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6 Day Safari: Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kasese, Uganda
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Duration

6 Days 5 Nights

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

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Overview

Safari Summary:
This 6 Days tailor-made private safari offers you the opportunity to track the endangered
mountain gorillas in the dense forests of Bwindi National and see lots of savannah wildlife and
chimpanzees in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
 Destination –Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Kyambura
gorge
 Activities – Gorilla tracking, Chimpanzee tracking, Game drive.
 Tailor-Made- We are specialists in personalized, tailor-made travel and your holiday
will be custom-designed to suit your requirements. We are all individuals, so why be tied
to a set group tour or a set itinerary? Our experienced staff can help you design your own
individualized holiday. Explore at your own pace, choose your own style of
accommodation, and include your own choice of sightseeing and activities.
 Accommodation – It is valid and will greatly depend on your budget. We can and will
help you choose from the list when planning your trip. At whatever level, we provide the
very best for our guests. Kubwa Five Safaris reserves the right to substitute equivalent or
superior hotels. If a hotel of equivalent standard is not available Kubwa Five Safairs may
substitute the next best quality hotel or suggest a superior at an extra charge.There is free
wi-fi in hotels.
 Transportation – 4×4 Safari Landcruiser / Minivan (up to eight passengers) with pop-up
tops and seven window seats for game viewing. Groups of twelve or more people who

would like to travel in one vehicle are offered 25-28 seat coasters that have about 16
window seats. Our Safari vehicles are well maintained to provide maximum level of
comfort and safety.
 Our Drivers /Guides – We recognize this for a fact! The success of your safari will
largely depend on your driver/guide. It is because of this that we have a great team of
carefully selected drivers /guides, well trained.

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Itinerary

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Day One: Arrival

On your arrival, Kubwa Five Safaris representative with your name printed on an A4 paper will
welcome you to Uganda at Entebbe airport and transfer you to Sky hotel in Kampala located 10
Km from the city center towards Naalya Housing Estate, it has a capacity of 29 Rooms with twin
beds taking up 58 guests, there is one restaurant, which is open from 7-10 am for breakfast.
However, it is open for the rest of the day for meals. Depending on your arrival time, relax in
your already-booked hotel after a long flight while you are dreaming of your safari tomorrow
morning.

Day Two: Bwindi National Park

Expect To See: Equator
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Bwindi National Park in southwestern Uganda. There
will be a brief stop at the Equator for the water experiment, refreshments, photographs, and
buying of souvenirs from the craft shops. Continue to Bwindi with a lunch stop at Mbarara. You will arrive in Bwindi in the evening dinner and overnight at Buhoma lodge, which is situated within the Bwindi National Park, less than
five minutes walk from the gorilla trekking start point. An elevated lounge area, complete with
bar and dining facilities, offers a cozy, comfortable environment in which to discuss the day’s activities around the fireplace. Buhoma lodge has Eight, comfortable cottages each with its own private veranda, offering extensive views of the forest canopy of the National Park. Inside the spacious cottages have comfortable beds, a well-appointed en suite bathroom with a flushing toilet and a hot shower, some rooms have bathtubs. An elevated lounge area, complete with bar and dining facilities, offers a cozy, comfortable environment in which to discuss the day’s activities around the fireplace.

Day Three: Bwindi National Park

Expect To See: Gorilla
After breakfast, prepare for the gorilla tracking adventure which begins at 8:00 am with a briefing
at the information center by the Uganda Wildlife Authority staff. We will then be guided into the
jungle to track the shy primates. Gorilla tracking may take 3 to 7 hours but it's well worth the
effort. It’s advisable to bring along a rain jacket, and hiking boots. At the end of this long and
exciting adventure, return to our lodge for a well-deserved shower, dinner, and rest. Dinner and
overnight at Buhoma lodge.

Day Four: Queen Elizabeth National Park

Expect To See: kobs, lions, topis, buffalos
After breakfast, you will drive north to Queen Elizabeth National Park via the Ishasha sector. Enjoy the Ishasha game drive in search of the tree-climbing lions as well as other savannah wildlife like the kobs, topis, buffalos, and a variety of antelope species grazing in the Ishasha plains. After lunch, proceed to Mweya for an evening game drive. Dinner and overnight stay at Simba safari camp. More and more travelers are discovering this amazing Simba safari camp with
competitive prices and a fantastic location. One part is overlooking the scenic crater lakes and
plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park, while on the other side the high peaks of the Rwenzori
Mountains stand out against the horizon. Simba Safari Camp has a total capacity of 70 beds
including family cottages, twin rooms, and dormitories. A variety of meals and drinks are served in the restaurant with an adjacent bar and sitting area. Moreover, for conservation purposes, we invite our guests to plant a tree that will be nourished and carry your name into eternity

Day Five: Kyambura gorge

Expect To See: various monkey and bird species, elephants, buffalos, kobs, topis, waterbucks,
bushbucks, crocodiles, and hippos. After an early breakfast, you will go chimpanzee tracking in the Kyambura gorge. Your trek will be captivated by the sights of other primates like Black and white colobus monkey, grey-cheeked mangabey, and a number of bird species. Return to the lodge for lunch and later embark on a boat cruise along Kazinga channel to have a glimpse of the park’s variety including elephants, buffalos, kobs, topis, waterbucks, bush bucks, crocodiles, and hippos among others that always storm the channel for water in the afternoon. Bird species such as the kingfishers, pelicans, African martial eagle, African fish eagle, African skimmer, and the prehistoric-looking shoebill among others may also be seen. Dinner and overnight stay at Simba safari camp.

Day Six:

Expect To See: Hyenas, leopards, jackals, buffalos, elephants, busk bucks, waterbucks,gazelles, topics, and kobs. Take an early breakfast and head for a remarkable game drive in the Kisenyi trail in search of the park's 100 mammals. Look out for lions, leopards, hyenas, and jackals among others as they return from their night hunt. You may also herds of buffalos, elephants, bushbucks, waterbucks, gazelles, topis, and kobs among others return to check out at the lodge and embark on your journey back to Kampala with en route lunch in Mbarara. Arrive in Kampala in the late afternoon for a transfer to Entebbe for your
return flight home.

Included/Excluded

  • Ground transportation, full board accommodation, and en route meals as indicated in the itinerary, one gorilla permit per person to be secured and paid for well in advance, park fees and relevant government taxes, services of an expert guide, airport transfer.
  • Airfares, Visa fees, Personal insurance, Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation, and meals not indicated in the itinerary

Tour's Location

Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kasese, Uganda

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11/22/2021

It was a nice visit

We had a great safari with Kubwa Five Safaris. It was a trip to remember, we saw many animals, the animals such as lions, leopards, rhinos that I had seen in the wild. Peter was a great guide, he knew a lot about animals, he was very friendly and had sense of humour. If you book with this company for a vacation in Kenya, please ask for Peter to be your guide. We liked the hotels, their customer care and, meals were great. If you are planning an African vacation, Kubwa Five Safaris is company to contact, you won't be disappointed, in fact, they offer you services beyond your expectations.
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