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4 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari

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4 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari – Overview

The 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari is one of the most impressing Uganda gorilla trekking Safari that allows you to explore different activities in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

The 4 days gorilla safari will provide you an opportunity to explore Lake Bunyonyi-dubbed the Switzerland of Uganda, Bwindi Impenetrable National park-natural home of the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas.

The Safari will combine Uganda’s most elegant tourist activities with unique cultural experiences and taste of world class services from some of the best lodges/hotels in Uganda. The four days gorilla safari will start and end in Kampala -the Capital City of Uganda-the pearl of Africa.

4 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking – Highlights

  • Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
  • Day 2: Do Gorilla trekking and Evening Cultural encounter with the Local Batwa
  • Day 3: Transfer from Bwindi to Lake Bunyonyi and do afternoon boat cruise and relaxation
  • Day 4: Transfer from Lake Bunyonyi to Kampala

4 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari

4 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari – Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

9 Days Uganda Gorilla Trekking and Wild Game ViewingIn the morning, you will meet and greet our driver guide in your Kampala place of stay and embark on the transfer drive of 527kms about 9-10 hours’ drive to the southwest part of Uganda.

The journey to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park will take you through Mpambire Drum shop in Impigi and the Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe, where you will have stopover for marvelous water experiments and amazing photo shots.

After the wonderful stop over at the Equator, you will continue with highly rewarding drive through the farmed hill sides and the urban environments of Masaka to Igongo.

You will have stop at Igongo cultural center situated just 12kms to Mbarara town for Ugandan traditional lunch. The delicious meal served at Kahwa Kanuzire restaurant in Igongo will give you a real taste of Ugandan traditional cuisine.

After Lunch, you will proceed through a breath-taking scenic view popularly known as the “Switzerland of Africa” to the Bwindi Impenetrable National park. On arrival to the pack you will drive direct to your lodge to check-in, have dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Chameleon Hill Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Gorilla Mist Camp (Midrange/Standard) or Broadbill Forest Camp (Budget/Basic).

Day 2: Do Gorilla Trekking And Evening Cultural Encounter With The Local Batwa

8 Days Rwanda Gorilla Tour & Cultural SafariAfter your early morning hefty breakfast, your driver guide will transfer you with your packed lunch, bottled water, to the Park head Quarters in your respective gorilla trekking region for an early morning briefing at about 70:30am to 8:00am regarding the dos and don’ts of gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

While at the park headquarters, you will meet other trekkers and you will be divided into groups of eight individuals who are only allowed to trek one specific habituated Gorilla family.

After briefing, UWA experienced ranger guide will lead you to the trail heads where thrilling gorilla trekking experience starts from.

You will enter in the ancient, thick dark impenetrable forest to begin hiking the hills and slopping the valleys when looking for the unique species of the mountain gorillas inhabited in the famous Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

The trek can take you between 2-8 hours to meet face to face with the mountain gorillas and once up close, you will be allowed to spend one magical hour with these stunning apes.

During this time you can decide to sit down listen to gorilla crumble, study how these apes go about their daily activities and you can take as many photos as possible.

When the one hour is done, you will walk back to the park headquarters and retire back to your lodge for late Lunch, relaxation.

After relaxation, you will be driven to the nearby Batwa community for memorable, refreshing cultural encounter.

Here you will be guided by a local guide who will take you to the different communities to see how people have managed to survive through farming. You will see how local brew is processed from fresh Bananas and forest remedies to get beer and Waragi and also enjoy the performances done by the local Batwa women groups.

After that interesting cultural encounter, you will drive back to your respective lodge for dinner and overnight. Thereafter the activity, you will retreat back to your lodge for dinner, memory sharing and overnight.

Accommodation: Chameleon Hill Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Gorilla Mist Camp (Midrange/Standard) or Broadbill Forest Camp (Budget/Basic).

Day 3: Transfer From Bwindi to Lake Bunyonyi And Do Afternoon Boat Cruise And Relaxation

Take relaxed early morning breakfast, and embark on drive through the fascinating Kigezi Highlands for an afternoon boat cruise, relaxation, dinner and overnight in Lake Bunyonyi. Lake Bunyonyi is another major tourist stopover that is undeniably amazing. I

t is the second deepest lake in Africa; it contains lots of the tasty crayfish, so get set for a culinary delight. Bunyonyi is a local word that means “many small birds” in direct translation.

It’s a perfect stopover for committed birders and travelers who are from hectic gorilla trekking activities. On arrival to Lake Bunyonyi, you will drive to your lodge for check-in, lunch and you proceed to catch up with the afternoon boat cruise ,also participate in refreshing activities such as swimming in the bilharzia free waters of Bunyonyi, you can also enjoy the evening nature walks in the Bunyonyi Islands .

After exploring the different adventurous activities in lake Bunyonyi, you will retire to your lodge to chill in the fire place while enjoying cool evening of Bunyonyi, you will have your dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Birdnest @Lake Bunyonyi Resort (Upmarket/Luxury), Lake Bunyonyi Eco-resort (Midrange/Standard) or Byoona Amagara Island Retreat (Budget/Basic

Day 4: Transfer From Lake Bunyonyi to Kampala

12 days Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari Congo Mount Nyiragongo Hiking TripAfter an early morning breakfast, you will embark on drive transfer from Lake Bunyonyi Kampala drive distance of 437 kilometers about 8-9hours drive without stopovers.

The long drive will take you through the impressive scenery of south western Uganda dotted with local home steads and beautiful Ugandans.

After coving distance of 199kms, you will have stopover for Traditional Lunch at Igongo Cultural Center .

On your way, you will by-pass Mpigi village, famous for the Royal Drums Makers and of course the Ugandan Equator, where you will have stopover for photo shot and shop for a souvenir, water experiments.

Thereafter, continue with the drive to Kampala. On arrival to Kampala, the driver guide will drive you direct to your lodge or Entebbe international Airport for your Scheduled flight back home.

End of The 4 Days Uganda Gorilla Safari.

Uganda Safari Inclusions & Exclusions

Safari Inclusions

  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)
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