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7 Days Gorilla Tracking Uganda

Overview

This safari involves mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo, plus game viewing in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Best time to visit: June-August / Dec-Feb

Duration

7 days

Map Overview

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 -Day 1 - Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National park

In the morning after breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and drive to Bwindi Impenetrable National park through the scenic country sides of western Uganda. We pass by Kigezi hills with nice terraces through the “scenic little Switzerland” of Uganda. We take lunch on the way and arrive late in the evening at Bwindi national park for dinner and overnight at Luxurious Gorilla resort camp or Buhoma Community bandas. Full board meals.

Inclusion

Full board meals.

Accommodation

Gorilla resort camp or Buhoma Community bandas

After breakfast, we get briefing from the guides then proceed to the forest for Gorilla tracking. The time it takes to encounter the gorillas is unpredictable so we will have packed lunch with us. We will have enough time to spend with the endangered gorillas before we return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Inclusion

Full board meals.

Accommodation

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After breakfast, we proceed to Queen Elizabeth National park with a game drive en route through the Ishasha sector. Here, you will see tree climbing lions, bush bucks, antelopes and many other animals. You will arrive for lunch at the lodge. In the afternoon, you will be driven to the crater lakes region to view the various crater lakes around the park plus the Lake Katwe where salt is traditionally mined in the park.

Inclusion

Full board meals.

Accommodation

Mweya safari Lodge/Jacana Lodge

Very early in the morning, we drive to Kasenyi track for a morning game drive in search for animal like the Leopards, Lions, Elephants, and Hyenas among many others. In the afternoon, we go for a launch cruise along the Kazinga channel where you will see Hippos, Crocodiles and a variety of water birds.

Inclusion

Full board meals.

Accommodation

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We drive to Nyakasura via fort portal town to Visit the ‘Amebere ga Nyinamwiru’ caves to view the stalactites and the stalagmite. Then proceed to Kibale National park for dinner and over night at Ndali lodge, Kanyankyu tourist centre or in Fort portal where you can stay at Rwenzori view guest house.

Inclusion

Full board meals.

Accommodation

Rwenzori view guest house

After breakfast, assemble at Kanyankyu tourist centre for a morning chimp tracking and then we go on a swamp walk for a variety of primates like the Vervet Monkey, L’hoest Monkey, Black and white and the Red colobus Monkeys, Olive Baboons and many others. In the afternoon, you will be taken for a nature walk around Bigodi swamp to view the various bird species in the park. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Inclusion

Full board meals.

Accommodation

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After breakfast, drive back to Kampala via fort portal Mubende road.

Inclusion

Meals: B,L

Accommodation

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Inclusions

  • Park fees
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water on all days
  • Camping Equipment
  • Porterage

Exclusions

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Alcohol drinks
  • Rescue Fee
  • Climbing Gear
  • Sleeping Bag

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What If I Have Special Needs or Requirements?

We strive to cater to all requirements, such as providing wheelchair-friendly accommodation or rooms on the first floor if stairs are a challenge. Please communicate with us in advance about your needs.

What Vaccines and Health Requirements Are Needed?

The requirements vary depending on the country and nationality. For the most accurate information, please visit the page specific to your destination and consult the corresponding embassy page for the latest information.

What Are the Road Conditions Like?

Most safari parks have bumpy but manageable roads, with some roads being paved. Generally, guests do not view this as a problem.

Can I Choose Other Accommodation Than What's Specified?

Yes, if you have a special preference, let us know, and we will offer alternatives from our vast network of company-owned and partner accommodations. Booking with us allows you to enjoy discounted rates as we have special agreements with our partners.

Is Electricity Available 24 Hours in the Lodges and Camps?

Most standard camps and lodges are equipped with generators, so electricity is generally available 24 hours. However, some interruptions may occur but are typically not a significant concern for guests.

Will My Mobile/Cellular Phone Work During the Tour?

es, though signal strength may vary in different areas.

What About My Special Diet and Food Preferences?

We cater to all diets, including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options, among others. Please inform us in advance about your dietary preferences.

What Activities Can My Kids Do While on a Safari?

A safari offers an enriching experience for children, allowing them to observe animals in their natural habitat. Some camps and lodges offer amenities for children, such as playrooms and pools, though these are not universally available. We suggest bringing activities that your children enjoy.

Is Tipping Required?

Tipping is not required but is recommended. The amount varies by country, but you should tip according to what you feel is appropriate.

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