Transfer from Entebbe to Kibale National Park
Depart from Entebbe town on the shores of Lake Victoria to drive north, passing through the hustle and bustle of Kampala, Uganda’s capital city. You will then journey west through rolling hills, villages and forests as you make your way through western Uganda. As you drive up into the hills you’ll pass through vast tea fields dotted with tea factories until you view the Rwenzori Mountains or ‘Mountains of the Moon’ in the distance. You will then pass through Fort Portal town and the edge of the Ndali-Kasenda crater lake fields to reach the rainforest of Kibale National Park.
Estimated journey time: 7 hrs
Explore the tranquility of Magombe Swamp in the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, situated on the edge of Kibale National Park. Here you’ll meet a local guide who will take you on your walk around Magombe Swamp, a protected RAMSAR site. The path meanders along the edge of the wetlands and along a raised boardwalk through dense clusters of papyrus, taking a couple of hours to complete. This community run project offers the chance spot up to 138 bird species including the Great Blue Turaco, a variety of butterflies and perhaps what the swamp is best known for; its population of monkeys. As you ramble around the swamp your guide will be able to identify the local flora and fauna as well as the seven species of monkey found here including red colobus, grey-cheeked mangabey, L’Hoest, vervet, black and white colobus, blue monkeys and baboons.
Estimated excursion time: 2 - 3 hours