4 Days Gorilla and Tree Climbing Lions - 4 Days

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4 Days Gorilla and Tree Climbing Lions.

Uganda is famous for its highland gorillas, being one of only three countries where they are found.

Looking into the gentle and familiar eyes of a giant cousin is an experience.

You will never forget along with the stunning mist shrouded mountain scenery of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

On this safari you can couple this magical experience with a big game safari in the tranquil Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth NP.

Alongside topi, elephant and leopard is another Ugandan oddity; lions up trees!

Uganda
Start Kampala (Day 1)
Day 1 Ishasha (Queen Elizabeth NP)
Day 2-3 Bwindi NP
End Kampala (Day 4)

Day 1
Arrival

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

• You'll be collected from the airport.

• Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Kampala, the equator and on to Ishasha, Queen Elizabeth NP

After an early start we will head west to the equator for coffee and onto Mbarara for lunch. We’ll then head on through the wetlands and tea plantations of western Uganda and down on to the plains of the Queen Elizabeth conservation area, arriving at our lodge in the late afternoon. We may have time for an evening game drive, in search of hyena, leopard elephant and of course, those lions up a tree, or you may just feel like watching the sunset from the tranquility of your lodge bar.

Main Destination:

Ishasha Sector (Queen Elizabeth NP)

Best Time to VisitJanuary to February and June to July (Dry seasons)

High SeasonJune to September (Peak time for Uganda)

Best WeatherJune to July and January to February (Less rainfall)

Wildlife in Queen Elizabeth NP

ChimpanzeeOccasional,

ElephantCommon,

LionCommon,

BuffaloCommon, HippoAbundant. LeopardOccasional

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Accommodation:

Enjojo Lodge (Cottage)

• Mid-range l

Day 2
Big Game Drive and Journey up to the Misty Forests of Bwindi

After an early start we’ll go for a game drive in the Ishasha sector of the park.

While enjoying the wilderness, we’ll be on the lookout for the famed tree climbing lions

And healthy population of hyena as well as elephant, topi, hippos and many antelopes.

After lunch at the lodge we’ll take the winding road travelling through the lakes, forests and mountains of western Uganda.

We reach our destination overlooking the Ruhija sector of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in the late afternoon.

Main Destination:

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Best Time to VisitJune to August and December to February

High SeasonJune to September (Gorilla permits are scarce)

Best WeatherJune to July and December to February (Less rainfall)

Accommodation:

Broadbill Forest Camp

• Budget tented camp located just outside Bwindi NP

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3
Gorilla Trekking

Today’s the day! After a briefing from your ranger you head on foot to find your gorilla group. The walk can be anything from 30 mins to 4 hours but is usually in the 1-2 hour range. The going can be tough, the terrain steep, vegetation lush and the weather wet but when you finally come across the magnificent beasts it will all be worthwhile! You will spend one hour with them, observing their day to day activities at close quarters, following them through the forest. The time will fly but the memories will stay with you forever.

Please note:

If you are sick you will not be able to visit. Gorillas are so closely related to us that they can catch all of our diseases but may not be so well equipped in recovering from them. Their safety is paramount.

A reasonable level of fitness is required for this trek.

Good walking shoes, waterproof jacket and long trousers are essential. You are welcome to take photographs but you must use a camera where you can turn the flash off.

Main Destination:

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Accommodation:

Bunyonyi Overland Resort

• Budget resort located in or near Lake Bunyonyi

Meals & Drinks:

• All meals included

• Drinks not included

Day 4
Lake Bunyonyi Back to Kampala/Entebbe

An early start and breakfast overlooking this beautiful lake before the long drive back to Kampala or Entebbe.

Main Destination:

Kampala

Accommodation:

No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks:

• Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)

• Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

• Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.

• You'll be dropped off at the airport.

Inclusions

  • 4 x 4 vehicle,
  • Driver/guide,
  • Fuel and service fee,
  • Gorilla permit,
  • Breakfast and
  • Bottled water.

Exclusions

  • Additional accommodation before or end of the tour
  • Meals
  • Plus personal items

Accommodation & Meals

  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost
  • Day

Accommodation

Meals

  • 1

Enjojo Lodge (Cottage) Mid-range lodge in or near Ishasha (Queen Elizabeth NP)

Lunch & Dinner Included

  • 2

Broadbill Forest Camp Budget tented camp just outside Bwindi NP

All Meals Included

  • 3

Bunyonyi Overland Resort Budget resort in or near Lake Bunyonyi

All Meals Included

  • 4

End of tour (No accommodation)

Breakfast & Lunch Included

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