This 5 days Gorilla tracking and Wildlife safari takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable forest were you will be highly inspired by the sight of the giant mountain gorillas. Later you will continue to Queen Elizabeth National Park – the world’s most biodiversity wildlife sanctuary featuring climbing lions, leopard, hippos, elephants, buffaloes not forgetting the beautiful launch cruise along Kazinga channel.
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- Gorilla Tracking
- Game drive
- Boat ride
- Nature Walk
- The Equator experience
A very early rise today and together with your guide you will transfer by private vehicle south-West to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You will stop over at the Uganda Equator for some photo shoots and a visit to the Craft Village. You will then head towards the western part of Uganda to the town of Mbarara where you will take your lunch and visit the Igongo cultural center.
After lunch you will go for a museum tour where you will get an insight into cultures of people in western Uganda then proceed to Bwindi impenetrable forest. Dine at your place of accommodation and relax the rest of the evening as you prepare for a thrilling experience of Mountain Gorilla Tracking the following day, the reality is that tonight you actually are sleeping within an African Rainforest which is habitat to half the population of the world’s endangered Mountain Gorillas.
Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Lodge (High end), or Silverback Lodge (Midrange) or Buhoma Community Bandas (Budget end).
Meal Plan (Dinner)
After an early breakfast, head to the Headquarters of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park for an orientation plus meeting the guides as well as separation into the groups basing on which gorilla group you are to be tracking. From there you will set off for your thrill experience of the Gorillas in the Mist. Hiking within this mysterious and wonderful forest offers quite a lot to see as you make your way to see the Mountain Gorillas.
The wildlife including additional primates, butterflies, mammals and birds, will certainly be very beautiful and really enhance this extremely special experience.
The tracking / trekking can entail some thorough climbing as well as hiking although when you come face to face with the tranquil yet potent Mountain Gorillas, watching them only a few meters away from you observing the group, the baby with the mothers, the gorillas partaking their everyday routine just right in front of you is all very overwhelming. You can never find any mountain gorillas living in the zoo, save for just in this not large area of Africa where a number of the remnant mountain gorillas can be seen. Luckily because of too many efforts, this population is thriving and well surviving within the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and visitors get the opportunity of observing them at close proximity. Time permitting; thereafter visit the famous batwa community for a community and cultural experience. You will learn about the traditional lifestyle of the Batwa, from brewing of the local beer to medicines made from this very forest.
Dinner and overnight at Buhoma Lodge (High end), or Silverback Lodge (Midrange) or Buhoma Community Bandas (Budget end)
Meal Plan (Full Board)
After an early breakfast, drive north to the Ishasha sector which is notably recognized for its resident Tree climbing lions that are an exceptional attraction and one among the highlights on all safaris taken within Queen Elizabeth National park. In addition to the fascinating population of the Tree Climbing Lions within the Ishasha visitor will also come across huge buffalo herds, numerous antelopes that keep crossing your path. Upon reaching Queen Elizabeth, check into your accommodation, have lunch and go for a guided tour of the Katwe Salt Lake and the activities there. You will visit the lake, see how the salt is mined, and visit the factory, fishing village and the cattle keeping communities.
Dinner and overnight at Mweya Safari Lodge (High end) or Kichwamba Kingfisher Lodge (Midrange) or Simba Safari Camp (Budget end)
Meal plan (FB)
After a cup of African coffee or tea , Embark on an early morning game drive along Kasenyi track and Queens mile in the park and expect to see Lions, Elephants, Cape buffalo, Warthogs, leopard, hyena, mangoose, waterbucks, Uganda kobs, Topi and lots of many small animals and birds. After the game drive, have lunch and relax at your lodge. After a healthy lunch, enjoy the unique afternoon 2-hour launch cruise on Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward. The trip passes through the highest concentration of Hippos and many animals may be seen drinking at the water’s edge. The launch cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing. The prolific bird life is colorful and stupendous with well over 550 resident species.
Meal plan (FB)
After your breakfast you will set off for Kampala through the beautiful Fort Portal route. You first stop point will be Fort portal for lunch. Fort Portal is a land of Crater lakes, hills, and irresistible sceneries, with the giant Rwenzori Mountains evidently punctuating the skyline’s background – the Mountains of the moon. You will stopover for lunch and later on proceed to Kampala arriving in the evening.
- 1Gorilla permit for Bwindi
- Batwa Experience
- Nature walks as per itinerary
- Game Drives (Ishasha section, Mweya section)
- Boat trip as per the itinerary
- Lunch en-route
- Park entry fees
- Transportation on a 4x4 vehicle
- English speaking Driver
- Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
- International Flights
- Airport transfers
- Personal expenses
- Activities not included in the itinerary
Uganda – National Park Map