7 DAYS Wildlife and Gorilla Trekking:
Queen Elizabeth National Park is the most popular and easily accessible game reserve in Uganda. Situated on the floor of the Albertine rift overlooking the mysterious Mountains of the moon (The Rwenzoris) in South-western Uganda, the park covers 2000 square KM and includes a remarkable variety of echo systems from semi-deciduous Tropical to green meadows, savannah, crater lakes, and swamps.
A total of 95 mammal species have been recorded here, the highest for any Ugandan National Park. It is also home to the most famous tree-climbing lions along with the Ishasha Sector, the Ugandan Kob, and other Antelopes species, as well as Elephants, Buffalos, Hippos, Baboons, and elusive primates in the scenic Kyambura gorge. An impressive 547 confirmed bird species have been recorded in Queen Elizabeth.
This is one of the highest totals in the World and is truly remarkable for such relatively small reserves. In addition to all these fascinating game viewing and birding, a relaxing boat trip along the Kazinga Channel will give you a good time.
After all, you will have a chance to stand eye to eye with the Ugandan Giant mountain Gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable National park. Remember Uganda counts half the number of gorillas that are found in Uganda. It counts a total of 1063 gorillas in Uganda. Remember this is the best experience when you visit Uganda.
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You will be picked up after you arrive at Entebbe international airport and dropped to the agreed place of accommodation for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.
DAY 1: TRANSFER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH
Pick up from your hotel at 10.00 am, followed by a drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park (6-7hrs), with en route stop-overs for lunch and at The Equator for photo opportunities and souvenirs. Proceed through the magical Ankole cattle herds grazing alongside the road and scenic tea plantation, lunch en route. Check-in, dinner, and overnight at Engazi lodge.
If it appeals to you, you can have a cup of coffee/tea before setting off for an early morning game drive (about 6.30 am); this is an awesome experience to spot the animals in natural habitats, with higher chances of spotting elephants, solitary cape buffaloes, hyenas, lions, leopards, antelopes, warthogs, and beautiful birds. This park has spectacular sceneries including Crater Lakes and rolling savannah plains overlooking the snow-capped Rwenzoris Mountain ranges.
Thereafter you return for a full breakfast at the lodge and relax till it is time for lunch.
In the afternoon you will take a relaxing boat cruise on the Kazinga channel. This is a huge opportunity to spot more animals as they come to cool off down the stream. Queen Elizabeth National Park is the leading birding destination with over 600 bird species including pelicans, kingfishers, hammer corps, woodpeckers, cormorants, goliath heron, and the rare shoebill stork; have a good time spotting these birds. Later you return to the lodge for dinner and overnight at the previous hotel.
After breakfast you will check out and drive to Bwindi checking in at the accommodation facility of your choice depending on your permit: it is a drive of 5 hours. You have a rest at Silverback Lodge (mid-range) or similar. You will therefore be left to relax and take the rest of the day at leisure while enjoying the lodge facilities.
After an early breakfast, you will be driven to the briefing point and start tracking at 08.00 am. This is a demanding but rewarding experience. You will depart with lunch boxes and drinking water; remember to bring Jungle boots & raincoats with you. This park is covered in dense vegetation and rugged hills, demanding that you be physically fit. The time taken to reach the Gorillas varies according to their movements.
You will experience the thrill of spending time with and observing the gorillas for 1 hour upon encounter, which is an awesome and exciting adventure. Afterward, we return to the lodge for an evening cultural walk or relaxation, dinner, and overnight at the previous hotel.
After breakfast, you will check out and we drive back to Kampala, with interesting stopovers for lunch and to explore souvenir markets at the Uganda Equator line crossing in Masaka and later proceed to Kampala checking into the booked hotel for dinner and overnight at la petite hotel.
You will have a relaxed breakfast and check out of the hotel to transfer to jinja city known as the adventure capital of East Africa to visit En-route amazing views of great sceneries along the way including Lugazi tea plantations and sugarcane plantations, mbira forest among others reaching by lunchtime and afternoon go for a boat cruise to visit the source of river Nile which rewards with the lifetime moments.
Later return to the booked hotel for dinner and stay overnight at two friends' hotel Jinja
You will have a relaxed breakfast and check out of the hotel o transfer back to Kampala with different en-route visits like the historical Sezibwa falls and have lunch in Kampala city and later visit Uganda museums and more historical sites in the city center which you will maker end of your 7 days safari.