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4 DAYS BWINDI MOUNTAIN GORILLAS & QUEEN ELIZABETH SAFARI

This 4 days Bwindi Mountain Gorillas and Queen Elizabeth safari will take you to both Uganda’s Forested parts and the Savannah Plains in Bwindi Impenetrable and Queen Elizabeth National Parks respectively. While in these two parks, you will have a chance to view various wildlife species like the Giant Mountain gorillas of Bwindi, forest elephants, buffaloes, monkeys and the famous tree climbing lions of Ishasha en-route to Queen Elizabeth Park and big number of Uganda kobs, lions, leopards, the amazing boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel as well as bird species in both parks and above all you will enjoy the comfortable hospitable climate and nature.

SAFARI ITINERARY

DAY.  To Bwindi impenetrable national park. 

Depart from Kampala early morning and proceed south-west. Have a stop over at the Equator where you will have an opportunity to stand in 2 hemispheres at the same time an take some photos. The drive takes you through savannah grasslands seeing banana plantations and herds of Ankole cattle with their incredible long curving horns. Then you ascend into the Kigezi highlands, known as the “Switzerland of Africa“, with terraced farming and mountain scenery to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Overnight at your lodge.

Day 2. Bwindi Mountain Gorilla tracking.

A morning cup of coffee or tea is recommended before your gorilla tracking safari. You will then head to the briefing point at the park headquarters and from here you will be briefed about the does and don’ts while in the jungle forest with the gentle Giants. You will be provided with walking sticks and you are also advised to have your lunch parked with enough drinking water. Staring into the pensive brown eyes of these gentle giants, who share 95% of their genes with humans, is as humbling as it is thrilling. After tracking you will travel back to your lodge, relax dinner and overnight stay at your lodge.

Day 3 Transfer to queen Elizabeth National Park.

We have an early morning drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, this park  is a home of abundant wildlife with grassy plains, and volcanic craters. You may have an excellent opportunity to see lion, leopard, giant forest hog, Cape buffalo, elephants, defassa waterbuck, Uganda kob,  and bushbuck. Check in the lodge and proceed to the boat cruise along the amazing Kazinga channel and you will appreciate the scores of Hippos, Buffalos, and Crocodiles close to the waterside as well as the rare Leopard prowling. There is a variety of bird species especially pelican and Jacana. Overnight at your lodge.

Day 4.  Morning game and proceed to kampala.

 An early morning game drive in the Park. Expect to see the famous  Elephants, Buffalos, Lions, Bush bucks, Kobs, Giant forest hog, Hyenas and Waterbucks return and have breakfast and thereafter proceed to Kampala
 End of the trip.

 

SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS:
Day 1. Transfer from Kampala to Bwindi NPK
Day 2. Gorilla tracking
Day 3. Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NPK and afternoon Boat cruise 
Day 4. Morning Game drive and departure 

Accommodation options:

Bwindi National Park:

  • Buhoma lodge(up Market)
  • Sanctuary Lodge(up Market)
  • Sliver-back Lodge(up Market)
  • Trekkers Lodge(Mid-range)
  • Gorilla Mist (Mid-range)

Queen Elizabeth NPK:

  • Mweya Lodge(up market)
  • Kyambura Game Lodge(up market)
  • Bush Lodge (Mid-range/Budget)
  • Buffalo safari Lodge(Mid-range/Budget)
  • Simba Safari Lodge
Tour inclusions
  • park fees
  • Game drives
  • Boat cruise
  • Accommodation(Full Board)
  • Touring and Photography
  • Transport in 4WD vehicle
  • Driver/Guide(English speaking and professional)
  • Drinking water
Tour Exclusions
  • Gorilla permit USD600.00
  • International flights
  • Laundry
  • Tips given to staff
  • Visa USD50.00 /E.Africa USD100.00 
  • Drinks/Beverages
  • Extra activities not included in the itinerary 
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