Overview

The 4 Days Uganda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari takes you to the mountain gorilla trekking haven of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where almost a half of the world’s population of mountain gorillas thrives (400 out of 880). The safari also incorporates recreation boat encounter on Lake Bunyonyi and the 45km Kazinga Channels and the remarkable wild game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park where there are chances of encountering the big four of the Big five of the  land animals including elephants, buffaloes, leopard and lion

Safari Highlight

Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park & do afternoon Kazinga Channel launch cruise

Day 2: Do Morning game drive & transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 3: Do gorilla trekking & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for an evening boat cruise & relaxation

Day 4: Transfer back to Kampala, traditional lunch at Igongo Cultural Center & a stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe

Description

Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park & do afternoon Kazinga Channel launch cruise

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After breakfast, embark on the drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park 417km about 6 – 7 hours’ drive. You will drive out of Kampala towards the south west after which you drive past the equator crossing Kayabwe 77km from Kampala and through the farmed hill sides and the rangelands of Ankole. Continue to catch up with an afternoon along the Kazinga Channel – the paradise of Hippos – the 45km long Kazinga Channel which adjoins Lake Edward and George with overlooking sights of Democratic Republic of Congo. The range of birds, Nile crocodiles, Hippos and other wild game drinking on the channel side may not be missed. Retreat from the 2 hour activity, do a game drive along the channel track as you connect to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Enganzi Game Lodge (Midrange/Standard) or Pumba Safari Cottages (Budget/Basic).

Day 2: Do Morning game drive & transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

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After breakfast, embark on a thrilling game drive across the rolling savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park that stretch across the Albertine flats. The game drive which starts as early as 6am offers you possibilities of encountering a range of wild game including four of the Big five Land Animals including lions, leopard, elephants and buffaloes. The well placed tracks in Kasenyi traverse a common dwelling for this wild game with additions of side stripped jackals, water buck, Uganda Kobs, among others. The activity tends to take 3 – 4 hours after which you will embark on the transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park arriving in the evening for relaxation diner and overnight.

Accommodation: Chameleon Hill Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Gorilla Mist Camp (Midrange/Standard) or Broadbill Forest Camp (Budget/Basic).

Day 3: Do gorilla trekking & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for an evening boat cruise & relaxation

Gather at the respective park headquarter in the morning after an early heavy breakfast for briefing about the gorilla trekking encounter by the park rangers at 8am. After briefing, you will head to the forest for the thrilling gorilla trekking adventure. The hike across the varied landscapes of Bwindi marked with deep valleys, steep hills and dense vegetation cover is very rewarding. The moment you come across the critically endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat is one those must list moments that you can ever encounter in the life time. The gorilla trek lasts between 2 – 8 hours and after the one full hour of direct encounter with them; you will return the starting point and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi via the fascinating Kigezi Highlands. Upon arrival, you will embark on a thrilling boat cruise on the lake of a thousand Islands – Lake Bunyonyi exploring its main Islands gaining remarkable sights. Retreat to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Birdnest @Lake Bunyonyi Resort (Upmarket/Luxury), Lake Bunyonyi Eco-resort (Mid-range/Standard) or Byoona Amagara Island Retreat (Budget/Basic).

Day 4: Transfer back to Kampala, traditional lunch at Igongo Cultural Center & a stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe

After a relaxed breakfast after the sun rise, you will embark in the transfer to Kampala 437km about 7 – 8 hours’ drive. You will drive along impressive countryside landscapes of western Uganda before approaching Mbarara town and Igongo Cultural Center 12km past Mbarara for a traditional lunch after which you will continue on the drive to make another stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe 77km to Kampala for amazing photo shoots and water experiments. You will arrive in Kampala in the late afternoon to mark the end of the safari.

End of Safari