This tour will take us through the Switzerland of Africa as you experience the rolling hills that are covered with terraces that give you a remembering memory that will keep in your mind that Africa is really gifted by nature until we reach these famous national parks in the south western Uganda. The distance will however take us about eight to nine hours drive from kampala.
Day 1: Drive to the south west.
Early morning after breakfast, we drive to south western Uganda crossing the equator in kayabwe. We shall stop for photos, and videos and the equator experiment. Have refreshment and enjoy an equator coffee and proceed with our journey. Have lunch in Mbarara town and after proceed though the rolling hills of kigezi that explains how God molded the region to be the Switzerland of Africa. Through the bamboo trees and moorland forest of Echuya forest reserve, we expect to see the Olive baboons that come across the road side.
Day 2: Hike Mgahinga
After an early breakfast, we travel to mgahinga national park headquarters for briefing and prepare for a full day hiking. We expect to move with our parked lunch, hiking shoes, and rain gears; however the hiking will take us the whole day until we reach on top of the volcanoes that borders Uganda and Rwanda. We shall hike the highest volcanoes in Uganda, mount muhabura that is around 4127m high. The hiking will take us full day to the top and back the bottom. On reaching the top however we shall view the Crater Lake, view both Rwanda and Uganda respectively. This volcano is found among the eight volcanoes of virunga chain that includes mount Gahinga 3473m, mount Sabinyo 3645m, mount karisimbi 450m, mount Besoke 3711m, mount Nyiragongo 3470m, mount mikeno 4437m, mount nyamuragira 3058m all these volcanoes form the virunga chain, however Uganda shares only three with Rwanda, Rwanda sharing two with democratic republic of Congo, and the remaing three volcanoes are in Congo.
Day 3: Golden Monkey Tracking.
Start our day while entering the park in search for the golden monkeys that cover the slopes of mgahinga national park in the bamboo forests. These beautiful golden primates are only found in the virunga chain and move in large number. The tracking will take us half a day or full day.
Day 4: Gorilla trekking
After breakfast we start the day while we move to the park headquarters of Bwindi impenetrable national parking search for the gorillas. The briefing starts at 8.00am and we shall be briefed about the history of the park, the gorillas and the tracking activity. After that we shall spend the full day or half day in the forest while following gorilla movements. Here we expect to move with parked lunch and enough drinking water. Come back at the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Transfer back to the airport for our departure.
This will mark the end of the adventurous five days gorilla and golden monkey experience.