This Uganda Safari experience starts from Lake Mburo National Park containing an extensive area of wetland that harbours several species of mammals including zebras, impalas, elands, topi giraffes and buffaloes and water animals and birds. The Safari then proceeds to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for Gorilla trekking and cultural experience with the Batwa forest people. It crowns with a visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park for game drives and boat cruise.
|DEPARTURE / RETURN LOCATION||Kampala, Uganda|
|NOT INCLUDED||Personal expense such as communication charges like emails, faxes, and phone calls
Instructor, guide, driver gratuity
Drinks like sodas, water, beer and wines
Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to Kampala
You will be met at the airport by our safari guide who will transfer you to the hotel reserved for you in Entebbe. Dinner and overnight will be at this hotel. Then be ready for the trip in the early morning. We shall depart very early in the morning and head to Lake Mburo.
Day 2: Travel to Lake Mburo National Park and Boat ride
You will set off after breakfast for the Lake Mburo National Park in the western part of the country. You will have a stopover at the Mpigi Drum Makers village to see how the Royal drums are made using traditional methods that have been handed down over generations. Another stopover will be at the Equator for photos at this international landmark where you will also watch the mesmerizing water experiments conducted at the spot where the two hemispheres divide. You will continue the drive through the rolling hills and plains dotted with community homesteads and herds of the long horned Ankole cattle to Lake Mburo National Park. You will arrive in time for an afternoon boat ride and later retire for dinner and overnight at your booked lodge.
Day 3: Game drive in Mburo and transfer to Bwindi
You will wake up early and set off for a morning game drive to enjoy the rich biodiversity of this small park that boasts of the large herds of zebra, impala, gigantic eland, topis and a variety of bird species. You will return to the lodge for a late breakfast and hit the road again for Bwindi Forest National Park, arriving in the evening. Dinner and overnight will be at the lodge of your booking.
Day 4: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi and cultural tour
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 before returning to your lodge. Time allowing you will go for a guided community walk to experience the livelihoods of the local communities. You will visit a traditional herbalist to see how he prepares native medicine to treat a wide array of human sicknesses, see a black smith manufacturing local tools used in everyday life and see how local beer is brewed using local methods. You will also be entertained by the traditional dances offered by the community. Dinner and overnight will be at your lodge of booking.
Day 5: Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Boat cruise
You will after breakfast drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park through the beautiful scenery of this part of the country characterized by gigantic hills and steep valleys of volcanic origin. You will get to Queen Elizabeth through the southern part of the park (Ishasha sector) renowned for the tree climbing lions and have lunch at one of the lodges before continuing to the centre of the park. You will arrive in time for an afternoon boat cruise along the Kazinga channel where you will enjoy a close view of a variety of water animals and birds. You will have dinner and overnight at the lodge of your booking.
Day 6: Game drive and travel to Kampala
You will wake up early and go for an early morning game drive. The park’s diverse ecosystem of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife. You will see buffaloes, lions, elephants and other wild life in their natural habitat after which you will return to the lodge for a late breakfast and transfer to Kampala arriving late in the afternoon.