4 DAY ITINERARY
The 4 days Gorilla trekking and wildlife safari will start from Kampala and end still in Kampala-Uganda. You will visit some of the most famous National Parks in Uganda such as Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is located in Southwestern Uganda and covers an area of 331 Sq km, it is a home to 18 Gorilla families, 348 bird species, 163 tree species, 120 mammals, 220 butterfly species, 27 chameleon species, and 1000 flowering plants among others.
Also different other primates are found here such as the white and black colobus monkeys and Chimpanzees. Queen Elizabeth National Park, this park is located 376 km away from Kampala covering an area of 1, 978 Sq km. It is home to over 95 species of mammals, 10 species of primates and over 500 species of birds, and its famous for the amazing boat cruise and game viewing.
Activities to do during this trip
- Gorilla trekking (A gorilla permit is required which goes for $600 per person)
- Launch/Boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel
- Game drive in Kasenyi trail/Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura gorge
- Photography around the Equator
- Day 1: Depart for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
- Day 2: Gorilla trekking Bwindi forest
- Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park via Ishasha sector
- Day 4: Morning Game drive/Chimpanzee tracking and Depart to Kampala
Early after your breakfast your driver/guide will meet you at your hotel, and he will take you through the details of your trip. Thereafter, proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is located in the southwestern part of Uganda for gorilla tracking. You will have a stopover at the equator to take photos and the other one in Mbarara to have your lunch. Along the way you will see a lot of sightings such as the beautiful scenery as you approach the park, this park is also endowed with a lot of plant and animals species like the mountain gorillas chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, forest elephants, birds, and waterfalls though Mountain gorillas are most popular.
Check-in at the lodge, unwind, have dinner and an Overnight.
Meal Plan: Dinner and lunch
On this day by 6:00am you should be up, have breakfast, and pack your lunch. Drive ahead reaching the Park headquarters, where you will be briefed by the ranger guide concerning regulations of the park. Thereafter proceed with the ranger to look out for the mountain gorillas, this will require you be physically fit and also carry a walking stick. Also you can use the local porters to carry your luggage. When you meet these gentle giants follow what your ranger guide tells you especially standing 6 meters away from gorillas as you watch the mothers feed the young ones, the juveniles playing and the silver backs guarding the territory. How long this search will take is based on where the gorillas are located and feeding from so it can take 2-8 hours. Also don’t forget to carry enough water, a rain coat, sturdy shoes, long sleeved trousers, and snacks. Return back to your lodge after trekking. In the afternoon you may choose to relax at the lodge or go for a walk through the Batwa community/homesteads, see how they live and enjoy their cultural performances through dance and drama.
Meal Plan: Full Board
After your early breakfast, drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park passing through the Ishasha sector which is the southern sector of the park. Along the way you will have sights of different animal species including; the birds (over 600 species), bushbucks, elephants, gazelles, buffaloes, monkeys, and kobs, but the tree climbing lions are most common. On your arrival, check in at the lodge and enjoy your lunch, as you prepare to engage in a launch/boat cruise on Kazinga channel in the afternoon. This boat trip takes 2 hours and will give you an opportunity to watch different water animals closer, some of the animal species include; hippos, crocodiles, elephants and buffaloes along the banks. Also birds like the Saddle billed stork, African fish eagle, pink backed pelicans, Pied and malachite kingfisher, African Skimmer and the shoebill thats if you are lucky. Return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight.
Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner
Take your breakfast in the morning. This day being your last, you may opt for a morning game drive in the Kasenyi trail where you will have chance to see animals such as the lions, warthogs, elephants, topis, buffaloes among others, also during this morning you will observe a number of different bird species. Thereafter, start off your journey to Kampala, you will stopover in Mbarara for Lunch. After lunch, proceed to Kampala whereby you will reach in the afternoon.
END OF TRIP
- All Meals and accommodation as specified.
- Ground transportation in a comfortable safari car.
- Applicable park entrance fees. USD 40/Entry.
- ONE assigned English-speaking driver/guide.
- Bottled water while on safari.
- Boat trip as on the itinerary. USD 30/Trip.
- Activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
- Phone calls and bar bills.
- Personal/travel insurance.
- Driver guide’s gratuity.
- All air fare (unless requested).
- All other Services of a personal nature.
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