On this Trip, you interact with the Gorillas on an unforgettable Gorilla tracking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable national park. The Ishasha sector presents the chance for you to enjoy the sight of the tree-climbing lions and finally, you will enjoy a game drive and boat launch in the Kasenyi and Mweya sectors.
Upon arrival, you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel in Entebbe for the night. Check-in and dinner. Meal Plan (B & B).
Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (465 km 8 hrs)
After an early breakfast at your hotel, you transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The best route entails following a surfaced Kabale road for 60 km Past Mbarara to Ntungamo then turning right into the surfaced road, 45 km to rukungiri. Here you can take the most direct road which runs for 85 km through Kambuga and Kanungu, though you can also use Kambuga Kihihi. Arrive and check-in at your Lodge. Lodge options include Mahogany springs, Engaagi Tented camp, Buhoma Lodge. Meal Plan FB.
Gorilla Tracking Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
An early rise at the lodge and have breakfast and prepare for the highlight of your safari, Gorilla tracking experience, where you will spend 1 hour with the Gorillas.
You will transfer to the park offices where you will be allocated a Gorilla family in groups of 8 and a Gorilla tracking guide. Your guide will brief you about your assigned Gorilla family and appropriate safety precautions and then you will drive to the trailhead for the start of a thrilling adventure.
Expect to walk between 2 and 8 hours in steep and sometimes muddy conditions with rain overhead which can be tricky and may require an average degree of fitness. However, the thrill of coming face to face with the Giant Silverback ultimately makes up for the effort invested.
Please remember to bring your passport for registration. Appropriate, waterproof hiking boots and a light raincoat. To protect from stinging nettles, we recommend long pants and long sleeve tops. A pair of old gardening gloves can help grab on to the vegetation, while most hotels/lodges provide a walking stick that comes in very handy, especially when hiking downhill. A small waterproof backpack is an excellent idea to carry a light snack, bottled water as well as protection for your camera.
Upon sighting the Gorillas, you will spend 1 hour with them as they go about their daily life; feeding, moving, playing, raising their young ones and sometimes wrestling by the juveniles. It is a very unique and unforgettable experience.
After this experience, you will hike back to the base, where your driver will be waiting to transfer you to the lodge for a deserved shower and dinner at your lodge.
Meal Plan FB.
Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Chimp tracking (125 km 4-5 hours.)
On this day, after an early breakfast, you check out of your lodge and set off for Queen Elizabeth National Park through Kihihi and the Ishasha Sector. As you drive through the Ishasha sector, your guide will help you track the famous tree-climbing lions. There are over 40 individuals split across three points of pride. The plains in this sector also support large herds of buffalo, kob, and smaller family groups of Topi and waterbucks. You will be able to see elephants, warthogs and various monkeys.
Continue to Katunguru Park headquarters to secure your permits. You will then proceed to the chimp tracking trailhead, 2.5 km east of Ishaka road. You will be allocated a guide that will take you through a pre-tracking briefing and then you will continue to have your chimp tracking experience at Kyambura. After the chimpanzee tracking experience, you check-in at the Lodge. Options include Elephant Plains Lodge, Crater Safari Lodge, Kasenyi Safari Camp, Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge.
Meal Plan FB.
AM Game Drive and PM Boat Cruise in QENP
After your breakfast, your guide will brief you on the day’s activities and then you will set off for the morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park through both the Mweya peninsula and the Kasenyi Plains where you will be able to see animals like the lion, Herds of elephants, antelopes, the elusive leopard, and many mammals, birds, and reptile animal species. After the game drives, we head back to the Lodge for your lunch.
After lunch, you will take the scenic boat cruise on the 33km long and 2-3 Km wide Kazinga channel. On this 2hr boat ride, you will enjoy excellent wildlife viewing, you will be able to spot elephants, buffalos, waterbucks, Hippos, water monitor lizards, crocodiles, and many other animal species. Later head back to the lodge for dinner and overnight at the Lodge, FB.
Transfer from QENP to Entebbe (340 km 6 hrs)
On this day, after your breakfast at your lodge, you will check out of the hotel and set off on your Journey to Entebbe. En route, your guide will give occasional stopovers for photo opportunities. Arrival and check-in at the hotel.
End of our services and hope you enjoyed our companion.