Day 1: Entebbe The arrival of your flight into Entebbe international airport, Customs and immigration procedures then exit. You will be warmly welcomed by your representative and proceed to have your Covid-19 test. (You will have to present another one taken at least 72 hours to travel date). Dinner and overnight stay Papyrus Guesthouse is set in beautiful gardens in a green part of Entebbe and is located only 10 minutes’ drive from Entebbe International Airport. The colonial style building with its 9 comfortable guest rooms offers everything you need to enjoy your stay. All of the 9 comfortable rooms have en suite bathrooms and are equipped with either Twin or Double beds – according to your preference. Mosquito nets and high quality mattresses ensure a peaceful night’s sleep. Facilities at Papyrus Guesthouse include free Wi-Fi, an onsite restaurant, a garden and more.
PAPYRUS GUEST HOUSE: FB -Bed & Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 2: Entebbe- Queen Elizabeth National Park (7 hours’ drive) Wake up early, enjoy a morning breakfast from the hotel after which you will be picked from there by your guide at 07h30 who will brief you and you will then embark on the 6 hours journey to Queen Elizabeth. Along the way you will have few stopovers at the Equator, here you will take enough photographs and in Mbarara town at Agip Motel for your lunch. Thereafter proceed to the Park as you drive through the spectacular landscape characterized with open grasslands, Ankole long horned cattle, tea plantations, the Rift valley Escarpment and various woodlands. Reach the park in late afternoon and have a game drive as you drive to your lodge. Have dinner and there spend an Overnight.
The Bush Lodge (Queen Elizabeth National Park) forms an excellent base for safari activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The lodge is located just off the main road of Kasese near the small town of Katunguru.
The accommodations consist of 10 non-self-contained tents, 2 self-contained tents, and 12 self-contained bandas. The non-self-contained tents are furnished with comfortable beds, a power outlet, a private terrace, and a communal ablution block. The bandas are spaciously placed between the indigenous bush and are equipped with huge mosquito-netted windows and an eco-toilet. Each of these units provides a private terrace with an outdoor shower. A large dining tent is offered as the on-site restaurant. Guests can enjoy numerous activities in the surroundings including wildlife research tours, game drives, and chimpanzee trekking.
THE BUSH LODGE: FB – Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Day 3: Queen Elizabeth National Park Wake Begin your day with a cup of coffee. Early morning game drive along Kasenyi and Queens Mile allows visitors encounter elephants, buffalo, water bucks, warthogs, lions, Uganda Kobs lakes and a variety of birds. Queen Elizabeth National Park occupies an estimated 1,978 square kilometres (764 sq mi). The park extends from Lake George in the north-east to Lake Edward in the south-west and includes the Kazinga Channel connecting the two lakes.The park was founded in 1952 as Kazinga National Park. It was renamed two years later to commemorate a visit by Queen Elizabeth II.Queen Elizabeth National Park is known for its wildlife, including African buffalo, Ugandan kob, hippopotamus, Nile crocodile, African bush elephant, African leopard, lion, and chimpanzee. It is home to 95 mammal species and over 500 bird species. The area around Ishasha in Rukungiri District is famous for its tree-climbing lions, whose males sport black manes. Poachers killed six elephants in the park in 2015, triggering both anger and frustration within the Ugandan conservation community.The park is also famous for its volcanic features, including volcanic cones and deep craters, many with crater lakes, such as the Katwe craters, from which salt is extracted. Services in the park include a telecenter run by Conservation through Public Health and the Uganda Wildlife Authority, neighboring the Queen’s Pavilion, park lodges, game and scenic drives, and boat launches.Return to the lodge for breakfast. Relax at the lodge in the mid-morning, followed by lunch. This afternoon, a two hour boat trip along the famous Kazinga channel is worthwhile an opportunity to see Hippo and crocodiles. The Kazinga Channel supports the biggest number of Hippos in the whole of Africa. Predators as well as nocturnal animals normally come to the shores in the late afternoons for a drink. In addition, a large number of antelopes like the Waterbuck as well as the Uganda Kob also come here to quench their thirst. This trip also enables visitor chance to see spectacular birds. Return to the lodge in the evening, Dinner and overnight. The bush lodge: fb – lunch, dinner, bed & breakfast
Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park – Bwindi National Park (4 hours’ drive) 08h30: After breakfast at the lodge, check out and settle all extras. Depart for BWINDI impenetrable forest and national park. It is estimated half of the world’s surviving population of mountain gorillas –300 and more live within Bwindi boundaries. Arrive and check in at the lodge. Lunch. The afternoon will be at leisure. Bwindi National Park offers a dramatic steeply forested landscape and is incredibly dense, but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourist. Apart from the gorillas, there are a variety of primates to be seen including the blue monkeys, red tailed monkeys, and black & white Columbus monkeys. The great blue turacos are often seen and even for a non-bird watcher they are marvelous sight. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest on one meter away from your veranda. It feels like you are invited into to home of the majestic mountain gorillas. But these gentle giants are not your host, just your neighbours, occasionally coming out of the forest to spend some time in our garden. This is what makes Gorilla Valley Lodge so special. Located on the border of the impenetrable forest and set on a steep slope the lodge has a truly unique setting. Imagine waking up to the sounds of the forest, having your cup of coffee or tea on you private terrace, experiencing the forest coming alive and the mist mysteriously giving way for a lush jungle. Gorilla valley lodge: fb – lunch, dinner, bed & breakfast
Day 5: Bwindi National Park Begin the day with breakfast ready for trekking, which begins at 8:00 am with a briefing from the UWA staff. Ensure to carry along with you rain jacket, drinking water, snacks, jungle boots etc The guides will lead you inside the jungle to see the shy Primates for a group you have been booked for. Do not forget to take your lunch boxes and all the necessary gear to track the rare Mountain Gorilla, perhaps one of the most exciting wildlife experiences on earth. The tracking may take between 2 and 6 hours but it’s well worth the effort. Once done, you will return to the lodge for a hot meal and much needed rest. Dinner and overnight stay Gorilla valley lodge: fb – lunch, dinner, bed & breakfast
Day 6: Bwindi National Park – Entebbe (9 hours’ drive) Rise early, have breakfast and check out. Drive to Kampala, then with lunch en-route. You will stopover at Igongo cultural centre to explore the life style of the Ankole and Bahima, thereafter proceed to the Equator Uganda. Lunch will be en route. Arrive later in the evening. Check in, dinner and overnight stay in Entebbe. Papyrus guest house: FB -Bed & Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Depart 05h00: Rise early, have breakfast and check out. Transfer to the Entebbe International airport. Bid farewell to your driver guide and proceed to check in for your outbound flight, departing at 10h20.
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