Tree climbing lions and gorilla tours

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 lions lounging in the branches, located on one of the routes to Bwindi impenetrable 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 rain forests containing more than 400 species of plants and an estimate of over 500 mountain gorillas, a combination of these adventure places is a highlight on any Uganda safari.

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5 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour and Tree Climbing Lions

Sighting Gorillas and Tree Climbing Lions


DAY 1: Drive to Ishasha

Our tree climbing lions and gorilla tours starts with a cup of coffee at breakfast then an early morning departure for Ishasha in the Queen Elizabeth National Park located on the unique western rift valley escarpment, have a lunch break in Mbarara then proceed to check in at Ishasha wilderness camp do a game drive in search of tree climbing lions in the evening, drive back to the lodge for an 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: Ishasha game drive – Bwindi forest

Our tree climbing lion and gorilla tours, we transfer you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest after breakfast. Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mghinga Gorilla National Park host half of the world remaining mountain gorilla population, the total population is estimated to be about 1004 living in the Virunga volcanoes and Bwindi.
Before driving to Bwindi Forest we shall do another early morning game drive in Ishasha to trail the tree climbing lions and other games, with a lunch stop at 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: Gorilla trekking experience

As we prepare for our safaris of tree climbing lions and gorilla tours in Uganda, Take an early breakfast then set off early with guides for briefing and thereafter set off to trail 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 rain forest, 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: Lake Mburo – Boat cruise and game drive

Our tour trail for tree climbing lions in Uganda starts with a Departure for Lake Mburo national park early in the morning, with a stopover in Mbarara for lunch and  carry on to the lodge for check in, after we 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 miss the endemic African fin foot. After the boat ride an Evening game drive as we head back to the lodge for the night will give you a 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: Kampala – Entebbe – Horse back safari

Our Tree climbing lions in Uganda safari starts with a morning cup of coffee and breakfast then take a horseback safari and encounter zebras, Buffaloes, 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 or Entebbe with enough time to stop at the equator for one to have photo shoot and craft shopping there are many craft shops at the equator point one is lost of choice, Arriving in Kampala/Entebbe late in the evening, hence making a great tour of tree climbing lions and Gorilla tours in Uganda. 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.

Tree Climbing Lions in Uganda tour price 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, Tree climbing lions and gorilla tours in Uganda 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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