Tour overview

This 4 day Gorilla Tracking Safari in Uganda includes a double experience of tracking gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park located in Southwestern Uganda approximately 9 hours drive from Kampala. During this safari you will be able to visit two different gorilla families; hence your accommodation facilities might vary basing on the parts where you will be trekking gorilla from.

Safari Highlights

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Day 2: First day of Gorilla tracking and community visit-Bwindi
Day 3: Second day of Gorilla tracking in Bwindi and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi
Day 4: Departure

INCLUDED
Accommodation English Speaking driver guide
Transport on ground in a comfortable vehicle drinking bottled water in the vehicle while on safari
gorilla permits Touring(all activities in the itinerary) and Photography
NOT INCLUDED
Visas and International flights
Wines
beers
souvenirs bought on the way, beverages, tips given to staff, or any other extra activity that wasn’t budget for in above the itinerary.

 

Day 1

Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Breakfast and after your guide will meet you and shortly brief you about your 4 days safari before you embark on the approximately 9 hour drive to Bwindi forest. Along the way you will stop at the equator to take photographs and purchase some crafts, continue and have lunch in Mbarara. After lunch you will proceed with your journey as you will go through the beautiful scenery, rolling hills with terraces as you arrive in Kabale also called the Switzerland of Africa. Have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options; Buhoma Community Camp(Budget) or Silverback Lodge(Moderate) or Gorilla Forest Camp(Luxury) Meal Plan; Half Board

Day 2

First day of Gorilla tracking and community visit -Bwindi

Enjoy your breakfast and set out from your lodge with packed lunch as you head to the park headquarters at 7 am for briefing before you embark on Gorilla tracking in the thick mist Bwindi forest. Thereafter proceed for tracking which takes about between 2 to 6 hours mainly dependent on how far the gorillas go.

Trekkers are allowed to spend one hour with the gentle giants in this time you could watch them play, feed, and take enough photos. Later return back to the lodge, relax for some time and after go for a community walk in the Batwa community during the evening. Enjoy dinner & overnight.

Accommodation Options; Buhoma Community Camp(Budget) or Silverback Lodge(Moderate) or Gorilla Forest Camp(Luxury) Meal Plan; Full Board Note: Endeavor to carry enough drinking water, water proof camera, rain coats, hats, sunglasses, walking/hiking shoes, insect repellent, among others.

Day 3

Second day of Gorilla tracking in Bwindi and transfer to Lake Bunyonyi

Before embarking on gorilla tracking, wake up early enough and have breakfast, carry packed lunch from the lodge, you will follow the same procedure used same as that on the first day though you will follow another gorilla group different from what you tracked the previous day.

After trekking, you will drive to Lake Bunyonyi which is home to 29 islands and a great place for birds; its waters are Bilharzia free and safe for swimming. You will have your dinner this side and Overnight stay.

Accommodation Options; Broadbill forest camp or Acadia cottages or Bunyonyi Bird Nest Lodge Meal Plan; Full Board

Day 4

Departure

Enjoy a delicious morning breakfast, and set out for a boat ride on lake Bunyonyi where you will go around various islands with sights of terraced hills, birds, and alike. Thereafter start off your journey to Kampala having lunch en-route reaching there late evening. Your guide will take you to your Kampala hotel or transfer you to the airport for your flight back home.

END OF TRIP

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