5 Days Gorillas and Game Safari

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Overview

This 5 Days Gorillas and Game Safari enables you to explore splendid wildlife in Uganda with the most attractive wildlife experience in African bushes. This will take you to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park to track the endangered Mountain Gorillas. From there, you will then have a wildlife game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park and boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel which has the highest concentration of hippos in the whole world.


Highlights

  • Game Drive
  • Gorilla Tracking
  • Boat Cruise
  • Tree Climbing lions

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After an early cup of coffee.  Our guide will pick you up from your hotel/guest house in Kampala/Entebbe for a short briefing about the entire 3-day trip and the en-route stops you will be making on your way to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, this early morning drive enables as to reach early as well as you curb traffic jam.

Drive to the southwest part of Uganda, along the way, stop at the equator for photography and stretching. Stand between the imaginary lines crossing through the world, visit the souvenir shops one can buy one in memories of the tour. Head to Mbarara town as you drive through grasslands, see long-horned cattle grazing along the roadside.

Proceed to Bwindi as you view Banana plantations beautiful sceneries of rolling hills and many more.

Arrive at your lodge check in relax and have dinner.

Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation (optional)

  • Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge/Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany Springs Lodge

Drive time: approximately 8-9 hours Drive.

Day 2: Gorilla Tracking

After early morning breakfast, you will meet your guide again and drive to the park headquarters and meet other travelers for briefing at 7:30 am about the dos and don’ts when you meet the Gorillas in the forest. Meet the game ranger and start off the hike which takes 30minutes to three-quarters of the day this depends on where the Mountains Gorillas are.

As you trek see different tree species, for bird lovers this will be your opportunity to spot a number of birds, have a chance to see the primates such as black and white colobus monkeys, mammals, and many more. There are muddy steep slopes where you’re advised to use a walking stick, and a minimum level of fitness is required to have your trek a success.

Once you meet our close relatives, you are given one hour to be in meters with the Gorillas for photo shots as you listen to an informative talk from the wardens and rangers. Have lunch in the jungle thereafter return to the lodge to celebrate the Gorilla experience you will be awarded a Gorilla certificate.

Return to the lodge and relax. In the evening visit the Batwa Community as they expose their culture the Batwa are the first people who lived in Bwindi Forest, be entertained with their amazing dances, poems, and many more.

Note: Gorilla tracking is fairly strenuous, so a minimum level of fitness is required before you come for the hike.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation (optional)

  • Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge/Buhoma Lodge/Mahogany Springs Lodge

Day 3: Depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park

After the morning cup of coffee. You will meet your guide once again and start your scenic drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, arriving in time for lunch and check-in at the lodge. Take a short nap and thereafter go for the evening game drive in the Kasenyi plains to look for the late grazers. Return to the lodge overnight.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner;

Accommodation: Mazike Valley Lodge/Mweya Safari Lodge

Drive time: approximately 4-5 hours’ drive.

Day4: Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel

Today, after early morning breakfast, you will depart for an early game drive in the Kasenyi plains to look for the early grazers, and if you are lucky enough you may spot lions looking fr prey but we do not guarantee this as this is nature and we cannot make any appointments with nature. You may spot animals like Buffalos, Uganda kob. Water backs, warthog, and many more. The reason why you will do game drives in the Kasenyi Plains is because of its plain nature and it’s the breeding area of the Uganda job, so many carnivals come to feed on them.

After lunch, you will go for a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel which is the highlight of all the activities done in the park, and the Kazinga channel has the highest concentration of Hippos in the whole world. You are likely to see animals like Hippos, Buffalo, Crocodiles, and many birds as they come on the shores of the channel to take water.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Accommodation: Mazike Valley Lodge/Mweya Safari Lodge

Day 5: Transfer back to Entebbe/ Kampala

After Breakfast, Bid farewell to you’re Lodge and transfer back to Entebbe/Kampala for your International flight out.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, and Lunch.

Drive time: approximately 5-6 hours’ drive.

End of 5 Days Gorillas and Game Safari

Includes

  • Transportation in a 4×4 Vehicle customized for safari.
  • Meal plan as per the above itinerary.
  • Services of an English-speaking driver Guide.
  • Game drives and boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel
  • Accommodation as mentioned above,
  • Park Entry fees for Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Fuel for the entire trip.
  • Drinking water in the Vehicle.

Excludes

  • Gorilla permit of USD600.00 per person per trek.
  • International Airfares and flights
  • Uganda Visa at USD50 can also be issued upon arrival at the airport.
  • Expenses of personal nature like Alcoholic drinks and wines.
  • Tips and gratitude
  • Porters
Start date1 Pax2 Pax3 Pax4 Px5 Pax6 Pax
Any date$3060$2410$2193$2085$2020$1976

 

Single room Supplement is USD 45.00 per person willing to stay alone in a single room.

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