3 days Gorilla Tour
5-Day Bwindi NP and Queen Elizabeth NP Safari

You will be picked up from the Airport by our professional driver/guide, who will brief you about your safari and then transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.

On our way we will have stopovers at the Ugandan equator at Kayabwe, for water experiment, pictures and shop for a souvenir.

After lunch at Igongo Cultural Center Mbarara, we continue to the southwest and head for the Western Rift Valley.

you arrive at the hotel and check in for dinner and overnight, as you prepare for the activities.

  • Day 1 – Arrival at Entebbe Airport – Queen Elizabeth National ParkYou will be picked up from the Airport (depending on the time of your flight), by our professional driver/guide, who will brief you about your safari and then transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park.On our way we will have stopovers at the Ugandan equator at Kayabwe, for water experiment, pictures and shop for a souvenir. After lunch at Igongo Cultural Center Mbarara, we continue to the southwest and head for the Western Rift Valley.We will enter the park with a mini game drive, in search for wildlife that includes; Waterbucks, Bushbucks, Kobs, Buffaloes, Elephants, Jackals, Hippos, Warthog, Lions and Leopards among others. We proceed on and check in to the service of pumba safari cottages for dinner and overnight.Best Time to Visit January to February and June to July (Dry seasons)High Season June to September (Peak time for Uganda)Best Weather June to July and January to February (Less rainfall)

    Accommodation:

    Pumba Safari Cottages

    • Budget lodge located in or near Kyambura

    Meals & Drinks:

    • All meals included
    • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

     

    Day 2 – Queen Elizabeth National Park

    The day begins early as we go for our morning game drive, heading for Kasenyi plains, towards the Kobs mating grounds, in search for wildlife that may include the Bushbuck, Waterbuck, Elephants, Buffaloes, lions, Leopards and other wildlife in their natural habitat.

    The game drives normally take 3 -4 hrs before returning for breakfast. In the afternoon we take on a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, a natural link between Lake Edward and Lake George.

    The Channel accommodates abundant wildlife, hundreds of birds that are sighted fishing in the channel and hundreds of hippos that are cooling off at the shores, this cruise will definitely be one of the highlights of your safari, Dinner and overnight.

    Accommodation:

    Pumba Safari Cottages

    • Budget lodge located in or near Kyambura

    Meals & Drinks:

    • All meals included
    • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

     

    Day 3 – Transfer to bwindi np

    Today after your African breakfast you embark on your journey to the famous Bwindi impenetrable National park passing through ishasha the place known as a climbing tree lions.

    This park is mostly famous for the rare mountain gorillas and the drive to the park is incredibly scenic, passing through various local villages and the lush green countryside & hills which characterize so much of south western Uganda.

    Once you are in the forest park, it is one of the richest ecosystems in Africa and the diversity of species is a feature of the park.

    It provides habitat for some 120 species of mammals, 348 species of birds, 220 species of butterflies, 27 species of frogs, chameleons, geckos and many endangered species. Floristically Bwindi is among the most diverse forests in East Africa, with more than 1,000 flowering plant species including 163 species of trees and 104 species of ferns.

    Best Time to Visit June to August and December to February

    High Season June to September (Gorilla permits are scarce)

    Best Weather June to July and December to February (Less rainfall)

    Accommodation:

    Buhoma Community Rest Camp

    • Budget tented camp located just outside Bwindi NP

    Meals & Drinks:

    • All meals included
    • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

     

    Day 4 – Gorilla Tracking

    Today you go to track the rare mountain gorillas.
    After a briefing from your ranger guide at the UWA offices you will begin tracking the mountain gorillas through the ancient Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This can take a couple of hours or a whole day depending on the location of the apes.

    Keep an eye out for forest species such as buffaloes, elephants, black fronted duikers and bush bucks. NB: Do not forget to carry your packed lunches.

    It is a humbling experience to stand just meters from man’s distant cousins as they eat rest, play and bond with their young. Follow the mountain gorillas as they range freely in the impenetrable forest and discover their gorgeous natural habitat and the many species they share it with.

    You will track from one of the Gorilla groups that will be near your accommodation in Bwindi depending on availability. After a well-earned trip to the gorillas, you will retire to your accommodation.

    Accommodation:

    Buhoma Community Rest Camp

    • Budget tented camp located just outside Bwindi NP

    Meals & Drinks:

    • All meals included
    • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

     

    Day 5 – Drive Back to Entebbe

    After breakfast drive back to Kampala including the stopover for en-route lunch and the equator if you happen to have missed it on your first day of your trip. Your guide drops you back at your accommodation in Kampala or at Entebbe. This will be the end of your five days tour,
    Thank You for supporting bright safaris Uganda ltd and bright orphanage school, we wish you a safe journey back home hope to host you again in Uganda.

    Accommodation:

    No accommodation (End of tour)

    Meals & Drinks:

    • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
    • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

    End of tour

     

  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • Gorilla permits (One per person, non-resident)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water (On all days)
  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$15.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
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