Day 1 (11/2) (Dinner)
Arrival at Entebbe airport during the day. We will transfer to our hotel in Entebbe. Optional nature walk in Entebbe Botanical Gardens if time allows.
Day 2 (12/2) (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
After breakfast will we leave Entebbe and drive to Kibale National Park and our lodge. Lunch on the way to the lodge. After check-in and some rest, we have a briefing about the tour and the day ends with dinner.
Day 3 (13/2) (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
Today, our primate experience really begins. After breakfast we head to the Bigodi wetland reserve to look for Eastern black and white colubus (Colobus guereza), Grey-cheeked mangabey (Lophocebus albigena) and Red-tailed monkey (Cercopithecus ascanius). If we have some luck, we will get to see and be able to photograph also Red colobus (Piliocolobus tephrosceles) and Mountain monkeyor L’Hoest’s monkey (Allochrocebus lhoesti) as it also called.
We will also keep an eye out for birds when we hike in the area, here we have good opportunities to find the Great blue turacos.
We will spend the morning and afternoon in the reserve.
Day 4 (14/2) (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
Today will we spend in the jungle with the chimpanzees. We start the day early to find the chimpanzees before they leave their night nests. We will follow the chimpanzees for about 4 hours and to get really close to them we participate in their everyday life. We will return to our lodge first thing in the afternoon / evening.
Day 5 (15/2) (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
If you have chosen to go on a second Chimpanzee trek the day will be as yesterday. Early start and then you head out in to the jungle to spend time with the chimps.
Those who haven’t booked a second visit to the Chimpanzees will do shorter treks in the vicinity to look for birds and other animals and landscapes to photograph.
Day 6 (16/2) (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
Today is a transport day to Mgahinga National Park. We leave after breakfast and travel along the slope of Rwenzori and through the rolling hills at Kigezi. We have lunch along the way and surely we will find some nice photo stops along the way. We arrive at our lodge in the evening.
Day 7 (17/2) (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
Today we will start our hikes in the jungle in the Virunga Mountains and look for primates. First out is the Golden monkey. We have an early breakfast and bring packed lunches. After we have registered in the national park’s office, we head out into the jungle to look for the Golden monkeys. The search for the monkeys can take from one hour to up to four hours depending on where they are located, but expect that we are out pretty much all day. Mgahinga National Park is part of the Virunga Massif, which stretches across the three countries of Uganda, Rwanda and Congo-Kinshasa.
Day 8 (18/2) (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
Today is the day with a capital G, our gorilla hike is on the agenda. We have an early breakfast and then we go to Mgahinga National Park. After the usual paperwork, our search for the mountain gorillas begins. Just like yesterday, it is difficult to say exactly what the day looks like as it depends on where the gorillas are, but when we find them, we will spend an hour with them.
Day 9 (19/2) (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)
For those who booked a second gorilla trek today will look just like yesterday, we spend the day visiting the mountain gorillas in Mgahinga National Park. Expect a full day out in the jungle and an experience you will never forget.
Those who haven’t booked a second visit to the gorillas will do shorter treks in the vicinity to look for birds and other animals and landscapes to photograph.
Day 10 (20/2) (Breakfast – Lunch)
Today ends our journey, if you have chosen not to join us on our extension to Mabamba wetland. After an early breakfast we head towards Entebbe and the airport. Flight home in the evening.