DAY 1: ENTEBBE
On arrival at Entebbe airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time you may wish to visit the Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary (at additional cost). Overnight at HOTEL NO.5 or similar. (B)
DAY 2: ENTEBBE – BWINDI
This morning you will be taken to Entebbe airport for your scheduled flight to Kihihi airstrip where you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. Afternoon forest walk or cultural visit may be done at additional cost. Three nights at BUHOMA LODGE. (B, L, D)
DAY 3: BWINDI
Today you can take an early morning trek into the forest on the slopes of the mountains in search of the mountain gorillas. You will return either in time for lunch or later depending on the location of the gorillas. (B, L, D)
DAY 4: BWINDI
This morning if you have opted for a second trek, you will again set off into the forest. If you have decided not to trek the gorillas again, you will have the opportunity to head out on a forest walk with a local guide. (B, L, D)
DAY 5: BWINDI – ISHASHA, QUEEN ELIZABETH NP
Today you will be transferred to Ishasha in Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will be able to visit a community project on the border of the park. In the afternoon you will be taken on a game drive in search of the famous tree climbing lions. Two nights at ISHASHA WILDERNESS CAMP. (B, L, D)
DAY 6: ISHASHA, QUEEN ELIZABETH NP
Game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park. (B, L, D)
DAY 7: ISHASHA – MWEYA, QUEEN ELIZABETH NP
After breakfast you will drive to the Mweya sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park for a game drive and boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. Overnight MWEYA LODGE or similar. (B, L, D)
DAY 8: QUEEN ELIZABETH NP – ENTEBBE
Early morning chimpanzee trekking at Chombura (Kyambura) Gorge. After the trek you will be transferred to the airstrip for your light aircraft transfer to Entebbe. On arrival in Entebbe you will be met and transferred to your HOTEL (hotel would be at additional cost) or assisted on to your international flight. (B)
• 7 nights accommodation on a twin share basis
• Meals as indicated (B, L, D)
• Park entry fees
• Game drives in QENP
• Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel in QENP
• Ishasha Community project visit
• Flights Entebbe to Kihihi return
For tailor-made itineraries or enquiries…
Mweya Safari Lodge is perched upon a peninsula in the heart of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, surrounded by the majestic Rwenzori Mountains and offering views over the meandering Kazinga Channel. Accommodation is offered in 44 rooms, 4 cottages and 4 luxury tents. The lodge’s facilities include a pool, a restaurant and a bar. The lodge provides guests with a variety of activity options including game drives, boating on the Kazinga, birding, chimpanzee trekking, bush breakfasts, balloon safaris and cultural talks.
Ishasha Wilderness Camp is situated inside the southern Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park on the Ntungwe River, and is an idyllic retreat for people who truly enjoy the wilderness. The ten spacious, canvas framed rooms, situated in the wooded area besides the river, are comfortably furnished. A central lounge and dining area, under a cool thatched roof, provides a comfortable environment for meals and relaxing during the day.
Hotel No. 5 is a brand-new hotel located in Entebbe, just 10 minutes’ drive from the airport. 10 luxury rooms and 5 self-catering apartments are set amongst landscaped gardens. The hotel also boasts a swimming pool and a gym as well as a spa where guests can pamper themselves. Hotel No. 5 provides luxury accommodation whilst still being ideally situated for enjoying Entebbe and Lake Victoria.
Ideally located less than 5 minutes by foot from the gorilla trekking point start, Buhoma Lodge boasts uninterrupted, scenic views of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Each spacious cottage boasts a private veranda, an en-suite bathroom and an in-room safe. A family cottage is also available. After a day exploring the forest, relax in the lounge and share stories of the day with a drink from the bar.