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Uganda Tour - Gorillas and Game - Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo Park (7 Days) Bwindi Gorilla Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo National Park: This safari starts and finishes in Entebbe. [The gorilla permit in Bwindi is included in the safari cost.] The tour takes you to see wildlife and birds in Queen Elizabeth National Park - elephant, lion, buffalo, hippo, leopard. Antelopes and birds are everywhere! Look out for the rare shoebill stork! Track chimpanzees in the nearby Kyambura Gorge. Visit Ishasha - an area with the highest concentration of wildlife in the park. With luck, you may see a particular attraction of this area - the famous tree-climbing lions, which lounge nonchalantly in the upper branches of high trees! The magnificent Queen Elizabeth National Park, in the western arm of the Great East African Rift Valley, is centred around Lake Edward and Lake George. The two lakes are linked by the Kazinga channel, a waterway rich in wildlife and birds. The Rwenzori Mountains act as a majestic backdrop to the park’s variety of habitats - tropical forest, green meadows, savannah, crater lakes and swamps. Continue further West to track one of the three habituated gorilla families in the dense, impenetrable forest of Bwindi, also rich in other primates, birds and butterflies. Return via Lake Mburo Park in Mbarara for unusual wildlife. This overnight stop is also necessary to break the long journey from Bwindi.Airfares to Uganda Entry visas and airport taxes (Uganda $50) Travel insurance All personal expenditure such as tips, telephone calls, laundry and drinks Our prices are quoted in US Dollars. At the time of booking, clients can pay to us at the prevailing exchange rates for Pounds and Euros, if they wish to pay in those currencies09-0131-12
Day 1 : Arrival
Arrive Entebbe airport. Meet, greet and transfer to Boma Guest House IN Entebbe or to Hotel Africana or Bougainviller Hotel in Kampala for overnight (BB).
Day 2 : Kampala to Queen Elizabeth Park
Drive on the southbound road; past captivating attractions en route: look at royal drum makers, brief stop at the Equator and be in both hemispheres at once, drive past the roadside markets aerated with fruit and vegetables. Continue to the Queen Elizabeth National Park, arriving very late in the afternoon, keeping an eye out for the game. [Approximate driving time: 6 hours] O/N: Simba Camp (FB).
Day 3 : Chimpanzee Tracking
Visit Kyambura gorge to track chimpanzees, man's closest relation. A boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel is a rewarding experience. Evening game drive. O/N: Simba Camp (FB).
Day 4 : Queen Elizabeth Park to Bwindi
Today we go for an early morning game drive. Afterwards, start for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. We may drive via Ishasha, weather conditions permitting - where you may see tree-climbing lion - or drive through farmland to Buhoma. [Approximate driving time: 4 hours] O/N: Gorilla Resort (FB).
Day 5 : Gorilla Tracking
Go gorilla tracking (subject to availability of gorilla permits at time of booking), carrying a packed lunch. You will be accompanied by a guide and porters who will carry your shoulder pack for you. You will then set off to the thick forest in search of gorillas. The terrain can be difficult, with steep slopes covered in dense vegetation that gives the park its name. In addition, the altitude of 5200 feet and more means participants do need to be physically fit. The time taken to track the gorillas varies enormously, from as little as half an hour to as much as 8 hours before one returns to camp. Difficulty, however, is not impossibility and coming face to face with the great primates is well worth it! O/N: Gorilla Resort (FB).
Day 6 : Bwindi to Mburo Park
Start for Mbarara, enjoying natural and other arresting attractions en route. Excursion to Lake Mburo National Park for some unusual game. [Approximate driving time: 6 hours] O/N: Accadia Mburo Lodge (FB).
Day 7 : Return
Return and fly out.
Payment Terms & Methods :
* Some Advance Percentage of total booking amount * Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.
Cancellation & Refund Policy :
* Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount. * Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date.
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