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8 Day Gorillas and Wildlife, From USD 1599

Day 1. Arrival

Day 2. Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park

Day 3. Queen Elizabeth National park

Day 4. Transfer to Bwindi

Day 5. Gorilla tracking

Day 6. Lake Bunyonyi

Day 7.Lake Mburo National park

Day 8 Mburo 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 1.5 hrs depending on Kampala traffic.

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.

Travel time-Approx 6 hrs

Accommodation – Mweya Camp

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 and explore the crator lakes. If weather allows,you also go to the Isasha sector  in search for the rare tree climbing lions and then check in your lodge.

Accommodation-Mweya Camp

Meal plan- Breakfast, lunch and supper.

 

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 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 5 hrs

Accommodation-Ruhija Community Rest Camp

Meal plan-Breakfast, lunch and supper.

 

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.

Accommodation-Ruhija Community Rest Camp

Meal plan-Breakfast, lunch and supper.

 

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 bilharzias free in Uganda and are safe to swim in.

Travel time – approx 1 hr

Accommodation – Bunyonyi Overland Resort

Meal plan –Breakfast, lunch and supper.

 

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.

Travel time – Approx5 hrs

Accommodation –Eagles Nest Camp.

Meal plan –Breakfast, lunch and supper

 

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 hat 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 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.

Travel time – approx 4 hrs

Meal plan – breakfast and lunch

Accommodation – Not included.

 

COST (US Dollars) per person

No people 1 2 4 6
Cost 2380 1720 1645 1599

 

Highlights

Gorilla tracking

Queen Elizabeth National park

Lake Mburo National park

2 boat trips

Nature walks

4Game 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 (standard)

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.

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.

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Product Description

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.

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