Explore the terrific land with all the beauty it has to share with you in these
Primates: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi
Bragging Rights: Seeing the Gorillas and the Tree climbing lions
Fun: game drives, horseback safari
• All Meals and accommodation as per the itinerary
• All ground transportation in a comfortable 4×4 vehicle
• Park entrance fees
• Professional driver/guide
• Water while on safari
• Gorilla permit $650
• All airport pick-ups and drops
• All activities at stipulated in the itinerary
• And all government taxes/levies.
Destination CoveredBwindi Impenetrable National Park
, Lake Mburo National Park
, Queen Elizabeth National Park
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Arrive at Entebbe International Airport, Uganda and meet with our company representative and your driver for this tour who will then transfer you to your
Day 2: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
At Lake mburo national park spend your day among the wild life. You will a morning game drive and encounter zebras, buffalo, elands and impalas along with a great variety of birds.
After lunch, Mihingo lodge has a hide about 40 metres to the south of the waterhole and saltlick visible from the dining room. One can easily spend several hours watching wildlife come and go and capture great pictures if you are quiet. You will walk down with your guide.
The 15 minute trail is signposted from below the dining room as ‘hide’.
If you travel a few further metres beyond the hide, you will find a second secret shelter known as the den, located even nearer to the watering hole. This is a more relaxed activity giving you time to recuperate and refresh.
Day 3: Transfer from Mburo to Bwindi National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda's oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants. More famously, this “impenetrable forest” also protects an estimated 320 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked.
You will drive through the sprawling hills known as the “Switzerland” of Uganda as you edge closer to your destination, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Day 4: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - Ultimate Gorilla Tracking Experience.
After an early breakfast and a briefing by a ranger guide; enter the gorilla sanctuary for your adventure. The beauty of this rainforest is spectacular. The area offers dramatic steeply forestedlandscape and is incredibly dense, but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The time taken and theterrain vary with the movements of these great primates. Thethrill of spending time observing these gentle and endangeredgiants is an awesome, exciting experience to be long savored,later retire at Gorilla Valley Lodge for Dinner and Overnight.
Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Transfer From Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - Queen Elizabeth National Park through Ishasha sector Close to 100 species of mammals and about 606 types of birdsdwell within this park and among them is are the: large schoolsof hippos, large forest hogs and the good-look Uganda kobs which are all commonly seen in the tourist villages on the magnificent Mweya Peninsula which prides in a beautifulwaterfront locale within the shadows of Mountain Rwenzori.
However, the isolated Ishasha Sector is prominent for theresident tree-climbing lions, the Maramagambo forest is habitatto an attractive diversity of monkeys plus birds, the crater lakeshold thousands of the beautiful pink flamingoes, while the Kyambura Gorges is habitat to habituated Chimpanzees.
The Ishasha sector is located near the fur most south-western rim of Queen Elizabeth National Park which is not only the most well liked park but also the most traveled to national park within Uganda. The Ishasha Sector within QENP is habitat to the internationally renowned tree-climbing lions which are actually unique to this very place. The males of these exceptional lions have black manes. Throughout the entire world there are only two places in which you can find populations of these tree-climbing lions, one being in Lake Manyara national park found in Tanzania and the other being the Ishasha sector within Queen Elizabeth National Park. It is a very breathtaking sight to see the King of the animals perched up high on one of the branches of the huge fig trees in this area, lazily resting away as the day goes by. The Ishasha is certainly one of the very memorable destinations
In addition to the fascinating population of the Tree Climbing Lions within the Ishasha visitor will also come across huge buffalo herds, numerous antelopes that keep acrossing your path, there are also a number of elephants that have actually settled within the Ishasha area and also watch out for the numerous hippos an actually the only thing not plentiful here are tourists. This region offers a feeling that you are on that safari just by yourself enjoying this pristine African Uganda safari wilderness. As you unhurriedly drive on along the tracks studded within acacia trees in these opened savanna plains swarmed with wildlife, you will actually start to discover and understand the reason why many people always choose never to have enough of Africa when it comes to choosing a holiday destination.
Day 6: Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat Cruise.
Start the day with an early cup tea/coffee before embarking ona game drive along
the Queen’s Mile plus the Kasenyi trail. On this trail you will see elephants, water
Queen Elizabeth National Park bucks, lions, buffaloes, Uganda Kobs plus warthogs in addition to several birds.
Kasenyi is found within the north-eastern part of QueenElizabeth National Park. The region around Kasenyi is actuallyan open savannah, and it is swarmed with various wild animalswith the Uganda Safari Kob being the dominant animal. This area is the major breeding place for the Uganda Kob within thepark. For this reason, Lions are commonly seen here during thevarious game drives as they are drawn by the large Kob’s population which is their main prey in this area. Whereas lions were once uncommon and hard to pin down,there are supposedly up to at least two hundred now, andthese are readily seen within the Kasenyi Plains. In addition, Itsupports a fascinating diversity of grassland birds, among whichare the yellow-throated long crow, red-throat spurfowls as well as the grey- crown cranes.
Return for breakfast plus lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon, enjoy a 2 hours boat ride on the Kazinga Channel. Taking a cruise on the Kazinga Channel is among the highlightsof Uganda Safaris within Queen Elizabeth Park. The launchcruise offers great chances to take pictures since the boat driftsslowly just by the shores of the channel. The Kazinga Channel supports the biggest number of Hippos in the whole ofAfrica. Actually an adult male Hippopotamus weighs morecompared to a fully loaded Land- Cruiser. Hippos don’t swimhowever they just bounce their bodies at the bottom of thewater in which they are in. They normally stay under water jutas you will notice in the Kazinga Channel so as to safe guardtheir rather sensitive skin, and actually if you took a night timecruise on the channel you will actually discover that there arenot so many hippos since most of them will be grazing on-land.You will see Crocodiles although 8 000 years back thesecrocodiles were removed from this lake because of volcaniceruption however, just in the recent years they returnedcoming from River Semliki. By the shore of the channel you willnot fail to notice them.
During this afternoon cruise, you can spot large herds ofElephants, Buffaloes, and a number of lone buffaloes within thewater which would have been kicked-out from one of theherds, hence finding better protection from different predatorslike lions by staying in the water. Predators as well as nocturnalanimals normally come to the shores in the late afternoons fora drink. In addition, a large number of antelopes like theWaterbuck as well as the Uganda Kob also come here toquench their thirst.
Day 7: Morning game Drive
As you drive to visit Lake Katwe on yet another beautiful day, enroute drive in search of the wildlife you may have missed. Brace yourself for more amazing sightings.
Lake Katwe is set up in south western part of Uganda within kasese district bordered by Queen Elizabeth National Park and is largely dominated by remarkable geographical features that comprise of ancient unbreakable volcanic rocks as well as gentle slopes plus explosive crater lakes in addition to a rift valley. Lake Katwe Salt Works (explosion crater lake) is a place of Salt harvest in various forms – a process that has taken place for over 500 years.
You will come across a network of paths that have been constructed along with grass huts that provide some relief from the blaze of the equatorial sun since Lake Katwe is just on the equator. During your time here you experience the toughness of life for the hundreds of workers you will see along your guided walk here and the amazing thing is that nothing has changed in the way the salt is harvested over the years and it is the main source of income for most here.
The Salt is sold in Uganda and shipped into Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo – today salt is not seen like in the days of old as precious metal but simply a way to make a living for hundreds that live in Katwe.
The walk continues to – we leave the Lake Katwe Salt Works and continue to the village of Katwe where we have an interactive guided tour what life is like for the salt-workers. The guided walk is not only an enriching time for visitors to the area of Queen Elizabeth Park and Lake Katwe – but the fees make a difference in the community and be sure to buy some local crafts and so help even more – enjoy Uganda…
Day 8: Queen Elizabeth
Final Game Drive and Kyambura Gorge National Park
After your breakfast, you will depart for one final game drive in search of wild life
as you head towards Kyambura gorge.
The stunning Kyambura or (Chambura) Gorge also called the “Valley of Apes” is located in the far eastern corner of the well- known Queen Elizabeth National Park in south western Uganda. Approximately 1 km across – at its broadest point and about 100 meters deep, this gorge is actually drained by River Kayambura. The landscape is among the most impressive you will find in Uganda and it is swarmed a rich wildlife bio-diversity that comprises of primates, wild animals as well as birds.
The Kyambura Gorge is a section of the stunning Queen Elizabeth National Park or the Mweya (as it is referred to locally) in the lower Western part of Uganda. The majority of visitors into the Queen Elizabeth National park are offered a tour of this amazing gorge as a supplementary bonus. Enter into this amazing Gorge and you will be marveled by the verdant, rich Tropical Rain-forest right close to the Equator crossing. The gorge is another world on its own. while the Savannah above has a reasonable amount of light, plus sun shine that offers brightness, the tree canopy within this under-ground forest comprised of rich blocks of plant life shut out most of the sun rays and unless you are standing within a clearing you certainly will not require sunglasses or sun- hats since you may actually need to have a clearly view so as not to miss out on the great assortment of Wonders within the Kyambura Gorge.
Day 9: Queen Elizabeth
National Park – Lake Transfer from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Lake Mburo National Park
Mburo National Park You will wake up early and drive to the lower thorn and savannah scrub lands of
Lake Mburo National Park.
Mburo is one part in the country with noticeably different fauna compared to other reserves for example the widespread acacia woodland which makes it the best place in the country to see the gargantuan eland antelope, as well as zebra, topi, impala, and several acacia-associated birds.
The five lakes within the park are home to a hippo population of hippos, crocodiles and a variety of water birds, while swamps hide enigmatic papyrus specialists like the sitatunga antelope and red, black and yellow papyrus gonalek.
Have lunch en-route at Igongo cultural Centre; here take time to visit the cultural museum to learn more about the people of this region. You will proceed to Lake Mburo National Park.
Day 10: Lake Mburo - Entebbe
After an early morning breakfast, choose between a nature hike and horseback safari then drive to Entebbe for your flight home.
Horse safaris are an awesome way to see the wildlife. Without the noise of an engine you can hear so much more and you really feel part of nature. Riding a horse means you often get the chance to see the more timid animals. If you are very lucky you may see eland and buffalo. Leopards however, are a very rare sighting. You will nearly always see a mixture of warthog, topi, impala, duiker, bushbuck, waterbuck and zebra. Of course the time of year and the weather do affect the number and variety of animals that you see, as the animals graze where the grass is the most delicious. Watching animals from a horse is so peaceful and a totally different experience from being on a game drive; zebras come towards you to check out the strange relative without stripes. Even the eland that are usually very shy, look curiously at the horses without running away, but keep their distance.