7 Days Game and Gorilla Tracking Safari in Western Region, Uganda

  • Buhoma Community Rest Camp, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kanungu District, Western Region, Uganda

7 Days Game and Gorilla Tracking Safari in Western Region, Uganda

  • Buhoma Community Rest Camp, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kanungu District, Western Region, Uganda

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Prepare yourself to experience the exciting seven days Ugandan safari with Mushra Travel Agency! This budget safari combines wildlife viewing and the unforgettable gorilla trekking. From Kampala to Bwindi, to Queen Elizabeth National Park and back to Kampala, the safari offers the best of Uganda at an affordable price. Get ready to witness the mountain gorilla, golden monkeys, and many other wildlife!

Highlights

  • 4 game drives
  • Gorilla trekking
  • Katwe Craters visit
  • Kazinga Channel cruise
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Gorilla permits
  • Daily meals
  • 5 activity days
  • English
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During this seven days' safari trip, you will be accommodated for six days in several accommodations including Buhoma Community Rest Camp, and Simba Safari Camp.

Safari highlights

  • Treks in search of gorillas and endangered golden monkeys sightings
  • Game drives to see lions, giraffe, zebras, and other big game
  • Launch trip on Kazinga Channel
  • Fair trade tourism travel package (you are helping communities conserve the gorillas)

Itinerary

Day 1: Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

You will leave Kampala at 07:00. Your team will pick you up from your hotel or preferred location in Kampala and you will drive west toward Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will make your first stop at the Equator crossing. It’s a wonderful spot to take pictures and have a cup of coffee. You will then proceed to Mbarara for lunch en route to Bwindi.

You will have lunch at Acacia Hotel in Mbarara. It’s great opportunity to try out western Uganda’s Matooke (plantain-type bananas) and roasted goat meat (if not vegetarian). After lunch, you will drive through the virgin rolling hills of Ankole -Kigezi to the home of the infamous mountain gorillas, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, arriving at around 18:00. Your overnight will be at Buhoma Community Rest Camp (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).

Day 2: Gorilla trekking

After an early breakfast, you will head to the headquarters of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for an orientation plus meeting the guides as well as separation into the groups based on which gorilla group you are going to track. From there, you will set off for your thrilling experience of the gorilla tracking. Hiking within this mysterious and wonderful forest offers quite a lot to see as you make your way to see the mountain gorillas. You may want to look out for additional primates, butterflies, mammals, and birds.

The trekking will entail thorough climbing before you come face to face with the mountain gorillas, watching them only a few meters away. You will see the baby with the mothers and the gorillas partaking their everyday routine just right in front of you. Because of tourists like you, Mushra Travel Agency has worked with communities to protect the gorillas.

Mushra Travel Agency's fair tourism model supports communities around Buhoma to protect the gorillas. You will personally see how they are thriving within the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Your overnight will be at Buhoma Community Rest Camp (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).

Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

You will have an early breakfast and then travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park entering it through the Ishasha sector renowned for the tree climbing lions. You will have a game drive along the way during which you will see lions, various antelope species, elephants, zebras, hyenas, leopards, and buffaloes.

In the afternoon, you will go for a two-hour boat cruise down the Kazinga Channel that connects Lake George and Edward. The cruise takes you through the highest population of hippos and you will see a profusion of animals on the water shores. This launch cruise rewards you with a great opportunity to take photos, watch birds and see the water animals. Your overnight will be at Simba Safari Camp (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).

Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, you will go on an early morning game drive on the Kasenyi track, viewing a large fishing area. The game drive will take two - four hours. You will also tour Kikorongo, where you will encounter both wet and dry Crater Lakes. You will have another game drive in the afternoon to see lions, elephants, topis, leopards, bushbucks, Cape buffaloes, defassa waterbucks, giant forest hogs, Uganda kobs, among others. Your overnight will be at Simba Safari Camp (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).

Day 5: Katwe Craters

Katwe explosion crater is located in Queen Elizabeth National Park. It is believed that this significant feature came into existence as a result of violent eruptions that took place approximately 8,000 - 10,000 years ago. You will take an extremely rewarding 27-kilometer crater drive to Katwe that will offer you a remarkable memory of your safari in Uganda.

The communities have got rich traditions and their lifestyle is centered on the lakes’ natural offerings. You will learn the local processes of salt extraction and how they arrange their mining areas. The crater drive track offers impressive scenic views and the extending to the wider savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth. The views of the overlooking Rwenzori Mountains dubbed the mountains of the moon also add spice to remarkable memories for the safari. Your overnight will be at Simba Safari Camp (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).

Day 6: More game viewing and extra birding

You will go on another game drive that will enable you to see wildlife in their natural setting, for example, buffaloes, elephants and other animals that dwell in the grassland thickets of the Northern Kazinga. If you are lucky, you might have a rare chance to spot lions prey on other game.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is a wonderful birding destination. You will do a round of birding to conclude the safari. A number of bird species will also be seen along including the rare shoebill. Simba Safari Camp (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).

Day 7: Queen Elizabeth National Park to Kampala

After breakfast, you will drive back to Kampala with a stop over for lunch in Mbarara town and proceed to Kampala arriving late afternoon. Drop off at your hotel in Kampala.

During this safari tour, you will also visit Katwe Craters.

This safari tour will take you to several places in Uganda, including Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Katwe Craters.

  • 6 nights’ accommodation as indicated in itinerary above
  • 7 days’ travel health cover (malaria)
  • Birding stopovers
  • Drinking water and snacks
  • Entrance and ranger fees for the national parks
  • Experienced English-speaking driver / guide
  • Gorilla permits (per person)
  • Meals as indicated in itinerary above
  • Transport (4x4 safari vehicle)
  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 46 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before arrival.

Testimonials

  • Review by Audrey
    10 out of 10

    "Who wouldn't love to travel in one of the world's most amazing wildlife reserves with a competent, knowledgeable guide? We have just completed our Gorilla trekking and Queen Elizabeth National Park safari. Our driver from Mushra Travel Agency charmed, delighted and enlightened us. He knows the animals and the birds and can spot them even when hidden in the branches of a tree. His favorite animal is the climbing lion and he spotted them, so we were able to get terrific pictures. He is good with the camera, he has a good eye and a steady hand. His pictures were better than mine. I was probably too excited to hold the camera still."

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    "We stayed at the Mweya Safari lodge which is a top of the range accommodation facility in Queen Elizabeth National Park. (It's my first here, have seen lots of reviews of Mweya). You should check it out. We got great value for our money. If you are going to Uganda this summer, I think you should request Michael and his Mushra Travel Agency team to be your guides. They are honest. I think writing this might help other travelers. Are contact links acceptable here? Contact them: info@mushratravelagency.com, www.mushratravelagency.com. We are flying back home tonight, we hold Uganda memories in our hearts."

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  • Review by Craig G.
    10 out of 10

    "Hi there,"

    "I am wondering if there is anyone else here who has traveled with Mushra Travel Agency (www.mushratravelagency.com). Just completed another Uganda tour with them and would love to recommend them to a family going to Uganda this Christmas. We loved them, they are a great team and have good-condition safari cars. Has anyone else here traveled with them? Please let us know."

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  • Review by a traveler
    10 out of 10

    "Great service. Timely reply, affordable, good tour guides and cars."

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  • Review by Ahabwe Michael
    10 out of 10

    "Great service. Recommend it for everyone planning to go on African Safari"

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