6 DAYS BWINDI AND QUEEN ELIZABETH

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International AirPort.
Our Driver Guide will pick you up from the Airport. Meet and Greet. You will then be driven to your accommodation for Dinner and rest as you prepare for the next day’s journey.Accommodation:

Midrange:  Lake Heights Entebbe

Journey time:  45 Minutes

Meal Plan:  Dinner

 

Day 2: Drive to Kisoro

You will be picked up from your Accommodation at 7:30am and start your journey to the famous Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, you will have a stop at the Equator for the water Experience and a visit to the Craft Shops where you could buy souvenirs.

Proceed and have lunch enroute at Igongo cultural Centre after which you will continue up to Bwindi. This Park is mostly famous for the rare Mountain Gorillas while the drive to the Park is incredibly scenic, passing through various local villages and the lush green Countryside and the undulating Hills which characterize much of south western Uganda.

Once you are in the Forest Park, one of the richest eco-systems in Africa, the diversity of species is a feature of the Park. It provides habitat for around 120 species of Mammals, 348 species of Birds, 220 species of Butterflies, 27 species of Frogs, Chameleons, Geckos and many endangered Species. Floristically Bwindi is amongst the most diverse Forests in East Africa, with more than 1,000 flowering plant species including 163 species of Trees and 104 species of Ferns.  over night at Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge

Accommodation:

Midrange:     Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge

Journey time:   9 to 10 Hours

Meal Plan:      Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 3: Gorilla Tracking.

Today will be an extra ordinary day! The day of the Gorilla Experience!  The main reason as to why we traveled from Kampala.

Have a very early breakfast at 6:30am, then get transferred to the UWA gates, the set off point for a briefing from your Ranger Guide and get started with this amazing activity of searching for the Mountain Gorillas through the ancient Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This can take a couple of hours or a whole day depending on the location and movement of the Gorillas. It is such a humbling experience to stand just meters from humans’ distant cousins as they eat rest, play and bond with their young ones. Follow the Mountain Gorillas as they range freely in the impenetrable forest and discover their gorgeous natural habitat and the many species they share it with. After a well-earned trip to the Gorillas, you will drive back to your Accommodation.  You can rest your tired legs from the gorilla experience! You can request for a massage service at an extra cost. Alternatively rest by the campfire as you sip on a cup of Coffee to warm you up at the same time enjoy the Batwa Cultural dance performance before you have dinner.

NB: Do not forget to carry your packed lunch along with you for Gorilla Tracking.

Midrange:    Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge

Meal Plan:      Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 4: Drive to queen Elizabeth National Park.

You will drive to the famous Queen Elizabeth National Park. The Park covers an area of about 1978 km2; its position provides a magnificent view of the rift valley floor that occupies Lake Edward and George. The Park has one of the highest bio diversity ratings of any national park in the world as its well known to be habitat of about 95 Mammals along with 612 species of Birds. It is also one of the most excellent treasures of Uganda and named after United Kingdom of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II after her first visit to Uganda in 1954.

As you get into the Park you will be able to see the Escapements of Rwenzori Mountains, Crater Lakes, and Rift Valley and spot some animals on the road side. Over 95 species of mammals and 600 species of birds have been recorded at this vast Park!

On your arrival. You will relax and rest at your Accommodation.

Accommodation Options:

Midrange:      Bush lodge Banda

Journey time:   4 to 5 hours

Meal Plan:         Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 5: Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat Cruise

After an early morning Breakfast, you go for your first game drive through the Park. Your Guide will help you spot the plethora of wildlife found in the Park. You will be able to spot a lot of the African animal wildlife for example: Elephants, Buffaloes, Lions, Leopards, different species of Antelope and many Tropical birds in their natural habitat. They are all there!
After lunch, you will take a Boat safari along the Kazinga Channel. Here, you will see a lot of Hippos (more than you can possibly imagine!), as well as a variety of other animals which come to the waterhole to drink or bathe. You can expect to see: Buffalos, Crocodiles, bathing Elephants, and a range of beautiful Birds. This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your tour.

Accommodation Options:

Midrange:   Bush Lodge Banda

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 6: Transfer back to Kampala/ Optional Evening for Ndere Cultural Experience

After your Breakfast, start your journey back to Kampala. You will have lunch enroute and proceed with your journey up to Kampala. Depending on the time of your arrival, if time allows, you will go for a memorable Cultural experience at Ndere Centre (optional). This troupe is an internationally renowned and award winning group that performs 3 days every week, show casing traditional music, dance and orchestration.  This cultural show happens every Wednesday-7pm, Friday- 7pm & Sunday at 6pm of the week.

Entrance is charged at US$ 25 per person. There is also Barbeque Dinner at US$13 per person!  Alternatively, you will be dropped be dropped straight to your accommodation at Entebbe/ Kampala for a well-deserved rest after what we trust to be a memorable Trip.

Journey time:    6-7 Hours

Meal Plan:           Breakfast & Lunch

Trip Ends Here!

 

Rates up to June 2020 Each Gorilla Permit at 600$               

No. of Persons Price per person Sharing $
1 3,480
2 2,416
3 2,246
4 2,046

 

Rates from 1st July to Dec 2020 Each Gorilla permit at $700  

No. of Persons Price per person Sharing $
1 3,615
2 2,551
3 2,412
4 2,181

 Cost Includes:

  • Transportation in a 4WD Minibus with Roof Pop-up
  • Accommodation with meals as indicated in the Itinerary
  • Park and Car Entrance Fees
  • Game Drives and Boat ride as indicated in the Itinerary
  • 1 Gorilla Permit for each person
  • 1 Bottle of drinking water per person each day
  • Services of an English Speaking Guide
  • Government Taxes

 

Cost Excludes:

  • Any optional Activities
  • Visas and Insurance
  • Expenses of any Personal Nature
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the Itinerary.
  • Flights to and from Uganda
  • All Meals that are not mentioned in the Itinerary

 

Please Note:

  • Rates are subject to change without prior Notice though rates quoted for confirmed Bookings will be honored.
  • All Permits and Accommodations are subject to availability.
  • With Effect from1st July 2020 Uganda Wildlife Authority will change their tariffs.

Chimpanzee Permits Kibale for a foreign Nonresidents from US$ 150 to US$200 per person.

Chimpanzee Habituation from US$ 200 to US$250 per person

Gorilla permit per person from US$600 to US$700

  • Kindly check the link here for more information

https://www.ugandawildlife.org/news-events/news/item/622-conservation-tariff-and-fees-for-2020-2022