HIGHLIGHTS:Gorilla trekking,Game drive,Boat ride,Batwa encounter
DURATION:04 Day Activity.
-Gorilla trekking ($600)
-Accommodation and meals
-Fulltime English speaking driver guide
-Relevant government taxes
-Additional activities and accommodation outside your travel plan
TOUR DESCRIPTION & ITINERARY
4 Days Uganda Safari & Gorilla Trekking covers Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise Experience. Bwindi National Park is in southwestern Uganda about 8-10 hours from Entebbe/Kampala and 3-4 hours from Kigali. It is a home to a section of mountain gorillas that today remain not more than 1004 worldwide. Gorilla treks in Bwindi start in anyone of the 4 major trailheads-Buhoma, Ruhija, Nkuringo and Rushaga region. Enjoy Queen Elizabeth game not forgetting the mystical Rwenzori Mountain Range for much of drive to the park. This package also covers a visit to Batwa pygmy community. Your 4 Days Uganda Safari & Gorilla Trekking will commence and end in Kampala.
Day 1:Transfer to Queen Elizabeth national park
Start your early morning drive west of the country from Kampala with your first stop at the equator point en route. Proceed to queen Elizabeth National Park with scenic views of the mystical Rwenzori Ranges for much of your journey. A game drive enroute is a rewarding one with encounters of Lions, Elephants, Leopards, Buffalos, Hyenas and so many Antelope species. Enjoy the thrilling 2-hours boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel and into Lake Edward.
Travel plan: 8-10 hours
Meal plan: Dinner, Breakfast & Packed Lunch
Accommodation options: Mweya Safari Lodge / Budget Institute of Ecology. (BLD)
Day 2:Experience Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise
After an Early Morning Breakfast, start an early morning game drive along Kasenyi track and Queen Mile to encounter Lions, herds of Elephants, leopards, Hyenas, Cape Buffalo, Warthogs, Uganda Kobs, waterbucks and number of small animals and birds. After your game drive proceed to Bwidi via Ishasha sector and Maramagambo. Through the Ishasha sector there are chances of spotting the rare tree climbing lions and you will certainly come across lots other of animals along the road.
Meal plan: Dinner and Overnight
Accommodation options: Gorilla Forest Camp (Luxury)
Day 3:Mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi
Coming face to face with the rare and endangered Mountain Gorilla of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is lifetime experience.
Half of the world’s population of gorillas live under the mist-covered canopies of Uganda’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforest. In the company of an experienced park ranger you will be tracking the whereabouts of one of the nine habituated family groups who reside here.
Your tracking experience will be an exciting, yet challenging, journey along forested (often muddy and slippery) slopes, tangled vines, thick vegetation and bamboo forests before you reach the territory of these gentle giants. En-route, your ranger will point out telltale signs of previous gorilla activity, like dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots. Depending on the location of the gorillas on any given day the walk can take anything from 2 to 7 hours. Once the family of gorillas have been located, settle in to your surroundings and enjoy the hour you have to quietly observe these fascinating primates whose habits and mannerisms remind us so much of our own.
Encountering the mountain gorillas in the wild is a truly humbling and emotional experience, one that you are sure to remember for the rest of your life.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch.
Day 4:Last sunrise in the beautiful corner of Uganda
Enjoy your last sunrise in this beautiful corner of Uganda. In the early morning your driver/guide will pick up to start your Journey back to Kampala representative from Mutanda Lake Resort will arrange your transfer from the lodge to Kisoro airstrip.
Departure time from Kisoro: 08.25 AM
Arrival time in Entebbe: 03.25 PM
Not ready to leave this beautiful spot? No problem. Extra nights at Mutanda Lake Resort can be booked upon request, at an additional cost of USD 95 per person per night on full board (shared room basis).
Should you require one (or more) nights in Entebbe or Kampala before or after your tour we would be happy to arrange this for you.
Meal plan: Breakfast