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4 nights Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Gorillas and Lake Mburo National Park

4 NIGHTS QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK, BWINDI GORILLAS AND LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK

 

Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour

DAY 1: QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

We shall then drive through Uganda’s countryside as we enjoy the local farms and landscapes. Soon we shall reach Queen Elizabeth National Park – the first destination for our safari.

Mammals to expect here include Uganda Kob, Common Warthog, Giant Forest Hog, Nile Hippo, Lake Chad Buffalo, African Elephant, Bushbuck, African Lion, Leopard and Spotted Hyena. We may also find the local Nile Crocodiles.

In the afternoon, we shall enjoy a boat cruise along the famous Kazinga Channel, which connects Lake Edward and Lake George. Lake Edward is part of the Western or Albertine Rift Valley system. This cruise is a key highlight on our Uganda Safaris. Here many mammals and waterbirds will be present and we shall take time to enjoy them. Birds along the water edges include African Fish Eagles and African Skimmers.

Night at Queen Elizabeth National Park.

DAY 2: ISHASHA TO BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

We shall start the day early and head towards the Ishasha region in Southern Queen Elizabeth National Park. This area is famous for the local tree-climbing Lions. We may be lucky to find these beautiful cats among an array of other big game and birds.

Later, we shall continue our safari; driving along the very scenic South-Western Uganda. We shall arrive at our lodge in the afternoon, where we shall enjoy the local weather and beautiful sounds of birds and insects.

Night in Bwindi.

DAY 3: GORILLA TREKKING IN BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

Departing our lodge with packed lunch, we shall head to Bwindi Forest headquarters, where the gorilla trek will take place. We shall all meet for a briefing from the local rangers early in the morning. This day is definitely among the most interesting sections of all our Uganda Safaris.

We shall then venture into the forest following nice trails. Soon enough, we shall meet our “hosts” for the day- the majestic Mountain Gorillas. Sometimes the hike takes longer depending on the local movements of these great apes; who live a very natural lifestyle in this great forest. We shall spend time enjoying these great apes and making the best photos. Most gorilla families are well composed of a dominant male- the Silverback, several females and young. Our trek may also produce more primates, including the amazing L’ Hoest Monkey.

We shall then hike back to our starting point and return to our lodge for a relaxed afternoon. There are also several optional afternoon activities around Bwindi that we can take part in before returning to our lodge.

We shall spend the night in Bwindi.

DAY 4: LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK

We shall then head to the lovely Lake Mburo National Park. We shall cruise through the vast farmlands and bushes that pattern our drive from Bwindi. We may be lucky to come across the famous Ankole cattle, with their very evident and long horns. These cows are always a popular sighting on our Uganda Safaris.

We shall enjoy game drives around Lake Mburo National Park this afternoon, as we score different wildlife species. Mammals will be abundant including Burchellʼs Zebra, Oribi, Cape Buffalo, Uganda Topi, Dwarf Mongoose, Nile Hippo, Roan Antelope, Sitatunga, Cape Eland, Vervet (Tantalus) Monkey, Olive Baboon and Common Impala. Expected birds species here include African Finfoot and Red-headed Lovebird.

Night at Lake Mburo.

DAY 5: LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK TO ENTEBBE

On this day, we shall enjoy a morning game drive in Lake Mburo National Park. We shall then head to Entebbe, cruising across the beautiful Uganda countryside.

Later, we head to the airport; marking the end to our lovely safari.

 

 

Highlight mammals and others

Uganda Kob, Nile Hippo, Lake Chad Buffalo, African Elephant, African Lion, Leopard, Spotted Hyena, Nile Crocodile, Mountain Gorilla

Highlight birds

African Skimmer, Ross’s Turaco, African Fish Eagle, Ruppell’s Starling, Red-shouldered Cuckooshrike

Habitats covered

Wetlands, Savannah, Tropical Forest, Albertine Rift Highlands

Photographic opportunities

Excellent

Special moments

African Big 5, Lake Mburo, Kazinga Channel, Boat Cruise, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Gorilla Trek

 

Extensions:-

The 4 nights Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Gorillas and Lake Mburo National Park Safaris can be combined with our Uganda Chimpanzee Trekking Tour.