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Wildlife in Queen Elizabeth Park (8 Days)

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 - 9 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 30 people
Destination(s): Uganda  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing   National Parks  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1898 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2020 US Dollar (USD)

While on this tour, you will be able to see the source of the Majestic River Nile and do white water rafting before heading for wildlife and birds in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Here you will have chances of seeing animals including elephant, lion, buffalo, hippo, leopard, with a common sight of the Antelope families and variety of bird species. The top of the safari will be the rare shoebill stork. You will also track chimpanzees in the nearby Kyambura Gorge and thereafter visit Ishasha with the highest concentration of wildlife in Queen Elizabeth park. Lucky enough you may see the famous tree-climbing lions which casually rest in the upper trees branches. This is a scheduled tour, one of our Uganda Gorilla tours : It departs twice a month every second Thursday and third Thursday of the month.

Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival
Arrive at Entebbe air port; meet with our staff for greeting and introduction thereafter transfer you to a hotel in Kampala for overnight. O/N: Pope Paul hotel or Africana hotel or Sheraton. (BB),

Day 2: Kampala – Source of Nile
You will head eastwards to Jinja for the source of the majestic River Nile, take a half-day rafting in the adventurous rapids of the Nile and then you will return to Kampala in the evening for overnight.O/N: Pope Paul hotel or Africana hotel or Sheraton. (HB)

Day 3: Kampala – Queen Elizabeth Park
Today, you will head for Mbarara (283 km from Kampala) via Masaka with a stop over at the drum makers and crafts and then at the Equator crossing for snacks and photography. Then proceed to the Queen Elizabeth National Park, arriving very late in the afternoon. on you way to the lodge you will see game and several bird species as you pass through through the park. [Approximate driving time: 6 hours] O/N: Bush Lodge or Simba Safari Camp or Mweya safari Lodge (FB).

Day 4: Chimpanzee tracking (Kyambura Gorge)
Wake up early in the morning for today’s visit to Kyambura gorge for chimpanzee tracking, an encounter with these man’s closest primate is a remarkable experience you will ever have. In the afternoon, you will be taken for a boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel where you will be able to see wildlife like Elephants, Hippos, Crocodile and different bird species. you will also go for an evening game drive to search for more animals in the park. O/N: Bush Lodge (FB).

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth Park – Bwindi Forest Park
Wake up early for an early morning game drive before starting off the journey to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Along the way in Ishasha, if weather conditions permit you may see tree-climbing lions then drive Bwindi south for dinner and overnight. (Approximate driving time: 4 hours) O/N: Gorilla forest camp or Travellers Rest Hotel (FB)

Day 6: Gorilla Tracking
You will go to the jungle at around 8:00 am after breakfast in the morning, with packed lunch and porters to Track Gorillas this is the climax of the tour. Gorilla tracking can take 3 -9 hours on walking in the jungle before one returns to his/her accommodation, the jungle, precipitous landscape (5200 feet plus) and rain may make the tour challenging and you need physical fitness but with a close encounter face-face with the largest primate of Africa is a remarkable experience you will ever have in life. O/N Gorilla forest camp or Heritage Hotel Kisoro (FB).

Day 7: Bwindi – Mburo Park
Start the journey in the morning for Lake Mburo National Park in Mbarara with different tourist attractions en route. You will have an afternoon game drive in Lake Mburo National Park for some unusual game including; zebras, kobs hippos and many bird species by the lake. A leopard may also be seen on an evening game drive on a safari vehicle with spotlights. (Approximate driving time: 6 hours) O/N: Arcadia Mburo Cottages or Mburo Safari Lodge (FB).

Day 8: Mburo Park – Kampala
Take a gentle drive back to Kampala through the Ankole – Masaka dry corridor to Kampala city. You will then transfer to the airport for your return flight back home; as you keep remembering the pearl of Africa. (Approximate driving time: 4 hours).

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Prices quoted include a safari car for the itinerary stated, accommodation on a shared basis and meals (in Kampala bed and breakfast only and on safari full board), boat trips/launch cruises as stated, park fees, One chimpanzee permit and one gorilla permit. Additional permit is subject to availability and payment at time of booking.
Prices do not include airfares to Uganda, entry visas and airport taxes, all personal expenditure such as tips, telephone calls, laundry and drinks. For single rooms, the supplement (SRS) has to be paid.
Prices are quoted in US Dollars. At the time of booking, clients should confirm with us the prevailing exchange rates for Pounds and Euros, if they wish to pay in those currencies.

Notes:
- Group price EUR 1356, USD 1898, £1265 per person. One gorilla permit included in cost.
- Single room supplement EUR 122, USD 171, £114.

About This Supplier
Location: Uganda
Joined InfoHub: Aug 2010

Our company is a fully licensed, safari tour operator based in Kampala, Uganda. Since 1999 we have outfitted and operated mountain gorilla expeditions specializing in Mountain Gorilla safaris, and organising Events and Conferences of all kinds in Uganda, Rwanda, Congo and Burundi. The Company is a member of The Uganda...

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