5 Days Gorilla Tracking Uganda & Wildlife Tour

Gorilla Tracking Uganda & Wildlife Tour

5 Days Start/End: Kampala Bwindi Forest & Queen Elizabeth National Parks

Overview

With fewer than 100 mountain gorillas left in the world, this Gorilla Tracking Uganda & Wildlife Tour is a privileged opportunity to see these magnificent beasts in their natural habitat. Accompanied by our expert ranger guide you’ll track a family of gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and observe their behaviour and daily life. The chance to encounter such rare wildlife at close quarters is a truly remarkable experience. We will also spend a half a day tracking chimpanzees in the Kyambura gorge of queen Elizabeth National Park or in Kalinzu Forest reserve. Watching how they hunt, feed, play and interact.

In addition to our time with the apes we enjoy a boat trip on Kazinga channel in Queen Elizabeth National park, scenic beautiful viewing points and a wildlife game drive safari in the game-rich national park, giving us an excellent chance of spotting some of the big five: lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo.

The Gorilla Tracking Uganda & Wildlife Tour will have you stay in characterful lodges and a safari camp set in delightful locations, where we can relax and feel at one with the magnificent natural surroundings of this captivating African land.


Highlights

  • Mountain Gorilla tracking in Bwindi forest.
  • Community walk for cultural experience
  • Game drive in savanna of the northern part and in Ishasha southern sector known for tree climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth national park
  • Boat trip along the Kazinga channel that connects two lakes George and Edward found within Queen Elizabeth national park
  • Chimpanzee Tracking in Kyambura Gorge or Kalinzu Forest Reserve.

Included in the price

  • Airport transfers
  • Chimpanzee habituation permit
  • Game drives
  • Community walk
  • Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel
  • Gorilla tracking permit that cost USD $700
  • Transport costs in a 4wd vehicle with pop up roof for easy game viewing
  • Full time English speaking and knowledgeable Driver/guide
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Drinking water during the tour
  • Government local tax on Accommodation

Excluded in the price

  • Any domestic or International flights
  • Visa fees
  • All optional activities
  • Medical and travel Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities to the guide/driver and hotel staffs.
  • Any item not mentioned in the itinerary of personal nature like laundry and beverages, souvenirs and telephone bills.

Uganda Gorilla Tracking Safari Itinerary:

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

On this day you will be picked up by one of our experienced Uganda gorilla safari driver / guide who will transfer you to Bwindi Impenetrable national park.

You will have a stopover at the equator for photography and legs stretching afterwards continue and have lunch break in Mbarara town. The drive again will take you to different villages with fascinating scenery, make stopovers for pictures then proceed to check-in to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

You’ll be staying at:

  • MAHOGANY SPRINGS LODGE (Luxury) or
  • BUHOMA LODGE (Semi-luxury) or
  • BUHOMA COMMUNITY REST CAMP (Budget)

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest & Community Walk

Early in the morning after your breakfast, head to the park office headquarters with parked lunch for a vital briefing prior to trekking the gorillas in the thick impenetrable forest. You get to spend an hour with the gorillas after having trekked for about 3-6 hours. On return from gorilla trekking, you will head back to your Uganda gorilla safari lodge, relax for a short time afterwards go for Community walk to enjoy cultural experiences where you will meet and interact with local people including Batwa up to their settlement places. Batwa are pygmies who were forest dwellers before Bwindi forest was gazetted as a national park. Dinner and overnight.

You’ll be staying at:

  • MAHOGANY SPRINGS LODGE (Luxury) or
  • BUHOMA LODGE (Semi-luxury) or
  • BUHOMA COMMUNITY REST CAMP (Budget)

Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Ishasha Game drive & Explosion Crater Drive..

In the morning, set off to Queen Elizabeth National Park via Ishasha where you will do  Game drive Safari in search of tree climbing lions. Proceed to northern part and continue for Explosion crater drive and Visit Lake Katwe to learn about Salt mining. You will see  more animals of the savanna including Elephants, Uganda Kobs, Lions, Buffaloes, Birds among others. Continue to Check in to your lodge for Dinner and overnight stay.

You’ll be staying at:

  • MWEYA SAFARI LODGE (Luxury) or
  • ENGANZI GAME LODGE (Semi-luxury) or
  • QUEEN ELIZABETH BUSH LODGE (Budget)

Day 4: Game Drive in the Morning & Kazinga Channel Boat cruise in the Afternoon.

After an early cup of   coffee, you will go for morning game drives where you will see game as lion, bush buck, water hogs, elephants, and many more. Go back to the Lodge for a late breakfast and relax at the swimming pool.  In the afternoon, go for a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel for a view of lots of game as hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, as well as a variety of bird species. Dinner and overnight at;

You’ll be staying at:

  • MWEYA SAFARI LODGE (Luxury) or
  • ENGANZI GAME LODGE (Semi-luxury) or
  • QUEEN ELIZABETH BUSH LODGE (Budget)

Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking & Transfer to Kampala or Entebbe

In the morning after breakfast, you will go for Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura gorge or Kalinzu forest reserve, Enjoy tracking chimps in the forest. You will see other primates and bird. On return, you will set off to Kampala, reaching early in the evening. Proceed to your Hotel in Kampala or Entebbe international Airport to catch up with your Departure flight if on schedule as you end your 5 days Uganda Gorilla tracking and Wildlife tour.

END OF UGANDA GORILLA TRACKING & WILDLIFE TOUR.

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