Gorilla & Lions Safaris, Queen Elizabeth & Bwindi Gorilla Safaris

Overview

This epic journey will take you to two of Uganda’s well-endowed national parks thus the impenetrable Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth national park.

Enjoy an amazing afternoon boat cruise along the kazinga channel, and a spectacular scenery of the sunset on Lake Edward, gorilla trekking and game drives.


What to Carry for your 5 Days Uganda Gorillas and Wildlife Safari
· Camera and charger
· Sunglasses
· Light and heavy clothes
· Hiking boots
· Binoculars (if available)

Day 1: Kampala – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Meet and great with our company representative who pick you from your hotel early enough so as to manage time since it’s a long way to your destination.

Leave Kampala for Bwindi impenetrable National Park. We can then have a stop at the Equator for stretch refreshments and then you can have a look at the traditional drums and crafts being made at this place.

Jump into the car and proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest famously known for the rare Mountain Gorillas and primate life in this forest is quite fantastic, and there is an incredible variety of flora and fauna too.

This forest also holds 348 bird species thus known for being a bird watchers haven. You will have a lunch stop and then head on straight to the destination, dinner and Sleepover at Broadbill camp (budget) Ichumbi Gorilla lodge or Gorilla Mist Camp or Buhoma haven lodge (Mid-range) Chameleon Hill lodge or Ruhija Gorilla Safari lodge or Clouds Mountain Gorilla lodge or Bwindi lodge (luxury).

Day 2: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

After your breakfast, ready with your packed lunch and drinking water since long hours will be spent in search of these giants, you will be transferred to the gorilla tracking information office for a pre-gorilla tracking briefing at 8am.

After briefing, the rangers will then lead you into the forest to track these gentle giants the Mountain gorillas. Experience the thrill of spending time observing the gorillas as they interact with each other, you are allowed an hour witnessing of the interaction of these close relatives to human, there after you can engage in a community walk if time permits so to explore culture in case time is on your side. Dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Transfer from Bwindi to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After an early morning delicious breakfast treat, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park that’s blessed with a lot of beauties the lakes, forest, savannah grassland as well as wetlands.

We will enter through the Ishasha sector famed for its rare tree climbing lions and if lucky we will see these rare species then head on to the northern side of the park where we will rest the night. Have dinner and sleep over at Mweya Safari Lodge or Engazi lodge (luxury)or Marafiki Safari Lodge (mid-range) or The Bush lodge(budget).

Day 4: Explore Queen Elizabeth National Park

Grab a cup of coffee as you warm up to explore, more of Queen Elizabeth national park. Will head for a game drive along Kasenyi tracks in search of animals like: Lions, Cape Buffalos, Elephants, Warthogs, Waterbucks, Spotted hyenas, Mangoose, Kobs and, if you are lucky, the leopard is also often spotted.

Over 606 bird species have been recorded in this park and most notably along the Kazinga channel.

Return for a lunch meal, relax and prepare for yet another exciting activity in the afternoon. After lunch you will enjoy a unique two hours boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel.

This launch cruise gives you an amazing opportunity to watch the animals and birds at a much closer distance. Dinner and overnight at the same accommodation.

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Kampala

As you watch the sun rise in the wild. Wake up and take your breakfast meal at the same time check out of the hotel to proceed for Kampala with lunch en-route and on reaching Kampala thus the end of your five days safari.

End of Tour

Inclusions

  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. (Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.)
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari

Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees

Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary

Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)





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Queen Elizabeth NP Top attractions

Elephant and buffalo are very common, and lion is surprisingly easy to spot. There are many interesting antelope species such as Uganda kob, topi, and bushbuck. Hippo and crocodiles are common in Kazinga channel. A troop of a chimpanzee has been habituated for tracking and nine other primate species are found, including the black-and-white colobus monkey. Giraffe and zebra are absent.

Best time to visit Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park is open all-year-long, but wildlife viewing is best done from January to February and June to July (the Dry seasons).

However, this scenic park is at its most beautiful in the Wet seasons from March to May and August to December. April, May, August and September are very wet months and during that time, the rain might interfere with your safari.