Gorilla and Wildlife Safari

5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS GORILLA TREK IN BWINDI AND WILD GAME SAFARIS
Day 1:
Arrival and transfer to your place of lodging in Kampala.
Day 2.
Briefing on the safari, transfer to Lake Mburo National Park
Meet and greet with our local guide over breakfast, and then after we drive heading to southwestern Uganda. En route, there is a local community popular for making local drums and crafts and a fruit market. Stopover, admire and buy yourself souvenirs. Proceed to the Equator line taken as one beautiful scenery in Africa - the pathway of the sun and take photographs. Early afternoon, arrive in Lake Mburo National Park for a lunch in the park grounds as you marvel at the game and birds within the park. Take a game drive in the afternoon and look out for zebras, topis, elephants, water hogs, waterbucks etc
Day 3
Drive from Lake Mburo to Bwindi
After an early breakfast we depart for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest via Mbarara town.We drive through stunning volcanic landscape adorned with steep sided hills covered from top to bottom in neatly terraced plantations of bananas, tea and thick montane forests to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The Bwindi area is a highly fertile, mountainous region with steep sided hills covered from top to bottom in neatly terraced rows of cultivation. You are really driving through the “Banana Republic” with banana plantations all around you, steep hills, small rivers……just amazing scenery. Arrive late afternoon at the park and check-in at accommodation. Pass by mountains, tropical rainforest and bamboo forest during the nine hour journey.

Day 4:
Gorilla trekking (Bwindi Impenetrable NP)
Today enjoy surely. After breakfast, proceed for the morning briefing before enjoying the highlight of the trip- Gorilla trekking, which may last the entire day. We trek through the rainforest and bamboo covered slopes, accompanied by a guide and trackers, in search of a mountain gorilla family.
While most of today's forests are no more than 12,000 years old, Bwindi's vegetation has been weaving itself into tangles over at least 25,000 years, in the process accumulating a lengthy species list. This includes 310 species of butterfly, 51 reptiles, 200 trees, 88 moths and an exceptional 120 types of mammal including 10 primates. The latter includes chimpanzee, L'Hoest's, red tailed and blue monkey, black and white colobus, baboon, and Bwindi's most famous resident, the mountain gorilla. Bwindi is a prime destination for birdwatchers. Its 350 species include seven which are IUCN red data listed and 90% of all Albertine rift endemics, species which are difficult or impossible to see in any other part of East Africa.

Day 5:
Return to Kampala
Early breakfast before embarking on our return to Kampala, driving down the grassed and terraced escarpments of southwestern Uganda while taking in the breathtaking sights of the hills of the region dubbed ‘the little Switzerland of Africa’.
TOUR PRICE OPTIONS (in US Dollars per person):

No. of Persons

Price per person
in a shared room (Budget)

Price per person
in a shared room (Moderate)

Price per person
in a shared room (Luxury)

2 (1 shared room)

$1,283

$1,689

$2,251

single room supplement

$189

$204

$384


Included : all tour activities as indicated above, gorilla permits, accommodation in hotels and lodges as indicated on programme, All meals as indicated on detailed itinerary, sightseeing as noted in the trip itinerary, park fees, entry fees, boat fees, Airport transfers, ground transportation and support vehicles, additional guides/porters where appropriate, 2 litres of bottled water per person in the vehicle.

Excluded: Flight tickets and departure taxes, extra gorilla permits ($500 each), travel documentation (visas), travel and medical insurance, optional excursions, excess baggage charges, tips and gratuities for your guides and accommodation staff, Laundry, beverages other than mineral water in the vehicle and at meal times with meals, -Items of a personal nature such as telephone calls, postage fees and so on, Meals not indicated on your detailed itinerary.