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!
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.
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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.
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