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7-Day Uganda Short Vacation Package – Safari & Gorilla Trekking

7-Day Uganda Short Vacation Package – Safari & Gorilla Trekking

7-Day Uganda Short Vacation Package – Safari & Gorilla Trekking
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The 7-Day Short Vacation Package – Safari & Gorilla Trekking offers an exhilarating journey through the diverse landscapes and abundant wildlife of Uganda. Beginning with a visit to Kibale Forest National Park for a Bigodi Wetlands excursion and transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park for thrilling game drives and a boat trip along the Kazinga Channel, travelers are immersed in Uganda's natural beauty and wildlife wonders. The adventure continues with a drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for an unforgettable gorilla trekking experience, followed by a transfer to Lake Mburo National Park for a walking safari and afternoon game drive. With luxurious accommodations, expert guides, and immersive wildlife encounters, this tour provides a perfect blend of safari adventures and gorilla trekking, ensuring an unforgettable journey through the heart of Uganda's wilderness.

Day by Day 

Day 1: Arrive Entebbe, Transfer to Kibale Forest NP

Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you'll be met by your guide who will facilitate your transfer to the edge of Kibale Forest National Park.

The drive takes approximately 5-6 hours, passing through lush countryside and small towns.

Upon arrival at your accommodation near Kibale Forest, you'll check in and have the rest of the day at leisure to relax after your journey.

Day 2: Bigodi Wetlands Excursion, Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP

After breakfast, you'll embark on a guided excursion to the nearby Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary.

This swampy area is renowned for its rich birdlife, including the rare shoebill stork, as well as primates such as colobus monkeys and red-tailed monkeys.

Enjoy a leisurely walk through the wetlands with a local guide who will provide insights into the flora and fauna of the area.

Following the excursion, you'll continue your journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park, a drive that takes approximately 3-4 hours.

Upon arrival at your accommodation in Queen Elizabeth NP, you'll check in and have dinner.

Day 3: Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat Trip

Rise early for a morning game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park, which is home to a diverse range of wildlife including elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes, and Uganda kob.

The game drive offers excellent opportunities for wildlife sightings and photography.

After the game drive, return to your lodge for breakfast and some relaxation.

In the afternoon, you'll embark on a boat trip along the Kazinga Channel, a natural waterway that connects Lake George and Lake Edward.

The boat trip offers excellent opportunities for spotting hippos, crocodiles, elephants, and a variety of bird species.

After the boat trip, return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4: Drive to Ishasha Sector, Transfer to Bwindi NP

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before departing for the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, famous for its population of tree-climbing lions.

Spend the morning on a game drive in Ishasha, keeping an eye out for the iconic lions resting in the branches of fig trees.

After the game drive, you'll continue your journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its mountain gorilla population.

The drive to Bwindi takes approximately 4-5 hours, passing through scenic landscapes and local communities.

Upon arrival at your accommodation near Bwindi NP, you'll check in and have dinner.

Day 5: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest

Today is the highlight of your trip as you embark on a gorilla trekking adventure in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

After an early breakfast, you'll head to the park headquarters for a pre-trek briefing, where you'll be assigned to a gorilla family group and briefed on trekking etiquette.

Accompanied by experienced guides and trackers, you'll set off into the dense forest in search of the gorillas.

The duration and difficulty of the trek can vary depending on the location of the gorilla family, but it typically takes between 2 to 6 hours.

Once you locate the gorillas, you'll have one unforgettable hour to observe and photograph these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.

After the trek, return to your accommodation for a well-deserved rest and relaxation.

Day 6: Transfer to Lake Mburo NP, Afternoon Game Drive

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast before bidding farewell to Bwindi NP and embarking on the journey to Lake Mburo National Park.

The drive to Lake Mburo takes approximately 5-6 hours, passing through scenic landscapes and rural villages.

Upon arrival at your accommodation in Lake Mburo NP, you'll check in and have lunch.

In the afternoon, you'll embark on a game drive in Lake Mburo NP, which is known for its diverse wildlife including zebras, impalas, elands, buffaloes, and hippos.

The game drive offers excellent opportunities for wildlife sightings and photography.

After the game drive, return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7: Morning Walking Safari, Return to Entebbe

Start the day with a guided walking safari in Lake Mburo National Park, accompanied by an experienced ranger.

The walking safari offers a unique opportunity to explore the park on foot and get up close to the wildlife and natural surroundings.

After the walking safari, return to your lodge for breakfast and some relaxation.

Check out from the lodge and begin your journey back to Entebbe, which takes approximately 4-5 hours.

Upon arrival in Entebbe, you'll have some free time for last-minute souvenir shopping or sightseeing.

Transfer to Entebbe International Airport to catch your onward flight, marking the end of your memorable safari and gorilla trekking adventure in Uganda.

Included

Park fees

(For non-residents)

Gorilla permits

(One per person, non-resident)

All activities

(Unless labeled as optional)

All accommodation

(Unless listed as upgrade)

A professional driver/guide

All transportation

(Unless labeled as optional)

All Taxes/VAT

Roundtrip airport transfer

Meals

(As specified in the day-by-day section)

Drinking water

(On all days)

Excluded

International flights

(From/to home)

Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

Tips

(Tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)

Personal items

(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

PRICE PER PERSON IN USD 

Group Size Price 

1 Person 3785     

2 People 2845                   

3 People 2658                   

4 People 2658                                         

5 People 2480        

6 People 2480                                                                  

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