Safaris
8 DAYS GORILLAS AND WILDLIFE

This 8 days’ tour leads you to Queen Elizabeth National park where you will have chance to see a number of savannah fauna and flora. This park has 10 primate species and over 600 birds have been recorded in the past years. You then continue to southwest of Uganda to track the endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable forest. Relax at Lake Bunyonyi and participate in a number of optional activities there before your transfer back to Entebbe airport.


Description

Travel time

Meal plan

Accommodation

Day 1. Arrival

Day 2. Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park

Day 3. Queen Elizabeth National park

Day 4 Transfer to Ishasha

Day 5. Transfer to Bwindi

Day 6. Gorilla tracking

Day 7. Lake Bunyonyi

Day 8 Transfer to Kampala.


Day 1.Arrival

On your arrival at Entebbe Airport, you will be welcomed/picked up by your guide for transfer to your hotel in Kampala. On this day you will be briefed about your whole tour.

Travel time-approx.1Hr.

Accommodation- Protea Hotel/Malakai Eco Lodge

Meal Plan-Supper

Day 2. Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park

Having had breakfast at leisure, you will be transferred to Queen Elizabeth National park arriving in time for lunch. After lunch, you will have a boat trip on the Kazinga channel. This is the water stream that joins lakes Edward and George and is said to have the largest concentration of hippos in the world. It is also known as the CENTER OF ECOLOGY due to many animals and bird species recorded on its banks. You then check in your lodge for evening accommodation.

Travel time-Approx. 6 hrs.

Accommodation – Mweya Safari Lodge

Meal Plan - Breakfast, Lunch and supper.




Day 3. Queen Elizabeth National Park

Today you wake up very early for the morning game drive through Mweya to see a number of animals. Expect to see elephants, warthogs, lions,leopards,cheetas,buffaloes,hippos,waterbucks,topis,Uganda kob, over 600 bird species, and many more. You then drive back to your lodge for late breakfast.

Having had some rest, you have lunch and then go to the Kasenyi sector in search for more game. 

Accommodation-Mweya Safari Lodge

Meal Plan- Breakfast, lunch and supper.

Day 4 Transfer to Ishasha

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Ishasha. This is the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park and is famous for the tree climbing lions. This is a rare wildlife encounter and is common in only two parks in Africa. We check in the lodge and have an evening game drive in search for lions, hyenas, leopards,buffaloes, elephants and so on.

Accommodation –Ishasha Wilderness Lodge

Meal Plan – Breakfast, lunch and supper

Travel time – Approx. 4 hrs


Day 5. Transfer to Bwindi.

Today, you will have an early morning breakfast and transfer to Bwindi. On your way there, you will see beautiful sceneries, the ever green plant cover which Uganda is known for and the terraced hills. Bwindi Impenatrable forest is home to more than half of the world’s surviving mountain gorillas, many other primates and many bird species. Arriving will be in the late afternoon and then check in your lodge for evening accommodation.

Travel Time-Approx. 5Hrs

Accommodation-Bakiga Lodge

Meal Plan-Breakfast, lunch and supper.


Day 6. Gorilla tracking.

After a mighty breakfast prepared by your accommodation, you enter the Impenetrable forest with your packed lunch to search for the endangered mountain gorillas. Be ready to walk for 45 minutes to 7 hours depending on where you will find the gorillas that day. Having encountered them, you will be given a full hour to interact with gorillas and then return to your accommodation. In case you return early, you will enjoy cultural dances from the local community before checking in your lodge.

Accommodation - Bakiga Lodge

Meal Plan-Breakfast, lunch and supper.

Day 7 Lake Bunyonyi.

After having breakfast at leisure, you will be led by your guide to Uganda’s deepest and most beautiful lake. It is also known as ‘THE LAKE OF 100 ISLANDS’. This is some where you will feel relaxed after the tracking activities in Bwindi. While there, you can join a number of optional activities including, canoeing, bird watching, hiking to the nearby falls and forests, visiting a local community, swimming and so on. Note that only Lake Bunyonyi and Lake Mutanda have been proved bilharzias free in Uganda and are safe to swim in.

Travel time – approx. 1 hr.

Accommodation – Bunyonyi Eco Resort

Meal plan –Breakfast, lunch and supper.



Day 8 Transfer to Kampala.

After having breakfast, we embark on the long journey back to Entebbe so as to catch your flight back home. Enroute we shall have lunch and a stop at Kayabwe (equator village) for taking photos and do a bit of souvenir shopping. Arrival will be in the evening.

Travel time – approx 7 hrs

Meal plan – breakfast and lunch

Accommodation – Not included.


COST (US Dollars) per person

No- people

2

4

6

Cost

2710

2545

2305


Highlights

Gorilla tracking

Queen Elizabeth National park

 boat trips 

Nature walks

4 Game drives

Canoeing on lake Bunyonyi

Included in the cost are,

1 gorilla permit valued at US Dollars 600.

All park entrance fees

Game drives

All meals as the itinerary states

All accommodation 

Fuelled 4WD safari car

English speaking guide/driver

Bottled drinking water

Canoeing at Lake Bunyonyi

Not included in the cost are

Porter for gorilla trekking (if you need one)

Activities marked optional in the itinerary.

Drinks besides water 

Packing list

A pair of water proof trousers and jacket.

A hat

Insect repellent

A pair of sun glasses

Personal camera

A pair of binoculars 

Note that weather at Bwindi is un predictable, it can rain at any time.

To confirm this tour, please make a 1/3 deposit of the quoted price. The remaining balance can be settled a day before your safari.

A flying Air Balloon Safari in Queen Elizabeth can be arranged on request. (US Dollars 380 per person)

While on site, we accept payment in only US Dollars, GB Pound, Euro and UG Shillings.

You can remove the bits you do not want and add the ones that you want to meet your budget and interest.

Enjoy your tour!