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Gorillas & Wildlife In Uganda: 5 Days

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  • Explore Queen Elizabeth National Park. Enjoy a boat trip along the Kazinga Channel
  • Go out on gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • Visit Mpigi Royal Drum Makers. See ceremonial drums made using traditional methods
Gorilla trekking is one of the most popular form of activity when it comes to Uganda. Join us on this five-day, guided tour and get the chance to see these elusive gentle giants in their natural habitat as well as discover a variety of wild animals in Uganda's popular wildlife destination.

We will pick you up from your accommodation in Kampala and drive you to the first destination of your tour, Queen Elizabeth National Park. Come across a variety of wildlife found in the national park during an early morning game drive and an afternoon boat safari in the Kazinga Channel.

Next comes Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to the majestic gorillas that have made Uganda a popular destination among wildlife enthusiasts. Head into the forest after attending a briefing from park authorities and get the chance to see these endangered creatures up close.

Enjoy two stopovers on your return journey from Bwindi to Kampala, one at a traditional drum maker and the other at the Uganda equator. We will drop you off at your accommodation Kampala after the tour is over. Please go through the itinerary below for more information about this tour.
Bush Lodge
Your driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Kampala and drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Travel through Fort Portal and past Uganda's lush green countryside. Check into your accommodation upon arrival.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Bush Lodge
Your game drive starts early in the morning. See a variety of wildlife found in the national park, including elephants, buffalos, lions, waterbucks, leopards and warthogs among others. Return to your lodge for lunch.

Next, enjoy a boat trip along the Kazinga Channel. See hippos as well as a variety of other animals that come to the channel to drink or bathe. The park has a prolific birdlife and boasts over 600 bird species. Drive back to your lodge after the boat safari is over.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Bunyonyi Overland Camp
Head for southwestern Uganda, enjoying beautiful views of terraced hillsides and lush green countryside. Drive past Kabale, also known as the “Switzerland of Africa,” before the road winds down to reach Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Bunyonyi Overland Camp
Prepare yourself for an encounter with one of Bwindi’s gentle giants, the rare mountain gorilla. For most people this is the absolute highlight of their Uganda tour. Bwindi's forests boast both mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. In fact, this is the only national park in Africa to claim this title.

Additionally, this national park also hosts five other primate species, 113 mammal species, over 200 species of butterflies and 360 species of birds. You will be assigned one of the nine gorilla family groups that can tolerate the presence of humans for a brief period every day. The trek itself is an exciting journey through deep forests entwined with vines, bushes and bamboo.

En route, your guide will point out signs of previous gorilla activities, including dung, nests and chewed bamboo shoots. Once the gorillas have been located, your group will be allowed a maximum of one hour to observe them from up close.

Depending on the gorilla family assigned to you, it will be as little as two hours or more than eight hours before you return to your accommodation today.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Your driver will transfer you back to Kampala with a stopover at the Mpigi Royal Drum Makers, where you can see ceremonial drums being crafted using methods passed down through generations. Your next stop en route is at the Uganda equator. Reach Kampala early in the evening.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
what’s included
  • Meals: 5 breakfast, 5 lunch & 4 dinner
  • Transport: Pickup from and drop-off to Kampala. All transport as per the itinerary
  • 4 nights' accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Experienced, English-speaking, local tour guides
  • Entrance fees to Queen Elizabeth National Park & Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
  • 1 gorilla permit per person
  • Drinking water throughout the safari
what's excluded
  • International airfare
  • Uganda visa fees
  • A porter during the gorilla trekking to carry your daypack
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for rangers, driver, guide, porter, hotel staff, etc
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Anything mentioned optional on the itinerary
  • All expenses that are personal in nature, example laundry, phone calls, etc
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 5 days
Tour Type Private Tour
Age Requirement 15 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English & german
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Kampala, Uganda
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A deposit of 20% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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