UAAV 010 – 5 Days Bwindi Gorillas & Queen Elizabeth Wildlife

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This 5-day and 4 Nights epic journey combines two of Uganda’s best national parks know for their wildlife and hence a should be included in a must go destinations when it come to choosing as safari in Uganda. Enjoy enjoy an after boat cruise on kazinga channel, a spectacular scenery of the sunset on Lake Edward

Day 1: Kampala – Bwindi National Park
Day 2: Gorilla tracking
Day 3: Bwindi- Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 4: Explore Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Kampala

Day 1: Kampala – Bwindi National Park

Meet at your hotel and leave Kampala for Bwindi National Park. We shall have a stop at the Equator where you will perform a simple experiment to experience a tropical balance, have a look at the traditional drums and crafts being made, and thereafter proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest famously known for the rare Mountain Gorillas. Bird life and primate life in this forest is quite superb, and there is an incredible variety of flora. Bwindi is the Bird watchers haven! It holds 348 species of birds and supports 24 of 26 Albertine Rift Endemics that occur in Uganda, of which you might have a chance to encounter some as well as other primate species.

  • Luxury (Buhoma/North): Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp/Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany Springs
  • Luxury (South): Lake Mutanda Chameleon Hill
  • Mid range (Bhoma/North): Silverback Lodge/Engagi Lodge
  • Mid range (South): Lake Mutanda Chameleon Hill Lodge/Gorilla Safari Lodge
  • Budget (Buhoma/North): Buhoma Community Bandas/Bwindi View Bandas
  • Budget (South): Wag Tail Eco Camp

Day 2: Gorilla tracking

After your breakfast, you will be transferred to the gorilla tracking information office for a pre-gorilla tracking briefing by the park warden and rangers at 8am. After briefing, the rangers will then lead you into the forest to track these gentle giants (Mountain gorillas). The thrill of spending time observing the gorillas as they interact with each other is a pleasing and unforgettable one, you are allowed an hour witnessing the interaction of these close relatives of ours. You are advised to carry with you a packed lunch for, the time spent tracking the gorillas would not be known to you but varies from 3 to 8 hours. Time permitting; you may go for a late afternoon community walk to see the local people’s way of life and cultures.

  • Luxury (Buhoma/North): Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp/Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany Springs
  • Luxury (South): Lake Mutanda chameleon Hill
  • Mid range (Bhoma/North): Silverback Lodge/Engagi Lodge
  • Mid range (South): Lake Mutanda Chameleon Hill Lodge/Gorilla Safari Lodge
  • Budget (Buhoma/North): Buhoma Community Bandas/Bwindi View Bandas
  • Budget (South): Wag Tail Eco Camp

Day 3: Bwindi- Queen Elizabeth National Park

After an early breakfast, we shall drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, a park known to boast the highest bio-diversity ratings of any game park in the worlds with habitats to include; lakes, forest, savannah grassland as well as wetlands. We shall go through the Ishasha sector famed for its tree climbing lions, and exercise our game searching and if we get lucky and spot these tree climbing lions, we proceed to the northern part of the park in time for dinner and an overnight stay.

  • Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge/Katara Lodge/Kyambura Game Lodge
  • Mid range: Enganzi Lodge
  • Budget: Mweya Hostel

Day 4: Explore Queen Elizabeth National Park

After an early morning warm up tea or coffee, you will head for a game drive along Kasenyi tracks in search of animals like: lions, cape buffalos, elephants, warthogs, waterbucks, spotted hyenas, mangoose, kobs and, if you are lucky, the leopard is often spotted. Over 606 bird species have been recorded in this park and most notably along the Kazinga channel. Return for a full breakfast, relax and prepare for yet another exciting activity in the afternoon. After lunch you will transfer to enjoy a unique two hours boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. This launch cruise gives you a great opportunity for photography, animal and bird watching at close range.

  • Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge/Katara Lodge/Kyambura Game Lodge
  • Mid range: Enganzi Lodge
  • Budget: Mweya Hostel

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Kampala

After your breakfast, we will drive back to Kampala.

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