8 Days Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi National Parks Safari
This safari holiday takes you to Queen Elizabeth National Park where you get to view the picturesque park from an Eagle’s vantage point in a hot air balloon. You view herds of buffalo, elephant and other game as well as some of the park’s attractions like one of the most beautiful crater lakes in the world.
You get to explore the park on land in a game drive. Lastly, you visit the Kyambura gorge for a chimpanzee trek in the beautiful “hanging rainforest.”
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You get to explore the park on land in a game drive, visit the Kyambura gorge for a chimpanzee trek in the beautiful "hanging rainforest."
Day 1. Arrival in Uganda
On arrival at Entebbe international airport, you will be met by your guide who will then transfer you to a hotel in Kampala for a night. This driver will be your guide throughout the trip..
Luxury accommodation: Sheraton Kampala or Similar on bed and Breakfast (BB)
Mid-range accommodation: Eureka palace or similar on bed and breakfast (BB)
Day 2. Drive to Queen National Park.
At 07:30 Am depart Kampala and drive to Queen Elizabeth national park Via Mubende-Fort portal and Kasese reaching the park late afternoon. The route is incredibly scenic passing through tea plantations and the lush green countryside which characterizes much of Uganda. In the evening, take a game drive, this classic African safari offers virtually guaranteed buffalo, antelope and elephants.
Luxury accommodation: Mweya safari lodge or Similar on full board (B, L, D)
Mid -range accommodation: Bush lodge or similar on full board (B, L, D)
Day 3. Morning game drive and Afternoon boat cruise on Kanziga Channel.
This morning, take another game drive. As you bump along the wilderness in same darkness, you see the sun creeping up, a bout to light up the amazing land. Oh, that glorious moment that awakens your senses. You see things clearly. The Lions, the hidden elephants, the buffalos, the birds, the flowers already to be captured in your soul. Return to your lodge for a rest and lunch. After lunch take a 2-hour boat cruise on the majestic Kanzinga channel known for its high concentration of hippos. Enormous buffalos and elephants are seen linger on the shoreline. An average of 60 bird species can be spotted during this trip
Luxury accommodation: Mweya Safari lodge or Similar on full board. (B, L, D)
Mid-range accommodation: Bush lodge or similar on full board (B, L, D)
Day 4. Drive to Ishasha Sector-Queen Elizabeth National Park
This morning takes a 2-hour safari drive to Ishasha sector for the game drive in search of the famous tree climbing lions. The sector has got a rich biodiversity and is home to a verity of wildlife such as buffalos, different species of antelopes and birds. Take the mid-morning and afternoon exploring and reaching wide and far for game.
Luxury accommodation: Ishasha wilderness camp on full board (B.L.D)
Mid-range accommodation: Ishasha jungle lodge on full board (B, L, D)
Day 5. Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After breakfast, check out of your lodge and start the journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. This safari drive from the Southern Part of Queen Elizabeth National through Kihihi town then Buhoma takes about 2-3 hours. Free afternoon at leisure at the lodge as you prepare for the big event next morning.
Luxury accommodation: Silverback Lodge or similar on full board (B, L, D)
Budget accommodation: Ride 4 a woman homestay on full board (B, L, D)
Day 6. Gorilla Tracking.
After breakfast with your packed lunch, your guide will drive you to the park headquarters for a briefing about the dos and don’ts during your trekking. Your gorilla family tracking will start immediately after the briefing. The time taken to find these great primates ranges between 2 hours to 8 hours depending on where the family last spent its night. The thrill of spending time observing these gentle and endangered giants is an awesome, exciting experience to be long savored. Many find it to be a rare and moving opportunity. Return to your accommodation for a nap and later in the afternoon if time allows visit the Batwa community.
Luxury accommodation: Silverback Lodge or similar on full boar basis (B, L, D)
Budget accommodation: Ride 4 a woman or similar on full board (B, L, D)
Day 7. Drive to Kampala.
After breakfast at leisure, check out of the lodge and start your journey back to Kampala through Ntungamo-Mbarara-Masaka arriving your hotel late afternoon. Free evening at leisure at your hotel in Kampala as you relax from a long yet exciting journey.
Luxury accommodation: Sheraton Kampala or similar on bed and breakfast (BB)
Mid-range accommodation: Eureka Palace or similar on bed and breakfast (BB)
Day 8. Half Day Kampala City Tour.
After break-fast your driver will take you on a Kampala city tour. This will include a visit to the various monuments in the city like the Independence monument, Sir Edward Mutesa 1 Monument, World war memorial monument and the statue of leadership among others, Namugongo Martyrs Shrine and Lubiri/Kabaka’s palace are also part of the city tour. Return from the city tour in time and be transferred to Entebbe International Airport for your departure flight.
- Activities as per the itinerary
- 1 gorilla per person
- Accommodation as per the itinerary
- Transportation in a 4x4 safari vehicle van
- Meals as per the itinerary
- All activity fees
- All entry fees
- All current applicable taxes
- Services of an English-speaking driver guide
- Bottles of water throughout the trip
- Travel insurance
- Visa fees where applicable
- Air ticket fares
- Expenses of personal nature
- Drinks and meals not mentioned in the inclusive section.
- Any other expense not mentioned in the inclusive section.
Prices are quoted in US dollars per person sharing. Single supplement will apply for single occupancy. Unless otherwise noted, prices are subject to change without notice. Optional activities are at an additional cost