4 Days Uganda Gorillas
While it’s impossible not to be impressed by the size of the gorillas – A mature mountain gorilla sliver back weighs more than 400 pounds – Today gorillas have been habituated and seem to be impressed by their human visitors. They spend their days eating bamboo and other plants and the occasional mound of termites. A gorilla silverback can eat up to 60 pounds a day. He needs the energy: Silverback may have over ten adult females in his family, and tries to mate with each of them every day to keep them from wandering off. The silver back will seem unconcerned by the group’s arrival, but he usually wants to make sure the humans knew who’s boss. Twice, when he thought the team get too close, he may charged right way .
4 Days Gorilla safari Bwindi National Parks
Day 1: Airport Transfer to Kampala
A representative from Travel Hemispheres will meet you on your arrival at the airport he will drive you to Entebbe town and overnight at Boma Guest House or to Kampala hotels for dinner and overnight at your Hotel.
Day 2: Kampala – Bwindi.National Park
In the Morning, you will be picked from 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 precede 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 stay.
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: 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 Lodge: Gahinga: Volcanoes Bwindi Safari Lodge
Day 3 : Gorilla Tracking
style=”text-align: justify;”>Morning after breakfast with packed lunch, you will be escorted to the starting point for briefing by our 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 4: Bwindi – Kampala
After break you will depart for Kampala passing via plantation of tea and banana .Arrival will be in the afternoon for your way back . END OF SAFARI
Please Note the safari cost will include:
- Meals and accommodation at full board for the agreed dates
- Gorilla permits 1 permit per person
- safari driver /guide and 4×4 vehicle
- Park fees
- Applicable government taxes
- Drinking bottled water while driving on safari
- Beverages and bar bills, phone alls, personal insurance and any other services of personal nature like souvenirs, tips, laundry etc