4 Day Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari

4 Day Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari

OVERVIEW

The 4 Day Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari takes you to two of Uganda’s top African safari gems, Queen Elizabeth NP for the African savanna game drive and boat safari on Kazinga Channel to catch sight of the the big and small wildlife animals come to the shores for a fresh water sit. You’ll also be hiking the misty jungle trails of the oldest montane forest on the continent, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, to see the mountain gorilla silverback with his family in their natural setting.

This trip gives you the best of both African wild, the savanna plains and the rainforest mountain jungle that give the enchanted chills that will change your thoughts about the wildlife that share the same planet as we do. Brace yourself.

Trip Highlights

  • You’ll visiting Uganda, an Eastern Africa safari destination.
  • Main destinations include: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Queen Elizabeth NP, Ishasha Sector
  • Main activities include: Gorilla Trekking, African Safari Game Drives, Wildlife Viewing Boat Safari
  • Trip starts in Entebbe, country side drive and exits through Kigali, Rwanda.
  • You’ll stay in mid-range safari camps and lodges with meals included
  • You’ll travel in a 4×4 custom safari truck the whole time

Detailed Itinerary

Arrival

Arrival and your private Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari driver and guide will transfer you to your booked lodge in Entebbe/Kampala. Accommodation before the trip commences can be arranged at a price exclusive of the trip quote.

Day 1 – Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park, afternoon Boat Cruise along the Kazinga Channel and Evening Game Drive along the Channel Track

After breakfast at your lodge, at about 06:30 your driver for the Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari will brief you embark on a western Uganda scenic journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park. A stop will be made at Kayabwe for the Equator experience. Look out your window to catch sight of the magnificent Rwenzoori Mountain backdrop as you approach Queen Elizabeth NP.

Check into your lodge for relaxation and lunch. After lunch, depart for a 2-hour afternoon boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel. The channel is a great place to watch wildlife especially in the summer when every animal or bird big and small come to quench their thirst from the fresh waters of the Channel.  The evening sunset will be great for a short African safari game drive along the Channel tracks. Check into your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options
Premium+/Upmarket/Luxury: Mweya Safari Lodge
Premium/Midrange/Standard: Enganzi Game Lodge
Basic/Budget: Pumba Safari Cottages
Access/Inexpensive/Cheap: Wild Camping

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2 – Queen Elizabeth National Park

Morning Game Drive through Kasenyi tracks of Queen Elizabeth National Park and Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

After breakfast, kick start the Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari day with a morning African safari game drive through Queen Elizabeth National Park along the Kasenyi track and Queen’s mile. Catch sight of Elephant and buffalo are that are common very common on the tracks, and lion are surprisingly easy to spot. There are many interesting antelope species such as Uganda kob, topi and bushbuck.

From the park the driver will get onto the Kabale highway through the Western Uganda rolling hills to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Lunch will be served en route. Check into your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation options
Premium+/Upmarket/Luxury: Chameleon Hill Lodge
Premium/Midrange/Standard: Gorilla Mist Camp
Basic/Budget: Broadbill Forest Camp
Access/Inexpensive/Cheap: Wild Camping

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 – Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi

Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Travel to Lake Bunyonyi and Evening Boat Cruise on Lake Bunyonyi.

After breakfast at 06:30, packed lunch will be provided and you’ll be transfered to the park headquaters to embark on your Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari highlight. Drive to the Park Headquarters for registration of your gorilla permit details with the Park Authority. You will be assigned a gorilla group under the guidance of a ranger to partake in the tracking. The ranger-guide will lead the group and brief you about the tracking.

Proceed to the start point of the tracking at 08:00. It can take up to several hours before mountain gorillas can be found. You will spend approximately one hour in the company of the animals. Return to the park offices and collect your mountain gorilla tracking certificate.

Set off on a journey to the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi area to relax and clean off that gorilla trekking excitement and indulge in enjoyable recollection of past events of the Uganda safari experience. Conclude your day with an evening boat cruise on Lake Bunyonyi.

Check into to your lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options
Premium+/Upmarket/Luxury: Birdnest @Lake Bunyonyi Resort
Premium/Midrange/Standard: Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort
Basic/Budget: Byoona Amagara Island Retreat
Access/Inexpensive/Cheap: Resort Camping

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4 – Kigali, Rwanda

After breakfast, end your 4 Day Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari by crossing the border into Rwanda’s side, experience Rwanda’s beautiful countryside, the green hills and valleys, the people by the road side the beautiful fresh air. Get into Kigali 4 hours later in time for your flight or check into a lodge for next day’s departure.
Accommodation: None
Meals: breakfast & Lunch

END OF TOUR

Accommodation in Kigali after the trip can be arranged if you want to spend another night in the City. The price will be outside the trip quote. Journey mercies back home.

Route Map

Inclusions

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Airport transfers on first and last day,
  • Transport in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Services of an English speaking driver guide
  • Fuel for the whole trip
  • Accommodation and meal plan as per the itinerary
  • All park entrance fees permits
  • Drinking water while in the vehicle

WHAT IS EXCLUDED

  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • International airfares
  • Uganda Visa (USD50.00 which can be paid on arrival at the Airport
  • Personal items for example  drinks and laundry
  • Tips and Gratuity

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