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8 Days Queen Elizabeth & Bwindi National Park

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8 Days Queen Elizabeth & Bwindi National Park

On this safari heading to western Uganda, you visit two National Parks i.e Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will enjoy a launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel, game drives to see animals like lions, hyenas, leopards, elephants, tree climbing lions in Ishasha Plains and many more and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. However Queen Elizabeth also has other interesting things to sight like dozens crater-lakes, salty and fresh water lakes, views.

DAY 1

Arrival in Uganda

You will arrive at the Airport in Entebbe, where an English speaking guide will pick you up and transfer you to your Hotel in Kampala. You will Check in and rest for the Night. Accommodation: Yellow Haven Meal Plan: Dinner &Breakfast day 2

1 Night Yellow Haven
DAY 2

Kampala City Tour

After breakfast your tour guide will pick you up from the hotel and take you around Kampala’s historical sites and around Kampala so you can see the bustle and hustle of the town. The tour should take about 5 hours. After the city tour you will be taken back to your hotel to rest. Accommodation: Yellow Haven Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner &Breakfast day 3 Read more

1 Night Yellow Haven
DAY 3

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Par

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth from Kampala by road. You will depart Kampala at 6.00am headed to Queen Elizabeth National Park – a 7- 8hour drive through the tea plantations in or near Fort Portal town, before heading down into the rift valley, with the Rwenzori Mountain range in the distance, to Kasese town before finally reaching our destination. After lunch or later in the evening, head to the Katwe crater lake to meet the Ugandans who mine for salt in the lake. This lake, which is situated just north of the impressive Mweya peninsula, is far too salty to support any wildlife. However, since the 16th Century, it has ensured the survival of the Katwe residents, who spend their days under the equatorial sun, harvesting salt from its milky waters. Enjoy the spectacular drive to Katwe as you look out for wildlife including buffalos and elephants. Look out for Lake Kitagata – fed by salty hot-springs with no wildlife around but the spectacular views. Once you arrive at the salt mines, marvel at the network of paths and huts that have been built across the lake to support hundreds of workers. The salt is sold to traders from across Uganda, and as far as Congo and Rwanda. This tour gives visitors a unique insight into the fascinating yet tough process of salt mining, as well as providing an alternative income for Katwe. During the tour of the lake you will see community members at work, cross the mud walkways. Accommodation: Marafiki Lodge Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast Read more

1 Night Marafiki Safari Lodg
DAY 4

Morning Game Drive & Boat cruise along K

After an early breakfast at 6.00am, your guide together with a game ranger will take you on a game drive to the northern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park through the Kasenyi track in search for lions, hyenas, buffaloes, leopard, water buck, bush bucks, Uganda Kob plus many bird species including ibis, fish eagles and vultures etc. You will head back to your lodge for relaxation and lunch. After lunch, head out for a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel. On the boat cruise, you will have the opportunity to view great numbers of wildlife including elephants, crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes and large numbers of birds like eagles, kingfishers, sparrows, doves, weaver birds, eaglets and sun birds converging at the channel waters to enjoy a sip of the natural waters. After the boat ride you will head back to the lodge, freshen up and have dinner. Accommodation: Marafiki lodge Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast day 5 Read more

1 Night Marafiki lodge
DAY 5

Transfer to Bwindi

After breakfast, you will check out of the lodge and head out for the morning game drive where you will see elephants, lions, buffalos, etc. You will then transfer to Bwindi via the Ishasha sector of the park. While in Ishasha, watch out for the famous tree-climbing lions resting atop fig trees after a morning hunt and breakfast. The journey will be 4 hrs to your next lodge. Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast Read more

1 Night Buhoma Lodge
DAY 6

Gorilla Tracking

After early breakfast, with your packed lunch in your rucksack, your guide will take you to the start point for a briefing at 08:00 hours before beginning the trek. Gorilla tracking is unpredictable, so it is difficult to foresee how many hours you will hike. It may take 2-8 hours, and you should be prepared to walk long distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter the gorilla family that you have been assigned. For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour. The ranger guide always briefs you on how to behave in the presence of these gentle giants. Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge Meal Plan: Packed lunch, Dinner & Breakfast Read more

1 Night Buhoma Lodge
DAY 7

Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

This morning you will drive through the hills on a bumpy road to Lake Bunyonyi. You arrive Bunyonyi in the mid-morning and check-in at Birdnest Bunyonyi. You can relax and later enjoy lunch. After lunch, you will go a boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi for sightseeing of some of the 25 islands and the opportunity to see the Punishment Island where non-virgin girls were abandoned. Later return to the lodge for overnight. Accommodation: Birdnest Bunyonyi Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast Read more

1 Night Birdnest Bunyonyi
DAY 8

Return to Kampala

Wake up at leisure and enjoy breakfast. After your breakfast, you will commence your drive back to Kampala with a lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Center & Museum just outside Mbarara town. After lunch, you will continue with a stop at the Equator Crossing for fun photography. Your guide will drop you off at your accommodation OR the airport if you are scheduled to leave that evening. Meal Plan: Lunch en-route Read more

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Kampala
Day 3
Location Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 5
Location Bwindi National Park
Day 7
Location Kabale
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Kampala
Hotel Yellow Haven
Day 3
Location Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 5
Location Bwindi National Park
Day 7
Location Lake Bunyonyi
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Kampala
Hotel Emin Pasha
Day 3
Location Queen Elizabeth National park
Day 5
Location Bwindi National park
Hotel Buhoma Lodge
Day 7
Location Lake Bunyonyi
Hotel Birdnest

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Accommodation in a Standard Rooms at a safari lodges/camps and hotel facilities as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • On the ground transport in a 4WD Vehicle or Safari Mini-Vans with a pop-up roofs for game viewing as per your choosing
  • Game drives, excursions and sight-seeing activities as described above
  • Boat rides on Kazinga Channel and Lake Bunyonyi
  • Transfers as indicated in the itinerary
  • Gorilla permits
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Services of an English-speaking driver/tour guide
  • Bottled water whilst on safari (2 half-litre bottles per person per day)

Package excludes

  • Personal expenses such as air travel and medical insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, emails, faxes and phone calls beverages including water, soft drinks, luxury champagne, spirits or meals not included in the itinerary
  • Gratuity for porterage/ waiters at hotels, camps and airports
  • Gratuity for your professional driver guide
  • Cost of obtaining Visas ($50)
  • Any optional tours and excursions not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • International Airfare

REVIEWS

6 Reviews

Jet, United States

Adrenaline rush adventure! Reliable, honest and well organized 4 day adventure tour to Sipi Falls with an excellent guide. Very memorable! Thank you StarMount Safaris.

Sarah, United States

Unforgettable Murchison falls & Budongo! We spent 6 day Safari tour days on safari with Harrison our guide/driver from StarMount Safaris. We weren't expecting a welcome party at the airport but there they were; the owner and the guide to give us a warm welcome to Uganda. Booking process was smooth via email, with quick responses and we thought it was a very competitive price having done much research of local tour operators. Everything was meticulously planned; we didn't have to think about park passes, lunch boxes, checking in etc. The guide was amazing, very knowledgeable and we were fortunate to see everything the itinerary said we would see. All in all an absolutely unforgettable trip. Couldn't recommend StarMount Safaris enough! Read more

Matt, United States

Amazing Gorilla Safari tour! We decided to book a safari tour last minute to Bwindi National Park. We contacted 4 tour companies in Uganda and only StarMount Safaris responded to our inquiry. We found them very professional, their response was timely, informative and they offered a variety of options to fit within the budget that we had. The tour was a success and flawless! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and fun to hang out with after the tour. StarMount safaris under sells but over delivers. We had fun and created loads of memories on our 4 day Gorilla Safari tour. I would use them again! Read more

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