Gorillas and Game Safari

5 Days 4 Nights From $1,875 per person

Rates are per person and based on 2 people sharing 1 room
Excluding international flights (from/to your home country)

Ishasha Region in Queen Elizabeth National ParkOverview

This 5 Days Gorillas and Game Safari will take you to Queen Elizabeth National Park for game drives and a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel, that connect Lake George and lake Edward in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda. This Channel has the highest concentration of Hippos in the whole world, with over 600 species of birds. On a ‘good’ day, a cruise along the Kazinga Channel can expose you to more wildlife than you can find on any given game drive. You will then visit the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park where you will have a chance to trek one of the habituated families of mountain gorillas. This 5 Days Gorillas and Game Safari starts and ends in Entebbe

Highlights

  • You’ll visit Uganda
  • This tour starts and ends in Entebbe (Uganda)
  • You’ll visit Lake Bunyonyi, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest  National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park, southwestern Uganda
  • Activities: Gorilla tracking, Chimpanzee tracking
  • Getting around: Open-sided 4×4 vehicle and pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle
  • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
  • Additional accommodation before the tour departs and on the last day of the tour can be arranged but an extra cost

Things To Note

  • Accommodation is Inclusive
  • Small Group Safari: Max 6 People per group
  • Tour Can Depart any day
  • Tour can be customized
  • Solo travelers can join this tour
  • Age Limit: 15 years and above

Detailed Itinerary

Arrival

  • You’ll be picked up from the airport (or hotel)
  • Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged for extra cost

DAY 1: To Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After Breakfast, you will drive to Lake Bunyonyi located on the Eastern side of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Your guide will make stopovers at the Equator crossing in Kayabwe for photography, a brief talk and some experiments before you proceed to Mbarara town for lunch. En route, you will drive past banana plantations, farms and the beautiful hills of Kigezi, arriving at Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tervan Lodge in Bwindi in the evening for overnight stay.

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest

Accommodation: Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tervan Lodge

Meals: Lunch & Dinner (Breakfast Not Included)

Drinks: Drinking Water


DAY 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park

After an early morning breakfast, with your packed lunch, your guide will drive you to Ruhija Park Headquarters for registration and briefing at about 7:45 am. Your guides will lead you through the thick creepers and undergrowth as you trek to find the Gorillas. This trek can take you half an hour to three quarters of the day. The steeply forested landscape is incredibly dense but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. The amount of time you take during the trek largely depends on the movement of the gorillas. But it is an extraordinary feeling being with these beautiful yet endangered Creatures.

Main Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest
Accommodation:  Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge or Trekkers Tervan Lodge
Meals: All Meals Included

Drinks: Drinking Water


DAY 3: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, you will depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park located in Western Uganda arriving in time for Lunch at Elephant Hab or Pumba Safari Cottages. After, lunch, you will have a moment to relax before you proceed for an evening game drive in the Savannah plains of Kasenyi. At the Kasenyi plains, you will sport herds of buffaloes, elephants, antelopes and some big cuts such as lions and leopards can be spotted based on sheer luck. Return to your lodge for overnight.

Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation: Elephant Hab or Pumba Safari Cottages

Meals: All Meals Included

Drinks: Drinking Water


DAY 4: Morning Game drive and afternoon boat cruise on Kazinga Channel

This morning you will head back to the Plains of Kasenyi for yet another a morning Game drive to try and find what you could have missed during the previous Game drive. Lunch will be served at the lodge. After lunch, will head to the jetty along Kazinga channel for the afternoon boat cruise. This cruise offers you chances of viewing animals like: hippos, elephants, buffaloes, crocodiles and many species of water birds.

Main Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Accommodation: Elephant Hab or Pumba Safari Cottages

Meals: All Meals Included

Drinks: Drinking Water


DAY 5: To Kampala/Entebbe or Airport

After morning breakfast, you will drive back to Kampala\ Entebbe International Airport for your next flight out.

Main Destination: Entebbe

Accommodation: End of Tour, No accommodation

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Drinks: Mineral Water

End of Tour

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged at an extra cost
  • You’ll be dropped off at the airport (or hotel)

COST PER PERSON SHARING

PersonsDatePrice per person
1 PersonAny dateUSD2720.00
2 PersonsAny dateUSD1875.00
3 PersonsAny dateUSD1820
4 PersonsAny dateUSD1690
5 PersonsAny dateUSD1625
6 PersonsAny dateUSD1575

Lodge Options

Bwindi Havens Gorilla Lodge Rushaga

Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge Gallery: Click image for details.

Trekkers Tavern Lodge Ruhija Region

Trekkers Tavern Lodge Ruhija Region: Click image for details.

Cost Includes

  • Airport transfers on first and last day,
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking driver guide
  • Gorilla permit per person per trek
  • Fuel for the whole trip
  • Accommodation and meal plan as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees
  • Drinking water while in the vehicle

Cost excludes

  • Pre and post tour accommodation in Entebbe or Kampala
  • International airfares
  • Uganda Visa (USD50.00 which can be paid on arrival at the Airport
  • Items of personal nature such as tips, drinks, and laundry

Safari Vans

STANDARD: 4X4 SAFARI VAN

Our standard mode of transport is by road and we use 4×4 Safari Vans customized for game viewing and photography. Each safari van comes with a professionally trained driver guide and fuel for the whole safari. Our Safari vans have viewing hatches and each client is entitled to a window seat. Our Vans can take up to eight people. We also have 4×4 Super Customs very comfortable and stable on the road. These carry up to 5 people with their luggage. We also have 4×4 RAV 4 for a group of two people

Safari land cruiser

UPGRADE: 4X4 LUXURY SAFARI LANDCRUISER

We have luxury latest Land cruisers each driven by professionally trained driver guides and fuel. They have pop-up roofs for proper game viewing and photography. They come with a small fridge for cooling your drinking water while on safari (which is always included while IN THE VEHICLE). They have inverters for charging small gadgets such as your smartphones and cameras. They can seat five to a maximum of seven people and each client is guaranteed of a window seat.

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