5 Days - Bwindi, Lake Bunyonyi and Queen Elizabeth
Duration - 5 days

This 5 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. Later to Queen Elizabeth National Park for a great game viewing experience in the Ishasha sector and enjoy game drives and a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel.


Short Itinerary


Day 1 - (Mar 02, 2024) Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 2 - (Mar 03, 2024) Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorilla Trekking) to Lake Bunyonyi
Day 3 - (Mar 04, 2024) Lake Bunyonyi to Ishasha sector (Game drive)
Day 4 - (Mar 05, 2024) Game drive in Ishasha sector and Boat cruise in Kazinga Channel
Day 5 - (Mar 06, 2024) Queen Elizabeth National Park (Game drive) 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.

Choose Date


Safari tour prices vary depending on the starting date, your group size, and the choice of stay.

Ensuite Accommodation Packages


Below are packages with a few popular ensuite options for your private tour, starting on Mar 02, 2024, in a group of two adults. Ensuite hotels are tented camps/lodges that can be inside/around national parks. You will have a private room with attached bathroom. Meals are provided by hotels.

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Option E1: $1,846 per adult for safari with Safari Van, $1,906 per adult for safari with Mini Land Cruiser, $1,966 per adult for safari with Standard Land Cruiser, $2,085 per adult for safari with Extended Land Cruiser
- Stay at Gorilla Closeup Lodge - Budget Crafted Room, Bwindi (Nkuringo) from Mar 02, 2024 to Mar 03, 2024
- Stay at Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort - Floating Cottage, Lake Bunyonyi from Mar 03, 2024 to Mar 04, 2024
- Stay at Bullbush River Camp - Ensuite, Queen Elizabeth (Ishasha) from Mar 04, 2024 to Mar 05, 2024
- Stay at The Bush Lodge, North - Self Contained Tent, Queen Elizabeth (North) from Mar 05, 2024 to Mar 06, 2024

Option E2: $1,907 per adult for safari with Safari Van, $1,967 per adult for safari with Mini Land Cruiser, $2,027 per adult for safari with Standard Land Cruiser, $2,146 per adult for safari with Extended Land Cruiser
- Stay at Agandi Lodge - Tree Nest, Bwindi (Ruhija) from Mar 02, 2024 to Mar 03, 2024
- Stay at Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort - Floating Cottage, Lake Bunyonyi from Mar 03, 2024 to Mar 04, 2024
- Stay at Bullbush River Camp - Ensuite, Queen Elizabeth (Ishasha) from Mar 04, 2024 to Mar 05, 2024
- Stay at The Bush Lodge, North - Self Contained Tent, Queen Elizabeth (North) from Mar 05, 2024 to Mar 06, 2024

Option E3: $2,102 per adult for safari with Safari Van, $2,162 per adult for safari with Mini Land Cruiser, $2,222 per adult for safari with Standard Land Cruiser, $2,341 per adult for safari with Extended Land Cruiser
- Stay at Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge - Cottage, Bwindi (Rushaga) from Mar 02, 2024 to Mar 03, 2024
- Stay at Arcadia Lodge, Lake Bunyonyi from Mar 03, 2024 to Mar 04, 2024
- Stay at Enjojo Lodge, Ishasha - Thatched Cottage, Queen Elizabeth (Ishasha) from Mar 04, 2024 to Mar 05, 2024
- Stay at The Bush Lodge, North - Bandas, Queen Elizabeth (North) from Mar 05, 2024 to Mar 06, 2024

Option E4: $4,318 per adult for safari with Safari Van, $4,378 per adult for safari with Mini Land Cruiser, $4,438 per adult for safari with Standard Land Cruiser, $4,557 per adult for safari with Extended Land Cruiser
- Stay at Bwindi Lodge - Deluxe Banda, Bwindi (Buhoma) from Mar 02, 2024 to Mar 03, 2024
- Stay at Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort - Cottage, Lake Bunyonyi from Mar 03, 2024 to Mar 04, 2024
- Stay at Ishasha Wilderness Camp, Ishasha, Queen Elizabeth (Ishasha) from Mar 04, 2024 to Mar 05, 2024
- Stay at Kyambura Gorge Lodge, North - Deluxe Banda, Queen Elizabeth (North) from Mar 05, 2024 to Mar 06, 2024

A detailed list of inclusions is shared below. We have many more accommodations and addon tours to offer. Please share with us your requirements by clicking on the "Request Quote" button below, and our reservations team will get in touch with you.


Itinerary


Day 1 - Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

You will be picked up around 7:00 am from your Hotel in 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 Ishasha sector (Game drive)

After your breakfast you will set off for Ishasha Sector. You will reach in the afternoon check in to your Lodge have lunch and some rest for sun to go down.
Post Lunch you will be taken for an evening game drive in Ishasha sector. After the drive you will return back to the Lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4 - Game Drives in Ishasha and Boat Ride in Kazinga Channel

After your breakfast you will be taken to Ishasha, famous for the tree climbing lions lounging in the tree branches while keeping a close eye on herds of Uganda kob, their favorite prey, you could have a chance to spot some tree climbing lions and after you proceed to your lodge.
In the afternoon you will take a Boat Cruise along the amazing Kazinga channel to see, at close range, the water animals to include Hippos, Buffalos, Crocodiles and elephants bathing on the channel banks. There is also a variety of bird species on the water banks especially the famous Shoebill, pelican and Jacana

Day 5 - Queen Elizabeth National Park to Kampala

The final day of your adventure in Uganda will begin by 6:30AM. Heading out for a short game drive after breakfast, you will continue driving towards Entebbe/ Kampala. In the course of the drive, you will be passing through Lake Mburo National Park which offers great opportunity to sight zebras, Impalas and Uganda Kobs. The last stop will be Kampala (or Entebbe) and this is where you bid your farewell.

Stay Locations


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

Day 2 - Lake Bunyonyi

Day 3 - Queen Elizabeth (Ishasha)

Day 4 - Queen Elizabeth (North)

Maps


Meals


Day 1 - Lunch & Dinner
Day 2 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 3 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 4 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 5 - 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 Ishasha sector takes about 3 to 4.5 hours (160 km)
Day 4 - Ishasha sector to Kazinga channel takes about 1.5 to 3 hours (65 to 100 km)
Day 5 - 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, Chimp tracking permits and or Park Fees.

  • Any activities not mentioned in the itinerary.

5 Days - Bwindi, Lake Bunyonyi and Queen Elizabeth
Duration - 5 days

This 5 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. Later to Queen Elizabeth National Park for a great game viewing experience in the Ishasha sector and enjoy game drives and a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel.


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