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5 Days Uganda Gorilla & Wildlife Safari

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5 Days Gorillas and Chimps Safari gets you to a stunning Primate trek Safari experience in the most visited jungles of Africa that stand as old as 100 years described by old ancient trees covered in Mist, with Kalinzu forest and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park renowned for Chimpanzee tracking Safari and Gorilla trekking Safari respectively.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is the most popular and easily accessible game reserve in Uganda. Situated on the floor of the Albertine rift overlooking the mysterious Mountains of the moon (The Rwenzoris) in South-western Uganda, the park covers 2000 square KM and includes a remarkable variety of echo systems from semi-deciduous Tropical to green meadows, savannah, crater lakes and swamps. A total of 95 mammal species have been recorded here, the highest for any Ugandan National Park. It is also home to the most famous tree-climbing lions along the Ishasha Sector, the Ugandan Kob, and other Antelopes species, as well as Elephants, Bufallos, Hippos, Buboons, and elusive primates in the scenic Kyambura gorge. An impressive 547 confirmed bird species have been recorded in Queen Elizabeth. This is one of the highest totals in the World and is truly remarkable for such a relatively small reserves. In addition to all these fascinating game viewing and birding; a relaxing boat trip along the Kazinga Channel will give you a good time.

Day 1:  Transfer to Queen Elizabeth
Pick up from your hotel at 10.00am, followed by a drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park (6-7hrs), with en route stop-overs for lunch and at The Equator for photo opportunity and souvenirs. Proceed through the magical Ankole cattle herds grazing alongside the road and scenic tea plantation, lunch en route. Check-in, dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge –Luxury or similar

Day 2: Game Drive & Boat Cruise in Queen Elizabeth

If it appeals to you, you can have a cup of coffee/tea, before setting off for an early morning game drive (about 6.30am); this is an awesome experience to spot the animals in natural habitats. With higher chances of spotting elephants, solitary cape buffaloes, hyenas, lions, leopard, antelopes, warthogs and beautiful birds. This park has spectacular sceneries including Crater Lakes and rolling savannah plains overlooking the snow capped of The Rwenzoris Mountain ranges.

There after you return for a full breakfast at the lodge, and relax till time for lunch.

In the afternoon you will take a relaxing boat cruise on Kazinga channel, this is a huge opportunity to spot more animals as they come to cool off down the stream. Queen Elizabeth National Park is the leading birding destination with over 600 bird species including pelicans, kingfishers, hammer corps, woodpeckers, cormorants, goliath heron and the rare shoebill stork; have a good time spotting these birds.  Later you return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 03: Transfer to Bwindi

After breakfast you will check out and drive to Bwindi checking in at the accommodation facility of your choice depending on your permit: Silverback Lodge (mid-range) or similar. You will therefore be left to relax and take the rest of the day at leisure while enjoying the lodge facilities

Day 4: Bwindi Experience:

You will take the day at leisure experiencing Bwindi; with the option of visiting the communities around in exciting cultural excursions to be arranged from the lodge

Day 5: Gorilla Trekking

After an early breakfast you will be driven to the briefing point thereafter you will start tracking at 08.00am. This is a demanding but rewarding experience. You will depart with lunch boxes, drinking water and remember to bring Jungle boots & raincoat with you. This park is covered in dense vegetation and rugged hills which will demand that you are physically fit. The time taken to reach the Gorillas varies according to their movements.

You will experience the thrill of spending time with and observing the gorillas for 1 hour upon encounter, which is an awesome and exciting adventure. After which we return to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Transfer to Kampala (8-9hrs)

After a breakfast you will check out and we drive back to Kampala, with interesting stopovers plus lunch en route arriving in the evening and checking in at the accommodation of your choice in Kampala.

End of Safari!

Included

  • All Meals and accommodation as per the itinerary
  • All ground transportation Plus fuel in a comfortable 4×4 vehicle.
  • Services of a full time English speaking driver/guide.
  • Water, coffee or Tea while on safari.
  • Game drives and Ranger fees
  • Boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel
  • Park Entrance fees
  • And all government taxes/levies.

Excluded

  • Airfare to and from Uganda,
  • Airport Transfers
  • VISA and departure taxes at the airport
  • Activities or accommodations in  Kampala  plus those NOT mentioned in the itinerary,
  • Meals if staying in budget facilities
  • Wines, beers and spirits & all beverages other than the bottled mineral water while on safari
  • Items of a personal nature e.g. telephone calls, tips and gratuity, laundry, souvenir etc