5 Day Game Viewing & Gorillas

Start/End: Kampala

Duration: 5 Days

Activity: Gorilla Trekking, Game Drive, Boat Cruise

Destinations: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kazinga Channel, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Description

This 5 day safari will start and end in Kampala city and during this time you will have an extraordinary experience as you will visit some of Uganda’s best National parks such as Bwindi Impenetrable where you will track mountain gorillas and Queen Elizabeth National park for game viewing and a boat ride on the Kazinga channel. Bwindi is a home to the biggest number of Mountain gorillas in the entire world. The safari will include Accommodation, Gorilla permits, Ground transport, bottled water, all activities mentioned above, Driver/guide who speaks English.

Day 1: Travel to Bwindi impenetrable

Pick from Entebbe or hotel in Kampala by our drive guide, he will brief you and after that drive to the Southwest to Bwindi forest. Have two stopovers one at the Equator to buy crafts and take photos and another in Mbarara for lunch. Proceed with your journey to this magnificent forest and home to mountain gorillas and other primate species reaching in the evening. Have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options;

  • Chameleon Hill/Mahogany springs (Up market)
  • Gorilla Mist camp (Moderate)
  • Ruhija gorilla friends camp (Budget)

Meal plan; Half Board

 Day 2: Gorilla trekking/tracking- Bwindi forest.

After having the tasty breakfast, then ensure you carry packed lunch from the lodge as you drive straight to the headquarters. Here you will meet guides and be briefed on gorilla trekking. Later you will begin trekking as led by the park ranger guides who are well informed and knowledgeable about these gorillas, how long trekking will take depends on the movement of mountain gorillas at that time therefore it could last for 2 to 8 hours. You are encouraged to carry enough water, sunglasses, rain coats, hats, and to wear sturdy shoes. You will be allowed to be with the gorillas for only one hour. Return to your lodge and relax. During the evening hours, you can decide to stay at the lodge and rest or visit the Batwa community of which you will discover a lot about their culture and customs. Come back for dinner and have an overnight.

Accommodation Options;

  • Chameleon Hill/Mahogany springs (Up market)
  • Gorilla Mist camp (Moderate)
  • Ruhija gorilla friends camp (Budget)

Meal plan; Half Board

 Day 3: Travel to Queen Elizabeth via the Ishasha sector-have a boat cruise.

After breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth passing through the Ishasha sector which is well known for tree climbing lions and other wildlife species such as monkeys, Kobs, buffaloes, elephants, birds among others. Upon arrival at the park you will check in at the lodge, enjoy a yummy lunch there as you prepare to go for a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel. On this boat you will see a lot of water animals like hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes and elephants that come to take water as well as different bird species like the malachite kingfisher, saddle billed stork, among others. Head back to the lodge, have dinner and Overnight.

Accommodation Options;

  • Mweya safari lodge (Luxury)
  • Kyambura game lodge (Midrange)
  • Bush lodge (Budget)

Meal Plan; Full Board

 Day 4: Game drive & afternoon boat cruise.

Wake up very early, have breakfast and set out for the game drive in Kasenyi track and other track for the morning risers, here you will have chance of seeing lions, buffaloes, antelopes, elephants. After drive back to the lodge have  lunch as you get ready for the boat cruise on the Kazinga channel which an outstanding activity to do while in this park. Later have dinner at the lodge and overnight there.

Accommodation Options;

  • Mweya safari lodge (Luxury)
  • Kyambura game lodge (Midrange)
  • Bush lodge (Budget)

Meal Plan; Full Board

 

Day 5: Morning game drive as you Depart to Kampala

Have breakfast, have a game drive as you drive out of the park, have lunch en-route and reach Entebbe airport for your flight or Kampala at the hotel in the evening.

End of Safari

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