Gorilla Tracking and Queen Elizabeth Game Safari itinerary:
Day 1: Drive to Bwindi Forest National Park
We will pick you up from your hotel very early in the morning to embark on your Gorilla Tracking and Queen Elizabeth Game Safari, drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Gorilla Forest. You will make a stop over at the Equator and a lunch stop in Mbarara. You will arrive in Bwindi in the evening. Kindly note that this is a long drive of not less than 10 hours.
Overnight Engagi Lodge / Silverback Lodge
Meal included: Lunch and dinner
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Forest
Early morning breakfast then transfer to the park headquarters for a briefing on your gorilla tracking from the park guides. You will then embark on your gorilla trek with the expert leadership of the park guides who will point out signs of previous gorilla activity, including dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots.
Your gorilla tracking will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes and bamboo before you eventually reach the gorilla family.
The time taken to track the gorillas can be as few as 2 hours to as many as 7 hours. Once the gorillas have been located, your group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them
After the gorilla trek, you will drive to Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National park famous for its tree climbing lions driving through lush banana or coffee farms and tea plantations. Evening game drive.
Dinner and overnight Enjojo Lodge
Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch and dinner
Day 3: Game drive / boat cruise on Kazinga Channel
Today on your Gorilla Tracking and Queen Elizabeth Game Safari, after breakfast you will game drive through the park through varying landscapes of acacia savanna and the Maramagambo forest on the escarpment of the Rift Valley above Lake Edward. Big game is spotty for most of the drive, but the scenery is great and you should see many birds and animals of interest (as well as possible multitudes of butterflies).
You will have a picnic lunch in the bush, then enter the Mweya sector of the park, where you have an afternoon launch cruise on the celebrated Kazinga Channel that connects lakes Edward and George. On this cruise you will see a high concentration of hippos and buffalo and many other animals such as elephant, bushbuck, or monitor lizards that can be seen drinking at the water’s edge.
There is a fantastic and amazingly abundant collection of colorful water birds, and a few crocodiles. After the cruise continue with a game drive to your camp through the thickets of the Mweya Peninsula
Overnight Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge / Park View Safari Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 4: Departure
Early morning breakfast, game drive then drive back to Kampala or straight to Entebbe International Airport to connect with your flight out. You will have lunch en route.
Meal plan: Breakfast
End of Gorilla Tracking and Queen Elizabeth Game Safari