8 DAYS BEST OF WESTERN UGANDA.

Tour Description.

Our 8 days safari trip brings you the highlights of western Uganda, here the savannah meets tropical rain forests, during your trip expect to see savannah animals such us Hippos, leopard, giraffe, buffalos lions and the elephants. Get a chance to interact with world’s endangered Mountain Gorillas. This trip specifically includes the most interesting National Parks of Uganda: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable and Lake Mburo National Park and visiting Igongo Ankole cultural Centre.

Tour Highlights.

  • Safari on Queen Elizabeth National Park with chances of viewing the Five Game animals at a close range.
  • Boat ride on Kazinga Channel which has a greatest concentration of Hippos and Birds.
  • Search for the tree climbing lions from Ishasha sector in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
  • Enjoy a beautiful landscape on your way to western Uganda.
  • Meet the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
  • Game drives “safaris” in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Mburo National Park.
  • Visit interesting local communities or pygmies around Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth.

Destination: Entebbe Airport – Kampala


Activities.


Arriving at Entebbe international airport, you will be warmly welcomed by the Gakima safaris representative and transfer you to your hotel in Kampala. Approx. 40km. Accommodation on you.


Destination: Kampala – Queen Elizabeth National Park. Approx. 398km.

Activities.


Our driver guide will meet and greet you at 7:00am.


Hiking / Nature walks (optional activities of visiting Mweya peninsular with its scenic views, Ishasha River or Maragambo forests for viewing rooms where visitors can observe the resident Bats and Pythons). Accommodation: In Queen Elizabeth National Park.


Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park.


Activities


Early morning game drive and later in the afternoon a boat trip on Kazinga channel to view enormous hippos and buffalos while elephants linger on the shores. (Optional activities Queens pavilion, Kikorongo African Art workshop, Uganda community carnivore $100 all day $ 50 half a day). Accommodation: In Queen Elizabeth National Park.


Destination: Queen Elizabeth – Ishasha Approx. 120km south sector of Queen.


Activities


After breakfast, we drive through Queen Elizabeth to Ishasha sector in the south for an afternoon game drive to search for tree climbing lions and the Topis. Accommodation: In Ishasha.


Destination: Ishasha – Bwindi Impenetrable Approx. 124km.


Activities


After breakfast, we drive to Bwindi Impenetrable, on our way we pass through interesting villages and have some brief talking views of the mountains. Bwindi Impenetrable is the world’s most remarkable encounters with rare mountain gorillas in the remote forests of south-western Uganda.


Accommodation: In Bwindi National Park but this depends on the group of gorilla you will be tracking in Buhoma, Ruhija and Nkuringo.


Destination: Bwindi National Park.


Activities


Early morning gorilla tracking in search for the world’s most remarkable encounters. With evening optional activities including; Batwa trail, Village walk and water fall walk along Congolese borders with incredible scenery.


Accommodation: In Bwindi National Park but this depends on the group of gorilla you will be tracking in Buhoma, Ruhija and Nkuringo..


Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable – Lake Mburo National Park. Approx. 271km.


Activities


After breakfast we drive to Lake Mburo National Park were we shall have a boat trip or a game drive in the afternoon and it offers a great way to view the Impalas, Buffalos, Topis and largest herd of zebras. Accommodation: In Lake Mburo.


Destination: Lake Mburo National Park – Kampala or Entebbe Approx. 253km.


Activities.


After breakfast, we drive to Igongo cultural Centre, its set on grounds of a former palace of Ankole king, this museum explores the people of southwestern Uganda. On our way back we can make a stopover at the equator.


Transfer to your accommodation in Kampala or Entebbe for your out bound flight.


Price Quotation 2019.

Please note that prices are as (per person) based on Twin/ double room sharing, they are estimates only and subjected to change without notice.

Silver Budget (USD) per person Golden Budget (USD) per person
Based on a private group of 1-6 people. 1,232 2,316
Based on a private group of 4 or 5 people. 1,365 2,425
Based on a private group of 2 or 3 people. 1,763 2,816
Gorilla Permit
All seasons. 600 600
Options
For Full board per person a day extra USD. 35 Not Applicable

Includes.

Accommodations and meals mentioned, Airport transfers, a 4x4 vehicle with a driver/tour guide and fuel, entrances and attractions mentioned, Hiking / Nature walks, Game drives, boat cruise at Kazinga channel and Lake Mburo, visiting Igongo cultural Centre.

Excludes.

Visa for Uganda and insurance, flights, tips and personal expenses, beverages and meals not mentioned, all optional activities, Gorilla permits.

NOTE:

We advise our esteemed clients always to book with us in advance in order to secure for you these accommodations mention. However incase these accommodation are found all booked we can get for you other nearby accommodation that offer same services.

 
Day 1 Arrival
Destination: Entebbe airport – Kampala
 
Accommodation on you, though we can still arrange it for you.
Day 2
Destination: Kampala – Queen Elizabeth National Park. Approx. 398km.
Silver budget: Marafiki safari lodge, Enganzi lodge (BB)
Golden budget: Mweya safari lodge (FB)

 
Day 3
Destination: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Silver budget: Marafiki safari lodge, Enganzi lodge (BB)
Golden budget: Mweya safari lodge (FB)

Day 4
Destination: Queen Elizabeth – Ishasha Approx. 120km south sector of Queen.
Silver budget: Ishasha Jungle lodge (BB)
Golden budget: Ishasha wilderness tented camp (FB)
Day 5.
Destination: Ishasha – Bwindi Impenetrable Approx. 124km.
Silver budget:
Buhoma: Buhoma community rest camp or Buhoma Haven Lodge (BB)
Ruhija; Gorilla mist camp (BB)
Nkuringo; Nshongi Gorilla resort or Wagtail Eco safari camp (BB)
Golden budget:
Buhoma: Mahogany springs, Buhoma lodge (FB)
Ruhija: Ruhija gorilla safari lodge (FB)
Nkuringo: Nkuringo gorilla safari lodge (FB)

Day 6
Destination: Bwindi National Park.
 
Silver budget:
Buhoma: Buhoma community rest camp or Buhoma Haven Lodge (BB)
Ruhija; Gorilla mist camp (B.)
Nkuringo; Nshongi Gorilla resort or Wagtail Eco safari camp (BB)
 
Golden budget:
Buhoma: Mahogany springs, Buhoma lodge (FB)
Ruhija: Ruhija gorilla safari lodge (FB)
Nkuringo; Nshongi Gorilla resort or Wagtail Eco safari camp (BB)
 

Day 7
Destination: Bwindi Impenetrable – Lake Mburo National Park. Approx. 271km.
Silver budget: Mburo Safari lodge (BB)
Golden budget: Mburo Safari lodge (FB)
 

Day 8
Destination: Lake Mburo National Park – Kampala or Entebbe Approx. 253km.

Transfer to your accommodation in Kampala or Entebbe for your out bound flight