5 Days Gorilla Trekking, Lake Bunyonyi, and Queen Elizabeth National Park

Mojhi (Uganda)
USD1572
  • 5 days
    (Duration)
  • 4.9
    (Rating)

5 Days Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi National Park, Canoe ride at Lake Bunyonyi, Safari and Boat Cruise at Queen Elizabeth National Park



Description

This 5 days adventure in Uganda takes you through the misty Bwindi National Park, which is home to more than half the population of mountain gorillas. Providing unique bird viewing opportunities, cultural experiences and alluring scenery inhabited by primates it is an adventure of a lifetime.

Lake Bunyonyi is said to be one of the most beautiful lakes in Uganda. It is free of bilharzias, which means you can jump right in.

The last stop in this Ugandan tour is Queen Elizabeth National Park. The vastness of the land accommodates a host of activities and ecological zones that allow for the most natural and remarkable interplay of wildlife. This adventure covers the best of Uganda for a truly rich experience.


Itinerary

  • Day 1: Transfer from Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

    You will be picked up around 7:00 am from your Hotel in Entebbe by our Guide who will brief you about your tour. You will later be driven in comfortable and secure touring vehicle to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in the South-West which will take around 9 hours of drive. Lunch will be provided en-route at Mbarara.

    You will be reaching in the evening at the accommodation in Bwindi. Dinner and Overnight at :

    Accommodation:
    Budget - Ruhija Gorilla Friends Resort and Campsite / Buhoma Community Rest Camp.
    Mid-range - Bakiga Lodge / Broadbill Forest Camp / Rushaga Gorilla Haven's Lodge / Buhoma Community Haven Lodge.
    Luxury - Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge(Superior/ Deluxe Room) / Rushaga Gorilla Safari Lodge / Mahogany Springs

  • Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

    You will have an early morning breakfast at 6:30 am and with packed Lunch you will move to the Park headquarters to join other trackers in a briefing about the gorilla trekking rules at 7:30 am. You will trek through thick creepers and undergrowth with your guides to find the Gorillas, which can take you 1-8 hours. The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access by tourists. You will have one hour to stay with the Gorillas once sited and later transferred to Lake Bunyonyi.

    The drive will be in the beautiful part of the country often referred to as ‘the Switzerland of Africa’ because of its unique cool weather despite being near the Equator. This lake is said to be one of the most beautiful places in western Uganda. It is the second deepest lake in Africa (900 meters deep) and also one of the few places in the country where it is considered safe to swim as it is bilharzia free.

    Note : Depending on your time of arrival at Lake Bunyonyi, you can pay the extra amount for the activity (Community Walk, Canoe Ride, Boat Ride, Bicycle Ride, Bird Watching and Cray Fishing...) directly at the accommodation and do the activity on this day or on the next day before departing back to Entebbe.

    Dinner and overnight at :

    Accommodation -
    Budget - Lake Bunyonyi View Resort
    Mid-range - Bunyonyi Overland Resort(Cottages) / Bunyonyi Safari Resort(Standard or Superior Rooms)
    Luxury - Bunyonyi Birdnest / Arcadia Cottages

  • Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth, evening Game drive

    Wake up early in the morning have your breakfast, set off for Queen Elizabeth through volcanic formation of the western Rift Valley towards Queen Elizabeth N.P. The descent reveals a stunning panorama of lakes George an Edward amidst game-filled plains where you will reach in the afternoon check in to your Lodge have lunch and some rest for sun to go down.

    Post Lunch you will be taken for an evening game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park. After the drive you will return back to the Lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

    Accommodation -
    Budget - Tembo Safari Lodge(Cottages) / Pumba Safari Lodge.
    Mid-range - Bush Lodge(Bandas)
    Luxury - Mweya Safari Lodge(Standard Tents) / Mazike Valley Lodge.

  • Day 4: Game drive and Boat Cruise at Queen Elizabeth National Park

    Your day will begin early by 6:30 am, the sunrise time is usually the best time to spot animals in their natural habitats. Heading off for a game drive at the break of dawn you will be able to see Africa’s highly famed “Big 4”, Bush Bucks, Giant Hogs, Antelopes, Waterbucks and plenty of birds.

    You will finish your game drive and return back to the accommodation just in time for lunch. After your lunch you will go for a two-hour Boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel which connects Lakes George and Lake Edward and you will surely be fascinated by the concentrations of giant hippos, elephants and crocodiles among others. You will also see many varieties of birds at the water shores.

    Accommodation -
    Budget - Tembo Safari Lodge(Cottages) / Pumba Safari Lodge.
    Mid-range - Bush Lodge(Bandas)
    Luxury - Mweya Safari Lodge(Standard Tents) / Mazike Valley Lodge.

  • Day 5: Chimp tracking in Kalinzu Forest and travel to Entebbe

    Wake-up early morning have breakfast and head to Kalinzu Forest Reserve for a 3-4 hours chimpanzee trekking with a tracker and guide. The Forest Reserve is home to 6 groups of chimps, comprising over 300 individuals and tracking currently enjoys more than 80% success rate. Please bring suitable closed walking boots and long trousers! Afterwards transfer back to Entebbe Airport with lunch en-routes to catch your evening departure flight back home.


Inclusions

  • Airport transfer on Day 1 and Day 5
  • Transportation Charges
  • Gorilla tracking permit (600$ pp)
  • Game drives at Queen Elizabeth NP
  • Boat cruise at Kazinga Channel
  • Chimp Trekking Permit in Kalinzu Forest
  • Park entry fee
  • Guide fee
  • Full board accommodation
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • All meals

Exclusions

  • International flights.
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour (Unless mentioned otherwise).
  • Tips.
  • Personal Items (Souvenirs, Travel Insurance, Visa Fees, etc.).
  • Government imposed increase in Taxes, Gorilla trekking permits and or Park Fees.
  • Any activities not mentioned in the itinerary.

Refund Policy

  • Cancellations more than 60 days before the adventure date - No Cancellation fees 100% Refund.
  • Cancellations between 30-60 days before the adventure date - 75% Refund.
  • Cancellations between 8- 29 days before the adventure date - 50% Refund.
  • Cancellations between less than 7 Days before the adventure date - No Refund.
    - Gorilla and Chimp permits and flight tickets are excluded from the above percentages and are 100% non-refundable

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Accommodations -

Entebbe:
All Costs mentioned are in USD.

Room type Secrets Guest House 2 Friends Beach Hotel Protea Hotel by Marriott
Single room 40 170 235
Double room 50 235 285

 

 

 



Kampala:
All Costs mentioned are in USD.

Room type Marie's Royale Hotel Cassia Lodge Speke Resort, Munyonyo
Single room 50 140 155
Double room 60 165 175

 


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