5 Days Uganda Gorillas, Chimps, Lions and Boat Cruise US$2,079.- plus US$850.- permit pp

SUMMARY
Experience gorilla and chimp trekking plus game drives and boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth National Park in this action packed itinerary.
Accommodation: Comfort Level
PRICE
US$2,079.- plus 850.- tracking permits, per person double occupany.

BEST TIME TO GO
Jan, Feb, June to Oct and December. Although it is possible to go year round, April, May and November are wetter and gorilla trekking is more slippery.

HIGHLIGHTS
• Track endangered mountain gorillas in their habitat
• Track chimpanzees, our closest relatives.
• Game drives viewing big game such as lion, buffalo and the Ugandan kob
• Take a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel with the most hippos anywhere in the world
• Walk through the community of Batwa Pygmies

ITINERARY MAP
Use the route map below to explore the destinations & accommodation on this tour

FULL DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
Day 1 : Arrive in Entebbe
Arrive entebbe International airport and be met by our representative who will transfer you to your hotel.
Day 2: Transfer to Ruhiai/Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Very early in the morning, your guide will pick you from your hotel and transfer you to Bwindi impenetrable rain forest for gorilla tracking. The beautiful scenery referred to as the “Switzerland of
Africa” will be a big spectacle as you traverse the vast country side. Arrive in Ruhija-Bwindi in the evening for Dinner and overnight in preparation for gorilla trekking the next morning.
Day 3: Gorilla Tracking and Community Walk
Get up early at 6:00 and report to the Park headquarters with your packed lunch for briefing by the senior park ranger guide. You will then set out to track the gentle giants through thick vegetation as you hike up and down slippery slopes. Be vigilant to listen to their vocal communications and follow them until you finally come eye-eye with them. An hour with them is a guarantee as you observe and learn their habits while taking photos. It is an extraordinary feeling, sitting in the dense rainforest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas. If you have the energy this afternoon, take a community walk among the Batwa inhabitants of the park.
Day4 : Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Parkay 4After breakfast drive to Ishasha, located in the the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park in quest for the rare tree climbing lions whilst not avoiding sights of antelopes like kobs, gazelles, and bush bucks among others. Arrive for lunch at Mweya lodge and at in the afternoon a boat will be ready to set off for a 2 hours boat cruise along the Kazinga channel connecting lakes George and Edward which will reward you with close range views of crocodiles, hippos, buffalos, elephants and a variety of birds like pelicans, African skimmer, African fish eagle and the shoe bill if lucky.
Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking/ Game drive and Transfer to Kampala
This morning, you may choose between chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura gorge or a game drive following the Kasenyi trail in search for lions and other predators as well as a variety of game including topis, giraffes, kobs, warthogs, buffalos among the park’s 100 mammal species. Later, before noon, transfer back to Kampala arriving late in the evening to connect to Entebbe for your departure flight.
Included:
Accommodation and full board (except Kampala Hotel), all transfers, private vehicle with services of professional guide, boat cruise
Excluded:
Visas, airport fees, international flights

Note: Tour starts and ends in Entebbe,Uganda. Tour may be booked individually, no minimum group size or fixed departure dates. Terms & Conditions Apply.

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