This safari takes you to Queen Elizabeth National Park for game viewing and boat trip, to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for mountain gorilla trekking and to Lake Mburo for a boat trip and game viewing. The tour begins and ends in Kampala or Entebbe International Airport.
Depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park
On morning arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will meet our safari guide representative. We will depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park. Queen Elizabeth is Uganda's most popular game reserve. It boasts one or the highest bio diversity ratings of any game park in the world, from the open savannah to rain forest, dense swamps and beautiful crater lakes to the vastness of Lake Edward. Almost 100 species are found here including hippos, lions, buffaloes, leopards, hyenas, chimps, colobus monkeys and baboons.
Game Drive and Boat Cruise
An early morning game drive provides an excellent platform to see Queen Elizabeth's large variety and volume of wildlife. This drive will be in the Kasenyi area of the park. In the afternoon, we enjoy the unique 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. This trip passes through a high concentration of hippos, buffalo, elephants, crocodile and water birds, for fantastic photo opportunities.
Depart for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
This morning, we will leave for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to the few remaining mountain gorillas. Bird life and primate life in Bwindi is quite superb, and there is an incredible variety of flora. Once continuous with the forests of the Virunga Volcanoes (Dian Fossey's stomping ground), Bwindi is now an ecological island, surrounded by cultivation on the rich volcanic soils.
We head to the park headquarters for a briefing from the Uganda Wildlife Authority before setting off to the forest see the gorillas. The ranger guides will take you through the forest to track gorillas, which can take from half an hour to five hours. A reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes. If you have the afternoon free, you will take a guided village walk to see how the Ugandans live.
Depart for Lake Mburo National Park
We depart for Lake Mburo National Park. The park, with its landscape of open plains, grassland and marshes, is an extension of the Tanzanian plains with big herds of zebra, impala, eland and hoofed animals. Five lakes in this park attract hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of waterbirds. We will check in to the accommodations and relax for a little while before going in a dug out canoe on the lake or going for an evening game drive.
Nature Walk and Transfer to Kampala
This morning, we go on a nature walk to view the more than 310 bird species have been recorded in the park. Then in the afternoon, we depart for Kampala, stopping along the Equator for a photographic opportunity and an informative talk. Transfer to the airport if applicable.
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- Airport transfers
- Game drives in 4x4 safari vehicle
- Gorilla and chimpanzee permits (if applicable)
- All park fees
- All meals
- Ground transportation
- Guide / driver
- All Value Added Tax (VAT)