GORILLA WILDLIFE MARATHON & QUEEN ELIZABETH SAFARI – 3 Nights 4 Days

GORILLA WILDLIFE MARATHON & QUEEN ELIZABETH SAFARI – 3 Nights 4 Days2018-09-27T07:53:27+00:00

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The Equator

Uganda is one of the few countries in the world where the equator divides the earth into two half passes. The Equator crosses into Uganda at a point situated 72km south of  Kampala along the Kampala – Masaka road. At the Uganda Equator you observe this by a line drawn in the middle of the lane, with a monument on both sides that state “Uganda Equator” At the Equator see an experiment of how water drains straight down at the Equator while the water will drain clockwise on the northern hemisphere and counter clockwise on the southern hemisphere. This is something very exciting to see. Wouldn’t it be an exploration to stand with one foot in the southern hemisphere and one foot on the northern hemisphere of the world?

 UNESCO Heritage Site Bwindi – Gorilla Trekking Encounter

BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST NATIONAL PARK

Bwindi is 331 square kilometers and is located in South Western Uganda, on the edge of the western rift valley, shared by Kabale, Rukungiri and Kisoro Districts. It lies on an altitude range of 2607m (Rwamunyonyi peak)-1160m (Ishasha gorge).

Annual Temperature ranges from 7-20 degrees Celsius. Usually it’s cold during June- July rains heavily in March-April and September-November. The local people in this area are mainly Bakiga and Bafumbira, representing the most impenetrable settlements in Uganda, (233 people/ square kilometers).

QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

Queen Elizabeth National Park is understandably Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. The park’s diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna,shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, make it the ideal habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds.

Set against the backdrop of the jagged Rwenzori Mountains, the park’s magnificent vistas include dozens of enormous craters carved dramatically into rolling green hills, panoramic views of the Kazinga Channel with its banks lined with hippos, buffalo and elephants, and the endless Ishasha plains, whose fig trees hide lions ready to pounce on herds of unsuspecting Uganda kob.

As well as its outstanding wildlife attractions, Queen Elizabeth National Park has a fascinating cultural history. There are many opportunities for visitors to meet the local communities and enjoy storytelling, dance, music and more.The gazetting of the park has ensured the conservation of its ecosystems, which in turn benefits the surrounding communities.

The Highlights :

An exciting water experiment at the Uganda Equator in 2 hemispheres.

Spectacular Landscape Scenery; Including banana and Tea plantations, Savannah Great.

Plains, the Great East African Rift Valley Escarpments at Kyambura, Beautiful crater Lakes and the dramatic hills and mountains of Bushenyi, Kanungu and Rukungiri Districts.

Game Viewing & Safari Drives; Queen Elizabeth National.

Park to spot 4 of the Big5 game animals.

Boat Cruising Safaris; Kazinga Channel QENP forspectacular game viewing at a close ranges.A chance to spot the tree climbing Lions of Ishasha sector queen Elizabeth National Park.

Gorilla Trekking Experience in UNESCO Bwindi National Park.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Kampala – Equator – Mbarara – Kambuga Kigezi Highlands
Meet and Greet at Hotel/Residence in Jinja
Departure for Kigezi Forest Cottages Kambuga Masaka, Mbarara & Ntungamo
Stop over at the Equator top enjoy water experiment  in both Hemispheres
Lunch at Selected restaurant in Mbarara (Not Included)
Proceed and arrive in Kambuga driving through the farmlands and banana plantations of Ntungamo
Enjoy the most dramatic part of  the Rift Valley Escarpment the Enengo Gorge as you arrive in time for sunset over the lodge
OPTIONAL I: Enjoy a guided hike through a Nengo Gorge crossing River Mitano meeting local people
Dinner at the cottages (Included)
Over Night Accommodation at Kigezi Forest Cottages  (F/B)

Day 2:  Bwindi Impenetrable National Park – Wild Marathon/Walk in Bwindi
Breakfast at the Hotel
Transfer to Buhoma Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Participate in the Wild Marathon at Bwindi  OR any optional Activities
OPTIONAL 1: Gorilla Trekking (150,000UGX Ugandans, $300 Foreign Residents)
OPTIONAL 2: Nature walk to Munyanga Falls
OPTIONAL 3: Rushura Hill Hike
Enjoy packed lunch in Bwindi (Own Expense)
Transfer back to the lodge later in the evening
Dinner at the cottages (Included)
Over Night Accommodation at Kigezi Forest Cottages  (F/B)

Day 3: Game Drive Ishasha Tree Lions & Boat Cruise in the afternoon
Breakfast at the Hotel
Arrival & check in at UWA Ishasha Katokye Gate Queen Elizabeth National Park
Enjoy Game Drive in Ishasha Sector in search of tree climbing Lions, Elephants
Transfer to Mweya the Northern Part of Queen Elizabeth National Park
Enjoy per-ordered Lunch at selected restaurant in Mweya Peninsular (Included)
Afternoon enjoy 2 Hour afternoon go for the Exciting Boat Cruise Safari on Kazinga Channel to see animals and birds at a close range
Evening transfer to Go for an evening game drive in Kasenyi sector in search of Lions and other game.
Dinner at the Lodge (Included)
Over Night Accommodation at UWA Bandas  (F/B)

Day 4:  Queen Elizabeth – Kasese – Fort Portal ~ Transfer to Kampala
Breakfast at the Lodge
Morning game drive in through Explosive Craters on your way departing for Kampala
Depart for Kampala Via Kasese, Fort Portal & Mityana
Lunch at Selected restaurant in Fort Portal Town (NOT Included)
Proceed to Kampala Via Mubende and Mityana driving through Farmlands and by the farmers roadside markets
Arrival & Check at Home/Hotel Kampala
END of Our SERVICE

From USD US$249.00

Duration: 4 Days (approx.)

Tour Cost Includes :

Meet & greet at Hotel/residence in Kampala or Entebbe.

Drop off at Hotel/Residence in Kampala.

4WD Safari Vehicle with Pop up Roof.

Game drives & Boat Cruise.

English Speaking Driver Guide.

Equator Water Experiment.

Free  Guided walk and Hike on Enengo meeting local people.

2 Nights Accommodation at Kigezi Forest Cottages & 1 Night accommodation at UWA Bandas.

All meals at the Hotels on Full board basis as indicated (Included).

Mineral Water during the 4 Travel days (2 Bottles per person per day).

Tour Cost Excludes :

Lunches en-route.

Gorilla Permits.

Personal Travel Insurance.

Visas.

Soft Drinks, Alcohol and spirits.

Tips & Personal Presents.

Souvenirs.

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