5 Days Wildlife & Gorillas in Uganda
5 DAYS ITINERARY QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK AND BWINDI.
Day 1:Kampala – Queen Elizabeth National park.
A representative from Travel Hemispheres will meet and greet at the your hotel in Kampala and proceed to Queen Elizabeth National park with lunch stop on the way. Where time allows can have an evening game drive. Diner and overnight at:
Luxury facility : Mweya safari lodge , Ishasha wilderness camp .
Up market : Mweya safari lodge standard rooms , Katara lodge.
Middle : Hippo Hill safari lodge , Simba safari lodge Bufallo Safari lodge , Bush lodge.
Budget : Kazinga Channel View Resort , Farm land Resort.
Day 2: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Early morning game drive to see more animals that habit this park, that include predators lion, elephant buffalo, hyena leopard and other game. Over 500 bird species have been identified here, making it a Mecca for bird-watchers. They include the black bee–eater, 11 different species of kingfisher and several falcons, eagles and other raptors. Queen Elizabeth National is one of the most outstanding treasures of Uganda, and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve for Humanity under UNESCO auspices. It borders on Lake George and Lake Edward as well as Kazinga Channel in the western area of the Great Rift Valley escarpment.
After lunch take a 2-hour launch cruise on the Kazinga channel. This waterway joins Lakes Edward and George and it is filled with schools of hippos, buffaloes with elephants at the banks. You are likely to meet grazing hippos, elephants, lions, spotted hyenas and leopards, bushbuck, waterbuck and stripped jackal, and of-course the several warthogs. Retire to the lodge for dinner and over night FB.
Day 3 : Kyambura – chimps – Bwindi
After breakfast you will be driven to Kyambura gorge for Chimpanzee tracking while on a nature walk. After Kyambura gorge for a primate walk where your will see chimps and other primates e.g Columbus & velvet monkeys and baboons walk out of the gorge to proceed to Bwindi National Park the home of Mountain Gorillas. It is estimated to half of the world’s surviving population of mountain gorillas –300 live within these boundaries shared by Uganda, Rwanda and Congo.
Arrival will be in the evening. You will then settle in at your lodge.. Dinner and overnight as you prepare for tomorrow’s event! FB
Luxury facility : , Gorilla forest camp , Buhoma lodge , Clounds lodge.
Up market : gorilla Mist Camp , Kitandara , Engagi lodge , Mahogany springs , Gorilla resort ,Travelers rest camp , Silver back lodge ,Gorilla safari lodge .
Middle : Nkuringo camp site , Wagtail eco lodge ,Gorilla mist camp , Shongi gorilla lodge
Budget : Buhoma community rest camp ,Bwindi view bandas , Nkuringo camp site, Ruhija community rest camp.
Day 4 : Gorilla Tracking Bwindi
Morning after breakfast with packed lunch, you will be escorted to the starting point for briefing by your guide. You will be allocated guides to track gorillas with, and then will be off to begin your adventure. A briefing from your local guides and then it’s off! The time taken and the terrain varies (1- 8 hours) this depends on the movement of these gentle giants. The thrill of meeting face to face takes away the pain of some times long and arduous trek. Each encounter is different and has its own rewards, but you are likely to enjoy the close view of adults feeding, grooming and resting as the youngsters frolic and swing from vines in delightfully playful manner.
You will need to carry long pants like jean type, sturdy shoes to help you hiking steep and slippery slopes, gloves, long sleeved shirts and blouses to protect your bodies from thorns and itching plants. You may not rule out raining on you and at least a rain coat is needed to protect your bodies and any equipment carried along with like cameras. Also carry insect repellants and sun cream
Day 5: Bwindi to Kampala.
Morning after break fast you will be driven back to Kampala / Entebbe End of safari.
COST PER PERSON: 2 People sharing
Luxury US$ 2760 per person:
Upmarket US$ 2475 per person:
Middle US $ 1750 per person:
Budget US$ 1520 per person.
Please Note the safari cost will include:
- Meals and accommodation at full board for the agreed dates
- Gorilla permit
- Game drives, park fees,
- Tracking chimpanzee safari driver /guide and 4×4 vehicle
- Park fees
- Applicable government taxes
- Drinking bottled water while driving on safari
- Beverages and bar bills, phone calls, personal insurance and any other services of personal nature like souvenirs, tips, laundry etc