Bigcat Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi Impenetrable Gorillas

You have always wished to trek gorillas? This 5 day luxury gorilla trekking tour to Bwindi is the perfect for you. You will spend 2 days in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park located in southwestern Uganda and home to half of the endangered mountain gorillas (approximately 400 individuals). Depending on availability of gorilla permits at the time of confirmation, you may trek gorillas in Buhoma, Ruhija, Rushaga or Nkuringo.

You will then transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park for game drives and a hot air balloon safari over this park. Enjoy a boat cruise and marvel at the numerous wildlife quenching their thirst along the river.

Uganda is a land of contrasts. Uganda is alive with these contrasts the massive lumbering yet silent elephant, disappearing like a vapor behind the trees, the chimpanzees crashing about the forest canopy, the lugubrious gorilla, chewing thoughtfully, in the bamboo thicket. There is the Nile, twisting its way north like a shimmering ribbon, through arid semi desert scattered about with rocky kopjes, Snow Capped peaks, tropical, sandy, freshwater beaches and smiling faces everywhere.

What's Included?

• All Meals and accommodation as per the itinerary
• All ground transportation in a comfortable 4×4 vehicle
• Park entrance fees
• Services of a full-time English-speaking driver/guide
• Water while on safari
• All boat trips
• Gorilla Permits
• All airport pick-ups and drops • All activities at stipulated in the itinerary • And all government taxes/levies.

Duration

5 days

Destination Covered

Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Kazinga Channel

Best Suited

Budget, Families, Groups, Honeymoon, Luxury
Day 1 : Transfer to Bwindi

Bigfoot Adventures Guide will meet you at 7:00am and transfer you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. An early morning start from Entebbe takes you southwest and across the Equator. You drive through savannah grasslands seeing banana plantations and herds of Ankole cattle with their incredibly long curving horns. You then ascend into the Kigezi highlands, known as the "Switzerland of Africa", with terraced farming and mountain scenery. Drive to Bwindi arriving late in the evening. Check in your accommodation at Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge.

Day 2 : Gorilla Trekking Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After an early breakfast and a briefing by a ranger guide; enter the gorilla sanctuary for your adventure. The beauty of this rain forest is spectacular. The area offers dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The time taken and the terrain vary with the movements of these great primates. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle and endangered giants is an awesome, exciting experience to be long savored, later retire to your accommodation for Dinner and Overnight. Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge

Day 3 : Transfer to Queen Elizabeth

National Park Close to 100 species of mammals and about 606 types of birds dwell within this park and among them is are the: large schools of 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 beautiful waterfront locale within the shadows of Mountain Rwenzori. However, the isolated Ishasha Sector is prominent for the resident tree-climbing lions, the Maramagambo forest is habitat to an attractive diversity of monkeys plus birds, the crater lakes hold thousands of the beautiful pink flamingos, while the Kyambura Gorges is habitat to habituated Chimpanzees then head to Mweya Safari Lodge

Day 4 : Queen Elizabeth National Park

Start the day with an early cup tea/coffee before embarking on a game drive along the Queen’s Mile plus the Kasenyi trail. On this trail you will see elephants, water bucks, lions, buffaloes, Uganda Kobs plus warthogs in addition to several birds.

Kasenyi is found within the north-eastern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park. The region around Kasenyi is actually an open savannah, and it is swarmed with various wild animals with the Uganda Safari Kob being the dominant animal. This area is the major breeding place for the Uganda Kob within the park. For this reason, Lions are commonly seen here during the various 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, and these are readily seen within the Kasenyi Plains. In addition, It supports a fascinating diversity of grassland birds, among which are the yellow-throated long crow, red-throat spurfowls as well as the grey-crowned 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 highlights of Uganda Safaris within Queen Elizabeth Park. The launch cruise offers great chances to take pictures since the boat drifts slowly just by the shores of the channel. The Kazinga Channel supports the biggest number of Hippos in the whole of Africa. Actually an adult male Hippopotamus weighs more compared to a fully loaded Land- Cruiser. Hippos don’t swim however they just bounce their bodies at the bottom of the water in which they are in.

They normally stay under water just as you will notice in the Kazinga Channel so as to safeguard their rather sensitive skin, and actually if you took a night time cruise on the channel you will actually discover that there are not so many hippos since most of them will be grazing on-land. You will see Crocodiles although 8000 years back these crocodiles were removed from this lake because of volcanic eruption however, just in the recent years they returned coming from River Semliki, by the shore of the channel you will not fail to notice them.

During this afternoon cruise, you can spot large herds of Elephants, Buffaloes, and a number of lone buffaloes within the water which would have been kicked-out from one of the herds, hence finding better protection from different predators like lions by staying in the water. Predators as well as nocturnal animals normally come to the shores in the late afternoons for a drink. In addition, a large number of antelopes like the Waterbuck as well as the Uganda Kob also come here to quench their thirst. Check in at Mweya Safari Lodge for your accommodation.

Day 5 : Transfer to Kampala

After a relaxed morning breakfast, enjoy a beautiful hot air balloon safari; take in the magnificent views nature as it stretches far beyond the horizon.

With wonderful memories of the previous day, you will have a hefty breakfast as you prepare for a final game drive as you leave the park; have lunch enroute before continuing to Kampala.
Excluded :
• Any extras and personal spending
• Tipping.

• Gorilla permits are on high demand therefore bookings are requested to be done early.
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Feb 12, 2019