3 Days Gorilla Tracking Safari in Uganda
Overview of the 3 Days Gorilla Tracking Safari in Uganda
3Days Gorilla Tracking Safari in Uganda, The Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a habitat to 400 out of the 880 mountain gorillas that are currently known to be thriving in the world. The dense forested hilly landscapes present an ideal challenging hike that is beyond the gorillas themselves. The hike through lush flora marked with mature trees and yet with rich undergrowth that combine to make the park impenetrable are worthy encountering. The park is listed as the number one birding spot in Africa by the Africa Bird Club and more importantly is an ancient home of the Batwa community who are noted to be the first inhabitants of the East African region. The combination of these makes the gorilla safari in Bwindi worth undertaking.
3 Days Gorilla Tracking Safari in Uganda highlights
- Day 1 of the 3 Days Gorilla Tracking Safari in Uganda: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Make a stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe and Igongo Cultural Center for lunch.
- Day 2 of the 3 Days Gorilla Tracking Safari in Uganda: Undertake gorilla trekking & transfer to Lake Bunyonyi for a sunset boat cruise and relaxation
- Day 3 of the 3 Days Gorilla Tracking Safari in Uganda: Transfer back to Kampala.
3 Days Gorilla Tracking Safari in Uganda Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 of the 3 Days Gorilla Tracking Safari in Uganda: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Make a stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe and Igongo Cultural Center for lunch.
Following your breakfast at your place of stay in Kampala, you will embark on the transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park 527km about 10 hours’ drive. The drive to the south west of the country will see you make the first stop at Uganda Equator crossing Kayabwe 72km from Kampala to encounter the world’s main latitude that marks the point of divide between the south and north spheres. The amazing photos can be taken with each leg in a different hemisphere. Water experiment is also carried out to ascertain the geographical divide between the southern and northern hemisphere. After this encounter, you will continue on the drive in the direction of Bwindi driving past the traditional rangelands of Ankole with impressive scenery and the views of cattle both long horned and Friesian grazing in this savannah rangeland. The sights of Burchell’s Zebras and Impala straying from the adjacent Lake Mburo National Park may also be encountered as they graze along with the cows. Make another stop at Igongo Cultural Center 12km to Mbarara town for a traditional lunch buffet exploring the local cuisine in detail. After lunch, you continue on the drive arriving in Bwindi in the evening for check in at your lodge, relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Chameleon Hill Lodge (Upmarket/Luxury), Gorilla Mist Camp (Midrange/Standard) or Broadbill Forest Camp (Budget/Basic).
Day 2 of the 3 Days Gorilla Tracking Safari in Uganda: Undertake gorilla trekking & transfer to Lake for a sunset boat cruise and relaxation
Following breakfast at your lodge, you will gather at the respective park headquarters in the region where you are going to track for briefing at 8am. The briefing which is conducted by the park staff details the conduct of gorilla trekking activity and at this moment, the gorilla family to track is also allocated per a group of eight (8) people. The eventual heading to the mist is a remarkable experience that will form part of your life time adventure. The forest tends to be covered by mist in the morning and hiking through the forest is an amazing adventure that is worthy your gorilla permit price. The activity tends to last between 2 – 8 hours inclusive of one hour direct encounter with gorillas. Encountering the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat is remarkably wonderful. These frightening and yet peaceful creatures would definitely welcome with fear and the silverback would have to punch a little on his chest to check your fighting status. Your concentration will be on your cameras as you tack as many photos as you wish without flash light to avoid provoking gorillas to reaction. Retreat from the activity when your time is used up and then return to the starting point. Upon reaching the starting point, you will head to Lake Bunyonyi driving through the fascinating highlands of Kigezi with remarkable sceneries. Arrive at Lake Bunyonyi in the afternoon and relax a little at your lodge before embarking on a thrilling sunset boat cruise exploring the lake with its 29 islands that have earned it a dub as the lake of a thousand Islands. Retreat from the activity for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Bird nest @Lake Bunyonyi Resort (Upmarket/Luxury), Lake Bunyonyi Eco-resort (Midrange/Standard) or Byoona Amagara Island Retreat (Budget/Basic).
Day 3 of the 3 Days Gorilla Tracking Safari in Uganda: Transfer back to Kampala.
After a relaxed breakfast, embark on the transfer to Kampala 437km about 7 hours’ drive. The drive will take you through impressive country side landscapes marked with rural homesteads, cattle farms and banana plantations. The en route small towns bustling with all sorts of informal businesses will make your way to Kampala. A lunch stop will be made at Igongo Cultural Center.
End of the 3 Days Gorilla Tracking Safari in Uganda
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General Safari Inclusions
- Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
- Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
- Full Board Accommodation on Safari
- Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
- 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)
General 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)
- 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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Queen Elizabeth National Park. Located within the western rift valley floor, Queen Elizabeth National Park was gazetted in 1952 as Kazinga National Park attaining its nomenclature from the 45m long Kazinga channel that bisects the park adjoining Lake George and Lake Edward. Queen Elizabeth National Park overlooks the highest point in Uganda Rwenzori Mountains with their snowcapped peaks as they were described by Ptolemy in 150AD as the mountains of the moon.
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Mgahinga National Park, which was established in 1991 covers a geographical surface of 33.7km2 making the smallest national Park in Uganda. Mgahinga National Park is the second habitat that contains the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas and it is the only national park in Uganda with counts of the rare and endangered golden monkeys which only thrive in the Virunga massif in the whole world.
Murchison falls National Park, Regarded as Uganda’s largest protected area, Murchison Falls National Park was nowhere until 1952 when 3,840km2 of land in the North West part of Uganda were established as a national Park. Perched on the northern extreme of the western arm of the great East African rift valley, Murchison Falls National Park is 80km from Masindi town which is the largest town in the sub region and 311km2 from the city of Kampala, the Uganda’s capital.
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Mount Elgon National Park, Spreading to over 1,121km2 of land, Mount Elgon National Park lies with in the eastern side of Uganda close to Kenyan boarder 255km from Kampala which is the country’s capital city. Mount Elgon which was once the tallest in Africa before it was eroded to being the fourth tallest in East Africa rises up to 4,321m above sea level and is the oldest and largest single standing volcano in East Africa having last erupted approximately 24 million years ago.
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