4 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Gorilla & Wildlife Safari from Kigali

Overview of the 4 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Gorilla & Wildlife Safari from Kigali

The 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Tour and Wildlife Safari are done in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the Uganda safari destination of Queen Elizabeth National Park all in the south-west of the country. The destination Bwindi is the greatest Mountain Gorilla habitat on earth with almost a half of their world population (400 out of 1004).  The park comprises of dense forest undergrowth with mature trees that form the canopy while standing on a rugged hilly landscape with deep saddles which combine to justify it as an impenetrable forest. This natural setting makes the Uganda gorilla safari encounter in Bwindi to go beyond only gorillas.  The 4 Days Gorilla and Wildlife Safari in Uganda also features the Uganda tour destination of Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda. The Queen Elizabeth National Park stretches over the western arm of the East African rift Valley for 1,978km2 overlooking the mystical Rwenzori Mountains. The park is a home to over 600 species of birds, the 95 mammal species, the impressive 45km long Kazinga Channel connecting Lake George and Edward, Ishasha sector with its tree-climbing lions, the Kyambura gorge the home of chimpanzees and the remarkable scenic Katwe explosion Crater.   The Uganda Safari starts and ends in Kigali Rwanda

Uganda Safari Highlights of the 4 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Gorilla & Wildlife Safari from Kigali

Day 1 of the 4 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Gorilla & Wildlife Safari from Kigali: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Sightseeing of Rwandan hillsides & the fascinating Kigezi Highlands

Day 2 of the 4 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Gorilla & Wildlife Safari from Kigali: Morning game drive in Kasenyi sector, afternoon Kazinga Channel boat safari & evening game drive along the channel track or Katwe explosion crater drive 

Day 3 of the 4 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Gorilla & Wildlife Safari from Kigali: Game drive in Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth NP in search of tree climbing lions & other wild game after which you proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 4 of the 4 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Gorilla & Wildlife Safari from Kigali: Do Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & transfer back to Kigali

Detailed Uganda Safari Itinerary of the 4 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Gorilla & Wildlife Safari from Kigali

Day 1 of the 4 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Gorilla & Wildlife Safari from Kigali: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park, Sightseeing of Rwandan hillsides & the fascinating Kigezi Highlands

Depart Kigali at 8 am and embark on the transfer to Queen Elizabeth NP about 7 hours drive excluding the stops en route. Enjoy the sights of Rwandan hillsides, the fascinating Kigezi Highlands & the Bunyaruguru Crater field presenting great photography opportunities.

Accommodation

Midrange: Enganzi Game Lodge

Day 2 of the 4 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Gorilla & Wildlife Safari from Kigali: Morning game drive in Kasenyi sector, afternoon Kazinga Channel boat safari & evening game drive along the channel track or Katwe explosion crater drive

You wake up for an early morning cup of coffee in the views of the moist savannah before heading to the park for the game drive at 7 am. Undertake a game drive in the Kasenyi tracks in the open savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park lying flat on the Albertine rift floor. This Uganda safari encounter offers you an opportunity to explore a range of wild game including; cape Buffaloes, Leopards, Topi, Elephants, Kobs, Waterbucks, Warthogs, Hyena, lions, side stripped jackals among other wildlife not forgetting counts of bird species since Queen Elizabeth Park has the highest bird count in the whole of Uganda and East Africa (over 600) including the Martial Eagle, African Skimmer, Black-rumped Buttonquail,  Chapin’s Flycatcher, Pink-backed Pelican, Verreaux’s Eagle Owl, White-tailed Lark, Black Bee-eater, White-winged Warbler among other birds. Retreat from the activity for relaxation and lunch after which you gather at Mweya jetty for an afternoon Kazinga Channel boat cruise departing at 2 pm. You will have an afternoon 2-hour boat cruise running along the Kazinga channel that stretches from Lake George to Lake Edward covering 45km distance. 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. You retreat from the boat cruise and do an evening game drive along the Channel track to explore more wild game in their evening moments. Continue to the lodge for overnight

Accommodation

Midrange: Enganzi Game Lodge

Day 3 of the 4 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Gorilla & Wildlife Safari from Kigali: Game drive in Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth NP in search of tree climbing lions & other wild game after which you proceed to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

After breakfast at your respective lodge, embark on the transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda in Ruhija; 218km about 8 hours’ drive inclusive of game drive in Ishasha sector. The drive takes you through Ishasha sector in the south of Queen Elizabeth National Park where you spend some time driving in its rolling plains marked by counts of fig trees in search of tree climbing lions that tend to climb the fig trees during the day time. The short trees with overlying branches in Ishasha present the best opportunities for viewing tree climbing lions than any other part of the world where such Species exist. Continue on the drive to arrive in Bwindi Forest National Park in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Midrange:  Gorilla Mist Camp

Day 4 of the 4 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Gorilla & Wildlife Safari from Kigali: Do Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & transfer back to Kigali

Have breakfast at your respective lodge and then go to the park offices to get briefed and at 8:00 am after which you embark on the Gorilla tour in Uganda along the designated trails within the impenetrable forest in search for these great Mountain Gorillas. The gorilla trekking Uganda safari might take you 2 – 8 hours to find the giant Gorillas depending on their movement. The trek/quest for these great apes is tiresome but very well rewarded by meeting, spending time with and photographing these great gorillas as you look straight into their inviting brown expressive eyes, this is a lifetime thrill of a wildlife adventure only Africa can offer you. After your one hour with the gorillas, return to the starting point and embark on the transfer to Kigali to mark the end of the tour.

 End of Safari of the 4 Days Scheduled Group Uganda Gorilla & Wildlife Safari from Kigali

Rate per person in US Dollars

No. of Pax Rate pp in US Dollars
2 Pax $1572
3 Pax $1421
4 Pax $1343
5 Pax $1297
6 Pax $1267
Single Room Supplement $120

Inclusions

  • Gorilla Permit Uganda. From July 1st 2020, a top of $100pp will be required
  • Full board accommodation on Safari
  • Full-time English-speaking professional driver-guide
  • Transportation in 4X4 Safari Vehicle equipped with pop up roof suitable for touring and photography
  • Park Entrance Fees
  • Boat fees Kazinga Channel
  • Rwanda border crossing fees for the vehicle
  • Fuel
  • All tour activities as detailed in the itinerary
  • Bottled water while on safari.

Exclusions

  • Tips
  • Laundry services
  • Other Beverages/ drinks
  • International flights
  • Change in tariff due to government policy
  • Visas
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary.