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6 Days Uganda luxury Gorillas and wildlife safari

This tour takes you to the home of Mountain Gorillas; Bwindi NP and one of Uganda’s most magnificent safari park; Queen Elizabeth NP. You will save yourself from the long drives by flying to and from these parks. With sights of primates and beautiful savannah animals, easy and convenient accessibility to these parks and the comfort of sleeping in some of Uganda’s most iconic nature based lodges, the memories of this safari package will be lasting.

Trip summary

Day 1: Fly to Bwindi National Park
Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Tracking and afternoon nature/cultural walk.
Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP
Day 4: Game drive and afternoon boat cruise
Day 5: Nature walk to Maramagambo forest and afternoon L. Katwe visit
Day 6: Transfer back to Entebbe

  • Day 1: Fly to Bwindi National Park.

    Flying safaris in UgandaYou will be picked from the hotel and in Entebbe and be dropped off at the airport to board your flight to Bwindi NP. It is about 45mins to 1hr flight to any of the two airstrips serving Bwindi NP. If your gorilla permits are secured in the eastern part of the park (Ruhija tracking section) or northern part (Buhoma tracking section), you will fly to Kihiihi airstrip and in case your permits are secured in the southern part of the park (Rushaga and Nkuringo), you will fly to Kisoro airstrip. Upon arrival, our driver guide will pick you up and drive you to your lodge. Overnight and dinner at Gorilla heights lodge/ Clouds Mountain Gorilla lodge (southern section)/ Mahogany Springs / Buhoma lodge (northern section). FB

    Day 2: Mountain Gorilla Tracking and afternoon nature/cultural walk.

    Luxury Uganda safarisAssemble at the park headquarters for a briefing in the morning together with your trekking gear, a snack and drinking water. The Park officials will belief you about the dos and don’ts while you are on the trek and then allocate you gorilla groups to track after dividing you into groups of 8 people maximum. You will then ascend into the forest to track the gorillas as your park guide and rangers lead the way. Once you have caught up with them, you will be allowed not more than an hour to observe, learn and take photos of these gentle giants before returning to your lodge. In the evening, you may go for a community visit to learn about the traditional lifestyle of the Batwa pygmy community. Dinner and overnight stay at your Lodge. FB

    Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP.

    In the morning after breakfast, your driver guide will drive you northwards to Queen Elizabeth with an en route game drive in Ishasha sector; the southern part of Queen Elizabeth NP, renown for its Tree climbing lions found only here in the whole of Uganda. Enjoy the game viewing as you drive past herds of topis and Uganda kobs as you look out for the lions that usually take shelter in the branches of the huge fig trees found in this area as they wait to pounce on the unsuspecting antelopes. Proceed later to the upper section of the park for more game viewing. Overnight Elephant Plains / Kyambura Gorge lodge. FB

    Day 4: Game drive and afternoon boat cruise

    Luxury safaris in UgandaIn the morning, take a cup of coffee and set off to the Kasenyi plains for game viewing. These plains have the greatest concentration of wildlife in the whole of this park and sights of a variety of wildlife species may captivate you. You may be lucky to spot predators taking down their prey or even catch a sight of lions and hyenas returning from the night hunt. Lucky visitors may also spot the elusive leopard among other many wildlife species not forgetting buffalos and elephants. You will later return to your lodge for a late breakfast and lunch. In the afternoon, assemble at the Kazinga channel for a boat cruise down the stream as you enjoy beautiful sights of wildlife that storm the channel to have water in the hot afternoons as well as crocodiles and hippos. Overnight and dinner at day 3.

    Day 5: Nature walk to Maramagambo forest and afternoon L. Katwe visit

    Queen Elizabeth National ParkIn the morning, take a nature walk to the Maramagambo forest and proceed to the bat cave. The walk may reward you with sights of many tree species including medicinal plants and several bird species. The walk will climax with a visit to the bat cave where visitors are able to observe and view bats and pythons from a viewing room. In the afternoon, you will visit L. Katwe and observe the traditional salt mining practices which have been in place since the 16th Century. Close by, is L. Munyanyange, a renown breeding site for the lesser flamingos especially between August and November. Overnight at Elephant Plains / Kyambura Gorge lodge. FB

    Day 6: Transfer back to Entebbe

    In the morning, your guide will drive you to Kasese airfield for your flight back to Entebbe. Along the way, you may stop at the equator for photographs before proceeding to the airfield. Once your flight is ready, you will fly to Entebbe to proceed with your international travel or check in at your hotel.
    Price: USD7200 per person

    Included in this tour package;

    • Gorilla Permits

    • Park Ranger Fees

    • Relevant Government Taxes

    • Full Board Accommodation

    • Full time English speaking Driver/Guide

    • Ground Transportation by a 4×4 safari vehicle

    • Airport transfer, as long as your flight is on the same day on which the safari ends.

    Exclusions:

    • Airfares

    • Visa Fees for Rwanda

    • Personal Insurance

    • Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary and optional activities.
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    Luxury Lodges in Queeen Elizabeth National Park

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    • Mandatory hand washing
    • Mandatory face masking
    • Keep a distance of 2 meters away
      • Before boarding your plane, you will be required to show your covid 19 negative test results which should be valid for not more than 72hrs (applies for both Rwanda and Uganda)
      • Also you are supposed to fill a locator form (link below) which you will also be asked before boarding (failure to have it, you will be denied boarding)

      http://www.rbc.gov.rw/travel/

      • Once you arrive in Kigali, you will take another covid 19 test and be in self quarantine at any of the chosen hotels in Kigali for 24hrs as you wait for your covid 19 test results

      You will then start your tour after your results have returned and you are proved negative

      • These results expire every after 72hrs, hence if your tour is still going on, you will need another test to allow you enter any other park or do any other activity after 72hrs of your test. (This applies to Rwanda only, not Uganda)
      • Before departure from Rwanda or Uganda, you need to do another covid 19 test not more than 72hrs before your departure as you will be required to present your results before boarding your departure flight.
      • While on your tour, you are advised to carry your masks and maintain social distance whenever you are in the public

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