This safari takes you to Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) for game viewing and thereafter to Bwindi impenetrable forest for gorilla tracking. Key game being Gorillas and Lions
Start off the journey from your hotel after breakfast, driving through the southern bound route and head to QENP. We traverse the equator, savannah grasslands, Banana plantations and hills before descending to the western rift valley where the park sits. You will be able to enjoy great panoramic scenic views of land scape and have stopovers at some places of interest as you travel. The journey is 418km and takes approximately 6 hours without stopovers. You will arrive in the evening to Check into your lodge.
At dawn wake up for a game drive to catch up with nocturnal ones returning to their warrens and diurnals waking up to catch their early morning prey of the day. You most likely meet grazing hippos, stripped jackal, Leopards, Spotted hyenas, water bucks , Elephants, Lions, the rare elusive Giant forest hog and ofcourse several warthogs among 66 animal species recorded in this park. Retreat to the lodge
In the afternoon embark on a boat launch trip along the kazinga Channel. This is an exciting trip which gives you the opportunity to view wildlife at close range prominent are school of hippos, water bucks, buffalos lingering ashore and an array of some of the 568 bird species listed as dwellers of this park. You will see the Kingfisher, Pelicans, saddle billed stork, Eagles and many others as you slowly float back to the lodge complemented by a spectacular view of the sun setting and its reflection in the Kazinga channel waters.
In the morning after breakfast , we explore the southern belt of QENP in the area known as Ishasha on the way to Bwindi. Ishasha is well known for the unique tree-climbing lions. You will marvel to see these giant cats relaxing up the fig tree. You may also see the topi , hippos, buffalos and other species.
We continue travel through the spectacular panoramic terraced highlands of Kigezi often referred as the Switzerland of Africa. We then arrive to the home of the of the rare endangered mountain gorilla, Bwindi forest. A dense green vegetation cover which is also a haven to other primates like blue and red tailed monkey, and also an array of bird species, reptiles rare flora etc.Checkin to your lodge in the evening and prepare for your expedition for the following day.
Early morning after guides briefing, start of your expedition of the forest tracking the magnificent gorilla. Gorilla tracking is quite strenuous. You need to wear comfortable jungle boots, have rain jacket and water. Meeting the gorillas and spending time with them is an exhilarating experience worth of the strenuous exercise. Return to Your lodge for overnight.
Wake up very early in the morning to have your breakfast and you will be briefed by the guides then you setoff for your second leg gorilla tracking expedition. If time allows, you can also take a village walk to see the lifestyle of surrounding communities. Return to your lodge for overnight.
After the exhilarating experience the savannah and jungle combination of QENP and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National parks you will then drive back to Kampala,check-in your hotel to freshen up before you are transferred to the airport to catch your flight.