5 DAYS FLY IN LION TRACKING, TREE CLIMBING LION & GORILLA TREKKING TOUR

Itinerary Overview

This 5 days fly in Uganda Lion Tracking, Tree Climbing Lions and Gorilla Trekking Tour is an unforgettable journey in two of Uganda’s National parks; Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Enjoy the beauty of Queen Elizabeth National Park, where you will experience more time in the presence of lions during the lion tracking experience where a pride of lions to be tracked have a radio collar attached in the neck and through a designed radio antenna, you are fully assured of seeing lions with a team of researchers with an opportunity of learning more about lions and unforgettable boat cruise on the famous Kazinga channel joining Lake Edward to Lake George. In the South of Queen Elizabeth NP;  Ishasha sector, enjoy a rewarding game drive in search for tree climbing lions.

 

Enjoy aerial views of the dense tropical forest of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where you will get an opportunity to trek magnificent mountain gorillas and a cultural encounter with the Batwa community in Bwindi.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Kasese Airstrip, Afternoon Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise

In the morning, your driver will pick you and take you to Entebbe to catch your domestic flight to Kasese Airstrip. When you land in Kasese, your guide will be waiting to welcome and drive you to your lodge in Queen Elizabeth NP. Check in to the lodge, have lunch and prepare for an afternoon boat trip on Kazinga Channel.

In the afternoon, we shall drive out for a 2hrs boat cruise on the Kazinga water channel that connects Lake Edward to Lake George. The boat trip gives you an opportunity to see a number of  hippos, crocodiles, elephants, buffaloes among other water birds that come to the water banks to quench their thirst, swim and sun bathe. After our boat trip, we shall drive back to the lodge for some relaxation, sundowner, dinner and an overnight. 

 

Overnight: Mweya Safari Lodge

Day 2: Sunrise Game Drive, Experiential Lion Tracking

Have an early breakfast and drive to Kasenyi Plains for a morning game drive in the park with a chance to spot animals go about their jungle life for example lions, leopards, antelopes, zebras, warthogs, Uganda kobs, hyenas, waterbucks, elephants and hippos among other bird life like the African skimmer, African fish eagle, red-chested sunbird, squire-tailed nightjar, and the malachite kingfisher. After our game drive, we shall drive back to the lodge for lunch and prepare for lion tracking experience.

Enjoy more time in the presence of lions with this lion tracking experience as you will be driving closely to lions, monitoring and learning about their different behaviors in their natural habitat for example how lions mark their territories by scrapping the ground with their hind feet, drying sticky urine sprayed on a prominent bush or rub their heads in the bushes leaving inconspicuous blonde hairs behind among others. Drive back to your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

 

Overnight: Mweya Safari Lodge

Day 3: Transfer To Bwindi Via Ishasha Sector For Tree Climbing Lions  

After breakfast, we shall start our journey towards Bwindi via Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth NP for a game drive in search for tree climbing lions in huge fig tree branches as they are staring down on the numerous Uganda kobs grazing in the open Ishasha plains. We shall have a chance to encounter other bird and wildlife in the park. We shall have lunch and continue to our final destination. 

 

Overnight: Mahogany Springs Lodge

Day 4: Gorilla trekking, Batwa Community   Experience

After breakfast we shall drive to the park headquarters for a briefing about the rules and regulations of gorilla trekking. We shall also be allocated a trekking group and a ranger guide and start our journey in the forest to search for gorillas. Once you meet your gorilla family, you will be given one hour to spend with the gorillas as you watch how they feed, live and stay with one another as you take some pictures and videos in the jungle. After trekking, your guide will pick you and drive back to the lodge for lunch ahead of the Batwa community. 

Drive out for the Batwa community experience where you will get a chance to learn about the culture of the Batwa community. The cultural encounter allows you to learn about Batwa community history, music, dances, songs, storytelling and cultural norms and beliefs. Feel free to participate in any of these activities as well as donate to their community. Drive back to the lodge for relaxation and an overnight. 

 

 

Overnight: Mahogany Springs Lodge

Day 5: Transfer To Kihihi For Domestic Flight To Entebbe

After breakfast, we have to check out and leave the misty Bwindi Forest behind and start driving to Kihihi Airstrip to catch our domestic flight back to Entebbe, as this day marks the end of our Lion Tracking, Tree Climbing Lions and Gorilla Trekking Tour. The driver will drop you to your hotel or transfer you to the airport for a flight back home. 

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