Gorilla And Wildlife Safari 6 days

  • Private tour
  • Eco Aware

This trip is a mixture of hiking and game viewing. It will take you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to trek the most sought for gentle apes - gorillas, then proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park for the game drives, more game viewing and a highlight Kazinga boat ride.


Day 1 Entebbe

On your arrival at Entebbe international Airport, you will be met by our representative and tourist guide who will meet and greet you. And then transfer you to your hotel.

Overnight at Lake Victoria View Guest House.

Meal plan (Bed and Breakfast)

Day 2 Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Wake up early in the morning have breakfast, after which your guide will be waiting for you outside your hotel. You will embark on your long journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National park with an en-route stop over at the Equator and lunch break.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site and one of the richest biological and botanical regions in the world. The forest covers an area of 331 km² at the south-western edge of the western Rift Valley. Bwindi’s most-revered species are the approximately 400 wild Mountain Gorillas (2011 census) that make up half of the world population of these gentle apes.

On arrival check into you hotel and rest as you prepare for the next day’s activities. Overnight at Ihamba residence.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Gorilla Tracking - Change a Life Women Project

Wake up very early in the morning for Gorilla tracking and have a cup of coffee to warm you up, you will request for your packed lunch at the lunch and the driver guide will give you 1 or 2 bottles of mineral water.

You will report for registration at the Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger station by 8 AM. After a briefing by the rangers, your gorilla trek will start. The trek usually takes between three and six hours so a reasonable degree of fitness is required, as well as a strong pair of walking boots or shoes.

After the trekking head back to the residence and rest, if time permits visit the change a life women project and learn, interact with the women. Inspire one another.

Overnight at Ihamba residence

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Queen Elizabeth National Park

Wake up for a hearty breakfast, then start your journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park from Bwindi. You will pass via Kabale, from here your driver will take you via Kasese towards Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Set on the floor of the Rift Valley, with the (occasionally visible peaks of the) Rwenzori Mountains behind you. The landscape of northern Queen Elizabeth comprises dozens of ancient craters carved into gentle rolling hills. The Kazinga Channel lies in central Queen Elizabeth, its banks fertile with large mammals such as hippo, elephant and buffalo and over 600 bird species, more than any other national park in Uganda.

Overnight at Buffalo safari lodge.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 Queen Elizabeth National Park

Start your day early with a 6 o’clock coffee or tea wake-up call, ready for your early morning game drive. Make sure to ask the hotel staff for a packed breakfast that morning. A popular route for the game drive is the Kasenyi sector, well-known for its lions that prey on Queen Elizabeth’s large population of Uganda Kob (antelope). If you are very lucky, you may spot a Giant Forest Hog, Africa’s largest pig. Keep your eyes peeled to spot an elusive leopard!

After your game drive, you will head back to the lodge for a few hours relaxation and lunch. In the afternoon, you will take a boat for a water safari on the Kazinga Channel at Mweya that connects the two lakes of Edward and George. This is likely to be a big highlight of your trip! The expert Uganda Wildlife Authority guides will identify many of the Channel’s 100 bird species and you’re likely to see African Skimmers, Great White Pelicans, Spoonbill and a number of Bee-eater species. Hippos wallow at the edge of the water, huge Nile crocodiles bask in the sun and elephants come down to drink. The Kazinga Channel boat ride is a brilliant opportunity to take some close-up wildlife shots.

Overnight at Buffalo safari lodge.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 Entebbe

After breakfast, we start our journey back towards Entebbe. After which your guide will transfer you to the airport in due time for your out bound flight.

* Please check prices for full list of inclusions and exclusions


What's included

  • Pick up and drop off
  • Transportation in 4x4 pop-up roof safari van and fuel
  • All accommodation on Half Board (HB), Full Board (FB) or Bed and Breakfast (B&B) basis as quoted in the program
  • All national park entrance fees
  • Guiding in selected language
  • Gorilla permit
  • Game drives and walks
  • Free mineral water in the vehicle during the tour
  • Boat trip
  • Evacuation insurance
  • Taxes

Available in

English
(German, Italian and other language guides can be provided on request and at an extra fee.)


Available for

Adults



Departure & Return

Start city: Entebbe , Uganda

Pick up times available: 19:00

Pick up location: Lake Victoria view Guest house-Entebbe

Ends at: Entebbe International Airport

Nearest airport: Entebbe International Airport (EBB)



We are Eco Aware:

  • Education & exploration
    Education & exploration
    The product is educational rather than entertainment focused - it respects and gives insight into local traditions and/or environment
  • Interaction with locals or nature
    Interaction with locals or nature
    The major part of the tour is spent on interacting with local communities, their representative(s) (other than guides) or observing the nature or animals without disturbing their natural habitat and environment
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Local or indigenous tour guide(s)

Cancellation policy

0% cancellation fee - 7 days or more before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 3-6 days before the travel date
100% cancellation fee - between 0-2 days before the travel date

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from $1570 per person

* Minimum of 2 adults are required on this tour

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  • Bwind
  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Bwindi
  • Nature
  • Wildlife
  • Gorilla Safari
  • Gorillas
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Boat Cruise
  • Uganda Equator
  • Equator
  • Rift Valley
  • Mountain Gorilla
  • Gorilla Tracking
  • Kazinga Channel
  • Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise