7  DAYS
7 Days Classic Uganda Gorilla Expedition
OVERVIEW

A classic Ugandan safari adventure that highlights the prime attractions of the country. Lake Mburo National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, and Queen Elizabeth National Park are part of this tour. The adventure involves exciting gorilla and chimpanzee trek, that allows you to have close encounters with endangered primates. Explore Uganda's natural treasures as well as experience exhilarating prime safaris that would deliver you remarkable memories lasting a lifetime.

DURATION: 7 DAYS

PLACES TO VISIT: Murchison Falls, Lake Mburo, Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth

ITINERARY
Day 1  Transfer Entebbe – Kampala

Meet and greet at Entebbe airport – Time to be advised. Transfer to Kampala (1 hr drive).

Accommodation: Forest Cottages / Golf Course Hotel / Kampala Serena Hotel on BB

Day 2  Lake Mburo National Park

After breakfast, you will drive to Lake Mburo National Park. Enjoy the boat ride on Lake Mburo and get quite close to crocs and hippos. Birdwatchers will enjoy the more than 250 species of birds found in Lake Mburo including Papyrus Gonolek, Brown faced Lapwing. Carruther's Cisticola, the extraordinary White winged Warbler and Bare-Faced-Go- Away bird.

Evening game drive along the Lakeshore track. With its own system of game trails and cleared walkways the "Kigambara Loop" offers interesting guided lakeside walks. Find here herds of zebra, Cape buffalo and eland. Oribi and topi are easily approached.

Meals: L, D

Accommodation: Eagles Nest / Lake Mburo Safari Lodge / Mihingo Safari Lodge 

Day 3  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

After breakfast, proceed for a game drive or a safari walk under the escort of an armed ranger. The leisurely pace of a walking safari also provides excellent opportunities for the keen photographer. The Kopjes are particularly interesting and camouflage klipspringers and topis. Due to cattle herding in the area, it is amusing to see zebra grazing alongside the long-horned Ankore Cattle peaceably.

Drive through the "Switzerland of Africa" area known as the Kigezi Highlands with its terraced hillside and winding roads to Bwindi.

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: Buhoma Community Rest Camp / Mahogany Springs / Buhoma Lodge 

Day 4  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Early morning entry into Gorilla sanctuary. This rainforest is spectacular.  It offers a dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists.  Mammals recorded include the endangered mountain gorilla, rare golden monkey, buffalo, elephant, black-fronted duiker, bushbuck, leopard, giant forest log and others.  This park is best known for the fascinating gorillas. The time taken and the terrain varies according to the movements of this marvelous primates.  The thrill of spending time and observing the gorillas is a rare, moving, awesome and exciting adventure.  The gorilla is a shy and peaceful animal and it is an unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they interact.

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: Buhoma Community Rest Camp / Mahogany Springs / Buhoma Lodge 

Day 5  Queen Elizabeth National Park

Proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park via the Ishasha sector. In the afternoon enjoy the unique 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. This trip passes through possibly the highest concentration of hippos and many animals may be seen drinking at the water's edge.  This launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching, and game viewing.  The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species.

Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation: Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge / Enganzi Lodge / Mweya Safari Lodge 

Day 6  Queen Elizabeth – Entebbe

Morning game drive. Queen Elizabeth National Park's diverse eco-system of grassy plains, tropical forest, rivers, swamps, lakes and volcanic craters is home to an incredible abundance of wildlife.  Game drives in this park, with the massive Rwenzoris as a backdrop, provides excellent opportunities to see lion, leopard, giant forest hog, cape buffalo, elephants, defassa waterbuck, Uganda Kob, Topi and bushbuck. The game drives and the boat trip (taken prior) are a memorable method of discovering a vast array of Ugandan wildlife.

Drive back to Entebbe via Kampala stopping at the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers en route where you will able to watch the ceremonial drums being crafted using methods passed down through generations. There will also be time to stop at the equator for photographs. You arrive Entebbe in the early evening.

Meals: B, L

Accommodation: Airport Guesthouse / The Boma Hotel / Laico Lake Victoria Hotel on BB

Day 7  Transfer

After breakfast, transfer to Entebbe airport for your onward flight: End of tour!

Meal: B

MAP

  1. Entebbe – Kampala
  2. Lake Mburo National Park
  3. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  4. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  5. Queen Elizabeth National Park
  6. Queen Elizabeth National Park
  7. Entebbe

Inclusions

  • Park fees
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water on all days

Exclusions

  • Gorilla Permit
  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Alcohol drinks
  • Services not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance and medical repatriation
  • Items of a personal nature

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