5 Days Bwindi Gorilla Trek and Queen Elizabeth Safari
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This 5-day gorilla trek safari takes you to the misty Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, which is home to more than half the population of the remaining 720 Mountain Gorillas. Bwindi Impenetrable forest offers a unique birding opportunity, cultural experiences, a scenic allure of stunning hills and lush vegetation inhabited by the elusive primates. The gorilla trek activity is the most enchanting experience in this forest. You will have an experience of a life time watching at close range these majestic apes as they feed, play and relax. Before crossing to Queen Elizabeth National Park for great game viewing experience.
Full Safari Itinerary
Day 1: – 8th March 2019: Travel to Bwindi:
You will after breakfast set off for an 8-9 hour drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in the south western part of the country. You will have a stopover at the Equator where you will have an opportunity to stand in 2 hemispheres at the same time and take some photos. You will make another stopover for lunch en-route before continuing with your journey to Bwindi arriving in the evening. Dinner and overnight will be at Bakiga Lodge/Silverback Lodge.
Day 2: – 9th March 2019: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi and Lake Bunyonyi tour :
You will have an early morning breakfast and move to the Park headquarters to join other trackers in a briefing about the gorilla trekking rules at 7:45 am. You will trek through thick creepers and undergrowth with your guides to find the Gorillas, which can take you 1-8 hours. The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access by tourists. You will have one hour to stay with the Gorillas once sited and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. The drive will be through a beautiful part of the country often referred to as ‘the Switzerland of Africa’ because of its unique cool weather despite being near the Equator. This lake is said to be one of the most beautiful places in western Uganda. It is the second deepest lake in Africa [900 meters deep] and also one of the few places in the country where it is considered safe to swim as it is bilharzias free. Dinner and overnight will be at Bunyonyi Safari Resort/Birdnest.
Day 3: – 10th March 2019: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth for an evening game drive :
Wake up early in the morning have your breakfast, set off for Queen Elizabeth through volcanic formation of the western Rift Valley towards Queen Elizabeth N.P. The descent reveals a stunning panorama of lakes George an Edward amidst game-filled plains where you will go for an evening game drive, dinner and overnight will be at Bush Lodge/Mweya Safari Lodge.
Day 4: – 11th March 2019: Game drive and Boat cruise :
Wake-up early morning have breakfast go for the game drive of where you will see so many animals like lions, leopards, giant forest hog, buffalo, elephants, deffasa, water buck, topi, Uganda kobs are so many and bush buck it takes 3/4hours later return at your hotel for lunch relax and in the afternoon go the unique boat cruises that takes 2hrs on the Kazinga channel and onto L.Edward.The trip passes through possibly the highest hippo concentration in Africa and many mammals may be seen drinking water. The cruise offers the excellent platform for photography and game viewing. The birdlife is colorful and abundant. For dinner and overnight return to Bush Lodge/Mweya Safari Lodge.
Day 5: – 12th Marc 2019: Chimp track and travel back to Kampala :
Wake-up early morning have breakfast and head to Kalinzu Forest Reserve for an up to 4 hours chimpanzee trekking with a tracker and guide. The Forest Reserve is home to 6 groups of chimps, comprising over 300 individuals and tracking currently enjoys more than 80% success rate. Please bring suitable closed walking boots and long trousers! Afterwards transfer back to Entebbe Airport with lunch en-routes to catch your evening departure flight back home.
Flights are on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. (timings vary depending on aircraft routing) enquiry page.
Prices are subject to change based upon accommodation availability, your tour alterations and other parameters until time of full and final confirmation.
QUICK TOUR DETAILS
- Airport transfers
- Car hire services and fuel
- Drivers allowance
- Park fees
- Gorilla trekking
- Lunch en-route
- General walk/hiking trails
- Game drive
- Boat cruise