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Nitarudi Africa Safaris

6 Days Queen Elizabeth & Bwindi Budget Safari

NASMUS 003: 6 Days Queen Elizabeth & Bwindi Budget Safari

Highlights: Kampala | Queen Elizabeth National Park | Kazinga Channel | Bwindi | Kampala

Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights

Trip starts: Kampala, Uganda

Trip ends: Kampala, Uganda

Overview

Uganda is a country that affected even the early explorers. They were amazed by its beauty, its natural wonders, its people. When modern travel became available tourists flocked to Uganda and fell in love with the Pearl of Africa – Uganda.

DayDescriptionAccommodation
Day 01:

Arrival

Arrive at Entebbe International Airport and proceed to guesthouse.

Overnight at Airport Guesthouse (BB)
Day 02:

Depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park

Drive through Fort portal- Kasese road towards Queen Elizabeth National Park, Major attractions: Rwenzori Mountains, Kazinga Channel, and Ishasha plains.

Kingfisher Lodge Kichwamba (B, D)
Day 03:

Boat Safari on the Kazinga Channel

Explore the Queen Elizabeth. Major attractions: Kazinga Channel, Giant Forest Hog, Nile crocodiles, Hippos .

Kingfisher Kichwamba (D,B)
Day 04:

Depart for Bwindi

Explore Ishasha, a beautiful extension of Queen Elizabeth National Park is famed for its tree-climbing lions.

 
Day 05:

Gorilla Tracking

Explore Ishasha, a beautiful extension of Queen Elizabeth National Park is famed for its tree-climbing lions.

Overnight at Buhoma Community Rest camp (FB)
Day 06:

Depart for Bwindi

After breakfast at the Camp, we start our journey back towards Entebbe airport.

Depart, end of itinerary

Day1: Arrival

On your grand arrival at the Entebbe International Airport you will be met by our guide. Having passed immigration and luggage collection please exit the arrival hall and look out for our guide who will be holding up a signboard with your name and featuring our logo. You will then be transferred to your guesthouse, taking between 15 minutes to 40 minutes, depending on traffic. Overnight at Airport Guesthouse (BB)

Day 2: Depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park

Drive through Fort portal- Kasese road towards Queen Elizabeth National Park. Set against the backdrop of the jagged Rwenzori Mountains, the park’s magnificent vistas include dozens of enormous craters carved dramatically into rolling green hills, panoramic views of the Kazinga Channel with its banks lined with hippos, buffalo and elephants, and the endless Ishasha plains, whose fig trees hide lions ready to pounce on herds of unsuspecting Uganda kobs. We will overnight at Kingfisher Lodge which offers panoramic views of the whole park. Overnight at Kingfisher Lodge Kichwamba (B, D)

Day 3: Boat Safari on the Kazinga Channel

A wake up call at 6 .00 am take some coffee and go for an early morning game drive is usually most rewarding. The Kasenyi sector on the east side of the Kasese road is best known for the lions which prey on large population of Uganda Kob that live in this area. Another common-but unexpected-sighting with in Queen Elizabeth is the Giant Forest Hog, Africa’s largest pig, which is usually associated with dense forests rather than semi-open thickets. Head back to the lodge for lunch and later in the afternoon embark one of the boats for a water safari on Kazinga Channel. The 36km Channel connects two Rift Valley lakes: Edward and George. These are named after Queen Victoria’s son and heir, Edward VII and his own successor, George V. Early explorers in Africa often had to cope with inhospitable terrain and travel by boat was especially difficult. Now you can experience the sights and sounds that greeted these early pioneers in comfort. Cruise the Kazinga Channel and view the immense concentration of hippos at close range, spot over 100 species of water birds, marvel at the majestic elephants in their natural habitat and the notorious Nile crocodiles sunbathing on the channel bank. This will allow you to experience wildlife up close where hippos huff and spray mere feet away, buffalo linger in the shallows and a tremendous variety of birds grace the grasses on the river’s edge. Amongst those you will see are the malachite and pied kingfishers great white and pink-backed pelicans and the open-billed stork. With some luck you will even spot elephants on the river banks coming for a drink and a bath. We return to the lodge for dinner. Overnight at Kingfisher Kichwamba (D,B).

Day 4: Depart for Bwindi

Today we will depart for Bwindi passing through the southern sector of the park, known as Ishasha. This remote and beautiful extension of Queen Elizabeth National Park is famed for its tree-climbing lions. It is a fabulous sight to see the lions draped from the trees and nowhere in Africa do you stand a better chance of seeing this than in the large low limbed fig trees of Ishasha. We continue to our accommodation, game-viewing en route.

Bwindi Impenetrable NP is regarded as a UNESCO-Natural-World-Heritage and is one of the richest biological and botanical regions in the world. With its south-west position at the edge of the western Rift-Valley, this forest covers 331 km².The treasures of Bwindi are the approx. 350 wild Mountain gorillas. They contribute to about half of the world population of these gentle human apes. Arrival in Buhoma is in the afternoon, the destination of our journey today. Basing on desire and mood, a walk around the area is always worth it. Certainly you will also find something nice in one of the art and handicraft shops. Overnight at Buhoma Community Rest camp (B, D)

Day 5: Gorilla Tracking

Up relatively early for a hearty breakfast to give you the energy needed for your Gorilla Trek. Before 8 am report to the ranger station for registration and a talk by one of the rangers; the guides will then take you through the bush pushing your way through the undergrowth, parting thick creepers, to track the gorillas. The trek can take from half an hour to 7 hours – a reasonable degree of fitness is required as well as a sturdy pair of walking shoes. Once you are close to the group the guides will ask you to leave behind your bags as no food items should be carried close to the gorillas. Just take your cameras with you as you are about to meet the gentle giants! Sit in the forest amongst the Gorillas, listening to them grumble to each other and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant male; the Silverback. It is an extraordinary feeling sitting in the dense rainforest knowing you are with a few of the last remaining mountain gorillas – sadly enough there are only about 650 of these beautiful creatures left. You are allowed exactly one hour with the Gorillas before returning to the base station. Overnight at Buhoma Community Rest camp (FB)

Day 6: Depart for Bwindi

After breakfast at the Camp, we start our journey back towards Entebbe airport. A stop at the Equator with a picnic lunch and a farewell dinner. Our guide will transfer you in due time to the Entebbe International Airport for your outbound flight. Please note that check-in for international flights should be done 2 hours prior to departure of the flight. In the departure hall (after check-in) you will find a small restaurant, a sitting area and several duty-free shops for your convenience.

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Safari Options & Notice

Options:

We may customize any of our itineraries to suit you. You are at liberty to reduce or add a number of nights, change a hotel (upgrade/downgrade), add local flights, change a given routing, proceed to Kenya etc. Please contact our expert consultants for your preferred trip plan.

Beach Extensions: Note that you may connect a flight to one of the Indian Ocean Islands of Mombasa, Lamu, Malindi or Zanzibar to unwind by the pristine beach. Please contact our expert consultant for your preferred trip plan.

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  1. For the Gorilla Tracking contained in this safari to take place, depends on the availability of the permits at the time of booking. These permits are strictly limited and sold out in advance. We therefore recommend to book early.
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Includes / Excludes

Includes:

  • Ground transport in private 4WD safari vehicles
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Entrance fees and ranger fees for national parks
  • Boat ride on Lake Mburo
  • Ranger guided nature walk
  • Meet with Gorillas, the "Gentle Giants" of Bwindi!
  • Game viewing in Lake Mburo National park

Excludes:

  • Meals not mentioned
  • Drinks
  • International and local flights
  • Tips/gratuities
  • Entry visas and fees
  • Items of a personal nature and any other not mentioned above
  • Ground transport in private 4WD safari vehicles
  • Game drives on the northern bank of the Nile
  • Visit Budongo Forest for a pleasant walk in the tropical rainforest
  • 3 nights at Nile Safari Camp on full board basis
  • Boat cruise on the Nile
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