This was the offer you were waiting for to book your African safari. A package that does not only involve fun but also discoveries and reunion with your relatives – the endangered mountain gorillas residing in Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park. It is a primate and wildlife encounter, covering Uganda’s finest and renowned destinations, decorated accommodations and unforgettable activities, handled by the most knowledgeable and friendly tour guides.
You will sight some if not all 4 of Africa’s Big 5 and the tree-climbing lions at the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth national park, dance to the beats of African drums by the Batwa pygmies and track the gentle mountain gorillas in the jungle of Bwindi Impenetrable national park, enjoy a game drive, Boat cruise and nature walk at Lake Mburo national park and explore Kampala City; the country’s main Capital city. Your accommodation, transfers and security are guaranteed in this package. This trip starts and ends at Entebbe international airport.
Safari in details.
Day 1: Pickup, city tour and Lake Mburo national park
On arrival at Entebbe international airport, or in your hotel, our experienced driver-guide will meet you, going ahead to have a detailed briefing in line with the Itinerary and any other concern you may raise, before starting your tour.
You will relax with glasses of juice, before setting off with an amazing eye-catching drive around Kampala City where you will visit the local markets, the country’s oldest museum and then head for lunch at Ndere Cultural Centre, where you have the opportunity of enjoying cultural cuisines before driving off to Lake Mburo national park; the nearest national park from the Capital city, yet with a variety of flora and fauna.
You will bypass several eye-catching sceneries right from the flourishing plantations, great infrastructures to the Ankole long-horned cows. A bit of relaxation, dinner, and a nap will be the main evening activities after arriving at your lodge in the park.
Day 2: Morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise
After greeting your intestines with a delicious cup of coffee, the driver guide will pick you up from the lodge for a game-drive that lasts for 3-4 hours through all the corners of the park, visiting the different resting place, feeding place and hideouts of the Oribis, impalas, Uganda Kobs, Buffaloes, elephants, Ankole long horned cattle and warthogs among others, plus several rare bird species such as the crested cranes and the fascinating landscape.
After the game drive, you will return to the lodge for lunch and some refreshment before having a 2-3-hour afternoon boat ride which offers you a chance of spotting hippos, elephants and different mammals by the lake shores.
After the fun and photo moment, proceed to the lodge for refreshments, followed by dinner and a nap.
Day 3: Nature-walk and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park
You will start this day with a guided nature walk for 1-2 hours while closely watching the mammals feed and birds fly, as well as some physical exercise before enjoying a delicious breakfast and checking out of the lodge for a transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park; home to the endangered mountain gorillas, human’s closest relatives.
This journey takes 5-6 hours while watching various fascinating sceneries such as the rolling hills, green plantations and the Ankole long-horned cows. You will have an enroute stopover for lunch, before driving the sector where you will track from the gorillas for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Mountain gorilla trekking and Batwa encounter
At 06:00hrs set for Breakfast which will be followed by a drive to the sectors headquarters for a pre trekking briefing which commences at 08:00hrs and lasts for approximately 30 minutes with the park stewards verifying your documents and emphasizing the dos and don’ts while with the gentle apes, such as the 7-meter rule and the noise control benefits.
Thereafter, they will escort through a very think Jungle in search of your relatives wherever they are for roughly 1-7 hours. But you will spot a variety of birds, and other primates such as the monkeys, baboons, and chimpanzees on very rare occasions.
The Bwindi national park is situated in the southwestern part of Uganda and part of only three destinations which play host to the mountain gorillas in the world; others being Volcanoes national park in Rwanda, Virunga national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga national park in Uganda.
Upon finding the gentle apes, one hour will be yours to closely study the creatures and take photos before exiting the park for lunch and evening interactions with the Batwa pygmies who are believed to be one of the oldest cultures on earth and the shortest people Uganda. You will end the day with dinner and a nap at the lodge.
Day 5: Depart to Queen Elizabeth national park via Ishasha sector
Early in the morning, you will be served with a tasty breakfast before checking out of the Lodge for a drive to Queen Elizabeth National park; Uganda’s most visited national park, via the Ishasha sector, famous for the tree climbing lions.
While at Ishasha sector, you will have 2-3 hours of yours in a game drive in search for the tree-climbing lions either resting on the tree branches on a lucky day or hunting, followed by lunch at the same place, before proceeding to your lodge for a relaxed evening, dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Game viewing and boat Cruise at Kazinga Channel
At sunrise, the driver guide will pick you up as soon as breakfast is done for a 3-4-hour game viewing mission that should see you ticking off 4 of Africa’s big 5, several other mammals, the fascinating landscape, unique tree species and the rare bird species among others in this historical destination.
Lions, Leopards, Buffalos, Elephants, Giraffes, different antelope species, warthogs, zebras and hyenas are the noble mammals, over 540 rare bird species including the Rwenzori Turaco, primates such as the baboons and many more that may come your way.
After game viewing, drive back to the lodge for some relaxation and a mouth-watering lunch before heading out for a 2-3 hours’ afternoon rewarding boat cruise at Kazinga channel with a large concentration of hippos, crocodiles, and different mammals.
Retire to your lodge for dinner and nap after a tiresome day of unforgettable events.
Day 7: Departure
At sunrise, you will enjoy your breakfast and then checkout out of the lodge for a drive to Entebbe international airport for a flight or to the hotel, whatever the case may be, we got you covered.
But first, as the driver guide reaches the equator crossing point, he will stop for you to also learn about the effect of this imaginary line which crosses only 13 countries in the world. the water experiment will confirm to you some uncommon fact before you take photos, and enjoy lunch in the same area and then proceed with your Journey.
End of the safari.