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6 Day Gorilla Tracking and Uganda wildlife hopping


Highlight

Are you excited to visit 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. Embark on one of the most unique experiences in your life as you encounter the Mountain Gorillas that can only be found 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.

We will also visit Lake Bunyonyi, “the place of many little birds” . Here, you can bask in the warmth of the sun and cool down in its wondrous waters. The verdant scenery is relaxing and peaceful. A sight and experience to behold. 


Categories: Uganda


Price Ranges: USD $ 1400- 2999

Activities:

  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Boat Cruise
  • Bird Watching
  • Wildlife Game Drive

Days: 6-7 Days


Activities:

  • Gorilla Trekking
  • Boat Cruise
  • Bird Watching
  • Wildlife Game Drive

We can pick you up from Entebbe International Airport in Kampala, Uganda/Kigali International Airport, Rwanda if you are just arriving from a flight or from your respective hotel where you stayed the night in Kampala/Entebbe or Kigali. Then, we can head out to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Along the way, we can have lunch.

The drive will take about 5 to 6 hours from Kampala via Mbarara. Mbarara is located in the western part of Uganda. It is one of the fastest growing towns in the area. It will take the same amount of time if we are coming from Kigali. We shall be traveling via the Ntungamo-Katunguru Road.

Depending on how early we depart, the earlier we reach Queen Elizabeth National Park. If we leave later in the day, we will expect a late arrival, and might be well into the evening. When we reach Queen Elizabeth National Park, we will check in and have dinner in our accommodation, and get some rest to recharge for the activities on the next day.

Main destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Accommodation: Tembo Lodge Hostel
Meals: Lunch and dinner are included

We can have an early breakfast as we travel to the nearby Kyambura Gorge. During the walk, you may spot chimpanzees, other monkeys, elephants, hippopotamuses, elephants, lions, and birds, among other animals.

After lunch, we shall go to the Mweya Peninsula 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. Subsequently, the Northern area of Kazinga Channel is near Mweya Peninsula. It is the body of water joining together Lake Edward and Lake George. It is about 40 meters long. We can view a lot of different wildlife along the banks. There will be a variety of mammals, reptiles, and birds. 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: Tembo Lodge Hostel
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 breakfast. You can take a short recharge before we checkout and leave. We will have lunch along the drive to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

The drive will be about 5 hours. When we shall take the Fort Portal-Mpondwe Road. When we reach Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, we shall check in to our accommodation, take dinner, and rest to prepare for the activity the following day.

Main destination: Kasenyi Park/Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Accommodation: Wild Olives Lodge
Meals: All meals 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 checkout and drive towards Lake Bunyonyi. The drive will take about 2 hours via the Muko-Bufundi Road. Upon reaching Lake Bunyonyi, we will check in to our accommodation, have dinner, rest to prepare for the activities the next day.

Main destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park/Lake Bunyonyi
Accommodation: Entusi Resort
Meals: All meals are included

After breakfast, we prepare to explore the area. There are about 29 islets and we can visit the 6 main ones – Akampene (Punishment Island), Bushara, Kyahugye, Bwama, Njuyeera, Bucuranuka (Upside down). It will be interesting to know stories that are linked with these islands. It will provide a lot of cultural insight. Since the lake is known to be free of bilhazaria, you can take a swim. It is very safe and does not have crocodiles or hippos in the water. In any water activity, it is important to take precaution. You can also ride a canoe to explore the lake further. We can also take a short trek to get a good vista of the whole lake. Cultural immersion and interaction can be done with the local settlers in the area. We can see the farmers, playful children and women clad in their traditional kanga wraps. After the day’s activity, we return to our accommodation, have dinner, and rest for the night.

Main destination: Lake Bunyonyi
Accommodation: Entusi Resort
Meals: All meals are included

After breakfast, we shall check out and we can take you to Kigali in Rwanda, to the Kigali International Airport or a hotel there if you are staying the night. It is about 2 hours away from Lake Bunyonyi.

If your flight out requires you to be in Kampala in Uganda, we can drive you to Entebbe International Airport or to a hotel in Kampala. It will take us about 9 hours on the road.

Main destination: Lake Bunyonyi then to Kigali or Kampala (Airport or hotel)
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)
  $1,850 $1,750 $1,550 $1,450