5 Days Bwindi Gorillas and Queen Elizabeth N.P
Day 1: Kampala-Bwindi
Our guide/driver picks you at 8:00 am from your hotel or place of residence in Kampala. Drive to Mbarara (283km from Kampala) via Masaka. Make a first stop over at Equator crossing for snacks and photography. Proceed with a visit to Igongo Cultural village this is more rewarding and amazing as you visit the Ankole museum. Lunch break is made at Agip Motel Mbarara. After lunch, drive to Bwindi. This is the lushest highland rain forest on earth, filled with primates and exotic birds, valleys, hilltops and papyrus swamps. Dinner and overnight stay at Buhoma Lodge/ Engagi Safari Lodge (Lodge facility) or Buhoma community Bandas (Budget facility) Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking Bwindi
Begin the day with breakfast ready for trekking, which begins at 8:00 a.m with a briefing from the UWA staff. Ensure to carry along with you rain jacet, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots etc The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been booked for. Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. The tracking may take between 2 and 6 hours but its well worth the effort. The afternoon is spent on a foot safari around the local communities living around the park. Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Lodge/Engagi Safari Lodge (Lodge facility) or Buhoma Community Bandas (Budget facility) Meal Plan. 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 all the way to the northern sector of the park Meals and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge (Lodge facility) or Ihamba Safari Lodge (Budget Facility) for dinner and overnight. Meal plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Early morning game drives to see more animals that habit this park, that include predators’ lion. 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 Elizabeth National is one of the most outstanding treasures of Uganda, and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve for Humanity under UNESCO auspices. It borders on Lake George and Lake Edward as well as Kazinga Channel in the western area of the Great Rift Valley escarpment. 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. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/Jacana Lodge (Lodge facility) or Ihamba Safari Lodge/Simba Safari Camp (Budget Facility) Meal plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5: Queen Elizabeth-Kampala/Entebbe
With previous day’s memories, enjoy your breakfast ready for guided primate walk along Kyambura Gorge to look for habituated chimps through the gorge. 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 for lunch thereafter continue to Kampala/Entebbe to catch up your evening flight back home. Meal Plan B-L End of Service
The inclusive discounted cost for this Tour package will be as follow below
The safari package to include:
Transportation by a 4 x 4 station wagon/van.
One Gorilla permit per person to be secured and paid for well in advance
Community walk Bwindi
Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
Two Game drive
Two hour boat trip along Kazinga channel.
Guided primate walk along Kyambura gorge
Driver/guide subsistence allowance.
Ranger guide fees
Airport transfers on return
Package to excludes:
Expenses of personal nature like: drinks, laundry, tips, telephone, cigars, etc.