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4 Days Uganda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari to Queen Elizabeth NP & Bwindi Impenetrable NP

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4 Days Uganda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari to Queen Elizabeth NP & Bwindi Impenetrable NP

Overview

4 Days Uganda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari features the destinations of Queen Elizabeth National Park where counts of wild game including the four of the Big five namely; the lion, leopards, Buffaloes and elephant are known to existing. The Kazinga channel offers sights of Nile crocodiles and Hippos. The safari also features the gorilla destination of Bwindi with dense forest cover that inspired its naming as the impenetrable and the great counts of mountain gorillas on a single habitat. Bwindi alone boasts of 400 mountain gorillas out of the 880 that are known to be thriving in the wild with none in captivity. The recreational encounter on Lake Bunyonyi with its 29 Islands amidst the fascinating Kigezi Highlands adds spice to derive ultimate safari memories.

Safari Highlight

Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and do an afternoon boat cruise along the Paradise of Hippos

Day 2:  Do morning game drive and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable NP

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

Day 4: Transfer back to Kampala

Detailed Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and do an afternoon boat cruise along the Paradise of Hippos

kazinga-channel-boat-cruise

Transfer as early as 6:30am from Kampala heading to the south west of Uganda. You drive through impressive countryside landscapes with lush green, rolling hills and the savannah range lands of Ankole dotted with great counts of cattle among which include the Ankole long horned cattle a unique indigenous breed beautiful to look at. You continue on the drive past the impressive crater field of Bunyaruguru and Kalinzu forest. Arrive in Queen Elizabeth NP early for lunch after which you drive to Mweya jetty for a thrilling boat cruise at 04:15pm on the 45km long Kazinga Channel dubbed the paradise of Hippos. The cruise exposes you to possible magical sights of the Hippos, Nile crocodiles and other wild game like elephants and buffaloes drinking on the channel side. Retreat from the activity and do a simple game drive along the channel track as you head back to the lodge for relaxation, 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 and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable NP

Connect to the rolling savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth NP stretching to Kasenyi plains where counts of wild game might be encountered including the elephants, Buffaloes, lions, leopards, Kobs, waterbucks, spotted hyenas, jackals among others. You have chances of encountering these animals as they mate, patrol, socialize, graze and hunt among other aspects that lure you into remarkable amazement. Retreat from the 3 – 4 hour activity to embark on transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

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

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

trekking-gorillas-bwindi

After breakfast, gather at the respective park headquarters for briefing at 8am and eventual start of the gorilla trekking encounter. You follow the trails of your respective gorilla family traversing the forest with is hilly forested landscapes and deep saddles. The hills are forested with mature trees and dense undergrowth that have earned it the name Impenetrable. The gorilla trekking encounter tends to last 2 – 8 hours inclusive of one (1) hour direct encounter with them. Seeing the critically endangered apes as they forage, socialize, the young gorillas rolling themselves on tree branches and the Silverback demonstrating his authority is a moment of wonder that derives remarkable excitement. Retreat from the activity and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi through the fascinating Kigezi Highlands with magical sceneries. Upon arrival at Lake Bunyonyi, you embark on a thrilling sun set boat cruise on the lake of a thousand islands as it has been dubbed because of its counts of 29 Islands. The cruise presents an evening soothing recreational encounter that is worth exploring and refreshment after gorilla trek adventure. Retire for dinner and overnight.

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

Day 4: Transfer back to Kampala

After a relaxed breakfast, embark on the transfer to Kampala City 437km about 7 hours’ drive passing through the lush countryside landscapes of South western Uganda before making a stop at Igongo Cultural Center 12km past Mbarara town for a thrilling traditional lunch. After this encounter, you will continue on the drive to arrive in Kampala in the afternoon.

End of Safari

By |2018-10-29T13:12:30+00:00August 1st, 2015|Categories: gorilla trekking uganda|

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