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Come see the gorillas in their natural habitat mixed with wildlife in the best spots.

Come see the gorillas in their natural habitat mixed with wildlife in the best spots.

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices and Dates: $1645 - $2890
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 8 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited Uganda Uganda
Parks visited Bwindi Impenetrable, Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo
Activity level Moderate - Game walks, Cultural visits
Safari type:
  • Camping
  • Birding
  • Boating
8 DAYS GORILLAS AND WILDLIFE This 8 days’ tour leads you to Queen Elizabeth National park where you will have chance to see a number of savannah fauna and flora. This park has 10 primate species and over 600 birds have been recorded in the past years.You then continue to SouthWest of Uganda to track the endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable forest. Relax at lake Bunyonyi and participate in a number of optional activities there before your transfer to lake Mburo National park. Description Travel time Meal plan Accommodation Day 1. Arrival Day 2. Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park Day 3. Queen Elizabeth National park Day 4. Transfer to Bwindi Day 5. Gorilla tracking Day 6. Lake Bunyonyi Day 7.Lake Mburo National park Day 8 Mburo to Kampala.

Day 1.Arrival

On your arrival at Entebbe Airport, you will be welcomed/picked up by your guide for transfer to your hotel in Kampala. On this day you will be briefed about your whole tour.

Travel time-approx 1.5 hrs depending on Kampala traffic.

Accommodation

Standard – Platinum Royal Hotel

Luxury – Protea Hotel Kampala.

Meal plan-Supper

Day 2. Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park

Having had breakfast at leisure, you will be transferred to Queen Elizabeth National park arriving in time for lunch. After lunch, you will have a boat trip on the Kazinga channel. This is the water stream that joins lakes Edward and George and is said to have the largest concentration of hippos in the world. It is also known as the CENTER OF ECOLOGY due to many animals and bird species recorded on its banks. You then check in your lodge for evening ccommodation.

Travel time-Approx 6 hrs

Accommodation

Standard – The Bush Lodge

Luxury – Mweya Safari Lodge.

Meal plan-Breakfast, Lunch and supper.

DAY 3. Queen Elizabeth National Park

Today you wake up very early for the morning game drive through Mweya to see a number of animals. Expect to see elephants, warthogs,lions,leopards,cheetas,buffaloes,hippos,waterbucks,topis,Uganda kob,over 600 bird species,and many more. You then drive back to your lodge for late breakfast.

Having had some rest, you have lunch and then go to the Kasenyi sector in search for more game and explore the crator lakes. If weather allows,you also go to the Isasha sector in search for the rare tree climbing lions and then check in your lodge.

Accommodation

Standard – The Bush Lodge.

Luxury – Mweya Safari Lodge.

Meal plan- Breakfast, lunch and supper.

 

Day 4. Transfer to Bwindi.

Today, you will have an early morning breakfast and transfer to Bwindi. On your way there, you will see beautiful sceneries, the ever green plant cover which Uganda is known for and the terraced hills. Bwindi Impenatrable forest is home to more than half of the world’s surviving mountain gorillas, many other primates and many bird species. Arriving will be in the late afternoon and then check in your lodge for evening accommodation.

Travel Time-Approx 5 hrs

Accommodation

Standard – Ruhija Community Rest Camp.

Luxury – Gorilla Forest Camp

Meal plan-Breakfast, lunch and supper.

 

Day 5. Gorilla tracking.

After a mighty breakfast prepared by your accommodation, you enter the Impenetrable forest with your packed lunch to search for the endangered mountain gorillas. Be ready to walk for 45 minutes to 7 hours depending on where you will find the gorillas that day. Having encountered them, you will be given a full hour to interact with gorillas and then return to your accommodation. In case you return early, you will enjoy cultural dances from the local community before checking in your lodge.

Accommodation

Standard – Ruhija Community Rest Camp

Luxury – Gorilla Forest Camp

Meal plan-Breakfast, lunch and supper.

 

Day 6. Lake Bunyonyi.

After having breakfast at leisure, you will be led by your guide to Uganda’s deepest and most beautiful lake.(lake Bunyonyi). It is also known as ‘THE LAKE OF 100 ISLANDS’. This is some where you will feel relaxed after the tracking activities in Bwindi. While there, you can join a number of optional activities including, canoeing, bird watching, hiking to the nearby falls and forests, visiting a local community, swimming and so on. Note that only lake Bunyonyi and Lake Mutanda have been proved bilharzias free in Uganda and are safe to swim in.

Travel time – approx 50 minutes

Accommodation – Lake Bunyonyi Overland Resort

Meal plan –Breakfast, lunch and supper.

Day 7. Transfer to Lake Mburo.

After a relaxed breakfast, you will drive to Lake Mburo National park. You shall have lunch on the way and arrive in the park in the late afternoon for an evening game drive and then check in your lodge for evening accommodation.

Travel time – Approx5 hrs

Accommodation –Eagles Nest Camp.

Meal plan –Breakfast, lunch and supper

 

Day 8 Mburo to Kampala.

You shall wake up for early breakfast and a morning game drive in search for savannah animals and later go for a boat trip which will give you chance to view a number of animals including; the buffaloes, warthogs, antelopes, impalas, zebras, giraffes, and many more. Note hat Lake Mburo is the only park in Uganda where you can spot impalas, and only park in Western Uganda where you can spot zebras. In the evening, you depart for Kampala having a stop at Kayabwe for taking photos and do a bit of souvenir shopping. You will be dropped off to your desired destination in Kampala or Entebbe hence end of service.

Travel time – approx 4 hrs

Meal plan – breakfast and lunch

Accommodation – Not included.

Highlights

Gorilla tracking

Queen Elizabeth National park

Lake Mburo National park

Lake Bunyonyi

2 boat trips

4Game drives

Included in the costs are; All meals, fueled 4WD car, English speaking driver/guide, all park entrance fees, boat trips, game drives, accommodation, bottled drinking water, 1 gorilla permit per person,

Not included in the costs are; visa fees, cigarettes, drinks besides waters, all optional activities, all expenses of personal nature.

 

You may remove the bits you don’t want and add the ones you want to suit your interest and budget.

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