Day One: Entebbe - Jinja
After landing at Entebbe International Airport, guests can either choose to fly or drive 3 hours to the Source of the Nile –Jinja which is situated directly at Lake Victoria. For those who choose to drive, we will stop en route at a rainforest for a walk. There, you will see different types of primate birds as well as colourful butterflies. After Mabira Forest you will proceed to Owen Falls, which is the source of the Nile, and have a sun downer before dinner to end the first day.
Day Two: Kakira Nile Polo Club
The day you play polo has finally arrived! Jump into the car and the driver will bring you directly to Kakira Nile Polo Club, only a 30-minute drive from Jinja. Here you will meet the KNPC family of horses and their owners, who will try to get you on the grass as quickly as possible!Please note that you should specify the number of days you wish to spend playing polo at KNPC, after which the rest of the safari itinerary will follow on below.
Day Three: Jinja - Queen Elizabeth N.P.
Get up early and make a start for Queen Elizabeth National Park. Stop at the equator for a photo along the way. Proceed to the park with a picturesque drive with views of plains, hilly landscapes and the mystical Rwenzori Mountain Range in the backdrop. Enter the park, keeping an eye out for game where you may be rewarded with views of waterbucks, elephants, leopards, buffaloes, hyenas and a variety of antelope species. After lunch, you have an option to go for a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel which passes directly through high concentrations of hippos and crocodiles. Hundreds of animals are seen drinking at the water's edge, offering an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colourful and stupendous with well over 600 recorded species having been spotted. Dinner and overnight accommodation are provided at Mweya Safari Lodge.
Day Four: Queen Elizabeth N.P. – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
An early morning rise with a cup of your favourite beverage , embark on a morning game drive along Kasenyi track and Queens Mile and keep a watch out for lions, elephants, cape buffalos, warthogs, leopards, hyenas, mongoose, waterbucks, Ugandan kobs, and lots of the many small animals and birds. After the game drive, proceed to Bwindi via the Ishasha sector of the Queen Elizabeth National Park. As you drive along the road via Ishasha sector, keep your eyes open for the tree climbing lions which are common in the area. You will also see a multitude of other game along the way. Arrive at the camp late afternoon, and relax around the camp before having dinner and overnight accommodation at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp.
Day Five: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
There is an early morning entry into the gorilla sanctuary. The rainforest is spectacular, heavily vegetated and dense landscape crisscrossed by numerous animal trails, allowing access for trekkers. This park is best known for the fascinating gorillas, where the time taken and terrain varies according to the movements of these fantastic apes. The thrill of spending time with and observing these gentle giants is a rare and moving adventure that will leave you with long lasting memories of a truly unique experience. The gorillas are shy and peaceful animals and it is an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they interact with each other and you. Return for dinner and overnight accommodation at the Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp.
Day Six: Bwindi – Entebbe
Either transfer to the airstrip in time for your charter flight to Kampala (flight would be on payment of supplement) or embark on an early drive through beautiful hills and valleys, interact with the long horned Ankole cattle on the road, lunch en-route and proceed to Entabbe International Airport or Kampala, the nation’s capital for a rest. Transfer to the airport in time for your return flight.
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