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Bwindi Queen Elizabeth

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Day 1: Airport Transfer
You will be met by our driver/guide at Entebbe International Airport who will drive to Kampala the capital city of Uganda. Check in at Serena hotel or Sheraton Hotel or Hotel Africana or Holiday Hotel in the city center or atTal Cottages. Dinner and overnight

Day2: Kampala – Bwindi
After breakfast you will set off for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park the home of Mountain Gorillas. It is estimated half of the world’s surviving population of mountain gorillas -300 live within Bwindi boundaries. Cross the Equator and continue southwards passing through Ankole grassland, stop for long horned Ankole cattle viewing along the road. The drive is long but enjoyable with lunch stop on the way. Bwindi National Park is located in the southwestern part of the
country at the edges of Kigezi Highlands once known as Switzerland of Africa before the drop of the Western Rift Valley.

This National Park offers a dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. Among the gorilla families that live in this forest have
been habituated for tourism and although trekking may be strenuous the viewing of the gorillas in their natural habitat is an experience long to be savored. Apart from the gorillas, there are a variety of primates to be seen including the blue monkeys, red tailed monkeys, and black & white colobus monkeys. The great blue tauracos are
often seen and even for a non bird watcher they are marvelous sight.

Arrival will be in the late evening, dinner and stay overnight at Bwindi Lodge – Buhoma Homestead Camp or Kitandara tented Camp or Buhoma Community Bandas as you prepare for the tomorrow’s event!

Day 3: Bwindi – Gorilla tracking safaris
Early morning breakfast and head for gorilla trekking safari with a guide together with other tourists group. The trek may be tiresome but enjoyable. This is the major tourist attraction in Bwindi. Carry packed lunch with you have it at a picnic site in the forest. The thrill of your encounter with these gentle giants will erase your difficulties of the potentially strenuous trek. Spend time in awe watching gorillas go about their activities. You are likely to enjoy a close view of adults feeding, grooming and resting as the youngsters frolic from vines in a delightfully playful display. Return from tracking gorillas, have dinner and overnight at Bwindi Lodge – Buhoma Homestead Camp or Kitandara tented Camp or Buhoma Community Bandas

Day 4: Bwindi – Queen Elizabeth National Park
After early breakfast head for Ishasha, which is the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, carry out a game drive where you may sight tree-climbing lions in Ishasha. Ishasha is dominated by acacia woodland and scrubland and features the meandering Ishasha River, banked by a riparian forest. After picnic lunch
drive all the way to the northern sector of the park and check in at Mweya Safari Lodge or Simba Lodge Camp or Institute of Ecology (budget). The evening will be at leisure dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Parksafari
Early morning visit Kyambura gorge and track chimpanzees in their natural habitat. View a variety of monkeys. After lunch take 2-hour boat/launch cruise on Kazinga Channel. This water way connects two lakes- Edward and George and is filled with schools of hippos, buffaloes and elephants at the banks.
Evening will be at leisure, dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Entebbe Airport. (7hrs drive)
After breakfast carryout game drive viewing herds of elephants, buffaloes and antelopes and some predators- lions leopards hyenas etc. Watch different species of birds. Over 500 species have been identified here making it a Mecca for bird -watchers. They include Black-bee eater, 11 different species of Kingfisher, several falcons, eagles
and raptors. Depart this interesting unique part of the world for airport transfer in the evening connection to your homebound flight.

On the way stop at tea plantations, seeing banana plantations a staple food of Uganda, have a stop for picnic lunch and continue to Kampala with a stop over at Mpambire in Mpigi where a century technology of Drum making has been passed from generation to generation. You can buy a souvenir here. If time allows visit National Theatre Crafts
center before you proceed to Entebbe.

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