Overview

You will fly to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where its believed Half of the Mountain Gorillas reside. After this awesome tracking experience you will continue   to Ishasha  which is part of the Queen Elizabeth National Park - Here you will be on the look out for the tree climbing Lions.

4 Nights 5 Days 09 May, 10 May, 11 May, and more
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

* One way flight Entebbe to Bwindi.

*One way flight Queen Elizabeth  to Entebbe.

* Use of a safari vehicle between Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth.

* Use of a professional Driver/Guide 

* 2 Nights in Bwindi on Full Board ( Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

* 2 Nights in Ishasha Queen Elizabeth on Full Board( Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).

* Amref emergency evacuation insurance.

* Gorilla Permit

* Park Fee

* 2/3 Game Drives.

 

What is NOT included in the tour

* Visa.

* Travel Insurance.

* Tips & Souvenirs 

* Personal expenses ie Cigarettes, Calls, Laundry, Drinks etc.

* International flights.

* Extra accommodations.

Highlights

* Gorilla Trekking.

* Tree Climbing Lions of Ishasha.

* Kazinga Channel boat ride.

* Queen Victoria National Park Big Five.

* Flora & Fauna

Itinerary

Day 1: Fly To Bwindi.

This morning you will be picked up from either your Hotel/Home in either  Entebbe or Kampala or even upon arrival at airport & be transferred to the Entebbe International Airport for your flight to Bwindi, landing in either Kisoro or Kihihi Airstrips. The choice of Airstrip is determined by the region & family of Gorillas you will be tracking. Upon landing you wll be met by Lodge/Camp safari vehicle which will transfer to the Lodge/Camp. You will be there in time for lunch. Check in, Enjoy your lunch & Relax. Dinner & Over Night at the Lodge/ Camp of choice 

 

Accommodation at either :  Silverback Lodge | Chameleon Hill Lodge|Broadbill Forest Camp

 

Day 2: TRACK THE GORILLAS

After a good night restful sleep & breakfast. You will be taken to the briefing point where you will be briefed about Gorillas, DO'S & DONT'S & about your  the Tracking. All this will be done by the Uganda Wildlife Guides & Rangers. After the mini sessions you will depart for your tracking accompanied by the Uganda Wildlife Rangers & Guide. Its advisable to take a Porter who will assist with carrying your items.(also its a way of promoting the community).After Tracking  & spending time with the Gorillas you will head back to the briefing point whereby you will be awarded your Tracking certificates. You will then be taken back to your lodge/camp. Dinner & Overnight.

 Uganda Gorilla tracking  guidelines & rules:

  • No smoking is allowed while with the gorilla premises or within a distance of 200 meters from the gorillas.
  • Keep a distance of 7 meters (21 feet)  from the Gorilla.
  • Do not use flash when taking photos as they may scare & agitate the Gorillas.
  • Silence should be maintained at all time - Do not make loud noises.
  • In case of Flu, communicable diseases or even  Diarhea or you will not be permitted to Track. 
  • Always stay in a tight group while with the gorillas and do not surround the Gorillas while meeting them.
  • Persons aged below 15 years are not allowed to do gorilla tracking.
  • All covid protocals should be followed. Always have your mask on.

What to carry:

  • Wear comfortable hiking shoes or closed boots suitable for steep muddy slopes
  • Carry a packed lunch and enough drinking water.
  • Don’t forget to carry rain gear, weather gloves, sunscreen lotion and a hat as the Bwindi has unpredictable weather.
  • Carry with you insect repellent.
  • You can carry photo camera though using flashlight is not allowed in use during the encounter with Gorillas.

 

DAY 3: ISHASHA

After an early lunch & Check out( Morning hours you have an option of either relaxing, going for a community walk/birding with guide). head to Ishasha which is part of the Queen Elizabeth National Park. In this park  we will search for the Tree climbing lions. After this amazing expedition we will continue on TO Check in and enjoy remainder of day. Over Night at Camp/Lodge of choice.

 

Accommodation & Overnight at: Ishasha Wilderness Camp| Ishasha Jungle Lodge| Enjojo Lodge.

 

DAY 4: A MIX OF ISHASHA & QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

Enjoy an early morning Game Drive where you will site the big 5 and many habitants of the Park. Come back to Camp/Lodge for breakfast, relax then after lunch depart for the Kazinga Channel Cruise. Coming back to Camp/Lodge for Dinner & Over Night.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is understandably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. The park’s diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, make it the ideal habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds.

Set against the backdrop of the jagged Rwenzori Mountains, the park’s magnificent vistas include dozens of enormous craters carved dramatically into rolling green hills, panoramic views of the Kazinga Channel with its banks lined with hippos, buffalo and elephants, and the endless Ishasha plains, whose fig trees hide lions ready to pounce on herds of unsuspecting Uganda kob

 

Accommodation & Overnight at: Ishasha Wilderness Camp| Ishasha Jungle Lodge| Enjojo Lodge.

 

Day 6: FLY BACK TO ENTEBBE.

 You may opt for a morning game drive coming back for beak fast followed by check out. Per your flight itinerary you will be transferred to the Airstrip for your flight to Entebbe.

 

Amenities & Facilities

Accommodation options at: Bwindi Impenetrable national Park.

  • Silverback Lodge
  • Chameleon Hill Lodge
  • Broadbill Forest Camp.

Accommodation options at: Ishasha Queen Elizabeth National Park.

  • Ishasha Wilderness Camp
  •  Ishasha Jungle Lodge
  •  Enjojo Lodge.