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Wednesday 21 February 2018
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6 Days Uganda Safari: Visit Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi & Lake Mburo national parks

A 6 day Uganda safari offers an opportunity to see the rare and endangered mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and  savannah related game in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The trip starts  and ends at Entebbe International airport.  Explore Queen Elizabeth National Park, one of the most popular wildlife protected areas for game viewing in Uganda, gorilla trek in Bwindi forest and visit the Lake Mburo national park.

Tour Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi Gorillas & Lake Mburo National Park

Day 1: Pick Up – Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 2: Game Drive & Afternoon Launch Cruise

Day 3: Ishasha Tree Climbing Lions – Bwindi National Park

Day 4: Gorilla Trekking Tour

Day 5: Lake Mburo National Park Wildlife Tour

Day 6: Transfer to Kampala – Drop off at Airport

Day 1: Pick Up – Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, our tour guide will transfer you westwards to Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will have a brief stop-over at the Equator and en route lunch in Mbarara arriving late evening for a late game drive in the park. The park boasts of a total of 95 mammal species, the highest for any Ugandan national park; 10 primate species resident in this park include chimpanzees, L’Hoest, vervet, blue, red-tailed,black-and-white colobus monkeys and olive baboon; 20 predators including side-striped jackal, lions, leopards, and spotted hyena; Defassa waterbuck, bushbuck, topi, Uganda kob and the elusive sitatunga; other common animals in the park include buffaloes, hippos, elephants and warthogs among others.

610 bird species have been recorded in QENP, possibly the highest total for any national park in the world and a truly remarkable figure for a reserve that is relatively small by continental standards. At least all waterbirds existing in Uganda are part of the checklist, notwithstanding the 54 species of raptors. Forest birds in Maramagambo forest and a variety of woodland birds are present. Mweya stands out for the myriad waterbirds along the Kazinga Channel. Dinner and an overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/Institute of Ecology (FB)

Day 2: Game Drive & Afternoon Launch Cruise
You will wake up early for your breakfast and rush for an early morning game drive in the Kasenyi area in search for different wildlife animals missed out the previous day. Later you will have a guided visit to the Katwe explosion craters. Here you will spot Kitagata Lake and the enormous Kamengo Crater encountering more mammals at these spots. Return to your lodge for lunch before an afternoon launch cruise along the Kazinga Channel – a prime spot for wildlife sightings including Hippopotamuses, Waterbucks, Crocodiles and a variety of Water Birds like the black bee- eater, several species of falcons and the raptors. Dinner and overnight stay at Mweya safari lodge

Day 3: Ishasha Tree Climbing Lions – Bwindi National Park

After a morning breakfast transfer to Ishasha, the southern sector of QENP for viewing tree-climbing lions. Thence proceed to Bwindi and arrive early enough for your lunch.

A total of 350 bird species have been recorded in Bwindi National Park, which is relatively a high figure since the park lacks waterbirds. Of special interest to birders are 23 species endemic to the Albertine Rift, and at least 14 species found nowhere else in Uganda, including the African Green Broadbill, Brown-necked Parrot, Frazer’s eagle owl, white-tailed blue flycatcher and white-bellied robin chat. There are over 200 butterfly species in Bwindi. Butterfly watchers can be able to identify more than 50 varieties in a day. Dinner and Overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp/ Gorilla Mist Camp/ Bakiga Lodge (FB)

Day 4: Gorilla Trekking Tour
Enjoy an early breakfast and hike to the park headquarters for a briefing from the park rangers. At 9.00 commence the gorilla trekking activity following the gorilla trails deep in the thick forest. The time taken to encounter the gorillas ranges between 2 and 8 hours, and at times a full day depending on the movement of these awesome apes on a particular day.

In the evening undertake a community walk to the local beer brewers and to the pygmy community for a cultural performance. Dinner and Overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp/ Gorilla Mist Camp/ Bakiga Lodge (FB)

Day 5: Lake Mburo National Park Wildlife Tour
Transfer to Lake Mburo national park for an afternoon game drive. The park is an extension of Tanzania Plains with big herds of antelope species, zebras, buffaloes, klipspringers, and other ungulates and a variety of birds. Dinner and overnight at Luxury Mantana Tented camp/Rwakoobo Rock Lodge (FB)

Day 6: Transfer to Kampala – Drop off at Airport
After a guided nature walk in the morning return to Kampala en route stopping-over at the Equator for photography and handicrafts. Arrive in the evening in Kampala for a city tour.

End of Safari

Included in this tour package;

  • Gorilla Permit.
  • Chimpanzee viewing Permits
  • Cultural entertainment
  • Park Ranger Fees
  • Relevant Government Taxes.
  • Full Board Accommodation (2 nights) and en-route meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Full time English speaking Driver/Guide
  • Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Airport transfer, as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.

Exclusions:

  • Airfares
  • Visa Fees
  • Personal Insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities.