6 Days Gorilla & Lions Group tour

Start Date: 2022-06-23 End Date: 2022-06-28 Group: Max: 8, Min: 2
Overview

Last revised: 4 months ago

Enjoy your 6 days as you take a visit to the mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable forest, Enjoy the savannah grasslands of Queen Elizabeth Park with the 4 big five, elephants, hippopotamus, buffalos, lions go for a boat cruise on kaziga channel

Day 1: On arrival at the airport

Day 2: Drive to Queen

Day 3: Game drive & Boat cruise:

Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi

Day 5: Gorilla Tracking 

Day 6: Drive Back to Kampala

Day 1: On arrival at the airport

Your tour guide/driver will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the booked accommodation to rest as you wait for your marvelous and memorable safari.

Accommodations

Budget: Via via Guest House

Meal plan: Bed & Breakfast

 

Day 2: Drive to queen

Your driver will pick you up from the guest house and start your journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park in the south park of Uganda. On the way you will have a lunch stopover (excluded) in Mbarara and have some refreshment before continuing with your journey reaching late in the afternoon spending you night at the booked lodge.

Driving time: 6 to 7hrs

Accommodations

Budget: Simba safari camp

Meal plan: Breakfast & Dinner


Day 3: Queen Elizabeth - Game drive & Boat cruise

After your early breakfast, you will go for a morning game drive together with an experienced ranger you will search for all the wild animals in the park, including; elephants, lions, spotted hyenas, buffalo, waterbuck, leopard, Uganda kob, warthogs, lions and other animals .You will check in your lodge, relax and have lunch.

Afternoon you will enjoy a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel upon your arrival and have an opportunity to see different animals like hippos, crocodiles, elephants, buffalos, water ducks and also other animals which come for drinking water or to bath on the lake’s showers. There also lots of bird species which include the 11 types of king fisher, black bee- eater and several species of falcons, eagles and the raptors and many more. Your dinner will be at either;

Accommodation

Budget: Simba safari camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Dinner 

Day 4: Transfer to Bwindi

 

After the morning breakfast, you will then drive to Bwindi in the south-western part of Uganda passing through a memorable part of the country referred to as “the Switzerland of Africa”, Due to its physical appearance with hilly landscape, covered with cultivated terraces by the “bakiga people”, tropical rain forests and lakes (mostly craters) which is good for viewing. You will have a lunch stopover at a local restaurant on the way. You will later continue with your journey to the booked lodge reaching in the afternoon spending you night at the booked lodge.
 

Driving time: 3 to 4hrs

 

Budget: Gorilla valley lodge 

Meal plan: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 5: Gorilla Tracking:

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest favors both mountain gorillas and some chimpanzees one of the only forest in Africa which posses these creatures. It also hosts five other species of primate, 100 mammals, around 78 butterflies and 360 bird species.

In the early morning after your breakfast, your driver will transfer you from your lodge with packed lunch to the starting point of your tracking group or UWA headquarters so that you can get a briefing at around (7.45am or 8.30am), then you will start the tracking. The gorillas that you track are very friendly to people, though still there are same groups which are shy, as human being there are those who are sharp and some are stubborn.  Your experienced ranger will help you to spot out their presence. You will be going through the bush, pushing your way through the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, to track the gorillas

Once you have find the gorillas, you will be able to spend with them up to one hour which is given time, before going back to your lodge.

Note:  (This trek can take from half an hour to 5 hours depending on the area you track and group– a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes). Have your Dinner and overnight at:

Accommodations

Budget: Gorilla valley lodge  

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 6: Drive Back to Kampala/Entebbe airport

In the morning after your breakfast, we will start on the journey back to Kampala/ Entebbe with a stopover at the equator where you will experience being in two hemispheres at the same time, have lunch here (excluded). You will then continue with the journey arriving in the late afternoon in Kampala and be dropped to the airport to catch your flight.

Driving time: 7 to 8 hrs

END OF THE SAFARI

NOTE: For all the above mentioned accommodations it depends on availability, and we make sure the best is our priorities when we are making this booking. In case there is no availability during the requested dates of your safari, we do our best to look for another alternative accommodation which is relatively or in the same rate range

The package includes:

  • Ground transportation by 4WD Tour van
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation per program
  • Meals per program
  • English speaking Driver/Guide
  • 1 Gorilla permit per person ($700)
  • Park entrance fees
  • Activities described in program
  • Water in safari car
  • Ranger fees
  • All Fuel

The package excludes any cost of personal nature like:

  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Souvenirs
  • Personal drinks and cigarettes
  • International Air ticket and related costs
  • Personal Insurance covers
  • Meals out of booked accommodation and program
  • Optional activities 
  • Phone calls
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