7  DAYS
7 Days Classical Gorilla Expedition
OVERVIEW

Visit Lake Mburo, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Queen Elizabeth National Park -- some of Uganda's finest. In this 7 days safari, you will be able to enjoy a unique safari experience: gorilla trekking in the lush jungle of Bwindi, wildlife viewing, evening game drives, boat rides and many other exciting activities! And did you know that Uganda hosts about half of the only remaining mountain gorillas in the world? So where else should you experience this once-in-a-lifetime adventure?

DURATION: 7 DAYS

PLACES TO VISIT: 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

Meal: B
Accommodation: Forest CottagesGolf Course HotelKampala Serena Hotel

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: Eagle’s 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 kilpspringers 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 CampMahogany SpringsBuhoma 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 criss-crossed 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 marvellous 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 unforgettable experience to watch and photograph them as they
interact.

 

Meals: B, L, D
Accommodation:  Buhoma Community Rest Camp/ Mahogany SpringsBuhoma 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 LodgeEnganzi LodgeMweya 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 bush buck. 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 GuesthouseThe Boma HotelLaico Lake Victoria Hotel

Day 7  Transfer

After breakfast, transfer to Entebbe airport for your onward flight.

Meal: B
Accommodation: None

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
  • Gorilla Permit
  • 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

  • Drinking water on all days
  • 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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