Bwindi Gorilla and Tree Climbing Lions Safari in Uganda – 5 Days

Bwindi Gorilla and Tree Climbing Lions Safari in Uganda – 5 Days

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Gorilla Park

Day 2: Tracking the Gorillas in Impenetrable Forest of Bwindi

Day 3: Wildlife Safari in Queen Elizabeth

Day 4: Wildlife and Game Viewing at Queen Elizabeth

Day 5: Chimpanzee Tour / Drive to Kampala

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Gorilla Park
Mountain Gorilla Safaris in Bwindi National Park start from and ends in Kampala. We shall have to visit Queen Elizabeth National Park for Game viewing and wildlife. We reach our gorilla tracking destination late afternoon, relax then a delicious African dinner at your choice of accommodation including Luxury Gorilla Resort, Luxury Gorilla Safari lodge, Silverback lodge, Buhomma Lodge, budget Buhoma Community Bandas, Nshongi Gorilla Resort, Wagtail safari camp, Trekkers Tavern, Bwindi View Bandas and others. Budget Accommodation: Buhoma community Rest camp / Nshongi Gorilla Resort or Bwindi View Bandas Moderate Accommodation: Buhoma community Rest camp / Wagtail safari camp / Lake Kitandara Luxury Accommodation: Gorilla Resort Lodge / Buhomma Lodge/Silver back Lodge Super Luxury Accommodation: Mahogany Springs / Gorilla Forest camp / Clouds Lodge


Day 2: Tracking the Gorillas in Impenetrable Forest of Bwindi
Before you enter the into the forest expect to have an orientation and then off with your group and the park ranger , not exceeding 8 people tracking gorillas in one group. The trek may take 2 to 8 hours but the actual time spent with the gorillas is strictly 1 hour. It is a strenuous hike a light backpack, drinking water, boots and rain jacket should be carried along with you. You will need to take packed lunch. Porter assistance is available at a very reasonable fee. Some are glad that they avail themselves for it. When you meet the Mountain Gorillas in their wilderness, tracking experience is simply marvelous and awesome, these huge gentle primates ever so near you. Most tourists who visit these mountain gorillas are deeply moved within by this experience of a lifetime. This is optional: You may go for a village walk in the evening. While on the walk, you will see and explore traditional ways, from brewing local beer to remedies made from the forest and Bananas. There will be some traditional dancing and entertainment.How about participate in the dancing! Observe the ways of the local people and how they survive,it is certainly worth your while to take the community tour. Return to your accommodation in the evening for diner and overnight at Budget Accommodation: Buhoma community Rest camp / Nshongi Gorilla Resort or Bwindi View Bandas Moderate Accommodation: Buhoma community Rest camp / Wagtail safari camp / Lake Kitandara Luxury Accommodation: Gorilla Resort Lodge / Buhomma Lodge/Silver back Lodge Supper Luxury Accommodation: Mahogany Springs / Gorilla Forest camp / Clouds Lodge


Day 3: Wildlife Safari in Queen Elizabeth
This morning we shall transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park after having our early breakfast, check out from your accommodation with the memories of the gorilla tracking experience and you are off for your wildlife safari to Queen Elizabeth. The journey to Queen Elizabeth will take you through the tree climbing lion sector of Ishasha then to the lodging of your choice in Ishasha or around the Mweya part of Queen Elizabeth National Park. If you choose to stay in Ishasha you will either sleep at Ishasha Ntungwe River Lodge or Budget savana Resort. Other options of lodges not in Ishasha include Luxury Mweya safari Lodge overlooking the Kazinga channel with a swimming pool, Ihamba safari lodge, Kyambura Game lodge, Simba safari , Mweya Hostel and Queen Elizabeth safari camp. After check-in it is lunch and some rest and relaxation at your safari lodge. Queen Elizabeth National Park consists of the African savannah, Kazinga Channel, Tree climbing lions in the Ishasha plains, Kyambura Gorge known for Chimpanzee tracking, crater lakes, Lake George and Lake Edward, Maramagambo and of course lots of wildlife including lions, Leopards, Elephants, Hyenas, Bush pigs, Monkeys, Warthogs, antelopes of different kids, Hippopotamus, Crocodiles, over 600 birds species most of them nesting on the Kazinga channel , bat caves, primates , butterflies. From a distance is the scenic view of the tallest mountain range in Africa, the Rwenzori with its snow capped peaks and glaciers, it is simply a stunning view. After your journey from Bwindi, you deserve a quiet evening at your accommodation with dinner and overnight surrounded by wildlife in the heart of Africa- Queen Elizabeth National Park. Budget Accommodation: Queen Elizabeth safari camp or Mweya Hostel Moderate Accommodation: Simba safari camp, Ihamba safari Lodge Luxury Accommodation: Mweya safari Lodge or Kyambura Game Lodge


Day 4: Wildlife and Game Viewing at Queen Elizabeth
This morning we shall go for game drive, you will have breakfast at your lodge in Queen Elizabeth Park. While on the game drive, you will watch wildlife on their way back from the night hunt and these will include lumbering elephants, lions, running warthogs with tails raised up. Remember Queen Elizabeth offers stunning views of the Rwenzori Mountains. Then it is time to return to your accommodation for relaxation and lunch. Do not forget to change your batteries in the Cameras since you will be going for a boat trip which is the park’s highlight for every visitor not to miss out. The Kazinga Channel is shared by lake Edward and Lake Gorge, running 40 kilometers between the two lakes. This afternoon you are on a boat ride (boat cruise) the channel is a home to many birds seen in the middle of the boat cruise, school of Hippopotamus, buffaloes and warthogs. Nothing like the swarms of pelicans on the shore, birds flying all over the channel and the boat takes you slowly as you take your Uganda Wildlife pictures along the shores. A rewarding game viewing in the afternoon to say the least. Return to your accommodation facility for dinner and a quiet evening at your lodge in the midst of the African savannah. Budget Accommodation: Queen Elizabeth safari camp or Mweya Hostel Moderate Accommodation: Simba safari camp, Ihamba safari Lodge Luxury Accommodation: Mweya safari Lodge or Kyambura Game Lodge


Day 5: Chimpanzee Tour / Drive to Kampala
This morning you will transfer to Kyambura Gorge for your exciting chimpanzee tracking safari before you travel back to Kampala. Kyambura Gorge alone is worth a visit without tracking the chimps, you will spending an hour with chimpanzees that are found there. Back to your lodge for lunch before your journey to Kampala. You will also stop at the equator for photos and gift / craft shopping. Reaching Kampala in the evening hours. End of 5 days gorilla wildlife and chimpanzee tracking safari. Included in Safari price: Accommodation and meals transportation in a 4*4 safari Vehicle with fuel, Fuel, English Speaking Driver, Bottled Drinking Water while on the safari , Entrance fees to the park and entrance fees to cultural site , gorilla and chimpanzee Permits as applicable, Guide for Tracking and Game viewing. Excluded in Safari price: Uganda Visa costs, laundry, Air tickets, beers and all personal expenses while on this Uganda safari.


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