8 DAYS GORILLAS AND WILDLIFE – (Budget)Uganda
8 DAYS GORILLAS AND WILDLIFE (Budget)
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 to Lake Mburo National park.
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-Entebbe Back packers Hostel 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.
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 and explore the crater lakes. If weather allows we also go to the Isasha sector in search for the rare tree climbing lions and then check in your lodge.
Day 4. 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 Impenetrable 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.
Day 5. 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.
Day 6 Lake Bunyonyi.
After having breakfast at leisure, you will be led by your guide to Uganda’s deepest and most beautiful lake.(lake Bunyonyi). 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 bilharzia free in Uganda and are safe to swim in.
Day 7. Transfer to Lake Mburo.
After a relaxed breakfast, you will drive to Lake Mburo National park. You shall have lunch on the way and arrive in the park in the late afternoon for an evening game drive and then check in your lodge for evening accommodation.
Day 8 Mburo to Kampala.
You shall wake up for early breakfast and a morning game drive in search for savannah animals and later go for a boat trip which will give you chance to view a number of animals including; the buffaloes, warthogs, antelopes, impalas, zebras, giraffes, and many more. Note that Lake Mburo is the only park in Uganda where you can spot impalas, and only park in Western Uganda where you can spot zebras. In the evening, you depart for Kampala having a stop at Kayabwe (equator village) for taking photos and do a bit of souvenir shopping. You will be dropped off to your desired destination in Kampala or Entebbe hence end of service.
COST (US Dollars) per person
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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!