4 Day Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari

4 Days Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari

This 4 Days Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari takes you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in south western Uganda where you will get the opportunity to spend quality time with the habituated mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. After your gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi, journey to Queen Elizabeth National Park for amazing wildlife viewing activities in the park. Enjoy an afternoon boat cruise on Kazinga Channel and a morning game drive before heading back to Kampala/Entebbe.

Tour Highlights for 4 Days Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari.

Day 1: Pickup from Kampala and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Afternoon Boat Cruise.

Day 4: Morning Game Drive and Transfer Back to Kampala.

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

Detailed Itinerary for 4 Days Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari.

Day 1: Pickup from Kampala and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Pickup and Transfer to Bwindi: Begin Day 1 of your 4-days Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife safari with an early breakfast in Kampala. Your guide will take you up from your accommodation and drive you to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park through the Mbarara-Masaka Highway. The travel from Kampala to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park takes between 6 and 9 hours, depending on the area of the park you follow gorillas from. You will make a halt in Kayabwe, Mpigi district, to see the equator monuments. These two equator monuments trace the equator’s path across Uganda.

You will the Proceed to Igongo Cultural Centre for lunch. This epic cultural center is a good stop for many travelers on route to western Uganda and it is just 12 km from Mbarara Town. Igongo Cultural Centre was opened to the general public in 2010. While here, take a short tour of the center’s museum which has a lot to tell about western cultural history. You can also visit the Nkwanzi crafts and bookshop where you can purchase a few souvenirs for yourself.

After having a hearty meal, proceed with your drive to the park where you will check into your accommodation, have dinner and your overnight stay at Buhoma Haven Lodge/ Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge.

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Gorilla Trekking: On day 2 of your 4 days Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari in Uganda, have breakfast early in the morning at your lodge as early as possible since your guide will take you up at 6 a.m. Depending on which gorilla troop you choose to monitor, you’ll take a short drive to the park’s headquarters in Buhoma or the southern portion of the park. You are expected to be at Buhoma at 7 a.m. for a briefing by the park’s chief ranger, which will begin at 8 a.m. and then you will be divided into groups of 8 people based on the gorilla troop you will be tracking. Tracking begins at 8:30 a.m. so make every effort to be on time.

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park can take between 4 to 8 hours or more depending on the location of the gorilla family you will be visiting; therefore, ensure to pack lunch from your lodge before setting off in the morning. You will be given an hour to spend with the gorillas once they have  been located, so make sure your camera is ready to capture the precious moments.

Return back to base and receive your gorilla trekking certificate. You will then connect with your driver guide and drive back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Afternoon Boat Cruise.

Transfer to Queen: On day 3 of your 4 days gorilla trekking and wildlife safari, after breakfast at your lodge, proceed to your transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The park is around 90 kilometers from Buhoma through Ishasha. You’ll need around 4-5 hours to go to Queen Elizabeth National Park from Buhoma in Bwindi, or about 7 hours if you’re coming from the southern sector of.

Afternoon Boat Cruise: After lunch, return to your resort and depart in the afternoon for an evening boat cruise through the Kazinga waterway. The boat excursion begins at 1pm and lasts around 2 hours. During your boat ride, you may see hippos, Nile crocodiles, elephants, and other bird species like as great flamingos, Shoebill stock, Ibis, and many others.

Return to your resort for dinner and an overnight stay at Pumba Safari Lodge/ Elephant Hub/ Kyambura Gorge Lodge.

Day 4: Morning Game Drive and Transfer Back to Kampala.

Morning Game Drive: On day 4 of your 4 days gorilla trekking and wildlife safari, have breakfast at leisure and then head out for a morning game drive. This early game drive will provide you with an excellent opportunity to see nocturnal species like as leopards and serval cats, as well as other wildlife such as African savannah elephants, hyenas, Uganda Kobs, heart beasts, giraffes, zebras, and many more. The national park is home to over 612 bird species, making it an ideal location for birding excursions. You may see birds such as the African skimmer, Chapin’s flycatcher, Shoebill stock, great flamingos, and pink-backed pelicans during your game drive.

Transfer Back to Kampala: After your morning game drive, proceed with your drive back to Kampala with lunch enroute. Have your driver guide drop you off at your hotel in Kampala or directly at the airport in Entebbe. End of Safari.

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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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