Ishasha’s tree-climbing lions are a spectacle to behold, the big cats, forged in the savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park, are sightings to seize as you anticipate your upcoming impenetrable forest gorilla trek further south, a few hours away. Count on our Safari planner to get you started.
Uganda Tree-climbing Lions Plus – 7 days Guide.
Day 1: Arrive Entebbe Airport and transfer to your hotel. O/N The Boma Guest House
Day 2: Drive approx. 6-7 hours to Queen Elizabeth- Southern Sector. O/N Ishasha Jungle Lodge
Day 3: Queen Elizabeth Southern Sector- Ishasha O/N Ishasha Jungle Lodge
Day 4: Drive to Bwindi National Park O/N Haven Lodge Buhoma
Day 5: Gorilla Tracking O/N Haven Lodge Buhoma
Day 6: Drive approx. 6-7 hours to L. Mburo National Park. O/N Rwakobo Rock
Day 7. L Mburo and Departure.
Arrive Entebbe international airport where you will be met by a representative from Swanair Travel and Safaris who will then transfer you to your Hotel in Entebbe. There are several optional activities available in Entebbe: visit the Mabamba swamp a habitat to several bird species, you could also go for a sunset cruise on L. Victoria or visit the Uganda Wild life education Centre – The Zoo. O/N Overnight/The Boma Guest House
After breakfast, set out for the Ishasha area of Queen Elizabeth National Park, rich with wildlife including warthog, water buck, bush buck, leopard, Ugandan kob, elephants, countless bird species and even the rare giant forest hog. The Ishasha sector of the park is known for its famous tree climbing lions sometimes found lying about in the branches of the native fig trees. O/N Ishasha Jungle Lodge
Early this morning as the African sun breaks, venture out for a game drive to look for big cats, elephant, buffalo and many antelope species. You are able to spend the whole day exploring the park with your private vehicle and guide. O/N Ishasha Jungle Lodge
Drive approx. 2.5hrs to Bwindi National Park, located in south western Uganda on the edge of the Great Rift Valley- considered the most diverse forest in Uganda. The park contains almost one half of the world’s population of the endangered Mountain Gorilla, making it an extremely valuable conservation site. Bwindi is also home to several endangered bird species with very limited ranges, and acts as an important catchment area for many rivers, supplying water for agriculture in the surrounding region. Dinner and overnight. O/N Buhoma Lodge (High end)/ Mahogany springs (Mid-range)/Haven Lodge (Low budget).
Following breakfast, transfer to the National Park Headquarters to meet your guides for the day and begin your gorilla tracking experience. You will be guided by experienced guides into the dense forest in search of the Mountain gorillas. It is a life time experience viewing the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Mountain gorillas are extremely rare with only an estimated 880 remaining in the wild. This is a unique travel experience you won’t soon forget!
After the trek, return to your lodge and time permitting, go for and afternoon community walk. Please note: tracking may be fairly strenuous with treks up to six hours or longer, at high altitudes, not uncommon. O/N Buhoma Lodge (High end)/ Mahogany springs (Mid-range)/Haven Lodge (Low budget).
This morning you depart for Lake Mburo National Park, approx. 6-7 hours’ drive. Enjoy game drives in the park in the afternoon. Lake Mburo National Park is home to elands, Burchell’s zebras, impalas and a wide variety of bird species. Free of carnivores, Lake Mburo provides a unique opportunity to see the park on foot and the chance to view vast numbers of diverse hoofed animals. Lake Mburo National Park works with local communities to create an environment in which domestic livestock peacefully coexist with the park’s native wildlife. Overnight at Rwakobo Rock Lodge
In the company of a ranger guide, and before driving to Entebbe, embark on a nature walk in Lake Mburo where you may have the chance of viewing the grazers like the Zebras, bush bucks, elands, Impalas, grazing local cattle and a vast number of birds. Visit the salt lick area where a number of animals gather to enjoy the salty taste of soil.
Drive back to Entebbe, approx. 5-6 hours with an en-route stop at the Equator. Proceed to the airport for your late international flight out.
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The price tables listed here are subject to availability at the time of booking and changes without prior notice. The prices stated are PPS – Per Person Sharing in a Double / Twin Room, with the Single Supplement cost listed at the end of each table. Activities and accommodation options of this safari itinerary can be tailored to individual requirements and preferences.
Price Per Person Sharing (PPS) in a Double / Twin Room
Scheduled domestic flight/4×4 Safari land cruiser
2 pax travelling / PPS from
US $ 2, 655
3 pax travelling / PPS from
US $ 2, 380
4 pax travelling / PPS from
US $ 2, 240
Single supplement Per Person from: US $305
Deposit: 30% of the safari price within 7 days of written tour confirmation.
Balance: Full balance due within 56 days prior to arrival.
Reservations within 45 days or less prior to arrival: Immediate full prepayment due.
This safari proposal is subject to availability at the time of booking and may be subject to changes without prior notice.
If accommodation options or safari activities listed in this itinerary are not available at the time of booking, suitable alternatives will be offered.
The following wildlife permits are required to be paid together with the deposit for this safari:
The cost for the above permits is non-refundable. In case of cancellation, we shall endeavour to resell tickets through the available official channels. A language specific driver/tour guide is available against a surcharge.
For internal charter and/or scheduled local flights, the following baggage restrictions apply: 15 kgs in softsided bags.