5 Days WILDLIFE (QUEEN ELIZABETH NP) AND GORILLA SAFARI (BWINDI NATIONAL FOREST PARK) - 4 nights/5 days

Experience Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP),Uganda’s most popular savannah park, and home to an incredible array of wildlife including almost 100 species of mammals, and over 600 bird species. Then finish your safari with the incredible Gorilla Trekking adventure in Bwindi National Park.

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$1085 - $1135
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
5 days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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SAFARI OVERVIEW:
Day 1: Kampala –Queen Elizabeth national park
Day 2: Game drive & Launch cruise
Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi NP
Day 4: Gorilla trekking
Day 5: Transfer to Kampala
END OF SAFARI

Day 1: Kampala –Queen Elizabeth national park
Meet at your hotel and leave Kampala for Queen Elizabeth National Park. We shall have a stop at the Equator where you will perform a simple experiment to experience a tropical balance, have a look at the traditional drums and crafts being made, and thereafter proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park, a park known to boast the highest bio-diversity ratings of any game park in the worlds with habitats to include; lakes, forest, savannah grassland as well as wetlands. Enjoy an afternoon game drive.

*Accommodations:
– Kyambura Game lodge
– Enganzi lodge
*Meal Plan: Lunch & dinner
*Travel Time: 7 hrs

Day 2: Game drive & Launch cruise
Early morning wake up for the morning game drive to catch up with early risers and predators returning to their hideouts. During the game drive, you will be likely to meet grazing hippos, elephants, lions, spotted hyenas, bushbucks, water bucks, stripped jackal, leopard and of course the several warthogs. Return to the lodge for lunch and relax.

After lunch, take an afternoon boat trip along on Kazinga channel. This will give you the opportunity to view wildlife up close: hippo’s huff and spray mere feet away from the boat, buffalo linger in the shallows. The shores of the channel are also home to an array of birds including pink backed pelicans, pied and malachite kingfishers, saddle billed stork and many others. After this wonderful afternoon, a slow drive back to the lodge.
*Accommodations:
– Kyambura Game lodge
– Enganzi lodge
*Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & dinner

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi NP

We will then leave for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, home to the few remaining mountain gorillas. Bird life and primate life in Bwindi is quite superb, and there is an incredible variety of flora. Bwindi is the Bird watchers haven! It holds 348 species of birds and supports 24 of 26 Albertine Rift Endemics that occur in Uganda; and seven red data book species. Once continuous with the forests of the Virunga Volcanoes (Dian Fossey’s stomping ground), Bwindi is now an ecological island, surrounded by cultivation on the rich volcanic soils.

*Accommodations:
– Chameleon Hill Lodge
– Gorilla Mist camp
*Meal Plan: Full Board (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)
*Travel Time: 8 hrs

Day 4: Gorilla trekking
After an early breakfast and briefing from the guides, set off for the mountains gorilla tracking inside the Bwindi forest. You need to carry drinking water, rain jacket and jungle boots while the rangers will provide you with a walking stick. Gorilla tracking is one of the unique activities you will enjoy while photographing and observing the gorillas. After tracking, come back to the lodge and relax.

*Accommodations:
– Chameleon Hill Lodge
– Gorilla Mist camp
*Meal Plan: Full Board (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)
*Trekking Time: Unpredictable

Day 5: Transfer to Kampala

After your breakfast, we will drive back to Kampala.

*Meal Plan: Breakfast & lunch
*Drive Time: 9-11 hrs
END OF UGANDA SAFARI

Tour Price in USD:  GROUP MINIMUM - 2 PERSONS
PER PERSON sharing in Double/Twin Room
Based on Kyambura Game lodge & Chameleon Hill Lodge:        USD 1,135 PER PERSON
Based on Enganzi Lodge & Gorilla mist Lodge:                         USD 1,085 PER PERSON

EXTRA FEE:
– Gorilla permit: USD 450 each per person – Low season (April, May & November)
– Gorilla permit: USD 600 each per person – Rest of the Year

Price includes;
• Ground transportation and Fuel
• Full time safari guide
• Park entrance fees
• Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
• Boat trips
• All game drives
• Activities included above
• But it excludes; Flights, Visa fees, Airport taxes, Items of personal nature like Laundry, bar bills, Beverages, tipping and any extra expenses not included above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • CHAMELEON HILL LODGE: Situated between Mgahinga and Bwindi National parks and Kisoro, on the shores of Lake Mutanda - you will find a place full of inspiration and enjoyment called Chameleon Hill. Located on the shores of one of East Africa’s most beautiful lakes – Lake Mutanda, you will enjoy spectacular views across the lake with its islands and surrounding hills. In the backdrop the Virunga Volcanoes greet you. You have arrived… Chameleon Hill and its breathtaking surrounding scenery offer a variety of different activities and the perfect combination of relaxation and adventure. Take your time, sit back and relax in an environment, which you have never seen before. The friendly staff will take care of your delicious food, and all the tiny details that shall ensure that you have a pleasurable stay at Chameleon Hill.The rustic, but sensitively handled, interior speaks of light – creating a feeling of “wowness”. Further important aspects in the design of the lodge are colors and mosaics. A sense of arrival, an unforgettable experience, feeling nature in the finishes, interior and exterior, natural ventilation and lots more awaits the traveler…
  • KYAMBURA GAME LODGE: Kyambura Game Lodge is situated at the eastern edge of Queen Elizabeth National Park, in the western part of the great East African Rift valley with fantastic views over the national park and the Rwenzori Mountains and a short distance from the Kyambura Gorge where Chimpanzee treks are done in Queen Elizabeth National park. Accommodation is provided in seven spacious and tastefully designed self contained grass-thatched cottages with running hot and cold water bath tabs/showers and stunning views of the park. All the rooms are equipped with 220v electricity supply and a private wooden balcony perched over Queen Elizabeth National Park.All cottages are privately spaced out in a shrubbery surrounding for proper environment conservation. Other facilities include a restaurant, bar, swimming pool and health club.
  • ENGANZI LODGE: Welcome to Enganzi Game Lodge, the perfect gateway to the mighty Queen Elizabeth National park, a perfect setting to begin your journey into the wild. The captivating Enganzi Game Lodge is nestled on a hill bordering the Queen Elizabeth National Park and overlooking un spoilt bush in the cradle of western Uganda’s magnificent wild. With 5 splendidly set cottages which offer a picture perfect view of the Queen Elizabeth National Park’s bush expanse, guests will be spoilt for choice in glimpses of natures best at flora and fauna. The views are unmatched and the open-sided Main House has been designed with space and views in mind, you can enjoy sun downers or a three course dinner in the dining room or upper deck enjoying the beauty that Africa has to offer. Guests can enjoy nature walks, game viewing, bird watching and the location offers a breathtaking advantage for sightseeing. Your experience at Enganzi Game Lodge will be crowned with an unforgettable imprint of sheer luxury in natures wild. Enganzi Game Lodge has 5 exquisitely designed Cottages, made of local materials and designed with the contemporary African decor. Each of the 5 private cottages is individually placed with an open design to give you unmatched views of the open grasslands from the comfort of your room. All the cottages have a private Deck, Lounge area, Bed room and Private Bathroom with a bath tub and Shower. The atmosphere is tranquil and intimate and able to give you an unmatched level of entirely personalized service to satisfy all your needs including business and pleasure.
  • GORILLA MIST CAMP: The unique Luxury Camp for upper class visitors welcomes you with the breath taking scenery of the forest. It’s a home away from home, very quiet environment, you are only entertained by different melodies of birds. The atmosphere is very charming and friendly. If you are lucky you will get a surprise visit by the mountain gorillas! Accommodation at the Gorilla Mist Camp is provided in clean well maintained rooms. All the accommodation has electric lighting installed.There are several leveled terraces for those with their own equipment to camp. Cold beers and sodas are available with local produce used to provide visitors meals. The Camp has been carefully designed to blend the natural environment which provides luxury hospitality to all guests. The tents are well equipped with comfortable beds and furniture. All beds are designed purposely to ensure your comfort.

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