5 DAYS QUEEN ELIZABETH –BWINDI PRIMATE SAFARI
After breakfast, you’re driven to Queen Elizabeth national park, have a stop over to look at the Royal Drum makers, stand on the Equator and be in both hemispheres at once. Lunch in mbarara and thereafter continue through savannah grasslands seeing banana plantations and herds of Ankole cattle with their incredible long curving horns. Access Queen Elizabeth through katunguru gate, the park is host to a large variety and volume of wildlife. It boasts one o the highest bio diversity ratings of any game park in the world, from the open Savannah to Rain forest, dense swamps and beautiful crater lakes to the vastness of Lake Edward. Almost 100 species that include Hippos, Lions, Buffaloes, Leopard, Spotted Hyena and the elusive giant forest hog. The primates include Chimps, Black and white Columbus Monkeys, Blue, Black Faced Red Columbus, and Red Tailed monkeys and Olive Baboons.
Late afternoon go for evening game drive to Kasenyi Area of the Park with chance of seeing numerous elephants as well as water hogs, lions, hyenas, warthogs, Uganda kobs, waterbuck and bushbuck as well as the salt lakes. Have diner and overnight stay at mweya lodge / jacana lodge.
Very early go for a morning game drive. Expect to see various animals like antelopes, hyenas, Lion, elephant and many others in the middle of savannah grassland.
At mid morning return to the lodge for breakfast, relaxation and lunch. In the afternoon go for boat cruise along Kazinga channel. This will give you the opportunity to view wildlife up close: hippo’s huff and spray mere feet away from the boat, buffalo linger in the shallows. The shores of the channel are also home to an array of birds including pink backed pelicans, pied and malachite kingfishers, saddle billed stork and many others. Dine and overnight stay at the lodge
In the morning after breakfast, group move southwards for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The drive will take you through the Ishasha sector we will drive through the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth called Ishasha famous for tree climbing Lions. Have lunch en route then proceed to Bwindi. Once continuous with the forests of the Virunga Volcanoes (Dian Fossey’s stomping ground), Bwindi is now an ecological island, surrounded by cultivation on the rich volcanic soils. Have Overnight at Buhoma Community Bandas (FB)
Well prepared with you packed lunch, cameras, water, rain jackets, long pair of trouser and hiking boots and other gear, you will assemble for briefing from the rangers about gorilla tracking the great adventure and experience! The time taken to encounter these peaceful primates is impulsive for it may take1-10 hours. Nevertheless, on encounter, one may be forced to say, it is stunning!!!! After the adventure a certificate awaits the successful
tracker. The day is not easy at times but appealing. Return to your lodge for dinner and over night.
Early morning, after breakfast drive back to Kampala, lunch en route arriving early evening.
The safari package includes:
• Transportation by a 4wd vehicle
• Full board accommodation
• Boat trip
• One chimp permit per person to be secured and paid for in advance
• Park fees
• Full time English speaking Driver/guide.
• Enrooted lunches
• Game drives
• Airport transfers.
The package excludes expenses of personal nature like: Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, personal insurance, tobacco etc.