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4 Days Ishasha & Buhoma Gorilla Safari: Uganda Wildlife Tour

Overview of your 4 days Ishasha & Buhoma Gorilla Safari

The 4 days Ishasha & Buhoma Gorilla Safari covers 2 unique wilderness destinations in Uganda; Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi National Park. It is one of a few best Wildlife and Gorilla Safari packages that incorporates Game drives at Ishasha sector, Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel of Queen Elizabeth Nantional Park and Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Buhoma sector of Bwindi.

4 Days Ishasha & Buhoma Gorilla Safari

Queen Elizabeth National Park is an expansive savanna safari park lying suitably in Western Uganda-5 to 6 hours’ drive from Kampala. It is 2nd largest of the existing 10 National Parks in Uganda, occupying 1978sq.kms of area largely consisting of savanna grassland, humid forests, wetlands etc. This park was gazetted earlier in 1952, taking its name after the Queen of England. A visit to Queen Elizabeth N/Park on this 4 days Ishasha & Buhoma Gorilla Safari guarantees you incredible animal sightings from the bush elephants, cape buffaloes, tree climbing lions, antelope families and wide array of birdlife that constitute a total of 620 bird species.

Bwindi National Park, which is geographically lying in the South-western Uganda is 8-9 hours’ drive from Kampala. This is undeniably one of the best places worth visiting to see Mountain Gorillas. It was founded in 1991 purposely to harbor these endangered species and the park spans to cover 331sq.kms of land area, protecting not only Mountain Gorillas but also 220 butterfly species, 360 bird species, reptiles, many other primates including chimpanzees. Your 4 days Ishasha & Buhoma Gorilla Safari begins and ends in Kampala.

Brief itinerary of your 4 days Ishasha & Buhoma Gorilla Safari

Day 1: Trip to Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth, Boat cruise
Day 2: Game drive Ishasha Area & Drive to Buhoma Sector of Bwindi
Day 3: Gorilla Trekking Buhoma Area & Batwa visit
Day 4: Transfer from Buhoma Area to Kampala

Detailed itinerary of the 4 days Ishasha & Buhoma Gorilla Safari

Day 1: Trip to Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth, Boat cruise

After breakfast, travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park for about 6 hours via Masaka City-Mbarara City route. This long trip covers a stopover at Equator in Kayabwe then proceed to have early lunch at Igongo Cultural Centre. Leave Igongo early for Queen Elizabeth where you will be part of unforgettable Boat Cruise on Kazinga Channel.
Expect excellent exposure to most of the aquatic species on Kazinga Channel ranging from hippos, crocodiles and birds etc. After, connect to the lodge facility at Ishasha Area in the Southern side of Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Accommodations
Budget: Enjojo Lodge/@ the River Ishasha Camp
Mid-range: Ishasha Jungle Lodge
Luxury: Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Day 2: Game drive Ishasha Area & Drive to Buhoma Sector of Bwindi

Breakfast, thereafter, go enjoy Ishasha Guided Game drive for 2-3 hours. The Ishasha sector is in the southern side of Queen Elizabeth and you will be exposed to diversity of species but most importantly, see the tree climbing lions, birds and other mammal species. Drive back from Ishasha plains to have lunch, check out and drive to a lodge around Buhoma area of Bwindi.
Accommodations
Budget choices: Buhoma Community Rest Camp/Bwindi View Bandas
Mid-range: Engagi Lodge/Silverback Lodge
Luxury: Gorilla Forest Camp/Buhoma Lodge

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking Buhoma Area & Batwa visit

Breakfast early, thereafter, briefing on Gorilla Tracking rules at Buhoma Area, the Northern section of Bwindi National Park. Later, the Uganda Wildlife Authority official allocates you any of the 4 Buhoma habituated gorilla groups; Habinyaja, Mubare, Rushegura & Katwe.
The Buhoma gorilla trek may last 2-6 hours but this will be determined by your trekking speed and you will be guaranteed of 1 hour with gorillas upon locating them. Retreat thereafter, relax at the lodge, share memories and end your day with Cultural Walk at Batwa Community.
Accommodations
Budget choices: Buhoma Community Rest Camp/Bwindi View Bandas
Mid-range: Engagi Lodge/Silverback Lodge
Luxury: Gorilla Forest Camp/Buhoma Lodge

Day 4: Transfer from Buhoma Area to Kampala

Enjoy a hot cup of tea/coffee early, thereafter, drive back from Buhoma in the Northern side of Bwindi to Kampala/Entebbe. From Buhoma to Kampala, it is approximately 8-9 hrs’ drive but there will be room to relax especially during stopovers at Agip Hotel for lunch and at Equator for photo taking. After, drop off to Kampala-End of the 4 days Ishasha & Buhoma Gorilla Safari.

End of your 4 days Ishasha & Buhoma Gorilla Safari

What is included in this 4 Days Ishasha & Buhoma gorilla safari?

Gorilla permits ($700pp)
Park entry fees
Launch cruise-Kazinga
Game drive-Ishasha
Travel in 4WD safari car
Full time English-speaking guide
Bottled water
Relevant government taxes
Accommodation for 3 nights and meals

What is excluded in this 4 Days Ishasha & Buhoma gorilla safari?

Tips
Uganda entry visa fees
Cigarettes
Personal insurance
Shopping
Laundry service
Telephone calls
All the optional activities or experiences

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