5 Days Bwindi Gorillas & Queen Elizabeth Wildlife

 

Day 1: Kampala - Bwindi.
This Morning, you will be picked from your hotel/residence in Kampala 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 proceed to Bwindi National Park the home of Mountain Gorillas. It is estimated to half of the world’s surviving population of mountain gorillas –300 live within these boundaries shared by Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. 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 with packed lunch, you will be escorted to the starting point for briefing by your guide. You will be allocated guides to track gorillas with, and then will be off to begin your adventure. A briefing from your local guides and then it’s off! The time taken and the terrain vary (1- 8 hours) this depends on the movement of these gentle giants. The thrill of meeting face to face takes away the pain of some times long and arduous 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 stay FB.

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 and viewing other wildlife like elephant buffalo, hyena etc. Ishasha sector is dominated by acacia woodland and scrubland and features the meandering Ishasha River, banked by a riparian forest.

Have Lunch and after lunch,drive to Mweya Peninsular all the way to the northern sector of the park arriving in the evening.

Dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Queen Elizabeth park - Kampala
This morning you will carry out a game drive looking for wildlife lion elephant leopard, hyena, and many more that inhabit this park. The game drive will yield wildlife viewing say lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and many more. After drive, head to Kampala with your packed lunch.

After picnic lunch,go for a boat cruise on 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.
The evening will be at leisure. Dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Kampala
After your breakfast, we will drive back to Kampala.
END OF SAFARI

Please Note the safari cost will include:

  • Meals and accommodation at full board for the agreed dates
  • Gorilla permits 1 permit per person
  • Game drive -- Ishasha , park fees,
  • Safari driver /guide and 4x4 vehicle
  • Park fees
  • Applicable government taxes
  • Drinking bottled water while driving on safari

Excluded are:

  • Beverages and bar bills, phone alls, personal insurance and any other services of personal nature like souvenirs, tips, laundry etc

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