Uganda Gorilla tours for 5 days

Uganda Gorilla tour

Overview

Our 5 Day Uganda Gorilla and Game tour, is meant for those who are on a rushing program but would like to combine a life time experience of Gorilla trekking with wildlife.This suggests that you will be picked from your Guest house in Kigali and transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for your Gorilla trekking activity from there you will connect to Queen Elizabeth National Park for game drives and Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel.

Highlights

  • Scenic drive to Bwindi
  • Gorilla trekking
  • Birding
  • Visit the Batwa Community
  • Scenic drive to Queen Elizabeth
  • Game drive
  • Boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Pickup from the Guest house in Kigali and Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
After an early cup of coffee. you will meet with Great Adventure’s guide for short briefing about the entire 5 day trip and the en-route stops you will be making on your way to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, before you set off for the journey.

Drive to the southwest part of Uganda, along the way have a stops at the genocide memorial site and lunch en-route in Kabale town

Proceed to Bwindi as you view beautiful scenery of rolling hills and many more.

Arrive at your lodge check in relax and have dinner.

Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner
ACCOMMODATION (optional)
Trekkers Tavern Cottages/Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge/Buhoma Community Rest Camp.
Drive time: approximately 4-5 hours Drive.

Day 2: Gorilla trekking
After early morning Breakfast, you will meet your guide again and drive to the park headquarters and meet other travelers for briefing at 7:30 am about the dos and don’ts when you meet the Gorillas in the forest. Meet the game ranger and start off the hike which takes 30 minutes to three quarters of the day this depends on where the Mountains Gorillas are.

As you trek see different tree species, for bird lovers this will be your opportunity to spot a number of birds, have a chance to see the primates such as black and white colobus monkeys, mammals and many more. There muddy steep slopes your advised to use a walking stick, and a minimum level of fitness is required to have your trek a success.

Once you meet our close relatives, you be given one hour to be in meters with the Gorillas for photo shots as you listen to informative talk from the wardens and rangers. Have lunch in the jungle there after return to the lodge to celebrate the Gorilla experience you will be awarded with a Gorilla certificate.

Return to the lodge relax .in the evening visit the Batwa Community as they expose their culture the Batwa are the first people who lived in Bwindi Forest, be entertained with their amazing dances, poems and many more.

Note; Gorilla tracking in fairly strenuous, so a minimum level of fitness in required before you come for the hike.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Parked Lunch and Dinner
ACCOMMODATION (optional)
Trekkers Tavern Cottages/Rushaga Bwindi Gorilla Lodge/Buhoma Community Rest Camp.

Day 3: Depart for Queen Elizabeth national Park.
After breakfast. You will meet your guide once again and start your scenic drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park, arriving in time for Lunch and check in at the lodge. Take a short nap and thereafter go for the evening game drive-in the Kasenyi plains to look for the late grazers. Return to the lodge for overnight.

Meal Plan; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner;
Accommodation; Elephant Hab Lodge/ Buffalo Safari Lodge
Drive time: approximately 4-5 hours’ Drive.

Day4: Morning Game Drive and Afternoon Boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel.
Today, after an early morning breakfast, you will depart for an early game drive in the kasenyi plains to look for the early grazers and if you are lucky enough you may spot lions looking fr prey but we do not guarantee this as this is nature and we cannot make any appointments with nature. You may spot animals like Buffalo, Uganda kob. Water backs, warthog and many more. The reason why you will do game drives in the Kasenyi Plains in because of its plain nature and it’s the breeding area of the Uganda job, so many carnivals come to feed on them.

After lunch, you will go for a boat cruise on the Kazinga channel which is the highlight of al the activities done n the park and Kazinga channel has the highest concentration of Hippos in the whole world. You are likely to see animals like Hippos, Buffalo, Crocodiles and many birds as they come on the shores of the channel to take water.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Accommodation; Elephant Hab Lodge/ Buffalo Safari Lodge

 Day Five: Transfer back to Kigali.
After Breakfast, Bid farewell to you’re the Lodge and transfer back to Kigali for your International flight out.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, and Lunch.
 Drive time; approximately 5-6 hours’ Drive.

End of tour

Includes/ Excludes

Includes
Transportation in a 4×4 Vehicle customized for safari.
Meal plan as per the above itinerary.
Services of an English speaking driver Guide.
Game drives and Boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel
Accommodation as mentioned above,
Park Entry fees for Queen Elizabeth National Park
Fuel for the entire trip.
Drinking water in the Vehicle.

Excludes
Gorilla permit of USD600.00 per person per trek.
International Airfares and flights
Uganda Visa at USD50 can also be issued upon arrival at the airport.
Expenses of person nature like Alcoholic drinks and wines.
Tips and gratitude
Porters

Accommodation

Budget Accommodation: Buhoma community Rest camp or Wagtail Eco-safari camp.
Luxury Accommodation: Silver back lodge, Buhoma lodge or Lake Kitandara Tented camp

ACTIVITIES
Gorilla Trekking / Bird Watching / Photography / Scenic Drive / Nature Discovery / Outdoor Adventures / Safari

THEMES
Scenic Road Drive / Thick Jungle Forests/ Mountains / World Heritage Site / The Wild

FEATURES
Mountain Gorillas, Jungles, Monkeys

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From US $1170
per person (sharing)

  • Single room supplement $85 for a person willing to stay alone in a single room.
  • Price excludes Gorilla permit of $600.00 per person per trek.

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