SAFARI PACKAGE

5 DAYS QUEEN ELIZABETH & BWINDI

SAFARI OVERVIEW

This tour takes you on a visit Queen Elizabeth National Park then to the endangered mountain gorillas of Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

You will start with Queen Elizabeth National Park – the world’s most biodiversity wildlife sanctuary featuring the tree climbing lions in the Ishasha sector, leopards, hippos, elephants, buffaloes, lots of small game and rare birds. Thereafter go to Bwindi Impenetrable NP.

Tracking mountain gorilla’s through the thick impenetrable forest cover entangles in creepers & climbers to sitting in the forest watching  these rare gentle gigantic great Apes of Africa carry on their days activities is an unforgettable and yet life moving experience.

This short tour is a fusion of African Great Primate and a rare game viewing safaris Experience.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Game drives – | Kasenyi, Channel truck & the Crater Drive.
  • Boat cruise on the Kazinga channel
  • Scenery viewing | Tea plantations, Crater Lakes Gardens & Landscapes.
  • Gorilla trekking in Bwindi

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival – Entebbe

On arrival at the Entebbe International Airport, our company representative will be waiting to meet you and transfer you to your hotel in Entebbe or Kampala. Depending on the time of arrival, you can decide to do some activities in Entebbe like visiting the Botanical gardens, visit the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (Zoo) or visit the reptile village.

Accommodation at: Lake Heights Hotel | 2 Friends Beach Hotel| Via Via Guest house

Day 2: Entebbe – Bwindi Impenetrable

Early breakfast in hotel, our driver / guide will meet you at your hotel. An early morning start from Kampala takes you south-west and across the Equator. Your drive through savannah grasslands seeing banana plantations and herds of Ankole cattle, famous for their incredibly long horns .You then ascend into the Kigezi highlands, known as the “Switzerland of Africa”, with terraced farming and mountain scenery and continue your drive on to Bwindi– Journey Time| 9-10 hour drive with en-route lunch.

Accommodation at: Chameleon Hill Lodge | Rushaga Gorilla Camp| Broadbill Forest Camp

Day 3: Gorilla trekking Experience

Your gorilla trek is sure to be the highlight of your tour. Up early you head to the ranger station, where you are allocated guides before heading into the forest. The walk to find the gorillas may be as short as two hours, but it will generally take up to 8 hrs to find them as their territory can cover up to 40km. The park rangers and guides will clear the way and assist you through the forest. You will need a good fitness level to endure the trek as the going can be slippery and tough at times. Once the gorilla group is located you will spend an hour with them as they feed, rest and play.

Sitting with the mountain gorilla is one of the most amazing wildlife experiences you will ever have. A dominant male silverback can weigh over 200 kgs and is the largest living primate. He will control your meeting as well as deciding when his group will eat, sleep and move on. His females care for their young with affection and playfulness but also with discipline. They are very curious, and are capable of making over 25 different vocalizations, including chuckling and purring. Communication also includes posturing, chest beating and if all else fails the charge! The privilege of spending an hour with a family group is an experience that will never fade. After your hour is up, you will find your way slowly out of the forest and back to the camp to chat about your amazing experience.

For the gorilla trek, please bring walking boots, or waterproof trainers and socks, long pants and a light, long sleeved shirt. Layers are best, as conditions in the tropical rain forest can change from hot to wet and cold in an instant. Start with a long sleeved t-shirt and long pants, thick socks and boots; add a fleece and rainproof jacket and you should be right for all conditions. Please choose khaki or muted colors to allow you to get closer to the wildlife. Bright colors advertise your presence and make it more difficult to track game. Anti histamine cream is useful if you get too close to any stinging nettles; the gorillas are immune to these, so often choose this soft place to rest. Gloves can sometimes be a handy addition. A small day pack is very useful to carry water, lunch and cameras. The day can be a long one but is 100% worth it. Photographing gorillas is allowed, but flash photography is prohibited. Anyone wishing to use a video camera must pay for a special permit. After your long trek relax at the lodge or head out to the local community.

NOTE: A relaxing massage is available at the lodge at your own cost.

Accommodation at: Chameleon Hill Lodge | Rushaga Gorilla Camp| Broadbill Forest Camp

Day 4: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park through Ishasha Sector

From Bwindi Impenetrable NP we connect to Queen Elizabeth NP via Ishasha – the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth NP. It famous for the tree climbing lions, after their meals these predators like to climb fig trees to rest, experience the winds but to also easily watch their prey as because of the high savanna grass. Along the lions are a rich bird life and other mammals.

Queen Elizabeth National Park located in the western arm of the Great East Rift Valley. It is a home to a variety of wildlife including elephant, lion, hippo, leopard, buffalo, and Uganda Kob, baboon, and birds, all typical of riverine and savannah habitats. In the southern part of the park we also find the Maramagambo, one of the largest surviving natural forests in Uganda.

In the afternoon enjoy a launch cruise on Kazinga Channel – towards Lake Edward where you will watch different wild animals that come to its waters and those that live therein and numerous species of birds.

Accommodation at: Mweya Safari Lodge | Park View Lodge| The Bush Lodge

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park to Entebbe

After an early morning wake up coffee you head out for an early morning game drive, the birdlife in this area is spectacular. You will then drive back to Entebbe for your flight back home via Fort Portal where you will have great scenic views of the Ruwenzori’s mountains & Tea plantations. This journey will see you through the scenic plains of Kabalore, Mubende & Mityana towns up to Entebbe to catch your flight back home.  Journey time|5-6Hrs of Driving

Accommodation:  Not included (unless requested for when booking your safari).

INCLUDES

  • Gorilla Permits per person
  • Boat Cruise & Game Drives
  • 4X4 Safari Vans | Land Cruisers
  • Experienced English Speaking Driver Guides
  • En-route Lunches
  • Boxes of water in Car
  • Fuel /Gas for the whole trip
  • Accommodation Based on Full Board (L=Lunch, D= Dinner & B=Breakfast).
  • Airport transfers.
  • Activities mentioned in the program.
  • Entrance and ranger fees for the national parks.
  • Service Fees and Taxes.

EXCLUSIONS

  • International and Local flights.
  • Visa (USD $50)| $100 E.A Visa.
  • Optional activities in the Park.
  • Meals & drinks not mentioned in the program.
  • Items of personal nature.
  • Laundry service.
  • Tips.
  • AMREF Flying Doctors insurance.
  • Optional activities in the Park.

RATES: Per person sharing

 

 
CATEGORY 2 PEOPLE 3 PEOPLE
LUXURY USD 2,497
USD 2,336
MID-RANGE USD 1,815
USD 1,650
BUDGET USD 1,719
USD 1,556

 

 

 
CATEGORY 4 PEOPLE 5 PEOPLE
LUXURY USD 2,074 USD 2,062
MID-RANGE USD 1,493 USD 1,444
BUDGET USD 1,385
USD 1,354

 

 

 
CATEGORY 6 PEOPLE 8 PEOPLE
LUXURY USD 1,933 USD 1,863
MID-RANGE USD 1,385
USD 1,331
BUDGET USD 1,273
USD 1,126

 

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