6 Days Queen Elizabeth & Gorillas Bwindi

Our 6 days Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi gives you a life time opportunity to visit Uganda’s most treasured attractions. An experience to go for a game drive for wild predators including the Lions, Leopards, a launch cruise on the Kazinga channel that joins Lakes Edward and George and it is filled with schools of hippos, […]

Our 6 days Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi gives you a life time opportunity to visit Uganda’s most treasured attractions. An experience to go for a game drive for wild predators including the Lions, Leopards, a launch cruise on the Kazinga channel that joins Lakes Edward and George and it is filled with schools of hippos, buffaloes with elephants at the banks. A guided primate walk along Kyambura Gorge to look for habituated chimps, the famous tree climbing lions at Ishasha and wind down with the most appealing Gorilla encounter in Bwindi

Day 1: Kampala-Queen Elizabeth

Leave Kampala after breakfast for the fascinating drive through papyrus swamps and thick jungle of the Nile Delta to Fort Portal just under the Ruwenzori Mountains. A stop over for your lunch enroute in Fort Portal thereafter proceed to Queen Elizabeth for an evening sunset enroute game drive to your lodge. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/Kasenyi Safari Camp/Katara Lodge (high end lodge) or Enganzi Safari Lodge (Mid Lodge) or Simba Safari Lodge/Bush Lodge (Budget Facility) Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Queen Elizabeth

Early morning game drives to see more animals that habit this park, that include predators’ lion. Leopard and other game. Over 500 bird species have been identified here, making it a Mecca for bird-watchers. They include the black bee-eater, 11 different species of kingfisher and several falcons, eagles and other raptors. Queen Elizabeth National is one of the most outstanding treasures of Uganda, and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve for Humanity under UNESCO auspices. It borders on Lake George and Lake Edward as well as Kazinga Channel in the western area of the Great Rift Valley escarpment. After lunch take a 2-hour launch cruise on the Kazinga channel. This waterway joins Lakes Edward and George and it is filled with schools of hippos, buffaloes with elephants at the banks. This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing.  The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/Kasenyi Safari Camp/Katara Lodge (high end lodge) or Enganzi Safari Lodge (Mid Lodge) or Simba Safari Lodge/Bush Lodge (Budget Facility) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 3: Queen Elizabeth-Ishasha

Rise very early with your packed lunch ready for guided primate walk along Kyambura Gorge to look for habituated chimps through the gorge. After primate walk, proceed to Ishasha sector where you will take on yet another evening game drive in search of tree climbing lions. Overnight and meals at Ishasha Wildness Camp (high end), Ishasha Jungle Lodge (Mid lodge) or @The River Ishasha Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Ishasha –Bwindi

Early morning guided bush walk for a closer interaction with nature. The mid-morning will be spent on a game drive for the tree climbing lions. Thereafter head to Bwindi, the journey takes about 2 hours but driving through interesting features. Arrive Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This park is home of the rare mountain gorillas. Apart from gorillas, there are a wide variety of primates to see including the blue and red tailed monkeys. The forest itself is lush and green and there are streams running through it. Dinner and overnight stay at either Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany Springs (high end lodge) or Sliver back Lodge/The Haven Buhoma (Mid range) or Buhoma community Bandas (Budget facility) Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Bwindi Gorilla Trekking

Begin the day with breakfast ready for trekking, which begins at 8:00 am with a briefing from the UWA staff. Ensure to carry along with you rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots etc The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been booked for. Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. The tracking may take between 2 and 6 hours but it’s well worth the effort. The afternoon is spent on a village walk. The Buhoma Village Walk gives you a great opportunity to see how the people surrounding Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. It also is a great way to support the local community in a direct way. The Walk begins with your guide at Buhoma Community Rest Camp and is most informative, rewarding to the average visitor. It will amaze you how resourceful the local people are as you see and learn their ways. Dinner and overnight stay at either Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany Springs (high end lodge) or Sliver back Lodge/The Haven Buhoma (Mid range) or Buhoma community Bandas (Budget facility) Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Bwindi – Kampala/Entebbe Out

Return to Kampala, then Entebbe, with lunch enroute with a stopover at Igongo cultural centre to explore the life style of the Ankole and Bahima, thereafter proceed at the Equator Uganda before your evening departures home. Meal plan: (B, L) End of services.

The safari package to include:

Transportation by a 4 x 4 station wagon
One Gorilla permit per person
Community walks Bwindi
Accommodation and meals as per the Itinerary
Three Game drive
Igongo cultural visit
Two hour boat trip along Kazinga channel and lake Mburo.
Park fees
Bush walk Ishasha
Driver/guide subsistence allowance.
Enroute lunches
Bush walk
Ranger guide fees
AMREF Emergency Evacuation Medical Insurance

The package to exclude expenses of personal nature like: drinks, laundry, tips, telephone, cigars, etc.

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  • Tom Foss

    Quite interesting trip.

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