This 4 day Gorilla trekking safari tour in Uganda is one of the many Uganda Gorilla safari trips in Uganda organized by Prime Uganda Safaris and Tours to search for gorillas. It is one of the short gorilla tours in Uganda that takes you to the best place to see mountain gorillas in Africa in the shortest time possible. This short gorilla tours is arranged to offer you the opportunity to see the rare mountain gorillas only viewed in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo all on the African continent. You will not only trek gorillas in Uganda but also see her amazing wild game as well, for example four of the big five that can easily be seen in each of Uganda’s national parks. This 4 days Uganda Gorilla trek will leave you wanting to see not only more of mountain gorillas in Uganda as well as wildlife but also her beautiful hospitable and loving people, so please book with us and get a life time Africa gorilla safari memory.
Day 1: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP & do Kazinga Channel Launch cruise
Day 2: Do game drive & transfer to Bwindi
Day 3: Do gorilla trekking & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for a boat ride & relaxation
Day 4: Transfer to Kampala with a stop at the equator.
DAY 1: Queen Elizabeth Wildlife Safari.
Your Uganda gorilla trek safari starts early in the morning after breakfast. Drive from Kampala towards the west to Queen Elizabeth National Park fronted by the magnificent Rwenzori Mountain range for much of your journey. Arrive in the park early for lunch. After lunch, you will have an evening 2-hour boat cruise on the Kazinga channel into Lake Edward. This cruise offers you an opportunity to see at close range the highest concentration of water submerged Hippos, surrounded by over 550 species of migrant and resident birds plus crocodiles drinking and resting at water edges. The cruise offers an excellent platform for photography, bird watching and game viewing.
Accommodation: Mweya Safari Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Enganzi Lodge (Midrange/Budget) or Kazinga Channel View Resort (Budget/Basic).
Day 2: Queen Elizabeth National Park to Bwindi.
The day start with having breakfast, then embark on an early morning game drive along Kasenyi track and Queen’s mile in the park. You will have possibilities of encountering cape Buffaloes, Elephants Topi, Kobs, Warthogs, Waterbucks, Hyena, Leopards, as well as the lions and lots of Birds. After the game drive, embark on the trip to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park via Ishasha. Along the road via Ishasha you will have chances of encountering the tree climbing lions, more antelopes, the waterbucks, Kobs, elephants, and buffaloes.
Accommodation: Chameleon Hill Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Gorilla Mist Camp (Midrange/Standard) or Nshongi Gorilla Resort (Budget/Basic).
Day 3: Bwindi Gorilla safari.
After an early morning breakfast you will be briefed by your tour guide and after start your gorilla trekking journey in Uganda, you will enter into the amazing rainforest (gorilla sanctuary) as it offers an exciting, heavily forested and dense landscape interacted by plenty of animal trails that provide access for tourists tracking these resident animals. Mammals here include majorly the endangered mountain gorillas, elephants, buffaloes, giant forest hogs, the rare golden monkey, black-fronted Duikers, bushbucks, leopards to mention but a few. The charming mountain gorillas form the highlight of the park, the time and terrain/track taken while looking for these beautiful primates varies according to their movements. Once tracked, observing, spending time with and photographing these gentle, peaceful and shy gorillas in Uganda is a unique, breathtaking, inspiring, and thrilling life time memorable adventure that leaves you desiring to have it again but takes one hour. As one of our clients lamented, ‘‘I will forever want to track and keep with these lovely animals and if acceptable, I would stay with them every day!!”. After tracking gorillas, transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for an evening boat ride across its 29 islands before retiring for overnight.
Accommodation: Birdnest @Lake Bunyonyi Resort (Upmarket/Luxury), Arcadia Cottages (Midrange/Standard) or Byoona Amagara Island Retreat (Budget/Basic)
Day 4: Transfer back to Kampala/Entebbe.
After your breakfast embark on the transfer to Kampala via Mbarara in Igongo Cultural Center for lunch (Traditional dishes) after which you will continue to make another stop at the equator crossing at Kayabwe for amazing water experiments that justifies the geographical divide between the southern and northern hemispheres and photo shooting.
End of Safari
REF: PUST G2 – 4 DAYS UGANDA GORILLA AND WILDLIFE SAFARI TO QUEEN ELIZABETH NP AND BWINDI NP
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Terms and Conditions
We offer set departure dates for the above scheduled programs LEAVING FROM KAMPALA ON THE SPECIFIC DATES MENTIONED.These are fixed for groups who would like to join other people traveling on these tours.
Where gorilla tracking is involved, this will depend on the availability of gorilla permits at the time of booking. Because of the scarcity of gorilla permits, our programs have been standardized to allow tracking in either Bwindi or Mgahinga parks or Rwanda – De Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. However tracking Rwanda (Park Volcanoes) this will need a top up of permits, visa entry, accommodation and border crossing fees.
Clients to track in Rwanda staying in upmarket/Medium facilities will top USD 395 and client staying budget facility will be toping up USD 285.
Safaris cutting accross x-mas and end of year dates will be subjected to supplements.
Clients are advised to book early to avoid disappointments (see our other booking policy terms )
Tour minimum numbers of people are 2 – 6 people. Each person will be communicated the standing number of persons to join and how many are confirmed for the trip. A refund or top up will be paid where the number exceeds other than communicated. Big groups will be communicated special rates on request
Clients on working visits in the country stand to exploit this chance for our affordable tours and safaris.
In terms of accommodation the price quote given is based on the Midium rate and budget options rate accommodation facilities. The budget type of accommodation is in rest camps or bandas- which are African small medium houses separate from each other and may not necessarily be self contained, while in other cases it will be in hostels like at Queen Elizabeth National Park or in budget hotels. In most cases these are simple accommodation units but with clean facilities. Meals can either be served from canteens in some cases or in the Dinning rooms.
In the Medium option rates, accommodation is in self-contained facilities (cottages, hotels, lodges or tented camps) with standard en-suit rooms and offer meals of international standard cuisine. For Luxury and Upmarket accommodation facilities can send special request.
Included in the Cost
The costs given above include accommodation and meals on full board basis while on safari, 1 gorilla permit and 1 or 2 chimp tracking permits per person where mentioned, 1 boat cruise on River Nile in Murchison Falls National Park and another launch cruise on Kazinga channel in Queen Elizabeth National park also where mentioned, game drives and park entrance fees plus bottled water through out the safari transits.
The cost excludes airport transfers and accommodation in Kampala. However, airport transfers and accommodation while in Kampala (before and after the safari) can be arranged for you on request. The cost also does not cover drinks, souvenirs, tips, and all other expenses of personal nature. Our trips usually begin at 8.00am from Sheraron or we can pick you at your hotel and end in Kampala. However, pick up from any other place can be arranged on request.
A total of 30% will be deposited or at least costs to pay for gorilla permit fees to confirm the safari .The Balance will be paid 3o days to safari date. Payments will be done by sending funds by Telegraphic Transfer (wire transfer ) method to our bank Account details communicated upon confirmation.