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5 Days Gorilla Trekking and Queen Elizabeth

This 5 Days Gorilla Trekking safari takes you to track the endangered mountain gorillas in the Bwindi forests. It surely gives you a close interaction with these Primates in their Habitat. After this lifetime experience, you will explore another beautiful destination full of wonders and natural Beauty Queen Elizabeth National Park. Furthermore a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel is so rewarding and full of sightings. For instance large herds of elephants, hippos, different species of birds, and many more. Lastly a game drive in the Kasenyi Plains sums up the entire safari with sightings of antelopes, warthogs, buffaloes, and an Equator experience at Kikorongo as you exit the park to end your Safari.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Pick up from the airport/ Guesthouse and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

 Gorilla Tracking and Batwa community walk.

 Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park Via Ishasha sector.

Morning Game drive and Afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel.

Drive back to Kampala via Fort Portal.

 

DETAILED ITINERARY.

 Day 1: Pick up from the airport/ Guesthouse and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Firstly, Alive Africa Adventure guide will pick you up from the Airport or your preferred guest house and drive you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the south West. You will have the first stop at the equator for photos and experiments while at the 0 degrees latitude which divides the world equally. Additionally from there you will then  proceed to Mbarara city for Lunch at Agip Motel and continue through the green rolling hills and winding roads to the home of the endangered mountain gorillas. Later reach your lodge in the evening check-in and relaxation as you prepare for the big day.

Accommodation Option:

Luxury:  Gorilla Heights Lodge

Midrange: Ichumbi Lodge

Budget: Rushaga Havens Lodge.

 

Day 2:  Gorilla Tracking and Batwa community walk.

After an early breakfast, drive to the park headquarters for a briefing about the dos and don’ts while with the gorillas. You will meet fellow other trackers where you be divided into groups and head out into the dense forests to look for these gentle apes. The walk involves moving up and down through thick trees, different birds can be spotted on this adventurous walk. On reaching the gorillas, you are given 1 hour to observe them as they carry on with their daily activities eating, playing, mating.

After you walk of the forest to where you started the trek for the awarding ceremony of successfully completing the gorilla trekking activity and drive back to the lodge for Lunch and Relaxation. In the evening you head out and visit the Batwa community who were the initial inhabitants of the forests who were forced out to enforce conservation of the forests and the diverse ecosystem and its wildlife including the mountain gorillas.

Accommodation Options:

Luxury:  Gorilla Heights Lodge

Midrange: Ichumbi Lodge

Budget: Rushaga Havens Lodge.

 

Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park Via Ishasha sector.

Following breakfast, check out of your lodge and drive through the winding roads and dense forests of Bwindi to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Different small primates can be spotted along the way like the black and white colobus monkeys, blue monkeys, vervet monkeys, 5 Days Gorilla Trekking, different bird species like the Rwenzori Turaco, and many other forest endemics. You will have a lunch stop in Kihihi. After you proceed to Ishasha in the south of Queen Elizabeth National Park in search of the famous tree-climbing lions. Different animals can be sighted during this game drive like Topis, buffaloes, antelopes. Finally after the game drive, you drive to your lodge in the Northern sector of the Park for dinner and Overnight.

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Elephant plains lodge

Midrange: Elephant Hab Lodge

Budget: Pumba Safari cottages.

 

Day 4: Morning Game drive and Afternoon boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel

After an early breakfast, you will drive to the Kasenyi plains for a game drive. You will have a chance to spot on those animals you might have missed out on in the previous game drive at Ishasha. On a lucky day, you may be able to spot animals like Lions hunting for the day, the early grazers, herds of buffaloes, elephants, warthogs, and many more. Drive back to the lodge for lunch and prepare for the Boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel.

After lunch, you will drive to the Mweya Peninsula where you start your 2 hours boat ride on the Kazinga Channel. The channel joins Lake Edward and George and it is a hotspot for wildlife within the park. Large schools of hippos are permanent residents of this water body, big herds of elephants are often seen frequenting the channel to cool off their huge bodies. After this rewarding boat ride, you will have an en-route game drive back to your lodge for relaxation and dinner.

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Elephant plains lodge

Midrange: Elephant Hab Lodge

Budget: Pumba Safari cottages.

 

Day 5: Drive back to Kampala via Fort Portal.

After breakfast, you will embark on your return journey back to Kampala through Fort Portal town, you will another chance to experience the Equator for the second time in Kikorongo as you exit the park.  Have a lunch break in Break-in Mubende, here you may opt to visit the Nakayima tree a Famous cultural site in Buganda before you drive to Entebbe to End the Safari.

INCLUSIONS.

  • Park Entrance fees
  • Gorilla permit
  • Game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Boat cruise on the Kazinga channel.
  • All accommodation
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • All Meals on the safari
  • Drinking water in the vehicle.

 EXCLUSIVES

  • International flights.
  • Additional accommodation before and at end of the tour, if needed
  • Tips
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

BEST OF 5 DAYS GORILLA TREKKING AND QUEEN ELIZABETH

 

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