5 DAYS EXPERIENCE QUEEN ELIZABETH AND BWINDI IMPENETRABLE

Over view

Experience Uganda’s best of wildlife on a safari west of the country where you look out for the Africa’s great Apes the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable a UNESCO world heritage site, discover the abundant birdlife including the African Emerald cuckoo, common bulbul, and Shelly’s crimson wing plus others on a birding nature walk. Enjoy the sparkling waters of Queen Elizabeth that host variety of wildlife such as the African elephant, buffaloes, hippos and other big game while on a game drive and launch trip.

Brief safari

Day 01: Departure south west to Bwindi Impenetrable national park.

Day 02: Gorilla tracking in the park.

Day 03: Early morning nature walk at munyanga trail and departure to Queen Elizabeth.

Day 04: Game drive and evening launch cruise.

Day 05: Travel back to Kampala.

Itinerary

Day 01: Depart Kampala or Entebbe to Bwindi National park-south west-approximately 8-9hrs drive. Proceed after breakfast, southwest of the country to Bwindi via Ntungamo-Kabale through the pleasant banana farm lands and scenic beauty of Kigezi highlands. We shall stop in Kayabwe at the equator for a brief trip and at Igongo cultural museum or Agip hotel for lunch. Arrive the park evening and head to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay (O/N). O/N: Clouds mountain gorilla lodge/Volcanoes safaris lodge /Mahogany springs (up market) or Silverback lodge/Nkuringo safari lodge/Buhoma lodge (mid-range) or Bwindi view rest scamp/Buhoma community Bandas /Wagtai eco lodge (budget). Full Board

Day 02: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

Breakfast early enough, transfer for an ultimate tracking experience of gorillas to one of the 10 habituated groups. Head for registration at 0730hrs, take part in general briefing at 0800hrs. The activity last for a few hours or the whole day depending on where gorillas were left the previous day, therefore reasonable fitness levels are required and we shall carry our lunch boxes plus water for picnic lunch. Note; Gorilla rules apply. Overnight at the lodge, Full Board

Day 03: Early nature walk at Munyanga water fall trail-depart to Queen-Approximately 4hrs drive

Have breakfast at the lodge and head for a memorable nature walk in search of the parks diversity. You will spot a variety of bird life and Primates beneath canopies of the rain forest. Proceed to the lodge, check-out and transfer north wards, of the park to Queen Elizabeth via the Ishasha sector known for tree climbing lions. Overnight: Mweya safari lodge/ Katara lodge (high end) or Kyambura game lodge /Ihamba /King fisher (midrange) or Enganzi lodge/ Simba safari camp (basic). Full Board

Day 04: Game drive and evening lunch trip.

A hearty start with breakfast at your lodge, have an early game drive exploring the park’s beauty including sparkling fresh and craters lakes, herds of kobs, buffalos and elephants. The game drive gets you through the Kasenyi plains and Katwe crater –a salt lake. After about 3hrs of activity, have lunch at the lodge and later proceed for launch trip along the kazinga channel in the late afternoon/evening and have memorable stunning moments of a sunset cruise past the massive hippo population. Overnight at the lodge, Full Board.

Day 05: Early start, track chimps and drive back to Kampala –About 7hrs drive

Today have breakfast early enough, head to Kalinzu forest reserve for tracking the humans in the wild. Have a nature walk in the forest exploring its ecology and later transfer back to Kampala/ Entebbe. Lunch will be enjoyed en-route.

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