Gorilla Trekking, Lake Bunyonyi, and Queen Elizabeth NP (5 Days)

Mojhi (Uganda)
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5 Days - Lake Bunyonyi, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, and 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. From Lions to Chimpanzees and Savannahs to rich rivers, Queen Elizabeth National Park literally has it all. This aventure covers the best of Uganda for a truly rich experience.


Itinerary

  • Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

    On your arrival at Entebbe Airport / Kampala, you will be met by driver 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. Dinner and overnight will be at :

    Accommodation:
    Camping - Camping at Nshongi
    Budget - Nshongi Camp
    Mid-range - Gorilla Valley Lodge / Rushaga Gorilla Camp / Broadbill Forest Camp
    Luxury - Lake Mutanda Resort / Chameleon Hill Lodge

  • Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for a canoe ride

    You will have an early morning breakfast and move to the Park headquarters to join other trackers in a briefing about the gorilla trekking rules at 7:45 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 transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. The drive will be through a 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 bilharzias free. You will take a canoe ride on this lake and hike to different view points before returning for dinner and overnight will be at :

    Accommodation :
    Camping - Camping at Bunyonyi Overland Resort
    Budget - Bunyonyi Overland Resort
    Mid-range - Bunyonyi Safari Resort
    Luxury - Bunyonyi Bird Nest

  • Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

    Wake up early in the morning have your breakfast, set off for Ishasha Sector in Queen Elizabeth with packed lunch. The Ishasha sector is notably recognized for its resident Tree climbing lions that are an exceptional attraction and one among the highlights on all safaris taken within Queen Elizabeth National park. In the southern section of this park, the Lions are now and again spotted hanging on braches of huge fig trees whereas the Uganda Kob (which are the major food to these lions) graze in the plains of the Ishasha sector. After this exciting moment you will drive back to your lodge. Dinner and overnight at :

    Accommodation :
    Camping - Mweya Peninsula Campsite
    Budget - Tembo Safari Lodge
    Mid-range - Bush Lodge / Engiri Lodge / Baboon Resort
    Luxury - Mweya Safari Lodge

  • Day 4: Game drive and Boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park

    After an early morning breakfast, set out for the game drive, where you will see many animals like lions, leopards, giant forest hog, buffalo, elephants, deffasa, water buck, topi, Uganda kobs are so many and bush buck it takes 3-4 hours later return at your hotel for lunch relax and in the afternoon go for the unique boat cruises that takes 2 hours on the Kazinga channel and onto Lake Edward. The trip passes through possibly the highest hippo concentration in Africa and many mammals may be seen drinking water. The cruise offers the excellent platform for photography and game viewing. The birdlife is colorful and abundant. Dinner and overnight at :

    Accommodation :
    Camping - Mweya Peninsula Campsite
    Budget - Tembo Safari Lodge
    Mid-range - Bush Lodge / Engiri Lodge / Baboon Resort
    Luxury - Mweya Safari Lodge

  • Day 5: Travel back to Entebbe / Kampala / Kigali

    In the morning after breakfast drive to Entebbe / Kampala / Kigali to for your departure.


Inclusions

  • Airport transfer on Day 1 and Day 5 for Private tours only
  • Transportation Charges
  • Game drives
  • Gorilla tracking permit (600$ pp)
  • General walk/hiking trails
  • Canoe ride
  • Boat cruise
  • Park entry fee
  • Guide fee
  • Full board accommodation
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • All meals

Exclusions

  • International / Domestic Flights
  • Additional accommodation before or after the tour
  • Personnel items ( souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fee)
  • Drinks/spirits

Package Cost

Private Tour:
All Costs mentioned are per person in USD

Group Size Camping Budget Mid Range Luxury
1 1977 2276 2483 3255
2 1635 1776 1929 2399
3 1400 1567 1722 2446
4 1311 1456 1556 2217
5 1272 1344 1544 2207
6 1222 1333 1500 2196

 

Group Joining Tour:
- All Costs mentioned are per person in USD.
- Solo Person price includes Single supplement charges.

Group Size Camping Budget Mid Range
1 1830 2106 2298
2 1562 1697 1843


Refund Policy

  • Cancellations 60 or more days before the adventure date - No Cancellation fees 100% Refund.
  • Cancellations between 32-59 days before the adventure date - 75% refund
  • Cancellations between 8-31 days before the adventure date - 50% refund
  • Cancellations between 3-7 days before the adventure date - 25% refund
  • Cancellations between 0-2 days before the adventure date - no refund
  • Gorilla and Chimp permits and flight tickets are excluded from percentages above and are 100% non-refundable

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