GORILLAS ug safaris
GORILLAS IN THE MIST, 3 DAYS

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Day 1
Kigali - Volcanoes National Park
Arrival in Kigali. Transfer to your hotel near the Volcanoes National Park. If time allows you can make a city tour through Kigali.

Medium Budget: Muhabura Hotel (BB)
High Budget: Mt. Gorilla View Lodge (FB) or Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (FB)


Day 2
Volcanoes National Park
After breakfast we bring you to the starting point of the gorilla tracking. After the briefing you begin your tracking of the gorillas.

The bamboo forest will drip around you as you first hear the breaking of bamboo signaling the group is near and then you will be face to face with one of the most delightful and fascinating creatures in the
world.

After an hour's viewing you will make the trek back to the lodge.

Medium Budget: Muhabura Hotel (BB)
High Budget: Mt. Gorilla View Lodge (FB) or Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge (FB)

Day 3
Volcanoes National Park - Kigali
Transfer to Kigali for your outbound flight.
Flight

GORILLA TRACKING IN BWINDI
Day 1
Entebbe - Kampala
Arrival at Entebbe airport. Your guide will be there waiting for you. Pick up and proceed to your accommodation.
medium budget: Forest Cottages (BB) or Makindye Country Club (BB)
high budget: Cassia Lodge (FB)

Day 2
Kampala - Bwindi Impenetrable
After breakfast we drive to Bwindi Impenetrable. On our way we pass through interesting villages and see some beautiful landscapes. We make a stop at the equator before we reach the mountains where we have some breath taking views. We spend the night in or very near Bwindi.

Bwindi Impenetrable is a unique jungle, with many monkey species. Bwindi is one of the 2 places in the world where you can find Mountain Gorillas!

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Driving time depends on the area in Bwindi we stay.)

Medium budget: Depends on the group of gorillas you will be tracking (BB)

High budget: Depends on the group of gorillas you will be tracking (FB) *

Day 3
Bwindi Impenetrable.
After breakfast we bring you to the starting point of the gorilla tracking. After the briefing you begin your tracking of the gorillas.

The bamboo forest will drip around you as you first hear the breaking of bamboo signaling the group is near and then you will be face to face with one of the most delightful and fascinating creatures in the world. After an hour's viewing you will make the track back to the lodge.

Medium budget: Depends on the group of gorillas you will be tracking (BB)

High budget: Depends on the group of gorillas you will be tracking (FB)

Day 4
Bwindi Impenetrable - Entebbe
Transfer to Entebbe for your outbound flight.

4 days gorilla safaris

Day 1: Kampala to Kibale National Park - Uganda
Our 4 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari departs from Kampala, the capital of Uganda.
Leaving Kampala we drive through the dense jungles and papyrus wetlands of the Nile Delta. We pause for lunch en route to the Kibale National Park, near the lush Ruwenzori Mountains. In the afternoon we embark on a guided walk in the national park, exploring the crater lakes area and experiencing the local culture.
Meals and overnight at a scenically located camp overlooking the legendary Mountains of the Moon and one of the crater lakes.

• Lunch / Dinner

Day 2: Kibale Chimpanzee Trek & Bwindi Impenetrable Forest - Uganda
Our day starts early, with chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park, home to an impressive 500 chimpanzees. Before heading into the forest we are briefed on the trekking procedures.
The dense jungles of Kibale Park are the best place to view chimpanzees in Africa. The chimpanzees are commonly found feeding on fig tree fruits in the game park and have been habituated to humans since 1992.
Kibale National Park covers 795 km² and consists mostly of a vast tract of equatorial rainforest. This national park is home to numerous forest wildlife species, boasting one of the highest concentrations of primates in the world. The 13 primate species include Black-and-White and Grey Cheeked Colobus, L'Hoest's monkeys and Galagos, with chimpanzees being the main attraction.In the afternoon we travel south to the Queen Elizabeth National Park, taking in the sights and looking out for game as we drive.

Our next destination is Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to the endangered African Mountain Gorillas, along with a rich diversity of wild animals, insects and plants. Inhabitants include various other primate species, such as the blue and red tailed monkeys.
Dinner and overnight stay at a community eco-camp.

• Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 3:
Bwindi Forest - Uganda
On day three we rise early for breakfast, before the gorilla trek briefing at 8:00am by rangers from the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA).
We then set off on our African Mountain Gorilla Trekking excursion in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Gorilla trekking is the highlight of visiting Uganda. We embark on this once in a lifetime wildlife experience, encountering the endangered gorillas in the wild. The guides lead you into the bush, pushing
through the undergrowth to track the Bwindi mountain gorillas. This gorilla walk can take up to 6 hours, so a reasonable degree of fitness and a sturdy pair of walking shoes are a must.

After a rewarding trek through the jungle we sit in the forest among the mountain gorillas, listening to them communicating with one another. Marvel at the sheer size of the dominant adult male gorillas, called Silverbacks and experience one of Africa’s most poignant wildlife encounters. After lunch in the forest we take a well-deserved rest or enjoy some bird watching.

We return to the community run safari camp to relax and recuperate after our unforgettable gorilla trek in the Bwindi Forest of Uganda.

In the afternoon we take a guided walk in the Buhoma Village to gain insight into the lives of the local people, living in the area around the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This walk is part of an initiative that empowers the local people benefiting from tourism.

The informative village walk starts from our camp and allows visitors to see how ingenious the local people are in their day-to-day lives.
Dinner and overnight stay at the community eco-camp.

• Breakfast / Packed Lunch / Dinner
Please Note:
We recommend taking a rain jacket, drinking water, packed lunch and snacks on the gorilla trek.

Day 4: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to Kampala & Entebbe - Uganda
On the final day of our Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari we have an early breakfast before making our way back to Kampala and Entebbe.
We travel via Mbarara and the Igongo Cultural Village where we encounter the Ankole and Bahima people. At the Igongo Center we get a glimpse of the culture and ways of these Ugandan people, learning a bit about their history.
Lunch is enjoyed en route and we pause at the Equator in Uganda to take photographs. We then continue to Kampala and Entebbe (airport transfer on request) in time to catch onward flights.
• Breakfast / Lunch

Please Note:
• Airport transfers from/to Entebbe
  Airport can be arranged by request.
• Pre and post tour accommodation can be
   arranged by request.

6 days Gorilla trek safari Uganda

Day 1: Kampala/Entebbe to Murchison Falls - Uganda. The Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari Adventure departs from Entebbe, where you are collected from your pre-tour accommodation. Setting off north-west we take a scenic drive through the renowned Luwero Triangle area. We make our way to Masindi via the Ziwa Rhino Project, stopping to visit the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. At the sanctuary we go rhino trekking - a highlight on our Ugandan Safari.

After lunch, we visit a community project, empowering the Boomu women, and then we head to Murchison, set at the top of the Murchison Falls with panoramic views of the Victoria Nile River section of the White Nile. At the Falls the river plummets 45 metres into the gorge below! We admire the Nile River as it passes through a seven metre canyon at the roaring falls, forming rainbows in the misty spray above.

Murchison Falls National Park is one of Uganda’s oldest conservation areas and the largest game park in Uganda, covering 3,893 km². The national park consists mostly of untamed African Savannah bushveld and lies in the northern Albertine Rift Valley, where the Bunyoro escarpment meets the vast plains of Acholiland. The Murchison Falls National Park is bisected by the mighty River Nile with its impressive Murchison Falls. From the falls we drive to our affordable lodge beside the river, admiring the sunset as we drive.

Lunch / Dinner
Day 2: Murchison Falls National Park - Uganda. Day two of our Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari kicks off with a fresh cup of African produced coffee. We then embark on a game drive in the Murchison Falls National Park.

Your guide takes you in search of Africa's wildlife, including elephant, lion, buffalo, Rothschild's giraffe, hyena and numerous crocodiles and hippos. The national park is also home to various antelopes, such as hartebeest, waterbuck, Oribi, bushbuck, and reedbuck. If we are lucky we may even spot the elusive leopard in the park. We return to the lodge for breakfast and a rest.

After lunch we embark on a boat cruise on the calm waters of the Victoria Nile. Along the way we keep an eye out for wallowing hippos and crocodiles from our boat. We may also sight other wild animals as we go, including elephant, waterbuck and Ugandan Kob, found along this 17 km stretch of river. This riverine area also hosts numerous bird species, from the Goliath heron, rare shoebill stork and pelican bee-eater, to the kingfisher, hornbill, cormorant and Egyptian goose.

Our boat cruise takes us to the base of the Murchison Falls, stopping tens of metres away from the "Devil's Cauldron". We get to see the falls from a new perspective, admiring the world's longest river as it courses through the narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment.
Overnight and dinner at the same river lodge as the first night on safari.

• Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 3: Murchison Falls to Kibale Forest National Park- Uganda
Today is spent driving south to the market town of Fort Portal via Hoima. We pass through the lush countryside of farms and traditional homesteads on the Albertine Rift escarpment.

Fort-Portal is located at the base of the fertile Rwenzori Mountains, also known as the mystic Mountains of the Moon in Uganda. Meals and overnight at a beautifully located lodge overlooking the dramatic Crater Lake and the fabled Mountains of the Moon.
• Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 4: Kibale Chimpanzee Trekking & Queen Elizabeth National to Bwindi - Uganda. Our day starts early, with chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park, home to an impressive 500 chimpanzees. The chimpanzee trek is
conducted by a knowledgeable guide who tells us all about the local fauna and flora. The dense jungles of Kibale Park are said to be the best place to view chimpanzees in Africa. The chimpanzees are commonly found feeding on fig tree fruits in the game park and have been habituated to humans since 1992.

Kibale National Park covers 795 km² and consists mostly of a vast tract of equatorial rainforest. This national park is home to numerous forest wildlife species, boasting one of the highest concentrations of primates in the world. The 13 primate species include Black-and-White and Grey Cheeked Colobus, L'Hoest's monkeys and Galagos, with chimpanzees being the main attraction.

In the afternoon we travel south to the Queen Elizabeth National Park, taking in the sights and looking out for game as we drive. This scenic drive passes wetlands, crater highlands and forested hills where a diversity of creatures are found.
Our next destination is Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to the endangered African Mountain Gorillas, along with a rich variety of wild animals, insects and plants. Inhabitants include various other primate species, such as blue and red tailed monkeys.
Dinner and overnight stay at a community eco-camp.

• Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 5: Bwindi Gorilla Trekking - Uganda
Day five starts with an early morning breakfast, before meeting up with our official guide from the Uganda Wildlife Authority for a brief on gorilla trekking. Then we embark on the once-in-a-lifetime experience of trekking mountain gorillas in the wild forests of Uganda. We head off into the dense vegetation of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, best known for endangered gorilla trekking, which is considered one of the most remarkable wildlife encounters in the world.

This gorilla walk can take up to six hours, so a reasonable degree of fitness and a sturdy pair of walking shoes are required. The thrill of encountering these gentle primates in the wild is well worth the sometimes challenging trek through the thick undergrowth. This rewarding trek through the jungle takes us in search of a group of gorillas. Once we find the African Mountain Gorillas we spend some time watching them feed and interact with each other.

We get to hear the gorillas communicating with one another and marvel at the sheer size of the dominant adult male gorillas, called Silverbacks. Encountering these giant apes is one of Africa’s rarest and most poignant wildlife experiences. 
Each gorilla encounter is unique, offering its own rewards. We generally get up close to the adult gorillas to watch them feeding, grooming and resting, as well as witnessing the young gorillas at play.
In the afternoon we explore a local community on foot, to gain insight into the ways of the Ugandan people living near Bwindi Park. After our village walk we return to the camp and have a drink together, recounting our unforgettable adventures with the African Mountain Gorillas.

Dinner and overnight stay at the community eco-camp.
• Breakfast / Packed Lunch / Dinner

About Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Located in southwestern Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable National Park covers part of the diverse Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is best known for its primate populations, being home to about half the world’s mountain gorillas, at over 300 endangered gorillas. The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest ecosystem is exceptionally high in biodiversity, with rich flora and fauna species. This lush forested area hosts some of the richest tree, small mammal, bird, butterfly, reptilian, and moth populations.Bwindi is a birding paradise, home to 348 bird species. This area is one of Uganda’s best bird watching destinations supporting nearly all of the Albertine Rift endemic species found in Uganda, along with several Red Data Book species.
The Bwindi Forest of Uganda is an ancient rainforest, said to have survived the last ice age. A recently proclaimed World Heritage Site, Bwindi is one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world hosting unique and precious floral species. There's also a substantial chimpanzee population and research shows that Bwindi is the only forest in Africa where these two apes are both found.

Day 6: Bwindi to Kampala or Entebbe - Uganda

We enjoy an early breakfast on day six and then return to Kampala and Entebbe, visiting Igongo Cultural village en route. Here we learn about the Bahima and Ankole cultures of Uganda, getting a glimpse into the history of these interesting people. We cross the Equator, stopping to take photographs and to have lunch along the way. We arrive back in Kampala and Entebbe in time to catch evening flights (airport transfers upon request), bringing this Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari Adventure to a close.
Breakfast / Lunch




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