On this safari heading to western Uganda, you visit two National Parks i.e Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. At Queen Elizabeth you will enjoy a launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel, game drives to see animals like lions, hyenas, leopards, elephants, tree climbing lions in Ishasha Plains and many more. Queen Elizabeth also has other interesting things to see like dozens crater-lakes, salty and fresh water lakes, views of the Rwenzori Mountains.

  • Gorilla Tracking
  • Game Drive
  • Boat cruise
  • Kampala City tour
  • Lake Bunyonyi

Day 1: Arrival in Uganda

Day 2: Kampala City tour

Day 3: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 4: Morning game drive & Boat cruise along Kazinga chanel

Day 5: Transfer to Bwindi

Day 6: Gorilla Tracking

Day 7: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Day 8: Return to Kampala

Day 1: Arrival in Uganda

You will arrive at the Airport in Entebbe, where an English speaking guide will pick you up and transfer you to your Hotel in Kampala. You will Check in and rest for the Night.

Accommodation: Yellow Haven

Meal Plan: Dinner &Breakfast 

 Day 2: Kampala City Tour

After breakfast your tour guide will pick you up from the hotel and take you around Kampala’s historical sites and around Kampala so you can see the bustle and hustle of the town. The tour should take about 5 hours. After the city tour you will be taken back to your hotel to rest.

Accommodation: Yellow Haven

Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner &Breakfast 

Day 3: Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Transfer to Queen Elizabeth from Kampala by road. You will depart Kampala at 6.00am headed to Queen Elizabeth National Park – a 7- 8hour drive through the tea plantations in or near Fort Portal town, before heading down into the rift valley, with the Rwenzori Mountain range in the distance, to Kasese town before finally reaching our destination. After lunch or later in the evening, head to the Katwe crater lake to meet the Ugandans who mine for salt in the lake. This lake, which is situated just north of the impressive Mweya peninsula, is far too salty to support any wildlife. However, since the 16th Century, it has ensured the survival of the Katwe residents, who spend their days under the equatorial sun, harvesting salt from its milky waters. Enjoy the spectacular drive to Katwe as you look out for wildlife including buffalos and elephants. Look out for Lake Kitagata – fed by salty hot-springs with no wildlife around but the spectacular views. Once you arrive at the salt mines, marvel at the network of paths and huts that have been built across the lake to support hundreds of workers. The salt is sold to traders from across Uganda and as far as Congo and Rwanda. This tour gives visitors a unique insight into the fascinating yet tough process of salt mining as well as providing an alternative income for Katwe. During the tour of the lake you will see community members at work, cross the mud walkways.

Accommodation: Marafiki Lodge

Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast

Day 4: Morning Game Drive + Boat along Kazinga Channel

After an early breakfast at 6.00 am, your guide together with a game ranger will take you on a game drive to the northern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park through the Kasenyi track in search for lions, hyenas, buffaloes, leopards, water bucks, bush bucks, Uganda Kobs plus many bird species including ibis, fish eagles and vultures etc. You will head back to your lodge for relaxation and lunch. After lunch, head out for a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel. On the boat cruise, you will have the opportunity to view great numbers of wildlife including elephants, crocodiles, hippos, buffaloes and large numbers of birds like eagles, kingfishers, sparrows, doves, weaver birds, eaglets and sun birds converging at the channel waters to enjoy a sip of the natural waters.

After the boat ride you will head back to the lodge, freshen up and have dinner.

Accommodation: Marafiki lodge

Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast 

Day 5: Transfer to Bwindi

After breakfast, you will check out of the lodge and head out for the morning game drive where you will see elephants, lions, buffalos, etc. You will then transfer to Bwindi via the Ishasha sector of the park. While in Ishasha, watch out for the famous tree-climbing lions resting atop fig trees after a morning hunt and breakfast. The journey will be 4 hrs to your next lodge.

Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge

Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast 

Day 6: Gorilla Tracking

After early breakfast, with your packed lunch in your rucksack, your guide will take you to the start point for a briefing at 08:00 hours before beginning the trek. Gorilla tracking is unpredictable, so it is difficult to foresee how many hours you will hike. It may take 2-8 hours, and you should be prepared to walk long distance in steep and muddy conditions, sometimes with rain overhead, before you encounter the gorilla family that you have been assigned. For conservation purposes, time spent with the gorillas is limited to one hour. The ranger guide always briefs you on how to behave in the presence of these gentle giants.

Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge

Meal Plan: Packed lunch, Dinner & Breakfast

 Day 7: Drive to Lake Bunyonyi

This morning you will drive through the hills on a bumpy road to Lake Bunyonyi. You arrive Bunyonyi in the mid-morning and check-in at Birdnest Bunyonyi. You can relax and later enjoy lunch. After lunch, you will go a boat ride on Lake Bunyonyi for sightseeing of some of the 25 islands and the opportunity to see the Punishment Island where non-virgin girls were abandoned. Later return to the lodge for overnight.

Accommodation: Birdnest@ Bunyonyi

Meal Plan: Lunch, Dinner & Breakfast

Day 8: Return to Kampala

Wake up at leisure and enjoy breakfast. After your breakfast, you will commence your drive back to Kampala with a lunch stop at Igongo Cultural Center & Museum just outside Mbarara town. After lunch, you will continue with a stop at the Equator Crossing for fun photography. Your guide will drop you off at your accommodation OR the airport if you are scheduled to leave that evening.

Meal Plan: Lunch en-route

No of Persons Rate per Person
2 USD 3,026
4 USD 2,590
6 USD 2,445
8 USD 2,373

Tour Includes

  • Accommodation in a Standard Rooms at a safari lodges/camps and hotel facilities as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • On the ground transport in a 4WD Vehicle or Safari Mini-Vans with a pop-up roofs for game viewing as per your choosing
  • Game drives, excursions and sight-seeing activities as described above
  • Boat rides on Kazinga Channel and Lake Bunyonyi
  • Transfers as indicated in the itinerary
  • Gorilla permits
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Services of an English-speaking driver/tour guide
  • Bottled water whilst on safari (2 half-litre bottles per person per day)

Tour Excludes

  • Personal expenses such as air travel and medical insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, emails, faxes and phone calls beverages including water, soft drinks, luxury champagne, spirits or meals not included in the itinerary
  • Gratuity for porterage/ waiters at hotels, camps and airports
  • Gratuity for your professional driver guide
  • Cost of obtaining Visas ($50)
  • Any optional tours and excursions not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • International Airfare

Courtesy reminder

  • The above rates are based on contract rates of the current period. A final quote will be provided upon confirmation
  • The rates quoted are non commissionable
  • The above is a tentative quote, confirmation of rooms are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • Reservation request on hold will be considered as confirmed booking
  • Quotes may change without prior notice, whether there is any fluctuation in prices
  • Transfers and tours will be according to the itinerary provided at the time of booking.