ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
Day 1 Set for Bwindi impenetrable Forest National Park
Day 2 Gorilla trekking
Day 3 Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 4 Morning chimp tracking. After lunch go for a launch cruise
Day 5 Early Morning game drive in then drive to Kampala
Entebbe International Airport
3 Hours Before Flight Time
This tour will start and end in Kampala and includes the mountain Gorillas trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park along with a game drive at the Queen ElizabethNational Park in Uganda.
Bwindi National Park Uganda Safaris
Gorilla at BwindiBwindi Impenetrable, 331 kms, is situated in S Western part of Uganda, on the boundary of the Albertine Rift Valley, on an elevation array from 1.160 m to 2.607m. This is a genuine tropical rainforest, spread all over a series of steepish ridges and valleys. It is looked on one of the most biologically diverse woodlands in Africa. In the local language “bwindi” “mubwindi”) “dark place”, referring to the impenetrable nature of the thick forest.
Species. There are 11 species of primates, including chimpanzee, the monkey variants such as Hoest’s, red-tailed and blue monkey, black and white colobus, olive baboon. Specially, Bwindi is home to 360 Gorilla gorilla beringei*, a half of the total remaining world population. There are 346 species of birds registered (Bwindi contains 90% of all Albertine Rift endemics, hard to experience Kibale Chimpin any other place in East Africa) and 200 of butterflies. Mammals count only 30 (buffaloes, leopards, elephants).
Activities. The primary activity is “gorilla trekking” to the accustomed 4 families of Gorilla safari gorilla beringei*. Hiking trials are open to people to sight birds, butterflies, primates, trees (along the Munyaga, Waterfall, Rushura, River Ivi and Bamboo zone trials). Specially recommended for bird watchers are the River Ivi and Mu bwindi swamp nature walks. Cultural walk to Buhoma village community, to see the traditional homestead, the local healer, the banana brewing, handicraft and cultural performance
Your Uganda gorilla trek safari starts early in the morning after breakfast.
QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK (QENP):
Queen Elizabeth N.P. is one of the outstanding treasures of Uganda, and is one of the oldest parks; it was established in 1952. QENP has recently been designated a Biosphere Reserve for Humanity under UNESCO. The park covers 2000 sq. kms and includes a remaHippo Queen Elizabethrkable variety of eco-systems; from semi-deciduous tropical forest to green meadows, savannah and swamps. It is the home of the famous tree-climbing lions, the Uganda kob and other antelope as well as elephant, buffalo, hippos, baboons, and chimpanzee.
Over 600 species of birds have been recorded here making it prime target for birdwatchers. Species recorded include the shoebill stork, black bee-eater, many types of kingfishers and a variety ofraptors including several falcons and eagles. In the crater lakes, spectacular flocks of flamingos gather in certain months, creating the image of a moving pink carpet.
The launch trip along the Kizinga Channel between Lake George and Edward is a memorable way to view the variety of game in Queen Elizabeth. North of the main gate is the crater area, one of the most scenic parts of the park. To the East, in Kyambura Gorge, visitors can climb through tropical forest and catch a glimpse of a variety of primates, including chimpanzee. In the more isolated Ishasha sector of the park, search the woodlands for the tree-climbing lions perching on the boughs of ancient fig trees. To the Southeast, travellers can explore newly opened trails in Maramagambo forest.
Morning chimp tracking. After lunch go for a launch cruise
Early Morning game drive in then drive to Kampala