This 5 Day Gorilla Safari takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park. Go for mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi, track the wild chimpanzees within the Kyambura Gorge and game viewing in the savanna plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Detailed Trip Itinerary
Day 1:Kampala – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
In the Morning, you will be picked by your driver/guide from your hotel at around 7.00 am and proceed to the southwestern part of the country. Stop at The equator for land mark photo taking and continue to Mbarara. Break for lunch on the way then precede to Bwindi National Park the home of Mountain Gorillas. The drive is long but enjoyable. Proceed south to Bwindi viewing the terraced hills of Kigezi Highlands once known as Switzerland of Africa.
Arrival at Bwindi will be in the evening. Dinner and overnight as you prepare for tomorrow’s event! Full Board.
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking – Bwindi
Morning after breakfast and with your packed lunch, you will be led to the place where briefing will take place. Guides are allocated to you and off you go to begin your adventure.Time taken and the terrain vary (1- 8 hours) this depends on the movement of these gentle giants. The excitement of meeting face to face takes away the pain of some times long and tiresome trek. Each 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 delightfully playful manner.
After tracking will walk back to your lodge for overnight. Full Board.
You will need to carry long pants like jean type, sturdy shoes to help you hiking steep and slippery slopes, long sleeved shirts and blouses to protect your bodies from thorns and itching plants. You may not rule out raining on you and at least a rain coat is needed to protect your bodies and any equipment carried along with like cameras. Also carry insect repellants and sun cream
Day 3:Bwindi to Ishasha – Queen Elizabeth Park
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. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Early morning game drives to see more animals that habit this park, that include predators like lions, 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 borders Lake George and Lake Edward and Kazinga Channel in the western area of the Great Rift Valley escarpment connects the two lakes.
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. You are likely to meet grazing hippos, elephants, lions, spotted hyenas and leopards, bushbuck, waterbuck and stripped jackal and of-course the several warthogs. After the launch cruise will drive to the lodge for dinner and over night.
Day 5:Bunyarunguru – Kampala
After breakfast you will be driven to Kyambura gorge for Chimpanzee tracking for a primate walk. After Kyambura gorge proceed to Kampala and continue to Entebbe with your packed lunch. Arrival will in the evening.
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Please Note the safari cost will include:
- Meals and accommodation at full board for the agreed dates
- Gorilla permits 1 permit per person
- Game drives, park fees, 1 tracking chimpanzee permit,
- safari driver /guide and 4×4 vehicle
- Park fees
- Applicable government taxes
- Drinking bottled water while driving on safari
- Beverages and bar bills, phone bills, personal insurance and any other services of personal nature like souvenirs, tips, laundry etc
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