to see lions, elephants, giraffes, hippos, african buffalo, Uganda kobs, oribi, jackson hartebeest, waterbuck, bushbuck, warthog, hyena, side-striped jackal, patus monkey and olive baboon.
3 days, 2 nights From $665 per person sharing a double room
Drive to Queen Elizabeth national park
6:00am drive from Kampala to Queen Elizabeth National Park.
1:00pm have lunch at Igongo Cultural Center.
Queen Elizabeth national is located in southwest Uganda. Leopards roam the Mweya Peninsula, which lies beside Lake Edward. Nearby Lake Katwe is a huge volcanic explosion crater. Boats on the Kazinga Channel float past hippos and Nile crocodiles. Chimpanzees inhabit the Kyambura Gorge. Trails lead to bat caves in the central Maramagambo Forest. The Ishasha area is home to tree-climbing lions and shoebill storks. Uganda’s second largest park, located at the base of the majestic Rwenzori Mountain range, adjacent to Lake Edward and Lake George. The park has prolific game, including Gazelle, Uganda Kob, Warthog and Waterbuck; Lions are often sighted both in and at the entrance to the park. You will see huge numbers of Hippopotamus and Elephant, and keep your eyes peeled for a Leopard lazing in the sunshine.
Ihamba safari lodge
Overlooking Lake George in the Queen Elizabeth National Park offers private safari cottages. Watch wildlife from your verandah and fall asleep to the roaring of Lions on the distant Savannah. This truly is Africa!
Ihamba Safari Lodge
Lunch and Dinner inclusive
Morning game drive and afternoon boat ride
6:00am start with a cup of coffee, tea and donuts will be served in the lounge before you are driven out with your vehicles roof popped for a game drive. On the list of animals to look out for are various species including Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Waterbuck, Leopard, Uganda Kob, and many Warthogs. You will return for breakfast at the lodge.
After lunch a drive to the Kazinga channel where the boat ride starts. Here, you will see a lot of hippopotamus, as well as a variety of other animals which come to for a drink on the channel. Animals to see include Buffalo, Crocodile, bathing Elephant, and a range of beautiful birds. This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your tour. After the boat-safari you do a game drive back to the lodge.
Optional activities: Balloon safari over queen Elizabeth national park $380
Costing: $85 us dollar per person
Optional activity: Chimpanzee tracking Kyambura Gorge, also called the “Valley of Apes”, is located in the eastern corner of Queen Elizabeth national park. Enter into the Gorge and you will be marveled by the verdant, rich Tropical Rain-forest right close to the Equator crossing. You can make a wonderful hike here looking for chimpanzees. Chances of seeing chimps are 50% and that is why we rather call it a nature walk. Don’t miss it; the gorge is simply amazing! Costing: $100 us dollar per person
Lion tracking will get you close to lion prides together with the research team. The experience allows visitors to actively participate in monitoring some of lions in the park, using locator devices and learn habituation calls, as well as monitoring weather, surroundings and behavior. The results are added to researchers’ databases, contributing valuable information to the overall understanding of lions. This will as well gives you a 95% chance to see the lions! The number of people on each outing is limited in order to reduce stress on the animals and to increase the quality of the experience for visitors.
In the afternoon we travel to Ishasha where we have lunch, game drive, dinner and overnight.
Travel to Bwindi forest national park
Morning game drive in Ishasha and then start the drive to Bwindi forest national park. We havc lunch on the way to Bwindi, where we arrive in the early evening for dinner and overnight.
Gorilla tracking safari
6:30am to 7:15am breakfast
7:30am to 8:30am attending briefing from the area warden, registration of tracker, grouping of trackers, allocating precise gorilla families to trackers, meeting porters to assist with carry on bags and officially starting the excursion.
Then the actual tracking will most probably take 2-6hours until completion and returning to the starting point or pickup point.
Accommodation will be communicated during the preliminary arrangements.
Travel to Kampala
8:00am we get ready to drive back to Kampala.
Lunch in Mbarara at Igongo Cultural Center.
Arrive in Kampala at 5:30pm.