|Safari Name||5Days Mountain Gorilla tracking tour Uganda|
Day 1; Arrrival in Kampala and travel to Bwindi Gorilla National Forest
Early morning arrival in Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport. Meet and assist by Trails of Africa Safaris airport representative and after safari briefing, we start our journey to Bwindi-south western Uganda starts, on Masaka Mbarara road via the fascinating Kigezi highlands and arrive in Kisoro late the evening.Overnight at Gorilla Resort Camp/Lake Kitandara a Camp/Buhoma Community Rest Camp booked on Full Board: Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast.
Day 2; Track Mountain Gorilla in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest
Have breakfast then go to the park offices to get briefed and at 9:00 am embark on the Uganda gorilla trek along the tracks within the impenetrable forest in search for these great mountain gorillas .The gorilla trekking might take you 2-9 hrs to find the giant Gorillas depending on their movement. The trek/quest for these great apes is tiresome but very well rewarded by meeting, spending time with and photographing these great gorillas as you look straight into their inviting brown expressive eyes, this is a life time thrill of a wild life adventure only Africa can offer you.Overnight at Gorilla Resort camp/Lake Kitandara a Camp/Buhoma Community Rest Camp booked on Full Board: Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast
Day 3: Bwindi – Lake Mburo National Park
Early in the morning after breakfast transfer to Lake Mburo NP via Queen Elizabeth NP having your lunch en route in Mbarara town. Proceed to Lake Mburo national park for an evening boat cruise on arrival or a game drive if preferred. Whichever you choose, be assured of seeing a variety of game and birds the difference is that one is on water well as the other is on land.Overnight at Basic Rwonyo bandas/ Mantana Luxury tented Camp booked on Full Board: Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast.
Day 4: Lake Mburo national park – Kampala
After your early morning breakfast, you will undertake a nature walk-the most interesting nature walks in the country that will expose you to various species of primates, birds, antelope, buffaloes and many wild plant species. After this, proceed to Kampala but stop-over in Lyantonde for your lunch or at the Equator where you can buy African crafts and take photographs.You will arrive late evening in Kampala, dine and spend your overnight at or similar other.Overnight at Speke Hotel booked on Full Board: Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast.
Day 5: Kampala tour
After breakfast at around 9.00 am, your guide will pick you up from your hotel and you embark on the famous Kampala tour.You will penetrate the busy capital city and tour all the gothic era cathedrals, mosques, the Bahai temple, Namugongo shrine-where the famous Uganda Martyrs were murdered, visit the famous Owino market down town, Kabaka`s palace and lake, Kasubi tombs, Uganda parliament etc.Return to your hotel/Lodge or if you wish transfer to the airport for you flight back home.
Activities/services included in the cost:
• Arrival and departure airport transfer. • Accommodation as per the itinerary.
• Accommodation in the National Parks is based on Full Board
• Road transportation in custom made safari vehicles.
• Exclusive private vehicle and driver-guide throughout the safari
• Game dives as per the itinerary
• Park and game reserve entrance fees
• English Driver guides available for the safari
• Our 24hours support throughout the safari
Activities/services excluded in the cost:
• All International Flights/local Flights + Taxes
• Visa fees, Travel & Personal accident insurance
• Excursions, services and activities not mentioned in this program
• Flying option available for certain safaris at an extra cost
• Personal expenses e.g. laundry, telephone calls, Drinks, Tips etc
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Uganda, the “Pearl of Africa,” is one of the most beautiful countries on the continent. Gorilla trekking and chimpanzee trekking are the country’s major attractions, along with the friendliness of its people. A country with fantastic natural scenery and a rich mosaic of tribes and cultures, travelling through Uganda you will be captivated by its beauty, overwhelmed by the friendliness of its people and intrigued by all that Uganda has to offer.
Ecologically, Uganda is where the East African savannah meets the West African jungle. Where else but in this uniquely lush destination can one observe lions prowling the open plains in the morning and track chimpanzees through the rain forest undergrowth the same afternoon, then the next day navigate tropical channels teeming with hippos and crocodiles before setting off into the misty mountains to visit the majestic mountain gorillas?
For a relatively small country, there’s a lot that’s big about the place. It’s home to the tallest mountain range in Africa the source that feeds the world’s longest river and the continent’s largest lake. And with half the remaining mountain gorillas residing here, as well as the Big Five to be ticked off, wildlife watching is huge. Most travelers come for the gorilla Safari, but other major draws are the chimpanzees, ornithology, trekking the Rwenzoris and visiting the source of The Nile River.
We are bordered by the Republic of South Sudan to the North, the Republic of Kenya to the East, the Democratic Republic of Congo to the West, and the United Republic of Tanzania and the Republic of Rwanda to the South.
Destination Uganda:….beyond expectations, a real African experience…
Uganda is home to gorillas and chimps. The Bwindi impenetrable forest offers the unforgettable Gorilla trekking experience. The Murchison Falls Park offers Nile cruises, Queen Elizabeth Park scenery and Lake Edward both with wildlife and birds. The Ruwenzori, “Mountains of the Moon” offer exciting trekking and climbing.
Kibale Forest National Park
Kidepo Valley National Park
Lake Mburo National Park
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Murchison Falls National Park
MQueen Elizabeth National Park
Rwenzori Mountain National park
Semliki National Park