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6 Day Gorilla And Queen Elizabeth Safari

This Gorilla Express safari from Entebbe is primarily about visiting and tracking the Mountain Gorillas in Uganda. There is the opportunity to trek gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest as well as taking forest walks. The gorilla experience is followed by a short visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The safari is based on staying in good lodges and luxury tented camps. The tour is suitable for reasonably fit people as it involves walking and rugged conditions. One permit included

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $1900
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 6 days
Best months: January - February, June - December
Countries visited: Uganda Uganda
Parks visited: Bwindi Impenetrable, Queen Elizabeth
Activity level: Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
This Gorilla Express safari from Entebbe is primarily about visiting and tracking the Mountain Gorillas in Uganda. There is the opportunity to trek gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest as well as taking forest walks. The gorilla experience is followed by a short visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The safari is based on staying in good lodges and luxury tented camps. The tour is suitable for reasonably fit people as it involves walking and rugged conditions. One permit included

Day 1: Arrive in Entebbe

You are met at Entebbe Airport and transferred to your hotel in Entebbe. Depending on your incoming flight, your arrival could be relatively early in the morning, giving you a whole day to explore around Lake Victoria and Entebbe (under your own steam).

The Boma is an endearing Entebbe guest house with an African homespun vibe and plenty of character, convenient for the airport. The hospitality is personal which means that it is a sympathetic partner with small tented safari camps.

Day 2-4: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Transfer to the local airport for your scheduled flight to Bwindi (approximately 90 minutes). Here you are met and transferred about 2 hours to your lodge close to the start point for gorilla tracking. In the afternoon, take a forest walk or cultural visit into the local community, which is very welcoming.

Buhoma Lodge is a small friendly lodge situated actually in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Buhoma is conveniently located less than 5 minutes walks from the Rangers Headquarters of Bwindi (starting point for the gorilla safaris) so it’s a great base for gorilla tracking.

Gorilla trekking would take place on Day 3 (one gorilla permit included) and again on Day 4, subject to permit availability, for those guests who would like to track twice. The second gorilla permit is an additional cost given at time of enquiry if permits are available.

The alternative on Day 4 is a forest walk, relaxing or an optional walk with and into the local community.

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park & Ishasha

Today you leave Bwindi and travel about 3 hours to Ishasha, allowing time to stop at the local Ishasha Community project on the way.

In the afternoon there will be time to explore Queen Elizabeth National Park on a game drive, hoping to be rewarded with a sighting of the tree-climbing lion, for which this area is renowned. There is a great deal of other wildlife interest to enjoy both out on game drives and in the immediate area round the camp.

Ishasha Wilderness Camp is a small and intimate tented camp in the Ishasha sector of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s leading game reserve. The ten spacious guest tents and main mess tent are set in an idyllic spot on the banks of the Ntungwe River, shaded by riverine woodland.

Day 6: Entebbe Town or Airport

Depart for the airstrip and the 90 minute flight back to Entebbe.

On arrival you are met and transferred into town or to Entebbe Airport, as you prefer for your onward travel plans.

NOTE/ Clients who choose to stay for more days at the end of their safari are free to do so. We can arrange hotel accommodation for your extended stay. Should you wish to spend more time exploring Rwanda, Congo, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya or Tanzania, we can arrange further safaris and city tours to meet your requirements. 

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