Day 1: Nature and monkeys
Start in the morning with a swamp walk in Bigodi (at midday it might be too hot). Have a luxury lunch at “Papaya Lake Lodge” or “Ndali Lodge” and enjoy the view on the crater lakes next to the swimming pool.
Day 2: Chimpanzees in the forest
Visit the chimpanzees in Kibale forest (either at 8AM or 2PM, permit needed). Did you like the monkeys at the crater lakes? Have a basic lunch at lake Nukaruba and see the groups of black and white Columbus or red tailed monkeys pass by. You can stretch your legs with a forest walk or a short hike to “The top of the World”.
Day 3: Queen Elisabeth NP
Day trip to Queen Elisabeth National Park. You leave in the morning at 6AM and will return at approximately 8PM. While be taken on 2 game drives you can enjoy the fantastic landscape and keep an eye out for lions, leopards, hippos, Ugandan kobs, elephants and many more. At either 2 or 3 PM in the afternoon, you will enjoy a boat trip on the Kazinga Channel within the park and will get very close to elephants, buffalos, hippos, crocodiles and many birds.
Day 4: Swamp walk and crater lakes
Start in the morning with the swamp walk in Bigodi (at midday it might be too hot). Bigodi is a community project and supports the people in the area. Have a basic lunch at lake Nukaruba and see the groups of black and white Columbus or red tailed monkeys pass by. You can stretch your legs with a forest walk or a short hike to “The top of the World”.
Day 5: Visit Simon's village
Go on a walk with Simon. See the crater lakes near his home village and join an excellent local lunch at his family home. In the afternoon you can see how farming is done in the area. Many people benefit from your visit. The owners of the land you pass, the women who prepare the food and the farmers you visit.
Day 6: Art and mountains
Visit “Rwenzori founders” and see how they make bronze sculptures. After this take a bad road to “Equator snow lodge”. Feel the Rwenzori mountains when you have lunch at the last bit of civilization.
Day 7: Semuliki valley NP
Explore the Semuliki valley and go to Semuliki National Park. Specially enjoy the view of the Rwenzori mountain while driving there. The view is even better than the geysers in the park. The lowland forest is unique and has unique birds to offer. Be prepared, it is on a 700 meter altitude. It can be hot.