6 Days from$4600 p/p in USD
Budget, Camping, Luxury, Luxury+, Mid Range
This safari combines visits to three national parks in Uganda: Queen Elizabeth National Park where you enjoy game drives in the rolling savannah plains, home to 95 recorded mammal species and more than 610 species of birds and the Kazinga Channel with one of the largest populations of hippos; Lake Mburo National Park, the only place in Uganda where you can see impala and Burchellʹs zebra; and Bwindi National Park home of mountain gorillas and other primates.
Safari types:Big Five Safari, Gorilla Safari, Guided Safari, Primate Safari, Wildlife Safari
You will visit:Bwindi Impenetrable NP, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo
Wildlife:Birds, Mountain Gorilla, Zebra, Hyena, Antelope, Hartebeest, Golden Monkey, Hippo, Crocodile, Waterbuck, Warthog, Big Five
Activities:Game Drive, Trekking, Hiking, Nature Walk
Getting around:4x4 Safari Vehicle
Start/end:Start in Entebbe , end in Entebbe
Itinerary in Brief
- Day: 1 Arrive Entebbe international airport, meet and greet and transfer to hotel.
- Day 2: Lake Mburo National Park
- Day 3 Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Day 4: Morning Game Drive and a Boat ride on the Kazinga Channel
- Day 5: Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi – Visit to the Batwa Pygmies
- Day 6: Transfer to Entebbe international airport
Price Per Person – USD
From USD 3,800 per person
- Full board accommodation & meals
- Transport & professional English-speaking driver guide
- Unlimited game drives
- Park entry fees
- Drinking water
- Gorilla tracking, including 1 permit per person
- Flights & visas
- Items of a personal nature & tips
- Any other item not mentioned in Includes
- Travel insurance
- This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Goldrock Safaris‘
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- Display price is usually based on two people sharing
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Day by Day Overview
Arrive Entebbe, meet and greet, transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay. If you wish, we can have a city night tours.
Overnight at: Serena Hotel Kampala (Luxury)
Depart Kampala for Lake Mburo National Park after you have had your breakfast. Drive to the park with a stop at the equator for an opportunity to stand in both the northern and southern hemispheres at the same time. Then proceed through the savannah grasslands, as you see banana plantations and herds of local long horned Ankole cattle common to this part of the country. On arrival at the park check in at the lodge reserved for you, have lunch after which you will go for a boat cruise on Lake Mburo to see animals such as hippos, crocodiles and various bird species.
After your boat cruise, you will then go for a game drive, which offers picturesque game viewing with the park’s mixture of savannah, acacia woodlands, grassy valleys, rocky outcrops, swamps, lakes and rolling hills. Herds of impala (found nowhere else in Uganda), buffalo and zebra, plus waterbuck and eland are amongst the variety of wildlife to be seen. Birders will enjoy the park’s 310 recorded water and dry land species. In this valley we can operate night drives and walks. This is the only park where we will see impala and Burchellʹs zebra. It’s an excellent place for walking and exploring a nearby khopji to perhaps see klipspringer. We will head back to your hotel for the night as you prepare for the next day’s event.
Overnight at: Hyena Hill Lodge (Luxury)
Depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park. En route you will have lunch and take a short walk in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains and take in the views of this magnificent mountain range. Alternatively, drive straight to the park and take a game drive. What you see depends on the season, but the Kasenyi plains are excellent for sighting lion and large herds of Uganda kob. The Mweya peninsula offers excellent game drives with magnificent views across the water to the Rwenzori Mountains. Mweya is one of the best places to look for leopard, which live in the dense, scrubby thickets. Later you will arrive at the hotel and check in for your night’s relaxation.
Accommodation Options: Mweya Safari Lodge (Luxury)
Take a cup of coffee in the morning just to warm up a bit from the cold then head out for a game drive that will take place along the Kasenyi tracks as you search for the wild animals. While on the drive you will see animals such as lions, Cape buffalos, elephants, warthogs, waterbucks, spotted hyenas, mongoose, kobs, among others. Head back to the lodge for a delicious breakfast as you relax around and enjoy the silent environment. In the afternoon you will head out for yet another exciting activity which is the fascinating Kazinga channel boat ride for two good hours. During the ride you will see various game that lives in and around the water body plus the various birdlife along this spot. Afterwards you will after drive to Bwindi National Park ready for gorilla trekking the next day.
Accommodation at: Silverback Safari Lodge (Luxury)
You will wake up very early to take your breakfast before heading out to the park offices for a briefing at 7:00 am. During the briefing, the park Rangers/Guides will share information about the requirements and rules for gorilla trekking. The meeting is compulsory and it is also at this time that you get to be assigned a gorilla family and porters. How are gorilla groups allocated? Gorilla groups are allocated taking into account your overall fitness. Porters are there to help you carry extra luggage or heavy equipment. Now that you are ready, head into the forest to track your gorilla group along with seven other tourists. You will go through thick forest, steep and muddy areas before finally meeting the family. Follow instructions from the head guide and take as many photos as you can in the one hour allocated. Stay calm and do not make sudden movements. The memory of the time spent with the gorilla family will always remain with you because watching a family of mountain gorillas is very different from any other wildlife experience.
After your one hour with the gorilla family, you return back to the starting point where our guide will drive you back to your hotel for rest and lunch. After some rest, you will be taken to visit the Batwa pygmy community who once lived side by side with the gorillas in the forest. They have now been resettled elsewhere to allow for mountain gorilla conservation activities in the park. The Batwa will let you know if their resettlement was successful or not while also entertaining you with cultural stories and dances.
Accommodation at: Silverback Safari Lodge (Luxury)
Early breakfast before embarking on our return to Kampala, driving down the grassed and terraced escarpments of southwestern Uganda while taking in the breathtaking sights of the hills of the region dubbed ‘the little Switzerland of Africa’. This area is a highly fertile, mountainous region with steep sided hills covered from top to bottom in neatly terraced cultivated rows. Not to miss as we traverse Mbarara are the impressing long horn Ankole cattle. A remarkable highlight of this journey is the Equator line and surely you will cross it as we have a brief stop here. We will be in Kampala in the evening before for your flight back home.