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6 DAYS BWINDI GORILLA PARK, QUEEN ELIZABETH & LAKE MBURO SAFARI

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6 days Bwindi Gorillas, Queen Elizabeth & L.Mburo Safari parks:

This Uganda safari package combines mountain gorilla trekking in the lush rain-forest of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park; with game viewing and boat cruises in Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo National Park, each rewarding you with a unique wilderness experience.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Gorilla trekking
  • Boat cruise via Kazinga Channel
  • Game Viewings
  • Photography at the Equator crossing
  • Optional: Batwa Cultural visit

BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 2: Morning Game drive / Afternoon Boat ride on Kazinga Channel
Day 3: Game drive through Ishasha sector / Transfer to Bwindi National Park
Day 4: Gorilla trekking experience / Optional: Batwa visit – Bwindi National Park
Day 5: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park / Boat ride
Day 6: Game drive / Transfer to Kampala OR Entebbe / Departure

DETAILED ITINERARY:

Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park / Boat ride
Early morning pick up and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park (+/- 7hrs.) Have a stop over at the Equator for photographic opportunity, and a stop over @ the royal drum makers,  before arriving the park.

Day 2: Game drive / Boat ride
Early breakfast, take a morning game drive along the Kasenyi tracks with opportunity to view Lions, Cape Buffalos, elephants, warthogs, waterbuck, spotted hyenas, man goose, Antelopes etc. 

Later, enjoy on a boat trip along Kazinga Channel that links Lake Edward and Lake George. The ride gives you the opportunity to view wildlife up close: hippo’s huff and spray mere feet away from the boat, buffalo linger in the shallows and crocodiles bask on the shores. The channel is also home to an array of birds including pink backed pelicans, pied and malachite kingfishers, saddle billed stork and many others.
After this wonderful afternoon, a slow drive back to Lodge.(FB)

Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi National Park
Early breakfast, drive through Ishasha sector, famed for tree climbing lions. After a game drive, transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Home of the Endangered mountain Gorillas. Check in at your lodge.(FB)

Day 4: Gorilla trekking / Gorilla Habituation / Optional: Batwa visit
After breakfast, report to the park headquarters for briefing and then depart for your Gorilla experience.

*GORILLA TREKKING:
Gorillas are amazing creatures, with so much energy yet gentle therefore commonly known as the gentle giants of Bwindi. The gorilla trek can take anything from few minutes to several hours depending on where they nested the previous night. Once you locate the gorillas with help of your guide and trackers, you are allowed to stay with them for only one hour – take pictures and learn more about their habits.
Gorilla Trekking is unpredictable, and physical fitness is required for this adventure.

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*GORILLA HABITUATION EXPERIENCE:
The experience ensures you take a more active role in the protection and understanding of these gentle giants, as you join rangers  and conservationists in the habituation process. This process gives insight into the lives of the Gorillas, & helps you understand Gorilla behaviors & social dynamics. After finding them, spend 4hrs with the gorillas. – This is a full day Experience and physical fitness is needed.
After trekking, return to the lodge.(FB)

*Optional: Batwa visit:
If time allows, take an evening walk to the Batwa community to enjoy cultural & music performances as well as ancient culture demonstrations. Later, return to your lodge.(FB)

Day 5: Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
 Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park (+/- 6 hrs.) from Bwindi. After lunch, take an afternoon boat ride on Lake Mburo. Later, transfer back to your lodge (FB)

Day 6: Depart for Kampala OR Entebbe / Departure
Depart for a morning game drive to see lots of savanna dwellers including Rothschild giraffes, zebras, impalas, lions and many birds. Then, depart for Kampala (+/-5hrs).  Transfer to the airport OR to your next destination.
END OF SAFARI

 

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