You will be visiting the ancestral people of Africa hidden in the foothills of Rwenzori mountains, the Mountains of the moon. On this trip we take you through the hills of Rwenzori Mountains displaying the tribal skills of post hunters and gathers now adapting the sustainable living skills of crafts weaving, story telling, blacksmith and traditional healing. You will listen to the ancient Ethnic stories of marriage, hunting, wars in the hills and seat with the tribal leaders to make the hunting and household tools as they used to over 300 years ago. After Rwenzori, we show you the Queen Elizabeth National Park and you will be able to witness the cats in action over the morning game drives or the big five and other wildlife including bird, cooling off along the Kazinga channel, as you take the boat cruise. This package is given through our Five days four nights trip, starting from Entebbe international airport.
Day 1: Entebbe – Ruboni Community Camp: Morning arrival at the airport pickup and we head to Western Uganda in the foothills or Rwenzori mountains. We shall drive via Kampala and take the fortportal Mubende route. Have lunch in fort portal town at garden restaurant before we can head to Ruboni community camp for overnight. Arrival in the late afternoon. The day trip will have occurrences of African markets, social life; forest patches settlements and small town on the roadside giving you some picture opportunities along the way. (7hrs)
Day 2: Ruboni Community Camp: The day opens you to the amazing African tribal people, their environment and culture. Enjoy the morning views of the magical Mountains of the moon. The society is welcoming; just get ready for the forthcoming nature exploration trip with the local community guide. You have options of a village walk, forest hike and or a hill climb trek. It is possible to do two or three if you’re in shape at the time. On return from the activity, participate in the tribal cooking skills. Following the local elder you will harvest, prepare, cook and serve the local dishes. Doing as much as any local person around you, with a great picture opportunity. You will realize you just made a traditional dish of the Bakonzo people.
Day 3: Ruboni community to Queen Elizabeth and back: Well fed with the night memories of the mountains tribe, you probably had a wonderful night covered by the sounds of the jungle. You are set to go and explore the game in Queen Elizabeth National park. Today, you will do the game drive, a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel and return to the camp after lunch. The day starts after a cup of tea and drive for about one hour to the entrance of Queen Elizabeth national park where the game drive begins. Without missing a great variety of birds in the park and on the channel, the common game here are the elephants, Uganda cobs, warthogs, buffalo, water bucks, crocodiles, hippopotamus, and if lucky the lion and leopard . You now have an option of a balloon safari, to be able to take the gorgeous panoramic tour of the park, at the equator.
Day 4: Ruboni – Kampala Entebbe: A relaxed breakfast and start for the Kampala drive at around 9:00am to have an early lunch in fort portal garden restaurant. Taking the Mubende road again, we shall arrive in Kampala and connect to the chosen hotel or airport for the flight.
On booking this trip, quote this code RFCT27