6 Nights Trip
7 nights Wildlife and Gorillas Budget
Arrival into Uganda and pick up from the Entebbe international airport. Accommodation at Santa Maria or Lake Victoria View. We shall later head for a group dinner at 6:00 pm at Café Javas. The café is located at the Mall so clients who wish …..
What you'll do
Arrival into Uganda and pick up from the Entebbe international airport. Accommodation at Santa Maria or Lake Victoria View. We shall later head for a group dinner at 6:00 pm at Café Javas. The café is located at the Mall so clients who wish to change some money to local currency can still do it there. (Half Board – Breakfast & dinner)
After breakfast, start your journey at 8:00am travelling South West of Entebbe. It will take you approximately 6 / 7 hours to reach Queen Elizabeth National Park which is roughly 389 kms. Our first stop will be at the Uganda Equator in Kayabwe which is one of the most known landmarks. The Equator is an imaginary line that divides the earth into North and South Pole. At this point, you stand with one feet in the northern hemisphere and the other in the southern hemisphere. Proceed with the journey through local markets and Lake Mburo National Park before our second lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Centre. After lunch, drive for roughly 2 hours before getting to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Overnight at
Accomodation: Elephant Hab Lodge.
Estimated time of travel: 8 hours including stop overs.
Meal Plan: Full board – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lunch: Igongo Cultural Centre
In the morning at 6:30am, start off your game drive in the park. Queen Elizabeth boasts of one of the highest biodiversity ratings of any game park or reserve in the world. Located on the floor of the Albertine Rift Valley south west of Kasese, its vegetation comprises of savannah, acacia, euphorbia trees and large papyrus swamps. A number of over 100 mammal species and 500 bird species make this territory and great tourist destination. The maramagambo forest houses a large selection of monkeys and birds with flamingos on the crater lakes. The morning Game drive provide excellent opportunity to see lions, elephants, Leopards, Topi and many other animals ( remember these are wild animals and nature can’t be tamed, so we can’t be 100% sure of seeing all the animals), After the Game Drive, head to Mweya Safari lodge for lunch at around 12:30 pm before transfer for the boat cruise at 1:30pm
The boat trip on the Mweya Peninsula along the Kazinga channel which is a 41 km stretch of water and believed to be the longest natural water channel connects Lake Edward and Lake George. Here you have an opportunity to see crocodiles, hippos and birds that inhabit the Shoreline. The boat cruise takes roughly 2 hours. After the boat cruise, transfer back to the lodge
Note: Nature can’t be tamed, we can’t assure you on the kind of wild animals you will see.
. (Full board at the lodge – All meals)
Early in the morning, clients will have a bush breakfast at the Twin lakes where they will have an opportunity to get a perfect picture of the sunrise. Later, I started the journey to Bwindi Impenetrable national park at 7:30am through savannah grasslands in Queen Elizabeth National Park. It takes roughly 3 hours on unpaved roads to reach the Ishasha area. We shall do a drive for approximately 1 hour in search of the tree climbing lions and if we are lucky we shall be able to find a pride. Letterhead for lunch at Savannah before proceeding to Ruhija. The journey leads out of the savannah as it gets hillier, Guests pass through villages, green hills, tea terraces, banana and pineapple growing areas. Then the road leads into the rainforest. It will take you approximately 4 hours to reach the lodge,
Accomodation: Broad Bill Camp (Tented accommodation)
Estimated time of travel: 7 hours including stopovers.
Meal Plan: Half board- Breakfast & Dinner
Lunch: Savannah hotel paid for by each client.
After an early breakfast, at 7:30am drive to the information center with packed lunch boxes to prepare for the Gorilla tracking. After briefing from the Ranger guide, traverse to the Gorilla sanctuary to start tracking these lovely creatures. It takes approximately 2 hours or less to find the gorillas based on where they are located and after you spend 1 hour observing and taking pictures. The time you spend observing these endangered species is worth a trip to any part of the world and can never be forgotten. Clients are expected to have enough drinking water, good hiking shoes, rain jackets in case it rains, gloves if necessary, long sleeved clothes.
After the tracking we will get in contact with the local community. Dance, music and a short tour through the village will follow.
After breakfast, you will set off for your journey to Lake Bunyonyi at 9:00am one of the best places to be in Uganda for a one night before proceeding back to Entebbe. It takes us roughly 3 hours and 30 minutes to reach Arcadia Cottages. Lake Bunyonyi is undoubtedly the loveliest lake in Uganda with 29 islands surrounded by steep terraced hillsides reminiscent of parts of Nepal and also appears on the 5000 Shilling note for Uganda. Bunyonyi becomes more magical in the morning as the mist rises off the placid water. Overnight at
Accommodation: Arcadia Cottages Lake Bunyonyi
Estimated time of travel: 3 hours
Meal Plan: Full board – Breakfast & lunch, Dinner a
Optional Activities: Canoeing, Hiking, Sunset cruise, Community tours all these done at a cost.
After spending time in the land of the famous Gorillas and the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi, start your journey at 9:00am to Entebbe with a lunch stop at Igongo cultural centre. Clients will have another stop at the Uganda Equator to take pictures. We shall later proceed to Entebbe with two travel options available..
Accommodation: Santa Maria or Lake Victoria View
Estimated travel time: 9 to 10 hours including stopovers.
Meal Plan: Full board, Break Fast, Lunch & Dinner
Lunch Buffet: Igongo Cultural Center
Transfer to Entebbe International Airport for flight back home carrying memories about Uganda along with you. The hotel is 10 minutes’ drive away from the Airport. . If possible clients are advised not to take very early morning flights so as to have some time to personal shopping. (Breakfast)
What is in the package
- Bottled drinking water on safari,
- 1 Gorilla Gorilla
- Accommodation and meals outlined,
- English speaking guide/driver
- Park entrance fees
- Activities as outlined,
- Visa / entry permit for Uganda if required at 50 USD,
- International Flight costs
- All drinks except ones served for breakfast, beverages
- Any activity not mentioned
- Personal travel insurance covers.
- Tips to Waiters/ Waitresses and Tour Guides
- Any other expenses of personal nature
- Waterproof walking shoes or hiking boots are for tracking
- Gardening gloves for protection against stinging plants
- Long trousers and long sleeved sweaters or shirts while in the forest.
- Photography is only allowed with a flash off so as not to scare the Gorillas
- Porters are available to help you with your bags at a small fee
- Carry enough drinking water because you never know the location of the Gorillas from the start of your hike. Be prepared for long walks just in case
- Eating, drinking and smoking near the gorillas is forbidden. The ranger will always communicate when it’s appropriate for you to do so.
- Bwindi being a tropical forest, it can rain anytime so we encourage you to carry a rain jacket.
- For more information on the different travel itineraries we have for East Africa, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Where to stay
Arcadia Cottages Lake Bunyonyi.
Broad Bill Camp (Tented accommodation). Etc
Accommodation Category: 4 star
Number of clients: 1 (one)
Price: $1,100/ Person