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    OVERVIEW.
    This 5 Days Bwindi Gorilla safari & Queen Elizabeth wildlife tour is an amazing trip for gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking and wildlife tours including a game drive and boat cruise. The 5 days trip takes you to Queen Elizabeth NP for wildlife viewing and Bwindi for gorilla trekking. Chimpanzee tracking will be at Kyambura Gorge of Queen Elizabeth National Park. You take game drives at Queen Elizabeth NP in search of the tree climbing lions and other mammal species.

    Day 1
    Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National parK
    After breakfast, you’ Uganda safari guide will pick you up for a transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The journey to south western part of Uganda starts with the first stop at the equator line about 84km from Kampala.
    Here you have a photography time at the world’s centre line and have a few experiments, after then you continue with the drive having lunch en route. You continue with the drive towards south western Uganda arriving in the evening just in time for check in, dinner and an overnight stay.

    Day 2
    Game drive and boat cruise in Queen Elizabeth NP
    After breakfast, drive towards Kasenyi and visit the crater lakes, Edwards and George which has been popularly marked as the mating ground for several antelopes, particularly for the Uganda kob. You may be lucky to also sight more wildlife that may include lions, buffaloes, elephants, and other animals. Head back to your lodge for lunch and then proceed on an afternoon launch cruise on the Kazinga channel. Enjoy the rays of the setting sun on the launch cruise, return to you’ lodge for dinner and overnight.

    Day 3
    Chimp track in Kyambura and transfer to Bwindi via Ishasha
    Following breakfast at your lodging facility you embark on the drive to Kyambura Gorge for chimpanzee trekking. The Kyambura Gorge is also known as the valley of apes situated in the far eastern corner of the park. Approximately 1km across at its broadest point and about 100 meters deep, this is one of the scenic places a traveler can ever visit. During the trek, look out for the birds residing by the riverine swamps and forest such as herons, kingfishers, fish eagles, and much more.

    After the trek, you’ll have lunch then after transfer on a road drive through the ishasha sector popular for tree climbing lions to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Arriving in the evening after enjoying the backdrop of the kigezi highlands you reach in time for dinner at a booked lodging facility.

    Day 4
    Gorilla trek in Bwindi and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
    Early breakfast, proceed with packed lunch and a bottle of water into the tropical rainforest for gorilla trekking activity. Receive prior briefing by the ranger officials by 8:00am then head straight into the forest. The trek is unpredictable and could last up to 6 or more hours. Watch these creatures as they feed, play and grumble to each other while you take their pictures. Afterwards you will be transferred to Lake Bunyonyi. This lake is said to be one of the most beautiful places in western Uganda. It is the second deepest lake in Africa (900 meters deep) and also one of the few places in the country where it is considered safe to swim as it is bilharzias free this takes 2 hours, The landscape around the lake is made up of terraced hills protruding from the water’s edge. Bunyonyi means “place of little birds” and as the name suggests, there is plenty of birdlife around the lake.

    Dinner and overnight like the previous night.

    Day 5
    Boat ride and transfer back to Entebbe
    After a beautiful night at the beautiful lake bunyonyi you will take a tour around this lake before embarking on the road drive back to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport for a departure flight. You will have lunch en route and can purchase any craft materials at several souvenir shops along the way if you wish to. Your safari guide ensures you get to your preferred end of 5 days Uganda safari destination safely.

    Tour Details

    Departure & Return Location

    John F.K. International Airport (Google Map)

    Departure Time

    3 Hours Before Flight Time

    Price Includes

    • Air fares
    • 3 Nights Hotel Accomodation
    • Tour Guide
    • Entrance Fees
    • All transportation in destination location

    Price Excludes

    • Guide Service Fee
    • Driver Service Fee
    • Any Private Expenses
    • Room Service Fees

    Complementaries

    • Umbrella
    • Sunscreen
    • T-Shirt
    • Entrance Fees
    What to Expect

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    Itinerary

    Day 1 Arrive in Zürich, Switzerland

    We’ll meet at 4 p.m. at our hotel in Luzern (Lucerne) for a “Welcome to Switzerland” meeting. Then we’ll take a meandering evening walk through Switzerland’s most charming lakeside town, and get acquainted with one another over dinner together. Sleep in Luzern (2 nights). No bus. Walking: light.

    Day 2Zürich–Biel/Bienne–Neuchâtel–Geneva

    Enjoy an orientation walk of Zurich’s OLD TOWN, Switzerland’s center of banking and commerce. Then, leave Zurich and start your Swiss adventure. You’ll quickly discover that Switzerland isn’t just home to the Alps, but also to some of the most beautiful lakes. First, stop at the foot of the Jura Mountains in the picturesque town of Biel, known as Bienne by French-speaking Swiss, famous for watch-making, and explore the historical center. Next, enjoy a scenic drive to lakeside Neuchâtel, dominated by the medieval cathedral and castle. Time to stroll along the lake promenade before continuing to stunning Geneva, the second-largest city in Switzerland, with its fantastic lakeside location and breathtaking panoramas of the Alps.

    Day 3Enchanting Engelberg

    Our morning drive takes us from Swiss lakes to Swiss Army. At the once-secret Swiss army bunker at Fortress Fürigen, we’ll see part of the massive defense system designed to keep Switzerland strong and neutral. Afterward, a short drive into the countryside brings us to the charming Alpine village of Engelberg, our picturesque home for the next two days. We’ll settle into our lodge then head out for an orientation walk. Our stroll through the village will end at the Engelberg Abbey, a Benedictine monastery with its own cheese-making operation. You’ll have free time to wander back before dinner together. Sleep in Engelberg (2 nights). Bus: 1 hr. Walking: light.

    Day 4Interlaken Area. Excursion to The Jungfrau Massif

    An unforgettable trip to the high Alpine wonderland of ice and snow is the true highlight of a visit to Switzerland. Globus Local Favorite At an amazing 11,332 feet, the JUNGFRAUJOCH is Europe’s highest railway station. Jungfrau’s 13,642-foot summit was first ascended in 1811 and in 1912 the rack railway was opened. There are lots of things to do here: enjoy the ALPINE SENSATION, THE PANORAMA 360° EXPERIENCE, and the ICE PALACE. Also receive your JUNGFRAU PASSPORT as a souvenir to take home with you. The round trip to the “Top of Europe” by MOUNTAIN TRAIN will take most of the day.

    Day 5Lake Geneva and Château de Chillon

    It’s market day in Lausanne! Enjoy browsing and packing a picnic lunch for our 11 a.m. boat cruise on Lake Geneva. A few miles down-shore we’ll dock at Château de Chillon, where we’ll have a guided tour of this delightfully medieval castle on the water. On our way back we’ll take time to peek into the vineyards surrounding Lutry before returning to Lausanne. Boat: 2 hrs. Bus: 1 hr. Walking: moderate.

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