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Tree Climbing Lions, Gorilla Trekking and horseback in the wilderness to Bwindi Impenetrable, Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo NP

This remote southern region enjoys’ fewer visitors than the north but those who venture this far may be rewarded with sightings of Ishasha’s most famous residents the tree climbing lions lounging in the branches, located on one of the routes to Bwindi national park a UNESCO natural world heritage site in 1994, opened for gorilla tourism in 1993 lies on the edge of the rift valley Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rain forests containing more than 400 species of plants and an estimate of over 500 mountain gorillas, a combination of these adventure places is a highlight on any Uganda safari.

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $1895 - $2596
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 6 days
Best months: February - December
Countries visited: Uganda Uganda
Parks visited: Bwindi Impenetrable, Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo
Activity level: Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Boating
  • Self-drive
DAY 1: Arrival at Entebbe international airport – Transfer to Kampala DAY 2: Kampala city - Drive to Ishasha –Evening game drive DAY 3: Ishasha sector - Morning game drive – Transfer Bwindi impenetrable national park DAY 4: Bwindi Impenetrable forest –Morning gorilla trekking – Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi DAY 5: Lake Bunyonyi – Transfer to Lake Mburo – Boat cruise and game drive DAY 6: Kampala – Morning Horseback safari – Entebbe international airport End of your trip. Tree Climbing Lions in Uganda tour price includes: • Transportation by a 4wd vehicle with English speaking Driver/guide, • Fuel, • Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary except in Kampala/ Entebbe bed and breakfast, • Lunch while on transit, • Bottled water in the car, • Two game drives, • 2 hours boat cruise, on the Kazinga channel and on Lake Mburo • 2 hours Horseback safari per person for Two hours • 1 Gorilla permit per person to be secured and paid for in advance, • 2 hours biking • Return airport transfer. However, Tree climbing lions in Uganda and gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda package excludes: Expenses of personal nature like: • Visa, • Drinks, • Laundry, • Tips to local guides, • Telephone, • Personal insurance and cage late

DAY 1: Arrival at Entebbe international airport – Transfer to Kampala 

Upon your arrival at Entebbe international airport you will be welcomed by our company representative and safari guide who will transfer you to the hotel reserved for you in Kampala. The 6 days game viewing, tree climbing lions and mountain gorilla trekking briefing will be done right before dinner at the hotel where you will be spending the night. The next early morning we begin your adventure safari you have all been preparing for.

DAY 2: Kampala city - Drive to Ishasha –Evening game drive

Our tree climbing lions and gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda starts with a cup of coffee at breakfast then an early morning departure for Queen Elizabeth national park located on the unique western rift valley escarpment you reach the lodge during time to have lunch, relax and later depart for an afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. Expect to see lots of animals and many varieties of birds at a close range. European migrant birds like the terns and gulls congregate here in large flocks. The boat safari starts at 1500 Hours and ends at about 1700 Hours. After a cruise go for an evening game drive specifically in search for big cats and since evening is their prime time to hunt, you might even find them in action.  Return to the Lodge for relaxation & Dinner.

DAY 3: Ishasha sector - Morning game drive – Transfer Bwindi impenetrable national park 

On this day begin with a heavy morning breakfast and head out to Ishasha sector to search for the tree climbing lions during the drive many more other animals such as herds of Uganda kobs, Topes, caped buffaloes and the giant elephants. Later after meeting with the amazing tree climbing lions of Ishasha sector transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park. Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Mghinga Gorilla National Park host half of the world remaining mountain gorilla population the total population is estimated to be about seven hundred eighty living in the Virunga volcanoes and Bwindi. On your arrival at Bwindi Impenetrable forest you will have lunch relax and later spend the evening on a community foot safari to explore the life style of the people living and surrounding the park and also to entertain with their cultural performances. Dinner and an overnight

DAY 4: Bwindi Impenetrable forest –Morning gorilla trekking – Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi 
As we prepare for our safaris of tree climbing lions in Uganda and gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda, Take an early breakfast then set off early with guides for briefing and thereafter set off to trail gorillas, the thrill of your encounter will erase the difficulties of the potentially strenuous trek, bring jungle boots and rain jackets because the park is often wet, spend time in awe watching the gorillas go about their activities, each gorilla safari encounter is different and has its own rewards, but you are likely to enjoy the close view of adults feeding, grooming and resting as the youngsters frolic and swing from vines in a delightfully playful display.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a magnificent green swathe of dense rain forest, so ancient that survived the last ice age. A recently proclaimed World Heritage site, it’s one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth and its unique, precious flora sustains roughly half of the world population of mountain gorillas  believed to number just 780. There’s also a substantial chimpanzee population and research shows that Bwindi is the only forest in Africa in which these two apes live together.

Time permitting, have lunch and some refreshments then embark on a drive to Lake Bunyonyi for the whole evening relaxing may be with bird viewing, Quad biking or canoeing. An evening at Lake Bunyonyi will wash away the fatigue you could be having.

DAY 5: Lake Bunyonyi – Transfer to Lake Mburo – Boat cruise and game drive

Our tour trail for tree climbing lions in Uganda starts with a Departure for Lake Mburo national park early in the morning, with a stopover at Igongo cultural center for lunch and tour the museum and carry on to the lodge for check in, after we head for the boat cruise on the lake to view the Hippos, Crocodile and plenty of bird life which include the king fisher’s, fish Eagles and not to miss the endemic African fin foot. After the boat ride an Evening game drive as we head back to the lodge for the night will give you a chance to see the nocturnal, Dinner and overnight

DAY 6: Kampala – Morning Horseback safari – Entebbe international airport

Our safari of Tree climbing lions in Uganda starts with a morning cup of coffee and breakfast then take a horseback safari and encounter zebras, Buffaloes, Elands and Impala along with a great variety of birds with very informative guide to accompany you. Return to the lodge for lunch and thereafter leave for home, drive back to Entebbe international airport via Kampala with enough time to stop at the equator for one to have photo shoot and craft shopping there are many craft shops at the equator point one is lost of choice and continue with the drive to Entebbe to meet your return flight.

 

 

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