5 Days Gorilla Trek Africa & Uganda Wildlife Safari

5 Days Gorilla Trek Africa & Uganda Wildlife Safari

Gorilla Trek Africa & Uganda Wildlife Safari

Destinations
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park 

Overview

This Gorilla Trek Africa & Uganda Wildlife Safari takes you to the misty Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, home to more than half the population of the World’s remaining 1004 Mountain Gorillas and former dwelling place for the Batwa, a people who were expelled from the forest when it was gazetted as a national park.

The Uganda wildife safari will also see you on a trail to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s second largest national park where leopards and other animals roam the Mweya Peninsula, chimpanzees and other primates inhabit the Kyambura Gorge, trails lead to bat caves and to huge volcanic explosion craters, boats on the Kazinga Channel cruise past hippos and crocodiles and where the Ishasha plains are home to tree-climbing lions and the elusive shoebill stork. You will trek the Mountain Gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and watch these giant apes as they feed, communicate, play and bond with their young. You will interact with the Batwa people to learn about their former life as gatherers, hunters, warriors, blacksmiths and herbalists while they dwelled in the Bwindi Forest.

You will enjoy game drives in the savannah plains of the Queen Elizabeth National Park and crown the Gorilla Trek Africa & Uganda Wildlife Safari with a boat safari on the Kazinga Channel whose shores are laden with water animals and birds.

Safari Highlights

  • Equator experience
  • Road Drive with Scenic landscapes
  • Gorilla trek Africa Experience
  • Cultural exposure
  • Game drive Safari Experience
  • Boat cruise on Kazinga channel

 Activity Schedule

Day 1: Arrival in Uganda
Day 2: Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Day 3: Gorilla trek Africa and Cultural exposure in Bwindi Forest Jungle
Day 4: Travel to Queen Elizabeth, Game Drive, Boat safari
Day5: Game drive and return to Kampala

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DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival in Uganda

You will be met at the airport by your Gorilla Trek Africa & Uganda Wildlife safari guide who will transfer you to the hotel reserved for you. In case you have had an early flight to Uganda, you will be taken on a brief tour of the city of Kampala.

Luxury Lodge: Serena Hotel/ Imperial Hotel 
Moderate:  Emin Pasha Hotel/ Speke Resort Hotel
Budget facility: Acardia Cottages/ Namirembe Guest house
Meal Plan: Full Board Basis

Day 2: Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

After an early breakfast you will set off from Kampala and travel westwards to Bwindi for approximately 9-10 hours. You have a brief stop at the Equator for a chance for you to stand in two hemispheres at the same time and take some photographs. You will continue the Gorilla Trek Africa & Uganda Wildlife Safari journey through the beautiful verdant rolling hills of this part of the country. You will stop in Mbarara town for lunch and then continue to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park where you will have the overnight.

Budget: Buhoma community Rest camp / Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp / Gorilla Valley Lodge
Moderate: Gorilla Resort Bwindi /Gorilla Safari Lodge / Lake Mutanda Resort/ Gorilla Mist Camp.
Up market: Mahogany Springs Lodge / Buhoma Lodge / Rushanga Gorilla Satari Lodge.
Meal plan: Full Board Basis

Day 3: Gorilla trek Africa and Cultural exposure in Bwindi

Gorilla trek Africa and Cultural exposure in Bwindi

After an early breakfast you will go to the park headquarters where you will be briefed by the guides before you begin the search in the thick Bwindi forest for the giant gorillas. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is renowned for its impressive Mountain Gorillas. While the time it takes to trek the Gorillas is unpredictable, the thrill of spending time observing these gentle apes, once sited, as they feed, communicate, play and bond with the young is an awesome experience that leaves lasting memories of a lifetime. You will return to your booked Gorilla Trek Africa & Uganda Wildlife Safari lodge for a rest and later go for a cultural walk to interact with and learn about the lifestyles of the local people.

You will participate in captivating traditional performances presented by Women’s groups or orphaned children groups.

Budget: Buhoma community Rest camp / Ruhija Gorilla Friends Camp / Gorilla Valley Lodge
Moderate: Gorilla Resort Bwindi /Gorilla Safari Lodge / Lake Mutanda Resort/ Gorilla Mist Camp.
Up market: Mahogany Springs Lodge / Buhoma Lodge / Rushanga Gorilla Satari Lodge.
Meal plan: Full Board Basis

Day 4: Travel to Queen Elizabeth NP, Game Drive, Boat Safari

Safari in Queen Elizabeth & Kidepo National Parks

You will have an early breakfast and then travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park entering it through the Ishasha sector renowned for the tree climbing lions. You will have a game drive along the way during which you will see Lions, various Antelope species, Elephants, Hyenas, Leopards and Buffaloes. You will later in the afternoon go for a two hour boat safari down the Kazinga Channel that connects Lakes George and Edward. The boat safari takes you through the highest population of Hippos and you will see a profusion of water animals and birds basking on the water shores. This launch cruise rewards you with a great opportunity to take photos at close range.

Luxury Lodge: Mweya Safari Lodge: Katara Lodge/ Jacana Lodge
Moderate:  Bush Lodge (in rooms) / Simba Safari Camp in rooms/ Buffalo Safari Resort/ Enganzi Lodge/ Ihamba Safari Lodge
Budget facility: Kazinga Channel View Lodge/ Simba Safari Camp in tents/ Bush Lodge in tents
Meal Plan: Full Board Basis

Day 5: Game drive and return to Kampala

Gorilla trek Africa - Uganda wildlife safari

Tree Climbing Lions in QENP

You will after breakfast set out for a game drive along the “Queen’s Mile” and the Kasenyi track to see leopards, mangoose, lions, Uganda kobs, elephants, hyenas, waterbucks, Cape buffaloes, Topi, Warthogs, and several small animals and birds. You will return to your lodge for lunch after which you will start the return journey to Kampala, arriving in the evening. Dinner and overnight will be at the lodge of your booking.

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Requirements for this Safari:

  • A Visa – you can apply for the visa online or very easily get one at the point of entry into the country (airport)
  • Chimpanzee and Gorilla trekking permits – You can apply and secure these on line but experience has shown that it is better coordinated when you send money to the tour firm to handle it for you at no extra cost to the standard fee (USD600)
  • Travel & Health insurance – This should be arranged by you in your home country before you travel.
  • Physical fitness

The Safari package includes:

  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • 4WD safari vehicle with popup roof
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Boat cruise fee
  • Gorilla trekking permit – $600
  • Services of an English Speaking Driver/guide.
  • Game drives
  • Community visit fees
  • Pickup and Return airport transfers

The Safari package excludes expenses of a personal nature such as:

  • Drinks
  • Laundry
  • Tips to local guides
  • Telephone expenses
  • Porter fees while trekking Gorillas and chimpanzees
  • Personal insurance
  • Cigarettes

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