|Safari Name||8-Days Ultimate Gorilla experience and Virunga walking safari|
Day 1: arrival Entebbe airport
Pick up from the airport and drop to your hotel either in Entebbe or Kampala, Accommodation options; Boma hotel in Entebbe or Cassia lodge in Kampala on Bed and breakfast or Red chilli Hideaway bed only (budget facility) optional activity is a city tour.
Day 2: Drive to Bwindi
Journey from Kampala or Entebbe to Bwindi with a brief stop at the Equator line for photos and then proceed to mbarara for lunch and thereafter continue to Bwindi. Late arrival and check in, Accommodation options; Gorilla forest camp or Silver back lodge (lodges), Buhoma community camp ground (budget facility) and Meal plan breakfast/lunch/dinner.
Day 3: Bwindi Gorilla trekking
After breakfast set off early with guides to track the gorillas, the thrill of your encounter will erase the difficulties of the potentially strenuous trek. Bring jungle boots and rain jackets because the park is often wet. Spend time in awe watching the gorillas go about their activities. Each gorilla safari 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 a delightfully playful display. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a magnificent green swathe of dense rainforest, so ancient that survived the last ice age. A recently proclaimed World Heritage site, it’s one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth and its unique, precious flora sustains roughly half of the world population of mountain gorillas – believed to number just 720.There’s also a substantial chimpanzee population and research shows that Bwindi is the only forest in Africa in which these two apes live together. Time permitting, spend the afternoon on a community foot safari to explore the life style of the people living and surrounding the park. Return to camp exhilarated to relieve the encounter with friends over a drink, Accommodation; Gorilla forest camp (luxury), Silver back lodge (Mid-Budget), Buhoma community camp ground (Budget facility) and Meal plan breakfast/lunch/dinner.
Day 4: Bwindi walk to Nkuringo
After breakfast the guide will pick you from your accommodation to the meeting point where the walk starts with all the required gear and supplies. Depending on your pace the walk usually takes between 8hr to 10hrs, the walk is through the Bwindi forest and the journey ends at the Nkuringo Gorilla camp. Accommodation options Clouds Gorilla Resort(luxury), Nkuringo Gorilla Camp (budget facility). Meal plan breakfast/lunch/dinner.
Day 5: Nkuringo, Lake Mutanda to Kisoro
This next journey will take you around Lake Mutanda down to kisoro with a choice to do canoeing or just enjoy the walk on firm ground, as you enjoy the view of the Virunga volcanoes. Accommodation options: Mount Gahinga lodge (luxury), Travellers Rest Kisoro (Mid-Budget), Virunga camp site (Budget facility).Meal plan breakfast/lunch/dinner.
Day 6: time at Leisure
Spend the day at: Mount Gahinga lodge (luxury), Travellers rest Hotel(Mid-Budget) or one of the numerous camp sites or local guest houses, spend a day regaining your energy before embarking on the ascent of any of the three volcanoes that is Mt Muhavura “the guide”, Mt Gahinga “the pile of stone”, Mt Sabinyo “the old man teeth” this is also situated along the borders of the three countries that to say Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda,Meal plan breakfast/lunch/dinner.Optionalactivities; Golden monkey tracking, Garama cave or Batwa trail.
Day 7: Mt Mgahinga or Sabinyo or Muhavura Volcano Climb
Early breakfast and off for the mountain of your choice drive to the base with your gear ready and packed lunch the climbs normally ranges from hours to a whole day, return to your lodging facility for the night, Accommodation options: Mount Gahinga lodge (luxury), Travellers Rest Kisoro (Mid-Budget), Virunga camp site (Budget facility)., Meal plan breakfast/lunch/dinner.
Day 8: Drive back to Kampala or Entebbe airport
Leave Kisoro after breakfast for Kampala or airport with a stopover for lunch and then carry on to Entebbe or Kampala and end of your tour. Accommodation options; Boma hotel in Entebbe or Cassia lodge in Kampala
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 rainforest 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.
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