7 Day Kyambura and Bwindi Safari

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7 Day Kyambura and Bwindi Safari

This week-long trip to Uganda takes you through the open savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth through the game drives and cruises to the deep jungle of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home of the majestic mountain gorillas. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRIP: Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Chimpanzee Tracking in Kyambura Gorge, Game Drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Tree-Climbing Lions in Ishasha, Boat Cruises on the Kazinga Channel, Birding and visiting Community Projects in Kyambura and Bwindi.

DAY 1

Arrive at Entebbe airport where an Aerolink member of staff will assist you with the check-in and transfer to your 07:45am (arrival 10:05am) or 12:30pm (arrival 14:35pm) domestic flight to Kasese. Once in Kasese you will be welcomed by your expert guide who will provide knowledge and assistance throughout your journey. Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and the contemporary Kyambura Gorge Lodge. Included: Lunch and dinner.

DAY 2 & 3

Next 2 nights are spent at Kyambura Gorge Lodge. Day 2 you can either take an early morning or evening game drive for the best opportunity to see game. What you see depends on the season. You can also visit various community projects from the Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust (VSPT) including: Women’s Coffee Cooperative Tour, Reclaimed Wetland Tour, Bee-Keeping Fence Visit, Omumushaka Dance Group Performance, Empundu Playground Visit and much more. Day 3 You can visit The Kyambura Gorge, which is an extraordinary natural environment and forms a stark contrast to the surrounding grasslands. Here you can track one of our closest animal relatives: the chimpanzee. The afternoon take a cruise on the Kazinga Channel. Kazinga is home to one of the greatest concentrations of hippo in Africa and herds of elephant, buffalo and other animals come to drink at the water’s edge. The channel is a magnet for waterbirds. Included: all meals and selected excursions.

DAY 4, 5 & 6

Your safari now continues to the primeval Bwindi forest. Travelling via Ishasha – subject to road conditions. The long journey through the rapidly changing landscape takes you to Volcanoes Bwindi Lodge, which looks across to the towering trees of the forest. On day 6 After enjoying an early breakfast, you set off gorilla tracking. Trekking through the steep, densely forested hills and then finally coming across the gorillas camouflaged in the vegetation is an inspiring and privileged moment. Tracking in the Bwindi forest requires stamina and can often take most of the day. Alternatively there are other activities and excursions on offer in and around the national park: inquire with the lodge. 3 night stay at Bwindi Lodge. Included 3 meals and selected excursions.

DAY 7

Transfer from Bwindi lodge to the Kihihi airstrip. Leave with the 09:45am (arrive at 11:25am) or 14:05pm (arrive at 15:55pm) return flight to Entebbe and connect in time for your return flight.

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