4 Days Gorilla trekking Bwindi and wildlife viewing Safari
Day 1: Kampala – Bwindi National park.
This Morning, you will be picked from your hotel/residence in Kampala at around 7.00 am and proceed to the south western part of the country. Stop at The equator for land mark photo taking and continue to Mbarara. Break for lunch on the way then proceed to Bwindi National Park the home of Mountain Gorillas. It is estimated to half of the world’s surviving population of mountain gorillas –300 live within these boundaries shared by Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. The drive is long but enjoyable. Proceed south to Buhoma viewing the terraced hills of Kigezi Highlands once known as Switzerland of Africa.
Arrival at Buhoma will be in the evening. You will then settle in at your lodge for Dinner and overnight as you prepare for tomorrow’s event! FB
Budget: Buhoma Community Bandas: Bwindi View Bandas: Nkuringo campsite tents: Virunga Hotel: Nkuringo safari centre
Middle: Nkuringo camp site: Wagtail Eco lodge: similar/Gorilla Mist Camp: Shongi Gorilla Resort
Up market: Lake Kitandara Lodge: Engagi lodge: Mahogany Springs Lodge: Gorilla Resort Camp: Traveler’s Rest Camp: Silver Back Lodge: Gorilla Safari lodge
Luxury: Gorilla Forest Camp: Buhoma Lodge: Clouds LodgeGahinga: Volcanoes Bwindi Safari Lodge.
Day2: Gorilla Tracking Bwindi
Morning after breakfast with packed lunch, you will be escorted to the starting point for briefing by your guide. you will be allocated guides to track gorillas with, and then will be off to begin your adventure. A briefing from your local guides and then it’s off! the time taken and the terrain vary (1- 8 hours) this depends on the movement of these gentle giants. the thrill of meeting face to face takes away the pain of some times long and arduous trek. Each encounter is different and has its own rewards, but you are likely to enjoy the close view of adults feeding, grooming and resting as the youngsters frolic and swing from vines in delightfully playful manner.
After tracking will walk back to your lodge for overnight stay fb.
You will need to carry long pants like light type, sturdy shoes to help you hiking steep and slippery slopes, long sleeved shirts and blouses to protect your bodies from thorns and itching plants. You may not rule out raining on you and at least a rain coat is needed to protect your bodies and any equipment carried along with like cameras. Also carry insect repellants and sun cream
Day 3 : Bwindi national park _ Ishasha – Queen Elizabeth National park
After early breakfast head for ishasha, which is the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth national park, carry out a game drive where you may sight tree-climbing lions and viewing other wildlife like elephant buffalo, hyena etc. Ishasha sector is dominated by acacia woodland and scrubland and features the meandering ishasha river, banked by a riparian forest. After Game drive in Ishasha sector proceed to Mweya peninsular where will do most yielding boat cruise on Kazinga channel. Will have chance of viewing at schools of hippos,herds of elephants,lots of birds and many more . After check in at your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Budget: Albertine Camp: Farmland Resort
Moderate: Hippo Hill Camp: Simba Safari Lodge: Bufallo Safari Lodge: Bush Lodge : Engazi lodge
Up market: Mweya Lodge standard rooms: Katara Lodge
Luxury: Mweya Safari lodge: Jacana safari lodge: Wilderness Safari Camp
Day 4: Queen Elizabeth park – Kampala
This day will be driven to Kyambura gorge for Chimpanzee tracking while doing a nature walk. The Kyambura gorge is famous for a primate walk where you will see chimps and other primates e.g. Columbus & velvet monkeys and baboons. After the chimp walk drive back to Kampala with your packed lunch. Arrival will in the evening END OF SAFARI
Please Noe the safari cost will include:
Meals and accommodation at full board for the agreed dates
Gorilla permits 1 permit per person
Game drive — Ishasha , park fees, 1 tracking chimpanzee permit per person
safari driver /guide and 4×4 vehicle
Applicable government taxes
Drinking bottled water while driving on safari
Beverages and bar bills, phone calls, personal insurance and any other services of personal nature like souvenirs, tips, laundry etc
HIGH SEASON RATES: Dec-Mar:, Jun – Oct
COST 2 People sharing: US$ 2120 per person luxury lodge : SRS 270
COST 2 People sharing: US$ 1755 per person Upmarket lodge : SRS 200
COST 2 People sharing: US$ 1400 per person Middle lodge : SRS 155
COST 2 People sharing: US$ 1262 per person Budget lodge : SRS 50
LOWS SEASON RATES: April, May and Nov
COST 2 People sharing: US$ 1970 per person luxury lodge : SRS 270
COST 2 People sharing: US$ 1600 per person Upmarket lodge : SRS 200
COST 2 People sharing: US$ 1250 per person Middle lodge : SRS 155
COST 2 People sharing: US$ 1120 per person Budget lodge : SRS 50