5 Days 4 Nights Bwindi Gorilla Tracking And Queen Elizabeth Park

6 to 8 people from 495 p/p

Bwindi Impenetrable forest is a home for the rare mountain Gorillas. There are about 650 individual gorillas left in the whole world, half of these are found in Bwindi. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest have both Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees - the only forest in Africa which can make this claim in fact. It also hosts five other species of primate, 113 species of mammal, over 200 butterflies and 360 birds.

species of birds, 23 Albertine rift endemic that can be seen such as African green broadbill, Graver’s Rush, warbler, Short tailed warbler, Rwenzori Turaco, Purple breasted Sun bird, regal sun bird, Kivu ground thrush, Mantane masked Aplis.

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest also known as the bird’s haven. There are about 346 different species of birds found at Bwindi.

We advise tourists interested in Gorilla tracking to book at least 3 months in advance to ensure that requested dates are available. This is because of high demand for permits. The Gorilla tracking permit is currently $600 per – person

3 Days 2 Nights Bwindi Gorilla Tracking

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5 Days 4 Nights Bwindi Gorilla Tracking and  Queen Elizabeth

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Itinerary

Day 1: Kampala to Queen Elizabeth through the Equator

6:00am : Early morning breakfast.

6:30am : You will begin your journey to the south western part of Uganda in a customized vehicle with a driver/guide.

8:30am : Arrival at the equator; a brief stopover at equator where you will be able to take photographs.

9:00am : Depart to Queen Elizabeth Park. Along this route you will see the long curving horns of the Ankole cattle grazing in the acacia wooded savannah grassland. Abundant banana plantations form the scenery.

Day 2: Game drive in Queen Elizabeth

6:00am : Early morning breakfast.

 

6:30am : Depart for a long game drive at 6.30 a.m., in time to see the sun rise. You will search for all the wildlife in the park; Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Waterbuck, Leopard, Uganda Kob, Warthog, etc.

1:00pm : Have a packed lunch from the hotels.


2:00pm : you will take a boat safari along the Kazinga Channel. Here, you will see a lot of hippos (more than you can possibly imagine!), as well as a variety of other animals which come to the waterhole to drink or bathe. You can expect to see: Buffalo, Crocodile, bathing Elephant, and a range of beautiful birds. This will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your tour. 

 

5:00pm : After the boat-safari you game drive back to the camp for the night.

Day 3: Queen Elizabeth National Park to Bwindi (8 -9 hours drive)

 6:00am : Early morning full breakfast

6:30am : Leave Queen Elizabeth for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Bwindi impenetrable forest is situated in Kisoro region of Uganda at the South-Western tip of Uganda at the borders with Rwanda and Congo, across a beautiful part of the country often referred to as ‘the Switzerland of Africa’. This is Kabale region where the misty rolling hills have been terraced for farming. The view is truly amazing. Approaching Kisoro and Bwindi, the country-side is lush with bamboo forest and great views over the Virunga Mountains.

Accommodation is a camp overlooking Bwindi Forest and the Virunga volcanoes on the border with Rwanda, in one of the nice “lazy camping” safari tents. These are canvas camping tents with comfortable and big mattresses inside. Beddings are provided.  

 

Day 4: Gorilla tracking

What to bring;

 

1.Jungle shoes suitable for steep muddy slopes and a rain jacket because of the changing weather conditions.

2. Ear plugs for those who feel uncomfortable with jungle sounds.

3.  Sunscreen lotion, a hat (as the weather is unpredictable) and insect repellent

 

Get prepared for an encounter with one of Bwindi’s gentle giants: the rare Mountain Gorilla. For most people this is the absolute highlight of their tour in Uganda. This is a fantastic and privileged opportunity to get up close and personal with Uganda’s very own ‘Gorillas in the Mist’. After breakfast and briefing from the guide, enter the forest in search for mountain Gorillas. The Gorillas you will track belong to one of nine habituated family groups who can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day. Your trek will be an exciting journey along forested slopes, entwined vines, bushes and bamboo. Your guide will point out signs of previous Gorilla activity, including dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots.
The time taken to track the Gorillas can take as little as 2 hours or as much as 7 hours. Once the Gorillas have been located, your group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. Coming face-to-face with a Mountain Gorilla is truly an emotional experience!

Day 5

7:00am : Journey back to Kampala

*NB: The Queen Elizabeth National Park is optional. You can choose to go straight to Bwindi impenetrable forest. This will mean low rates charged.