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Visit the three of Ugandas highlighs by plane in only six day! From the gorilla tracking in Bwindi Forest to viewing the big game on the famous Kazinga Channel in Queen Elizabeth NP! 

  • Boatsafari on the famous Kazinga Channel
  • Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Forest
  • Stunning and exclusive lodges
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Day 1: Welcome to Uganda!

You will be picked up from the airport by a representative of your accommodation for tonight.

Hotel No. 5, nested in the leafy suburbs of Entebbe and close to the airport, this is a great option for guests looking for an intimate stay in a tranquil setting. It is a stylish boutique hotel with all luxurious rooms opening onto the garden and swimming pool.  The restaurant brings you a flavorsome dining experience, with carefully planned menus paired to an international selection of wines. Attention to detail and an attentive guest experience are synonymous with this hotel, making it the perfect choice for a restful stay. Make yourself at home - pamper yourself with a spa treatment, or work up a sweat in the hotel gym.

Depending on the time of your arrival, you might be able to explore Entebbe. All activities today are at your own expense and can be arranged via your accommodation.

Journey Time 15 min to hotel
Accommodation   Hotel No.5
Meal Plan No meals included

Day 2: To Queen Elizabeth National Park

Today after your breakfast you will be taken to Entebbe Airport to catch your flight to Kasese (Queen Elizabeth National Park).

Departure time from Entebbe:  12.30 PM 
Arrival time in Kasese:  02.25 PM 

* Timings may vary depending on aircraft routing.

Scenic Queen Elizabeth National Park is located in south western Uganda and is most often included in visitors’ itineraries. It is the second largest park in the country and located at the base of the majestic Rwenzori Mountain range, next to Lake Edward and Lake George which are joined by the Kazinga channel. Few reserves in the world have such a high biodiversity with landscapes including savannah, bushland, wetlands and lush forests. On your first afternoon game drive, it is time to explore the Queen Elizabeth National Park with her 200 kilometers of well-maintained game viewing tracks. We advise for you to be alert and pro-active on your game drive to help the ranger spot as many animals as possible.

 

Mweya Safari Lodge is a unique luxurious encounter in the heart of Queen Elizabeth National Park, surrounded by the ‘Mountains of the Moon’ and endless wilderness. From your private deck terrace, the restaurant and the infinity pool, a panoramic view over the Kazinga Channel awaits to be marvelled accompanied with a carefully selected cocktail or choice from a range of exquisite Continental, Indian and International cuisine.

Journey Time 2 hours by plane + 1 hour by car
Accommodation Mweya Lodge - Luxury safari tent
Meal Plan Breakfast, (packed) lunch and dinner
 
 

Day 3: Game drive & boat safari Kazinga Channel

After an early breakfast, you go for a long game drive in time to see the sun rise. The morning is the best time for a game drive as the African animal kingdom tends to me most active when during the golden hours of the first sunlight touching the savannah. You will continue the search for all the wildlife. With an astonishing 5000 hippos, 2500 elephants and over 10,000 buffalo thriving in its grasslands and shorelines, this park guarantees sightings of some of Africa’s most iconic species. All being well you see elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, different species of antelope and just maybe some of the exciting predators such as; lion, leopard, civet, genal and serval cats. Ten species of primates enjoy the park's diverse habitats

 

In the afternoon you will take a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel which joins Lake George and Lake Edward.

Here, you will see a lot of hippos (more than you can possibly imagine!), as well as a variety of other animals which come to the waterhole to drink or bathe. You can expect to see buffalo, crocodile, bathing elephant, and a range of beautiful birds. This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your tour.

Accommodation   Mweya Safari Lodge, luxury tents
Meal plan Breakfast, lunch & dinner

 

 

You will game drive on your way out of the park for a last chance at spotting the tree climbing lions. Lunch will be at the lodge in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest; home of the Mountain Gorillas.

For the coming two nights you’ll stay at the remarkable and intimate Buhoma Lodge, which has spectacular uninterrupted views over the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Being one of the only two lodges located in the park, this truly is a unique location. You’ll stay in one of the ten chalets which are carefully and spaciously designed using locally sourced materials. Among others, the private veranda, en-suite hot rain-shower and complimentary massage should give you all that you need to unwind and relax during your stay.

Journey Time 3 hours
Accommodation Buhoma Lodge
Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 
 

Day 5: Gorilla Trekking

Today is the big day… Prepare yourself for an encounter with one of Bwindi’s gentle giants: the rare Mountain Gorilla. For most people this is the absolute highlight of their tour in Uganda.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a highlight for many visitors as this is where they will be visiting the home of the gentle giants. The park lies in southwestern Uganda on the edge of the Rift Valley. Uganda's oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests lies on the mist-covered hillsides. This magnificent forest dates back over 25,000 years, even surviving the last Ice Age (most forests disappeared). Bwindi forest has an incredible diversity of flora and fauna and is the only forest in Africa which can make claim to host both mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. In fact, half the worlds’ population of gorillas live here divided over nine habituated family groups. Also 5 other primate species, 120 species of mammal, over 220 butterflies and 360 birds species call Bwindi home. This it THE place to see the critically endangered mountain gorillas up close for your very own ‘Gorillas in the Mist’ moment.

 

The gorillas you will trek belong to one of nine family groups who can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day. Your trek will be an exciting (for some also challenging) journey along forested (sometimes slippery) slopes, entwined vines, bushes and bamboo before you eventually reach the gentle giants. En-route, your guide will point out signs of previous gorilla activity. Think of dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots. The time to complete the gorilla trekking can be as little as 2 hours to as much as 7 hours! Once the the family of gorillas has been located, you will be allowed a maximum of one hour observing them. Coming face-to-face with the mountain gorillas is a truly humbling and emotional experience. This is a fantastic part of your tour you will definitely remember for the rest of your life.

Accommodation Buhoma Lodge
Meal Plan Breakfast, packed lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Back to Entebbe

In the morning you will be transfered to the Kihihi airstrip, from where you take your last domestic flight back to Entebbe.

Departure time from Kihihi:  09.45 AM 
Arrival time in Entebbe 11.25 AM


* Timings may vary depending on aircraft routing.

From Entebbe you can connect with your international flight back home. If you need an additional night and/ or program in either Entebbe or Kampala, please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@matoketours.com.

Accommodation  Not included
Meal Plan Breakfast

 
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