4 Days - Bwindi, Lake Bunyonyi and Queen Elizabeth
Duration - 4 days

This 4 days adventure in Uganda takes you through the misty Bwindi National Park for the Gorilla Trekking activity and later to Lake Bunyonyi which is said to be one of the most beautiful lakes in Uganda. Finally you will travel to the Queen Elizabeth National Park for the Boat Cruise and Game Drives for an enthralling experience.


Short Itinerary


Day 1 - (Feb 14, 2025) Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 2 - (Feb 15, 2025) Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorilla Trekking) to Lake Bunyonyi
Day 3 - (Feb 16, 2025) Lake Bunyonyi to Queen Elizabeth National Park (Boat Cruise at Kazinga Channel)
Day 4 - (Feb 17, 2025) Queen Elizabeth National Park (Game Drives) to Kampala

Note: No activities included in Bunyonyi. Clients can choose to do Community Walk, Canoe Ride, Boat Ride, Bicycle Ride, Bird Watching, Cray Fishing or any other activity in Lake Bunyonyi by paying additionally at the accommodation.

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Itinerary


Day 1 - Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

You will be picked up around 7:00 am from Kampala (or Entebbe) by our Guide who will brief you about your tour. You will later be driven in a comfortable and secure touring vehicle to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the South-West which will take around 9 hours of drive. Lunch will be provided en-route at Mbarara.

You will be reaching in the evening at the accommodation in Bwindi.

Day 2 - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorilla Trekking) to Lake Bunyonyi

You will have an early morning breakfast at 6:30 am and with packed Lunch you will move to the Park headquarters to join other trackers in a briefing about the gorilla trekking rules at 7:30 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 will stay with Gorillas sometime once sited and later transferred to Lake Bunyonyi.

The drive will be in the 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 bilharzia free.

Note: Depending on your time of arrival at Lake Bunyonyi, you can pay the extra amount for the activity (Community Walk, Canoe Ride, Boat Ride, Bicycle Ride, Bird Watching and Cray Fishing...) directly at the accommodation and do the activity on this day or on the next day before departing to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Day 3 - Lake Bunyonyi to Queen Elizabeth National Park (Boat Cruise at Kazinga Channel)

Wake up early in the morning and have your breakfast around 6:30 am and 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 and Edward amidst game-filled plains where you will reach in the afternoon check in to your Lodge have lunch and some rest for sun to go down.

In the afternoon go the unique Boat cruise that takes 2 hours 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 an excellent platform for photography and game viewing. The birdlife is colorful and abundant.

Day 4 - Queen Elizabeth National Park (Game Drives) to Kampala

The final day of your adventure in Uganda will begin by 6:30 AM. Have a quick breakfast and head for a short game drive, and then continue driving towards Kampala (or Entebbe). On the way you will have Lunch before reaching Kampala (or Entebbe).

Stay Locations


Day 1 - Bwindi (Ruhija) or Bwindi (Rushaga) or Bwindi (Buhoma) or Bwindi (Nkuringo)

Day 2 - Lake Bunyonyi

Day 3 - Queen Elizabeth (North)

Maps


Meals


Day 1 - Lunch & Dinner
Day 2 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 3 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 4 - Breakfast & Lunch

Drive Times


Day 1 - Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park takes about 8.5 to 10 hours (473 to 510 km)
Day 2 - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Lake Bunyonyi takes about 1.5 to 3 hours (65 to 100 km)
Day 3 - Lake Bunyonyi to Queen Elizabeth National Park (North) takes about 3 to 3.5 hours (248 km)
Day 4 - Queen Elizabeth National Park (North) to Kampala takes about 6.5 to 7 hours (389 km)

Note 1 : These are estimated drive times. Because of the traffic, location of the accommodations, and several other factors, actual drive times may vary. Driving distances are approximate and do not account for exact places.

Note 2 : Driving distance and drive time to and from Bwindi will vary depending upon the sector and location of the accommodation.

Inclusions


  • Park Fees (for Non-Residents).

  • Gorilla trekking permit in Bwindi.

  • Game drive as mentioned in the itinerary.

  • A professional driver/guide.

  • 4x4 Land Cruiser or Safari Van.

  • All Taxes and VAT.

  • Meals as per itinerary.

  • Drinking water while on safari (2 liters per person per day).

  • Activities mentioned in the itinerary.

Exclusions


  • International flights.

  • Airport Transfers (Unless mentioned otherwise).

  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour (Unless mentioned otherwise).

  • Tips (Tipping guidelines).

  • Personal Items (Souvenirs, Travel Insurance, Visa Fees, etc.).

  • Government imposed an increase of Taxes, Gorilla trekking permits and or Park Fees.

  • Any activities not mentioned in the itinerary.

4 Days - Bwindi, Lake Bunyonyi and Queen Elizabeth
Duration - 4 days

This 4 days adventure in Uganda takes you through the misty Bwindi National Park for the Gorilla Trekking activity and later to Lake Bunyonyi which is said to be one of the most beautiful lakes in Uganda. Finally you will travel to the Queen Elizabeth National Park for the Boat Cruise and Game Drives for an enthralling experience.


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