Ishasha tree climbing lions and bwindi gorillas

5 Days 4 Nights

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

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Overview

Our 5 day Ishasha tree climbing lions and bwindi gorillas is designed for those interested in combining gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and thereafter visit the southern part of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Two nights in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and two nights in Ishasha side of Queen Elizabeth National Park will be enough to see the endangered giant primates plus wild game of ishasha including tree climbing lions.

Summary of 5 Day Ishasha tree climbing lions and Bwindi Gorillas

  • Day 01: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Day 02: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi National Park
  • Day 03: Drive to Ishasha for an evening game drive
  • Day 04: Morning and afternoon game drives in Ishasha
  • Day 05: Drive back to Kampala/Entebbe for your flight out.

Things To Consider

  • 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: 12 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 01: Begin your 5 day Ishasha tree climbing lions and Bwindi Gorillas safari.

You will be picked and briefed by Encounter Africa Safari’s guide who will then drive you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will pass several small towns, roadside markets, have a stop at the Equator crossing and Lunch before proceeding to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park arriving late afternoon for dinner and overnight.

Drive time: Approximately 8-9 hours

Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Lodging: Broad Bill Forest Camp


Day 2: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After breakfast and with your packed lunch, you will walk to the park headquarters for briefing about gorilla trekking. Your guide will take you through all the dos and don’ts while with mountain gorillas and after that, you will be transferred to the starting point of your gorilla family. Please note that gorilla family allocation depends on your interests, fitness and age. Please inform your guide of your interests and he will try to request for the gorilla family of your choice before you start the trek into the forest. Gorilla trekking can be strenuous and a certain level of fitness is required.  Gorilla trekking can take from 30 minutes to three quarters of the day so one needs to prepare for both. You guide will try to provide information about trees, birds and other wildlife in the forest until you reach a given gorilla family of gorillas. You will be allowed only one hour of photography and observing mountain gorillas as they go about with their daily day activities and then trek back to the park headquarters to pick your certificates and then dinner and overnight at your Lodge.

Lodging: Broad Bill Forest Camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Dinner


Day 3: Drive to Ishasha side of Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, you will take a scenic drive from Ruhija side of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to Ishasha side of Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will arrive in time for lunch at the lodge, relaxation followed by a late afternoon game drive in Ishasha in search for tree climbing lions and other wild game whose chance of seeing them will highly depend on your luck of the day.


Day 4: Morning and afternoon game drives in Ishasha

After breakfast, you will drive to Ishasha side of Queen Elizabeth National park for your morning game drive. Ishasha is popular for tree climbing lions and chances of seeing them climbing depends on your luck of the day. Ishasha has other animals like Buffaloes, Elephants, Antelopes and many othere. You may also drive to River Ishasha to see the border of Uganda and Democratic republic of Congo. Return to the Lodge for Lunch and then evening game drive in Ishasha.

Lodging: Ishasha Jungle Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day 5: Drive back to Kampala/Entebbe International Airport

Having explored all parts of Queen Elizabeth National Park, we will drive back to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport for your departure flight out.


This is a private safari and can be booked by an individual or a group of people. Please contact our Safari consultants for a quote

Lodge Options

Includes

  • All airport transfers
  • Bwindi Gorilla permit at USD600 (High Season) or USD450 Low season
  • Accommodation and meal plan described above
  • Transport in a 4×4 Safari Van customized for safari
  • Fuel for this round trip
  • Services of an English Speaking driver guide
  • Game drives and a boat cruise on Kazinga Channel
  • All activities and park fees mention above
  • Drinking water in the vehicle

Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Visa fees for Uganda at USD50
  • All expenses of personal Nature such as tips and drinks

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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