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SIX DAY GORILLA TREKKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING AND KAMPALA CITY TOUR

Uganda

This 6 Day safari combines wildlife viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kampala City Tour and brief culture tour in Entebbe. From Kampala to Bwindi, to Queen Elizabeth National Park, back to Kampala and Entebbe, the safari offers the best of Uganda at an affordable price. See detailed Itinerary below.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is an active expedition with moderate to strenuous hikes. Participants must be at least 15 years old, and should be physically fit. While tracking the Gorillas, guests will trek through thick jungle at elevations ranging up to 10,000 feet, for as many as four to eight hours, depending on the location of the Gorilla group you have been assigned to track. Treks can be arduous; and the terrain can be steep, uneven, wet, and muddy. This trip is not suitable for those who suffer from a cardiac, respiratory, or circulatory disorder or a disability that limits mobility. Our Guides and Rangers will be available to make sure you get the best Gorilla Trekking Safari. We will then transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park for Wildlife viewing safari.

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Queen Elizabeth National Park is understandably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. It is the home of the famous tree climbing lion as well as the Uganda Kob, other antelope species, elephant, baboons, hippos, buffalo and chimpanzees. Over 600 species of birds have been recorded, making the park a magnet for bird watchers. It is habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds.

Uganda is well known for its culture within the East African countries, the history of the country’s kingdoms is now making its own impact on the current tourism industry. This Safari takes you to Kampala top tourist destinations that include Bahai temple which is the only temple in Africa of the Bahai faith, the Uganda Marty’s shrine, a tour of Kampala's popular Nakasero food Market and Monuments. The Safari ends with a brief tour of at Bemba cave in Ziika ecotourism forest site, Zamugula site and Muzinga square site in Entebbe.

ABOUT BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is best known for its primate populations, being home to about half the world’s mountain gorillas, at over 300 endangered gorillas. The ecosystem is exceptionally high in biodiversity, with rich flora and fauna species. This why every traveler wants to visit Bwindi on their African Safari.

Bwindi is also a birding paradise, home to 348 bird species. This area is one of Uganda’s best bird watching destinations. Proclaimed World Heritage Site. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world hosting unique and precious floral species. There's also a substantial chimpanzee population and research shows that Bwindi is the only forest in Africa where these two apes live together.

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT UGANDA

For anyone looking to discover someplace beautiful and off the beaten track, Uganda is a top tourist destination with something for everyone. Uganda offers Africa as you’ve always imagined it - wild, verdant, beautiful, and just waiting to be explored.

Uganda is very nearly the most complete safari destination in Africa – boasting both the Big Five, the enigmatic mountain gorilla, and the ever-popular chimpanzee. Uganda’s Big Five are represented across the country’s top ten national parks.

Thousands of travelers come to Uganda looking for an up close and personal experience with its most famous primate residents - the mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the chimpanzees of Kibale National Park. Uganda’s national parks like Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Kidepo Valley National Park offer the best Wildlife viewing safari in the world.

One of Uganda’s greatest attractions is its natural beauty. The county has top luxury hotels, nature lodges, amazing tented camps, and backpacker budget options. Compared to neighboring countries, Uganda offers up similar experiences at a cheaper rate. Visitors to parks like Kibale National Park will get a much more intimate chimpanzee experience than can be found anywhere else in the world.

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01Day One:Kampala / Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Uganda

We will leave Kampala at 7:00am. Our team will be pick you up from your hotel or preferred location in Kampala and we will drive west toward Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. We will make our first stop at the Equator crossing. It’s a wonderful spot to take pictures and have a cup of coffee. We will then proceed to Mbarara for lunch en route to Bwindi. We will have lunch at Acacia Hotel in Mbarara. It’s great opportunity to try out western Uganda’s Matooke (plantain-type bananas) and roasted goat meat. (if not vegetarian) After lunch, we will drive through the virgin rolling hills of Ankole -Kigezi to the home of the infamous Mountain Gorillas, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, arriving at around 6 pm. Overnight at Buhoma Haven lodge (Inc. Accommodation, Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner).

02Day Two:Gorilla Trekking

After an early breakfast, we will head to the Headquarters of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for an orientation plus meeting the guides as well as separation into the groups basing on which gorilla group you are to be tracking. From there you will set off for your thrilling experience of the Gorillas. Hiking within this mysterious and wonderful forest offers quite a lot to see as you make your way to see the Mountain Gorillas. Look out for additional primates, butterflies, mammals and birds. The trekking will entail thorough climbing before you come face to face with the Mountain Gorillas, watching them only a few meters away. You will see the baby with the mothers, the gorillas partaking their every day routine just right in front of you. Because of tourists like you, we have worked with communities to protect the Gorillas. Our Fair Tourism model supports communities around Buhoma to protect the Gorillas. You will personally see how they are thriving within the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Overnight at Buhoma Haven lodge (Inc: Accommodation, Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

03Day Three: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

You will have an early breakfast and then travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park entering it through the Ishasha sector renowned for the tree climbing lions. You will have a game drive along the way during which you will see Lions, various Antelope species, Elephants, zebras, Hyenas, Leopards and Buffaloes. In the afternoon, we will go for a two hour boat cruise down the Kazinga Channel that connects Lakes George and Edward. The cruise takes you through the highest population of Hippos and you will see a profusion of animals on the water shores. This launch cruise rewards you with a great opportunity to take photos, watch birds and see the water animals. Overnight at Simba Safari Lodge (Inc: Accommodation, Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

04Day Four:Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast you will go on an early morning Game Drive on the Kasenyi Track, viewing a large fishing area. The Game Drive will take 2-4 hours. We will also tour Kikorongo, where you will encounter both wet and dry Crater Lakes. We will have another game drive in the afternoon to see Lions, Elephants, Topis, Leopards, Bush bucks, Cape Buffaloes, Defassa Waterbucks, Giant Forest Hogs, Uganda Kobs, among others. Overnight at Simba Safari Lodge (Inc: Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

05Day Five: More Game Viewing, Birding and Travel to Kampala

We will go another game drive that will enable you to see wildlife in their natural setting for example buffalo, elephants and other animals that dwell in the grassland thickets of the Northern Kazinga. If we lucky, we might have a rare chance to spot lions prey on other game. Queen Elizabeth National Park is a wonderful birding destination. We will do a round of birding to conclude the safari. A number of bird species will also be seen along including the rare shoe bill. We will drive back to Kampala with a stopover for lunch in Mbarara town and proceed to Kampala arriving late afternoon. Drop you off at your hotel in Kampala. Overnight at Aponye (Inc: Accommodation , Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

06Day Six:Kampala City Tour

After breakfast, start with the Uganda museum, Bahai temple which is the only temple in Africa of the Bahai faith. We will have a Lunch break and then visit the Uganda Marty’s shrine at Namugongo. This is a place where many Christians were burnt to death because of their faith. We take a quick tour of downtown Kampala and visiting the popular Nakasero food Market and the Independence Monuments. Depending on the time of your flight, we will drive to Entebbe Airport for a quick tour of at Bemba cave in Ziika ecotourism forest site, Zamugula site and Muzinga square site. Our drive and tour guide will drive to the airport in time for your flight (Inc:, Breakfast & Lunch)

Departure Date Group Luxury (Double Share) Budget/MR (Double Share)
  • May 2017 - Dec 31 2018 1 Person $2800 Per Person $1800 Per Person Get a Quote
  • May 2017 - Dec 31 2018 2 Persons $2600 Per Person $1600 Per Person Get a Quote
  • May 2017 - Dec 31 2018 3 Persons $2400 Per Person $1400 Per Person Get a Quote
  • May 2017 - Dec 31 2018 4 Persons $1750 Per Person $1350 Per Person Get a Quote
  • May 2017 - Dec 31 2018 5 Persons $1650 Per Person $1350 Per Person Get a Quote
  • May 2017 - Dec 31 2018 6 Persons $1550 Per Person $1300 Per Person Get a Quote