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 Queen Elizabeth National Park
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 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.
Post Lunch you will be taken for an evening game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park. After the drive you will return back to the Lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4 - Queen Elizabeth National Park (Game Drives and Boat Cruise at Kazinga Channel)
Your day will begin early by 6:30 am, the sunrise time is usually the best time to spot animals in their natural habitats. Heading off for a game drive at the break of dawn you will be able to see Africa’s highly famed “Big 4”, Bush Bucks, Giant Hogs, Antelopes, Waterbucks and plenty of birds.
You will finish your game drive and return back to the accommodation just in time for lunch. After your lunch you will go for a two-hour Boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel which connects Lakes George and Lake Edward and you will surely be fascinated by the concentrations of giant hippos, elephants and crocodiles among others. You will also see many varieties of birds at the water shores.
Day 5 - Kalinzu Forest (Chimp Tracking) to Kampala
Wake up early in the morning, have breakfast and head to Kalinzu Forest Reserve for a 3-4 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 for the chimp trekking.
Day 1 - Bwindi
Day 2 - Lake Bunyonyi
Day 3 - Queen Elizabeth (North)
Day 4 - Queen Elizabeth (North)
Day 1 - Lunch & Dinner
Day 2 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 3 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 4 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 5 - Breakfast & Lunch
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 5 - Queen Elizabeth National Park (North) to Kalinzu Forest takes about 1 to 1.5 hours (55 km)
Day 5 - Kalinzu Forest to Kampala takes about 6 to 6.5 hours (350 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.
Park Fees (for Non-Residents).
Gorilla trekking permit in Bwindi.
Chimp tracking permit in Kalinzu.
All accommodations while on Safari.
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.
Airport Transfers (Unless mentioned otherwise).
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour (Unless mentioned otherwise).
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.
We use equipment of international standards & our guides are trained in First aid & personal protection equipment
We reward our staff based on your feedback & that results in all of us working towards making your trip memorable
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Our minimum requirement for operation is only one client. So we can offer the tour any day of the year for you
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