6DAY LIONS & GORILLAS UGANDA SAFARI

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DAY BY DAY ITINERARY:

Day 1: Welcome to Uganda!

Your driver/guide will pick you up from Entebbe airport and transfers you to ViaVia Guesthouse, only a 10 minute drive. This is where your Safari Hunters UG driver/ guide will find you tomorrow morning for the start of your tour after a good breakfast.

Depending on the time of your arrival, you might be able to explore the area. There are many options in Entebbe that can be easily organized before your arrival in Uganda. For example a visit to the Botanical gardens or the Ugandan Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC). Please ask if you would like us to book any of these trips for you


Day 2: To Queen Elizabeth National Park

Scenic Queen Elizabeth National Park is located in south western Uganda and is most often included in visitors’ itineraries. It is the second largest park in the country and located at the base of the majestic Rwenzori Mountain range, next to Lake Edward and Lake George which are joined by the Kazinga channel. Few reserves in the world have such a high biodiversity with landscapes including savannah, bushland, wetlands and lush forests. On your first game drive, it is time to explore the Queen Elizabeth National Park with her 200 kilometers of well-maintained game viewing tracks. We advise for you to be alert and pro-active on your game drive to help the ranger spot as many animals as possible.


Day 3: Park Game Drive & Boat Safari

After an early breakfast, you go for a long game drive in time to see the sun rise. The morning is the best time for a game drive as the African animal kingdom tends to me most active when during the golden hours of the first sunlight touching the savannah. You will continue the search for all the wildlife; elephant, buffalo, lion, waterbuck, leopard, Uganda kob, warthog and do not forget about the birds and the primates.

 After lunch, you will take a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel. Here, you will see a lot of hippos (more than you can possibly imagine), as well as a variety of other animals which come to the waterhole to drink or bathe. You can expect to see: Buffalo, Crocodile, bathing Elephant, and a range of beautiful birds. This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your tour. After the boat-safari you game drive back to the lodge.

Day 4: Travel to  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Today you drive to Kisoro in the south-western part of Uganda; close to the borders with Rwanda and Congo. You cross a beautiful part of the country often referred to as ‘the Switzerland of Africa’. You will see a great country-side, bamboo forest and have great views over the Virunga Mountains. For lunch you will stop at a local restaurant on the road for a taste of the real Ugandan cuisine.


Day 5: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest

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.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a highlight for many visitors as this is where they will be visiting the home of the gentle giants. The park lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Uganda's oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests lies on the mist-covered hillsides. This magnificent forest dates back over 25,000 years, even surviving the last Ice Age (most forests disappeared). Bwindi forest has an incredible diversity of flora and fauna and is the only forest in Africa which can make claim to host both mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. In fact, half the worlds’ population of gorillas live here divided over nine habituated family groups. Also 5 other primate species, 120 species of mammal, over 220 butterflies and 360 birds species call Bwindi home. This it THE place to see the critically endangered mountain gorillas up close for your very own ‘Gorillas in the Mist’ moment.

 

Day 6: Return to Kampala or Entebbe

After breakfast the time has come to head back to Kampala or Entebbe (Airport). Of course you stop at the equator, the best place for your souvenir shopping.

Your driver/guide will take you to your accommodation in Kampala/Entebbe or to Entebbe Airport (this is only possible if your departure flight leaves at 10 pm or later). Accommodation for tonight is not inclusive in the program. In case you wish us to include one (or more) nights in Kampala and/or Entebbe, please let us know.

**End of Safari**
Make an inquiry on info@safarihunters.co.ug or call us on +256 700 598 657

 

This tour package includes
•Airport Meet and greet services
•All on ground transportation and transfers as mentioned in the itinerary in 4WD vehicle with pop up roof
•Accommodation on Full board unless specified in the itinerary
•English Speaking Guide
•Activities mentioned in the itinerary
•Park entrances and fees
•Water in vehicle

Note : Book 6 months or more in advance to get a 10% discount on any of our safaris



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


WHAT AIRPORT DO I FLY INTO?

Fly in and out of Uganda through Entebbe International Airport (EBB) We provide airport transfers for free.

WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE?

Travellers should arrive no later than the first day of the experience.

DO I NEED A VISA FOR THESE COUNTRIES?

Yes, you will need a visa for Uganda.

WHAT VACCINATIONS DO I NEED?

You only need Malaria and Yellow Fever vaccinations.

WHICH AIRLINE WOULD YOU RECOMMEND?

We recommend flying with Emirates.

ARE DEPOSITS REFUNDABLE?

Deposits are non-refundable but can be transferred over to another trip.

I HAVE ALOT MORE QUESTIONS, CAN YOU GUYS HELP?

For sure!!!. Email: info@safarihunters.co.ug so we can give you personal advice. We will respond ASAP!!!

 



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