Uganda Safari Gorilla- 7 Day

Uganda Gorilla Trekking primate Watch Safari

Tour Code: JEH7PG

Day 1: Kampala – Bwindi/ Mgahinga National Parks
After breakfast you will set off for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park the home of Mountain Gorillas or Mgahinga national park depending where permits will be available. It is estimated half of the world’s surviving population of mountain gorillas -300 live within Bwindi and Mgahinga boundaries.

jehovah_tours_gorilla_trekking_birding_uganda_safari_cultural_tours_rwenzori_trekking_mountaineering Cross the Equator and continue southwards passing through Ankole grassland, stop for long horned Ankole cattle viewing along the road. The drive is long but enjoyable with lunch stop on the way. Bwindi National Park is located in the southwestern part of the country at the edges of Kigezi Highlands once known as Switzerland of Africa before the drop of the Western Rift Valley.

Both National Parks offer a dramatic steeply forested landscape and are incredibly dense, but crisscrossed by numerous animal trails allowing access to tourists. Among the gorilla families that live in this forest have been habituated for tourism and although trekking may be strenuous the viewing of
the gorillas in their natural habitat is an experience long to be savored. Apart from the gorillas, there are a variety of primates to be seen including the blue monkeys, red tailed monkeys, and black & white colobus monkeys. The great blue turacos are often seen and even for a non bird watcher they are marvelous sight.

Arrival will be in the late evening, dinner and stay overnight at Gorilla Forest Camp /Gorilla Valley Resort /Buhoma Homestead/Kitandara camp for luxury and upmarket or Gorilla Mist Camp for mid-range or Trekkers for budget or Kisoro Travelers Rest Hotel or Kisoro guest House if track staring Kisoro side as you prepare for
the tomorrow’s event!

Day 2: Gorilla trekking
Early morning breakfast and head for gorilla trekking with a guide together with other tourists group. The trek is strenuous but enjoyable. This is the major tourist attraction in Bwindi. Carry packed lunch with you have it at a picnic site in the forest. The thrill of your encounter with these gentle giants will erase your difficulties of the potentially strenuous trek. Spend time in awe watching gorillas go about their activities. Each encounter is different and has it’s own rewards. You are likely to enjoy a close view of adults feeding, grooming and resting as the youngsters frolic from vines in a delightfully playful display. Return from tracking gorillas, have dinner and overnight at the Hotel.

Day 3: Bwindi – 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. Ishasha is dominated by acacia woodland and scrubland and features the meandering Ishasha River, banked by a riparian forest.
After picnic lunch drive all the way to the northern sector of the park stopping at baboon greeting spot, continue and check in at Mweya Safari Lodge/Hippo Hill Lodge or Institute of Ecology (budget). If you tracked Mgahinga, will drive strait via Kabale and a stop on the way for lunch and continue to Queen Elizabeth and check in at Mweya Safari Lodge/Hippo Hill Lodge or Institute of Ecology (budget). The evening will be at leisure, dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Early morning visit Kyambura gorge and track chimpanzees in their natural habitat. View a variety of monkeys. After lunch take 2-hour boat/launch cruise on Kazinga Channel. This water way connects two lakes- Edward and George and is filled with schools of hippos, buffaloes and elephants at the banks. Evening will be at leisure, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

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After breakfast carryout game drive viewing herds of elephants, buffaloes and antelopes and some predators- lions leopards hyenas etc. Watch different species of birds. Over 500 species have been identified here making it a Mecca for bird -watchers. They include Black-bee eater, 11 different species
of Kingfisher, several falcons, eagles and raptors. Depart this interesting unique part of the world and head to Kibale Forest National Park another primate concentrated families. Check in at Ndali Lodge/Fort Motel/Kibaale Safari Lodge for upmarket or Chimpanzee Nest for mid-range, Toro Resort for budget for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Kibale Forest – Chimp tracking
After an early breakfast you will be driven to Kanyanchu park headquarters. With local guides trek chimps Kibale National Park in their natural habitat nestled in the shadows of the Rwenzori Mountains (the famed mist shrouded “Mountains of the Moon”) Kibale Forest is rich in animal life, including an
astonishing 12 species of primates including chimps in this park have been recorded, the very localized red colobus and L’Hoest’s monkeys. Tracking the chimpanzee our ‘cousin’ is a very interesting  experience. The way they feed, climb trees, respond to humans, caring for their young ones leaves an
imaginative dream to tell.

In the afternoon visit the surrounding- Bigodi swamp eco tourist site or enjoy unique view of crater lakes and other volcanic features. Overnight will be at the hotel.

Day 7: Kibale – Kampala – Entebbe
After breakfast drive to Kampala or Entebbe via Mubende stopping at interesting forest and swamp spots with lunch on the way.3chimpanzies uganda gorilla www jehovahtours co ug uganda safaris source of river nile bwindi gorilla trekking_tracking murchision falls kidepo national park golf tours cultural tours tree climbing lions rwenzori mountain chimpaze

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Costs Per Person based on two people sharing a twin room-7 Day Gorilla trekking Primate watch

NUMBER OR PAX 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax
Luxury Accommodation $2985 $2703 $2561 $2477
Mid Range Accommodation $2319 $1971 $1796 $1692
Economy Accommodation $2185 $1835 $1640 $1556

 

The above costs per person include the following UNLESS noted as extras :

  • Airport transfers to / from Entebbe airport to Entebbe hotel or Kampala
  • Meet & greet service with full briefing
  • Services of an English speaking driver/professional guide
  • All safari transportation by 4×4 customised safari vehicle, boat cruises as applicable
  • Boat cruises as applicable per the itinerary
  • All accommodation as set out on full itinerary.
  • Park entry fees and all game drives
  • Meals, fully inclusive on safari (First and last nights in town generally B&B)
  • Bottled water in the vehicle when travelling (up to 2 litres per day)
  • Guides carry mobile phones for 24-hour communication, and 24-hour emergency number in Uganda available to all guests & families.

Excludes:

  • Drinks, tips, visas, items of a personal nature, travel insurance and flights
  • Gorilla tracking permits currently USD600 per person per trek Bwindi or Mgahinga, low season reduction to USD350 in Uganda applicable from time to time – per UWA regulations and updates.
  • Chimpanzee tracking permits at Kibale (USD150), Chamburu (USD50),

The price for chimpanzee permits at Budongo is now USD 50 per permit in low seasons which is  1st Mar- 15th June & 1st Oct- 15th Dec. In high season price is USD 60 per permit 16th Dec- 28th Feb & 16th June- 30th Sept.

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