On day one of your very exclusive and all 5 star safari, your experienced driver/ guide will pick you up at the airport and take you to your accommodation. You will be given a short briefing and answers to any additional questions you might have regarding your upcoming safari.
Right after breakfast, you will transfer to the airport for a charter flight to the Ishasha sector of the Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will have your first opportunity to see the elusive tree climbing lions of Ishasha during a game drive in the afternoon.
Start the day with an early morning game drive in search of the unique and elusive tree climbing lions of Ishasha. Legends have been built around the tree climbing lions and spotting one of the cats is a very special experience indeed as there are only two places in the world where you can find tree climbing lions. The game drive may last up to 3 hours, returning to the lodge in time for a full breakfast. Apart from the famous tree climbing lions there are also the Uganda Kobs, elephants, hippos buffalos and topis grazing in the plains of the Ishasha sector. Enjoy another lunch and dinner to international cuisine and overnight stay at your 5 star accommodation.
Today you make your way from Queen Elizabeth NP to the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is home to the world famous Mountain Gorilla. Almost half of all Mountain Gorillas live in Bwindi and the park itself is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its expanse of ancient and undisturbed tropical forests dating back to the last ice age. The lush opportunities for exploration that nature has to offer in this park appear almost limitless.
In the morning, you venture out on a trek into the dense and tangled forests past beautiful water falls with sunlight filtering through the dense foliage of the jungle canopy. Today’s activity represent another major highlight of your Ugandan safari as you can visit the world famous Mountain Gorillas. On this tracking adventure, you will have the exhilarating opportunity to visit the Mountain Gorilla’s natural habitat of shady bamboo thickets and relish sensational views of lush green rainforests. Nothing however can prepare one for the impact of encountering a mountain gorilla close up, twice the size of an average man, yet remarkably gentle and tolerant of human visitors.
In the afternoon, you can venture to visit the Batwa Trail project, which was initiated by the Batwa Forest People of southwestern Uganda. Batwa guides take visitors on the mountain trails in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park to share with them the secrets of this primeval forest.
Time to say goodbye to the Bwindi forest, the gorillas and the jungle. Take a charter flight back to Entebbe and depending on the time of your departure, you can relax in a day room before your flight takes off.
Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.