This safari will take you for gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, west over the Albertine Rift Valley. Above all, this safari will take you to meet mans’ closest relative, the gorillas. There, you will trail for gorillas in the woodland, encounter the various tree species, other primates like chimpanzee, monkeys, and birds in addition to a few butterflies. This Uganda tour further takes you toQueen Elizabeth National Park for a tranquil launch cruise experience on the Kazinga Channel. Join this rewarding Uganda safari and see the magnificence of Uganda nature with Friendly Gorillas Safaris!
Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Bwindi invulnerable National Park.
After your early morning breakfast in Kampala, Friendly Gorillas Safaris’ driver manage/guide will brief you about the safari, before setting off for a Bwindi Impenetrable Forest while driving through the Switzerland of Uganda, Kabale. This is an adventure of around 7 hours, so get ready!
You will make a stopover at Uganda’s Equator for incredible photograph shot before continuing to Bwindi for a night nature walk which will lead you to the Munyaga Waterfall which is an opportunity to see Primates, for example, the Gray Cheeked Mangabey Blue monkeys and others species.
Day 2: Gorilla Tracking at Bwindi
This is an exceptional day devoted for the amazing mountain gorillas. Undertaking the gorilla trekking experience in the jerky forested scenes of Bwindi is such a real adventure which is very enjoyable. You gather at the parks; local office for preparation early in the day at 8am where you are allocated a specific gorilla family to track. The experience takes 2 – 8 hours relying upon the gorilla developments and one hour is profited to you to have an immediate touch with the gorillas. After this astonishing encounter, retire from the rewarding Uganda gorilla tracking activity and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi driving through charming Kigezi Highlands. You reach Lake Bunyonyi in the evening after which you set out on an exciting boat ride to discover the Lake of a thousand Islands. The views of the Islands, the encompassing Kigezi Highlands, the birds on the lake and the sights of the locals with their kayaks is an exceptional encounter worth discovering.
Luxury: Mount Gahinga Lodge
Midrange/Standard: Mucha Hotel
Financial plan/Basic: Amajambereiwacu Community Camp
Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
After your early breakfast, embark on a transfer for a remarkable wildlife safari to Queen Elizabeth. The voyage to Queen Elizabeth will take you through as you encounter the tree climbing lions of Ishasha in transit as you continue to your preferred accommodation in Ishasha or around the Mweya part of Queen Elizabeth National Park.
After a relaxation and lunch, you will set out on a notable evening game drive looking for the parks wildlife including lions, leopards, elephants, hyenas, shrub pigs, monkeys, warthogs, pronghorns of various children. Retire from this activity and come back to your favourite lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Wildlife and Game Viewing at Queen Elizabeth
Toward the beginning of the day, you will eat at your hotel in Queen Elizabeth Park then you will go for a game drive. While on the game drive in search of the remaining large herds of elephants, lions, and running warthogs with tails raised up. Keep in mind, Queen Elizabeth offers dazzling perspectives of the Rwenzori Mountains.
Return to your Accommodation for unwinding and lunch. Remember to change your camera batteries since you will go for a boat trip in the Kazinga Channel as you search for the parks aquatics like Rhino, crocodile, etc.
The channel is a home to numerous winged animals found amidst the vessel journey, school of hippopotamus, wild oxen, and warthogs. In no way like the swarms of pelicans on the shore, birds flying everywhere throughout the channel as you take your Uganda wildlife pictures along the shores.
Retire and return to your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Chimpanzee Tour and Drive to Kampala
Early in the morning, you will transfer to Kyambura Gorge for your energizing chimpanzee tracking safari before you return to Kampala. You have an hour with chimpanzees that are found there. You will then come back to your hotel for lunch before your set off for Kampala. You will likewise stop at the equator for photographs, blessing, and art shopping. You will reach Kampala at night hours.
End of the safari.
Included in the price:
- Airport transfer to/from Entebbe Airport
- 1 Gorilla tracking permit
- Ground transport per private 4WD safari vehicle
- English speaking driver/guide
- Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary, based on a shared twin/double room
- Meals as described in the itinerary
- Bottled mineral water in the safari vehicle
- Entrance fees and ranger fees for national parks
- Activities and excursions mentioned in the program
- Welcome package including a detailed map of Uganda
- VAT for hotels and lodges outside Kampala
- International flight
- Visa (USD $50, available upon arrival)
- Forest Walk Bwindi (USD $55 per person)
- Meals and drinks not mentioned above – Items of personal nature
- Tips – Christmas supplement
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Uganda Gorilla Permits costs
Uganda gorilla permits cost $600 and Rwanda gorilla permits cost $1500. These have to be acquired months before your trip to be assured of viewing the mountain gorillas. Read more about booking gorilla permits.
Best time to visit Uganda
The best wildlife viewing months in Uganda are during the Dry seasons from June to August and December to February. Primate walks in the forest are a big part of any safari in Rwanda. The habitat of rainforests is, by default, very wet, and one can’t avoid rain completely.