Ishasha is the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth national park
This 7 days hightlight safari in Uganda is theideal combination of experiencing Uganda's wildlife, Gorillas and scenery! From the whistling canopy of KIbale forest to the vast savannah of Queen Elizabeth game reserve to the impenetrable forest of Bwindi where mountain gorillas dwell!
Day 1 ARRIVAL ENTEBBE
Day 1 Drive from Kampala to Kibale Forest area
Departing from Entebbe Airport you will be with an expert guide who will provide knowledge and assistance throughout your journey. Bound for the west of Uganda you pass the historic town of Fort Portal before continuing to Kible forest. You are brought to the lodge of your budget
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Day 2 Kibale forest Walk Chimpanzee tracking and Bigodi Swamp walk
Spend the morning tracking the exuberant chimp families in the Kibale forest. Tracking chimpanzees in their natural habitat, as they swing from the branches in the canopy high above the forest floor, is a thrilling experience. Though they can be difficult to spot, you will be in no doubt of their presence as the forest is alive with their noisy calls. In the afternoon, explore the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary. The reserve is abundant with butterflies, plants, animals and, in particular, birds. Spectacular birds like Great Blue Turaco and rare Papyrus Gonolek will be of great interest to birders. The swamp is also home to more elusive animals such as Red Colobus monkeys and Sitatunga antelope. There is also the opportunity to visit local community projects that have been financed by tourism. In the evening enjoy pre-dinner drinks on the terrace with its stunning views.
Day 3 Queen Elizabeth National park
Depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park. On route, take a short walk in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains and take in the views of this magnificent mountain range. Alternatively drive straight to the park and take a game drive. What you see depends on the season, but the Kasenyi plains are excellent for sighting lion and large herds of Uganda kob. The Mweya peninsula offers excellent game drives with magnificent views across the water to the Rwenzori Mountains. Mweya is one of the best places to look for leopard, which live in the dense, scrubby thickets.
Day 4 Exploration Kyambura Gorge and Boat ride
The Kyambura Gorge is an extraordinary natural environment and forms a stark contrast to the surrounding grasslands. here you can track one of our closest animal relatives, the chimpanzee. The chimp population is quite mobile and viewing can be unpredictable but the walk itself is enchanting. In the afternoon take a cruise on the Kazinga Channel, which flows between Lakes Edward and George. Kazinga is home to one of the greatest concentration of hippo in Africa and herds of elephant, buffalo and other animals come to drink at the waters edge. The channel is a magnet for waterbirds, with great flocks of pelicans and others birds on the shore, and a great spot to see African fish eagle.
Day 5 Bwindi forest national park
Your safari now continues to the primeval Bwindi forest best known for Gorilla safari, mountain gorilla safari, gorilla tours, gorilla trek, mountain gorilla tours, gorilla trekking, gorillas safaris, gorilla safari packages, gorilla tracking, gorilla treks. Travelling via Ishasha - subject to road conditions - you can observe the unusual behaviour exhibited by the tree-climbing lions. The long journey through the rapidly changing landscape takes you to Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge, which looks across to the towering trees of the forest. Depending on when you arrive, there maybe time to explore the lodge grounds with its clear mountain stream or visit the local village.
Day 6 Gorilla tracking Experience
After enjoying an early breakfast, you set off gorilla tracking. Trekking through the steep, densely forested hills and then finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation is an inspiring and privileged moment. Tracking in the Bwindi forest requires stamina and can often take most of the day. Alternatively there are other activities and excursions on offer in and around the national park:
Take a guided walk in the rainforest, home to several endemic bird species, clouds of butterflies and rare plant life. This walk offers excellent photographic opportunities and the knowledgeable guide will provide a great insight into this globally important habitat.
Walk through the local village, and learn about community projects, such as the Amagara project that assists local farmers and their communities, and Bwindi Community hospital which started as a health clinic under a tree and now provides vital medical and educational services to over 60,000 people.
Discover the traditions of the Batwa Pygmies, and learn about the native tribal inhabitants of the forest. The indigenous people of Bwindi forest, though no longer resident in the forest, still practice many of their traditional hunter-gatherer skills.
Day 7 Return to Kampala and/or Entebbe
With an early start, set off back to Kampala and enjoy the views of rolling hills and farmland. Stop for lunch en route before arriving back in Kampala in the late afternoon. Return to your hotel or transfer to the airport in time for your return flight .(Breakfast,Lunch)
Quotes (Based on Luxury and/or Midrange Lodges)
* From $2,980 per person Sharing a double-room (Mid-range)
* From $3, 560 per person Sharing a double-room (Luxury)
* We need 2 people to run this Safari
1.1 Gorilla Permit per person.
2. All Meals and accommodation as per the itinerary.
3. All ground transportation in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle.
4. Park entrance fees.
5. Services of a full time English speaking driver/guide.
6. Water, coffee or Tea while on safari.
7. All boat trips.
8. All game drives.
9. All airport pickups and drops.
10. All activities at stipulated in the itinerary.
11. And all government taxes/levies.
1. Bar Bills / Drinks
2. Phone calls
3. Personal insurance
5. Air fare
6. All other Services of a personal nature.
7. Driver guide’s gratuity.