5 Days Uganda Wildlife and Mountain Gorilla Tracking
Visit Uganda, Africa’s home to some of the last remaining mountain gorillas and a place where you will be warmly welcomed by smiling locals. Uganda has bravely risen from a tragic past and stands proudly as a representation of Africa’s irrepressible beauty. Be awe-struck by the profound power of the endangered mountain gorillas of Bwindi impenetrable national park.
The Uganda Wildlife and Chimp safari by Passion for Travel is an ideal way to explore Queen Elizabeth National Park, home to populations of tree-climbing lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, chimpanzee, hippo, Nile crocodile, hyena, antelopes, baboons and many other species of wildlife.
A total of 547 confirmed and 15 unconfirmed bird species have been recorded in Queen Elizabeth National Park. This is one of the highest totals in the world and is truly remarkable for such a relatively small reserve. The Queen Elizabeth National Parks formerly known as Kazinga National Park is Uganda’s second-largest conservation area at over covers 1,978 sq. km. This Uganda national park was founded in 1952 as Kazinga National Park and renamed two years later to commemorate a visit by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England.
Day 1. Transfer to Bwindi Gorillas’ Habitat (8hrs)
In the morning, you will drive southwestwards to Bwindi National park, with a stopover at the equator for photographs and a cup of coffee, lunch in Mbarara town. Continue the scenic drive to Kabale town and the Kigezi regions, also known as the “Switzerland of Africa”, characterised by majestic hills, deep valleys and winding roads. Check-in your lodge for dinner and overnight.
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Day 2. Gorilla tracking and Batwa community walk
Rise early for breakfast before you head out to assemble at the park headquarters for briefing from the park rangers about the dos and don’ts while with the gorillas. Proceed for the memorable adventure in the forest, Meet and stay with the animals for a maximum of one hour, then descend to the park headquarters and then to your Lodge for lunch and relaxation. Later in the evening, you may go for a community walk in the nearby Batwa pygmies, where you will be entertained and given tales of their unique culture. (Optional) Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
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Day 3. Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park and Boat Cruise
Today you will transfer to Queen Elizabeth National park via Ishasha sector, Reach QENP early enough for lunch at Mweya Safari Lodge. In the afternoon, go for a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel, where you will have an opportunity to see a variety of birds such as the kingfisher, herons, blue turaco and many more. You will also see animals such as hippos, crocodiles, buffalos, elephants as they bask along the channel banks. Dinner and overnight at the chosen accommodation.
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Day 4. Morning Game Drive and Chimpanzee Tracking
Embark on a thrilling journey into the vast, game-filled Queen Elizabeth National Park. Head out on game drives along the Kasenyi track to spot for African lions, leopards, zebras, buffaloes, and elephants among others, return for lunch and in the afternoon proceed to Kyambura George for chimpanzee tracking where you will also encounter other primates such as the baboons, colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys among others. Return and relax in a comfortable lodge in the evening. Enjoy delicious traditional African cuisine, admire sweeping vistas, learn about the flora and fauna of the region from experienced guides and marvel at the beauty of a star-studded African sky. Time spent in Queen Elizabeth is rewarding and inspiring.
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Day 5. Transfer to Kampala Via Fort Portal
After your breakfast, we depart the lodge and make our way back to Kampala with stopovers for photography and lunch reaching late in the afternoon, and you will be transferred to your hotel for dinner and overnight or to the airport for your departure flight.
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