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Mountain Gorillas and Queen Elizabeth National Park
Code (UG01) A 6 Day Expedition

Mountain Gorilla trekking in lush green forests. A life time experience that will change your perceptions forever. Watch hippos, crocodiles, elephants, buffalo and many species of stunning birds while cruising on the Kazinga Channel.

Day 1, Night 1

Entebbe/Kampala, Uganda

On the arrival at Entebbe International Airport you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to the hotel.

Overnight Kampala hotel, bed and breakfast 

Day 2, Night 2

Kampala to Bwindi National Park

After breakfast we drive south-west of Uganda to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.We stop at the equator for photographs and in Mbarara for lunch. The journey will take you through large banana plantations, papyrus woodland and terraced landscapes of the ‘Switzerland of Africa’.

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There is a lot to see and many fabulous picture opportunities. In the late afternoon we will reach Bwindi in the south of the country for dinner and our overnight stop. We enjoy a well prepared evening meal and a good night’s rest in comfortable accommodation in anticipation of an exciting new day.

Overnight National Park, lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast

Day 3, Night 3

Bwindi National Park

Following breakfast you will transfer to the park headquarters for the briefing before you set off through the designated tracks, used exclusively to control our impact on the environment while searching for these impressive and humble giants.

We take packed lunches for the trip as it is difficult to determine how long it will take for us to meet up with these giant primates. The time taken might range between 2 to as much as 5 hours depending on the movement of the primates.

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A reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes. The hike can be quite tiresome, but an encounter with these gentle relatives of man simply erases any thought of weariness and of the walk to get there. They are simply awe-inspiring! We return down the mountain slope for Bwindi, a well-earned dinner and overnight in comfortable accommodation.

Overnight Bwindi National Park, full board

Day 4, Night 4

Bwindi National Park to Queen Elizabeth National Park

We wake up for a cup of tea or coffee and breakfast before our transfer to the Queen Elizabeth National Park. This is the most popular park in Uganda and is located in western Uganda, spanning the districts of Kasese, Kamwenge, Bushenyi and Rukungiri. Its location is pproximately 375 kilometers, by road, southwest of Kampala, Uganda’s capital and largest city.

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Defassa Uganda

The drive will take you through the Ishasha sector of the park, famous for its tree climbing Lions, the males with their distinctive black manes. Reaching the park headquarters in the afternoon we complete the formalities, take refreshments and board a boat for a cruise on the slow flowing Kazinga channel a shallow channel that connects lakes Edward and George. Both of these lakes occur in the Queen Elizabeth National Park and are home to a wide diversity of animals, Birds, Reptiles and aquatic creatures, a huge bio-diversity hotspot not to be missed. The launch cruise will reward you with game such as Hippo, Elephants, Buffalo and a wide variety of birds on the shores.

We return to the lodge for a well prepared dinner.

Overnight Queen Elizabeth National Park, full board

Day 5, Night 5

Queen Elizabeth National Park to Kampala

Pre-dawn wake up for a quick cup of coffee before embarking on an early morning game drive in our 4 wheel drive game drive vehicle. The drive will take us through the renowned Kasenyi sector and the Queen’s mile, sections of the park. Two areas of open Woodland savanna offering wonderful sightings of big game such as Lion, Elephant, Hyena, Giant Forest Hog, Bushbuck, Warthog, Civet and the possibility of the shy and elusive Aardvark and Leopards may be seen as well as a stunning array of birds and reptiles. After the game drive we head back to Kampala.

Overnight Kampala, lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast 

 

Day 6

Kampala/Entebbe

Check out after breakfast. This day reserved for flight back home.

Tour includes:

  • 6 day guided tour
  • 5 night accommodation as per itinerary
  • Transport by 4×4 vehicle, fuel, guide
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Park entrance fees
  • Boat cruise 
  • 1 Gorilla permit per person
  • Game drives as per itinerary
  • Airport transfers

Not included:

  • Visas
  • Bar bills
  • Flights
  • Private shopping
  • Gratuities

Rates: 

2-3 persons mid accommodation: US$ 3500 per person sharing

4-6 persons mid accommodation: US$ 2350 per person sharing

2-3 persons luxury lodge accommodation: US$ 4000 per person sharing

4-6 persons luxury lodge accommodation: US$ 2900 per person sharing

Minimum 2 persons

Single supplement applies

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