lakes George and Edward amidst game filled plains. In the evening, proceed for a unique 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. The trip passes through possibly the highest hippo concentration in Africa and many mammals may be seen drinking at the water’s edge. The cruise offers an excellent platform for photography and game viewing. The birdlife is colourful and abundant. Return for dinner and Camping in the park.
Day Two: Game Drive and Boat trip
Queen Elizabeth National Park’s diverse Eco-system of grassy plains, tropical forest, river, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. A game drive in this park, with massive Rwenzoris as a backdrop provides excellent opportunities to see lion, leopard, giant forest hog, Cape buffalo, elephants, Uganda Kob, Topi and Bush buck. After game drive and lunch, take a boat trip on the Kazinga Channel. Dinner and overnight at the camp in the park.
Day Three: Queen Elizabeth to Rwenzoris
After some more viewing in the morning, we transfer to the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains. The Rwenzori lies a few kilometers north of the equator, rising over 4000m above the floor of the Albertine Rift Valley. The Park trailhead at Nyakalengija can be reached from the south passing through Mbarara and Queen Elizabeth National Park. Camping is available at the Circuit’s Nyakalengija trailhead at Ruboni Campsite.
Day Four: Hiking Rwenzori
After breakfast in the morning, embark on a whole day trekking on the Mountains of the Moon. Return for dinner camping at Ruboni Campsite.
Day Five: Semliki Valley to Kibale Forest
After breakfast, drive further North around the north end of the Rwenzori to view the Semliki Valley before driving east to Kibale forest to have camping and dinner at Kanyanchu River Camp.
Day Six: Chimp Tracking in Kibale Forest national park
Rise and take break fast, you will assemble at Kanyankyu tourist centre for a simple briefing before beginning the sensational chimpanzee viewing in Kibale National Park. This park is well known for having the highest number of primates in East Africa. After lunch have an early afternoon nature walk in Bigodi Swamp to view the butterflies and other insects. In this tropical swamps and their vegetation you will have a chance of seeing some water birds. Have an evening tour of the crater region, visit “top of the world’’, the natural bridge and observe the snow cap on the Rwenzori on a clear day. Return to Kanyanchu River camp for dinner and camping at Kanyanchu River camp.
Day Seven: Kibale to Kampala
Return to Kampala by afternoon.