5 Days - Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth and Kalinzu Forest
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 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. Finally for the Chimp tracking activity in Kalinzu Forest.


Short Itinerary


Day 1 - (Feb 14, 2025) Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 2 - (Feb 15, 2025) Bwindi National Park (Gorilla tracking in Ruhija/ Buhoma) to Ishasha sector
Day 3 - (Feb 16, 2025) Ishasha Sector (Game drive) to Queen Elizabeth National Park (North)
Day 4 - (Feb 17, 2025) Queen Elizabeth National Park (Game Drives and Boat Cruise at Kazinga Channel)
Day 5 - (Feb 18, 2025) Kalinzu Forest (Chimp Tracking) 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 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 Ishasha

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 transfer to Ishasha Sector for accommodation.

Day 3 - Ishasha Sector (Game drive) to Queen Elizabeth National Park, North

After your breakfast along with packed Lunch 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.
After the picnic lunch, you will continue with the Game drive and later in the evening you will drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, North for the 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.

Stay Locations


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

Day 2 - Queen Elizabeth (Ishasha)

Day 3 - Queen Elizabeth (North)

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 hours to 10 hours (473 to 510km)
Day 2 - Bwindi National Park to Ishasha sector takes about 4 hours to 6 hours (160 kms)
Day 3 - Ishasha Sector to Queen Elizabeth National Park (North) takes about 3 hours (110km)
Day 5 - Kalinzu Forest to Kampala takes about 6 hours to 8 hours (360 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.

  • Chimp tracking permit in Kalinzu.

  • 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, Queen Elizabeth and Kalinzu Forest
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 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. Finally for the Chimp tracking activity in Kalinzu Forest.


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