Gorilla Tracking

8 days—Uganda The Pearl of Africa

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$2885 USD

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Safari summary

Summary of the trip:

The 8 day trip brings you to the Uganda Western safari; where the savannah meets the tropical rainforest. Expect to see the most interesting animals of the savannahs: lion, elephant, buffalo, giraffe, hippo, and leopard) and up to 15 primate species, including gorillas and chimpanzees.

The safari brings you to famous national parks of Western Uganda: Kibale Forest National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Lake Mburo National Park.


About this tour
Custom, tailor-made, private
Moderate activity
Main focus:

Primate trekking

Best months: 
February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Countries visited
country.name Uganda
Parks visited
Bwindi Impenetrable
Kibale
Queen Elizabeth

Itinerary

Day 1

Day 1:  Entebbe – arrival and airport transfer On your arrival at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda, where you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred you to your hotel for an overnight on BB. Distance: 40km (1hour drive) Medium range accommodation: Airport Guesthouse /Lake Victoria View Guesthouse (BB)

Day 2

Kibale

Day 2: Entebbe – Kibale Forest National Park  After your breakfast, depart in direction of Kibale National Park, have a stopover in Fort Portal, the capital town of Tooro kingdom which lies on the shadow of Rwenzori Mountains, the biggest mountain range in Africa. Distance:  380 km (about 6 hours) Medium range accommodation: Kibale Forest camp / Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse (FB)

Day 3

Kibale | Queen Elizabeth

Day 3: Kibale Forest - Queen Elizabeth National Park After breakfast, go for a chimpanzee tracking experience and in the afternoon transfer to the Queen Elizabeth National Park with mysterious view of the mountain of the moon. On our way, we pass on the equator famous for photo.  Distance:  157 km (about 3hours) Medium range accommodation: Bush lodge / Simba camp (FB)

Day 4

Queen Elizabeth

Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park Early morning game drives experience in  the national park, with aim of seeing animal like  elephants, buffaloes, spotted hyenas, waterbucks, Ugandan kobs, and if lucky  lion and leopard . In the afternoon, take the most exciting 2 hours boat cruise on Kazinga channel, one of the most popular sites in Uganda for its concentration of wildlife and bird. Medium range accommodation:  Bush lodge / Simba camp (FB)

Day 5

Bwindi Impenetrable | Queen Elizabeth

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park After breakfast, drive through the National Park to the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, famous for tree climbing lions. After lunch, game drive in search of the tree climbing lions afterwards we drive to Bwindi Impenetrable. Today transfer will depend on the location of the gorilla permits and road conditions. Accommodation will depend on the group of gorillas you will be tracking on Full Board Distance: 190 km to Buhoma sector (about 5hours)/ 260 km to NKuringo sector (about 8hours drive) Accommodation: Buhoma Bandas/ Rushaga Gorilla Camp / Gorilla Valley camp (FB)

Day 6

Day 6: Bwindi National Park  Today, the activity starts at 8am and you will follow the ranger guides in a group of maximum 8 people as you search for the habituated family of mountain gorillas, which was allocated according to the permits. Bwindi forest in Uganda has a population of about 370 gorillas, which is half the world population according to 2007 gorilla population surveys. It is not predictable the time you will spend to encounter the gorillas. Accommodation will depend on the group of gorillas you will be tracking on Full Board Accommodation: Buhoma Bandas/ Rushaga Gorilla Camp / Gorilla Valley camp (FB)

Day 7

Lake Mburo

Day 7: Bwindi National Park - Lake Mburo National Park After breakfast, proceed to Lake Mburo National Park, the smallest of Ugandan National Parks. As you enter, go for game drive in search for animal like impalas, zebras, elands and many other antelopes. Distance:  260 km (about 5hours) Medium range accommodation: Rwackobo Rock / Eagle Nest (FB)

Day 8

Lake Mburo

Day 8: Lake Mburo National Park – Entebbe Today, early morning guided game walk in the park for the unique wildlife experience and later, depending on your flight schedule, transfer to the airport for your flight departure Distance:  350 km (about 5hours) Note: Accommodations are based on Medium. All lodges have self-contained rooms and are selected as per the interest of the client. The tariff includes: Airport transfers Full board accommodation with meals mentioned   Ground transportation in modified safari car English speaking Driver/Guide Gorilla and chimpanzee permits per person per tracking Entrance fees to the national park and other sites on the itinerary Local government taxes The tariff does not include Air ticket. Tourist insurance health insurance Entrance visas: Uganda 50 USD directly from Entebbe International Airport Optional activities, Personal natures and tips

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