5 DAYS QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kasese, Uganda

From

$2150.00

Duration

5 days

Tour Type

Tour Overview

Embark on an unforgettable five-day journey through the remarkable landscapes of Uganda, where you’ll encounter both captivating wildlife and majestic mountain gorillas. Begin your adventure in Queen Elizabeth National Park, where you’ll embark on thrilling game drives and boat safaris, immersing yourself in the rich biodiversity of this extraordinary ecosystem. Witness herds of elephants, graceful lions, and an array of bird species in their natural habitat.

Next, venture into the dense jungles of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, where you’ll embark on an awe-inspiring mountain gorilla trekking experience. Traverse through lush vegetation, guided by experienced trackers, as you search for these gentle giants. Encounter a gorilla family up close, observing their behavior and witnessing their undeniable connection to our own human existence.

Throughout your journey, be immersed in the beauty of Uganda’s landscapes, from rolling savannahs to misty rainforests. Engage with local communities, learn about their cultures, and support sustainable tourism initiatives that protect both wildlife and communities.

This five-day adventure promises a unique combination of thrilling wildlife encounters and intimate gorilla interactions, leaving you with cherished memories and a deep appreciation for Uganda’s natural wonders.

Included/Exclude

  • Airport transfers
  • Transportation by a 4 x 4 Land Cruiser.
  • One Gorilla permit per person US$ 700.00
  • Community walks Bwindi
  • Accommodation and meals as per the Itinerary
  • Two Game drive
  • Igongo cultural visit
  • Two-hour boat trip along Kazinga channel.
  • Park fees
  • Driver/guide subsistence allowance.
  • Enroute lunches, Ranger guide fees, All government taxes
  • International or local Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenditures
  • Tips and gratuities to the guides (Approximately 10 USD per person)

Tour Amenities

Tour Itinerary

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our guide who will then take you to Serena Kampala Hotel (High end) or Cassia Lodge (Mid-range) for an overnight and dinner.

Meal plan: Dinner

Our guide picks you up at 7:30 am from your hotel or residence, drives to Kasese via Fort Portal. Make the first stopover for Lunch in Kasese as you enjoy the winding scenery of the foothills of Mt. Rwenzori.

After lunch, a drive to Queen enables visitors to enjoy beautiful scenery, ready for an evening two-hour Boat cruise along the famous Kazinga channel is a worthwhile opportunity to see Hippo, Bufallo, Kobs, Elephants, warthogs, etc.

This trip also enables visitors a chance to see spectacular birds.  Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge/Jacana Safari Lodge (Lodge Facility) or Enganzi Lodge (Mid Lodge)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Begin your day with a cup of coffee. Early morning game drive along Kasenyi and Queens Mile makes visitors encounter elephants, buffalo, water bucks, warthogs, lions, Uganda Kobs lakes, and a variety of birds.

Thereafter drive through the Ishasha Sector; this takes you through the unique western rift valley escarpment. If time allows take on a mini-game drive in the Ishasha sector – in search of tree-climbing lions before proceeding to Bwindi Forest National Park.

Dinner and overnight stay at either Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany Springs/Gorilla Safari Lodge (high-end lodge) or Sliver back Lodge/Chameleon Hill Lodge (Mid-range)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Begin the day with breakfast ready for trekking, which begins at 8:00 am with a briefing from the UWA staff. Ensure to carry along with you a rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots, etc.

The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been booked for. Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth.

The tracking may take between 2 and 6 hours but its well worth the effort. The afternoon is spent on a village walk. The Buhoma Village Walk gives you a great opportunity to see how the people surrounding Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. It also is a great way to support the local community in a direct way.

The Walk begins with your guide at Buhoma Community Rest Camp and is most informative, and rewarding to the average visitor. It will amaze you how resourceful the local people are as you see and learn their ways.

Dinner and overnight stay at either Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany Springs (High-end lodge) or Sliver back Lodge/Chameleon Hill Lodge (Mid-range)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Return to Kampala, then Entebbe via Mbarara to Igongo Cultural Village to explore the lifestyle and the culture of the Ankole and Bahima people; it is at Igongo Center where the future meets the past. With lunch en route and stop over at Equator Uganda before your evening departs back home. End of services.

OR Fly back from Bwindi to Entebbe at an extra cost.

Morning relaxation in Bwindi National Park, returning from Bwindi with the either a morning flight/afternoon flight to Entebbe.

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