5 Days from$1240 p/p in USD
Guided, Large Group, Small Group
Budget, Mid Range
Discover Uganda’s lush wilderness with it’s wildlife and gorillas. Visit Queen Elizabeth National Park, home of tree-climbing lions, buffalo, Uganda kob, elephant, hippo, leopard and much more, where you explore on game drives and a boat cruise on Kazinga Channel. Continue to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for the memorable experience of trekking to find the mountain gorilla – a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Safari types:Gorilla Safari, Guided Safari, Trekking Safari, Wildlife Safari
You will visit:Bwindi Impenetrable NP, Queen Elizabeth National Park
Wildlife:Birds, Mountain Gorilla, Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo, Cheetah, Hyena, Antelope, Hartebeest, De Brazza’s Monkey, Red-tailed Monkey, Grey Mangabey, L'Hoest Monkey, Patas Monkey, Forest Pig, Ugandan Kob, Hippo, Crocodile, Bush Buck, Jackal, Oribi, Giraffe, Topi
Activities:Game Drive, Trekking, Boat Cruise
Getting around:4x4 Safari Vehicle
Start/end:Start/end in Kampala
Minimum age:14 years
Price Per Person – USD
From USD 1,240 per person
- Ground Transport
- English speaking Guide/driver
- Gorilla permits
- Boat cruise
- Game drive
- Bottled water
- Park entry fee
- Flights & visas
- Meals & drinks
- Tour guide tips
- Personal expenses
- This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Bright Safaris Uganda‘
- All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
- Display price is usually based on two people sharing
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Day by Day Overview
You will be picked by our guide at 7:00 am from Kampala for the journey to the Queen Elizabeth National Park. The park covers an area of about 1978 km2 and its position provides a magnificent view of the rift valley floor that occupies Lake Edward and George. The park has one of the highest bio diversity ratings of any national park in the world and the habitat of about 95 mammals along with 612 species of birds.
On your way to Queen Elizabeth National Park, you stop at the equator in Masaka town. At this point, there are two cement circles marking the equator line – it is worth stopping if you are for a photo moment. Also watch a demonstration by locals on how water swirls in opposite directions in the northern and southern hemispheres at the equator line. Another reason that make equator worthwhile stop are the great shopping bargains. There are several craft shops and art galleries run by individuals and organizations which sell souvenirs and handmade products.
After early breakfast, you will catch up with the early risers as your driver takes you for a morning game drive. It is an amazing experience to have the chance to spot wild animals such as tree climbing lions, buffaloes, Uganda kob (Uganda’s national antelope), elephants, hippos, leopards, waterbucks, warthogs and many others. After an excellent drive, you will return to your lodge for relaxation. After lunch, you will go for an amazing launch cruise on Kazinga Channel where you will have exciting and unforgettable memories spotting wildlife including buffaloes, big herds of elephants, many beautiful birds as well as beautiful scenery. This boat provides a magnificent platform for photograph taking and game viewing. As you retire from the boat cruise, you will drive back to the hotel for your dinner.
Today after your relaxed breakfast, you embark on your journey to Buhoma, a location near the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, famous for the rare mountain gorillas. The journey takes four hours and the drive to the park is incredibly scenic, passing through various local villages and the lush green countryside and hills which characterize so much of south western Uganda. The forest is one of the richest ecosystems in Africa and the diversity of species is a feature of the park. It provides habitat for some 120 species of mammals, 348 species of birds, 220 species of butterflies, 27 species of frogs, chameleons, geckos and many endangered species. Floristically, Bwindi is among the most diverse forests in East Africa, with more than 1,000 flowering plant species including 163 species of trees and 104 species of ferns.
After breakfast, along with your packed lunch, you will report to the park premises for registration by 8:00am and be briefed by Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger guides. You will then start to trek through the bumpy bushes in search for the amazing gorillas. There is also a good chance of seeing other species like birds, monkeys, chimpanzees, beautiful butterflies among others. The trek could take 1-8 hours depending on the luck of the day. Once you come across these interesting creatures, it is a really an exciting experience watching them protest or play with each other and its really a special moment being with these fabulous human-like primates. The time allowed to be with these gorillas in Uganda is one hour and every minute of the experience is worth the time you spend in search for them. As you retire from the forest, you could take an optional activity like visiting the pygmies or you can relax at the lodge.
Today is the last day of your trip! After your breakfast, begin the journey back to Kampala as you view the beautiful scenery along the way. You will have lunch en-route (not inclusive) and proceed with another stop over at the equator for the water experiment if missed it on the first day of your trip. Continue to Kampala and your driver will drop you at your accommodation.