Responsible Travel Guide: Botswana
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This itinerary takes in Uganda's three best known national parks and enables you to see the highlights of the country without the long drives. After spending your first night in Entebbe you will fly on to Queen Elizabeth National Park for game drives and boat safaris.
After two nights in the park you will drive on to see the tree climbing lions in Ishasha before two nights in Bwindi National Park, home to the mountain gorillas. Finally, you will fly to Murchison Falls National Park for a unique safari experience before returning to Entebbe for your international flight home.
On arrival into Entebbe you will be collected by your guide and transferred to your hotel for the night. Depending on arrival times you will be able to explore the sites in and around Kampala. You will be able to enjoy views of Lake Victoria from the hotel. You can chose to have dinner at the hotel or we can recommend good spots for food and drink around town.
This morning you will enjoy breakfast in Entebbe before flying on to Queen Elizabeth National Park. This stunning park is located at the base of Rwenzori Mountain range, adjacent to Lake Edward and Lake George. It is full of game and particularly known for its large elephant population.
Activities include traditional game drives as well as boat safaris into the Kazinga Channel. This stretch of water joining Lake Albert and Lake George is home to hippos, crocodiles, buffalo and beautiful bird species endemic to the region.
An optional activity is a hot air balloon over the area.
This morning you prepare for another action packed day as you drive to the base of the Kyambura Gorge; home to chimpanzees, red-tailed monkeys, colobus monkeys, baboons and vervet monkeys. You then drive on to Ishasha, on the border with the Congo and famous for its population of tree climbing lions, you will arrive in time to relax at the lodge or enjoy a game drive. The lodge is surrounded by wildlife and has some stunning views of the lush forest.
Today you drive for 3 hours into the Virunga Mountains. You will be staying in Bwindi National Park, the only park in Africa that is home to both gorillas and chimpanzees. There are also a further 110 species of mammal and 360 birds.
This morning you will wake early and prepare for your gorilla trek. This is a humbling experience and you will be allocated to one of nine habituated groups that call the mountains of Bwindi home. The allocation of which group you track is based upon fitness levels, preferences and size of parties. The groups are located at varying distances from the base, they can be less than an hours trek away or up to 8 hours. Following your incredible day in the forest with the gorillas you will return to the lodge and relax.
This morning you will enjoy breakfast at the lodge before flying from the nearby Kihihi airstrip to Murchison Falls, via a short stopover in Entebbe. You will arrive in time to enjoy a late lunch at the lodge, relax in your comfortable room and go on an afternoon game drive in the park. Murchison Falls is home to all of the big game and unique in its variety of different landscapes.
We recommend a game drive first thing in the morning followed by a boat safari in the afternoon. This national park is full of big game and its diverse terrain offers brilliant experiences. The Falls themselves are accessible by boat or you can hike to the top with your guide.
Following a morning safari activity or time spent relaxing at the lodge you will fly back to Entebbe in time for your international flight home.