Uganda Trip with Gorillas & Wildlife

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Visit the impenetrable Bwindi National Park. Come close with the infamous mountain Gorillas and a range of primates. Stop by at the Royal Drum makers. See the equator where you can stand in both hemispheres simultaneously. Experience come of the optional activities around Bwindi including batwa trail, village walk, bwindi community hospital, waterfall walk stopping by to look at the Royal Drum makers and the equator. Visit Kisenyi area looking for lions prides and Uganda kob. Cruise along the Kazinga Channel home to one of the largest concentrations of hippopotamus. View varieties of bird species including the African Eagle, Open-Billed Stork and Pied Kingfisher.

Description

Included

  • 1 Night accommodation at Mweya Lodge
  • 1 Night accommodation at Sheraton Kampala Hotel
  • 2 gorilla permits
  • 4 Nights’ accommodation at Engagi Lodge
  • Return flights Nairobi/Kampala
  • Transfers

Excluded

  • All International Flights + Taxes
  • Excursions not detailed in above program
  • Tips & personal expenses such as telephone calls etc.
  • Travel & Personal accident insurance
  • Visas

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Itineraries

  • Arriving at the airport you will be warmly welcomed by Peaks of Africa representative, and transferred to your hotel in Kampala. Optional activities include Kampala City Tour and Eating Out. Dinner on own arrangements. Overnight at Sheraton Kampala Hotel (BB).

  • After breakfast, you will begin your journey from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.  This ancient rainforest of Bwindi spans 321 sq. km and   boasts 90 mammal species, the infamous mountain gorillas, a range of primates, as well as 23 Albertine Rift endemic bird species, including the African Green Broadbill, the Bar Tailed Trogon etc. You will stop en route to look at the Royal Drum makers, see the Equator where you can stand in both hemispheres simultaneously. From there you continue through the terraced hillsides of Uganda arriving to Bwindi in the evening in time for dinner. Dinner and overnight at Engagi Lodge (LDBB).

  • The next morning you set off for gorilla trekking. Hiking through the thick, verdant, rainforest to eventually come across the gorillas in their natural habitat, is an amazing and unforgettable experience. Actual trek times can vary; these are wild animals after all.  If time permits there are a diverse range of activities which are unique to Bwindi which you can participate in during the afternoon. Optional activities include Batwa Trail, Village Walk, Bwindi Community Hospital and Waterfall Walk arranged on request. All meals included.  Overnight at Engagi Lodge (LDBB).
  • The day is yours to go for the second gorilla tracking and those who don’t want to go for it have an option of going to explore all that Bwindi has to offer! There are so many things to explore, go for a birding safari in the interior of the forest.  Other popular options include a visit to the Batwa Trail or experiencing local village life. We can also arrange for you to visit Bwindi Community Hospital or support our efforts at conservation by planting a tree at a local school. Return to the lodge in the evening for dinner. Overnight at Engagi Lodge (LDBB).
  • After breakfast, you will depart Bwindi for Queen Elizabeth passing via the Ishasha sector famed for the tree climbing lions arriving in the afternoon. Queen Elizabeth National Park boasts one of the highest biodiversity ratings of any game park or reserve in the world. Uganda’s second largest National Park, the 1,978 sq km has everything from open savannah to rain forest.   Queen Elizabeth has over 100 mammal species, and an astounding 606 bird species, making it a premier safari destination. Arrive in the park in the afternoon and if possible, go for a game drive in the early evening. Overnight at Engagi Lodge (LDBB).

  • In morning, you will have a game drive to the Kisenyi area to look for lion prides and other wildlife like the Uganda Kob, before returning to the Lodge for breakfast. In the afternoon take a cruise along the Kazinga Channel, home to one of the largest concentrations of hippopotamus, as well as herds of elephants, buffalo, and other wildlife that come to drink from the river. The Kazinga also attracts a tremendous variety of bird species including the African Eagle, Open-Billed Stork, and Pied Kingfishers. Optional activities include Queens Pavilion, Katwa Salt Walk or Kikorongo African Art Workshop arranged on request. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Lodge (LDBB).
  • Have a morning game drive as you depart the park arriving in Kampala or Entebbe in the evening where your safari will end.

Bookings

Contact your Peaks Of Africa travel specialist on reservations@peaksofafrica.co.za or call us on +27117820842 and we will be glad to deliver a lifetime African experience for you.

Flight Bookings
Contact us at Peaks Of Africa and we can also book flights for you, that is your domestic flights in South Africa, inbound and outbound regional flights in Africa, from Southern, Central, East, West and North Africa, as well as international inbound and outbound flights.

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