Best of Uganda Gorilla and Wildlife

Experience the Ultimate Adventure on the 3days Gorilla and 3 days Wildlife Safari

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$5150 - $13100
Includes internal flights:
Yes
Length of safari:
7 days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Not specified
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
Night drive safaris Night drive Cultural safaris Cultural Birding safaris Birding
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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3/ DAYS FLY- GORILLA SAFARI AND 3 DAYS KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK EXTENSION
Bwindi ‘the impenetrable forest’ home to one of the richest ecosystems in Africa. Mountain Gorillas are one of the world’s most endangered apes. It is estimated that there are only about 880 left throughout the world. Almost half of them can be found in Uganda, and populations can also be found in neighboring Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo.
Highlights:
• Discover the Pearl of Africa by air!
• Convenient departure from Entebbe International Airport
• Scenic flight with daily departures and no minimum of participants
• Unforgettable meeting with the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Forest
Add on – Kidepo Valley National Park
Kidepo Valley is possibly the only national park left in the whole continent where you can have the park all to yourself. This park teems with wildlife and must have been like safaris were in Kenya 35 years ago before the arrival of mass tourism! In fact, you are unlikely to meet more than a couple different cars on any given day of game driving.
The great savanna landscapes with the mountains rising up in the background make you feel like being on the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater at the same time. From your lodge, there's a good chance of nocturnal visitors such as lions, zebras and jackals.
Kidepo is also home to almost all of the animal species present in the Uganda National Parks system, including lion, giraffe, elephant, buffalo, leopard, ostrich and cheetah. Kidepo is definitely the best kept secret in Uganda!
Kidepo Valley N.P. was rated 3rd best National Park in Afrika by CNN.
Highlight:
• Birding in the Kidepo Valley • Beautiful landscapes • Game drives and bush breakfasts and sun downers • Cultural tours • Nature walks

Day 1: Arrival

On your arrival we will meet you at Entebbe International Airport and will transfer you to Lake Heights; your accommodation for tonight.

Overnight at Lake Heights (B&B)

Day 2: Entebbe – Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After an early breakfast and briefing we will fly you to Kisoro in southern Uganda. During the short flight you will be able to see Uganda´s diversity from high up. We will pick you up from the airstrip and drive you up to Nkuringo. A short distance that can take up to 2 hours.

After lunch we will take you for a community walk with one of our guides from the camp; he will basically introduce you to his family.

Overnight at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge (FB)

Up-grade to Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge (FB)

Day 3: Gorilla Trekking whole day experience. 2 -8hrs trek

Transfer to the visitor’s reception to track Nkuringo group southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park once there you will first receive a briefing and at 8.00am and then start the tracking. Once you have found the gorillas, you will be able to spend an hour with them. Your time in the forest cannot be pre-determined as every day is different from that previous. On your return to your vehicle you will proceed directly to Lodge.

Overnight at Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge (FB)

Up-grade to Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge (FB)

Day 4: Transfer to Kisoro Airstrip – Entebbe. (2.5 hours` flight.)

We will drive back to Kisoro for your flight back to Entebbe.

Approximate arrival time 11.30hrs.  Arrival at Entebbe International Airport to wait at the Airport for connecting flight to KidepoThe flight takes approximately two and half-hours to Kidepo. You are picked from the airstrip and dropped to Apoka lodge, check in, relax and have lunch. After lunch, take an evening game drive through Kidepo Valley National park. 

Overnight at Apoka Lodge (FB)

Kidepo Valley National Park lies in the rugged, semi-arid valleys between Uganda’s borders with Sudan and Kenya, some 700km from Kampala. Gazetted as a national park in 1962, it has a profusion of big game and hosts over 77 mammal species as well as around 475 bird species. Kidepo is Uganda’s most isolated national park, but the few who make the long journey north through the wild frontier region of Karamoja would agree that it is also the most magnificent, for Kidepo ranks among Africa’s finest wildernesses. From Apoka, in the heart of the park, a savannah landscape extends far beyond the gazetted area, towards horizons outlined by distant mountain ranges. During the dry season, the only permanent water in the park is found in wetlands and remnant pools in the broad Narus Valley near Apoka. These seasonal oases, combined with the open, savannah terrain, make the Narus Valley the park’s prime game viewing location.

Apoka Lodge is the only lodge located in the middle of Kidepo Valley National Park, surrounded by expansive grassy plains and abundant wildlife. Ten expansive rooms are built of wood, thatch and canvas and have an uninterrupted view of the Narus River Valley, which can be enjoyed from your private veranda or outdoor stone bathtub. Each room has an inside sitting room, big hand-hewn beds and en suite bathroom with a large tropical shower. More relaxation can be found at the main lodge with dining room and lounge or at the swimming pool.

Day 5:  Full Day in Kidepo Valley National Park

Early morning breakfast, we set off for a 2-3 hours morning game drive to Kidepo Valley National Park in search for lions, cheetahs and leopards.  Return to the lodge for late breakfast, Enjoy mid-morning at the open swimming pool with sighting of wildlife from the lodge. The lodge offers nice viewing platform for wildlife and often at night you will hear the lions roar and the hyena cries. We relax at Apoka Lodge, lunch and we arrange for an evening fully parked Game drive.

Overnight at Apoka Lodge (FB)

Day 6: Full Day in Kidepo Valley Park – Cultural visit 

Kidepo is wildlife bonaza you can either conduct morning nature walk accompanied by ranger escort or another game drive. In the afternoon visit the nearby Karamojong village. The Karamojongs are cousins to the Masai in Kenya and they were mostly nomadic pastoralists however they have been recently introduced to farming, learn more about their culture and enjoy in their cultural dance.

Overnight at Apoka Lodge (FB)

Day 7: Flight To Entebbe and Departure

 

 Morning Game drive and return to the lodge for breakfast and lunch. You will be transferred to the Airstrip to proceed to Entebbe. Our driver to transfer you to Lake Heights for day room – use.

Transfer to Entebbe International Airport for evening flight.

 

END OF NKURINGO WALKING SAFARIS SERVICES

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Papyrus Guesthouse Entebbe
  • Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
  • Clouds Mountaingorillalodge
  • Apoka Safari Lodge

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