Meet the Batwa pygmies, go mountain gorilla trekking, go on a boat cruise and enjoy exciting game drives in Uganda!

DAY 1: PICK UP EX KIGALI AIRPORT AND TRANSFER TO BWINDI NATIONAL PARK (UGANDA)

On arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met by Amahoro driver/guide and depart by road via Cyanika Border to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will arrive at your lodge in time for lunch and an afternoon spent at leisure.

Duration: 5 hours

Activity: Bwindi Transfer

Accommodation: Ichumbi Gorilla Lodge | Gorilla Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: Full board: Dinner, Lunch, Bed & breakfast.

DAY 2: GORILLA TRACKING ADVENTURE IN BWINDI NATIONAL PARK UGANDA

Today, after an early morning breakfast prepare yourself for an encounter with the Mountain Gorillas. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest boasts both Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees – the only forest in Africa which can make this claim in fact. It also hosts five other species of primate, 113 species of mammal, over 200 butterflies and 360 birds. Given the fact that gorilla tracking time is unpredictable, it is difficult to foresee how many hours you will actually hike. The escapade of tracking the gorillas in the superb ecosystem of the park will be passionate for the adventurers. It may take 2hrs up to 9 hours or more and you should be prepared to walk long distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter any gorillas. “The excitement of seeing the gorillas makes it all worthwhile!” The briefing will be given on how to handle or behave with these gentle giants always. This is a fantastic and privileged opportunity to get up close and personal with Uganda’s very own ‘Gorillas in the Mist. Later stay for dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Duration: Depends on the family you trek to

Activity: Gorilla Tracking

Accommodation: Buffalo Safari Lodge | Mweya Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: Full board: Dinner, Lunch, Bed & breakfast.

DAY 3: DEPART FOR QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park and on our way we pass the equator where we will make a stop. If time permits take an afternoon game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park one of the best places in Uganda to see lions. Expect to see elephants, lions, many hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes and maybe leopards. Later stay for dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Duration: 5 hrs

Activities: afternoon game drive

Accommodation: Buffalo Safari Lodge | Mweya Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: Dinner, Lunch, Bed & Breakfast

DAY 4: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

After an early breakfast take a morning game drive then back to the camp for lunch. In the afternoon take a boat trip to the Kazinga Channel one of the highlights of Uganda and has the highest concentration of hippos in the world. The 36km Channel connects two Rift Valley lakes: Edward and George. These are named after Queen Victoria’s son and heir, Edward VII and his own successor, George V. Early explorers in Africa often had to cope with inhospitable terrain and travel by boat was especially difficult. Now you can experience the sights and sounds that greeted these early pioneers in comfort. Cruise the Kazinga Channel and view the immense concentration of hippos at close range, spot over 100 species of Water Birds, marvel at the majestic Elephants in their natural habitat and the notorious Nile Crocodiles sunbathing on the channel bank. This will allow you to experience wildlife up close where hippos huff and spray mere feet away, Buffalo linger in the shallows and a tremendous variety of birds grace the grasses on the river’s edge. Amongst those you will see are the malachite and pied kingfishers, great white and pink-backed pelicans and the open-billed stork. With some luck you will even spot Elephants on the river banks coming for a drink and a bath. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Duration: 5hrs

Activities: Full day Game drive + Kazinga channel boat ride

Accommodation: Buffalo Safari Lodge | Mweya Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: Dinner, Lunch, Bed & Breakfast

DAY 5: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK – KIGALI AIRPORT (RWANDA)

After an early breakfast check out of your hotel and depart with a game drive en-route to Kigali, and then cross the Katuna Border and on to Kigali international airport for your homebound late afternoon flight back home.

Duration: 7 hrs

Activities: Airport transfer

Accommodation: 0  

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch