5 DAYS BWINDI AND QUEEN ELIZABETH PARK SAFARI
5 Days Bwindi and queen Elizabeth park safari is one of the adventurous memory filled safaris offered by Achieve Global Safaris, this safari involves fun filled safari activities like Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable national park, boat cruise, game drive and sights seeing in queen Elizabeth national park.
Highlights of the safari
- Game drive
- Boat cruise
- Mountain gorilla trekking
- Sights seeing
Day 1: Transfer to queen Elizabeth national park
Day 2: Do a morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise.
Day 3: Transfer to Bwindi forest national park
Day 4: gorilla trekking experience.
Day 5: Transfer to Kampala.
DAY 1: TRANSFER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
Your assigned safari drive will pick you up either at your hotel in Entebbe or in Kampala after early morning breakfast, you drive off to western Uganda on a 5 to 7 hours’ drive crossing through Masaka with a stopover at Equator and lunch in Mbarara as you enjoy the changing vegetation. On your arrival you will check into your lodges, rest have dinner and sleep.
- Luxury: Mweya safari lodge/Kyambura Gorge lodge
- Mid-range: Bush lodge/Parkview Safari lodge
- Budget: Pumba safari cottages
Meal plan: half board
DAY 2: GAME DRIVE AND BOAT CRUISE.
You will wake up early in the morning for breakfast then go for morning game drive in the short savannah grass of the park, on the game drive you will encounter different wildlife like elephants, buffaloes, Uganda kobs, antelopes and many more. After the game drive you will go for lunch. In the afternoon you will go for the fascinating boat cruise on the Kazinga channel which connect lake George to lake Edward, you will have a chance to enjoy the aquatic life of queen Elizabeth national park. After cruising you go back to your lodge, have dinner and sleep.
DAY 3: TRANSFER TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK
You will wake up for early morning breakfast then head to Ishasha sector – southern sector of the park for the golden opportunity of seeing climbing lions however not guaranteed with your en-route lunch. It’s about 4-7 hours’ drive depending on which sector you will be Bwindi forest gorilla trekking in. When you arrive in the park, you will check into your lodges which are booked according to the sector you are to trek
- Luxury: Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany Springs lodge
- Mid-range: Gorilla Mist camp/Ichumbi Gorilla lodge
- Budget: Buhoma community camp/Bakiga lodge
Meal plan: half board
DAY 4: GORILLA TREKKING EXPERIENCE
You will have breakfast early in the morning, at exactly 7:00 am, you will assemble at the park’s headquarters for briefing, as you will get to know the rules and regulations of mountain gorilla trekking and get grouped into 8 members per group. You will proceed into the forests with your parked lunch in search for the mountain gorillas and when you locate them, you will be allowed to spend one hour with them as you take pictures and observing them. After the experience, return to your lodges, rest, have dinner and sleep.
Meal plan: full board.
DAY 5: TRANSFER BACK TO KAMPALA
On this last day of the safari, you will wake up early, have breakfast and transfer back to Kampala, stopover for lunch in Mbarara. It’s a 8-9 hours’ drive and be dropped at your hotel or the airport marking the end of the safari.