5 Days Bwindi Gorilla Tracking and Queen Elizabeth National Park: UGA/TAEL/BGQE5

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Day 1: Kampala-Bwindi
Our guide/driver picks you at 8:00 am from your hotel in Kampala. Drive to Mbarara via Masaka. Make a stop over at Equator crossing for photography. Proceed and stop over for Lunch in Mbarara at Igongo Cultural village (Ankole Museum) or Agip Motel. After lunch, drive to Bwindi. This is a lush highland rain forest and home to the Mountain Gorillas. It is filled with primates and exotic birds, valleys, hilltops and papyrus swamps.
Dinner and overnight stay at either Gorilla Forest Camp or Buhoma Lodge (High end), Engagi Safari Lodge or Silverback Lodge (Mid range) or Buhoma Community Rest Camp (Budget).
Meal plan:  Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking Bwindi
Begin the day with breakfast ready for tracking, which begins at 8:00 am with a briefing from the UWA staff. Ensure to carry along with you a rain jacket, drinking water, snacks or packed lunch, jungle boots etc. The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. The tracking may take between 2 and 6 hours depending on the group you booked, but it is well worth the effort. Depending on the time you return from tracking, you can spend the afternoon on a community walk around the local communities living around the Park or a nature walk in the forest.
Dinner and overnight stay at either Gorilla Forest Camp or Buhoma Lodge (High end), Engagi Safari Lodge or Silverback Lodge (Mid range) or Buhoma Community Rest Camp (Budget).
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Bwindi-Queen Elizabeth
After early breakfast head for Ishasha, which is the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, carry out a game drive where you may sight tree-climbing lions. Ishasha is dominated by acacia woodland and scrubland and features the meandering Ishasha River, banked by a riparian forest. After picnic lunch, drive to the Northern sector of the Park.

Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge or Jacana (High end), King Fisher, Katara Lodge (Mid range) Simba Camp (Budget)
Meal plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Early morning game drive to see more animals that include lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo, Hippo and a variety of antelopes.  Over 500 bird species have been identified here, making it a haven for bird-watchers. They include the black bee-eater, 11 different species of kingfisher and several falcons, eagles and other raptors. Queen Elizabeth National Park has been designated a Biosphere Reserve for Humanity under UNESCO auspices. It covers large parts of Lake George and Lake Edward as well as Kazinga Channel in the western area of the Great Rift Valley. Visit Kichwamba Escarpment for a Community/Nature Walk along the Escarpment overlooking the Western Rift valley in which lies Queen Elizabeth National Park. This is an opportunity to see how the rural folk live. Here you will see spectacular crater lakes and participate in community activities like crop harvesting and local gin brewing.
After lunch take a 2-hour Boat cruise on the Kazinga channel. This waterway joins Lakes Edward and George and it is filled with schools of hippos, with buffaloes and elephants at the banks.
Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/Jacana Lodge (High end), King Fisher, Katara Lodge (Mid range) Simba Camp (Budget)
Meal plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth-Kampala/Entebbe
Early breakfast and depart for a guided primate walk in Kyambura Gorge to look for habituated Chimps. After primate walk, drive back to Kampala using Kasese-Fort Portal road. Enjoy the winding scenery of the foot hills of Mt. Rwenzori arriving in Fort Portal in time for lunch. Thereafter proceed to Kampala/Entebbe to catch your evening flight back home.
Meal Plan B-L
End of Service

  • Transportation by a 4 x 4 station wagon.
  • One Gorilla permit per person to be secured and paid for well in advance and one Chimp tracking permit per person
  • Community walk Bwindi
  • Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
  • Game drive
  • Boat trip along Kazinga channel and Guided primate walk along Kyambura Gorge
  • Park fees and services of English speaking driver/guide
  • Enroute lunches
  • Ranger guide fees
  • Airport transfers on return

Local and international flights, Accommodation in Kampala (day prior to safari departure and on return from the safari), Personal Travel insurance, Visa Fees, drinks, cigarettes, tips, souvenirs and any other items of personal nature.

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