5 Days from$1727 p/p in USD
On this safari visit the remarkable Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for gorilla trekking and cultural walks as well as the beautiful Queen Elizabeth National Park for wildlife viewing and a refreshing boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel. Located in the south-western side of Uganda, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of the most popular gorilla trekking destinations sheltering more than half the world’s surviving population of mountain gorillas in more than 40 families, 20 of which are habituated for trekking. Queen Elizabeth National Park is found in the western part of Uganda at the backdrop of the Rwenzori Mountains and offers a medley of wonders including over 95 species of mammals as well as over 600 species of birds.
Safari types:Chimpanzee Safari, Gorilla Safari, Primate Safari, Trekking Safari, Wildlife Safari
You will visit:Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth
Wildlife:elephant, kob, chimpanzees
Activities:Trekking, Boat Cruise
Getting around:4x4 Vehicle
Start/end:Start in Entebbe International Airport, end in Entebbe International Airport
- Track one of the habituated gorilla families in Bwindi Forest, which was gazetted into a National Park in 1991 and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994
- Chimp tracking in Queen Elizabeth National Park, a biodiversity hotspot which was gazetted in 1952 as Kazinga National Park and presently extends for an area of 1,978 sq km
- Encounter numerous mammal species during game viewing
- Visit the Batwa communities
- Have an exciting boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel
- A smooth ride with our comfortable 4X4 vehicles
- A number of stopovers for lunch and Uganda Equator
- Day 1: Drive from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Day 2: Game viewing and launch cruise
- Day 3: Ishasha Game drive and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
- Day 4: Gorilla trekking and evening cultural visit
- Day 5: Departure
RATES – PER PERSON USD
From USD 2,800 for a single traveller
From USD 1,727 per person based on 2 sharing
From USD 1,500 per person for a group tour
- Hotel accommodation
- Expert guide
- Gorilla tracking permits
- Chimpanzee tracking permits
- Game drive and boat cruise
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses
- This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Paradise Adventure Vacations‘
- All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
- Display price is usually based on two people sharing
- ‘Paradise Adventure Vacations‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
- All itineraries are subject to availability
Day by Day Overview
Your safari will start from Entebbe International Airport early in the morning where you will be met by your driver/guide. After a briefing on your safari depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will stop for lunch en route then proceed into the beautiful Queen Elizabeth National Park: one of Uganda’s most outstanding treasures and most popular tourist destination. Its diverse ecosystems, including sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, make it the ideal habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds. Time permitting, you may proceed for an evening game drive after checking into your accommodation or else relax at your accommodation (awaiting next day’s activities).
Be up early, have breakfast and proceed for the chimpanzee tracking in the Kyambura Gorge. Kyambura Gorge is found on the eastern side of Queen Elizabeth National Park and is home to habituated chimpanzees plus other primates including baboons, monkeys and birds. The gorge is 1 km long and 100 m deep. Kyambura landscape drained by Kyambura River is one of Queen Elizabeth National Park’s most impressive topography. You will spend the early part of the day tracking chimpanzees. Thereafter, return to the accommodation for lunch then go for a two-hour launch trip on the Kazinga Channel which connects Lakes George and Edward where you will see concentrations of giant hippos, elephants and crocodiles among others. You will also see many varieties of birds at the water shores. You will have dinner and overnight at your accommodation.
Dinner and Overnight at Parkview Safari Lodge
Have breakfast then set off for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park through the Isasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park – famously known for its resident tree-climbing lions. The chance of spotting these lions is about 70% although sometimes they are really hard to spot (especially when they’re down in the grassland looking for prey). With luck you get the chance to spot them, the sight will be spectacular! Continue to Bwindi which is the habitat for mountain gorillas in Uganda, home to an estimated 400 mountain gorillas, roughly half of the world’s population, including several habituated groups which can be tracked. The mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests, which dates back over 25,000 years and contains almost 400 species of plants. With a strenuous day ahead, you will do less on arrival but just check in your accommodation, relax as you prepare for the Bwindi gorilla trekking experience the following day.
Dinner and Overnight at Gorilla Mist Camp
After an early breakfast and a briefing by a ranger guide, you will enter the gorilla sanctuary for your adventure. The beauty of this rain forest is spectacular, with dramatic steeply forested landscape which is incredibly dense, but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The time taken and the terrain varies with the movements of these great primates. Once you locate a gorilla group you will be allowed an hour in their presence. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle and endangered giants is an awesome, exciting experience to be long savored. Return to your lodge for lunch and thereafter check out for a transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi is framed by lush, green-terraced hills that reach a height of 2,200 – 2,478m, but it’s the 29 islands of various shapes and sizes scattered across the water that make it most magical — you could admire them all day.
Dinner and Overnight at Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort
Have a relaxed breakfast at the accommodation with spectacular view of the Bunyonyi little islands right in front of you. Then set off on your return journey to Entebbe with en route stopovers in Mbarara town for lunch and the Uganda Equator line mark in Kayabwe for some memorable photos (if you didn’t stop on the first day) and maybe buy some art pieces of interest. Proceed with the journey arriving late afternoon/evening for drop off at the airport or accommodation of your booking. We recommend a late afternoon/evening outbound flight schedule for this day (if flying out).
We hope to see you (or any referral) when you next visit Uganda!