5 Days Gorillas And Tree Climbing Lions safaris.

SAFARI OVERVIEW
This remote southern region enjoys’ fewer visitors than the north but those who venture this far may be rewarded with sightings of ishasha’s most famous residents the tree climbing lion lounging in the branches, located on one of the routes to Bwindi national park a UNESCO natural world heritage site in 1994,opened for gorilla tourism in 1993 lies on the edge of the rift valley Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests containing 400 species of plants and an estimate of 320 mountain gorillas, a combination of these adventure places is a highlight on any Uganda safari.

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Gorillas-Tree Climbing Lions safari: DEPARTURE ISHASHA
Begin your day with a cup of coffee at breakfast, early morning departure for Ishasha in the queen Elizabeth national park located on the unique western rift valley escarpment, have a lunch break at mbarara then proceed, check into the Ishasha wilderness camp do game drive in search of tree climbing lions and other game in the evening back to the lodge for the overnight, Accommodation options;Ishasha wilderness camp (upmarket facility),Savannah resort (mid-market) and At the River camp (Budget facility), Meal plan Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner.

DAY 2 Gorillas-Tree Climbing Lions safari: ISHASHA GAME DRIVE- BWINDI
Transfer to Bwindi after breakfast, Uganda’s Bwindi and Mghinga gorilla national parks host half of the world remaining mountain gorilla population providing the best tracking moments, the total population is estimated to be about seven hundred eighty living in the Virunga volcanoes and Bwindi.
Before journeying to Bwindi we shall do another early morning game drive in Ishasha to look for the tree climbing lions and other game, with a lunch stop savannah resort, late arrival in Bwindi. Accommodation options; Buhoma lodge (up market facility),Silverback safari lodge (mid-market facility), Buhoma Community Camp Ground (Budget facility) and meal plan Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner.

DAY 3 Gorillas-Tree Climbing Lions safari: BWINDI – GORILLAS TREKKING
After breakfast set off early with guides to briefing point and thereafter off to track the gorillas, the thrill of your encounter will erase the difficulties of the potentially strenuous trek. Bring jungle boots and rain jackets because the park is often wet. Spend time in awe watching the gorillas go about their activities. Each gorilla safari encounter is different and has its own rewards, but you are likely to enjoy the close view of adults feeding, grooming and resting as the youngsters frolic and swing from vines in a delightfully playful display.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a magnificent green swathe of dense rainforest, so ancient that survived the last ice age. A recently proclaimed World Heritage site, it’s one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth and its unique, precious flora sustains roughly half of the world population of mountain gorillas  believed to number just 780. There’s also a substantial chimpanzee population and research shows that Bwindi is the only forest in Africa in which these two apes live together.
Time permitting, spend the afternoon on a community foot safari to explore the life style of the people living and surrounding the park. Return to camp exhilarated to relieve the encounter with friends over a drink, Accommodation options; Buhoma lodge (up market facility),Silverback safari lodge (mid-market facility), Buhoma Community Camp Ground (Budget facility) and meal plan Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner.

DAY 4 Gorillas-Tree Climbing Lions safari: LAKE MBURO-BOAT CRUISE AND GAME DRIVE
Depart for Lake Mburo park early in the morning, with a stopover in mbarara for lunch and  carry on to the lodge check in, after  head for the boat cruise on the lake to view the hippos, crocodile and plenty of bird life which include the king fisher’s, fish Eagles and not to be missed the endemic African fin foot. After the boat ride an Evening game drive as we head back to the lodge for the night give you chance to see the nocturnal, Accommodation options;Mihingo lodge (Up market facility) , Eagle Nest Tented camp ( mid- budget and Budget facility)and meal plan Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner.

DAY 5 Gorillas-Tree Climbing Lions safari: KAMPALA-ENTEBBE-HORSEBACK SAFARI
After your morning coffee and breakfast take a horseback safari and encounter zebras, buffalos, elands and impala along with a great variety of birds with very informative guide to accompany you. Return to the lodge for lunch and thereafter time to leave for home, drive back to Kampala /Entebbe with enough time to stop at the equator for one to have photo shoot and craft shopping there many craft shops at the equator point one is lost of choice, Arriving in Kampala/Entebbe late in the evening, accommodation options; Boma Guest House (upmarket facility), Cassia lodge (mid-range facility) and Red chilli hideaway (budget facility), meal plan Breakfast/Lunch and end of your trip.

Trip includes:
-Transportation by a 4wd vehicle with English speaking Driver/guide
-Fuel
-Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary except in Kampala/ Entebbe bed and breakfast
-Lunch while on transit
-Bottled water in the car
-Two game drives
-One boat cruise
-One Horseback safari per person for Two hours

One Gorilla per person to be secured and paid for in advance
Airport transfer

However, the package excludes: expenses of personal nature like: Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, and tobacco.

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