Bashem Safaris Tours and Travel
Your most welcome to a 5 days safari in the 2 fabulous parks which are blessed with a variety of wildlife ranging from mammals to birds species in Queen Elizabeth as a medley of wonders commonly known as a place for tree climbing lions in its southern part and finally and Kibale national park as the primate capital of the world with over 13 species of other primates including the chimpanzees being the major attractions begin every day with a smile if nature has intended.
DAY 1: TRANSFER TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK
After early morning breakfast, we shall set off to Queen Elizabeth national park via Igongo cultural Centre where you will be in position to visit the cultural museum for the Ankole and later on have lunch. Later after lunch, we shall transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park located in western Uganda in Kasese district, check in at the lodge, refreshing and then have dinner and night stays, briefing.
DAY 2: GAME DRIVE AND BOAT CRUISE
We shall start a day with an early breakfast; head out for a game drive through the park where you are expected to see a number of wildlife including the African Savannah elephant, buffalo, Kobs, Warthogs, Lions, leopards, and many more. After the game drive, we will head to the lodge for lunch and later head out for afternoon boat cruise at Kazinga channel where we shall be able to see a variety of animals like crocodiles, hippos, and various bird species, and then return to the lodge for refreshment, dinner and night stay, briefing.
DAY 3: TRANSFER TO KIBALE NATIONAL PARK
We shall have morning breakfast and then head out for the cultural heritage and natural trail, we shall have an experience of the energetic dances of the kikorongo Equator cultural performance and also exploring a traditional Banyaraguru hut, we shall then have a local meal, for lunch sweet and interesting, then set off from queen to the Kibale national park and after getting there, we shall check in at the lodge and then have dinner and night stays. Briefing.
DAY 4: CHIMPANZEE TRACKING IN KIBALE NATIONAL PARK
After morning breakfast, we shall head for a primate walk with our packed lunch, participating in chimpanzee tracking walks from the Kanyanchu visitor briefing Centre.we shall also be in position to see playing Chimpanzees, Monkeys and forest elephants, buffalos, giant forest hogs and antelopes, bird species, if nature allows. After all these activities, we shall have our lunch in the forest, have a short rest for settling ,join in a nature walk in bigodi for bird watching, experiencing beautiful banana plantations, then back to the lodge for refreshing, dinner and night stay. Briefing
DAY 5: TRANSFER BACK TO ENTEBBE
After morning breakfast, you embark on a journey to Entebbe via fort portal, mubende and it will be characterized with stopover for stretching and refreshing at the famous tea plantations in fort portal for photo shoots simply to remind you about the trip, and then back to the journey to Entebbe.
END OF THE TOUR
DAY 1. Transfer from Kampala to Bwindi National Park.
You will begin your trip, on day one from Kampala with a briefing from the driver guide, who will the make sure you got your breakfast, and then drive to western Uganda, where your end will be Bwindi national park. You will have number stopovers for meals, snacks, photos, and your lunch. You will be driving westwards, along the snake like roads, surrounded by the most beautiful and fantastic landscapes that will be attracting every camera lens and your eyes.
Curious! You will check in from the hotel, in the evening and relax as you prepare your minds for the wonderful next day.
DAY 2. Ultimate Gorilla Trekking Experience
This is a long waited and a highlight day of the trip! As you will wake up In the morning have your breakfast, and packed lunch, then head to the gorilla tracking briefing point to meet the guides who will be taking you through this experience.
You will take a short walk through the impenetrable and tropical rain forests, as you will meet these primates, as you will be allowed time with them, as you witness their interaction and behaviours.
Thereafter, you will return to the hotel, for relaxation, sit and enjoy the balcony view of the tropical rain forests, as the beautiful birds sing for you from the nature, with that sweet and sharp nature voice. You will later have your dinner and overnight stay as you wait for the next day.
DAY 3. Batwa Experience
On this day, you will be able to meet the indigenous Batwa (Pygmies) in Kisoro district at the slopes of Mount Muhavura. The Batwa Experience will also show you how they lived in huts made of grass, trees, the use of tree houses, caves. Experience the Batwa village life of old, the sharing, of living as a community, as a people, learn the things that they revered and cared for and almost lost.
During your stay with them, you will be able to enjoy the beautiful and remarkable moments, as you will enjoy their local dances, and other cultural activities, like their hunting activities and others.
You will in the evening, head back to the lodge, relax and you enjoy the balcony view of the tropical rain forests.
Dinner, overnight stay as you wait for the next day.
DAY 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park via Ishasha
After an African delicious breakfast, you will drive to Queen Elizabeth national park via Ishasha sector in southern part of Queen Elizabeth national park.
While driving to Queen Elizabeth national park, you will have a game drive through Ishasha sector and observe the tree-climbing lions as they submerge in the tree branches, relaxing or playing, as they watch their territories.
You will proceed to Queen Elizabeth’s northern sector, for checking in from the lodge, relax with dinner and overnight stay and wait for the next day.
DAY 5: The Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat Cruise
After early morning Breakfast drive to the Kasenyi plains for morning game drive because its believed to be a home for abundant wildlife, including the predators and the prey, which gives you the best African classic safari experience which engages all your senses with such a beautiful scenery of Rwenzori ranges and crater lakes animals expected to be sighted includes; Buffaloes, elephants, Uganda Kobs, Warthogs, Water bucks, Lions and baboons and varieties of Birds such as grey crown cranes, Southern Red bishop.
After game drive, you will go back to the lodge for warm Lunch, after lunch drive to mweya for the afternoon Boat cruise along the Kazinga channel for best of this un-forgettable and memorable experience while on the boat for two hours cruise to lake Edward where you will see local fishermen, this trip highlights are elephants which come down to the banks to drink and swim, several school of Hippopotamuses, Crocodiles basking at the banks and other animals like Buffaloes, water bucks with varieties of water birds such as, Great cormorant, pied kingfisher, African fish eagle etc.
DAY 6: Transfer to Kibale Forest National Park
You will wake up in the morning with your morning breakfast, and then embark on your journey to Kibale national park, via Kasese Mpondwe road, with a number of stopovers and outstanding view of the fantastic landscapes, as you drive along the zigzag road heading to fort portal.
After reaching at the lodge you will check in and then relax, a you prepare for an activity or the next day. On this day, we may visit the Bigodi community for nature walks to see a number of birds, and primates like the monkeys.
Head back to the lodge, relax, with your dinner stay as you wait for the next day.
DAY 7: Ultimate Chimpanzee Tracking Experience
You will wake up in the morning with a morning breakfast and head to Kanyanchu tourist information center with your parked lunch and drinking water, where you will meet the rangers or guides, who will give you the briefing and information about the chimpanzees, and go meet the wild residents from the primate capital of the world. On this day, you will have a moment with the Chimpanzees, our closest cousins. Spending that moment with these primates is so fascinating that, you will be thrilled by their behaviors and interactions.
You will then after drive back to the for relaxation, and then have an evening walk, you will then head back to the lodge and relax with your dinner, and overnight stay as you wait for the next day.
DAY 8: Transfer back to Kampala.
You will wake up in the morning with your morning breakfast, and embark on your journey back to Kampala/Entebbe International Airport, as this will be the last day of your adventure. You will drive with your lunch en route and through Fort portal-Kampala road as you enjoy the drive through the beautiful and scenic landscapes filled and covered by the tea plantations. You will reach in Kampala in the afternoon / evening and drive to your home, or hotel, or the airport for your return flight.
END OF THE TRIP.
Get a chance to track some of the remaining endangered mountain gorillas in bwindi impenetrable national park.