4 DAY GORILLA AND BIG GAME SAFARI
From $1,065 per person
Day to Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Drive via Equator to Queen Elizabeth Park for Evening Game Drive
Set off at 06:30am for Queen Elizabeth National Park via the equator crossing for photos. Drive through the scenic rural countryside making a stopover for lunch in Mbarara town. Proceed southwards, eventually starting the descent into the rift valley where panoramic views of the Albertine rift valley await you. Arrive in the park for an evening game drive if time permits. With luck some of the big cats like lions will be seen in addition to other big game like elephants and buffalos. Arrive at the lodge at sunset and settle in for dinner and the night.
Accommodation: Bush Lodge (Midrange) or UWA lower rooms (Budget)
Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Day 2: Drive via Ishasha sector to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
After a leisurely breakfast embark on a journey through Queen Elizabeth as you make your way to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. With a little luck we will see the tree climbing lions in the Ishasha sector of the park and thereafter embark on the final leg of the journey to Bwindi.
Accomodation: Bakiga Lodge (Midrange) or Broadbill Forest Camp(Budget)
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Day 3: Gorilla Tracking & Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
Arise early for breakfast, head to the park office at 08:00am for briefing. Thereafter, the rangers will walk you down the narrow forest paths through thick undergrowth, with the bird sounds in the background as you search for the gorilla families.
Tracking can take between 2-6 hours. However, once found the experience of watching these incredible primates in their natural habitat is well worth every ounce of energy expended on the tiring forest trails. It is most advisable for trackers to be in good physical condition before embarking on the trails. Get in close proximity with the gorillas as you quietly observe these pacific primates in their natural habitat. Watch the Gorillas eat, groom and play. After a long day’s trek, embark on a journey to the rejuvenating Islands of Bunyonyi.
Enjoy dinner at the lakeside as you unwind by the lake shores at the lodge.
Accommodation: Arcadia Cottages(Midrange) or Crater bay cottages(Budget)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4: Drive back to Jinja/Entebbe
After your leisurely breakfast, drive back to Entebbe or Kampala. Enjoy road side activity as you return from your safari.
Accommodation: No accommodation planned
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch