This journey Starts and ends in Kampala! But arrangements can be made for clients in other locations within Uganda. With this safari tour, you have a 7 day tour package taking you through Kampala, Uganda and 3 other destinations in Uganda. This package includes accommodation as well as meals, transport, park entrance fees, all local taxes and more.
Budget – 2183 USD per person
Mid-range – 2651 USD per person
Luxury – 3723 USD per person
Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Leave Kampala at 07:00 am after morning breakfast and embark on your 11-12 hours’ drive to Bwindi impenetrable national park. Drive through Kampala via Masaka with first stop at the Uganda equator crossing line. It is a wonderful spot to take pictures and have a cup of coffee. Proceed to Mbarara en-route to Bwindi, and have lunch at Agip motel in Mbarara.
After lunch drive through the virgin rolling hills of Ankole -Kigezi to the home of the famous mountain gorillas, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, arriving late in the evening. Overnight at the selected lodge.
Duration: 11-12 hours’ drive.
Accommodation: Broadbill Forest Camp [Budget], Gorilla Mist Camp [Midrange], Silver Back Safari Lodge [Luxury]
Meal Plan: Half board.
Day 2: Gorilla Trekking
Rise early and have morning breakfast. Pack your trekking equipment and carry your packed lunch and report to the headquarters for an orientation plus meeting the guides as well as separation into the groups basing on which gorilla group you are to be tracking. The well-armed game ranger will lead the group of 8 tourists into the thin jungle for thrilling experience of the gorillas. Hiking within this mysterious and wonderful forest offers quite a lot to see as you make your way to see the mountain gorillas.
Expect to encounter other primates, butterflies, mammals, and birds. The trekking will entail thorough climbing before you come face to face with the mountain gorillas and finding the gorillas, you will be allowed only one hour with this beautiful mountain gorillas, watch the baby gorillas with the mothers, the gorillas partaking their everyday routine just right in front of you and silver Back guarding his family.
Because of tourist’s likes, Akita Wild Tours works with nearby communities to protect the Gorillas. Our clients are always welcomed to take part in this communities’ activities so as to protect the mountain gorillas. You will personally see how they are thriving within the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Overnight and dinner at the lodge.
Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Start a day with hot cup of coffee and after embark on your journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park, entering it through the Ishasha sector renowned for the tree climbing lions. You will have a game drive along the way during which you will see lions, various antelope species, elephants, zebras, hyenas, leopards, and buffaloes. Late in the afternoon drive to the lodge where you will have dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation; Mweya safari lodge [Luxury], Bush lodge [Midrange], Twin Lakes Safari Lodge [Budget]
Duration: 4-5 hours’ drive
Meal plan: full board
Day 4: Game drive and launch cruise
After breakfast, you will go on an early morning game drive on the Kasenyi Track viewing a large fishing area. The game drive will take 3-4 hours. You will also tour Kikorongo, where you will encounter both wet and dry crater lakes. Expect to see lions, elephants, topis, leopards, bush bucks, cape buffaloes, Defassa waterbucks, giant forest hogs, Uganda kobs, among others.
In the afternoon, you will go for 2 pm boat cruise down the Kazinga Channel that connects Lakes George and Edward.
The cruise takes you through the highest population of hippos and you will see a profusion of animals on the water shores. This launch cruise rewards you with a great opportunity to take photos, watch birds, and see the water animals. Overnight and dinner at the lodge.
Day 5: Katwe Explosion Crater
Have morning breakfast and take 27-kilometer drive to Katwe explosion crater, the craters are found in Queen Elizabeth National Park located in the northern part of Mweya peninsula. History believes that this significant feature came into existence as a result of violent eruptions that took place approximately 10,000 years ago.
The communities have got rich traditions and their lifestyle is centered on the lakes’ natural offerings. You will learn the local processes of salt extraction and how they arrange their mining areas. The crater drive track offers impressive scenic views and the extending to the wider savanna plains of Queen Elizabeth. The views of the overlooking Rwenzori Mountains dubbed the mountains of the moon also add spice to remarkable memories for the safari. Return to the lodge for overnight stay and dinner.
Day 6: More game viewing and birding
You will go for another game drive that will enable you to see wildlife in their natural setting, for example buffaloes, elephants, and other animals that dwell in the grassland thickets of the Northern Kazinga. If you are lucky, you might have a rare chance to spot lions prey on other game. Queen Elizabeth National Park is a wonderful birding destination. You will do a round of birding to conclude the safari. A number of bird species will also be seen along including the rare shoe bill. Overnight at Twin Lakes Safari Lodge.
Day 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park to Kampala or Entebbe
After breakfast, you will drive back to Kampala with a stopover for lunch in Mbarara town and proceed to Kampala arriving late afternoon. Drop off at your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe in time for your flight.
Included in the safari; Gorilla permit, park fees, crater, boat cruise, English speaking guide/driver, mineral water, transportation and all activities as per itinerary.
Services of local driver/ guide
Services of gorilla tracking guides
Breakfast, lunch, Dinners
Kampala to tour sites and back to Kampala
Other Meals/Drinks not mentioned