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6 Days Gorilla and Wildlife Safari tour

6 days Uganda Gorilla and Wildlife Safari

Kagera Safaris
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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
6 days
From: $ 1,992 $ 332 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable forest

  • Game drives Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo National Parks
  • Boat cruises in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Tree Climbing Lions of Ishasha
  • Boat ride in Lake Mburo National Park
  • Photo session at the Equator

Short Description

On your gorilla safari in Uganda, you will trek through the Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park looking for the rare and endangered mountain gorillas. Drive through Ishasha – the home of climbing lions on towards Queen Elizabeth national Park also known as the medley of wonders because of its rich biodiversity.

Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Trip Type Private Guided
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Entebbe
End City Uganda

Trip Includes

  • Gorilla tracking permit

  • Park entrance fees
  • Boat ride
  • Ground transport
  • Bottled water in the safari vehicle
  • Full board accommodation for two nights
  • Service of an English-speaking driver guide
  • All mentioned activities except for the optional ones

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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to the Pearl of Africa

On arrival at Entebbe international Airport, a representative of Kagera Safaris will be eagerly waiting to receive you and transfer you to your hotel.

Journey time: 20 minutes

Accommodation: Mid-range – Best Western Garden Hotel; Budget – African Roots Guesthouse

Day 2: Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Up market – Bwindi Lodge; Mid-range – Haven lodge; Budget – Buhoma community rest camp

Journey time: 8 hours

Start the journey to the home of the gentle giants in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for the Ultimate gorilla experience. The journey is long but rewarding when you focus on the gorilla experience and enjoy the sights en-route. We shall have several stopovers along the way eventually arriving in the park later that evening. (There is an option of flying to Bwindi impenetrable forest).

Day 3: The Ultimate Gorilla trekking Experience

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park is a rewarding experience which takes you through the thick impenetrable forest in search of gorillas. The experience hiking through the forest is rewarding even before you sight the gorillas, you might sight several other primates like red-tailed monkeys.

Today morning after an early breakfast together with packed lunch, your driver guide will transfer you to the starting point where you will receive a briefing from the park ranger guide on how to prepare for the gorilla trek. Your ranger guide will lead the way in the forest first on well cleared paths but soon you get off to the bushes and thickets where he will help to clear them with a cycle he carries with him. Soon you will be in sight of these enormous creatures.

Day 4: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Up market – Kyambura gorge Lodge; Mid-range – Twin lakes lodge; Budget – Bush Lodge

Journey time: 3 hours

After your breakfast your driver guide will pick you and you start the journey to Queen Elizabeth national park – the most famous and most visited park in Uganda.

The drive will take you through Ishasha – the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth national park. It is famous with the tree climbing lions which are said to climb fig trees after their meals to rest, experience the winds but to also easily watch their prey because of the high savanna grass. There are many theories as to why they climb the trees, you will learn more from your tour guide as you do game drive. Along the lions, there are other animals like Elephants, Buffaloes, Kobs, Topi, water bucks and several bird species.

Day 5: Game drive and Boat Safari in Queen Elizabeth national park

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Queen Elizabeth national park is home to numerous flora and fauna. The great scenery of ridges, forest and crater lakes with the Rwenzori mountains in the back ground make for a great game drive.

The numerous wildlife provides great opportunities for game viewing is morning when the predators are looking out for prey and before they go back into hiding. You will start early morning using a car that allows the roof to top up so the opportunities of watching the game are maximized. Enjoy the exotic and rare species which include Elephants, Lions, Leopards, Buffaloes, and Uganda Kobs etc. In the afternoon enjoy a launch cruise on Kazinga Channel – towards Lake Edward where you will watch different wild animals that come to its waters and those that live therein and numerous species of birds.

Day 6: End of your Ugandan Gorilla and Wildlife Safari

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Today after breakfast, you will transfer to Kampala and proceed to Entebbe international airport for your flight back home. You will have a stopover for lunch at the Equator monument. Thank you for exploring Uganda with us.

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We're a group of seven Norwegians staying in Kampala for a month. We got a weekend off and on really short notice Miriam managed to arrange an amazing 2 days/1 night trip to Murchison falls NP for us. We got picked up at our door and from there everything was perfectly planned and professionally executed. Our guide was a good and safe driver, and very knowledgeable about the park, the animals and the birds there. We were lucky enough to see a leopard dozing in a tree and a pride of lions eating a buffalo for breakfast - just because he knew just when and where to look. On our short trip Kagera safari managed to squeeze in: - a stroll around the top of the waterfall - a boat trip to see hippos, crocodiles and the bottom of the waterfall - two game drives to see some stunning scenery, giraffes, elephants, warthogs and countless other animals - and a traditional dance performance at our beautiful lodge. All this at a good price. Highly recommended!
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

The mode of transport utilized will be dependent on the number of clients and the route taken based on the specifications of the chosen itinerary. Every effort is made to ensure that vehicles are provided in a roadworthy condition but no liability can be accepted for a puncture, breakdown, damage, or any delay as a result of the poor road conditions.

 

On most our safaris we use 4WD minibuses (up to eight passengers) with pop-up tops and seven window seats for game viewing. We also use 4WD land cruisers. Groups of twelve or more people who would like to travel in one vehicle are offered 25-28 seat coasters that have about 16 window seats.

 

Experienced English speaking driver/guides are provided; who will be the only persons allowed to drive the vehicles of Kagera Safaris. The driver’s decision on all matters, such as the route taken, is final. Kagera Safaris reserves the right to alter any route or arrangement, to cancel the operation of any scheduled tour or vary the safari services in any way in the event of unforeseen circumstances, such as road closures, bad weather, problems with national parks or hotels and security considerations. In such cases alternative arrangements will be made as circumstances permit.

Group Size:

Private - your group only

Accomodations

Accommodation is based on twin bed rooms or tents with private bathrooms where possible. Single rooms may be available with the payment of a supplement fee but cannot always be guaranteed. Some facilities have double beds available upon request.

Kagera Safaris reserves the right to substitute equivalent or superior hotels. If a hotel of equivalent standard is not available Kagera Safaris may substitute the next best quality hotel or suggest a superior at an extra charge.

Additional Information:

Gorilla trekking tips

  • Mountain gorillas sometimes nest far from the start of your gorilla trek, you should pace yourself and drink plenty of water.
  • Eating, drinking and smoking near the gorillas is forbidden – designated time and place will be communicated.
  • Bwindi being a tropical forest, it can rain anytime so we encourage you to carry a rain poncho
  • Waterproof walking shoes or hiking boots are essential.
  • Gardening gloves for protection against stinging plants
  • Long trousers and long sleeved sweaters or shirts while in the forest to avoid insect stings.
  • Photography is permitted, although you must not use flash
  • Porters are available to help you carry your day pack for a small charge.

Trip ID#:

DayGorKag

Trip Excludes

  • Extras at the accommodation i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.

  • Tips to porters and driver/ guide
  • Insurance

Meals Included:

5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches and 4 Dinners

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