4 Days Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Safari in Uganda
This marvelous 4 days gorilla trekking and wildlife safari in Uganda shall take you to two historical Uganda’s national parks: Queen Elizabeth national park and Bwindi Impenetrable national park. Queen Elizabeth national park offers unrivalled wildlife experiences which are possible through a game drive, boat cruise, and a nature walk. Bwindi Impenetrable national park is one of the famous national parks in Uganda for one reason-gorilla trekking. Gorilla trekking is an unparalleled activity where you trek gorillas. Mountain gorillas are one of the rare endangered animal species in the world. Their uniqueness and close DNA matchup with mankind are some of the reasons why many tourists flock Bwindi impenetrable national park. Expect to have the best safari in Uganda as you take this short 4 days tour. With our knowledgeable tour guides, everything about Uganda shall be unveiled to you- it is the joy of our tour guides to answer any questions, prepare some for them. After these thrilling 4 days, you could decide to extend your tour to accommodate other safaris like Kampala city tour, Jinja tour, and any other customization according to your desires. Surely, we are quick to listen and we shall do as you wish.
Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
This is the first day of your tour. Wake up in a happy mood, make some imaginations about what to expect, pack your bags and wait for your tour guide. The tour starts in Kampala, the capital city of Uganda however if you landed at Entebbe international airport in the morning, the pickup point could be the airport. Early in the morning at about 7:30am, the tour guide shall pick you up from your hotel or residence in Kampala and drive you to Bwindi Impenetrable national park. On the way, you shall make a stopover at the Equator for photo taking moments. Uganda is blessed to be one of the countries where the equator passes. The Equator stopover is along Masaka road, one of the most popular routes in Uganda and the same route which you use while travelling to Bwindi Impenetrable national park. It takes about 9 hours to arrive in Bwindi. You shall have lunch on one of the stopovers. On arrival in Bwindi, you shall be transferred to your lodge depending on the tracking section. Most of the lodges in Bwindi offer panoramic views of this park. Expect to relax on sundowner as you appreciate nature. Dinner shall be served at your lodge.
Accommodations: silverback lodge (midrange), Gorilla friend camp(budget), Mahogany springs(luxury)
Day 2: Gorilla trekking at Bwindi, Uganda.
This is an awe-inspiring day. Get ready to meet the gorillas in their natural habitat. Early in the morning after your breakfast, you shall be picked by a tour guide and transferred to the park headquarters for briefing about what to expect during your trek. You shall also be grouped into a group of 8 people depending on the gorilla groups which you are going to trek. With the help of the park ranger, you shall start hiking up the forest in search of the gorillas. While in the forest, you don’t search for whatever gorilla you find, you are always given a target group. Habituated gorillas live in groups with the head being the giant silverback gorilla. A typical group comprises of the silverback, a male with a silver lining at its back, juveniles, and mothers. Depending on where the gorillas resided during the previous day, you shall be able to spot them after walking for about 1-8 hours. Respect the guidelines by staying away at least 10 meters from the gorillas; take as many photos as you can within one hour. Afterwards, you shall walk back to the headquarters to receive your gorilla certificates and later, drive back to your lodge for lunch, dinner and slumber.
Day 3: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park
Wake up early in the morning and look at the skyline as you say bye to Bwindi Impenetrable national park. After breakfast, you shall be driven to Queen Elizabeth national park via the Ishasha sector. And depending on your luck, you shall be able to view different species animals along the way-Gazelles, bushbucks, Elephants, leopards, and others. On arrival, you will check in at your lodge in the afternoon, have lunch, and drive to the kazinga channel for boat cruise. The boat cruises lasts for about two hours and it offers the perfect moments to see several aquatic and water birds. Kazinga channel is blessed with Hippopotamus, crocodiles, buffaloes and others. Later on, return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Mweya hostels (budget), Engazi lodge (midrange), Mweya safari lodge (luxury)
Day 4: game drive and transfer back to Kampala
After breakfast, you shall be driven to the park for a morning game drive along the Kasenyi trail. Depending on the trail that you take, you shall be able to view different wildlife and several wild experiences. After the game drive, you shall be driven back to the lodge and prepare your bags to drive back to Kampala. This shall mark the end of the tour.
- Tour guides
- 4WD car
- Bottled water
- Entrance fees
- Gorilla permits
- Accommodation (from the start to the finish of the tour)
- Air ticket
- Travel insurance
- Personal items
- Beverages apart from those served on meals.