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5 Day Bwindi Impenetrable Forest & Queen Elizabeth Park Safari


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Are you ready to embark on one of the most unique experiences in your life? Well, get ready to have a life changing encounter the Mountain Gorillas that can only be found in special areas in the world like in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi is known to be the home to about 300 of 700 mountain gorillas. There are only a few special places like it. So, be prepared to be mesmerized by these gentle giants. Combine this with an exciting visit to a celebrated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve! Queen Elizabeth National Park is host to a remarkable variety of ecosystems. It is located on the western arm of the Great Rift Valley. In its vicinity is Lake George, a Ramsar Site. It also has Lake Edward, both of which provide for food and income for the locals.


Categories: Uganda


Price Ranges: USD $ 1400- 2999

Activities:

  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Bird Watching
  • Wildlife Game Drive

Days: 4-5 Days


Activities:

  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Bird Watching
  • Wildlife Game Drive

Early morning we shall set off from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park one of the homes of Mountain Gorillas. It is estimated that half of the world’s surviving population of mountain gorillas reside in Bwindi. About 300 live within Bwindi boundaries. The drive from Kampala to Bwindi is long but entertaining. It is a 465-kilometer drive which will take almost half a day but it is scenic and picture worthy. During our ride towards Bwindi, we will have lunch along the way.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park offers a dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense. It is crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. Apart from the mountain gorillas, there are a variety of primates to be seen including the blue monkeys, red tailed monkeys, and black & white colobus monkeys. There are also frequent sightings of Great Blue Turacos which marvel both birders and non-birdwatchers alike.

We will arrive late afternoon and settle in our tranquil accommodation upon our arrival. A good night’s rest is essential to prepare for the action-packed adventure we are to embark on the following day.

Main destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge/Buhoma Community Rest Camp/Tent in the area where you will be conducting the Gorilla Tracking
Meals: Lunch and dinner are included

After breakfast we shall proceed to the park offices to begin our adventure with the gentle giants. A briefing will take place at the park headquarters. The duration of the activity will depend on the sighting and movement of the gorillas. It can span from 1 to 8 hours. The sight of the mountain gorillas will be truly an experience to remember. Mountain gorillas are endangered ape species and there are only few left in the world. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a unique destination since it is the only place in Africa that mountain gorillas and chimpanzees co-exist. Packed lunch will be prepared by your accommodation. Your visit to them will help, as the park permits which you have purchased to enter the park will fund conservation. After the day’s action-packed adventure, we shall return to your lodge to rest overnight and have dinner.

Main destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge/Buhoma Community Rest Camp/Tent in the area where you will be conducting the Gorilla Tracking
Meals: All meals are included

After an early breakfast, we shall checkout of our accommodations, and forge forward to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The drive will take about 5 hours.

On our arrival to Queen Elizabeth National Park, we shall head for Ishasha. It is in the southern section and is most famous for its tree-climbing lions. It is one of the only two destinations where tree-climbing lions are found.   has a river that meanders through a riparian forest. The forest cover is fantastic as there are acacia trees, and a lot of shrubbery. In Ishasha, there will be chances to encounter antelopes, huge buffalo herds, hippopotamuses, and elephants. On this day of adventure, we shall have a nice picnic lunch. After the day’s activity, we can return to our accommodation to have dinner and get well-deserved rest after this action-packed day of adventure.

Main destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Accommodation: Katara Lodge/Mweya Safari Lodge/Simba Safari Camp
Meals: All meals are included

We should begin before breakfast, just having tea or coffee so we can go for a game drive through the Kasenyi Park. It is at sunrise that there is the biggest chance to see lions, hyenas, and leopards. After which, we can return to our accommodation for a full breakfast. Then, we shall head to the Mweya Peninsula, on the northern bank for a boat ride along the Kazinga Channel. There will be plentiful wildlife along the banks. There will be a good chance we can see buffaloes, elephants, birds, and hippopotamuses. The Mweya Peninsula is a sight to behold as it overlooks the Katwe bay of Lake Edward. It is considered as the ‘heart of sightseeing’ in the park. After the activity, we return to our accommodation for dinner and get our much deserved rest.

Main destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Mweya/Kasenyi (North)
Accommodation: Katara Lodge/Mweya Safari Lodge/Simba Safari Camp
Meals: All meals are included

After breakfast, we checkout of our accommodation and drive back to Kampala. We will have lunch along the drive back to Kampala. We will take you to either to Entebbe International Airport if you are catching a flight, or to your respective hotel if you will still be spending the night.

Main destination: Kampala City/Entebbe International Airport
Accommodation: None, end of tour
Meals: Breakfast and lunch are included

Price per person:


1 adult (1 room) 2 adults (1 room) 3 adults (1 room) 4 adults ( 2 rooms) 5 adults (2 rooms)
  $1,750 $1,650 $1,550 $1,490