Tour overview

6 Day Uganda mid range safari visiting Kampala . Lake Mburo . Bwindi . Queen Elizabeth . Kampala 6 days/5 nights

Included

  • Ground transportation in a safari customized 4WD Land cruiser with fuel.
  • Services of our English speaking driver/guide on safari.
  • Bottled water while in the vehicle
  • Full board accommodation on safari (includes breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • All Park Entrance Fees
  • Cost of Gorilla Tracking Permits at Bwindi National Park on Day 3.
  • Boat rides and Launch cruises fees and Ferry crossing fees where applicable.
  • Medical emergency evacuation cover.

Not Included

  • Uganda Visa Fees
  • Items not shown in the itinerary outline as included .

Day 1

Pick up at your Kampala Hotel from the Entebbe Airport. Take the morning drive to the Lake Mburo National Park. With game viewing en-route. Arrival at the Mantana Lake Mburo Tented Camp for lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat ride on Lake Mburo with opportunities to enjoy the rich birdlife as well as schools hippos. You may take a nature walk on Lodge grounds. Dinner and overnight at the Mantana Lake Mburo Tented Camp. Full board

Day 2

Arise early with coffee/tea and cookies for a guided Nature Walk; Lake Mburo is the only national park in Uganda where a safari on foot is allowed. With your guide’s advice get as ‘safely’ close as possible to wildlife like giraffes, antelopes, buffaloes from a distance, elephants and many more. Learn about medicinal and other plants, earn about bird calls, learn how to identify some species by their footprints and dung, observe the small inhabitants; ants, beetles, butterflies and others; and exchange notes with your naturalist/guide. Take a late breakfast at the Lodge and drive to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant en-route. Proceed to the Engagi Lodge, Bwindi.

Engagi Lodge, Bwindi is situated in the Buhoma sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park near the national park offices. Dinner and overnight at Engagi Lodge, Bwindi. Full board

Day 3

Arise early and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime: a coming face to face with the rare but critically endangered Mountain Gorillas – only about 800 remain in the world. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the national park offices where you will be allocated a gorilla family, a gorilla tracking guide and tracking group to join. Following a briefing by your guide, n the gorillas, the allocated gorilla family, what to expect, how to behave with the gorillas, etc, you will be driven to the trailhead for the start of your amazing adventure.

The time taken/distance travelled in search of the mountain gorillas can be pretty unpredictable anything from 2 to 8 hours hiking up and down the valleys and ridges of Bwindi’s beautiful eco-system in often steep and muddy conditions and sometimes with rain overhead. But the pleasure and thrill of coming face to face with the gentle giants of Bwindi in their natural habitat and spending the allowed one hour with them is one of the most unique and genuinely breathtaking experiences you will ever have.

Afterwards, you will trek back to base to rejoin your driver/guide and transfer back to the lodge for a well deserved shower and lunch. In the afternoon time permitting, have an optional tour the nearby Batwa cultural village to meet and interact with the Batwa pygmy community - a forest people long displaced from the rain forest they shared with mountain gorillas - for a firsthand introduction to one of the most unique cultures worldwide; visit their homes, learn about their age old traditions, customs and cultures, enjoy and participate in their traditional music and dance, hike the forest with Batwa guides, hear their stories and ancient legends, how they lived and hunted, health and medicinal plants – how globalization is affecting their age old ways as well as the challenges and opportunities of new ways of life like education, and much more. Dinner and overnight at the Engagi Lodge, Bwindi. Full board

Day 4

Following breakfast, depart Bwindi with packed lunches and drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park via her southern Ishasha area that is famous for the black maned tree climbing lions, a rare phenomenon practiced by some lions in only very few of their habitat. You may also expect to see herds of buffalo, elephants and a multiplicityof other plains game species. Proceed to the Kazinga Channel for a two and a half hour Launch Cruise and thus enjoy game viewing from the water. Here you spot Nile crocodiles, hippos, elephants and many species of birds. Kazinga Channel connects Lake Edward and Lake George. Later, proceed to the Mweya Safari Lodge in time for check in dinner and overnight. Full board

Day 5

Spend the most of today at the Queen Elizabeth National Park; game viewing. Dinner and overnight at the Mweya Safari Lodge. Full board

Day 6

Breakfast. Soon thereafter; embark in the drive back to Kampala with lunch en route; proceeding to Entebbe Airport for your evening departure flight. Half board