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8 DAYS QUEEN ELIZABETH, LAKE MBURO AND BUNYONYI SAFARIS

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Overview

Overview

This 8 days tour to Queen Elizabeth, Lake Mburo and Lake Bunyonyi safaris offers a diverse experience on the Uganda wildlife safaris that involves encompassing visit to several amazing Ugandan sites and national parks, as well as taking part in activities such as games drives, launch cruise, community walks, and swimming in Lake Bunyonyi.

Summarized itinerary

DAY 1: TRANSFER TO THE QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

DAY 2: GAME DRIVE AND LAUNCH CRUISE ON THE KAZINGA CHANNEL.

DAY 3: VISIT THE ISHASHA SECTOR IN THE PARK

DAY 4: TRANSFER TO LAKE BUNYONYI

DAY 5: LAKE BUNYONYI

DAY 6: DEPART LAKE BUNYONYI TO LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK

DAY 7: LAKE MBURO GAME DRIVE AND BOAT CRUISE

DAY 8: GAME DRIVE AND DEPARTURE

DAY 1: TRANSFER TO THE QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK

Early in the morning after breakfast from your favourite lodge, your guide will pick and transfer you south west toward the Queen Elizabeth National Park going through Mbarara, a home to the notable ankole longhorn cattle. On your way you will be able to see the cultural drum makers and stop by the equator for a few photographs and later proceed west to the Queen Elizabeth National Park having a brief game drive while viewing warthogs, Kobs and elephants along tracks as you head to the Katunguru gate. Check into your hotel for relaxation, dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Elephant Hab Lodge

Budget: The Bush Lodge

DAY 2: GAME DRIVE AND LAUNCH CRUISE ON THE KAZINGA CHANNEL.

Early in the morning you will set off for a morning game drive to the Kasenyi track in search for lions, elephants, giraffes, leopards, Kobs among other impressive wildlife.  You will also get the opportunity to see lions preying on the huge number of Kobs in the park at a close range. Return to your lodge for breakfast and relaxation, have lunch and later in the afternoon head for a launch cruise on Kazinga channel where you will see the hippos, crocodile and other aquatics at a close range, a wide array of birds and wildlife on the lake shores and many more. Return to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Elephant Hab Lodge

Budget: The Bush Lodge

DAY 3: VISIT THE ISHASHA SECTOR IN THE PARK

Have an early after breakfast and then you will drive through to the Ishasha sector where you will be able to see the tree climbing lions. There is nowhere else in the world where you will get a chance to have closer look at tree climbing lions lying on fig trees other than at Ishasha sector at the Queen Elizabeth National Park. The game drive will also enable you to see animals that you may have missed while at the Kasenyi track.

Later return to your place of accommodation for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge

Mid-range: Elephant Hab Lodge

Budget: The Bush Lodge

DAY 4: TRANSFER TO LAKE BUNYONYI

After breakfast, check out from your lodge as you embark on a scenic drive to Kabale with views of several rolling hills. The brief drive will get you to the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi where you will relax as you gaze at the beautiful scenery as well as getting to swim in the bilharzia free lake. Lake Bunyonyi is a little paradise for many visitors. In the late afternoon you will visit the locals while on a community walk and get to interact with them and find out more about them and their culture. Later return to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation:

Mid-range: Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort

DAY 5: LAKE BUNYONYI

Get up to a beautiful morning at the Lake Bunyonyi with the chapping sound of birds chirping and ushering you into another beautiful day. Have breakfast and later head for a nature walk, bicycle ride or the canoe rides on Lake Bunyonyi as you sail across the lake to the islands and later return to your lodge.

Accommodation:

Mid-range: Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort

DAY 6: DEPART LAKE BUNYONYI TO LAKE MBURO NATIONAL PARK

In the morning, you will drive east to Mbarara; a major town in western Uganda and the former capital city of Ankole kingdom for 400 years until it was split during independence in 1962. From there proceed to Lake Mburo national park which is famous for its many antelopes and home to the rare Bushel’s Zebra among others that include a wide array of bird species.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Mihingo Lodge

Mid-range: Rwakobo Rock Lodge

Budget: Rwonyo Camp Site

DAY 7: LAKE MBURO GAME DRIVE AND BOAT CRUISE

Early in morning after breakfast, you will head to the park in search for the animals such as the zebras, antelopes, buffaloes, elands, giraffes and many bird species. Later return to lodge for lunch and relaxation. After lunch head for a scenic boat cruise on lake Mburo; spotting hippos, crocodiles and other bird species such as Fish Eagles, Pelicans, Black crake, Heron, Cormorant, and the rare shoebill stork. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation:

Luxury: Mihingo Lodge

Mid-range: Rwakobo Rock Lodge

Budget: Rwonyo Camp Site

DAY 8: GAME DRIVE AND DEPARTURE

Wake up to another wilderness experience have a relaxed breakfast. You can opt for another morning game drive before you drive back to Kampala. Reach in time to catch your flight or head to your hotel. You also make a stop over at the equator and take some pics for memory.

End of safari

Safari inclusions

  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites Including  protected areas mentioned.
  • Full board accommodation on safari.
  • A professional English speaking driver/ guide.
  • Bottled water  when on safari.
  • Fees for activities of tourists.

Safari Exclusions

  • Laundry services
  •  Beverages / drinks  of personal nature like alcohol.
  •  Airport transfers arranged on request.
  • Visas
  • Other activity fees that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips for drivers/guides and other staff members.
  • International flights arranged on request.
  • Domestic flights arranged on request.
  • Any other extras not mentioned in the itinerary.

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