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Uganda is all about its friendly people and the diversity in landscapes and activities. This trip will show you the best of what Uganda has to offer.

Queen Elizabeth National Park features grassland savannah teeming with wildlife, shady, humid forest sparking lakes and fertile wetlands making it ideal habitant for classic big games, ten primates species including chimpanzees and over 600 birds around channel with its banks lined in with hippos, buffalos and elephants among others. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is found in South Western Uganda on the edge of western rift valley. All of these are on top of all the main highlights like Mountain Gorillas tracking, Game drives featuring Tree climbing lions and the boat safaris on the beautiful Kazinga Channel.

The safari is designed to balance the two elements of relaxation and time in the wilderness. You will get to see and learn about the wildlife, the local people as enjoy the stunning landscapes that earned Uganda the perfect description-nickname – The Pearl Of Africa.

This safari takes the most liked route for exploring Uganda’s wildlife and primates. Many tourists chose a trip similar to this – with adjustments such that they can see all these highlights on their Uganda safari.

You will overnight in the best budget or mid-range or luxury  accommodations options these places in Uganda have to offer depending on your budget.

Arrival day: Welcome to Uganda.

Day 01: To Queen Elizabeth National Park for Afternoon Game Drive.

Day 02: Game Drive & Boat Safari on Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Day 03: Optional Chimps Trekking & Transfer to Bwindi/Mgahinga Gorilla via Ishasha Sector to search for Tree Climbing Lions.

Day 04: Mountain Gorillas Trekking & Batwa Community Visit or Canoe/Boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi.

Day 05: Equator Experience & Departure.

Itineraries

Day 01

To Queen Elizabeth National Park for Afternoon Game Drive

After your morning breakfast, you will embark on an exciting drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park situated in the shadows of Mt. Rwenzori with several stops along the way for relaxation, equator and landscape viewing before reaching the Park in the afternoon.

You will have lunch & go for afternoon game drive where you will expect to see elephant, buffalo, antelopes and giraffe and keep your fingers crossed for lion & leopard. The game track network converges is at Kasenyi Plains Sector.

After your afternoon game drive, you will check in to your preferred accommodation for your dinner & overnight stay.

Accommodation: Bush Lodge (Budget & mid-range), Tembo Safari Lodge (Budget & mid-range), Pumba Safari Lodge (Budget & mid-range), Buffalo Safari Lodge (mid-range), Mweya Safari Lodge (luxury), Katara Lodge (Luxury), Kyambura Lodge (luxury) among others.

All meals & drinking water are included.

Please note: Get in touch for mid-range or luxury rates. The rates attached on this platform is for budget travelers only.

Day 02

Game Drive & Boat Safari on Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park

On this day, your safari breakfasts will be served before the day breaks so that you can start your morning game drive as the sun comes up. Sunrise is the best time for wildlife spotting as animals tend to be the most active during the “golden hours”, when the first rays of sunshine come to rest on the savannah. Elephants, buffalo and several species of antelope are some of the characters you may come across today, and if you’re lucky, you may even spot a lion or leopard.

You will return for lunch and later in the day when the sun is high in the sky and the animals make their way to the river for a drink, you will head to Kazinga Channel for an exciting boat safari. You will spot more hippos today than you can possibly imagine. Herds of elephants & buffalo will also be wandering down to the shoreline to bath in the cooling waters. It will be a wonderful experience.

After the boat safari, you will return to your preferred accommodation for your dinner & overnight stay.

Accommodation: Bush Lodge (Budget & mid-range), Tembo Safari Lodge (Budget & mid-range), Pumba Safari Lodge (Budget & mid-range), Buffalo Safari Lodge (mid-range), Mweya Safari Lodge (luxury), Katara Lodge (Luxury), Kyambura Lodge (luxury) among others.

All meals & drinking water are included.

Please note: Get in touch for mid-range or luxury rates. The rates attached on this platform is for budget travelers only.

Day 03

Optional Chimps Trekking & Transfer to Bwindi/Mgahinga Gorilla via Ishasha Sector to search for Tree Climbing Lions

On this day, you will wake up early & have your breakfast then go for optional Chimps trekking & transfer to Bwindi while enjoying a scenic drive that allows you to view the beautiful and varied country side. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in the southwestern part of Uganda on the rim of the Rift Valley. More notably, this “impenetrable forest” protects over 400 population of mountain gorillas – approximately half of the population in the world, among which are a number of habituated groups, that can be tracked by visitors.

You will transfer to Bwindi with a stopover for a game drive at Ishasha Sector where you will be likely to view tree climbing lions, elephants, lions, buffaloes among other species if time allows before driving to Bwindi where you will arrive in the evening & check in to your preferred accommodation for your dinner & overnight stay.

Accommodation: Buhoma Community Rest Camp (Budget & mid-range), Ruhija Community Rest Camp (Budget & mid-range), Broadbill Forest Camp (mid-range), Gorilla Valley Lodge (mid-range), Buhoma Lodge (luxury), Silverback Lodge (Luxury), Arcadia Cottages, Lake Bunyonyi (luxury), Bird Nest Resort (luxury), Bunyonyi Overland Resort (Budget & mid-range) among others.

Chimps trekking at Kalinzu forest/Kyambura Gorge is at additional fee of $55 pp.

All meals & drinking water are included.

Please note: Get in touch for mid-range or luxury rates. The rates attached on this platform is for budget travelers only.

Day 04

Mountain Gorillas Tracking & Batwa Community Visit or Canoe ride on Lake Bunyonyi

After your breakfast, you will hike to the Park headquarters just meters from the Lodge for briefing by Uganda Wildlife Authority guides before transferring to the starting point for Gorillas trekking. Your tracking experience will be an exciting, yet challenging, journey along forested slopes, tangled vines, thick vegetation & bamboo forests before you reach the territory of these gentle giants. The visit will give you a glimpse into the life of a Mountain Gorilla family & if you are lucky enough to gaze into the eyes of a Mountain Gorilla. Visiting Mountain Gorillas will take you 3 hours to a full day trek through the forest since Gorillas move from one place to another every day looking for food & water.

After Gorillas trekking, you will choose to either go for Canoe ride on Lake Bunyonyi or visit the Batwa community for them to take you through their traditions like traditional dance, beer making, setting fire (optional). Lake Bunyonyi is the only lake were you can ride a canoe to visit all the 29 islands including the floating Island & the punishment Island where young girls who got pregnant before marriage would be dumped & left to die.

After Batwa community visit or canoe ride on Lake Bunyonyi, you will return or check in to to your preferred accommodation for your dinner & overnight stay.

Accommodation: Buhoma Community Rest Camp (Budget & mid-range), Ruhija Community Rest Camp (Budget & mid-range), Broadbill Forest Camp (mid-range), Gorilla Valley Lodge (mid-range), Buhoma Lodge (luxury), Silverback Lodge (Luxury), Arcadia Cottages, Lake Bunyonyi (luxury), Bird Nest Resort (luxury), Bunyonyi Overland Resort (Budget & mid-range) among others.

All meals & drinking water are included.

Please note: Get in touch for mid-range or luxury rates. The rates attached on this platform is for budget travelers only.

Day 05

Equator Experience & Departure

On this day, you will enjoy your last sunrise & breakfast in this beautiful corner of Uganda before your guide drive you across the beautiful sceneries back to Entebbe and drop you off at Entebbe International Airport 3 hours before your departure time with a stopover at the equator monument for equator experience & photo moments.

Please make sure your flight departure is after 6 pm at the very earliest. For flights departing before 6 pm you will need an extra night in Entebbe, which we can help arrange for you at an additional cost.

Alternative departure route (at an additional cost): – Fly to Entebbe.

Did we hit all the items on your travel bucket list for this safari? If not, don’t worry. We specialize in tailor-made tours and can customize this program to create your dream trip. Get in touch to create your personalized program.

Breakfast, lunch & drinking water are provided on this day.

Please note: Get in touch for mid-range or luxury rates. The rates attached on this platform is for budget travelers only.

  • All Park entrance fees.
  • Mountain Gorilla Tracking permits (One per person at $700).
  • Morning & Afternoon Game drives at Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will be able to view a variety of wildlife species.
  • Boat Safari on Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park.
  • Tree Climbing Lions game drive at Ishasha sector, Queen Elizabeth National Park.
  • Batwa Community Visit for them to take you through their traditional activities or canoe ride on the beautiful scenic Lake Bunyonyi.
  • Equator Experience & Photo moments.
  • Park Ranger.
  • All en-route meals.
  • Vehicle park entry fees.
  • All relevant Government Taxes.
  • Full Board Accommodation and en-route meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Full time English speaking Driver/Guide.
  • Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari Van or Land Cruiser vehicle fully fueled.
  • Airport transfer.
  • Drinking water on all days.
  • Airfares (International Air tickets and airport taxes).
  • Visa Fees.
  • Personal Insurance.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks (alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages), tips, laundry, telephone, tips, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities.
  • Any other items which are not included in the above itinerary.
  • Accommodation on your first & last night in Uganda.

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Rates are;
- Quoted in US dollars ($).
- Subject to availability.
- Quoted per person on double room or single room basis.
- Inclusive of accommodation, stated activities, full board meal plan & all levies.
- Subject to change without prior notice.

• Cancellations more than 30 or more days before the first day of your safari adventure:
100% of the deposit refund
• Cancellations 15-29 days before your safari adventure should begin:
50% of the deposit refund
• Cancellations 7-15 days before your safari adventure should begin:
25% of the deposit refund
• Cancellations less than 7 days:
Non-Refundable
• Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees & Golden Monkeys Permits are excluded from the percentages above and are 100% non refundable.
• Cancellations or postponement caused by effect of Covid-19 won’t need any charges.

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