See Gorillas and Game safari – exhilarating 6 days

See Gorillas and Game Safari – 6 days(5 nights)

With See Gorillas and Game Safari you will in love with the wild landscapes of Uganda and the animals that live in them on this 6-day adventure. Keep an eye out for lions, elephants, and more as you explore two national parks and enjoy safaris on both land and water. You’ll also spend a day tracking a family of mountain gorillas through the Bwindi forest for an unforgettable gorilla trekking experience!

SEE GORILLAS AND WILDLIFE SAFARI IN UGANDA – IHAMBA LODGE

See Gorillas and Game Safari Brief Itinerary:

Day 1: Welcome to Uganda! Entebbe
Day 2: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 3: Boat safari on the Kazinga Channel and Kasenyi game drive
Day 4: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 5: Gorilla tracking in Bwindi to see gorillas
Day 6: Departure

PRICE PER PERSON SHARING IN USD (MODERATE ACCOMMODATION):
1 PERSON = 3555
2 PEOPLE = 2417
3 PEOPLE = 2144
4 PEOPLE = 2007
5 PEOPLE = 1925
Single room supplement = US$121 (Does not apply to one person price)

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Highlights

  • Track mountain gorillas through the forest
  • Visit the home of the famed tree-climbing lions
  • Visit a community hospital
  • Safari by land and by boat for a richer wildlife experience
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    DAY 1

    Arrival in Uganda

    Arrive in Entebbe airport. meet your guide, and make your way to your accommodation where you’ll spend your first night in Uganda resting after your long journey.

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    DAY 2

    DRIVE TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

    Wake up early for breakfast and then depart for Fort Portal at the foot of the Rwenzori Mountains — a gorgeous haven of nature and wildlife. If you have time, make a stop at the world-famous Ruwenzori Mountain Sculpture Foundation before continuing on to Queen Elizabeth National Park on the floor of the Rift Valley. The landscape here is one of craters carved into gently rolling hills dotted with large mammals such as elephants, hippos, and buffalo, as well as over 600 species of birds (more than any other national park in the country).

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    DAY 3

    BOAT SAFARI ON KAZINGA CHANNEL

    On your third day in Uganda, grab a coffee (or tea), ask the hotel for a packed breakfast, and get ready for an early-morning game drive. Wind your way through the Kasenyi Sector — well-known for its lions and Uganda Kob (antelope). If you’re lucky, you might even spot a giant forest hog — Africa’s largest pig — or an elusive leopard.

    After your first game safari, head back to the lodge for a rest by the pool and a hearty lunch.

    Later in the afternoon take to the water for boat safari! This boat cruise follows the Kazinga Channel at Mweya, which connects Lake Edward to Lake George, keep your eyes peeled for birds (over 100 species live along this channel) like the African skimmer, great white pelican, spoonbill, and bee-eaters. Hippos wallow at the edges of the water, Nile crocodiles bask in the sun on the shores, and elephants often come to the water for a drink. Don’t forget your camera — this is one of the most photo-rich opportunities of the trip!

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    DAY 4

    To Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

    Start your day with a drive through Ishasha — the remote southern section of Queen Elizabeth National Park where the famous tree-climbing lions live! Keep your eyes on the fig trees and keep your camera handy. From there, you will continue on to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest — a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the richest biological and botanical regions in the world. Located on the southwestern edge of the Rift Valley, Bwindi’s vast expanse is home to approximately 400 mountain gorillas — about half the world’s population of these gentle apes. Spend your afternoon
    around the village of Buhoma (your home for the next two nights), visiting handicraft shops, or meeting the Batwa — an ancient, forest-dwelling tribe in the village walk.

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    DAY 5

    GORILLA TRACKING IN BWINDI

    Spend your fifth day in Uganda tracking the mountain gorillas the park is known for! Start by registering at the Uganda Wildlife Authority ranger station first thing, briefing with the rangers, and then heading into the forest. Be prepared for some hiking (and bring good sturdy shoes) — these gorilla treks typically take anything from two to eight hours.

    Once you find a gorilla family, leave your things to one side and approach these gentle giants with just your camera (staying about 22 feet away for the gorillas’ safety). Listen closely to your guide, who will interpret the habituated gorillas’ behavior for you as they feed, play, and interact. Spend an hour in their company before heading back to base.

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    DAY 6

    DEPARTURE

    Have your last breakfast in Uganda then head back toward Entebbe and the airport. Before you head home, stop for a picnic lunch and a fun photo opp at the Equator. Continue to Entebbe to connect with your international flight out.

    Included

    1 gorilla permit @$700
    Park entrance fees
    Boat cruise fee on Kazinga channel
    Full time English speaking driver guide
    Meals and accommodation as mentioned in itinerary
    Pick up and drop off
    Vehicle and fuel
    Bottled water in vehicle
    Alcohol based sanitizer in the vehicle

    Excluded

    Air flight tickets
    Visas
    Porters during gorilla trek
    Optional activities not included on the itinerary
    Personal expenses like buying souvenirs, crafts, drinks, face masks, laundry services, tips among others.

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