7 Days - Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi, Lake Bunyonyi and Lake Mburo
Duration - 7 days

This 7 day Uganda Safari strikes a perfect balance between wildlife and nature. The wildlife safari and chimpanzee trekking takes you to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s second largest park with plenty of wildlife, birds and primates. It also takes you to the misty Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, which is home to more than half the population of Mountain Gorillas. Later to Lake Bunyonyi for some relaxation, which is said to be one of the most beautiful lakes in Uganda. En route Entebbe, you will visit Lake Mburo. Lake Mburo National Park is known for wildlife viewing, bird watching, boat ride and guided nature walk.


Short Itinerary


Day 1 - (Mar 04, 2024) Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 2 - (Mar 05, 2024) Game Drives and Boat Cruise at Kazinga Channel
Day 3 - (Mar 06, 2024) Kalinzu Forest (Chimp tracking) to Ishasha (Game drives)
Day 4 - (Mar 07, 2024) Ishasha sector (Game drives) to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 5 - (Mar 08, 2024) Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Gorilla tracking) to Lake Bunyonyi
Day 6 - (Mar 09, 2024) Lake Bunyonyi to Lake Mburo (Boat ride)
Day 7 - (Mar 10, 2024) Lake Mburo (Nature walk and Game drive) to Kampala

Note 1 : Clients can choose to do Batwa Cultural Visit on Day 4 in Bwindi at an additional cost of 80 USD PP.

Note 2 : 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 04, 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: $2,487 per adult for safari with Safari Van, $2,571 per adult for safari with Mini Land Cruiser, $2,655 per adult for safari with Standard Land Cruiser, $2,822 per adult for safari with Extended Land Cruiser
- Stay at The Bush Lodge, North - Self Contained Tent, Queen Elizabeth (North) from Mar 04, 2024 to Mar 06, 2024
- Stay at Bullbush River Camp - Ensuite, Queen Elizabeth (Ishasha) from Mar 06, 2024 to Mar 07, 2024
- Stay at Gorilla Closeup Lodge - Budget Crafted Room, Bwindi (Nkuringo) from Mar 07, 2024 to Mar 08, 2024
- Stay at Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort - Floating Cottage, Lake Bunyonyi from Mar 08, 2024 to Mar 09, 2024
- Stay at Eagle's Nest Camp - Safari Tent, Lake Mburo from Mar 09, 2024 to Mar 10, 2024

Option E2: $2,568 per adult for safari with Safari Van, $2,652 per adult for safari with Mini Land Cruiser, $2,736 per adult for safari with Standard Land Cruiser, $2,903 per adult for safari with Extended Land Cruiser
- Stay at The Bush Lodge, North - Self Contained Tent, Queen Elizabeth (North) from Mar 04, 2024 to Mar 06, 2024
- Stay at Bullbush River Camp - Ensuite, Queen Elizabeth (Ishasha) from Mar 06, 2024 to Mar 07, 2024
- Stay at Agandi Lodge - Tree Nest, Bwindi (Ruhija) from Mar 07, 2024 to Mar 08, 2024
- Stay at Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort - Floating Cottage, Lake Bunyonyi from Mar 08, 2024 to Mar 09, 2024
- Stay at Rwakobo Rock - Hornbill House, Lake Mburo from Mar 09, 2024 to Mar 10, 2024

Option E3: $2,829 per adult for safari with Safari Van, $2,913 per adult for safari with Mini Land Cruiser, $2,997 per adult for safari with Standard Land Cruiser, $3,164 per adult for safari with Extended Land Cruiser
- Stay at The Bush Lodge, North - Bandas, Queen Elizabeth (North) from Mar 04, 2024 to Mar 06, 2024
- Stay at Enjojo Lodge, Ishasha - Thatched Cottage, Queen Elizabeth (Ishasha) from Mar 06, 2024 to Mar 07, 2024
- Stay at Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge - Cottage, Bwindi (Rushaga) from Mar 07, 2024 to Mar 08, 2024
- Stay at Arcadia Lodge, Lake Bunyonyi from Mar 08, 2024 to Mar 09, 2024
- Stay at Rwakobo Rock - Cottage, Lake Mburo from Mar 09, 2024 to Mar 10, 2024

Option E4: $6,251 per adult for safari with Safari Van, $6,335 per adult for safari with Mini Land Cruiser, $6,419 per adult for safari with Standard Land Cruiser, $6,586 per adult for safari with Extended Land Cruiser
- Stay at Kyambura Gorge Lodge, North - Deluxe Banda, Queen Elizabeth (North) from Mar 04, 2024 to Mar 06, 2024
- Stay at Ishasha Wilderness Camp, Ishasha, Queen Elizabeth (Ishasha) from Mar 06, 2024 to Mar 07, 2024
- Stay at Bwindi Lodge - Deluxe Banda, Bwindi (Buhoma) from Mar 07, 2024 to Mar 08, 2024
- Stay at Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort - Cottage, Lake Bunyonyi from Mar 08, 2024 to Mar 09, 2024
- Stay at Mihingo Lodge, Lake Mburo from Mar 09, 2024 to Mar 10, 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 Queen Elizabeth 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 and travel westwards through Uganda’s beautiful green countryside to the Queen Elizabeth National Park. The journey will take 6-7 hours with a stopover at the Equator for an opportunity to stand in two hemispheres at the same time. Lunch will be done en-route to Queen Elizabeth, You will continue through the savanna grasslands with lots of banana plantations and several herds of local long horned Ankole cattle endemic to this part of the country. You will get to Queen Elizabeth National Park in the evening.

Day 2 - Game Drives and Boat Cruise at Kazinga Channel

You will set off early about 6:30 am for a morning game drive, an awesome experience to spot the animals in natural habitats. Expect to see the famous Big Five; Elephant, Buffalos, Lions, Bush bucks, Kobs, Giant forest hog, Hyenas leopards, antelopes, and Waterbucks as well as birds. You will return for breakfast and relax till lunch.

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 3 - Kalinzu Forest (Chimp tracking) to Ishasha (Game drive)

After your breakfast early morning, head to the forest for chimp trekking around 6:30 am, and chimp tracking takes 3-4 hours. Once you spot the Chimpanzees you get to spend around 1 hour with them and then head back. From here you will be transferred to Ishahsa sector. Depending on the time of arrival, you can have an evening Game drive at the Ishaha sector.

Day 4 - Ishasha sector (Game drive) to Bwindi National Park

Early morning Game drive at Ishasha sector to see the tree climbing lions if you are lucky and then post Lunch transfer to Bwindi National park.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a big habitat for mountain gorillas in Uganda; harbouring an estimated 400 mountain gorillas – roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups, which can be tracked. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda's oldest and most biologically diverse rain-forests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants.

With a strenuous day ahead, you will check into your accommodation, relax as you prepare for the Bwindi gorilla trekking experience the following day.

Day 5 - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Lake Bunyonyi

After having breakfast around 8 am, you will set off to Lake Bunyonyi. 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 bilzar free. The journey takes 3-5 hours depending on which sector of Bwindi you are departing from. The landscape around the lake is made up of terraced hills protruding from the water’s edge. Bunyonyi means “place of little birds' ' as the name suggests, there is plenty of birdlife around the lake.

You will check in to the accommodation and have Lunch. Later in the evening reaching 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 of your choice.

Day 6 - Lake Bunyonyi to Lake Mburo National Park (Boat Ride and Nature Walk)

After an early morning breakfast at 6:30 am, you will depart to Lake Mburo National Park. The drive takes 3-4 hours , and you will have lunch at the lodge reserved for you, after which you will go for an afternoon Boat Ride on the lake rich with a variety of animals such as hippos and crocodiles and bird species. In the evening take a Nature walk before you retire for dinner and overnight.

Day 7 - Lake Mburo National Park to Kampala

After breakfast, you will have an early morning game drive through the park in search of animals like zebra, hippos, crocodiles, eland, antelope, impala and a variety of birds.

Post Lunch you will depart from Lake Mburo and head to Kampala (or Entebbe) for the drop off.

Stay Locations


Day 1 - Queen Elizabeth (North)

Day 2 - Queen Elizabeth (North)

Day 3 - Queen Elizabeth (Ishasha)

Day 4 - Bwindi (Ruhija) or Bwindi (Rushaga) or Bwindi (Buhoma) or Bwindi (Nkuringo)

Day 5 - Lake Bunyonyi

Day 6 - Lake Mburo

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 & Dinner
Day 6 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 7 - Breakfast & Lunch

Drive Times


Day 1 - Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park takes about 6.5 to 7 hours (389 - 414 km)
Day 2 - Queen Elizabeth National Park takes about 15 to 20 min (11.7 km)
Day 3 - Kalinzu Forest to Ishasha takes about 2.5 to 3 hours (109 km)
Day 4 - Ishasha sector to Bwindi National Park takes about 4 hours to 6 hours (160 kms)
Day 5 - Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Lake Bunyonyi takes about 2 to 3 hours (65 to 100 km)
Day 6 - Lake Bunyonyi to Lake Mburo takes about 4.5 to 6 hours (243 - 292 km)
Day 7 - Lake Mburo National Park to Kampala takes about 4.5 to 5 hours (244 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.

7 Days - Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi, Lake Bunyonyi and Lake Mburo
Duration - 7 days

This 7 day Uganda Safari strikes a perfect balance between wildlife and nature. The wildlife safari and chimpanzee trekking takes you to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s second largest park with plenty of wildlife, birds and primates. It also takes you to the misty Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, which is home to more than half the population of Mountain Gorillas. Later to Lake Bunyonyi for some relaxation, which is said to be one of the most beautiful lakes in Uganda. En route Entebbe, you will visit Lake Mburo. Lake Mburo National Park is known for wildlife viewing, bird watching, boat ride and guided nature walk.


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