Gorillas and Game Tour to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Mburo Park: 8 Days

While on this tour, you will be able to see the source of the Majestic River Nile and do white water rafting before heading for  wildlife and birds in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Here you will have chances of seeing animals including elephant, lion, buffalo, hippo, leopard, with a common sight of the Antelope families and variety of bird species. The top of the safari will be the rare shoebill stork.  You will also track chimpanzees in the nearby Kyambura Gorge and thereafter visit Ishasha with the highest concentration of wildlife in Queen Elizabeth park. Lucky enough you may see the famous tree-climbing lions which casually rest in the upper trees branches.

 This is a scheduled tour, one of our Uganda Gorilla tours : It departs twice a month every second Thursday and third Thursday of the month.

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Tour Code: VUG16


Day One: Arrival

Arrive at Entebbe air port; meet with our staff for greeting and introduction thereafter transfer you to a hotel in Kampala for overnight.  O/N: Pope Paul hotel or Africana hotel or Sheraton. (BB)

Day Two: Kampala – Source of Nile
You will head eastwards to Jinja for the source of the majestic River Nile, take a half-day rafting in the adventurous rapids of the Nile and then you will return to Kampala in the evening for overnight.O/N: Pope Paul hotel or Africana hotel or Sheraton. (HB)

Day Three: Kampala – Queen Elizabeth Park
Today, you will head for Mbarara (283km from Kampala) via Masaka with a stop over at the drum makers and crafts and then at the Equator crossing for snacks and photography. Then proceed to the Queen Elizabeth National Park, arriving very late in the afternoon. on you way to the lodge you will see game and several bird species as you pass through through the park. [Approximate driving time: 6 hours] O/N: Bush Lodge or Simba Safari Camp or Mweya safari Lodge (FB).

Day Four: Chimpanzee tracking (Kyambura Gorge)
Wake up early in the morning for today’s visit to Kyambura gorge for chimpanzee tracking, an encounter with these man’s closest primate is a remarkable experience you will ever have. In the afternoon, you will be taken for a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel where you will be able to see wildlife like Elephants, Hippos, Crocodile and different bird species. you will alsoo go for an evening game drive to search for more animals in the park. O/N: Bush Lodge (FB).

Day Five: Queen Elizabeth Park – Bwindi Forest Park
Wake up early for an early morning game drive before starting off the journey to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Along the way in Ishasha, if weather conditions permit you may see tree-climbing lions then drive Bwindi south for dinner and overnight. [Approximate driving time: 4 hours] O/N: Gorilla forest camp or Travellers Rest Hotel (FB)

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Day Six: Gorilla tracking
You will go to the jungle at around 8:00am after breakfast in the morning, with packed lunch and porters to Track Gorillas this is the climax of the tour. Gorilla tracking can take 3 -9 hours on walking in the jungle before one returns to his/her accommodation, the jungle, precipitous landscape (5200 feet plus) and rain may make the tour challenging and you need physical fitness but with a close encounter face-face with the largest primate of Africa is a remarkable experience you will ever have in life. O/N Gorilla forest camp or Heritage Hotel Kisoro (FB).

Day Seven: Bwindi – Mburo Park
Start the journey in the morning for Lake Mburo National Park in Mbarara with different tourist attractions en route. You will have an afternoon game drive in Lake Mburo National Park for some unusual game including; zebras, kobs hippos and many bird species by the lake. A leopard may  also be seen on an evening game drive on a safari vehicle with spotlights. [Approximate driving time: 6 hours] O/N: Arcadia Mburo Cottages or Mburo Safari Lodge (FB)

Day Eight: Mburo Park – Kampala

Take a gentle drive back to Kampala through the Ankole – Masaka dry corridor to Kampala city. You will then transfer to the airport for your return flight back home; as you keep remembering the pearl of Africa. [Approximate driving time: 4 hours]

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Group Price EUR 1700, USD 2200, £ 1473 per person. One gorilla permit included in cost.
Single Room Supplement EUR 230, USD 290, £199


  Jan 2014 Feb 2014 Mar 2014 Apr 2014 May 2014 Jun 2014 Jul 2014 Aug 2014 Sept 2014 Oct 2014 Nov 2014 Dec 2014
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  Jan 2015 Feb 2015 Mar 2015 Apr 2015 May 2015 Jun 2015 Jul 2015 Aug 2015 Sept 2015 Oct 2015 Nov 2015 Dec 2015
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  Jan 2016 Feb 2016 Mar 2016 Apr 2016 May 2016 Jun 2016 Jul 2016 Aug 2016 Sept 2016 Oct 2016 Nov 2016 Dec 2016
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