Overview of the 4 days gorilla trekking safari in Uganda
The 4 days gorilla trekking safari in Uganda or 4 days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of the best wildlife tour packages in Uganda. These 4 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari to Bwindi impenetrable national park offers an opportunity for a tourist to trek the endangered mountain gorillas and view numerous wildlife along with several bird species. This safari is perfect for Uganda gorilla trekking safari tourists who arrive and depart from Entebbe International airport in Uganda.
Bwindi impenetrable national park is home to more than half of the remaining mountain gorillas and so far, the best safari activity in Africa. Uganda is the only country in the world with two national parks that are home to mountain gorillas which are Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park. The other two parks with mountain gorillas are Virunga national park and Volcanoes national park for Congo gorilla trekking safaris and Gorilla safari Rwanda respectively.
Bwindi impenetrable national is situated in south western Uganda and besides the mountain gorillas its home to 9 globally threatened species including the L’Hoest’s monkey, common chimpanzee, African giant swallowtail, Chaplin’s flycatcher, African green broadbill, Grauer’s Rush Warbler, Cream-banded swallowtail and African Elephant.
Queen Elizabeth National Park has several wildlife species including about 95 mammal species, about 5000 hippos, approximately 2500 elephants and over 10,000 buffaloes! Primates in the park are about 10 species including the chimpanzees, vervet and the black and white colobus monkey but the most daring of them all is the bold baboon. A Uganda safari to Queen Elizabeth offers the best chances of sighting the interesting tree climbing lions at Ishasha sector.
Tour highlights of the 4 days gorilla trekking safari in Uganda
Day 1: Transfer from Entebbe/Kampala (Uganda’s capital) to Queen Elizabeth, have a stop at the equator and an evening boat cruise at Kazinga channel upon arrival.
Day 2: Have a morning game drive at the Ishasha sector and transfer to Bwindi impenetrable national park.
Day 3: Do gorilla tracking and have a Batwa cultural experience at Bwindi impenetrable national park.
Day 4: Transfer back to Kampala/Entebbe.
Detailed itinerary of the 4 days gorilla trekking safari in Uganda
Day1 of the 4 days gorilla trekking safari in Uganda
A professional English speaking driver guide picks you up from either Kampala or Entebbe early morning after your breakfast from your place of residence. You embark on a drive to western Uganda after a briefing on the whole safari. 80km from Kampala, you stop at the Equator crossing in Kayabwe for photographs and a memorable experience as you cross to the southern hemisphere. Cultural lunch is taken en route at Igongo cultural center in Mbarara. Upon arrival to Queen Elizabeth National park, you do an evening boat cruise at the Kazinga channel which is filled with a lot of aquatic wildlife like hippopotamuses and crocodiles along with numerous water birds. In the evening you transfer to your prior booked hotel for dinner and an overnight.
Day 2 of the 4 days gorilla trekking safari in Uganda
Your driver will pick you up from your hotel and drive to the park for an early morning game drive. The drive along the Ishasha sector offers an opportunity to see the tree climbing lions, elephants, buffaloes and several other wild species. After the game drive that lasts about 4 hours, you have lunch and embark on a drive to Bwindi impenetrable national park. You check in to your hotel for dinner and an overnight.
Day 3 of the 4 days gorilla trekking safari in Uganda
After an early morning breakfast, your driver will pick you up from the hotel and transfer to the park headquarters for briefing before 8:00am. 8 tourists can trek a specific group of mountain gorillas and the distribution is done in the morning during briefing.
During a Uganda gorilla trekking safari in Uganda, you can’t tell when you will leave since the gorillas are on the move. In the evening, have an entertaining experience at your hotel with the Batwa pygmies who were the first inhabitants of the forest. Gorilla trekking is a strenuous activity that requires hiking since the park is at an altitude of 1,190-2,600m above sea level therefore while planning to take a gorilla trekking safari, remember to be fit for the hike.
Day 4 of the 4 days gorilla trekking safari in Uganda
Drive back to Kampala/Entebbe from Bwindi impenetrable national park after having an early breakfast. Lunch is taken en-route and a stop can be done on any souvenir shop in case you need to purchase. You either stop in Kampala or proceed to Entebbe international airport where the guide will drop you to the airport to board your flight back home or to your next destination.
During a 4 days Uganda gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi impenetrable national park, you can also decide to do a double gorilla trekking experience either within Bwindi or in the two parks of Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national. The other activities can either be bird watching in Bwindi forest (the park has 350 montane-forest bird species) or opt for a boat cruise at Lake Bunyonyi after trekking.
What to carry for the 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari to Bwindi Impenetrable
- Comfortable boots or sturdy shoes
- Light rain jacket
- Insect repellent
- Hand gloves
- Packed lunch and drinking water
Tour operators in Bwindi impenetrable national park customize your safari to suit your interests when contacted. The general tour package is inclusive of;
- A professional English-speaking driver guide
- 4×4 safari vehicle for hire for easy transportation.
- Park entry fees (both parks)
- Gorilla trekking permit fees (USD600)
- Game drive fees
The tour package is exclusive of all personal item purchases like souvenirs, tips and extra drinks.
With just these two safari parks in Uganda, you have a great wildlife experience that you can’t afford to miss.