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5 Days Uganda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari

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    5 Days Uganda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari

    This 5 day Uganda gorilla and wildlife Safari leads you to Bwindi Impenetrable forest home to more than half of the world’s mountain gorillas. A gorilla safari is a very rewarding adventure and most of the people who have done it say would do it again if they had the chance to. You will also do game drives in Queen Elizabeth National with possibilities to see the tree climbing lions in Ishasha sector.

    Day 1 Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

    You wake up early for breakfast and then drive to Bwindi Forest. The journey takes you through the green scenery Uganda is famous for. You pass through the Ankole Kingdom famous for its long horned cattle. On arrival you will check in your accommodation in Bwindi for dinner and overnight.
    Meal plan – Lunch and dinner
    Accommodation

    Budget – Broadbill Forest Camp/Ruhija Rest Camp

    Midrange – Bakiga Lodge/Gorilla Mist Camp

    Luxury – Mahogany Springs/Buhoma Lodge

    Day 2Gorilla Trekking

    After a mighty breakfast prepared by your safari lodge, we report at the gorilla trekking starting point for a short briefing. You then enter the Impenetrable forest with our packed lunch to search for the endangered mountain gorillas. Be ready to walk for 1 to 7 hours depending on where you will find the gorillas that day. Having encountered them, you will be given a full hour to enjoy their company. At this point, you can take as many photos as you want. An hour you spend with the Uganda mountain gorillas is one of the best wildlife encounters one can ever have. Don’t be surprised when you get goose bumps as you look into the brown eyes of the dominant silver back, it’s the strongest and most muscular primate on earth. You then drive back to your safari lodge to relax.
    Meal Plan – Breakfast, lunch and supper

    Accommodation

    Budget –  Broadbill Forest Camp/Ruhija Rest Camp

    Midrange – Bakiga Lodge/Gorilla Mist Camp

    Luxury – Mahogany Springs/Buhoma Lodge

    Day 3 Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park

    Wake up for breakfast and then travel to Queen Elizabeth National park. The journey takes you the southern sector of this park (Ishasha) which is famous for the world rare but here common tree climbing lions. On a sunny afternoon, these cats tend to climbs fig trees for reasons you will get to know. You continue to the northern part of the park for overnight.

    Meal plan –Breakfast, lunch and supper

    Accommodation

    Budget –Tembo Safari Lodge

    Midrange –Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge/Buffalo Safari Lodge

    Luxury – Mweya Safari Lodge/Katara Lodge

    Day 4 Full Day Game drive and boat trip

    We wake up for early breakfast and embark on a morning game drive around Kasenyi sector to search for the early risers. This sector is known as a matting ground for antelopes and therefore a hunting ground for predator such as lions, leopards and so on.  The game drive ends at the shores of Lake George.

    We are to have lunch on the Mweya peninsular and then a boat safari on the Kazinga channel in search for crocodiles, hippos, elephants, buffaloes, waterbucks, water birds and so on. This channel is a water stream that joins two lakes George and Edward and is known as a hippo paradise because it has the highest concentration of hippos in the world. You end your day with a short game drive that leads to your lodge and then relax

    Meal plan – Breakfast, lunch and supper

    Accommodation

    Budget –Tembo Safari Lodge

    Midrange –Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge/Buffalo Safari Lodge

    Luxury – Mweya Safari Lodge/Katara Lodge

    Day 5 Chimpanzee Trekking and Travel to Kampala

    After breakfast, we prepare ourselves for the once in a life time experience (chimpanzee tracking). You may track the chimps in the Kyambura Gorge or Kalinzu Forest; the choice is yours. This activity is a bit challenging but very rewarding, so expect to walk for one to six hours depending on where the chimps will be on this day. Having encountered them, you will spend an hour with man’s relatives and then travel to Kampala or Entebbe. This marks the end of your safari.

    Meal plan –Breakfast and lunch

    Accommodation – Not included

     

    Cost based on 2 people traveling

    Budget- USD 1850 per person

    Midrange – USD 2225 per person

    Luxury –USD 2590 per person

    Included in the cost;

    • 4 Nights’ Accommodation
    • English Speaking Tour Guide
    • Unlimited game drives
    • 1 chimpanzee permit per person
    • 1 gorilla permit per person
    • Fueled 4WD Safari Vehicle(Toyota Landcruiser)
    • Full time English speaking Driver/guide
    • All meals as the itinerary states.
    • Enough drinking water
    • Daily fresh fruits

     

    Not included in the cost;

    • Porter for gorilla or chimpanzee trekking (if you need one
    • Visa and flight fees
    • Any activity marked optional in the itinerary.
    • Drinks besides water provided in the safari car

     

    What to pack

    • A pair of water proof trousers and jacket
    • A hat
    • Insect repellent
    • A pair of sun glasses
    • Personal camera
    • A pair of binoculars

    Enjoy your Uganda Gorilla and wildlife safari!

     

     

     

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