Day 1: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park You will be picked by our guide at 7:00am from Kampala and embark on your journey to the […]
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Day 1: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park
You will be picked by our guide at 7:00am from Kampala and embark on your journey to the famous Queen Elizabeth National park. The Park covers an area of about 1978 km2 and its position provides a magnificent view of the rift valley floor that occupies Lake Edward and George. The park has one of the highest bio diversity ratings of any national park in the world as its well known to be habitat of about 95 mammals along with 612 species of birds. NB: On your way to Queen Elizabeth National Park, you stop at the equator in Masaka town. At this point, there are two cement circles marking the equator line and it is worth stopping if you are traveling to Masaka or Kampala for a photo moment. Also watch a demonstration by local entrepreneurs on how water swirls in opposite directions in the northern & southern hemispheres at the equator line. Another reason that make equator worthwhile stop are the great shopping bargains. The point has got several craft shops and art galleries run by individuals and organizations. These craft stalls sell souvenirs and handmade products while some with marks talking about the Equator. It will not be inconveniencing if you bought a T-shirt with words ‘I crossed the Uganda Equator’
Day 2: Morning Game Drive & Afternoon Boat To Kazinga Channel
After early breakfast, you will catch up with the early risers as your driver takes you for the morning game drive! It is an amazing experience to have great chances of spotting other wild animals like; Tree Climbing lions, Buffaloes, Uganda kob (Uganda national antelope), Elephants, Hippos, Lions, Leopards, water-bucks, warthogs and many other wild animals. After that excellent drive, you will return to your lodge for relaxation. After lunch, you will go for an amazing launch cruise on Kazinga Channel where you will have exciting and unforgettable memories as one of the highlights of your tour. Many tourists always get impressed by spotting of wildlife for example, Buffaloes, big herds of Elephants, many beautiful birds and also good sceneries. This water sail provides a magnificent platform for photograph taking and game viewing. As you retire from the boat cruise, you will drive back to the hotel for your dinner.
Day 3: Have a Relaxed Morning & Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National park
Today after your relaxed Breakfast, you will embark on your journey to Buhoma, a location near the famous Bwindi impenetrable National park. 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 for your Gorilla Tracking trip, it is also 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. The journey takes 4 hours.
Day 4: Gorilla Tracking
After your breakfast, along with your packed lunch, you will report to the park premises for registration by 8:00am and be briefed by Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger guides. You will then start to trek through the bumpy bushes in search for the amazing Gorillas. There is as well a greater opportunity of seeing other species like the birds, monkeys, chimpanzees, beautiful butterflies among others. The trek could take 1-8 hours but depending on the luck of the day. Once you come across these interesting creatures, it is a really an exciting experience watching them protest or playing with each other and its really a special moment being with these fabulous human like primates. The time allowed to be with these gorillas in Uganda is 1 hour and every minute of the experience is worth the time you spend in search for them. As you retire from the forest, you could take an optional activity like visiting the pygmies or you can relax at the lodge.
Day 5: Drive Back to Kampala
Today is the last day of your trip! After your breakfast, begin your journey back to Kampala as you view beautiful sceneries along the way. You will have lunch en-route (not inclusive) thereafter proceed and have another stop over at the equator for the water experiment if you happen to have missed it on the 1st day of your trip. Proceed with the journey, your driver will drop you at your accommodation in Kampala.
- Transportation in a 4WD tourist minibus with openroof and an upgrade in Toyota land cruiser for luxury.
- Accommodation with meals as indicated in the itinerary
- 1 Gorilla permit per person
- Services of an English speaking guide
- Drinking water during the tour
- Any optional activities (Please take note of this)
- Visas and insurance (Uganda visa is at 50$, East African is at 100$) Please, apply online before you travel.
- Expenses of any personal nature
- Porters that may carry your luggage during the gorilla tour.