Destinations Visited: Uganda;Entebbe town, Bwindi, & Queen Elizabeth National Parks, Kigali, Rwanda
Perfect for the adventurous at heart, this 7 day Uganda safari gives you the opportunity to see the rear mountain gorilla in its natural habitat deep in the forests South West of Uganda. Also get to see the wildlife diversity that the Pearl of Africa is endorsed with!!!
Day 1: Entebbe/Arrival Uganda
Upon arrival at Entebbe Airport, meet our representative, greet and transfer to your hotel.
Day 2: To Queen Elizabeth N.P
Today you transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, the oldest & second largest National Park in Uganda, located at the base of the massive Rwenzori Mountains, adjacent to lakes Edward& George, covered by Savannah plains that provide an abundance of Game viewing like; Elephants that trumpet when you get too close, lazy Leopards laying in the sun, abundant Gazelle and buck, Lions, Buffaloes, Hippos and others.
You will arrive at your lodge late in the afternoon for refreshment and overnight.
Day 3: Game Drive/ Boat Cruise
After breakfast, go for a game drive in time to see the sun rise. You will search for all the wildlife in the park; Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Waterbuck, Leopard, Uganda Kob, Warthog, etc.
2:00 pm you will take a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel- a natural channel which connects Lake Edward to Lake George. View Buffaloes, Elephants, Waterbucks, Crocodiles and the highest concentration of Hippos plus a variety of colourful species of Water birds like Crested Eagles, Pelicans and Cormorants – an Amazing diverse collection of the African animal Kingdom which comes to the waterhole to drink or bathe. This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your tour.
Day 4: Lion Tracking/ To Ishasha
For visitors who yearn to get up close to wild African fauna, a research trip is a rewarding adventure. This new and unique experience allows visitors to actively participate in monitoring some of lions in the park, using locator devices, you learn habituation calls, as well as monitoring weather, surroundings and behavior. The results are added to researchers’ databases, contributing valuable information to the overall understanding of wildlife ecology – and helping to conserve this wonderful ecosystem. This will as well gives you a 95% chance to see the lions!
The number of people on each outing is limited in order to reduce stress on the animals and to increase the quality of the experience for visitors.
Other experiential tourism activities currently available are; Mongoose Tracking,Hippo Census, and Bird Counts. Such nature excursions can be done in the early morning or evening, or occasionally at night. Costing: $150 us dollar p.p.
Proceed to the beautiful wilderness of Ishasha plains that are a part of Queen Elizabeth National Park. If you’re lucky, a game drive through the open savannah of Acacia on the edge of the Albertine Rift valley will enable you view ‘Tree climbing Lions’ and other wild animals.
Day 5: To Bwindi
TodayYou’ll proceed deep to the south-western part of Uganda; close to the borders of Rwanda. You will see a great country-side of bamboo forest and have great views of landscape.
Transfer to your lodge in preparation for Gorilla trekking the following day.
Day 6: Gorilla Tracking!!!
Today is the big day… Prepare yourself for an encounter with one of Bwindi’s gentle giants: the rare Mountain Gorilla. For most people this is the absolute highlight of their tour in Uganda. You will be required to wake up early in the morning then be led to the visitor’s reception center for a briefing about the park. You are allocated guides before heading into the forest in search of Mountain Gorillas.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest boasts of both Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees – the only forest in Africa which can make this claim in fact. It also hosts five other species of primate, 113 species of mammal, over 200 butterflies and 360 birds.
The Gorillas you will track belong to one of the nine habituated family groups who can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day. Your trek will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes and bamboo before you eventually reach the Gorillas’ habitat. En-route, your guide will point out signs of previous Gorilla activity, including dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots.
The time taken to track the Gorillas can take as little as 2 hours or more! Once the Gorillas have been located, your group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Coming face-to-face with a Mountain Gorilla is a truly humbling and emotional experience. This is a fantastic and privileged opportunity to get up close and personal with Uganda’s very own ‘Gorillas in the Mist’.
Day 7: To Kigali/ Departure
On this day you will transfer to Rwanda and depending on the time of your departure flight, today you can simply relax or explore Kigali town before departing for Kigali International Airport from where you’ll catch your departure flight back home.
The history of Rwanda dates back centuries, Kigali has been a part of it for 100 years. Founded in 1907 as a German settlement, Kigali did not become the capital until Rwanda’s independence in 1962 when it replaced the colonial seat of power inButare.
Visit old Kigali and the craft centres then visit the genocide memorial site. Learn about Rwanda’s history from pre-colonial times to the 1994 genocide; learn about other genocides in the world and how this country has dealt with that past. Tour more and see the new developments in Rwanda; the recovery has been incredible, a testament to humankind’s resilience.
This marks the end of what we hope will be an adventurous trip- Thank you very much!!!
Validity: 04.01.2019 – 24.12.2019
Price (USD) Per Person Including 4×4 Jeep
I. If 1 pax traveling @US$$4,859
II. If 2 pax traveling @US$3,165
III. If 3 pax traveling @US$2,818
IV. If 4 pax traveling @US$2,494
v. If 5 pax traveling @US$2,412
vI. If 6 pax traveling @US$2,265
Price (USD) per Person including 4×4 Safari Minibus
I. If 1 pax traveling @US$$4,112
II. If 2 pax traveling @US$2,818
III. If 3 pax traveling @US$2,571
IV. If 4 pax traveling @US$2,306
v. If 5 pax traveling @US$2,265
vI. If 6 pax traveling @US$2,176
Please observe our Additional checklist for Gorilla Tracking